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Lipa City mayor tightens belt to fund senior pension, PWD allowance

Aug 06, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa orders a city hall-wide austerity measure

SAVING. Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa speaks to members of the press during a meeting held Monday, August 5. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Suspect in De La Salle-Lipa student rape slay arrested

May 22, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Police arrest the suspect in Victoria town, Oriental Mindoro

VICTIM. Flowers adorn the memorial for Fidex Therese Marana. Photo from Lavoxa online, the official college paper of De La Salle Lipa.

Vilma Santos wins in Lipa, rival to file petition for recount

May 16, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Santos' opponent, the incumbent Lipa City mayor, alleges that widespread fraud happened in the recent elections

In Lipa City, Poe says Batangas feels like 'home'

May 05, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Reelectionist Senator Grace Poe says Batangas 6th district Representative Vilma Santos Recto has always been her 'partner'

BATANGAS. Reelectionist senator Grace Poe with incumbent Batangas 6th district Representative Vilma Santos-Recto and her husband Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto. Photo from Poe's office

Recto endorses Roxas, reelectionist bets in 2019 Senate race

May 05, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Senators Cynthia Villar and Juan Edgardo Angara also attend the Bangon Lipa rally

ENDORSEMENT. Senator Ralph Recto endorses former senator Manuel Roxas II in the 2019 Senate elections. Screengrab from Mar Roxas staff

Lipa barangay chairman killed

Dec 28, 2018 - 10:55 PM

The victim, Marlon Luancing, is the incumbent barangay chairman of Barangay Antipolo del Sur

MARLON LUANCING. Photo from Facebook.

3 killed, 15 wounded in Star Tollway accident

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Two senior high school students of De La Salle-Lipa were among the fatalities in the early morning mishap

Concrete plant defies Lipa mayor's closure order

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:52 AM

Residents of Barangay of Calamias in Lipa City, Batangas, appeal to higher authorities to look into the continued operations of RY Saligvera Builders Construction and Supply Company

WRONG PLACE? The batching plant of RY Saligvera Builders is in a residential area in Lipa City, Batangas, prompting residents to air health and environmental concerns. Contributed photo

LISTEN: 'Kiss and Make Up,' the Dua Lipa x BLACKPINK collab, has dropped

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:49 AM

'Kiss and Make Up' is part of the super deluxe edition of Dua Lipa's self-titled album

COLLAB. The worldwide sensation collabs with K-pop girl group BLACKPINK. Screenshot from Dua Lipa's Twitter account

IN PHOTOS: Dua Lipa's 2018 Manila show

Sep 15, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The singer says the show was 'incredible'

DUA LIPA. The singer performs at the Mall of Asia arena. Screenshot from Instagram.com/officialtimyap

Dua Lipa and K-pop group BLACKPINK are collaborating for a new song

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Who's looking forward to this collab?

SUPER DELUXE. Dua Lipa is set to drop a new super deluxe version of her album featuring much-awaited collabs. Image from Dua Lipa's Instagram account

Court grants Lipa City Mayor TRO for his suspension

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:40 PM

'The basic purpose of the restraining order is to preserve the status quo until the hearing of the application for preliminary injunction. It is a preservative remedy for the protection of substantive rights and interests,' the order reads

Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Tension grips Lipa city hall due to Mayor’s suspension order

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:26 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Meynard Sabili is meted with a year's suspension without pay on June 27, but maintains he has filed a motion for review and is waiting for a temporary restraining order. Meanwhile, the opposition calls for the vice mayor to take Sabili's place.

ERIC AFRICA. Lipa City Vice Mayor Eric Africa presents a document signed by DILG Regional Director Manuel Gotis dated July 31, 2017 informing Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas of the suspension order vs Mayor Meynard Sabili. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Lipa City barangay councilor shot dead

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The incident happens on the same night as the shooting of ex-vice mayor Ferdinand Ramos of Santo Tomas, Batangas

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May 31, 2018 - 7:05 PM

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Dua Lipa is coming to Manila

May 31, 2018 - 11:18 AM

This is not a drill. Find out when, where, and ticket prices here!

Dua Lipa, Jay Chou, The Killers to perform at Singapore Grand Prix 2018

May 24, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Plus Liam Gallagher and Martin Garrix!

HEADLINER. Dua Lipa is among the artists slated to perform at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix. Screenshot from Instagram.com/dualipa

IN PHOTOS: Massive artificial-grass football pitch to open in Lipa

Apr 12, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Aboitiz has created a unique synthetic-grass football facility in the Outlets in Lipa that can accommodate two games at the same time

VIRAL: With tax reform, Philippines has 'new rules' like Dua Lipa

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Ateneo de Zamboanga University students make a parody video inspired by Dua Lipa's hit song, featuring lyrics about the tax reform law

NHCP rejects bid to declare Lipa Carmelite Convent a nat'l historical landmark

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:48 AM

National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante says the commission has no competency to validate and confirm the veracity of the apparitions that occurred at the site

MARIAN DEVOTION. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Lipa City, Batangas. Photo via Shutterstock

Dua Lipa, Stormzy take top Brit awards

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Dua Lipa is named Best Female Solo Artist, while Stormzy wins over Ed Sheeran for Best Male Solo Artist

British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa (C) performs during the BRIT Awards 2018 ceremony and live show in London on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – NO POSTERS – NO MERCHANDISE– NO USE IN PUBLICATIONS DEVOTED TO ARTISTS

Batangas taps Chinese firm to develop airport, seaport, railway

Dec 15, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas signs a memorandum of understanding Teamrise Group Company Limited in Hongkong

SIGNED. Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas (seated, left) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with China real estate company Teamrise Group Co. Ltd in Hongkong for 6 major projects for the province of Batangas. He is joined by (standing, from left) Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Special Envoy of the President to China Fernando Borja, and Philippine Ports Authority representative Elmer Cadano.

AboitizLand to open The Outlets discount mall in Batangas next year

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The Outlets will offer premium brands at reduced prices. Phase 1 is targeted for launch by April 2018.

Batangas aims to be great again in coffee production

Oct 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Through the Kapeng Barako Revival Project, an advocacy group is hoping to bring back the glory of Barako coffee

CEREMONIAL PLANTING. Governor Hermilando Mandanas led the coffee ceremonial planting in the launch of the Kapeng Barako Revival Project. Photo courtesy of Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Youth orchestra eyed to keep kids off Lipa streets

Sep 03, 2017 - 8:02 AM

This pitch by a youth group – Project Gifted – wins P25 000 at the Office of the Vice President s Angat Buhay Youth Summit

Priests, farmers rally in support of Gina Lopez

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:54 PM

The rally for the environment chief is held on the same day that the environment chief released her department s final mining audit report

PRAYER. Archbishop Ramon Arguelles (second from the right) leads a series of prayer for Secretary Gina Lopez and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. All photos by Cathrine Gonzales

Bishop on Duterte tirades: 'Sick doctor still cures others'

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Churchmen are not perfect Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles admits but they should proclaim what is right and proper despite their own misdeeds

'NOT PERFECT.' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles defends his fellow priests and bishops against the latest tirades of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lipa archbishop: 'Christ embraces the miserable'

Jan 18, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Imagine Christ who embraces…the addict fearful for his life Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy

MERCY CONGRESS. Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles makes an appeal for the abandoned and neglected on the 3rd day of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy on January 18, 2017. Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/ Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communication

Duterte's 'toughness' captivates Batangueños

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:14 PM

A hysterical crowd fights to be near presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte The mad rush even breaks the glass door to the Lipa City mayor’s office

Cities of Batangas and Lipa get own congressional districts

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Republic Act 10673 names the 2 most populous cities in Batangas province as separate legislative districts

Ilocano bishop might be next Filipino saint

Jul 01, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The late Bishop Alfredo Verzosa of Vigan Ilocos Sur changed the religious spiritual and moral portrait of Southern Luzon where he was assigned in Lipa

‘SERVANT OF GOD.’ Late Bishop Alfredo Verzosa, born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, was the first Filipino Catholic bishop who hails from Ilocos. Photo from the website of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines

Team manager says Cagayan Valley leaving D-League, accuses league of favoritism

May 15, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Cagayan Valley Rising Suns team manager Frederic Collado says the team will leave the D League and join Joe Lipa s league accusing the PBA of favoritism

Lambanog's regal spin-off

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Lambanog goes international with this Batangas made world class product

Cardinal Tagle rejects calls for Aquino to quit

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM

We need to strengthen our institutions Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says as he urges Filipinos to wait for the next elections

'STRENGTHEN INSTITUTIONS.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle rejects calls for President Benigno Aquino III to quit. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Bishops split on 'moral basis' for Aquino to quit

Feb 28, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma says the Catholic Church is not in the position to push the President to quit for it is beyond her competence

'MORAL BASIS.' Catholic bishops find themselves in a key position as critics urge the President to quit. In this file photo, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines holds its bi-annual plenary assembly in January 2014. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

'Aquino quit' group: We have no leader, financier

Feb 27, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The National Transformation Council denies it is plotting a coup and says it s looking for a David to replace President Benigno Aquino III

ARROYO-LINKED. Norberto Gonzales (left) and Renato Corona (right), who both served under the Arroyo administration, belong to the National Transformation Council. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Coffee and education mix at the Lipa Coffee Academy

Sep 10, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Students learn to take care of coffee trees and harvest beans among other things at the Lipa Coffee Academy

Lipa Coffee Academy graduates hope to revive 'kapeng barako'

Sep 09, 2014 - 10:45 AM

The academy s first batch graduated in March 2014 armed with skills and knowledge to restore native Batangas coffee to its former glory

SOMETHING BREWING. Three of the baristas in the main branch of Cafe de Lipa in Lipa City are graduates of the Lipa Coffee Academy. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

[Last Lap] Recalling UP's glorious basketball past

Aug 10, 2014 - 4:33 AM

There was a time when UP wasn t the UAAP s cellar dweller but rather a perennial contender who dominated portions of the mid 1980s

The fire burns bright as the UP faithful celebrates their first win in two years. Photo by Joel Leporada

Ang Liga football: San Beda, UE thwart rivals

Jul 28, 2014 - 4:06 PM

The crimson clad booters of San Beda College and the University of the East prevailed against their overmatched adversaries

San Beda College’s Shaun Soberano shakes off a defender from MCL to send the ball to their team’s frontline. Photo by LJ Bernardez/Rappler

Ang Liga: Arellano drubs La Salle Lipa, Lyceum

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:34 PM

The Arellano University football team scored back to back wins in week 5 of the Ang Liga pre season tourney by downing foes La Salle Lipa and Lyceum Philippines University

NON-STOP. Arellano's Alvin Obero batters the defense with continuous attacks deep in Lycean territory. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

140 vintage bombs found in Batangas subdivision

Dec 28, 2013 - 3:23 PM

It s not the first time that vintage bombs were found in Lipa City Police says they were brought to the Fernando Air Base for proper disposition

BURIED BOMBS: Vintage bombs were found in a subdivision in Batangas. Photo from Amiya Rosa Facebook page

Balayan church drops plan to lease convent to grocery chain

Nov 05, 2013 - 8:59 PM

An online petition helps turn the tide against the proposed commercialization of a National Historical Landmark

GROCERY BESIDE THE CHURCH? Petitioners call on the Archdiocese of Lipa to drop its plans to lease the convent adjacent to Church of Balayan to a supermarket chain. Photo from www.tours.wowbatangas.com

#FoodTrip: Variety, affordability at Market! Market!

Aug 31, 2013 - 10:32 AM

Foodies won t run out of affordable choices in Market Market

CHOICES. From Japanese to Filipino cuisine to comfort food, there's a wide variety to choose from in Market! Market! All photos by Carol Ramoran

Batangas in 2013: Gearing up for Holy War

Mar 28, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The Archdiocese of Lipa with an unquestionable influence in local elections wants to create a Catholic vote in the national level

SUNDAY REMINDER. There is no missing the election-related message at the entrance of the Sto. Niño Church in Lipa City. Photo by Loreto Guinhawa

5 more bishops campaigning vs ‘Team Patay’

Mar 06, 2013 - 3:20 PM

The dioceses of Lipa in Batangas San Pablo in Laguna Malolos in Bulacan San Jose in Occidental Mindoro and Boac in Marinduque will also hang Team Patay and Team Buhay posters

What the campaign vs ‘Team Patay’ means

Feb 22, 2013 - 7:26 PM

Negative campaigning against identified senatorial candidates is a first for a Catholic diocese This is a test for the Catholic vote for national posts