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‘Narco list’: Named, shamed, killed

Human Rights Watch called the “narco list” that Duterte released last week as “a veritable hit list in his ‘drug war,’ as past politicians accused of drug involvement all too often end up being shot dead by the police.”

‘Narco’ lists, orders of battle, ‘red tags’

Listing enemies is an old political trick. Governments do this all the time, from the “blacklists” in Hollywood during the McCarthy era to President Duterte’s “narco list” released last week.

Profile: Los Baños scientist dreams big by looking up

Dr. Rogel Mari Sese is one of only three astrophysicists in the Philippines. He rues the country’s state of space technology and space awareness but is determined to help change all that.

Editorial: So young and so fascist

“Ronald Cardema is supposed to be a model for young Filipinos, which is a scary notion given the fascistic politics that underpins his actions and statements.”

Aya Jallorina: How to make this country work

“Like it or not, for injustice or irregularity to be effectively defeated, we need more than just moan our discontent but remain bystanders. We must not be oblivious to events that are actually unfolding before our very eyes.”

Now online: Palliative care center for children with cancer

Aruga sa Batang May Cancer is the first web-based service provider in the Philippines for children with cancer, launched this month by the University of the Philippines Open University from its headquarters in Los Baños.

Loan sharks, 5-6? Here’s a lifeline for Laguna’s small entrepreneurs

BPI Direct BanKo opened its 200th branch in Los Baños on March 12, promising better days ahead for small businesses and OFWs.

Toyota’s adopted public school in Santa Rosa goes digital

(Press Release) SANTA ROSA CITY — Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF), the social and humanitarian arm of...

‘DRUG WAR’: Five killed across Laguna in 48 hours

Five people, one of them a victim of possible summary execution, died in separate anti-drug police operations across Laguna province.

El Niño: Dry spell looms as Laguna Lake water recedes

Water in the Laguna Lake is likely to breach its critical low level in two months’ time, as experts predict a lingering dry spell this year.

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