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Amid flood control controversy, Casiguran mayor distances self from Diokno

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Mayor Edwin Hamor refuses to respond to the latest allegation that Aremar Construction, which he founded, earned P81 million from dummies

NOT CLOSE TO DIOKNO? Casiguran, Sorsogon Mayor Edwin Hamor attends the House investigation on the alleged budget anomalies on January 15, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Andaya hits P325-M flood control projects in Casiguran, Sorsogon

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:40 PM

'So ano ba talaga 'yong basehan ng pagbigay ho natin ng pondo para sa flood control? May master plan tayo? Kamag-anak ba?' asks House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr in relation to the proposed projects for 2019

ATTACK VS DIOKNO. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr holds a press conference on December 19, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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May 16, 2018 - 12:59 PM

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Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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At Balikatan, Fil-Am Navy man fills communication gap

May 16, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Balikatan 2017 is also Hospital Corpsman Patrick Intal s first homecoming

TEACHER. HM3 Patrick Intal shows Casiguran children how to use a stethoscope. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: How PH, U.S. troops will respond to next big disaster

May 16, 2017 - 9:21 AM

In disaster prone Casiguran Filipino and American troops show how they ll work together to respond to the next big storm

DISASTER DRILLS. US troops arrive in Casiguran during a disaster response exercise in the disaster-prone town. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

May 15, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Balikatan 2017 simulates how the Philippine and US militaries will jointly respond to the aftermath of a super typhoon in the Philippines

US OSPREY. Philippine and US troops are simulating how they will respond will a supertyphoon hits the Philippines. All photos by Bea Cupin/Rappler

PNP generals, Duterte & Robredo, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:47 PM

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3 years after 352-km march, Casiguran farmers still fighting APECO

Dec 17, 2015 - 5:13 PM

People affected by APECO troops to the Ateneo de Manila University to commemorate the third anniversary of the march and to continue their protest

FIGHT CONTINUES. Locals from Casiguran gather at the Ateneo de Manila University to remember their march three years ago and to demand an end to APECO. Photo by Amyl de Gala

APECO housing project declared illegal by gov't

Nov 03, 2015 - 9:49 AM

The Department of Agrarian Reform issues a cease and desist order preventing APECO management from continuing its housing project in Casiguran Aurora

HOUSING PROJECT. An APECO housing project stands on land that was once rice fields tilled by Casiguran farmers. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

After Lando: A call for help for the children of Casiguran

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:14 PM

These children need immediate assistance to help them recover from this calamity They need temporary learning spaces and basic school materials so that their classes could resume at the soonest possible time

Save the Children distributes lifesaving relief supplies in Casiguran Aurora and aims to reach 8000 families in its emergency response

Typhoon Lando: Damaged structures prove APECO 'a waste of money'

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Residents and an advocacy group question the wisdom of funding a controversial economic zone in an area frequently besieged by storms

DAMAGED. All that remains of the APECO administration building after Typhoon Lando hit Casiguran, Aurora. Photo courtesy of Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan

Albay sends aid mission to Lando-hit areas

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:48 AM

This is the 14th humanitarian team sent off by the province since 2008 its way of reciprocating the assistance it received during Typhoon Reming 8 years ago

Photo from Gov. Joey Salceda's Facebook.

Aquino in Casiguran: Time to consider relocation

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:55 PM

The President inspects one of the towns worst hit by Typhoon Lando while Malacañang assures the public there are sufficient calamity funds

INSPECTION. President Benigno Aquino III visits the town of Casiguran in typhoon-hit Aurora province. Photo from Sen. Sonny Angara's Twitter account

Behind the scenes: Task Force Ground Zero formed in Casiguran

Oct 22, 2015 - 2:17 PM

The task force will augment local recovery efforts in Aurora where 16 000 families are affected by Typhoon Lando

VLOG: Lando-hit Aurora receives relief goods

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Some of the goods are bound for Casiguran the town where Lando first hit land Sunday morning

Gov't planes bring relief goods to isolated Aurora towns

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED It is the first time government relief goods are flown to Aurora where some towns have been destroyed and isolated since Typhoon Lando Koppu made landfall Sunday morning

FOOD PACKS. Relief goods are unloaded from a C-130 plane in Baler, Aurora. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Aurora: Lando knocks down towns still recovering from 2013 typhoon

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the towns battered by Typhoon are those still recovering from Typhoon Labuyo in 2013

Typhoon Lando: 'Nearly 100%' infra damage in Casiguran

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:45 PM

At least two people are reported killed and 20 others injured in the town where Typhoon Lando made landfall the number could rise as new information has yet to come in from two other nearby towns: Dinalungan and Dilasag

DAMAGE. Typhoon Lando left a trail of devastation across northern and central Luzon. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Typhoon Lando hits land in Casiguran, Aurora

Oct 18, 2015 - 1:49 AM

As it hits land it continues to pack maximum sustained winds of 185 km h near the center and gustiness of up to 220 km h

Aurora group demands audit, zero budget for APECO

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:23 PM

The economic zone in Casiguran Aurora sits on indigenous people s ancestral land and has yet to benefit the community 7 years after it was created by law residents say

'WAG PONDOHAN. Members of Task Force Anti-APECO gathered outside the senate to demand the budget of APECO be totally cut. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Here's a compilation of all earthquake-related stories on Project Agos ranging from basic information on the hazard to tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake

#OplanPagyanig: National Earthquake Drill

Mar 27, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Duck cover and hold Join the National Earthquake Drill on Friday March 27

#OplanPagyanig: Join the nationwide earthquake drill

Mar 20, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Duck cover and hold Prepare for OplanPagyanig a nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on March 27

How vulnerable is Manila to earthquakes?

Nov 30, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Home to around 1 6 million people the Malacañang Palace the Port of Manila and various historical sites it is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and other hazards

Senate recommends 'caretaker' budget for APECO, again

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:44 PM

For another year APECO will have to make do with a budget only enough for maintenance

P251-M budget for APECO? 'Waste of money' – Osmeña

Oct 21, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Senator Sergio Osmeña III says the economic zone in Aurora province should only get caretaker fund of P48 5M for its failure to bring its promised economic growth

Looking back: The 1968 Casiguran earthquake

Aug 02, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Forty eight years ago today a 7 3 magnitude earthquake occured in Casiguran Aurora with the city of Manila bearing the brunt of the tremor

When an earthquake hits Metro Manila

Jul 02, 2014 - 10:07 AM

A 7 2 magnitude quake with an epicenter in Metro Manila may cause 34 000 deaths 114 000 injuries and an additional 18 000 fatalities from simultaneous fires in 98 000 buildings throughout the metropolis

A 'small-time' Angara faces the skeletons of APECO

Apr 11, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Farmers have been displaced to accommodate the bigger promises of progress of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone APECO None has been realized so far

GATEWAY. The entrance to the Aurora Pacific Economic and Freeport Zone is monitored by security guards. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Group files new SC petition vs Aurora ecozone

Aug 12, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Casiguran locals ask the High Court to revoke the Angara sponsored law that created the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone or APECO

TOO MUCH. Petitioners say the law that created APECO is 'greater than the 1987 Constitution,' at least in Aurora. Photo courtesy of CBCP-NASSA/Linda Noche

APECO issue divides Dumagats

Apr 27, 2013 - 7:45 AM

The APECO issue is causing division among the tribes of the Dumagats

UNA, Palace trade barbs over APECO

Apr 23, 2013 - 7:26 PM

UNA urges SC to act on anti APECO petitions; Palace questions about face of UNA bets

BROKEN PROMISES? Anti-APECO marchers stage a protest outside the Department of Agrarian Reform in Quezon City. They are back in Manila to follow-up on promises the president made 4 months ago. Photo by Rappler/Bea Cupin

APECO in Aurora: Chaos and paradise

Mar 23, 2013 - 1:47 PM

Calm and peaceful as Casiguran may be the municipality is caught in the middle of a hot issue: APECO

ROUGH ROAD. Want to go around Casiguran? A motorcycle or tricycle is your best bet. Photo by Tata Yap

Aquino meets with Casiguran marchers; orders APECO review

Dec 12, 2012 - 4:24 PM

120 marchers from Casiguran Aurora are granted a dialogue with President Aquino

DIALOGUE. President Aquino speaks to the Casiguran Marchers. Photo by Jay Morales of the Malacañang Photo Bureau

Tears after meeting with Aquino

Dec 12, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Residents of Casiguran cried after a dialogue with President Aquino saying they

FRUSTRATION, TEARS. Marchers from Casiguran listen to President Aquino's message on Tuesday, December 11. Photo courtesy of Anthony Coloma SJ

Aquino to meet with Casiguran residents, says priest

Dec 10, 2012 - 10:08 PM

President Aquino and 10 Cabinet members will meet protesting locals from Casiguran according to a priest

SOLIDARITY. Supporters of the Casiguran marchers congregate outside the Ateneo Loyola Heights campus for a candle-lighting ceremony. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel

Cabinet tackles Casiguran-APECO issue

Dec 10, 2012 - 5:23 PM

No conclusive actions have been decided on but the President and his Cabinet have taken up the issues raised by the marchers from Casiguran

Casiguran locals continue march against APECO

Dec 05, 2012 - 10:29 PM

Locals go through the 350 kilometer march hoping the government hears their plea

Image from a video by Charles Salazar

Casiguran locals march for their land

Nov 29, 2012 - 11:48 PM

120 residents from Casiguran are marching to Manila to persuade government to stop the Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority They allege landgrabbing and human rights violations

MARCH FOR CASIGURAN. More than a hundred farmers are marching from Aurora to Manila in hopes that government will hear their plea. Photo by Veejay Villafranca for Oxfam