Rappler's latest stories on beach
The case of 18-month-old Malachi Reeve 'is a pretty miraculous survival story,' but an official says 7 pre-schoolers drowned last year in New Zealand
Charo Soriano and Bea Tan emerge as the winning women's pair while KR Guzman and Ian Yee rule the men's side of Beach Volleyball Republic El Nido
Panglao experiences a drastic increase in tourist arrivals after Boracay’s closure
Boracay's dimly-lit shoreline is not as 'alive' as it used to be – no beach parties and no loud music
Beach Volleyball Republic heads to El Nido, Palawan this weekend
Expectant Meghan put on a summer dress and set aside her high heels, while Harry ditched his usual suit for chinos as the couple lapped up cheers from Australian fans and enjoyed Bondi's surf
President Donald Trump, a longtime climate change skeptic, says he does believe the climate is shifting, but argues that any worsening may not be permanent
Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warns that he expects the toll to rise
Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm to hit Florida's northern Panhandle area in more than a century
Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long says Michael is the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since 1851
Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon team up to deliver the UST Tigresses' third straight UAAP beach volleyball championship
The boat stations in White Beach are identified by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force as temporary and alternate entry points for Boracay's partial opening
The power-hitting Nasuda Janmong and Saranya Laesood of Thailand rule the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg
The Golden Tigresses and the Tiger Spikers stamp their class over the competition
The tournament favorites march into the next round of beach volleyball action
UST standout Sisi Rondina teams up with rising star Babylove Barbon in the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open
The proposed rules force all surfers to the southern end of the 900-meter-long beach, where waves are usually bigger and dangerous rip tides more frequent
The Davao duo adds the Santa Open crown to the Beach Volleyball Republic championship it won a few months ago in Dagupan
The Davao duo of Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario stays unbeaten in women's action
Tuguegarao's Charo Soriano and Bea Tan lead the 5 Philippine pairs in the women's division
The powerhouse pair overwhelms the Sta. Lucia Realty duo of Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano to rule for the second straight year
Sta. Lucia's Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano pull off a sweep, while F2 Logistics' Mich Morente and Fritz Gallenero recover from a set down in separate beach volleyball action
Collegiate champions Nieza and Jeziela Viray tow Foton to back-to-back victories in beach volleyball action
Petron's Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons kick off their title defense with a comeback win over Generika-Ayala's Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain
The Petron XCS tandem is grouped in the powerhouse Pool A
The retired American boxer pampers himself in the natural wonders of El Nido and Samal Island
The pair of Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio advanced the most among the 8 Filipino teams in the Manila Open by making it to the quarterfinals
Ayumi Kusano and Takemi Nishibori of Japan cap a perfect 6-0 campaign with a championship
Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio drop semis bid in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open
''Yung island, gusto niya rin magpahinga. Pagod na pagod na siya. Kung nagsasalita lang siya, 'yun din ang hinaing niya: "Kelangan ko rin magpahinga,"' says Boracay resident Buboy Tolosa
The Philippine tandem emerges as the lone bright spot on a day where all other local teams absorb a beating
Eight Philippine teams face off with top international bets in the Manila sand courts on May 3 to 6, 2018 at Sands SM By the Bay
The Boracay closure follows the familiar pattern of Duterte's approach to addressing complex crisis situations. The approach relies heavily on police and military action, and projects Duterte as a tough, no-nonsense leader.
The Department of Agrarian Reform says structures constructed on these 400 hectares of agricultural land are considered illegal
'Kailangan natin ang kooperasyon at tulong ng mga stakeholders to fast-track the completion of Boracay projects,' says Aklan District Engineer Noel Fuentebella
'I do not interfere in the work of the Cabinet members,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that he does 'not just revoke recommendations'
'We don't have jobs anymore that's why I'm applying here at DOLE. We were told that we will be street sweepers but I guess that's better than earning nothing,' says a former masseuse along Boracay's beachfront
Budget chief Benjamin Diokno says the funds for Boracay are charged against the fiscal year 2018 contingent fund in the national budget
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says demolition orders were signed by Malay Mayor Ceciron Cawaling, after the mayor was accused of 'stalling' the rehabilitation of Boracay
The shores of Boracay Island's White Sand Beach are almost empty on the day it is closed to the public
The government, some residents, and business owners have started demolishing parts of their homes and establishments
Eight teams – 4 each in the men's and women's divisions – will represent the Philippines in the Manila Open from May 3 to 6
(3RD UPDATE) Malacañang has yet to issue an Executive Order on the closure of Boracay, even after the island has been shut down to tourists
(UPDATED) The national government has criticized Malay Mayor Ceciron Cawaling for not cooperating earlier. President Duterte signs an order declaring state of calamity in the area only on Thursday afternoon.
Senators weigh in on the closure of Boracay island, with some questioning the absence of a 'clear' plan on how the government will rehabilitate the island
Despite counting itself among the best islands of the world, Boracay has struggled to keep up with its fame. A look at its history shows warning signs at least a decade-old.
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asserts, 'Unless a TRO is issued, the planned closure of Boracay to tourists shall proceed'
How will business owners, big and small alike, deal with the tourist hotspot's closure?