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Bushfire crisis hit 75% of Australians – survey

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:54 AM

The scale of the impact shocks researchers

DAMAGED. A resident walks away from her flood-damaged house in the bushfire-affected town of Cooma on January 5, 2020. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Mighty UE Warriors sweep UAAP fencing

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:33 AM

University of the East reigns in all 4 divisions of fencing action in UAAP Season 82

STILL DOMINANT. UE clips Ateneo in the UAAP men's team foil finals. Photo release

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates

Feb 15, 2020 - 7:53 AM

Meet the 52 phenomenal women from all over the country

Miss Universe Philippines Press Presentation. Photo by Alecs Oncal/Rappler

Legal experts, civic groups to tackle lawfare vs dissent at Manila forum

Feb 14, 2020 - 10:36 AM

Understanding 'lawfare' and unpacking the stories and experiences against the weaponization of the law are among the topics to be discussed at the Manila leg of the international forum, to be held at De La Salle University on February 21

U.P. Manila to open 1-day human library experience on February 15

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:11 PM

Watch stories come to life through University of the Philippines Medical Students for Social Responsibility's human library as people share their experiences on various issues

UP Cebu community joins hands to help beloved banana cue vendor’s recovery

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:58 PM

The University of the Philippines Cebu Student council, along with alumni, raises funds for beloved banana cue vendor Manang Lisa Mendez, who suffered an aneurysm

WITH GLEE. Manang Lisa (right) carries her Sto. Niño with a smiling face. Photo courtesy of Aleza Mae Mendez.

Here's why you should spend Valentine's Day at U.P. Fair

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: UP Fair Friday: Cosmos advocates for gender equality and empowerment and calls for a collective action towards acceptance of all through the power of music

Journalists, advocates call on Filipinos to back ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know

Manuel Muhi is new PUP President

Feb 08, 2020 - 8:12 PM

The new Polytechnic University of the Philippines will take over the incumbent president Dr. Emanuel de Guzman who served the university from 2012 to 2020

Newly appointed PUP president, Dr. Manuel Muhi shared his vision for the university in a public forum on January 23. Photo by Rome Rex Medina/The Communicator

Juan GDL to sit out UAAP Season 83 for full-time Gilas stint

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:15 PM

UP hotshot Juan Gomez de Liaño decides to skip next UAAP season just days after his brother Javi announced the same

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After Homo luzonensis discovery, scientists heading back to Callao Cave

Feb 05, 2020 - 8:27 PM

'We would like to find more diagnostic human remains for further research on the new hominin species Homo luzonensis,' says the research team who will be digging again in Callao Cave for 6 weeks

CALLAO CAVE. A handout image made available by Florent Detroit and taken on August 9, 2011 shows a view of the excavation in the Callao Cave in the north of Luzon Island, in the Philippines, where an international multidisciplinary team discovered a new hominin species, Homo Luzonensis. File photo by Florent Detroit/AFP

UP's Javi GDL to sit out Season 83, opens door for return

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Javi Gomez de Liaño makes a decision with Gilas Pilipinas and MPBL in mind

OWN DREAMS. Javi Gomez de Liaño prioritizes his career first as he sits out of UAAP Season 83. File photo by Josh Albelda

U.P. scientists develop test kit for novel coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The test kit, which is still up for evaluation by the Department of Health, would enable faster detection of the novel coronavirus in samples taken from patients

PRECAUTION. Metro Manila commuters wear face mask as protection from the coronavirus on February 3, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

UPLB's Engineering Congress to tackle dev't of PH public transport system

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:16 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The congress is open to delegates who want to learn more about engineering and are passionate to improve the Philippine public transportation system

Silliman University sets up online classes amid coronavirus threat

Feb 04, 2020 - 8:07 AM

The announcement comes after 7 individuals – 5 in Dumaguete City and two in Bacolod City – were quarantined at government hospitals for flu-like symptoms

HIBBARD. Hibbard Hall at Silliman University in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. Photo by Rappler

Pro-student, pro-people: Who is incoming UP Diliman chancellor Fidel Nemenzo?

Feb 03, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Incoming chancellor Fidel Nemenzo is known for his progressive stance on various issues within and outside the UP Diliman campus

Newly appointed UP Diliman chancellor, Mathematics professor Fidel Nemenzo join students at the Quezon Hall UP Diliman in Quezon City on February 3, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fidel Nemenzo is U.P. Diliman new chancellor

Feb 03, 2020 - 12:22 PM

Fidel Nemenzo vows to transform University of the Philippines Diliman into 'a modern research university with a public mission'

Newly appointed UP Diliman chancellor, Mathematics professor Fidel Nemenzo join students at the Quezon Hall UP Diliman in Quezon City on February 3, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ahtisa Manalo withdraws Miss Universe Philippines bid

Feb 02, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'I need to take care of my health and I hope everyone will be understanding of it, Ahtisa says

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Adamson University under fire for ‘racist’ safety measures vs 2019-nCoV

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:21 PM

Soon after the memorandum drew flak online, Adamson University apologizes to the public for the 'misimpression it may have created'

IN PHOTOS: Universal Motion Dancers, Manoeuvres, Streetboys lead '90s dance concert

Feb 01, 2020 - 2:30 PM

It was a throwback moment for the kids of the '90s as 3 of the country's biggest groups gather together for one dance concert

Groups step up efforts to save endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Negros Occidental

Jan 31, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Irrawaddy dolphins live very close to the shore and are constantly exposed to the coastal activities of communities

DOLPHIN CONSERVATION. University of St La Salle's Romeo Teruel and Manuel de la Paz at a research conference in Bacolod City on January 30, 2020. Photo by Marchel Espina

Michele Gumabao applies for Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:32 AM

'Trading in my sneakers one more time,' says Michele as she makes another bid to join a national pageant

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Two students from Mindanao’s conflict-affected area win first JICA video blog contest

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Students from Mindanao State University win the contest with their entry about witnessing the effect of the armed conflict in Marawi in 2017 and their wish for peace and solidarity in the city

Miss Universe PH head Shamcey Supsup: No 'rivalry' with BPCI

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'I am really grateful for the opportunity that the Aranetas have given to me and to all of us,' says Shamcey, the national director of the Miss Universe Philippines organization

What you need to know about the Miss Universe Philippines Organization

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:32 AM

The organization is set to stage the pageant in May

La Salle scientist and team win P13-M Newton Prize for fertilizer research

Jan 30, 2020 - 8:30 AM

DLSU professor Michael Angelo Promentilla's team seeks to convert wastewater into nutrient-rich fertilizer to improve farming

DLSU associate professor Michael Angelo Promentilla (left) receives the 2019 Newton Prize Philippines (Newton Agham) from British Ambassador Daniel Pruce on January 28, 2020, in Makati City. Photo courtesy of Henri de Leon of DOST-STII

U.P. shares high-resolution Taal map data to public to help in reconstruction

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:19 PM

From these, 3D visualizations of geographic features and buildings can be created, as well as how the affected areas looked like before the volcanic eruption

HIGH-RESOLUTION MAP. A satellite image of the Taal Volcano Island generated from the DREAM and Phil-LiDAR Programs. Image from PCIEERD Media

#TalaForTaal: Xavier University takes on dance challenge for a cause

Jan 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Spicing things up, XU uses the 'Tala' dance challenge as a way to promote the university’s donation drive for those affected by the ongoing Taal Volcano eruption

Screenshot from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan video

U.P. IE Club to hold 4th Ergonomics Convention for PH inclusivity

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:38 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Ergonomics Convention of the University of the Philippines Industrial Engineering Club is a platform for high school and college students to brainstorm ideas for a more inclusive Filipino community

U.S. charges Harvard chemistry head for stealing trade secrets for China

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:21 AM

Another scientist, a cancer researcher, is accused of trying to smuggle vials containing biological research out of the US in his socks

IVY LEAGUE. Pedestrians walk past a Harvard University building on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Gianna Bryant's dream school honors her with a team jersey

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:19 PM

Rising teen star Gianna Bryant had hoped to play for the University of Connecticut women's basketball team

University of Santo Tomas releases USTET 2020 results

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Did you take the UST Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

The search is on: Who’s the next Polytechnic University of the Philippines president?

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:22 PM

The university will soon have a change in leadership as incumbent president, Dr. Emanuel de Guzman, completes his two consecutive terms. Get to know the candidates for the next PUP president here.

All photos by Rome Rex Medina/The Communicator

Harvard, UST, KBP to award best student-produced content on disaster resilience

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The competition, called 'PMAC Student Awards,' welcomes entries in the form of short video documentary, public service announcement, and radio jockeying, with 'Filipinos’ resilience to hazards' as the theme

Groups, alumni voice out support for U.P. Diliman chancellor nominee Nemenzo

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:11 PM

The UP College of Science says the UP Diliman community need an academic leader like Nemenzo whose 'vision for the university intersects and resonates with the ideals and goals of the College'

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

Ateneo de Manila releases ACET 2020 results

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:11 PM

Did you take the Ateneo College Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

Duterte orders review of UP-Ayala technohub deal

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who recommended the review, says President Rodrigo Duterte wants the contract carefully studied

UP FOR REVIEW. The Ayala group faces another possible legal battle after Malacañang says it will review its lease contract from the UP-Ayala Land Technohub site. Photo from WikiCommons

U.P. Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2020 commemorates 50th year of First Quarter Storm

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The festival serves to raise awareness on the significance of this pivotal chapter during the turbulent Marcos regime especially on issues concerning human rights

LOOK: Kansas teams spark huge brawl at end of US NCAA game

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:11 PM

The Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas State University Wildcats figure in a wild free-for-all

FRACAS. Kansas' Silvio De Sousa tries to throw a chair during the melee. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

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