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Laguna Travel Guide - News


Makiling Trekathon on Apr 30 2011
The Makiling Trekathon is a fun trekking and fund raising campaign. It aims to advance information and advocacy campaigns for the conservation of Mount Makiling being a scientific reserve, a significant biodiversity area, a critical watershed and airshed, a geothermal production field, and a key ecotourism site.

Enchanted Kingdom Opens Bunny World
Enchanted Kingdom announces the opening of EK Bunny World on April 24, just in time for some happy hopping experience. It is a compact bunny park that will encourage people to become bunny owners

Enchanted Kingdom Promos (Updated)
View the list of Enchanted Kingdom Promos until December 31, 2010.

"Fully disclose industrial discharges to the public"
Greenpeace calls for full public disclosure of industrial discharges into freshwater sources as it joins groups in Laguna to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day in Calamba town.

UN, Los Baños Center share climate change information
The UN Development Program-Alternative Learning Mechanism (UNDP-ALM) and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization-Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO-SEARCA) signed a memorandum of agreement in support of the activities of the SEARCA Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation in agriculture and natural resources management in Southeast Asia (KC3).

Leaning UPLB tree survives Basyang
As in the past few years when killer typhoons lashed the University of the Philippines Los Baños complex, the leaning UPLB dao tree has survived Basyang, too. The century-old tree still majestically stands in front of the UPLB Student Union building.

27 of 30 towns in Laguna flooded, governor says
Laguna province was placed under a state of calamity after most of its towns were hit by floods caused by tropical cyclone "Basyang" (Conson). Governor Emilio Ramon Ejercito said the provincial government was forced to declare a state of calamity because 27 out of its 30 towns had been flooded.

"Probe P18.7-billion midnight deal on Laguna de Bay"
An administration lawmaker said President Aquino should immediately investigate an alleged “midnight deal” of the Arroyo administration involving a P18.7-billion contract for a project to rehabilitate Laguna de Bay.

Oath-taking of Laguna governor at Rizal Shrine in Calamba City
Emilio Ramon Ejercito III, more popularly known as ER Ejercito (or Jeorge Estregan in show business), was sworn in as Laguna governor on June 28, 2010 at the Rizal Shrine in Calamba City, Laguna.

Biñan, Laguna to declare house of Rizal’s mother a heritage site
Biñan City officials are hoping to prevent the loss of one of the city’s famous landmarks - the 200-year-old ancestral home of Jose Rizal's mother - to a resort owner in Bataan by converting the historic property into a local heritage site.

Happy Birthday Dr. Jose P. Rizal!
On June 19, 1861, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippines' National Hero, was born in Calamba, Laguna. This year (2010) marks Jose Rizal's 149th birthday. Annually, Rizal's birthday is celebrated in Calamba, Laguna and the entire Laguna province to honor the life and works of this great man. June 19 is also "Laguna Day" (Araw ng Laguna) and is a special non-working holiday in the province of Laguna.

Enchanted Kingdom Launches New Water Attraction
In anticipation of the extended summer season and in response to a lot of guests' clamor for water attractions at this time of the year, Enchanted Kingdom, the Philippines’ premiere theme park, and BiKiWorld of South Korea have agreed to set-up the first and only world-class inflatable water park in the country, the EK BiKi Waterworld.

Laguna town first to open polls, Comelec says
The very first precinct to officially open its doors to the Filipino voters during the country's first nationwide automated elections is a town in Laguna province, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported early Monday. Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said the first polling place to open was the Bagong Pook Elementary School in Sta. Maria, Laguna.

LLDA, GMA Network launch biggest marathon race for Laguna de Bay
To be held from May 1 to 2, 2010, the event is touted as the "most historic and biggest" marathon event in the Philippines and is expected to draw health buffs from all walks of life - from celebrities to even foreign participants.

Ana Kalang Festival in Nagcarlan, Laguna
The Ana Kalang Festival will be held on April 21-27, 2010 in Nagcarlan, Laguna. The grand parade and street-dancing contest are the major attractions of the festival.

A Garden Wedding in Laguna
The Los Baños Horticulture Society (LBHS) will hold its summer show from April 23 to May 2 in Los Baños, Laguna. This year’s theme is “Garden Wedding.”

Footwear Festival in Liliw, Laguna
The 9th Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival will be held on April 27 to May 2, 2010 in Liliw, Laguna. The theme of the festival is: "Tsinelas, Turismo, at Iba Pang Produkto Isulong! Iangat Mo!"

20-MW power plant to rise on Mt. Makiling
PUBLICLY LISTED PETROENERGY Resources Corp. plans to put up an integrated steamfield and power plant on Mount Makiling, capable of generating an initial 20 megawatts (MW) by 2013.

Ancestral house in Pila is showcase of vanished era
Corazon Rivera's two-story house and the 35 other houses and structures surrounding it are a living archive first of the Spanish Colonial town plan for the Indies, and then the American Commonwealth building style.

Laguna gov, execs air support for Gibo
MANILA, Philippines - After gaining the support of over 20 local politicians in Cebu, Lakas-Kampi CMD standard bearer Gilbert Teodoro now counts Laguna Gov. Teresita "Ningning" Lazaro and majority of Laguna mayors among his supporters as they pledged to bring in the votes for the administration bet.

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