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8 killed after passenger-loaded dump truck falls in ravine in Kalinga

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Authorities say 40 passengers were on an Isuzu Elf dump truck to attend a thanksgiving ritual in a nearby village when the incident happened

Cops investigate a car crash site in Tabuk, Kalinga, on April 21, 2019. Photo from PNP Cordillera

DOH records 508% increase in measles cases in Cordillera

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:45 PM

(UPDATED) The regional health office has monitored 79 measles cases in the region from January 1 to February 2 – more than 5 times what it recorded in the same period last year

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Girl dies in Kalinga landslide

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:52 PM

More than 800 residents are evacuated in the town of Lubuagan due to the heavy rains and landslide brought by Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

At least 59 dead in Philippines due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:05 AM

(5th UPDATE) Most of the fatalities are in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was badly hit by landslides

A massive landslide in Portal 07, Loacan, Itogon buried a number of bunkhouses killing 13 people. Forty more more remained missing. Photo courtesy of Lily Ann Rosal-Ullani

14 dead after overloaded truck falls into ravine in Kalinga

Sep 12, 2018 - 12:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The 14 people who died in the incident are all senior citizens returning home after getting their monthly stipend from the DSWD's Social Pension Program

OVERLOADED. The crumpled Photo courtesy of BFP Pasil and BFP Balbalan

Rappler Talk: Why this Frenchman is farming in Bulacan

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Why ditch a life of glamor for farming in Bulacan?

Theater therapy heals widows, orphans of drug war victims

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Theater 'is a viable means' to help heal the widows and orphans of drug war victims, says Father Flavie Villanueva, who created Program Paghilom for them

A group of widows and orphans perform at the Office of the Vice President in Quezon City, Monday, June 4. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

How groups are bringing the fight against hunger to schools

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The first 'Kusina ng Kalinga' project in Batangas boasts of being able to reduce the malnutrition rate from 11% to zero among beneficiary schools

IN PHOTOS: Robredo watches play by drug war orphans, widows

Jun 04, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The orphans and widows themselves create the play as part of the art therapy program offered by the St Arnold Janssen Kalinga Center

AFTER THE PLAY. Several children orphaned by the drug war take a selfie with Vice President Leni Robredo after performing their play. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Slaughtered rhino from Kalinga just changed world history

May 11, 2018 - 7:25 AM

The rhinoceros was butchered 709,000 years ago in Kalinga, a time when humans were supposedly not yet present in the Philippines

Theater therapy for widows, orphans of Duterte drug campaign

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The participants in the workshop are asked to narrate how their loved ones were killed over and over again until they can tell their stories without stuttering or wailing

HEALING. Mariana (left) and Ellah hold each other as they perform their roles in the stage play about the drug war at Lasalle Greenhills, Mandaluyong City.  Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Senate nominates Whang-od for National Living Treasures Award

Feb 27, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Also known as the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan, the award is the highest honor given by the state to traditional folk artists

AWARD. The Senate nominates Apo Whang-od Oggay for the National Living Treasures Award. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Christmas morning fire hits historic cathedral in Kalinga

Dec 25, 2017 - 1:50 PM

(UPDATED) Hours before the fire, mass during Christmas Eve was already interrupted twice because power conked out inside the Saint Joseph Parish Church in Tabuk City

CHRISTMAS FIRE. The historic Saint Joseph Parish Church catches fire early morning December 25, 2017. Photo courtesy of Dale Buslig Lopez

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

Duterte appoints 3 provincial board members

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The President fills in vacancies in the provincial boards of Kalinga, Bukidnon, and Surigao del Norte

Robredo urges police, military, Church to support drug rehab programs

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:05 PM

'Sa inyo po kami huhugot ng pag-asa. Alam po namin na mas marami iyong matitino,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells police and military officers

DRUG REHAB ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech in front of 28 graduates of a drug rehabilitation program in Nueva Ecija. Photo from Robredo's Facebook page

Whang-od as a brand name

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:49 PM

'We can celebrate Apo Whang-od and her craft in a most honorable and respectable way, but not in a circus such as what we all have witnessed', a UP social anthropologist who studied Kalinga tattoos weighs in on the issue

What I can't understand about the Whang-od controversy

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:36 PM

'The fact is that Whang Od came to Manila to do what she actually does every day – except during harvest time, as I was told – in Buscalan: commodifying her culture.'

WHANG OD IN MANILA. Apo Whang Od's visit in Manila stirs a debate whether the move was an act of exploitation or commodification of their culture. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Whang-od's family urges public: 'Stop the negativity'

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:40 AM

'Ang masasabi ko lang, sana nandoon sila sa event para alam nila. Hindi tayo sana mapanghusga,' says Grace Palicas, Apo Whang-od's grandniece

LEGEND. Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang Od Oggay went to Manila FAME from October 21 to 22. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Whang-od's nephew: 'She enjoyed the Manila visit but...'

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Whang-od's nephew Jayvee Franz Paclay Sabawil says the centenarian tattoo artist should have been allowed to conduct the live sessions inside a private room instead of a platform in the exhibit area

TATTOO. Whang Od along with her assistant tattoo artists conduct live sessions during the Manila FAME as onlookers took photo of the group. Photo from DTI-CITEM

Whang-od not 'exploited,' says Manila FAME organizers

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Manila FAME organizers fly in Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang Od to Manila to endorse her nomination to the National Living Treasure Awards

MANILA FAME. Filipino tattoo artist Apo Whang Od graced Manila Fame with her presence and did live tattoo sessions for two days. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

#InspireCourage: Giving hope to the hopeless

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:00 AM

'Try to see who is the most hopeless around you, and be that hope to that person,' Father Flavie Villanueva says at the Social Good Summit

Tribal war feared in Kalinga town over land dispute

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Kalinga Governor James Edduba declare Tabuk City the town of Rizal and the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela as matagoan or the zones of life where no retaliations are allowed

Providing medical services for relocated informal settlers

Aug 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Only around three small operational medical facilities exist in Towerville San Jose Del Monte Bulacan

TOWERVILLE. JCI Manila and other partner groups help renovate one of the three medical facilities in Towerville, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Robin Garcia

4 cops serving arrest warrant killed in Kalinga

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The policemen die in a shootout with the group of alleged crime syndicate leader Willy Sagasag who is also killed in the firefight

3 injured as Montero falls into ravine in Kalinga

Jan 26, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The injured are taken to Kalinga Provincial Hospital for treatment

Benguet Electric coop exec faces graft charges

Jan 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Verzosa a private individual faces the graft case alone after his co accused died before the case was filed

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

PH welcomes foreign aid without conditions – DSWD chief

Oct 24, 2016 - 10:15 PM

DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarifies that her Facebook post only wanted to highlight that the Philippines had been able to stand on its own in delivering immediate emergency relief

WRATH. This bridge in Peñablanca, Cagayan was destroyed by #LawinPH, leaving dozen of villages still isolated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Regional officials: Lawin left 15 dead in Cordillera

Oct 24, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Kalinga Apayao and Mountain Province are all under a state of calamity due to Super Typhoon Lawin Haima

AFTERMATH. Some barangays in Pinukpuk, Kalinga became inaccessible due to Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima), according to Kalinga Vice Governor James Edduba. Photo from Edduba's Facebook page

Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Residents of Kalinga need water medicines and other relief goods

ROOFLESS. A heavily damaged home sits vacant in Tabuk, Kalinga. Photo credit: James Edduba

#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing with thousands more lives interrupted Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins

HARD ROAD AHEAD. A family gathers their belongings along a highway after their house was destroyed by super typhoon Haima, in San Pablo town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo credits: Ted Aljibe/AFP

Kalinga under state of calamity due to Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Provincial authorities say Super Typhoon Lawin Haima left at least 6 people dead in Kalinga while a total of 8 080 persons are affected

LGUs fighting students' hunger through 'central kitchen'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools

PREPARED WITH LOVE. Volunteers prepare food for beneficiaries of a central kitchen in Maguindanao. Photo from Gawad Kalinga

Exploring Kalinga culture, tattoo artistry, tribal traditions

Jul 09, 2016 - 5:47 PM

Writer and researcher Donna Bramhall talks to Lasoy one of the few surviving members of her generation with compulsory Kalinga tattoos about what it means to be a Kalinga woman and her complex relationship with her skin art

Protect Mother Earth, don't vote for Marcos – environmentalists

Apr 20, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Activists recall the destructive projects of the late President Ferdinand Marcos but vice presidential bet Marcos Jr boasts of the climate change and green building bills he has filed in the Senate

Bayani Brew: Tea for everyday heroes

Jan 20, 2016 - 11:52 AM

When business meets social good entrepreneurs can make a big difference

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES. Social entrepreneurs combine good business with social good. Image courtesy of the Social Business Summit 2016 organizers

'Business of kindness': Solution to poverty?

Jan 17, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Don t be afraid to love your people Love keeps on coming back says Human Nature s Dylan Wilk

GOOD BUSINESS. The 2016 Gawad Kalinga Social Business Summit argues that 'business of kindness' and social entrepreneurship are solutions to poverty. Photo by Janica Mae Regalo

Gawad Kalinga to hold 3rd Global Social Business Summit

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Gawad Kalinga s 3rd Global Social Business Summit aims to bring together people from different sectors to collaborate on solutions to global problems

Lawyers share holiday spirit

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:17 AM

The Philippine Bar Association brings Christmas cheer to children living in a Gk community

Farmers, mothers can now dream – thanks to peanut spreads

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM

First Harvest works directly with peanut farmers in Bulacan helping them secure planting materials and commit to purchasing their produce

Asia needs to help the poor more, say philanthropists

Oct 15, 2015 - 9:15 AM

In my assessment a lot of countries save for Singapore have failed in being able to provide housing for the poor which is a shame as it creates good foundation for a country says billionaire Vincent Tan

POOLING IDEAS. Some of Asia's tycoons get together on the final day of the 15th Forbes Global CEO Conference to discuss ways to improve development on the philanthropic front. (From left) Vincent Tan, Dr. Tahir,, Rohan Narayana Murty, Laurence Lien, and Dr. Binod K. Chaudhary. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Who is running in the Cordillera Administrative Region | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Cordillera Administrative Region

People over profit

Oct 04, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Social enterprises bring opportunities for sustainability to people long marginalized in the name of profit making

Bayani Brew: Helping farming communities become 'agripreneurs'

Oct 01, 2015 - 7:00 PM

By providing end to end services social enterprise Bayani Brew is able to help farming communities maximize their potential and achieve inclusive growth

'Cordilleran tattooer should get Nat'l Living Treasure, not Nat'l Artist Award'

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:46 PM

She is history She is truly an Alagad ng Sining for the part of culture most Filipinos have forgotten

VIRAL: Declare known Igorot tattooer a National Artist

Sep 30, 2015 - 11:26 AM

At 97 years old Whang Od Oggay is recognized for her world class contribution to the art of tattoo making that is genuinely Filipino

Typhoon Ineng weakens slightly

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:16 AM

UPDATED Storm signals are hoisted over 17 areas in Luzon as the typhoon makes its way to the northern edge of the Philippines