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PH Volcanoes crash back into SEA Games 2019 podium

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The Philippine men's rugby team reclaims the title while the women's team settles for silver

1&2. The Philippine Volcanoes bag podium finishes in front of their country men in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from Philippine Rugby Facebook page

Philippine men's rugby team climbs to record world ranking

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The Philippine Volcanoes jump 11 places to the country's highest world ranking ever

TITLE DEFENSE. The Philippine Volcanoes clinch back-to-back crowns in the 2019 Asia Rugby Championship. Photo from release

PH Volcanoes nail historic quarters berth in world qualifiers

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The Philippine men's rugby team faces Hong Kong in the world series qualifiers last 8

HISTORIC. The Philippine Volcanoes aim to advance to the semifinals over Asian favorite Hong Kong. Photo from Philippine Rugby Facebook

Phivolcs downgrades Kanlaon alert status to Level 1

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Phivolcs says it lowered the alert status of the volcano as 'no magmatic eruption is foreseen in the immediate future'

MOUNT KANLAON. A view of Mount Kanlaon from La Castellana town, Negros Occidental, on November 17, 2017. Photo courtesy of Rollanie Redil

PH Volcanoes barge into prestigious Hong Kong Sevens

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The Nationals nab bronze in the 2018 Asia Sevens Series to secure the final ticket to the Hong Kong Sevens

IN GOOD COMPANY. The Philippine Volcanoes join Japan and Hong Kong in the most prestigious tournament of the World Rugby Sevens Series. Photo from the Philippine Rugby Football Union

Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour hits Manila

Jul 28, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Filipino sports fans get a chance to see rugby’s most coveted trophy

TROPHY TOUR. Junior players from development clubs and foundations of the Philippine Rugby Football Union pose with the Webb Ellis Cup.

PH Volcanoes clinch Div 1 Asia Rugby Championship over Singapore

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The Philippine Volcanoes bring the crown back to the country for the first time since 2012

SWEEP. Philippines sweeps Singapore in two matches to clinch the Asia Rugby Div 1 title again. Photo by Tonichi Regalado/Rappler

PH Rugby open international season with win over Guam

May 15, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Residents XV remain undefeated at home since the program started in 2016

MAN OF THE MATCH. Clark Jet Kingsley  Ballesteros finished with the Best on ground performance for Team Philippines. Photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

Malacañang turns over P75 million for Mayon evacuees

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:48 PM

(2ND UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte assigns Political Adviser Francis Tolentino, who was born in Albay, to coordinate efforts for Mayon evacuees

AID. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara receives P50 million from Malacañang through  PMS chief in Bicol Amber Mirandilla on January 31 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Mount Kanlaon remains restive, records 1,217 quakes in 24 hours

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Mount Kanlaon is still on Alert Level 2, which means the volcano is undergoing a moderate level of unrest

MOUNT KANLAON. A view of Mount Kanlaon from La Castellana town, Negros Occidental, on November 17, 2017. Photo courtesy of Rollanie Redil

Negros Occidental town suspends classes as Mount Kanlaon emits sulfur fumes

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Authorities say residents in La Castellana town complained about the odor coming from the active volcano, which remains on Alert Level 2

MOUNT KANLAON. A view of Mount Kanlaon from La Castellana town, Negros Occidental, on November 17, 2017. Photo courtesy of Rollanie Redil

Mount Kanlaon now on Alert Level 2

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raises the alert level after it recorded 279 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours

TREKKERS WELCOME. Mount Kanlaon is again open to trekkers. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

How the 'tiger of Mayon' protects the unpredictable volcano

Oct 15, 2017 - 3:30 PM

George Cordovilla's life's worth of efforts to climb, conserve and protect the volcano earns him the monicker 'Tiger of Mayon'

TIGER OF MAYON. George Cordovilla earns the monicker of Tiger of Mayon.  Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Philippine Volcanoes settle for 4th place finishes in 2017 SEA Games Rugby 7s

Aug 20, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Philippine national rugby teams fail to reach the podium after medaling in 2015

SURRENDER. The Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams get knocked off the podium at the 2017 SEA Games. Screenshot from livestream

Mixed results for the Volcanoes in SEAG Rugby 7's opening matches

Aug 19, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Philippine National Rugby teams aim for podium finishes once again in the 2017 SEA Games

PH Volcanoes rugby teams earn bronzes in Singapore meet

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Both the men s and women s teams finish with bronze at the Singapore Sevens tournament held this past weekend

BRONZE. Joshua Aragon, playing for the national team for the first time, makes a play on the field. Contributed photo

No Holy Week break for PH Volcanoes

Apr 13, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The men s and women s national rugby teams will compete at the SEA Rugby 7s tournament in Singapore as they ramp up their SEA Games preparations

RAMPING UP. The Philippine Volcanoes will test out their lineup in preparation for the SEA Games gold medal defense. Contributed photo

Rugby unites PH Volcanoes and NZ Navy in exhibition game

Apr 05, 2017 - 9:53 PM

At an international friendly players engage in sports diplomacy to introduce the good rugby to a new audience

EXHIBITION GAME. The PH Volcanoes and the NZ Navy Team play an exhibition game of rugby. Photo from NZ Embassy Manila

PH Volcanoes capture Asian Rugby Sevens trophy in Qatar

Mar 05, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The Volcanoes topple the Thais 41 7 in the final after a strong start that put them up 29 0 at halftime

CHAMPS. The Philippine Volcanoes pose with their trophy at the Asian Rugby Sevens tournament in Qatar. Photo from press release

Phivolcs warns of 'big' Mayon eruption in coming days

Sep 08, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Phivolcs cites abnormal activity such as drying wells more earthquakes and increased sulfur dioxide emission of the volcano

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Mt Bulusan spews ash anew

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

A steam driven explosion sends a 300 meter column of ash into the air

Mount Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 1 after eruption

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Local authorities say there is no need to evacuate residents at the moment but task groups have been activated for security evacuation and medical response

ACTIVE. Mount Kanlaon in Negros Oriental erupts on March 29, 2016, barely 3 months since its last eruption. Photo courtesy of Jean Amoguis

PH Volcanoes earn silver in Asia Rugby 7s Championships

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The Volcanoes perform strongly throughout the tournament series recording 9 wins over two legs

SILVER MEDALISTS. The Philippine Volcanoes win the silver at the 2016 Asian Men's 7s championships. Photo from press release

Growing the sport of Rugby in southern Philippines

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:50 AM

The author talks about his mission to help make rugby an even more prominent sport in the country

Mt Kanlaon placed on Alert Level 1

Nov 24, 2015 - 1:34 PM

Phivolcs says Mt Kanlaon – the third most active volcano in the Philippines – has entered a period of unrest

ALERT LEVEL 1. Authorities remind local government units to keep the public out of the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone of Mt Kanlaon

Grassroots support, Olympic dream power Philippine Volcanoes

Aug 18, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The country s national rugby team hopes to build on its SEA Games success by gunning for a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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Jun 08, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Philippine Volcanoes top Malaysia to win 4th SEA Games gold

Jun 07, 2015 - 5:35 PM

The Volcanoes ruled the men’s rugby 7s competition by defeating Malaysia in the finals 24 7 while the PH women s team brought home bronze

ERUPTION. The Philippine Volcanoes won their first SEA Games Rugby 7s gold since 2005. File photo by Reuters

PH Volcanoes sweep Rugby 7s round robin, will play Malaysia for gold

Jun 07, 2015 - 2:20 PM

The Philippine men’s rugby team completed their sweep of the 2015 Southeast Asian Games Rugby 7s round robin with victories over Laos and Malaysia on Sunday

LAVA. Philippine Volcanoes player Andrew Alamil Everingham in action during the Philippines' victory over defending champion Thailand on Saturday. File photo by Reuters

Volcanoes dominate first 3 matches in SEA Games rugby 7s

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:21 PM

The Philippine Volcanoes underlined their serious championship aspirations by sweeping their first 3 matches on Saturday

LAVA. Philippine Volcanoes player Andrew Alamil Everingham in action during the Philippines' victory over defending champion Thailand. Photo by Reuters

[Part 2] Taal 1754 eruption: Will history repeat itself?

May 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

What would happen if the 6-month long 1754 eruption of Taal Volcano were to happen today? Are we ready?

BASE SURGE HAZARD. This hazard map by Phivolcs shows where base surge from a 1754-like eruption is likely to reach (orange) and the bufferzones that may experience ashfall (yellow). Image courtesy of Phivolcs

[Part 1] When Taal Volcano erupted for 6 months

May 23, 2015 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) This May, Rappler commemorates the anniversary of the 1754 eruption of Taal Volcano – it's most destructive so far. The eruption is used as a worst-case scenario by the government.

RIVER OF FIRE. An apocalyptic scene plays out in Taal Volcano for almost 7 months in 1754. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

When mountaineers climb active volcanoes

May 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The beauty of active volcanoes seduce mountaineers into attempting hazardous feats

Bulusan watch: Managing the unpredictable

May 14, 2015 - 11:37 AM

To establish Permanent Danger Zones is the government s job but to follow them is the public s

Why Philippine Rugby matters

May 11, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The Philippine rugby team has climbed from the bottom of Asia to be ranked 51st in the world helping grow the sport in the country

Jeff Gregson of the Philippine Volcanoes makes a run for it against Sri Lanka during the Asian Rugby Championship. Photo by Josh Albelda

Thousands evacuated in Sorsogon as Dodong nears

May 08, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Disaster management authorities have expressed concern that expected heavy rains brought by Typhoon Dodong would trigger deadly mudflows in the Mount Bulusan area

EXPLOSION. Mount Bulusan spews ash, prompting a mandatory evacuation of communities at the foot of the mountain. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bulusan Volcano put on alert level 1

May 07, 2015 - 8:38 AM

Phivolcs says future eruptions are likely given the past behavior of the volcano

SPEWING ASH. Bulusan Volcano spews ash and steam on the morning of May 7, 2015, the day after its second eruption in a week. Photo by PDRRMO Sorsogon

Volcanoes aim for glory in Asian Rugby Championship Div 1

May 05, 2015 - 1:40 PM

The Philippines will play host to the Division 1 of the Asian Rugby Championship in the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue Bulacan

Holgate (with ball) training with the Volcanoes in 2013. Jake Letts is behind him. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Mayon crater glow indicates increasing activity – Phivolcs

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:11 PM

If crater glow is observed more frequently along with stronger volcanic earthquakes and tremors Phivolcs may hoist Alert Level 4 over the volcano

PH Volcanoes fall to South Korea, settle for 4th place at A5N

May 25, 2014 - 7:53 PM

The Asian 5 Nations battle for third place ended with the Philippines falling to South Korea 22 52

A Korean player makes a run for it as Philippine players give chase

Miraculous victory sets up PH Volcanoes showdown with Korea

May 22, 2014 - 8:59 PM

We’ve all witnessed great escapes in sport but the efforts of the Philippine Volcanoes last weekend will go do down as one of their greatest

Justin Coveney in action against Sri Lanka. Photo courtesy of Dennis Muthuthanthri/SLRFU

Volcanoes Rugby World Cup dream over but everything to play for at A5N

May 15, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Filled with pride the Philippine Volcanoes rugby team will be playing hard against Sri Lanka to avoid finishing in last place at the Asian 5 Nations

The Philippine Volcanoes in action against Japan. Photo courtesy of ARFU Asian 5 Nations Facebook

Five reasons PH Volcanoes will medal at ASIAD

Apr 16, 2014 - 6:12 AM

The Philippine Volcanoes are on course for the 2014 Asian Games Why will they medal this year? Expo Meija gives five reasons

READY TO ERUPT. Volcanoes player Matt Saunders in action against Kenya at the 2013 World Cup 7s. Photo courtesy IRB website

What PH Volcanoes must do to keep rugby dream alive

Apr 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Japan Rugby team s victory is good news for the Philippine Volcanoes

HISTORY. Japan creates history by becoming the first Asian team to qualify for the HSBC Sevens World Series. Photo courtesy of the IRB website

PH Volcanoes achieve major feats in 2013

Dec 27, 2013 - 7:45 AM

2013 proved to be a big year for the Philippine Volcanoes national Rugby team

WORLD CUP SEVENS. The Philippine Volcanoes, the country's national Rugby team, had a big year in 2013 including qualifying for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow. Photo by Philippine Rugby Football Union

Philippine Volcanoes all set for Singapore Sevens

Nov 07, 2013 - 11:11 PM

The Philippine Volcanoes are ready to banner Filipino pride at Singapore Sevens

PINOY PRIDE. The Philippine Volcanoes are hoping to repeat their 2012 feat and finish in the top 3 of the Singapore Sevens. Photo: HSBC Asian Sevens Series

Your guide to the Volcanoes' Rugby World Cup 7s campaign

Jun 18, 2013 - 3:22 PM

Here s what to look forward to in the PH Volcanoes campaign in the 2013 Rugby World Cup 7s

NO STOPPING US. The Volcanoes look to make an impact in their one and only World Cup appearance. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Volcanoes vs UAE

May 20, 2013 - 9:18 AM

Relive the Philippine Volcanoes victory over UAE in these photos

Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda

Analysis: Volcanoes erupt to keep World Cup dream alive

May 20, 2013 - 9:09 AM

Former Volcanoes coach Expo Mejia talks about the rugby team s win over UAE in the HSBC A5N Cup

Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Philippine Volcanoes: Explosion or extinction?

May 17, 2013 - 11:03 AM

With their last A5N match the Philippine Volcanoes face the question: explosion or extinction?

DO OR DIE. The Volcanoes are in a precarious situation. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.