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2 dead in northern Luzon due to incessant rains, winds

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:12 PM

(UPDATED) The separate incidents happen in Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur, and in Tuba, Benguet

Restored Cariño House reopens in Candon, Ilocos Sur

Jun 14, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Before there was the Philippine Republic, there was the Republic of Candon and we now have a museum for it

HISTORICAL HOUSE. The Cariño House in the heart of Candon City was recently restored and turned into a museum. Photo by Frank Cimatu

Remains of dead Ilocos Sur councilor desecrated

Jun 03, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Seven other tombs at the Narvacan Cemetery are also destroyed and ransacked

Image via Shutterstock

3 die in road crashes in Ilocos provinces

May 29, 2019 - 2:17 PM

But a motorcycle rider in La Union narrowly escaped from being crushed by beer delivery truck. Watch it here.

'My mother is my hero': Female cadet from Ilocos Sur tops PMA Class 2019

May 21, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Cadet First Class Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla will graduate as number one among her 262 classmates or mistahs of the Philippine Military Academy's Mabalasik Class of 2019

CLASS VALEDICTORIAN. Cadet 1CL Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla from Barangay Alilem Daya, Alilem, Ilocos Sur is present at the Philippine Military Academy's Longayban Hall in Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

In Ilocos Sur, this ant egg dish is definitely worth the pain

May 18, 2019 - 4:09 PM

The pupae of the red weaver ants is a popular delicacy in the North

Photos by Angelo Aurelio

Chavit Singson wins as mayor, ends Zaragoza reign in Narvacan

May 14, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Ilocos Sur political kingpin dominates Edgardo Zaragoza with a margin of close to 10,000 votes

KINGPIN. Despite having his eligibility to run as Narvacan mayor questioned, Chavit Singson triumphs. Photo by Rappler


2 killed, 1 injured in funeral gambling incidents

May 06, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Gambling in funerals could be fatal

2 barangay captains in Abra and Ilocos Sur ambushed

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Chairperson Ronnie Bringas of Barangay Angad in Bangued, Abra, and Chairperson Severino Dagdag of Barangay Gusing, Sta Maria, Ilocos Sur, both survive the attacks

Female singer shot dead in front of Ilocos Sur church

Apr 28, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Ruzziel Pagaoa Lomibao is shot while driving her motorcycle along the national highway in front of Our Lady of Piat Shrine in San Juan, Ilocos Sur

Brothers drown in Ilocos Sur reservoir on Good Friday

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:26 PM

The brothers are brought to the hospital but doctors fail to revive them

DROWNING. Two brothers die by drowning in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.

Barangay secretary in Ilocos Sur shot dead

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Arthur Aquino Alviar, the barangay secretary of Lapting, is shot 5 times as he was leaving his house to go to the plaza on Saturday evening, April 13

Construction of Vigan Airport runway extension starts

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The P69-million runway extension project will allow the Vigan Airport to cater to bigger aircraft, bringing in more flights and passengers

RUNWAY EXTENSION. Aviation Undersecretary Manuel Antonio Tamayo leads the groundbreaking ceremony of Vigan Airport's runway extension on April 8, 2019. Photo courtesy of CAAP

LOOK: Chavit Singson, Ed Zaragoza show who's fit enough to be mayor of Narvacan

Mar 25, 2019 - 6:22 PM

The two candidates for mayor of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, agree to a dare made by a local radio station: who can walk kilometers long and not get exhausted?

‘PEACE WALK.’ Rivals for the mayoral post, Edgardo Zaragoza (left) and Luis ‘Chavit’ Singson, test each other’s stamina during a walk for peace on March 25, 2019. Singson, 77, and Zaragoza, who is turning, 68, both say they are not too old to serve as mayor. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Fisherman rescued in Ilocos Sur after 5 days at sea

Mar 19, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Pedro Tabucol holds on to a floater after his boat capsizes, and is found by his village's fishermen several days later

RESCUED. Fisherman Pedro Tabucol receivs medical treatment after his rescue. Photo courtesy of DWRS Commando Radio

Hired killers strike in Ilocos Sur and Abra just before gun ban

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Two are killed in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, and another one in Pilar, Abra, days before the gun ban's start on January 13

Momoland to stage free concert in Ilocos Sur

Nov 27, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Want to catch Momoland live – and for free? It's time to plan a trip to Ilocos Sur.

MOMOLAND RETURNS. K-pop group Momoland at a press conference in Taguig City on August 17, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Where does Chavit Singson live? Rival says he can’t run for Narvacan mayor

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Rival Edgardo Zaragosa asks Comelec to cancel Chavit Singson's certificate of candidacy, saying the political kingpin cannot be living in a small house with one parking slot located near a piggery

PETITION. Photo courtesy of Edgardo Zaragoza

Candon's house of secrets, unbared

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Cariño family's ancestral house is now being restored

HISTORIC HOME. The Cariño ancestral house still stands in Candon. Photo by Mau Victa

It's Singsons vs Zaragozas for control of Ilocos Sur

Oct 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Narvacan Mayor Zuriel Zaragoza files his certificate of candidacy for governor against incumbent Ryan Singson, son of Ilocos Sur kingpin Chavit Singson

FAMILY. Narvacan Mayor Zuriel Zaragoza files his certificate of candidacy for Ilocos Sur governor on October 17, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

The Barangay Amguid story: Strong disaster, stronger community

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Residents of Barangay Amguid in Candon, Ilocos Sur, move in unison when they are asked to evacuate following a landslide caused by monsoon rains

LANDSLIDE. Zone 1 and 2 of Barangay Amguid in Ilocos Sur are now declared geological hazard and no longer inhabitable. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Zero harvest for Narvacan farmers due to Ompong

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Of the 5,667 registered rice farmers in Narvacan, none were able to harvest their rice because the earliest ones were supposed to be harvested next week

2 in barangay narco list in northern Luzon arrested

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:57 PM

They are bothin the list of barangay officials tagged as drug personalities

Tobacco-producing LGUs in Ilocos Sur fail to implement smoking ban

May 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The DILG says Candon City and Santa Cruz town have 'full compliance' with the smoking ban executive order, but Rappler's visits to the two areas show otherwise

SIGN OF SMOKERS. The front lawn of the Candon City Hall is littered with cigarette butts. All photos by Mara Cepdea/Rappler

Ilocos Region ready to be alternative to Boracay

May 04, 2018 - 10:43 AM

More tourists are expected to come to Ilocos Sur and Norte because of the 'resting' of Boracay

Ilocos as alternative to Boracay. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Vigan sets cobblestones in entire UNESCO heritage site

May 03, 2018 - 9:30 AM

In the next 6 years, the roads surrounding Plaza Salcedo and Plaza Burgos will also be made of cobblestones, says Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina

HERITAGE ZONE. With an initial budget of P60 million, the public works department and the city government lay out cobblestones on streets connecting to the famous Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

DepEd restricted Rappler's access to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The members of Rappler's field team deployed to cover the recently-concluded Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur were not given accreditation IDs and were barred from covering several events at the games

BAN ON RAPPLER. DepEd makes it difficult for Rappler to cover the Palarong Pambansa 2018, held from April 14 to 21.

Philippine athletics chief thumbs down Palarong Pambansa 2018 records

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The national athletics federation nullifies the records set by Veruel Verdadero, Eliza Cuyom, and Ann Katherine Quitoy as DepEd fails to follow protocol

SPEEDY STAR. Veruel Verdadero, a 16-year-old bet from Cavite, impresses in the 100-meter dash. File photo from Rappler

A cancer survivor, tearful bets, and perennial underdogs take Palaro spotlight

Apr 21, 2018 - 5:09 PM

On and off the playing field, these young athletes continue to inspire

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

Organic farming helps lessen health risks in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Benjamin Maggay, former mayor of Cervantes, notices that whenever their farmers use chemicals, they develop lung problems two to three days after

DEMO. Local authorities demonstrate how organic farming methods are done. Photo by Kaya Natin! Movement

Still untouchable, NCR set to bag overall Palaro crown yet again

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Metro Manila contingent continues to lord it over with a 91-gold total on the penultimate day

Tears, triumph mix as Palaro heartbreak kid turns champion

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:48 PM

After years of trying, Erwin Mancao of Misamis Oriental finally bags a gold in athletics

EMOTIONAL

From fourth to gold: Calabarzon softball team dominates Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The Region 4-A bets shut out powerhouse NCR in the title round, complete tournament sweep

HARD WORK. After years of chasing the gold, the Calabarzon softball team finally achieved its goal. Photo by Gerard Josef Lucena

NCR shores up gold-medal haul to seal top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Calabarzon and Western Visayas figure in tight race for second spot

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

Davao Region eyes first gold in softball vs Western Visayas in Palarong Pabansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Davao Eagles enter for the first time the softball elementary finals of Palarong Pambansa

PITCH FOR GOLD. Davao Region Eagles beat Calabarzon in an extra eighth inning in softball elementary, securing a spot in the finals. Photo by Gerard Lucena/Rappler

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

Accident that amputated swimmer’s leg led to his Palaro 2018 journey

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Mark Salazar, 12-year-old ortho-amputee swimmer at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games, hopes his story will inspire others like him to keep on dreaming

THE SWIMMER. Mark Salazar of the Central Luzon delegation walks with his crutches after his breaststroke competition on April 18, 2018. All screenshots by Rappler

Olympian son Edward Josh Buenavista proves winning runs in family

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Describing himself as ‘laking oval,’ the son of long-distance runner Eduardo Buenavista shines in Palarong Pambansa 2018

UNEXPECTED. Second-generation champion Edward Josh Buenavista didn’t expect to bag the 3,000-meter steeplechase gold. Photo by Mauricio Victa/Rappler

Veruel Verdadero, Jessel Lumapas rule as sprint teen champs

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:59 PM

After sweeping the century meter event, Cavite’s top athletics bets dash to more victories

TEEN TITANS. Jessel Dialino Lumapas and Veruel Verdadero reigned supreme with a repeat gold in the 100 meters. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

NCR breaches 30-gold mark, keeps top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Region 6 Western Visayas climbs to second, Region 4-A Southern Tagalog slips

Record-smashers hit 17 as Palaro 2018 nears final stretch

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:10 PM

NCR swimmers lead pack, Kasandra Alcantara erases 26-year-old shot put mark

Cebu teacher nabbed for allegedly molesting Palaro athlete

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:59 PM

A 14-year-old male dance sport athlete filed a complaint vs 28-year-old special education teacher

CARAGA, Eastern Visayas wrestling cadets dominate Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:42 AM

With 3 golds, a silver, and a bronze, CARAGA positions itself as the country's newest source of wrestling hopefuls

From being ‘pulot’ boy, young Badjao now a Palaro 2018 tennis player

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Tennis players in Lamion, Tawi-Tawi pooled their money together to help send 11-year-old Badjao boy Ignohassan Mustagid to the Palarong Pambansa 2018

BADJAO PRIDE. Ignohassan Mustagid plays during the elimination round on April 18, 2018 at the Palarong Pambansa. Screenshot from Rappler

Cagayan Valley champ aims to break personal record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Algin Gomez of Aparri, Cagayan Valley wants to highlight his Palaro 2018 campaign with two gold medals, and personal records

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Vigan Central School hosts special grad for Palaro athletes from Zamboanga Peninsula

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) Among the Zamboangueños who graduated in Vigan Central School are the twin sons of Pagadian City Mayor Romeo Pulmones

GRADUATING ATHLETES. One of the twin sons of Pagadian Mayor Romeo Pulmones, Renz (3rd from right), smiles as he graduates in Vigan City on April 7, 2018. Photo by Editha Bagcal

Arnis prodigies propel Soccsksargen to early lead in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Arnis players Princess Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Alcarioto from Tacurong City shine on the second day of this year's Palarong Pambansa

CHAMPION. Princess Sheryl Valdez takes home 4 gold medals after shining the brightest in her arnis tournaments. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler