Nueva Vizcaya - updates

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Groups decry violent dispersal of barricade vs mining firm in Nueva Vizcaya

Apr 07, 2020 - 7:20 PM

The Alyansa ng mga Novo Vizcano para sa Kalikasan says OceanaGold Philippines has made attempts to bring their fuel tanks to a site in Barangay Didipio – despite local resistance

Photos from United People of Kasibu

5-year-old girl is Nueva Vizcaya’s third coronavirus case

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:46 AM

The patient is the youngest confirmed case in Region 2

Nueva Vizcaya reports first case of coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020 - 6:43 PM

The 65-year-old resident of Solano town in Nueva Vizcaya died last week, March 19

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock

Environment group hits Oceanagold for operating without gov't contract

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Kalikasan PNE also calls out the environment department for not blocking Oceanagold's application for Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement renewal. Its first FTAA has expired on June 20.

OCEANAGOLD. A mining pit operated by OceanaGold. Image from

NDF consultant Randy Malayao laid to rest

Feb 07, 2019 - 7:26 PM

People wear white during the funeral not just to call for justice but also to hail Malayao's revolutionary life

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Groups gather on Thursday, February 7, as slain activist Randy Malayao is laid to rest. Photo courtesy of Raul Ting

Murdered activist Randy Malayao yearned for lasting peace

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Randy Malayao wanted just and lasting peace. 'Basta ‘yun ‘yong kailangan kasi ng bayan natin. ‘Yung panahon ko, lilipas yan,' he said.

Photo from Randy Malayao Facebook

Nueva Vizcaya top cops fired over 'lapses' in Randy Malayao slay probe

Feb 01, 2019 - 12:06 PM

They allegedly mishandled pieces of evidence from the bus where NDFP consultant Randy Malayao was shot dead

JUSTICE SOUGHT. NDFP consultant Randy Malayao was shot dead inside a bus, reportedly while he was sleeping. Photo from Randy Malayao Facebook

NDF consultant shot dead inside bus in Nueva Vizcaya

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:43 AM

(UPDATED) The gunman boards the passenger bus and shoots Randy Malayao twice

NDF CONSULTANT. Randy Malayao, a consultant for the National Democratic Front, is shot dead inside a passenger bus on January 30, 2019. Photo from Randy Malayao's Facebook page

Sandiganbayan sentences Nueva Vizcaya town mayor up to 22 years in prison

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The graft court finds Jerry Pasigian, mayor of Alfonso Castañeda town, guilty of graft and malversation

DOLE to offer emergency work in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the displaced residents will be tasked with helping clean debris from houses and roads affected by Typhoon Ompong

WORK FOR THE DISPLACED. Hundreds of families from coastal areas of Gonzaga town in Cagayan are housed in an evacuation center. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tugade relieves LTO employees over alleged extortion

Apr 08, 2018 - 3:37 PM

This comes after rice traders and truckers tell President Rodrigo Duterte of alleged extortion activities in Nueva Vizcaya

Photo of Tugade by Exequiel Supera/Presidential Photo

[OPINION] Can victory over irresponsible mining in Central America spur a win in the PH?

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:14 PM

OceanaGold has been stunningly defeated in El Salvador, at least for the time being. The months to come will determine whether it can be defeated in the Philippines by 2019.

War in paradise in the time of Duterte

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'It is a war waged from ridge to reef where bullets and bombs constantly rain on the rural villages standing in the way of big mining operations, plantations, and other destructive projects'

‘Land is Life’ for the Lumad students of the Lumad agricultural school ALCADEV, who recently harvested the bounty of their communal farm. They have recently been forced to evacuate their lands once again because of militarization. Photo credit to ALCADEV

Residents pitch in to build state-of-the-art hospital

Oct 07, 2017 - 3:32 PM

In Nueva Vizcaya, Salubris Medical Center is seen as 'a hospital of the masses'

HEALTH AND WELLNESS. The main lobby of Salubris Medical Center in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

4 soldiers killed in Nueva Vizcaya rebel attack

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:28 AM

Police identify the fatalities as Staff Sergeant Dexter John Tagacay Corporals Jayson Sabado and Rusty Galan and Private First Class Abraham Lindo

Miss World PH 2015 pays tribute to dad after fatal shooting

Apr 21, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Hillarie s father Edmundo dies after allegedly shooting himself in a police station in Nueva Vizcaya

Help identify child survivor in Nueva Ecija bus crash – hospital

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Officials of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya have shared photos of the girl believed to be 3 to 4 years old in the hope that a relative would recognize her

DO YOU KNOW HER? Officials of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya have reached out to the public to help them identify this girl, a survivor of the Nueva Ecija bus crash. Photo from the Veterans Regional Hospital

New flights to cut travel time to Banaue Rice Terraces

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

A local airline will offer flights from Clark to reduce total travel time to the popular tourist destination

FAST TRAVEL. The new route from Clark International Airport to Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya is expected to cut travel time to the Banaue Rice Terraces in more than half.

Driver killed, 27 hurt in Nueva Vizcaya bus crash

Feb 03, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The commuter bus came from Sampaloc Manila and was headed to Maddela town in Quirino province say police

BUS CRASH. Authorities at the site of a bus crash in Nueva Vizcaya on February 3, 2017. Photo courtesy of PNP-Solano

Cop kills lawyer in Nueva Vizcaya

Dec 02, 2016 - 9:59 AM

Diadi authorities say Police Officer 1 Clifford Dulnuan killed lawyer Jemar Apada the husband of a fellow cop

FCF Minerals Corp to start gold mine operation in Nueva Vizcaya this year

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:34 AM

The Philippine subsidiary of UK firm Metals Exploration Plc will begin the commercial operation of its Runruno Gold Project after more than a decade of exploration and construction of facilities

GOLD MINE. British firm FCF Minerals will operate its gold mine in Nueva Vizcaya before the end of 2016

Nueva Vizcaya town offers 4,000 hectare lot for drug rehab center

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Bayombong Mayor Ralph Lantion says he made the offer to interior undersecretary for operations John Castriciones during the latter s recent visit in town

RALPH LANTION. Photo from Facebook.

Nueva Vizcaya gov to mining advocates: Benefits just temporary

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Nueva Vizcaya Governor Carlos Padilla says the benefits derived from operations of Australian mining firm OceanaGold Philippines are not enough compared to the safety of the people in his province


Nueva Vizcaya lawmaker faces raps over purchase of luxury car

Aug 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Nueva Vizcaya Representative Luisa Cuaresma and 6 other local officials allegedly allowed the purchase of a luxury vehicle in violation of government rules

QUESTIONABLE PURCHASE. A Nueva Vizcaya lawmaker and 6 other officials face charges for the allegedly questionable purchase of a luxury vehicle. Photo courtesy of Annalyn Patugalan

Vehicle of suspect in Quiapo road rage slay found

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:09 PM

UPDATED The Hyundai EON of suspect Vhon Tanto is parked outside his brother in law s house in Aritao town Nueva Vizcaya

SUSPECT. A Manila police officer holds up photos of Army reservist Vhon Tanto, the suspect in the Quiapo road rage slay. Photo from PTV4 Facebook page

Nueva Vizcaya road accident causes gridlock along 137-km stretch

May 28, 2016 - 10:26 PM

A road accident and stalled vehicles cause heavy traffic affecting motorists traveling between Cagayan Valley and Manila

BUILDUP. Traffic slows down from Isabela province to Nueva Vizcaya due to the incident. Photo courtesy of Virgo Valdez

DepEd calls on public to support Brigada Eskwela 2016

May 27, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The Education Department asks the public to volunteer to clean and prepare public schools in time for the opening of classes

CLEAN UP. - (File Photo) Ginalyn Bacolor, Grade III teacher of Tejero Elementary School, in Barangay Tejero, General Trias, Cavite cleans the desks of her designated classroom together with a student. (Photo by Dennis Caparas-Abrina/Contributor)

Proposed 2017 budget for local roads reaches P39B – DBM

Apr 22, 2016 - 7:15 PM

By the end of 2017 all 81 provinces will be covered by the provincial roads rehabilitation program the Department of Budget and Management says

Ex-mayor of Nueva Vizcaya town faces prison term

Feb 07, 2016 - 11:58 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds ex Alfonso Castañeda town mayor Alfredo Castillo Jr guilty of graft and corruption

PNP assigns new police chiefs in Ilocos Norte, Nueva Vizcaya

Jan 15, 2016 - 4:15 PM

They are among the more than 700 police commanders reassigned in time for the May 2016 elections

REVAMP. A file photo of PNP personnel. Photo by EPA

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

Who is running in Cagayan Valley | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Cagayan Valley

60 dismissed Nueva Vizcaya employees reinstated

May 15, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Hours after Rappler reported complaints the provincial planning office receives an order from Governor Ruth Padilla to ask dismissed workers to return to work

Nueva Vizcaya gov refuses to reinstate employees, faces raps

May 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Dismissed employees of the provincial government ask the Civil Service Commission to cite the governor in contempt for ignoring the CSC s order

Governor Ruth Padilla. Photo from the Nueva Vizcaya government website

King of the road? Nueva Vizcaya mayor gets flak online

May 08, 2015 - 7:15 AM

Mayor Aurelio Salunat says a driver who complained on Facebook that he was rude and arrogant when he didn t give way along a narrow bridge is lying

ROAD RAGE. Who should have given way in this one-way bridge in Barangay Maddiangat, Quezon town, Nueva Vizcaya – the mayor or the Facebook user who claims the local official cursed him? Photo from Justin Bangad’s Facebook account

13 provinces under storm signals as Chedeng weakens

Apr 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Catanduanes is under storm signal number 2 while 12 other provinces in Luzon are under signal number 1 as Chedeng approaches land

Image courtesy of PAGASA

Tropical Storm Vinta closes in on Cagayan Valley

Oct 30, 2013 - 6:11 PM

Four provinces under signal number 2 13 provinces under signal number 1

Odette weakens after hitting Batanes

Sep 21, 2013 - 11:33 AM

6th UPDATE Electric distribution system damaged homes damaged crops destroyed; Typhoon strongest since 87 says Batanes Rep Dina Abad

Typhoon Labuyo: 6 areas under signal #3

Aug 11, 2013 - 11:27 AM

PAGASA forecasts Labuyo to go towards Aurora and is forecast to make landfall in the northern part of the province early Monday

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:32 a.m., 11 August 2013. Image courtesy PAGASA

Labuyo strengthens further; Catanduanes signal #3

Aug 11, 2013 - 7:20 AM

The typhoon could still intensify and is still on track to make landfall over Aurora by Monday morning August 12

OceanaGold completes first concentrate shipment

Apr 09, 2013 - 5:56 PM

The Australian miner clears tax hurdles allowing it to ship out 5 000 dry metric tons of gold copper concentrate from Nueva Vizcaya

FIRST SHIPMENT. Australian miner OceanaGold cleared tax hurdles to complete its first concentrates shipment to Japan. Photo from media website of OceanaGold

OceanaGold pays tax, resumes shipment

Mar 14, 2013 - 9:24 AM

Australian miner OceanaGold Corp reluctantly paid excise taxes to proceed with the shipment of ores from its Didipio mine

SETTLEMENT. Miner OceanaGold reluctantly paid taxes so it could proceed with the shipment of ores from this Didipio mine where open pit operations started last December 2012. Photo from media website of OceanaGold

Tax exempt or not? OceanaGold first shipment halted

Feb 26, 2013 - 1:51 AM

Australian miner OceanaGold says no shipment from its Didipio copper gold mine in Nueva Vizcaya amid tax woes

WHEN TO PAY? Tax issues halt Feb. 25 shipment of ores from this Didipio mine where open pit operations started last December 2012. Photo from media website of OceanaGold

'Dindo': Signal No. 2 over Cagayan, Isabela

Jun 27, 2012 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED More areas in northern Luzon are now under public storm warning signals

MTSAT Enhanced IR Satellite Image for 7:32 a.m., 27 June 2012, showing tropical depression Dindo (international codename Doksuri). Photo courtesy of PAGASA.