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Leyte town gets new rescue tools after Urduja, Vinta

Jan 20, 2018 - 4:04 PM

'We want to better equip the rescue volunteers of San Miguel in order to save lives,' Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez says

RESCUERS' TOOLS. Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez delivers 29 sets of head gear and flashlights on January 18, 2018, for the rescuers of San Miguel.

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

DSWD thanks #ReliefPH volunteers

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:22 PM

More volunteers are needed. 'Your time is the most precious gift you have given those in need this holiday season', says DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco.

CBCP appeals for continued aid in aftermath of Vinta

Dec 31, 2017 - 9:12 AM

(UPDATED) 'We can be with the Lord by extending all we can – our help and assistance to these people,' says Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president Romulo Valles

FLOODING. Police rescue residents along Kalambaguhan street in Cagayan de Oro City as Typhoon Vinta lashes at Northern Mindanao on December 22,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PCSO to release P5.4M to Vinta victims

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Cities of Davao and Tagum, and provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley will receive aid from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office

File photo of Typhoon Vinta victims courtesy of PNP

Bridges damaged by Vinta passable by January – Villar

Dec 30, 2017 - 2:35 PM

The DPWH will implement a 24/7 construction schedule to fast-track repair of damaged infrastructure caused by Typhoon Vinta

DAMAGED. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar visited Daligdigan Bridge, a 49-meter bridge located  at Salvador, Lanao del Norte. Photo from the DPWH

UN ready to provide humanitarian assistance to Vinta-hit Mindanao

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Nearly 140,000 Vinta victims are expected to welcome the new year homeless

RAPID ASSESSMENT. Humanitarian workers from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, conduct rapid assessments in Lanao del Sur towns that were hit by Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin).  Photos by J. Pangalian/UNHCR

Urduja, Vinta caused P1.24B in agricultural damage

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Agriculture officials note that rice has the largest share of losses at P609.29 million, affecting some 31,749 farmers

VINTA. Sibuco in Zamboanga del Norte was among the most affected towns by Typhoon Vinta. Photo from the Western Mindanao Command

EU provides P34 million in humanitarian aid to Vinta victims

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

'This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need of immediate assistance,' said EU's Christos Stylianides.

EVACUATION. Residents walk through floodwaters as they evacuate to a safer place in Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera / AFP

Robredo’s New Year wish: Unity, fewer calamities, zero killings

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:52 AM

'Tingin ko hindi naging maganda iyong 2017 as far as pagkakaisa is concerned – masyadong polarized iyong mga Pilipino noong mga nakaraang buwan at nakaraang taon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HOPE FOR 2018. Vice President Leni Robredo launches her Istorya ng Pag-Asa program at the Camarines Norte State College on December 7, 2017. File photo by OVP

WATCH: What Duterte promised mayors in Vinta-hit Lanao del Norte

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:24 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vows to fast-track rehabilitation in Vinta-hit areas, but are the funds for handling disasters in 2017 enough?

VINTA DAMAGE. Severe Tropical Storm Vinta damages bridges in Lanao del Norte province including this one that leads to a remote village in Munai town. Photo courtesy of Ninoy Castro/DSWD

Duterte 'from one sorrow to another' as 2017 comes to a close

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:30 PM

'Subukan lang ho namin to fast track everything. You can be very sure of that,' Duterte tells all those affected by tragedies and calamities

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte consoles the relatives of one of the victims who were trapped inside the NCCC Mall Davao upon hearing the news that their loved ones may have zero chance of survival as the fire inside the mall continues to rage as of dawn of December 24, 2017. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

71 fishermen rescued, 2 dead in Tawi-Tawi due to Vinta

Dec 27, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says more fishermen might be missing as survivors claimed that about 15 to 19 people were onboard the motorbancas when they were on the sea

DSWD extends financial aid to families affected by Vinta

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM

DSWD distributes cash aid to affected areas in the municipalities of Bacolod Kalawi, Madalum, Wato Balindong, and Tugaya in Lanao del Sur

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China to help victims of Davao mall fire, Vinta in January 2018

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

China joins Japan in committing to aid Davao City after two tragedies affected its residents just before Christmas

CHINA AID. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte announces the Chinese government will help residents recover from two tragedies that affected her city. File photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Davao City gov’t gives P83.4 million assistance to Vinta victims

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says they plan to distribute a second batch of food packs on December 30 to 31 in anticipation of New Year's Eve

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

#ReliefPH: Philippine Red Cross to accept cash donations for Vinta victims

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Read this to know how you can help victims of Severe Tropical Storm Vinta through the Philippine Red Cross

DOE starts price freeze on basic energy goods in areas under state of calamity

Dec 26, 2017 - 6:01 PM

The price freeze holds for 15 days on household LPG and kerosene as areas in the Visayas and Mindanao deal with the aftermath of two pre-holiday storms

FLOODING IN TACLOBAN. Heavy rain brought by Tropical Storm Urduja floods a road leading to downtown Tacloban City on December 15, 2017. File Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

LIST: Countries offering sympathy, aid after Vinta in PH

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Rappler is compiling a list of countries that have sent messages of sympathy or assistance after Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) in the Philippines

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 26, 2017

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Tuesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega upon his arrival at the SPMC to visit the families of the victims who died in the recent fire incident at the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall Davao on December 25, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Vinta death toll in Lanao del Norte mountain village rises to 29

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.

VINTA. Vinta brings heavy rain in Tubod, Lanao del Norte on Friday, December 22. Photo taken from Tubod Police Facebook page

Japan ready to send help for victims of Vinta

Dec 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

'Japan stands with the Philippines in overcoming this time of difficulties. Japan is ready to provide assistance needed by your country,' says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

File Presidential Photo

Paolo Duterte resigns, Vinta death toll up to 240, Aguirre orders NCCC fire probe | Evening wRap

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:27 PM

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Vinta death toll climbs to 240, scores missing

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Rescuers are still looking for 107 people. Many are feared killed by mudslides and flash floods that buried or swept away hundreds of houses last weekend.

FLOODS. Tropical Storm Vinta wreaks havoc days before Christmas. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

NDRRMC probes high death toll from tropical storm Vinta

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Tropical storm Vinta kills at least 200. It's an unusually high number that has not been seen since the calamitous Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), when the government doubled down on disaster preparedness.

FLASH FLOODS. Flash floods and landslides kill at least 18 in the town of Sibuco in Zamboanga Del Norte. Photo from the AFP Western Mindanao Command

Pope Francis pleads for migrants at Christmas Mass

Dec 25, 2017 - 9:29 AM

In the Philippines, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges Filipinos to remember people suffering from calamities, including typhoon victims

CHRISTMAS EVE. Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the Baby Jesus during a Christmas Eve Mass on December 24, 2017, at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Pope Francis prays for Vinta's victims in Mindanao

Dec 24, 2017 - 8:35 PM

'I wish to assure my prayers for the population of Mindanao in the Philippines,' Pope Francis says on Christmas Eve

PRAYING FOR MINDANAO. Pope Francis in his remarks after the Angelus on December 24, 2017, assures Mindanao of his prayers after Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) killed at least 200 people and forced 70,000 others out of their homes. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

First a war, then a storm: Marawi evacuees' tents ravaged by Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:17 PM

Typhoon Vinta damages tents of some Marawi evacuees, forcing them to take shelter in other structures

60,000 in evacuation centers after Vinta onslaught

Dec 24, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The DSWD gives assurances that its personnel in affected areas are working round the clock, even on Christmas, to attend to needs of evacuees

A MOTHER cries as she was prevented to cross Ysalina Bridge which would lead her to her flooded home as Typhoon Vinta lashes Northern Mindanao on Friday, December 22,2017. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Amid Christmas disasters, EU tells PH, 'We're ready to help'

Dec 24, 2017 - 5:02 PM

'The EU is longstanding friend of the Philippine people and stands ready to assist during this difficult time,' says EU Ambassador Franz Jessen

Mindanaoans most optimistic about Christmas, until...

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The Social Weather Stations survey is conducted December 8-16, before floods, landslides, fire, and the extension of martial law happen

FLASH FLOODS. Flash floods and landslides kill at least 18 in the town of Sibuco in Zamboanga Del Norte. Photo from the AFP Western Mindanao Command

PH Red Cross staff, volunteers to spend Christmas with victims of Urduja, Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The Philippine Red Cross says its staff and volunteers will continue to work double time to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the two tropical storms

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, December 18-24, 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Must-watch videos this week

Vinta toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Dec 24, 2017 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) Police say 144 people remain missing while more than 40,000 have fled to evacuation camps due to the tropical storm

VINTA. Residents wade through water in Kalambaguhan street in Cagayan de Oro City as Typhoon Vinta lashes Northern Mindanao on Friday, December 22. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Typhoon Vinta leaves PAR on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Vinta (Tembin), the Philippines' 22nd tropical cyclone for 2017, exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility a day before Christmas

IN PHOTOS: Destroyed roads, bridges in Mindanao due to Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Of the 4 road sections are closed to traffic, 3 are in Region X, while one is in Region XIII

Lanao del Norte under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:36 AM

The state of calamity authorizes Lanao del Norte 'to utilize all available funds for the year 2017' to immediately help victims of Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)

Vinta strengthens into typhoon as it begins to move away from PH

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) has maximum winds of 120 km/h and gustiness of up to 145 km/h. Southern Palawan is under signal no. 1.

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta makes 2nd landfall in Palawan

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Vinta (Tembin) slightly strengthens as it hits Balabac, Palawan, with maximum winds of 105 km/h and gustiness of up to 145 km/h

Croc kills man securing boat from Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:48 PM

The attack in the fishing town of Bataraza is the 3rd reported since October in Palawan

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta intensifies ahead of Palawan landfall

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Vinta (Tembin) now has maximum winds of 100 km/h and gustiness of up to 135 km/h

IN PHOTOS: Close to Christmas, several provinces still flooded due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:17 PM

In its wake, the tropical storm inundates several villages, 'wipes out' communities, and displaces thousands of Filipinos a few days before Christmas

Vinta a severe tropical storm again, threatens Palawan

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) could make landfall in southern Palawan on Saturday evening, December 23

2,000 evacuate as Vinta hits town of Zamboanga Sibugay

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Majority of the 2,000 evacuees are housed in the Kabasalan Gymnasium in Barangay Poblacion, Zamboanga Sibugay

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Agriculture damage from Urduja reaches P1 billion

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:51 PM

According to agriculture officials, the affected commodities are rice, corn, high value crops, livestock or poultry, and agri-fishery facilities

URDUJA. Damage and losses to the agriculture sector due to Tropical Storm Urduja has reached P1 billion, according to the agriculture department. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Flash floods wipe out village in Lanao del Norte due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 1:12 PM

(UPDATED) Police, soldiers, and volunteers are digging through the rubble of Dalama, a farming village of about 2,000 people, in search of more bodies

Marawi City, Lanao del Sur under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:27 PM

This will expedite the humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the local government to respond effectively to the crisis that Vinta has created

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Vinta triggers flash flood in Zamboanga del Norte barangay

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The town of Sibuco apparently is no stranger to deadly floods brought by typhoons as their shores face the open Sulu Sea

Death toll from Tropical Storm Vinta breaches 200

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:49 AM

(5th UPDATE) Northern Mindanao police say 135 people have died in the region alone. Around 50 others in the Zamboanga Peninsula and 18 in Lanao del Sur are also reported dead.

VINTA'S WRATH. Residents wade through a flooded street in Cagayan City on December 22, 2017, after the Cagayan River swelled caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin). Photo by Joseph Deveza/AFP