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Sandiganbayan convicts Leyte mayor of graft over illegal procurement of vehicles

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:17 AM

Albuera, Leyte Mayor Sixto de la Victoria is sentenced to 6 years imprisonment

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How a school in Capiz survived a rockslide and Typhoon Ursula

Jan 18, 2020 - 3:20 PM

Barra Elementary School finds ways to rebuild and continue to educate students even after Typhoon Ursula blew off the roof of its temporary learning space and destroyed all its teaching materials

LIFE GOES ON. Students of Barra Elementary School take their classes in small, humid, makeshift classrooms after Typhoon Ursula. Photo by Dorothy Andrada/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Buildings, homes destroyed as Typhoon Ursula batters parts of Visayas

Dec 25, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Typhoon Ursula leaves a trail of destruction in parts of Visayas, as it destroyed buildings and flooded areas in the regions

LOOK: Several houses in Barangay 95-A (Caibaan) in Tacloban City were damaged on Wednesday, December 25, due to Typhoon Ursula's wrath. #UrsulaPH. Photo from Ronald Madera

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Ursula brings Christmas Day floods to Visayas provinces

Dec 25, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Typhoon Ursula strikes several provinces in Visayas, resulting in severe flooding after heavy rains

MASSIVE FLOODING. Several areas in President Roxas, Capiz are flooded due to heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Ursula. Photo courtesy of EJ Escosia

'Red-tagged' anti-mining lawyer survives ambush in Capiz

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:05 PM

In NUPL's latest update, there have been 47 judges, prosecutors and lawyers killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took power in 2016

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Duterte interrupted: After fly and roach, it's gecko's turn

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:40 PM

A gecko or tuko loudly reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's familiar litany against illegal drugs and human rights activists during an event in Capiz

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True to one’s roots: Meet the Pinoy farmer’s son with a scholarship to Connecticut's Wesleyan University

Aug 25, 2019 - 6:11 PM

This September, 18-year-old Aldrean Paul Alogon will be enrolling as the only Filipino recipient of the Freeman Asian Scholarship worth $300,000 in Wesleyan University, USA

Roxas says solo campaign kickoff without Otso Diretso a non-issue

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas says it has always been his tradition to start his campaign in Capiz, his hometown

Photo from Roxas' Facebook page

Mar Roxas, Grace Poe go solo to kick off senatorial bids

Feb 12, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Mar Roxas begins the official campaign period in Roxas City, Capiz, while Grace Poe leads a feeding program for public school students in Quezon City

5 governors commit to protect Visayan Sea

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The agreement seeks to restore, conserve, and protect the Visayan Sea's marine biodiversity

CONTINUING EFFORT. Officials of the provinces covered by the Visayan Sea during the 10th Visayan Sea Summit in Oton, Iloilo on Friday, September 28. Photo courtesy of Maria Elena San Jose

Lawyer of alleged drug lord Odicta shot dead in Roxas City

Sep 28, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Edel Julio Romero served as the lawyer of Melvin Odicta, alleged top drug lord of Iloilo province, until the latter was gunned down in August 2016

Capiz residents to plant one million trees in one day

May 27, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Emilyn Arboleda Depon, acting provincial environment and natural resources officer of Capiz, says residents from 17 LGUs 'will go up just to plant trees simultaneously'

TREE-PLANTING. A million fruit-bearing and native trees will be planted on barren land, such as this, by a million Capiznons for Arbor Day in Capiz on June 25, 2017. Photo courtesy of Emilyn Arboleda Depon.

More than half of Western Visayas firecracker victims are minors

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Negros Occidental reports the most number of cases among the region’s 6 provinces

Bongbong vs Leni: 2016 'election fingerprints' in possible recount areas

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:01 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Election results in these provinces may be up for recount if the Presidential Electoral Tribunal grants the petitions of Marcos and Robredo in their respective protests

Western Visayas drug war: 20,498 surrender, 30 drug pushers killed

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Of the 30 deaths linked to drugs in the region Antique had the most number of persons killed from legitimate police drug operations

WAR ON DRUGS. The government has launched a crackdown on illegal drugs. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Farmer killed by gunmen in Capiz land dispute picket

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Five others are injured after violence erupted at the Nemesio Tan estate in Pilar Capiz

VLOG: Will Roxas' Daang Matuwid lead to victory?

May 09, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Mar Roxas bid is a campaign that promises to continue and improve the Aquino administration s vaunted Daang Matuwid but it hasn t been easy

Secretary Mar Roxas casts his vote inside a school in Barangay 5, Roxas City in Capiz. Photo by Gil Nartea

When Poe goes into foe's territory

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Will Grace Poe get the votes of Roxas City Capiz?

Poe, Escudero barred from campaigning in Roxas City?

Feb 17, 2016 - 3:30 PM

It s not the first time that hosts in supposed LP areas suddenly become unaccommodating Ang Daang Matuwid di dapat pinapayagan ang mga ganyang bagay Grace Poe says

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Residents of Roxas' hometown tell Grace Poe: Help us Yolanda victims

Feb 17, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Poe s running mate Chiz Escudero hints that presidential bet Mar Roxas did not do enough for his province when he was its congressman and as Cabinet member

In Capiz and Iloilo, Roxas and Robredo hit the ground running

Feb 10, 2016 - 2:42 AM

Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas along with running mate Leni Robredo kick off the 2016 campaign season in Roxas City Capiz and Iloilo City Iloilo

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Feb 04, 2016 - 7:46 PM

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LP's 2016 kick-off: Capiz, Iloilo, NCR, Bicol

Feb 04, 2016 - 10:44 AM

It s going to be a 4 province hop for the ruling Liberal Party next week

AQUINO'S ANOINTED. Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III, LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas, vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo, and the LP-led coalition's Senate slate. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

LP ally in Capiz can't be dismissed – DILG

Dec 18, 2015 - 5:49 PM

The dismissal and lifetime disqualification from public office does not apply to Capiz Governor Victor Tanco Sr because of re election

DILG delays dismissal of Roxas ally in Capiz

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The DILG says it has to clarify first if the Aguinaldo Doctrine applies to Capiz Governnor Victor Tanco Sr – in contrast to how it handled the case of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay

Roxas' ally, son perpetually disqualified from public office

Oct 22, 2015 - 5:05 PM

Considered a stalwart of the Liberal Party Capiz Governor Victor Tanco Sr is found guilty of extorting P3 million from a contractor for a local hospital

Who is running in Western Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

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

Learning sex education in school

Aug 04, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Today s generation needs more than the usual discussion about the birds and bees

 Ana P. Santos

Roxas delivers checks for Yolanda-hit barangays in Panay

Jun 14, 2015 - 10:18 AM

A day after getting praises from the President Roxas says that while the government has achieved much more can still be done

YOLANDA REHAB. Interior chief Mar Roxas leads the turnover of checks to Panay LGUs for post-Yolanda recovery efforts. Rappler photo

Ready for 2016? Roxas visits home province

Jun 13, 2015 - 2:03 PM

The Capiz governor says it’s about time the next president comes from the Visayas area referring to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II who is lagging behind in surveys

Photo courtesy of the Office of Secretary Manuel Roxas II

Me, 'orphan' diseases, and Capiz

Apr 03, 2015 - 7:00 AM

In Capiz people with XDP are often mistakenly thought of as aswangs Learn about the truth behind orphan diseases like XDP

Capiz town declares state of calamity

Dec 08, 2014 - 3:17 AM

The mayor of Pilar town says his town has sustained damage in agriculture and infrastructure but recorded zero casualty

Capiz young people bounce back after Yolanda

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM

One hundred out of school youths receive training on bread and pastry making carpentry massage and meat and fish processing finding employment afterwards

John Paul F. Cadiz

Post-Yolanda, NGOs make things happen in north Iloilo

Nov 09, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Numerous NGOs help in a big way in the ongoing rehabilitation in northern Iloilo post Yolanda

Thanks to local and international NGOs, school buildings have been repaired but it is hardly back to normal for people in northern Iloilo. Photo by Joselito Villasis/Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas

Yolanda's homeless mostly in Western – not Eastern – Visayas

Feb 20, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Yolanda left the most families homeless in Western Visayas which includes the badly hit provinces of Iloilo and Capiz says the DSWD

Tsunami scare haunts traumatized Panay residents

Dec 07, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The absence of electricity and lack of communication devices contribute to the heightened misinformation among the residents says the Office of Civil Defense

CALM FOR NOW. The Aklan River, which residents have been monitoring for rising waters since a destructive 2008 flood. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Capiz: Slow, difficult move to rehabilitation stage

Dec 01, 2013 - 8:49 AM

As response efforts move from relief to rehabilitation other areas remain underserved mainly because terrain and road conditions make access difficult

Capiz folks walk 20 hours to get food aid

Dec 01, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Barangays in the eastern and western parts of Tapaz town in Capiz are accessible only by air A military chopper once dropped relief goods and that was it

DESTRUCTION IN CAPIZ. A damaged home barely stands amid barren trees in Capiz. Photo by Gerdee Mae Pedregosa of Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas

The people of Sigma: ‘When are we going to rise?’

Nov 29, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Sigma is a 4th class town of 7 054 affected families in Capiz The homes are dilapidated the families don’t have enough to eat the children are getting sick

Upland Capiz hospital struggles to treat Yolanda patients

Nov 27, 2013 - 10:09 PM

The number of patients has doubled at the hospital in Barangay Salong It needs immediate donations – medical supplies water roofs

Photo by Jonathan Japitana, Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas

CHED, colleges told: Help students affected by Yolanda

Nov 20, 2013 - 7:13 PM

The Commission will come up with a set of guidelines on how other higher education institutions will accommodate student transferees affected by Yolanda

STILL STANDING. What remains of the Leyte Colleges after typhoon Yolanda devastated the province. File photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

At least 190 now dead in Western Visayas

Nov 14, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Western Visayas now reports 190 dead as relief is hampered by bloated figures for financial assistance

DEVASTATION. A barangay hall swept by winds caused by typhoon Yolanda in Iloilo. Photo by AFP/Tara Yap

Globe, Smart: 2-3 days to restore services

Nov 09, 2013 - 1:29 PM

Globe and Smart say it will take two to 3 days to restore services in areas badly hit by Typhoon Yolanda

COMM LINES DOWN. Telcos say they will deploy teams to repair network facilities damaged by super typhoon Yolanda as soon as deemed safe. AFP PHOTO

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

PNoy left with just one bet in Iloilo sortie

Apr 10, 2013 - 7:32 PM

No less than President Benigno Aquino III was in Iloilo to push for his senatorial slate but only one former senator Jamby Madrigal accompanied him

VISAYAS VISIT. President Benigno Aquino III endorses his slate in Capiz, where he was joined by 3 candidates. Malacañang Photo Bureau

P215-M facelift set for Roxas airport

Apr 10, 2013 - 3:50 PM

The P215 million Roxas Airport expansion project will include the extension of the runway expansion of the passenger terminal and installation of night landing facilities

When travel meets art and music

Feb 23, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Blend travel with art this February when we celebrate Philippine Arts Month

STREET ART. Part of the lyrics of National Artist Lucio San Pedro and composer Levi Celerio’s  composition, “Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan.” Photos by Claire Madarang

'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:' 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.

Binay to visit Roxas City, swear in partymates

Jun 04, 2012 - 1:19 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay will swear in new partymates in the hometown of his rival DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas