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Virgin Coconut Oil for COVID-19 treatment clinical trials expanded to CALABARZON

Good News! Clinical trials using Philippine virgin coconut oil (VCO) as an anti-viral treatment for COVID-19 patients are being expanded to the CALABARZON region.

Faster travel for Laguna and Manila commuters with new railway trains and routes

Commuters on the Laguna and Manila routes can expect faster travel time with the new railway trains acquired by the Philippine National Railways (PNR). The PNR announced Monday that they acquired 37 rail cars and...

8-year-old Los Baños Math whiz Zac Gordula wins 2 Golds at “Singa” tilt in...

Eight-year-old math whiz kid Zac Harvey Gordula of Los Baños in Laguna brought home two gold medals and a trophy from the 2019 Singapore Math Global Team Competition held in Vietnam. The Grade 3 student...

Dumaguete’s Vanessa Udarbe-Quezon crowned M.S. International 2019 in Singapore

Filipina beauties reigned supreme in Singapore as Vanessa Udarbe-Quezon of Negros was crowned 2019 M.S. International and two other country bets, Rowena Valle of Laguna and Renzel Mae Maala Samonte of Batangas, romped off...

LOOK: Pinoy Jeepney signboard-inspired designer energy drink cans

The iconic Pinoy jeepney's colorful signboards have inspired design fonts and mock soda cans for the "King of the Philippine roads". A Filipino designer based in Laguna province used the Cubao FREE and Quiapo FREE...
ARC Botanical Gin

ARC is 1st Filipino gin to mix-in pomelo, dalandan, ilang-ilang and sampaguita

ARC (short for Archipelago) Botanical Gin is earning raves as the first Filipino gin drink to mix 28 plants, fruits, and flowers including pomelo, dalandan, and sampaguita. The Laguna-based Full Circle Craft Distillers Co.'s flagship...

Google Doodle celebrates Jose Rizal’s 158th birth anniversary

The Google Doodle for June 19 celebrates the 158th birth anniversary of Filipino hero Jose Rizal. The popular internet browser's home page displays an image of Jose Rizal with his words that inspired the Philippine...

Calamba’s Jose Rizal Museum recaptures history with naturally-derived paints

The Jose Rizal Museum in Calamba hosted an art workshop using naturally-derived paints - much like what the Filipino hero used in 19th century Philippines. The Museo ni Jose Rizal's two-day "Malikhaing Rizal" Summer Art Workshop...

Baguio City farm fresh produce now sells online via Session Groceries

If you want Baguio farm fresh produce but cannot travel to the northern Philippines, then this is the way - download the Session Groceries mobile app. Session Groceries delivers fresh fruits, vegetables, and other...

BPI Direct BanKo opens new branch for micro-entrepreneurs in Laguna

BanKo Los Baños Branch is now open to help self-employed micro-entrepreneurs (SEMEs) in Laguna grow and expand their businesses. BPI Direct BanKo, Inc., the microfinance arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), formally...

Calamba leads 11 Philippine Cities in South East Asia’s cleanest

Calamba in Laguna province is leading 11 Philippine cities marked as having the cleanest air in Southeast Asia. The Philippines, recognized by the United Nations for its environmental efforts, was listed in the 2018 World...

Laguna’s Oryspa CEO Sherill Quintana wins Philippines’ 1st Asia Pacific Woman Entrepreneur Award

Oryspa CEO Sherill Quintana is the first Filipino to win the Asia Pacific Woman Entrepreneur Award. Quintana, a Filipino brand advocate, was given the award at the 32nd Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and...

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UPDATE: Virgin coconut oil treatment trials to cure COVID-19 in Philippines

Here are updates on the Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) treatment clinical trials in the Philippines in the CALABARZON region. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) reported the updates from DOST IVA Regional Director Dr. Alexander Madrigal and Emelita P. Bagsit, Supervising SRS, DOST-CALABARZON who is coordinating the VCO Clinical Trial in Sta. Rosa.