Los Baños and nearby communities received free copies of the print edition of the Los Baños Times, particularly its new magazine format, during an initial round of distributions conducted by the Department of Development Journalism (DDJ) from October to December 2023.
Through this effort, DDJ launched six LB Times Magazines produced by the DEVC 136 classes (Multi-media Materials Production and Management), which chronicled the plight of various sectors in the community and tackled issues such as health and wellness, livelihood, education, women and gender, and the 2022 Philippine National Elections during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recipients included local government units, barangays, schools, research and development institutions, people’s organizations, and colleges and units of the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
The soft copies of all of the print issues of LB Times, as well as its predecessor Sandiwa, can be accessed through lbtimes.ph. (Miguel Victor Durian; Cover photo by Blessy Lyn Espenilla)