Oriental Mindoro - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Oriental Mindoro


21-month-old girl from Calapan City tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020 - 1:24 PM

The patient appears to be the youngest patient in the Philippines so far and the first COVID-19 case in Oriental Mindoro

FALSE: Taal Volcano 'draws in' water from Oriental Mindoro

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:47 AM

Phivolcs says it is 'almost unlikely' for Taal Volcano to draw in water from the seas surrounding Oriental Mindoro because they are not connected

IN PHOTOS: The 4th nationwide earthquake drill of 2019

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:52 PM

The 4th National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill aims to evaluate the effectiveness of local governments' contingency plans and protocols in relation to earthquake scenarios and other similar events

Establishments around T. M. Kalaw Avenue in Manila participate in the 2019 4th Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday, November 14. Photo by Ben Nabong

Oriental Mindoro provincial prosecutor ambushed at home

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The Department of Justice calls on law enforcement authorities to investigate the ambush of Oriental Mindoro prosecutor Josephine Olivar

Which tourist spots will be rehabilitated after Boracay?

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

All tourism destinations will be up for assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, but some areas are on top of the list

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

6 Chinese nationals rescued off Puerto Galera

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Their motor boat left the Port of Batangas on November 1 without clearance from the Philippine Coast Guard

Travel advisory: Mindoro boat trips cancelled due to Tropical Depression Ramil

Nov 01, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Oriental Mindoro authorities announce that all passenger boats are not allowed to sail effective 1:15 pm, Wednesday

Puerto Galera councilor, son shot dead outside their home

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Police say Councilor Melchor Arago and his son were about to enter their house when they were killed in broad daylight

5 escape from Oriental Mindoro jail

May 28, 2017 - 12:29 PM

5 detainees – wanted for different crimes – escape the Naujan town jail

De Lima moves to drop disobedience charges in QC court

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The detained senator says the lawmakers had no authority to file a suit against her

DISOBEDIENCE CASE. Detained Senator Leila De Lima attends her arraignment on March 13, 2017 at the Quezon City Metropolitan Court Branch 34 for the charge of Disobedience to Summons. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties damage to agriculture and infrastructure and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

COMMUNICATION. Municipalities in Oriental Mindoro set up charging stations in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

Oriental Mindoro cops face murder raps over ‘riding-in-tandem’ case

Oct 13, 2016 - 1:16 PM

One of the police officers was recently awarded by the PNP chief

The balaylakoy: Means to reawaken the Alangan Mangyan's culture

May 28, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Due to the vast amount of external influences many of the Alangan Mangyans shift from the communal balaylakoy – a shared living space for up to 20 famiies – to individual houses

MANGYAN ALANGAN CULTURE. Domingo Torres and Vicente Sara stands in front of the land where the balaylakoy will be contructed.

Duterte turns over P11M donation to typhoon-hit towns

Dec 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Davao City Council earlier approved a resolution granting the mayor the authority to donate the amount

FINANCIAL AID. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte turnS over financial aid to the municipal treasurer of Matnog, Sorsogon

IN PHOTOS: Mar Roxas spends Christmas in Nona-hit Mindoro

Dec 25, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Mar Roxas visits Nona hit Pinamalayan and spends Christmas there

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS. Mar Roxas and his wife, Korina Sanchez, attend Misa de Aguinaldo in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro. Photo courtesy of Dindo Melaya

Typhoon Nona leaves over P4B in damage in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:33 PM

At least 87 of Oriental Mindoro barangays are affected

Image courtesy Alyssa Arizabal. Left base image courtesy EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG.

Duterte gets nod to donate P11M to 'Nona' victims

Dec 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The Davao City Council grants Duterte the legislative authority to disburse P11 million from the unspent quick response fund to 2 provinces hit by Typhoon Nona

HELPING LGUs. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte offers financial assistance to LGUs hit by Typhoon Nona. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2 hurt as light plane crash lands off Oriental Mindoro

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:22 PM

A Cessna 152 trainer aircraft manned by an instructor and a student pilot experiences a malfunction before plunging near the shoreline of Calapan City

When there's smoke, there's fire?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

Who is running in Mimaropa | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Mimaropa

Oriental Mindoro's current and former governors guilty of graft

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Former Oriental Mindoro Governor Rodolfo Valencia and incumbent Governor Alfonso Umali are found guilty of graft in connection with an illegal loan worth P2 5 million

Court orders suspension of Oriental Mindoro lawmaker Leachon

Apr 07, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Congressman Salvador Doy Leachon faces graft charges over alleged irregularities committed when he was mayor of Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro

ORDERED SUSPENDED. Oriental Mindoro Representative Paulino Salvador "Doy" Leachon faces suspension but will the House implement the order? Photo from Leachon's Facebook page

5.3 quake hits Batangas; no damage expected

Jan 17, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Intensity III was felt in Paluan Oriental Mindoro Intensity II in Quezon City and Intensity I in Puerto Galera

Map courtesy of Phivolcs

Forced evacuation in Or. Mindoro ahead of Ruby landfall

Dec 08, 2014 - 4:49 AM

Governor Alfonso Umali orders mayors the police and the military to arrest residents who won t evacuate ahead of Typhoon Ruby s 3rd and last landfall on Monday evening

Aquino's tough choice: Disrupt beach or forest?

Aug 29, 2014 - 2:22 PM

But President Benigno Aquino III says the benefits of the connecting road between Oriental and Occidental Mindoro will outweigh the difficulties in its construction

Government testing integrated health and social welfare system

Jun 26, 2014 - 3:23 PM

The project makes it easier for social welfare beneficiaries to seek help from selected government agencies

Drilling for $180-M Mindoro geothermal project starts July

Jun 06, 2014 - 1:12 PM

The geothermal plant is set to give cheap renewable energy source to the blackout prone island

DMCI Oriental Mindoro power plant to go online in December

Apr 13, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The plant will supply the energy requirements of the Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative

Oriental Mindoro ex-governor Valencia convicted of graft

Feb 24, 2014 - 5:39 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds that the provincial gov t bought 10 reconditioned dump trucks without public bidding and overpaid the company by P2 4M

EX-GOV GUILTY. The Sandiganbayan has found former Oriental Mindoro governor Rodolfo Valencia guilty of graft over the purchase of overpriced dump trucks in 1993. Photo from rodolfogvalencia.com

New geothermal plant to pull down power rates in Mindoro

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:36 PM

A power supply agreement is currently being negotiated for EPI to supply the power requirements of the Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative

Geothermal power plant in Oriental Mindoro up by 2016

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:38 PM

The Montelgao power plant will have a capacity of 44 megawatts It will supply electricity at a rate of P5 64 per kilowatt hour

GEOTHERMAL PLANT. A new geothermal plant will be constructed in Mindoro. Photo by Mike Gonzalez/Wikimedia Commons

Rainy Friday in some west PH provinces

Sep 26, 2013 - 6:01 PM

The low pressure area hovering west of Luzon has been upgraded into a tropical depression and has been named Paolo

Wet Thursday in Mindoro due to LPA, monsoon

Sep 25, 2013 - 9:47 PM

The Visayas the rest of Mimaropa Bicol Calabarzon Central Luzon and Metro Manila will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain

Low pressure area, monsoon bring rain to west PH

Sep 25, 2013 - 12:09 PM

The twin weather systems will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms to the western areas of Luzon and Visayas

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:32 a.m., 25 September 2013

Weakened 'Pablo' now a tropical storm; All storm signals lowered

Dec 06, 2012 - 8:48 AM

UPDATED Pablo was last spotted 380 km west of Coron Palawan 12 4°N 116 8ºE carrying maximum sustained winds of 115 km h near the center and gusts of up to 145 km h

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 7:30 a.m., 06 December 2012

'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

6 dead, 9 missing after 'Ofel'

Oct 26, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Ofel is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility in the next 24 hours and all storm signals have been lifted

'Ofel' batters the coast of Bongabong, a 2nd class municipality in Oriental Mindoro. Photo from Facebook

Rappler Army: The morning of May 5

May 05, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Rapplers around the world sent in photos of how their Saturday morning looked like from where they were