Ilocos Region - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ilocos Region


108 Ilocos police chiefs reshuffled ahead of 2019 elections

Jan 03, 2019 - 4:21 PM

This is being done to prevent the local police chiefs from getting 'too familiar' with their counterpart local officials

RESHUFFLED. Over a hundred Ilocos police chiefs are reshuffled ahead of the 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte declares state of calamity in CAR, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The proclamation is intended to hasten relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018 for a situation briefing to discuss the disaster response measures on the aftermath of Typhoon 'Ompong.' KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What you need to know about 2018 Palaro host Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Apr 12, 2018 - 9:30 AM

This year's Palarong Pambansa coincides with the 200th founding anniversary of Ilocos Sur

Thousands in Cordillera, Ilocos displaced by Huaning, habagat

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Most of the displaced from northern Luzon are staying with relatives while hundreds in other parts of Luzon are in evacuation centers

Typhoon Gorio: Closed roads, landslides in Cordillera and Ilocos

Jul 30, 2017 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED The typhoon causes 6 landslides in Benguet Baguio City and Mountain Province

LANDSLIDE. Incessant rains triggered by typhoon Gorio cause a massive landslide in Brgy Ampucao, Itogon, benguet on July 28,2 017. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

#RoadAlert: 42 roads closed due to Typhoon Lawin as of October 21

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Clearing operations are ongoing for the affected road sections according to the Department of Public Works and Highways

Typhoon Lawin: Over 14,000 people in 136 evacuation centers

Oct 20, 2016 - 9:45 AM

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Lawin has affected a total of 13 428 families or 61 126 persons in 118 barangays

EVACUATED. More than 700 residents living along the shoreline take refuge in Alcala Gymnasium after pre-emptive evacuation due to Super Typhoon Lawin in Alcala town, Cagayan. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

Ilocos Region looks to climb out of cellar in this year's Palaro

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:30 AM

After placing last in the overall standings last year Ilocos Region is back with renewed vigor in the 2016 Palarong Pambansa

RISING UP? Rodel B. Ariola, an athletics coach from Samarra Elementary School, hopes Ilocos Region can do better at this year's Palaro. Photo by Mary Joy Gelit/Rappler

What you need to know about Pangasinan and #PHVote

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Ahead of the 3rd presidential debate to be held on Pangasinan on Sunday April 24 MovePH brings the PHVote challenge to the vote rich province

#PHVote Challenge goes to Pangasinan

Apr 01, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Join Pangasinan’s TheLeaderIWant forum on Tuesday April 12 at the University of Pangasinan the same venue of the upcoming 3rd presidential debate

Leni Robredo campaigns solo in Marcos stronghold

Mar 19, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Why is Leni Robredo even campaigning in the solid North ?

Roxas, Robredo go solo in rivals' bailiwicks

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:57 AM

LP standard bearer Mar Roxas visited Davao solo while his running mate Leni Robredo takes on Ilocos region by her lonesome

LP TANDEM. Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo campaign in Makati City. File phot by Mark Cristino/EPA

Marcos bailiwick ‘real challenge’ in campaign, Robredo admits

Feb 16, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The LP vice presidential bet says her numbers are okay in the Visayas some parts in Mindanao and in Luzon particularly in the southern part and Bicol

MORE TIME NEEDED. Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo in Negros Occidential shares the dilemma of any national candidates: the length of the campaign period is not enough to go around the country. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Santiago-Marcos tandem to launch campaign in Ilocos Norte

Feb 06, 2016 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED The launch will be held in Batac the hometown of the Marcoses

ODD PAIRING? The two candidates seem to go have their own campaign plans unlike the other tandems. Santiago's Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler. Marcos' Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Slow-moving Typhoon Lando continues to weaken

Oct 19, 2015 - 5:32 AM

Most of central and northern Luzon remain under storm warning signals

Who is running in Ilocos Region | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Ilocos Region

More than 78,000 dengue cases since Jan 2015 – DOH

Sep 23, 2015 - 12:52 PM

The health department records 233 dengue related deaths from January 1 to September 5

DENGUE. In the Philippines, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the primary and secondary mosquito vectors. File photo of Aedes albopictus from WikiCommons

Negros Occidental tops biometrics data registration nationwide

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Nearly all registered voters in this Western Visayas province – 96 – have updated their records biometrics data

Typhoon Ineng kills 26 in PH, now threatening Japan

Aug 24, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Goni hit parts of the northern Philippines hard over the weekend destroying nearly a thousand houses and forcing more than 12 000 people to flee officials say

FLOODED. Residents and motorists make their way through a flooded street due to heavy rains brought about by typhoon Goni (Ineng), in Candon City, Ilocos sur province, northern Philippines on August 24, 2015. AFP

400,000 voters have no biometrics yet in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley

Jul 24, 2015 - 9:08 PM

We are worried because their names will really be deleted if they do not step up now a local Comelec official says of voters in 9 provinces

Ilocos Region bags first medal in Palaro 2015

May 05, 2015 - 5:11 PM

Neophyte Palaro athlete Krystan Royce Trinidad records a 4 89 meter jump ahead by 20 cm over host region’s Bernadeth Mendiola’s 4 69 m best

ALL SMILES. Ilocos Region's gold bagger Krystan Royce Trinidad poses for a photo with technical officials after her winning performance. Photo by Junmar dela Cruz/ DepEd/ Rappler

Ilocos Region swimmer inspired by her father

May 05, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Eleven year old Alison Noble looks to the guidance of her father as she attempts to win her fourth competition

Young swimmer Alison Noble, driven by her supportive father, wants to make it to the Olympics. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

Lady Tamaraws recruit dreams of WNBA, vows grand Palaro exit

May 04, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Basketball player Valerie Mae Mamaril also vows a grand Palaro exit for Ilocos Region

Valerie Mamaril sizes up her defender. Photo by Elaine Magistrado/Rappler

Landslides, flashfloods as #MarioPH hits Cordillera

Sep 20, 2014 - 11:06 AM

UPDATED Eight roads in the region are closed The gates of Ambuklao and Binga dams have been opened Saturday morning September 20 as water reached critical levels

Ester maintains strength, expected out of PAR by Wednesday

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Only the Batanes Group of Islands remain under public storm signal no 1

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 6 pm, June 10. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Ilocos

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:34 PM

The quake which struck at 1:56 pm was centered 29 kilometers southwest of Burgos Ilocos Norte

42,703 families affected by Typhoon Vinta - NDRRMC

Nov 03, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Vinta leaves 3 dead and 2 missing

SLIPPERY ROAD. A road in Candon, Ilocos Sur at 8 pm Thursday, October 31. Photo by Faye Sales

'Odette' agri damage rises to almost P60M

Sep 24, 2013 - 6:09 PM

CAR and Regions I II IV B and V incur production losses

Photo courtesy of KC Sarmiento

Isang: 4 provinces remain under storm signals

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:10 AM

TD Isang currently moving north northwest at a speed of 22 km h and is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility PAR by Thursday morning

Magnitude 5.2 quake shakes north Luzon

May 30, 2013 - 10:50 AM

UPDATE The epicenter of the quake which struck at 10:24 am local time was located just 30 kilometers south of Laoag City

9 killed, 14 hurt in N. Luzon from May 1-14

May 15, 2013 - 2:10 PM

Less violence in May 13 than in 2010 polls says Nolcom

Espino in landslide win as Pangasinan governor

May 15, 2013 - 11:48 AM

The NPC regains control of Pangasinan

Rappler/Carmela Fonbuena

Pangasinan needs to replace 10 CF cards

May 14, 2013 - 8:31 AM

Results in malfunctioning CF cards won t delay proclamation of winners especially if margins are wide says Comelec

Espino vs Braganza: No ceasefire on poll day

May 13, 2013 - 5:31 PM

It s already election day and the two rivals for the governor s seat in Pangasinan Amado Espina Jr and Hernani Braganza continued their word war

Braganza 'jails' Espino allies for alleged vote-buying

May 13, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Hernani Braganza arrests an alleged supporter of an ally of reelectionist Gov Amado Espino Jr for vote buying

Glitches not a problem for Pangasinan voters

May 13, 2013 - 12:04 PM

Polls in Pangasinan faced minor hiccups but these did not deter people from voting

NPC to hold own quick count in Pangasinan

May 12, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Poll watchers will be assigned to each of about 2 000 polling precincts in the province They will SMS the results as soon as the PCOS finished counting

UNA, Chavit and ‘going against history’

Apr 22, 2013 - 7:37 PM

UNA gets together with Singson who you ll admit it really delivers votes according to Vice President Binay

52 poll areas of concern in Ilocos Region – police

Mar 26, 2013 - 9:05 PM

Pangasinan where an LP bet is challenging the re electionist governor will be watched most closely among the provinces

UAAP and NCAA scouts, coaches recruit athletes from Palaro

May 09, 2012 - 7:43 PM

Scouts from UAAP and NCAA attend Palarong Pambansa 2012 to find potential recruits

NCR blasts Ilocos Region in girls' volley

May 08, 2012 - 12:17 PM

The NCR secondary girls team beats Ilocos Region in two sets 25 15 25 16 for their second volleyball win