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Maasim Mayor, PNP & EJK, Drilon | Evening wRap

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

P5-M shabu, 'green book' found in Sarangani mayor’s home

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:04 PM

(UPDATED) PDEA chief Aaron Aquino says Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr is not on the drug list of President Rodrigo Duterte

MAASIM MAYOR. The PDEA says Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr is a suspected drug lord. Photo from the Facebook page of Aniceto Lopez Jr

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Davao Occidental

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:23 AM

5th UPDATE At 6:54 am Saturday Phivolcs cancels its tsunami advisory as there is no longer a tsunami threat for this event

#DuterteLive: Launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Watch President Duterte live on Rappler

#DuterteLive: Visit to a power plant in Maasim, Sarangani

Jan 26, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Watch live appearances of President Rodrigo Duterte for the 3rd week of January

President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Malacanang PPD

Sandiganbayan upholds malversation conviction of ex-Sarangani gov, officer

Oct 16, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Sandiganbayan affirms an earlier decision that former Sarangani governor Miguel Escobar and a former agriculture officer are liable for the delivery of relief goods to political supporters instead of the beneficiaries

JAIL TIME. Former Sarangani Governor Miguel Escobar and a former agriculture officer are expected to spend 10 to 18 years in jail after the Sandiganbayan has upheld its decision of convicting them guilty of malversation.

Pacquiao casts vote in Sarangani

May 09, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The boxing icon is seeking a seat in the Senate under the United Nationalist Alliance UNA party the political party of Vice President Jejomar Binay

VOTE CAST. Filipino boxing champion and Senate candidate Manny Pacquiao, seen here during presidential candidate Jejomar Binay's miting de avance in Makati City, casts his vote on election day. Photo by MARK R. CRISTINO/EPA

Campaign coordinator in Sarangani town shot dead

May 09, 2016 - 5:55 AM

Carinio Malayaw was a campaign coordinator of a mayoral bet in Maitum town whose husband was slain in an ambush in February 2014

Women supporters of Madalum mayoral bet guard VCMs with sandals

May 08, 2016 - 1:30 AM

Supporters of Madalum mayoral bet Mila Gainal fight off soldiers with their sandals to prevent vote counting machines from being moved to the town hall

10 municipalities in Region 12 declared 'areas of concern'

May 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

This is mainly for precautionary purposes because of the confirmed presence of armed groups and the intense political rivalries in these areas a Comelec official says

Pacquiao: I can draw crowds for Binay, UNA

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The boxing champ who is running for senator says his popularity will draw people to Binay s rallies thus make them listen to the Vice President s platform

CROWD FAVORITE. Will the presence of the People's Champ, Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, get more people to attend UNA sorties? Photo by Mara Cepeda/ Rappler

Merry mix of politics and religion at Pacquiao's 37th birthday

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao gives away a car motorcycles and TV sets at his birthday party attended by his presidential candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay

BIRTHDAY BOY. Boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao celebrates his birthday with his political allies on December 17, 2015. All photos by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Typhoon Pablo after 3 years: The scars have not healed

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:30 AM

A memorial is unveiled in General Santos City for the victims of Typhoon Pablo Bopha which left 1 067 dead and more than 800 missing

MEMORIAL. Mother and daughter remember their loss. All photos by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Pacquiao chooses Binay over friend Duterte

Nov 27, 2015 - 11:55 PM

Manny Pacquiao says of Duterte: Talagang magkaibigan kami close kami Hindi iyan maapektuhan dahil ito politics lang ito

'LOYAL FRIEND.' Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao says he wants to show that he is loyal and has 'word of honor' by sticking it out with Vice President Jejomar Binay. File OVP photo

PH eyes bigger shrimp production for export

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:45 PM

As demand from the US and Japan continues to grow the Philippines targets to more than double its total shrimp production in 2014 says Senator Cynthia Villar

POTENTIAL EXPORT. The Philippines is positioning to become the region's leading white shrimp producer. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

1 soldier killed, 5 wounded in Sarangani clash

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:15 PM

A helicopter sent to reinforce the beleaguered soldiers crashes bringing the total number of injured soldiers to 14

PAF's chopper crash lands in Sarangani due to strong winds

Nov 07, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The 9 passengers on board suffer only slight injuries

CHOPPER CRASH. A helicopter of the Philippine Air Force crashes in Sarangani on November 7.

Ex-Sarangani governor, provincial exec 'guilty' of malversation

Oct 18, 2015 - 2:44 PM

The two are sentenced to 10 18 years of imprisonment and fined P1 44 million with permanent disqualification from holding any public office in the future

Who is running in Soccsksargen | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Soccsksargen

Manny Pacquiao, ayaw…Maneee!!!

Oct 10, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Unaha imong probinsya Kay kung mahimo nimong parehas sa Dabaw ang Sarangani Hesus Bai dili lang senador siguro ang imong mapangandoy

Pacquiao's brother faces legal challenge in congressional bid

Oct 10, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Rogelio Roel Pacquiao wants to run for congressman in Sarangani But he is still barangay chair and councilor in General Santos – in South Cotabato

BROTHER'S HEIR? Rogelio 'Roel' Pacquiao (middle) wants to run for the congressional post that world boxing champ and older brother Manny (left) is vacating in Sarangani. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Robredo for VP, TAG vs GMA, Pacquiao for senator | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:25 PM

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It's official: Pacquiao running for senator

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:37 PM

The world boxing champ and Sarangani congressman however didn t announce which party will carry him on its senatorial slate

'TOUGHER CHALLENGES.' Sarangani Representative and world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao formally declares his senatorial bid on October 5, 2015. Photo by Edwin Espejo/ Rappler

Local Vote: Zambales, Mandaluyong, Aklan, Sarangani

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Rappler s weekly PHvote wrap up: Is Zambales now a single party province?; Wife seeks to replace Gonzales as Mandaluyong rep; Aklan: Will gov Miraflores have any challengers?; In Sarangani Pacquiao endorsement still gives pols advantage

What makes one Indonesian?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:06 PM

I now live in Indonesia It s a journey that begins with a personal story

'People's champ' Manny Pacquiao meets Mary Jane Veloso

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED The Filipina death convict breaks down in tears as she prayed with the boxing champ and wife Jinkee

'People's champ' Pacquiao to meet Mary Jane Veloso July 10

Jul 09, 2015 - 4:34 PM

The visit of Manny Pacquiao comes as the justice department approves the filing of charges against the recruiters of Mary Jane

Manny Pacquiao set to visit Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:01 AM

The Veloso family expects the boxing champ s visit to lift Mary Jane s spirits and give her even more strength as she awaits developments on her case in the Philippines

Over 5,000 MW extra power capacity ready by 2019

Jul 05, 2015 - 11:47 PM

Up to 3 362 MW of the new power will come from new coal power plants despite the DOE pushing for a balanced fuel mix

Coal-fired power plant in Sarangani to be completed end-2015

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Construction at the Alsons Power controlled Sarangani Energy Corporation is on 24 7 as the Korean contractor Daelim Industrial Company rushes to meet the completion date target

SEC Power Plant

Pacquiao: Exclude Sarangani from Bangsamoro

May 26, 2015 - 3:49 PM

The congressman says he supports the creation of the Muslim dominated region but including Sarangani in it might cause instability in his province

CONSTITUENTS. Boxer-congressman Emmanuel Pacquiao, the representative of the lone district of Sarangani, attends the House committee vote on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Proud to be Blaan: Two women show the way

May 23, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Their lost history and vanishing culture and tradition as a tribe have brought Annalie Edday and Monique Kawari together

TRIBE MODELS. Annalie Edday and Monique Kawari. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

‘No controversy’ in purchase of PNP patrol jeeps – Roxas

May 22, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II disputes allegations that the vehicles are too expensive

NEW PNP JEEPS. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II turns over 7 new patrol jeeps to the PNP in Sarangani on May 22, 2015. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

DOE plans to delay Mindanao coal plant privatization

May 10, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Energy Secretary Petilla says an early auction could cause price shocks and he wants to wait until other plants are built first

SOCCSKSARGEN: 10 Things to Do

May 05, 2015 - 4:58 PM

It s not all about the Pacquiaos Or the tuna

2 soldiers wounded in Sarangani gun battles

Apr 02, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Communist rebels and government troops in the South engage in a firefight for the fourth time in 3 days

OFFENSIVE. A file photo of communist guerrillas. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Top NPA leader, 4 others slain in military raid in Sarangani

Feb 16, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The slain rebels are from the Far South Mindanao Regional command of the communist guerrilla force among the more active units in Mindanao says the AFP

MOST ACTIVE UNIT. The slain rebels are from the Far South Mindanao Command of the New People's Army, which is among the more active units of the communist-led rebel forces in Mindanao, according to the military. File photo of NPA fighters on a training camp by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Sarangani to host Paragliding Accuracy World Cup

Dec 02, 2014 - 1:58 PM

The growing international aerial sports will hold its opening leg in Sarangani on March 2015

BEST FLY SITE. A paraglider glides in Sarangani with the dock in view. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Travel to see Balut Volcano and the hot springs of Sarangani

Jul 19, 2014 - 4:07 PM

It s not easy to get there but those who make the journey to the town of Sarangani are rewarded with beautiful views of this unspoiled travel destination

Sarbay Fest: A beach party to end all beach parties

May 24, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Gumasa in Sarangani is poised to become a favored beach destination after this year s Sarbay Fest draws tens of thousands to its white sand shores

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Sarangani gov, Jinkee Pacquiao face grave misconduct charge

May 07, 2014 - 10:15 AM

In its complaint against 4 Sarangani officials the Sarangani People s Action for Reform and Good Governance cite the continued receipt of salaries by two board members serving prison terms

'Baby Israel' is 5th child of Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao

Apr 28, 2014 - 9:02 AM

The Pacquiaos fifth child is apparently named after the embattled state that the couple have been frequenting since they became born again Christians

Pacquiao ally faces murder complaint

Apr 17, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Provincial board member Alexander Bryan Reganit stands accused of plotting the murder of slain Maitum Mayor George Perrett

FILIPINO CITIZEN. In this file photo, Maitum Mayor George McPerson Perrett distributes PhilHealth cards during an event. File photo from the Sarangani Provincial Office

The Indonesian Sangirs in Mindanao

Mar 09, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Every year each Sangir family member has to pay the Philippine government P150 to obtain the Alien Certificate of Registration that grants them the privilege to stay

Binay: Pacquiao our Senate bet for 2016

Mar 07, 2014 - 1:23 PM

The Vice President says he and the boxing champ turned Sarangani congressman talked about this even before the 2013 elections but Pacquiao was underage at the time

NO MORE MR. NICE GUY. Manny Pacquiao hits the double-end bag in General Santos City Thursday as he trains for his April 12 rematch with Timothy Bradley. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Sarangani mayor dies after ambush

Mar 01, 2014 - 9:53 AM

George McPerson Perett youngest son of an American Thomasite who settled in PH after the Fil Am war is the second sitting Maitum mayor killed over the last decade

Pacquiao ally, 8 others sentenced to life for malversation

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:03 PM

The officials were convicted of siphoning off government funds amounting to less than half a million pesos

NPA rebels torch construction equipment in Sarangani

Jan 15, 2014 - 9:06 AM

The rebels burned a backhoe a grader and a road roller truck in Sitio Datal Bub in Barangay Daan Suyan Malapatan town

Pacquiao to visit Samar towns, Tacloban Saturday

Nov 28, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Fresh from his boxing victory and facing a tax evasion case the Pambansang Kamao is bringing relief goods to typhoon victims as he has promised

Typhoon survivors to get live stream of Pacquiao-Rios fight

Nov 22, 2013 - 4:54 PM

Pacquiao is dedicating his fight to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan and the Visayas quake They can watch the game at venues in Tacloban

LIVESTREAM: Tacloban City residents may watch the Pacquiao-Rios fight