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In cute-obsessed Japan, capsule toys play big in age of social media

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:43 PM

One store, in Tokyo's famous Akihabara electronics district, is crammed with around 500 capsule toy vending machines stretching out as far as the eye can see

'KAWAII' OR CUTE. This picture taken on November 14, 2017, shows vending machines containing various series of capsule toys at a store in Tokyo's Akihabara district. Capsule toys have been around for more than 40 years but the craze really took off in 2012 when Tokyo-based manufacturer Kitan Club launched its "Koppu no Fuchico" ("Fuchico at the edge of a glass"). Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

December inflation seen to hit 1.5%

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Holiday related demand in food and beverages as well as fuel prices contribute to the higher inflation rate

MANAGE RISKS. To cushion the impact on food prices and utility rates, the National Economic and Development Authority calls for the faster implementation of the Roadmap for Addressing the Impact of El Niño (RAIN). Shutterstock background photo

Isabela execs relieved for Typhoon Lando deaths

Nov 11, 2015 - 2:50 PM

The provincial board and the provincial disaster management council have issued resolution in support of relieved DILG Isabela Director Elpidio Durwin

TYPHOON LANDO. A number of towns in Isabela were flooded when Koppu hit the northern Philippine provinces. Rappler file photo by Raymon Dullana

Farmers lose debt gamble in typhoon-plagued Philippines

Oct 25, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Typhoon Lando Koppu brought floods as high as three meters to one of the Philippines most important rice growing regions fertile central plains on the main island of Luzon

AFTERMATH. Typhoon Koppu left a trail of devastation across central and northern Luzon. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Typhoon aftermath: The day #LandoPH left

Oct 24, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Even those supposedly on higher ground are not spared from the flash floods brought by the heavy rains of Typhoon Lando

ALL THAT REMAINS. Mud is like an unforgettable bad memory, clinging like soot on a pan. Photo by George P. Moya/ Rappler

Binay in hometown after typhoon: Alternative aid to farmers needed

Oct 24, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Typhoon Lando s damage to agriculture in Isabela is initially pegged at P400 million The Vice President says crops are damaged twice – by the drought and now by the flood

Tuguegarao after Lando: We didn't know floods would be head-high

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Twenty three villages were submerged in head high floodwaters at the height Typhoon Lando About P36 million damage in agriculture have been reported

PICKING UP PIECES. Residents of Tuguegarao City have returned to their damaged homes, but the trauma from the floods remain. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Albay sends aid mission to Lando-hit areas

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:48 AM

This is the 14th humanitarian team sent off by the province since 2008 its way of reciprocating the assistance it received during Typhoon Reming 8 years ago

Photo from Gov. Joey Salceda's Facebook.

Cloudy Friday for parts of Northern Luzon

Oct 22, 2015 - 6:20 PM

The low pressure area – previously Tropical Depression Lando – is now at 240 km east of Basco Batanes

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5:01 pm, October 22. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Aquino in Casiguran: Time to consider relocation

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:55 PM

The President inspects one of the towns worst hit by Typhoon Lando while Malacañang assures the public there are sufficient calamity funds

INSPECTION. President Benigno Aquino III visits the town of Casiguran in typhoon-hit Aurora province. Photo from Sen. Sonny Angara's Twitter account

Typhoon Lando: Death toll climbs to 41; 1.2M people affected

Oct 22, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Agriculture continues to suffer the biggest loss with damage already pegged at P6 43 billion

Children look at the flooded Barangay of Camunatan, Isabela on October 19, 2015. Photo by Noel Celis

Typhoon Lando: Relief ops team reaches isolated Isabela town

Oct 21, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Floods in the towns of Tumauini San Pablo and Cabagan and in the city of Ilagan are subsiding in the aftermath of Typhoon Lando Koppu

More deaths, injuries in Central Luzon due to Typhoon Lando

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:49 PM

At least 8 people have died in the provinces of Aurora Zambales Nueva Ecija and Tarlac due to Typhoon Lando according to regional disaster officials

A resident of Camiling, Tarlac, pumps out water from his house, which was flooded at the height of Typhoon Lando (Koppu). Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Tropical Depression Lando weakens into low pressure area

Oct 21, 2015 - 5:42 PM

All public storm warning signals are now lifted

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 2:32 pm, October 21. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Typhoon Lando: Benguet death toll climbs to 14

Oct 21, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The regional police in the Cordillera lists 14 dead in Benguet but the official tally from the national disaster management council lists only 11 dead

AFTERMATH. A pedestrian braves the strong wind and heavy downpour brought by Typhoon Lando in Baguio City on October 19, 2015. Photo by Mau Victa

Gov't planes bring relief goods to isolated Aurora towns

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED It is the first time government relief goods are flown to Aurora where some towns have been destroyed and isolated since Typhoon Lando Koppu made landfall Sunday morning

FOOD PACKS. Relief goods are unloaded from a C-130 plane in Baler, Aurora. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Typhoon Lando: 35 killed, nearly a million affected

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED The Cordillera region records the highest number of confirmed casualties so far according to the NDRRMC

DEVASTATED. Nearly a million people have been affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Lando. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Roxas, Robredo visit Lando-hit areas: ‘No politics, just help’

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The standard bearer of the Liberal Party and his running mate avoid wearing the campaign s trademark yellow but political undertones of their visit to Nueva Ecija remain

‘NO POLITICS.’ Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo avoid wearing their campaign yellow in a visit to evacuation centers in Cabanatuan City, but a campaign jingle plays in one of the stops. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Help identify needs of #LandoPH communities

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:57 PM

Help us crowdsource information on what s needed in typhoon Lando affected communities

WHERE TO GO? Evacuees stay at the Barangay health Center turned evacuation site at Mabasa, Dupax del Norte, Nueva Viscaya, on October 18, 2015. Photo by AFP

Typhoon Lando: Barges carrying nickel laterite threaten Zambales coral reefs

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Mining continues in Zambales despite a ban imposed by the provincial government

CONTRABAND? Despite strong waves and winds during Typhoon Lando, this barge carrying nickel laterite sailed in Zambales, where mining is banned. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Longer voters’ registration eyed in Lando-hit areas

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:45 PM

The deadline for voters’ registration – October 31 – comes after Typhoon Lando Koppu ravaged northern and central Luzon

CALL FOR HELP. Filipino typhoon victims reach out to get relief goods in a flood-hit village in the town of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija province in northern Manila, Philippines, on October 20, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Aurora: Lando knocks down towns still recovering from 2013 typhoon

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the towns battered by Typhoon are those still recovering from Typhoon Labuyo in 2013

Why Pangasinan is under signal 1 but still on red alert

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Ang ulan ay hindi bahagi ng typhoon signal natin Rainfall isn t part of our typhoon signal says PAGASA s Dr Vic Malano

Tropical Storm Lando slightly weakens

Oct 20, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Public storm warning signal number 2 is still up in 6 areas

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 4:01 pm, October 20. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Climate negotiations begin as Typhoon Lando devastates PH

Oct 20, 2015 - 2:43 PM

These typhoons coinciding with climate negotiations serve as a reminder for world leaders to start acting on climate change

CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS. The last 5 days of negotiations before COP21 begin in Bonn, Germany. Photo by

Lando weakens into tropical storm

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:37 AM

Public storm warning signal number 2 is still raised over 6 areas Lando is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Sunday morning October 25

Lando: 6 north Luzon provinces under signal no. 2

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:16 AM

The storm continues with its slow movement through northern Luzon

LIST: Flooded areas due to Typhoon Lando

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Flooded areas in the Ilocos Region Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon as of 5 pm Monday October 19 due to Typhoon Lando international name: Koppu

Cagayan River nears critical level, more villages flooded

Oct 19, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Some residents of Tuguegarao Cagayan are staying at the second level of their houses and are awaiting forced evacuation In Isabela province the town of Santo Tomas is isolated

WATER RISING. As of 1 pm Monday, October 19, the water level in Tuguegarao City Gauging Station in Buntun Bridge has reached 11.52 meters. Its critical level is 12 meters. Photo courtesy of Jay-ar delos Santos

Delivery of select food items in Typhoon Lando-hit areas delayed

Oct 19, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Impassable roads in typhoon hit Aurora Nueva Ecija Pangasinan hamper the delivery of select food items manufacturers tell DTI but supplies are ample

DELAYED. Impassable roads in typhoon-hit Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan hamper the delivery of select basic goods, food manufacturers tell DTI Monday, October 19, 2015. Photo by Czeasar Dancel / Rappler

Typhoon Lando weakens into severe tropical storm

Oct 19, 2015 - 6:09 PM

Storm warning signals remain up over several provinces as severe tropical storm Lando continues to traverse the coastline of the Ilocos provinces

Typhoon Lando brings needed water to Luzon dams

Oct 19, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Government is closely monitoring Angat Dam in Bulacan and Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija

TYPHOON LANDO. Government is closely monitoring the water level of Angat Dam in Bulacan. File photo from Wikipedia

Typhoon Lando: 'Worst floods' in Cabanatuan history

Oct 19, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Rescue teams rush to fetch stranded Cabanatuan City residents from their flooded homes on Monday October 19

STRANDED. Many Cabanatuan City residents spent the night of Monday, October 19, sleeping on roofs. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Typhoon Lando, Duterte on 2016, Air France job cuts | 12PM wRap

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:37 PM

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Typhoon Lando: Signal No 2 in 10 Luzon provinces

Oct 19, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Public storm warning signal number 2 and 1 are hoisted over much of central and northern Luzon a significant downgrade from previous storm warnings

MTSAT-FLOATER Visible image of Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Oct 19, 2015, 2:01 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

The wRap Indonesia: Rail deal signed, biggest operation vs forest fires

Oct 19, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include an analysis on the effect of the China Indonesia rail deal on foreign investors and Typhoon Koppu lashing the Philippines

ITS A GO. This photo shows scale models of Chinese-made bullet trains. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Slow-moving Typhoon Lando continues to weaken

Oct 19, 2015 - 5:32 AM

Most of central and northern Luzon remain under storm warning signals

3 teens swept away by Manila Bay waves amid Lando

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:29 AM

They’re now all safe says Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno as his city government implements precautionary measures for Typhoon Lando Koppu

'NO-WALK ZONE.' The Manila city government declares the Manila Bay area as a 'no-walk zone' on October 18, 2015, as a precautionary measure against Typhoon Lando (Koppu). Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

PAGASA: Typhoon Lando to exit landmass earlier

Oct 18, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Still the state weather bureau places 5 areas under Signal Number 3 as Lando kills one and forces 23 000 to flee their homes

Image as of 11 pm on October 18, 2015, courtesy of PAGASA

Calls for help in Central Luzon surge

Oct 18, 2015 - 11:40 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Office of Civil Defense need responders to go to Aurora Bulacan Nueva Ecija Pampanga

epa04982055 Filipinos wade through floodwater in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Typhoon Lando: 1 dead, 23,000 evacuated

Oct 18, 2015 - 8:34 PM

A big tree toppled and crushed a house in Quezon City killing a 14 year old boy and injuring 4 others

Number coding suspended due to Typhoon Lando – MMDA

Oct 18, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Vehicles with license plates that end in number 1 and 2 will be able to travel between the usually restricted hours of 7 am to 7 pm on Monday October 19

File photo by AFP

University Belt eyed as ‘no-walk zone’ due to Lando

Oct 18, 2015 - 7:56 PM

The Manila City government also turns the Manila Bay area into a ‘no walk zone’ due to Typhoon Lando Koppu

'NO-WALK ZONE.' Filipinos carry their belongings along Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, on October 18, 2015, as Typhoon Lando (Koppu) slams into the northern Philippines. Manila Bay is eventually declared a 'no-walk zone' due to Lando. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Typhoon Lando: Communities with storm surge advisories

Oct 18, 2015 - 6:30 PM

PAGASA and DOST Project NOAH releases an official list of communities with an impending threat of a storm surge

VULNERABLE. More than half of the Philippine population live on the coasts. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Typhoon Lando: Over 15,000 people in evacuation centers

Oct 18, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it is coordinating with local governments in providing the needs of families in evacuation centers

#LandoPH: Hitting close to home

Oct 18, 2015 - 10:36 AM

I ve been deployed to several emergency responses including typhoon Haiyan Doing the work now in my own province should not be any different But I’m wrong It’s harder

#ReliefPH operations to help #LandoPH victims

Oct 18, 2015 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm is crowdsourcing ongoing relief operations for Typhoon Lando victims to show where you can help out

Typhoon Lando slightly weakens, picks up speed

Oct 18, 2015 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED The storm speeds up a bit while wind speeds weaken; despite this gov t warns Lando is still a strong typhoon

epa04981886 A Filipino rides a bicycle at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while nearly 10,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to three metres. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Lando now a super typhoon – JTWC, Weather PH

Oct 18, 2015 - 1:17 AM

PAGASA however still classifies Lando as a typhoon as of 11 pm Saturday October 17 as it raises the storm warning to Signal No 4 over Aurora and Southern Isabela

Image of Lando from Weather Philippines

Signal No. 4: Expect 'very heavy damage' to property, crops

Oct 17, 2015 - 10:49 PM

The last time PAGASA hoisted Signal No 4 was when Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan ravaged the Visayas in November 2013

'SIGNAL NO. 4.' Typhoon Lando (Koppu) prompts the Philippines' state weather bureau to raise Signal No. 4 in Aurora. A handout photo made available on the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on October 17, 2015, shows a satellite image of the water vapor floater of Lando as it advances the coastline (L) of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of NOAA/EPA