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Facebook takes down ‘Narinig ko sa UP’ over alleged ‘terrorism, criminal activity’

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) After more than 24 hours, Facebook reactivates the 'Narinig ko sa UP' group on Monday, December 2

U.P. Cebu community discusses social issues through Cookout

Nov 29, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Press release: The University of the Philippines Cebu Cookout is a platform for the community to air out grievances, show dissent, and take a stand on issues through theater, art, and music

The Lumad calls to stop the attacks during their theatrical performance. Photo courtesy of UP Cebu Cookout 2019

ASF-infected pigs 'secretly buried' in U.P. Campus, residents say

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Quezon City African Swine Fever Validating Team denies the burial was done secretly, saying consultative meetings were held with barangay officials, hog raisers, and the UP administration

SECRET BURIAL. A Pook Arboretum resident points to the site where ASF-infected pigs were supposedly buried last November 21, without the knowledge of the residents. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

PUP launches music video festival tackling press freedom

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:25 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The annual festival aims to showcase broadcasting freshmen's skills and creativity in response to the worsening political situation

MovePH goes to U.P. Tacloban for Social Good in the Digital Age forum

Nov 19, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

#UPFight? Imee Marcos poses for a photo with UP-grad senators

Nov 13, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Senator Imee Marcos, whose claim as a UP alumna is in question, poses for a photo with senators who graduated from the top state university. And netizens won't let it pass.

#UPFIGHT? Senators pose for a photo to cheer the UP Fighting Maroons on November 13, 2019. Photo from Senator Richard Gordon

Voicing out: UP Visayas cheering competition a platform for creative activism

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The annual cheering competition may be puzzling to those outside the University of the Philippines Visayas community but it’s become a part of this UP campus’ culture – a platform for the sharp wit of Ilonggo Iskolars ng Bayan

Photos courtesy of the UPV School of Technology Student Council, Gian Genoveza, and Carl Don Berwin

Activist-doctor bares death threats

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:55 PM

University of the Philippines College of Medicine assistant professor Gene Nisperos says the threats result from the prevailing culture of intolerance for critical thinking and dissent

Photo from Shutterstock

Harassment against U.P. Visayas Skimmers a 'natural reaction' – Panelo

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Malacañang finds acceptable the threats and cyberbullying of students behind the viral cheer routine critical of President Rodrigo Duterte

Malacañang photo

[OPINION] In U.P. Visayas, cheering is a protest

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:25 PM

The harassment will not intimidate the students of UP Visayas. It will only give them more reason to take center stage again next year and keep fighting the fight.

Join the huddle: How can we provide learning opportunities to marginalized sectors?

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:16 PM

MovePH, in partnership with University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education Student Council will host this huddle on October 26

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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

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

U.P., DOST institute set up joint lab for space tech

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The new lab aims to develop a sustainable space program in the country and empower Filipino students to pursue careers in space technology

SPACE TECH. Visitors take pictures inside the full anechoic chamber of the newly opened ULyS3ES on August 31, 2019. Photo courtesy of DOST-ASTI

MISLEADING: Photos of 'UP students killed' after joining NPA

Aug 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Benjaline Hernandez and Melissa Roxas, both civilians, are neither UP students nor New People's Army members. Roxas is also still alive.

[OPINION] Activism as the foundation of the university

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The truth that we uncover in the university reveals a dying planet, an unequal social order, persistent poverty and universal hunger, unjust war and violence, bigotry and discrimination, intolerance and hate

WATCH: No less than a championship for loaded UP Fighting Maroons

Aug 21, 2019 - 5:56 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons expect to return to the UAAP Finals and finally capture their first championship in 33 years

HYPED? The UP Fighting Maroons aim to prove their doubters wrong. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

‘Never be silenced’: U.P. community leads walkout vs campus militarization

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:17 PM

University of the Philippines students and faculty members stand united for a systemwide walkout in defense of academic freedom

UP students to stage walkout in protest of campus militarization

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:35 PM

‘Campus militarization is equivalent to martial law in our university and we shall not let that happen,’ says UP student regent John Isaac Punzalan

NO TO MILITARY, POLICE PRESENCE. A student of the University of the Philippines in a protest on April 5, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Groups slam PUP's random drug tests among students

Aug 16, 2019 - 4:15 PM

PUP says that the drug tests are based on an order by the Commission on Higher Education

Students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), various youth groups express their opposition to the implementation of the mandatory random in a snake rally from the PUP Main Building to Popeye on Thursday, August 15. Photo from The Catalyst's Facebook page

‘Crumbling democracy’: Groups call for end to attacks against the youth

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:24 PM

Youth groups highlight the need for Filipinos to speak up against injustice, pointing out how the oppression of student rights may later lead to the oppression of citizens

PROTEST. Various youth organizations stage a protest outside Gate 2.5 of ADMU to condemn human rights violations occurring nationwide. Photos by Casey Mateo/Rappler

Anakbayan: ‘Missing’ youth activist is free and safe

Aug 12, 2019 - 10:28 PM

The 18-year-old Anakbayan member is still active, but not ready to resurface due to threats of harassment, abduction, and assassination, the group's leader says

YOUTH ACTIVISTS. (From left) Hen Namoca, Raoul Manuel of NUSP, Alex Danday of Anakbayan, Kara Tanggava of LFS, and Daryl Angelo Baykado of the CEGP hold a press conference on August 12, 2019, to belie the allegation that a 17-year-old student who joined Anakbayan was kidnapped. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa wants 'more regular' police patrols in PUP

Aug 07, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Senator Ronald dela Rosa also says schools should 'police their ranks' to check if teachers are responsible for the radicalization of their students

'RADICALIZED'. Gemma Labsan shed tears as she shared how her daughter left her to join a militant youth group. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Juliana Gomez trains with UP volleyball team

Aug 05, 2019 - 8:08 PM

It's her first day in her 'dream school!'

[OPINION] A briefing for incoming first year college students

Aug 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Release your inner nerd. These can be some of the best years of your life.

‘Honor before excellence’: Students condemn cheating in U.P.

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:18 AM

(UPDATED) 'Academic dishonesty has no place in a university that prides itself in promoting honor and excellence,' says the University of the Philippines School of Economics Student Council

SC stops Quezon City from auctioning off U.P. Technohub

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Supreme Court rules that the University of the Philippines cannot be made to pay taxes for the Technohub property. This exemption does not cover assets acquired under the UP-Ayala Land contract.

NO SALE. Supreme Court rules the University of the Philippines is exempt from real property taxes. Photo from WikiCommons

U.P. Manila denies workplace discrimination vs transgender professor

Jul 05, 2019 - 11:05 AM

(UPDATED) 'Being LGBTQ+ has never been a consideration in the hiring, renewal, and evaluation for tenure,' says the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at UP Manila

U.P. marine scientists: 'West Philippine Sea is for Filipinos'

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'We call on the public to be part of a movement for responsible stewardship not only for WPS but all the seas surrounding the country. We hope that such involvement would not stop in share, likes and comments in social media,' UP Marine Science Institute says

[OPINION] Remember who you are, remember whose you are

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In the face of all that is going on in our world, be good people. We do not need to become the monsters we seek to defeat.

Samboy Lim's daughter soars as U.P. summa cum laude

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:30 PM

On his wheelchair, PBA legend Samboy Lim accompanies his daughter, Jamie Christine, as she graduates from college with top honors

FATHER'S LOVE. Despite his medical condition, PBA Legend Samboy Lim accompanies her daughter in receiving her awards on stage during the College of Science graduation at the University of the Philippines Diliman on Saturday, June 29. Supporting his daughter, Samboy Lim's wheelchair is assisted by Jaime Lim as they receive her diploma on stage. Photo by Elijah Allen Macaspac/Rappler

U.P. Visayas community slams Duterte government's 'blatant disregard' for PH fishermen

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:24 PM

'We cannot wait for any more blatant disregard of our fisherfolk before taking a stand against these oppressive responses of the Duterte administration,' says the UPV College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Student Council