Human Library Opens in UPLB

By Kristel Matanguihan

Whenever we hear the word library, we immediately imagine a room filled with piles of books strategically arranged by the person in charge. People go there to read, borrow a book, study, or probably just take a break. This place has always been associated with learning and solitude, but there is more to it than just that. Continue reading

Makiling Triathlon Team aces Pilipinas Duathlon Leg 2

By Madeleine Jeanne Argosino

The Makiling Triathlon Team of  Los Baños competed at the Pilipinas Duathlon Leg 2 at Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club, Cavite last April 14, 2019. The race consists of the standard distance (7 km run, 30 km bike, and 3.5 km run) and sprint distance (3.5 km run, 15 km bike, and 3.5 km run around the country club grounds.

Jozim Eugenio and Luigi Robles placed third and second respectively in the 30-34 age category  for the standard distance while Francis Reyes placed third place in the 25-29 age category. Andrea Sacramento bagged first place in the 25-29 female age category for the standard distance as well. Continue reading

Dampalit sa Tag-init!

Ulat ni Amiel Oropesa

Kilala ang Los Baños sa mga hot spring resorts at buko pie nito na dinarayo ng mga turista lalo na tuwing tag-init. Ngunit mayroon pang isang destinasyon para sa mga turista at mga residente na pwedeng lakbayin: ang Dampalit Falls na matatagpuan sa Barangay Bambang, Los Baños, Laguna. Continue reading

#BitB: Battling HIV-AIDS Stigma with Mobile Game

by: Gwyneth Andrae Jacob

Mobile gaming app Battle in the Blood (#BitB) developers and advocates visited the University of the Philippines Los Baños last April 2-4, 2019 to present a different take on solving the epidemic that threatens the country: HIV-AIDS. The group also conducted a series of talks in partnership with different student organizations in the university to further discuss the topic.

#BitB popularizes HIV-AIDS by simulating the user as a customizable warrior, using genderfluid elements, battling HIV monsters. The player solves multiple levels of puzzles while receiving related information such as health care, treatment, and testing. Continue reading