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5 dead as trailer truck crushes van in Nasugbu

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The retrieval operation takes 15 hours as rescuers had to use machines to lift the truck, which landed onto the van as they plunged into a ravine

CRASH. A trailer truck rams a van in Nasugbu, Batangas on September 19, 2017. All photos from Richard Gordon (@DickGordonDG) Twitter page

PHINMA Energy eyes 45-megawatt solar plant in Batangas

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The company wins a solar service contract for the right to explore and develop a 486 hectare area in Batangas from the Department of Energy

Maring forces evacuations in Quezon, other parts of Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Evacuations are ongoing in flood and landslide prone areas in Quezon Rizal Batangas Laguna and Cavite

Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

South China Sea, Batangas earthquake, Honasan | Evening wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Former UP film student free after 7-year detention

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Maricon Montajes was doing research for her thesis when she was arrested with two others in Taysan Batangas in June 2010

FREE. Former film student Maricon Montajes poses with former UP College of Mass Communication Dean Rolando Tolentino. Photo courtesy of Rolando Tolentino

#InspireCourage: How young mom from Batangas became Bar topnotcher

May 06, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Nia Rachelle Gonzales who once quit law school places 9th in the 2016 Bar Exams

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Nia Rachelle Gonzales dedicates her success to her mother and daughters. Photo courtesy of SC PIO

FAST FACTS: Law schools of the 2016 Bar topnotchers

May 03, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The top 10 passers for the 2016 Bar exams come from schools outside Metro Manila led by the University of San Carlos in Cebu City

Quarrying in Batangas: 'No huge pit will be left here'

May 01, 2017 - 11:22 AM

The environment department s latest policy banning prospective open pit mines in the country has put the spotlight on quarrying which was excluded in the ban

QUARRY SITE SOON. Heavy equipment at the quarry site owned by Torreverde Corporation in Batangas. Jee Geronimo/Rappler

VLOG: Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is a Lopez owned firm into quarrying?

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

A round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

WATCH: Help arrives in earthquake-hit Batangas island

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:55 AM

A day after Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo visited Tingloy town in Batangas relief goods start to come in as promised

WATCH: Inside the damaged Batangas basilica

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:27 AM

The earthquake swarm that hit Batangas in April 2017 damaged the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception one of the province’s oldest churches

#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

Apr 12, 2017 - 8:31 PM

We will immediately deliver water and additional food packs even on Holy Thursday says Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

WATCH: Phivolcs explains 'earthquake swarm' in Batangas

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Director Renato Solidum Jr of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology corrects the false reports circulating online

Retired judge's benefits forfeited over court irregularities

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The most glaring irregularities are those connected to how the court handled annulment cases

Supreme Court file photo

Diving activities resume in Mabini town – mayor

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Wala pong diving ban Diving is ok Resume na po diving activity says Mabini Mayor Noel Luistro

Diving sites in Batangas off limits after earthquake

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:08 PM

UPDATED The diving ban in Mabini town is put in place after the series of quakes in Batangas but is now lifted

DSWD sends P1.3M in aid for Batangas earthquake victims

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The strong tremors in Batangas leave more than a thousand families displaced

AFTERMATH. A resort in Batangas damaged by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the province. Photo courtesy of Ryan Valle

Duterte vows swift aid for earthquake-hit Batangas

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:40 PM

I have personally ordered that relief operations be undertaken immediately to restore normalcy to the affected areas as soon as possible says President Rodrigo Duterte

U.S. & Russia, Lascanas, earthquake | Midday wRap

Apr 10, 2017 - 1:40 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 10, 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

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People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

DSWD sends aid for families in earthquake-hit Batangas

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Food water blankets and tents are provided for the residents affected by the twin earthquakes

Quake damage closes Batangas basilica during Holy Week

Apr 09, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Catholics in Batangas City to observe Holy Week outdoors after quake damaged the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

TWIN QUAKES. People gather outside the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Batangas City after twin quakes jolt Batangas province on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Photo courtesy of John Christian Baxa/CBCP News

Philippine Red Cross sends help to Batangas after earthquake

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The PRC says it has sent out tents and generator sets to its chapter in Batangas

AFTERMATH. The damage caused by twin earthquakes in Batangas at the Mabini General Hospital on April 8, 2017. Photo by Bernard Datinguinoo as posted on the Philippine Red Cross Facebook page

Phivolcs to Batangas residents: No tsunami after quake

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr concurrent Phivolcs director urges the public to stay calm and review their preparedness and response plans

QUAKE DAMAGE. The magnitude 5.6 quake that hit Mabini town in Batangas province on April 8, 2017, causes damage to Camp Netanya Resort. Photo by Ryan Valle

Batangas residents flee to safety after twin quakes

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:55 PM

People in coastal areas leave their homes fearing a tsunami

QUAKE DAMAGE. The magnitude 5.6 quake that hit Mabini town in Batangas province on April 8, 2017, causes damage to Camp Netanya Resort. All photos by Ryan Valle

IN PHOTOS: Earthquake causes panic, damage in Batangas resort

Apr 08, 2017 - 6:09 PM

The 5 6 magnitude quake damaged several structures in the resort town of Mabini town in Batangas the quake s epicenter

Photo courtesy of Ryan Valle

Twin earthquakes rock Metro Manila, nearby provinces

Apr 08, 2017 - 3:30 PM

7th UPDATE Batangas is the epicenter of both earthquakes which measured magnitude 5 6 and 6 0 respectively

Photo courtesy of Ryan Valle

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 5, 2017

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Quake-hit Batangas under state of calamity

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:05 AM

UPDATED The assessment of the damage is ongoing in the province says Governor Hermilando Mandanas

EARTHQUAKE BATANGAS / APRIL 04, 2017 Residents looks on the debris of Basilica of St. Martin of Tours damaged by earthquake that hit Taal, Batangas. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks Batangas

Apr 04, 2017 - 9:27 PM

UPDATED The quake is also felt in various parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces

Lopez denies her family operates open-pit mine in watershed

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Carlo Arcilla who opposes Lopez s confirmation as environment secretary claims First Balfour is doing open pit mining in a watershed in Lobo Batangas

NO MINING IN WATERSHEDS. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez listens intently during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 8. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Ex-Batangas mayor gets 6-10 years over anomalous computer deal

Feb 07, 2017 - 12:32 PM

The Sandiganbayan s Fourth Division finds Bendaña guilty beyond reasonable doubt of favoring a computer company for a government contract in 2004

Priests, farmers rally in support of Gina Lopez

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:54 PM

The rally for the environment chief is held on the same day that the environment chief released her department s final mining audit report

PRAYER. Archbishop Ramon Arguelles (second from the right) leads a series of prayer for Secretary Gina Lopez and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. All photos by Cathrine Gonzales

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 candidates visit Batangas

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:58 PM

Pia Wurtzbach and the candidates head to Pico de Loro in Batangas

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2016 candidates visit Philippine Navy

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The ladies visit the Philippine Navy headquarters on their way to Batangas

WATCH: Jeron Teng scores 42 points in PBA D-League debut

Jan 19, 2017 - 5:51 PM

The former DLSU Green Archer opens the next era of his basketball career in style

EXPLOSIVE. Jeron Teng (R) puts on a show for AMA in his D-League debut. Photo from PBA Images

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016 - 11:25 AM

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15 RORO crew members rescued off Batangas Bay

Dec 27, 2016 - 12:54 AM

However 19 crew members of M V Starlite Atlantic remain missing

RORO vessel sinks off Batangas – PCG

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:24 PM

UPDATED The Philippine Coast Guard has already sent two of its ships – BRP Pampanga and MCS 3001 – to verify the situation and assist in operations

ACCIDENT. The Philippine Coast Guard reports that MV Shuttle Roro 5 shrinks off Mabini, Batangas on Monday, December 26, during Typhoon Nina.

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

BIR files P959.9-M tax evasion charges vs STL operator

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The tax evasion case against Batangas Enhanced Technology Systems Incorporated is the first under the Duterte administration

TAX EVASION CHARGES. The Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed a tax evasion charge against a small-town lottery operator

[Where I've Been] Catching a shooting star at Malabrigo Beach, Lobo, Batangas

Sep 17, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Photographer Rob Reyes shares how he captured this rare moment at a pebbly beach in Batangas

Football: Ateneo, UST start Ang Liga season with wins

Aug 02, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Ateneo and UST take down UE and the University of Batangas to open the Ang Liga football tourney

FIRST WIN. University of Santo Tomas star Marvin Bricenio (middle) dribbling through the defense of University of Batangas in their first division meeting last Sunday. Photo from Ang Liga

The wild, colorful world of sea slugs

Jul 31, 2016 - 1:00 PM

A team of American and Filipino researchers have spotted at least 10 cool and potentially new or unidentified species of sea slugs in Philippine waters

Megaworld unit spending P10B for 5 hotels in Boracay, Batangas

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Four of these hotels are within a 150 hectare integrated tourism and leisure township in Boracay while the other one will be in a 1 200 hectare development near Tagaytay

TOURISM AND LEISURE. Megaworld’s GERI is the developer of Boracay Newcoast, a 150-hectare sustainably-designed integrated urban township. File photo by Rappler taken in 2015

WATCH: The Bonifacios take on our road trip challenge

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:36 PM

This family spent Father’s Day hitting the best spots in Batangas and Tagaytay Enjoy the highlights here

Abu Sayyaf, MMShakedrill, Manila-Clark railway | 12PM wRap

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:10 PM

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Green groups: Lopez is 'right choice' for DENR post

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED But environmentalists also urge Gina Lopez to make a strong statement rejecting environmentally destructive projects her own family is pushing for

Road trip challenge: Which adventure will you choose for your family?

Jun 09, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Choose from 3 destinations: Batangas Tagaytay or Pampanga The trip will happen on June 19 Read the full mechanics here