Mimaropa - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mimaropa


Illegal logging continues in MIMAROPA despite Luzon lockdown

Apr 03, 2020 - 8:30 AM

The seized lumber appears to have been illegally cut while most people were staying at home for the lockdown

First coronavirus case recorded in Marinduque

Mar 23, 2020 - 9:42 PM

The 24-year-old patient, who traveled from Parañaque, is in stable condition and under home quarantine, says the Department of Health (DOH) in the MIMAROPA region

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At least 13 dead due to Tisoy in Mimaropa, Eastern Visayas, Calabarzon

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Tisoy (Kammuri) also causes P811.5 million worth of damage to agriculture in Bicol and Oriental Mindoro

The municipality of Naujan, Mindoro Oriental conducted clearing operations due to severe weather conditions from Typhoon Tisoy. National roads of Naujan are now passable for motorists. #TisoyPH. Photos from Mdrrmo Naujan

Why Mimaropa's inflation rate remains higher than Philippine average

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Food prices are down, but what's causing prices of goods in Mimaropa to remain high?

Mimaropa council urges LGUs, businesses: Ban plastics, balloon releases

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Advocates of the policy hope local governments would pass ordinances to enforce the ban

Mimaropa workers get wage increase

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:23 AM

The wage increase takes effect on November 27 as ordered by the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board, which cited the need to 'help workers cope with rising cost of living'

Single-use plastic ban in Mimaropa proposed

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The resolution will be endorsed for approval by the Mimaropa Regional Development Council on December 6

After criticism, no more balloon releasing in next Mimaropa Festival

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Mimaropa's top tourism official thanks EcoWaste Coalition for pointing out that releasing balloons is harmful to the environment

Photo from the Arawatan & Mimaropa Festival 2018 Facebook page

Eco group slams Mimaropa Festival's balloon releasing activity

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'Releasing balloons into the air is no laughing matter, especially for marine animals who bear the brunt of this wasteful practice,' says zero waste campaigner Daniel Alejandre

24 Mimaropa police chiefs fired for underperforming in anti-drug campaign

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Mimaropa regional police director Emmanuel Licup sacks the local police chiefs for poor performance in one of the Duterte administration's key campaigns

POLICE FORCE. Philippine police officers salute as they stand at attention during a gathering at the Philippine National Police headquarters in suburban Manila in September 2011. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Mimaropa’s SPED athlete joins Palaro 2018 against all odds

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Puerto Princesa's Leo Lee Cornel, a SPED athlete, plans to dedicate his future victory in the games to his older brother

SPED ATHLETE. Leo Lee Cornel smiles ahead of his 200-meter dash race at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games on April 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIST: 79 establishments asked to vacate El Nido timberlands

Apr 10, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Owners of the establishments have 30 days or until May 5 to comply with the notice to vacate

DENR to remove illegal structures in Coron Bay

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will begin issuing violation and eviction notices to erring establishments next month

CORON SEAPORT. Outriggers docked at Coron Bay. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

IN PHOTOS: The colorful Mimaropa 2017 festival in Romblon

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:19 PM

The provinces of the region come together to celebrate the annual festival, this time in Romblon

Estudyanteng taga-Mimaropa, wagi sa paligsahang 'Iispel Mo!'

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Sa 'spelling bee' ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino at Kasugufil, pinakanahirapan ang kampeon sa mga salitang hango sa iba't ibang wika sa Filipinas na hindi Tagalog

WAGI. Nanalo si Hermaine Beatriz Albuera (pangalawa mula sa kaliwa) sa 'Iispel Mo!' ng KWF at Kasugufil noong Nobyembre 30. Katabi niya ang kanyang mga tagapagsanay at si Virgilio Almario (kaliwa), tagapangulo ng KWF. Litrato ni Michael Bueza/Rappler

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

May 12, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The rise in the number of cases is due to more people who are now aware of the disease and voluntarily visiting HIV clinics to be tested says Health Regional Director Eduardo Janairo

RISE IN HIV CASES. Palawan registers a 2% increase in HIV cases, making it the 9th with the highest number of cases among provinces. Photo courtesy of DOH Mimaropa

The player-prayer warriors of Mimaropa

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:46 AM

While the sepak takraw team of Mimaropa will go home empty handed after months of preparation they say the experience has taught them humility

FAITH AT WORK. Mimaropa's Sepak Tajraw team prays after their game against the National Capital Region. Photo by Leslie Ann Sanchez/ Rappler

DepEd: Revive Quick Response Fund for typhoon-hit schools

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The Department of Education says it can use the fund to fast track the repair of damaged schools

AVOIDABLE. An aerial photo shows the town of Polangui after typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall in Albay province on December 26, 2016. Photo credit: AFP/CHARISM SAYAT

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

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

Romblon governor, residents oppose mining application

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:56 PM

A complaint filed on Monday June 27 includes 81 630 signatures and resolutions from the municipal and barangay levels as well as non governmental organizations

'NO TO MINING.' Groups lodge a complaint against the mining application of Asian Palladium Mineral Resources, Inc. Photo c/o Romblon's Provincial Information and Communications Office

Mimaropa swimmer juggles student-athlete-breadwinner roles

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:14 PM

This Mimaropa athlete with mild intellectual disability works a variety of jobs to help support his family

BREADWINNER. Aside from being a student-athlete, Arnold B. Asis (R), seen here with his coach, also works to support his family. Photo by Mary Joy Gelit/Rappler

Mimaropa bags gold in Palaro elementary boys double takraw

Apr 15, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Sepak takraw in the 2016 Palarong Pambansa ends with Mimaropa hailed as the Double Takraw champion

CHAMPS. The sepak takraw team from Mimaropa together with coach Junil Magbanwa. Photo by Randall Matthew Lorayes/Rappler

Not just sports: Mimaropa's 'Clean and Green' program at Palaro

Apr 14, 2016 - 5:50 PM

From basketball ring inspired trash bags to planting crops Mimaropa is one of the model clean and green regions at Palarong Pambansa

PLANTING CROPS. The students and officials of the Mimaropa Region plant various crops in their billeting area for Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Josha Caleb Pacleta/Rappler

Who is running in Mimaropa | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Mimaropa

DOH's motorcycle ambulance aims to avoid traffic, save lives

Sep 09, 2015 - 10:06 AM

The motorcycle is initially designed for emergency response in provinces where far flung areas cannot be reached by ambulances

TRAFFIC? NO PROBLEM. This motorcycle ambulance is designed for both urbal and rural areas. All photos by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Mimaropa to world leaders: Strong climate deal, please

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:11 PM

The Regional Development Council of Mimaropa has adopted a resolution that seeks to globalize the resolve of the archipelagic region to address the ill effects of climate change

Mimaropa defends crown in HS girls' tennis doubles

May 09, 2015 - 8:18 AM

Region IV B smashers Alexa Santos and Khyshana Hitosis win a tight game against Davao Eagles Shaira Rivera and Rachel Velez

ALMOST THERE. Davao's Shaira Rivera and Rachel Velez fail to clinch gold at the secondary girls tennis doubles. They wait another year for a chance to dethrone Mimaropa. Photo by Geri Ianna Pedere/Rappler

Calabarzon twins drub Zamboanga Peninsula in badminton

May 08, 2015 - 2:37 PM

Coach Ronald Magnaye believes the Peralta twins have the upperhand in playing doubles since it s not easy for their opponents to read their tactics

POWER OF TWO. Identical twins Erick and Henry Peralta only play doubles badminton. They want to win the gold for Calabarzon in this year's Palaro. File photo by Mars Alison

Central Luzon beats Mimaropa in volleyball, eyes gold

May 05, 2015 - 4:06 PM

MIMAROPA s early uprising in the first set fails to rule the game as Region III unleashes powerful spikes and elusive ball movement

FORMIDABLE ATTACK. Manuel Andrei Medina of CLRAA adds a powerful spike to his barrage of offenses. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/ Rappler

NCR football slaughters Soccsksargen, keeps up with rival region

May 03, 2015 - 4:57 PM

The Big City boys capitalizes on key defensive errors by the SOCCSKSARGEN Warriors’ backline leading to numerous goal scoring opportunities for NCR

WEAK DEFENSE. Mark Joseph Arranguez of NCR maneuvers his way through the backline of SOCCSKSARGEN. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

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

Typhoon Ruby cripples livelihood for 800,000 – ILO

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:38 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment is also providing assistance to workers left jobless by closures and retrenchments of companies due to Typhoon Ruby

Tropical Depression Ruby: Storm signals lowered

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:55 AM

The bureau says it is monitoring another potential storm far out in the Pacific Ocean at a distance of 2 000 km east of Mindanao

MTSAT Floater visible satellite image of Tropical Storm Hagupit, 9 December 2014, 0301 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

Ruby now a tropical depression

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:59 AM

Tropical Depression Ruby is carrying maximum winds of 60 km h and is forecast to move west at 13 km h

Ruby weakens further; NCR under Signal No. 1

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:47 PM

UPDATED The storm is seen to be out of the Luzon landmass by early Tuesday morning and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility PAR by Wednesday evening

Storm track of Tropical Storm Ruby as of 8 pm, December 8. Image from PAGASA website

Ruby to cross Batangas, Cavite Monday night

Dec 08, 2014 - 5:37 PM

UPDATED The center of Tropical Storm Ruby Hagupit will be closest to Manila between 10 11 pm Monday; Rainy night for large parts of South Luzon Mimaropa Central Luzon

MTSAT Floater visible satellite image of Typhoon Hagupit, 7 December 2014, 2332 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

Typhoon Ruby kills at least 21 – Red Cross

Dec 08, 2014 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED 18 of the casualties died in Samar island where Ruby made landfall on Saturday the Red Cross says

MTSAT Floater visible satellite image of Typhoon Hagupit, 7 December 2014, 2332 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

Rainy Ruby downgraded to tropical storm

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:34 AM

UPDATED Despite downgrade storm signal number 3 is still up over parts of Southern Luzon and more rain is expected

MTSAT Floater visible satellite image of Typhoon Hagupit, 7 December 2014, 2332 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

#RubyPH: Rainfall advisories, December 9, 2014

Dec 08, 2014 - 10:49 AM

4th UPDATE Here are the rainfall advisories for areas to be affected by Tropical Storm Ruby Hagupit issued by state weather bureau PAGASA

Ruby crossing central PH, hits Masbate

Dec 07, 2014 - 11:54 AM

UPDATED Typhoon Ruby is expected to make its 3rd landfall over Sibuyan Island between 8 and 10pm Sunday night

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Predicted storm surge heights go up – NOAH

Dec 06, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Scientists from Project NOAH are predicting storm surge heights of up to 4 6 meters in several municipalities in Samar province

MTSAT Floater image of Typhoon Hagupit as of 0532 UTC 56 December 2014. Image courtesy NOAA

NOAH: More areas warned vs Ruby storm surges

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Project NOAH s latest storm surge predictions show towns in Samar province possibly getting surges as high as 4 1 meters when Typhoon Ruby Hagupit hits

MTSAT Floater image of Typhoon Hagupit as of 2101 UTC 5 December 2014. Image courtesy NOAA

DOH hospitals, offices on 'buddy system' for Ruby

Dec 05, 2014 - 6:16 PM

The department has prepositioned drugs medicines and other supplies worth P243 million ahead of Typhoon Ruby

PH convicts Chinese poachers despite Beijing's warnings

Nov 24, 2014 - 3:20 PM

The 9 Chinese fishermen arrested in May are fined 100 000 each for poaching with an additional 120 000 pesos 2 730 fine for catching an endangered species

CAPTURED. Photos of poached sea turtles (pawikan) in the Chinese vessel intercepted by the PNP Maritime Group on May 6. Photo courtesy of the PNP Maritime Group

Tamaraws making a comeback

Oct 10, 2014 - 9:55 AM

The population of the endangered tamaraw now stands at 382 – a significant increase from last year and the highest since conservation efforts started

Tamaraw family photographed in the Iglit-Baco Mountain Range in Occidental Mindoro. Photo courtesy Gregg Yan / WWF

Typhoon Luis: 2 dead in drowning incidents

Sep 16, 2014 - 10:29 AM

The government said it will exclude the deaths recorded from the MV Maharlika sinking from the Typhoon Luis death toll but includes it in the official situation report

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image on September 15 at 05:15 UTC (1:15 a.m. EDT) of Typhoon Kalmaegi (15W) in the South China Sea. Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Response Team

To the social media savvy: Help report school damage

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Education officials say the preemptive suspension of classes by local government units helped a lot during Typhoon Glenda

CHED approves tuition hike in 116 more schools

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:43 PM

A total of 287 private colleges and universities will increase their fees with a nationwide average of P35 66 0 81 per unit

Mimaropa blanks NCR to defend Palaro football title

May 10, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Mimaropa proves their 2013 title run was no fluke as they successfully win gold in football against NCR

REPEAT. Mimaropa defends their football title against NCR. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler