Catanduanes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Catanduanes


Catanduanes restricts entry of tourists, non-residents

Mar 15, 2020 - 2:28 PM

The measure is in effect from March 15 to April 14 to prevent the spread of coronavirus

PANORAMIC. Catanduanes is an island of picture-perfect sceneries like this. Photo by Potpot Pinili.

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

(UPDATED) Different local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) by evacuating residents ahead of its landfall

Catanduanes student suffers head injuries after being mauled by bullies

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Grade 9 student sustains a cracked skull and a blood clot after absorbing blows from school bullies

Labor officer is DSWD's 'outstanding partner' in Catanduanes livelihood program

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Labor officer Russel Ulysses Nieves says addressing poverty is a collaborative effort and cannot be done by one government agency alone

AWARDEE. DOLE Catanduanes officer-in-charge Russel Ulysses Nieves during the awarding ceremony. Photo courtesy of DOLE Bicol

MAP: Where P2.8-B cocaine ended up in PH over past decade

May 02, 2019 - 2:34 PM

In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.

COCAINE FINDS. There are over 30 incidents of Filipinos finding cocaine in Philippine shores and waters.

LIST: What to eat in Catanduanes

Apr 02, 2019 - 6:33 PM

These are a must try on your trip to the province

Photos courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar

DILG suspends Catanduanes governor

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:13 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua, who is running for reelection, is placed under preventive suspension for 6 months in connection with allegations of abuse of authority

SUSPENDED. Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua has been placed under preventive suspension for 6 months starting January 11, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Joseph Cua

Diokno's in-laws behind firm that bagged big gov't projects – Andaya

Jan 03, 2019 - 1:54 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya claims there is a 'clear case of conflict of interest' as Aremar Construction's biggest stockholder and incorporator are in-laws of the budget chief

DIOKNO CONNECTION. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr (center) links DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno to Aremar Construction on January 3, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Drug war cop Espenido assigned to Virac, Catanduanes

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:36 AM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is known for serving as police chief of the localities where mayors Rolando Espinosa and Reynaldo Parojinog were killed by policemen

NEW ASSIGNMENT. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the Senate probe on extrajudicial killings. Rappler file photo

Comelec suspends proclamation of barangay, SK winners in 3 Bicol provinces

May 17, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Assistant Regional Director Romeo Serrano says these 7 winning candidates are from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes Catanduanes

May 05, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says no damage has been reported following the quake

Image from Phivolcs

Catanduanes cop recants claim of PNP-sponsored killings

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:30 PM

But opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says PO1 Vincent Tacorda might have been pressured to withdraw his affidavit

Screenshot from Trillanes' video

Politicians, NBI chief charged in Catanduanes shabu drug trade

Jul 07, 2017 - 11:01 PM

Thirteen people are charged in the operations of a shabu laboratory and in the drug trade while at least 8 others are charged as accessories to the crime

SHABU LAB. An aerial photo taken from Philippine Air Force chopper of the shabu laboratory in the middle of the coconut farm at Barangay Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes at the property of Angelica Balmadrid, common law wife of NBI director Atty. Eric Isidoro. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

The tangled web in publisher Larry Que's slay case

May 04, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Catanduanes cop charged with murder in the Larry Que case is the same policeman who is now accusing his superiors of giving kill orders against drug suspects

Travel guide: 6 must-see beaches and tourist spots in Catanduanes

Apr 09, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Check out these beautiful secluded beaches waterfalls and viewing points in Catanduanes

Robredo: Palace 'overreacted' to 'slow relief' remark

Jan 05, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo clarifies that she was not referring to the whole Bicol region but only some localities in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina Nock ten

AFTERMATH. Camarines Sur after Typhoon Nina roared through the province during the holidays. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:41 AM

The Humanitarian Response Consortium HRC installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon hit community to improve water safety in typhoon hit communities

Briones inspects schools devastated by Typhoon Nina

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:16 PM

At least 118 schools in Bicol Mimaropa and Calabarzon regions are being used as evacuation centers for about 4 050 families affected by Typhoon Nina

AERIAL INSPECTION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday, December 27, joins an aerial inspection of the areas affected by Typhoon Nina. Photo courtesy of DepEd

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Dec 28, 2016 - 8:13 PM

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Typhoon Nina affects over 100,000 in PH

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Thousands remain in evacuation centers as Typhoon Nina continues to move away from the Philippines

DEVASTATED. Residential areas in Naga City were shattered by Typhoon Nina. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja/Rappler

Typhoon Nina leaves at least 6 dead, 19 missing

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED The typhoon also leaves dozens wounded

CAREFUL DRIVING. Motorists drive past downed electric posts on the national road after typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall in Nabua, Camarines Sur on December 26, 2016. Charism Sayat/AFP

#NinaPH: Catanduanes now under state of calamity

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Governor Joseph Cua says the province badly needs funds to help them recover from Typhoon Nina Nock ten

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

Catanduanes heavily damaged, in need of relief goods

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED After Typhoon Nina Nock ten first hits land in Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua says the province badly needs relief goods to sustain the needs of affected families

FALLEN POSTS. Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua said 50 to 70% of power are down in the province, leaving major roads impassable in the area. Photos from Governor Joseph Cua

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Dec 26, 2016 - 11:33 AM

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No power in Catanduanes after Typhoon Nina's landfall – governor

Dec 25, 2016 - 10:10 PM

More than one million Bicolanos are spending Christmas in evacuation centers due to the typhoon

TYPHOON NINA. Senior Inspector Randy Bachiller, chief of police in Malilipot, Albay, checks out the residents in the remote village of Calbayog, a mud- and lahar- prone area in the province. All photos from Malilipot municipal police station.

Catanduanes publisher Larry Que slain – colleagues

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Larry Que publisher of the local paper Catanduanes News Now is the first journalist to be killed since Duterte s inauguration on June 30

PNP on lookout for more shabu labs in Bicol

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Chief Superintendent Melvin Buenafe says they do not discount the possibility of other existing shabu laboratories in other provinces of Bicol

SHABU-MAKING MATERIALS. Forensic official Josephine Clemen of PNP Crime Lab shows off several drums of ephedrine hydrochloride used for shabu manufacturing discovered anew during the investigation. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Bicol protesters: Hold Duterte accountable for Marcos burial

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Marches and rallies denouncing President Duterte s decision to allow a hero s burial for Marcos are held in Legazpi Daet Naga Sorsogon and Virac in the Bicol region

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bicolano fishermen rescued off Eastern Samar coast after 2 weeks

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:17 PM

Rene Del Valle Zaldy de Jesus and Luis Tupig drift out to sea during Typhoon Karen

SURVIVORS. Catanduanes fishermen Rene Del Valle, Zaldy de Jesus, and Luis Tupig survived their 14-day ordeal in the middle of sea. Photo by Cora Basada

450 passengers stranded in Bicol ports due to Lawin

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:26 PM

At least 24 rolling cargoes and 7 other sea vessels were grounded in ports in Catanduanes and Albay according to the Office of Civil Defense Bicol

Image from PAGASA

Over 1,000 passengers stranded in Bicol seaports

Oct 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara has enforced the no sailing policy on all fishermen while coastal villages in the eastern seaboard of the province have been alerted to avoid possible storm surges due to Tropical Storm Karen

Image courtesy of PAGASA

'Escudero supporters switched to Robredo to prevent a Marcos win'

May 11, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Political analyst Richard Heydarian says Leni Robredo became the rallying point for the reformist vote that wants to stop the return of Marcos to office

2016 elections: Which senators are winning in Bicol provinces?

May 10, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Reelectionist Franklin Drilon is the leading senatorial candidate in 3 of 6 Bicol provinces

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

BICOLANDIA. Five out of the 6 incumbent governors in the Bicol region have expressed support for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Climate change: It's personal

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I do not want future generations to suffer the wrath of Mother Nature especially since we can actually do something about it

Who is running in Bicol | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Bicol

13 saved from human trafficking in Catanduanes

Jun 07, 2015 - 12:57 AM

The victims were lured with promises of jobs as cooks waitresses and house helpers with a P5 000 110 salary but were instead forced to work as prostitutes and GROs in a bar authorities say

13 provinces under storm signals as Chedeng weakens

Apr 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Catanduanes is under storm signal number 2 while 12 other provinces in Luzon are under signal number 1 as Chedeng approaches land

Image courtesy of PAGASA

Catanduanes, CamSur 'ready and on high alert' for Chedeng

Apr 03, 2015 - 3:17 PM

The two provinces currently under Storm Signal No 1 are not letting their guards down as Typhoon Chedeng weakens

6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Catanduanes

Feb 03, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Phivolcs expects damages and aftershocks

NDRRMC issues flood advisory for 14 provinces

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM

The NDRRMC s December 27 flood advisory covers 3 regions and 14 provinces

Catanduanes declares state of calamity over Ruby

Dec 07, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Catanduanes declares a state of calamity as Typhoon Ruby Hagupit hits the Bicol Region

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826 5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo


Jul 15, 2014 - 8:18 AM

UPDATED Here s a running live blog for the latest updates on GlendaPH Rammasun

Signal no 1 in Catanduanes as Glenda nears PH

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:21 AM

Catanduanes may experience winds of 30 to 60 kilometers per hour in the next 36 hours as a new tropical storm nears the country

TROPICAL STORM. This satellite image from PAGASA shows Tropical Storm Glenda's location at 11 pm on July 13, 2014. Image from PAGASA

Rediscovering, revisiting Palumbanes Island

Jul 06, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Seeing the stars come out watching children at play beach hopping giving back These are just some of the writer s favorite things to do in this small beautiful island

Santi intensifies; 6 provinces signal no. 1

Oct 10, 2013 - 11:18 AM

State weather bureau PAGASA said storm signals are now hoisted over 6 provinces

Tropical Storm Santi: Catanduanes signal no. 1

Oct 10, 2013 - 6:44 AM

Catanduanes should expect rains with gusty winds and moderate to rough seas within the next 36 hours the bureau said

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 5:32 a.m., 10 October 2013

Get stoked: 7 lesser-known PH surf spots

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM

‘Tis the season of rains typhoons and surfing

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SURFING. Surfers are in for a treat with the typhoon-brought waves this rainy season. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang