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VIRAL: Father sells banana cake for son's liver transplant

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Antonio Detablan sells homemade banana cakes for P120 each to fund a P1.6-million liver transplant for his infant son

Laguna newspaper out to prove print is not dying

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:57 PM

While newspapers are moving online, a media start-up in Laguna ventures into the print business

Laguna-based rehab center champions mental health through comic book

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:31 PM

'Cyber Brain' is about man’s overdependence on technology in a highly-digitized world and how it affects people’s state of mind

DEDICATION. The One Algon Place Foundation launches Cyber Brain comic book on February 22, 2019 at New World Hotel, Makati City. (From left to right: Dr. Eric Tayag, Mr. Rudin Gonzalez III, Atty. Toni Umali). Photo by Nicole Anne Del Rosario/Rappler

Laguna politicians vow to deliver votes for Duterte's slate

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

In 2016, these local politicians supported then-administration standard bearer Mar Roxas

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hands of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) candidates during the party's campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Department of Agriculture eyes more solar irrigation facilities in Laguna, Rizal

Feb 20, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says that the use of solar-powered irrigation systems can also save farmers more money

Busy Farmers in North of Manila in Pugo La Union get hope after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said “We will focus on agriculture in the coming years. We know that the major reason for inflation this year has been the logistics problems we have had in agriculture, as well as production problems.” Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

DOH monitoring suspected MERS case in Laguna

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:11 PM

DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo says they are still waiting for the results of lab tests to confirm if the patient has the viral respiratory disease

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Gov't goes after more businesses polluting Manila Bay, waterways

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The Laguna Lake Development Authority finds more businesses with environmental violations in Pasay and Manila

The Laguna Lake Development Authority has issued 5 cease and desist orders, 3 ex-parte orders and 12 notice of violations to erring businesses in the cities of Pasay and Manila on Tuesday, February 19. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

DOH: Rizal, Laguna, Batangas top measles cases in Calabarzon

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:01 PM

(UPDATED) There is a total of 560 cases in Calabarzon, 409% higher than 2018's record of 110

VACCINATE. DOH Calabarzon regional director Eduard Janairo vaccinates a child during a regional mass immunization program of the region. Photo by DOH-Calabarzon

LOOK: Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Bikers along Laguna Lake Highway now enjoy a separate lane from motor vehicles, protected by a planting strip

PROTECTED. Bikers have a separate lane from motor vehicles. Photo from DPWH

3 restaurants found polluting Manila Bay, water cut off

Jan 27, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The Laguna Lake Development Authority cuts off the water supply of 3 establishments operating near Manila Bay due to environmental violations

[OPINYON] Dekalogo ng pamamahala para sa henerasyong milenyal

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:30 PM

May mga bagong pagsubok tayong kinakaharap dahil sa bagong teknolohiya at pagkasira ng kalikasan. Ang bagong estilo ng pamumuno ay higit na kinakailangan.

Newlyweds from Laguna drown while on Maldives honeymoon

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The wife was 29 while the husband was 30, says the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

TRAGIC HONEYMOON. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is ready to help the family of newlyweds who drowned to death in the Maldives. Images from Shutterstock

Malacañang says woman's statue in Laguna part of freedom of expression

Jan 01, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo adds although the public should commemorate sacrifices and lessons learned World War II, it would be 'counter productive' to antagonize Japan – a strategic ally of the Philippines

SPOKESPERSON. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo during a press conference on December 3, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

IN PHOTOS: Magical Christmas spots south of Metro Manila

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The south also comes alive with Christmas colors, and the sights are just an hour or so away from Manila

LIGHT SHOW. On weekends during the holiday season, the gingerbread house lights up and changes color to holiday music and performances. Photo courtesy of The Gingerbread House PH Photo by Claire MadarangÂ

Tony Carolino files as substitute candidate for congressman of Laguna

Nov 19, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Carolino, the mayor of Sta Maria, Laguna, replaces Felicisimo San Luis

INTERVIEW: SUPPORT. Felicisimo San Luis show his support to Atty. Tony Carolino in his filing of COC for Congressman of 4th District of Laguna. Photo from Official Photographer of Atty. Tony Carolino

LOOK: Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig now open

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The highway, which cost P1.28 billion to build, also features a 3-meter-wide bicycle lane

DPWH inaugurates pedestrian and biker-friendly Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City November 15 2018. Photo from DPWH

P2P buses to NAIA from Alabang and Laguna available by November 8

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The new routes to NAIA will have 4 stops: two in Muntinlupa and 2 in Sta Rosa, Laguna

POINT-TO-POINT. The South-NAIA P2P route by UBE Express will start operations on November 8. Photo from Ube Express Facebook page

Spooky school stories: UP Los Baños edition

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:00 PM

For countless years, these spooky stories have passed on from generation to generation – sending chills running down everyone's spines

Some Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna buses to be converted into city operations

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:20 PM

This would mean faster travel time for passengers, according to the Department of Transportation

Passengers cue for seats on provincial buses for the Holy Week break. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Top NDF consultant arrested in Laguna

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Policemen and soldiers capture Adelberto Silva in Sta Cruz town

ARRESTED AGAIN. Adelberto Silva at the press conference at the social hall of the Episcopal Mission Center in Quezon City on August 18, 2016 after he was first released for the peace talks. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Calamba City gets own congressional district

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Republic Act 11078 carves the city out of the 2nd District of Laguna

Marcos seeks probe into Laguna outing of Robredo revisor, PET staff

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos says the swimming party indicates a 'conspiracy' between the Presidential Electoral Tribunal staff and the revisor of Vice President Leni Robredo

CONSPIRACY? Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos says the ballot recount is now compromised after a revisor of VP Leni Robredo went on an outing with PET staff.

LLDA orders closure of 2 firms engaged in illegal reclamation in Taguig

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Laguna Lake Development Authority General Manager Jaime Medina serves cease-and-desist orders to IPM Construction and Development Corporation and Level Up Construction and Development Corporation

Priest shot by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Calamba

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Reverend Rey Urmeneta is in stable condition, police say

COA temporarily lifts P79.9-M notice of disallowance vs ER Ejercito

May 27, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The Commission on Audit orders the lifting of the notice only to grant the former Laguna governor due process by reviewing his submissions and affidavits

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Journalists on fighting fake news: Be more discerning, take a stand

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Panelists at the #FactsMatterPH forum held in Laguna share their thoughts on how ordinary citizens can take part in preventing the spread of disinformation online

WATCH: Rappler, UPLB hold #FactsMatterPH forum in Laguna

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:43 AM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

VIRAL: San Pablo students dance in one-of-a-kind graduation rites

Apr 08, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Students in San Pablo City, Laguna, do a flash mob on their graduation day

Ayala Land boosts stake in Prime Orion, positions it as industrial estate arm

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The P3 billion share swap deal will increase Ayala Land’s stake in Prime Orion to 63.90% from 54.91%. It will also fold Laguna Technopark Incorporated into Prime Orion.

Stallion, Ceres agree to reschedule opening match

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:07 PM

Both clubs were initially scheduled to play in the PFL opening weekend

Philippines Football League inks new livestreaming deal

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The country's pro football league will now have a new streaming partner in Sportradar

First phase of Cavite-Laguna Expressway to open in December

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The first 7 kilometers of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is set to be opened to motorists by end-2018, ahead of the initial target of February 2019

CALAX. The 1st 7 kilometers (kms) of CALAX is seen to be opened to motorists by December 2018, instead of earlier target of February 2019. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

Metro Pacific unit to borrow P36 billion for 2 new toll roads

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation is getting ready for the construction of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway and the C5 South Link Expressway

NEW ROADS. The tollways arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) is spending P153 billion until the 1st quarter of 2018 to start building highways and toll roads around the Philippines. Photo from MPIC website

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The mayors – from the provinces of Quezon, Laguna, and Batangas – are accused of involvement in the illegal drugs trade

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.

Megaworld to build P8-billion estate along Lake Caliraya in Laguna

Dec 11, 2017 - 2:35 PM

The Hamptons Caliraya will be a 300-hectare development featuring lakeside residential villages and villas, a town center, two 18-hole golf courses, and a clubhouse, all set to rise over the next 10 years

LOOK: A brighter Magical Field of Lights this 2017 Christmas season

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM

It's the same beautiful field in Nuvali, Laguna of over 5,000 glowing “flowers,” but with a twist

BLOOMING WITH LIGHT. This field in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna glows with light buds, and this year, also with light spheres. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Laguna police struggle to recapture 4 escaped inmates

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Two other inmates who fled the Laguna Provincial Jail are recaptured in Cavite

Metro Pacific to ink deal with Leighton for CALAX

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Under a contract worth about P7.3 billion, Leighton will build the Cavite side of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)

CALAX. The tollways arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) is spending P153 billion until the first quarter of 2018 to start building highways and toll roads around the Philippines that will make up for the country's national infrastructure. Photo from MPIC website

Aquinos behind UPLB ‘political action’ vs Marcoses – Bongbong

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos on his belief the Aquinos are behind the UPLB gathering: 'Who in the past years had nothing to do except destroy the names of the Marcoses?'

MARCOSES VS AQUINOS? Former senator Bongbong Marcos believes the Aquino family had something do with a recent gathering of Marcos supporters at UPLB. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Thousands flock UPLB for 'promised cash' from Marcos wealth

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mabuhay si Apo!' thousands chant at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, as organizers promise them 'blessings'

LATE STRONGMAN. Booklets detailing the achievements of former President Ferdinand Marcos were given during an event in UP Los Banos. Photo by Jan Jacob Jansalin/Rappler

Maring forces evacuations in Quezon, other parts of Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Evacuations are ongoing in flood and landslide prone areas in Quezon Rizal Batangas Laguna and Cavite

Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Atienza to DENR: Laguna Lake still cluttered with fish pens

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza urges the Laguna Lake Development Authority to conduct an honest to goodness dismantling of illegal fish pens

FOR DISMANTLING. Fish pens at the Laguna Lake, January 25, 2017. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Honasan posts bail in Laguna

Aug 11, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Senator Gregorio Honasan II posts bail of P60 000 for two counts of graft in connection with the pork barrel scam

ARRESTED. Senator Gringo Honasan voluntarily surrenders himself to the Biñan City Police Station.

Roadtrip: Liliw, Laguna

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Famous for its shoemaking industry Liliw is a hidden gem among the highland towns of Laguna

WATCH: Liliw, the tsinelas capital of Laguna

Aug 08, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Did you know that Liliw is known as the Tsinelas Capital of Laguna ?

How an entrepreneur turned a 'public enemy' into a money-making resource

Jul 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The water hyacinth considered a public enemy for clogging waterways and causing severe flooding is now being transformed into useful products by a Laguna community thanks to a Los Baños entrepreneur

Philippine High School for the Arts marks 40th anniversary

Jun 06, 2017 - 2:40 PM

PHSA will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila as well as at the National Art Center in Mt Makiling in Los Baños Laguna

San Miguel to propose $2-B Metro Manila spillway project

May 29, 2017 - 7:40 PM

In exchange Ramon Ang wants the government to give San Miguel the right to use waste materials from Laguna de Bay for power generation

FLOOD CONTROL. To be built at no cost to the government, Ang says he will push through with it if the government will give San Miguel the right to use the waste materials for its planned power generation capacity. Rappler file photo