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IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Tisoy causes floods, damage in parts of Samar Island

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Netizens share photos of the aftermath of #TisoyPH in Samar and Northern Samar provinces

LOOK: Brgy Cagogobngan in Catubig, Northern Samar is experiencing severe flooding due to Typhoon Tisoy on Tuesday, December 3. #TisoyPH Photo by Jerry James D. Acdang

LOOK: 49 people rescued from sunken boat in Samar

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says the motor boat was on its way to Tagapul-an town in Samar when it was battered by strong winds and big waves, causing it to capsize

RESCUE OPERATION. The Philippine Coast Guard, CDRRMC, PNP Maritime Group, and Lite Ferries Crews rescue passengers of a sunken motor boat. Photo from Philippine Coast Guard

Calbayog mayor's supporters ambushed ahead of May 13 polls

May 12, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Reelectionist Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino condemns the attacks against his political leaders and supporters

AMBUSH. Members of the Police Scene of the Crime Operatives inspect the vehicle of Manuel Sahul and Joseph Ortega, who were ambushed on May 11, 2019. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Dead candidate wins as barangay chief in Samar

May 21, 2018 - 10:36 PM

After he was ambushed by alleged private armed groups on April 26, Christopher Branzuela's name was still listed as a candidate in Barangay Catabunan in Calbayog City

WHAT TO DO? The Comelec office in Calbayog City says it is awaiting a resolution from the central office in Manila on what to do with Barangay Catabunan, where the dead candidate won as barangay chairperson during the May 14 elections. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Candidates sign covenant for peaceful May 14 polls in Samar hotspot

May 05, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Candidates and local authorities hope the peace covenant would help change the reputation of Calbayog City as a hotbed of election-related violence

PEACEFUL ELECTIONS. Candidates sign the covenant for peaceful and orderly May 14 elections  in Calbayog City, Samar on May 4, 2018. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Candidate for barangay chairman, father shot dead in Samar

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Christopher Branzuela, who is vying for village chairman in Barangay Catabunan, and his father were ambushed in the Oquendo district in Calbayog City, police records show

Calbayog barangay chiefs mull resignation amid threats of killings

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

‘We want to go back to our peaceful and happy life. We are appealing to our authorities to do something to stop these killings.’

Samar officials express concern over killings of barangay execs

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:19 PM

We are very much concerned about these killings and they seem to be increasing again as the barangay election approaches says Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino

FACT CHECK: One judge in Duterte list already dead for 8 years

Aug 07, 2016 - 5:31 PM

UPDATED Rappler is crowdsourcing information on the 158 government officials listed as allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade How accurate is this list?

Policemen injured in Calbayog encounter

Jun 19, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Two police officers are injured in an encounter with a private armed group in a remote and mountainous area of Calbayog City

Samar lawmaker, 5 others accused of 2011 slay of Calbayog mayor

May 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The eldest daughter of slain Calbayog City Mayor Reynaldo Uy has filed a complaint before the justice department

'Mourning for peace' in Samar as election-related violence continues

Dec 31, 2015 - 8:49 AM

The latest incident happens just two days after the country s top cop ordered the Samar police to stamp out private armed groups maintained by local politicians

WOUNDED. Jojo Taduyo gets medical treatment after being shot by an unidentified gunman on December 30, 2015. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Rising violence, fear in Samar ahead of polls

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Violence rises in Samar as the 2016 elections draw near Suspects are identified to be members of private armed groups ran by influential local politicians

FEAR CLIMATE. The shooting of a husband and wife by unidentified gunmen riding in tandem in Calbayog City, Samar has shaken the city. Photo used with permission from Calbayog Journal

Hard choices for teachers after Yolanda

Nov 27, 2013 - 4:23 PM

Classes in Tacloban City will resume on Monday December 2 and teachers who just left the city will now have to go back again to teach

SEPARATE WAYS. Corazon will be heading back to Tacloban City on her own for the opening of classes on December 2. Her husband and daughter stays behind in Manila. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

Faulty CF cards cause delay in Calbayog City

May 16, 2013 - 9:29 AM

Faulty compact flash cards continue to cause delays in Calbayog City

Comelec cancels candidacy of 2 Tans in Samar

May 11, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Comelec denies due course to the candidacy of two Tans in Samar

Samar’s long wait for salvation

Apr 23, 2013 - 10:08 PM

There s been little progress in 15 years Residents accuse the ruling family of corruption; the Tans blame their constituents for being laidback

UNFINISHED ROAD. A lady tries to maintain her balance as she walks along an uneven road to a remote coastal barangay in Catbalogan, Samar. Photo by Judith Balea