Cagayan Valley

2 alleged NPA leaders surrender to Cagayan police

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The regional police in Cagayan Valley urges other communist combatants to surrender, saying livelihood assistance from government awaits them

DSWD gives P300,000 in aid to families in flood-hit Cagayan Valley

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

At least 17,447 families or 64,659 individuals are affected by floods and landslides in the region

SUBMERGED. Houses in the low-lying areas in Tuguegarao is flooded due to swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo courtesy of Cagayan PIO

IN NUMBERS: Cagayan Valley a year after Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

One year after the typhoon, the main question is how far has the government performed for the rehabilitation and recovery of the victims

NOT YET REPAIRED. A mother and her son cross a floating bridge in Barangay Cabasan in Peñablanca, Cagayan. The bridge was destroyed by Super Typhoon Lawin in 2016 and has yet to be rehabilitated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Group paints pedestrian lanes in Tuguegarao for free

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Gary Ramirez, a businessman from Metro Manila, goes to Tuguegarao to help paint pedestrian lanes permanently for free

FREE PAINT. A businessman from Manila initiated painting of 9 areas in Tuguegarao City for free after watching an experiment by the local highway patrol group on Rappler. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

CSC regional head in Cagayan Valley shot dead

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Lawyer Neil Agustin dies on the spot after unknown motorcycle-riding gunmen fired shots at his vehicle

Making Cagayan roads safer: Local officials offer solutions

Jun 08, 2017 - 7:21 PM

With Cagayan Valley having the highest crash density rate nationwide local officials say there s a need to step up efforts for road safety

SAFETY SOLUTIONS. Cagayan officials present ideas on how to make roads in the region safer. Rappler photo

TRENDING: Cagayan calls for #SaferRoadsPH

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Road safety trends as Rappler hosts a forum in Cagayan Valley the region with the highest road crash density rate in the Philippines

What factors affect road safety in Cagayan Valley's crash-prone roads?

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Local officials say extra precaution is needed in Cagayan Valley s crash prone roads with the region s topography and road conditions affecting road safety

ROAD CONDITIONS. LTFRB Region II Director Nasrudin Talipasan
says unique road conditions in Cagayan may have contributed to the number of road crash deaths in the region. Rappler photo

Deadly highways: What makes Cagayan Valley roads crash-prone?

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Central Luzon has the highest number of crash related deaths in 2014 but if numbers are divided by population Cagayan Valley comes out as the most crash prone

According to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, Region 2 is the most affected population in road crashes.

HIGHLIGHTS: #SaferRoadsPH forum on making Cagayan roads safer

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Sign up if you want to join the activity at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo University of St Louis in Tuguegarao City on June 7 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Top Cagayan Valley police officials relieved after NPA attacks

May 06, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Top police officials are relieved following NPA attacks in Amulong Cagayan and in Maddela Quirino which killed one policeman

RELIEVED. Outgoing regional police chief Eliseo Rasco (righmost) welcomes Chief Superintendent Robert Quenery (leftmost) during the turnover ceremony at the regional police headquarters in Cagayan Valley. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Davao Region clinches basketball quarters slot vs Cagayan Valley, 90-72

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:28 PM

With this win the Davao Region remains undefeated and closes out the elimination round with a 3 0 slate while Cagayan Valley falls to 0 3

FLY BY. Vince Petdeo Cuajao of the Davao Region (15) takes an outside shot over Cagayan Valley's Ranzuel Corpuz (9). All photos by Clarisse Cabinta/ Rappler

1-year old child is youngest HIV patient in Cagayan Valley

Jan 28, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The baby is the latest addition to the 88 recorded HIV and AIDS cases in Cagayan Valley

Ex-councilor, bodyguard killed in shooting inside Isabela church

Dec 20, 2016 - 8:22 AM

Police identify one the victims as lawyer Arlan Castañeda a former town councilor

Ilocanos protest too: 'Marcos is no hero'

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Protesters include Martial Law victims from the Cagayan Valley region and their families militant groups and youth and student organizations

ANTI-MARCOS PROTEST. Anti-Marcos protesters in Cagayan stage a rally under the rain. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

PNP sacks 24 police chiefs for failure in drug war

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Police chiefs in 19 out of Isabela’s 37 police stations and 5 out of 29 towns in Cagayan are relieved

POLICE FORCE. Philippine police officers salute as they stand at attention during a gathering at the Philippine National Police headquarters in suburban Manila in September 2011. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

2 killed in PNP raid of Isabela shabu lab

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:10 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa visits the area after the raid

Photo from PNP

Isolated Peñablanca town needs housing, relief goods

Oct 22, 2016 - 1:08 PM

Because there is still no power the vice mayor says solar lamps like the ones distributed after Super Typhoon Yolanda will be of big help

DESTROYED. Typhoon Lawin leaves a trail of destruction in Peñablanca, Cagayan. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

WATCH: Tuguegarao evacuees ask for food, clothes after Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:10 AM

At least 20 000 homes are partially destroyed in Cagayan with another 6 900 completely damaged

Lawin hits 12,000 families in Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:32 PM

In Cagayan and Isabela combined 841 residential houses have been totally damaged with another 3 705 homes partially destroyed

AFTERMATH. Residents in Tuguegarao City check houses destroyed by Typhoon Lawin (Haima), which was a super typhoon when it hit land on Wednesday, October 19. File photo c/o Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#RoadAlert: 42 roads closed due to Typhoon Lawin as of October 21

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Clearing operations are ongoing for the affected road sections according to the Department of Public Works and Highways

Typhoon Lawin: Over 14,000 people in 136 evacuation centers

Oct 20, 2016 - 9:45 AM

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Lawin has affected a total of 13 428 families or 61 126 persons in 118 barangays

EVACUATED. More than 700 residents living along the shoreline take refuge in Alcala Gymnasium after pre-emptive evacuation due to Super Typhoon Lawin in Alcala town, Cagayan. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cagayan, Isabela evacuate residents ahead of Typhoon Lawin

Oct 19, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Provincial authorities in Cagayan and Isabela have started to evacuate residents from low lying and coastal areas

STAYING SAFE. Evacuees at a gymnasium in Tuguegarao City ahead of Typhoon Lawin, October 19, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Cagayan, Isabela residents warned of higher floods

Oct 16, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The warning is issued as Magat Dam releases more water with its 7 spillway gates opened as of 7 pm on Sunday October 16

FLOOD WARNING. Residents in Cagayan Valley region are warned of possible flashfloods due to the continuous release of water in Magat Dam. Photo from Wikipedia

Typhoon Ferdie: Communication lines down in Batanes

Sep 14, 2016 - 11:24 AM

The towns of Basco and Itbayat can t be contacted the regional civil defense office reports

Satellite image of Typhoon Meranti as of September 14, 02:30 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

War on drugs jacks up shabu price in Cagayan Valley

Sep 10, 2016 - 9:33 PM

The price of shabu in the region has gone up by 25 to 40 following the government s crackdown on illegal drugs

At least 169 Cagayan Valley officials surrender in anti-drug drive

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Isabela has the highest number of surrenderees at 114 while Batanes has no record of any government official who surrendered to the authorities

22 Cagayan Valley police chiefs sacked for poor performance

Aug 27, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Cagayan Valley Director Police Chief Superintendent Gilbert Sosa says this is part of the reorganization of regional police to support the government s war on drugs

REORGANIZATION. Cagayan Valley Director Police Chief Superintendent Gilbert Sosa reorganizes his unit in line with the fight against illegal drugs. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Mayors on Duterte list deny links to drugs

Aug 07, 2016 - 3:40 PM

3rd UPDATE Several local officials accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in the drug trade vow to prove their innocence

Cagayan Valley police run after 'high-value' drug traders

Jul 16, 2016 - 4:27 PM

We just evaluated the drug watchlist and we are now going after the high value targets Police Chief Superintendent Gilbert Sosa acting Region 2 police director

Anti-drug war in Cagayan: Mayor's son, village chairman surrender

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:50 AM

King Unite son of Ballesteros town Mayor Vincent and Vice Mayor Violeta Unite yields to authorities as a drug user

Chinese poachers pay P9-M fine to PH gov't

Jun 23, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The Chinese fishermen are charged for poaching gathering and possession of precious corals and use of destructive gears in Philippine waters

CAUGHT. Members of BFAR-Cagayan apprehend Chinese fishermen caught fishing in Philippine waters on May 25, 2016. Photo from BFAR Cagayan PFO Facebook page

Tuguegarao schools welcome high number of Grade 11 enrollees

Jun 14, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The number of enrollees in senior high is almost double the number of Grade 10 completers in the city Many of the enrollees come from neighboring provinces

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Cagayan resident arrests gun ban violator

May 12, 2016 - 12:10 AM

A concerned resident carries out a citizen s arrest during the elections

Poe, Duterte, Roxas sons almost cross paths in Cagayan Valley sorties

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Brian Poe Llamanzares Sebastian Duterte and Paolo Roxas campaign for the presidential candidates in the same region on the same day

MOM'S CAMPAIGNER. Brian Poe Llamanzares (extrme right) tells university students in Tuguegarao City on April 13, 2016, about the 'Study Now, Pay Later' program of his mother, presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Cagayan Valley towns being watched for poll violence – PNP

Feb 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The regional police tells Rappler that the towns are in two provinces: Isabela and Cagayan based on incidents of violence in past elections

'NIA, not Aboitiz, to blame for Cagayan Valley floods'

Jan 04, 2016 - 5:03 PM

The irrigation agency is facing legal action over the release of water from Magat Dam which caused flooding

SUBMERGED. Flood waters submerge a low-lying area of Tuguegarao City. Photo by Maila Que

Cagayan priest to sue Magat Dam operator over floods

Dec 22, 2015 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED The priest says that when SN Aboitiz Power Group released water from Magat Dam at the height of Typhoon Nona Melor it caused head high floods and damaged crops

Typhoon Lando: Signal No 2 in 10 Luzon provinces

Oct 19, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Public storm warning signal number 2 and 1 are hoisted over much of central and northern Luzon a significant downgrade from previous storm warnings

MTSAT-FLOATER Visible image of Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Oct 19, 2015, 2:01 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

Slow-moving Typhoon Lando continues to weaken

Oct 19, 2015 - 5:32 AM

Most of central and northern Luzon remain under storm warning signals

Who is running in Cagayan Valley | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Cagayan Valley

Murder, kidnap cases filed vs 69 activists, suspected rebels in Cagayan

Oct 04, 2015 - 4:09 PM

The complaint affidavit notes the 69 identified individuals have knowledge and or participation of the recent killings of 3 military members

Negros Occidental tops biometrics data registration nationwide

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Nearly all registered voters in this Western Visayas province – 96 – have updated their records biometrics data

Dengue on the rise: 55,000 reported cases so far in 2015

Sep 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

This is higher than the 50 462 recorded cases during the same period in 2014

Typhoon Ineng kills 26 in PH, now threatening Japan

Aug 24, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Goni hit parts of the northern Philippines hard over the weekend destroying nearly a thousand houses and forcing more than 12 000 people to flee officials say

FLOODED. Residents and motorists make their way through a flooded street due to heavy rains brought about by typhoon Goni (Ineng), in Candon City, Ilocos sur province, northern Philippines on August 24, 2015. AFP

Typhoon Ineng: 200 evacuated, 60 stranded in Cagayan

Aug 21, 2015 - 12:10 AM

The weather bureau has warned of possible storm surges in the coastal towns of the northern Philippine province

Cagayan Valley is Mar Roxas’ Waterloo

Aug 20, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Manuel Mamba a key Aquino ally meets with local politicians in a region that brought huge losses to the Liberal Party in the 2010 and 2013 elections

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the inaugural drive-through at the completed Lullutan Bridge during the inauguration ceremony in Barangay Lullutan, City of Ilagan, Isabela on Tuesday (April 07, 2015). The 500.6 lineal meter Lullutan Bridge is considered one of the longest bridges that crosses Cagayan River connecting Barangay Camalagui 1 and Barangay Lullutan in the Cagayan Valley Region. Costing P772.924 million, the bridge with a loading capacity of 20 tons is made of 14 – span structural steel girders with reinforced concrete slab supported by 13 piers with 2 concrete column pedestals resting on group bored pile foundation. Also in photo are Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson; Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III; Isabela 1st District Representative Rodolfo Albano III; City of Ilagan, Isabela Mayor Jose Marie Diaz; Isabela Vice Governor Antonio Albano; and Presidential Legislative Liaison Office Head Manuel Mamba. Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO

400,000 voters have no biometrics yet in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley

Jul 24, 2015 - 9:08 PM

We are worried because their names will really be deleted if they do not step up now a local Comelec official says of voters in 9 provinces

Isabela town in state of calamity due to dengue

Jun 30, 2015 - 1:54 PM

The town of Luna in Isabela province in the northern Philippines has recorded 54 cases of dengue in June the start of the rainy season

FAST FACTS: Heat stroke

May 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Here are signs of heat stroke you need to watch out for and things you should do to keep safe