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Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Local officials, with the help of non-governmental organizations, turn Marabut town's biggest cave into an emergency shelter in times of disaster

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 10, 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 10, 2017

Earthquake rocks parts of Bicol, Eastern Visayas

Apr 10, 2017 - 9:44 AM

The magnitude 5.4 quake, with an epicenter underneath the Philippine Sea, was felt in parts of Bicol and Eastern Visayas

Earthquake rocks parts of Bicol, Eastern Visayas

Surviving poverty and conflict in Northern Samar

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:06 PM

A young humanitarian shares her experience that reminded her how so much more needs to be done to put an end to the armed conflicts in the Philippines and to improve the quality of life of Filipinos

Surviving poverty and conflict in Northern Samar

'Northern Lights: A Journey to Love' review: Nothing extraordinary

Apr 01, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'What is most unfortunate about 'Northern Lights' is that the film actually tries to define romantic relationships in a way that is not entirely escapist. The milieu has actual promise'

'Northern Lights: A Journey to Love' review: Nothing extraordinary

5 things to know about 'Northern Lights: A Journey To Love'

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Piolo Pascual is back on the big screen with a new leading lady

5 things to know about 'Northern Lights: A Journey To Love'

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:26 AM

After 3 weeks of negotiations to form a power-sharing executive in the province, the Irish Republican party Sinn Fein says that no deal has been reached

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

Samar island town trains residents on disaster preparedness

Mar 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Learning from its experience during Super Typhoon Yolanda, the town of Sto Nino now wants its residents prepared for the next big disaster

Samar island town trains residents on disaster preparedness

Typhoon victims file graft complaint vs Samar mayor

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The complainants ask where the remaining P2 million has gone

Typhoon victims file graft complaint vs Samar mayor

Irish fighter turned peacemaker McGuinness dies – party

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and one-time IRA commander Martin McGuinness has died aged 66, his party Sinn Fein says

Irish fighter turned peacemaker McGuinness dies – party

Look: Piolo Pascual tears up at special message from Mother Lily

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Piolo thanks Mother Lily for giving him the chance to work with Regal again, plus he meets TV host and columnist Lolit Solis, with whom he had issues in the past

Look: Piolo Pascual tears up at special message from Mother Lily

Northern Samar town taught how to improve disaster communication

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:50 PM

All the 56 barangay captains and department heads of Laoang town participate in the training conducted by MovePH

Northern Samar town taught how to improve disaster communication

#SharePH: 4 amazing places to see in Laoang, Northern Samar

Mar 19, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Where else can you see a century-old lighthouse? Or find golden beaches with no tourists?

#SharePH: 4 amazing places to see in Laoang, Northern Samar

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Doctors Mixie Baduria and Alfonso Regala could have gone to any specialization they wanted after graduation. Instead they are serving in a 2nd class municipality in Northern Samar.

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Police chief says all criminals are liars

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The chief of the Northern Police District dismisses murder and criminal complaints filed against his men in an alleged extrajudicial killing

Police chief says all criminals are liars

PM keeps suspense over Brexit trigger

Mar 14, 2017 - 1:57 PM

(3rd UPDATE) After speculation that she would start the withdrawal process this week, Theresa May says she would fulfill her promise to do it by the end of March

PM keeps suspense over Brexit trigger

Scotland takes a step towards new independence vote

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:01 PM

(UPDATED) First Minister Sturgeon says the new independence referendum could be held between late 2018 and early 2019, once the outline of the Brexit agreement becomes clear but before Britain actually leaves the EU

Scotland takes a step towards new independence vote

Britain, Ireland step in to end Northern Ireland stalemate

Mar 06, 2017 - 7:28 AM

This comes as political parties in Northern Ireland start a 3-week countdown to form a power-sharing executive following Thursday's (March 2) election

Britain, Ireland step in to end Northern Ireland stalemate

Clock ticking for Northern Ireland rivals after fractious vote

Mar 05, 2017 - 7:59 AM

In a historic shake-up, unionist parties lost their absolute majority in Northern Ireland's legislature for the first time since the province's creation in 1921

Clock ticking for Northern Ireland rivals after fractious vote

Northern Ireland votes in fractious snap election

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The two main parties both claim they want a fresh power-sharing government installed as soon as possible, but the enmity between them seems entrenched, with neither side prepared to give ground

Northern Ireland votes in fractious snap election

News Briefs: February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday, February 21

News Briefs: February 21, 2017

Explosion, fire hit military base in Tarlac

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:01 AM

(UPDATED) The military is still investigating the incident, but a spokesman assured the public that the camp was not attacked

Explosion, fire hit military base in Tarlac

2 hurt in grenade attacks on Samar mayor’s homes

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Two homes and a warehouse – all belonging to San Jorge town Mayor Joseph Grey – are attacked

2 hurt in grenade attacks on Samar mayor’s homes

Samar officials express concern over killings of barangay execs

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:19 PM

'We are very much concerned about these killings and they seem to be increasing again as the barangay election approaches,' says Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino

Samar officials express concern over killings of barangay execs

Judges rule UK parliament must approve start of Brexit

Jan 24, 2017 - 5:50 PM

(4th UPDATE) Majority of the 11 Supreme Court judges agree that the national parliament has to be consulted, but lawmakers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have no say

Judges rule UK parliament must approve start of Brexit

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

Jan 17, 2017 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

Deadlocked Northern Ireland set for snap elections

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:31 AM

If, after the elections, the largest Protestant British Unionist and Catholic Irish nationalist parties cannot agree to form a new executive, the province could end up being governed from London

Deadlocked Northern Ireland set for snap elections

Cagayan de Oro under state of calamity

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15 AM

(UPDATED) Forced evacuation has been ordered in several flood- and landslide-prone barangays. Some parts of the city are in neck-deep water.

Cagayan de Oro under state of calamity

Murder cases vs Iligan mayor dismissed

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Mayor Celso Regencia, who is on his second term, has been behind bars for the alleged ambush on the convoy of former Iligan congressman Vicente Belmonte

Murder cases vs Iligan mayor dismissed

Gameplan: 7 tips for traveling to Iceland

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:00 AM

Fancy a trip to Iceland? Gameplan's Mara Lopez shares her encounter with the Northern Lights and tells us how traveling changes her perspective.

Gameplan: 7 tips for traveling to Iceland

NPA rebels hopeful about peace process but…

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Communist guerrillas in Northern Mindanao celebrate the CPP's 48th anniversary in Medina, Misamis Oriental

NPA rebels hopeful about peace process but…

#NinaPH: Line of vehicles at Matnog Port reaches 4 kms due to ferry cancellations

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Around 3,682 passengers are stranded in various ports in Bicol region as of 8AM Saturday, according to the Philippine Coast Guard

#NinaPH: Line of vehicles at Matnog Port reaches 4 kms due to ferry cancellations

29 killed in Turkish strikes on ISIS bastion – monitor

Dec 22, 2016 - 11:17 PM

The civilians, including 8 children, are killed as Turkish air strikes on the flashpoint town of Al-Bab

29 killed in Turkish strikes on ISIS bastion – monitor

U.S. makes biggest Okinawa land return since 1972

Dec 21, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The US-Japan agreement covers about 4,000 hectares of the 7,500-hectare Camp Gonsalves jungle warfare training center, also known as the Northern Training Area

U.S. makes biggest Okinawa land return since 1972

PAGASA: Dec 21 longest night of 2016 due to winter solstice

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Expect longer nights ahead, too, with 'the onset of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere'

PAGASA: Dec 21 longest night of 2016 due to winter solstice

Duterte on CPP talks: I conceded too much, too soon

Dec 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

'What more do you ask of us? Maubusan ako ng baraha niyan kung release ako ng release,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, referring to the release of political prisoners being sought by the CPP

Duterte on CPP talks: I conceded too much, too soon

British PM seeks to unite first ministers over Brexit plans

Oct 23, 2016 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) Theresa May will call on the devolved administrations to commit to working fully with the British government in a bid to enhance prosperity and security, Downing Street says in a statement

British PM seeks to unite first ministers over Brexit plans

Federalism not the only way to empower local governments – experts

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the Philippines mulls shifting to federalism, global experts gather in a forum in Makati to share the challenges of federalism in their countries

Federalism not the only way to empower local governments – experts

Michael Dino: President Duterte’s man in the Visayas

Sep 17, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The first time public servant says, 'I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t believe this administration is our best chance at changing the country'

Michael Dino: President Duterte’s man in the Visayas

Dela Rosa to E. Visayas top cop: Dismantle armed groups or face relief

Sep 14, 2016 - 8:30 AM

According to Calbayog Police in Samar, 6 barangay officials and Liberal Party leaders were shot to death last week by members of private armed groups

Dela Rosa to E. Visayas top cop: Dismantle armed groups or face relief

Northern Luzon braces for Typhoon Ferdie

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Classes are suspended in Cagayan and Batanes provinces, while the Philippine Coast Guard monitors coastal areas for possible storm surges

Northern Luzon braces for Typhoon Ferdie

Samar Rep seeks PNP chief's help with private armed groups

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento seeks an impartial probe into the killings in his province. In just a week, 6 barangay officials and Calbayog City leaders – all Liberal Party members – were allegedly killed by private armed groups.

Samar Rep seeks PNP chief's help with private armed groups

Water sanitation 'crucial' for new resettlement areas

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:45 PM

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas

Water sanitation 'crucial' for new resettlement areas

12 Northern Mindanao police chiefs sacked for poor performance

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:37 PM

They failed to keep up with the demands of Project 'Double Barrel,' the Philippine National Police's campaign against illegal drugs

12 Northern Mindanao police chiefs sacked for poor performance

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:04 AM

From creating artificial reefs to planting mangroves, fisherfolk in Iloilo's northern towns lead efforts in coastal management to make the sea sustainable for their children

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Students in Iloilo island-village brave sea to get to school

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:17 AM

More than 70 of Tinigban Elementary School's 24 students ride the waves everyday to reach their dreams of finishing school

Students in Iloilo island-village brave sea to get to school

Yolanda survivors in northern Iloilo finally have homes

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Almost 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Iloilo, survivors of northern Iloilo can now leave their makeshift houses and move to safer homes

Yolanda survivors in northern Iloilo finally have homes

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda

Aug 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

'The money they used to buy kerosene before is now used to buy rice and food. They don’t have to go far either to charge their equipment.'

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda

Northern Mindanao reports drop in July crime rate

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Police statistics showed that there was a 44% drop in the overall crime rate for the month of July

Northern Mindanao reports drop in July crime rate

DENR to suspend 2 mining companies in Eastern Samar

Aug 11, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says even with the ongoing audit, she has not yet seen a model of responsible mining

DENR to suspend 2 mining companies in Eastern Samar