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Caught on camera: Ex-town engineer in Cagayan shot dead

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Two motorcycle-riding gunmen kill 53-year old Antonio Lingan Malenab, a former town engineer of Solana, Cagayan, while he is driving in Tuguegarao City

GUNMEN. Two motorcycle-riding men shoot dead former Solana, Cagayan, Antonio Lingan Malenab, on the road in Tuguegarao City on October18, 2017. Screengrab from The Northern Forum video

SM to open mall in Tuguegarao on October 12

Oct 10, 2017 - 3:25 PM

SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown will be SM's 2nd mall in the Cagayan Valley region

FIRST IN CAGAYAN VALLEY. SM's new mall in Tuguegarao is strategically located at the corner of Luna and Mabini streets, which are main thoroughfares in this major urban city in the north. Rappler photo

Group paints pedestrian lanes in Tuguegarao for free

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Gary Ramirez, a businessman from Metro Manila, goes to Tuguegarao to help paint pedestrian lanes permanently for free

FREE PAINT. A businessman from Manila initiated painting of 9 areas in Tuguegarao City for free after watching an experiment by the local highway patrol group on Rappler. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Court of Appeals reinstates Tuguegarao mayor Soriano

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The court says Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano should be punished with a 90 day suspension and not dismissal from the service as ordered by the Ombudsman in January

REINSTATED. Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano talks to the media after he took his oath before Judge Maita Israel Deray at the Tuguegarao City Hall on September 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of Gerard Lucena

Kindergarten teacher under investigation for slapping student

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Education officials remind teachers to observe maximum tolerance in the classroom as the DepEd investigates a Cagayan public school teacher caught on video striking a student

VIRAL VIDEO. A screengrab of a video showing a teacher slapping a student in Cagayan

3,500 students light torches for Tuguegarao's 'Afi' Festival

Aug 13, 2017 - 12:22 AM

Mayor Benben de Guzman says Tuguegarao is preparing to beat the Guinness record of Indonesia for having the most number of humans parading with torches

FIRE FESTIVAL. The Afi Festival of Tuguegarao City, Philippines. Photo courtesy of Gerard Lucena

TRENDING: Cagayan calls for #SaferRoadsPH

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Road safety trends as Rappler hosts a forum in Cagayan Valley the region with the highest road crash density rate in the Philippines

HIGHLIGHTS: #SaferRoadsPH forum on making Cagayan roads safer

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Sign up if you want to join the activity at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo University of St Louis in Tuguegarao City on June 7 from 1 pm to 5 pm

PhilHealth probes P6M 'ghost claims' in Tuguegarao hospital

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The investigation showed that the doctor allegedly involved in the scam charged a consultation fee of P21 000 to P42 000 per ghost patient

HOSPITAL ANOMALIES? Officials investigate allegedly anomalous transactions inside the city-funded Tuguegarao City People’s General Hospital. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor: How to face cases and stay in office

Feb 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Mayor Jefferson Soriano has faced 4 corruption charges and an electoral fraud case but has been able to hold on to office for 4 years with a re election in between

Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano is stepping down from office on his second dismissal from service that stemmed from corruption charges.

Baguio sees lowest temperature since 2014

Feb 15, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The temperature in the City of Pines drops to 7 3°C on Wednesday February 15

Tuguegarao mayor Soriano steps down to focus on court fight

Feb 10, 2017 - 5:01 PM

This is Soriano s second dismissal order for grave misconduct from the Ombudsman for issuing a permit to a parking terminal without the city council s approval

STEPPING DOWN. Tuguegarao Mayor Jefferson Soriano steps down from office. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor dismissed anew for corruption

Feb 06, 2017 - 4:15 PM

This is the Ombudsman s 2nd dismissal order against Mayor Jefferson Soriano on top of previous suspension orders and disqualification by the Comelec

Enrile blasts Yasay over transfer of DFA office in Cagayan Valley

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile says the transfer of the foreign affairs office from Tuguegarao City in Cagayan to Santiago City in Isabela is against the law

Ombudsman urges review of ex-Tuguegarao mayor acquittal

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

This is the third time in January that the Ombudsman is asking the anti graft court to reconsider its decision to junk a graft case This time it involves former Tuguegarao mayor Delfin Ting and the demolition of a market

Aide killed as grenade thrown at Apayao mayor's house in Tuguegarao

Dec 04, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Mayor Leonardo Dangoy is unhurt but his aide dies and two of his family members are injured

Ilocanos protest too: 'Marcos is no hero'

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Protesters include Martial Law victims from the Cagayan Valley region and their families militant groups and youth and student organizations

ANTI-MARCOS PROTEST. Anti-Marcos protesters in Cagayan stage a rally under the rain. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Cagayan gov't to release P20M for Lawin-damaged homes

Nov 03, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says priority will be given to 11 hardest areas in the province

DESTROYED. Typhoon Lawin leaves a trail of destruction in Peñablanca, Cagayan. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bayanihan spirit alive in Cagayan during, after Lawin

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Lawin Haima members of some of the hardest hit communities and volunteers are coming together for relief and recovery efforts

WATCH: Tuguegarao evacuees ask for food, clothes after Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:10 AM

At least 20 000 homes are partially destroyed in Cagayan with another 6 900 completely damaged

Lawin 'possibly damaged 100% of houses' in Tuguegarao City

Oct 20, 2016 - 1:31 PM

There are no reports yet regarding the situation of towns away from Tuguegarao City since communication lines are still down

IMPASSABLE ROADS. Hours before Typhoon Lawin made landfall on Wednesday, October 19, this road in Tuguegarao was already impassable due to swollen Pinacanuan River. File photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor: Lawin damaged some evacuation centers

Oct 20, 2016 - 6:25 AM

The strong winds however prevented authorities from immediately responding Mayor Jefferson Soriano tells Rappler

Cagayan, Isabela residents warned of higher floods

Oct 16, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The warning is issued as Magat Dam releases more water with its 7 spillway gates opened as of 7 pm on Sunday October 16

FLOOD WARNING. Residents in Cagayan Valley region are warned of possible flashfloods due to the continuous release of water in Magat Dam. Photo from Wikipedia

Security aide of ex-Cagayan vice governor shot dead

Oct 15, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The police say Benson Aguisanda Sy security aide of former Cagayan vice governor Melvin Vargas was shot several times by suspects riding in tandem

Take a look at Tuguegarao's vibrant 'fire' festival

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:08 PM

People get together in Tuguegarao City to celebrate the week long Pavvurulun Afi or fire Festival Take a look at those beautiful fire themed costumes

'Horror queen' Lilia Cuntapay needs medical assistance, asks for help from showbiz colleagues

Aug 05, 2016 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED Kung mahal n yo pa ako any help will be appreciated says Lilia

DPWH works on Cagayan, Tagoloan, Imus rivers to prevent flooding

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The priority areas in this P356 million flood risk management project have been identified by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in two studies

Tuguegarao village chairman gunned down

Jun 24, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Unidentified gunmen kill a village chairman on Friday morning allegedly due to his involvement in the drug trade

KILLING. A barangay chairman was gunned down in Tuguegarao City on Friday morning, June 24, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Tuguegarao schools welcome high number of Grade 11 enrollees

Jun 14, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The number of enrollees in senior high is almost double the number of Grade 10 completers in the city Many of the enrollees come from neighboring provinces

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Cagayan resident arrests gun ban violator

May 12, 2016 - 12:10 AM

A concerned resident carries out a citizen s arrest during the elections

Cagayan gubernatorial bet accused of vote buying

May 09, 2016 - 12:52 AM

Regional Public Safety Battalion claims voters and recipients lists with signatures plus P60 000 cash were recovered from a gubernatorial bet supporter s house

ALLEGATIONS. Cagayan gubernatorial candidate Cristina Antonio says she is in "shock" over accusations of vote buying. Photo from Facebook

Comelec mock elections begin in 9 provinces

Feb 13, 2016 - 12:42 PM

In Centro 1 in Tuguegarao City at least 20 votes have been cast more than two hours since the mock elections started This is a low turnout compared to the expected 461 voters

DRY RUN. The Commission on Elections is conducting simultaneous mock elections in select areas nationwide on Saturday, February 13. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Duterte promises Rome visit after elections, says sorry for pope curse

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED Duterte tells Archbishop Sergio Utleg he intends to visit Rome after the May elections

SAYING SORRY. Rodrigo Duterte in Tuguegarao. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Comelec division ousts Tuguegarao mayor over 2013 cheating

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED In a decision promulgated January 26 the Comelec First Division also orders Vice Mayor Engelbert Caronan installed as chief executive

Photo from his Fan Page on Facebook

Baguio, Tuguegarao record lowest temps since November

Jan 27, 2016 - 6:30 AM

Colder weather is expected until early February in these two cities in northern Philippines

ATM skimming device found in BPI Tuguegarao City

Dec 08, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Foreigners were caught on CCTV installing the device police say

ENSURE SAFETY. As more users complain about "unauthorized withdrawals" of cash from their ATM cards, authorities advise banks to take steps on how to stop the scam and to ensure safety of the clients' accounts.

Youth walk Tuguegarao streets to call for climate action

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:21 PM

The youth of Northern Luzon contribute their voices to the call for climate action as world leaders meet in Paris for the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference

Tuguegarao mayor suspended a 3rd time

Nov 18, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Mayor Jefferson Soriano is implicated in the anomalous purchase of rubber boats amounting to P131 5M when he was chair of the PNP bids and awards committee

Photo from his Fan Page on Facebook

Tuguegarao after Lando: We didn't know floods would be head-high

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Twenty three villages were submerged in head high floodwaters at the height Typhoon Lando About P36 million damage in agriculture have been reported

PICKING UP PIECES. Residents of Tuguegarao City have returned to their damaged homes, but the trauma from the floods remain. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Typhoon Lando: Relief ops team reaches isolated Isabela town

Oct 21, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Floods in the towns of Tumauini San Pablo and Cabagan and in the city of Ilagan are subsiding in the aftermath of Typhoon Lando Koppu

Cagayan River nears critical level, more villages flooded

Oct 19, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Some residents of Tuguegarao Cagayan are staying at the second level of their houses and are awaiting forced evacuation In Isabela province the town of Santo Tomas is isolated

WATER RISING. As of 1 pm Monday, October 19, the water level in Tuguegarao City Gauging Station in Buntun Bridge has reached 11.52 meters. Its critical level is 12 meters. Photo courtesy of Jay-ar delos Santos

Tuguegarao councilor bares ‘ghost’ Christmas gifts

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:41 PM

A list of recipients of Christmas gifts worth P147 000 prepared by the Provincial Councilor’s League PCL in Cagayan allegedly contains forged signatures

Police suspect 'inside job' in Comelec-Tuguegarao robbery

Jul 26, 2015 - 11:24 PM

The break in comes after Delfin Ting files a petition for a recount before the Comelec s national office

Dengue outbreak declared in Tuguegarao

Jul 10, 2015 - 9:40 PM

Three deaths due to dengue have been recorded in the capital of Cagayan province in a week

CLEAN-UP. Residents of Isabela province join in the anti-dengue clean-up drive on July 10, 2015. Isabela is one of the areas in Cagayan Valley where dengue outbreak has been declared. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Cagayan int’l airport to open domestic flights in 2015

May 04, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The domestic flights are seen to ease travelling to provinces like Cebu Davao and other key cities in the central and southern parts of the country

Court, not DILG, has last word on Tuguegarao mayor – law expert

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:32 AM

There is no need for any order other than of the Court of the Appeals CA to reinstate dismissed Tuguegarao mayor Jefferson Soriano a law expert says

2 mayors hold on to post in Tuguegarao

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Dismissed mayor Jefferson Soriano claims the Court of Appeals has reinstated him but Engelbert Caronan who has assumed the mayoralty refuses to step down

WHO'S THE MAYOR? Jefferson Soriano (left) says the Court of Appeals has reinstated him, but Engelbert Caronan (right) won't step down until he is served the court order. Photos from Soriano's and Caronan's official Facebook pages

Tuguegarao hits temperature highs ahead of Chedeng

Apr 03, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The hottest city in the country experiences its 3 highest temperatures in 3 days as a typhoon nears the Philippine landmass

SAF 44 widow: Missing a husband on Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2015 - 7:41 PM

The yearning of Virgie Viernes for her husband grows stronger on Valentine s Day

FALLEN HERO. The wake for P02 Oliebeth Viernes, a SAF casualty in Mamasapano. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Billions of pesos in Church funds locked in stocks

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED The Church has investments in banking oil energy information technology food and beverages construction and mining