5 dead, 15 missing in Indonesia landslide

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The landslide buried the farmers working in their rice fields,' disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says in a statement.

Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains – spokesman

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Gov't spokesperson: 'The Revolutionary Guards' helicopters this morning found the wreckage of the plane on Dena mountain'

AERIAL SURVEY. A handout picture released on February 19, 2018 by the Tasnim news agency shows members of a rescue team helicopter searching for the wreckage of Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 in Iran's Zagros mountain range. Tasnim News/Handout/AFP

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:43 AM

(UPDATED) Both Mexico's National Seismological Service and the US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.2

Lorenzana: Disaster preparedness is a never-ending effort

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Local government officials should be at the forefront of disaster preparedness efforts, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, chair of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, after the first National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill in Quezon City

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Quezon City leads 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2018

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:33 PM

QC rescuers respond to a number of earthquake scenarios, such as fire incidents, fallen debris, a looting incident, and a collapsed structure

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mt Pulag fire: Hikers face imprisonment, P18-M fine

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The hikers from Cebu will be charged for violating the Forest Code of the Philippines, says the DENR

 TORCHED. Mount Pulag is closed off from hikers for 6 months after a grassland fire. Bureau of Fire Protection photo

Aid reaches cyclone-hit Tonga as storm passes Fiji

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:55 AM

International aid begins trickling in to areas of Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita, as Fiji escapes the worst of the storm's fury

DESTROYED. This handout photo taken and received from John Pulu from Tagata Pasifika on February 13, 2018 shows flooding and damage in Tonga's capital of Nuku'alofa after Cyclone Gita hit the country. John Pulu / Tagata Pasifika/AFP

4 dead as Basyang triggers landslide in Surigao del Sur

Feb 13, 2018 - 2:23 PM

The heavy rain triggers landslides that hit mountain villages outside the mining town of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur

Investigators search snow for clues to deadly Russian plane crash

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Russia's Investigative Committee says it will consider explanations including human error, technical failure and weather conditions

HUDDLE. A picture taken in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow on February 11, 2018 shows an aerial view of Russian emergency vehicles arriving near to the site of air crash. Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP

Search for Taiwan quake victims ends as toll rises to 17

Feb 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Rescuers end their search of a Taiwan building left leaning at around a 50-degree angle by the earthquake

CAUTION. A general view shows the Yun Tsui building (back C) leaning to one side after an overnight earthquake in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on February 7, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Rescuers brave aftershocks as Taiwan earthquake toll rises to 9

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The major focus for emergency responders remains the 12-story Yun Tsui apartment block where the majority of the deaths occurred and dozens are still missing

FOCUS OF RESCUES. A general view shows the Yun Tsui building (back center) leaning to one side after an overnight earthquake in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on February 7, 2018. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Rescuers scour toppled buildings after Taiwan earthquake kills 7

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:28 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities say they could not verify how many residents are still missing after the 6.4-magnitude quake which hit the eastern port city of Hualien

DANGER ZONE. Rescue workers block off the area to search for survivors outside a building which tilted to one side after its foundation collapsed in Hualien after a strong 6.4-magnitude quake rocked eastern Taiwan early on February 7, 2018. Paul Yang/AFP

Two dead, over 200 injured in Taiwan quake

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:20 AM

(UPDATED) A hotel and an apartment block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien, according to the national fire agency

MARSHAL HOTEL COLLAPSE. Rescue workers search through rubble outside the Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan early February 7, 2018, after a strong earthquake struck the island. Photo by AFP

#BidaAngHanda earthquake drill set for February 15

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The #BidaAngHanda campaign aims to educate Filipinos about how they should prepare for earthquakes and other hazards

6.1 magnitude earthquake rattles northern Afghanistan – USGS

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:18 PM

(UPDATED) The quake hit at 0707 GMT near Afghanistan's northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometers (119 miles), the US Geological Survey says

Hawaii fires warning officer who sent missile alert

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:40 AM

A state investigative report says that the fired employee has been a 'source of concern' for 10 years because of his 'poor performance'

CALM. A morning view of the city of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen on January 13, 2018, the day the false missile alert was sent. Eugene Tanner/AFP

DSWD waives conditions for release of 4Ps fund to Mayon victims

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Families staying in the 76 evacuation centers in Albay will also get temporary employment

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mudflow threat builds with more lava, debris from Mayon

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The threat of catastrophic mudflows is building on the slopes of Mayon, where nearly 90,000 residents have been moved out of harm's way

POSSIBLE MUDFLOW CHANNEL. A shallow river is seen with the Mayon volcano in the background in Sto Domingo, Albay, January 30, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gunmen attack Kabul military compound, multiple casualties

Jan 29, 2018 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) Defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri says 5 soldiers are killed and 10 wounded in the assault claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group via its propaganda arm Amaq

ON ALERT. Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of an attack near the Marshal Fahim Military Academy base in Kabul on January 29, 2018. Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Fearless farmers defy Mayon's anger

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:32 PM

The 9-kilometer extended danger zone is not stopping farmers from tending to crops and livestock that are a crucial part of their livelihoods

IN THE DANGER ZONE. This photo taken on January 27, 2018 shows farmer Jay Balindang tending to his water buffalo under heavy rains in a rice field at the foot of the Mayon volcano in the town of Guinobatan in Albay province. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Seine swells higher, keeping Paris on alert

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) More favorable weather is expected for the week ahead, and the Vigicrues flood agency lowers its warning level from orange to yellow in several areas upstream of the capital

NEAR OVERFLOW. A picture taken on January 26, 2018, shows the flooded banks of the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris. Ludovic Marin/AFP

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

Authorities eye forced evacuations around restive Mayon Volcano

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Authorities say people have been leaving evacuation centers in daytime to tend to their farms and livestock inside the danger zone

DANGEROUS BEAUTY. An ash cloud shoots up from Mayon Volcano on January 24, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by Mayon Volcano threats

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Mayon Volcano threats need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

Thousands more flee erupting Mayon Volcano

Jan 24, 2018 - 4:52 PM

More than 56,000 residents are now crammed in schools and other buildings two weeks after Mayon volcano began showing signs of unrest

MORNING WALK. A dog walks on the top of a stockpile of gravel at a quarry in Lidong, Sto. Domingo, Legaspi City, shorthly after Mayon Volcano erupted early morning January 24, 2018. Angie de Silva/Rappler

Fresh tremors halt search ops after Japan volcano eruption

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:55 PM

New volcanic activity forces Japanese police to suspend search operations a day after an eruption near a popular ski resort that killed a soldier and injured several other people.

WHITE AND GRAY. This handout image taken from the Kusatsu Mt. Shirane Gondola Unjo Camera and released by the Kusatsu Town Office on January 23, 2018 shows thick black smoke sliding down the snow-covered side of the volcano towards a ski slope after an eruption. Kusatsu Town Office/AFP

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

Jan 23, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(4th UPDATE) Indonesia's capital Jakarta is rocked by a strong earthquake which forced some buildings to be evacuated, but there is no immediate tsunami threat or reported injuries

WATCH: Timelapse of Mayon Volcano spewing lava, ash

Jan 23, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Lava and ash shoot up from one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, Mayon, amid fears of a violent explosion

RED HOT. A lava fountain at the crater of Mayon Volcano in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

Albay expands Mayon danger zone to 9km

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) The additional buffer zone is put in place to prevent locals from going back into the 'no-man's land' around the volcano

RED HOT. Lava flows out of Mayon Volcano's crater in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

Alert Level 4 raised over Mayon Volcano

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Classes in all levels across Albay are suspended, and residents are advised to wear face masks and stay indoors

Albay seeks 'augmentation support' from gov't for evacuees

Jan 21, 2018 - 1:10 AM

More than 7,000 families are temporarily sheltered in evacuation sites due to Mayon Volcano

'RESTIVE.' Volcanic materials from the slopes of Mayon volcano tumbled down over the ricefields in Albay on November 1, 2017. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Leyte town gets new rescue tools after Urduja, Vinta

Jan 20, 2018 - 4:04 PM

'We want to better equip the rescue volunteers of San Miguel in order to save lives,' Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez says

RESCUERS' TOOLS. Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez delivers 29 sets of head gear and flashlights on January 18, 2018, for the rescuers of San Miguel.

Rappler Talk: How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines

Constitution amendments, Mayon Volcano, The Cranberries | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Mayon Volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Jan 16, 2018 - 3:03 PM

About 30,000 people in and around Legazpi have fled their homes, the provincial government says

FIERY SPECTACLE. Lava from Mayon volcano is seen as it erupts in Legazpi on January 15, 2018. Charism Sayat/AFP

SEC on Rappler, Mayon Volcano, Dolores of The Cranberries | Midday wRap

Jan 16, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Mayon Volcano spews debris, hot gases

Jan 15, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The volcano in Albay is under Alert Level 3, which means a 'hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days'

PYROCLASTIC FLOW. A view of the pyroclastic flow on the slopes of Mayon Volcano on January 15, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

Death toll from California mudslides rises to 19

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:34 PM

In addition to the dead and injured, 65 homes have been destroyed while another 462 sustained damage

SCENE OF DEVASTATION. A police officer escorts a resident through a neighborhood that was destroyed by a mudslide on January 12, 2018 in Montecito, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Dozens still unaccounted for in California mudslides

Jan 12, 2018 - 1:08 PM

'There are 43 people we're now looking into and investigating to see if they actually are missing,' says Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown

MASSIVE MUDSLIDES. Workers survey an area that was devastated by a mudslide on January 11, 2018 in Montecito, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

James Franco accused of sexual misconduct

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The New Times cancels a Time Talk scheduled with the actor following the allegations

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actor James Franco attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP/AFP

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:03 PM

A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits the waters off the coast of Hondura, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores

Map courtesy USGS

California mudslides demolish homes, 8 deaths reported

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Much of the affected area is land scorched by the massive Thomas fire last month, where there is no vegetation to soak up the excess water

MUDSLIDE ZONE. A firefighter (in yellow) instructs journalists to retreat to safer ground after a rain-driven mudslide destroyed two cars and damaged property in a neighborhood under mandatory evacuation in Burbank, California, January 9, 2018. Robyn Beck/AFP

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

Your Hollywood 2018 awards season binge-watch list

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Did you catch all the films and TV shows lauded at the Golden Globes 2018?

LADY BIRD. In an award-winning performance, Saoirse Ronan plays an opinionated small-town teen in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film. Screengrab from YouTube.com/A24Films

New ASEAN chief vows disaster relief boost after deadly storms

Jan 05, 2018 - 3:43 PM

'Our region is disaster-prone,' Lim Jock Hoi says at his inauguration ceremony at ASEAN's Secretariat in Jakarta. 'This underscores the need to strengthen ASEAN cooperation in disaster management and humanitarian assistance.'

LIM JOCK HOI. Lim Jock Hoi (R), the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), delivers his speech during a handover signing ceremony for his post in Jakarta on January 5, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/ AFP

Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding

NDRRMC still on red alert even after Agaton left PAR

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The agency's operation center will continue to monitor the tail-end of a cold front that is expected to bring moderate to heavy rain to Bicol, Quezon, and Northern Samar

IN PHOTOS: Flood greets Biliran residents on first day of 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Biliran is still recovering from the devastation caused by Tropical Depression Urduja, which battered the region as a tropical storm a few days before Christmas

Photo by Rafael Medalla

Prepare for Agaton, first possible storm of 2018 – NDRRMC

Dec 31, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Here are some critical preparedness actions that local governments should be taking hours before the typhoon hits land

DSWD thanks #ReliefPH volunteers

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:22 PM

More volunteers are needed. 'Your time is the most precious gift you have given those in need this holiday season', says DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco.