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Butcher beheads fellow butcher in Bontoc

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:33 PM

A drinking spree between the two butchers turns gruesome

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Bontoc councilor's wife killed in road crash

Jul 19, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Luisa Caowa-ing Pelew, a teacher at Guina-ang Elementary School, is the wife of Bontoc Councilor John Pelew of Radyo Natin Bontoc

'Let us not be intimidated,' bishop says at Walk for Life

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:05 AM

When we are bullied because of trolls in cyberspace let us continue to use Facebook responsibly says Bishop Valentin Dimoc of Bontoc Lagawe

'TAKE COURAGE.' Bishop Valentin Dimoc of Bontoc-Lagawe urges Catholics not to be intimidated in the face of threats. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DPWH Southern Leyte defends viral 'bridge with no river'

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:11 PM

The district engineer says that constructing a bridge on that part of the road saved them million of pesos worth of road repairs

WHAT'S TO BRIDGE? Netizens fume over a slab bridge project in barangay Paku, Bontoc in Southern Leyte for bridging land and not rivers. Photo by Chicoy Olojan Ang

[Part 3] British backpacker's PH adventure: Tattooed by Whang Od, the living legend

May 04, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Tiny droplets of blood decorated my arm as slowly but surely Whang Od continued to breathe life into the design with her bamboo hammer

WATCH: Kalinga revisited

May 02, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The militancy of the indigenous peoples may have died with their beloved tribal chieftain but their culure and tradition lives on

'Para! sa Pilipinas' road safety campaign launched

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Press release: Para sa Pilipinas is a reporting tool launched to commemorate the first anniversary of the Bontoc bus crash

Para! Sa Pilipinas is an online tool where commuters can report and give feedback on their experience riding buses.

Tired of errant buses? You can soon report them!

Feb 07, 2015 - 2:16 PM

The Para Po reporting tool which DAKILA is developing allows commuters to report errant bus firms that violate rules on overloading smoke belching reckless driving and obstruction of traffic

Sentenced driver in Bontoc bus mishap remains scot-free

Feb 06, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Mountain Province police are hunting down bus driver Edgar Mendoza Renon who was sentenced in August to two years and 4 months to 6 years in jail

SCOT -REE. The driver of this Florida bus, which fell into a ravine in Bontoc and killed at least 14 people, in February 2014, has been found guilty by a court but has not served his sentence. Rappler file photo

When public transport is an injustice

Feb 05, 2015 - 3:19 PM

A year after the Florida bus crash we are reminded of the injustice the riding public has to go through everyday as they come to work or go home to their families

Haiyan aftermath: Jaime's story

May 15, 2014 - 7:09 PM

This is the story of Jaime Bontoc a survivor of super typhoon Haiyan

Faulty brakes caused accident; Florida buses suspended

Mar 14, 2014 - 2:41 PM

UPDATED GV Florida s suspension may be lifted as long as it complies with the LTFRB s conditions

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people on-site. File photo by Rappler

'TaRunTADO!': Jogging to seek justice for road crash victims

Feb 28, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Friends of comedian Tado jog to the LTFRB office and the Florida bus terminal in Quezon City to call for a speedy probe into the Bontoc accident

LTFRB: Florida bus was 'private' vehicle

Feb 19, 2014 - 5:49 PM

A hearing conducted by the LTFRB on February 19 reveals that the ill fated bus that killed 14 people in Bontoc was not approved for use as a public utility vehicle

Tado's wife shaves head to protest lax road rules

Feb 19, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Lei Jimenez says her husband Tado was killed by the same system he painstakingly tried to change

SHAVING FOR JUSTICE. A member of the artist group Dakila shaves the head of Leiz Jimenez widow of the late activist-entertainer Arvin 'Tado' Jimenez in front of the GV Florida bus station in Sampaloc, Manila Febuary 19, 2013. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#FloridaMustPay: Petition supports bus accident victims

Feb 13, 2014 - 4:42 PM

The petition on Change org says the company s sketchy statement about payments to the victims and their is adding insult to injury

From retrieval to resting place, Tado’s friends played many roles

Feb 12, 2014 - 11:50 PM

In death he displayed the sum total of a life well lived measured in the words and actions of his friends family and fans

DAKILA. Friends, fans, and colleagues banded together to assist the fallen comedian's family in the days after his death. Screengrab from Dakila's YouTube video

Dutch traveler recalls Florida bus horror

Feb 12, 2014 - 4:09 PM

When people were panicking I didn t think I kept saying in my head: it will be fine it will be fine Nothing wrong will happen recalls Annemiek Verwegen

ILL-FATED BUS. Survivor Annemiek Verwegen from the Netherlands knew something was wrong, but hoped everything would still be fine. Her friend, Anne van de Ven died in the Florida bus accident that claimed the lives of at least 14 people on-site. Photo courtesy of the PNP Cordillera PIO

Recto to gov't: Address road safety beyond PowerPoint talk

Feb 11, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says records of road accidents show that the Philippines has a national epidemic of road deaths

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people. Photo by Rappler

Tattoo artist Christian Cabardo dies

Feb 10, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Among the victims of the deadly February 7 bus accident in the Mountain Province is tattoo artist Christian Cabardo

CHRISTIAN CABARDO. The tattoo artist has died after being airlifted to Manila following the Bontoc bus accident. Photo from Cabardo's Facebook

'Bio-eulogies' to Tado

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:30 AM

According to Tado the book published in 2012 was a preview a pre burol pre interment a trailer of his life

LTFRB suspends bus firm after accident

Feb 08, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The plate number of the ill fated Florida bus that fell into a ravine in Bontoc Mt Province belongs to another bus

CASUALTIES. A Florida Transport bus carrying at least 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing 14, including comedian Arvin "Tado" Jimenez. Photo by Rappler

Tado: 'Insanely absurd, downright brilliant'

Feb 08, 2014 - 5:09 PM

He is our modern hero We honor him by treading the same path so that the nobility of his life will live on

Comedian Tado among dead in Mt Province bus accident

Feb 07, 2014 - 7:09 PM

On Instagram the night before the accident he posted a photo of the tourist bus he was taking and captioned it: Long trip as in trip trip

14 dead in Mt Province bus accident

Feb 07, 2014 - 12:50 PM

Among those who died on the spot were a Canadian and a Dutch national Local police believe the accident was caused by loose breaks or human error

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people. Photo by Rappler