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In Cavite, DLSU Medical Center doctor dies from COVID-19

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:45 AM

The DLSUMC Facebook account says anesthesiologist Regina Uy-Alegado died due to COVID-19

DLSUMC. The De La Salle University Medical Center in Dasmariñas, Cavite. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

17 DLSU Medical Center frontliners test positive for coronavirus

Jul 08, 2020 - 10:41 PM

The De La Salle University Medical Center says the coronavirus has infected 7 nurses, 7 support staff, and 3 doctors

DLSUMC. The De La Salle University Medical Center in Dasmariñas, Cavite. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Trump says Harvard move to online courses due to virus 'ridiculous'

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:26 PM

'I think it's ridiculous. I think it's an easy way out. And I think they ought to be ashamed of themselves,' US President Donald Trump say at a White House roundtable discussion

US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP

Mike Magpayo becomes first Filipino NCAA Division 1 head coach

Jul 03, 2020 - 9:48 PM

Fil-Am Mike Magpayo replaces David Patrick as head coach of the University of California Riverside

NEW ROLE. Mike Magpayo says he is 'absolutely thrilled' to take over as head coach for the University of California Riverside. Photo from

UP Visayas fraternity under fire after leak of lewd messages

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Sister sorority UP Stella Juris says there is 'no place to justify nor tolerate any malicious conduct...allegedly committed by certain individuals who were identified as members of UP Scintilla Juris fraternity.'

Screenshots from Twitter account Manyaks of UPV

Iskolars ng Bayan band together to help stranded students during pandemic

Jul 01, 2020 - 10:34 AM

Sagip Kabataan gives food packs and other essential goods to stranded students of the University of the Philippines Diliman and the Polytechnic University of the Philippine

STUDENTS' NEEDS. Sagip Kabataan volunteers distribute food packs and female sanitary items to help stranded students at the University of the Philippines Diliman and Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Photos from Star Jhane Caparas and Kevin Mangayan

Netizens mock Roque's congratulating PH for 'beating' U.P. experts' COVID-19 prediction

Jun 30, 2020 - 6:53 PM

The study in question predicted that coronavirus cases could shoot to 40,000 by the end of June

#StepUpUAP: Another school faces complaints of sexual harassment

Jun 29, 2020 - 7:46 PM

The University of Asia and the Pacific encourages victims of sexual harassment to come forward and file complaints with the Office of Student Mentoring, Guidance and Counseling

Study shows news media still reliable source amid COVID-19 'infodemic'

Jun 25, 2020 - 10:41 PM

All sources of information – from media to politicians to social media platforms – should work together to better inform the public about the coronavirus, says the lead author of a Reuters Institute study done in 6 countries

LESSONS FROM 'INFODEMIC.' Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism director Rasmus Kleis Nielsen speaks about the lessons from the coronavirus 'infodemic' at the Global Fact 7 on June 24, 2020. Screenshot from Global Fact 7 video

Ateneo Press offers discount on history books until July 12

Jun 25, 2020 - 9:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Titles on sale include 'The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos' by Primitivo Mijares and 'The Women of Malolos' by Nicanor Tiongson

Brazil starts testing Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Jun 25, 2020 - 12:19 AM

Known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, it is already being tested in volunteers in Britain, and is due to start being administered this week in South Africa, as well

TEMPERATURE CHECK. A customer's temperature is checked as she enters a shopping mall after it reopened, at Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 11, 2020. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

U.P. Diliman frontliners positive for coronavirus now at 14

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:36 PM

(UPDATED) Palma Hall in UP Diliman has opened its doors as an isolation area for suspected and probable coronavirus cases in the university area

University of the Philippines Diliman campus on July 20, 2017

Ateneo lands 1st runner-up in international business case competition

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:44 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Ateneo de Manila University is the first Philippine university to win 1st runner-up at the prestigious HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition

TEAM. The Ateneo team composed of (L to R) Annicka Koteh, Lucia Lorenzo, Isa Villanueva, and Javi Macasaet bag the 1st runner-up prize at the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition. Photo from Grupo Agatep Inc.

Cebu Normal University suspends subdomain after anonymous website hack

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:37 PM

The Cebu Normal University has informed the National Privacy Commission about the recent cyberattack

HACK. The Cebu Normal University reports a recent cyberattack targeting a subdomain of the university website. Photo from the Cebu Normal University's Facebook page

Roque hits Morales for seeking delay in universal healthcare law implementation

Jun 18, 2020 - 4:50 PM

PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales had earlier sounded the alarm over PhilHealth's funds given the drop in contributions due to the coronavirus pandemic

FALSE: Protesters at U.P. did not practice physical distancing

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Sandra Aguinaldo, the reporter who originally uploaded the photo under scrutiny, posts photos from other angles and clarifies that there was physical distancing during the protest

FEU investigating possible hack, exposure of student data

Jun 17, 2020 - 12:35 PM

A report from FEU Advocate says 1,000 student accounts had been made public, with details such as names, student numbers, and passwords exposed

Lawmakers oppose proposal to delay universal health care law implementation

Jun 16, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros tells PhilHealth the coronavirus pandemic is the 'litmus test' for the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act


DLSU drops part-time teacher after Facebook post about sexual violence

Jun 16, 2020 - 3:45 PM

The now-deleted post implied Senator Risa Hontiveros should be sexually harassed by prisoners to change her mindset that men should be taught not to rape

Screenshot of petition and DLSU building photo from Wikimedia

University of Cebu Law School latest to join calls vs anti-terror bill

Jun 13, 2020 - 7:26 PM

'I have been a lawyer for 22 years now and I have not encountered these objectionable provisions that we found in the law,' says UC Law Professor Liza Eisma-Osorio

ANTI-TERROR BILL. A large group of police gather in front of the De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila as members of the DLSU community conducts an Anti-Terror Bill rally inside the campus on Independence Day, JUne 12, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Fearful but defiant: Independence Day rallies push through despite warnings

Jun 12, 2020 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) The program at UP Diliman wraps up without any arrests

RALLIES PUSH THROUGH. Protesters gather at the University of the Philippines in Diliman QC on June 12, 2020, for an Independence Day protest. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.P. Visayas website down after defacement

Jun 11, 2020 - 8:39 PM

The UP Visayas website defacement is the latest in a string of cyberattacks targeting schools

DLSU offers online data science course

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The online course is designed for professionals and students from various STEM and ABM backgrounds who want to upskill towards a data science career

U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster to change its definition of racism

Jun 10, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Merriam-Webster's editorial manager Peter Sokolowski confirms to AFP that the definition would be modified after a request by Kennedy Mitchum, a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa

U.P. Cebu confirms data breach on its Student Evaluation on Teaching system

Jun 08, 2020 - 6:48 PM

The names and passwords to access a site used to let students rate the performance of their lecturers and professors are made public in the breach

Amid investigation, alleged San Beda hackers release '16gb database of San Beda'

Jun 08, 2020 - 4:32 PM

While San Beda is working with authorities, the alleged hackers' web page remains accessible. A new Twitter page also appears, claiming the public release of all the stolen data.

SAN BEDA HACK. The hacker's page shows a '0:00' on its 'doomsday' countdown Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

U.P. Cebu demands immediate release of students, alumni

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:33 AM

UP Cebu urges Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella and the chief of the Cebu City police office to 'seriously look into this clear transgression against our constituents and our property'

San Beda student portal hacked, personal data of thousands stolen

Jun 07, 2020 - 11:35 AM

San Beda University seeks the help of the National Bureau of Investigation and the National Privacy Commission to track down the hacker

False Facebook accounts of U.P. students, alumni reported after terror bill protests

Jun 07, 2020 - 9:09 AM

Here's how you can report accounts pretending to be someone you know or someone that doesn't exist

Universal Orlando is first big Florida theme park to reopen after virus

Jun 06, 2020 - 11:14 AM

The reopened theme park will only operate at 35% capacity, with new rules like mandatory face masks, temperature checks at the entrance, and ground markers

#CitizensInHealth: How can we help strengthen our public health system?

Jun 05, 2020 - 2:45 PM

(5th UPDATE) Join the conversation through this online career talk series

Ateneo priests, La Salle brothers join forces vs anti-terror bill

Jun 05, 2020 - 1:28 PM

'Instead of being a measure to protect our people, in the wrong hands, this bill can be used to oppress our people,' warned the Jesuit priests and the La Salle brothers

ATENEO LEADER. Father Jose Ramon Villarin, president of Ateneo de Manila University, is one of the signatories of a joint Ateneo-La Salle statement against the anti-terror bill. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

‘Doomsday’ warning for San Beda University resurfaces

Jun 05, 2020 - 12:41 PM

The university has a 72-hour window to send a notification to affected data subjects, according to the National Privacy Commission’s policies

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

San Beda University student portal down after apparent hack

Jun 04, 2020 - 5:32 PM

The defaced version of San Beda University's portal shows a warning to the school and an apparent 'Doomsday' timer

'Ma, Iskolar ng Bayan na ako': Fulfilling Mama's dream after her death from cancer

Jun 04, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Even when she was battling cancer, Christopher Al Eugenio's mother saved money to ensure her son can get review classes to enter his dream university

UPCAT PASSER. Christopher Al Eugenio talks about his mother's role in making his dream of getting into University of the Philippines possible. Photos from Christopher Al Eugenio

U.P. inches up in latest Asia university rankings

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:25 PM

In the latest Times Higher Education rankings, the University of the Philippines climbs 30 points and is now 65th in the region. The De La Salle University, meanwhile, slides down to the 301-350 bracket.

UST to honor athletes' scholarships until end of 2020

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The clarification comes after a report stated at least 30 athletes were told they would lose their scholarships in the first term of the academic year 2020-2021

SECURED. UST says no athlete will be released from scholarship for the first term of academic year 2020-21. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Photo makes some Android phones unable to boot – reports

Jun 01, 2020 - 3:42 PM

Solutions to fix the reported issue include factory resetting or finding a way to access the phone's system to delete the image file

Image from Google

[ANALYSIS] Free money for every Filipino, at least during emergencies

May 28, 2020 - 12:34 PM

'Through universal basic income, every citizen above a certain age will be entitled to cash aid. That’s as straightforward a solution to poverty as one could get.'

‘Premature’ to ease modified ECQ in Metro Manila – U.P. experts

May 27, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Is it safe to ease the modified community quarantine in Metro Manila?

Residents of Mandaluyong City on May 16, 2020, use their bicycles to travel for work and buy essentials as access to public transport is not yet allowed during the MECQ period. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

UPLB alliance calls on school officials to protect students from red-tagging

May 25, 2020 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez Jr defends the students who participated in a demonstration in campus and were implicated in military propaganda against progressive organizations

WATCH: Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen remembers historic pageant win 26 years later

May 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM

In 1994, Sushmita made history, becoming India's first Miss Universe titleholder

Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

NBA legend Patrick Ewing hospitalized with coronavirus

May 23, 2020 - 9:12 AM

Georgetown University says Patrick Ewing, the Knicks great now coaching his alma mater, is the only team member who tested positive

ICON. Patrick Ewing turns to coaching after a legendary basketball career. Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images/AFP

Oxford expands virus vaccine trial to older adults and children

May 22, 2020 - 9:05 PM

'We are now initiating studies to evaluate how well the vaccine induces immune responses in older adults, and to test whether it can provide protection in the wider population,' says the Oxford Vaccine Group

Astra gets $1 billion from U.S. to fund coronavirus vaccine

May 21, 2020 - 9:40 PM

The company says it is 'engaging with international organizations,' including the World Health Organization, 'for the fair allocation and distribution of the vaccine around the world'

U.P. Board of Regents approves appeals to give ‘pass’ marks to students

May 21, 2020 - 3:30 PM

The University of the Philippines Office of Student Regent describes the approval as a 'big victory for the Iskolar ng Bayan' as they continue their campaign for mass promotion

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. File photo of the University of the Philippines Diliman campus. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cambridge University moves lectures online until 2021

May 20, 2020 - 9:16 PM

Cambridge is the first UK university to set out its plans for the coming academic year starting in September

U.P. recalls locally-made coronavirus test kits over ‘very minor’ defects – DOH

May 20, 2020 - 3:34 PM

The Department of Health says that UP experts are already on the last stage of correcting the defects, which the agency doesn't specify


LOOK: Palma Hall opens its doors as isolation unit for UP Diliman

May 19, 2020 - 8:14 PM

Dubbed as Kanlungang Palma sa Panahon ng Pandemya, the social sciences and humanities hub of University of the Philippines Diliman takes on the responsibility of housing suspected and probable coronavirus cases in the area

PALMA HALL. UP Health Service staff, Department of Health inspection team, and Act as One representatives stand in Palma Hall, which is now an isolation area for suspected coronavirus cases. All photos from UP Diliman website