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PHINMA Energy to file case against PSALM

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The case is to stop PSALM from removing PHINMA Energy as administrator of a 40 megawatt geothermal power plant in Leyte

Duterte might not push through with mega prison in Nueva Ecija – Aguirre

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:54 AM

The President instead proposes to build a new medium sized facility and improve existing 7 regional prisons

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

4 mayors, no projects in Albuera, Leyte in 2016 – COA

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Commission on Audit also flags Albuera s low spending on disaster risk reduction

Albuera, Ozamiz's Espenido gets new assignment: Iloilo

Aug 28, 2017 - 10:33 AM

UPDATED Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is also awarded the Magalong Medal Order of Lapu Lapu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal to Ozamiz City Police Director Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Espenido was hailed for his successful anti-illegal drug operations in Ozamiz City. The President has then reassigned Espenido to Iloilo City. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PNP autopsy, impeachment complaint, Trump | Evening wRap

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:25 PM

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Pimentel, Leyte earthquake, Sung Kim | Midday wRap

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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2 dead as shallow earthquake hits Leyte

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED The quake s epicenter was located just northeast of Albuera Leyte with a depth of focus at just 5 kilometers below ground Phivolcs says

The location of the earthquake's epicenter. Image courtesy Phivolcs

WATCH: Bike Scouts PH, the unsung heroes of Yolanda

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Bike Scouts Philippines is made up of volunteer bicycle messengers who respond to isolated areas in the aftermath of a disaster

Duterte declares state of calamity in Ormoc and Kananga, Leyte

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:32 PM

The areas are recovering from the damage caused by the earthquake last July 6

STATE OF CALAMITY. A resident still shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 23-29, 2017

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Must watch videos from this week

With CIDG 12 post, Supt Marvin Marcos may qualify for promotion

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Will the cop linked to the killing of a detained mayor eventually be promoted to senior superintendent?

SENIOR OFFICER SOON? Marvin Marcos, currently the CIDG 12 head, attends a Senate hearing in December 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Dela Rosa admits Supt Marcos reassignment 'not so normal'

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:20 PM

But the PNP chief tells senators that impunity will not happen under his watch amid concerns over Superintendent Marvin Marcos return to the police force

MARCOS AND IMPUNITY? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa talks to CIDG chief Roel Obusan during a December 2016 hearing into the killing of Rolando Espinosa. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

[Newspoint] The other Marcos phenomenon

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Why do Marvin Marcos and others in his infamous league get easy deals from the Duterte regime?

HRW: Reinstatement of Supt Marcos shows 'wider impunity' in PH drug war

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:18 PM

The New York based human rights group says President Rodrigo Duterte s order comes as no surprise given his previous pronouncements defending cops in the war on drugs

Ormoc City eyes relocation of 1,500 families in quake-hit villages

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes a quick visit to Ormoc City to meet with local officials and distribute cash assistance to quake victims

CONDOLENCES. President Rodrigo Duterte condoles with the family of Rhissa Rosales, one of the Leyte earthquake fatalities, on July 13, 2017. Malacañang photo

Dela Rosa defends Marcos reinstatement: 'Justice system working'

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Kung yung drug pusher or drug lord may kini claim sila na due process eh bakit hindi natin puwede ibigay doon sa pulis na dumaan sa due process? says the PNP chief

BACK TO BUSINESSMEN. Superintendent Marvin Marcos (left) and his men are ordered reinstated. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Put*ng i*a!': Lacson, senators slam reinstatement of Supt Marcos

Jul 13, 2017 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED Senator Lacson a former Philippine National Police chief sums up the reinstatement of Superintendent Marvin Marcos with the favorite expletive of the Chief Executive who had ordered it

EX-PNP CHIEF. Senator Panfilo Lacson joins other senators in criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte's order to reinstate Superintendent Marvin Marcos, who is implicated in the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. File photo from Senate PRIB

Duterte orders reinstatement of cop in Espinosa slay, again

Jul 12, 2017 - 7:52 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says it would be a waste anyway not to let Superintendent Marvin Marcos work since he is getting paid

EMBATTLED COPS. Superintendent Marvin Marcos (2nd, L) with others tagged in the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr at the preliminary investigation into the criminal complaint against them before the DOJ on December 20, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawmakers want state of calamity declared in Eastern Visayas

Jul 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Representatives Ben Evardone and Edgar Sarmiento make the call after the Leyte earthquake destroyed the region s main power source

STATE OF CALAMITY. A resident still shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

OVP to provide shelter materials for earthquake-hit Leyte

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Office of the Vice President also plans to provide psychosocial support to survivors of the magnitude 6 5 earthquake

6.5-STRONG. Aftermath of the strong earthquake that hit the province of Leyte. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Leyte quake, Marawi death toll, Mayweather | Evening wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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Rappler Talk: Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Leyte earthquake

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:56 PM

MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz talks to Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Rappler Talk on Monday 6pm July 10 Bookmark this page to watch the conversation

Ormoc City to be placed under state of calamity

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Cabinet secretaries led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana meet with Leyte local government leaders on rehabilitation efforts after the magnitude 6 5 quake

Photo from Office of Presidential Spokesperson

Leyte quake, North Korea, Pell | Midday wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Magnitude 5.8 aftershock hits Leyte

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:48 AM

UPDATED Phivolcs revises the magnitude of the aftershock from 5 4 to 5 8

Image from Phivolcs

DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

Jul 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM

A total of 1 837 families or 9 185 persons living in Leyte are displaced by the earthquake

RELIEF. DSWD sends assistance to those affected by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Leyte. Photo from DSWD

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate Renato Solidum Jr., during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Landslides displace 900 in quake-hit Leyte town

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The landslides hurt 26 people in Hiluktugan village including two infants who were hit by dislodged hollow blocks

LANDSLIDE. The 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Leyte triggers landslides in Carigara town. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Banks stay open after Leyte earthquake

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Our member banks have advised its respective branches to strive delivering its services to the general public and accommodate all banking transactions most especially in this time of need says the Bankers Association of the Philippines

QUAKE DAMAGE. A man walks by a building destroyed by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

IN PHOTOS: Leyte quake aftermath

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Authorities are still assessing the extent of the quake damage which can only be done once they reach the quake epicenter in the mountainous villages

A resident still shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6, 2017. Atleast 179 patients were affected with mostly minor injuries after the Magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the Province of Leyte. Two were reported dead one from Kananga, Leyte and one from brgy Cabaonan, Ormoc Leyte. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

The week in photos: July 1-7, 2017

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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

TREMOR. Rescuers stand next to a destroyed building after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the town of Kananga, Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo by Lito Bagunas/AFP

Martial law, Leyte quake, Gulf crisis | Evening wRap

Jul 07, 2017 - 7:45 PM

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Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of the Big One will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

PREPARATION. The panel for 'The Big One' forum in Agos Summit discusses how to prepare for an earthquake. Rappler screengrab

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

Fear, panic as aftershocks rock Leyte

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:01 PM

2nd UPDATE Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town near the epicenter of the quake

QUAKE DAMAGE. One of the damaged buildings in Kananga town. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio / Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

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Maute deal, Napolcom, Arum | Evening wRap

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:07 PM

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2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

Jul 06, 2017 - 7:40 PM

4th UPDATE A woman dies after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City A body is also retrieved after a building collapsed in the municipality of Kananga

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Leyte

Jul 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

4th UPDATE Phivolcs warns that damage and aftershocks are expected

Yolanda Museum to rise in Tacloban 4 years after deadly typhoon

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Part of the Tacloban Astrodome which provided refuge to residents during the onslaught of Haiyan in 2013 will be turned into a museum in Leyte s capital

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Aguirre distances self from DOJ downgrade of charges in Espinosa slay

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED I was not the one who wrote it I was not the one who signed it says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II about the DOJ s latest resolution on charges in the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

NO HAND. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II denies hand in the writing of the DOJ resolution that downgraded to a bailable offense of homicide the charges against policemen in the killing of mayor Rolando Espinosa inside his jail cell in 2016. File photo by Rappler

Sparring with sandals: A boxing trainer fights for support in Leyte

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Using a life of experience and a pair of sandals Manly Minguel teaches youngsters in Tanauan about life and boxing

TSINELA POWER. Manly Minguel hasn't allowed the loss of his boxing equipment in Super Typhoon Haiyan stop him from training young fighters. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Balikatan brings school buildings, hope to remote Leyte villages

May 09, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Barangays Margen and Don Carlos Revilla in Ormoc City are the latest recipients of new classrooms built under this year s PH US military exercises

NEW CLASSROOMS. US soldiers build classrooms in a remote village in Ormoc City, Leyte, as part of the 2017 Balikatan Humanitarian Program. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

Leyte tells the world to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

Mar 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Break Free 2017 a series of peaceful community mobilizations across the Philippines contributing to global actions against fossil fuels culminate in Yolanda hit Leyte

CLEAN ENERGY. Greenpeace activists unfurl a giant banner bearing the words "#BreakFree from fossil fuels" at the iconic San Juanico bridge as a team of cyclists overhead and a team of rowers below led this culminating activity for the week-long Leyte leg of Break Free 2017. All photos from Greenpeace

DOJ eyes complaint vs Samar judge in Espinosa slay

Mar 20, 2017 - 6:32 PM

But the DOJ dismisses allegations that policemen planted evidence in jail

File photo of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

Advice to Duterte: Don't micromanage PNP

Mar 13, 2017 - 5:14 PM

A Senate committee report on the killing of Albuera Mayor Espinosa Sr takes the President to task for intervening in the appointment of a cop linked to the murder

PNP AFFAIRS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (first row, 2nd from right) is flanked by kidnapping suspects during a press conference in Camp Crame on Monday, March 13. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police probe blasts at Samar execs' homes

Mar 04, 2017 - 11:17 AM

A teenage girl and a 6 year old are hurt after motorcycle riding men hurled a grenade at the fence of Barangay Canlapwas chairperson Ma Elfa de Jesus in Catbalogan City

EASTERN VISAYAS TOP COP. Chief Superintendent Elmer Beltejar orders increased security measures in Samar following grenade blasts in Catbalogan City. Photo from the PRO8 website

Local bizmen to gov't: Turn Leyte library into a convention center

Jan 21, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The People s Center and Library used to be a cultural gem in the hometown of then First Lady Imelda Marcos Part of it is now being rented by a Japan surplus shop

FUTURE CONVENTION CENTER? The facade of the People's Library and Center in Tacloban City. All photos by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Nonstop rain triggers floods in Cebu and Leyte

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:51 PM

There s one confirmed death in Cebu while classes have been suspended in parts of Tacloban and Ormoc

BANICA RIVER. Banica River in Dumaguete City. Screen grab from YouTube video, courtesy of Hersley Ven Casero

Special task group created to probe Leyte blast

Jan 02, 2017 - 8:37 AM

The task group will investigate the explosion that rocked Hilongos town in Leyte province on December 28 injuring 32 individuals