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2 soldiers killed, 2 wounded in ambush in Occidental Mindoro

Jun 18, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Unidentified attackers waylay military personnel on an SUV and run away with cash meant for CAFGUs' subsistence allowances, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command

'We need to be bold': Provinces make difficult decisions on 1st day of GCQ

May 02, 2020 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) 'We need to be bold and act on this health emergency in our locality especially if we still have active cases of COVID-19,' says Bangsamoro Parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesperson of the Lanao Del Sur IATF

EXTENDED. Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras meets with provincial government and police officials to discuss matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo from Province of Aurora Facebook page

District hospital in Batangas shuts down, 100 frontliners quarantined

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:50 PM

The frontliners of San Jose District Hospital in Batangas are quarantined after exposure to a patient later found to have the coronavirus

Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill cop in Negros Oriental

Jan 29, 2020 - 1:57 PM

Police Executive Master Sergeant Roldan Esmajer was on his way to the San Jose Municipal Police Station when he was attacked by the suspects

CRIME SCENE. Police cordon off the area where a cop was killed on January 28, 2020, in San Jose, Negros Oriental. Photo courtesy of Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office

LOOK: Gem-Ver damaged by Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The boat is overturned by strong winds and waves brought by the typhoon, which battered San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

DAMAGED. A photo posted on December 26, 2019, by the Facebook page of the local government of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, shows fishing boat Gem-Ver overturned on the shore after Typhoon Ursula hits the town. Photo from LGU San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Facebook page

Former PRC chair Teresita Manzala acquitted of graft

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The prosecution fails to present proof beyond reasonable doubt that Manzala conspired with other officials to rig a bidding in favor of New San Jose Builders in 2012

Photo of Sandiganbayan by Darren Langit; photo of Manzala from the PRC website

Vocal mayor of Mindoro fishermen ordered suspended for graft

Jun 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds 'valid information' in 3 graft cases filed in 2016 against San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin

FOR SUSPENSION. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin during an interview aboard the BRP Tausug on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Wives wait in limbo for fishermen of sunken vessel to come home

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:34 PM

One of the wives says: 'Sana po 'wag po kayong basta-bastang magpapadala sa anumang sasabihin ng China sa inyo. Timbangin niyo po kung ano ang katotohanan, panigan niyo po 'yung tama dahil kami pong mahihirap ang nagiging kawawa.'

Mindoro fishermen wives and family wait for their husbands at Caminawit port in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Occidental Mindoro town mayor to Duterte: Let's speak out against China

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:30 AM

‘Ipakita natin ‘yung ating muscle. Kung wala man tayong muscle sa giyera eh sa bunganga man lang,’ says the mayor of San Jose, the home port of the fishing boat sunk by a Chinese vessel

CALL FOR ACTION. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin speaks to reporters onboard BRP Tausug. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rapper

Wreckage of trainer aircraft found off Mindoro Strait

May 20, 2019 - 5:30 PM

But the Filipino pilot and the Saudi Arabian student pilot remain missing

Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, JaMill on YouTube FanFest 2019 lineup

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The vloggers will be joined by other international and local creators for the #IRL meetup with their fans

YOUTUBERS. Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, and JaMill are some of the creators that will be attending the upcoming YouTube FanFest. Photos from,, and

[OPINION] Promises and pitfalls of cool Japan in Philippine geo-politics

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Japan exerts its soft power to become a strategic partner that balances against a rising China

7 suspected NPA rebels slain in encounter vs cops

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Cops were only supposed to arrest two individuals who faced frustrated murder charges when they were met with gunfire from armed men

AFTERMATH. Suspected New People's Army rebels are slain after allegedly initiating a firefight against cops serving arrest warrants. PNP photo

Serena suffers worst defeat of her career

Aug 01, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Unseeded Johanna Konta stuns former world number one Serena Williams at the WTA San Jose

STUNNER. Serena Williams bows to Johanna Konta in just 51 minutes. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

At least 2 hurt in Antipolo City explosion

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:41 PM

(3RD UPDATE) Calabarzon cops say members of the New People's Army are responsible for the 'roadside bombing'

INTERNAL CLEANSING. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Priests, nuns donate P300,000 to kids of murdered mom

Jul 19, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Hospicio de San Jose offers to accept the orphans of slain 27-year-old Jennifer Taburada, who was killed by masked gunmen in Caloocan City

DONATIONS FOR ORPHANS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle turns over to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David around P300,000 in Mass collections on July 19, 2018, for children left behind by slain parents. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

VIRAL: San Pablo students dance in one-of-a-kind graduation rites

Apr 08, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Students in San Pablo City, Laguna, do a flash mob on their graduation day

Negros Oriental declares measles outbreak

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) A total of 7 areas in the province are reporting cases of measles. The exact number of cases has yet to be announced.

OUTBREAK. Negros Oriental is now the 4th major area in the Philippines where a measles outbreak has been declared by the government.

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Julie Anne San Jose

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:46 PM

The pop star is performing on Rappler Live Jam!

Photo by Patrick Diokno

Barangay plebiscites in Navotas, Occ. Mindoro town on January 5

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Voters in some barangays in these areas would have to decide whether to ratify the creation of new barangays. The gun ban is enforced in these barangays from December 26 to January 10.

Caritas PH condemns attack on churches, seeks justice for slain priest

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:59 AM

'The brutal killing is an attack to the Church and her mission for social justice and empowerment of the poor,' says Caritas Philippines in a statement.

Father Tito Paez: 'A comrade for others'

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:21 AM

'He offered his life not only as a priest but also as a comrade. He was a comrade for others – a hero, a martyr,' says San Jose City Bishop Roberto Mallari of slain activist priest Marcelito 'Tito' Paez

ACTIVIST PRIEST. Catholic priest Marcelitio 'Tito' Paez was gunned down by unknown men on December 4, 2017, after facilitating the release of a political prisoner in Cabanatuan City. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Top Catholic seminary hits killings in Duterte drug war

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:07 PM

'We will not forget the evil that has come upon us,' seminarians of the Jesuit-run San Jose Seminary say in a statement on All Souls' Day

DRUG WAR. Relatives light candles for victims of extrajudicial killings in a prayer service on October 24, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CESAFI slam dunk king Gastador continues family's hoops legacy

Oct 13, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Basketball is in his blood, but it wasn't until late in his childhood that the USJR Jaguars' star made his move on the court

FLYING HIGH. Juan Miguel Gastador wowed fans and judges with his 360 dunk which earned him a perfect 50 point score. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UC Webmasters complete CESAFI finals cast, will face UV for title

Oct 08, 2017 - 12:04 AM

The UC Webmasters defeat the USJR Jaguars in overtime to advance to the finals

ON TO THE FINALS. Garciano “Garexx” Puerto Jr poured in 22 points and 13 rebounds for the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

3 dead, 33 hurt in Bulacan water tank explosion

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) A water tank collapses and explodes in Barangay Muzon in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, at 3:30 am on Friday

COLLAPSED WATER TANK. Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) check the site of the collapsed water tank in Barangay Muzon, San Jose del Monte in Bulacan on October 6, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

UV Green Lancers survive USJR Jaguars to solidify CESAFI top spot

Sep 28, 2017 - 11:08 PM

The Green Lancers have all but sealed their position at the top of the leaderboard with a 10-1 win-loss record

Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Bishop Ambo David on killings and 'death of conscience'

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Rappler talks to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David about the drug war killings and his fears of a 'death of conscience' in predominantly Catholic Philippines

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David: Shepherd of his slaughtered sheep

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:02 AM

The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

USJR keeps CESAFI slate clean with comeback win over USPF

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The USJR Jaguars come back from a 14 point deficit in the third quarter to top the USPF Panthers and remain unbeaten

JAGGED. Nelvin Navarra of the USJR Jaguars puts up a shot in the paint. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Providing medical services for relocated informal settlers

Aug 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Only around three small operational medical facilities exist in Towerville San Jose Del Monte Bulacan

TOWERVILLE. JCI Manila and other partner groups help renovate one of the three medical facilities in Towerville, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Robin Garcia

USJR Jaguars remain unbeaten in CESAFI with thrashing of SWU

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:36 AM

The USJR Jaguars move to a 2 0 record in the CESAFI collegiate tournament

JAGUARS ON THE PROWL. USPF's Juan Miguel Gastador cuts to the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USC Warriors pound USPF Panthers for 2-0 record

Aug 10, 2017 - 10:58 PM

University of San Carlos dominate the Panthers by 29 points to remain the early CESAFI leaders

WARRIOR MARCH. USC's John Aranas drives to the rim in the Warriors' dominant win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Magis Eagles make quick work of Baby Panthers in CESAFI juniors

Aug 08, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The defending champions Magis Eagles open the season strong as they gun for their fourth straight title

STRONG START. Benedict Chua of the SHS-ADC Magis Eagles goes in strong for a basket against 3 USPF Baby Panthers defenders. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

DOJ offers witness protection to father of Bulacan massacre victims

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Once admitted into the state s Witness Protection Program Dexter Carlos will also get shelter and livelihood assistance

WITNESS BENEFITS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II meets with Dexter Carlos on July 6, 2017 for his admission into the Witness Protection Program (WPP). Photo courtesy of DOJ

Police in Bulacan massacre go for bankrupt narrative about drugs

Jul 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The police follow President Duterte s reasoning about the depravity of drug addicts except the suspect in this horrific crime tests negative for drugs

San Jose Builders faces complaint over unpaid customs taxes

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Bureau of Customs files a complaint over the real estate developer s unpaid taxes on construction materials imported for the Iglesia ni Cristo owned Philippine Arena

PHILIPPINE ARENA. New San Jose Builders faces a complaint over unpaid tax obligations when it imported construction items to build the Philippine Arena. File photo

Festive atmosphere in Antique as Palarong Pambansa 2017 draws near

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Dancers prepare for their national performance as athletes make last minute mind and body conditioning before the Games open on Sunday April 23

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Souvenir shops are starting to pop up around the venues of the Palarong Pambansa in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. Photo by Jieven Santisteban/Rappler

Miss Tourism Int'l 2016 journey ends for PH bet

Dec 31, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Justine Mae San Jose fails to enter the Top 10 but wins the Miss Gintell Wellness award

Antique to host 2017 Palarong Pambansa - DepEd

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Antique province will host Palaro for the first time ever in 2017

USJ-R Spiking Jaguars sweep defending champs for CESAFI volleyball title

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:43 PM

USJ R denies a double championship for SWU Phinma with a 4 set victory to take the men s title

NEW CHAMPS. The USJ-R Spiking Jaguars have unseated defending champions SWU-Phinma in a two-game sweep. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Sacred Heart downs USJ-R to win CESAFI volleyball title

Oct 31, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu is the CESAFI secondary girls champion while University of Southern Philippines Foundation claims the secondary boys crown

CHAMPS. The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Magis Eagles are the CESAFI secondary girls volleyball champion. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R routs CIT-U to complete semis cast

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:21 PM

The Jaguars will play the UV Green Lancers in the semis while SWU Phinma faces the USC Warriors

JAGUAR RUN. RJ Dinolan (C) finished with a career-high 31 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 steals as the USJ-R Jaguars completed the semifinals cast. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Wildcats force quarters rubber match with Jaguars

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:23 PM

CIT U and USJ R will meet once again on Friday with a semifinals spot at stake

WILD RUN. John Anthony Lucena of the CIT-U Wildcats puts up a shot under the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R Jaguars down USC Warriors as SWU Cobras go up 10-0

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:03 PM

The Jaguars improve their win loss record to 6 3 good for third place

BLOCK. USJ-R Jaguars' Nelvin Navarra tries to stop USC Warriors' Bryan Divinagracia. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R Jaguars finish first round with blowout win over USPF

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The USJ R Jaguars move to 4 2 while the Panthers drop to 1 5

JAGUARS WIN. USJ-R Jaguars player Juan Miguel Gastador earned best player honors. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R finishes daily sweep with college, HS wins

Aug 26, 2016 - 12:37 PM

The USJ R Jaguars and Baby Jaguars win their respective games including a victory over defending seniors champs USC

MYTHICAL PERFORMANCE. Mythical 5 player Ralph Jude Dinolan came off the bench to contribute 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and one steal for the USJ-R Jaguars. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers sweep USJ-R to win 8th Cesafi Partner's Cup

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

The Worthy University of the Visayas Green Lancers defeat Mighty Sports University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars to win the pre season tournament

PRESEASON CHAMPS. The UV Green Lancers showed they were in playing form, winning the pre-season Cesafi tournament. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Cebu graduates dominate CPA board exams top 10

May 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Ten of the 16 who got the 10 highest scorers in the accountancy exam are from the University of San Carlos and the University of San Jose Recoletos

Nueva Ecija towns to experience 9-hour brownout March 10

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The NGCP says the areas that will be affected by the 8 am to 5 pm power interruption are the areas serviced by the San Jose City Electric Cooperative the Pantabangan Municipal Electric Services and the Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative NEECO Area 1