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5 suspected online sex traffickers arrested in Biliran

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:27 PM

Aside from 5 teenage victims, police have also rescued a 10-month-old, an 11-month-old, and two 2-year-old children who were possibly exploited by the traffickers

U.S. priest accused of sex abuse arrested in Biliran

Dec 06, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The priest allegedly abused altar boys, who were between the ages of 7 and 12, in his residence and warned them they would go to prison if they told anyone about the molestation

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

IN PHOTOS: Flood greets Biliran residents on first day of 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Biliran is still recovering from the devastation caused by Tropical Depression Urduja, which battered the region as a tropical storm a few days before Christmas

Photo by Rafael Medalla

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Caritas brings spirit of Christmas to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Caritas Palo, the humanitarian arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo, distributes relief goods in remote Biliran towns

NEEDS ASSESSMENT. Caritas Palo conducts needs assessment in Naval town in Biliran province, which was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on December 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Caritas Palo

Groups provide relief aid to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Philippine Red Cross and Caritas Philippines respond to the needs of those affected by Urduja in Biliran

Duterte on CPP-NPA, Duterte visits Biliran, Facebook | Midday wRap

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte vows speedy aid for Biliran, Urduja-affected areas

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish repairing two damaged bridges in Biliran in less than 30 days

DOE targets restoring power in Biliran before Christmas

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja

Most business establishments in Tacloban City are forced to close as Tropical Storm Urduja left the city without electricity, Saturday, December 16. Urduja made landfall in Eastern Samar earlier in the afternoon, it is expected to exit the region by noon December 17.

Duterte to visit Urduja-affected Biliran

Dec 18, 2017 - 12:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and some Cabinet members are expected to visit Biliran where 26 died in landslides triggered by heavy rain

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 84th Anniversary Celebration at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos City on December 8, 2017, gives his assurance that he and his administration will strive hard to give a comfortable life for the Filipinos. Malacañan Photo

26 dead in Biliran landslides after Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 6:21 PM

(UPDATED) Sofronio Dacillo, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, says the deaths occurred in 4 towns in Biliran at the weekend

Ex-mayor faces jail time for declaring 'wrong' wife in SALNs

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:25 PM

If the former mayor is to be believed it s a sad love story that has just taken a turn for the worse

WRONG WIFE? A former mayor in Biliran province is facing jail time after writing a different name of a woman as his wife in his SALN.

Getting to these PH beaches isn't easy – but it's worth it

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Where can you find a natural jacuzzi pink sand and more? A trip to these beaches may take hours and hours – but it s well worth the magical sights that await

Discover these 12 stunning destinations in the Visayas

May 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Book that ticket board that bus or ride that boat to any province in the region to satisfy your wanderlust

LEAP OF FAITH. Dive off the plank at Salagdoong Beach. Photo by: Sheng Hermano. Instagram: @shenghermano

Biliran mayor indicted for graft over medicine purchase

Dec 05, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Mayor Eulalio Maderazo of the municipality of Caibiran in Biliran and 2 others face charges for purchasing P284 000 worth of medicines without public bidding

Photo from Eulalio Mederazo's Facebook page

Who is running in Eastern Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Eastern Visayas

Biliran: The beautiful province you haven't discovered yet

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:47 AM

It’s the perfect place to take in the rough beauty of the mountains waterfalls beaches and rice terraces

PICTURESQUE. Even driving along lets you see the sunset. In the distance are Capiñahan and Dalutan islands.

WHO: Rabies control in Visayas improved

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Investment in dog vaccination is the more cost effective way to control and eliminate rabies says the World Health Organization

VACCINATE DOGS. In this file photo, a Filipino holds her pet as the dog receives free vaccination shots in Makati City, Philippines. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

German traveler's PH journey: Going off the beaten path

Jan 31, 2015 - 12:24 PM

For three months I traveled the country in search of those hidden gems if you haven’t been to these places yet now is the time to discover them writes Philipp Dukatz

Domeng storm surge warning in 6 provinces

Apr 07, 2014 - 6:53 PM

UPDATED Coastal areas in at least 6 provinces are being advised to prepare for possible storm surges and high tides

Most school divisions in Eastern Visayas closed, unreachable

Nov 12, 2013 - 11:00 PM

As of Tuesday November 12 only school divisions of Northern Samar Maasin Southern Leyte and Calbayog have resumed operations

ASAP. Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro says the best way for children to recover is to bring them back to schools as soon as possible. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Disaster experts warn on avoiding 2004 mistakes in PH

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Experts say mistakes made in the relief effort after the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami must not be repeated in the typhoon Yolanda Haiyan response

FOR SURVIVORS. Cartloads of relief aid for the victims of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that has struck the Philippines stand next to a Lufthansa aircraft at Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 10 November 2013. EPA/Fredrik von Erichsen

FAST FACTS: Eastern Visayas

Nov 10, 2013 - 10:26 AM

A quick look at Eastern Visayas Region VIII

Globe, Smart: 2-3 days to restore services

Nov 09, 2013 - 1:29 PM

Globe and Smart say it will take two to 3 days to restore services in areas badly hit by Typhoon Yolanda

COMM LINES DOWN. Telcos say they will deploy teams to repair network facilities damaged by super typhoon Yolanda as soon as deemed safe. AFP PHOTO

Smart, Globe services in VisMin 'interrupted'

Nov 08, 2013 - 11:29 PM

The telcos say networks are disrupted due to super Typhoon Yolanda Five hard hit areas can no longer be reached via cell phone or landline

COMM LINES DOWN. Telcos say they will deploy teams to repair network facilities damaged by super typhoon Yolanda as soon as deemed safe. AFP PHOTO

Unspoiled white beaches: Visayas

May 16, 2013 - 9:06 AM

Here’s part two of our beach series featuring some of the best pristine and white beaches in the Visayas

SHIFTING SANDS AND COLORS. One of the best times to see this changing sandbar is sunrise. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Tagbilaran City set for elections

May 09, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Local Comelec officials say that Bohol is ready for elections

Espina patriarch of Biliran province dies

Feb 07, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Espina is a former member of the House of Representatives

'Pablo:' 40,000 in evacuation centers

Dec 04, 2012 - 5:18 AM

UPDATED The typhoon with international codename Bopha made landfall over Baganga Davao Oriental early morning Tuesday December 4; Pablo now raking across Mindanao

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 11:00 a.m., 04 December 2012. At 11:00AM 4/DEC/2012, the eye of Typhoon #PabloPH was located in the vicinity of Malaybalay, Bukidnon (8.3°N 125.0°E). Max winds/gust (160/195kph). Moving West Northwest @ 20kph. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

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.

15 relatives dead in Biliran road crash

Jul 22, 2012 - 12:35 PM

A truck transporting relatives to a wake crashed into a roadside ditch in Biliran killing 15 people police and officials said Sunday July 22