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[OPINION] Punishing the pregnant woman

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

For its own sake, I suggest that Pines City College withdraw this discriminatory, judgmental and patronizing policy

Baguio school says mandatory pregnancy tests meant to protect students

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Pines City Colleges is under fire for making pregnancy tests a requirement for dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing students before they can enroll

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Spooky school stories: UP Los Baños edition

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:00 PM

For countless years, these spooky stories have passed on from generation to generation – sending chills running down everyone's spines

Spooky school stories in the Philippines: University of St. La Salle edition

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM

From ghosts haunting the halls and rooms of the school to apparitions that disappear in the blink of an eye, University of St. La Salle has its own share of spooky stories.

Spooky school stories: Bicol University edition

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Creatures of myth and horror stories passed down from one generation of BUeños to another

Rappler Talk: Resisting red-tagging in universities

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Rappler sits down with UP VP Jose Dalisay and ADMU VP Jaime Hofileña to discuss the role of universities in protecting democracy

WATCH: What students, faculty, alumni think about AFP’s red-tagging of schools

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Teachers and students air their views on the military's move to tag their schools as places of communist recruitment for an ouster plot against President Duterte

SPEAK OUT. Students, faculty, and alumni share their thoughts on the military's red-tagging of schools.

AFP told: Only 18? More schools fed up with Duterte

Oct 05, 2018 - 2:52 PM

'Definitely, the list is longer because youth and students all over the country are fed up with this atrocious regime,' says militant youth group Anakbayan

PROTEST. Students unite to rally against the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

AFP admits list of schools linked to Red October not yet fully verified

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:28 PM

'Some of the schools included in the list as such however are subject of continuing validation,' says the Armed Forces of the Philippines

STUDENT RALLY. Protesters, mostly students, called for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte as Baguio joined the observance of the declaration of Martial Law Friday, 46 years ago by the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, who was ousted in 1986 through people power. Protesters braved the Friday showers which lasted for almost three hours to air their grievance against the Duterte administration which is accused of human rights violation with the killings of thousands of people involved in drugs. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

DepEd: Uphold rights of students, teachers when setting makeup classes

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Responding to calls for Saturday makeup classes to be prohibited, the Department of Education says schools should balance the need for learning with the rights of students and teachers

CLASSES. Schools must ensure students and teachers rights are upheld when scheduling make up classes. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.65 billion in school damage

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:38 PM

The Department of Education says about 15 million students are affected nearly a week since Typhoon Ompong hit the Philippines

TOPPLED. Residents of Westside River in Frisco, SJDM, Quezon City were without electricity as heavy winds knock of electrical posts in the area. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CHED: Nueva Ecija school that gave Daniel Matsunaga honorary degree unauthorized

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The school which conferred honoris causa on the actor is not recognized by CHED

HONORARY? Brethren Evangelical School of Theology confers an honorary Ph.D. in Humanities to actor Daniel Matsunaga. Screenshot from Daniel Matsunaga's Instagram account

Student's wish: More guidance counselors in schools

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'This is hopefully something DepEd will really do, especially in public schools because children face different issues nowadays,' says PUP student Carlo Arevalo

WISH. Student Carlo Arevalo represents students in a panel discussing childrens' needs during the Department of Educations National Child Protection Summit. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

'Rights-based' education needed to protect children in schools

Aug 23, 2018 - 10:10 PM

DepEd Assistant Secretary Josephine Maribojoc says teaching children the universality of human rights will give them the skills needed to protect themselves from violence and abuse and seek help when needed

HUMAN RIGHTS. DepEd Assistant Secretary Josephine Marijoboc says education rights mean much more than ensuring access to learning environments. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Scholars who didn't take science courses owe P6.8M to PSHS

Aug 21, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The COA report says the students come from the Philippine Science High School campuses in Western Visayas and Cordillera Administrative Region

MONEY OWED. The COA says students from the Philippine Science High School who did not take science and technology courses in college owe the school some P6.8 million. Photo from Philippine Science High School

UP records increase in applications from free tuition law

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The country's top university receives over 60,000 additional applications as aspiring students snake around the UP Diliman campus to beat the deadline to apply

CROWD. Crowd during the last day of submission of UPCAT Application in UP Diliman. Photo by Angie de Silva

LOOK: UPCAT applicants camp out, faint lining up in Diliman

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:12 PM

On the last day of filing applications for students from Metro Manila private schools, hopefuls get an idea why UP is sometimes called the 'University of Pila'

International School Manila students win prestigious physics competition

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The students win the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire's 2018 Beamline for Schools competition with their proposal to explore the use of particles known as 'pions' for cancer therapy

PHYSICS COMPETITION. Particle physics laboratory Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire announced a team of students from the International School Manila are among winners in its 2018 Beamline for Schools competition.

FACT CHECK: School boards, not PNP, hold random drug tests for students

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Department of Education confirms that no police officials will be involved in the drug testing. School boards will follow DepEd and CHED guidelines, as well as local ordinances.

Dusit Thani: Integrating hospitality education and application

Jun 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

What does the Dusit Hospitality Management College have to offer?

Photo from Dusit Thani Management College

Journalists conduct gift giving for kids in Samar village

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Army First Lieutenant Orlando Casipit Jr says 'education is the only way out of poverty' for children of Barangay Mabini in Basey, Samar

GIFT GIVING. Journalists and soldiers conduct a gift giving for marginalized schoolchildren in a Samar village. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

How groups are bringing the fight against hunger to schools

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The first 'Kusina ng Kalinga' project in Batangas boasts of being able to reduce the malnutrition rate from 11% to zero among beneficiary schools

Fewer students enroll in Boracay schools amid closure

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:14 PM

In Balabag Elementary School, one of the 6 public schools on the island, only around 1,300 students enroll this year, from 1,700 in 2017.

FIRST DAY. Balabag Elementary School in Boracay Island opens the first day of classes with less students. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Opening of classes for 2018

Jun 04, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Here is a look at scenes from schools as millions of Filipino students begin school year 2018-2019

School year 2018-2019 begins at the Corazon Aquino Elemtary School on June 4, 2018. Students and teachers started off the day wth the flag ceremony, morning exercises before the students entered into their designated classrooms. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Back to school, Duterte kisses OFW, Jeron Teng attack | Midday wRap

Jun 04, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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27.7M students returning to school nationwide

Jun 04, 2018 - 12:30 AM

The Department of Education says it is 'all systems go' as an estimated 27,757,546 children from kindergarten to Grade 12 will troop back to public and private schools

BACK TO SCHOOL. Students of the Corazon Aquino Elementary School return to school on June 4, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Netizens' complaints: No chairs, broken toilets, outdated books in public schools

May 31, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Netizens highlight the ways in which an overburdened public school system affects students and teachers

Students, teachers and volunteers clean classroom and books and repaint armchair during Brigada Eskwela in Taguig National High School, Taguig as preparation for the start of school year 2018/on June 4. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

IN PHOTOS: Robredo helps renovate classrooms in Navotas school

May 29, 2018 - 3:18 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she supports raising the salaries of teachers, whom she considers as 'heroes'

BRIGADA ESKWELA. Vice President Leni Robredo leads her staff in renovating the classrooms of Wawa Elementary School in Navotas City. All photos by OVP

1.3% of schools still 'needing support' for coming school year – DepEd

May 21, 2018 - 2:51 PM

At the launch of Department of Education's Oplan Balik Eskwela 2018, Undersecretary Jesus Mateo says among the problems schools face include the availability of classrooms – especially in highly populated areas of Metro Manila

READY. Department of Education Undersecretary Jesus Mateo (leftmost) says about 86% of schools are ready for the coming school year. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Jose Maria Hofileña is new Ateneo Law School dean

Feb 09, 2018 - 3:12 PM

In his memorandum to the Ateneo community announcing Jose Maria Hofileña's appointment, university president Father Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, points out the special mission of lawyers and law students in the era of fake news

HOFILEÑA, Jose Maria G.

Yuchengcos, Ayalas plan merger of education businesses

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Yuchengco-owned iPeople Incorporated, operator of Mapua University, will be the surviving entity in the merger

TIMELINE: Dengue immunization program for public school students

Nov 30, 2017 - 9:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here are the key moments in the controversial implementation of the dengue immunization program by the Department of Health

NOT SAFE. A boy reacts while receiving the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine at an elementary school in Marikina City on April 4, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

AIM's big data bid to regain business school leadership

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Asian Institute of Management bets on data science as one way to reclaim its place among the top business schools in Asia

WATCH: 700,000 school girls to get free anti-cervical cancer vaccine

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The Department of Health widens the coverage of its school based HPV immunization program to female public school students aged 9 to 12 years old in 47 provinces

700,000 girls to get cervical cancer protection in schools

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Female students aged 9 to 12 enrolled in public schools can get the HPV vaccine for free

PREVENTING CERVICAL CANCER. Grade 4 students at the Addition Hills Integrated School get free HPV vaccination from the DOH. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Marawi clash, Martial Law, Qatar | Evening wRap

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:26 PM

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STI to raise up to P5B to fund campus expansions

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Schools in the STI network see a surge in enrollment due to the K to 12 program

Teachers give free supplies to students in Legazpi public school

Jun 15, 2016 - 11:46 AM

At least 56 teachers shell out their hard earned money to buy school supplies and candies to welcome kinder students at the Ibalon Central School

EDUCATION. Teachers of Ibalon Central School in Legazpi City led by Elizabeth Lara, school principal distribute free school supplies to kinder students. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/ Rappler

Tuguegarao schools welcome high number of Grade 11 enrollees

Jun 14, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The number of enrollees in senior high is almost double the number of Grade 10 completers in the city Many of the enrollees come from neighboring provinces

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Negros Island Region: 27,000 students enroll in senior high school

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The regional office of the Department of Education has asked public high school principals to trace whether all the Grade 10 completes have enrolled in Grace 11

GRADE 11. The first batch of senior high school students start their classes at the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City on June 13, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

1,400 Catholic schools back call vs ‘Marcos snares, Imeldific lies'

Mar 08, 2016 - 12:44 AM

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines slams the attempt of Ferdinand Marcos Jr to canonize the harrowing horrors of the Martial rule

NEVER AGAIN. Leaders of Catholic schools speak out against 'Marcosian Snares and Imeldific Lies' after the Ateneo community released a statement on the issue. EPA file photo

Memo to 2016 hopefuls: Filipinos deserve faster, stable Internet

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The benefits of faster and reliable Internet access are immense and obvious yet politicians and the government have done very little about it

US migrant returns, gives back to PH students

Aug 05, 2015 - 11:49 AM

All of us are part of this fight for a better Philippines Be involved and engaged in what’s happening in our country Josh Mahinay urges other OFWs

Public schools in PH open doors to 21M students

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:30 AM

The education department contends with old problems like late registration and school congestion as well as new ones like the threat of the West Valley Fault and the targets under the Education for All 2015 program

Students participate in an activity during the opening of classes at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City on Monday. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIST: Basic school supplies and how much they cost

May 28, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Here is a shopping list prepared by Rappler based on information from the Department of Education

PH routs Indonesia, 109-46, in boys' basketball

Dec 05, 2014 - 5:05 AM

Joshua Caracut registers 17 points for the Philippines while his teammates provided a tough back up offense as JR Gumtang scored 16 point

WILL AND DETERMINATION. Germy Mahinay of the Philippines displays supremacy in the hard court against Indonesian’s towering defense. Photo by Elizabeth E. Catibog/ Rappler

Why there's urgent need to raise teachers' salaries

Sep 14, 2014 - 11:30 AM

There s no monetary equivalent to the joy of teaching but realistically you can t help your students if you can t help yourself a young teacher says

DepEd seeks P1B Quick Response Fund for 2015

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The Quick Response Fund is a built in budgetary allocation for agencies responding to areas affected by catastrophes and crises

Where can kids read? DepEd libraries map will tell you

Jun 28, 2014 - 11:56 PM

The ultimate goal in promoting love of reading among the young is to inspire these children to write their own stories someday says Education Secretary Armin Luistro