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  • Date of publish: May 04, 2016


    The Cultural Center of the Philippines invites you to PPO Sunsets at Makiling. A FREE CONCERT by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra on May 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m. at Tanghalang Maria Makiling, National Arts Center, Los Baños, Laguna.

    The concert will be conducted by Maestro Herminigildo Ranera, with featured soloists Alain De Asis from the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) on violin, soprano Katrina Sunga and percussionist Travis Feliciano on drums.

    The program includes:

    • - Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach
    • - Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian
    • - Fascinating Drums by Ted Huggens
    • - Les Miserables musical selections
    • - Libertango by Astor Piazolla
    • - Ilocandia by Ryan Cayabyab
    • - Wrecking Ball Fantasy

    Bring your picnic baskets and enjoy great symphonic music al fresco!

    Call 832-3706 for more information.

  • Date of publish: Apr 23, 2015

  • The City Where Science Embraces Nature

    But for all the prominence brought on by Makiling and its abundant hot springs, as well as by the UPLB campus, Los Baños is also a lakeshore town snug in the south-eastern side of the country’s largest inland lake. Laguna Lake (also known as Laguna de Bay), all 0f 89,076 hectares, is the edge of six of Los Baños’ barangays where fishing remains the main occupation and where the waterfronts still draw afternoon strollers and evening promenades. The view of the lakeside mountain town must have been breathtaking especially in the olden days, as when American tourist Walter Robb passed by the town and wrote in his travelogue published in the May 1922 issue of the Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce:

  • Date of publish: Dec 09, 2015

  • Few places have more literal names than Los Baños (‘the baths’) where Makiling’s pyroclastic deposits had generated scores of hot springs. The town is traversed by two major geologic faults the East Bay Faulth running from the western portion of the town to its northeastern tip crossing over Lalakay, Bambang, Timugan, Baybayin and Bayog. The other one, the Talim Fault, runs from Talim Island across the Bay. Small northeasterly fault are also located but not beyond the foothills of Makiling where the hot springs are theoretically attributed. The foothills of Mt. Makiling are composed largely of fractured volcano rubbles. The sediments underlying both the shoreline plain and the sloping land to the east are likewise derived from volcanic rocks.

    The town’s old name, Mainit (literally “hot”) likewise alluded to the thermal springs which arguably have been the town’s most popular attractions since 1590 when the Franciscans learned about their healing powers, heretofore known only to the few settlers on the mountain slopes.

  • Date of publish: Apr 23, 2015

  • Inner Circle (Red) – As a symbol for courage and bravery, this signifies that this beautiful town is also a cradle of heroes. One of them is Gen. Paciano Rizal, a great general of the revolution, a patriotic man and the older brother of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

    Fourteen (14) Blocks/Sun Rays (Yellow) – Represents the fourteen (14) political subdivisions (barangays) of the municipality. It also depicts a rising sun which reflects the peoples hope, dreams and visions for progress.