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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cagandahan siblings are a unique family of artists in Laguna. Together, they help usher in a new age of Paete art.
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.
A family enjoying dinner, surrounded by art pieces. (Photo by Chris Quintana) Imagine savoring great food and washing...
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.
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.