25 mayors, governors stripped of powers over police for 'various reasons'

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:03 PM

One of the reasons, according to reports, is their ties to the illegal drug trade

PH hoops legend Loreto Carbonell dies at age 84

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Loreto Carbonell, the flashy forward for the 1956 basketball team which placed seventh in the Melbourne Olympics, has died.

LEGEND DIES. Loreto Carbonell, shown at the far right in the 1978 San Bed Red Lions team photo, was an important figure in the hoops scene as a player and coach. Photo from Wikipedia

Rey Loreto loses decision to Thai champ in world title shot

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Loreto is dropped in the ninth round en route to a decision loss against Thammanoon Niyomtrong in Thailand

OUTBOXED. Rey Loreto (R) loses a unanimous decision to WBA strawweight champ Thammanoon Niyomtrong. Photo from Brico Santig's Facebook

Rey Loreto, who once wanted to quit boxing, now fighting for world title

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:20 AM

Loreto has had to deal with losses in and out of the ring to get to his world title fight against WBA strawweight champ Thammanoon Niyomtrong in Thailand

UPSET ARTIST. Davao's Rey Loreto went from losing his first 4 pro fights to earning a shot at WBA strawweight champ Thammanoon Niyomtrong this Saturday in Thailand. Photo from Loreto's Facebook

Filipino upset specialist Rey Loreto to get title shot vs unbeaten Thai

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:00 AM

Rey Loreto has been named the mandatory challenger to WBA strawweight titleholder Knockout CP Freshmart

UPSET ARTIST. Rey Loreto overcame a slow start to his career and losses in his opponents' hometowns to become the mandatory challenger for the WBA strawweight title. Photo from Loreto's Facebook

News Briefs: February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 10

Leyte exec urges protection for innocent from wrongful accusations

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Baybay City Vice Mayor Michael Cari earlier tagged as Kerwin Espinosa s protector but later cleared by the alleged drug lord himself says he and other innocent people should be spared from such damaging allegations

CLEARED. Baybay City Vice Mayor Michael Cari is among the Leyte officials who alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa cleared of involvement in his drug business. Photo from the Facebook page of Vice Governor Carlo Loreto

Leyte governor, vice gov: No links with Espinosas, illegal drugs

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:20 PM

3rd UPDATE Maliciously they have been linking me to the alleged Espinosa drug trade with the intent of leaving the impression that I am a protector which is absolutely false says Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla

NO TIES TO DRUGS. Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla denies allegations that he has ties with illegal drugs in his province. File photo courtesy from PIA

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May 13, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte transition team formed, holds first meeting

May 11, 2016 - 8:26 PM

The transition committee is composed mostly of key Duterte campaign members

PREPARATIONS BEGIN. Duterte's transition team meets at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

'LP buying votes in Baybay City' - Levito Baligod

May 09, 2016 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The senatorial bet s team gets yellow sample ballots with P500 each allegedly from the local candidates of the Liberal Party

BLOTTER. Senatorial bet Levito Baligod's team report the alleged vote buying paraphernalia to Baybay City police. Photo courtest of Levito Baligod's team

Baybay City mayor cries foul over fake dismissal

May 09, 2016 - 12:48 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman denies releasing a resolution disqualifying Carmen Loreto Cari and her son Michael Cari from running for mayor and vice mayor respectively

Photo of Baybay City Mayor Carmen Loreto-Cari from her Facebook page

Retired prof runs against 2 'goliaths' for Baybay City mayoral seat

May 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Dr Tomas Fernandez Jr a veterinarian from Visayas State University enters the political fray in Baybay City against incumbent city mayor Carmen Loreto Cari and businesswoman Marilou Galenzoga Baligod

DOC TOM. The retired professor talks with people at Baybay City’s plaza before his caravan on May 2. Photo by Prince Darius Lina/Rappler.

Mayor Otaza laid to rest: 'He wanted a better life for the Lumad'

Oct 28, 2015 - 7:28 PM

In Dario Otaza s short term as mayor of Loreto Agusan del Sur his anti poverty program for fellow indigenous peoples freed 21 villages from the influence of communist guerrillas

RESTING PLACE. National police officers carry the casket of slain Mayor Dario Otaza, while his son Daryl's coffin is carried by relatives, to the Uraya Memorial Garden in Butuan City on October 28,2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Army: NPA reasons for Otaza killings 'lies'

Oct 25, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Philippine Army brands as deceitful and superficial the motives behind the killing of Loreto town Mayor Dario Otaza and his son by the New People s Army

LIES. The Philippine Army said Agusan del Sur mayor Dario Otaza (2nd from right) was killed because he turned his back to the NPA. Photo from Otaza's Facebook account

Agusan del Sur mayor abducted

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Mayor Dario Otaza of the town of Loreto in Agusan del Sur is abducted by 16 armed men posing as NBI agents at his home in Butuan City police say

Local Vote: Negros Occidental, Leyte, Northern Samar

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Lacson mulls gubernatorial bid in Negros Occidental; Businessman to challenge Apostol as Leyte congressman; Ong brothers aim to exchange posts in Northern Samar

Local Vote: Mandaue, General Santos, Lanao del Norte

Aug 15, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Mayor congressman swapping posts in 2016?; No Antoninos in next year’s polls; Dimaporo scion to seek governorship of Lanao del Norte

'Slow' gov't process makes OFWs fall for illegal recruiters

Apr 16, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Lito Soriano an advocate of ethical recruitment says an OFW is able to secure jobs abroad 2 months faster through illegal channels

Ex-OFW, now business owner, tells OFWs: Plan your return

Apr 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM

For former migrant worker Lito Soriano overseas employment must be a short term plan intended to save up for two things – family and future career in the Philippines

2014: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 26, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Pacquiao s redemption Donaire s disaster Nietes signature win and Sonsona s highlight reel knockout make 2014 a year to remember for Philippine boxing

Denver Cuello wins comeback bout vs Thai foe

Oct 13, 2014 - 6:13 AM

Denver Cuello puts himself back on the winning track after layoffs due to injury

COMEBACK KID. Denver Cuello returned to action with a TKO win. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Thousands affected by Mindanao floods

Mar 21, 2014 - 4:50 PM

At least 3 387 families have been affected by flooding in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley due to heavy rains

158 families displaced by Davao del Norte floods

Mar 20, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Heavy rains caused by a low pressure area have flooded several communities in Davao del Norte

PDAF scam lawyer engaged to Leyte politician

Mar 01, 2014 - 9:18 PM

Lawyer Levi Baligod is marrying former Baybay Leyte mayoral candidate Marilou Malot Galenzoga in the summer over a year after he lost his first wife to cancer

ENGAGED. Lawyer Levi Baligod and defeated Baybay City mayoral bet Marilou 'Malot' Galenzoga are set to tie the knot. Photo from Galenzoga's Facebook page

WATCH: Pinoy Loreto scores highlight KO of former champ Joyi in Monaco

Feb 02, 2014 - 3:49 AM

Filipino boxer Rey Loreto seemed like an easy tuneup fight for former IBF minimum weight champion Nkosinathi Joyi but the Pinoy pulled off an improbable upset with a highlight reel KO

UPSET SPECIALIST. Rey Loreto may not have the prettiest looking record but he's building a reputation as a spoiler. Photo from Loreto's Facebook

NPA declares seized candidates 'prisoners of war'

Oct 26, 2013 - 12:05 PM

The rebel group captures 5 barangay election candidates in Loreto Agusan del Sur

STRONGHOLD. NPA guerrillas in a gathering in Agusan del Sur. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

'We may kill her if she were winnable'

May 09, 2013 - 12:36 AM

Baybay City Mayor Carmen Loreto Cari denied allegations of involvement in the assassination attempt of her political rival

In Leyte: 'Walk for change' vs 'Walk for progress'

Oct 05, 2012 - 2:22 PM

A showdown in Baybay City looms between an entrenched political family now affiliated with the Liberal Party and a challenger associated with the United Nationalist Alliance