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Vocal mayor of Mindoro fishermen ordered suspended for graft

Jun 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds 'valid information' in 3 graft cases filed in 2016 against San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin

FOR SUSPENSION. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin during an interview aboard the BRP Tausug on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Loss after boat sinking estimated at P2.2 M

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he will forward the computation to President Rodrigo Duterte

DRY DOCKED. Children play beside the FB Gem-Ver in Brgy. San Roque, San Jose Occidental Mindoro on June 16, 2019, after it was pulled out of sea for repairs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Batangas-bound ship catches fire near Recto Bank

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Car carrier M/V Diamond Highway catches fire near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). Its 25 crew members abandoned ship and are rescued by bulk carrier on its way to Thailand.

'STILL BURNING.' M/V Diamond Highway catches fire near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). PCG Photo

Captain of sunken boat backs out of meeting with Duterte

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:06 AM

At the last minute, the captain of Fishing Boat Gem-Ver backs out of a scheduled meeting with President Duterte at Malacañang

NO MORE MEETING. F/B Gem-Ver boat captain Junel Insigne. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Crew of sunken Philippine boat now home

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:03 PM

After 17 days at sea, the fishermen of the boat rammed and abandoned by a Chinese ship return to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

HOME, FINALLY. The fishermen of F/B Gim-ver are reunited with their families upon their arrival at the Caminawit Pier in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Captain of abandoned PH boat: I'm sure Chinese ship sank us

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Fishing boat Gem-vir captain Junel Insigne says he was able to identify the ship as Chinese based on its lights

CAPTAIN. Junel Insigne aboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Wives wait in limbo for fishermen of sunken vessel to come home

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:34 PM

One of the wives says: 'Sana po 'wag po kayong basta-bastang magpapadala sa anumang sasabihin ng China sa inyo. Timbangin niyo po kung ano ang katotohanan, panigan niyo po 'yung tama dahil kami pong mahihirap ang nagiging kawawa.'

Mindoro fishermen wives and family wait for their husbands at Caminawit port in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Occidental Mindoro town mayor to Duterte: Let's speak out against China

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:30 AM

‘Ipakita natin ‘yung ating muscle. Kung wala man tayong muscle sa giyera eh sa bunganga man lang,’ says the mayor of San Jose, the home port of the fishing boat sunk by a Chinese vessel

CALL FOR ACTION. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin speaks to reporters onboard BRP Tausug. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rapper

Wreckage of trainer aircraft found off Mindoro Strait

May 20, 2019 - 5:30 PM

But the Filipino pilot and the Saudi Arabian student pilot remain missing

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

May 04, 2019 - 9:39 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says no damage is expected following the Saturday morning tremor but aftershocks are likely

TREMOR. An earthquake hits Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, on May 4, 2019. Map from Phivolcs

P300-million loan facility set for Occidental Mindoro onion farmers

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The first P30 million will be given out to onion farmers' cooperatives in the second week of April

ONIONS FOR SALE. Local onions sold at a public market. Photo by Judgefloro/Wikimedia Commons

3 bodies found tied, blindfolded in Occidental Mindoro

Dec 23, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The police have yet to identify the suspects

Photo from Occidental Mindoro police

Quezon City gov't shuts down Dimple Star Bus terminal, ticketing office

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Mayor Herbert Bautista says the closure is due to the bus company's non-compliance with the city's business permit requirements

CLOSED. Quezon City Mayor issued a closure order to Dimple Star Bus terminal and ticketing office along EDSA and Araneta Center-Cubao on March 26, 2018. Photo by Fortunato Madamba/Rappler

Dimple Star Bus owner appears at CIDG after Duterte's order of arrest

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Dimple Star Bus owner Hilbert Napat appears before the CIDG after President Rodrigo Duterte orders his arrest

INSPECTION. President Rodrigo Duterte, SAP Bong Go, and LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III inspect the crash site where Dimple Star Bus fell. Photo courtesy of SAP Bong Go

At Dimple Star bus crash site, Duterte orders nationwide crackdown on illegal buses

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:48 PM

(2ND UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also orders the arrest of the operator of Dimple Star Bus, after one of its units crashed in Occidental Mindoro, killing 19

LTFRB suspends entire Dimple Star bus fleet

Mar 23, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Operations of the Dimple Star Bus fleet are suspended for 30 days, following the fatal crash in Occidental Mindoro

INSPECTION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III inspects the Dimple Star bus crash site in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, on March 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of DOTr-LTFRB

LTFRB suspends 10 Dimple Star buses after Occidental Mindoro crash

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The buses, operating from San Jose, Occidental Mindoro to Manila, are suspended for 30 days

BUS CRASH. At least 19 died in a bus crash that happened on Tuesday night, March 20, in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. All photos courtesy of Occidental Mindoro PDRRMO/ Sablayan MDRRMO

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Mar 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

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Mar 21, 2018 - 12:42 PM

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At least 19 dead in Occidental Mindoro bus crash

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:11 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Public transport regulators say they may suspend the franchise of the operator of the bus involved in the incident

BUS CRASH. At least 19 died in a bus crash that happened on Tuesday night, March 20, in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. All photos courtesy of Occidental Mindoro PDRRMO and Sablayan MDRRMO

Barangay plebiscites in Navotas, Occ. Mindoro town on January 5

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Voters in some barangays in these areas would have to decide whether to ratify the creation of new barangays. The gun ban is enforced in these barangays from December 26 to January 10.

IN PHOTOS: The colorful Mimaropa 2017 festival in Romblon

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:19 PM

The provinces of the region come together to celebrate the annual festival, this time in Romblon

Travel advisory: Mindoro boat trips cancelled due to Tropical Depression Ramil

Nov 01, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Oriental Mindoro authorities announce that all passenger boats are not allowed to sail effective 1:15 pm, Wednesday

LOOK: Flooded Pola spillway in Sta Cruz, Occidental Mindoro

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:34 PM

When flooding hits your area, you can post reports and photos on the Agos map, powered by eBayanihan

UNPASSABLE. Only trucks and buses can pass through the Pola spillway in Sta. Cruz, Ocidental Mindoro. Photos courtesy of Sta. Cruz Local Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (LDRRMO)

On the job with Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Since her appointment to the CA Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato says she has been receiving hate messages online But for her that s all part of politics

LONGTIME POLITICIAN. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is the representative for the lone district of Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

[Where I've Been] Apo Reef, majestic underwater world

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:49 PM

It s a whole new world underwater Traveler Pauline Buenafe shares her account of a spectacular visit to Apo Reef

Photo by Inggo Escalante

Occidental Mindoro mayor sacked over P2.9-M tobacco fund misuse

Jan 14, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also affirms the recommendation of Cebu prosecutors to file grave coercion charges against Bogo City Mayor Celestino Martinez Jr and two others over an incident in 2010 involving his rival

DISMISSED. San Jose Mayor Jose Villarosa has been dismissed from the service and perpetually barred from re-employment in government. Photo from the Municipality of Occidental Mindoro Facebook page

Netizens report #EarthquakePH real-time

Oct 20, 2015 - 12:47 AM

The keywords earthquake and Lindol quickly trend on Twitter a few minutes after the quake whose epicenter is located in Occidental Mindoro south of NCR

Magnitude 5.4 quake shakes Occidental Mindoro

Oct 19, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Phivolcs says aftershocks are expected after the magnitude 5 4 quake near Looc Occidental Mindoro

Who is running in Mimaropa | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Mimaropa

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits Occidental Mindoro

Aug 09, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Phivolcs expects no aftershock or damage after a quake was recorded 25 kilometers northwest of Paluan Occidental Mindoro

Image courtesy Phivolcs

HK ship rescues 4 fishermen off Occidental Mindoro

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The 4 fishermen are all safe and will soon be back home

Drilling for $180-M Mindoro geothermal project starts July

Jun 06, 2014 - 1:12 PM

The geothermal plant is set to give cheap renewable energy source to the blackout prone island

New geothermal plant to pull down power rates in Mindoro

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:36 PM

A power supply agreement is currently being negotiated for EPI to supply the power requirements of the Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative

Typhoon Jolina victims get new homes after 4 years

Jan 29, 2014 - 4:42 PM

A total of 387 families affected by typhoon Jolina in 2009 will soon be provided their new homes

Rainy Friday in some west PH provinces

Sep 26, 2013 - 6:01 PM

The low pressure area hovering west of Luzon has been upgraded into a tropical depression and has been named Paolo

Wet Thursday in Mindoro due to LPA, monsoon

Sep 25, 2013 - 9:47 PM

The Visayas the rest of Mimaropa Bicol Calabarzon Central Luzon and Metro Manila will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain

Low pressure area, monsoon bring rain to west PH

Sep 25, 2013 - 12:09 PM

The twin weather systems will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms to the western areas of Luzon and Visayas

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:32 a.m., 25 September 2013

Prison official killed in Bilibid

Sep 17, 2013 - 3:21 PM

Prison Superintendent III Francisco Abunales was killed infront of his quarters by unidentified men riding a motorcycle

Appreciating Apo Reef’s understated beauty

Aug 15, 2013 - 9:00 AM

This low key destination deserves to be on the bucket list of any diving snorkeling or even beach bumming enthusiast

GIGANTIC, ABUNDANT. The world’s second largest contiguous coral reef system in the world, Apo Reef Natural Park’s seas and islands teem with marine life. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

5 more bishops campaigning vs ‘Team Patay’

Mar 06, 2013 - 3:20 PM

The dioceses of Lipa in Batangas San Pablo in Laguna Malolos in Bulacan San Jose in Occidental Mindoro and Boac in Marinduque will also hang Team Patay and Team Buhay posters

LP member rushed to hospital after Plaza Miranda accident

Feb 12, 2013 - 9:42 PM

Occidental Mindoro Vice Gov Mario Gene Mendiola is rushed to the hospital after falling off the stage during Team PNoy s rally at Plaza Miranda

Weakened 'Pablo' now a tropical storm; All storm signals lowered

Dec 06, 2012 - 8:48 AM

UPDATED Pablo was last spotted 380 km west of Coron Palawan 12 4°N 116 8ºE carrying maximum sustained winds of 115 km h near the center and gusts of up to 145 km h

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 7:30 a.m., 06 December 2012

'Pablo' maintains strength, moves away from PH

Dec 05, 2012 - 11:38 PM

The typhoon is expected to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility by Friday evening

MOVING OUT. 'Pablo' maintains its strength as it moves away from the country. Image from PAGASA's December 5, 2012 11pm update

'Pablo' hits northern Palawan, slows down

Dec 05, 2012 - 6:53 AM

UPDATED Typhoon Pablo Bopha makes its last landfall in Philippine territory Wednesday morning December 5 as it makes its way out of the country

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 5:30 a.m., 05 December 2012

Tropical storm 'Ofel': Entire Visayas, CARAGA under storm signals

Oct 24, 2012 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED The entire Visayas CARAGA under public storm warning signals as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh accelerated towards the area Wednesday morning

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Ofel': Passengers stranded in 12 Visayas, Mindanao ports

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:44 AM

A total of 1 480 passengers and more than 80 vessels are stranded in several ports in the Visayas and Mindanao as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh moves closer

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

Quake hits Mindoro; aftershocks expected

Mar 09, 2012 - 7:38 AM

Earthquake also felt in Quezon City Manila Muntinlupa City and Lucban Quezon

MINDORO QUAKE. The Occidental Mindoro earthquake Friday is also felt in other parts of Luzon. Photo from Phivolcs