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Cebuanos launch campaign to save centuries-old roadside trees from gov't project

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Hundreds of trees in Naga City and Carcar City in Cebu are set to be cut within the month for a government project

TREE CUTTING. Hundreds of centuries-old trees will be cut in southern Cebu for planned road widening. Photo used with permission from Jun Tupas

Duterte cracks landslide jokes before Cebu victims

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Were the President’s jokes misplaced and too soon, considering the landslide was only a year ago? Or is humor just his way of comforting victims of a tragic situation?

LANDSLIDE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte jokes about the 2018 landslides in Naga City, Cebu. Photo from Alfred Frias/ Malacañang photo

SM’s Hans Sy on disaster resilience: ‘Private sector should invest in cities’

Sep 04, 2019 - 5:51 PM

SM and private sector partners ‘adopt’ disaster-prone cities, Naga and Iloilo, for national resilience campaign

Leni Robredo thanks Naga officials for continuing legacy of Jesse

Aug 18, 2019 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mas mahusay pa sa kaniya, kaya lalong napalawig iyong kaniyang legacy,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Naga officials following the footsteps of her late husband Jesse

REMEMBERING JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo sepaks during the commemorative program for the 7th death anniversary of her late husband Jesse Robredo held at the Museo ni Jesse Robredo in Naga City on August 18, 2019. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Albay school head urges firms: Give senior high school graduates a chance

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:10 AM

'Give these students a chance by looking at their outputs, competencies, and skills developed under this program,' says Merly Crucillo, Naga National High School assistant principal for senior high school

IMMERSION. Harold Esperanza worked as a technician for his immersion. Photo courtesy of Briane Esperanza

[OPINION] Aswang: A strange new energy

Jun 22, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Contemporary Filipinos have humorously deconstructed and reconstructed the aswang and its beastly kin as intimate parts of the Filipino worldview, much like the beasts of ancient Greek mythology

Activist Neptali Morada gunned down in Naga City

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:09 PM

(UPDATED) The victim is a former regional head of the political party Bayan Muna, and works as a staff member of former Camarines Sur vice governor Ato Peña

NEPTALI MORADA. Activist Neptali Morada is shot and killed on June 17, 2019. Image from PNP regional command in Bicol

LOOK: Leni Robredo votes in Naga City

May 13, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The Vice President is accompanied by daughters Aika and Tricia at the Tabuco Central School

VP IN HOMETOWN. Vice President Leni Robredo casts her vote at the Tabuco Central School in Naga City. Photo by Allan Rey Camata

Netizens hail university president for letting transwoman wear dress for graduation

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Ateneo de Naga University President Father Roberto Rivera SJ approves the request of transwoman Roman Giuseppe 'Emma' Bueno to wear women's clothing for their Baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremony

Naga City barangay councilor dies after Makati ambush

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:32 PM

(UPDATED) Fortune Isaac Imperial dies after motorcycle-riding gunmen shot him several times while aboard his vehicle on Monday night, March 4

In Naga, Otso Diretso bets throw shade at Marcoses

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'Ipinagtatanggol ko lamang po 'yong mga legal na pamamaraan. Para hindi siya madaya no'ng isang taong hindi marunong tumanggap ng pagkatalo,' says Romulo Macalintal, the lead legal counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo

OTSO DIRETSO. Vice President Leni Robredo joins the Otso Diretso slate as it officially kicks off its campaign for the 2019 senatorial elections in Naga City on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Photo by OVP

IN PHOTOS: Otso Diretso visits tomb of Jesse Robredo

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The opposition senatorial candidates say the visit is 'symbolic' as they aspire to be as 'decent and excellent' as the late DILG chief

SLATE COMPLETE. The Otso Diretso senatorial bets pose for a picture at ex-DILG chief Jesse Robredo's tomb. Photo by Mara Capeda/Rappler

Cops arrest son of Nicanor Faeldon, 3 others in Naga drug operation

Dec 14, 2018 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'Let the ax fall where it may,' says the spokesperson of the Bureau of Corrections chief in relation to his son's arrest in Naga City

ARRESTED. Nicanor Faeldon Jr, son of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon, is arrested with 3 others in a Naga City drug operation on December 14, 2018. Photo from Naga City Police Station

Bettor from Naga City wins P30 million lotto jackpot

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:00 PM

A lone bettor who bought his ticket in Naga City wins P30 million Lotto 6/42 jackpot

How K-9 units helped in Naga and Itogon landslide search operations

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:43 PM

For the trainers, the story of how canines responded in the operations is a testament to the bond between dogs and humans – in life and in death

Officials warned of landslide-prone areas in Naga, Cebu, as early as 2008

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The September 20 landslide killed at least 65 people and injured 18 others. At least 21 people are still missing, while 1,716 families are still in evacuation centers.

DISASTER. A landslide occurs in Naga City, Cebu on September 20, 2018. File photo by Querl Panilag

Aboitiz companies extend help to 750 landslide-hit families in Naga, Cebu

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

PRESS RELEASE. Other AboitizPower units up north have been similarly busy, specifically in areas without electricity following Typhoon Ompong’s onslaught there.

ABOITIZ STANDS WITH NAGA, CEBU. Aboitiz team members from the conglomerate's Visayan Electric Co., Inc. (VECO) and Therma Visayas Power, Inc. business units quickly mobilized relief efforts in the aftermath of the Naga City, Cebu landslide. A total of 750 families received much-needed food packs, hygiene kits, and rice packs assembled by the Aboitiz team members. Photo from Aboitiz Foundation

Naga, Cebu landslide death toll jumps to 56

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:19 AM

The September 20 landslide, which was triggered by days of heavy rain, also injures at least 10 people

IN MEMORY. Residents visit the wake of those who died in the huge landslide in Naga City, Cebu. File photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Twin tragedies: How Itogon and Naga landslides are alike

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Disaster scientist Mahar Lagmay laments that while technology allowed officials to see the problem, it wasn't used to solve it

DOUBLE DISASTER. The Itogon, Benguet and Naga City, Cebu landslides are similar despite the distance. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler;Photos by Jirre Carreon, Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Death toll in Naga, Cebu, landslide now at 49

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:05 PM

At least 10 others are injured, while it is unclear how many remain missing

Photo courtesy of Cebu Provincial Governement

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 said cracks and fissures 'do not pose an imminent danger' days before the landslide occurred

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