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New law gives 20% discount to students on air, land, sea transport services

Jul 15, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Elementary to college students get a discount on buses, jeepneys, taxis, tricycles, the MRT and LRT, airlines, passenger ships, and transport network vehicle services every day of the week while they are enrolled

'Life-changing moment': Filipino filmmaker wins BAFTA film grant

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Drama del Rosario hopes his documentary would help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and sexual assault, especially involving male survivors

WIN. Student documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario was one of the two winners of the inaugural BAFTA-GSA Commissioning Grant for his film 'I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)'. Photo by Lan Nguyen.

Australian student expelled from North Korea denies spying

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:37 PM

'The allegation that I am a spy is (pretty obviously) false,' he writes on Twitter, adding that he is 'well both mentally and physically'

Australian student detained in North Korea 'released, safe'

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Alek Sigley is 'safe and well'

Wife voices 'concern' for Australian missing in North Korea

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Yuka Morinaga, wife of the missing Alek Sigley, says his disappearance in Pyongyang is 'very concerning' and there was not 'anything weird' last time they spoke

MISSING IN NOKOR. This undated handout photo received on June 27, 2019 courtesy of the Sigley family shows Australian student Alek Sigley, one of only a handful of Western students who studies Korean literature at Kim Il Sung University, at an unknown location. Sigley family handout/AFP

Free LRT 2, MRT, PNR rides for students starting July 1

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:12 PM

(UPDATED) Students need only to show their school IDs to get free rides during specific hours on weekdays, except holidays

FREE RIDES. Students up to college level may now enjoy free rides at railways and free terminal fees at airports and seaports. MRT photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, LRT photo by Sky Author/Wikepedia, PNR by Jose Del/Rappler, NAIA by Jay Directo/AFP

Australian student feared detained in North Korea

Jun 27, 2019 - 10:33 AM

(UPDATED) Alek Sigley – who speaks fluent Korean and is one of only a handful of Western students living in Pyongyang – is believed to have been detained sometime in the last 3 days

MISSING. File photo of Australian student Alek Sigley from his Twitter account.

Cebu graduate surprises classmates, adviser with hand-drawn portraits

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:05 PM

A young artist celebrates his bond with his senior high school class in a unique and personal way

Youth groups decry final SC ruling making Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 27, 2019 - 10:04 PM

While the government makes Filipino and Philippine Literature courses optional in college, it has railroaded the bill for mandatory ROTC. This is 'false nationalism,' a group says.

[OPINION] In choosing a degree, consider Library and Information Science

May 23, 2019 - 8:53 PM

A librarian has the responsibility to guide their patrons to the truth. Nowadays, such a responsibility is greatly needed.

House approves bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12

May 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program mandatory for both male and female senior high school students

SOON TO BE REQUIRED FOR SHS? A soldier of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment of the Philippine Army instructs an ROTC cadet officer on the finer points of the M16 rifle. Photo from Wikipedia

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CHED allots P1 billion for short-term student loan program

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Students from public and private universities can avail of short-term loans as early as this year, says Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera III

AGREEMENT. The Commission on Higher Education and Development Bank of the Philippines team up to implement a short-term student loan program. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Youth groups hold protests to oppose mandatory ROTC

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The death of Willy Amihoy, the 23-year old ROTC cadet and freshman student in Iloilo moved various organizations and groups to call for justice and oppose mandatory ROTC

Youth groups in Metro Manila call for justice after the death of Willie Amihoy and seek to abolish mandatory ROTC in an indignation protest held Tuesday, March 12.

Activists say Chinese police step up use of video 'confessions'

Mar 02, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Student labor activists post new allegations online against police saying they were summoned in the past week for 'meetings' at police stations in Beijing where they were threatened with expulsion and jail

CRACKDOWN. Chinese authorities tighten their grip on student labor activists. File photo by AFP

CEGP to hold nat'l convention, student press congress in Cebu

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The College Editors Guild of the Philippines is focusing on the 'campus press as vanguards for people's struggle for truth, justice, and democracy'

LIST: #DefendPressFreedom rallies after Maria Ressa’s arrest

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Here is a running list of rallies by student organizations and various groups to defend press freedom.

House bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12 one step away from passage

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would bar a senior high school student from graduating if he or she fails to complete the ROTC program

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

Grade 9 students nabbed in Makati home for alleged drug use

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:45 PM

A noise complaint leads cops and barangay watchmen to a house which they enter after supposedly 'smelling shabu' right outside the residence

MINORS. Police allege that these Grade 9 students used illegal drugs in a private home in Makati City on February 5, 2019. Photo from Makati police

House OKs bill expanding 20% student fare discount to air, sea transport

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:20 PM

But if the bill is signed into law, postgraduate students and those enrolled in short-term courses would not be qualified for the discount

STUDENT DISCOUNT. The House approves on February 4, 2019 a bill institutionalizing the student fare discount.

Macau denies entry to Hong Kong former activist leader

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Macau refuses the entry of Yvonne Leung, describing her as a 'public security' threat. The 25-year-old Leung was a prominent student leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement in 2014.

Leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (L-R) Yvonne Leung, Nathan Law, Alex Chow, Lester Shum and Eason Chung arrive for talks with Hong Kong authorities, aimed at ending weeks of rallies, on the same day the city's leader ruled out democratic reforms, in Hong Kong on October 21, 2014. The crucial talks began just hours after Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said open elections would result in the largest sector of society -- the city's poor -- dominating the electoral process, adding that free elections were impossible. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP

Mandatory ROTC will expose students to corruption, says lawmaker

Dec 10, 2018 - 5:25 PM

But both the education and defense departments are backing the proposal to require ROTC for senior high school students

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the Department of National Defense

More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:07 PM

‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society

FRAT-RELATED VIOLENCE. The U.P. Department of Sociology and various groups slammed frat-related violence following the series of screenshots of group conversations allegedly linked to Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

Student journalists call for justice on 9th year of Maguindanao massacre

Nov 27, 2018 - 3:14 PM

'It’s frustrating to know that the justice system in the Philippines is clogged and the people behind the killings are not yet convicted,' says journalism student Frances Acorda

Education advocates to gather in Students’ Rights Summit 2018

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Interested participants may register online or contact Rise For Education until November 16

Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labor

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The report raises fresh questions about the practices of suppliers Apple uses to build its gadgets in China following the deaths of a number of workers in 2010 apparently linked to tough working conditions.

APPLE IN CHINA. Customers queue outside an Apple store to get their hands on the new iPhone XR in Shanghai on October 26, 2018. Photo by AFP

With rights campaign, Bacolod youth debunk ‘apathetic millennial’ image

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Youth organizations and student councils are coming together to push for the implementation of Bacolod's Students’ Rights and Welfare ordinance

FOR THE STUDENTS. Various student leaders in Bacolod gathered to learn more about students' rights and welfare. Photo courtesy of Winston Daffon

Ateneo students file sexual harassment case vs professor

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Complaints from several students will now be part of official investigations conducted by the university

CASE FILED. A formal case composed of testimonies of sexual harassment is filed vs a longtime male professor. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Ateneo professor faces sexual harassment complaint

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'We commit to protecting our students and lobbying for their safety and dignity,' says the university's student council

MISCONDUCT. The Ateneo Student Council is gathering testimonies from students as evidence in a case to be filed against a university professor for alleged sexual harassment. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Which is UP Diliman’s student paper: ‘Philippine Collegian’ or ‘Rebel Kule’?

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

A controversy in the editorial exams of the 'Philippine Collegian' leads to the revival of an alternative 'official' students' publication. How will this be resolved?

UP students, staff may be excused for Sept 21 activities

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:45 AM

'I am encouraging all administrators, faculty, students, and staff throughout the system to participate in meaningful and peaceful activities,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion

Progressive youth organization such as League of Filipino Students, Kabataan Partylist conduct a National Day of Walkout against de facto Martial Law and Duterte's tyrannical rule. Call against Oplan Tokhang inflation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Senators to ensure CHED 2019 budget covers scholars of other programs

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says scholars under existing programs outside the free higher education law may be affected by the lower budget for 2019

BUDGETED. Senators want a provision in the 2019 budget that would ensure students who are continuing scholars of students financial assistance programs are covered by the tertiary education subsidy. Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bring back the beat: UP council calls for UAAP drum return

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:59 PM

The UP Diliman University Student Council calls for the full return of the drums in the UAAP men's basketball games

Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

#ThinkPH 2018: Dear future self, this is what you should do today

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Stay human, cultivate passions, and other learnings from #ThinkPH 2018

#ThinkPH 2018: Does PH education need rebooting?

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:38 PM

This is our third and last roundtable discussion for #ThinkPH. Join us as we stream live from the Rappler studio on September 6, Thursday, 4 pm.

#ThinkPH 2018: Unlocking the creative potential of young Filipinos

Sep 05, 2018 - 3:31 PM

For the second part of our series of roundtable discussions, we’ll delve into the future of creative economies. Join us as we stream live from the Rappler studio on September 5, Wednesday, 4 pm.

#ThinkPH 2018: Who are you in the time of creative destruction?

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Join us and our experts as we sit down for the first of our series of roundtable discussions. We will be streaming live from the Rappler studio on September 4, Tuesday, 4 pm.

Trump gov’t backs lawsuit vs Harvard for ‘anti-Asian admissions policy’

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:03 AM

In a stinging criticism of the Ivy League school, the U.S. justice department accuses Harvard of manipulating the racial makeup of incoming classes

Graduation at Harvard in May 2018. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

Donate books, help Lumad students finish college

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Community Technical College of Southeastern Mindanao targets to complete a 3,000-book requirement by September 20, to get a permit from the Commission on Higher Education

DBM clarifies lower budget for student aid

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:28 PM

'We have decreased the budget for some programs because they are already redundant with the Free Tuition Program,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

STUDENT AID. The DBM says financial assistance for students in higher education are covered by the tertiary education subsidy. File photo by Rappler

Bangladesh police arrest photographer for 'provocative comments'

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Plainclothes officers detain prize-winning photographer Shahidul Alam after his interview with Al Jazeera

Founder of Drik Photo Agency of Bangladesh Shahidul Alam speaks during the inaguration of Photo Imaging Asia 2006, in New Delhi, 07 December 2006. PhotoImaging Asia 2006 is the biggest photography and imaging exhibition in South Asia and will be on till 10 December at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi's exhibition hall. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH PRAKASH SINGH / AFP

JICA announces winners of poster design competition for Northern Luzon high school students

Aug 04, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Press release: The winning poster designs will be exhibited at the Tanabata Festival Week in Baguio

UP students condemn NutriAsia19 arrest after violent protest dispersal

Jul 31, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Numerous student organizations stand in solidarity with NutriAsia workers after a violent protest dispersal on Monday, July 30

Netizens echo call to #BoycottNutriasia over violent protest dispersal

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens have been sharing photos of trashed condiments in response to the violent dispersal outside NutriAsia's plant in Marilao, Bulacan

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VIRAL: UST student tweets how she was physically abused

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM

On Twitter, she accuses her ex-boyfriend of repeatedly beating her up

Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Daniel Ortega resigns

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:10 AM

A rights group says at least 10 people died on Sunday after pro-government forces launched an operation in the south to clear opposition barricades

NICARAGUA PROTESTS. Friends and relatives attend the funeral of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who was shot dead during clashes with riot police and paramilitaries at Monimbo neighborhood in Masaya, some 35 km from Managua, on July 16, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

PDEA's new proposal: Mandatory drug tests for high school, college students

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants to require all high school and college students to undergo a drug test

PDEA CHIEF. Director General Aaron Aquino speaks at their headquarters in Quezon City. PDEA photo

Parents to DepEd: Protect grade-schoolers from proposed drug test

Jul 05, 2018 - 5:30 PM

'Kung sinasabi ng DepEd na hindi [naaayon] sa batas 'yun, panindigan nila 'yun. Hindi dapat [sila pumayag] dahil doon din kami nakasandal sa mga ahensyang ito,' says Vives Moreno, mother of a 10-year-old student

PROTEST. Parent leaders belonging to Akbayan partylist group troop to the Corazon Aquino Elementary School gates in Quezon City on July 5, 2018, to protest the planned drug testing for students as young as 10 years old. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[OPINYON] Sa titser ng mga estudyanteng humihingi ng interview

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Para sa mga titser: sa bansang ang pinakamatataas na opisyal ng pamahalaan ay bastos, at ang communications office ng Palasyo ay pamali-mali, turuan natin ang ating mag-aaral na maging polite at maging right