Caballo Island - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Caballo Island


DOH eyes Caballo Island, Fort Magsaysay as quarantine for OFWs from Wuhan, Hubei

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Some 300 Filipinos in Wuhan and other parts of Hubei province in China are the priority in the Philippine government's repatriation plan

QUARANTINE ISLAND? The government is considering using the naval station on Caballo Island in Manila Bay as a quarantine area for Filipinos returning from China amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. File photo

Appeal for Mary Jane, Lacson eyes presidency, Oscar dela Hoya | The wRap

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Philippines files a ‘stronger’ appeal for Mary Jane Former Senator Ping Lacson considers running for president Oscar dela Hoya blasts referee in superfight

Is Ona on his way out?

Nov 27, 2014 - 8:08 PM

UPDATED Health Secretary Enrique Ona expects to meet President Benigno Aquino III on the last day of his month long leave Whether he will be asked to stay on will depend on the President

GREEN LIGHT. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says they are ready as advocates anticipate the full implementation of the Reproductive Health law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Last batch of PH peacekeepers from Liberia now home

Nov 25, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The peacekeepers are undergoing a 3 week quarantine at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center

QUARANTINED. Four peacekeepers are staying in the AFP Medical Center for a 3-week precautionary quarantine. File photo from the AFP Medical Center website.

Garin open to visiting quarantined soldiers again

Nov 24, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the clamor on her visit was an opportunity to clear some of the misconceptions on the deadly Ebola disease

CONTROVERSY: Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr visit troops from Liberia. Photo from AFP-PAO

DOH to quarantine OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the mandatory quarantine will protect OFWs from stigma and will assure Filipinos that DOH is bent on maintaining the country’s Ebola free status

Palace defends execs' gear-free visit to quarantined soldiers

Nov 18, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The administration says AFP chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang and Health Undersecretary Janette Garin followed all protocols set by the World Health Organization

HOME. UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base on November 12, 2014. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

UN: PH peacekeepers in Liberia test negative for Ebola

Nov 09, 2014 - 8:47 AM

The Filipino peacekeepers are coming home on Tuesday November 11 and will be quarantined for 21 days in Caballo Island located at the mouth of Manila Bay

'PARADISE ISLAND': The Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia will be quarantined in Caballo Island. Photo from AFP-PAO