'Petitioners simply failed to substantiate their claims that any environmental damage is directly attributable to Filminera's mining activities'
At least 118 schools in Bicol, Mimaropa, and Calabarzon regions are being used as evacuation centers for about 4,050 families affected by Typhoon Nina
Thousands remain in evacuation centers as Typhoon Nina continues to move away from the Philippines
Political analyst Richard Heydarian says Leni Robredo became the rallying point for the 'reformist vote' that wants to stop 'the return of Marcos' to office
Reelectionist Franklin Drilon is the leading senatorial candidate in 3 of 6 Bicol provinces
The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support. The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys
The miners were trapped inside a mine pit in the gold-rich town of Aroroy, Masbate
Local candidates express their election-related concerns at the first-ever dialogue with the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police Special Task Force Masbate in Masbate City
The local tourists, mostly from Metro Manila, are on a 3-day island hopping activity, and get stranded on Sombrero Island
(UPDATED) Rappler's list of candidates for local positions in Bicol
(UPDATED) Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete, who faces plunder and graft raps over the pork barrel scam, will be detained in the same facility as alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles
(UPDATED) Former Masbate representative now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete surrenders to police hours after the Sandiganbayan orders her arrest
The NDRRMC's December 27 flood advisory covers 3 regions and 14 provinces
Twelve areas in Southern Luzon are under Signal Number 3, while Metro Manila, now under Signal No. 2, will feel the effects of the typhoon starting Monday, December 8
Storm surges and flood from Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) destroys houses made of light materials in the Bicol Region
There are reports of flooded areas and impassable roads after Typhoon Ruby made its second landfall in Cataingan, Masbate on Sunday morning, December 7
(UPDATED) Typhoon Ruby is expected to make its 3rd landfall over Sibuyan Island between 8 and 10pm Sunday night
The provincial government has implemented forced evacuation, especially from coastal towns that are prone to storm surges
(UPDATED) PAGASA places Masbate, where Ruby is expected to make a second landfall, under Signal Number 3, and Metro Manila under Signal Number 1
State weather bureau PAGASA raises public storm warning signals over more areas: Signal No. 3 in 11 areas; Signal No. 2 in 12 areas; Signal No. 1 in 18 areas, including Metro Manila
Find out how several communities on the island of Masbate changed a bad habit that threatened their health and the environment
Rappler is compiling this list of what we know so far in the areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda
Storm warning signals are lowered to No. 2; 1 casualty reported due to electrocution
For the first time since her husband's death, Camarines Sur Rep Leni Robredo visits the crash site
American diver Matthew Caldwell was part of the team that helped search for the body of Jesse Robredo one year ago
Rescue operatives have covered a 120-nautical-mile radius from the place of the sinking, and see no more signs of more survivors in the area
(UPDATED) A total of 70 passengers were on board the boat but only 35 are listed on the manifest. 6 more are rescued.
Ship sinks off Masbate, 2 passengers die and 55 are rescued. PSE falls sharply for a day. US NSA will reveal foiled terror plots.
The management of MV Our Lady of Mt Carmel blasts 'false statements' over the ship's sinking that killed two passengers
AFP vows to work 'day in, day out' to help rescue passengers of MV Our Lady of Mt Carmel
(6th UPDATE) Rescue operations continue, however, to save possibly undocumented passengers of MV Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Two others are injured when a nipa hut exploded near the home of Barangay Chairwoman Lina Recto
It's the 3rd media-related killing in the country in 2013, and the 3rd in Masbate since 2003
(UPDATED) 5 children and three adults are hostaged by a man who refuses to be a gun-for-hire for an unidentified politician
The Northern Luzon province has been included in the list of areas at high-risk for violence since the start of the election period.
Cebu Pacific launches new domestic routes to Camiguin and Masbate
The Nationalist People's Coalition candidate succumbs to gunshot wounds in the stomach and thigh
The divers had come from Donsol, Sorsogon, but met rough waters
DFA chief Albert del Rosario says there should be no sovereignty issue because the drone did not fly over Philippine territory
Bayan Muna accuses the US military of violating the territorial sovereignty of the Philippines
(UPDATED) The US embassy says the 'unarmed target drone' found off Masbate last Sunday was launched during a military exercise in Guam on Sept 19, 2012
Fishermen recover a US drone in waters off the central Philippines. | After a series of shootings President Aquino needs more time to consider a total gun ban law. | The Philippine stock exchange breaks the 6,000 level.
(2nd UPDATE) The US embassy says this type of vehicle is 'not armed and not used for surveillance'
Police validating 23 other cases where local politicians and their supporters were attacked
Challengers to ruling families face odds, but they want to give hope to their badly governed localities
(UPDATED) The typhoon, with international codename Bopha, made landfall over Baganga, Davao Oriental early morning Tuesday, December 4; Pablo now raking across Mindanao
The widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo says she no longer thinks about the details of the plane crash because of the painful memories it brings
(UPDATED) A series of lapses in safety procedures, both in flight and on the ground, led to the deadly August 18 crash off Masbate City that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and two pilots