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Catanduanes cop recants claim of PNP-sponsored killings

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:30 PM

But opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says PO1 Vincent Tacorda might have been pressured to withdraw his affidavit

Screenshot from Trillanes' video

Politicians, NBI chief charged in Catanduanes shabu drug trade

Jul 07, 2017 - 11:01 PM

Thirteen people are charged in the operations of a shabu laboratory and in the drug trade while at least 8 others are charged as accessories to the crime

SHABU LAB. An aerial photo taken from Philippine Air Force chopper of the shabu laboratory in the middle of the coconut farm at Barangay Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes at the property of Angelica Balmadrid, common law wife of NBI director Atty. Eric Isidoro. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

The tangled web in publisher Larry Que's slay case

May 04, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Catanduanes cop charged with murder in the Larry Que case is the same policeman who is now accusing his superiors of giving kill orders against drug suspects

Travel guide: 6 must-see beaches and tourist spots in Catanduanes

Apr 09, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Check out these beautiful secluded beaches waterfalls and viewing points in Catanduanes

Robredo: Palace 'overreacted' to 'slow relief' remark

Jan 05, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo clarifies that she was not referring to the whole Bicol region but only some localities in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina Nock ten

AFTERMATH. Camarines Sur after Typhoon Nina roared through the province during the holidays. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:41 AM

The Humanitarian Response Consortium HRC installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon hit community to improve water safety in typhoon hit communities

Briones inspects schools devastated by Typhoon Nina

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:16 PM

At least 118 schools in Bicol Mimaropa and Calabarzon regions are being used as evacuation centers for about 4 050 families affected by Typhoon Nina

AERIAL INSPECTION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday, December 27, joins an aerial inspection of the areas affected by Typhoon Nina. Photo courtesy of DepEd

Duterte, SWS survey, Zika virus | Evening wRap

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:13 PM

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Typhoon Nina affects over 100,000 in PH

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Thousands remain in evacuation centers as Typhoon Nina continues to move away from the Philippines

DEVASTATED. Residential areas in Naga City were shattered by Typhoon Nina. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja/Rappler

Typhoon Nina leaves at least 6 dead, 19 missing

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED The typhoon also leaves dozens wounded

CAREFUL DRIVING. Motorists drive past downed electric posts on the national road after typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall in Nabua, Camarines Sur on December 26, 2016. Charism Sayat/AFP

#NinaPH: Catanduanes now under state of calamity

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Governor Joseph Cua says the province badly needs funds to help them recover from Typhoon Nina Nock ten

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

Catanduanes heavily damaged, in need of relief goods

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED After Typhoon Nina Nock ten first hits land in Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua says the province badly needs relief goods to sustain the needs of affected families

FALLEN POSTS. Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua said 50 to 70% of power are down in the province, leaving major roads impassable in the area. Photos from Governor Joseph Cua

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 26, 2016

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:33 AM

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No power in Catanduanes after Typhoon Nina's landfall – governor

Dec 25, 2016 - 10:10 PM

More than one million Bicolanos are spending Christmas in evacuation centers due to the typhoon

TYPHOON NINA. Senior Inspector Randy Bachiller, chief of police in Malilipot, Albay, checks out the residents in the remote village of Calbayog, a mud- and lahar- prone area in the province. All photos from Malilipot municipal police station.

Catanduanes publisher Larry Que slain – colleagues

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Larry Que publisher of the local paper Catanduanes News Now is the first journalist to be killed since Duterte s inauguration on June 30

PNP on lookout for more shabu labs in Bicol

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Chief Superintendent Melvin Buenafe says they do not discount the possibility of other existing shabu laboratories in other provinces of Bicol

SHABU-MAKING MATERIALS. Forensic official Josephine Clemen of PNP Crime Lab shows off several drums of ephedrine hydrochloride used for shabu manufacturing discovered anew during the investigation. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Bicol protesters: Hold Duterte accountable for Marcos burial

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Marches and rallies denouncing President Duterte s decision to allow a hero s burial for Marcos are held in Legazpi Daet Naga Sorsogon and Virac in the Bicol region

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bicolano fishermen rescued off Eastern Samar coast after 2 weeks

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:17 PM

Rene Del Valle Zaldy de Jesus and Luis Tupig drift out to sea during Typhoon Karen

SURVIVORS. Catanduanes fishermen Rene Del Valle, Zaldy de Jesus, and Luis Tupig survived their 14-day ordeal in the middle of sea. Photo by Cora Basada

450 passengers stranded in Bicol ports due to Lawin

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:26 PM

At least 24 rolling cargoes and 7 other sea vessels were grounded in ports in Catanduanes and Albay according to the Office of Civil Defense Bicol

Image from PAGASA

Over 1,000 passengers stranded in Bicol seaports

Oct 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara has enforced the no sailing policy on all fishermen while coastal villages in the eastern seaboard of the province have been alerted to avoid possible storm surges due to Tropical Storm Karen

Image courtesy of PAGASA

'Escudero supporters switched to Robredo to prevent a Marcos win'

May 11, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Political analyst Richard Heydarian says Leni Robredo became the rallying point for the reformist vote that wants to stop the return of Marcos to office

2016 elections: Which senators are winning in Bicol provinces?

May 10, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Reelectionist Franklin Drilon is the leading senatorial candidate in 3 of 6 Bicol provinces

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

BICOLANDIA. Five out of the 6 incumbent governors in the Bicol region have expressed support for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Climate change: It's personal

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I do not want future generations to suffer the wrath of Mother Nature especially since we can actually do something about it

Who is running in Bicol | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Bicol

13 saved from human trafficking in Catanduanes

Jun 07, 2015 - 12:57 AM

The victims were lured with promises of jobs as cooks waitresses and house helpers with a P5 000 110 salary but were instead forced to work as prostitutes and GROs in a bar authorities say

13 provinces under storm signals as Chedeng weakens

Apr 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Catanduanes is under storm signal number 2 while 12 other provinces in Luzon are under signal number 1 as Chedeng approaches land

Image courtesy of PAGASA

Catanduanes, CamSur 'ready and on high alert' for Chedeng

Apr 03, 2015 - 3:17 PM

The two provinces currently under Storm Signal No 1 are not letting their guards down as Typhoon Chedeng weakens

6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Catanduanes

Feb 03, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Phivolcs expects damages and aftershocks

NDRRMC issues flood advisory for 14 provinces

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM

The NDRRMC s December 27 flood advisory covers 3 regions and 14 provinces

Catanduanes declares state of calamity over Ruby

Dec 07, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Catanduanes declares a state of calamity as Typhoon Ruby Hagupit hits the Bicol Region

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826 5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo

HIGHLIGHTS: #GlendaPH

Jul 15, 2014 - 8:18 AM

UPDATED Here s a running live blog for the latest updates on GlendaPH Rammasun

Signal no 1 in Catanduanes as Glenda nears PH

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:21 AM

Catanduanes may experience winds of 30 to 60 kilometers per hour in the next 36 hours as a new tropical storm nears the country

TROPICAL STORM. This satellite image from PAGASA shows Tropical Storm Glenda's location at 11 pm on July 13, 2014. Image from PAGASA

Rediscovering, revisiting Palumbanes Island

Jul 06, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Seeing the stars come out watching children at play beach hopping giving back These are just some of the writer s favorite things to do in this small beautiful island

Santi intensifies; 6 provinces signal no. 1

Oct 10, 2013 - 11:18 AM

State weather bureau PAGASA said storm signals are now hoisted over 6 provinces

Tropical Storm Santi: Catanduanes signal no. 1

Oct 10, 2013 - 6:44 AM

Catanduanes should expect rains with gusty winds and moderate to rough seas within the next 36 hours the bureau said

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 5:32 a.m., 10 October 2013

Get stoked: 7 lesser-known PH surf spots

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM

‘Tis the season of rains typhoons and surfing

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SURFING. Surfers are in for a treat with the typhoon-brought waves this rainy season. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

22 fishermen missing in Catanduanes

Aug 11, 2013 - 5:43 PM

Initial reports showed 33 fishermen were missing but at least 10 fishermen have been rescued

Typhoon Labuyo: 6 areas under signal #3

Aug 11, 2013 - 11:27 AM

PAGASA forecasts Labuyo to go towards Aurora and is forecast to make landfall in the northern part of the province early Monday

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:32 a.m., 11 August 2013. Image courtesy PAGASA

Labuyo strengthens further; Catanduanes signal #3

Aug 11, 2013 - 7:20 AM

The typhoon could still intensify and is still on track to make landfall over Aurora by Monday morning August 12

Labuyo intensifies; threatens north, central Luzon

Aug 10, 2013 - 5:46 PM

UPDATED Storm signal number 1 is raised over 10 provinces

Tropical storm Jolina out soon; LPA off Bicol

Jul 31, 2013 - 11:13 AM

Jolina has intensified into a tropical storm Wednesday morning July 31 as a new low pressure area lurks east of Bicol

PAGASA station struggles despite upgrades

Jun 20, 2013 - 4:29 PM

The Philippines’ weather bureau is modernizing its ability to accurately predict the weather but upgrades aren t enough

The PAGASA Weather Radar Station in Bato, Catanduanes, under the jurisdiction of the PAGASA Virac Station. Photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

Catanduanes mayor survives ambush

May 06, 2013 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED The town of Viga is locked in a 4 way fight among local candidates running under 4 major parties

The Supreme Court and last-minute mayors

Apr 16, 2013 - 1:03 PM

The high court goes double time resolving election cases from 2010 a few months before another round of local elections

Alert back on for South Korea rocket launch

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Parts of the country s Pacific seaboard are back on alert as South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

Tropical storm 'Lawin' gaining strength

Sep 21, 2012 - 6:52 AM

Tropical depression Lawin has been upgraded into a tropical storm as it gains strength and continues to move West toward southern Luzon

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5.32 am September 21. Image courtesy of PAGASA

'Lawin' accelerates toward Catanduanes

Sep 20, 2012 - 11:36 PM

Tropical depression Lawin has gained speed and continues to move West towards southern Luzon

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 10.32 pm September 20. Image courtesy of PAGASA