Katrina - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Katrina


House to summon sacked cops, Customs broker over shabu shipments

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:45 PM

House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers says they will continue establishing evidence for what they believe to be 'collusion' between the PDEA, BOC, and PNP

SHABU PROBE. House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers is the guest at the Ugnayan sa Batasan forum on November 12, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UST nabs golden double in UAAP Season 81 table tennis

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:16 PM

University of Santo Tomas sweeps the men's and women's table tennis titles

RECORD-BREAKING. University of Santo Tomas returns to the top of the podium to clinch its record 27th men's table tennis title. Photo from release

Why Katrina Halili accepted the lead role in dystopian flick 'Mga Anak ng Kamote'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'Mga Anak ng Kamote' is part of the ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Katrina Halili. Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

PH gymnasts earn bronze in 2017 SEA Games women’s 5 hoops event

Aug 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Philippines snatches its 6th medal in gymnastics: 2 golds 1 silver and 3 bronzes

Enrile daughter to De Lima: You shamed my father too

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:41 PM

I do not wish any ill on the Senator but just saying that she also did the same thing when she was in power says the former senator s daughter

PAYBACK? Katrina Enrile, daughter of the former senator, reminds former justice chief Leila de Lima and she too once 'shamed' politicians. Enrile photo from Facebook; De Lima Rappler file photo

SMD 2016: #TayoPH calls for positive conversation in Iloilo

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:59 AM

On June 30 Ilonggos will share experiences of how social media has become an instrument for social change at Dojo 8 Coworking Space

Filipino-British candidate Katrina Kendall crowned Miss Earth England

Sep 05, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Katrina Kendall will compete in the Miss Earth pageant in Austria this year

New Orleans mourns, celebrates 10 years after Katrina

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Come hell or high water – and we have had both – New Orleans is coming back And we are coming back strong says New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

10 YEARS AFTER. A file picture dated August 30, 2005 of a levee along the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal being broken in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and allowing water to flow towards New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. File photo by Vincent Laforet/Pool/EPA

New Orleans awash in music 10 years after Katrina

Aug 27, 2015 - 10:40 AM

The sound of brass bands fills the streets again but the locals of New Orleans are fearful that some of the spirit of creativity is lost

BIRTHPLACE OF JAZZ. The sound of music fills the streets of New Orleans again 10 years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina

'Resilient' New Orleans can bear another Katrina – mayor

Aug 19, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Mayor Mitch Landrieu: You can t ever guarantee that you re not going to get hurt but today New Orleans is much better prepared and we re much stronger

'STRONGER' CITY. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks about New Orleans’ emergence as a model of urban renewal and economic recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina at the National Press Club on August 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Foundlings are natural-born PH citizens – family law experts

Jun 18, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Rappler gets the legal opinion of prominent family lawyers to shed light on the legal battle that looms for Senator Grace Poe

TOP SENATOR. Senator Grace Poe bested veteran politicians in the 2013 senatorial elections. Photo from the Senate archives

All's well between Vicki Belo, Hayden Kho, and Katrina Halili

Apr 30, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Lolit Solis is also in the photo I always believe in forgiving but I have to admit that it s not easy says Vicki Belo in the caption accompanying the photo

Silicon Valley Filipino technopreneur to SMEs: Master digital tech

Apr 17, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Winston Damarillio says Filipinos have what it takes – able and younger people who are bigger in number – to think of and execute the ‘next big thing’

'Salubong' blast victim passes 2014 Bar exams

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:54 PM

God took my leg not my dream says 2014 Bar exams passer Joanna Katrina Ledda who lost her left leg in the blast that marred the 2010 Bar exams

Photo from Jokat Ledda's Facebook account

Australia's Abbott announces fresh security crackdown

Feb 23, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Abbott unveils the measures in the wake of a hostage siege in a Sydney cafe that left three dead in December

No major intelligence failure in Sydney cafe siege – inquiry

Feb 22, 2015 - 1:23 PM

The first official government review into the Lindt Cafe siege released Sunday says a national security hotline had received 18 calls about Monis between December 9 and 12

In this file photo, an injured hostage is carried out of a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 16, 2014. Peter Parks/AFP

Junjun Binay's arrest, heroes' welcome, Mayweather visits Pacquiao | The wRap

Jan 29, 2015 - 7:54 PM

The Senate arrests Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and frees him later Slain Special Forces receive a heroes’ welcome Mayweather visits Pacquiao in his hotel room

Sydney siege victim killed by police bullet fragments – inquest

Jan 29, 2015 - 10:01 AM

UPDATED Katrina Dawson one of the two hostages who died in the Martin Place siege was struck by 6 fragments of a police bullet or bullets which ricocheted from hard surfaces into her body

TRIBUTES. Photos showing Katrina Dawson (L) and Tori Johnson (R) sit amongst the floral tributes left outside the Lindt cafe in Sydney's Martin Place, on December 22, 2014.  William West/AFP

Hayden Kho happy about Katrina Halili-Vicki Belo reconciliation

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:43 PM

The ladies acknowledged each other at Dingdong and Marian s wedding

Gov't targeted as anti-terror police arrest two in Australia

Dec 24, 2014 - 10:35 AM

The arrests follow warnings on Tuesday by Prime Minister Tony Abbott of heightened terrorist chatter in the aftermath of a fatal cafe siege in Sydney

Photos showing Katrina Dawson (L) and Tori Johnson (R) sit amongst the floral tributes left outside the Lindt cafe in Sydney's Martin Place, one week after a siege at the cafe which saw two hostages Dawson and Johnson along with the gunman killed, on December 22, 2014. William West/AFP

Australia fears fresh attacks as Sydney mourns siege victims

Dec 23, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warns of heightened terrorist chatter in the aftermath of the fatal Sydney cafe siege and says another attack is likely as tearful mourners pay tribute to the victims

Photos showing Katrina Dawson (L) and Tori Johnson (R) sit amongst the floral tributes left outside the Lindt cafe in Sydney's Martin Place, one week after a siege at the cafe which saw two hostages Dawson and Johnson along with the gunman killed, on December 22, 2014. William West/AFP

Hayden reacts to PRC decision on his license, Katrina moves on

Jul 21, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Hayden Kho says at one point he was heartbroken that he could no longer practice his profession Meanwhile Katrina Halili says that she s happy about the good news for Hayden

PRC clarifies questions on Hayden Kho's reinstatement as medical doctor

Jul 14, 2014 - 4:30 PM

A rep for the Board of Medicine under the Professional Regulation Commission PRC answers questions about the timing behind Hayden s return to the medical field

Hayden Kho reinstated as medical doctor

Jul 08, 2014 - 7:56 PM

The doctor and media personality lost his license after he was involved in a sex video scandal in 2009

Memorable moments in the Philippine Senate

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Ernesto Maceda sings Loren Legarda cries Tessie Aquino Oreta dances What other surprises have we not seen in the Senate?

NBI: Prosecute American, 6 others for minor's death, rape

Mar 24, 2014 - 6:02 PM

An American his live in partner and 5 others are implicated by the NBI in the November 2013 death and sexual assault of a 15 year old in Zambales province

Youth groups to SC: Overturn cybercrime ruling

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Petitioners say the law which imposes a penalty one degree higher for offenses online effectively creates new crimes such as online rebellion

Wind farms can tame hurricanes – scientists

Feb 26, 2014 - 9:48 PM

Hurricane Katrina s storm surge would have abated by 79 if such wind turbines were present

STORM TAMER. Wind turbines may have the power to decrease wind speeds of a hurricane and temper storm surges. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva

Radio Republic: Proving OPM is alive and well

Jan 30, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The crew behind the go to source for everything OPM online believes as co founder Twinky Lagdameo puts it that OPM will never die for as long as there is a Filipino musician alive ”

NEW BREED OF MUSICIANS. Radio Republic features artists such as hiphop trio Lyrically Deranged Poets, giving them exposure that they have yet to get from mainstream media. All Photos by Marga Deona

World media in PH; Cooper slams slow Haiyan response

Nov 13, 2013 - 3:36 PM

International media’s extensive coverage of Haiyan shows the magnitude of the destruction and prompts the influx of aid

Katrina Halili back as villainess

Sep 21, 2013 - 7:38 PM

At home actress model enjoys new life as proud mom

PERSONA. 'Magtataray na naman ang lola n’yo!' jokes Katrina. Photo courtesy of B. Allie Tah

The promise of Daragang Magayon

Feb 26, 2013 - 11:16 PM

The production team should be lauded for taking off from a much loved indigenous tale amidst the massive Hollywood ification and Disney fication of our culture in contemporary times

A PROMISE UNFULFILLED? Ea Torrado as Magayon in 'Daragang Magayon: Ang Istorya ni Mayon.' Photo courtesy of Rina Angela Corpus

2012 in photos: Tragedy, triumph, and ridiculously photogenic people

Jan 06, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Start2013Right and look back at the photographs that captured the crazy year that was 2012

Enrile's tale: Hypocrisy and contradictions

Oct 03, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Johnny Enrile s book launch was a gathering of the country s elite who had chosen to conveniently forget – just for one night – what others who have less at stake cannot

Bloggers, students join SC petition vs cybercrime law

Oct 01, 2012 - 4:00 PM

This is the 6th petition to be filed against the Cybercrime Prevention Act


2 CA justices decline CJ nomination

Jun 25, 2012 - 6:11 PM

There are now 65 nominees for the post of chief justice

2010 presidential wannabe eyes CJ post

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Ferdinand Jose Pijao a nuisance candidate in the 2010 presidential elections wants to try his luck getting into the judiciary

[UPDATE] SC Justices Bernabe, Del Castillo decline CJ nomination

Jun 20, 2012 - 6:42 PM

There are now 12 SC justices nominated for chief justice


Ex-DOE chief declines nomination to CJ post

Jun 16, 2012 - 9:54 PM

Lotilla says seniority in High Court should be respected

Ex-CA justice disqualified for CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 6:05 PM

The list of nominees and applicants to the post vacated by Chief Justice Renato Corona is now down to 26

PNoy's first appointee to the SC nominated for CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 5:01 PM

Corona has sought the inhibition of Sereno in a case involving his impeachment trial

Teddy Boy Locsin nominated for chief justice

Jun 14, 2012 - 3:10 PM

Locsin also tried for the SC in 2009

Frank Chavez nominated for CJ post

Jun 14, 2012 - 1:01 PM

Chavez has yet to accept his nomination

Legarda accepts nomination for CJ post

Jun 14, 2012 - 6:50 AM

Legarda says yes to her nomination to replace dismissed chief justice Renato Corona

Ex-UP law dean accepts nomination to CJ post

Jun 08, 2012 - 6:04 PM

Raul Pangalangan will try for the third time to get into the Supreme Court


Teacher-nurse wants to be chief justice

Jun 08, 2012 - 12:36 PM

Ignoring requirements for appointment as chief justice Jocelyn Esquivel a non lawyer submits her application

Former SC aspirants nominated for CJ post

Jun 07, 2012 - 11:49 AM

Three familiar names outside the Supreme Court have been nominated to replace dismissed chief justice Renato Corona a day after the JBC formally opened nominations to the highest judicial post

chief justice nominees

[Father's Day] My first editor’s joke

Jun 06, 2012 - 3:35 PM

Her father passed away too early too soon

MISSING MAMA. Katrina's father plays the guitar on the 40th day of her mother's death. Photo from Katrina Manapat

[Mother's Day] Kaye speaks

May 13, 2012 - 10:52 AM

She was a daughter who spoke to explain her mom s suicide as it was her dad who was being tagged as the main suspect

ALWAYS A FAMILY. Kaye and her younger sister at their mom's resting place last April 16, their mom's 3rd death anniversary. Photo from Kaye Arteche Etong

LIVE BLOG: Bb Pilipinas 2012

Apr 15, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Live updates from the 2012 Bb Pilipinas pageant