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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.

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.

Chel Diokno: A justice league of his own

Human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno was out on a mission: To introduce himself and to listen to the people of Laguna.

In UPLB exhibit, 12 women artists reinforce gender equality, empowerment

Twelve women artists showcase their work in an art exhibit here that will run up to April 17. The exhibit, part of the observance of the National Women’s Month, aims to reinforce what the organizers called “female narratives” in art and Philippine society.

HealthServ Medical Center’s ‘Sining at Kalusugan’ art exhibit to run until March 27

"Sining at Kalusugan" art exhibit in Healthserv Los Banos Medical Center Annex. (Press Release) -- THE Kape...

Laguna mayors in Duterte’s ‘narco list’ cry foul

Duterte’s “narco list” included three incumbent Laguna mayors: San Pablo City mayor Loreto “Amben” Amante, Los Baños mayor Ceasar Perez, and Bay mayor Bruno Ramos. Perez called the allegation “foolish,” Ramos described its effects as “parusa,” while Amante’s camp said it’s “nothing new.”

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