Mindanao State University - updates

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Mindanao State University shortens semester, mass-promotes eligible students

Apr 20, 2020 - 8:17 PM

MSU President Dr Habib Macaayong says they shortened the second semester of academic year 2019-2020 because they gave 'consideration to the preservation of life, safety, and well-being' of the MSU community

Photo from Mindanao State University System website

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

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

(UPDATED) 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

Only U.P. makes it to top 100 of QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Mapúa University and MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology round up the list of 8 Philippine universities in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

Marawi profs slam government’s skewed rehab priority

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Professors of Mindanao State University question the government's move to prioritize the construction of a military garrison over attending to the needs of evacuees

[OPINION] Through gunshots and fire, I survived

May 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

It was a day of celebration for us. Or so we thought.

[OPINION] Protests remind us that we can do better

Mar 04, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Mindanaons continue to be at the forefront of demanding reforms in the rehabilitation of Marawi, militarization of Lumad communities, and the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law. We continue to fight today in the same way our mentors fought for our future before.

Mindanaoan exam topnotchers: 'Let's aim for unity through education'

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:18 AM

'Maybe the results reflect how academic institutions all over the country are gearing themselves to produce competent professionals through quality education,' says Lovelle Rhoy Cariño Manpatilan of the Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology

Senate finance committee allots P10B for Marawi rehabilitation in 2018

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

This is higher than the P5 billion budget for Marawi rehabilitation given this 2017

BURNED HOUSES. A Philippine Marines truck speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi on May 30, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Senate panel OKs additional P1.68 B in 2018 CHED budget

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The Senate finance committee increases the CHED's proposed budget for 2017 from P12.41 billion to P14.1 billion, but this excludes funds for the free tuition law

BUDGET APPROVED. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan smiles during the Senate finance committee hearing on their proposed 2018 budget. Screenshot from Senate Youtube account

Stray bullet kills gov't employee in Marawi

Sep 07, 2017 - 11:33 AM

UPDATED A stray 50 caliber bullet hits two civilians in the vicinity of Mindanao State University prompting the military to reimpose restrictions in the city

STRAY BULLET. A Caliber 50 stray bullet hits a regional government employee at the vicinity of the Mindanao State University

Mindanao State University reopens on August 22

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Government troops will remain stationed near the campus to provide security

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

Marawi fights to open MSU as war drags on

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:45 PM

UPDATED Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr says they want to make sure that the crisis does not force students and professors to leave the Mindanao State University for other schools

Maranao in Melbourne helps bring MSU students back to school

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:02 AM

A PhD student at the University of Melbourne starts BalikMSU to encourage students displaced by conflict to finish their education

TRUE MARANAO. PhD student Elin Anisha Guro started BalikMSU to bring normalcy back to the lives of students in Marawi City. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

MSU Marawi students graduate away from home

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The graduates of Mindanao State University Main Campus receive their hard earned diplomas away from their own campus as fighting rages in Marawi

HISTORIC. There are at least 2,000 graduates of the Mindanao State Univeristy - Main Campus for 2017. Photo courtesy of Junaina Sharief

When hope fights back amid conflict in Marawi

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Violence may have become the new normal but people are not letting it get in the way of their lives

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 18-24, 2017

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Must watch videos from this week

ASSURANCE. Two of the biggest banks in the country assures the public there is no need to worry amid glitches and ATM fraud.

MSU-Marawi determined to open in August for 2nd semester

Jun 23, 2017 - 6:16 PM

MSU president Habib Macaayong says everything is under control at MSU main the country’s 2nd largest state university with the Philippine marines securing the compound

MSU RESIDENT. A Maranao woman and resident of Mindanao State University Campus in Marawi City awaits news about the war in her city. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi clash evacuees now volunteers

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:03 PM

I want to help the victims because I was also a victim says MSU Marawi student Edward Borres who fled his city with fellow students two days after the clashes began

HELP. Student volunteers help in bringing goods. Photo by Wendy Perocho Salva

Dela Rosa in Marawi: We must take control of the city

May 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa who once studied in Marawi City visits cops there amid the battle against terrorists

'TALK TO MEN.' PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa talks to police personnel deployed in Marawi City. Sourced photo

The Football Coach who escaped Marawi

May 30, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Ake Pastoral goes to Marawi to teach the Beautiful Game He ends up in a war zone

Marawi crisis: 'It's my first Ramadan far away from family'

May 27, 2017 - 8:29 PM

A student at the MSU main campus in Marawi Mohammad Hayef Mokhtar jumped into a dump truck bound for its satellite campus in Iligan City to escape government clashes with local terrorist groups

AWAY ON RAMADAN. The clashes in Marawi have torn apart families on Ramadan. Rappler photo

Ahead of Ramadan, Marawi residents pray for lasting peace

May 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Muslims who have decided to stay put in Marawi City will observe Ramadan amid gunfire and explosions

Residents of Marawi City fleeing the armed clashes between government forces and the Maute Group arrives in Iligan on May 24, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Students walk 32 kilometers to flee Marawi City

May 24, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Mindanao State University s satellite campus in Iligan City is prepared to accommodate students who evacuated from the main campus in Marawi City

LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

DepEd schools in Marawi to open as scheduled on June 5

May 24, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Department of Education schools will not be used as evacuation centers for those affected by the clashes between the military and the Maute terrorist group

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Students will be able to watch the performances of poets Lourd Ernest de Veyra Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr Joel Toledo and Cerrine Cecilia Tuason

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

The Department of Agriculture hires Roben Abdella to help handle the government s livelihood and education program for the country s sea gypsies

WATCH: Marawi students reject war, extremism

Dec 03, 2016 - 2:34 PM

Stakeholders in the future of Mindanao speak their minds on the war and extremism

Rescued? 'Kidnappers released us,' says MSU student

Jun 09, 2016 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) One of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology students who surfaced on Monday denies reports law enforcers rescued them from kidnappers

Kidnapped students in Lanao del Norte rescued

Jun 07, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Authorities have yet to find two more students of the the Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology

PH probes attack on ISIS-targeted top Saudi cleric

Mar 02, 2016 - 1:46 PM

3rd UPDATE The Department of Foreign Affairs regrets the shooting incident and says it continues to monitor the situation closely

ISIS TARGET? An assassin shot at prominent Saudi cleric Sheikh Aaidh al-Qarni while he as leaving the Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City on March 1, 2016. Screenshot from Youtube

Saudi preacher, diplomat hurt in Zamboanga shooting

Mar 01, 2016 - 11:36 PM

3rd UPDATE The two victims are identified as preacher Sheikh Aaidh al Qarni and Saudi embassy official Sheikh Turki Assaegh

Plight of the Badjao: Forgotten, nameless, faceless

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The Sama Dilaut the formal name of the Badjao are among the most obscure misunderstood and marginalized among the Filipino ethnic linguistic groups Their story needs to be told

SEA GYPSIES. The Sama Dilaut or the Badjao are a sea faring people in Tawi-tawi and the Sulu Seas. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lower budgets for 10 state universities, colleges in 2016 – lawmaker

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon also identifies 20 state universities and colleges that will get lower allocations for capital outlay and MOOE

Binay SONA fact check: Total budgets of SUCs increase under Aquino

Aug 06, 2015 - 7:01 PM

However a check on the budgets of the 4 schools that Vice President Binay mentioned in his speech shows he got it right about decreases on certain years

Move your books to Mindanao!

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Books are passports to learning possibilities Help young Mindanawans achieve their potential

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5 students in Negros attacked by bees, injured

Jun 03, 2015 - 9:06 PM

The biology students from the University of St La Salle and the Mindanao State University were doing research work says the La Carlota police

Illiterate? Inferior? Badjao is MSU magna cum laude

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The first Badjao to graduate with honors from the Mindanao State University Tawi Tawi Roben Abdella 22 has strived against discrimination

ASPIRING TEACHER. Roben Abdella graduates magna cum laude from Mindanao State University (MSU) Tawi-Tawi with a degree in Secondary Education. Photo from Basil Sali

Bomb threat: Classes suspended until MSU-IIT is cleared

Sep 22, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology has yet to be cleared since receiving a bomb threat Monday afternoon

Power interruptions to worsen due to right-of-way violators, NGCP warns

Aug 28, 2014 - 6:49 PM

Despite warnings residents intentionally plant trees along the power lines causing outages the National Grid of Corporation of the Philippines says

Nestea Beach Day 1: AdU clips DLSU, SWU shines

May 02, 2014 - 1:18 AM

Familiar powerhouse squads and shock troopers made their mark alike as the 17th Nestea Beach Volleyball Battle of Champions kicked off in Boracay

Nestea Beach volleyball action Day 1. Photo by Levi Verora

My Mindanao: Peace at long last?

Mar 30, 2014 - 10:00 PM

I believe that a new breed of Muslim leaders visionaries and intellectuals will be the catalyst for change

SCARS. The front part of Sta. Barbara Elementary School in central Zamboanga City is tattered by bullets from the siege. Photo from JR Lopez Gonzales

Teachers hurt in Zambo Sibugay bus accident

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:10 AM

The bus was carrying Basilan delegates to the recently concluded Palarong Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association

INJURED. A bus accident in Zamboanga Sibugay injures 20, mostly teachers from Basilan. Photo by Richard Falcatan

CHED: DAP boosts state universities

Oct 29, 2013 - 3:58 PM

The bulk of the DAP allocation for infrastructure and facilities goes to the University of the Philippines and Mindanao State University systems

SUPPORT. The highly-criticized DAP allocation helped boost the capacity of state colleges and universities, Commission on Higher Education chairperson Dr Patricia Licuanan says. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

#AyudaZamboanga: Relief operations for Zamboanga

Sep 27, 2013 - 9:49 PM

Zamboanga needs help amid the MNLF government standoff The government and private sectors respond by organizing relief operations to help Zamboanga

Pork barrel for CHED?

Aug 28, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Nueva Vizcaya Rep Carlos Padilla says It s like pork because it s only released when you re able to identify the programs you are going to implement

Kidnapped university employee released in Jolo

Jul 31, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Abductors release Alrashid Maha Roxas a staff member of the Western Mindanao State University in downtown Jolo

University employee abducted in Zamboanga City

Jun 22, 2013 - 10:47 PM

The victim is Alrashid Maha Roxas 56 a a clerk at the Islamic Studies unit of the Western Mindanao State University

Another death in MSU-Marawi

Jan 30, 2013 - 11:32 PM

Jovert Algoso 37 is shot dead in Mindanao State University MSU in Marawi City on January 29