Tanauan Batangas - updates

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WATCH: Anxious villagers plead against lockdown of areas near Taal Volcano

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:10 PM

Residents of lakeside villages in Tanauan City, Batangas, are pleading to be allowed to visit their homes, after the government completely closed off the immediate danger zone around Taal Volcano

Daughter of slain Tanauan mayor Halili running in 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Reelectionist Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas remains unopposed so far, and at least 3 congressional representatives are running for reelection

Tanauan-PH claims 2018 Senior League Softball World Series tiara

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Royevel Palma stars for Tanauan Little League after striking out 15 and allowing only two hits and zero runs in 7 innings

CHAMPS. Tanauan Little League becomes the first team from the Asia-Pacific region to win a Senior League World Series title. Photo from littleleague.org

Slain Tanauan mayor Antonio Halili buried

Jul 08, 2018 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) Relatives, friends, and hundreds of supporters march in a funeral procession for the late mayor, who was shot dead on July 2

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week July 2-8, 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

A string of dead local officials, the bench-clearing Gilas-Boomers brawl, updates on the boys trapped in a Thai cave

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

Mayor Halili's daughter urges Duterte: 'Give us justice'

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:21 PM

'I will not feel helpless. All the more I will fight back,' says Angeline Halili who has vowed to seek justice for her slain father, Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

Mayor Halili's wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Police reenactment: Halili gunman shot him from bushes

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The police reenact the broad daylight killing of the slain mayor of Tanauan City

GUNMAN'S SPOT. Rennactment of Antonio Halili's murder

Mayor Halili had unresolved dispute with 'former general' – Albayalde

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:27 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili had a dispute with a 'high-ranking former general,' but he is not aware of the nature of the disagreement

KILLED. A life-size standee of Mayor Antonio Halili is displayed in his wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

'Well-planned' Mayor Halili killing leaves PNP with no suspect

Jul 04, 2018 - 7:02 PM

'For sure, it was planned...It was well-planned,' says Calabarzon police chief Edward Carranza on the killing of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

NO SUSPECT. A 'sniper hole' believed to be fashioned by Mayor Antonio Halili's assassin. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Late Mayor Halili 'was like the father of Tanauan'

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Despite the insinuations of President Duterte, visitors to the wake had only good words for the late Tanauan City mayor Tony Halili

DARK HOURS. Students tie black ribbons on a bridge in Tanauan City to mourn the passing of Antonio Halili. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

3 'persons of interest' in Mayor Antonio Halili's killing – PNP

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Police will also re-enact the killing of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili to see if further details can be picked up

SHOT DEAD. Mayor Antonio Halili's wake at his Tanauan City home. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Witnesses recall the morning Mayor Halili was killed

Jul 03, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Tanauan City Hall employees say they thought the popping sound was from a firecracker, then Mayor Antonio Halilli staggered a few steps and fell to the ground

Photos muna of the crime scene. #3 is the supposed hole where the sniper was positioned. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Bullet pierced the heart of Mayor Antonio Halili – PNP

Jul 03, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Police say Halili was killed by a skilled 'marksman'

New Tanauan City mayor to continue Halili’s campaign against illegal drugs

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:29 PM

New Tanauan City Mayor Jhoanna Villamor says she will also be tough, but her methods may be different

WAKE. The wife of slain Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili sits beside his casket on the first day of his wake at his residence at Josefa Village, Tanauan, Batangas. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Duterte is misinformed, says daughter of slain Mayor Halili

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'I can’t blame the president... If that’s always what you hear from the same people that you talk to—and they keep telling you the same thing—it gets in your system to the point that you believe it even though it’s a lie,” says Angeline Halili

Mayor Halili spoke of 'imminent threat' to life

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:45 AM

A city official says Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili began taking death threats seriously after he was included in a government list of public officials linked to the drug trade

Mayor Halili's wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Tanauan mayor, Akihito, LeBron joins Lakers | Evening wRap

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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WATCH: Last seconds of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Videos catch the final moments of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

FINAL MOMENTS. Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili sings the national anthem at the New Tanauan City Hall on Monday, July 2, 2018. Photo from Tanauan City Information Office

LOOK: 'Sniper hole' of Tanauan Mayor Halili's killer

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Police believe the killer of Mayor Antonio Halili positioned himself just in the greenery across the Tanauan City Hall

SNIPED. The supposed sniping hole used by the killer of Mayor Antonio Halili. Sourced photo

Duterte claims Tanauan's Halili involved in drug trade

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The President claims the slain Tanauan City mayor was merely putting up a front when he paraded drug addicts in his city

Vice mayor Villamor to replace slain Tanauan mayor Halili

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Jhoanna Corona Villamor served as councilor from 2010 to 2013 before getting elected vice mayor. She is the daughter of Alfredo Corona, incumbent provincial board member and himself a former Tanauan mayor

SUCCESSION. Vice Mayor Jhoanna Corona Villamor succeeds Mayor Antonio Halili, according to rules under the Local Government Code. Photo from the Tanauan City website

Senators condemn killing of Tanauan mayor Halili

Jul 02, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) Senators call on the Philippine National Police to solve the killing, which opposition senators say is a result of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war

KILLED. Tanauan City, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili was shot in broad daylight in front of the city hall. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

Tanauan mayor killed, Bato visit to Guam, Pope kiss hoax | Midday wRap

Jul 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

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'Duterte of Batangas'? Slain Tanauan mayor Antonio Halili and his 'iron fist'

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, the man behind the 'Flores de Pusher' campaign, considered Davao City as his model in fighting crime

Malacañang vows punishment for Tanauan mayor Halili killers

Jul 02, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque describes the slain mayor, once linked to the illegal drug trade, as a 'staunch ally' of President Duterte in his war on drugs

SURRENDER. In this file photo, Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili leaves the stadium after speaking to self-confessed drug users and pushers in his city on July 28, 2017. Halili was shot dead on July 2, 2018. File photo by AFP

Tanauan City mayor Halili shot dead during flag ceremony

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:39 AM

(6th UPDATE) Antonio Halili is gunned down before the singing of the national anthem ends

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

'Walk of shame' Batangas mayor provokes outrage

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:14 PM

There is a clear gross violation of human rights here Commission on Human Rights chief Loretta Ann Rosales says

'WALK OF SHAME' A frame grab of video from ABS-CBN News showed an alleged thief being paraded around the Tanauan, Batangas market. Frame grab courtesy ABS-CBN News

Coronas running under LP in Batangas

Mar 25, 2013 - 4:00 PM

The ousted Chief Justice s first cousins and niece are running under President Aquino s LP in his hometown of Tanauan