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Dapitanons urged to reflect on relevance of Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 6:13 PM

While in exile in Dapitan, Jose Rizal showed 'how to give the best of oneself in the worst circumstance,' says history professor Rex Angelo Hamoy

RIZAL DAY. Local officials at the Rizal Shrine in Dapitan for the commemoration program of Jose Rizal's martyrdom. Photo by Gualberto Laput

At least 4 dead as RO-RO bound for Dapitan from Cebu catches fire

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:34 AM

(4th UPDATE) The MV Lite Ferry 16 catches fire before reaching the Port of Dapitan

FATALITIES. The bodies of MV Lite Ferry 16 fatalities Danilo Gomez and Chloe Labisig. (Contributed)

Fr. Mario Patangan, the flying priest: 'I’m taking evangelization to another dimension'

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:20 AM

'Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zones to broaden and deepen our world view, our understanding of life,' Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan says of his parachuting ways

THE FLYING PRIEST. Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan, the flying priest. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Jalosjos proclaimed mayor in Dapitan

May 18, 2019 - 4:42 PM

(UPDATED) Reelectionist Mayor Rosalina Jalosjos is finally proclaimed as the winner, defeating her challenger, former Dipolog City mayor Evelyn Uy

DAPITAN CITY MAYOR-ELECT. Members of Dapitan Board of Canvassers proclaim Mayor Rosalina G. Jalosjos winner. Rappler file photo

Fire hits Dapitan City theme park

May 17, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In a statement, Gloria's Fantasyland says that operations will continue as usual in other parts of the theme park

Photo from Gloria's Fantasyland Facebook page

Tension builds as vote counting drags on in Dapitan City

May 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

No winners have been proclaimed so far. Protesters have gathered at the Dapitan Government Center where the canvassing is held.

DELAYS. Army soldiers take a nap while other teams secure the Dapitan City Government Center where the counting and canvassing of votes are held. Contributed photo

News anchor Erwin Tulfo declared persona non grata in Dapitan

May 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

While campaigning for the party-list group ACT-CIS in Dapitan City, Tulfo made remarks about the city that offended the locals

UNANIMOUS. All Dapitan City councilors vote in favor of a resolution declaring news anchor Erwin Tulfo an 'undesirable person' during their session on May 7, 2019. Rappler photo

[OPINION] An open letter to Erwin Tulfo from a Dapitanon

May 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'I find your comments about Dapitan and its people unlikely to come from a sensible journalist, outrageously unfair and full of mistakes, which are indicative of incomplete and inaccurate background information'

Walking Rizal’s steps: Where to go in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Experience both a nature retreat and a historical tour in these spots where the hero left his mark

HISTORIC CONVERSATION. This is the estimated spot where Katipunan member Pio Valenzuela shared the group’s plans for armed revolution, and where Rizal advised them to proceed only upon securing enough arms and support from wealthy sponsors. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang/Rappler

Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte officials clash over quarry operations

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The Provincial Engineering Office has been extracting sand and gravel at a stream in Dapitan’s remote Barangay Aseniero without a permit

CONTESTED OPERATIONS. The issue stems from the extraction conducted by the Provincial Engineering Office at a stream in Dapitan’s remote Barangay Aseniero since July 2014. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Dapitan City racing against time to save heritage structures

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Historic Dapitan City where Dr Jose Rizal spent his final years needs help from the national government and the private sector to help preserve its Heritage Zone

CASA REAL. Jose Rizal lived here from 1892 to 1893.

'Longest painting' by 6,000 artists finds home in Dapitan

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:11 PM

7 344 meters long Fishes of the Ocean could have held the world record as the longest continuous painting on canvas but it did not receive help from government

LONGEST PAINTING. 77 rolls of canvas bear  'Fishes of the Ocean,' which has been transferred from Quezon City to Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Grandson of Rizal's Dapitan student: Let's restore historic water system

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The grandson of one of Rizal s former students says there is work to be done to restore the water system and brick making facility the national hero built in this city

ADVOCACY. George Aseniero, grandson of one of Rizal's former students in Dapitan, says there is a lot of work to be done to restore Rizal's water system and brick-making facility in the city. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Delays in Zambo Norte canvass as machine breaks down

May 12, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Provincial canvassers want them immediately fixed

Dapitan Board of Canvassers: (from left) Teresita Cascolan, Dapitan Schools Division Superintendent, acting Election Officer Cynthia D. Cabrera and Prosecutor Lynbert Lo. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Kidnappers take owner of Dipolog Italian restaurant

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Rolando del Torchio a former Italian missionary liked Dipolog so much he decided to stay here where he opened his own pizza house

Residents flee island after false text on 'terrorists'

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The village chief of Aliguay Island was recently beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Fleeing from Aliguay. Photo by Gualberto Laput/ Rappler

Facebook video: Hostages are our men, says Coast Guard

Jun 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The video which has gone viral shows the two members of PCG and a barangay captain kneeling on the ground half naked and surrounded by masked gunmen in camouflage

Super typhoon-proof dome houses to rise in Dapitan

May 26, 2015 - 2:51 PM

UPDATE Monolithic dome houses can withstand typhoons of up to 400 kph and are built at a low cost of P290 000 per unit

THE FUTURE. A man walks by monolithic dome houses built in Indonesia. Photo from Michael Scott

Armed men kidnap coast guard personnel off Dapitan

May 04, 2015 - 5:40 PM

The suspect also kidnap a barangay chairman after they fail to kidnap Chinese businessmen in Dipolog and foreign tourists in Dapitan

TOURIST ATTRACTION. Kidnappers target two coast guard members and the village chief of Aliguay Island in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, when they don't find tourists to abduct on May 4, 2015. Photo by Gualberto Laput, Rappler

Rape cases involving minors rise in Dapitan

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:51 PM

As of January 9 cases of rape involving minors have already been reported to the police – almost equal to the annual average in the last 3 years

Exchange students in Dapitan unswayed by travel warnings

Jul 24, 2013 - 8:56 AM

The cultural exchange students from Belgium France Germany and Indonesia arrived despite warnings issued early this month by several countries

WELCOME TO DAPITAN. Foreign cultural exchange students welcomed by government officials and students in a meeting in Dapitan City. Photo by Gualberto Laput

'Students put sunglasses, Bob Marley cap on Rizal'

Jun 19, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The curator of the Rizal Park in Dapitan says June 19 the national hero s birth anniversary should be Rizal Day nor his death anniversary on December 30

NOT THEIR HERO? Children in Dapitan walk mindlessly past Rizal's place of exile. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler.com

5 bargain markets for home furnishings

Jun 09, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Do you know the 5 places within the Metro to get the cheapest furniture decors and other house fixtures?

PEDRO GIL MARKET. One-stop street for furniture needs. All photos by Ephraim Bongcaras

Makati RTC judge convicted of graft, malversation

May 22, 2013 - 11:12 PM

A Makati regional trial court judge was convicted for a crime he committed 12 years ago when he was mayor of Dapitan City

The Supreme Court and last-minute mayors

Apr 16, 2013 - 1:03 PM

The high court goes double time resolving election cases from 2010 a few months before another round of local elections

‘It’s war’ down in Zamboanga Norte

Mar 31, 2013 - 5:01 PM

The rivalries – between two camps that consist of 5 political families – have been marred with unsolved killings strafings and arrests of media men

EARLY CAMPAIGNING. Liberal Party bets' tarpaulins at the old Dapitan City Hall on Good Friday. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Aquino visits Zambo Norte amid tight races

Feb 05, 2013 - 7:16 AM

Zamboanga del Norte is home to tight one on one races for major posts between LP and other parties

SCREENSHOT of the Team PNoy commercial

Can’t ‘rewind’ succession, Dapitan has 2 mayors

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:35 PM

The sitting Mayor Patri Chan says she just wants a written order from the DILG reinstating her as elected vice mayor and she will give way to newly installed Mayor Agapito Cardino

Photos by Gualberto Laput

Dapitan mayor replaced by Comelec, holds out

Jan 25, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Tension grips Dapitan City due to a political standoff

Mayor Patri Chan and supporters. Photo by Gualberto Laput