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Cauayan Airport to reopen on November 2

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Repairs and construction work will continue, however, as the airport sustained heavy damage due to Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

REPAIR. Fixing the damage sustained by the Passenger Terminal Building will take two to 3 weeks, says CAAP. Photo from the DOTr Facebook page

Magat Dam breaches spilling level

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:40 PM

With the continuous release of water from the Magat Dam as of Wednesday, October 31, authorities advise evacuees not to return home just yet

SUBMERGED. Several buildings in low-lying areas in Tuguegarao City are submerged by floodwaters from the swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo from the Tuguegarao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

Swollen rivers threaten Isabela, Cagayan with flash floods

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Magat Dam continues to release water from its reservoir, triggering floods

Rescuers look for trapped residents in Barangay Nuesa in Roxas, Isabela as the river continues to rise. Photo courtesy of Boyet Dalog II

Clearing operations ongoing in typhoon-hit Isabela

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Clearing roads of debris is a priority so relief operations will not be delayed, says the provincial government

Residence of Santiago, Isabela Provine experience the Typhoon Yuki Local name “Rosita” when it landfall on early morning of 30 October 2018. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Rosita's onslaught in Isabela

Oct 30, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Fierce winds and intense rain from Rosita (Yutu) cause severe damage in the province

Isabela bears brunt of Typhoon Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:15 AM

More than 12,000 residents flee their homes in Isabela, where Rosita (Yutu) made landfall

BATTERED. Strong winds pound Ilagan City, Isabela, as Typhoon Rosita makes landfall on October 30, 2018. Screenshot from Jasmine Bumagat's Facebook video

Isabela, Cagayan residents evacuate ahead of Typhoon Rosita arrival

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Local authorities are closely monitoring barangays which usually experience floods, landslides, and storm surges

TYPHOON BRIEFING. Emergency personnel are briefed in Isabela ahead of Typhoon Rosita's arrival. Photo from the Isabela Provincial Information Office

Dy brothers of Isabela in opposing teams for provincial leadership

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The rift between brothers Bojie and Napoleon Dy has spilled over to the Isabela political arena

SLIDES DOWN. Incumbent Isabela Governor Bojie Dy is now running for vice governor. Photo from Gov. Bojie Dy's Facebook page

Duterte signs law creating 2 new Isabela districts

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also signs a proclamation creating a special economic zone near the Mactan International Airport in Cebu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) personnel on the sidelines of the send-off ceremony for the 250 transport vehicle units of the BJMP at Camp General Vicente Lim in Calamba City, Laguna on September 26, 2018. Joining the President is Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Electricity restored in 4 provinces hit by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Only one power plant in Apayao is down, says Napocor

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

DOLE to offer emergency work in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the displaced residents will be tasked with helping clean debris from houses and roads affected by Typhoon Ompong

WORK FOR THE DISPLACED. Hundreds of families from coastal areas of Gonzaga town in Cagayan are housed in an evacuation center. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Power outages in Isabela, Cagayan towns before Typhoon Ompong landfall

Sep 14, 2018 - 10:19 PM

(UPDATED) In addition to two municipalities in Isabela having their power turned off, CAGELCO I and II begin turning off power in specific municipalities for safety purposes

GETTING DARK. A street in Cagayan begins to lose its lights. Photo courtesy of Raymon Dullana

Thousands flee in Isabela, Cagayan ahead of Typhoon Ompong landfall

Sep 14, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Most of the evacuees are from coastal towns in the two provinces which could be at risk of storm surges

Hundreds of families from coastal areas of Gonzaga town in Cagayan are housed in an evacuation center. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Senate OKs new districts for General Santos City, Southern Leyte, Isabela

Sep 03, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The bills for these legislative districts, once signed into law, would provide for the election of a congressional representative for each new district

Albayalde visits Isabela town police chief killed in drug operation

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Police Director General Oscar Albayalde posthumously awarded the 'Medalya ng Kadakilaan' to Senior Inspector Michael Tubaña

Photo courtesy of PNP-Cagayan Valley PIO

1 dead, 12 hurt in encounters with NPA in Cordillera

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Members of New People's Army launch June offensive in Northern Luzon

Nana with the father of slain SAF PO2 Henry Dion. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

Isabela City civil registrar shot dead

May 24, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Jordan Guerrero Juaini has been a political planner and local government appointee of the Akbar clan

DFA to open new passport offices in Ilocos Norte, Isabela

May 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The new DFA passport offices in northern Luzon, both in Robinsons malls, will operate from Monday to Saturday

PASSPORT PROCESSING. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in Aseana, Parañaque City, in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Barangay chairman bet in Basilan, 3 others killed in own home

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:26 PM

It's a suspected case of election violence. The military says it has not linked the attack so far to the Abu Sayyaf Group.

Retired cop, ex-soldier shot dead in Negros Occidental town

Apr 10, 2018 - 5:10 PM

Police say 4 men arrived at a wake in Isabela town and shot 3 guests, all men, at close range

Ex-Isabela mayor's alleged hitman nabbed

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Philippine National Police - Cagayan Valley Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino says Ronnie Dela Cruz is allegedly a 'gun for hire' and member of the private armed group of former Gamu Mayor Fernando Cumigad

UNDER ARREST. Alleged ex-Isabela mayor's hitman nabbed. Photo courtesy of PNP-Cagayan Valley

Travel diaries: Discovering Isabela's rich history

Feb 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

One of the north's biggest province is getting attention thanks to emerging tourism attractions

Coast Guard sees similarities in cocaine packs found in Sorsogon, Isabela

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard will buy more high-speed boats and possibly drones to help monitor the country's coastline

SIMILAR PACKAGES. Similarly packaged cocaine is found in Isabela and Sorsogon. Rappler file photo

P79 million worth of cocaine found off Isabela seas

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:58 PM

A blue container holding 18 tightly-packed plastic bags with cocaine is found floating near Barangay Dipudo in Divilacan, Isabela

COCAINE. 18 packed plastic bags filled with cocaine are shown to reporters on February 6, 2018. Photo by Gerard Lucena

Isabela's Bambanti festival is not just about scarecrows

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Bambanti festival showcases the province's local products and produce

Suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Zamboanga City

Dec 25, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Local cops and navy intelligence officers arrest Baser Ahmad based on a warrant arrest issued by a court in Basilan

ARMM saw 'explosion of violence' in 2016 – report

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:50 PM

According to the latest Conflict Alert, the biggest causes of violent conflict in 2016 are shadow economy issues, while political issues such as rebellion and extremism caused more fatalities

AboitizPower expands hydroelectric business

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The company's latest facility is the $47-million Maris hydroelectric power plant in Isabela, which took two years to build

GREENFIELD HYDRO. The $47-million Maris hydroelectric power plant is the first greenfield project of SN AboitizPower, which took the firm two years to build. Photo from AboitizPower

IN NUMBERS: Cagayan Valley a year after Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

One year after the typhoon, the main question is how far has the government performed for the rehabilitation and recovery of the victims

NOT YET REPAIRED. A mother and her son cross a floating bridge in Barangay Cabasan in Peñablanca, Cagayan. The bridge was destroyed by Super Typhoon Lawin in 2016 and has yet to be rehabilitated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Mountain Province town mayor stabbed in Isabela

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Paracelis town Mayor Avelino Amangyen had just left a bank in Santiago City when he was attacked by a group of men, police say

TOWN MAYOR. Paracelis Mayor Avelino Amangyen of Mountain Province is attacked by a group of men in Santiago City, Isabela. Photo from the Facebook page of Mayor Avelino Amangyen

Uneven road condition in Isabela caused teenager's death

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The uneven road where the crash happened is a widening project that has been left unfinished since 2016

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Aug 25, 2017 - 2:32 PM

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Isabela prepares for Tropical Storm Jolina's landfall

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Governor Faustino Dy III has suspended classes in all levels in Isabela

#JOLINAPH. Image as of morning of August 25. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Isabela road closed due to safety concerns amid rehabilitation works

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III orders the temporary closure following vehicular mishaps and safety problems on the Ilagan Divilacan road which is undergoing improvement

Roi Vinzon proud of daughter Isabela's placement in 'The Voice Teens PH'

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:48 PM

The actor says his daughter Isabela has exceeded his expectations as a performer

After 'Voice Teens PH,' here's what's next for Isabela Vinzon, Jeremy Glinoga

Jul 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Isabela says she is open to trying acting while Jeremy is open to doing an album

Lea Salonga defends 'The Voice Teen' contestant Isabela Vinzon from bashers

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Lea says Isabela went through the audition process She also tells the teen contestants to start getting used to criticism

Soldier shot dead in Isabela military camp

Jun 30, 2017 - 6:44 PM

The soldier is shot by a colleague at the Military Intelligence Battalion of the 5th Infantry Division in Isabela

After 6 years, typhoon-wrecked Isabela bridge starts reconstruction

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Pigalo Bridge has been a burden to Isabela residents since it was destroyed by two successive typhoons in 2011

RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT. The reconstruction of Pigalo bridge finally gets underway. Photo courtesy of DPWH

WATCH: Actor Roi Vinzon's daughter joins 'The Voice Teens'

Apr 16, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Isabela Vinzon performs Feeling Good for the coaches

Ex-Isabela congressman Miranda charged over PDAF scam

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Former Isabela 4th District representative Anthony Miranda is said to own the NGO used for anomalous transactions

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 8

Ex-councilor, bodyguard killed in shooting inside Isabela church

Dec 20, 2016 - 8:22 AM

Police identify one the victims as lawyer Arlan Castañeda a former town councilor

Ex-Isabela mayor, accountant guilty of graft over road project

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:22 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the two accused gave unwarranted benefit to Double A Gravel and Sand by not conducting a public bidding for the P2 5 million project

3 provinces warned vs heavy rain enhanced by Marce

Nov 26, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Light to moderate rain is also expected in Metro Manila and the rest of Northern and Central Luzon PAGASA says

Image courtesy of PAGASA

Power restored in 94% of Lawin-hit areas

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:03 AM

The National Electrification Administration says the rehabilitation of road networks is necessary for faster rehabilitation of energy distribution facilities

Power restoration in Cagayan. Image courtesy One Meralco Foundation

Super Typhoon Lawin leaves P4.7B agri damage in Isabela

Nov 05, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Rice crops suffered the most with recorded P2 7 billion worth of damage according to latest information from the Provincial Agricultural Office

Young residents dry corn kernels, soaked at the height of typhoon Lawin (Haima), along a highway in Tumauini, Isabela, October 21, 2016. Ted Aljibe/AFP

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:35 AM

The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

WATCH: Giving birth during Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Help could not get to a woman about to give birth in Isabela A mobile phone call became her lifeline

2 killed in PNP raid of Isabela shabu lab

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:10 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa visits the area after the raid

Photo from PNP