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Caraga completes distribution of emergency subsidy to non-4Ps families

May 10, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development lauds the local government units' efficient implementation of the emergency subsidy program in the Caraga region

CASH AID. The DSWD Field Office Caraga reviews the social amelioration cards of the beneficiaries in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. Photo from DSWD Caraga website

Caraga region fastest to distribute coronavirus emergency subsidies – tracker

Apr 28, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Nationwide, DSWD distributes only 46% of the total budget allocation as of April 27 as regions are slow in giving out subsidies to non-4Ps families.

LONG LINES. People line up at the Batasan High School Building in Quezon City to collect their emergency subsidies on April 28, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA Northern Mindanao closes borders to Davao, Caraga amid ASF spread

Feb 08, 2020 - 2:07 PM

Following an outbreak of the African Swine Fever in Davao region, the agriculture department closes its borders for swine and pork, and activates 9 control points leading to Bukidnon

ASF IN MINDANAO. Northern Mindanao has the 3rd largest swine industry in the country, with nearly a million swine population valued at P25 billion. Photo of pigs from Shutterstock

Caraga school focused on agriculture can help sustain Lumad communities

Dec 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The students from indigenous communities are, however, displaced by mining operations and military attacks

Photo courtesy by ALCADEV

Agusan del Sur mayoral bet arrested over firearms

May 11, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Police in Caraga Region also arrest 4 others for violating the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

SEIZED. Authorities confiscate guns from a mayoral bet in Rosario, Agusan del Sur, after serving a search warrant against him on May 11, 2019. Photo from CaragaPulis Pio Facebook page

6,000 soldiers, cops to secure Caraga, Northern Mindanao for May 13 polls

May 09, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'We will not allow any threat groups or individuals to disrupt or sabotage the electoral process,' says Brigadier General Tyne Bañas of the Army's 4th Infantry Division

READY TO SERVE. This file photo shows soldiers awaiting deployment in Surigao del Sur in 2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Dinagat Islands local officials arrested for illegal posession of firearms

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Police confiscate firearms in the homes of Tubajon town Mayor Romeo Vargas and Sangguniang Bayan Member Norlito Ticod

Labor leader in Agusan del Norte shot dead

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:08 AM

Linus Cubol was killed in front of his furniture store by motorcyle-riding gunmen

Gov’t lost P2.6B in Caraga mining royalties from 2012-2016

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:42 PM

The Commission on Audit recommends crafting a law that would impose royalties on mining companies that operate outside of Mineral Reservation Areas or MRAs

MINING ROYALTIES. The Commission on Audit says the government should have charged royalties from mining companies that operated outside of Mineral Reservation Areas.

CARAGA, Eastern Visayas wrestling cadets dominate Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:42 AM

With 3 golds, a silver, and a bronze, CARAGA positions itself as the country's newest source of wrestling hopefuls

DENR orders 49 Siargao businesses to address environmental violations

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'If we want to sustain [Siargao's] viability as an international surfing capital, we must show that we are all helping to protect and conserve its environment,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

Tropical storm Vinta, Ferry sinks in Quezon, Pimentel on Canada trash | Evening wRap

Dec 21, 2017 - 8:13 PM

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What are the hazard-prone areas along Vinta’s path?

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau identifies 5 areas located near the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Vinta that are prone to landslides and heavy flooding

IN NUMBERS: Three-year Rolling Infrastructure Plan (TRIP)

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

TRIP outlines over 4 000 infrastructure projects worth P3 6 trillion to be completed by 2020

MEDIUM TERM. TRIP aims to complete over 4,000 infrastructure projects worth P3.6 trillion by 2020.

WATCH: UST athlete from Caraga eyes Palaro gold in taekwondo

Apr 17, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Now representing the National Capital Region as part of UST s taekwondo team Gianne Chiong competes for her family s future

BUILDING CHARACTER. Gianne Chiong practices Taekwondo with her NCR teammates a few days before they head to Antique for Palarong Pambansa 2017. Photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Aftershocks rock Surigao days after strong quake

Feb 12, 2017 - 12:38 PM

UPDATED The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says it has recorded 130 weaker quakes in the area since the February 10 tremor

A vehicle is struck by debris from a damaged school building after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao City, in the southern island of Mindanao, on February 11, 2017. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

Quake-hit Surigao City now under state of calamity

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:20 AM

The city government also says around 20 of the city s population has been affected by the quake which hit late evening February 10

Residents of Surigao City out on the street after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked the area on February 10, 2017. Photo by Jong Labrador

Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods

Jan 19, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Netizens from the area have been posting photos and updates on the need for evacuation and relief goods in the area before signal went down

HELP NEEDED. Citizens in Barangay in Lapaz town are waiting to be rescued. Photos credit to Jamaica Jumonong/Rappler

Over 5,400 families affected by Tropical Depression Auring

Jan 09, 2017 - 10:52 AM

UPDATED Around 22 879 people are displaced in Caraga in the northeastern part of Mindanao

PREPAREDNESS. Tropical Depression Auring batters Siargao Island on Monday morning, January 9, 2017. Photo by Perry Paul Lamanilao

Communist rebels kidnap 4 PNP men in Surigao del Norte

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Members of the New People s Army snatch 4 off duty police personnel in Malimono town in Surigao del Norte a day before President Rodrigo Duterte orders a ceasefire with them

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

110 VCMs malfunction in Caraga; only 25 replacements arrive

May 10, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Commission on Elections regional director Renato Magbutay say they a have a contingency plan for the problem

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016 have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Caraga Region swimmer's dream comes true with offer from NU

Apr 12, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Living away from her parents since she was a baby Honey Maye Escarez now has the chance to be in Manila with her mother if she becomes an athletic scholar

Who is running in Caraga | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Caraga

Central Luzon female cagers head to semis

May 08, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Central Luzon is set to face the defending champion of of girls secondary basketball the National Capital Region

SWIFT DRIVE. Central Luzon’s Joyce Ramirez (center) breaks the defense of her guard. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/Rappler

Typhoon Ruby cripples livelihood for 800,000 – ILO

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:38 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment is also providing assistance to workers left jobless by closures and retrenchments of companies due to Typhoon Ruby

Corruption charges vs NIA officials over P66M irrigation projects

Sep 08, 2014 - 4:01 PM

Government agencies file more than 60 folders of evidence against NIA officials for alleged corruption involving 4 irrigation projects in Caraga Mindanao worth P66 million

FILED. Members of a special investigation team composed of 4 government agencies file evidence against 53 persons allegedly involved in anomalous irrigation projects in Caraga, Mindanao. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

EXCLUSIVE: Corruption cases filed vs irrigation officials

Aug 18, 2014 - 3:56 PM

In June 2013 President Aquino scolded NIA for irrigating only 65 of its target coverage A year later investigations reveal corruption of alarming proportions

‘New generation’ of cops out to win hearts and minds

Aug 17, 2014 - 11:13 AM

The PNP doesn’t always have the best of reputations but some cops are out to prove that perception wrong PO3 Alexander Baradillo Fazon Jr of the CARAGA Police Regional Office is one of them

SERVICE. PO3 Alexander Baradillo Fazon, Jr. from Butuan says the MBFI's COPS award is the highlight of his career. Photo courtesy of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc

Northern Mindanao thrashes CARAGA in football opening game

May 04, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Overcoming schedule woes and an uneven pitch Northern Mindanao defeats CARAGA 5 2

NORTHERN BOOTERS. Northern Mindanao wins the only football match Sunday at the Laguna Sports Complex. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Surigao

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:09 PM

The cache hidden in small containers in a van was made up of wildlife from Australia Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Rainy Friday for Eastern Visayas, CARAGA, Davao Oriental

Feb 07, 2014 - 7:53 AM

Eastern Visayas CARAGA region and Davao Oriental will have cloudy skies and light to moderate rain

Basyang leaves 6 dead, 5 missing

Feb 03, 2014 - 9:03 AM

A total of 42 987 people 9 328 families across the Visayas and the Caraga region were affected by Basyang

More than 18,000 in evacuation centers

Feb 01, 2014 - 10:59 AM

UPDATED Only 10 areas remain under storm signal no 1

Damaged bridges, roads in Davao Oriental hamper trade

Jan 20, 2014 - 8:23 PM

After Agaton to bring a truckload of goods from one end Caraga bridge to the other traders have to do it by foot and takes 3 hours to complete

ROAD CLEARING. In Mindanao, heavy equipment is used to clear roads of debris caused by Tropical Depression Agaton. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Mindanao still on alert for Agaton

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:45 AM

Communities in areas affected by Tropical Depression Agaton continue to brace for the worst as the storm hovers just southeast of Mindanao

FLOODED. Residents gather next to a flooded basketball court at a village in Butuan City on January 17, 2014, as floods inundated villages and towns after heavy rains. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

More heavy rain in Visayas, Mindanao

Jan 12, 2014 - 10:41 AM

Science Sec Montejo to affected residents: Don t take any chances stay vigilant

Radio broadcaster gunned down in Surigao del Sur

Dec 08, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The killing comes a week after radio commentator Joas Dignos was shot dead in Bukidnon

LPA spotted off Surigao City

Nov 23, 2013 - 8:36 AM

A potential cyclone which may cause flashfloods and landslides hovers near northeastern Mindanao

Most school divisions in Eastern Visayas closed, unreachable

Nov 12, 2013 - 11:00 PM

As of Tuesday November 12 only school divisions of Northern Samar Maasin Southern Leyte and Calbayog have resumed operations

ASAP. Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro says the best way for children to recover is to bring them back to schools as soon as possible. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Tropical Depression Zoraida near east Mindanao

Nov 11, 2013 - 5:40 PM

System expected to make landfall Tuesday in Caraga

Zoraida: More areas under storm signal #1

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Tropical Depression Zoraida moves closer to Mindanao maintains strength

Tropical Depression Zoraida enters PH

Nov 11, 2013 - 7:24 AM

Storm warning signals in effect in Mindanao s eastern provinces

#YolandaPH: 800,000 evacuated

Nov 09, 2013 - 9:58 AM

Eastern Visayas predicted to be hardest hit by the cyclone reports the fewest persons brought to safety

MOVING OUT. A family, with their belongings, brave the rains brought by Yolanda (Haiyan) in Cebu City. Photo by AFP

Powerful Yolanda hits Eastern Visayas

Nov 08, 2013 - 6:08 AM

UPDATED The super typhoon considered the year s most powerful is now lashing the Visayas Bicol and Caraga; eye now over Leyte

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 4:30 a.m., 08 November 2013

#YolandaPH: Caraga most prone to landslides, floods

Nov 08, 2013 - 4:27 AM

As Yolanda barrels on government data reveal that more than half of Caraga s cities municipalities and barangays are prone to landslides and flooding

BRACING FOR THE WORST. In some provinces in Visayas and Mindanao, more than half of cities, municipalities and barangays are prone to landslides and flooding even as typhoon Yolanda hits the regions. Image from PAGASA

Typhoon Yolanda: East Visayas signal no. 4

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:22 PM

UPDATED Typhoon intensifies speeds up still on course to hit the region; Landfall Friday morning over Guiuan Eastern Samar or Abuyog Leyte

Dangerous Yolanda heads for Visayas

Nov 07, 2013 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED Typhoon Yolanda is an extremely catastrophic super typhoon one of the planet s strongest most violent this year

Provinces, agencies on alert for Yolanda

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED Local governments particularly those in Yolanda s path are now deploying personnel and equipment

CREEPING NEARER. An MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 9:30 a.m., 06 November 2013, showing Typhoon Haiyan in the lower right corner. Image courtesy PAGASA