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'Ninja cop' killed in Dipolog drug buy-bust

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:19 PM

Police Superintendent Santiago Ylanan Rapiz, assigned at the Logistics Branch of the Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office, is killed in an anti-drug operation

DEAD. Police Superintendent Santiago Ylanan Rapiz, assigned at the Logistics Branch of the Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office, is killed in a shootout with police on November 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of PRO-9

Dipolog Airport resumes operations after removal of Cebu Pacific plane

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:55 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu Pacific says its plane, which had encountered technical difficulties upon landing, has been removed from the runway

3 women rescued at Dipolog cybersex den

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:10 PM

NBI agents seize from the den a laptop and fake ID cards belonging to the operator who was not there at the time of the raid

RESCUED. Three women are rescued from a cybersex den in Dipolog City on April 28, 2017. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Cooking up strength for Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:07 PM

This is the story of the dedication behind each bite for the athletes of Region IX

SLICES OF ENERGY. Chunks of locally grown vegetables are tossed into a wok to make up a delicious, stir-fried dish suited for competing athletes.

'Totoy', the hitman: From 'kodaker' to killer

Feb 11, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Rolly Daligdig tells the House committee on dangerous drugs he shifted from being a photographer to being a hitman upon the prodding of a police officer

THE HITMAN. Rolly Daligdig narrates how he got involved in extrajudicial killings before a House panel on February 7, 2017. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Hitman tags cops, Uy family in Zamboanga del Norte drug trade, killings

Feb 10, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Rolly Daligdig claims to be a member of a syndicate tasked to kill its patrons political and drug trade rivals

JALOSJOS AND TEVES. Representative Seth Frederick Jalosjos (left) and Representative Arnulfo Teves Jr. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

'Drug-pushing' couple who vowed to ‘tell all’ shot dead in Dipolog City

Nov 22, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Crisanto Gulang and his live in partner Jeanette Acevedo both said to be Dipolog City employees are killed inside a police escorted PDEA vehicle transporting them to a crime laboratory

DEAD. Scene of Crime Operatives (SOCO) process the crime scene involving drug suspects killed inside a PDEA car that was supposed to bring them to a drug test in Dipolog City. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

'Gun-for-hire' employed by Dipolog City government nabbed

Nov 21, 2016 - 7:10 PM

The arrested suspects are Crisanto Gulang – alias Maral – who is described as a freelance gun for hire and drug pusher and Jeanette Acevedo – alias Jingjing – who is also reportedly into the illegal drug trade

CONFISCATED ITEMS. A local media practitioner, Zorayda Mustaril, signs the inventory of confiscated items while suspect Crisanto Gulang (seated) looks on. Beside Gulang is his live-in partner Jeanette Acevedo. Photo from PDEA-Zamboanga del Norte

Zamboanga del Norte gov: I’m a drugstore owner, not a drug lord

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Suspended Governor Roberto Uy challenges congressman Seth Jalosjos to a debate after the latter links him to drug trade inside Dipolog City jail

ROBERTO UY. Governor Roberto Y. Uy (center) answers questions from journalists while flanked by Provincial Spokesman Praxides Rubia and Dipolog City Councilor Cyril O. Ruiz. (Provincial Information Center)

Jalosjos links governor, policeman to Zamboanga del Norte drug trade

Sep 27, 2016 - 12:24 AM

Jalosjos says there are 4 known drug lords – one of them shot dead last August 19 – who have been safe inside the walls of Dipolog City Jail

SAME AS BILIBID. Zamboanga del Norte 1st District Representative Seth Frederick Jalosjos allege in a privilege speech on September 21, 2016, that the drug trade happening in the national penitentiary is also happening in Dipolog City Jail.

Binay: 'I will send Duterte to jail'

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Under his presidency Vice President Jejomar Binay says he will create an independent commission that will investigate his rival for the alleged summary executions and human rights violations of the Davao Death Squad

INDEPENDENT COMMISSION. Vice President Jejomar Binay says if he is elected president, he will jail 'child-killers' and 'killers of innocent   people.'

Freed Italian hostage leaves PH hospital

Apr 09, 2016 - 12:57 PM

The victim is emaciated He has lost a lot of weight compared to what we saw in his old pictures says regional military spokesman Major Filemon Tan

IN GOOD HEALTH. Officials say Rolando Del Torchio, who was held hostage for 6 months, is in good health. Photo sourced by Rappler

Ex-Italian missionary released in Sulu

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:19 PM

3rd UPDATE Suspected Abu Sayyaf members release a former missionary who runs a restaurant in Dipolog City

Dipolog bishop to cops, soldiers: Don't take sides in polls

Apr 04, 2016 - 12:32 AM

Bishop Severo Caermare also tells candidates to present concrete programs instead of tempting voters with money lies and pretensions

‘Heneral Luna’ in the time of climate change

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Our constant search for heroism should not dwell on individual exploits Our heroes teach us that the strength to change the world lies in the people working together

REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. BUKAL, together with the Archdiocesan Ministry for the Environment of Batangas and the people of Lobo, brought their protests before the central office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo from the Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan)

Dipolog journalists oppose news blackout on kidnapped Italian

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The family wants less media attention on the kidnapping and hopes that the issue will die down

Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Police identify kidnappers of Italian ex-priest

Oct 10, 2015 - 3:27 PM

The police identify a local criminal gang as behind the abduction of an Italian restaurant owner and retired priest in Dipolog City Zamboanga del Norte

TAKEN. Italian restaurateur Rolando del Torchio is kidnapped from his restaurant in Dipolog City. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Kidnappers take owner of Dipolog Italian restaurant

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Rolando del Torchio a former Italian missionary liked Dipolog so much he decided to stay here where he opened his own pizza house

DOH deworming: 1k students in Zambo hospitals

Jul 29, 2015 - 5:52 PM

2nd UPDATE Grade school students in the 3 provinces of Zamboanga Peninsula suffer from vomiting stomach ache and dizziness but Health Secretary Janette Garin denies the medicines administered to them were expired

EMERGENCY. A student falls ill after taking deworming medicine administered by the Department of Health in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte on July 29, 2015. Photo by Gualberto Laput / Rappler

Dipolog city gov't defies NCIP, demolishes Subanens' houses

Jul 13, 2015 - 7:13 PM

A building for the Department of Social Welfare and Development will be built in the area in Barangay Sta Isabel Dipolog City Zamboanga del Norte

DEMOLITION. City government workers in Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte, take down the shanty of 42-year-old Subanen Dioscora Rubia on July 13, 2015, defying orders from the indigenous peoples' agency. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Zambo Norte bishop: Peace? Solve killings first

Feb 04, 2015 - 12:48 PM

We cannot be at peace and remain indifferent with these occurrences of cases of killings says the Diocese of Dipolog amid cases of unsolved extra judicial killings in Zamboanga del Norte

END EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. Bishop Caermare celebrates mass in his diocese. Rappler file photo

Flights to Tagbilaran, 8 areas cancelled due to weather

Jan 11, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Local airlines cancel flights to 9 areas due to bad weather

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image taken at 5:32 am, January 11, 2014. Image from PAGASA

PNP: 53 cases of election violations in a day

May 14, 2013 - 8:10 AM

There are 53 cases of election violations from May 12 to May 13 2013 alone

4 incidents of vote buying in provinces

May 12, 2013 - 3:01 PM

Less than 48 hours before elections 4 vote buying incidents took place in Pagadian Cavite Cebu and Dipolog

‘It’s war’ down in Zamboanga Norte

Mar 31, 2013 - 5:01 PM

The rivalries – between two camps that consist of 5 political families – have been marred with unsolved killings strafings and arrests of media men

EARLY CAMPAIGNING. Liberal Party bets' tarpaulins at the old Dapitan City Hall on Good Friday. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Election peace pact just for show – Zamboanga bets

Mar 28, 2013 - 3:40 PM

More than half of candidates for provincial and congressional posts snub covenant signing for peaceful elections

THE ORGANIZERS: (From left) Police Supt Devin Ceriales, deputy provincial commander; Atty Tomas Valera, provincial election supervisor; and Maj Gen Ricardo Rainer Cruz III, commander of the Army's 1st Infantry Division. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Team Patay posters in Zamboanga del Norte soon?

Mar 14, 2013 - 4:52 AM

About 60 priests in the Diocese of Dipolog to decide on displaying tarpaulins vs anti RH senatorial bets

MEETING PLACE. Priests will decide at the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Dipolog whether to hang Team Patay/Buhay tarps across Zamboanga del Norte. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Dipolog ‘community meeting’ turns into LP rally

Feb 06, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Requests by non LP local officials to meet with the President were denied

Photos by Gualberto Laput

Aquino visits Zambo Norte amid tight races

Feb 05, 2013 - 7:16 AM

Zamboanga del Norte is home to tight one on one races for major posts between LP and other parties

SCREENSHOT of the Team PNoy commercial

DOTC to to spend P327-M for 7 provincial airports

Jun 15, 2012 - 12:26 AM

To support the rapid trade and tourism growth in 7 provinces the transportation department will commence the rehabilitation and expansion of airports in these areas

Buckle up for higher airfares (no thanks to soaring oil prices)

Mar 20, 2012 - 10:24 AM

As airlines petition to pass on higher fuel prices to passengers