Guimaras - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Guimaras


Iloilo suspends public events due to coronavirus risks

Mar 11, 2020 - 11:30 PM

The governor's order is in effect for 45 days starting March 10

Iloilo-Guimaras passenger boat trips allowed to resume

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:25 PM

The Maritime Industry Authority sets several conditions as it lifts the suspension on Iloilo-Guimaras passenger boat trips

Robredo seeks lifting of 'knee-jerk' ban on Iloilo-Guimaras boat trips

Aug 12, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo meets with survivors and relatives of the victims of the Iloilo-Guimaras sea tragedy

CONDOLENCES. Vice President Leni Robredo visits the wake of 9 of the 31 casualties in the Iloilo-Guimaras sea tragedy on August 12, 2019. Photo by OVP

Marina suspends operations of passenger motorboats along Iloilo-Guimaras route

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:37 PM

(UPDATED) The Maritime Industry Authority has directed roll-on roll-off or RO-RO vessels to increase the frequency of their trips to serve passengers in the area

Death toll in Iloilo-Guimaras Strait boat accidents rises to 31

Aug 04, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says 'squalls' or sudden strong gusts of wind sunk the 3 passenger motorboats

At least 7 dead after 2 boats capsize off Iloilo

Aug 03, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says over 20 people have been rescued, so far, and search operations continue for the missing passengers and crew members

Seagrass meadows support food security in Guimaras – research

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Guimaras, a place highly dependent on marine and coastal resources, is the perfect site to investigate and demonstrate how much seagrasses contribute to fisheries in coastal communities

'LUNGS OF THE SEA.' Seagrass beds are one of the overlooked marine ecosystems, now globally threatened due to human impact. All photos by ZSL/Seagrass Project Philippines

Guimaras teacher to get correct salary 11 years after promotion

Apr 01, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Commission on Audit rules in favor of a Guimaras public school teacher who was denied her rightful pay grade from September 2006 to October 2015

IN PHOTOS: Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior visits Manila

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'The message of the Rainbow Warrior's visit here in the Philippines is to highlight the issue of climate justice,' says Naderev Saño, executive director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia

RAINBOW WARRIOR. Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joins Philippines communities in their call for climate justice. All photos by Noel Guevara/Greenpeace

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

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

Iloilo malls switch to solar energy

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Robinson s Place and Gaisano Mall in Iloilo City have already switched to solar energy to contribute to cutting carbon emissions

SOLAR POWER. Gaisano Capital Mall is now equipped with a 103-megawatt solar rooftop system that can supply up to 50% of the mall’s daytime load. Photo courtesy of Gaisano Capital

Mindanao Railway project approaches rollout

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Another project that could be given the green light to start procurement is the Panay Guimaras Negros bridge that is estimated to cost P21 67 billion

SPUR DEVELOPMENT. A railway in Mindanao and an inter-island bridge connecting Panay, Guimaras, and Negros will be up for NEDA Board approval. Rappler file photo

Negative DNA tests with Guimaras 'relatives' – Grace Poe

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The presidential candidate maintains the negative tests will hardly affect the disqualification case against her as they are merely secondary to her legal arguments

NEGATIVE. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Poe’s DNA, PH-China banking, Twitter’s new rules | 6PM wRap

Dec 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Poe camp: Grace didn't order exhumation of 'parents' in Guimaras

Dec 30, 2015 - 3:55 PM

3rd UPDATE Nalulungkot ako na kailangan pa umabot sa ganito para mapatunayan pagkatao ko Senator Grace Poe is quoted as saying

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Senator Grace Poe's campaign spokesman, says the presidential candidate did not order the exhumation of the bodies of her possible biological parents. Photo by Jansen Romero

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

AIM graduate students examine rural Philippines

Jun 12, 2015 - 2:43 PM

A photo exhibit entitled Uncharted: MDM 2015 Goes Off the Beaten Track show the experiences of the Master in Development Management MDM class of 2015 during their immersion in 9 different provinces

The 'teenage mothers' of Guimaras

May 13, 2015 - 7:53 PM

In a village in Guimaras people say that when a girl reaches the age of 19 and she is still single she is already considered a spinster

Barangay Hoskyn in Jordan, Guimaras has a reputation of being a hub for teenage mothers. Photo by Irish Claire Salubre

#FreeTheTurtle: Netizens rage over tied-up turtle in Guimaras

May 06, 2015 - 4:50 PM

I saw this long rope floating just after the turtle and I thought it was just nothing As I came closer I was surprised that its shell has a hole and that the long rope was attached to it

VIRAL. Photos taken by Donna Islao show a turtle tied down to prevent from swimming away. Photo by Donna Islao

PH should push 'unique' products for EU exports

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The country can earn EU€1 2B by following the geographical indication model of selling specialized products unique to its areas

New wind farms to help bridge summer power shortage – WWF

Feb 07, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The new wind farms in Guimaras and Ilocos Norte have already contributed 300 MW to the country’s power supply the World Wide Fund for Nature says

Into the sea: Pawikans freed in Guimaras

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:30 PM

More than the harmony between mammals and reptiles the release of 39 pawikans in Guimaras is somehow a bend in the line of time – a meeting of different epochs

BACK TO THE SEA. Local officials and villagers release the 2 species of turtles back to their habitat at Sitio Punta Lawi, Jordan Guimaras. Photo by Joselito Villasis

Do's and don'ts when oil spill affects your area

Aug 11, 2014 - 7:37 PM

The Guimaras oil spill which happened 8 years ago on August 11 has been the worst such incident in the country Here s what you need to remember if your area is affected by an oil spill

Leyte, Samar still without power

Nov 10, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Power is back in some provinces affected by super typhoon Yolanda but the hardest hit areas are still in darkness

POWERLESS. Most areas in Tacloban City, Leyte still have no electricity due to the damage caused by typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Rupert Ambil/ Rappler

Dessert tripping in the Visayas

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:46 PM

You ll definitely get to know Visayas through its sweets

BREAKFAST INDULGENCE. A typical breakfast in Dumaguete is budbud paired with mango plus hot chocolate. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

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

PH to meet 12 new senators May 15

May 14, 2013 - 1:44 PM

The Comelec will proclaim all 12 winning senators Wednesday evening

FINAL SAY. The Comelec, sitting as the national board of canvassers, will finalize the tally for senatorial and party-list results. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

'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.

Good science, good governance in Guimaras

Nov 11, 2012 - 11:57 PM

How an environmental tragedy opened a path for the province of Guimaras to integrate science in local governance

The quest for the mangoes of Guimaras

Aug 06, 2012 - 4:32 PM

RAPPLER s resident tripadora gets lost on a solo trip but finds something extra sweet

GUIMARAS MANGOES ARE FAMOUS for their extraordinary sweetness. All photos by Izah Morales

Quake kills 43, leaves others trapped

Feb 06, 2012 - 8:14 PM

[UPDATED] Army says 100 homes destroyed appeals for immediate assistance

CENTRAL VISAYAS QUAKE. The epicenter of the magnitude 6.9 earthquake, located at Tayasan, Negros Occidental. Map courtesy of Phivolcs