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Kaka Bag-ao: Careers in fighting COVID-19 not limited to health workers

Jun 13, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Dinagat Islands Governor Kaka Bag-ao says an effective strategy against COVID-19 employs people who come from different backgrounds

PROBLEMS. Governor-elect Kaka Bag-ao says poverty in the Dinagat Islands should be immediately addressed. Screenshot from Rappler video

In Dinagat Islands, containment is key to coronavirus response

Mar 31, 2020 - 1:56 PM

Dinagat Islands focuses more on prevention, as it tries to nip the spread of the new virus in the bud before it overburdens the provincial health care system

Photos from Dinagat Islands Provincial Information Office, Loreto Fire Station, San Jose Bureau of Fire Protection

[OPINION] Breaking down doors, walls, and ceilings: A speech by Governor Kaka Bag-ao

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Many people escape the shackles of poverty because of one thing: opportunity. This may be true for many people, but 'many' is not 'all.'

Slain Dinagat board member's daughter gains support to take father's seat

Jul 26, 2019 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) The Dinagat Islands Provincial Employees Association urges the provincial government 'to honor the memory of board member Olofernes by allowing his daughter, Chelsy, to take his seat in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan'

SHOT DEAD. Dinagat Islands Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member Wenefredo Olofernes is shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Surigao City on July 7, 2019. Photo couresy of Dinagat Islands PIO Facebook Page

DOJ orders probe into killing of Dinagat board member

Jul 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation will look into the killing of Wenefredo Olofernes, who was shot dead in Surigao City

SHOT DEAD. Dinagat Islands Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member Wenefredo Olofernes is shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Surigao City on July 7, 2019. Photo couresy of Dinagat Islands PIO Facebook Page

Dinagat provincial employees condemn killing of board member

Jul 09, 2019 - 7:00 AM

The provincial board will tackle on Tuesday, July 9, the resolution filed by 4 members calling justice for the murder of Wenefredo Olofernes

BLACK. Dinagat Islands provincial employees wear black on Monday, July 8 – a day after the murder of board member Wenefredo Olofernes. All photos from Dinagat Islands Information Office

Dinagat board member shot dead after Sunday jogging

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:40 AM

'We lost a good leader in Dinagat Islands today,' says Dinagat Islands Governor Kaka Bag-ao

SHOT DEAD. Dinagat Islands Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member Wenefredo Olofernes is shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Surigao City on July 7, 2019. Photo couresy of Dinagat Islands PIO Facebook Page

Kaka Bag-ao: Poverty, inequality are the 'enemies' in Dinagat Islands

Jun 05, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Laban ito para ipakita sa kanila na iyong kahirapan...hindi iyan normal,' says Dinagat Islands Governor-elect Kaka Bag-ao

Rappler Talk: Kaka Bag-ao on slaying the Ecleo dynasty in Dinagat Islands

Jun 03, 2019 - 5:09 PM

On Tuesday, June 4, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with governor-elect Kaka Bag-ao to discuss the key factors that led to her victory

'Dragon slayer' Kaka Bag-ao wins as Dinagat Islands governor

May 14, 2019 - 9:16 PM

The Dinagat Islands Representative defeats another member of the once powerful Ecleo clan

Bag-Ao kicks off campaign for governor of Dinagat islands. Photo courtesy of Office of Rep. Kaka J. Bag-ao

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.

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

A week's haul: P472.6-M cocaine bricks found on Philippine shores

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Cocaine bricks are found on the shores of Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Camarines Norte, and Quezon

[Where I've Been] A surreal experience at Lake Bababu in the Dinagat Islands

May 28, 2016 - 11:11 AM

An underwater cave connects Lake Bababu to the open sea and it has been successfully entered by a group of experienced scuba drivers Find out more about this destination here

Traveling to Rody Duterte’s misunderstood Mindanao

May 19, 2016 - 9:28 PM

I am looking forward to the time when hearing of places such as Kidapawan Tawi Tawi Zamboanga Sulu or Mindanao will not elicit fear but fond beautiful memories

MT APO VIA KIDAPAWAN. The author enjoys her moment on top of Mt. Apo before a saddening fire razed the highest mountain of the country.

7 breathtaking Mindanao destinations you shouldn't miss

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Mindanao is home to many pristine beaches fetching landscapes and beautiful waterfalls that will entice anyone to return

FAMILIAR. Some of Dinagat Islands beaches reminded me of certain places in Palawan. Photo by Joshua Berida

Who is running in Caraga | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Caraga

Add these 4 stunning destinations to your PH travel bucket list

Sep 20, 2015 - 6:36 PM

It takes a while to get to these destinations but the journey is worth it for these beautiful views and unhampered peace and quiet

TIME TO VISIT. Which one of these locations will be your next travel adventure? Photo by Joshua Berida

Dinagat tarsier a new Philippine tarsier species

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:40 PM

UPDATED UP scientists make the discovery after comparing the genetic makeup of the tarsiers from Dinagat Caraga Bohol Samar Leyte and Zamboanga Mindanao areas

DINAGAT TARSIER. Tarsier sitting on a flower pot in Loreto, Dinagat. Photo by Melizar V. Duya from UP press release.

Agaton: Over 3,000 families displaced

Jan 18, 2014 - 10:46 AM

UPDATED At least 46 villages are flooded in Butuan City while the province of Dinagat Islands experiences massive power outage

SUBMERGED. Heavy rains caused by Tropical Depression Agaton brought flood waters submerging houses in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, January 17, 2014. Photo by Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

'Like we're inside a washing machine'

Nov 08, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Dinagat Islands is between Eastern Samar and Surigao del Norte which are badly hit by the super typhoon

FELLED TREES: Strong winds lashed the island province of Dinagat. Photo from the Facebook account of Rep Kaka Bag-ao

Typhoon Yolanda destroys houses, cuts power in Surigao

Nov 08, 2013 - 10:27 AM

At least 28 000 residents seek temporary shelter in different evacuation centers

YOLANDA. PAGASA's 8:30 am updated satellite picture of Typhoon Yolanda.

It's final: Ecleo group can't join party list – SC

Aug 01, 2013 - 7:52 PM

ARMD s top nominee to Congress would have been Gwendolyn Ecleo of the Dinagat Islands political dynasty

#TalkThursday with Kaka Bag-Ao

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Rappler speaks Kaka Bag Ao congresswoman elect of Dinagat Islands

Unspoiled white beaches: Mindanao

May 23, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Time to whip out your bucket list and add these pristine beaches

COCONUT FAMILY. An idyllic walk along Gumasa’s shore line can bring you to interesting scenery like this. Photo by Bonzenti Panganiban

Dinagat: Ecleo mother defeats daughter

May 14, 2013 - 9:24 PM

Dinagat Islands Vice Gov Jade Ecleo’s fight with her mother Gov Glenda Ecleo was one of the most defiant but painful political battles in the midterm polls

Son of Dinagat’s 'Supreme Master' votes vs ruling Ecleos

May 13, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Although a small province with a voter population of 65 345 the outcome of the elections in Dinagat Islands is crucial to the Aquino administration

Family feud and political sisterhood in Dinagat

May 09, 2013 - 4:18 PM

Jade the current vice governor is running against her re electionist mother Gov Glenda Ecleo She is fielding congresswoman Kaka Bag ao against her sister Gwendolyn Ecleo

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Dinagat: The hands that heal hold power

May 05, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Nearly half a century after their patriarch transformed his faith healing organization into a vote delivery machine the Ecleos are still ruling one of the poorest provinces

Ecleos clash as sentiment for change grows in Dinagat

May 03, 2013 - 10:58 PM

New province Dinagat Islands is among the provinces in the country with the lowest income The politics is dominated by the Ecleo clan regarded as royalty by the locals because of the family’s alleged healing powers

‘Less voters in 11 provinces, less cheating’

Mar 09, 2013 - 7:57 PM

Registered voters for the 2013 Philippine elections has increased by 1 3 milion since 2010 Eleven provinces go against the national trend

Can Akbayan rep still be ousted?

Feb 16, 2013 - 7:40 AM

The disqualification case vs Akbayan Rep Kaka Bag ao is dismissed on a technicality but this does not settle the issues raised by the petitioner

Photo from Rep Kaka Baga-ao's Facebook page

First Aquino-generated IRA highest for LGUs in 3 years

Jan 10, 2013 - 9:45 AM

One new province 5 new cities change the distribution scheme among local governments

Party-list rep as district caretaker a first

Jan 04, 2013 - 2:21 AM

Except for her being a sectoral representative Kaka Bag ao s appointment is in line with House traditions in filling vacancies

Alert back on for South Korea rocket launch

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Parts of the country s Pacific seaboard are back on alert as South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

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.

'Ofel': Signal #1 in 10 provinces

Oct 23, 2012 - 7:35 AM

Ofel was last spotted 460 km east of Surigao City carrying maximum sustained winds of 55 km h near the center and moderate to intense rainfall 5 20 mm h

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 5:30 a.m., 23 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

SC affirms creation of Dinagat Island province

Sep 20, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Ecleo clan gets its own province and district

DOTC ramping up bidding for 7 ports

Jul 02, 2012 - 8:08 PM

Amid criticisms of underspending the agency is ramping up bidding for ports

Ruben Ecleo Jr. no longer congressman

Jun 01, 2012 - 3:37 PM

Speaker Belmonte found scant chance in Ecleo s appeal

DROPPED: Fugitive Ruben Ecleo Jr. is no longer the congressman of  Dinagat Islands

Quake leads to stampede at Surigao mall

Mar 16, 2012 - 6:48 PM

NDRRMC reports minor damage 3 injured in quake

5.9-magnitude quake off Surigao

Mar 16, 2012 - 4:53 PM

Quake felt in northeast Mindanao eastern Visayas