Dapitan City - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Dapitan City


Fr. Mario Patangan, the flying priest: 'I’m taking evangelization to another dimension'

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:20 AM

'Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zones to broaden and deepen our world view, our understanding of life,' Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan says of his parachuting ways

THE FLYING PRIEST. Fr. Mario Beltran Patangan, the flying priest. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Fire hits Dapitan City theme park

May 17, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In a statement, Gloria's Fantasyland says that operations will continue as usual in other parts of the theme park

Photo from Gloria's Fantasyland Facebook page

Tension builds as vote counting drags on in Dapitan City

May 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

No winners have been proclaimed so far. Protesters have gathered at the Dapitan Government Center where the canvassing is held.

DELAYS. Army soldiers take a nap while other teams secure the Dapitan City Government Center where the counting and canvassing of votes are held. Contributed photo

[OPINION] An open letter to Erwin Tulfo from a Dapitanon

May 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'I find your comments about Dapitan and its people unlikely to come from a sensible journalist, outrageously unfair and full of mistakes, which are indicative of incomplete and inaccurate background information'

Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte officials clash over quarry operations

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The Provincial Engineering Office has been extracting sand and gravel at a stream in Dapitan’s remote Barangay Aseniero without a permit

CONTESTED OPERATIONS. The issue stems from the extraction conducted by the Provincial Engineering Office at a stream in Dapitan’s remote Barangay Aseniero since July 2014. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Dapitan City racing against time to save heritage structures

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Historic Dapitan City where Dr Jose Rizal spent his final years needs help from the national government and the private sector to help preserve its Heritage Zone

CASA REAL. Jose Rizal lived here from 1892 to 1893.

'Longest painting' by 6,000 artists finds home in Dapitan

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:11 PM

7 344 meters long Fishes of the Ocean could have held the world record as the longest continuous painting on canvas but it did not receive help from government

LONGEST PAINTING. 77 rolls of canvas bear  'Fishes of the Ocean,' which has been transferred from Quezon City to Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Residents flee island after false text on 'terrorists'

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The village chief of Aliguay Island was recently beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Fleeing from Aliguay. Photo by Gualberto Laput/ Rappler

Facebook video: Hostages are our men, says Coast Guard

Jun 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The video which has gone viral shows the two members of PCG and a barangay captain kneeling on the ground half naked and surrounded by masked gunmen in camouflage

Armed men kidnap coast guard personnel off Dapitan

May 04, 2015 - 5:40 PM

The suspect also kidnap a barangay chairman after they fail to kidnap Chinese businessmen in Dipolog and foreign tourists in Dapitan

TOURIST ATTRACTION. Kidnappers target two coast guard members and the village chief of Aliguay Island in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, when they don't find tourists to abduct on May 4, 2015. Photo by Gualberto Laput, Rappler

Rape cases involving minors rise in Dapitan

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:51 PM

As of January 9 cases of rape involving minors have already been reported to the police – almost equal to the annual average in the last 3 years

Exchange students in Dapitan unswayed by travel warnings

Jul 24, 2013 - 8:56 AM

The cultural exchange students from Belgium France Germany and Indonesia arrived despite warnings issued early this month by several countries

WELCOME TO DAPITAN. Foreign cultural exchange students welcomed by government officials and students in a meeting in Dapitan City. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Makati RTC judge convicted of graft, malversation

May 22, 2013 - 11:12 PM

A Makati regional trial court judge was convicted for a crime he committed 12 years ago when he was mayor of Dapitan City

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

Can’t ‘rewind’ succession, Dapitan has 2 mayors

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:35 PM

The sitting Mayor Patri Chan says she just wants a written order from the DILG reinstating her as elected vice mayor and she will give way to newly installed Mayor Agapito Cardino

Photos by Gualberto Laput

Dapitan mayor replaced by Comelec, holds out

Jan 25, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Tension grips Dapitan City due to a political standoff

Mayor Patri Chan and supporters. Photo by Gualberto Laput