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'No way but up' for NU Pep Squad after back-to-back romp

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Fans expect only the best from the NU Pep Squad, but coach Ghicka Bernabe admits there's 'no such thing as an easy journey' for her team

Photo by Josh Albelda/

All the UAAP cheerdance tweets and memes you shouldn't miss

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Social media users certainly did not disappoint with their reaction posts this year

NU restarts UAAP cheerdance dynasty with back-to-back crowns

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Flashing a Sarimanok-inspired routine, the NU Pep Squad pulls off death-defying moves to receive an arena-wide standing ovation

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2019 teasers and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Get ready to cheer loud and proud as we show our school spirit in the 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Out to restart a fallen dynasty, the NU Pep Squad hopes to wow the crowd anew in its bid for back-to-back cheerdance crowns

NU gets lucky lottery bounce, set to close out 2019 UAAP CDC

Sep 25, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Defending champion NU Pep Squad claims the prime performance spot in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition

ON TOP. The NU Pep Squad hopes to relive that winning feeling. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UP athletes lead campaign to end violence against women

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The UP men’s basketball team and UP Pep Squad collaborate to battle violence against women, sexism and misogyny

AMBASSADORS. Members of the UP Fighting Maroons and the UP Pep Squad team up to promote safer campuses for women, the LGBTQ, and other vulnerable groups. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: All the fun and funky in the 2018 UAAP cheerdance

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

From Dia de los Muertos to Disney princesses to Beyonce, the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition proves to be another showstopper

#VAMOSNationalU. The NU Pep Squad brings more life to its routine with the vibrant colors of Mexico. 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

School spirit overflows as UAAP Cheerdance 2018 dominates Twitter

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

From funny tweets to highlight clips, here are the social media reactions you need to see from the cheerdance showdown this year

NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Denied of a five-peat last year, National University charges back with a flawless routine to bag the Season 81 title

PERFECTION. The NU Pep Squad wows the crowd with a show-stopping performance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2018 teaser videos and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Based on these photos and videos, can you guess the themes of the performances this year?

WATCH: UP drummers out to make some noise

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation releases a nifty video that encourages Pinoys to speak up

LOUD AND PROUD. The UP drummers encourage everyone to make a stand. Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

IN PHOTOS: Summit Media's May 2018 covers

May 05, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Summit Media's last remaining print publications share their latest covers, just weeks after the publishing group announced that it will stop printing glossies

MAY ISSUES. Summit Media's remaining print publications share their May covers – which could be the last to see print. Photos from,, and

End of an era: Summit Media stops printing glossies

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Summit Media, one of the country’s leading magazine publishers, says it has ‘completed its full digital transformation’

Salah, Firmino send Liverpool into UCL semi-finals

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Man City manager Guardiola watches the second half from the stands after being sent off for his protestations at the break

39TH GOAL. Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League second leg quarter-final football match between Manchester City and Liverpool. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Adamson Pep Squad nabs 3 golds in Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championships

Apr 01, 2018 - 6:40 PM

It's been a fruitful 4 months for the Adamson Pep Squad, which won the UAAP cheerdance title for the first time in school history last December

RAKING MEDALS. The Adamson University Pep Squad strut their stuff in the international scene. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

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

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

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

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Adamson Pep coach promises 'faster, cleaner, fiercer' routine

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Free lechon is served and school hoodies given away to Adamsonians who had the best cheer

PARTY TIME. The Adamson Pep Squad set the tone for a party with their routine in this year's UAAP cheerdance competition.

Adamson Pep Squad captain Dwyeth Vergeire wins it all on his last day

Dec 03, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Graduating leader Dwyeth Vergeire and his squad aimed to only win the hearts of people, but they did not expect the trophy and medal

#80SFOR80. The Adamson Pep Squad took the hearts of people with them as they traveled back in the time to the 1980s. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Funniest tweets about UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Have a look at some of the most retweeted tweets about this year's cheerdance competition

IN GIFs: Best moments during UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Here are some of the memorable moments during this year's competition

WATCH: Netizens celebrate UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017 on social media

Dec 02, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Here are some of the social media posts about this season's Cheerdance Competition

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017 teaser videos

Dec 01, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Here are videos to hype you up and help you cheer for your favorite teams on Saturday

Order of Performances: UAAP Season 80 Cheer Dance competition

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:59 PM

National University guns for 5-peat, while UP Pep returns to #UAAPCDC2017

5-PEAT. National University is aiming for their 5th straight title in the UAAP Cheer Dance competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Manchester City plans spending spree to buy goals

May 06, 2017 - 5:03 PM

After admitting Man City didn t score enough goals this season Pep Guadiola says the team will have to open its purse

POWER OF THE PURSE. When it comes to scoring goals, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says you have to pay to play. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Guardiola accepts Manchester City 'far away' from Champions League title

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Manchester City s early exit from the Champions League has Pep Guardiola looking at how they play their hands on the pitch

EARLY EXIT. Pep Guardiola is in new territory with the eliminated Manchester City as he hadn't lost before the Champions League semifinals in 7 seasons with Bayern and Barcelona. File photo from Manchester City's Twitter account

Luis Enrique: Datang dan pergi tak berarti

Mar 03, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Memutuskan pergi dari Barcelona di akhir musim ini

Pacific Plans execs face estafa complaint before DOJ

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:03 PM

This is not the first time plan holders have filed a complaint against the Yuchengcos and tried to recover their lost investments

DEFUNCT PACIFIC PLANS. Named respondents in the case are the firms' top executives including Alfonso Yuchengco, Alfonso Yuchengco III, Ambrosio Padilla, George Dee, Helen Dee, Paul Sycip and 30 others. Image from Google Maps

Man City not winning title wouldn't be disaster - Guardiola

Jan 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Manchester City slides down 10 points below Chelsea after their 1 0 loss at Liverpool

GOAL. Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum sinks the lone goal of their match against Manchester City, leaving Man City to ponder what to make of their season. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

UP Pep Squad, Filipiniana Dance Group win 6 medals at int'l cheerleading tilt

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:11 PM

UP teams representing the Philippines take home one gold 3 silvers and two bronze medals from the Asian Cheerleading Dancesport Championships

WINNERS. Representing the Philippines, the UP Pep Squad as well as the UP Filipiniana Dance Group bring home 6 medals from Indonesia. File Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: NU Pep Squad wins 4th straight UAAP Cheerdance title

Nov 20, 2016 - 11:25 AM

As usual the UAAP Cheerdance Competition catches the eye of the public

Dynasty continues: NU Pep Squad wins 4th straight UAAP Cheerdance title

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:17 PM

NU moreover comes in first place at the Group Stunts category while also winning different awards essentially sweeping the competition

UP Pep Squad holds own rally to thank supporters

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:10 AM

After withdrawing from this year s UAAP Cheerdance Competition the UP Pep Squad says thank you and asks for understanding

PEP IN STEP. The UP Pep Squad performs their routine in front of hundreds of students and alumni. The University of the Philippines Pep Squad has withdrawn from the 2016 due to unresolved disagreements. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

UP pulls out of UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Oct 26, 2016 - 2:50 PM

After finishing in third place last year UP filed a protest but it was shot down by the UAAP

Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Man City back on top of Premier League but Saints draw raises doubts

Oct 24, 2016 - 3:17 AM

Manchester City was held to a 1 1 draw against Southampton returning to the top of standings but showing a dip in form

DRAW. Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho (L) vies with Southampton's striker Charlie Austin. The two sides settled for a 1-1 draw. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Guardiola draws first blood as Man City wins derby

Sep 10, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Pep Guardiola enjoys victory over his old nemesis Jose Mourinho as his Manchester City side won 2 1 at Manchester United

DERBY. Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (L) hits the post with this attempt during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Pertarungan sang filsuf dan nemesisnya

Sep 10, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Rivalitas paling panas antara dua manajer Banyak urusan yang belum selesai di antara mereka

IN PHOTOS: Stars step out for PEP List Awards 2016

Aug 22, 2016 - 11:36 AM

AlDub KathNiel top this year s awards

FULL LIST: Winners, PEP List Awards 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 10:12 PM

AlDub Kathryn Bernardo Daniel Padilla Darren Espanto are among this year s winners Check out the full list here

All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ketika Pep Guardiola berbincang dengan vokalis OASIS Noel Gallagher

Jul 05, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Pep Guardiola mengungkapkan harapannya bersama Manchester City

Pep Guardiola berbincang dengan suporter Manchester City sekaligus vokalis OASIS Noel Gallagher. Foto dari Facebook/Manchester City

Lewandowski fires Bayern to fourth straight Bundesliga title

May 08, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Robert Lewandowski netted twice as Bayern Munich becomes the first club to win 4 German league titles in a row

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. Bayern Munich's Brazilian defender Rafinha (L) and Bayern Munich's midfielder Joshua Kimmich (R) celebrate with a paper mock up of the Bundesliga trophy after the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Ingolstadt 04 and FC Bayern Munich, at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt, southern Germany. Photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Muenchen: Passion melawan intelektual

Apr 27, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Dua tim dengan karakter bertolak belakang saling bentrok di semifinal Liga Champions

Arsenal vs Barcelona: Menunggu jurus baru Arsene Wenger

Feb 23, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Barcelona sudah seperti tembok besar bagi Arsenal Kiprah mereka di Liga Champions selalu terhenti di tangan raksasa Spanyol tersebut Bagaimana kali ini?

Luis Suarez dan Neymar cetak gol kemenangan untuk Barcelona dalam pertandingan melawan Las Palmas pada Sabtu, 20 Februari. Foto dari Twitter/@fcbarcelona

Trilogi Mourinho vs Guardiola: Medan perang baru di Kota Manchester

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:06 PM

Dengan Jose Mourinho hampir pasti berlabuh di Manchester United suhu di kota metropolitan itu bakal lebih panas Sudah ada lawan bebuyutan menantinya di sudut lain kota: Pep Guardiola

Mantan pelatih Chelsea Jose Mourinho melambaikan tangan saat pertandingan melawan FC Porto dalam laga Liga Champions, pada 9 Desember 2015. Mou dipecat klubnya pada 17 Desember. Foto oleh Andy Rain/EPA

Manchester City dan pencarian kesempurnaan Pep Guardiola

Feb 03, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Bersiaplah dengan kedatangan rezim baru

PEP GUARDIOLA. Pelatih Bayern Munich Josep "Pep" Guardiola akan meninggalkan klubnya pada akhir musim. Ia akan berlabuh ke klub Inggris Manchester City menggantikan Manuel Pellegrini. Foto oleh Peter Kneffel/EPA

Sunderland vs Manchester City: Ajang unjuk gigi ke Josep 'Pep' Guardiola

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Rezim Josep “Pep” Guardiola segera dimulai Saatnya para pemain Manchester City menunjukkan bahwa mereka layak berada di bawah rencana sang manajer anyar

BLUE STREAK. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (R) celebrates with teammate Jesus Navas after scoring the 2-1 lead during the English Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at the Vicarage Road Stadium in London. Photo by Hannah McKay/EPA

DTI ends 2015 with 3% surge in domestic, foreign investments

Jan 07, 2016 - 4:54 PM

The agency also expects a 5 hike in approved investments in 2016 to be driven by BPO services manufacturing

HIGH NOTE. DTI opens 2016 with a high note by reporting higher approved domestic and foreign investments last year. Former DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo (left) hands over DTI flag to newly appointed chief Adrian Cristobal Jr. Photo by DTI

Ancelotti ganti Guardiola sebagai pelatih Bayern Munich di akhir musim

Dec 20, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Carlo Ancelotti akan menggantikan posisi Pep Guardiola sebagai pelatih Bayern Munich pada akhir musim

Pelatih Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola akan meninggalkan klubnya pada akhir musim. Posisinya akan digantikan oleh Carlo Ancelotti. Foto oleh Peter Kneffel/EPA