VIRAL: Canadian tourist to donate P1.2M in equipment to Coron hospital

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Canadian tourist John Abou-Samra cites the excellent service at the Coron District Hospital after he met an accident in Palawan

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:33 PM

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

Protest. Hundreds of protesters demand justice for Kian delos Santos on August 21, 2017 at the People Power Monument. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Viacom to no longer pursue Nickelodeon resort in Coron

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:48 PM

In a press statement sent to Rappler on Tuesday August 22 Viacom says it decided to mutually agree with Coral World Park CWP to discontinue the IP licensing agreement for the said Nickelodeon branded tourism infrastructure

VIACOM AND CORON. Viacom distances itself from the proposed Nickelodeon resort in Coron. Photo by Boogs Rosales/Greenpeace

LIVE STREAM: Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017 coronation night

Aug 04, 2017 - 10:12 PM

Watch with us as 2016 s queens crown their successor

Tagbanua to Nickelodeon: 'We don't need an underwater theme park in Coron'

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Coron Island is a natural paradise It doesn’t need to be developed into a man made paradise says Armil Pe Abella a Tagbanua

PRISTINE LAKE. Kayangan Lake in Coron, Palawan, one of the most spectacular lakes in the world. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

Palawan named World’s Best Island, Boracay makes top 3

Jul 12, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Palawan earns the top spot for the second year

NATURAL BEAUTY. Even with the influx of tourists, lagoons and islets off El Nido in Palawan are still stunning. Photo by Simon Gonzaga/

No autopsy for U.S. student detained by North Korea

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:40 PM

It s not uncommon to get autopsy objections Justin Weber of the Hamilton County coroner s office says It s the family s choice

This photo taken on February 29, 2016 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2016 shows US student Otto Frederick Warmbier. File photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

Alvarez, Aguirre, Comey | Evening wRap

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

WATCH: Marian image in San Mateo crowned by papal mandate

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Here is Rappler s 360 degree video of the canonical coronation held during a Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo

CANONICAL CORONATION. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo leads the canonical coronation of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo, Rizal, on May 31, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Coron mayor: No permit applications yet for Nickelodeon theme park

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Coron Mayor Ajerico Barracoso says the planned 400 hectare theme park and resort remains just a plan

Lorenzana, Saguisag, Clinton | Evening wRap

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Wanda Teo: Nickelodeon theme park in Coron 'pushing through'

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:47 PM

They are not going to destroy the corals says Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo recalling the personal assurance given to her by representatives of Viacom International Media Networks and Coral World Park Undersea Resorts

TOURISM CHIEF. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says a Nickelodeon theme park will soon rise in Coron, Palawan. Photo from Presidential Photo

Photo recap: Bb Pilipinas 2017 coronation night

May 01, 2017 - 2:00 AM

Here s a look at what happened on the big night

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Rachel Peters wins Bb Pilipinas 2017

May 01, 2017 - 1:42 AM

Here s the Philippines Miss Universe 2017 bet

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach at Bb Pilipinas 2017 coronation night

May 01, 2017 - 1:41 AM

Miss Universe 2015 hosts the big night

IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2017 evening gown competition

May 01, 2017 - 1:40 AM

See the candidates in their glittering gowns on coronation night

IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2017 swimsuit competition

May 01, 2017 - 1:39 AM

The ladies of Binibining Pilipinas show off their swimwear on coronation night

FULL LIST: Winners, Bb Pilipinas 2017

May 01, 2017 - 1:35 AM

Here are the ladies who will represent the Philippines in the international pageants

ABS-CBN gets exclusive rights to Bb Pilipinas 2017 live coverage

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Other media outlets are barred from doing live updates and will only be allowed to post updates after ABS CBN s delayed telecast

IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2017 official top 10 national costumes

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Who will take home the best in national costume award this year?

WATCH: How Miss Universe, CordAid helped Yolanda-hit village build back better

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Pia Wurtzbach s recent visit to an indigenous community in Palawan showcases the success of a rehabilitation project after Yolanda

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe 2016 coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Tune in here for photos the announcement of winners and more on the coronation of Miss Universe 2016

[WATCH] Miss Universe 2016 predictions: Our top 3 picks

Jan 28, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Miss International Philippines 2014 Bianca Guidotti and pageant blogger Norman Tinio talk about who they think will win on coronation night

Pia Wurtzbach's Coron visit highlights resiliency, IP issues

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:35 AM

All the Calamian Islands are ancestral domains of the Tagbanuas So far there are only 2 communities that have been awarded the title There are 23 barangays still applying for titles a development worker explains

WARM WELCOME. Pia Wurtzbach rides a motorcade around Coron town proper on January 21, 2017. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach brings hope to Yolanda-hit Tagbanua community

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:29 PM

We need to continue working to make sure our communities are resilient the reigning Miss Universe tells an indigenous community in Palawan

ROLE MODEL. Tagbanua kids from Barangay Malawig give Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach a warm welcome. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:01 PM

They have an indigenous structure that is more resilient to typhoons compared to the models that were introduced by other agencies an NGO says

RISK ASSESSMENT. Tagbanua residents map hazards in their community after super typhoon Yolanda with the help of CordAid and Samdhana Institute. Photo courtesy of Samdhana Institute

Abe visit, Robredo, Tillerson | Evening wRap

Jan 12, 2017 - 7:15 PM

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Nickelodeon park: Palawan execs say oceans not 'private' properties

Jan 12, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The local government of Coron a tourism town in northern Palawan says it has yet to receive an application or official communication from the private developer of an underwater attraction

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 11, 2017

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:40 AM

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

US President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm

VIRAL: Environmentalists gather signatures to protest Nickelodeon park in Palawan

Jan 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Why does Coron and the Philippines need artificial attractions? Coron is already so beautiful in its natural state says Save Philippine Seas executive director Anna Oposa

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

WATCH: Coron remembers Yolanda as it recovers

Nov 29, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The resort town of Coron in Palawan has gotten back on its feet 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda

Dela Rosa: 'Can't point fingers without investigation'

Oct 20, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Ayaw na ayaw ko na may nasasaktan na Pilipino But I cannot let emotions get the best of me says the chief of the PNP

POLICE, PROTESTERS CLASH. Members of Sandugo try to force their way trough the police barricade at the front of US Embassy. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler`

Coron farmers group wants justice for slain leader

Sep 26, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Farmers in Basuanga want the killer of peasant leader Arnel Figueroa jailed Figueroa s murder was caught on video

SLAIN FARMER. Arnel Figueroa dies after a heated exchange with the blue guards of the Bureau of Animal Industry in Coron, Palawan. Screengrab from video

Planning your Palawan vacation: El Nido or Coron?

Jul 02, 2016 - 5:51 PM

There are many stunning places to see in Palawan and El Nido and Coron are two of the most popular destinations Writer Potpot Pinili presents the differences between the two

CORON OR EL NIDO? Potpot Pinili breaks down how these two popular islands of Palawan are different. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

NDRRMC to LGUs: Don't take low pressure area lightly

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

A low pressure area LPA east of Surigao City might bring floods and landslides to parts of the country

10 of Aquino's biggest hits and misses, as seen through social media

Jun 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM

How did President Aquino s term fare under the social media spotlight?

Ex-Coron mayor granted bail in Ortega murder case

May 07, 2016 - 1:49 AM

Former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes who is running for vice mayor has been granted temporary liberty to allow him to campaign before the May 9 polls

WATCH: The moment Maxine Medina became Miss Universe Philippines 2016

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:02 AM

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach turns over her Miss Universe PH crown to Maxine Medina at the Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation night

WATCH: Miss Universe PH 2016 Maxine Medina's winning response in Bb Pilipinas Q&A

Apr 18, 2016 - 1:49 AM

Maxine Medina fields a tough question after which she is crowned Miss Universe Philippines

Rappler screengrab

FULL LIST: Winners, Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation night

Apr 18, 2016 - 1:25 AM

These 6 ladies will represent the country in the international pageants this year

6 QUEENS. Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina with Kylie Verzosa, Joanna Eden, Jennifer Hammond, Jennifer Hammond, Nichole Manalo, and Nicole Cordoves after they are crowned at Binibining Pilipinas 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bb Pilipinas 2016 predictions: Who will follow Pia Wurtzbach?

Apr 15, 2016 - 9:59 PM

It s predictions time and pageant blogger Norman Tinio weighs in on this year s batch of candidates vying for the top crowns

Miss Universe 2015: A crown 42 years in the making

Dec 21, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio reacts to the mix up in the Miss Universe 2015 announcement and Pia Wurtzbach s win

MISS UNIVERSE 2015. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is the winner of the pageant after a mix-up regarding the winners announcement. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

PHOTO RECAP: Miss Universe 2015 coronation night

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:12 PM

The Philippines Pia Wurtzbach is Miss Universe 2015 See photos of the ladies and the announcement mix up

MISS UNIVERSE 2015. The Philippines' Pia Wurtzbach is Miss Universe 2015. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach's 3-year Miss Universe journey

Dec 21, 2015 - 4:02 PM

It may have taken 3 tries for the Philippines Pia Wurtzbach to make it to the Miss Universe pageant – but all her hard work has paid off as she is crowned Miss Universe 2015 Let s take a look back at her journey here

IN PHOTOS: Visit these 10 magical, beautiful lagoons in the Philippines

Aug 29, 2015 - 3:59 PM

The Philippines is home to many such beautiful lagoons some of them listed below Book a ticket and take in the beauty and stillness of one or more of these

IN PHOTOS: Which of these 5 Palawan destinations will you visit next?

Jul 11, 2015 - 12:08 PM

El Nido Coron San Vicente Taytay Puerto Princesa – what s next on your Palawan itinerary?

BLUE, GRAY, AND GREEN. Breathtaking view from Matinloc Shrine, El Nido. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Sereno: P389B in gov't funds at stake in condonation 'mess'

Apr 21, 2015 - 7:42 PM

While it took over 5 decades for the SC to have a close review of the doctrine Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the judiciary should not be blamed for all of this mess

Toni Gonzaga on criticism about her Bb Pilipinas hosting stint

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Toni says she is open to constructive criticism

TONI ON CRITICISM. She humbly apologizes to those she's offended, but says that it was not her intention to hurt or malign anyone. File photo from Rappler

Wynwyn Marquez on Bb Pilipinas loss: I'm happy even with no crown

Mar 16, 2015 - 4:40 PM

I will still reach out and continue to insipire other people she says on social media