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[OPINION] Who keeps the Solid North solid?

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Many Filipinos point a finger at Ilocanos for supporting a dictator who plundered the country. However, they are not the only ones who are accountable – politicians are, too.

[OPINION] Reconstructing memories of Apo Lakay

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Being Ilocano and criticizing the Marcoses are not contradictory

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

(UPDATED) Different local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) by evacuating residents ahead of its landfall

Families evacuated as Typhoon Tisoy cancels SEA Games windsurfing event

Dec 01, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) More than 3,000 people are in evacuation centers by Sunday afternoon, December 1, mostly in schools and gymnasiums in Camarines Norte

PREPARATIONS. Camarines Norte provincial officials hold a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting on Sunday, December 1, 2019, ahead of Typhoon Tisoy. Photo from Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office - Camarines Norte's Facebook page

Davao del Norte governor sacks controversial information officer

Nov 27, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Nearly a month after he survived an ambush, Davao del Norte's PIO is fired by his boss

Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib

Sandiganbayan junks graft cases vs ex-Camarines Norte officials

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the prosecution 'failed to prove the charges' against former Camarines Norte officials involved in a transaction back in 2004

Sandiganbayan June 30, 2018 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

2 NPA members arrested after shoot-out with cops, army in Bukidnon

Nov 15, 2019 - 10:54 AM

The Valencia City police chief says two more suspects escaped during the gunfight

Delays, anomalies in Lanao infra projects haunt Bangsamoro region

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Lack of contracts, delays of over one year mar public works projects in Lanao del Sur's 2nd District, pressuring the new Bangsamoro government to act

Equipping San Isidro farmers through agro-enterprise

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:01 PM

Farmers in San Isidro, Davao del Norte, hope for a brighter future for their families as they apply what they've learned from agro-enterprise trainings

FRUITS OF LABOR. Narciso Lara is one of 10 farmers part of the demo farm project of the Peace and Equity Foundation to link enablers across the value chain of San Isidro, Davao del Norte. Photo from PEF

Agusan del Norte mayor, ex-police chief guilty over violent protest dispersal

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Sandiganbayan says there was no valid justification for the firing of a water cannon at protesters in Tubay, Agusan del Norte, in 2006

Davao del Norte information officer hurt in ambush

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) Pat Pacquiao, who hosts a daily radio program at a station in Tagum City, is attacked by motorcycle-riding men outside his house

ATTACKED. Davao del Norte information officer Pat Pacquiao. Photo from Pat Pacquiao's Facebook page

Surprised? Fariñas siblings file bill declaring Marcos holiday in Ilocos Norte

Sep 18, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Former Ilocos Norte congressman Rudy Fariñas, the family patriarch who once clashed with the dictator's daughter Imee, had also authored the same bill in the previous 17th Congress

THE DICTATOR. To this day, the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos still counts Ilocos Norte as their bailiwick. File photo from AFP

Supreme Court 'sets precedent' in allowing governor to serve '4th term'

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Supreme Court is narrowly split, 8-6, in ruling that Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado can serve his '4th term' because his dismissal from service is an involuntary interruption exempt from the constitutional 3-term limit

'4TH TERM?' The Supreme Court allows Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado to serve his 4th consecutive term after it ruled that suspensions and dismissals from the Ombudsman were involuntary interruption to his terms. Photo from the Facebook Page of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

Camarines Norte State College converted into university

Aug 29, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The state college becomes the University of Camarines Norte through Republic Act No. 11399

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

At least 2 dead in Ilocos Norte due to Ineng

Aug 24, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) A man was swept by raging floodwaters, while a 17-year-old girl was killed in a landslide, say local officials

FLOODED. Heavy flooding at Barangay 43-Cavite, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, on August 24, 2019. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Santos

IN PHOTOS: Floods hit Ilocos Norte, Metro Manila due to Ineng, monsoon

Aug 24, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Residents in Ilocos Norte, especially Laoag City, experience massive flooding

FLOOD. Pedestrians and commuters wade through flooded streets of Estrada and Arellano in Malate, Manila on August 24, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity due to Ineng

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:39 PM

(6th UPDATE) Over 18,000 people are affected by heavy rains and massive flooding caused by Severe Tropical Storm Ineng

RESCUE. Police evacuate a woman and her newborn in the heavily flooded Barangay 7B in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, on August 24, 2019. Photo by Edison Deus

Negros island killings have 'very low' chance of spilling over to Zamboanga del Norte – army

Aug 04, 2019 - 1:14 PM

While army intelligence 'said the chances are very low,' according to Lt. Colonel Rufino de Leon, it is still possible for the NPA to create diversionary attacks'

RUFINO DE LEON. Lt Colonel Rufino de Leon, commander of the 97th Infantry Battalion covering Zamboanga del Norte and incoming commander of 5th Cadre Batallion based in Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte.

The missing Spanish-period watchtowers of Ilocos Norte

Aug 01, 2019 - 8:30 AM

These missing or hidden watchtowers stand as testaments to a bygone age and illustrate how important some Philippine locales were for regional trade

STILL STANDING. The watchtower in Sitio Torre, Gabut Sur in Laoag City. Photo provided by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero

Zambo Norte congresswoman, husband charged with obstruction of justice

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Prosecutors file the case against Zamboanga del Norte Representative Glona Labadlabad and her husband, Rosendo, the Sindangan town mayor

doy - Sindangan Mayor Rosendo Labadlabad escorts his wife Representative Glona Labadlabad take her oath of office.  courtesy of Rep. Glona Labadlabad's office

Zamboanga del Norte municipal councilor shot dead

Jun 19, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Sindangan Councilor Cicero Gurrea, who topped the last elections, is attacked while driving a jeepney with students on board

SLAIN COUNCILOR. Councilor Cicero Gurrea's jeepney fell into the road drainage canal after he was shot on June 19, 2019. Photo courtesy of Zorayda Mustaril

Grenades, gun found abandoned in Ilocos Norte

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:24 PM

A goat herder finds the gun and grenades inside a sack at Laoa Bridge in Barangay Laoa, Paoay

Parents charged for kids' death in motorcycle crash

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:44 PM

The police chief of Batac City in Ilocos Norte says a case is being filed against the parents of one of the two kids as they knowingly let the minors use the motorcycle

3 die in road crashes in Ilocos provinces

May 29, 2019 - 2:17 PM

But a motorcycle rider in La Union narrowly escaped from being crushed by beer delivery truck. Watch it here.

Sibling rivalries weaken Amante, Plaza clans in Agusan provinces

May 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur governors who sought House seats in 2019 win

NEW LAWMAKERS. Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza (L) and Agusan del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Amante Matba win as representatives in the May 2019 elections. Photo of Plaza from Facebook, photo of Amante Matba from PIA

Uy retains governorship of Zamboanga del Norte

May 19, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The winners in the congressional races are Romeo Jalosjos Jr (1st district), Glona Labadlabad (2nd district), and Isagani Amatong (3rd district)

PROCLAIMED. Reelectionist Zamboanga del Norte Governor Roberto Uy (2nd from left) is proclaimed by the Provincial Board of Canvassers on May 18, 2019, after he defeated challenger Representative Seth Frederick Jalosjos in a close fight. Rappler photo

Jalosjos proclaimed mayor in Dapitan

May 18, 2019 - 4:42 PM

(UPDATED) Reelectionist Mayor Rosalina Jalosjos is finally proclaimed as the winner, defeating her challenger, former Dipolog City mayor Evelyn Uy

DAPITAN CITY MAYOR-ELECT. Members of Dapitan Board of Canvassers proclaim Mayor Rosalina G. Jalosjos winner. Rappler file photo

Power back in Zamboanga del Sur town, but canvassing still stalled

May 17, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Vote canvassing is disrupted after 6 unidentified gunmen strafed the electrical transformer that powers the municipal hall

WAITING. Election officials, poll watchers and police wait for the canvassing to resume at the Municipal Hall of Dimataling. Photo by Hanie Lou Baya

Fire hits Dapitan City theme park

May 17, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In a statement, Gloria's Fantasyland says that operations will continue as usual in other parts of the theme park

Photo from Gloria's Fantasyland Facebook page

Alvarez wins, Floirendo-Del Rosario rule ends in Davao del Norte

May 15, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario fails to block the reelection of Pantaleon Alvarez as the province's 1st District representative

WARM WELCOME: Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez receives a warm and enthusiastic welcome from his constituents as he arrives at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Tagum City, 6 April 2018, Friday, for the mass oath-taking of an estimated 30,000 new members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP).

Darel Uy poised for reelection as Dipolog mayor

May 14, 2019 - 2:13 PM

With 98% of precincts having transmitted results, the PDP-Laban bet and incumbent mayor is set to clinch for a second term

Dipolog City: Will Yebes dethrone the Uy clan?

May 12, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Dipolog City mayoral bet Rolando Yebes challenges his former rival's son, incumbent Mayor Darel Uy

NEXT MAYOR. (FROM THE LEFT) Mayoralty bet Rolando Yebes, under Nacionalista Party seeks to dethrone incumbent mayor Darel Uy of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in the upcoming local elections in Dipolog City. Photos are taken from the candidates' Facebook page.

Comelec affirms cancellation of Camarines Norte governor's candidacy

May 09, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The Commission on Elections votes to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

BARRED. Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado is barred from seeking another term as governor. Photo from the Facebook Page of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

Judge shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte

May 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Judge Reymar Lacaya of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, is the fifth judge killed under the Duterte administration

KILLED. Judge Reymar Lacaya of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, is shot dead afternoon of Thursday, May 9, 2019.

News anchor Erwin Tulfo declared persona non grata in Dapitan

May 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

While campaigning for the party-list group ACT-CIS in Dapitan City, Tulfo made remarks about the city that offended the locals

UNANIMOUS. All Dapitan City councilors vote in favor of a resolution declaring news anchor Erwin Tulfo an 'undesirable person' during their session on May 7, 2019. Rappler photo

After dropping bid for governor, Fariñas backs Imee Marcos' Senate candidacy

May 06, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Ilocos Norte congressman Rudy Fariñas says it would 'bring honor' to their province if his former rival Imee Marcos wins in the 2019 senatorial race

RIVALS TURNED ALLIES? Ilocos Norte 1st DIstrict Representative Rudy Fariñas says Governor Imee Marcos' victory in the Senate race would bring honor to their province. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA: Ilocos Norte gov't illegally hired private lawyers as consultants

May 05, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The Ilocos Norte government says it hired private lawyers to assist the provincial legal officer, but the Commission on Audit says it could not find a valid reason for this move

AUDIT REPORT. The 2017 audit report of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Government is peppered with irregularities.

BFAR invests P50 million for coastal management in Northern Mindanao

May 03, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The amount is for the coastal resource management program of Macajalar Bay in Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog Bay in Gingoog City, Iligan Bay in Iligan City, and Panguil Bay in Ozamiz-Lanao del Norte

fishermen from Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City harvest Sardines. the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in region 10 says it is investing 50 million pesos this year for its Coastal Resource Management that covers the Northern Mindanao's 4 bays. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

MAP: Where P2.8-B cocaine ended up in PH over past decade

May 02, 2019 - 2:34 PM

In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.

COCAINE FINDS. There are over 30 incidents of Filipinos finding cocaine in Philippine shores and waters.

Rudy Fariñas withdraws from Ilocos Norte race for governor

May 02, 2019 - 9:41 AM

This leaves the son of outgoing governor Imee Marcos unopposed

CANDIDATE NO MORE. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rudy Fariñas withdraws from the gubernatorial race. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pilot dies after plane hit live wire in Davao del Norte

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:17 PM

The pilot was conducting an aerial spraying activity when his agricultural plane got entangled in a high-tension wire in a banana plantation, says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Cop shot dead in Ilocos Norte

Apr 20, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Police Corporal Wilbert Rarogal Jr was heading home with his relatives after a swimming excursion in Marcos town when he was attacked

SLAIN COP. Police Corporal Wilbert Rarogal Jr was vacationing in Barangay Santiago in Marcos town when he was shot dead on April 19, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Trebo Ilocano

PNP keeping close watch over Lanao del Norte for poll-related violence

Apr 16, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Police say past elections in Lanao del Norte were marked by 'intense political rivalry' exacerbated by the rido culture in the province

POLL WATCH. Police Colonel Surki Sereñas (2nd, left) said Lanao de Norte is Northern Mindanao's closely-watched province in the May 2019 elections. With him are Chubasco Cenen Caina (2nd, right) and Colonel Edgardo de Leon, Commanding Officer of the 403rd Infantry Brigade on April 16,2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Del Rosario, Floirendo blast Alvarez in Davao del Norte HNP rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Governor Anthony del Rosario and congressman Tonyboy Floirendo join forces to host the senatorial bets of Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Tagum City

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte signs law breaking up Palawan into 3 provinces

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:07 AM

(UPDATED) The provinces of Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur will be created upon approval of a majority of voters in a May 2020 plebiscite that excludes Puerto Princesa residents

40 bricks of cocaine float off Surigao del Norte shores

Apr 08, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Police suspect the bricks to contain cocaine, which could be worth P212 million

MORE BRICKS. 40 cocaine bricks float to Burgos town in Surigao del Norte. PNP photo

Comelec cancels candidacy of Camarines Norte governor Tallado

Apr 01, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado is barred from seeking a 4th term

BARRED. Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado is barred from seeking another term as governor. Photo from the Facebook Page of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

Ilocos Norte councilor survives 2nd slay try in 4 months

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Twice lucky, Ilocos Norte Councilor Jovencio Pascua blames politics for the attempts on his life

Philex Mining eyes high-grade ores by 2022

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Philex Mining says that there are now strong indications of higher mineral resources compared to prior declared levels

CUSHIONING IMPACT. With pressure on metal prices, Philex Mining continues to manage costs and reduce expenses. Background image from Wikimedia

Groups denounce killing of lawyer in Davao del Norte

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Lawyers, prosecutors, and judges are being targeted with surging frequency and impunity,' says the Integrated Bar of the Philippines following the killing of lawyer Rex Jasper Lopoz in Tagum City, Davao del Norte

DEADLY PROFESSION. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says 38 members of the legal profession in the country have been killed under the Duterte administration as of March 13, 2019. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler