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Vocal mayor of Mindoro fishermen ordered suspended for graft

Jun 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds 'valid information' in 3 graft cases filed in 2016 against San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin

FOR SUSPENSION. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin during an interview aboard the BRP Tausug on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Loss after boat sinking estimated at P2.2 M

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he will forward the computation to President Rodrigo Duterte

DRY DOCKED. Children play beside the FB Gem-Ver in Brgy. San Roque, San Jose Occidental Mindoro on June 16, 2019, after it was pulled out of sea for repairs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Batangas-bound ship catches fire near Recto Bank

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Car carrier M/V Diamond Highway catches fire near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). Its 25 crew members abandoned ship and are rescued by bulk carrier on its way to Thailand.

'STILL BURNING.' M/V Diamond Highway catches fire near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). PCG Photo

Captain of sunken boat backs out of meeting with Duterte

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:06 AM

At the last minute, the captain of Fishing Boat Gem-Ver backs out of a scheduled meeting with President Duterte at Malacañang

NO MORE MEETING. F/B Gem-Ver boat captain Junel Insigne. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Crew of sunken Philippine boat now home

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:03 PM

After 17 days at sea, the fishermen of the boat rammed and abandoned by a Chinese ship return to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

HOME, FINALLY. The fishermen of F/B Gim-ver are reunited with their families upon their arrival at the Caminawit Pier in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Captain of abandoned PH boat: I'm sure Chinese ship sank us

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Fishing boat Gem-vir captain Junel Insigne says he was able to identify the ship as Chinese based on its lights

CAPTAIN. Junel Insigne aboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Wives wait in limbo for fishermen of sunken vessel to come home

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:34 PM

One of the wives says: 'Sana po 'wag po kayong basta-bastang magpapadala sa anumang sasabihin ng China sa inyo. Timbangin niyo po kung ano ang katotohanan, panigan niyo po 'yung tama dahil kami pong mahihirap ang nagiging kawawa.'

Mindoro fishermen wives and family wait for their husbands at Caminawit port in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Occidental Mindoro town mayor to Duterte: Let's speak out against China

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:30 AM

‘Ipakita natin ‘yung ating muscle. Kung wala man tayong muscle sa giyera eh sa bunganga man lang,’ says the mayor of San Jose, the home port of the fishing boat sunk by a Chinese vessel

CALL FOR ACTION. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin speaks to reporters onboard BRP Tausug. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rapper

Oriental Mindoro provincial prosecutor ambushed at home

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The Department of Justice calls on law enforcement authorities to investigate the ambush of Oriental Mindoro prosecutor Josephine Olivar

Wreckage of trainer aircraft found off Mindoro Strait

May 20, 2019 - 5:30 PM

But the Filipino pilot and the Saudi Arabian student pilot remain missing

Mindoro, Bicol join MPBL; Sta Lucia Realtors return

May 20, 2019 - 4:05 PM

More teams are vying for the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League crown as the Lakandula Cup opens in June

THE MORE, THE MERRIER. The MPBL, founded by Manny Pacquiao, continues to grow in number of teams. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

May 04, 2019 - 9:39 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says no damage is expected following the Saturday morning tremor but aftershocks are likely

TREMOR. An earthquake hits Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, on May 4, 2019. Map from Phivolcs

Lack of tenure, proper gear take toll on Mindoro's tamaraw rangers

May 01, 2019 - 8:48 PM

(UPDATED) These rangers have devoted their lives to protecting the tamaraws despite lack of tenure, lack of proper tools and gear, and the dangers that come with the job

PROTECTION. Tamaraws are not only endemic in the Philippines but also critically endangered. Photo from D'Aboville Foundation

P300-million loan facility set for Occidental Mindoro onion farmers

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The first P30 million will be given out to onion farmers' cooperatives in the second week of April

ONIONS FOR SALE. Local onions sold at a public market. Photo by Judgefloro/Wikimedia Commons

Mangyan mothers learn farming skills to help community be self-sufficient

Mar 20, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The Mangyans, an indigenous group living on the island of Mindoro, see the fruits of their labor with the help of Zero Extreme Poverty 2030

FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR. A Mangyan mother checks the organic vegetables that are ready for picking in time for the Harvest Festival in Naujan, Mindoro. Photo from ZEP 2030

3 bodies found tied, blindfolded in Occidental Mindoro

Dec 23, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The police have yet to identify the suspects

Photo from Occidental Mindoro police

Which tourist spots will be rehabilitated after Boracay?

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

All tourism destinations will be up for assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, but some areas are on top of the list

Quezon City gov't shuts down Dimple Star Bus terminal, ticketing office

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Mayor Herbert Bautista says the closure is due to the bus company's non-compliance with the city's business permit requirements

CLOSED. Quezon City Mayor issued a closure order to Dimple Star Bus terminal and ticketing office along EDSA and Araneta Center-Cubao on March 26, 2018. Photo by Fortunato Madamba/Rappler

Dimple Star Bus owner appears at CIDG after Duterte's order of arrest

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Dimple Star Bus owner Hilbert Napat appears before the CIDG after President Rodrigo Duterte orders his arrest

INSPECTION. President Rodrigo Duterte, SAP Bong Go, and LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III inspect the crash site where Dimple Star Bus fell. Photo courtesy of SAP Bong Go

At Dimple Star bus crash site, Duterte orders nationwide crackdown on illegal buses

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:48 PM

(2ND UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also orders the arrest of the operator of Dimple Star Bus, after one of its units crashed in Occidental Mindoro, killing 19

LTFRB suspends entire Dimple Star bus fleet

Mar 23, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Operations of the Dimple Star Bus fleet are suspended for 30 days, following the fatal crash in Occidental Mindoro

INSPECTION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III inspects the Dimple Star bus crash site in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, on March 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of DOTr-LTFRB

LTFRB suspends 10 Dimple Star buses after Occidental Mindoro crash

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The buses, operating from San Jose, Occidental Mindoro to Manila, are suspended for 30 days

BUS CRASH. At least 19 died in a bus crash that happened on Tuesday night, March 20, in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. All photos courtesy of Occidental Mindoro PDRRMO/ Sablayan MDRRMO

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

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Mar 21, 2018 - 12:42 PM

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At least 19 dead in Occidental Mindoro bus crash

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:11 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Public transport regulators say they may suspend the franchise of the operator of the bus involved in the incident

BUS CRASH. At least 19 died in a bus crash that happened on Tuesday night, March 20, in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. All photos courtesy of Occidental Mindoro PDRRMO and Sablayan MDRRMO

Barangay plebiscites in Navotas, Occ. Mindoro town on January 5

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Voters in some barangays in these areas would have to decide whether to ratify the creation of new barangays. The gun ban is enforced in these barangays from December 26 to January 10.

IN PHOTOS: The colorful Mimaropa 2017 festival in Romblon

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:19 PM

The provinces of the region come together to celebrate the annual festival, this time in Romblon

6 Chinese nationals rescued off Puerto Galera

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Their motor boat left the Port of Batangas on November 1 without clearance from the Philippine Coast Guard

Travel advisory: Mindoro boat trips cancelled due to Tropical Depression Ramil

Nov 01, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Oriental Mindoro authorities announce that all passenger boats are not allowed to sail effective 1:15 pm, Wednesday

LOOK: Flooded Pola spillway in Sta Cruz, Occidental Mindoro

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:34 PM

When flooding hits your area, you can post reports and photos on the Agos map, powered by eBayanihan

UNPASSABLE. Only trucks and buses can pass through the Pola spillway in Sta. Cruz, Ocidental Mindoro. Photos courtesy of Sta. Cruz Local Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (LDRRMO)

Puerto Galera councilor, son shot dead outside their home

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Police say Councilor Melchor Arago and his son were about to enter their house when they were killed in broad daylight

5 escape from Oriental Mindoro jail

May 28, 2017 - 12:29 PM

5 detainees – wanted for different crimes – escape the Naujan town jail

De Lima moves to drop disobedience charges in QC court

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The detained senator says the lawmakers had no authority to file a suit against her

DISOBEDIENCE CASE. Detained Senator Leila De Lima attends her arraignment on March 13, 2017 at the Quezon City Metropolitan Court Branch 34 for the charge of Disobedience to Summons. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

On the job with Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Since her appointment to the CA Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato says she has been receiving hate messages online But for her that s all part of politics

LONGTIME POLITICIAN. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is the representative for the lone district of Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: How to educate the youth through arts

Mar 18, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Established in 2012 Tabsing Kolektib aims to educate people through theater

TABSING. Taking estuary as a metaphor, Tabsing Kolektib envisions itself as a meeting place for artists. Photo courtesy of Tabsing Kolektib

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties damage to agriculture and infrastructure and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

COMMUNICATION. Municipalities in Oriental Mindoro set up charging stations in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina

Chinese national, security guard killed as robber steals P1M on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Three others were also injured after the lone robber opened fire

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

Phivolcs urges youth: Prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis

Nov 05, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Earthquake experts from Phivolcs teach high school students what to do in case disaster strikes

Oriental Mindoro cops face murder raps over ‘riding-in-tandem’ case

Oct 13, 2016 - 1:16 PM

One of the police officers was recently awarded by the PNP chief

'A social enterprise is a business with a soul'

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:08 PM

I heard what everyone needs to hear from the most unsuspecting rugged looking person who looked at everyone with ease

[Where I've Been] Apo Reef, majestic underwater world

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:49 PM

It s a whole new world underwater Traveler Pauline Buenafe shares her account of a spectacular visit to Apo Reef

Photo by Inggo Escalante

Getting to these PH beaches isn't easy – but it's worth it

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Where can you find a natural jacuzzi pink sand and more? A trip to these beaches may take hours and hours – but it s well worth the magical sights that await

The balaylakoy: Means to reawaken the Alangan Mangyan's culture

May 28, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Due to the vast amount of external influences many of the Alangan Mangyans shift from the communal balaylakoy – a shared living space for up to 20 famiies – to individual houses

MANGYAN ALANGAN CULTURE. Domingo Torres and Vicente Sara stands in front of the land where the balaylakoy will be contructed.

Occidental Mindoro mayor sacked over P2.9-M tobacco fund misuse

Jan 14, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also affirms the recommendation of Cebu prosecutors to file grave coercion charges against Bogo City Mayor Celestino Martinez Jr and two others over an incident in 2010 involving his rival

DISMISSED. San Jose Mayor Jose Villarosa has been dismissed from the service and perpetually barred from re-employment in government. Photo from the Municipality of Occidental Mindoro Facebook page

Duterte turns over P11M donation to typhoon-hit towns

Dec 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Davao City Council earlier approved a resolution granting the mayor the authority to donate the amount

FINANCIAL AID. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte turnS over financial aid to the municipal treasurer of Matnog, Sorsogon

IN PHOTOS: Mar Roxas spends Christmas in Nona-hit Mindoro

Dec 25, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Mar Roxas visits Nona hit Pinamalayan and spends Christmas there

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS. Mar Roxas and his wife, Korina Sanchez, attend Misa de Aguinaldo in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro. Photo courtesy of Dindo Melaya

Typhoon Nona leaves over P4B in damage in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:33 PM

At least 87 of Oriental Mindoro barangays are affected

Image courtesy Alyssa Arizabal. Left base image courtesy EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG.

Duterte gets nod to donate P11M to 'Nona' victims

Dec 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The Davao City Council grants Duterte the legislative authority to disburse P11 million from the unspent quick response fund to 2 provinces hit by Typhoon Nona

HELPING LGUs. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte offers financial assistance to LGUs hit by Typhoon Nona. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bike Scouts: An eyewitness account of Mindoro after #NonaPH

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Providing an alternative means of communication for survivors is just one of the reasons they ride