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A sad reunion: Firefighter who rescued Atio Castillo visits wake

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Firefighter Lords Hernandez reunites with the family whom he helped rescue during a fire in Paco, Manila in 2005, but there is no cause for celebration

REUNION. Firefighter Lords Hernandez and his teammate pay respect to Horacio Castillo III, the same boy whom they rescued in a fire more than a decade ago. Photo by Yvette Fernandez

Atio Castillo was living 'second life,' says firefighter who rescued him in 2005

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:28 PM

According to firefighter Lords Hernandez, the death of Horacio Castillo III or 'Atio' is very saddening considering that it was the young man's second life

SECOND LIFE. Horacio Castillo III or Atio was rescued in a fire on December 7, 2005. Photo courtesy of Lords Hernandez

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

WATCH: Pasig City battles blazes with unmanned firefighting machine

May 05, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The unmanned firefighting machine can pump 2 500 liters of water per minute and help firefighters do their job in safer environment

Undermanned, under-equipped, QC's firemen battle fire

Mar 25, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Quezon City a city of 2 94 million people needs at least 1 470 fire officers but the Quezon City Fire District has only 398

INFERNO. Firefighters face flames that vary from lighting up electric poles to engulfing an entire network of shanties. Photo courtesy QCFD

Indonesia's ISIS-linked, most wanted terrorist is dead

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Santoso alias Abu Wardah is dead after a gunfight between police and militants

3 barangays evacuated amid heavy fighting in Basilan

Jul 06, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The affected areas are Tipo Tipo proper Silangkum and Baguindan

Firefighters battle a hundred wildfires in Spain

Dec 20, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Over 250 firefighters has been deployed since Saturday December 19

Can't wait for gov't: Desperate residents fight forest fires on their own

Oct 28, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Communities worst exposed to the toxic smog are becoming increasingly frustrated at authorities in Jakarta insisting not enough is being done to aid their plight

FIGHTING FIRE. College students fight fires themselves. Photo by Febriana Firdaus/Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: Helicopter missing, scores dead in Turkey blast

Oct 12, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other top stories include the arrival of international aid to combat forest fires and a long term investment between Indonesia and PT Freeport Indonesia

INTERNATIONAL HELP. Malaysian aircrew members stand in front of the Bombardier 415 Superscooper aircraft as they arrive at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin airport in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia to help combat forest fires. Photo by EPA

International aid arrives in Indonesia to help combat forest fires

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Six countries will help Indonesia to fight forest fires which have sent choking smog across parts of Southeast Asia

INTERNATIONAL HELP. Malaysian aircrew members stand in front of the Bombardier 415 Superscooper aircraft as they arrive at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin airport in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia to help combat forest fires. Photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Jokowi accepts help to combat haze, Obama apologizes

Oct 09, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the recovery of bodies of plane crash victims increased US maritime assistance and reactions on the bullet train deal with China

WORST EVER. Haze from land and forest fires is an annual hazard in Indonesia. The practice of open burning to clear land is illegal but is common in the country, but this year's fires could be the worst ever. EPA/TAMY UTARI

Indonesia finally accepts international help to combat fires

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Authorities had rejected offers of help from affluent Singapore but officials said Indonesian President Joko Widodo has decided that international assistance would now be accepted

WORST EVER. Haze from land and forest fires is an annual hazard in Indonesia. The practice of open burning to clear land is illegal but is common in the country, but this year's fires could be the worst ever. EPA/TAMY UTARI

Chinese blast death toll hits 104 – Xinhua

Aug 15, 2015 - 11:02 AM

According to rescue headquarters 722 people have been hospitalized 58 of whom are in a critical or serious condition

DEATH TOLL RISES. A screenshot of a footage made available on 14 August 2015 shows smoke billowing from burning containers after an explosions at a seaport in Tianjin, China, 13 August 2015. Photo by Xu Li/EPA

In Negros Oriental, forest firefighters ride on horses

Jun 13, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Communities in the town of Ayungon have organized volunteers to ride horses and fight forest fires where motorcycles and trucks cannot get through

VOLUNTEERS. Residents near the government's reforestation areas have organized horse-riding firefighters to reach parts of the forests that are not accessible by motorcycles and trucks. Photo by Dale Israel/Rappler

2 soldiers killed, 15 hurt in fresh Sulu clashes

Apr 09, 2015 - 2:51 PM

The Army believes it encountered the group of Radullan Sahiron the most senior leader of the Abu Sayyaf

File photo of troops in Sulu / Rappler

Bushfire in Rapu-Rapu, Albay affects at least 5,000

Aug 04, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The Philippine Air Force is conducting firefighting operations by air

Man charged with arson amid raging California fires

May 17, 2014 - 12:34 PM

One of the worst hit areas was San Marcos 15 miles inland from Carlsbad which is north of the far south western US city of San Diego

3 civilians hurt in Maguindanao clash

Apr 24, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Initial investigations show clan war as the reason behind the hostilities Local officials military police and MILF leaders intervene to end the hostilities

Experts probe deadly Arizona blaze, as bodies removed

Jul 02, 2013 - 3:58 PM

US President Barack Obama telephoned Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to pledge federal aid to help learn from the tragedy and deal with the blaze

'HEROES.' A make shift memorial and a sign reading "Heroes" is displayed outside of Station 7 on July 1, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

19 firefighters killed in Arizona blaze - county sheriff

Jul 01, 2013 - 12:07 PM

The firefighters died while fighting to contain a wildfire at the Yarnell Hill

Fire kills 13 in Bahrain workers' housing block

Jan 12, 2013 - 6:55 PM

The roof of the building also injured a firefighter during a rescue attempt