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Pumaren defends resting Adamson stars Ahanmisi, Manganti

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:33 PM

'I don’t think you will push your injured players. They’re not 100 percent,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

SIDELINED. Adamson coach Franz Pumaren insists top players Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti aren’t feigning illness or injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU aims to make most of last Final Four chance

Nov 18, 2018 - 8:40 PM

A more focused FEU Tamaraws target the fourth and final UAAP semis berth versus La Salle in Wednesday's playoff

MOVING ON. Wendell Comboy and the FEU Tamaraws turn their focus to defeating La Salle for the last Final Four spot. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU forces Final Four playoff vs La Salle

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The FEU Tamaraws blow out the undermanned Adamson Falcons to stay alive in the UAAP Final Four hunt

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alvin Pasaol a '1st-round pick' in PBA draft, says UE coach

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Right now, you saw how complete a player he is,' UE coach Joe Silva says of his record-breaking star Alvin Pasaol

EMOTIONAL. Alvin Pasaol may have just played his last game with the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Troy Rike racks up double-double as NU exits on high note

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The NU Bulldogs wrap up their UAAP campaign with a convincing win over the UE Red Warriors

BEST EFFORT. Troy Rike delivers his best numbers in the Bulldogs’ final game of the season versus Alvin Pasaol and the Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs FEU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:56 PM

FEU needs at least one more win to preserve its season, but the Tams must go against an Adamson side aiming to preserve its pride

CRUCIAL MATCH. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons try to spoil the semis bid of Jasper Parker and the FEU Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: NU vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:10 PM

NU and UE boast record-breakers at the helm, but which team will close out the season on a high note?

BREAKOUT STAR. John Lloyd Clemente gets his groove in the senior's division of the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Heartbreak healed: NU Pep Squad completes comeback

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Everyone expected the elite program to bounce back, and that’s exactly what they did

TOP DOG. The NU Pep Squad marches back to the UAAP cheerdance throne. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paul Desiderio nearly missed the Maroons' historic moment

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'Napakasarap na nag-start ako ng 0-14 tapos ngayon Final Four, may chance pa mag Finals,' says the veteran UP guard

LONG JOURNEY. Paul Desiderio relishes his roller-coaster ride with the Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ahanmisi, Manganti questionable for crucial Adamson-FEU game

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The status of Adamson star players Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti remains 'day-to-day'

UNCERTAIN. Adamson stars Jerrick Ahanmisi (left) and Sean Maganti may see limited minutes against FEU on Sunday. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Aljun Melecio, La Salle play Final Four waiting game

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The Green Archers need to wait two more days before finding out if they're heading to the Final Four against Ateneo or to a playoff match versus FEU

LEADERSHIP. Aljun Melecio is not letting up his hopes to nab his third straight Final Four appearance with the Green Archers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

Catriona Gray and Jehza Huelar are ready for their beauty battles

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Catriona is set to leave for Thailand, while Jehza is off to Poland

Photos by Voltaire Tayag/Rappler

No more miserable Maroons for Perasol

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:59 PM

‘Is this worth it?' Before UP's Final Four breakthrough, coach Bo Perasol admits to moments of doubt

BREAKTHROUGH. Bo Perasol never gave up and finally fulfilled a dream. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Samuel’s spot in jeopardy as Gonzalez sets players’ meeting

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'If I need to slightly rein in Taane for us to get better, he won’t have a problem with that. He knows what his situation is now,' says La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez

TOO LATE. La Salle coach Louie Gonzales thinks Taane Samuel’s late inclusion may have messed up the Green Archers’ chemistry. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Nothing would stop the Maroons' moment in history

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

For the UP faithful, it was the day when two decades of patience, pain, and heartbreak came to an end

NEW ERA. Juan Gomez de Liaño and the UP Fighting Maroons finally get to join the league’s big boys. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Perasol turns emotional after Maroons' historic romp

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:55 PM

'We're part of the Final Four cast and we're going to vie for it,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

GAME CHANGER. Head coach Bo Perasol bags a historic achievement for his beloved alma mater. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

U.P. says car chase, not shooting, occurred in Diliman campus

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The administration of the UP Diliman campus says it was still waiting for a report about the car chase

NO SHOOTING. Officials from the University of the Philippines denied reports a shooting incident took palace in the school's Diliman campus. Photo from Shutterstock

#16Strong: UP fans loud and proud on Twitter after historic UAAP win

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Supporters of the Fighting Maroons rejoice as the longest active Final Four drought in the UAAP is finally broken

Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

U.P. stuns La Salle, snaps 21-year Final Four drought

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:12 PM

After decades of misery, the UP Fighting Maroons return to the Final Four following a surprise whipping of the La Salle Green Archers

Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

No Tab Baldwin, no problem for Ateneo

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:26 PM

If the Blue Eagles have been ably stepping up for each other, then Sandy Arespacochaga also did the same for the absent Tab Baldwin

DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler  DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Ateneo rips UST by 40 points, sweeps 2nd round

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 7-0 sweep of the UAAP second round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs UP – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The La Salle Green Archers and the UP Maroons fight for a Final Four berth

MUST WIN. The Archers and the Maroons dispute the No. 3 spot. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Ateneo shoots for a sweep of the second round against a UST side hoping to close out the season with a major upset

SCORING MACHINE. Renzo Subido looks to cap off UST's season on a high note after going through a redshirt year last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo: UST to start Season 82 practice early

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:42 PM

This early, UST head coach Aldin Ayo is planning for the Growling Tigers' Season 82 campaign

STARTING EARLY. The UST Growling Tigers are already set to gear up for Season 82 as early as December. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DOH seeks more funds to finish nearly-complete health facilities in 2019

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque says about P16.7 billion is needed to make over 1,000 health facilities nationwide operational

BUDGET HEARING. Health Secretary Francisco Duque at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Health. Nov. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The UP Maroons face their moment of truth against La Salle

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM

A win over La Salle guarantees UP a spot in the Final Four round and would mark the Maroons’ return to the UAAP playoffs for the first time since 1997

PINNACLE. UP head coach Bo Perasol himself is hungry for the success of the Fighting Maroons basketball program. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NCAA MVP Prince Eze to doubters: 'If you think you're better, come and get it'

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The Perpetual star's MVP coronation was met with boos from Lyceum fans

BIG WINNER. Prinze Eze hauls in 4 major awards to end his NCAA career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda happy to prove it can win vs CJ Perez-led Lyceum

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez defends that the school has nothing to do with the Pirates star's suspension in Game 1 of the NCAA finals

DYNASTIC. The San Beda Red Lions win their 11th NCAA title in the last 13 seasons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda Red Lions sink Lyceum Pirates in Game 2, nail title 3-peat

Nov 12, 2018 - 6:22 PM

(UPDATED) Include NCAA Season 94 as San Beda's 22nd overall seniors basketball crown, and 11th in 13 years

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UAAP: Ateneo splashes to 2nd double championship season

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The Ateneo tankers and NU taekwondo teams bag back-to-back double titles in their respective tournaments

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, study warns

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:33 AM

The study, published on World Pneumonia Day, finds scaling up existing vaccination coverage, coupled with cheap antibiotics and ensuring good nutrition for children, could save a total of 4.1 million lives

Former Kiwi nat’l coach Tab Baldwin praises returning Samuel

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Ateneo mentor says 19-year-old bruiser Taane Samuel is 'another weapon' for La Salle

KIWI CONNECTION. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits that La Salle big man Taane Samuel gave the defending champions some problems. Photos by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'Next man up' mentality props up Ateneo

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:42 PM

'That’s why I really love my team because everyone is ready to step up,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

GOING BIG. Thirdy Ravena's athleticism allows him to step up for the big men in foul trouble. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda Red Lions vs LPU Pirates - NCAA Season 94 Finals Game 2

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:58 PM

San Beda shoots for the NCAA crown against a Lyceum side that's set to see the return of star player CJ Perez

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle, nails twice-to-beat Final 4 bonus

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Flexing their championship mettle, the Blue Eagles thwart the Green Archers anew to stay on top at 11-2

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'For the dog, it's a game': sniffing out truffles in Italy

Nov 11, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Giovanni Monchiero is the dean of the unusual academy in Roddi in northwestern Italy where the graduates wag their tails. This is Italy's 'truffle dog university.'

DOGS GAME. Truffle hunter Giovanni Monchiero searches for truffles with his dogs in Verduno near Alba, northwestern Italy on October 24, 2018. Giovanni Monchiero is the heir of dinasty of rectors of the "University of truffles dogs", founded in 1880 by his great grandfather Antonio Monchiero. In three weeks, the University can train a dog to be a truffle hunter. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

After career game, John Lloyd Clemente targets Jeff Napa's record

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The future is bright for NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente, who hit a season-high 38 points against FEU

FINE FORM. John Lloyd Clemente shoots the light out of Araneta Coliseum with his 38-point career game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/ Rappler

Hot-starting FEU nips NU, stays in Final Four chase

Nov 11, 2018 - 2:18 PM

The Tamaraws reclaim a share of the 4th spot after overcoming the record performance of NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente

ON TRACK. Axel Iñigo and the FEU Tamaraws pull off a key win versus NU. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Ateneo goes for the twice-to-beat semis bonus but La Salle also targets a key win to stay in the Final Four chase

TWIN TOWERS. Long and thin Justine Baltazar (right) and Angelo Kouame will be going head-to-head with each other. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'We haven’t shown enough,' says Go as Ateneo braces for La Salle

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:57 AM

'There’s some pressure from the coaching staff that challenged me to produce numbers – produce more, because a lot of guys are underproducing,' says Isaac Go

CONSISTENCY. Isaac Go responds to the challenge of producing more numbers for the team. Photo by Joaquin Flores

IN NUMBERS: FEU vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:13 AM

The FEU Tamaraws shoot for a crucial win versus the NU Bulldogs to stay in Final Four contention

PLAYOFF PUSH. It’s going to be a battle between experience and raw talent when the FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs collide in a crucial match. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Under Perasol, UP finds 'winning culture'

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:53 PM

UP veteran Paul Desiderio says coach Bo Perasol transformed the Maroons' program

FINAL YEAR. Paul Desiderio is graduating with his best season of the UP Fighting Fighting Maroons since 2004. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 2

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:35 PM

A lot is at stake when the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers clash in their second UAAP Season 81 showdown on Sunday, November 11, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

SuperLiga: UP, FEU avoid upset ax

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The Lady Maroons and the Lady Tamaraws overcome the tough challenge of two provincial teams in the Philippine SuperLiga Collegiate Grand Slam

TEAM EFFORT. The UP Lady Maroons lean on a balanced attack to score their second win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP eliminates UST as star rookie Cansino suffers injury

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The Maroons stay in the Final Four hunt as UP takes advantage of the absence of young UST sensation CJ Cansino

STAT-STUFFER. UP's Bright Akhuetie drops another huge double-double. Photo by Joaquin Flores

Alvin Pasaol surprised to surpass Terrence Romeo's record

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The University of the East stalwart continues to flash his MVP form as he shatters another UAAP record

KING WARRIOR. Alvin Pasaol continues to flash his MVP-caliber form and even breaks Terrence Romeo's UAAP record. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Adamson spoils Alvin Pasaol's record-breaking effort

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:25 PM

UE's Alvin Pasaol gets the record, but Adamson scores a crucial victory

RECORD HOLDER. Alvin Pasaol sets a new record in the UAAP in the scoring department. Photo by Joaquin Flores

IN NUMBERS: UP vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Fighting to keep their Final Four bids alive, the UP Maroons and the UST Tigers clash in a must-win match

CRUNCH TIME. UST’s star rookie CJ Cansino and UP veteran Paul Desiderio try to keep their teams in the playoff hunt. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Will the UE Red Warriors play spoiler in the Adamson Falcons' bid for the twice-to-beat semis bonus?

CRUCIAL STAGES. Sean Manganti (left) and Alvin Pasaol will be battling it out in a very important game on Saturday, November 10. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler