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3 suspects tagged in killing of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Among the suspects is John Paul Solano, the supposed good Samaritan who brought the law student to the hospital

Castillo family: ‘Atio was killed by criminals from Aegis Juris fraternity’

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:12 PM

‘We are outraged that barbaric and criminal acts continue to be performed in the false name of brotherhood,’ says the family of slain UST law student Horacio Castillo III

FATHER'S GRIEF. Horacio Castillo III’s father requests the media to give the family privacy as they mourn for the death of their only son. Relatives and friends visit on the first night of the wake at the Santuario de San Antonio chapel in Forbes Park, Makati City, on September 19, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to probe Horacio Castillo III’s death

Sep 18, 2017 - 8:09 PM

The University of Santo Tomas law student is suspected to have died during the hazing rites of the Aegis Juris Fraternity

DepEd on student drug testing: SC says it’s constitutional

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:43 PM

This matter has already been decided by the Supreme Court Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says in response to criticism against random drug testing on students

APPROVED BY SC. DepEd says the random drug testing of high school students is pursuant to the law.

DepEd to consult Cabinet on drug testing of high school students

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says they plan to push through with the random drug testing this school year despite concerns on how the results will be kept confidential

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

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

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Killing of Grade 12 boy raises fears among Baguio students

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Vaughn Dicang s body is found in a creek on Thursday September 7

STOP THE KILLINGS. 'Oblation' in University of the Philippines-Baguio Campus is covered in black and red to condemn the killings in the country. Photo by Cielo Marie L. Esmeria/Rappler

UP Diliman and University of San Carlos top Accenture's Program the Future 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The winning apps announced during the culminating event last August 30 were built to make parking easier and to help the differently abled

High school drug tests: DepEd reviews procedure amid concerns

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:01 PM

UPDATED Lawmakers question how the education department can keep confidential the results of the mandatory random drug tests slated for September

STUDENTS' SAFETY. Lawmakers express concern over students' safety if chosen for the random drug test.

Call for papers: 5th International Research Forum on the Philippines

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:18 PM

The 5th International Research Forum on the Philippines is on November 23 to 24 at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia

Accenture Program The Future 2017

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Filipino students compete to build the best AI apps with Accenture s ProgramTheFuture2017

Young Filipino innovators making a difference

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Accenture s campus competition Program the Future provides a platform for Filipino students ready to disrupt the digital world

Drug testing of students ‘preventive, not punitive’ – Briones

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says every effort is going to be made to keep the results of the random drug test confidential

'PREVENTIVE, NOT PUNITIVE.' Education Secretary Leonor Briones defends the department's random drug testing of high school students. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: 'Pag walang baril, bigyan mo ng baril' – Duterte

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The alleged frame up that killed Kian Loyd delos Santos 17 brings to mind statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first year in office urging law enforcers to push criminals to fight back

'THE PUNISHER.' President Rodrigo Duterte checks one of the sniper rifles donated by China during a ceremonial handover of military assistance at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Kalookan bishop slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

‘Who needs martial law if our police would behave this way?’ says Kalookan Bishop Pablo David citing other alleged abuses by the police

NO TO KILLINGS. Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos at the hands of the police 'is one very specific case of abuse.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How technology can ‘program the future’ of PH students

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Students participate in Accenture’s yearly campus competition to create tech solutions

Random drug testing for HS students, teachers starts September

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Hindi ito tokhang tokhang We’re doing this with an open mind We’re doing this as scientifically as possible says Education Secretary Leonor Briones as she guarantees the confidentiality of the results

CHED lifts moratorium on field trips, off-campus activities

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera says they have created stricter guidelines for off campus trips to ensure the safety of students

LIFTED. CHED lifts the moratorium on all off-campus trips

Mandatory drug tests could lead to ‘tokhang’ in schools, warns students’ union

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:41 PM

UP will not require students to undergo drug tests We are very wary that this could be abused and the results misused says public affairs VP Jose Dalisay Jr

DRUG WAR IN SCHOOLS? The NUSP warns students will now be more vulnerable to the government's anti-drug campaign following a recent CHED order. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

COA questions CHED's handling of P435 million in scholarship program

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:28 PM

The large amount not utilized properly due to delays in processing runs counter to the StuFAP s objective of funding poor but deserving college scholars

LOOK: Kathy Bersola, Janelle Frayna part of Ten Outstanding Students in NCR

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The pair prove that student athletes can excel in both academics and in their chosen sport

OUTSTANDING. The Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines for the National Capital Region. Photo from TOSP NCR's Facebook page

Cagayan State U to bar enrollees who test positive for drugs

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Human Rights says the lack of guidelines on the mandatory drug test may violate student s rights

Filipino students in Australia to form nationwide alliance

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:02 PM

For the first time in the history of Filipinos in Australia the creation of a nationwide student alliance comes closer to reality

 PHILIPPINE PRIDE. Filipino student participants pose for a photo with Ambassador Minda Cruz (lowest, 3rd from left), Philippine Honorary Consul of Victoria Felix Pintado (lowest, 2nd from L), and Minister and Consul General Nina Cainglet (lowest, 1st from L). Photo courtesy of FASTCO.

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06 PM

As anti discrimination legislation languishes in Congress removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination

UP student who hails from Marawi to deliver valedictory speech

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The 22 year old graduating student will speak on behalf of 36 summa cum laude students and 4 000 graduates

PROUD MARANAO. UP student Arman Ali Ghodsinia is expected to deliver the valedictory address during the 106th commencement exercise in UP Diliman. Photo from UP Diliman Information Office

Whither Ateneo in the Age of Duterte?

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Today for the first time in more than a decade Ateneo finds itself a castaway from the halls of power The most powerful man in the country despises us as a haven of the yellowtards and oligarchs he despises

IN PHOTOS: Mothers know best

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Behind every athlete s dream is a family who aspires greater success for its children

HEARTWARMING. Imelda Ingram (L) kisses her daughter, Aaliyah Ingram, as reward for her triumph for placing first in 800m Sprint at the Binirayan Sports Complex in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Monday, April 24.

IN PHOTOS: 'Time out!' in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Participants and supporters find places where they can rest and somehow forget the tension that the Palarong Pambansa 2017 brings

TIME OUT. An athlete from Northern Mindanao take a nap at the grandstand of Binirayan Sports Complex.

Gov't scholars given priority under tuition-free policy in SUCs

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Budget and Management have issued implementing guidelines on the grant of free tuition in state universities and colleges nationwide

PUP students developing an app that detects 'cocolisap' infestation

Apr 24, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The app called AgriCo is the winner at local programming contest Hackzilla in Manila 2 The team is currently looking to partner with coconut farmers in order to perform real world testing

MOCK UP. A sample screenshot of the app shows the kinds of data that will be collected. Screenshot from Team Kreate

VIRAL: UST student council bets draw flak for views on martial law

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

One candidate says martial law shouldn t be feared while another says research should be done first on what it s all about

#CampusIssue: How will the Magna Carta shape UP elections?

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The question needs to be asked: Should a document codify and recognize the rights of the students? The students’ answer to this question might be the tipping point of the 2017 campus elections in UP Diliman

WATCH: Empowering housewives through social enterprises

Apr 02, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Student organization Enactus UPLB helps the housewives of Bayan ni Juan in Calauan Laguna with running small scale businesses

ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION. Members of Enactus UPLB helps enable progress through entrepreneurial action. All photos from Kevin Cuevas

DepEd seeks justice for raped students

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED The education department also asks the community to be vigilant and proactive in preventing and deterring incidents that result in the abuse exploitation and discrimination against children

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 29

News Briefs: March 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 13

WATCH: Helping farmers through agricultural biotechnology

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:59 AM

The UP Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society strives to uphold awareness on the ways means and science behind agricultural biotechnology to help students and farmers alike

Ateneo de Manila students walk out of classes to reject death penalty bill

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The university s student government leads the walk out after an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill on second reading

NO TO DEATH PENALTY. Ateneo de Manila University students oppose the lightning passage of the death penalty bill in the House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Xavier Alvaran

Answering the call for Magis by serving others

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:21 AM

For Gimar Reyes one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines for 2016 a life devoted to service for others is his way of loving God back

SERVICE. As a Jesuit Volunteer, Gimar Reyes is currently living with an Agta Dumagat community in Sitio Maninit, Barangay Tinib in Casiguran, Aurora. Photo courtesy of Gimar Reyes/XU

#UPFair2017 Tuesday: Mabaya

Feb 14, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Catch Ebe Dancel Bullet Dumas Tanya Markova and many more on the first day of the UPFair2017

How foreign students can explore South Korea on the cheap

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Here s how foreign students in Korea can explore temples rock out at music festivals and more for free

GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE. Foreign students in Korea can get discounts to tourist spots or even travel for free, if they know where to look. Photo by Tomi Setianto

VIRAL: Lyceum alumna accuses former college dean of harassment

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:27 AM

The Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila is under fire for allegedly mishandling a sexual harassment case filed against one of its former deans

SEXUAL HARASSMENT. A former college dean from the Lyceum of the Philippine University is under fire for allegedly harassing a former student

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia are pushing for fully funding the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education UniFAST instead

'FUND UNIFAST'. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia issue a joint position paper on the tuition-free policy. Dominguez file photo from Joel Liporada/Rappler; Diokno and Pernia file photos from Malacañang

VIRAL: UST student affairs office hit over sexual harassment case

Jan 31, 2017 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED The victim a 3rd year student in UST claims she was molested in a public transportation vehicle UST s OSA says facts and evidence revealed in the viral post do not conform with records on file

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

We will conduct a comprehensive information campaign to ensure that deserving students have the chance to benefit from this game changing policy in higher education says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan

UP file photo from Wikimedia commons

Hungary in mourning after horror bus crash

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Stunned mourners offer flowers candles and messages for the 16 people killed in the accident

Candles and flowers are placed at the Szinyei Merse Pal High-school in Budapest on January 21, 2017, to commemorate the victims of a bus accident in Italy. At least 16 people died when a coach bringing Hungarian teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed and burst into flames on a northern Italian motorway overnight, authorities said on January 21. Emergency workers said that the bus carrying 56 people returning from France, most of them teenagers aged 14-16, as well as several teachers and two drivers, ploughed into a bridge pillar. / AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Taiwan school principal resigns over Nazi parade

Dec 27, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei condemns the parade as tasteless and outrageous

What it's like to study in Europe

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Studying in Europe sounds glamorous because of the many travel opportunities but it is expensive especially for non EU students

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Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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Students in anti-Marcos burial protest: 'We will never forget'

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:42 PM

We should be at the forefront of engaging our government and ensuring that martial law will never happen again

MILLENNIAL MINDSET. DLSU student leader Reigner (center) says millennials have to educate their peers on the country's right history. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler