Tuguegarao City - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tuguegarao City


Tuguegarao mayor Soriano acquitted in graft case over terminal permit

May 21, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The embattled mayor gets one case off his back, and continues to serve Tuguegarao City despite suspensions and dismissals the past years

Tuguegarao Mayor Jefferson Soriano steps down from office. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Police 'foil' robbery but Tuguegarao bank's depositors lose millions

May 18, 2018 - 10:49 PM

Two victims are asking why EastWest Bank reported to police that burglars took nothing

ROBBED. The safety deposit boxes of the EastWest Bank Tuguegarao are situated outside the bank's vault. Photo by Eric Lim

Tuguegarao records coldest temperature, so far, for 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:48 AM

PAGASA North Luzon weather specialist Romy Ganal says the temperature in the usually warm city dipped to 17.8 degrees Celsius around 5 am on Saturday, January 13

RevGov rallies in the provinces: Where's Duterte? Where are the crowds?

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Here's how planned rallies in the cities of Davao, Tagbilaran, Baguio, and Tuguegarao have turned out

Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Caught on camera: Ex-town engineer in Cagayan shot dead

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Two motorcycle-riding gunmen kill 53-year old Antonio Lingan Malenab, a former town engineer of Solana, Cagayan, while he is driving in Tuguegarao City

GUNMEN. Two motorcycle-riding men shoot dead former Solana, Cagayan, Antonio Lingan Malenab, on the road in Tuguegarao City on October18, 2017. Screengrab from The Northern Forum video

Group paints pedestrian lanes in Tuguegarao for free

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Gary Ramirez, a businessman from Metro Manila, goes to Tuguegarao to help paint pedestrian lanes permanently for free

FREE PAINT. A businessman from Manila initiated painting of 9 areas in Tuguegarao City for free after watching an experiment by the local highway patrol group on Rappler. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Court of Appeals reinstates Tuguegarao mayor Soriano

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The court says Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano should be punished with a 90 day suspension and not dismissal from the service as ordered by the Ombudsman in January

REINSTATED. Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano talks to the media after he took his oath before Judge Maita Israel Deray at the Tuguegarao City Hall on September 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of Gerard Lucena

Kindergarten teacher under investigation for slapping student

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Education officials remind teachers to observe maximum tolerance in the classroom as the DepEd investigates a Cagayan public school teacher caught on video striking a student

VIRAL VIDEO. A screengrab of a video showing a teacher slapping a student in Cagayan

3,500 students light torches for Tuguegarao's 'Afi' Festival

Aug 13, 2017 - 12:22 AM

Mayor Benben de Guzman says Tuguegarao is preparing to beat the Guinness record of Indonesia for having the most number of humans parading with torches

FIRE FESTIVAL. The Afi Festival of Tuguegarao City, Philippines. Photo courtesy of Gerard Lucena

TRENDING: Cagayan calls for #SaferRoadsPH

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Road safety trends as Rappler hosts a forum in Cagayan Valley the region with the highest road crash density rate in the Philippines

Tuguegarao mayor: How to face cases and stay in office

Feb 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Mayor Jefferson Soriano has faced 4 corruption charges and an electoral fraud case but has been able to hold on to office for 4 years with a re election in between

Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano is stepping down from office on his second dismissal from service that stemmed from corruption charges.

Tuguegarao mayor Soriano steps down to focus on court fight

Feb 10, 2017 - 5:01 PM

This is Soriano s second dismissal order for grave misconduct from the Ombudsman for issuing a permit to a parking terminal without the city council s approval

STEPPING DOWN. Tuguegarao Mayor Jefferson Soriano steps down from office. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor dismissed anew for corruption

Feb 06, 2017 - 4:15 PM

This is the Ombudsman s 2nd dismissal order against Mayor Jefferson Soriano on top of previous suspension orders and disqualification by the Comelec

Enrile blasts Yasay over transfer of DFA office in Cagayan Valley

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile says the transfer of the foreign affairs office from Tuguegarao City in Cagayan to Santiago City in Isabela is against the law

WATCH: Tuguegarao evacuees ask for food, clothes after Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:10 AM

At least 20 000 homes are partially destroyed in Cagayan with another 6 900 completely damaged

Lawin 'possibly damaged 100% of houses' in Tuguegarao City

Oct 20, 2016 - 1:31 PM

There are no reports yet regarding the situation of towns away from Tuguegarao City since communication lines are still down

IMPASSABLE ROADS. Hours before Typhoon Lawin made landfall on Wednesday, October 19, this road in Tuguegarao was already impassable due to swollen Pinacanuan River. File photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor: Lawin damaged some evacuation centers

Oct 20, 2016 - 6:25 AM

The strong winds however prevented authorities from immediately responding Mayor Jefferson Soriano tells Rappler

Security aide of ex-Cagayan vice governor shot dead

Oct 15, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The police say Benson Aguisanda Sy security aide of former Cagayan vice governor Melvin Vargas was shot several times by suspects riding in tandem

Take a look at Tuguegarao's vibrant 'fire' festival

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:08 PM

People get together in Tuguegarao City to celebrate the week long Pavvurulun Afi or fire Festival Take a look at those beautiful fire themed costumes

DPWH works on Cagayan, Tagoloan, Imus rivers to prevent flooding

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The priority areas in this P356 million flood risk management project have been identified by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in two studies

Tuguegarao village chairman gunned down

Jun 24, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Unidentified gunmen kill a village chairman on Friday morning allegedly due to his involvement in the drug trade

KILLING. A barangay chairman was gunned down in Tuguegarao City on Friday morning, June 24, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Cagayan resident arrests gun ban violator

May 12, 2016 - 12:10 AM

A concerned resident carries out a citizen s arrest during the elections

Cagayan gubernatorial bet accused of vote buying

May 09, 2016 - 12:52 AM

Regional Public Safety Battalion claims voters and recipients lists with signatures plus P60 000 cash were recovered from a gubernatorial bet supporter s house

ALLEGATIONS. Cagayan gubernatorial candidate Cristina Antonio says she is in "shock" over accusations of vote buying. Photo from Facebook

Tuguegarao after Lando: We didn't know floods would be head-high

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Twenty three villages were submerged in head high floodwaters at the height Typhoon Lando About P36 million damage in agriculture have been reported

PICKING UP PIECES. Residents of Tuguegarao City have returned to their damaged homes, but the trauma from the floods remain. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tuguegarao councilor bares ‘ghost’ Christmas gifts

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:41 PM

A list of recipients of Christmas gifts worth P147 000 prepared by the Provincial Councilor’s League PCL in Cagayan allegedly contains forged signatures

Dengue outbreak declared in Tuguegarao

Jul 10, 2015 - 9:40 PM

Three deaths due to dengue have been recorded in the capital of Cagayan province in a week

CLEAN-UP. Residents of Isabela province join in the anti-dengue clean-up drive on July 10, 2015. Isabela is one of the areas in Cagayan Valley where dengue outbreak has been declared. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor, official dismissed for grave misconduct

Sep 09, 2014 - 3:31 PM

Tuguegarao Mayor Jefferson Soriano and City Administrator Ronald Brillantes issued a special permit without the approval of the city council