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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

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

Missing Salvadoran journalist found dead on roadside – media

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Media reports say the body of Karla Turcios, 33, is found on a highway on the outskirts of Santa Rosa Guachipilin, 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of San Salvador

Ombudsman orders DOH to submit Dengvaxia's clinical trial papers

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The Ombudsman's request stems from two complaints filed late last year against officials of Sanofi Pasteur and government officials who implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program

KIDS' SAFETY. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III hands a monitoring card to a Santa Rosa Central Elementary School student who got the Dengvaxia vaccine last year. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Dengvaxia safety trial unfinished when vaccination program launched – Duque

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:17 PM

'So if they had waited [for] 2017, then they would have known they can’t give these Dengvaxia [vaccine vials] to children who never had dengue in the past,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

MONITORING. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III explains what parents in Santa Rosa, Laguna can do if their child received the Dengvaxia vaccine Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

Oct 11, 2017 - 3:50 PM

California Governor Jerry Brown says emergency responders expect the death toll to rise further

KENWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: A fuel truck sits in a stagin area as the Nuns Fire burns in the hills behind it on October 10, 2017 in Kenwood, California. Fifteen people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 2,000 homes and businesses in several Northen California counties. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Makati, Santa Rosa and San Carlos cities join WWF's ‘We Love Cities’ campaign

May 12, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Three Philippines made it to the final cut of WWF s Earth Hour City Challenge

3 PH cities finalists in Earth Hour City Challenge

Mar 11, 2016 - 3:03 PM

San Carlos City in Negros Occidental Sta Rosa City in Laguna and Makati City in Metro Manila have a chance to be hailed as the global Earth Hour capital

IN PHOTOS: Comelec's voting machines warehouse in Laguna

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Check out how the Commission on Elections is testing and storing the vote counting machines to be used in the May 2016 polls

This sprawling main production facility is where the VCMs are being tested. Security personnel are placed in strategic areas. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Election machines warehouse: A walk-through

Feb 04, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The Comelec invites students to go on field trips to the 5 hectare compound where vote counting machines are tested and stored in Santa Rosa Laguna

POLL MACHINES WAREHOUSE. The 97,000 voting machines that will be used in the May elections are stored by the Commission on Elections in 5-hectare complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna, which journalists have been allowed to visit on Febuary 4, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police kill boy carrying pellet gun in California: media

Oct 24, 2013 - 5:52 PM

California police shot a 13 year old boy mistaking his pellet gun for an assault rifle

Laguna bet faces DQ over too many bodyguards

Apr 29, 2013 - 7:31 PM

The re electionist mayor of Sta Rosa Laguna faces a disqualification case over allegedly unauthorized bodyguards

RE-ELECTIONIST BET. Mayor Alice Lazaga of Sta Rosa, Laguna faces a disqualification complaint. File photo from

I love salsa!

Apr 30, 2012 - 4:53 PM

Human rights advocate by day; salsa dancer by night

SALSA LOVERS UNITED. The author (3rd from left) with her salsa buddies. Photo by Corinna Araneta Lopa.

Ford says goodbye Philippines, hello Thailand

Feb 08, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Amid diminishing government support the country s only auto exporter is moving operations for two of its models to Thailand

Ford says goodbye to the Philippines