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November 22, 2019



ER Ejercito cries ‘political harassment’

Embattled Laguna gubernatorial candidate Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito III this week called his Sandiganbayan conviction “political harassment,” an “old case” that he said was meant to discredit him.

Processions, parades, and flagellations: Year-round Roman Catholic spectacles in Laguna

Laguna is a province of rich culture and heritage. Though urbanization, modernization, and gentrification are slowly creeping into the towns, a number of Roman Catholic festivals and celebrations that date back to the Spanish era still endure.

Editorial: A missed opportunity

It would have been an excellent opportunity for Lagunenses to watch not the usual movie stars and comedians but politicians and leaders offering their thoughts about the state of the province’s affairs.

Laguna mom, others urge UN not to delist desaparecidos

Relatives of several desaparecidos, among them the mother of one missing activist from Laguna, have petitioned the United Nations to reject the Philippine government’s attempt to delist 625 victims of enforced disappearances from 1975 to 2012.

Laguna’s explosive growth: From technoparks and BPOs to eco-cities and ‘balut’

Considered one of the wealthiest provinces in the Philippines, Laguna owes its economic prowess to its agricultural lands, industrial zones, and its proximity to the capital.

A portrait of the family as artists

The Cagandahan siblings are a unique family of artists in Laguna. Together, they help usher in a new age of Paete art.

Filipino art, according to Junyee

Luis Enano Yee Jr. is a pioneering figure in the installation art movement in the Philippines. Although now retired, he has not stopped creating pieces that evoke the nationalism and the politics that influenced his art.

Haraya: A space for good food, great art

A family enjoying dinner, surrounded by art pieces. (Photo by Chris Quintana) Imagine savoring great food and washing...

A free school for budding artists, with Makiling as muse

The Philippine High School for the Arts in Los Baños is known for its meticulous approach to the development of its students’ art skills. It has produced outstanding alumni through the years.

Gov. Ramil, ER Ejercito snub election forum; 3 independent bets offer ‘solutions’

The absence of the two top candidates for governor at such an important event has not been adequately explained, although Laguna Now learned that Ejercito decided not to attend the event after learning that Hernandez had declined the invitation by the organizers.




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International Women’s Day protest in Calamba

Members of women's group Gabriela-Southern Tagalog and other sectoral groups stage a protest rally at Crossing Calamba to celebrate International...