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'Ma, Iskolar ng Bayan na ako': Fulfilling Mama's dream after her death from cancer

Jun 04, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Even when she was battling cancer, Christopher Al Eugenio's mother saved money to ensure her son can get review classes to enter his dream university

UPCAT PASSER. Christopher Al Eugenio talks about his mother's role in making his dream of getting into University of the Philippines possible. Photos from Christopher Al Eugenio

UPCAT 2020 results released

May 30, 2020 - 9:31 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

#PumasaNa: Barkada celebrates victory after passing Bar on 2nd try

May 05, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Six graduates of the Dr Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation in Tacloban City drew strength from one another as they prepared for their second Bar exam

BARKADA. A group of 6 friends share their journey of passing the Bar exam on their 2nd attempt. Photo from Babayne Tan

Before acing 2019 Bar, topnotcher recalls not getting into dream school

May 03, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Despite facing disappointment early in his bid to become a lawyer, Jun Dexter Rojas goes on to become the first Bar topnotcher of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law

MAKING HISTORY. Jun Dexter Rojas is Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law's first topnotcher since its inception in 2001. Photo from Jun Dexter Rojas

Ending alma mater’s 32-year drought, Bar topnotcher wants to give back to Baguio

May 02, 2020 - 5:06 PM

'I saw how a lawyer can help a person no other profession can,' says Saint Louis University's Anton Luis Avila

TOP 8. Saint Louis University graduate Anton Luis Avila bags the 8th spot of the 2019 Bar examinations. Photo from Anton Luis Avila

He first took the bar in 1996. Two decades later, he's now 'Atty Popsy'

Apr 30, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Jaime Guerrero believes it would only take one strong push for him to finally pass the bar exams, which he failed several times

LAWYER. At 58, Jaime Guerrero's dream to become a lawyer finally came true after he passed the 2019 Bar Examinations.

'Get back up and march on': 2019 Bar passer shares journey of perseverance

Apr 30, 2020 - 10:51 AM

'Persevere with all your might and make use of whatever luck there is in your stars, until such time that the universe is led to no other choice but to make your will happen,' says Jzev Villanueva

NEVER GIVING UP. Jzev Villanueva, a graduate from University of the Philippines College of Law, shares his journey of taking the Bar exams twice. Photo from Jzev Villanueva

‘Sir K’ trends as netizens congratulate Bar 2019 6th placer

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:29 PM

Twitter users, including thousands who dream of being accountants and lawyers themselves, congratulate Kenneth Manuel

Rappler Talk: Bar exams 2019 Top 1 Mae Diane Azores

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Mae Diane Azores keeps it practical – she wants a country where people are not burdened by unnecessary suits, and where courts are not clogged


Brother and sister pass the 2019 Bar together

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:30 PM

'Only one of us passing was probably never an option for us,' says Jesse Solis of her brother Mijo

BAR EXAMS. Siblings Jesse and Mijo Solis pass the 2019 Bar Exams together. Photo courtesy of Jesse and Mijo Solis

Supreme Court lowered Bar passing grade for more techy lawyers in 'new normal'

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:49 PM

After the grade was lowered to 74, more than 300 made the cut

BAR EXAMS. Examinees with their relatives, schoolmates and friends gather at the Supreme Court on April 26, 2018, as it announces the results of the 2017 Bar Exams. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bar 2019 topnotcher is jeepney driver's daughter with a heart for public service

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:44 PM

(UPDATED) Mae Diane Azores, who lives at the foot of Mount Mayon, always had grand dreams

TOPNOTCHER. UST-Legazpi College of Law graduate Mae Diane Azores tops the 2019 Bar Exam. Photo courtesy of UST Media Alumni Public Affairs

PAO or corporate law for Bar 2019 10th placer Bebelan Madera

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:09 PM

Bebelan Madera of the University of St La Salle in Bacolod City was working in Manila when she was called home by her parents, a move that paved her way to law school

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Bar examination 10th placer Bebelan Madera of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City

Bar 2019: Provincial schools again emerge on top

Apr 29, 2020 - 5:31 PM

The University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi in Albay produces the 2019 Bar examinations' 1st and 3rd placers

TOP 10. Provincial schools emerge at the top of the 2019 Bar Examinations. Photo from Supreme Court


Now a CPA lawyer, Bar 3rd placer wants to stay as auditor for the people

Apr 29, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Bar 3rd placer Myra Baranda says she finds fulfillment in interacting with people, hearing their grievances, and being at the receiving end of their gratitude for help she has given them

TOP 3. University of Santo Tomas Legazpi graduate Myra Baranda is the Top 3 of the 2019 Bar Examinations. Photo courtesy of Supreme Court


Surviving cancer and 2019 Bar, new lawyer stays with TokHang clients

Apr 29, 2020 - 2:23 PM

'Wala rin naman silang ibang nalalapitan, we need more lawyers who will handle these cases,' says Margaret Callanta

SURVIVOR.  Ovarian cancer survivor Margaret Callanta passes the 2019 Bar Exams after a one year delay due to chemo. Photo courtesy of Margaret Callanta


FULL LIST: 2019 Bar passers

Apr 29, 2020 - 1:13 PM

Here is the full list of the 2,103 examinees who passed the 2019 Bar

TEARS OF JOY. Bar passers express their emotion as they flock to the Supreme Court in Manila on May 3, 2019, to see the results of Bar examination. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi tops 2019 Bar exams

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Mae Diane Azores of the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi tops the bar with 91.049%


2019 Bar passing rate: 27.36%, higher than 2018

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:45 AM

(3rd UPDATE) This year is a peculiar experience for Bar passers as the coronavirus pandemic forced the hopefuls to wait for the results at home

BAR EXAMS. Bar passers get emotional as they flock to the Supreme Court in Manila on May 3, 2019, to see the results of 2018 Bar examinations. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

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New lawyers of coronavirus era: 2019 Bar results out online April 29

Apr 23, 2020 - 6:50 PM

The list will not be displayed at the Supreme Court premises. Bar takers should wait for the online release at home.

BAR 2019. Aspiring lawyers are greeted by supporters as they take the last day of the 2019 Bar Exams at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on Sunday, November 24. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


Former VP Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary

Mar 01, 2020 - 9:01 AM

The victory is seen as crucial to Joe Biden's hopes of challenging Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination

BOUNCING BACK. Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

RESULTS: February 2020 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination

Feb 27, 2020 - 5:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,334 out of 3,469 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 48 out of 80 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

RESULTS: February 2020 Master Plumber Licensure Exam

Feb 12, 2020 - 5:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 552 out of 1,324 pass the February 2020 Master Plumber Licensure Examination

RESULTS: February 2020 Physical and Occupational Therapist Licensure Exams

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 729 out of 1,195 pass the Physical Therapist Licensure Examination and 159 out of 216 pass the Occupational Therapist Licensure Examination

RESULTS: January 2020 Architect Licensure Exam

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:35 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The University of Santo Tomas is the top performing school in the January 2020 Architect Licensure Examination

Ateneo de Manila releases ACET 2020 results

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:11 PM

Did you take the Ateneo College Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

PH surfer awarded Fair Play Athlete of SEA Games 2019

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Roger Casogay gets recognized in the 2019 SEA Games closing ceremonies for helping his opponent get back to safety

Closing ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City Athletic Stadium in Capas, Tarlac on December 11, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


'Worth it': Philippines reclaims SEA Games 2019 overall championship

Dec 11, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Host Philippines officially bags the overall championship after amassing an all-time high 149 golds in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

The 30th Southeast Asian Games opening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: SEA Games 2019 Closing Ceremonies

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:56 PM

It's time to celebrate the Southeast Asian athletes' feats as the curtains come down on the 2019 SEA Games

[ANALYSIS] PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.

Aries Toledo retains SEA Games decathlon title

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:06 PM

Philippine athletics star Aries Toledo reigns supreme as Southeast Asia's 'strongest man'

STRONGEST MAN. Aries Toledo reigns as Southeast Asis's strongest man in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

A gold, silver, and bronze on the last day of SEA Games esports

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Caviar Acampado takes home the 'Starcraft II' gold while AK Laverez and Doujin Albar get the podium finish in 'Tekken 7'

SIBOL TEKKEN. AK Laverez and Alexandre Albar win the silver and bronze at the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Team Lakay’s Iniong, Saclag seize kickboxing golds

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Philippine kickboxing wraps up its campaign on a triumphant note as Team Lakay members Gina Iniong and Jean Claude Saclag add two more gold medals

GOLDEN STRIKE. Philippine bet Jean Claude Saclag (left) pummels his Malaysian foe to rule the men’s 63.5kg low kick. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

No surprise: Gilas rips Thailand by 34 for 18th SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Philippines retains its status as the undisputed king of men's basketball in the region

BACK-TO-BACK. Christian Standhardinger wins his second SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Amit, Centeno blank Indonesian duo for 9-ball doubles gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:44 PM

After copping a gold each in singles play, Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno team up to rule the women’s 9-ball doubles

DOUBLE GOLD. Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno pick up their second gold. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Gilas Women crush Thailand for historic SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Jack Animam, Janine Pontejos, and Afril Bernardino show the way as the Philippines rules women's basketball for the first time in SEA Games history

DOUBLE GOLD. Janine Pontejos wins her second gold medal in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Indonesia sweeps anew as PH settles for SEA Games men’s volley silver

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Despite settling for silver, the Philippine men's volleyball team closes out its best SEA Games campaign in 42 years

FIGHTING FORM. The Filipino spikers try to block Indonesia's attack. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH hurdles king Eric Cray races to 4th straight SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Putting his early flop behind, Philippine athletics star Eric Cray clocks his season-best time in the SEA Games 400m hurdles

HURDLES KING. Eric Cray cruises to his best performance in two years in front of his countrymen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Thailand - SEA Games 2019 basketball finals

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The Philippines guns for an 18th SEA Games gold medal in men's basketball against Thailand on Tuesday, December 10, at the Mall of Asia Arena

Photo from fiba.basketball


Olympic hopeful Daniel Caluag grabs BMX racing silver

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:22 PM

After a heartbreaking start to his SEA Games campaign, Filipino BMX star Daniel Caluag bounces back and clinches a silver

Daniel Patrick Caluag of the Philippines bags silver against Thailand during the finals of the BMX race cycling event of the 30th SEA Games at the BMX Track, Tagaytay City Centrum on December 10, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball gold medal match

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:45 PM

After a miraculous semifinal triumph, the Philippine men's volleyball team shoots for a historic SEA Games gold against Indonesia

Dennis Orcollo pockets SEA Games 10-ball gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:21 AM

Filipino pool star Dennis Orcollo breaks his four-year Southeast Asian Games championship drought

Dennis Orcollo Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Unheralded Bautista, Calano run away with SEA Games athletics golds

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:23 AM

Philippine bets Clinton Kingsley Bautista and Melvin Calano deliver golden surprises on Day 4 of athletics action

AGAINST ODDS. Clinton Kingsley Bautista manages to top the men's 110m hurdles just right after recovering from a knee injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippines brings home the gold medal for 'Dota 2'

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:34 PM

The Philippines comes from behind in epic game 5 finish

SIBOL. From left to right, John Anthony 'Natsumi' Vargas, Mc Nicholson 'Mac' Villanueva, Marvin Salvador 'Boomy' Rushton, Bryle Jacob 'CML' Alvizo, and Jun 'Bok' Kanehara. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas proves too much for Toroman-led Indonesia to reach finals

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Chris Ross, Matthew Wright, and Marcio Lassiter all find their touch from long range as the Philippines sets up a SEA Games 2019 finals date with Thailand

Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler


Marcial, Suarez bolster PH boxing gold haul

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Eumir Marcial stops his opponent in 71 seconds as 5 Filipino boxers wrap up the country’s ring campaign in resounding fashion

LETHAL. Eumir Marcial rocks Vietnamese foe Nguyen Manh Cuong to the core. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pinay boxers Gabuco, Petecio strike SEA Games golds

Dec 09, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio enthrall the crowd as the Filipina boxers ace their final assignments

Josie Gabuco of the Philippines brings home the gold during the finals of the Women’s light Welter (64kg) boxing event of the 30th SEA Games at the PICC Forum on December 9, 2019.

Charmaine Dolar nabs lone PH medal in aerobic gymnastics

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vietnam and Thailand dominate as aerobic gymnast Charmaine Dolor carries the fight for the Philippines

Charmaine Dolar and Carl Joshua Tangonan of the Philippines performs in the finals of the Mixed Pair category in the Aerobic Gymnastics Individual event of the 30th SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on December 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Indonesia deals PH volleyball one last heartbreak in 5-set bronze finish

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines fails to close it out as Indonesia rallies to spoil the Filipina spikers' bid to end their 14-year medal drought

PAINFUL ENDING. Mylene Paat and the Philippine women's volleyball team end up winless in the regionl meet. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Meggie Ochoa leads PH jiu-jitsu's golden SEA Games 2019 haul

Dec 09, 2019 - 5:32 PM

World champion Meggie Ochoa lives up to expectations as she adds a SEA Games gold to her collection

DOMINANCE. Meggie Ochoa proves that she is the best in Southeast Asia. File photo by Adrian Portugal / Rappler