5 dead, 6 missing due to Tropical Storm Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There are also 4 others injured due to Maring, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODING. Tatalon residents in Quezon City wade the knee-deep water along Araneta Ave., brought by the sudden downpour of rain cause by Typhoon Maring on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

100th soldier killed in Marawi day after gov't takes key bridge

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The death toll reaches the 3 digit mark a day after troops scored a major triumph in the battlefield They gain control of Mapandi Bridge

URBAN WARFARE. The military has been fighting a difficult urban warfare in Marawi City. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Fallen soldier in Marawi was expecting third child

Jul 11, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Corporal Ronald Supnad Jr was killed while fighting the Maute terrorists in Marawi City

FALLEN SOLDIERS. Ronald Supnad Jr, killed in the Marawi siege, was expecting a child with his fiancée this year. Photo from Ronald Supnad's Facebook page

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:35 AM

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of the Big One will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

PREPARATION. The panel for 'The Big One' forum in Agos Summit discusses how to prepare for an earthquake. Rappler screengrab

Fear, panic as aftershocks rock Leyte

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:01 PM

2nd UPDATE Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town near the epicenter of the quake

QUAKE DAMAGE. One of the damaged buildings in Kananga town. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio / Rappler

What to expect at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 06, 2017 - 4:10 AM

Know more about the speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 7 8 at SM Aura s Samsung Hall Register for limited free tickets today

Marawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 39 civilians slain

Jun 30, 2017 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the Scene of the Crime Operatives corrected an earlier report on the number of cadavers recovered by government troops

DESTRUCTION. Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesman of the Crisis Management Committee, shares these photoso from Banggolo, Marawi City. File photo from Zia Alonto Adiong/Marawi Crisis Management Committee

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Jun 28, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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62 soldiers, cops killed in 4-week Marawi clashes

Jun 19, 2017 - 5:06 PM

A total of 26 civilians have been killed

Slain Marines in Marawi

Abdillah and a city reduced to ruins

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Abdillah was a young boy a Maranao a Moro and a pious Muslim in that order He was buried on the same day his life was taken away from him

IN PHOTOS: After the fire, EPZA's HTI building

Feb 04, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Cost of damage to the Japanese owned firm is estimated to be between P12 billion to P15 billion

Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Remulla on Cavite EPZA fire: No cover-up

Feb 04, 2017 - 6:40 PM

HTI workers in critical condition will be transferred to Philippine General Hospital for further treatment once they are stable

AFTERMATH. This photo taken on Saturday, February 4 shows the burnt HTI building in Cavite. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

Cavite EPZA fire: No deaths recorded, but...

Feb 03, 2017 - 9:10 PM

All 3 189 workers on shift when the fire broke have been accounted for but authorities are not ruling out finding dead bodies when they finally inspect the HTI facility on Saturday February 4

ACCOUNTED FOR. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla shows the list of those injured when the fire broke at the House Technology Industries (HTI) building Wednesday, February 1. He said that there were no missing workers and everyone has been accounted for. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

7 dead after heavy rains in Zamboanga del Norte

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Seven people are now reported dead in Zamboanga del Norte with one person reported missing

FLOOD. Residents wade through chest-deep flood water in Roxas town in Zamboanga del Norte to reach higher ground. Contributed photo

15 Army soldiers killed in Abu Sayyaf attack

Aug 29, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The attack happens after days of military offensives that have killed at least 14 ASG members

Epicenters of fatalities in the war on drugs

Aug 22, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Most fatalities are in Metro Manila and Cebu; Pasay stands out in terms of salvage victims

2 drug suspects killed, city police chief hurt in Pampanga

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two suspected drug suspects are killed while the police chief of the City of San Fernando is injured when police tried to implement a search warrant in Calulut village

Body of boy who fell into Cebu river found

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The 11 year old boy had slipped off a cliff hit his head and landed in the water says Cebu s top disaster management official

At least one dead in Indonesia chopper crash

Jun 04, 2016 - 2:36 PM

It was not immediately clear what caused the accident Weather conditions were reported to be normal at the time

CHOPPER CRASH. The Bell 206 chopper crashed in Papua province. Screenshot of chopper from YouTube

Afghan child casualties soar as urban warfare escalates – UN

Apr 17, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says 161 children were killed and 449 others injured in the first quarter of 2016 alone

epa04570810 An internally displaced Afghan child who is vulnerable to winters, stands outside a temporary shelter in Herat, Afghanistan, 20 January 2015. Afghanistan is already experiencing a harsh winter season with temperatures falling well below freezing in most parts of the country. EPA/JALIL REZAYEE

Officer killed in Basilan quit teaching to join army

Apr 12, 2016 - 12:06 PM

A cum laude graduate slain lieutenant Remigio Licena was a teacher for two years in Isabela province before joining the military

Photo courtesy of Richard Falcatan

'I have no regrets' – Kidapawan mayor

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:52 AM

Joseph Evangelista says SWAT forces only reacted after they saw protestors mauling cops who had been caught in the melee If the police hadn’t used maximum tolerance they wouldn’t have been pinned down

I DID MY JOB. Kidapawan Mayor Joey Evangelista. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera /

Kidapawan protester: I was shot by sniper on firetruck

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:25 AM

Roughly 1 500 protesters remain inside the UMC compound in Kidapawan Police manning checkpoints had been pulled out

SHOT. Arnel Takyawan on the bench that serves at his bed at the Kidapawan gymnasium. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera /

#PugadBaboy: No casualties

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:00 AM

Mamasapano widow, 20, to work as domestic helper in Oman

Jan 18, 2016 - 11:45 PM

While politicians and various government and non governmental organizations granted the families of the dead SAF troopers cash and scholarships the widows in Mamasapano have barely enough to survive

FAR FROM HOME. Sarah Langayen will work as a house help in the Middle East

Isabela execs relieved for Typhoon Lando deaths

Nov 11, 2015 - 2:50 PM

The provincial board and the provincial disaster management council have issued resolution in support of relieved DILG Isabela Director Elpidio Durwin

TYPHOON LANDO. A number of towns in Isabela were flooded when Koppu hit the northern Philippine provinces. Rappler file photo by Raymon Dullana

UNA senate slate, Chinese consul shot, Typhoon Lando | 6PM wRap

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:35 PM

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#LandoPH: In Talibaew, every home has a boat

Oct 21, 2015 - 5:55 PM

The barangay captain of this village in Pangasinan says the boats help ensure zero casualty during flash floods

A 'VENICE' IN PANGASINAN. Family-owned boats are used before and after a storm in Talibaew, Pangasinan. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Conversation with MMDA on the July 30 metro wide quake drill

Jul 24, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Got questions about the metro wide quake drill? MMDA General Manager Corazon Jimenez will answer all your questions on Saturday July 25 from 10:00 11:00am

Ormoc sea tragedy death toll climbs to 61

Jul 06, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Authorities have yet to identify two of the casualties: a woman and a 10 year old boy

SEA TRAGEDY. Rescuers hurry to the site of the capsized motor boat Kim Nirvana on July 2, 2015. Photo by Lalaine Jimenea

Ormoc sea tragedy casualties mostly Cebuanos

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED Forty five of the 61 confirmed dead were from Pilar Tudela and San Francisco towns that form part of the Camotes Island Group

RETRIEVAL OPS. Members of the Philippine Coast Guard retrieve more bodies off the port of Ormoc City on July 3, 2015, a day after a ferry capsized. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Project Agos to push for #ZeroCasualty in N. Mindanao

Jun 10, 2015 - 8:19 PM

MovePH s Project Agos to conduct training on the use of social media in disaster information management on June 18 to 19 in Cagayan de Oro City

SOCIAL MEDIA AND DISASTERS. Project Agos participants learn how to use and maximize social media for disaster risk reduction.

Two months to finish Valenzuela DNA tests – PNP

May 18, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Philippine police will have to test and match the DNA of 69 workers who died in the factory fire and their relatives

Gov’t to probe ‘pakyawan’ system in Valenzuela factory

May 14, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Workers hired by Kentex Manufacturing Corporation for short time projects including some of the 72 who died in the fire have no records in the company

LABOR STANDARDS VIOLATED. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says the owners of the footwear factory in Valenzuela City, where  dozens of workers (examined here by police investigators) died in a fire, will be probed for violating occupational safety and health standards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DNA tests for Valenzuela fire victims to take 'several months'

May 14, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Of the 72 who died in the Kentex factory fire only 6 or 7 were wearing rings necklaces or other metal objects that could be used to identify them

DNA TESTS. The chief of operations of the national police crime laboratory says that of the 72 who died, only 3 have been identified through DNA matching. Photo by Francis R. Malasig, EPA

How a small Samar town survived deadly storm surges

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:01 PM

As the country prepares for Typhon Chedeng learn how a coastal town in Samar successfully weathered Typhoon Ruby by capitalizing on organized response as well as timely specific and localized early warning information

Storm kills at least 9 in central Europe

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:24 PM

The violent storm spreads across Scotland Poland as well as northern and eastern France before reaching Germany on March 31

CONVERSATION: #ZeroCasualty Hour: Is PH ready for a big quake?

Mar 26, 2015 - 11:55 AM

On Thursday March 26 at 2:00 pm MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm holds a Facebook conversation on earthquake preparedness Join the conversation

SAF used dead comrades as shields – MILF report

Mar 24, 2015 - 2:13 PM

The MILF says the first casualties were from its side as it reiterates that members of the police Special Action Force fired the first shots in Mamasapano

Members of elite Police Special Action Force carry bodies of their comrade who was killed in an encounter in the town of Mamasapano, Maguindanao province, Philippines, 26 January 2015. Fighting between police and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines has left at least 43 people dead, a police report said. Police were trying to arrest two suspected Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists in the town of Mamasapano in Maguindanao province, 960 kilometres south of Manila, when the clash erupted. The rebels belonged to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which signed a peace deal with the government in March, and to its breakaway faction the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, which opposed the agreement. EPA/ALTHEA BALLENTES

CONVERSATION: #ZeroCasualty Hour: Is PH ready for El Niño?

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:56 PM

On Friday March 13 at 10:00 am MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm holds a Facebook conversation on the El Niño phenomenon

The widow of Mamasapano

Feb 13, 2015 - 2:54 PM

While the country celebrates its soldier’s bravery the Moro civilians’ pleas for justice almost always go unheard

Sarah Langalen, 19, mother of 2 and widow of Badrudin Langalen.

The front lines of Mamasapano

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:00 PM

When he is found on the cornfield where elite cops clashed with rebel forces in Mamasapano town farmer Badrudin Langalan was lifeless face down on the ground his arms bound behind him

MAMASAPANO WIDOW. Sarah Lawani-Langalan, wife of Basrudin. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Storm Amang claims 2 lives

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:53 AM

One of the casualties is the Yolanda aid worker who died after scaffolding used for Pope Francis Mass in Tacloban collapsed due to Amang s winds

DEADLY STORM. The same storm that fell over the Pope's visit to Leyte claimed at least two lives

Seniang death toll climbs to 55

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

A total of 41 individuals are injured while at least 8 people remain missing in areas affected by the typhoon

WASHED AWAY.  Residents of Brgy.  Santiago, Iligan City pickup amongst debris washed ashore firewood by Tropical Storm Seniang as it hits Northern Mindanao.  Photo by Manman Dejeto / Rappler

5 dead in Leyte landslide – OCD

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:45 AM

UPDATED Many roads in Leyte have also become impassable due to floods caused by Tropical Storm Seniang

Food, shelter assistance badly needed in Samar

Dec 08, 2014 - 6:10 PM

UPDATED Many of the 31 137 families or 115 685 persons in evacuation centers across the province have also lost their livelihood to Ruby

Village hit hardest by Haiyan evacuates ahead of #RubyPH

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:28 AM

Barangay 88 the hardest hit village in Tacloban City when Super Typhoon Yolanda battered Eastern Visayas in 2013 enforces mandatory evacuation to avert another catastrophe

5 lessons for building resilient communities

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Beyond making sure that mechanisms and systems are in place strong and determined leadership is crucial in achieving zero casualty during disasters

#AfterYolanda: Revisiting the good pied pipers of Barangay 62-A

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:00 AM

In one of the biggest barangays in Tacloban no one died when Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan struck in 2013 Meet the village leaders who first secured the children