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Sorsogon project brings classes at home to students left out of distance learning

Jun 08, 2020 - 3:47 PM

As students struggle to access online classes, Pilar Reading Center helps make education more accessible by giving modular activities and training parents to be teachers at home during the pandemic

HOMESCHOOL. Young students still get to learn during the pandemic through modular reading activities and worksheets prepared by Pilar Reading Center. Photos from Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency

Bernard Palanca's mom Pita Revilla dies

Mar 20, 2020 - 2:42 PM

Pita's death comes months after her son Mico dies

Cebuana beauty queens who made it in national, international pageants

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:24 PM

Sinulog season is also pageant season in Cebu!

IN PHOTOS: Beauty queens at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Gloria Diaz, Pia Wurtzbach, Maxine Medina, Kylie Verzosa, and more attend the ball

Abra town councilor shot dead on first day of work

Jul 02, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Pilar town Councilor Amante Doral Sr had just attended a flag ceremony when he was attacked, say police

CRIME SCENE. A barangay councilor is shot dead in PIlar, Abra.

Korina Sanchez explains names of twins Pepe and Pilar

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:34 AM

What's the story behind the baby twins' full names?

Hired killers strike in Ilocos Sur and Abra just before gun ban

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Two are killed in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, and another one in Pilar, Abra, days before the gun ban's start on January 13

WATCH: Paulo Avelino reads Goyo's love letter to Remedios

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The letter is from Gregorio del Pilar to Remedios Nable Jose, but you can pretend it's for you

PH military capable of retrieving grounded Navy ship

Sep 01, 2018 - 5:57 PM

'Surface and underwater assessments are being done to come up with the right plan of retrieval,' says AFP Spokesman Colonel Noel Detoyato

GREGORIO RUNS AGROUND. BRP Gregorio del Pilar, one of the Philippine Navy's most capable warships, runs aground in Palawan on August 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of PAOAFP

PH Navy warship runs aground in Palawan

Aug 30, 2018 - 11:09 PM

One of the Philippine Navy's most capable warships, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, runs aground in the vicinity of Hasa-Hasa Shoal

GREGORIO RUNS AGROUND. BRP Gregorio del Pilar, one of the Philippine Navy's most capable warships, runs aground in Palawan on August 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of PAOAFP

Rappler Talk Entertainment: History and the big screen

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Rappler talks to director Jerrold Tarog and actors Art Acuña and Ronnie Lazaro about bringing historical figures to life through the big screen

12 Bb Pilipinas titleholders who entered showbiz

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

These beauty queens have dipped themselves into the world of show business

PMA Alab Tala Class of 2018 has most women graduates

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM

When they form the long grey line this Sunday, there will be 75 women among the 282 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy, the most since females were accepted

 (left to right)Cadet Leonore Andrea Cariño Japitan - Butuan City Cadet Jezaira Laquinon Buenaventura - Negros Oriental Cadet Micah Quiambao Reynaldo - Tarlac Cadet Jasm Marie M. Alcoriza- Athetic Saber Award- Negros Occidental  Photo by Mauricio Victa

Billionaire Enrique Razon Jr now adopted PMA alumnus

Feb 17, 2018 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) Enrique Razon Jr is made an adopted PMA alumnus for his donations to the school, most notably two military barracks worth P540 million

'MISTAH'. PMA alumni adopt individuals they believe have contributed to the mission of the academy which is to serve the country with loyalty, integrity, and courage. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Military Academy barracks

Feb 17, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Take a look at how order is enforced down to the cadets' most personal needs, and how smiles from visitors can brighten the usually stern campus

INSIDE PMA. Cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) open their rooms for inspection. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Rising from Yolanda, island town of Pilar aims for climate resilience

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The town of Pilar is striving to protect its natural ecosystems – from the forests in the uplands to the coral reefs in the sea – as a way of shielding the vulnerable coastal community from the impact of climate change.

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PH, U.S. navies complete patrol in Sulu Sea

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The joint patrol is upon the invitation of the Philippine government and comes amid the clashes between government troops and local terrorists in Marawi City

PATROL. Sailors assigned to littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) drive an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to Philippine Navy ship Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) for personnel transfer. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis

LOOK: 'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral' cast revealed

May 18, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The 'Heneral Luna' sequel is set to be released in 2018

Ex-housemaid builds her dreams in the PMA, joins Navy

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Graduating PMA cadet Meriam Libongcogon remembers taking a job to become a housemaid hoping that she could juggle work and college education She entered PMA when that didn t work out

Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

WATCH: Duterte at PMA alumni homecoming 2017

Feb 19, 2017 - 7:49 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte leads this year s PMA alumni homecoming in Baguio City

WATCH: Why civilians should be interested in the PMA alumni homecoming

Feb 18, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Every year the who s who of the Philippine military and police troop all the way back to Baguio

Farmer killed by gunmen in Capiz land dispute picket

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Five others are injured after violence erupted at the Nemesio Tan estate in Pilar Capiz

US State Dep't approves sale of radars for PH warships

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The air search radars will enhance the Philippine Navy s maritime domain awareness and enable it to detect and track air contacts

FIRST. BRP Gregorio Del Pilar is the first US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutter acquired by the Philippine Navy. Rappler photo

PH Navy's 3rd warship from US set to sail home

Nov 01, 2016 - 9:47 AM

FF17 is a significant addition to the Navy s inventory of ships in order to boost the conduct of territorial patrol missions within our exclusive economic zone says the Philippine Navy

HAMILTON CLASS. The US Coast Guard ship USCG Boutwell is the 3rd Hamilton-class cutter that will be transferred to the Philippine Navy. Photo from US military web site

PMA graduates smallest batch in almost 5 decades

Mar 07, 2016 - 1:57 PM

If President Aquino approves the Philippine Military Academy resolution the school will take in 400 exam passers in April to supplement this year s small number of graduates

PMA GABAY LAYA CLASS 2016. Among the top graduates of Asia's oldest military school are Cdt 1CL Kristian Daeve Glacio Abiqui of San Pablo, Isabela (left-most, 1st row), and  2 females: Cdt 1CL Christine Mae Naungayan Calima from Bolinao, Pangasinan, and 3rd Cdt 1CL Arby Jurist Azman Cabrera. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Makati suspends operations of school canteen after ‘food poisoning’

Jan 15, 2016 - 5:44 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin also says school administrators must ensure food safety in schools

PROBE ONGOING. Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña promises a thorough investigation of the "food poisoning" incident in a public elementary school on January 14.

126 students suffer from 'food poisoning' in Makati

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:53 PM

4th UPDATE Most of the students who experienced dizziness and stomach pains after ingesting snacks bought from the school canteen have been discharged from the hospital

FOOD POISONING. The Makati city government reports at least a hundred cases of "food poisoning" on January 14.

Obama vows 'ironclad' commitment to defend PH

Nov 17, 2015 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED President Barack Obama announces the transfer of 2 more ships to the Philippine Navy

PLEDGING SUPPORT. US President Barack Obama (R) speaks following a tour of the BRP Gregario Del Pilar in Manila Harbor in Manila on November 17, 2015 after arriving to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

WATCH: After 'Heneral Luna,' a movie on Gregorio del Pilar is in the works, Paulo Avelino to star

Oct 29, 2015 - 11:05 PM

The news is announced at a thanksgiving party for the hit film Heneral Luna

PASSING THE HAT. John Arcilla, who played General Luna in 'Heneral Luna,' salutes Paulo Avelino, who is set to play Gregorio del Pilar in the upcoming film, and producer EA Rocha. Photo by Exxon Ruebe/Rappler.com

Proyek kereta api super cepat Jakarta-Bandung dimulai November

Oct 16, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Proyek ini diperkirakan rampung 2018 dan mulai beroperasi kuartal pertama 2019

KERETA CEPAT. Miniatur kereta cepat buatan Tiongkok di sebuah pusat perbelanjan di Jakarta. Foto oleh Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Isolated Cebu town faces food shortage

Jul 10, 2015 - 6:33 PM

Retailers in the island town of Pilar are unable to shop for basic commodities in urban areas after sea travels to Ormoc and Cebu cities have been suspended

Why offload Team Rave? Senator wants BI, POEA to explain

Apr 06, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Senator Bam Aquino: ‘They have traveled several times to South Korea using the same documents they presented in the past without any hitch Suddenly they were barred from leaving without any valid reason ’

RAVE. DOTA 2 Team Rave. Photo from Rave-Dota Facebook page.

After Mamasapano: PMA '81 comes home

Feb 21, 2015 - 10:45 PM

The Mamasapano tragedy casts its long shadow on this year s Philippine Military Academy homecoming

PH DOTA 2 team earns P6M in Asian championships

Feb 09, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Team Rave lost to Chinese team Big God in the 5th place match up winning only one of the 3 matches in the best of 3 fight

TEAM RAVE. Screen shot from YouTube

PH Navy warships to get missile systems

Jan 05, 2015 - 6:04 PM

These will help extend the Navy s reach says a navy spokesman

MOST CAPABLE: Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Capiz town declares state of calamity

Dec 08, 2014 - 3:17 AM

The mayor of Pilar town says his town has sustained damage in agriculture and infrastructure but recorded zero casualty

PH, Japan, US conduct naval exercises off West PH Sea

Oct 23, 2014 - 4:27 PM

In a theoretical scenario the dummy target in the gunnery exercises could be a ship or an airplane of the enemy

PH's biggest ship off to join war games in Australia

Aug 18, 2014 - 5:33 PM

The Philippines is one of 12 countries that will participate in the Kakadu 2014 one of the largest international maritime exercise that happens every 2 years

OFF TO AUSTRALIA: BRP Ramon Alcaraz is joining war games in Australia. Rappler file photo

PH Navy asking for 3rd warship from US

Apr 16, 2014 - 5:33 PM

As far as we are now looking at it there will be a positive action for getting a 3rd Del Pilar frigate says Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano

MOST CAPABLE: Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

'Cudia' dismissed; mom of cadet 'Codiam' panics

Mar 15, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Because their surname is almost similar to Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia s the mother of Cadet Billy Codiam thought her son got into trouble at PMA

No 3: Cadet First Class Billy Codiam. Rappler photo

Cudia will not graduate from PMA

Mar 11, 2014 - 2:46 PM

The cadet who was a candidate for salutatorian but was dismissed allegedly for being two minutes late in class has been separated from the Academy

PMA Cadet Jeff Cudia

Cudia's name not on PMA graduating cadets list?

Mar 08, 2014 - 9:50 PM

Cudia s classmates have been told in school that he will not join the long grey line on March 16 Another source says the cadet s name is not on the diplomas

PMA Cadet Jeff Cudia

PH warships also in Leyte

Nov 20, 2013 - 7:36 AM

BRP Ramon Alcaraz will have simple commissioning rites so it can join the Yolanda relief efforts in Leyte

LOW KEY: Simple rites for BRP Ramon Alcaraz on November 22. Malacañang file photo

PH Navy's 2012 fuel expenses breach P1-B mark

Sep 14, 2013 - 11:07 PM

The gasoline oil and lubricants cost triple since 2010 a Commission on Audit report reveals

Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH cancels plan to acquire 3rd US cutter

Sep 02, 2013 - 11:20 PM

The funds will be used instead to acquire two frigates for the Philippine Navy

SAIL PAST: Local fishing vessels welcome BRP Alcaraz in Casiguran, Aurora. Photo by Arcel Cometa

#TapatAko: Heroes and the choices they made

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:00 AM

In celebration of National Heroes Day Rappler has put together 9 of our national heroes How familiar are you with their acts of martyrdom and integrity?

New PH warship stays in Subic - for now

Aug 06, 2013 - 7:19 PM

The Philippine Navy s newly acquired Hamilton class cutter BRP Ramon Alcaraz will be based at the former US military base in Subic Zambales

Fair winds: Navy's new warship arrives

Aug 02, 2013 - 7:52 PM

The gentle waves of Casiguran Aurora welcome the country s latest warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz

SAIL PAST: Local fishing vessels welcome BRP Alcaraz in Casiguran, Aurora. Photo by Arcel Cometa

Navy's 2nd warship arrives in PH

Aug 01, 2013 - 4:18 PM

The Philippine Navy s newly acquired warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz PF16 arrives in the Philipine Area of Responsibility PAR Thursday August 1

NOW IN PH: BRP Ramon Alcaraz