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TS Ramon threatens Apayao as province recovers from Quiel

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:30 PM

On Thursday, the Magat Dam reservoir in Isabela and Ifugao provinces spilled its waters in anticipation of the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Ramon

Chuzon Supermarket operating without LGU permit in Apalit town

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all branches of the supermarket in Pampanga closed after the branch in Porac collapsed and killed several people

NO LGU PERMIT. Authorities say the Chuzon Supermarket branch in Apalit, Pampanga, had been operating without business permit from the municipal government since 2018. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

Agricultural damage by Typhoon Ompong highest since Yolanda

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol plans to ask Congress for additional funds to rehabilitate Typhoon Ompong-hit areas

Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be 'worst-case scenario' losses of about P7.9 billion

NO HARVEST. La Paz rice fields turns into a lake after floods inundate fields. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.8 billion in agricultural damage

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:05 PM

The government says around 171,932 farmers have been affected by Ompong (Mangkhut)

CRY ME A RIVER. Samuel Castro was just waiting for Monday. He has nothing to harvest now. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

How damaged assets can reduce your income tax

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Our tax laws allow casualty losses to be claimed as deduction for income tax purposes

Flood damage would double without coral reefs – study

Jun 13, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase 4-fold by century's end, researchers report in the journal Nature Communications

CORAL REEFS. Fish swim in the coral reef of Bunaken Island national marine park in northern Sulawesi on May 14, 2009. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Agriculture damage due to restive Mayon volcano reaches P165M

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Affected commodities include rice, corn, high value crops, and fiber crops

High school students in Guinobatan, Albay pass through a rice paddy as they run away from cascading volcanic materials from the slopes of Mayon Volcano. File photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Mayon eruption destroys P94M worth of agricultural crops

Jan 25, 2018 - 8:44 PM

More than 5,000 farmers are now without income, says Albay's provincial agricultural officer

DAMAGED CROPS. Volcanic materials cascade down to rice paddies in this file photo from January 22, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

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

Vanishing Brgy. Alaska: Who's paying for loss and damage?

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Some 306 families in Barangay Alaska, Aringay, La Union are pleading to be relocated as rising seas threaten to submerge their community

ENCROACHING SEA. Editha Rulloda of Sitio Berlin Barangay Alaska Aringay, La Union shows water closing in on her house. Photo by Arnold Diaz Manongdo

DepEd to hold Brigada Eskwela in Marawi on Dec 13 to 15

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says several major companies have pledged to build school buildings in Marawi City

RUINS OF MARAWI. A soldier patrols the warzone in Marawi which remains off limits to civilians weeks after the city was liberated from local terrorists. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Paris-based Filipino artist Gaston Damag accused of sexual misconduct

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:44 PM

(UPDATED) 'Hindi madadaan sa sorry yung mga ganitong bagay kasi if we let it slip, it’s only gonna feed that type of culture. They'll always find ways to cover things up and just water things down,' says artist Judy Fugoso

Climate groups lament lack of loss and damage finance pledges in COP 23

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Climate groups agree that the loss and damage finance agenda has been sidelined in the COP 23 negotiations

P2B needed to rebuild 29 ‘totally damaged’ Marawi schools

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are allowing Marawi students who evacuated to other cities to enroll in any school with or without documentation to foster a sense of normalcy

INFRA DAMAGE. Filipino soldiers stands in front of a destroyed building in Marawi City on the day of its liberation from terrorists on October 17. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and eathquakes but they have means to fund the repairs

RUBBLE. Police tape surround a damaged building in Leyte after the earthquake in July. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

P2-M worth of agricultural damage in CAR after typhoons

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The provinces of Benguet and Ifugao suffer the most damage after being hit by Typhoons Gorio and Huaning

A farmer from the Cordillera Administrative Region carries some harvested crops. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Brain damage found in 110 of 111 deceased NFL players – study

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:01 AM

The NFL has faced growing scrutiny in recent years linked to the issue of concussions and head trauma

BRAIN DAMAGE. Researchers examining the brains of deceased NFL players have found that 99% of them showed signs of degenerative disease. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Leyte quake aftermath

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Authorities are still assessing the extent of the quake damage which can only be done once they reach the quake epicenter in the mountainous villages

A resident still shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6, 2017. Atleast 179 patients were affected with mostly minor injuries after the Magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the Province of Leyte. Two were reported dead one from Kananga, Leyte and one from brgy Cabaonan, Ormoc Leyte. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Fear, panic as aftershocks rock Leyte

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:01 PM

2nd UPDATE Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town near the epicenter of the quake

QUAKE DAMAGE. One of the damaged buildings in Kananga town. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio / Rappler

Cubs repair World Series trophy after Boston damage

May 03, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The team s trophy for the achievement was damaged during a benefit concert hosted by Cubs president Theo Epstein the Hot Stove Cool Music event

DAMAGED TROPHY. The Cubs' World Series trophy, the team's first since 1908, needed to be repaired after it was damaged during an event in Boston. The trophy is seen here held by Jon Lester (L) and Anthony Rizzo during the victory celebration in November 2016. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

Mar 17, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Panjaitan says it could take up to 100 years to restore the corals in Raja Ampat

DESTROYED. A British cruise ship has caused damage to the ecosystem and habitat structure in Raja Ampat, as well as the loss of some types of coral reefs. Photo sourced from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry

IN PHOTOS: Extensive coral reef damage caused by British cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:38 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Photos sourced by Rappler show the damage at Crossover Reef after cruise vessel Caledonian Sky rammed into the coral reefs

Indonesia says captain of cruise ship that destroyed coral reefs may face imprisonment

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:23 PM

The Indonesian government vows to take action and slams Captain Keith Michael Taylor who was steering the cruise at the time of destruction

EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. The Caledonian Sky cruise ship ruined a wide area of coral reef in Raja Ampat on Saturday, March 4th. Photo from Stay Raja Ampat Facebook account

British cruise ship destroys one of world's best coral reefs

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:39 AM

UPDATED The incident caused damage to Crossover Reef in Raja Ampat Indonesia which has been voted among the best diving spots in the world

EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. The Caledonian Sky cruise ship ruined a wide area of coral reef in Raja Ampat on Saturday, March 4th. Photo from Stay Raja Ampat Facebook account

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

Feb 17, 2017 - 4:26 PM

People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network Executive Director Esteban Masagca explains that in the crafting of a new recovery plan the farmers and the most affected people should be involved

LONG-TERM HELP. Christina Moyaen, a farmer and a head of people's organization, tells her dealings with the 'inadequate' response of the government during disasters. Photo by Oxfam

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:46 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 17

CA paves way for hearings on $1.9-B award to Martial Law victims

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Court of Appeals Special 13th Division junks the Marcoses bid to keep a Makati court from hearing the petition to enforce the 1 9 billion award given by a US court in 1995

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

Typhoon Nina destroys at least P25-M worth of crops

Dec 28, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The typhoon that made landfall on Christmas Day also leaves at least P83 46 million worth of damage to infrastructure according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

INITIAL REPORTS. NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña receives initial reports on damaged irrigation facilities in areas hit by Typhoon Nina. Photo courtesy of NIA

Aceh earthquake: A family crushed to death in their sleep, and how one son survived

Dec 10, 2016 - 4:29 PM

The couple was heard crying out for help but their faint voices faded quickly In the end they died with their two young daughters Only their 13 year old son made it out alive

SORROW. 13-year-old Agam, the only one of his family who survived the earthquake, was pulled from the rubble after being trapped for two hours. Photo by Diego Mahemeru/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Dark scenes from the Indonesia earthquake

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The 6 5 magnitude quake kills at least 97 and injures hundreds more

BROKEN MOSQUE. Many mosques were destroyed by the quake. Photo by Zian Muttaqien/AFP

Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Residents of Kalinga need water medicines and other relief goods

ROOFLESS. A heavily damaged home sits vacant in Tabuk, Kalinga. Photo credit: James Edduba

After Lawin, state of calamity declared in Cagayan

Oct 22, 2016 - 6:16 PM

In the summary report issued by the Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council damage to agriculture is estimated to be worth P6 3 billion

DAMAGE. This bridge in Peñablanca, Cagayan is destroyed by Lawin, leaving dozens of villages still isolated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Lawin leaves P10B worth of agri, fisheries damage in 5 regions – Piñol

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol orders his department to give immediate assistance to farmers and fishermen

DESTRUCTION. Typhoon Lawin destroys crops in Peñablanca town in Cagayan. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Commercial activity back in Ilocos Norte

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED In Laoag City alone Vice Mayor Michael Fariñas pegs agricultural destruction at P7 million

BACK IN BUSINESS. Commercial establishments in Ilocos slowly recover after the storm. Photo by Patty Pasion

Extrajudicial killings: Police self-defense?

Aug 06, 2016 - 2:06 PM

The government s over emphasis on the right of the person with the gun over the right to life and due process of presumed innocent civilians can easily be abused and misused

After heavy rains, Benguet, Mt Province roads closed

Jul 11, 2016 - 5:16 PM

‘Habagat’ rains after Typhoon Butchoy damage sections of two major roads while landslides hit Kennon Road

LANDSLIDE. Construction and softened soil due to continuous rains have caused landslides along Camp 8, Kennon Road, in Benguet. Unlike another road in the province, Kennon is still passable. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Indonesian earthquake causes injuries, damages buildings

Jun 02, 2016 - 10:47 PM

In Padang two people were seriously injured by falling debris said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

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Apr 28, 2016 - 12:54 PM

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El Niño damage in Cebu reaches P186M, so far

Apr 20, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The figure is based on the damage reports submitted by 22 out of 51 local government units

3 suffer minor injuries as Palaro cauldron overheats, cracks

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Due to overheating of concrete coupled with the 41°C heat index the 2016 Palarong Pambansa cauldron suffers some damage

DAMAGED. Cracks on the upper concrete lip of the 2016 Palaro cauldron is seen after it overheats. Photo from Albay Governor Joey Salceda's Facebook account

Comelec junks vote canvassing, Al Jazeera, higher temperatures | 12PM wRap

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:26 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:18 AM

The findings are the first concrete evidence of a link between the mosquito borne virus and microcephaly which until now had been circumstantial

ZIKA VIRUS. A soldier fumigates against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito as part of the campaign against Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna in Habana, Cuba, February 22, 2016. File photo by EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Unexpected places where you can get UV damage

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:57 PM

You’re not 100 protected from UV radiation even if you stay indoors

SUN DAMAGE INDOORS. Yes, you can still be affected by the harmful effects of UV radiation while indoors

Negros Occidental drought damages P143M worth of crops, livestocks

Jan 22, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Sugarcane plantations covered by Southern Negros Development Corporation and Daconcogon Sugar Central have been hit the hardest

PARCHED. Lack of water affects farmers most of all whose crops and livestock depend on a steady supply of the resource. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Makati court: Full-blown trial of Binay's suit vs critics 'necessary'

Jan 14, 2016 - 7:58 PM

UPDATED Judge Elpidio Calis of Makati RTC Branch 133 denies the motions of the Vice President s critics to dismiss the P200 million damage suit against them

TWO-WAY RULING? The latest decision of the Makati RTC over Vice President Jejomar Binay's damage suit against his detractors may or may not work in his favor. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Natural catastrophe losses total $90 bn in 2015

Jan 04, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Natural disasters claim 23 000 lives in 2015 2015 substantially more than the previous year s figure of 7 700

MOST DEVASTATING CATASTROPHE. An aerial view showing the destruction and damaged buildings and monuments at Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal, 27 April 2015 following the powerful earthquake on 25 April. Kishor Rana/Handout/EPA

Nona, Onyok leave P4.9-B damage in 5 regions

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Disaster management officials say Central Luzon Calabarzon Mimaropa Bicol and Eastern Visayas suffered the most damage from the twin storms

Children use a water basin to cross a flooded street in Candaba, Pampanga, north of Manila on December 18, 2015. Vast swathes of farmlands inundated by Typhoon Koppu in October were flooded again this week by rains from Typhoon Melor and the flooding could worsen or spread to other areas as a second storm in less than a week threatens the country. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS

Two men, art, and the city of light

Dec 11, 2015 - 3:59 PM

My only advice is curiosity says renowned Filipino artist Gaston Damag to a younger artist in Paris

ARTISTS. Filipino artists Gaston Damag and Renz Lee share stories and artworks on a Thursday afternoon. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez

Crunch time for 'loss and damage' in Paris climate talks

Dec 10, 2015 - 1:57 AM

The vast majority of civil society organizations present at COP 21 believe that Loss Damage must have its own section in the agreement

ABUZZ. The Philippine delegation office is abuzz with talk on the latest draft of the Paris climate agreement released on December 9, 2015