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How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:14 AM

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of 'bayanihan' in the affected communities surface

Retrieval operations end at Itogon landslide site

Sep 30, 2018 - 9:50 PM

A total of 94 people are confirmed dead in Itogon, Benguet, many of them from the massive landslide in Barangay Ucab

Day 2 see the continuing efforts of police and rescue teams in their search for the bodies buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet. September 17, 2018. Photo Jire Carreon/Rappler

5 still missing in Itogon village as retrieval operations near endgame

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:28 PM

At least 86 people died in Itogon, Benguet, following the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

ENDGAME. This photo shows fround zero of the landslide at Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong may have pushed September 2018 inflation to over 7%

Sep 28, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites higher prices of agricultural goods due to Typhoon Ompong, rising fuel prices, and the weakening peso

22 bodies left to be retrieved in Cordillera landslide sites

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:16 PM

The Police Regional Office – Cordillera says that as of Wednesday, September 26, they have only 22 bodies left to retrieve in Benguet, as well as two in Guisad Surong in Baguio

THE SEARCH CONTINUES. A backhoe works to move more ground as the search for the dead continues in Itogon. Photo courtesy of Itogon Police.

Zero harvest for Narvacan farmers due to Ompong

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Of the 5,667 registered rice farmers in Narvacan, none were able to harvest their rice because the earliest ones were supposed to be harvested next week

At least 78 dead in Itogon, Benguet, after Typhoon Ompong

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:05 AM

At least 33 others are missing, 27 of whom are from Level 070 in Barangay Ucab

FOUND. Police and rescue teams search for bodies buried by the landslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

P134.7 million in aid given to Typhoon Ompong survivors

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says it increased the Quick Response Fund of the Department of Social Welfare and Development

DAMAGE. A man examines his house when after it collapsed at the height of Typhoon Ompong's wrath. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Agricultural damage by Typhoon Ompong highest since Yolanda

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol plans to ask Congress for additional funds to rehabilitate Typhoon Ompong-hit areas

Ompong-hit families can borrow up to P150,000 from Pag-IBIG

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Borrowers only need to bring a photo of their house and their title to annotate their loans, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

FULLY DAMAGED. A house in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, is wiped out after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Ompong death toll in Itogon, Benguet, climbs to 70

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 PM

More than 30 people remain missing in the town of Itogon, many of them in the area where a huge landslide struck on September 15

Relatives of victims of the landslide in Lower Gumok grieve and wait for the time that they can view the remains of their kin. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

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

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.65 billion in school damage

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:38 PM

The Department of Education says about 15 million students are affected nearly a week since Typhoon Ompong hit the Philippines

TOPPLED. Residents of Westside River in Frisco, SJDM, Quezon City were without electricity as heavy winds knock of electrical posts in the area. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong affects over 1.6 million

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:32 PM

After almost a week since the deadly typhoon hit the Philippines, over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. Families set up temporary sleeping areas inside classrooms of the Delpan Evacuation Center in Manila as they voluntarily leave their homes due to strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Ompong on September 15, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Electricity restored in 4 provinces hit by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Only one power plant in Apayao is down, says Napocor

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

Duterte urged to declare state of calamity in Typhoon Ompong-hit regions

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Imposition of price ceilings, reprogramming of funds, and access to no-interest loans are some of the effects under a state of calamity

At least 95 dead due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Most of the fatalities come from the Cordillera Administrative Region

SEARCH. Police and rescue teams search for individuals buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet. File photo Jire Carreon/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong death toll rises to 88

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:55 PM

As the search goes on for landslide victims, the number of deaths continues to rise

Day 2 see the continuing efforts of police and rescue teams in their search for the bodies buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet. September 17, 2018. Photo Jire Carreon/Rappler

Additional P428 million in 2019 budget sought for SUCs after Ompong

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago wants the House committee on appropriations to authorize the additional funds for state universities and colleges damaged by Typhoon Ompong

REHAB ONGOING. Rescue workers clear a road of debris and toppled electric posts caused by Typhoon Ompong in Baggao town, Cagayan on September 15, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

At least 1.4 million affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:05 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. The NDRRMC says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Ompong, Duterte on Mendoza, Bert and Ernie | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, September 20

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:35 PM

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Itogon mayor hopes for 'miracle' in search for missing

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:15 PM

'They declared that we are already in the stage of retrieval, but for me, God only knows who will be dead and who will be alive,' says Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan

SEARCH. Police and rescue teams on Monday, September 17 search for missing persons following a massive landslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet. File photo  by Jire Carreon/Rappler

After tragic landslide, mayor says Itogon to transition to farming

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan hopes that in 5 years, his town will no longer be dependent on mining

HELP NEEDED. Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan at the operations and relief center at Barangay Tuding. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong leaves nearly 76,000 homes damaged in Cagayan

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Of this number, more than 10,000 homes are completely destroyed

FULLY DAMAGED. A house in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, is wiped out after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What to know about Itogon, Benguet

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Itogon, a mining town in Benguet, suffers a massive landslide in the wake of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Policemen lon September 17, 2017, lead the search and rertrieval operation for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

At least 81 killed by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Dozens remain missing in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was heavily affected by landslides

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Rescuers retrieved a body buried from the landslide in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet on September 17, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Over a million now affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says 15,577 families or 61,271 persons remain in evacuation centers

AFTERMATH. Workers clear debris from a landslide and fallen posts in Barangay Poksukan, Mines View in Baguio City, brought about by the heavy rains and winds that Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cimatu orders 'minahang bayan' review after Itogon tragedy

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to review all minahang bayan applications after the tragic landslide in Itogon, Benguet

IN PHOTOS: The Itogon mining community before and after Ompong

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Typhoon Ompong destroyed the homes of a mining community and left dozens dead or missing

AFTERMATH. Residents of the Itogon, Benguet mining community preferred to seek refuge in their 'bunkhouse'. By the end of the storm, they were gone.

46 bodies recovered from Benguet landslides

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:51 PM

(UPDATED) As of September 19, at least 60 remained missing

RECEOVERED. Rescuers retrieve a body buried from a landslide in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet on September 17, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte on gun ban, Ompong, Barangay to Broadway | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM

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Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be 'worst-case scenario' losses of about P7.9 billion

NO HARVEST. La Paz rice fields turns into a lake after floods inundate fields. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong causes over P400M in damage to universities

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero de Vera III says affected state universities are in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera Administrative Region

DAMAGE. Heavy damage is seen after strong winds from Typhoon Ompong uprooted trees and destroyed structures. Photo from Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Media Office

Iglesia ni Cristo donates to Typhoon Ompong survivors

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief packs to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) victims, members and nonmembers alike

READY TO HELP. The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief goods in La Trinidad, Benguet, to help victims of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo from Iglesia ni Cristo News and Updates on Facebook

Cagayan farmers on Ompong-hit crops: 'Like losing gamble vs nature'

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'Parang talo na lang sa sugal. Ganoon na lang ang iniisip natin kasi hindi naman natin hawak 'yung panahon,' says 48-year-old farmer Ricardo Rumbaua

Cagayan farmers on typhoon-damaged crops: 'Feels like losing to gambling'. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

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Sep 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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Typhoon Ompong death toll rises to 74

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Majority of fatalities and the missing are in the Cordillera Administrative Region

LANDSLIDE. 5 bodies recovered from the Portal 070 Lower Gumok landslide in Ucab, Itogon. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong affects over 800,000

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Days after Ompong (Mangkhut) left the Philippines, the number of individuals affected by the typhoon continues to climb as reports come in

DESTRUCTION. Fallen trees, branches fill roads and houses are left destroyed in the wake of Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

In Itogon, sister volunteers to dig beneath the soil to look for brother

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Benylyn Gumuwang still believes her brother Harvey will come home alive, even if officials or other miners say he is most likely gone

STILL LOOKING. Benylyn Gumuwang, 45, volunteers to look for her missing brother who is a miner in Itogon, Benguet. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Gloria Arroyo, Mankhut in Hong Kong, Philippine dragon boat | Evening wRap

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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‘Houses flew’ when Ompong came

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Hundreds of houses and plenty of crops in the farming town of Baggao in Cagayan Valley are lost to Typhoon Ompong. What do locals do? They rebuild and plant again.

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.8 billion in agricultural damage

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:05 PM

The government says around 171,932 farmers have been affected by Ompong (Mangkhut)

CRY ME A RIVER. Samuel Castro was just waiting for Monday. He has nothing to harvest now. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Agta leader from Typhoon Ompong's ground zero walks 6 hours to ask for aid

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Marlon Rosalem walked 6 hours hoping to bring home some help from the local government, as he said relief goods have yet to reach their community

Marlon Rosalem, an Agta leader, talks to municipal social workers to ask for aid for his typhoon-hit community. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Countries send condolences to Philippines after Typhoon Ompong

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(4th UPDATE) Here is a list of countries that have extended their condolences to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

SEARCH OPERATIONS. Policemen on September 17, 2018, lead the search and retrieval operations for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte meets families of Ompong landslide victims

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte distributes financial aid and other types of assistance to 22 families in Benguet

Photo from Malacañang

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:16 PM

In the high-rise city of Hong Kong, the government describes the damage as 'severe and extensive' with more than 300 people injured in Mangkhut, which triggered the maximum T10 typhoon alert

HONG KONG CLEANUP. Workers clean a company office, in a harborside commercial building, whose windows were blown out the day before during Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Filipino farmers risk death to save crop from Ompong

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:37 PM

It's a 'kapit sa patalim' situation for the hardy Filipino farmer

Farmer Josephine Dayag shows us her corn plantation damaged by strong winds in Brgy Lingu, Solana, Cagayan Valley after super typhoon Mangkhut locally named "Ompong," made its landfall in the Northern Philippines, on September 16, 2018. Department of Agriculture says the Super Typhoon may damage 1.22 million hectares of rice and corn. Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/Greenpeace

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, September 18

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, September 18