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Rappler Talk: Jeffrey Ordaniel on Duterte's embrace of China

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:07 PM

On Monday, October 14, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Jeffrey Ordaniel of Tokyo International University to assess President Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China

[OPINION] P.U.P. deserves to be a national polytechnic university, but not with this bill

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:48 AM

'The bill is counterproductive, anti-education, anti-alumni, anti-students, and anti-science,' says alumnus Joseph Masangkay Lardizabal

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Sparks fly whenever these two rivals meet, so this weekend's showdown between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers will certainly be no exception

DOH: No conflict between Local Government Code, Universal Health Care

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Even with the integration of health facilities into provincial and city-wide networks, the country's healthcare system remains devolved

File photo of a rural health unit. Shutterstock.com

Catriona Gray is a presenter at Latin America Music Awards 2019

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Latin America Music Awards is scheduled on October 17

8 of 10 naval board topnotchers from University of Cebu

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:51 AM

This is not the first time the university dominated the naval board exam. In 2017, UC swept all 10 top slots.

TOPNOTCHERS. University of Cebu students take 8 of 10 top spots of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Exam. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

UST sweeps UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball crowns

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Putting on another dominant show, UST completes a perfect campaign in the beach volleyball men and women's divisions

HEIR. Season MVP Babylove Barbon ably fills the void left by former UST star Sisi Rondina. Photo release

Duterte receives honorary degree in foreign diplomacy from Russian university

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte gets his first honorary degree from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations University, Russia's premier school for international relations which is run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

HONORARY DEGREE. President Rodrigo Duterte gets an honorary degree in foreign diplomacy from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations University on October 5, 2019. Photo from PTV Facebook page

NU cops 6th straight UAAP men's badminton crown

Oct 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

The NU Bulldogs continue to lord it over in badminton after turning back the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the finals

KING SHUTTLERS. The NU Bulldogs celebrate another title romp. Photo release

Perasol on game ban: 'We need to rise above this adversity'

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The UP Maroons brace for the second-round absence of their suspended coach Bo Perasol

TEAM EFFORT. UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes his multiple game suspensions will be lifted sooner. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

It’s UPCAT, ASHAPE weekend! Expect heavy traffic in Diliman-Katipunan area

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The streets around UP and Ateneo are expected to be jammed. Those not taking the entrance exams, avoid the area.

EXAM WEEKEND. UPCAT and ASHAPE test takers should expect heavy traffic this weekend as both exams will be administered on the same days. Photo by Angie de Silva

UAAP beach volleyball: UST on track in double title defense

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The UST beach volleyball teams remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament

TITLE DEFENSE. UST's Babylove Barbon powers the Golden Tigresses to a perfect 7-0 record at the end of the eliminations. Photo from release

Harvard university wins race discrimination case

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:59 AM

The US judge says that while Harvard's admissions process is not perfect, it is right, for now, to factor in race to form a diverse student body

CAMBRIDGE, MA - AUGUST 30: Pedestrians walk past a Harvard University building on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The U.S. Justice Department sided with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions policy. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Ricci Rivero 'sentimental' in playing Ateneo again

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Former La Salle standout Ricci Rivero relishes playing against Ateneo, but this time in a different jersey

DEJA VU. Ricci Rivero plays against Ateneo but this time as a Fighting Maroon. Photo from release

Akhuetie blasts 'shitty' officiating after blowout loss

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:52 PM

'The referee was shitty no doubt,' says Bright Akhuetie after UP coach Bo Perasol's ejection

QUESTIONABLE. Bright Akhuetie slams the officiating in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

U.P. frat member dies after latest hazing exposé

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:51 AM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan appeals to the public to stop posting and forwarding social media messages related to the student's death

Gatchalian calls for suspension of U.P. frat in latest hazing incident

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority

SUSPEND SIGMA RHO. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling for the suspension of the entire UP Sigma Rho fraternity after reported hazing within the brotherhood.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:48 PM

What better way to cap a wild first round than pitting top teams Ateneo and UP in a UAAP finals rematch on Sunday, September 29

Back together again: Sony, Marvel strike deal for new 'Spider-Man' film

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Not only is Spider-Man staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his next movie is already slated for 2021!

Family of topnotchers: Youngest ranks 1st in physician licensure exam

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Acing the physician licensure exam isn't new to the Peralta family as Federico’s sisters, Ana Bianca Eloise and Ana Eryka Elaine, were also among the top passers of the same exams in past years

U.P. community condemns frat-related violence, impunity over leaked chat

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:02 PM

The University of the Philippines Diliman Student Council has put one of its councilors under preventive suspension for alleged involvement in the hazing activity

Student groups from the University of the Philippines Diliman hold a mobilization protest against fraternity-related violence on Thursday, September 25. Photo by Jaia Yap/Rappler

5 UP mass com alumni named 2019 Glory awardees

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Glory Awards will be held on November 9, 2019, at the Film Studio of the UP Film Institute (beside Plaridel Hall) in UP Diliman

 AWARDEES (from left): Carolyn Arguillas, Samira Gutoc, Nona Andaya-Castillo, Jeffrey Jeturian, and Florencio 'Floy' Quintos

Code War: Myanmar's final digital battle ends

Sep 27, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Myanmar adopts unicode next week, becoming the last nation with significant numbers of people online to embrace the digital text standard


With new building, UP Resilience Institute hopes to take lead in disaster preparedness

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM

UPRI Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says the new building will be 'a headquarters for knowledge systems on resilience to serve the entire country'

GROUNDBREAKING. University of the Philippines President Danilo Concepcion, along with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and other officials, join the groundbreaking ceremony of the UP Resilience Institute building on Wednesday, September 25. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Student lay dead in New Zealand university dorm for 2 months

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The remains of the first year University of Canterbury student are so badly decomposed that specialist disaster investigators are brought in to identify them

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY. The University Of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2017. Photo by Azami Adiputera/ Shutterstock

DLSU Computer Studies Batch '89 offers scholarship

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:35 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The grant comes with a P10,500 monthly allowance, laptop, and mentoring by alumni, starting academic year 2020-2021

Ateneo de Manila announces recipients of 2019 Traditional University Awards

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The awardees each receive a replica of the Sacred Heart statuette originally carved by national hero and Ateneo alumnus Jose Rizal

Recipients of the 2019 Traditional University Awards with the university administrators

CEU stays alive, Marinerong Pilipino advances to PBA D-League finals

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Marinerong Pilipino sweeps TIP, while CEU drags BRT Sumisip Basilan-St Clare to a do-or-die semifinals match

STAT STUFFER. Malick Diouf does it all to help keep CEU alive in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Martial Law museum set to open by 2022

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Freedom Memorial Museum wll follow the 'brutalist' design that won the contest launched by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission

Catriona Gray receives 'Woman of the Year' award in Dubai

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Catriona is the cover girl of 'Xpedition' magazine

U.P., Mapua student councils want Marcoses declared persona non grata in campuses

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Senator Imee Marcos is simply ignoring the move

D-League: Marinero, St Clare take 1-0 semis lead

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Marinerong Pilipino and St Clare move within a win of a PBA D-League title duel

IN CONTROL. Eloy Poligrates (right) and Marinerong Pilipino hope to get Pape Ndiaye and TIP out of the way again in Game 2. Photo from PBA Images

Mother or baby die in childbirth every 11 seconds – U.N.

Sep 19, 2019 - 6:26 PM

The statistics reveal that an estimated 2.8 million women and newborns die every year, mostly from preventable causes

Military taps sardine fishing crews as 'reserve force' in Sulu Sea

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Crews of two major canned sardine companies have been armed and trained as 'special CAFGU' to guard the waters off the Zamboanga Peninsula, says the military

RESERVE FORCE. The military has enlisted the fishing crews of some big sardine companies as a paramilitary force to help guard against security threats in the Sulu Sea. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Mapua suspends classes due to 'bomb threat'

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Mapua University declares 'digital day' – all classes will be done online today

BOMB SCARE. Manila cops secure the vicinity of Mapua University in Intramuros, Manila, after a bomb scare on September 19, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

UAAP badminton: UP sweeps UE in title bid opener

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:17 PM

After settling for a runner-up finish last season, the UP Fighting Maroons open their campaign eager to finally cop the men's badminton title

VENGEANCE. UP captain JM Bernardo hopes that the team will be able to fulfill its goal of winning the UAAP Season 82 men's badminton title. Photo from release

4 suspects to face charges for molesting Cebu student and uploading video online

Sep 18, 2019 - 7:29 PM

A police official says the video uploader and anyone who shared the video will also be charged

U.P. Martial Law subject should show Marcos side too, says Imee

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'Problema kasi, ang academic freedom, freedom lang sa isang pangkat, walang freedom sa iba,' says Senator Imee Marcos

'BE FAIR'. Senator Imee Marcos urges the University of the Philippines-Diliman to be fair when teaching the new Martial Law class. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NBC streaming service to be called 'Peacock'

Sep 18, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Launching in April 2020, NBCUniversal's upcoming 'Peacock' platform will include a new 'Battlestar Galactica' series and all seasons of 'Parks and Recreation' and 'The Office'

Get to know La Salle's 3 one-and-done Fil-foreign recruits

Sep 17, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Meet Jamie Malonzo, Keys Meeker and James Laput, the standout recruits reinforcing La Salle for just one season

REINFORCEMENT. La Salle's trio of one-and-done players bring their US college basketball experience to the UAAP. Photo release

[OPINION] The climate emergency challenge: It's time

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Join us at the UP Diliman Campus College of Science Amphitheater, 2:00 to 6:00 PM, as we aim to set the world record for the biggest number of people to make a human earth formation

UP Pride 2019 bolsters calls for system-wide SOGIE policy

Sep 15, 2019 - 3:54 PM

With the call #UPTowardsEquality and #SOGIEEqualityNOW, the University of the Philippines community marches for a university system-wide SOGIESC policy

[OPINION] A National Polytechnic University?

Sep 14, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The PUP administration, with the support of other sectors in the PUP community, has lobbied for it because it would mean very real support for the university as a whole

Suerte eager to leave legacy in UE

Sep 14, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Even if he could only play for a year in the UAAP, Rey Suerte looks to pave the way for UE’s turnaround

LUCKY WARRIOR. Rey Suerte flashes his MVP experience over the La Salle Green Archers. Photo from release

Recipe for disaster? U.P. scientists slam release of invasive 'anti-dengue' species

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:19 PM

UP Diliman's Institute of Biology calls for a halt to the release of invasive species in the Philippines due to their negative impacts

Miss Universe Organization announces new crown for 2019

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Mouawad is the new crown provider for the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray at New York Fashion Week 2019

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Check out the queen's looks during her second fashion week experience

Rhenz Abando claims 1st UAAP Season 82 Player of the Week honor

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The prize find from La Union is a major reason why University of Santo Tomas jumpstarted Season 82 with back-to-back wins

STAR ROOKIE. Rhenz Abando leads the UST Growling Tigers to back-to-back wins. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Gazini Ganados on her Miss Universe preps: Visualize who you really want to be

Sep 10, 2019 - 11:30 AM

With 3 months to go, Gazini says she's been training and looks forward to bonding with the other candidates

UAAP Season 82: Team standings, scores

Sep 09, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Check out the team standings and game results in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament