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Mount Makiling trail reopens for Lenten hikers

The Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME) has reopened the 8.7-kilometer Maria Makiling trail for trekkers and campers in time for the Lenten season, three months since it was closed after two students died while on a hike.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Makiling trail closed in wake of UPLB deaths


The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) has announced the closure of the Mt. Makiling hiking trail located inside the university campus in the wake of last week’s deaths of two students

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 UPLB students drown in Makiling stream


The decomposed bodies of two junior students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), who were reported missing since Sunday, were found on Thursday afternoon along the Mt. Makiling hiking trail inside the UPLB campus.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 UPLB students found dead in Makiling trail–police


The bodies found on Thursday along the Mt. Makiling hiking trail inside the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) campus were those of two 18-year-old students of the university.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Run in Los Baños for Mt. Makiling

The University of the Philippines Los Baños and UPLB Alumni Association (UPLBAA) will hold KapaligiRUN, a fun run for the benefit of the protection and conservation of the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve  (MFR) on Oct. 8. The fun run coincides with the celebration of UPLB’s 93rd Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming. It is also one [...]

Posted: September 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Kids learn to plant–and nurture–trees


A long-tme forest steward in Mt. Makiling has a message to people or groups whose way of helping the environment is through tree planting. “Enough of the statistics,” says Dr. Jose Sargento, 63, head of the forests and watershed division of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystem (MCME). “We (too) have to nourish (the trees [...]

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police kill 2 theft suspects in Laguna clash


CAMP PACIANO RIZAL—Two suspected motorcycle thieves were killed in a clash with police in Los Baños, Laguna on Wednesday, authorities said yesterday. Los Baños police chief Supt. Dante Novicio said by phone that policemen spotted the suspects past 6 p.m. on Jamboree Road in Barangay Timugan and flagged them down for driving a motorcycle without [...]

Posted: July 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Slain forester’s family threatened


San Pedro, Laguna—The family of Elpidio “Jojo” Malinao, 49, received “intimidating” text messages purportedly from the same people, who gunned down the Mt. Makiling forest guard. The messages, in Filipino, said something like: “We know you knew who killed (Malinao). You better keep silent and not press charges if you do not want your family [...]

Posted: May 16th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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