Dipolog City - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Dipolog City


Zamboanga del Norte records 1st coronavirus case

May 05, 2020 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) The province's first COVID-19 case is a 63-year-old Norwegian who arrived in Dipolog City on March 2, says Zamboanga del Norte's Task Force COVID-19

A university in Zamboanga del Norte makes disinfection chamber from recycled materials

Apr 03, 2020 - 8:21 PM

The improvised disinfection chamber is already in use at the Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital

DISINFECTION CHAMBER. This chamber is made from re-purposed materials. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Zambo Norte placed under province-wide community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 2:55 PM

The public is prohibited from going to beaches, pools, and other recreational areas

TEMP CHECK. Personnel from Dapitan City Disaster Risk Reduction Office assisted by police establish checkpoints and take the temperatures of passengers. Photo by Bert Laput/Rappler

COVID-19 scare reaches Dipolog

Feb 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM

8 teachers, 1 supervisor, and 6 others are on self-quarantine after arriving from Seoul, South Korea

2 minors die in grenade explosion in Dipolog City

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:14 PM

A police official says the presence of a rifle grenade in the hands of civilians in the city is alarming

Dipolog City: Will Yebes dethrone the Uy clan?

May 12, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Dipolog City mayoral bet Rolando Yebes challenges his former rival's son, incumbent Mayor Darel Uy

NEXT MAYOR. (FROM THE LEFT) Mayoralty bet Rolando Yebes, under Nacionalista Party seeks to dethrone incumbent mayor Darel Uy of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in the upcoming local elections in Dipolog City. Photos are taken from the candidates' Facebook page.

Optical Media Board serves show cause order to Dipolog cable provider accused of illegally airing ‘Avengers: Endgame’

May 07, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Orient Cable in Dipolog allegedly aired the film one day after it premiered in local cinemas

AVENGERS ENDGAME. The final installment in  Marvel's 'Infinity Saga' premiered in local cinemas on April 24. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

[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'

Mother-daughter tandem depicts 'essence' of women in art exhibit

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Emma Bengua Prima and her daughter Lea Abigail Prima Sarita show the realities of womanhood through their artworks in 'Essence,' an exhibit in Dipolog City

MOSAIC. Emma Bengua-Prima's art shows a series of mother and child mosaics made of linoleum tiles featured in her Essence exhibit with her daughter Lea Prima Sarita at Casa Bernedo in Dipolog City. All photos by Maria Victoria Tenido Te/Rappler

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

'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

'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.'

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

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

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

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