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Limited facilities hinder SUCs from taking in Taal Volcano evacuees

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:42 PM

Anakalusugan Representative Michael Defensor says state universities and colleges might be in a better position to accommodate provisional shelters 'because they have more land, structures, and facilities'

SHUNNED. Evacuees who opted to live with their relatives outside danger zones were temporarily refused help by the Tanauan City government. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Klay Thompson turns emotional after college jersey retirement

Jan 19, 2020 - 7:54 PM

More than 10,000 fans show up as Washington State University retires the No. 1 jersey of Warriors star Klay Thompson

HOMECOMING. Klay Thompson returns to his collegiate roots. Photo from WSU

U.P. History professors slam Bongbong’s call to revise Marcos regime accounts in textbooks

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The UP Department of History says former senator Bongbong Marcos' call is nothing but an attempt 'to continue covering up the countless human rights violations and corruption' during his late father's dictatorship

CHANGE THE STORY? History professors at the University of the Philippines denounce former senator Bongbong Marcos' call to revise school textbooks to favor his family. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘No dictatorship’ in U.P. Diliman, vows chancellor nominee Manegdeg

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:29 PM

College of Engineering Dean Ferdinand Manegdeg plans to divide UP Diliman into sectors or clusters: Arts Paradise, Technology Haven, Innovation Mecca, Technopreneurship Center

DEAN. Dean Ferdinand Manegdeg (left) with Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan. Photo from the UP Diliman College of Engineering Facebook page

LOOK: U.P. athletes show teamwork in packing Taal eruption relief goods

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:08 PM

Past and present UP Fighting Maroons work tirelessly to pack relief goods for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption

HELPING HAND. Paul Desiderio (right) dishes out a much needed assist to Nowhere to Go but UP’s relief efforts. Photo from Renan Dalisay’s Facebook account

‘Red-tagging has no place in U.P.’ – Diliman chancellor bet Nemenzo

Jan 16, 2020 - 5:59 PM

Dr Fidel Nemenzo, a mathematician, plans to transform the University of the Philippines Diliman into ‘a modern research university with a public mission’

AS VICE CHANCELLOR. Dr Fidel Nemenzo speaks in front of Los Baños community. Photo from UPLB Research and Extension Facebook Page

Pro-people, pro-marginalized: Who should next UP Diliman chancellor be?

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM

UP Diliman Student Council chairperson Sean Thakur says the stand of the chancellor on issues will greatly influence the actions of the university

UP varsities, alumni group call for donations to Taal volcano eruption victims

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Alumni group Nowhere to go but UP and the teams’ managements are working hand-in-hand to collect and deliver necessities like water, food and face masks

READY TO HELP. The UP men's basketball team and alumni group are set to start relief operations on Wednesday, January 15. Photo from Renan Dalisay's Facebook

Filipino youth named 'Engagement Leader of the Year' by ACEEU

Jan 11, 2020 - 2:51 PM

Salonga is the only Filipino finalist out of over 300 nominations across 12 categories from 20 participating countries

SB19 to perform at UP Fair along with Ebe Dancel, Unique Salonga, UDD and more

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:21 PM

The artists are set to perform at the UP Fair's first-ever Monday stage, Hiwaga

SB19. The P-pop boy band is performing at the UP Fair's first-ever Monday stage. Photo from Facebook.com/SB19Official

University rampage sparks new protests across India

Jan 06, 2020 - 9:53 PM

The unrest comes as nationwide protests continue against a citizenship law passed in December that bars Muslims from a measure granting nationality to minorities from 3 neighboring Islamic-majority countries

NEW PROTESTS. Students and supporters hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest against an attack on the students and teachers at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in New Delhi a day before, at the Osmania University campus in Hyderabad on January 6, 2020. Photo by Noah Seelam/AFP

2019 in Philippine pageants: An end of an era, new beginnings

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene

Hillary Clinton named chancellor of Belfast university

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:06 PM

Hillary Clinton will serve for 5 years in the largely ceremonial role, the Northern Irish institution announces

CHANCELLOR. Hillary Clinton speaks at the Jewish Labor Committee's Annual Human Rights Awards Dinner on December 9, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Christmas Eve Masses in Manila Cathedral and Ateneo

Dec 24, 2019 - 3:29 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Christmas Eve Mass at the Manila Cathedral, while Ateneo president Father Jose Ramon Villarin says Mass at the Church of the Gesù

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the first day of the traditional Simbang Gabi at the Manila Cathedral on December 16, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

4 years later, Pia Wurtzbach recalls 'the moment that changed my life forever'

Dec 21, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Pia became the country's 3rd Miss Universe on December 20, 2015

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Fantastic coconuts and what to do next

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Studying and propagating coconuts with improved characteristics will be beneficial to an estimated 3.5 million coconut farmers and 22 million Filipinos

'Justice prevailed': Youth groups hail Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Today we are a step ahead in our fight against impunity,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

COA disallows P6 million in benefits to Southern Leyte State University workers

Dec 18, 2019 - 7:02 PM

The Commission on Audit affirms a notice of disallowance of P6.22 million in benefits to officials and employees of Southern Leyte State University as the source of funding violates some laws and regulations for such cash releases

WATCH: Catriona Gray answers 17 questions in Miss Universe video

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Catriona Gray answers a few questions before turning over her crown to South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi

Forever grateful: Catriona Gray looks back at Miss Universe win

Dec 17, 2019 - 12:25 PM

'Forever thankful to everyone who built me up, cheered me on, prayed for me and supported me,' Catriona writes

Catriona Gray of Philippines reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Trump popularity edges up during impeachment

Dec 17, 2019 - 7:36 AM

Although the Quinnipiac University survey says the US president has a high of 43% for his job approval, that's still far below nearly all previous presidents in modern times at the same point in their administration

US President Donald Trump smiles during a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on May 27, 2019. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota / POOL / AFP)

'Nowhere to Go But UP': Book on Fighting Maroons launched

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Authored by Rappler sports correspondent Naveen Ganglani, the book chronicles the rise of the UP Fighting Maroons from UAAP cellar-dwellers to Final Four contenders

Miss Universe Philippines opens search for 2020 candidates

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The group announces the start of its search for the first Miss Universe Philippines under their watch

Miss Universe 2019 broadcast loses viewers in U.S.

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:12 PM

It's the 4th straight year that the pageant lost viewers in the US

MISS UNIVERSE. Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa 2019 is crowned Miss Universe. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: U.P. Lantern Parade 2019 displays call for societal change

Dec 14, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Following its theme, Pumailanlang. the UP lantern parade was centered on bird-like figures symbolizing the university’s efforts to help the marginalized

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COLORS. The University of the Philippines once again lights up colorful displays for the 2019 UP Lantern Parade with artworks on the changing social and political landscape of the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Catriona Gray pays tribute to Stella Araneta, Bb Pilipinas

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'I really felt they trusted in my vision and allowed me to represent the Philippines in the best that I could,' says Catriona of Bb Pilipinas which has lost the Miss Universe franchise

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Catriona Gray to write about pageant journey in upcoming book

Dec 13, 2019 - 11:32 AM

'Conquering Your Universe' is scheduled for release in early 2020

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Dec 12, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Researchers in Singapore say they have converted plastic into "formic acid", which can be used in power plants to generate electricity, by using a catalyst which neither damages the environment nor costs a lot of money

HIGHLIGHTS: Catriona Gray's reign as Miss Universe 2018

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Queen Catriona is one for the books

Catriona Gray takes her final walk as Miss Universe 2018 during The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019 live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Meet Swe Zin Htet, Myanmar's out and proud Miss Universe bet

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Swe Zin Htet pushes for LGBTQ+ rights in a country where being gay can be punishable by law

Binibining Pilipinas will still hold 'most prestigious beauty pageant' in PH despite losing Miss Universe crown

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM

After 55 years, the Miss Universe license is no longer with the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc

Bb Pilipinas Coronation Night Group Coronation June 10. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

On Human Rights Day, fight vs abuses continues amid crackdown under Duterte

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Karapatan secretary-general Cristina Palabay says human rights 'must continuously be asserted, defended and fought for’

Human rights advocates wearing masks bearing signs “Pinoy Resist” stage a creative action at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec, 10, 2019, urging the government to stop the killings related to the campaign against illegal drugs. The protesters urge the Duterte administration to veer away from killing suspects and innocent civilians as the “solution to the perceived drug problem” and also demand from the government to implement a rights-based approach against illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Stellar year: UP summa cum laude Jamie Lim relishes SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Karateka Jamie Lim replicates the SEA Games success her father and PBA legend Samboy Lim enjoyed when he won a gold in the 1983 edition

COMEBACK. Jamie Lim marks her return to karatedo following a four-year hiatus with her first SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Gazini Ganados to Filipino fans: 'I hope I made you proud'

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:28 AM

'I just did all my best. I couldn’t have had it any other way,' says Gazini

Gazini Ganados, Miss Philippines 2019 on stage in fashion by Sherri Hill as a Top 20 finalist with host Steve Harvey during The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019 live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

SUMMARY: Everything you need to know about the Miss Universe 2019 pageant

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Here are the stories you should not miss

MISS UNIVERSE. South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi is Miss Universe 2019. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

Who is Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir, Miss Universe Iceland 2019?

Dec 09, 2019 - 4:00 PM

After Gazini Ganados' exit, the biracial beauty and pageant newbie quickly became a fan favorite

FAN FAVORITE. Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir captures the hearts of pageant fans all over the world at the 2019 Miss Universe finals. Screenshot from Instagram.com/birta.abiba

Miss Universe Philippines crown no longer with Binibining Pilipinas

Dec 09, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup is named national director of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization

Catriona Gray homecoming

PH bet Gazini Ganados wins Miss Universe national costume award

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Miss Universe Organization is quick to add that it wasn't host Steve Harvey's fault

LOOK: Demi-Leigh Nel Peters congratulates Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Demi-Leigh, who won the title in 2017, shows her support for the new queen

Who is Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019?

Dec 09, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Get to know the new Miss Universe

NEW QUEEN. Zozibini is crowned this year's Miss Universe. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

DOTr slammed for ‘distasteful' Miss Universe social media post

Dec 09, 2019 - 1:06 PM

(UPDATED) 'There’s nothing wrong with our post. We are just trying to draw humor,' says Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for Communications Goddes Libiran

LOOK: Mak Tumang's 'Reflection' gown for Catriona Gray's final walk as Miss Universe

Dec 09, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The gown is inspired by the 'vision of the Philippine Eagle flying over the flawless turquoise seas embracing our archipelago'

Miss Universe 2018 Philippines' Catriona Gray stands on stage during the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

TRANSCRIPT: Catriona Gray's final message as Miss Universe 2018

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'When we raise our voices together, the words 'women power' become more than just a phrase - they become a movement,' says Catriona

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Universe 2019 closing statements

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Read the final statements of the 3 finalists – Mexico, South Africa, and Puerto Rico

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Steve Harvey interviews Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson onstage at the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at Tyler Perry Studios on December 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images/AFP

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Universe 2019 final word answers

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:20 AM

The top 3 contestants answer the question: ‘What is the most important thing we should teach young girls today?’

TOP 3. Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi, and Miss Mexico Sofia Aragon appear onstage at the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images/AFP

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Universe 2019 Q and A segment

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Which answer did you like the best?

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi is Miss Universe 2019

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Zozibini Tunzi succeeds Catriona Gray of the Philippines

NEW QUEEN. South Africa wins the Miss Universe 2019 crown. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

'We're proud of you': Celebrities thank Miss Universe PH bet Gazini Ganados

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Ruffa Gutierrez, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, and other celebrities thank Gazini for representing the Philippines in Miss Universe

STILL PROUD. Celebrities and people online tweet their thanks you messages for Gazini Ganados, who finished in the Top 20. Photo from the Miss Universe Organization

READ: Gazini Ganados' opening statement at Miss Universe 2019

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Here's what Gazini Ganados had to say about her advocacy: elderly care

PH's Gazini Ganados concludes Miss Universe 2019 journey in Top 20

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:47 AM

The Philippine bet to the yearly pageant closes her journey in the Top 20