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Rebuilding the churches of Bohol

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Four years after an earthquake leveled both the Loon Church and the Maribojoc Church, the reconstruction of the two historic structures has begun

WHAT REMAINS. The image of Christ the King stands intact at the entrance of the ruins of the Holy Cross Parish Church in Maribojoc. Photo courtesy Isabel Templo

Binay to prioritize rehab efforts in calamity-stricken Bohol

Jan 08, 2016 - 10:29 PM

The opposition s standard bearer scores the local government department once headed by his rival Roxas over slow recovery and rehabilitation efforts in Bohol

NOT ENOUGH. The Vice President remains dissatisfied with the ongoing recovery efforts in disaster-stricken Bohol. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

COA hits slow rehabilitation in disaster-hit areas

Jan 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Many rebuilding projects in earthquake hit Bohol and Yolanda hit areas are not yet done

Roxas: 'Highest honor' to be DILG chief

Sep 12, 2015 - 1:08 PM

Mar Roxas the administration standard bearer bids good bye after 3 colorful and difficult years as Secretary of the DILG

DILG NO MORE. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II speaks during a 'ceremonial turnover' of the post to Western Samar Representative Mel Senen Sarmiento. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Project 120 aids disaster survivors in Visayas

Jul 20, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Press release: Project 120 targets the provinces of Bohol Cebu and Iloilo – areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda and Bohol earthquake in 2013

Sun Life

#PugadBaboy: Religious nuts

Jun 26, 2015 - 5:00 AM

DENR declares uplifted coastal areas in Bohol as 'geological monument'

Jun 17, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The magnitude 7 2 earthquake that struck Visayas in 2013 caused the coastal areas to be lifted by up to 1 2 meters according to surveys conducted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau

COA wants 6 DOH suppliers sanctioned for delivery delays

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:37 PM

There were instances that DOH resolved to extend the delivery without [charging] liquidated damages to suppliers

One year after: Pre-restoration almost done for Bohol, Cebu churches

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:16 PM

EXCLUSIVE The National Historical Commission provides a report on the status of 26 earthquake damaged structures in Bohol and Cebu

Thousands still homeless a year after Bohol quake

Oct 15, 2014 - 12:24 PM

A year since the deadly earthquake thousands of Boholanons are still waiting for the promise of new homes

AFP modernization P10B short in 2015 budget bill

Aug 09, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad tells Rappler the proposed law that seeks to redefine savings in the 2015 budget will help fund the shortfall

World Vision houses 500 families in post-quake Bohol

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:29 PM

The resources that we were able to pool together enabled us to serve the needs of our fellow Boholanos who have been gravely affected by the earthquake

DepEd seeks P1B Quick Response Fund for 2015

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The Quick Response Fund is a built in budgetary allocation for agencies responding to areas affected by catastrophes and crises

Towns in quake-hit Bohol get P1M each from DILG

Jun 06, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Bohol – devastated by last year s 7 2 magnitude earthquake – gets 41 of an incentive fund for good performing local government units in Central Visayas

DESTROYED. The Tubigon town hall in the aftermath of the October 2013 Bohol earthquake. File photo by Rappler

Art helps calamity victims recover from trauma

May 30, 2014 - 12:57 PM

As the government and humanitarian organizations focus on relief and rehabilitation a group prioritizes psychosocial support for the victims of typhoon Yolanda

DISASTER NARRATIVES. Participants recall their experiences in storybooks, drawings and paintings. Photo from Belen Calingacion.

UN tourism head: Proper tourist management can help the environment

May 17, 2014 - 5:21 PM

As tourism industries grow the environment tends to suffer There are ways to go around it – a matter of admitting what s wrong and working on mitigating the damages

PNP honors everyday heroes for work in Zambo, Bohol, Yolanda

Apr 01, 2014 - 5:45 PM

38 members of the PNP receive awards for exemplary acts of courage gallantry leadership and heroism in the call of duty

GK Bayani challenge 2014: Walang iwanan

Mar 23, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Gathering one million volunteers the Bayani Challenge 2014 aims to be the most massive showcase of volunteerism the Philippines has ever seen

HIGHLIGHTS: Disaster recovery and resilient cities

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson Indonesian Senior Minister Kuntoro Mangkusubroto and former Christchurch New Zealand mayor Bob Parker discuss resilient cities

Wanted: ‘Build Back Better’ agency

Feb 26, 2014 - 12:33 PM

It s time to rethink the role of the NDRRMC and create a dedicated disaster management agency

NEED FOR RECOVERY. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

#AyudaZamboanga: Internally displaced persons need your help

Feb 25, 2014 - 5:35 PM

You can help the evacuees of the Zamboanga siege

Aquino to return to Yolanda-hit areas

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:06 PM

President Aquino defends the slow pace of bunkhouse construction and says the government is looking at long term solutions in affected areas

BACK AGAIN. President Benigno Aquino III is set to return to areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Basyang: Signal No. 1 over Haiyan, Agaton-hit areas

Jan 30, 2014 - 11:42 PM

10 areas – most of them still recovering from the 2013 Bohol earthquake Typhoon Yolanda and Tropical Depression Agaton – are placed under signal no 1

Image courtesy of PAGASA

Best and worst of 2013: Where to put PNoy and Obama?

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Certainly 2013 was not so bad a year to give Aquino the award for worst year in Asia

Top 10 stories behind the moods of 2013

Dec 31, 2013 - 4:59 PM

Let s look back at eventful and emotional 2013

Christmas eve in Loboc

Dec 26, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Up to 30 of the Loboc church is damaged Thei parish priest tells residents: be patient It will take years but we will have our old church back

RUINS. Loboc locals hear Christmas Eve mass beside what used to be their centuries-old church. Photo by Rappler

2013: When Filipinos dazzled the world

Dec 25, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Let s look back at 2013 s biggest Life and Style stories

Despite disasters, PH expects a merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2013 - 4:50 PM

The Philippines has suffered several harrowing disasters topped by the November 8 rampage of super typhoon Haiyan which flattened whole towns in the central islands and left almost 8 000 dead or missing

DESIGNERS. Using their carpentry skills, typhoon survivors design a Christmas tree. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

#AskMargie: Christmas during disasters

Dec 21, 2013 - 6:21 PM

With all the disasters that struck the Philippines this year how can we deal with a festive atmosphere? Should we even try?

PH to miss tourism goals due to disasters

Dec 07, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Worldwide news coverage of Typhoon Haiyan has discouraged visitors but the government plans to aggressively promote tourist destinations not affected by the disasters

BROKEN. Tourist attractions like the historic Basilica Minore del Sto Niño in Cebu were heavily damaged by the Visayas earthquake last October. Photo by Jose Faruggia

Senate OKs P14.6-B supplemental budget

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Escudero provides a breakdown of how the funds will be used

CALAMITY FUND. The House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 3, approved the P14.6 supplemental budget. Photo by Rappler

Aquino's Christmas wish: No more calamity of this magnitude

Dec 03, 2013 - 4:13 PM

President Aquino thanks his Cabinet for being self starters and advocates

PRESIDENT'S WISH. President Benigno Aquino III says his Christmas wish is for Filipinos to stay optimistic and for no more calamities. Malacanang Photo Bureau

Bright Christmas for quake-hit Bohol – Aquino

Nov 28, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Its power lines destroyed by an earthquake in October and a super typhoon in November Bohol will have power supply back before Christmas the gov t promises

RUINS. The ruins of the San Vicente Parish in Maribojoc, Bohol, 20 October 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

High turnout in 'peaceful' Bohol, Zamboanga barangay polls

Nov 26, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Democracy is alive and well in Zamboanga City despite the crisis says Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr after visiting the city on its rescheduled election day

With Visayas destinations down, DOT realigns budget

Nov 22, 2013 - 8:19 PM

While Yolanda hit areas rebuild the tourism agency will focus on promoting top destinations in Batanes and non affected areas in Palawan and Aklan

PARADISE LOST? Bantayan Island, visited for its white sand beaches, will have to rebuild its infrastructure before it can accept tourists. Photo by Bibi delos Reyes

Aftershocks felt in Bohol; more injured

Nov 02, 2013 - 12:58 PM

The death toll from the quake stands at 222 while 8 are still reported missing

HOMELESS. A man in a makeshift evacuation center in Clarin, Bohol on October 20, 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Bohol: Celebration of life and death

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:52 PM

All Saints Day is not just about honoring the dead but rather about the celebration of life says Loon parish priest Fr Joel Ruyeras

Bohol: The rebel mayor who said no

Oct 25, 2013 - 7:25 AM

A former rebel priest the embattled mayor of Maribojoc Bohol has been credited for doing good housekeeping in his town

Bohol shows need for choppers, not fighter jets

Oct 23, 2013 - 8:13 PM

The government is finalizing a government to government deal with South Korea to purchase 12 fighter jets at the cost of P18 9 billion

FAILED BIDDING: The budget allocation for the procurement of refurbished Hueys expires in December. Photo from Philippine Air Force

Hope in Loon as rescue teams recover Church relics

Oct 20, 2013 - 8:17 PM

Relics from the damaged Our Lady of Light church were recovered and cleaned just as local priests heard mass on the street beside the Church s compound

RELICS. A statue was recovered and cleaned from the ruins of the centuries-old Church of Our Lady of Light that was destroyed by the recent earthquake. Photo by RAPPLER/Franz Lopez

Lessons from Bohol: Resilience is Key (Part 2)

Oct 20, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Resilience is key to overcoming the challenges of disasters

Lessons from the Bohol disaster: Part 1

Oct 20, 2013 - 12:55 AM

The Visayas earthquake is once again the best argument for an independent national disaster agency

After the quake: Ghost town in Bohol

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:52 PM

The hardest hit barangay Bonbon is a virtual ghost town as nearly all houses are damaged municipal officials say

Bohol: Rising from the rubble

Oct 19, 2013 - 9:18 AM

It s a different thing to talk about the devastation caused by the quake but it s also another story when you are in the midst of it says Bohol Gov Edgar Chatto

Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle appeal for mercy

Oct 18, 2013 - 9:50 PM

The biggest event in the Philippine Catholic Church this year ends on a historic note – with a message from Pope Francis

'FEMININE' CHURCH. Pope Francis says in a Vatican conference on October 12 that he likes to think of the Church as feminine. File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Rappler Newscast | October 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013 - 9:29 PM

A ghost town in Bohol waits for aid Senators want to use pork barrel to help disaster victims Pope Francis tells Filipinos: don’t get tired of mercy

Pope to PH: Don't get tired of mercy

Oct 18, 2013 - 4:17 PM

For the first time Pope Francis addresses Filipinos in an unprecedented Church conference in Manila

'FEMININE' CHURCH. Pope Francis says in a Vatican conference on October 12 that he likes to think of the Church as feminine. File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP