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IN PHOTOS: Tarlac rice fields turn into a lake

Sep 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Farmers are left with nothing to harvest after floods inundate their fields

GONE. Two days ago, this was a rice field with crops scheduled to be harvested next week. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:03 AM

The Celestial is the 7th line in the city's modern cable car system, inaugurated in 2014 and with 16 kilometers of cable in La Paz and reaching to the mountaintop communities of El Alto, at over 4,000 meters

NO TRAFFIC. The Bolivian car cable state-owned company "Mi teleferico" inaugurates the Light Blue line that connects the south hillside with the center of La Paz. Photo by  Jorge Bernal/AFP

3 charged over grenade attack during Abra town fiesta

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:52 PM

(UPDATED) The police escorts of Abra Representative Joseph Sto Niño Bernos and his wife, Mayor Menchie Bernos, were killed, while the couple and 34 others were injuired in the January 25 incident

Explosion kills 2 cops, injures Abra lawmaker, mayor during town fiesta

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Abra Representative Joseph Bernos and his wife Menchie, the mayor of La Paz town, were watching the fireworks explode from the La Paz town plaza when a blast hit the ground

CHAOS. Chairs were left in disarray after the plaza explosion. PNP-Abra Photo

Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods

Jan 19, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Netizens from the area have been posting photos and updates on the need for evacuation and relief goods in the area before signal went down

HELP NEEDED. Citizens in Barangay in Lapaz town are waiting to be rescued. Photos credit to Jamaica Jumonong/Rappler

Santiago at hometown sortie: I'm the only legit Ilonggo among bets

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The presidential candidate returns to her hometown with her running mate Senator Bongbong Marcos in only their third sortie as a tandem since the campaign period started

Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago returned to the campaign trail on April 13 with a homecoming rally at the University of the Philippines Visayas campus in Iloilo City with her running mate Bongbong Marcos

A culture of inhumanity in UP

Mar 07, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Is student culture becoming like the culture of the military torturers where sadism is encouraged?

Bolivia sacks hundreds of military after protest

Apr 25, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Bolivia sacks 702 members of its military after about 2 000 sergeants from its services joined a protest in uniform as it went through downtown La Paz

9 things to do in Ilocos Norte

Oct 03, 2013 - 1:47 PM

From history buffs to nature lovers and adrenaline junkies Ilocos Norte has got it covered

WORLD HERITAGE CHURCH. Paoay Church is famous, old and picture-perfect. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Brazil's top diplomat quits over row with Bolivia

Aug 27, 2013 - 7:35 AM

A top Brazil diplomat admits helping a Bolivian opposition senator escape to Brazil

Murdered US Marine's mom, sis want justice

Aug 17, 2013 - 8:36 AM

Family members of a murdered US Marine fly to the Philippines for the first time to demand justice

Town councilor in Abra shot dead, robbed

Jul 05, 2013 - 7:10 PM

Councilor Rogelio Pudol Talingdan of La Paz town in Abra had just sold some of his cows in the cattle market The gunmen took P500 000 from him

Namfrel to Comelec: Act on vote buying

May 10, 2013 - 6:17 AM

Election watchdog Namfrel urges Comelec to take the lead in pursuing mechanisms against vote buying

Iloilo's coffee oasis

Mar 11, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Madge Café in the Iloilo market is where rich and poor sugar barons and fish vendors can come and chat

Namfrel 'watchdogs:' roving, mobile

Mar 02, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Namfrel pursues a holistic approach in ensuring fair elections for 2013

Stab fatal for American in Makati - medical officer

Jan 24, 2013 - 7:27 PM

The cause of death was the stab wound to the neck says PNP coroner Voltaire Nulud

Gag order in Makati murder trial?

Jan 10, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Lawyers for the 4 suspects claim that showing the CCTV footage on social media is destroying their reputation

GAG ORDER URGED. The defense does not want this video to be uploaded anymore on social media. Screenshot from video courtesy of Makati police

Digital imaging to expose killer of U.S. Marine in Makati

Dec 20, 2012 - 7:29 PM

The prosecution has subpoenaed the original CCTV footage and wants it checked by an expert in digital imaging

ANALYZE THIS. The CCTV footage shows the moment when one or two of the suspects stab Anikow with a tactical knife in front of the Rockwell security checkpoint beside the Bel-Air gate in Makati. Screenshot from video courtesy of the Makati police

Suspects in Makati slay ask for bail on murder charges

Dec 13, 2012 - 5:45 PM

The defendants want to put the burden of proof on the prosecution so the judge will grant them bail on a non bailable offense

SUSPECTS. From left to right and top to bottom: Galicano Datu III, Crispin de la Cruz, Juan Alfonso Abastillas and Osric Cabrera. Collage by Emil Mercado from images courtesy of Makati police

A sport is born in Laoag

Feb 14, 2012 - 4:12 PM

It s the first ever sandboarding competition in Laoag s famous sand dunes

Sandboarding, Laoag, and a bashing adventure

Jan 30, 2012 - 10:07 AM

The Laoag La Paz sandboarding competition is the first of its kind in the country