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5 escape from Oriental Mindoro jail

May 28, 2017 - 12:29 PM

5 detainees – wanted for different crimes – escape the Naujan town jail

De Lima moves to drop disobedience charges in QC court

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The detained senator says the lawmakers had no authority to file a suit against her

DISOBEDIENCE CASE. Detained Senator Leila De Lima attends her arraignment on March 13, 2017 at the Quezon City Metropolitan Court Branch 34 for the charge of Disobedience to Summons. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

On the job with Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Since her appointment to the CA Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato says she has been receiving hate messages online But for her that s all part of politics

LONGTIME POLITICIAN. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is the representative for the lone district of Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: How to educate the youth through arts

Mar 18, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Established in 2012 Tabsing Kolektib aims to educate people through theater

TABSING. Taking estuary as a metaphor, Tabsing Kolektib envisions itself as a meeting place for artists. Photo courtesy of Tabsing Kolektib

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties damage to agriculture and infrastructure and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

COMMUNICATION. Municipalities in Oriental Mindoro set up charging stations in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina

Chinese national, security guard killed as robber steals P1M on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Three others were also injured after the lone robber opened fire

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

Phivolcs urges youth: Prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis

Nov 05, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Earthquake experts from Phivolcs teach high school students what to do in case disaster strikes

Oriental Mindoro cops face murder raps over ‘riding-in-tandem’ case

Oct 13, 2016 - 1:16 PM

One of the police officers was recently awarded by the PNP chief

'A social enterprise is a business with a soul'

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:08 PM

I heard what everyone needs to hear from the most unsuspecting rugged looking person who looked at everyone with ease

[Where I've Been] Apo Reef, majestic underwater world

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:49 PM

It s a whole new world underwater Traveler Pauline Buenafe shares her account of a spectacular visit to Apo Reef

Photo by Inggo Escalante

Getting to these PH beaches isn't easy – but it's worth it

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Where can you find a natural jacuzzi pink sand and more? A trip to these beaches may take hours and hours – but it s well worth the magical sights that await

The balaylakoy: Means to reawaken the Alangan Mangyan's culture

May 28, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Due to the vast amount of external influences many of the Alangan Mangyans shift from the communal balaylakoy – a shared living space for up to 20 famiies – to individual houses

MANGYAN ALANGAN CULTURE. Domingo Torres and Vicente Sara stands in front of the land where the balaylakoy will be contructed.

Occidental Mindoro mayor sacked over P2.9-M tobacco fund misuse

Jan 14, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also affirms the recommendation of Cebu prosecutors to file grave coercion charges against Bogo City Mayor Celestino Martinez Jr and two others over an incident in 2010 involving his rival

DISMISSED. San Jose Mayor Jose Villarosa has been dismissed from the service and perpetually barred from re-employment in government. Photo from the Municipality of Occidental Mindoro Facebook page

Duterte turns over P11M donation to typhoon-hit towns

Dec 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Davao City Council earlier approved a resolution granting the mayor the authority to donate the amount

FINANCIAL AID. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte turnS over financial aid to the municipal treasurer of Matnog, Sorsogon

IN PHOTOS: Mar Roxas spends Christmas in Nona-hit Mindoro

Dec 25, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Mar Roxas visits Nona hit Pinamalayan and spends Christmas there

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS. Mar Roxas and his wife, Korina Sanchez, attend Misa de Aguinaldo in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro. Photo courtesy of Dindo Melaya

Typhoon Nona leaves over P4B in damage in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:33 PM

At least 87 of Oriental Mindoro barangays are affected

Image courtesy Alyssa Arizabal. Left base image courtesy EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG.

Duterte gets nod to donate P11M to 'Nona' victims

Dec 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The Davao City Council grants Duterte the legislative authority to disburse P11 million from the unspent quick response fund to 2 provinces hit by Typhoon Nona

HELPING LGUs. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte offers financial assistance to LGUs hit by Typhoon Nona. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bike Scouts: An eyewitness account of Mindoro after #NonaPH

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Providing an alternative means of communication for survivors is just one of the reasons they ride

Large trucks needed for Typhoon Nona relief operations

Dec 18, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Fourteen wheeler trucks are needed to deliver relief goods and temporary shelter assistance to devastated areas

2 hurt as light plane crash lands off Oriental Mindoro

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:22 PM

A Cessna 152 trainer aircraft manned by an instructor and a student pilot experiences a malfunction before plunging near the shoreline of Calapan City

Signals: Indigenous communities and climate change

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:55 PM

[Special Report] We take a look at how two indigenous communities are heeding signals from the Earth as they cope with and adapt to a changing planet

Signals: Blame Game

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:25 AM

Mindoro s forests are vanishing at a rapid pace – and swidden farming better known as kaingin is eyed as one of the culprits Are the Mangyans really to blame?

When there's smoke, there's fire?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

Why we need to be stewards of a rare mountain ecosystem

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Why should Filipinos be proud of the Mts Iglit Baco National Park? Here are some fast facts about the rare mountain grassland ecosystem in Mindoro and ways to protect the country s conservation areas

TREASURE. The Mts Iglit-Baco National Park is a rare mountain grassland ecosystem. Photo by Konstantin Nikiforov

Netizens report #EarthquakePH real-time

Oct 20, 2015 - 12:47 AM

The keywords earthquake and Lindol quickly trend on Twitter a few minutes after the quake whose epicenter is located in Occidental Mindoro south of NCR

Magnitude 5.4 quake shakes Occidental Mindoro

Oct 19, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Phivolcs says aftershocks are expected after the magnitude 5 4 quake near Looc Occidental Mindoro

Who is running in Mimaropa | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Mimaropa

Myths about the Mangyan

Aug 22, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Do you know who the Mangyans are?

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits Occidental Mindoro

Aug 09, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Phivolcs expects no aftershock or damage after a quake was recorded 25 kilometers northwest of Paluan Occidental Mindoro

Image courtesy Phivolcs

Oriental Mindoro's current and former governors guilty of graft

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Former Oriental Mindoro Governor Rodolfo Valencia and incumbent Governor Alfonso Umali are found guilty of graft in connection with an illegal loan worth P2 5 million

Court orders suspension of Oriental Mindoro lawmaker Leachon

Apr 07, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Congressman Salvador Doy Leachon faces graft charges over alleged irregularities committed when he was mayor of Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro

ORDERED SUSPENDED. Oriental Mindoro Representative Paulino Salvador "Doy" Leachon faces suspension but will the House implement the order? Photo from Leachon's Facebook page

PH to upgrade old air station with air defense radar

Mar 24, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Air defense radars will detect intrusions in the country s air space They will work in tandem with the squadron of fighter jets acquired from South Korea two due to arrive in the last quarter of 2015

SINCE 1961. The Gozar Air Station became fully operational in December 1961

5.3 quake hits Batangas; no damage expected

Jan 17, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Intensity III was felt in Paluan Oriental Mindoro Intensity II in Quezon City and Intensity I in Puerto Galera

Map courtesy of Phivolcs

NDRRMC issues flood advisory for 14 provinces

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM

The NDRRMC s December 27 flood advisory covers 3 regions and 14 provinces

Ruby weakens as typhoon threatens Metro

Dec 08, 2014 - 5:51 AM

As of 5 am Monday December 8 a weaker Typhoon Ruby Hagupit threatens Metro Manila and the Mindoro provinces as it is poised to make a 3rd landfall

RUBY'S FURY. Strong winds and rain pound the seawall hours before Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Forced evacuation in Or. Mindoro ahead of Ruby landfall

Dec 08, 2014 - 4:49 AM

Governor Alfonso Umali orders mayors the police and the military to arrest residents who won t evacuate ahead of Typhoon Ruby s 3rd and last landfall on Monday evening

Tamaraws making a comeback

Oct 10, 2014 - 9:55 AM

The population of the endangered tamaraw now stands at 382 – a significant increase from last year and the highest since conservation efforts started

Tamaraw family photographed in the Iglit-Baco Mountain Range in Occidental Mindoro. Photo courtesy Gregg Yan / WWF

Rizal bears brunt of #MarioPH wrath in Southern Luzon

Sep 19, 2014 - 1:04 PM

Trips have been cancelled in some Calabarzon and Mimaropa provinces while roads also remain impassable across the two regions

Gensan no longer PH’s tuna capital?

Sep 04, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Environment groups say tuna landed in General Santos are not caught in the city but outside of the country’s territorial waters

GOOD CATCH. Traders sell tuna at a market in General Santos City. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Aquino's tough choice: Disrupt beach or forest?

Aug 29, 2014 - 2:22 PM

But President Benigno Aquino III says the benefits of the connecting road between Oriental and Occidental Mindoro will outweigh the difficulties in its construction

HK ship rescues 4 fishermen off Occidental Mindoro

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The 4 fishermen are all safe and will soon be back home

Government testing integrated health and social welfare system

Jun 26, 2014 - 3:23 PM

The project makes it easier for social welfare beneficiaries to seek help from selected government agencies

Drilling for $180-M Mindoro geothermal project starts July

Jun 06, 2014 - 1:12 PM

The geothermal plant is set to give cheap renewable energy source to the blackout prone island

DMCI Oriental Mindoro power plant to go online in December

Apr 13, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The plant will supply the energy requirements of the Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative

Oriental Mindoro ex-governor Valencia convicted of graft

Feb 24, 2014 - 5:39 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds that the provincial gov t bought 10 reconditioned dump trucks without public bidding and overpaid the company by P2 4M

EX-GOV GUILTY. The Sandiganbayan has found former Oriental Mindoro governor Rodolfo Valencia guilty of graft over the purchase of overpriced dump trucks in 1993. Photo from rodolfogvalencia.com

New geothermal plant to pull down power rates in Mindoro

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:36 PM

A power supply agreement is currently being negotiated for EPI to supply the power requirements of the Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative

Typhoon Jolina victims get new homes after 4 years

Jan 29, 2014 - 4:42 PM

A total of 387 families affected by typhoon Jolina in 2009 will soon be provided their new homes

Geothermal power plant in Oriental Mindoro up by 2016

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:38 PM

The Montelgao power plant will have a capacity of 44 megawatts It will supply electricity at a rate of P5 64 per kilowatt hour

GEOTHERMAL PLANT. A new geothermal plant will be constructed in Mindoro. Photo by Mike Gonzalez/Wikimedia Commons

Tiangco: Palace's goal to split SC decision on DAP

Dec 07, 2013 - 9:01 PM

UNA Secretary General Toby Tiangco said to keep DAP legal Palace is set to employ the same strategy used during the Corona impeachment

A CHANGE OF NAME. If DAP is declared legal, UNA Secretary-General Toby Tiangco says DAP will only replace PDAF. File photo by Rappler