Laguna - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Laguna

ARTICLE FINDER

This SK in Laguna sets up online ‘talipapa’ to help farmers, jobless locals

May 20, 2020 - 5:33 PM

When long lines crowded their local public market, the Sangguniang Kabataan of Barangay Dila brings goods online instead through their 'Talipapa Online' initiative

DELIVERY. A volunteer part of Talipapa Online hands over a bag of food essentials to a local customer. Photo from SK chairman Roy Padrid

Metro Manila, Cebu City, Laguna under 'modified' ECQ until May 31

May 12, 2020 - 12:39 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Eight regions will be placed under GCQ, while the remaining 8 will be under no quarantine measures but must follow health protocols

Members of the Manila Police District and the Manila Health Department don their Personal Protective Equipment as they go to houses of Persons Under Investigation to bring them to the Delpan COVID-19 Quarantine Facility at Parola in Tondo, Manila on April 15, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Batangas City, Muntinlupa, Sta Rosa finalists in WWF climate-safe cities contest

Apr 30, 2020 - 11:03 AM

The 3 cities are recognized for their plans to reduce carbon emissions. Other finalists include Vancouver, Paris, Reykjavic, Mexico City, Los Angeles City, and Dong Hoi City in Vietnam.

Photo from World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-PH)

WATCH: Minors in Laguna ordered to reenact quarantine offenses on camera

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:52 PM

Concerned citizens recognize the voice in the videos to belong to a police chief in Liliw, Laguna

WATCH: Laguna doctors, medical staff send off recovered coronavirus patient with an applause

Mar 30, 2020 - 1:55 PM

In response, the patient gives the medical staff of Unihealth Southwoods Hospital in Biñan City, Laguna a small wave of her hands

Laguna confirms second case of coronavirus

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:07 PM

Like in the first confirmed case, the latest coronavirus is from Sta Rosa City

Barangay captain cages curfew violators in Laguna

Mar 21, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Barangay officials from Sta Cruz, Laguna draw criticisms after detaining curfew violators in a small, mobile dog cage

CURFEW. Barangay Captain Eric Ambrico implements curfew in Brgy. Gatid in Santa Cruz, Laguna and posts about his strict measures on social media. Photo from Eric Ambrocio's Facebook post

WATCH: Metro Manila in enhanced community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:17 PM

Rappler's field teams give live updates on the final minutes before the Luzon-wide community quarantine

WATCH: The first Monday morning of the Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:39 AM

Rappler's field teams are at the outer borders of Metro Manila with its neighboring provinces in the north, east, and south

Lone health worker mans frontline in early hours of Metro lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:47 PM

'Ito ang direktiba na tinanggap natin para tugunan ang tungkulin natin bilang manggagawa ng kalusugan,' says Ryan Arboleda, a nurse at the San Pedro City Laguna Epidemiology Surveillance Unit

SCREENED. In this photo, Arboleda checks body temperatures of motorists as policemen inspect their identification at a checkpoint along the boundary of Muntinlupa and San Pedro, Laguna during the start of the community quarantine on March 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Traffic builds up on first morning of Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:43 AM

Too many people overwhelm government forces during the Duterte government's 'community quarantine'

FIRST MORNING. At the Malanday-Meycauayan border in Valenzuela, soldiers manning the checkpoint report they have no thermal scanners on the first morning of the Metro Manila lockdown, March 15, 2020. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.  FIRST MORNING. At the Malanday-Meycauayan border in Valenzuela, soldiers manning the checkpoint report they have no thermal scanners. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.

WATCH: Last-minute checkpoints put in place before Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 8:53 AM

Commuters cooperate with authorities at checkpoints despite the inconveniences, to keep one another safe from the novel coronavirus

LOCKDOWN. A DOH personnel checks body temperatures of motorists as policemen inspect their identification at a checkpoint along the boundary of Muntinlupa and San Pedro, Laguna during the start of the community quarantine on March 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Laguna confirms first coronavirus infection

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:23 AM

The patient is from Santa Rosa City

PNP chief Gamboa: Laguna helicopter crash an 'accident'

Mar 09, 2020 - 10:49 AM

'I am convinced nobody in his right mind would do that,' says Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa

RUINED. The crash site of the helicopter carrying PNP Chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials  in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna on March 5, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PNP chopper that crashed has no flight recorder

Mar 06, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Ideally, flight recorders—known for their misnomer "black boxes"—contain flight data and the voice recording of the pilots and passengers useful for flight crash investigations

The helicopter carrying PNP Chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials crash in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna on March 5, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PNP launches probe into Laguna helicopter crash

Mar 05, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar will lead the probe into the helicopter crash

CRASH SITE. The helicopter carrying PNP Chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials crash in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna on March 5, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Video catches takeoff, crash of helicopter carrying PNP chief Gamboa

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:50 PM

A helicopter carrying 8 passengers, including 4 police generals, crashes seconds after take off

TAKEOFF. The photo shows the Bell-429 helicopter carrying top police officials just before it crashed in San Pedro, Laguna. Screenshot from video courtesy of Renald Padrigo Taliga.

2 PNP generals in 'critical condition' after Laguna helicopter crash

Mar 05, 2020 - 12:32 PM

Major General Benigno Durana says the two generals are being 'well taken care of'

The helicopter carrying PNP Chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials crash in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna on March 5, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Helicopter carrying PNP chief Archie Gamboa crashes in Laguna

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:40 AM

(6th UPDATE) The chopper, which carried 8 passengers including top PNP officials and helicopter crew, gets entangled in a power line. Two are in critical condition.

CHOPPER CRASH. The helicopter carrying PNP chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials crashed in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna, on March 5, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

8 children, baby rescued from online sexual exploitation in Pampanga and Laguna

Feb 24, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Three children are rescued in Angeles, Pampanga, while another 5 children and a 25-day old baby were rescued in San Pedro, Laguna

RESCUE OPERATIONS. Operations against the online sexual exploitation of children occur in Pampanga and Laguna. Photo from International Justice Mission.

Cavite-Laguna Expressway to start toll collection on February 10

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:50 PM

The first 10.7-kilometer segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway will begin charging toll after 3 months of operations

TOLL COLLECTION STARTS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway will now charge a toll fee from motorists. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

FALSE: 'Positive' coronavirus case in Laguna hospital

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:37 PM

The Global Medical Center of Laguna says it 'has no confirmed 2019 coronavirus case' there around the time the claim was spread

Taal Volcano ash wipes out bee pasture in Laguna

Jan 18, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Native bee colonies take a hit from widespread damage to plants, but they can help the regrowth of foliage if people introduce the plant species bees prefer

ASHFALL. Flower plots in a bee pasture in Calamba, Laguna, are choked by ash from Taal Volcano in neighboring Batangas. Photo courtesy of Ame Locsin

Calabarzon residents have no management plan for volcanic eruptions – survey

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption

Photo courtesy of the Philippine Air Force

Biñan City is turning Taal Volcano's ash into bricks

Jan 14, 2020 - 9:07 PM

The bricks produced from the ash will be used for constructing facilities in Biñan City

In disaster-hit areas, people are stepping up to help Taal Volcano victims

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:14 PM

Meanwhile, some slam the Philippine government's perceived inaction in helping evacuees and other victims

1 dead, 3 hurt in Laguna road crash amid Taal Volcano ashfall

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:11 PM

A truck driver dies after sustaining severe injuries from a mishap in Calamba, Laguna

ROAD CRASH. Gilbert Dawal Briones, the driver of this truck, died due to severe injuries following a road crash in Calamba, Laguna, on January 13, 2019. Photo courtesy of Calamba Police

LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano spreads to Calabarzon, Metro Manila

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the Taal Volcano ashfall has reached as far as Quezon City

Ashfall from the Taal Volcano was observed reaching as far Silang, Cavite on Sunday afternoon, January 12. Photo by Vea Magsaysay

Lambanog that killed 8 in Laguna tests positive for high levels of methanol

Dec 25, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The samples contain 11.4% to 18.2% methanol, a toxic amount of the substance

LAMBANOG POISONING. Patients from Rizal, Laguna rest at the Emergency Room of Philippine General Hospital on December 23, 2019. Around 8 individuals are reportedly dead after drinking lambanog and experiencing stomach ache and vomiting. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

At least 8 dead after drinking lambanog in Laguna, Quezon

Dec 22, 2019 - 9:55 PM

(3rd UPDATE) More than 100 people are also rushed to hospitals after experiencing stomachache and vomiting

POISONING. More than 150 residents of Rizal, Laguna, are rushed to the Philippine General Hospital in Manila on Sunday night, December 22, for suspected methanol poisoning after drinking lambanog. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


PNR: More trips to Los Baños if ridership improves

Dec 04, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The new train set added to the main line can accommodate 81 passengers

KOGANE TRAIN. The Philippine National Railways added a Kogane train set to its main line that now extends to Los Baños. File photo from DOTr

An 'interactive water show' by Tokyo-based teamLab is coming to Nuvali

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) The global teamLab digital art experience is heading to the Philippines for a one-of-a-kind interactive water show!

Basilan sends Abu Sayyaf surrenderers to various cities to learn livelihood

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Hundreds of former Abu Sayyaf Group members will undergo an exposure tour in Quezon City, Bulacan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Benguet, and Los Baños, Laguna

EXPOSURE TOUR. Hundreds of former Abu Sayyaf Group members will undergo an exposure tour in Quezon City, Bulacan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Benguet, and Los Baños, Laguna. Photo from Richard Falcatan/Rappler

This farm in Pagsanjan empowers banana farmers through sustainable agri-livelihood project

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:15 AM

Villa Socorro Farm has provided livelihood for over 200 farmers through producing banana chips

Labor leader shot dead in Laguna

Nov 06, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Reynaldo Malaborbor was among 3 farmers arrested in 2010 by the military and whose case was dismissed 4 years ago

SEEKING JUSTICE. Image courtesy of Kasama-TK.

Cavite-Laguna Expressway starts partial operations

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:32 PM

CALAX will be open from 6 am to 10 pm during the Undas weeked

OPEN FOR MOTORISTS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway is expected to serve around 10,000 cars, cutting travel time from 45 minutes to 10 minutes from Mamplasan to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road. Photo from MPT South Management Corporation

LOOK: The first segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The project is 90% completed, says Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

OPENING SOON. This section of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway covers the Mamplasan Exit in Biñan, Laguna. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Cavite-Laguna Expressway passable by October 30 – DPWH

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Entry and exit points at Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road will be opened in time for Undas 2019

OPEN ON UNDAS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway is set to open on October 30, and is expected to serve 10,000 motorists. Photo from MPIC website

Suspects in Masbate town vice mayor’s slay ordered released

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The cases filed against the 4 men are under investigation

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Masbate town vice mayor’s slay: Alleged gunmen from Tarlac, Laguna arrested

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The suspected killers of Batuan Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III are arrested after a CCTV camera captures the plate number of their escape vehicle

PARADED. The four suspects who killed Vice-Mayor Charlie Yuson III of Batuan, Masbate is arrested by authorities and now being detained Manila Police District. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Farmers are business partners in this zero-waste café

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Sierreza – which has artisan stores in Los Baños and Maginhawa Street – has no set menu. It serves what farmers in partner communities plant.

DRIED and processed goods are available at Sierreza.

DOH confirms 2nd case of polio in the Philippines

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A day after declaring a polio outbreak in the country, the health department says the disease is found in a 5-year-old boy from Laguna

SECOND CASE OF POLIO. The Department of Health confirmed a second case of polio in Laguna, September 20, 2019.

AFP: 'NPA leader arrested' in Laguna

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The military says the arrest of Antonia Setias Dizon is a 'major blow' to the communist party, but a labor rights group calls it 'illegal' and a form of 'political harassment'

REBEL LEADER. Antonia Setias Dizon is arrested in Laguna on September 17, 2019. The military says her arrest is a 'major blow' to the communist New People's Army. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane in Laguna retrieved, to be decoded

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The aircraft wreckage also undergoes reconstruction

RETRIEVED RECORDER. A third-party Australian firm will be decoding the recorder's contents in aid of the probe into what caused the crash. Photo courtesy of CAAP Media - FOI

9 dead as small plane crashes at Calamba resort in Laguna

Sep 01, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) The light aircraft was used for medical evacuation. Among the dead are the patient being transported, the patient's wife, a doctor, and nurses.

Plane crash Calamba City Sept 1. Photo by Cabuyao Cabuyao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

Santa Rosa City in Laguna gets own congressional district

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:35 PM

(UPDATED) The city is carved out of the 1st district of Laguna, leaving San Pedro City as the only local government left in that district

COA to Laguna hospital: Fix waste storage and disposal

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The Commission on Audit finds that the Laguna Medical Center violated the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and the Health Care Waste Management Manual

Here’s why you’re never too young (or old) to change the world

Aug 16, 2019 - 12:07 PM

These grade 6 students prove that anyone can make a difference

Suspect in Grade 7 Laguna student slay arrested

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Police track down security guard Renz Ivan Balderama in Barangay Bucal in Calamba City

Grade 7 student from Laguna shot inside school

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:37 PM

(4th UPDATE) The Department of Education says the victim died at at 4 pm on Thursday, hours after the attack