commentary / journalism / philippines

Two UPD students, two different takes on the RH bill

Yesterday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published my rebuttal to a letter written by Kiboy Sagrado Tabada. In a brief note published last April 2, Tabada criticized newly-elected university student leaders for pushing […]

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education / journalism / philippines / up diliman

No PH university makes it to this year’s list of top 400 schools worldwide

by Mark Pere Madrona As of this writing, no local media outlet has reported on this. A newly published report (dated October 6, 2011) by British magazine Times Higher Education indicate that […]

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up diliman

Class suspension in UP Diliman, September 28, 2011

Update from CSSP Student Council: Per Chancellor Caesar Saloma announcement: 7AM-1PM classes cancelled on September 28, 2011 to restore UPD to normal status (after being ravaged by Typhoon Pedring). Please do not […]

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journalism / up diliman

UP Diliman suspends morning classes, September 27, 2011

According to ABS-CBN News, the following universities have announced the suspension of their respective classes today due to Typhoon Pedring. As of this writing, Signal No. 2 has been raised over Metro […]

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hodgepodge / up diliman

UP Pep Squad is 2011 Cheerdance champs! 4th title in 5 years!

*With their win this year, the UP Pep Squad has won the UAAP cheerdance title for the fourth time in 5 years (they also won in 2007, 2008, and 2010). Wait a […]

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commentary / road accidents / up diliman

No, Chris. There’s a flood warning sign before you reach Mother Ignacia Ave.

It was like a scene straight from MTV Boiling Points (remember that show?). UP Law student and philosophy summa cum laude graduate Christopher Lao have become an overnight Internet celebrity for all […]

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journalism / philippines / up diliman

GMA 7’s Jun Veneracion reacts to criticisms about his interview with Christopher Lao

Mr. Veneracion is apparently reacting to criticisms that he unwittingly made UP Law student Christopher Lao look stupid on camera during his interview with him last August 2. That was when Mr. […]

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education / hodgepodge / personal matters / up diliman

UPCAT review tips 2012!

I can hardly believe that it has been six years since I took the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT). How fast time flies, indeed. I had the exam at […]

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up diliman

UP pulls off shocker, upsets FEU – Cheers everyone!!!

News from ABS-CBN: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/print/166175 MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons won their 2nd game of the UAAP season with a 76-63 upset of the Far Eastern University […]

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education / up diliman

Breaking News: UP Diliman suspends classes for August 2, finally

Breaking news – I got this message from Twitter: To UP admin: Thank you very much for your very timely announcement! Next time, 5PM naman kayo mag-anunsyo para hindi masyadong hassle sa […]

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Analyzing Toni Gonzaga’s interview with Bongbong Marcos

Celebrity talk show host and actress Toni Gonzaga is getting flak for her recent interview with former Senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for her web show “Toni […]

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United Nations month theme for 2021 – “International Year of Fruits and Vegetables”

The United Nations (UN) will be celebrating its 76th foundation anniversary this October 24. Because of that, October of every year is known all over the world, including the Philippines, as the […]

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#BotongPinoy2022 – Manny Pacquiao officially joins 2022 presidential race

Senator Manny Pacquiao has officially declared his candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections Sunday afternoon. Pacquiao, the only boxer in world history to have won titles in eight different weight divisions, has […]

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Filipino netizen Mary Jane Fabre goes after the diplomatic passports of BTS, fails spectacularly

The seven-member supergroup BTS earned further admiration around the world this week when President Moon Jae-In of their home country South Korea officially appointed them as his government’s Special Presidential Envoy for […]

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