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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

Philippines Football League rekindles sport's passion

May 25, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The country s new top tier league is underway Here are the reasons why we should all be excited

GAME ON. There have been teething pains for the new national league, but the football action has been terrific so far. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Public told to avoid Majayjay barangay after NPA attack

May 14, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Communist rebels and soldiers clash in Barangay Ibabang Banga in Majayjay Laguna ahead of a festival in the area

Philippines Football League previews: Voltes, Kaya, Meralco, Stallion

May 05, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Kaya JPV Meralco and Stallion look to contend in the inaugural PFL

NEW LEAGUE. Takumi Uesato of JPV is defended by the Sparks. Photo by Bob Guerrero

IN PHOTOS: Protests, job fairs also mark Labor Day in the provinces

May 01, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Here are the scenes and the voices from Northern Luzon Southern Luzon and Northern Mindanao

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Metro Pacific pouring P153B into public infrastructure 'til 2018

Apr 04, 2017 - 9:33 AM

The infrastructure conglomerate is set to start construction of the Cavite Laguna Expressway and Cebu Cordova Link Expressway among others in 2017

PRIVATE HANDS. One of Metro Pacific's projects is NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10, which will be an elevated roadway connecting Segment 9 at MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City to C-3 Road (5th Avenue) in Caloocan City. Photo from MPIC website

WATCH: Small fisherfolk excited to fish in Laguna Lake after clearing of fishpens

Jan 26, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has started its massive dismantling of fish pens at the Laguna Lake

DENR begins massive dismantling of Laguna Lake fish pens

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Government wants to clear 2 000 hectares of the lake occupied by fish pens before the end of June

Fishpens at the Laguna Lake, January 25, 2017. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

San Miguel to spend $300M for brewery expansion in CDO, Laguna

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The new Cagayan de Oro plant will initially produce about one and a half million hectoliters annually says tycoon Ramon Ang

NEW PLANT. 'We will ground break soon,' SMC's Ramon Ang says about its new bottling and brewery plant in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Football: So, how's that national league coming along?

Jan 12, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The upcoming Philippines Football League is getting closer to becoming a reality

NEW LEAGUE. The Loyola Meralco Sparks hold tryouts on Wednesday at McKinley Hill Stadium in preparation for the upcoming Philippines National League. The league is "90 percent" certain to push through this season, says Nonong Araneta, signaling a transformation for Philippine club football. Image by Bob Guerrero

DENR to dismantle 'illegal, empty' Laguna Lake fish pens first

Jan 04, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Environment Undersecretary Arturo Valdez says fish pen permits will not be renewed for a year to give Laguna Lake a healing period

HEALING PERIOD. The environment department will soon conduct its massive dismantling of fish pens in Laguna Lake. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch Laguna: Fight corruption with vigilance

Dec 04, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Filipinos should also hold public officials to a higher standard and not let ethics violations go unpunished

NO TO CORRUPTION! Participants of the #NotOnMyWatch forum in Laguna on Friday, December 2, say no to corruption. Photo by Gemma Mendoza/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch anti-corruption caravan goes to Laguna

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:40 PM

How can we use technology to fight corruption? Find out by joining the NotOnMyWatch caravan in Sta Cruz Laguna on December 1 and 2

Duterte: Mid-December demolition of excessive Laguna Lake fish pens

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has ordered the military to dismantle the fish pens if owners themselves refuse to limit their area by the second week of December

LAKE FOR ALL. Small fisherfolk have been blocked by fish pen company guards from fishing in Laguna Lake. File photo by George Moya/Rappler