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Trips home from Metro Manila to 3 Mindanao provinces suspended

Jul 07, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Trips to Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Camiguin are suspended because their quarantine facilities cannot take in any more patients

WAITING. Local police remind proper distancing to commuters entering Metro Manila from Cavite. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Camiguin patient learns she has coronavirus a day after completing quarantine period

Apr 07, 2020 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) The patient is a government employee who attended a seminar in Manila in March

Camiguin restricts entry of travelers from China, Hong Kong, Macau over coronavirus threat

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:11 PM

Tourists from other countries who merely had a layover in the 3 countries will also not be allowed to enter the island

Foreign tourist in Camiguin tests negative for novel coronavirus

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:22 PM

Local health officials say they 'will continue to strictly monitor the person, his traveling companions, as well as any tourist arriving in the province'

Court rules in favor of Camiguin governor in hotel closure case

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:08 AM

Judge Bonifacio Macabaya says the writ of preliminary injunction issued in favor of the Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin will cause irreparable injury to the environment

FAVORED. Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo in a file photo taken in June 2019.

Camiguin Island to set benchmarks for carrying capacity

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:41 AM

'Before, we would want to have more visitors, but that's not really right. We want more tourists here, but now, we want it to be within the carrying capacity of our island,' Camiguin Governor Romualdo says

Candidates for Miss Universe 2017 frolics in the fine white sands of White Island, a kilometer long white sand beach off the coast of Mambajao, Camiguin. The Island embarks on a carrying capacity study to set benchmark for sustainable tourism visa-vis environmental protection. Photo by Bobby Lagsa//Rappler

Whale sharks return to Camiguin, gov't asks tourists, locals to let them be

Jan 08, 2020 - 8:04 AM

The whale sharks' newfound presence gives high hopes that these gentle marine giants are back to stay and will repopulate

A diver tags a whale shark off the coast Donsol as part of the local population count. 104 new whale shark individuals were identified in Donsol from January until June of 2019. Photograph © Jurgen Freund

Camiguin mayors protest DILG charges over road clearing

Jan 07, 2020 - 7:36 AM

Mayor Joseph Uayan of Sagay and Mayor Helenio Abecia of Guinsiliban say they have nothing to clear really, – their towns are among the smallest in the country, and their roads are narrow

TOO SMALL FOR OBSTRUCTION. The town of Sagay is a 5th-class municipality with a population of about 12,000 in Camiguin. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Camiguin hosts Mindanao state tertiary schools friendship games

Nov 24, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Now on its 30th year, the Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools, Inc. (MASTS) celebrates with the theme: "A legacy of leadership, unity, and passion through sports, cultures, and the arts"

IN PHOTOS: Camiguin's 40th Lanzones Festival

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Lanzones or buwahan is the staple fruit produce of this pearl-shaped island

LANZONES FESTIVAL. Camiguin celebrates the bountiful harvest of the island's main produce, the lanzones. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Camiguin provincial gov't orders selective pork ban

Oct 20, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo says the province is monitoring all pork products coming into the island as a precaution against the spread of African Swine Fever

Camiguin governor, wife face complaints over hotel closure

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The owner of Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin files complaints against Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo and his wife, ex-governor Maria Luisa Romualdo

Camiguin launches dive fest, seeks help from divers to keep reefs pristine

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The provincial government hopes that the Dive Festival will attract more tourists

3 call center employees killed in van crash in Camiguin

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:21 PM

The employees of IBEX Global Davao, which included the 3 fatalities, are in Camiguin for a team-building activity

CRASH. A team of call center agents figured in a vehicular crash on June 22, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao seeks to draw adventure travelers through mountain tourism

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Northern Mindanao is home to 3 of the Philippines' 8 ASEAN Heritage Parks – protected areas 'known for their unique biodiversity and ecosystems, wilderness, and outstanding values' – one of them in Camiguin

Mountaineers prepares to summit Mount Hibok-Hibok at the base camp in Baranagay Itum, Mambajao on March 23,2019. The climb permit for the inaugural climb was already issued before the volcano was closed due to El Nino effect. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Power coop's financial woes may plunge Camiguin into darkness – congressman

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Camiguin Congressman Xavier Jesus Romualdo says the Power Sharing Agreement of Camiguin Electric Cooperative with one of its power suppliers is 'over-contracted'

POWER COOP WOES. Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo presides a hearing on the financial viability of Camiguin Electric Cooperative at the Camiguin convention center on March 19, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Man kills wife during Sunday Mass in Camiguin

Jan 06, 2019 - 3:54 PM

'I heard the wife plead for her life,' says the priest officiating Mass when Celmar Linao went inside the church in Catarman, Camiguin, to shoot his wife

COUPLE'S DEATH. A church volunteer cleans blood trails after the death of couple Ivy and Celmar Linao outside the doors of San Roque Parish Church in Catarman, Camiguin, on January 6, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Allies break up, enemies team up for Cagayan de Oro 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here are also the politicians who have so far filed their certificates of candidacy in other parts of Northern Mindnao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao del Sur

4 siblings who were senior citizens die in a fire in Camiguin

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:54 PM

Tragedy befalls the reunion of two brothers and two sisters when a fire razes their century-old ancestral home

Ex-mayor in Camiguin faces jail time over brother's benefits

Sep 30, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Alex Jajalla, former mayor of Mahinog, Camiguin, is found guilty of graft

The making of outstanding campus journalists from Camiguin

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:27 PM

How challenges did not discourage two sisters from Camiguin province from becoming award-winning campus journalists

Miss Universe 2017 candidates visit Camiguin

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Eight of the candidates visit Camiguin as part of Department of Tourism’s 'Bring Home a Friend' program

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates tour PH

Dec 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The ladies tour Batanes, Bohol, and Camiguin

LOOK: Winwyn Marquez, Mark Herras vacation in Camiguin

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 and her boyfriend, actor Mark Herras, visit Camiguin to tape an episode for a travel show

10 Chinese arrested for alleged poaching off Camiguin

May 26, 2016 - 3:55 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard also says the Chinese ship hit a Philippine monitoring vessel

Who is the top presidential pick of young Kagay-anons?

May 05, 2016 - 7:03 PM

In the bustling city of Cagayan de Oro dubbed as the melting pot of Northern Mindanao who are the young voters supporting?

ALL IN DAY’S WORK. In her shanty little shop, Grace Walingin, a Xerox machine operator, aspires for change. All photos by Alyssa Viado/Rappler

WATCH: Duterte in LP strongholds in Mindanao

Mar 25, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Rodrigo Duterte goes guerrilla style in Liberal Party dominated Camiguin and Gingoog

Duterte supporters threatened by Romualdos in Camiguin?

Mar 23, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Duterte says It s the usual parochial feudal system When one family dominates they think [the town] is their property already

DUTERTE IN CAMIGUIN. Despite supposed threats from the local government in Camiguin, supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte give him a warm welcome. Photo from Duterte media bureau

7 breathtaking Mindanao destinations you shouldn't miss

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Mindanao is home to many pristine beaches fetching landscapes and beautiful waterfalls that will entice anyone to return

FAMILIAR. Some of Dinagat Islands beaches reminded me of certain places in Palawan. Photo by Joshua Berida

Camiguin treasure now an ASEAN Heritage Park

Nov 08, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The Mt Timpoong Hibok Hibok Natural Monument becomes the 8th ASEAN Heritage Park in the Philippines the DENR says

ASEAN HERITAGE PARK. Environment ministers from ASEAN name Camiguin's treasures, including Mt Hibok-Hibok, as an ASEAN Heritage Park. Photo of Mt Hibok-Hibok from Wikipedia

Who is running in Northern Mindanao | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Northern Mindanao

Index shows local governments make PH more competitive

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:07 PM

The Manila is the country’s most competitive city while Davao del Sur heads the provinces according to the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

Camiguin declared insurgency-free

Feb 11, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The island province among the top tourism destinations in the country draws 380 000 visitors a year

INSURGENCY FREE. Colonel Jesse A Alvarez, 403rd Infantry Brigade commander (left), Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo (center), and Police Senior Superintendent Wilfredo  Cayat, provincial police commander, sign the Memorandum of Agreement turning over the peace and security control from the army to the police on February 10, 2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Martial Law victims in N. Mindanao receive compensation

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:14 PM

Around 170 victims of human rights abuses from Lanao del Norte Bukidnon Misamis Oriental Camiguin and Misamis Occidental received P50 000 each

Cemetery trivia: How well do you know our burial grounds?

Nov 01, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Revisit the origins and the stories behind notable, unique and historical cemeteries in the country

PPA bidding out P301-M port rehab contracts

Oct 27, 2013 - 8:10 PM

PPA is soliciting bids for the rehabilitation of 6 ports in the country with contracts worth P301M

BETTER PORTS. PPA is bidding out contracts for the rehabilitation of 6 ports in the country. AFP file photo

Making the most of the Camiguin Lanzones Festival

Oct 19, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Every year in October Camiguin s laidback capital of Mambajao comes alive with this celebration

 FUN AND ABUNDANCE. A colorful festival that celebrates the bounty of the province’s sweet, juicy, and sticky fruit. Photo from the Camiguin Lanzones Festival Facebook

Camiguin representative Romualdo dies

Apr 24, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Rep Pedro Romualdo staunch critic of the FOI bill succumbs to pneumonia It s not immediately know if his party will field a substitute candidate in his re election bid

Cebu Pacific launches flights to Camiguin, Masbate

Mar 07, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Cebu Pacific launches new domestic routes to Camiguin and Masbate

CEB LAUNCHES NEW DESTINATION. Cebu Pacific launches new destinations to Camiguin and Masbate

'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

'Pablo:' 40,000 in evacuation centers

Dec 04, 2012 - 5:18 AM

UPDATED The typhoon with international codename Bopha made landfall over Baganga Davao Oriental early morning Tuesday December 4; Pablo now raking across Mindanao

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 11:00 a.m., 04 December 2012. At 11:00AM 4/DEC/2012, the eye of Typhoon #PabloPH was located in the vicinity of Malaybalay, Bukidnon (8.3°N 125.0°E). Max winds/gust (160/195kph). Moving West Northwest @ 20kph. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Pablo' to make landfall on Tuesday

Dec 03, 2012 - 11:49 PM

The typhoon will make landfall on Tuesday morning in Hinatuan Surigao del Sur

GETTING CLOSER. 'Pablo' will make landfall on Tuesday morning in Surigao del Sur. Satellite image at 8 pm courtesy of PAGASA

Tropical storm 'Ofel': Entire Visayas, CARAGA under storm signals

Oct 24, 2012 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED The entire Visayas CARAGA under public storm warning signals as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh accelerated towards the area Wednesday morning

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Ofel': Passengers stranded in 12 Visayas, Mindanao ports

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:44 AM

A total of 1 480 passengers and more than 80 vessels are stranded in several ports in the Visayas and Mindanao as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh moves closer

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Ofel': Signal #1 in 10 provinces

Oct 23, 2012 - 7:35 AM

Ofel was last spotted 460 km east of Surigao City carrying maximum sustained winds of 55 km h near the center and moderate to intense rainfall 5 20 mm h

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 5:30 a.m., 23 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

CAAP to probe Camiguin plane crash

Mar 05, 2012 - 12:34 AM

Strong winds seen as fatal cause

Map of Mambajao, Camiguin