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The Commission on Human Rights says the Duterte government must stop 'all forms of violence and harassment against human rights defenders'
In Barangay Matarinao, a village of around 544 families, 3,386 houses were totally damaged while 315 houses were partially destroyed when Typhoon Ursula struck
Kai Alcala and Nano Capacite may look like ordinary kids but they are showing spectators at the Surf in the City Festival in Borongan, Eastern Samar, a glimpse of the future of Philippine surfing
(UPDATED) A cop and a civilian die after a landmine exploded on a highway in Barangay Libuton in Borongan, Eastern Samar
Guiuan Mayor Annaliza Gonzales Kwan faces a graft case over the purchase of a fire truck without public bidding in 2007
Netizens share photos of the aftermath of #TisoyPH in Samar and Northern Samar provinces
Milagrosa Tan, the first female governor of Samar, dies after suffering from cardiac arrest at St Luke's Medical Center at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig
These proposed bridges are no longer pushing through, with the Duterte administration shelving the 'challenging' projects
Improvised bomb blasts meet Philippine Army soldiers acting on a tip that NPA rebels were harassing communities in the outskirts of Borongan City
'The goal shall always be zero casualty,' Interagency Task Force Yolanda Chair and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles told participants of the DRRM conference
These families, from the villages of Pinamitinan and Malobago in the municipality of Marabut, Samar, are still in makeshift shelters in 'no-build zones'
The Philippine Air Force drops 500-pound bombs on an encampment of alleged communist guerrillas
Acting on an intelligence report, Samar police find 88 kilograms of shabu inside two vehicles they stopped at a checkpoint
Several teachers go above and beyond just to teach students in remote areas in Samar, with some of them having to cross rivers, climb mountains, and walk for hours in order to reach the school
The Philippine Coast Guard says the motor boat was on its way to Tagapul-an town in Samar when it was battered by strong winds and big waves, causing it to capsize
The conviction carries a sentence of 612 to 115 years of imprisonment and perpetual disqualification from public office
PRESS RELEASE: The groups are accepting school supplies and cash donations for the children of Northern Samar and Samar until the end of June
The Rural Bank of Basey is the fifth bank closed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2019
Liberal Party candidates win in the races for vice mayor, and took 10 of 12 city council seats in Calbayog City, Samar
The poster placed on a wall of the canvassing area congratulates 3 members of the Tan family for 'winning' in their respective local races even before the canvassing process can be completed
Reelectionist Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino condemns the attacks against his political leaders and supporters
In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.
(4th UPDATE) Troops from the 46th Infantry Battalion clash with communist rebels in Calbiga town in Samar
Police say 3 rebels were killed and 3 others were captured following the pre-dawn raid on the Victoria municipal police station
The case is among the many examples of cases being filed before the High Court by individuals not directly affected by a government policy, but use the doctrine of transcendental importance
PRESS RELEASE: 'B-Ready' paves the way for the immediate and safe delivery of cash to households prior to a disaster
After seeing his photos on social media, concerned netizens did not hesitate to help 8-year-old Jan Kim Enario and his classmates at the Union Elementary School in Sta Rita, Samar
Jan Kim's photo using an improvised pen for school, uploaded by his teacher on Facebook, has gone viral online. Netizens reach for ways to help.
(3rd UPDATE) The Sandiganbayan sentences the congresswoman to a maximum of 115 years in prison for purchasing emergency supplies worth P16 million without public bidding when she was Samar governor
Brigadier General Ramil Bitong says the New People's Army rebels hastily escaped, leaving behind their valuables and subversive documents
The DILG finally implements the Office of the Ombudsman's 6-month suspension order against 9 Catbalogan City officials and 3 employees
Residents in Samar villages isolated by floodwaters are asking for food and water
Members of the 43rd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army are waylaid while bringing food to their fellow soldiers
'The credit goes to the American people and to the Filipino people. Period,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) Residents of Balangiga welcome the return of the bells that symbolized the Philippines' dark past and long struggle for independence
The historic Balangiga Bells arrive in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to be transported to the town of Balangiga for the formal handover rites on December 15
‘The bells are heirlooms from our ancestors,’ says Nemesio Duran. He claims to be a descendant of the Filipino guerrilla fighter who rang the bell in 1901 to signal the historic attack against Americans in Balangiga, Eastern Samar.
(UPDATED) The Balangiga Bells are finally back home 117 years after American soldiers took them from a church in Eastern Samar as war booty
Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento welcomes President Duterte's order but says the troops should not have ties to local bets in the 2019 polls
Major General Raul Farnacio says 'taking extreme measures' is necessary 'because circumstances demand it'
Vice President Leni Robredo says Malacañang should justify its use of the term 'lawless violence,' as many people worry about creeping martial law
Authorities say retired Police Officer 2 Dario Bolandia Ayes owns the site where boxes containing improvised explosive devices have been found
(UPDATED) This is to 'suppress lawless violence and acts of terror' in those areas, according to Memorandum Order 32 which also reinforces guidelines for the implementation of a state of national emergency
The Balangiga Massacre of September 28, 1901, is considered as one of the bloodiest events during the Philippine-American war
Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas
(UPDATED) Northern Samar provincial police chief Romeo Campomanes is also fired
Two cops of the Lapinig Municipal Police Station are hurt in the pre-dawn 'looting and shooting rampage'
Tensions have been high between the two countries since August 6, when Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and froze all new trade and investments
(UPDATED) Saudi Arabia gives envoy Dennis Horak 24 hours to leave the country, in an abrupt rupture of relations over what it slammed as 'interference' in its internal affairs
While President Rodrigo Duterte attributes the mishap to 'Murphy's law,' he wants the Philippine Army to accompany him to the site of the incident as a show of 'camaraderie' for the killed cops