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Rappler's latest stories on Romblon


People vs Pandemic: How these mayors’ priorities protected their communities

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Rappler features local governments that have been ahead in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

In the fight vs COVID-19, these women mayors didn't take chances

Jun 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Mayors Trina Firmalo-Fabic of Odiongan, Romblon, and Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco, Albay, consult their constituents and get creative in their response to the health crisis

Aklan provincial hospital unknowingly admits coronavirus patient from Romblon

Mar 29, 2020 - 1:17 PM

(UPDATED) Provincial Health Officer I Dr. Cornelio Cuachon says the Romblon Provincial Health Official failed to inform its Kalibo counterpart that the German patient was COVID-19 positive

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Goggles, face masks, and gloves for protection against virus infection. Image from Shutterstock

Iloilo suspends public events due to coronavirus risks

Mar 11, 2020 - 11:30 PM

The governor's order is in effect for 45 days starting March 10

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:55 PM

On Christmas eve, local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) by evacuating residents and preparing equipment ahead of its landfall

Ahead of Typhoon Ursula's landfall, the local government unit of Naval, Biliran deployed evacuation tents with some tents dedicated for senior citizens, PWDs, and pregnant women. Photos courtesy of @biliranisland on Twitter

Bicol tycoon in old Bikoy accusations hosts Duterte in power plant inauguration

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:48 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is guest of honor at the opening of a power plant owned by Zaldy Co, the businessman mentioned in Peter Advincula's retracted allegations about a drug syndicate

Police strengthen efforts to protect Boracay, Carabao islands

May 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'We should protect Boracay from outside Boracay,' Senior Superintendent Jesus Cambay Jr says, adding that the memorandum of understanding formalizes 'the cooperation of security forces and marketing of Hambil as a tourist destination'

PATROL. The almost empty Boracay White Beach is dotted with police who patrols the area. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

Investigators fail to find ‘crashed plane’ in Romblon

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:46 PM

After an 8-hour search, investigators fail to find debris or oil trails of a falling aircraft in San Agustin, Romblon, but 5 witnesses stand by what they saw

At least 7 dead in Romblon boat sinking

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:21 PM

Authorities have rescued 45 passengers and are searching for 3 others

SEA MISHAP. Members of the Philippine Coast Guard move a boat passenger who was rescued off Romblon waters. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard

News Briefs: February 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:17 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday February 16

#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

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

Teachers board exam topnotcher inspires with message on poverty

Feb 01, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Being poor is no hindrance for the second top scorer of the 2015 Licensure Exam for Teachers

LET PASSER. Iah Bantang Seraspi, a graduate of Romblon State University, is one of the top scorers of the September 2015 Licensure Exam for Teachers. Image courtesy of Biliran Island Facebook page

Typhoon Nona, US vs ISIS, women in Saudi elections | 12PM wRap

Dec 15, 2015 - 1:14 PM

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Who is running in Mimaropa | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Mimaropa

WWII ship explorers hit over Philippine permits

Mar 07, 2015 - 3:42 PM

A Philippine governor and the team of US billionaire Paul Allen clash on whether authorities allowed the search for the famous World War II ship Musashi

'LIKE TITANIC.' A photo posted on Twitter on March 2, 2015, by US billionaire Paul Allen shows the bow of the World War II battleship Musashi, located under the Sibuyan Sea in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Paul Allen/Twitter

Sulpicio Lines loses permit to transport people

Feb 16, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Almost 7 years since the sinking of M V Princess of the Stars which left over 700 dead or missing government decides Sulpicio can now only ferry cargos

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

Ruby's 3rd landfall over Mindoro Monday evening

Dec 08, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Twelve areas in Southern Luzon are under Signal Number 3 while Metro Manila now under Signal No 2 will feel the effects of the typhoon starting Monday December 8

Image courtesy of PAGASA

SC to review Sulpicio exec's acquittal over sunken ferry

Oct 08, 2014 - 6:38 PM

While over 100 cases are pending before a Manila court and a Cebu trial court over Sulpicio s civil liability petitioners say the criminal case against Edgar Go must be revived

EVIDENCE. Lawyers from the Public Attorney's Office show forensic evidence including a skeleton of a Jacqueline Padua retrieved in Sibuyan Island inside the ill-fated MV Princess of the Star during a press conference in Manila, August 11, 2014. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Victims' kin appeal SC dismissal of case vs Sulpicio exec

Aug 11, 2014 - 6:09 PM

Relatives of the victims in the sea mishap that killed more than 700 persons want the full Supreme Court to review the decision of its second division

SC affirms acquittal of Sulpicio exec over sunken ferry

Aug 04, 2014 - 11:45 PM

Petitioners will file a motion for reconsideration after the High Court affirmed an earlier order clearing Edgar Go of criminal charges

Wrong ballots lead precincts to stop polls

May 13, 2013 - 10:45 AM

UPDATE 4 Baguio precincts receive ballots meant for a Compostela Valley barangay while 6 Antique precincts get Romblon bound ballots

'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

DOTC ramping up bidding for 7 ports

Jul 02, 2012 - 8:08 PM

Amid criticisms of underspending the agency is ramping up bidding for ports

[PH Travel] Romblon: Heritage haven

May 23, 2012 - 5:29 PM

Traveler Fung Yu writes about the second time he visits Romblon — and it still isn t enough

NATIONAL TREASURE. St. Joseph Cathedral and bell tower. Photo by Fung Yu