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UPrising: #UPFight tops PH trends as netizens celebrate win over DLSU in UAAP

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Paul Desiderio, WowUP, and DLSU Green Archers also among top 10 trends shortly after the game

UP Fighting Maroons pull off shocking win over the Green Archers

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The Fighting Maroons sink 16 triples, the most a team had made since 2010.

STUNNER. The UP Fighting Maroons give the defending champions their first loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thousands flock UPLB for 'promised cash' from Marcos wealth

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mabuhay si Apo!' thousands chant at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, as organizers promise them 'blessings'

LATE STRONGMAN. Booklets detailing the achievements of former President Ferdinand Marcos were given during an event in UP Los Banos. Photo by Jan Jacob Jansalin/Rappler

WATCH: Songs of protest to remember horrors of Martial Law

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:50 PM

On Thursday, September 21, Filipinos stand up for their rights in various ways – including through art and music

BELL TOWER. UP Carillon plays 'Bayan Ko' and 'UP Naming Mahal' on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law. Screenshot from the UP Diliman USC post

Is Kylie Jenner pregnant?

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Kylie is expecting her first child with rapper Travis Scott, according to sources, though the couple has yet to confirm

Filipino minorities showcase culture in 'Hugpungan'

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Hugpungan coordinator Rey Paulin says that to understand the plight of the Moros and the indigenous people, 'we must understand each and every culture'

UNITY The Moros of Mindanao perform a theater production that demonstrates the plight of the Bangsamoro for self-determination and the cry for just and lasting peace in southern Philippines. All photos by Mark Saludes

VIRAL: UP student studying biology while in rally

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:18 AM

'We uphold honor and excellence in both our academics and our love for our nation,' says Dani Ting, the 3rd year UP psychology student in the viral photo

Danilo Concepcion vows UP students can express ideas 'without fear'

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:30 AM

'Let reason guide us, but not reason alone; let it be reason tempered with respect, responsibility, and collegiality,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion

THE VOW. Danilo Concepcion takes his oath as UP's 21st president during his investiture on September 20. Photo from UP

WATCH: #MoveSessions featuring KontraGaPi

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:08 PM

#MoveSessions is an online live jam that showcases the talent of up-and-coming artists from communities and schools. Bookmark this page to watch the live jam at 7pm, Sunday, September 24

Rob Ricafort to play for UP after court issues TRO on UAAP ruling

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Rob Ricafort will get to play in his first and final season in the collegiate ranks.

ELIGIBLE. Rob Ricafort will get to suit up for the UP Fighting Maroons after initially being deemed ineligible.

On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

LOOK: Schools put up symbols of indignation on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:05 PM

'We challenge our students to become agents of hope – to never stop listening to stories, so that they will never cease to tell stories. So that the future generations will never forget'

'Prevent martial law from being repeated' – UP Chancellor

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:56 PM

'It is a time of remembering the past, especially martial law. It is a time of reaffirming our commitment to prevent that past from being repeated,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says

REMEMBER THE PAST. UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan said that September 21 is more than a day of protest but a day to remember the past. File photo/Rappler

Rob Ricafort continues fighting for college hoops dream

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:19 PM

‘Ball is Life’ gets thrown around pretty loosely. But for would-be Fighting Maroon Rob Ricafort, it’s more than just a saying - the sport helped save his life.

AGE ISSUES. Rob Ricafort holds out hope that his dream of playing his first and last season for the UP Fighting Maroons comes true.

Teachers to get online training on child abuse intervention

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Safe School for Teens website trains teachers how to properly respond when a student tells them that he or she is being sexually abused – whether at home or in school

EQUIPPING TEACHERS. Teachers can now learn how to properly respond to child abuse reports through the Safe Schools for Teens website.

‘YouTube Pop-Up Space’ hadir untuk para kreator terbaik Indonesia

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:46 PM

YouTube Pop-Up Space berlokasi di Art:1 New Museum, Jakarta Pusat, dan akan berlangsung dari 18-24 September 2017

'POP-UP SPACE'. Salah satu set studio di YouTube Pop-Up Space yang dapat digunakan untuk kolaborasi antar kreator. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

PVL: UP Lady Maroons make quick work of CSB

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UP dominates the Lady Blazers in almost every aspect of the game.

ON TOP. Tots Carlos finishes with a game-high 14 points as UP improves to 2-1, tied with Group B teams Arellano and San Beda. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP’s Ibrahim Ouattara goes from ban to breakout

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:12 PM

After nearly being ruled ineligible at the beginning of the season, Ibrahim Ouattara is just happy to be on the court for the Fighting Maroons.

BREAKOUT. UP’s Malian import Ibrahim Quattara had a breakout game with 14 points, 18 rebounds and two rejections against the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paul Desiderio lifts Fighting Maroons to convincing win over Red Warriors

Sep 17, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Paul Desiderio attains a career-high 28 points as he leads UP to a 2-1 record

COMEBACK. The Fighting Maroons bounce back from a sluggish first half to convincingly win against the Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baguio locals protest multi-level parking podiums, call for sustainable tourism

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:37 AM

In a bid to promote sustainable tourism the group is calling for growth oriented projects that are not made at the expense of the city s local and distinct character

FOR PEOPLE. Civil society organizations, students, and concerned citizens walk and encircle Burnham Lake as a sign of protest to the local government unit’s decision to transform areas within Burnham Park into car-parking spaces. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protests EJKs, CHR budget cut in halftime show

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:27 PM

Many members of the Ateneo academic community condemn the killings through various forms of protests

STOP THE KILLINGS. Members of the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protest against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of @_tapsilog   STOP THE KILLINGS. The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protests against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of @_tapsilog  STOP THE KILLINGS. The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion staged a protest against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo from @_tapsilog

Ateneo soars over the Fighting Maroons in the battle of Katipunan

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles win the battle of Katipunan by 21 points

DOMINATION. The Ateneo Blue Eagles win their second straight game by at least 20 points to open the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gov't to offer witness protection to cab driver in Arnaiz case

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre also appeals to the group holding taxi driver Tomas Bagcal to allow the NBI to conduct investigation

POSSIBLE WITNESS. Tomas Bagcal speaks at a press conference on September 10, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

UP Board of Regents approves GE reform proposal

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:09 PM

UP Board of Regents authorizes reduction of required GE units of UP Diliman students from the current 45 units to a minimum of 21 units

GE REFORM. From 45 required minimum GE units, the subjects would be trimmed down to 21 required units

New King Maroon Paul Desiderio takes charge

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:59 PM

With the game on the line Desiderio shows leadership quality just when the team needed it most

UP FIGHT. During the timeout leading into the game-winner, Paul Desiderio told coach Bo Perasol his shot would go in. Despite a lack of accuracy earlier, he was right. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Late Desiderio 3-pointer gives UP opening win over UST

Sep 10, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Paul Desiderio s triple allows UP to escape the close opening match with a victory

DAGGER. Paul Desiderio nails a dagger three that sealed the win for the Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Human rights group protects taxi driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:33 PM

Taxi driver Tomas Bagcal seeks the protection of the human rights group Rise Up as he seen as a possible witness in the death of teenager Carl Angelo Arnaiz

CARL ARNAIZ. Chicks rest atop Carl's coffin to supposedly peck on th conscience of his perpetrators. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

UAAP Season 80 men's basketball team rosters

Sep 09, 2017 - 3:13 AM

Find out which players are suiting up for your favorite schools in UAAP Season 80

Killing of Grade 12 boy raises fears among Baguio students

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Vaughn Dicang s body is found in a creek on Thursday September 7

STOP THE KILLINGS. 'Oblation' in University of the Philippines-Baguio Campus is covered in black and red to condemn the killings in the country. Photo by Cielo Marie L. Esmeria/Rappler

Akomo, Ouattara given go signal to play for UST, UP

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:57 PM

UP’s Rob Ricafort was still said to be ineligible due to age requirements

GROWLING DEBUT. Steve Akomo will get to make his debut with the UST Growling Tigers this weekend. File photo by Delfin Dioquino

Third Kardashian-West baby on the way?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The couple are reportedly expecting a baby via surrogate

KIMYE. Reports say that the celebrity couple will be parents again soon. Photo from Instagram.com/kimkardashian

MMDA trains 100 dogs in UP to help save lives during disasters

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Dogs undergo a life saving training every weekend for 8 weeks at the UP Vanguard grounds

SEARCH AND RESCUE. The University of the Philippines adopts the MMDA K9 Corps search and rescue training at the UP vanguard. Photos by Rupert Ambil/Rappler







UP still lone PH university in THE World University Rankings

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UP is now in the 601 800 bracket of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 which ranks the world s top 1000 universities

TOP UNIVERSITY. The Oblation sculpture at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, July 20, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Youth groups human rights organizations and netizens demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Youth organizations, human rights groups, and netizens, cry for justice for the death of former UP student Carl Arnaiz

UST, UP players facing ineligibilty as teams await UAAP decision

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:22 PM

The UAAP Board of Trustees are currently debating on import eligibility and age cutoff issues

INELIGIBILE. UST's star import Steve Akomo's eligibility is under the deliberation of the UAAP board. File photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

UP Fighting Maroons Season 80 team preview – Keeping the fire alive

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:03 PM

The departure of Jett Manuel leaves a hole in the lineup but young guns like Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario give the team a fighting chance in season 80

PUTTING UP A FIGHT. Paul Desiderio was UP's all-around producer last season, leading the Fighting Maroons in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Filipino millennials helping farmers cope with climate change

Sep 03, 2017 - 11:52 AM

RiceUp Filipino Farmers is a social enterprise that helps local farmers become resilient and self sustaining even when the odds are not in their favor

SOCIAL GOOD. Students from Hawaii started RiceUp to help Filipino farmers cope with climate change. Photos by Roy Joseph Roberto

Free Friday? Watch this critically-acclaimed Cinemalaya movie

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Baconaua is a coming of age tale mixed with myth and faith

Photo from Baconaua Facebook page

How to keep up like the Kardashians

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Love them or hate them you can t deny that these women have the ability to turn garbage into gold

Athletics chief says SEA Games 2017 performance 'good build-up' to Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The Philippine athletics team already has 5 gold medals 3 silvers and 8 bronzes heading into the final day of athletics competition

GOLDEN BOY. Trenten Beram claims two gold medals for the Philippine athletics team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from POC/PSC Media

‘Woke Up Like This’ review: Boisterous fun

Aug 26, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Woke Up Like This doesn’t endeavor to make anything out of its very crass comedy

7 trik cantik yang mudah diterapkan untuk tampilan maksimal

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Beberapa rutinitas kecantikan jika dilakukan dengan tepat bisa berpengaruh pada penampilan secara keseluruhan

BLOW RAMBUT. Salah satu trik adalah dengan mem-blow rambut berlawanan arah dengan tumbuhnya akar. Foto dari Coveteur

FULL TEXT: Media's role in a post-truth age

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Veteran journalist Tina Monzon Palma says during UP s Gawad Plaridel awarding ceremony: How do we remain relevant in an age when truth itself seems to be under assault? The media cannot be timid Media need not be timid if it sticks to good journalism

What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:57 AM

‘Just because [President Duterte] signed this into law doesn’t mean things will be miraculously okay tomorrow ’ says the UP vice president for public affairs

ROAD TO FREE TUITION. The President signing RA 10391 is just the first step towards the full implementation of the free tuition law. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

Mandatory drug tests could lead to ‘tokhang’ in schools, warns students’ union

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:41 PM

UP will not require students to undergo drug tests We are very wary that this could be abused and the results misused says public affairs VP Jose Dalisay Jr

DRUG WAR IN SCHOOLS? The NUSP warns students will now be more vulnerable to the government's anti-drug campaign following a recent CHED order. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Bakwit school' for Lumad children opens in UP

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Indigenous peoples have set up camp at the state university campus in Diliman after tribal schools in Mindanao were burned or occupied by government troops

BAKWIT SCHOOL. An alternative learning venue opens up for Lumad children who have set up protest camps at the University of the Philippines Diliman. All photos by Mark Saludes

No tuition collection in U.P. system for 1st semester of SY 2017-2018

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:58 PM

The free tuition policy will not cover graduate students and those studying in UP s law and medical schools

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia Commons