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Parents charged for kids' death in motorcycle crash

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:44 PM

The police chief of Batac City in Ilocos Norte says a case is being filed against the parents of one of the two kids as they knowingly let the minors use the motorcycle

‘Replica’ left in mausoleum on day of Marcos burial

Nov 20, 2016 - 11:00 AM

But I bet on my life that it’s really the actual body [that was buried] says a source involved in the burial preparations for ex President Ferdinand Marcos

DICTATOR'S REMAINS. This file photo dated September 11, 2006, shows the body of dictator Ferdinand Marcos lying preserved in a refrigerated glass crypt in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Marcos 'body' still in Batac mausoleum after burial

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:41 PM

UPDATED They should not fool the people a guest at the Marcos mausoleum says after finding out that the dictator s body there is only a replica

DICTATOR'S REMAINS. This file photo dated September 11, 2006, shows the body of dictator Ferdinand Marcos lying preserved in a refrigerated glass crypt in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Ilocanos show 'unconditional love' for Marcos on his 99th birthday

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Marcos daughter Imee thanks the Ilocanos for their unconditional love

NO TO HERO'S BURIAL. Three petitions have been filed against the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Supreme Court image from wikimedia.org

From Hawaii to Ilocos Norte: The long journey of Ferdinand Marcos' remains

Sep 11, 2016 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED Former president Ferdinand Marcos died in 1989 while in exile in Hawaii How did his remains end up in his hometown of Batac in Ilocos Norte?

Ilocanos kick off Marcos' 99th birthday celebration

Sep 11, 2016 - 12:17 PM

The Solid North remains steadfast in their support for the late strongman

NO TO HERO'S BURIAL. Three petitions have been filed against the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Supreme Court image from wikimedia.org

Despite tourism loss, Batac mayor backs hero’s burial for Marcos

Sep 10, 2016 - 5:59 PM

Batac City Mayor Albert Chua admits the city stands to lose a major tourist attraction if Ferdinand Marcos remains are transferred to the Libingan ng mga Bayani

OK WITH MARCOS' BURIAL. Batac City Mayor Albert Chua wants former President Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Rappler

'Great Ilocano': Province mates ask for hero's burial for Marcos

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:30 PM

As they celebrate the late dictator s 99th birth anniversary supporters say his presidency should be viewed not just from the perspective of Martial Law victims

MARCOS SUPPORTERS. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and members of the Rotary Club of Metro Ilocos Norte demonstrate the late president's trademark V-sign on September 9. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SC extends order putting Marcos burial on hold

Sep 07, 2016 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED After the 2nd round of oral arguments on petitions to stop the burial of the dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani the SC extends the status quo ante order to October 18

SC issues 'status quo' order on Marcos remains

Aug 23, 2016 - 12:26 PM

3RD UPDATE The Supreme Court prohibits all parties concerned from burying – in the next 20 days – the late dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NO TO HERO'S BURIAL. Three petitions have been filed against the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Supreme Court image from Wikipedia Commons

Imee teases Grace Poe: How about 2 Marcoses winning in 2016?

Feb 11, 2016 - 8:59 PM

As presidential bet Grace Poe campaigns in Ilocos Norte talks intensify that the Marcos family is secretly supporting her over Bongbong s standard bearer Miriam Defensor Santiago

SECRET SUPPORT? Although her brother Bongbong Marcos is running as vice president with Miriam Santiago, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left) says they welcome all candidates who visit their province. She joins presidential bet Grace Poe in a forum at the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac on February 11, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Miriam Santiago: I'll jail all pork barrel thieves

Feb 09, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Read the full text of presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago s proclamation speech in Batac Ilocos Norte on February 9

'WHOLE-HEARTED SUPPORT.' At their proclamation rally in Batac, Ilocos Norte, on February 9, 2016, presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago (right) says a 'young and idealistic' vice president that is Ferdinand Marcos Jr should be in charge if something happens to her as president. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Visibly weak Miriam Santiago shows up with pick up lines

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Diagnosed with lung cancer the presidential aspirant attends her first out of town campaign sortie

Miriam to Ilocanos: If something happens to me, Marcos to take charge

Feb 09, 2016 - 12:53 PM

The tandem of Miriam Defensor Santiago and Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr launches in Marcos country – Batac Ilocos Norte

Santiago-Marcos tandem to launch campaign in Ilocos Norte

Feb 06, 2016 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED The launch will be held in Batac the hometown of the Marcoses

ODD PAIRING? The two candidates seem to go have their own campaign plans unlike the other tandems. Santiago's Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler. Marcos' Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

All eyes on PH startups in mega event for APEC

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:15 AM

The SlingshotMNL 2 day conference will be the official startup event for APEC which the country is hosting this year

FORWARD THINKING. DTI officials and members of the startup community debate tech startups' current and future role in the economy ahead of the big event. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

PH wants early delivery of radar for APEC 2015 surveillance

Jul 10, 2014 - 6:02 PM

It s a freebie radar that Elta Systems offered to donate to the Department of National Defense to sweeten its bid for the Philippines P2 68 billion air defense radar surveillance project

PH finalizing P2.68B air defense radar deal with Israel

Jul 09, 2014 - 5:05 PM

The project will fund the installation of radar systems in Palawan to cover the West Philippines Sea and old radar sites Lubang and Pasuquin

'BETTER TERMS': The Department of National Defense says Israel's Elta Systems offered the best terms for the country's air defense radar system. Rappler photo

First-timers handled Yolanda assessment

May 15, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Lacking permanence the government needs to train new people again for every disaster

REBUILDING. A Yolanda survivor begins fixing his home, just weeks after the typhoon hit Eastern Visayas. File photo by Jake Verzosa

Power outage in Ilocos, Isabela

May 11, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Power is restored minutes after

Ilocos Norte law dean ambushed

Feb 15, 2013 - 11:15 AM

The law dean of the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City survives an ambush