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[OPINION] Fantastic coconuts and what to do next

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Studying and propagating coconuts with improved characteristics will be beneficial to an estimated 3.5 million coconut farmers and 22 million Filipinos

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

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.

[OPINION] 'Tuesdays with Morrie' moments with my high school literature teacher

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Have you ever bonded with a truly inspirational teacher outside the classroom?

UPLB graduate wants to help farmers like his grandfather

Jun 23, 2019 - 3:31 PM

University of the Philippines Los Baños graduate Romel Arrobang recalls his grandfather saying, 'Kung hindi ako magtatanim, paano kakain ang mga tao?'

  Photo by Romel Arrobang

'Reverberate': U.P. Los Baños Babaylan launches Pride Series 2019

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: UPLB Babaylan aims to feature art educating the public about the LGBTQ+ community and their cause

UPLB encourages students to converse offline through human library

May 31, 2019 - 4:19 PM

People become an open book through University of the Philippines Los Baños' Human Library

U.P. Board of Regents: Unenrolled UPLB students can register

Mar 30, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The University of the Philippines Board of Regents also directs chancellors to conduct dialogues and consultations with their respective constituents

UPLB community slams ‘repressive’ ban on unenrolled students in classes

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:10 PM

'Nakakalungkot lang na hindi ako makaka-graduate, hindi dahil sa negligence ko but sa negligence ng admin,' says graduating student Kirby Vicente

UPLB biologist died of 'severe dehydration' – local official

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:29 AM

(3rd UPDATE) James Alvarez's cause of death is 'gastroesophageal reflux disease with severe dehydration secondary to vomiting,' says a Kidapawan City official

BIOLOGIST. Biologist James Alvarez died during a trek in Mount Apo on December 9, 2018. Photo from the Facebook page of James Alvarez

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

LOOK: UPLB students hold indignation protest against Sereno ouster

May 15, 2018 - 8:38 PM

UPLB student council chairperson Charm Maranan urges the UPLB community to join their call in resisting the tyranny of the Duterte administration

WATCH: Meet hardworking lolo, lola in Los Baños

May 13, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Rene Mojado is already 82 years old, but he still drives a jeepney to and from the UP Los Baños campus. By his side all day is his wife Aida, 76.

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!

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

ASEAN businesses not a threat to Filipino farmers

Nov 01, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Helping farmers should form part of companies' corporate strategy and not just fall under their corporate social responsibility, say experts at the 2nd Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship Conference

Aquino camp denies role in UPLB political action vs Marcoses

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:16 PM

'Pasensiya na kay Senador Bongbong Marcos dahil 'di namin kayang sumang-ayon sa pantasya niyang pagbigyan at pansinin sila,' says Abigail Valte, spokesperson of former president Benigno Aquino III

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

ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity releases the second edition of the ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook as it opens its new headquarters in UP Los Baños

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

No tuition for now for UP Manila, UPLB undergrads

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED In both campuses the suspension – until further notice – is applicable to those enrolling for the first semester of academic year 2017 2018

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

WATCH: Empowering housewives through social enterprises

Apr 02, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Student organization Enactus UPLB helps the housewives of Bayan ni Juan in Calauan Laguna with running small scale businesses

ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION. Members of Enactus UPLB helps enable progress through entrepreneurial action. All photos from Kevin Cuevas

#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

Protests staged across PH after Supreme Court allows Marcos burial

Nov 08, 2016 - 7:22 PM

UPDATED Shortly after the Supreme Court decision is announced protest rallies are held in Quezon City Makati Baguio Los Baños Cebu and Davao mostly at universities

NO TO MARCOS. University of Philippines students join Martial Law Victims in a protest rally at the UP compound on Tuesday to condemn the Supreme Court's decision granting hero's burial to the late President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Joel Liporada/ Rappler

UPLB students teach housewives how to do business

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:44 PM

The project of Amiga Philippines wins Rappler’s Social Good Summit workshop on education and jobs

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Special holidays in 5 areas in August, September – Malacañang

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Presidential proclamations 26 to 30 declare non working holidays in Davao City Digos City Bulacan Los Baños and Tacurong City

UPLB students hold #JunkSAIS protest on first day of classes

Aug 03, 2016 - 7:04 PM

The eUP project team claims that the SAIS was attacked to make the service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic

JUNK SAIS? More than 800 students skip their classes to protest against eUP's SAIS. Photo by Jaira Roxas/Rappler

4 things to know about eUP’s SAIS

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:58 PM

The goal of the eUP Student Academic Information System SAIS to ease up registration and harmonize the ICT infrastructure and systems of all campus units is promising What went wrong?

UP Visayas' first summa cum laude is next student regent

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:53 PM

As the next student regent Raoul Manuel will represent the 50 000 undergraduate and graduate students of the UP system nationwide in the Board of Regents

STUDENT LEADER. Raoul Danniel Manuel is the 34th UP Student Regent. Photo from UP Visayas' official Facebook page

The battle’s not over for mothers of desaparecidos

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Ten years have passed since the abduction of Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan but their mothers remain hopeful that they will be found

'Protecting Benham Bank key to food security' - Oceana

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The Philippines newest under water territory could help ensure the country s food security if we can protect it for the future

Poe visits UPLB as campaign wraps up

May 07, 2016 - 6:51 AM

According to Poe UP students are the most critical thinkers and have been known to grill candidates in forums

UP FIGHT. Grace Poe addresses students of UP Los Banos. Photo by Karla Sambajon

UPLB students: ‘Miriam is the answer!’

Apr 28, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Santiago may be trailing behind other presidential candidates in the polls; but in her alma matter she s at the head of the pack

YOUTH FOR MIRIAM. Supporters of Miriam Defensor-Santiago wait for the senator to arrive at a forum in the University of the Philippines Los Banos. Photo by Karla Sambjaon/ Rappler

Miriam Santiago in UPLB: ‘Surveys are unreliable’

Apr 28, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Survey firms will be the kingmakers this elections That should not be allowed the senator says

AT HOME. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago says she feels at home whenever she is in her alma mater the University of the Philippines. Photo by Abigail Abigan/ Rappler

Luwalhati: UP organizations to unveil joint photo exhibit

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:34 PM

[PRESS RELEASE] UP PhotoS Shoot UP Manila and UP OPTICS will showcase photographs taken by young photography enthusiasts and aspiring photographers The exhibit will run from April 18 to May 6 2016

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Mar 15, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte to supporters: Be civil, intelligent, decent, compassionate

Mar 13, 2016 - 11:45 PM

UPDATED The statement from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s camp comes as his supporters threaten a student who asked him a question at a forum

UPLB students to Duterte: Give us direct answers

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:35 AM

Students ask Duterte hard questions and his answers draw mixed reactions

Will it be Bongbong Marcos-Martin Romualdez in 2022?

Mar 05, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez is often seen by his cousin s side in sorties leading some to mistake them for a 2016 tandem

BUDDIES. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr and senatorial candidate Martin Romualdez mount a very tight campaign for the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of Martin Romualdez's official website

Watch ‘Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me:’ The musical

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Tabsing Kolektib presents the first musical adapation of Eros Atalia’s bestselling novel

10 social media stories that caught your attention in 2015

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:28 AM

BinayBwisitsUPLB PrayForJollibee AlDub and MissUniverse2015 are some of the most read Rappler social media stories in 2015

Umalohokan, Inc. presents 38th annual Isko't Iska

Nov 09, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Isko’t Iska is an annual theater production headed by Umalohokan Inc a UPLB socio cultural organization

PH national scientist Benito Vergara dies

Oct 25, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Vergara who was named National Scientist in 2001 for his contribution on rice research dies at the age of 81

RICE RESEARCH. In a photo taken in 1991, Benito Vergara is seen conducting a study on a rice field. Photo from Vergara's Flickr page

Binay and the duty to ask tough questions

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Asking tough questions should challenge presidential aspirants to go beyond bullet points of beautiful things

Binay: I enjoyed UPLB forum, no offense taken

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:13 PM

While a good sport the Vice President cannot help but describe as disrespectful agriculture student Lucky Patrick Lopez who questioned the city s informal settlers relocated to Calauan Laguna

'I'M GLAD.' Vice President Jejomar Binay says he is happy to have the opportunity to engage with UPLB students in a heated forum. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

UPLB students to Binay: Fulfill promises, or we oust you as president

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Jejomar Binay promise before students to support agrarian reform end labor contractualization lessen the number of OFWs amend the FOI bill and probe human rights violations

TAAS KAMAO. UPLB students expect Vice President Jejomar Binay to fulfill the promises he made during the forum on September 15. File photo by Rappler

VIDEO REPORT: Binay braves open forum at UPLB

Sep 16, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Despite the heat the Vice President took everything in stride even posing for selfies

FULL VIDEO: Binay answers questions from UP Los Baños students

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:38 AM

Watch the full Q A here on Rappler