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Stranded for weeks, UPLB dormers battle anxiety, criticism

Mar 28, 2020 - 9:40 PM

More than 2,000 UP Los Baños students are stranded inside and around the campus

STRANDED. UPLB dormers strive to have semblance of normalcy during the Luzon lockdown. Photo from UPLB Community Affairs

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

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

11 fascinating facts about bees, the most important pollinators

Jun 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM

One-third of food produced in the world depends on pollination, and bees hold the most important role among all pollinators

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

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

DAME-UPLB hosts 2nd GAME Conference on October 26 and 27

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (GAME) Conference focuses on inclusive agribusiness

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

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

Project MOVE: Entrepreneurship guide for millennials

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Patch Dulay of The Spark Project Kevin Cuevas of UPLB Enactus and Faustine Lim a smartpreneur ambassador will lead the discussion

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

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?

'University of Pila’: Online registration system fails in UPLB

Jul 31, 2016 - 3:36 PM

UP Los Baños students complain about the failure of a new online registration system with classes about to start in a few days

WATCH: 100 student organizations start publishing on X

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The first 100 student groups are posting their content on X Rappler s free self publishing platform using the publication feature a premium service for school publications organizations civil society and the like

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

In defense of rudeness

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:00 PM

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Mar 15, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Interrupting Rodrigo Duterte

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The politics of interruption is most crucial in an election season where most candidates seem to dodge the responsibility of giving precise answers to specific questions

Dear Duterte supporter: Learn to say, “Yes, with reservations"

Mar 14, 2016 - 3:46 PM

It’s your job as his supporter to keep him and his power in check

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

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

ABS-CBN News apologizes to UPLB for inaccurate report

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:47 PM

The public apology comes hours after the UPLB University Student Council posted an open letter to the news network

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

Students roast Binay, Senator Poe’s bid, Indonesia’s forest fires | 12PM wRap

Sep 16, 2015 - 1:03 PM

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FULL VIDEO: Binay answers questions from UP Los Baños students

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:38 AM

Watch the full Q A here on Rappler

VP Binay: Dynasties don't cause poverty

Sep 15, 2015 - 11:47 PM

Political dynasties do not cause poverty Poverty is caused by poor leadership the Vice President tells students and professors at UPLB

Students roast Binay at UPLB forum: 'Wala namang ganyanan'

Sep 15, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Sometimes piqued but remaining calm the Vice President answers questions about informal settlers in Makati corruption and why he criticizes an administration he was long part of

'Stand up for equality' - UP Los Baños valedictorian

Jul 06, 2015 - 1:23 AM

UP taught me genuine respect and love and genuine respect for all forms of love

UPLB valedictorian to graduates: Fight inequality

Jul 06, 2015 - 12:52 AM

Find out why this UP student s speech has gone viral

What do the youth know about BBL?

Mar 13, 2015 - 11:20 AM

Press release: A student organization in UP Los Banos is set to hold a lecture series on the Bangasamoro Basic Law to cater to the questions and reactions of students

New moth species named after Filipino scientist

Jan 25, 2015 - 6:04 PM

A new moth species is named after a Filipino entomologist and curator from the University of the Philippines Los Baños Museum of Natural History

After rape incident, UPLB to secure campus entry points

Oct 23, 2014 - 7:28 PM

The state university calls on authorities to ensure that every nook and cranny of Los Baños and neighboring communities is rid of potential offenders and criminals who prey on our students and the general public

Rape suspect arrested, but UPLB community still doesn't feel safe

Oct 17, 2014 - 10:33 PM

The Laguna police has arrested the tricycle driver who allegedly raped a University of the Philippines student but students and residents remain apprehensive

ASSAULT. The alleged suspect is the tricycle driver who picked up the student outside the campus. Photo from Wikimedia

UPLB Debate Society hosts 6th Luzon Intervarsity

Sep 10, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Debaters from Luzon Visayas Mindanao and all over Asia are competing in a 3 day tournament in the British Parliamentary format

Saving the PH coconut industry

Jun 26, 2014 - 10:42 PM

The best way to save the country s agriculture industry is to empower its farmers

PH COCONUTS. Coconut trees in San Pablo, Laguna. Photo by Karl Cadapan

Filipinos dive into the waters of Benham Rise for the first time

Jun 04, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Filipino divers explore Benham Rise the newest part of the Philippines

IN PHOTOS: First glimpse of Benham Rise

Jun 04, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Scientists who explored the Philippines newest territory share these videos and photos with Rappler

Filipinos conquer new territory: Benham Rise

May 31, 2014 - 1:30 PM

It felt a lot like what Magellan felt says the leader of the team exploring this underwater plateau bigger than Luzon

New plant species could detox mining-contaminated soil

May 17, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Metal plant hyperaccumulators are important discoveries in the country since these plants can help clean up mine areas