Gigantes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Gigantes


#ShareIloilo: Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo's untouched gem

Jul 05, 2018 - 8:33 AM

On the northern coasts of Iloilo lies Islas de Gigantes, an untouched paradise

Half-day Gigantes Islands getaway

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Want to go to a beautiful beach but only have a short leave from work? There’s no problem with that – Gigantes Islands is a worthy weekend getaway

Gigantes, a call for small islands resiliency

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:15 AM

About 80 of Gigantes’ population of 13 114 live below the poverty line with 70 dependent on fishing as a source of livelihood

DESTROYED. One of the houses on the island left uninhabitable by Typhoon Yolanda.

Disney announces new 'Jack and the Beanstalk' movie 'Gigantic' at D23

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Also more details about Zootopia and Moana

GIGANTIC. One of Disney's upcoming releases is based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.' Screengrab from Twitter/@DisneyAnimation

Island communities: Are they forgotten in disaster reduction efforts?

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:28 PM

How disaster prone are small island communities and why is there a need to prioritize them?

#SharePH #ShareIloilo: Islas de Gigantes, Miag-ao church, Camiña Balay na Bato

Nov 29, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Rappler s SharePH explores the province of Iloilo Share your own Iloilo memories

#ShareIloilo: Bantigue Island, Isla Gigantes

Nov 23, 2014 - 6:08 AM

The Bantigue Island sandbar is a stretch of white sand in the middle of the ocean providing a picture perfect scene

#ShareIloilo: Tanke Lagoon, Isla Gigantes

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:25 AM

A natural salt water pool surrounded by rock formations: this is Tanke Lagoon

#ShareIloilo: Pawikan Cave, Isla Gigantes

Nov 20, 2014 - 10:08 AM

A visit to Isla Gigantes isn t complete without stopping by the famous Pawikan Cave

Yolanda and the comfortable among us

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Adelfa Liusendo 72 is a survivor of the super typhoon in Iloilo She didn t want her grandchildren to lose another loved one – their father has been missing since Typhoon Ondoy in Manila in 2009

HOPE. The author with students in a makeshift classroom. Photo courtesy of Alfred John Tayona

Yolanda recovery: Iloilo schools still under construction

Jun 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM

In Isla de Gigantes hundreds of helpless teachers and students are waiting for the Department of Education to complete the construction of Yolanda ravaged school buildings

BACK TO SCHOOL. A student joyfully opens his bag filled with school supplies from a non-government organizations in an unfinished school building in Granada Elementary School in the Islas de Gigantes group of islands in northern Iloilo. All photos by Alfred John Tayona.

Rebuilding lives: The women of Isla de Gigantes

Mar 08, 2014 - 8:00 AM

For Norife Tundag rehabilitation and recovery means having the freedom from poverty and hunger

THE WOMEN. The women of Isla de Gigantes work toward recovery after Tyhpoon Yolanda wrecked havoc in their community. All photos by Mary Ann Manahan

Unspoiled white beaches: Visayas

May 16, 2013 - 9:06 AM

Here’s part two of our beach series featuring some of the best pristine and white beaches in the Visayas

SHIFTING SANDS AND COLORS. One of the best times to see this changing sandbar is sunrise. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang