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Court allows De Lima to attend lawyer son's thanksgiving dinner

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Senator Leila de Lima's son Vincent Joshua Bohol is among the 1,800 passers of the 2018 Bar Examinations

MOTHER'S PRIDE. Senator Leila de Lima's son, Vincent Bohol (in red, to her right), passes the 2018 Bar exams. Sourced photo

SC allows Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap to travel abroad

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap, who faces a graft complaint, is allowed to travel to Belgium and the Netherlands and to go on a cruise from Japan to South Korea in June 2019

TRAVEL ALLOWED. Bohol governor-elect Arthur Yap is allowed to travel despite facing graft complaints at the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

2 dead in Bohol jeepney crash

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

(UPDATED) A firetruck smashes a jeepney going downhill in Tagbilaran City

Couple gets 32-year jail time, P5-M fine for online child pornography

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'Child pornography is a detestable act that every society must seek to eliminate. The offenses involve sexual gratification at the expense of children, the supposed future shapers of our country,' the court decision says

How did localities mired in environmental woes vote in 2019 elections?

May 21, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The national government has started rehabilitating tourist destinations in 2018. Here's how voters in these areas chose their local leaders in 2019.

Yap wins hairline victory against Evasco in Bohol gubernatorial race

May 16, 2019 - 10:06 AM

(UPDATED) Evasco is President Rodrigo Duterte's former Cabinet Secretary. He plans to file an electoral protest.

Yap leads in tight race against Evasco in Bohol gubernatorial race

May 14, 2019 - 5:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte endorses Evasco but it's Arthur Yap who is running under the administration party PDP-Laban

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

You had a good cockroach laugh, but did you fume over Duterte quip on lady mayor’s panty?

May 10, 2019 - 8:46 PM

While campaigning for gubernatorial bet Jun Evasco in Bohol, President Duterte puts the mayor of Garcia Hernandez town on the spot – talking about her beauty and...her panty

ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hands of (from left) Bohol 2nd District Board Member Tomas Abapo Jr, Garcia-Hernandez Mayor Tita Gallentes, gubernatorial candidate Leoncio Evasco Jr, and senatorial bet Christopher Lawrence Go during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan campaign rally at the Garcia-Hernandez Sports and Training Center in Bohol on May 8, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Duterte bugged by cockroach during speech

May 09, 2019 - 2:22 PM

An aide tries and fails to scrape the critter away with some papers, but Duterte brushes the cockroach aside

SWATTING BUGS. An aide attempts to swat a cockroach from President Rodrigo Duterte's shoulder as he addresses a crowd in Bohol on May 8, 2019. Screenshot from RTVM video feed.

De Lima’s son passes Bar Exams 2018

May 03, 2019 - 1:38 PM

(UPDATED) When Vincent Joshua Bohol graduated from San Beda College Alabang in June 2018, the court did not allow his senator mother to attend the ceremony

MOTHER'S PRIDE. Senator Leila de Lima’s son, Vincent Bohol (in red, to her right), passes the 2018 Bar exams. Sourced photo

Bohol gubernatorial race: Arthur Yap against coal power plants

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

His rival, former Duterte Cabinet secretary Jun Evasco, does not join the candidates' forum arranged by businessmen due to disagreement over the format

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Duty Free to open new stores in Palawan, Bohol in 2019

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Duty Free Philippines Corporation also records a 2% increase in sales in 2018

PHILIPPINES' FINEST. Duty Free Philippines Corporation COO Vicente Angala says most homegrown products will be added at the 'Philippines' Finest' kiosks in line with Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat's thrust. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Tubigon port in Bohol reopens

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:58 AM

The newly renovated and rehabilitated port can now accommodate more ships and passengers

EXPANDED, IMPROVED. The Port of Tubigon in Bohol reopens on January 5, 2019. Photo from the DOTr Facebook page

Duterte inaugurates Bohol-Panglao International Airport

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The long-delayed Bohol-Panglao International Airport is finally open

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the unveiling of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport marker during its inauguration on November 27, 2018. Joining the President are Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Captain Jim Sydiongco. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

IN PHOTOS: Bohol-Panglao International Airport

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The Bohol-Panglao International Airport will open on November 28, 2018, ahead of the original target of 2021

'ECO-FRIENDLY.' The Department of Transportation is set to inaugurate the Bohol-Panglao International Airport on November 27. All photos by the Department of Transportation

Tagbilaran Airport to be closed, all flights moving to Bohol-Panglao

Nov 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The new Bohol-Panglao International Airport will be the sole commercial airport that will serve the province of Bohol

NEW BOHOL AIRPORT. The Bohol-Panglao International Airport will be the sole commercial airport servicing the province starting November 28. Photo from Cebu Pacific

Trouble in Panglao: Erring establishments, politics add to garbage woes

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Tourism facilities are contributing to Panglao’s struggle with trash while mayors fight it out

In Panglao: Tourism funds waste management and conservation

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:09 PM

Tourism brings in revenues also spent to curb the garbage problem

New system for old problems: Panglao's struggle with solid waste

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Old and new problems pose challenges to Panglao’s waste management system

Garbage in paradise: The price of Panglao’s rise as tourist destination

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Panglao, often promoted as an alternative to world-famous Boracay, has a long history of neglecting solid waste

CLEAN-UP. Children often volunteer with Plastic Free Bohol in picking up trash along the coastlines of Bohol. Photo by Ben McCormack

Panglao: Riding the tourism cash cow

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Panglao experiences a drastic increase in tourist arrivals after Boracay’s closure

Leoncio Evasco Jr running for Bohol governor

Oct 12, 2018 - 6:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet Secretary, who served as Maribojoc mayor for 3 terms, wants to return to local politics

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte looks at the document shown by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. prior to the start of the 10th Cabinet meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañang Palace on January 9, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

New Bohol 'eco-airport' to be completed in October 2018, says DOTr

Aug 26, 2018 - 10:41 AM

'This is the kind of airport that we should be building, an airport that has regard for the environment and the future generations,' Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says of the country's first international eco-airport

OPENING IN OCTOBER. The Department of Transportation is set to open the new Bohol Airport Airport soon. Photo from DOTr

De Lima's family receives Prize for Freedom award on her behalf

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:05 PM

(UPDATED) Detained Senator Leila de Lima is the second Filipino to be conferred the award, after former president Corazon Aquino in 1987

'PRIZE FOR FREEDOM.' Liberal International gives the 'Prize for Freedom' award to detained Senator Leila de Lima. Her family receives the award on her behalf. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Tommy Osmeña’s ex-aide shot dead in anti-drugs operation

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Adonis Dumpit is killed by National Bureau of Investigation agents in an 'drug interdiction' operation in Tagbilaran City, Bohol

FAVORED COP. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña bailed out SPO1 Adonis Dumpit before turning him into a security aide. Photo from Cebu City PIO

Which tourist spots will be rehabilitated after Boracay?

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

All tourism destinations will be up for assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, but some areas are on top of the list

De Lima cries, writes emotional message on son's graduation

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'To Vincent, I want to tell you, my son, that I am so happy and so proud of you,' writes detained Senator Leila de Lima. Read her full message here.

MOTHER'S LAMENT. Detained Senator Leila de Lima writes an emotional message on her son Vincent's graduation day at San Beda College Alabang. File photo by AFP

Court rejects De Lima request to attend son's law school graduation

May 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Senator Leila de Lima's son Vincent Joshua Bohol is set to graduate from the San Beda College Alabang School of Law on Sunday, June 3

2017. Senator Leila de Lima says the year changed her and made her closer to her family.

Bohol's no-coal ordinance 'an important victory' – advocate

May 27, 2018 - 10:08 PM

At the same time, advocates criticize the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001

Mayor of Buenavista, Bohol shot dead at cockpit arena

May 27, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Buenavista Mayor Ronald Lowell Tirol is the second mayor in Bohol killed in less than a year

After Clark, AirAsia developing hubs in Puerto Princesa, Bohol

May 06, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Philippine unit of Southeast Asia's largest discount carrier plans to have 70 planes by 2032. With inadequate space in Manila, AirAsia is looking for more hubs in the countryside.

Mangroves and fireflies: Magical, eco-friendly kayak tour in Abatan River, Bohol

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Paddle amid quiet mangrove tunnels by day, and wait for fireflies to light up the trees at night. The kayak tours in Abatan River help sustain the local community, who work together to protect the river and its mangroves.

MAGICAL RIVER JOURNEY. Abatan River has mangrove forests perfect for enjoying beauty amid quiet. Photo courtesy of KayakAsia Philippines. All other photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

DOTr rejects Aboitiz's P148-billion bid to upgrade 4 regional airports

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Department of Transportation turns down the unsolicited proposal of Aboitiz InfraCapital Incorporated and opts for public bidding instead

Spreading ‘humor’ is economic sabotage – Bohol mayor's memo

Mar 29, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The memo, dated March 23, 2018 and leaked on March 27, has become a hot topic of discussion among Boholanos, offline and online

DOJ order clearing suspect in Bohol mayor slay 'disturbing, alarming' – police

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:29 PM

'The DOJ might be renamed Department of Injustice for this latest blunder?' asks Senior Superintendent Jonathan Cabal, after the Department of Justice cleared the prime suspect in the murder of Bien-Unido Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel

'ALARMING' DOJ RESOLUTION. Senior Superintendent Jonathan Cabal, former intelligence chief of the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) in Central Visayas, questions the Department of Justice resolution on the murder of Mayor Gisela Boniel clearing her husband, the primary suspect in the case. Screengrab from Rappler video

Swedish national dies in electrocution accident in Bohol resort

Mar 22, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Bengt Gustaf Ludvig Linne accidentally steps on a wet pathway with an exposed power wire

A PLACE TO RELAX. The Alona Beach area in Barangay Tawala, Panglao town has been one of the most frequently visited places in Bohol by both foreign and domestic tourists. File photo by Mike Ortega Ligalig/Rappler

Chelsea Logistics submits P67-B bid to develop Davao, Bohol airports

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The unsolicited proposal seeks to upgrade and maintain both airports over a 30-year concession period

Aboitiz submits P148-B proposal to modernize 4 regional airports

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The Aboitiz group submits an unsolicited proposal to modernize, operate, and maintain the Iloilo International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Laguindingan Airport, and New Bohol International Airport in Panglao for 35 years

Graphics from Aboitiz InfraCapital Corporate Communications

PAL to start Davao-Siargao route on March 25

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The new route will fly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays

Panglao island next in DENR 'crackdown on environmental violators'

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:49 PM

A regional investigating team is tasked to find out the establishments in Panglao Bay that are violating the Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Management Act

UP NEXT. The environment department says Bohol's Panglao island is next in its crackdown of beach resorts and establishments that are violating environmental laws.

Arrest warrants, travel bans issued against Bohol officials

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The Bohol officials are facing criminal charges because they approved two resolutions allowing the late Governor Erico B. Aumentado to buy heavy equipment

TOP OFFICIALS. Among the respondents of the cases filed at the Sandiganbayan were incumbent Bohol Vice-Governor Dionisio Balite and former Bohol Vice-Governors Julius Caesar Herrera and Concepcion O. Lim – the highest-ranking officials in Bohol. File photos

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 1-7, 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Bohol starts posting 'drug-free' stickers on homes

Jan 06, 2018 - 12:59 PM

'Posting of drug-free stickers is purely on a voluntary basis,' says a Bohol official

'DRUG-FRE'E.  Punong Barangay Teodora Monsendo or  Catungawan Norte, Guindulman, Bohol, tags a home with a drug-free sticker on January 4, 2017. Photo by Guindulman PNP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 3, 2018

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

families and friends gather at the parks as holiday season goes on this month and enjoying the color fountain at the park of famous park in the country Luneta Park. Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Preemptive evacuation helps Bohol achieve zero casualty during Agaton

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto says the province 'is not very badly affected' by Tropical Depression Agaton, which brought to Bohol torrential rains that lasted for more than 24 hours

FLOOD. Some roads in Bohol remain impassable due to the flooding triggered by Tropical Depression Agaton. Photo by Michael Ortega Ligalig/Rappler

Bohol on high alert ahead of Tropical Depression Agaton

Jan 01, 2018 - 7:53 PM

3 towns already order a mandatory evacuation of residents

RISING WATERS. Heavy downpour since New Year midnight has triggered the rise of water level at the world-famous Loboc River. Photo from Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto's Facebook page

Bohol town ordinance penalizes trouble-making drunkards

Dec 30, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Trinidad town's new ordinance aims to promote public health and to 'discipline people who are habitual drunkards and who cause detrimental act to public morale and safety'

ANTI-DRUNK LAW. Local officials of Trinidad in Bohol want less incidents caused by drunkenness in their town. Photo from Pixabay.com

Bohol braces for 'Vinta'

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:29 AM

'We have made all the necessary preparations to minimize the impact of typhoon Vinta to lives and properties'

COA slams Bohol LGU over 12 vacant positions

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The Commission on Audit says this failure to fill 12 vacant positions 'contradicts sound public administration and good governance'

Miss Universe 2017 candidates visit Camiguin

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Eight of the candidates visit Camiguin as part of Department of Tourism’s 'Bring Home a Friend' program

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler