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[OPINION] Where should academics stand in times of injustice?

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'My deepest resentment and indignation is reserved for scholars and self-proclaimed experts who spin and twist academic knowledge to legitimize and validate oppression'

Groups hold donation drive for Samar children affected by militarization

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:37 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The groups are accepting school supplies and cash donations for the children of Northern Samar and Samar until the end of June

[OPINION] Defending academic freedom from political extremism

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM

On the persecution of the historian Lisandro Claudio by political extremists

[OPINION] Why academic achievements are not enough

May 18, 2019 - 12:38 PM

'Being an academic does not mean resting on our laurels nor turning our social media posts into our curriculum vitae. It means using knowledge in upholding the duty to be one with the vulnerable sectors in opposing oppressive systems.'

[OPINION] Pundits and professors

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:06 AM

There's the tendency to be loose with facts, and worse, to even fall for fake news

UP Manila academic employees' union slam Ramon Tulfo for 'abusive behavior'

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:59 PM

'The actions of Mr Tulfo are not only grossly irresponsible, but also patently endanger the lives of other patients under the care of the PGH ER staff,' the All UP Academic Employees Union-Manila Chapter says in a statement

UP BUDGET. The budget of the University of the Philippines includes an allocation for the operation of the Philippine General Hospital. File photo from Wiki Commons

Top Spain academics vow to boycott all-male panel discussions

May 16, 2018 - 11:39 PM

The manifesto reads: 'The members of this list publicly pledge not to participate as speakers in any academic event or round table of more than two speakers where there is not at least one woman as an expert'

UNPRECEDENTED. File photo of 3 women attending the massive one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Barcelona, on March 8, 2018. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

The university and the humanities

Mar 25, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Thanks to the university, the humanities can enjoy the space they need to thrive. Thanks to the humanities, the university can help students find their soul to realize what makes them whole.

Schools 'responsible' for making sure graduates can detect fake news

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:40 PM

'It is the responsibility of universities and in fact all education institutions that we graduate students who are responsible citizens in a democracy,' says Clarissa David of the University of the Philippines

ROLE OF ACADEME. Educators discuss how the academe is combatting the proliferation of fake news. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bohol teachers hope gov’t info portals can revive interest in libraries

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Technology has made students shun libraries and do research on their gadgets instead, say the teachers. They're banking on the DOST's Starbooks learning stations to change that.

Photo from DOST Starbooks Facebook page

International School Manila offers scholarships for 2018

Nov 10, 2017 - 2:55 PM

ISM is searching for the next batch of Filipino Scholars for School Year 2018-19

Professors, scholars demand 'chain of killings must stop'

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:56 PM

'We call on the President to demonstrate that the Philippine government is willing and able to genuinely carry out the investigation or prosecution of these crimes'

Escudero wants synchronized opening of classes by 2018

May 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Senate Bill 1432 seeks to require all public and private schools to start their school year on the second Monday of August but not later than the second Monday of September

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FAST FACTS: How honorary degrees are conferred

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The plan of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents to confer an honorary degree on President Duterte draws protests from students and alumni

International School Manila offers scholarships for 2017

Nov 21, 2016 - 2:03 PM

ISM is searching for the next batch of Filipino Scholars for School Year 2017 18

UPLB students hold #JunkSAIS protest on first day of classes

Aug 03, 2016 - 7:04 PM

The eUP project team claims that the SAIS was attacked to make the service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic

JUNK SAIS? More than 800 students skip their classes to protest against eUP's SAIS. Photo by Jaira Roxas/Rappler

4 things to know about eUP’s SAIS

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:58 PM

The goal of the eUP Student Academic Information System SAIS to ease up registration and harmonize the ICT infrastructure and systems of all campus units is promising What went wrong?

Dutch hospital's appeal: No more Pokemon hunting!

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:35 AM

Academic Medical Center spokeswoman Loes Magnin: Since yesterday Monday we ve noticed young people walking around the building with mobile phones into places they re not supposed to be

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube commercial.

Rappler Talk: DepEd's Sec Armin Luistro on milestones of educational reform

Jun 20, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Outgoing education secretary Armin Luistro looks back on DepEd s milestones on educational reform over the past 6 years such as the K 12 system and the academic calendar shift

Luistro on first day of Grade 11 rollout: 'Best class opening thus far'

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:30 PM

At the central office we monitor if there is an insurmountable problem that is systemic There s none so far says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

OUTGOING AND INCOMING. Education Secretary Armin Luistro and incoming secretary Leonor Briones visit the senior high school Building and students at the Commonwealth High School in Quezon City on Monday, June 13. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Are 2016 VP bets truthful about academic degrees?

Feb 06, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Rappler looks at the academic degrees listed in the public profiles of the 6 candidates for vice president to check if these are accurate or if the claims have been corrected

Are 2016 presidential bets truthful about academic degrees?

Feb 05, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Rappler looks into the academic degrees of the 5 leading candidates for president as stated in their public profiles to see if these are accurate

FRONT-RUNNERS. From left to right: Jejomar Binay, Grace Poe, Rodrigo Duterte, Mar Roxas, and Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

Early registration for public school students on January 30

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:04 PM

For this year s early registration the education department will focus on the last milers or children and youth who are out of school

EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS. Parents look after their children during the first day of school in Batasan Elementary School on June 1, 2015. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

A (Vocational) University of the Philippines

Jan 21, 2016 - 5:43 PM

I refer to a gradual shift in UP policy that under the pretext of serving the people is aimed at lowering the standards for academic and intellectual thinking

Fact-check on politicians' academic degrees

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Rappler s fact checking in 2015 reveals that claims by some politicians about their academic degrees were not totally accurate

A tribute: Ben Anderson’s brain

Dec 18, 2015 - 8:31 AM

His gentle presence notwithstanding Ben Anderson always kept us on our toes because we had no idea how to answer his questions which usually start with the query What’s odd about it?

Ben Anderson (left) died in Batu, Malang, in his sleep on December 13, 2015. Photo from Twitter

Obama says California shooting motive unknown, terror 'possible'

Dec 04, 2015 - 1:05 AM

Barack Obama s statement is largely devoid of the frustration he has previously shown over the lack of tougher gun control laws

ONE SUSPECT IDENTIFIED. Law enforcement officers deploy near the scene where suspects in the shooting at the Inland Regional Center were reportedly apprehended in San Bernardino, California, USA, 02 December 2015. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

VLOG: When tech-voc education is not 'the other choice'

Nov 06, 2015 - 10:15 AM

In Singapore educators blur the line between white collar and blue collar

'Rift' between academic, tech-voc tracks a 'false dichotomy'

Nov 04, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Experts say majority of work in the future will require a combination of very good academic background and extremely good skills to apply that academic knowledge to the real world

NOT THE OTHER CHOICE. Ng Cher Pong (L) and Bernie Trilling (C) talk about the importance of both the academic track and the technical-vocational track in the 21st century. Photo by Temasek Foundation

Want to be a senior high school teacher?

Oct 13, 2015 - 6:15 PM

The education department will hire 30 000 teaching staff and 6 000 non teaching staff every year for school years 2016 2017 and 2017 2018 for senior high school under the K to 12 program

SENIOR HIGH. Because of the K to 12 program's senior high school, the education department will hire 30,000 teachers every year for 2016 and 2017. File photo by Rolex Dela Peña/EPA

Ayala Foundation and Singapore Management University are looking for Filipino 'partnership experts'

Sep 29, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Press release: Ayala Foundation is looking for 4 Filipinos to be their Tri Sector Collaboration masters scholarships to study at the Singapore Management University

CONVERGENCE. The Ayala Foundation and the Singapore Management University launch a scholarship program for Filipino partnership experts.

We need election debates, not boodle fights

Sep 20, 2015 - 1:19 PM

In lieu of political reforms perhaps the only hope remains in the academe Church and media to try to bring discernment back into our choice of leaders

Back in MNL: Harvard's largest student conference in Asia-Pacific

Aug 06, 2015 - 12:55 PM

After a 21 year absence the Harvard – Asia conference goes back to Manila with the theme Confronting Asia s Development Challenges through innovation

DepEd admits delay in buying science, math kits worth P2.56B

Jul 16, 2015 - 3:45 PM

To date the department is still bidding out contracts for over 82 000 science and math equipment using allocations from its 2014 and 2015 budgets

A sabbatical year

Jul 13, 2015 - 11:30 AM

How I re discovered that laziness is essential to productivity

Is UP prof saving face for bashing 'intelligent students'? Netizens weigh in

Jul 06, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Netizens rush to attack or defend UP professor Gerry Lanuza in the wake of his controversial social media posts

The revenge of the nerds

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:48 PM

Slackers and jocks are no longer the big men on campus – it s now the A student

In UP Diliman, the sky is cloudy with a chance of sunflowers

Jun 24, 2015 - 4:17 PM

For the first time after half a century University Avenue is decorated with sunflowers during the rainy season But with a downpour expected in the next few days can the flowers last until graduation day?

TRADITION. Sunflowers bloom in UP Diliman despite the rainy weather. Photo by Soeui Lee/ Rappler

UP: More international linkages after calendar shift

Jun 18, 2015 - 3:59 PM

UP Los Baños for one now hosts a lot of students from Indonesia and other ASEAN countries because of the practicality of opening classes in August

Bongbong Marcos corrects resumé

Apr 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

His revised resumé shows he did not obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Politics and Economics; only a special diploma in Social Studies What is confusing is the reference to a Graduate degree

ACCURATE. Senator Bongbong Marcos says that his educational record is accurate. File photo by Senate PRIB, Cesar Tomambo

Classes in public schools begin June 1

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:46 AM

School year 2015 2016 will have 201 school days and will end on April 1 2016

2015 bar exams moved to November

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The High Court s decision takes into account the effect of the academic calendar shift on the review period of law graduates

Hebdo and responsibility: Why scholars need more guts

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

To qualify one’s objection against a cold blooded murder by saying that Charlie Hebdo was racist is for people pleasers We who do not risk our lives to tell the truth owe our solidarity to those who do however disagreeable their approach may be

Theory meets reality: Transforming into a modern ASEAN economy

Nov 10, 2014 - 3:37 PM

14th Young Economists’ Convention YEC Series provides a stimulating venue for young economists to enrich their economic understanding and leadership potential grooming them to be socially responsible

Young Filipinos told: Include ASEAN in life planning

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Young Filipinos play a role in the development of the ASEAN region

Taiwan education minister quits over link to scandal

Jul 14, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Peter Chen s articles in the Journal of Vibration and control are withdrawn after allegations his peer review was completed using peers that did not exist

SCANDAL LINK. Image from Wikimedia Commons by user Solomon203.

Back-to-school shopping with half-a-peso in Divisoria

May 31, 2014 - 11:48 AM

For a typical wage earner saving 50 centavos per notebook could mean a lot

UP, UST inch higher in Asian university rankings

May 13, 2014 - 11:50 AM

The University of the Philippines is the only state university among the 5 institutions that make it to the annual rankings

CHED: Academic calendar shift not advisable

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:28 AM

UPDATED Other schools can opt to change their calendar as long as they inform the CHED 15 days before the prescribed June start and get approval

#TalkThursday: The UP academic calendar

Feb 28, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Rappler talks to UP Professors Ramon Guillermo and Victor Paz about the academic calendar shift