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Family mourns death of Boracay paddler

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:14 AM

'Mabait siya na anak. Tinanggap na namin ang nangyari, hindi naman natin ito kagustuhan,' says the mother of Mark Vincent Navarrete, one of the 7 confirmed casualties in a drowning incident in Boracay Island

RESCUE. The Philippine Coast Guard rescues members of Boracay Dragon Force Team whose boat capsized in Boracay waters on September 25, 2019. Photo from PCG

Fire hits Kalibo public market

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The initial cost of damage is pegged at P35 million. No casualties are reported.

A four-hour fire that razed market stalls inside the Kalibo public market in Kalibo, Aklan early Sunday morning, September 15, was declared out at 11:37 a.m. Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

Emerson Lachica proclaimed new Kalibo, Aklan mayor

May 15, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Former municipal engineer Emerson Lachica is the brother of incumbent Kalibo Mayor William Lachica

NEW MAYOR. File photo of Kalibo, Aklan's new mayor Emerson Lachica.

Taiwan airplane overshoots Kalibo airport runway

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:51 AM

All 121 passengers and 7 crew members of the chartered flight from Taiwan are safe

CHARTERED. Taiwan airplane overshoots Kalibo airport runway Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

399 Typhoon Yolanda survivors avail of permanent shelters in Kalibo

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Under the NHA Permanent Resettlement Program for Calamity Victims, beneficiaries will be provided with developed lots and decent shelters at no cost

Tribes, groups vie for P1.7M in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan festival

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The festival organizer is expecting around 4,500 drummers and dancers to participate in the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest

COLORFUL COMPETITION. Thousands of dancers and drummers are expected to compete at this year's Ati-Atihan Festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

PNP assures safe, secure Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2019

Jan 03, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The Philippine National Police targets 'zero major crime' throughout the 18 days of festivities of the Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo

SAFE, SECURE. The Philippine National Police is aiming for zero major crime in the ongoing Kalibo Ati-Atihan. Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal/Rappler

What’s in store for you at 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The Feast of Señor Sto Niño de Kalibo attracts devotees and tourists with its traditional procession and other activities held in celebration, including a rock concert and beauty pageant

What’s in store for 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival? Photo BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL

Kalibo's Ati-atihan festival 80% ready

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The 18-day Feast of Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo begins January 2, 2019

80 percent ready for Kalibo Ati festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Kalibo Ati-Atihan fiesta extended to 18 days, begins on January 2

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The 2019 edition of the Ati-Atihan festival attended by devotees, balikbayans and tourists starts January 2 until January 20, the third Sunday of January

18-day Kalibo Ati-Atihan celebration begins on January 2. Photo Boy Ryan Zabal

PAL's Mabuhay Maritime to offer Kalibo-Boracay ferry service

Oct 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The ferry service seeks to provide seamless travel from the Kalibo International Airport to Boracay

MODERN FACILITIES. PAL's Mabuhay Maritime Express will soon offer Kalibo to Boracay ferry service. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DOTr grants original proponent status to 2 firms for Davao, Kalibo airports upgrade

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation and Mega7 Construction Corporation are granted original proponent status for their unsolicited airport upgrade proposals

UPGRADE. Officials have granted firms the original proponent status for the upgrade of Davao and Kalibo International Airports. KIA photo from Kalibo Intl Airport FB page; DIA from Tonton Obmerga/Google Maps

Kalibo airport rehabilitation to begin on July 2

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport in Aklan will include terminal refurbishment, landscaping, and rewiring of the electrical and air-conditioning systems, among others

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

PNP deploys riot police among 600-strong force securing Boracay rehab

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Police contingent now in place ahead of 6-month closure of tourist haven

 CLOSE WATCH. A member of the 600-strong  contingent from the PNP with fishermen of Boracay Island. Photo courtesy of PNP

Social media used to lure trafficked Filipinas

Jan 21, 2017 - 5:12 PM

One of the victims was befriended by recruiters using social media with false promises of legitimate and better work opportunities overseas

Immigration officers, recruiters nabbed for human trafficking

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Police did not identify the immigration officers pending an investigation into their alleged involvement in human trafficking Police also apprehended 3 illegal recruiters and their alleged cohorts: A tricycle driver and an airport porter

Boat capsizes off Kalibo, 5 fishermen rescued

Nov 25, 2016 - 11:42 PM

The fishermen are heading home when their motorized boat capsizes due to 3 large waves crashing into them near Andagao Kalibo shore at around 5:00 am

6 underrated, stunning Visayas destinations

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Here are some of these places you might consider for your next trip

CAAP relieves Kalibo airport manager over terminal fee scam

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:02 PM

CAAP issues the order over a month after it unearthed a scam at the popular airport involving some employees who issued used terminal fee tickets to passengers so they can pocket the payment

SCAM. Aviation authorities have uncovered a terminal fee scam at the popular Kalibo International Airport. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

AirAsia plane overshoots Kalibo runway

Dec 30, 2014 - 7:04 PM

UPDATED Passengers deplane using the emergency slide at the rear end of the plane

OVERSHOT LANDING. Passengers disembark using the emergency slide at the back of the plane on December 30, 2014. Photo by Jet Damazo-Santos/Rappler

Chinese passengers 'surround, block' Cebu Pacific pilots in Kalibo

Mar 31, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Both CAAP and Cebu Pacific will look into the incident

Photo courtesy of Airbus

Floods hit Kalibo, Aklan

Dec 30, 2013 - 11:28 PM

Floods in Kalibo Aklan caused heavy traffic left passengers stranded and made roads temporarily impassable

PHOTOS: Ati-Atihan 2013

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:48 PM

As the Sinulog was happening in Cebu Ati Atihan was happening in Kalibo Check out our photos

VIVA, SANTO NINO! The Ati-Atihan festival is said to be the oldest in honor of the Child Jesus. All photos by Nap Beltran of PhotoworldManila

Skimboarding: more fun in Iloilo

Apr 15, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Skimboarding enthusiasts in Iloilo unite to create awareness about the sport

SKIMBOARDING FUN. Now there's one more thing to do in the beaches of Iloilo.