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Death toll in Naga, Cebu landslide rises to 42

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Search and rescue operations are still ongoing for residents believed to be trapped in their homes

Photo courtesy of Cebu Provincial Governement

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

Naga, Cebu landslide: At least 897 families affected

Sep 22, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Affected families are staying in 5 evacuation centers as rescue and retrieval operations continue

RESCUE CONTINUES. The landslide in Naga City, Cebu last Thursday affects hundreds of families and buries dozens of residents. Photo by Jadee Borinaga

Naga, Cebu landslide: Did authorities ignore signs of danger?

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:04 AM

(UPDATED) Naga City Mayor Kristine Chiong explains the story behind a Mines and Geosciences Bureau letter that circulated shortly after a landslide buried homes in two different barangays

RESCUED. Rescuers carry a resident rescued from the landslide site in Naga City, on the popular tourist island of Cebu on September 20, 2018. Photo by Alan Tangcawan/AFP

Mayor wants Naga, Cebu under state of calamity

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:59 PM

(UPDATED) According to reports, the city government has only declared a state of calamity in the villages of Tinaan, Naalad, Mainit, Pangdan, and Cabungahan

HELPING OUT. Residents help rescuers search for survivors at the landslide site in Naga City, on the popular tourist island of Cebu on September 20, 2018. File photo by Alan Tangcawan/AFP

Death toll in Naga, Cebu landslide now at 29

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:51 AM

(UPDATED) Police report 7 people are injured following the landslide that affected around 24 houses in two different barangays

AFTERMATH. A landslide hits a village in Naga City, Cebu on September 20, 2018. File photo by Querl Panilag

IN PHOTOS: Rescuers dig for survivors in Naga, Cebu, landslide

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:12 PM

A landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains kills at least 3 people and buries dozens of homes in Naga City, Cebu

Residents dig amongst the rubble as they help rescuers search for survivors at the landslide site in Naga City, Cebu on September 20, 2018. Photo by Alan Tangcawan/AFP

At least 14 dead, dozens missing in Naga, Cebu, landslide

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:19 AM

(5th UPDATE) Days of heavy monsoon rains causes a steep slope of crumbly limestone and soil to collapse into a number of homes early Thursday when many people would still have been in bed

AFTERMATH. Rescue workers carry a resident rescued from a landslide site in Naga City, on the popular tourist island of Cebu on September 20, 2018. Photo by Alan Tangcawan/AFP

Bicol officials deny 'tanim droga' at Naga checkpoints

Sep 02, 2018 - 1:33 PM

'We assure the public that all actions of our law enforcement agencies will be within the bounds of law,' says Naga City official Allen Reondanga

'DISINFORMATION' ALERT. Naga City public information office head Allen Reondanga denies a claim in a 'chain message' saying there will be 'tanim droga' operations (planting of illegal drugs) in checkpoints in Naga City. Screenshot from Reondanga's Facebook account

After apology, PNP insists Naga City has highest crime rate in PH in 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Ormoc City in Leyte has the lowest crime rate among cities across the country, Philippine National Police data show

WRONG: 'Naga top 5 city in crime volume'

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:15 AM

The Philippine National Police reads out their data sorted per region. Naga City is in Bicol, which is Region 5.

HOTBED? PNP chief Oscar Albayalde reads out unsorted data in a press conference defending President Duterte's pronouncement that Naga City is a shabu hotbed. Albayalde photo by Darren Langit/Rappler; Dowtown Naga photo by Nicolas Guarino/Shutterstock

Is Naga a shabu hotbed? PNP misreads crime data

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:06 PM

(UPDATED) PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says Naga has 5th highest crime volume among cities in the Philippines. He turns out to be reading the number based on the region Naga belongs to: Region 5.

EVIDENCE? PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during press conference at Camp Crame on Monday, June 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Roque to Naga officials: Duterte doesn't need to prove shabu claim

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'People in government should not be onion-skinned. The balm to wounded feelings is a clean conscience,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on March 20, 2018 that the dollar remittances from overseas Filipinos have risen to 2.7 billion in January this year according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Malacañang Photo

Naga condemns Duterte 'shabu hotbed' tirade

Aug 19, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Naga City says President Rodrigo Duterte's statement calling them a 'hotbed of shabu' was 'uttered irresponsibly and without factual basis'

REMEMBERING JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo and Naga City's officials join the commemoration of the 6th death anniversary of her late husband, interior secretary and long-time Naga City mayor Jesse Robredo. Photo by OVP

Naga to equip PUV drivers with first aid skills

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

A new ordinance in this city in the Bicol region will train drivers of jeepneys, trimobiles, padyak, and e-trikes to become first responders during road crashes

Camarines Sur court ruling stalls Naga airport expansion project

May 06, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The court tells the provincial government to stop its expropriation of lands for the Naga Airport

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Diokno on Duterte, Crime rate down, Tropical Depression Vinta | Evening wRap

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:09 PM

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#SaferRoadsPH forum on making Bicol roads safer

Oct 27, 2017 - 4:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The 4th leg of the caravan will be held at the Arrupe Convention Center, Ateneo de Naga University in Naga City, Camarines Sur on January 24 from 12 pm to 5 pm

IN PHOTOS: Museo ni Jesse Robredo opens in Naga

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the life of her late husband and ex interior secretary Jesse is a story of hope

Valdemar Chiong of Naga City, Cebu barred from public service

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also indicts the former Naga City mayor for graft

Naga City parish priest washes ex-drug users' feet

Apr 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Fr Wilmer Joseph Tria of St Jude Thaddeus Parish calls for unconditional service during the Holy Thursday Mass

MERCY. Fr Wilmer Tria washes the feet of a drug surrenderee during the traditional rites of the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday, April 13. Photo by Vic Nierva/Rappler

Smart offers free calls in areas affected by Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:41 PM

The telco also sets up charging stations in some of these locations in south Luzon

Bicol protesters: Hold Duterte accountable for Marcos burial

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Marches and rallies denouncing President Duterte s decision to allow a hero s burial for Marcos are held in Legazpi Daet Naga Sorsogon and Virac in the Bicol region

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

SC orders awarding of Naga Power Plant to Aboitiz's Therma Power

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:45 PM

A high court ruling gives the operation and ownership contract of the Naga Power Plant Complex to AboitizPower s Therma Power Visayas Incorporated

COURT RULING. The high court upholds the validity of PSALM’s public bidding of the Naga Power Plant in Cebu, which was then awarded to Aboitiz Power’s Therma Power Visayas Incorporated. Rappler file photo

Drilon to DOTr: Stop use of 'stone age' sirens to shoo animals off runways

Sep 14, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon asks transportation officials why sirens are still being used in some provincial airports to drive away cows and other animals that stray into runways

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

VP Robredo: Jesse's spirit lives in me

Aug 18, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo commemorates her husband s death anniversary for the first time as the country s second top official

SPIRIT LIVES ON. Vice President Leni Robredo said she still learns a lot from her late husband and former interior secretary Jesse Robredo's 'tsinelas' leadership even four years after his death. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

UN PH chief: 'Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership innovation and share resources says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren

After 4 years, toilet project remains unfinished at Zamboanga airport

May 27, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Delays in the implementation of the project are being blamed on the complicated procurement process

UNFINISHED. The toilets at the Zamboanga airport remain unfinished. Photo courtesy of CAAP

‘Baper’ kala berkunjung ke pulau-pulau palsu

May 14, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Pemerintah menghentikan sementara kegiatan reklamasi di Pulau C D dan G Pembangunan yang selama ini terjadi adalah buah pembiaran berjamaah

PROYEK REKLAMASI TELUK JAKARTA. Aktivitas proyek reklamasi di teluk Jakarta, 14 April 2016. Foto oleh Agus Suparto/ANTARA

VLOG: Robredo's long journey

May 10, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The LP candidate is currently leading the tight vice presidential race overtaking Senator Bongbong Marcos

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Leni Robredo voting delayed as VCM malfunctions

May 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Problems in the vote counting machines affect even administration vice presidential bet Leni Robredo

WAITING. Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo joins other voters in line to vote at the Tabuco Central School in Naga city. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Jesse Robredo had something to say about Duterte's crime-fighting style

May 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Leni Robredo acknowledges her and Rodrigo Duterte s positions on certain matters may differ Her husband told Newsbreak that as early as 14 years ago

Robredo: United Bicol can beat the ‘Solid North’

May 06, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Leni Robredo says the vice presidential race is down to 2: A Bicolano vs an Ilocano

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Young, old Sumilao farmers march for Leni Robredo

May 04, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Nanay Linda Ligmon and Bajekjek Orquillos are two of the Sumilao farmers who returned to the streets to support Leni Robredo

MANILA MARCH. The Sumilao farmers reach Metro Manila after travelling for 19 days. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler.com

Robredo, Sumilao farmers reunited in Naga City

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The meeting is reminiscent of the Sumilao march in 2007 when the late interior secretary Jesse Robredo joined by his wife Leni welcomed 55 Sumilao farmers in Naga City

SUMILAO FARMERS IN NAGA. Vice presidential bet Leni Robredo welcomes the Sumilao farmers on their 15th day of marching from Bukidnon to Manila. Photo from Daglenz Dasco SUMILAO FARMERS IN NAGA. Vice presidential bet Leni Robredo welcomes the Sumilao farmers on their 15th day of marching from Bukidnon to Manila. Photo from Daglenz Dasco

Sumilao farmers march for Leni Robredo, hungry Kidapawan farmers

Apr 23, 2016 - 12:55 AM

On April 22 the farmers from Bukidnon reach Cebu their 8th stop on the journey to Manila

#PHVote: The rise of 'fat dynasties'

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM

In a forum organized by the Ateneo School of Government experts say political dynasties are one of the reasons why economic growth remains slow

PATRONAGE SYSTEM. Dr Ronald Mendoza, incoming dean of the Ateneo School of Government, says patronage politics is one of the reasons why political dynasties thrive. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Clash between old and new for CamSur’s 3rd congressional seat

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Former representative Luis Villafuerte and Naga City vice mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr spar over local issues during Harampangan 2016 a debate series organized by church and civil society groups

COVETED SEAT. Former Camarines Sur 3rd district Representative Luis Villafuerte and former Naga City Vice Mayor Gabriel Bordado Jr participate in a debate organized by local church and civil society groups. Photo by Charles Salazar/ Rappler

Beautiful Bicol: What you can see, eat, and do

Apr 09, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Find out how you can hike the hills of Quitinday swim with the fish in Matnog feast at Bicol s restaurants and more

Subic Beach. Photo via Dennis Ruiz

Roxas: My rivals allied with ‘discredited’ Cebu pols

Apr 08, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The administration candidate banks on his local allies led by the Cebu governor to bring him votes

Ateneo presidents slam Bongbong Marcos ‘revision of history’

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Heads of Jesuit run universities join nearly 530 other signatories against ‘the darkness and oppression of the Marcos years’

DICTATOR’S SON. Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr, a candidate for vice president, gestures during his campaign in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on February 9, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Why Leni Robredo is my choice of conscience

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Former 1986 Constitutional Commission member Ed Garcia who was Leni Robredo s former professor in UP writes why he s supporting her

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Can Naga City produce a VP? Leni Robredo in sentimental kick-off

Feb 12, 2016 - 8:48 AM

Leni Robredo’s 2016 campaign won’t be easy It will also see her in a similar battle as in 2013: against scions of well entrenched political families

SENTIMENTAL KICK-OFF. Mar Roxas and his running mate, Leni Robredo, at a campaign sortie. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

LP's 2016 kick-off: Capiz, Iloilo, NCR, Bicol

Feb 04, 2016 - 10:44 AM

It s going to be a 4 province hop for the ruling Liberal Party next week

AQUINO'S ANOINTED. Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III, LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas, vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo, and the LP-led coalition's Senate slate. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

HIGHLIGHTS: Ang Pagsusuri

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Watch the highlights of Ang Pagsusuri: The Vice Presidential Forum here

Naga better than Davao? I wasn't comparing, Robredo says

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:35 AM

The Liberal Party s VP bet says she was not comparing Naga and Davao when asked about Duterte s leadership style

NOT COMPARING. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo says a participatory, inclusive style of governance worked well in Naga City. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

WATCH: Ang Pagsusuri

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:03 AM

Watch the livestream of Ang Pagsusuri: The Vice Presidential Forum here on Rappler

Memories and lessons from Leni Robredo

Oct 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM

A young man from Naga shares who Leni Robredo is in the eyes of a young government worker

Kidnapped Zamboanga Sibugay mayor released in Sulu

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:20 AM

It s not clear how she was released by the Abu Sayyaf say police sources

VP bet Leni Robredo comes home to Naga

Oct 10, 2015 - 4:16 PM

After she is declared as the vice presidential bet of the Liberal Party she tells her kababayan it might be time to draw attention to the neglected Bicol region

HOME. Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo addresses a crowd at the Naga city hall covered court, two days after she was declared in Manila as the vice presidential bet of the Liberal Party. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler