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Ombudsman clears North Cotabato governor

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:28 PM

The Ombudsman orders the deletion of Nancy Catamco's name from the graft case involving a 2004 fertilizer scam in Siquijor

CLEARED. File photo of North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco. From her personal Facebook account.

Meet 'Mariang Pulis': Philippines' first all-women police station in Siquijor town

Sep 14, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Siquijor top cop Colonel Angela Rejano says the all-women police station in Maria town 'signals the time to move forward' in strengthening the role of women in Philippine law enforcement

ALL WOMEN. The Maria police station on Saturday, September 14. PNP photo

Endangered sea turtle rescued in Siquijor

Aug 12, 2019 - 5:53 PM

About 8 sea turtles have been found dead in the Tañon Strait, a protected sea area between Negros and Cebu, over the past two years

RESCUED. A sea turtle washes ashore in San Juan, Siquijor. Photo courtesy of Police Regional Office-7

'Kwarta sa Basura' as source of livelihood for 4Ps beneficiaries

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Beneficiaries of 'Kwarta sa Basura' will upcycle waste materials, unwanted products, and other by-products into usable materials

EDUCATE. Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries listening attentively during the discussion of 'Kwarta sa Basura' project. Prhoto from DSWD

In Siquijor, regaining healing powers while Christ is dead

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:00 PM

For 7 Fridays leading to Good Friday Siquijor s healers scour Mount Bandila an and other sources for ingredients for a powerful concoction to be mixed and brewed on Black Saturday

GOOD FRIDAY. Noel Torremocha goes to Mt. Bandila-an and atop the crosses atop the mountain where they will do the cooking. All photos by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

How to prep yourself to embrace adventure

Jan 11, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Make this your year not just to travel or try but to truly explore new frontiers

Discover these 12 stunning destinations in the Visayas

May 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Book that ticket board that bus or ride that boat to any province in the region to satisfy your wanderlust

LEAP OF FAITH. Dive off the plank at Salagdoong Beach. Photo by: Sheng Hermano. Instagram: @shenghermano

Who is running in Central Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Central Visayas

Isabelle Daza apologized over Siquijor hashtag – vice governor

Jun 18, 2015 - 1:50 AM

Siquijor Vice Governor Dingdong Avanzado posts an update about the hashtag issue on Instagram

Isabelle Daza criticized for Siquijor hashtag

Jun 17, 2015 - 9:41 AM

Siquijor vice governor Dingdong Avanzado releases a statement over the matter

Top Negrense officials split on Siquijor joining Negros Island Region

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Negros Oriental Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias says it s up to the people and the President

Transition work for new Negros Island Region starts

Jun 08, 2015 - 8:27 PM

Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas says Negros Occidental being the bigger and richer province has the burden of leading the region toward faster progress

German traveler's PH journey: Going off the beaten path

Jan 31, 2015 - 12:24 PM

For three months I traveled the country in search of those hidden gems if you haven’t been to these places yet now is the time to discover them writes Philipp Dukatz

PH Coast Guard: Suicide cases rising among ship passengers

Oct 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM

There have been 12 cases of passengers jumping off the ship from June to October 2014 higher than the 10 cases recorded in 2013

Quake infra damage passes P900M mark; death toll at 190

Oct 22, 2013 - 9:54 AM

The number of affected people goes down to 2 945 963 across Regions VI and VII

Quake infra damage now at P867M; Death toll at 186

Oct 21, 2013 - 9:46 AM

Population affected by the quake goes down to 3 003 001 people based on DSWD assessment

RUINS. The ruins of the San Vicente Parish in Maribojoc, Bohol, 20 October 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Search for quake survivors called off

Oct 19, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Rescue operations now become recovery operations; Electricity back in Bohol

DESTROYED. The church in Clarin, Bohol, in ruins, 19 October 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Central Visayas quake toll hits 183

Oct 19, 2013 - 10:25 AM

UPDATE The quake affects close to 3 5 million people across 6 provinces in Central and Western Visayas

AFTER THE QUAKE. Survivors of the quake in Tagbilaran, Bohol, rest in a shelter on a hospital parking lot. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

Quake toll now 158; 3.4M people affected

Oct 17, 2013 - 8:31 AM

UPDATED More than 3 4 million people all in Central Visayas have been affected by Tuesday s magnitude 7 2 tremor; aftershocks continue to rattle region

FOUR-LETTER WORD. A 'Help' sign is seen while Filipino children play outside their makeshift tents in rice fields drive following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Calape, Bohol, Philippines, 16 October 2013. EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Quake toll now 107; 2.8M people affected

Oct 16, 2013 - 8:12 AM

UPDATED Aftershocks continue to rattle the region; Damage to property infra as far as Iloilo Negros Occidental says NDRRMC

COLLAPSED. People gather on the street next to damaged buildings in Cebu City, Philippines after a major 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region on October 15, 2013. AFP

Death toll rises to 97; Bohol hit hard

Oct 15, 2013 - 11:15 PM

UPDATED 87 are reported dead in Bohol where the epicenter was located

CASUALTY. Rescuers try to uncover an unidentified man under slabs of cement in Cebu City, Philippines after a major 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region on October 15, 2013. AFP / Chester Baldicanto

Panic during quake caught on CCTV

Oct 15, 2013 - 1:38 PM

People as well as animals run for their lives during a magnitude 7 2 earthquake in the Visayas

Strong quake rocks Visayas; 28 dead

Oct 15, 2013 - 8:34 AM

UPDATED The magnitude 7 2 quake struck at 8:12 am centered 2 km southeast of Carmen Bohol injuring many and damaging property across the region

SEVERE DAMAGE. The centuries-old Loboc Church in Loboc, Bohol shows its collapsed roof after a magnitude 7.2 quake in the region, 15 October 2013. Photo courtesy of Robert Michael Poole (@tokyodrastic)

5 recommended dive spots in PH

Oct 03, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Planning a diving trip? Check out our recommendations

SIGHT TO BEHOLD. A whale shark at Oslob. All photos by JB Lim

Unspoiled white beaches: Visayas

May 16, 2013 - 9:06 AM

Here’s part two of our beach series featuring some of the best pristine and white beaches in the Visayas

SHIFTING SANDS AND COLORS. One of the best times to see this changing sandbar is sunrise. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

LP ousts Siquijor political dynasty

May 14, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Businessman Jecoy Villa and singer Dingdong Avanzado were finally able to eject the Fua clan in power since the late 1980s in Siquijor

Siquijor LP bet dies of heart attack

May 12, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Siquijor congressional bet Dr Jose Jay Pernes succumbed to a massive heart attack a day before the mid term elections

Off-the-beaten path: Romantic PH destinations for Valentine's Day

Feb 07, 2013 - 5:43 PM

Planning a romantic getaway this month of hearts? We ve got more than the usual suggestions for you Be ready for adventure

'SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW.' Go beyond the usual Valentine's Day hotspots. Discover new places that will forever be part of your love story. Photo by Kenneth Lagaña

LPA now tropical depression Auring; Signal #1 in 9 areas

Jan 03, 2013 - 11:43 AM

The low pressure area that has traversed northern Mindanao has developed into a tropical depression and has been named Auring state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:32 a.m., 03 January 2013. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

Delaying polls in Pablo-hit areas may affect Senate vote

Dec 26, 2012 - 9:42 PM

Provinces devastated by the super typhoon have 2 13 million voters They can determine who land the last few slots in the so called Magic 12

'Pablo' hits northern Palawan, slows down

Dec 05, 2012 - 6:53 AM

UPDATED Typhoon Pablo Bopha makes its last landfall in Philippine territory Wednesday morning December 5 as it makes its way out of the country

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 5:30 a.m., 05 December 2012

'Pablo' threatens Dumaguete, Siquijor

Dec 04, 2012 - 6:13 PM

Pablo accelerates as it moves towards Negros Oriental and the rest of the Visayas

'PABLO' IN VISAYAS. Satellite image at 4.30 pm courtesy of PAGASA

'Pablo:' 40,000 in evacuation centers

Dec 04, 2012 - 5:18 AM

UPDATED The typhoon with international codename Bopha made landfall over Baganga Davao Oriental early morning Tuesday December 4; Pablo now raking across Mindanao

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 11:00 a.m., 04 December 2012. At 11:00AM 4/DEC/2012, the eye of Typhoon #PabloPH was located in the vicinity of Malaybalay, Bukidnon (8.3°N 125.0°E). Max winds/gust (160/195kph). Moving West Northwest @ 20kph. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

Tropical storm 'Ofel': Entire Visayas, CARAGA under storm signals

Oct 24, 2012 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED The entire Visayas CARAGA under public storm warning signals as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh accelerated towards the area Wednesday morning

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Ofel': Passengers stranded in 12 Visayas, Mindanao ports

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:44 AM

A total of 1 480 passengers and more than 80 vessels are stranded in several ports in the Visayas and Mindanao as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh moves closer

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'The trees have no tongues'

Apr 25, 2012 - 7:03 PM

A mother airs out her feelings against the prevalent disrespect for the environment

HEED THEIR MESSAGE. If trees can speak, what would they say?

XIV - Jesus is placed in the tomb

Mar 31, 2012 - 8:03 PM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Church of San Isidro Labrador in Lazi Siquijor

They took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews” (Jn 19: 40)