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'No way but up' for NU Pep Squad after back-to-back romp

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Fans expect only the best from the NU Pep Squad, but coach Ghicka Bernabe admits there's 'no such thing as an easy journey' for her team

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.com

All the UAAP cheerdance tweets and memes you shouldn't miss

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Social media users certainly did not disappoint with their reaction posts this year

NU restarts UAAP cheerdance dynasty with back-to-back crowns

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Flashing a Sarimanok-inspired routine, the NU Pep Squad pulls off death-defying moves to receive an arena-wide standing ovation

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2019 teasers and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Get ready to cheer loud and proud as we show our school spirit in the 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Out to restart a fallen dynasty, the NU Pep Squad hopes to wow the crowd anew in its bid for back-to-back cheerdance crowns

NU gets lucky lottery bounce, set to close out 2019 UAAP CDC

Sep 25, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Defending champion NU Pep Squad claims the prime performance spot in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition

ON TOP. The NU Pep Squad hopes to relive that winning feeling. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How Isko Moreno copied a Duterte anti-crime idea and made it his own

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno forms his own mayoral anti-crime police squad, headed by a cop who grew up with him in Tondo

ISKO ON CRIME. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is the only mayor in Manila who presents crime suspects inside the city hall. Photo by Manila PIO

Ilhan Omar, U.S. congresswoman in eye of political storm

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:22 AM

The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker came to the United States as a child and eventually won a seat in Congress

Ilhan Omar, Democratic congressional candidate, poses for a selfie with a supporter and her son while campaigning in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 13, 2018. Somali-American state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota in August, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the US House of Representatives. Kerem YUCEL / AFP

WATCH: UP athletes lead campaign to end violence against women

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The UP men’s basketball team and UP Pep Squad collaborate to battle violence against women, sexism and misogyny

AMBASSADORS. Members of the UP Fighting Maroons and the UP Pep Squad team up to promote safer campuses for women, the LGBTQ, and other vulnerable groups. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

‘The Batman’ movie and ‘Suicide Squad’ reboot coming in 2021

Feb 01, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'The Batman' moves forward without Ben Affleck, while the new 'Suicide Squad' will have 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn at its helm

IN PHOTOS: All the fun and funky in the 2018 UAAP cheerdance

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

From Dia de los Muertos to Disney princesses to Beyonce, the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition proves to be another showstopper

#VAMOSNationalU. The NU Pep Squad brings more life to its routine with the vibrant colors of Mexico. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Heartbreak healed: NU Pep Squad completes comeback

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Everyone expected the elite program to bounce back, and that’s exactly what they did

TOP DOG. The NU Pep Squad marches back to the UAAP cheerdance throne. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

School spirit overflows as UAAP Cheerdance 2018 dominates Twitter

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

From funny tweets to highlight clips, here are the social media reactions you need to see from the cheerdance showdown this year

NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Denied of a five-peat last year, National University charges back with a flawless routine to bag the Season 81 title

PERFECTION. The NU Pep Squad wows the crowd with a show-stopping performance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2018 teaser videos and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Based on these photos and videos, can you guess the themes of the performances this year?

[OPINION] Davao City, 1993-2009

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The prevailing attitude in Davao at the time, however, was not one of condemnation, outrage, and horror, as one might reasonably expect. Rather, people were pragmatic and tolerant.

WATCH: UP drummers out to make some noise

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation releases a nifty video that encourages Pinoys to speak up

LOUD AND PROUD. The UP drummers encourage everyone to make a stand. Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

Activist priest recounts 'close call' with death squad

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Father Amado Picardal has spent his life documenting Davao Death Squad killings. He sees himself as the target of the notorious group.

"Running priest" Robert Reyes holds Father Picardal and lay person Chito Generoso before he sends them off to their 1500-kilometer bike trip.  Photo by Eloisa Lopez / Rappler.com

Death squads, Gilas suspension, Tropical Storm Inday | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Bishop slams 'death squads' in 2 overnight Caloocan murders

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'We used to call them bonnet gangs. Now we just call them what they really are – death squads,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

SHEPHERD. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David celebrates Mass at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on July 19, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde

Last straw for McDonald's, Burger King as Mumbai bans single-use plastics

Jun 26, 2018 - 9:28 PM

The rules prohibit the use of disposable plastic items such as bags, cutlery, cups and bottles under a certain size in Mumbai

BANNED

Adamson Pep Squad nabs 3 golds in Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championships

Apr 01, 2018 - 6:40 PM

It's been a fruitful 4 months for the Adamson Pep Squad, which won the UAAP cheerdance title for the first time in school history last December

RAKING MEDALS. The Adamson University Pep Squad strut their stuff in the international scene. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


One last bike trip for the fearless Father Picx

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'I am just a mere point of light in the dark. But I believe and hope that even small acts that we do will add to the collective efforts to awaken the conscience of the nation,' says Fr Amado 'Picx' Picardal, as he goes on a 16-day 'Bike for Life and Peace' around Northern Mindanao

FEARLESS PRIEST. Father Amado 'Picx' Picardal says he is embarking on the 1,500-kilometer bike trip in Northern Mindanao 'fully aware...that I can be a target of extrajudicial killing'. Photo by Eloisa Lopez / Rappler.com

[OPINION] ICC: Complementarity, not exhaustion of remedies

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act

Int'l Criminal Court closely following drug war killings from 2016

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:06 PM

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has conducted 'a careful, independent, and impartial review of communications and reports documenting alleged crimes'

De Lima urges ICC to act with urgency: Killings still happening

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The detained senator says the theory of immunity must be challenged at this point, saying that the drafters of the Constitution did not anticipate 'this magnitude of killings' in the hands of a 'notorious president'

ELECTORAL REFORM. Senator Leila De Lima, chairman of the committee on electoral reform, seeks to move election offices out of local government units to avoid conflict. File photo by Joseph Vidal

Int'l Criminal Court takes 1st step in probe into Duterte drug war

Feb 08, 2018 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor starts a 'preliminary examination' to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish that the case falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court

'Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad' tops MMFF 2017 box office

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:54 PM

'Ang Panday,' 'Siargao,' and 'Haunted Forest round up the Top 4 earners

Duterte warns cops: NPA ‘sparrow units’ are back

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The last time President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned the communist urban hit squads in his speech, he cited them as reason for the creation of the now notorious Davao Death Squad

THREAT? President Rodrigo Duterte says on January 15, 2018, the urban hit squads of the New People's Army are out to attack state forces. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

MMFF 2017 sets new record for first two days

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:16 PM

'The big achievement is bringing back our kababayans to the theaters,' says Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Execom chair Tim Orbos

5 fun facts about the movie 'Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad'

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Vice Ganda teams up with Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach as superheroes under the direction of Joyce Bernal

[OPINYON] Sex at ang DDS

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Pero meron pa, sabi ng kausap ko, naabot namin ang sukdulang kaligayahang seksuwal kapag sinasabi niya sa mga kaaway niya, 'Papatayin ko kayong lahat'

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

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

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

Vice Ganda is making his superhero dreams a reality

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The comedian talks about his rumored feud with Coco Martin and his 'Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad' co-stars, Pia Wurtzbach and Daniel Padilla

DREAM ROLE. Vice Ganda says playing a superhero is one of the role he wanted to do. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

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

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

[OPINION] Respect for national proceedings?

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?

AFP on Martial Law extension, Duque on Dengvaxia, Salvator Mundi buyer | Evening wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

DOJ on NDF, Duterte calls Manila ‘dead city,’ Roque on ICC | Midday wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Adamson Pep coach promises 'faster, cleaner, fiercer' routine

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Free lechon is served and school hoodies given away to Adamsonians who had the best cheer

PARTY TIME. The Adamson Pep Squad set the tone for a party with their routine in this year's UAAP cheerdance competition.

Adamson Pep Squad captain Dwyeth Vergeire wins it all on his last day

Dec 03, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Graduating leader Dwyeth Vergeire and his squad aimed to only win the hearts of people, but they did not expect the trophy and medal

#80SFOR80. The Adamson Pep Squad took the hearts of people with them as they traveled back in the time to the 1980s. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Funniest tweets about UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Have a look at some of the most retweeted tweets about this year's cheerdance competition

IN GIFs: Best moments during UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Here are some of the memorable moments during this year's competition

WATCH: Netizens celebrate UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017 on social media

Dec 02, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Here are some of the social media posts about this season's Cheerdance Competition

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017 teaser videos

Dec 01, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Here are videos to hype you up and help you cheer for your favorite teams on Saturday

WATCH: Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach in 'Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad' trailer

Dec 01, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Vice Ganda, Pia Wurtzbach, and Daniel Padilla play superheroes in the film

‘Climate change is real’: Greenpeace taunts Trump in protest graffiti

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM

'Donald Trump has just set foot in a country where people have been seriously affected by extreme weather made worse by climate change', the environmental group says

PAINTING GRAFFITI. Greenpeace activists€ painted reverse-graffiti  in various spots around the ASEAN Summit venues

Order of Performances: UAAP Season 80 Cheer Dance competition

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:59 PM

National University guns for 5-peat, while UP Pep returns to #UAAPCDC2017

5-PEAT. National University is aiming for their 5th straight title in the UAAP Cheer Dance competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[OPINION] Newspoint | Abnormal evolution of justice

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.

Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

An interview with Senator Leila de Lima who has been kept in detention for over 6 months now

BIRTHDAY WISH. Detained Senator Leila de Lima attends her hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on August 18, 2017 and says her birthday wish is 'vindication soon.' File photo from Office of Sen Leila de Lima

Imee Marcos, Ombudsman, North Korea | Midday wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon