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Mercado funded P150-M Boy Scouts hotel in Laguna

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Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado funded the construction of a P150-million luxury hotel owned by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) on Mt. Makiling, according to a highly placed source.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Remains of missing boy found on Romualdez’s Laguna property


Skeletal remains believed by police to be those of a 13-year-old boy missing for more than a year were found on a lot owned by the family of former first lady Imelda Marcos.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Artists’ gathering breeds new ideas


A group of beatniks gathered around one man in one corner as he passionately plucked and talked about his “kubing” (indigenous bamboo harp). Near them was a small crowd of photography enthusiasts listening intently to the wisdom of American freelance photographer Peter Carney.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Makiling road project stopped amid protests


Work on the road project that became controversial when it led to the cutting of trees at the foot of Mt. Makiling has been suspended in the wake of protests.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Numbered Makiling trees raise alarm

ARTISTS, environmentalists, photographers, professors and students of Los Baños join a march on Sunday protesting the cutting of trees in Mt. Makiling to give way to road widening. AL BENAVENTE/CONTRIBUTOR

Markings on at least 300 trees in Mt. Makiling have alarmed the local arts community here, raising fears that these will be cut down to clear the way for a government road-widening project.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »