COA chides 2 Bohol LGUs over P30M in unused development funds

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:02 AM

COA rebukes the officials of Ubay and Garcia-Hernandez towns for depriving their constituents of projects and programs supposed to be implemented in 2016

COA uncovers anomaly in Bohol town funds disbursed to NGOs

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:18 PM

State auditors say the municipality of Loay accumulated more than P728,000 of unliquidated funds paid out to NGOs

Rebuilding the churches of Bohol

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Four years after an earthquake leveled both the Loon Church and the Maribojoc Church, the reconstruction of the two historic structures has begun

WHAT REMAINS. The image of Christ the King stands intact at the entrance of the ruins of the Holy Cross Parish Church in Maribojoc. Photo courtesy Isabel Templo

Court orders arrest of alleged Abu Sayyaf bomb expert's mom

Oct 14, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Judith Dongon is ordered to appear before a regional trial court to face charges of resistance and disobedience of an agent of a person in authority

 ABU SAYYAF LINKS. Alleged bomb expert Renierlo Dongon (left) and dismissed Police Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza (wearing a hijab) are temporarily detained at a local jail facility in Bohol on Friday, October 13, as they await for a commercial flight back to Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Ortega Ligalig/Rappler

Ex-Bohol town vice mayor sentenced to life in prison for drugs

Oct 11, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The camp of former Batuan vice mayor Jaime Decasa will file a motion for reconsideration

Bohol town declared rabies-free zone in PH

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:58 PM

It is 'one big step towards the achievement of our ultimate goal of Bohol being a rabies-free declared province by 2020,' says Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto

Bohol court scraps proposed Panglao reclamation project

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:01 PM

The case stemmed from a 2009 plan which would involve a massive reclamation of seashores off Panglao Bay for a supposed leisure and resort park

In this file photo, the sun rises over boats in Panglao island in Bohol on October 18, 2013. Jay Directo/AFP

Bohol experiences power outage

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Initial information shows that lightning strikes may be involved says the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines

World-famous island in Bohol gets 24-hour electricity supply

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Balicasag an island in Bohol province famous for diving snorkelling and whale and dolphin watching used to have power only from 6 pm to 11 pm

DIVING DESTINATION. Aerial shot of Balicasag Island, located off the western coast of Panglao Island in Bohol. Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard-Panglao

Ex-Bohol mayor sued at Comelec for media work during election season

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim is accused of working as a radio host while at the same time being a candidate for congressman

DOUBLE DUTY? Former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim is accused of working as a radio host while running for congressman in the previous election season. File photo

Police not yet giving up on finding Bohol mayor's dead body

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Boniel s body was believed to have been thrown into the sea waters between the islands of Caubian and Olango off Lapu Lapu City in Cebu after she was allegedly murdered by her husband on June 6 2017

STILL MISSING. Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel in a file photo.

Woman nabbed in Bohol for using girls in cybersex

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Authorities rescue 4 girls among them two minors who were forced to perform livestreamed sexual acts for foreigners

Japanese teacher boosts livelihood capacities of SPED graduates in Bohol

Jul 09, 2017 - 9:28 AM

A former JICA volunteer Akiko Sugiyama goes back to Bohol to establish a livelihood training center for SPED graduates

INCLUSION. Japanese teacher Akiko Sugiyama teaches PWDs in Dauis, Bohol. Photo from JICA

Philippine Airlines set to launch Bohol-South Korea route

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM

PAL will have direct flights from Tagbilaran to Incheon beginning Thursday June 22 It will also open a Bohol Cebu route

Inmates freed from congestion in new Bohol jail

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:14 AM

The old district jail in Ubay town used to pack 168 inmates in a space meant for only 23 people

SPACIOUS. The new Ubay District Jail does not only reduce congestion, but also provides extra space for prison rehabilitation activities. Photo courtesy of BJMP

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May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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5 regional airports removed from PPP pipeline

May 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod Davao Iloilo Laguindingan and Bohol A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened

TERMINATED. The development, operations, and maintenance of New Bacolod-Silay Airport was supposed to be auctioned off via the public-private partnership scheme. Image from

Bohol free of Abu Sayyaf terrorists – military

May 15, 2017 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED Security forces kill two remaining Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol the last of the daring gang of local terrorists that sailed from Sulu to take foreign hostages

PNP, CHR to probe death of Abu Sayyaf in Bohol

May 05, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Saad Samad Kiram is killed by police after an apparent escape attempt less than 24 hours after his arrest

CAUGHT, DEAD. Alleged ASG member Saad Samad Kiram upon his arrest on Thursday, May 4. Police photo

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May 05, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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Abu Sayyaf member killed after escape attempt

May 05, 2017 - 8:27 AM

The alleged member of the terrorist group is killed less than 24 hours after his arrest in Bohol

ALIAS SAAD. The alleged Abu Sayyaf member after his arrest in Tubigon, Bohol. Source photo

Abu Sayyaf member captured in Bohol

May 04, 2017 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED Saad Samad Kiram is captured by authorities in Tubigon Bohol on Thursday morning

Ex-mayor accused of corruption only helped cancer patient, says court

May 01, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Testimonies from a breast cancer patient and her surgeon help clear the name of former Sagbayan Bohol mayor Jimmy Torrefranca

CLEARED. Former Sagbayan mayor Jimmy Torrefranca is acquitted by the Sandiganbayan. Photo from the Philippine Information Agency

2 remaining Abu Sayyaf members in Bohol 'fighting for survival'

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Government forces have encircled an area where they believe the two Abu Sayyaf members are hiding

CRUSHING ASG. AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla answers questions from the media during a Palace briefing on April 25, 2017. RTVM screenshot

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Apr 25, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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Apr 25, 2017 - 10:51 AM

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SPECIAL GAMES. Visually-impaired athletes prepare to run for the 100-meters. Photo by Vina Salazar/ Rappler

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Apr 24, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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Cop detained over alleged plot to rescue ASG in Bohol

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED Government forces in Bohol are pursuing members of the ASG following two armed encounters in the province

ASG IN BOHOL. Military troops operate against members of the ASG in Bohol province. File photo sourced by Rappler

4 suspected ASG members killed in Bohol clash

Apr 22, 2017 - 5:14 PM

4TH UPDATE The Philippine military confirms a firefight between combined government forces and lawless elements in Clarin Bohol

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Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Duterte offers P1M reward for suspects behind foiled Bohol attack

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:07 PM

During a security briefing in Bohol the President orders security forces to contain the terror threat

JOLO 'INVASION'? President Duterte warns he will 'invade' Jolo if the terror threat in the country spins out of control. File photoo from Malacañang

Abu Sayyaf might have killed elderly couple in Bohol – AFP

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Constancio and Crisenta Petalco could have been suspected of being the ones to have reported to the authorities the presence of the members of the Abu Sayyaf says the military spokesman

ABU SAYYAF IN BOHOL. The Abu Sayyaf Group led by Muamar Askali was reportedly welcomed by Muslim converts in the community

#AnimatED: Terror in our midst

Apr 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

We should expect local terrorists to bring the war outside Sulu to ease military pressure on them on the troubled province

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Bad or good intel: 5 questions on Abu Sayyaf presence in Bohol

Apr 13, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Government forces foil an Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol But it s hard to cheer when they let a notorious terrorist leader slip through

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Apr 12, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 12, 2017

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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President Rodrigo Duterte is given a tour by His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulazziz Al Saud, Custodian of Two Holy Mosques at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

ASG leader behind foreigners' kidnap killed in Bohol

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Muamar Askali better known as Abu Rami and said to be behind the kidnapping of foreign hostages also served as the Abu Sayyaf spokesman

ABU SAYYAF IN BOHOL. Government forces foil attack in Central Visayas

Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Malacañang assures the public that security forces are in control of the peace and order situation in Central Visayas

ADDRESSING TERROR THREATS. During a visit to a military camp in Sulu, President Duterte inspects firearms seized from Abu Sayyaf. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

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Apr 11, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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10 killed as gov't forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:03 PM

5th UPDATE 3 soldiers a cop and at least 5 of the armed men are killed in clashes that started at 5 am on Tuesday April 11

File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu

PNP confirms reports of 'threats' in Central Visayas

Apr 10, 2017 - 2:17 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives assurances the police are ready as they also gear up for the long Holy Week break

DON'T WORRY. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa downplays fears of the safety in Central Visayas, amid a travel advisory from the US Embassy. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

5 regional airport PPP deals attract more honchos

Mar 13, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Companies led by Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala Lucio Tan Manuel V Pangilinan Erramon Aboitiz Ramon Ang Andrew Gotianun and Manuel Louie Ferrer are interested

1ST PPP CALL. These 5 airport PPP deals –€“ cumulatively worth some P108.9 billion – were previously rolled out under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III. Rappler file photo

Ex-Panglao mayor faces jail time for graft

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The Sandiganbayan rejects the appeal of Doloreich Dumaluan former mayor of Panglao Bohol

GUILTY. Former Panglao, Bohol mayor Doloreich Dumaluan failed to convince the Sandiganbayan to reverse an October 2016.

De Lima and her 2 'inspirations' while in jail

Mar 11, 2017 - 11:30 AM

I draw much strength from Israel and Brandon my angels says detained Senator Leila de Lima of her elder son and grandson respectively

FAMILY. Detained Senator Leila de Lima says she draws strength from her family, especially her eldest son and grandson. Family photo from De Lima's official Facebook account.

De Lima son visits mom in Senate while waiting for arrest

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:54 PM

De Lima says she failed to meet her sons at home when she had to rush back to the Senate when told the arresting team from the CIDG was on its way to her house to arrest her

SON. After failing to meet his mother at home, the eldest son of Senator Leila de Lima pays her a visit at her Senate office. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Alvarez slams bidding process of 5 PPP regional airport deals

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the operations and maintenance scheme to be implemented for the 5 airports may unnecessarily tie the government s hands

QUESTIONING THE DOTR. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez continues criticizing the moves of the Department of Transportation.

1st PPP rolled out under Duterte: 5 regional airports

Jan 24, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Even if these regional airport PPP deals were unbundled they continue to lure big investors

1ST PPP CALL. These 5 airport PPP deals – cumulatively worth some P108.9 billion – were previously rolled out under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III. Rappler file photo

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions, Tuesday, January 17

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes and work have been suspended for Tuesday January 17 due to rains and floods in the Visayas and Mindanao

Fil-Chinese businessmen funding next mega drug rehab center

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Funds for the center to rise in Bohol are sourced by a Cebu based foundation supportive of President Duterte

REHAB PROGRAM. President Rodrigo Duterte inspects the first phase of the Mega Drug Rehabilitation Center in Nueva Ecija along with Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr and Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD