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Apr 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

DENR to suspend 2 mining companies in Eastern Samar

Aug 11, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says even with the ongoing audit she has not yet seen a model of responsible mining

NDRRMC to LGUs: Don't take low pressure area lightly

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

A low pressure area LPA east of Surigao City might bring floods and landslides to parts of the country

Eastern Samar all set for May 9 - provincial Comelec

May 07, 2016 - 11:46 AM

But 7 towns are under the Comelec s watch list due to past incidents of election related violence

VLOG: Rivals turn allies in Eastern Samar

May 07, 2016 - 6:00 AM

This is the very first time that a sitting governor and an incumbent congressman are running together in the same party

Borongan City mayor: 'We are not traitors'

May 06, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Mayor Maria Fe Abunda denies endorsing Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos adding the city is solid in its support for the Liberal Party bets

Eastern Visayas officials penalized for fake receipts, bid documents

Feb 15, 2016 - 3:38 PM

One is found selling fake attendance certificates at the Philippine Councilors League meeting 6 have authorized the purchase of a truck without bidding

Ex-Eastern Samar lawmaker faces criminal charges over PDAF scam

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Others included in the charge sheet are 4 Nabcor officials and 2 GabayMasa officials

Who is running in Eastern Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Eastern Visayas

The women weavers of Basey

Aug 25, 2015 - 5:11 PM

If women weavers are empowered to negotiate and market they will be able to get more income

COA questions Guiuan's P1.148 M disaster fund expenses

Jun 21, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Municipal officials in the town badly hit by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 may face sanctions for failing to submit documents explaining how the local disaster fund was used

WHERE DID IT GO? The Commission on Audit wants Guiuan officials to expenses from the local disaster fund that are unaccounted for. EPA file photo

IN PHOTOS: The life of White Russian refugees in PH

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Rappler posts never before seen photos of the anti communist so called White Russian refugees the Philippines welcomed into Guiuan Eastern Samar in the 1950s

TEMPORARY HOME. The so-called White Russian refugees made Guiuan, Eastern Samar their home for two to 3 years. Photo by the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, USA

PH a 'paradise' for grateful White Russian refugees

Jun 20, 2015 - 8:36 AM

On World Refugee Day the UN refugee agency and the Quirino Foundation recall the Philippines proud history as a refugee haven

'A BREATHER.' Anti-communist White Russian refugees stayed in Guiuan, Eastern Samar in the 1950s where they found 'a paradise, a beach and hope.' Photo by Sushkoff, courtesy of the Quirino Foundation

Monolithic domes stand as evacuation centers in E. Samar

Jun 09, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Eight domes in Barangay Busay in Mercedes are ready for use in times of disaster

Cash for work: Creating new opportunities after disasters

Mar 03, 2015 - 12:33 PM

World Vision partners with 16 villages for the implementation of 52 cash for work projects that include creek clearing and de clogging communal vegetable gardening school reconstruction and drainage excavation

France's Hollande visits typhoon-devastated Guiuan

Feb 27, 2015 - 11:17 PM

Hollywood stars Marion Cotillard and Melanie Laurent as well as Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I traveled with him to Guiuan

A community learns of love from disabled 'Jimboy'

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Barely able to walk straight or speak Jimboy s life has been difficult but it has been filled with love and redemption

FAMILY. Flora worries for her grandson. At 70, she fears that death might come any time soon and Jimboy will be left behind. Photo by Cristie Macabe/ World Vision Cristie Macabe/ World Vision

#AmangPH: Heavy rains in E. Samar, just after Yolanda, Ruby

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Heavy wind and rain force residents of Basey Eastern Samar to evacuate or take shelter as Tropical Storm Amang makes landfall

Amang hits Samar; Metro Manila now under storm signal

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:46 PM

Large areas of Luzon and Visayas now under storm signals; PAGASA forecasts storm to move just east of Luzon

PAGASA Amang

Aquino launches post-Ruby Early Recovery Program in Borongan

Dec 22, 2014 - 8:36 PM

This includes a Cash for Work program and housing assistance

Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes Eastern Samar

Dec 21, 2014 - 10:03 AM

The quake which struck the area at 8:25 am was centered 79 km northeast of Hernani Eastern Samar

The PAGASA storm chasers

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Meet the PAGASA storm chasers

18 dead due to Ruby – NDRRMC

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:12 AM

UPDATED Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II reports that the situation in worst hit Eastern Samar has already stabilized

FLATTENED HOUSE. Typhoon victims Eloisa Roncales and husband, Renato, collect belongings inside of what used to be their home in the typhoon hit town of Dolores, Samar on December 8, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Greenpeace visits Ground Zero

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Greenpeace makes a solidarity visit to Dolores town in Eastern Samar where Typhoon Ruby first made landfall in the Philippines

GROND ZERO. Eight percent of the more than 800 homes were destroyed. In Eastern Samar, at least 13,000 houses were destroyed and more than 22,300 others were partially damaged. Photo by Jimmy Domingo/Greenpeace

Roxas on viral motorcycle-riding photo: 'I did my job'

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:03 AM

‘These comments reflect more on the people making the comments and reflect more on the people propagating the comments than it does me ’ says the DILG chief

‘I DID MY JOB.’ Interior Secretary Mar Roxas rides a motorcycle during an inspection of the damages in Eastern Samar on December 7, 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

12 dead in Eastern Samar due to Ruby – Roxas

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:26 PM

The DILG chief who flew to Borongan ahead of Ruby’s landfall confirms the death toll in the hardest hit province of Eastern Samar

POST-RUBY. Residents evacuate to safer grounds in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 7, 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Roxas: Ruby-hit towns, cities will get relief goods

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Impassable roads hamper the delivery of relief goods in Eastern Visayas but government s the National Frontline Team says the area is past the emergency phase

'EMERGENCY OVER.' Residents walk through heavy mud in a village in Taft, Samar on December 9, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Why there's #ZeroCasualty in some areas hit by Ruby

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Preemptive and forced evacuations done by a number of local governments lead to zero casualty a far cry from the numbers when Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the same corridor in 2013

#RubyResponse: 2 C130 cargo planes bring relief to Samar

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Borongan airport is now open

MILITARY PLANES: File photo of a C130 aircraft in Villamor Airbase

Flooded streets, fallen trees, failing calls

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:33 AM

In the aftermath of Typhoon Ruby international name: Hagupit Samar bears the brunt of its first salvo – with flooded streets fallen trees and failing calls

Ruby's 3rd landfall over Mindoro Monday evening

Dec 08, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Twelve areas in Southern Luzon are under Signal Number 3 while Metro Manila now under Signal No 2 will feel the effects of the typhoon starting Monday December 8

Image courtesy of PAGASA

#RubyPH: At least 3 dead, a million affected

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED NDRRMC chief Alexander Pama says they re still waiting for more reports from the field

TYPHOON RUBY. A man steps out of a house damaged by Typhoon Ruby in Borongan, Eastern Samar, on December 7, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

In Ruby-hit areas, caves turn into evacuation centers

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Millions of others seek shelter in churches schools and other makeshift evacuation centers as Ruby batters the Philippines

'EVACUATION CENTERS.' Residents affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) set up tents and temporary sleeping areas in the Sikob Cave in Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Photo by Ecleo Tan/Rappler

Doctor in Manila helps deliver baby ‘Ruby’ in E. Samar

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:49 AM

‘The hope in the middle of the storm’ is how the doctor in Manila calls the baby he helped deliver through a phone call to an evacuation center in Lawaan Eastern Samar

EXPRESS DELIVERY. Usec. Alexander Pama facilitated and extended assistance via phone to a young mother who is giving birth in Lawaan, Eastern Samar in the midst of Typhoon Ruby. Photo from PIA-NCR

Ruby heads toward Masbate; NCR under Signal No. 1

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:19 AM

State weather bureau PAGASA raises public storm warning signals over more areas: Signal No 3 in 11 areas; Signal No 2 in 12 areas; Signal No 1 in 18 areas including Metro Manila

Image courtesy of PAGASA

FAST FACTS: Dolores, Eastern Samar

Dec 06, 2014 - 10:45 PM

Get to know the town where Typhoon Ruby Hagupit made its first landfall

Typhoon Ruby hits Eastern Samar

Dec 06, 2014 - 8:34 PM

2nd UPDATE State weather bureau PAGASA says Typhoon Ruby international name: Hagupit hit land in Dolores Eastern Samar at 9:15 pm Saturday December 6

FIRST LANDFALL. Typhoon Ruby made its first landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar past 8 pm Saturday, December 6. Photo by Ken Lagarde/Rappler

VIDEO ESSAY: Borongan, Eastern Samar braces for Ruby

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:00 PM

See how residents of Borongan Eastern Samar prepare for Typhoon Ruby

IN PHOTOS: Dolores, Eastern Samar evacuates before Ruby landfall

Dec 06, 2014 - 6:22 PM

Typhoon Ruby Hagupit is expected to make its first landfall in Dolores Eastern Samar on Saturday night

Ruby evacuees put up tents along highway

Dec 06, 2014 - 8:14 AM

Residents of coastal villages turn the provincial highway in the Samar provinces into an evacuation area

Lily Valdenor, 37 takes refuge along a makeshift structure along the provincial hi-way of Brgy. Sto Nino said that she is traumatized from the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda last year. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Mar Roxas in Borongan for Typhoon Ruby preparations

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:56 PM

The DILG chief also the NDRRMC’s vice chairman for disaster preparedness goes to Borongan Eastern Samar where Typhoon Ruby is expected to make landfall

DISASTER READY? DILG Secretary Mar Roxas speaks to a Borongan resident the on December 5, 2014. Photo by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office

IN PHOTOS: Kids, kids, kids after Yolanda

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:34 PM

Nothing beats a child’s imagination not even a super typhoon like Yolanda

Aquino skips Tacloban on Yolanda anniversary

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:33 PM

President Benigno Aquino III chooses to instead visit Guiuan in Eastern Samar because he has limited time

When life depends on mangroves

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:19 PM

A year after Typhoon Yolanda the people of a coastal community in Eastern Samar are trying their best for mangroves which saved their lives to recover

Yolanda survivors: From coconut farmers to carpenters

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:30 PM

How can affected coconut farmers regain their livelihood after Typhoon Yolanda?

7 ships still stranded in Yolanda areas a year later

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Families in Tacloban City and Guiuan town have built shanties around the commercial vessels demanding compensation from companies that need to remove their ships

REMEMBERING THE DEAD. Catholic priests hold Mass for those who died during the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City’s Anibong district. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Yolanda a year after: Few LGUs asking for multi-hazard maps

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Few local government units taking advantage of scientific data on disaster preparedness could undermine the government s goal of building back better after Yolanda

Crowdfunding helps Yolanda-hit Banago weavers

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:41 PM

A Kickstarter campaign is helping a community of artisan weavers in Guiuan and Eastern Samar rebuild their dreams after Typhoon Yolanda

Metrobank Group, Plan to build health facilities in Yolanda-affected areas

Aug 14, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Each health station will be fully equipped to meet the basic health needs of up to 900 families

Guiuan students optimistic despite intense challenges

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:00 AM

Life goes on for the students in Guiuan who are struggling to continue their studies despite limited facilities and resources