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Tanauan LGU temporarily refused to help evacuees who stayed with relatives

Jan 17, 2020 - 5:45 PM

For a day – on January 16 – displaced residents who were not in evacuation centers were asked to sign a waiver that said, ‘nangangako na hindi kami kasali sa tulong pinansyal ng gobyerno pagkatapos ng sakuna’

SHUNNED. Evacuees who opted to live with their relatives outside danger zones were temporarily refused help by the Tanauan City government. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Woman dies of meningococcemia in Batangas

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The Department of Health is awaiting confirmation on 3 other suspected cases of meningococcemia monitored in the province in September

Residents want smelly Batangas dumpsite shut down

Jun 18, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The sanitary landfill is only 200 meters away from Laurel Elementary School

Students and teachers of Laurel Elementary School cover their noses in an attempt to reduce the stink coming from a nearby dumpsite. Photo from Laurel Baho facebook page

Daughter of slain Tanauan mayor Halili running in 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Reelectionist Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas remains unopposed so far, and at least 3 congressional representatives are running for reelection

Tanauan-PH claims 2018 Senior League Softball World Series tiara

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Royevel Palma stars for Tanauan Little League after striking out 15 and allowing only two hits and zero runs in 7 innings

CHAMPS. Tanauan Little League becomes the first team from the Asia-Pacific region to win a Senior League World Series title. Photo from littleleague.org

Slain Tanauan mayor Antonio Halili buried

Jul 08, 2018 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) Relatives, friends, and hundreds of supporters march in a funeral procession for the late mayor, who was shot dead on July 2

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week July 2-8, 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

A string of dead local officials, the bench-clearing Gilas-Boomers brawl, updates on the boys trapped in a Thai cave

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

Mayor Halili's daughter urges Duterte: 'Give us justice'

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:21 PM

'I will not feel helpless. All the more I will fight back,' says Angeline Halili who has vowed to seek justice for her slain father, Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

Mayor Halili's wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Police reenactment: Halili gunman shot him from bushes

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The police reenact the broad daylight killing of the slain mayor of Tanauan City

GUNMAN'S SPOT. Rennactment of Antonio Halili's murder

Mayor Halili had unresolved dispute with 'former general' – Albayalde

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:27 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili had a dispute with a 'high-ranking former general,' but he is not aware of the nature of the disagreement

KILLED. A life-size standee of Mayor Antonio Halili is displayed in his wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

'Well-planned' Mayor Halili killing leaves PNP with no suspect

Jul 04, 2018 - 7:02 PM

'For sure, it was planned...It was well-planned,' says Calabarzon police chief Edward Carranza on the killing of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

NO SUSPECT. A 'sniper hole' believed to be fashioned by Mayor Antonio Halili's assassin. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Late Mayor Halili 'was like the father of Tanauan'

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Despite the insinuations of President Duterte, visitors to the wake had only good words for the late Tanauan City mayor Tony Halili

DARK HOURS. Students tie black ribbons on a bridge in Tanauan City to mourn the passing of Antonio Halili. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

3 'persons of interest' in Mayor Antonio Halili's killing – PNP

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Police will also re-enact the killing of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili to see if further details can be picked up

SHOT DEAD. Mayor Antonio Halili's wake at his Tanauan City home. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Witnesses recall the morning Mayor Halili was killed

Jul 03, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Tanauan City Hall employees say they thought the popping sound was from a firecracker, then Mayor Antonio Halilli staggered a few steps and fell to the ground

Photos muna of the crime scene. #3 is the supposed hole where the sniper was positioned. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Bullet pierced the heart of Mayor Antonio Halili – PNP

Jul 03, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Police say Halili was killed by a skilled 'marksman'

New Tanauan City mayor to continue Halili’s campaign against illegal drugs

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:29 PM

New Tanauan City Mayor Jhoanna Villamor says she will also be tough, but her methods may be different

WAKE. The wife of slain Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili sits beside his casket on the first day of his wake at his residence at Josefa Village, Tanauan, Batangas. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Duterte is misinformed, says daughter of slain Mayor Halili

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'I can’t blame the president... If that’s always what you hear from the same people that you talk to—and they keep telling you the same thing—it gets in your system to the point that you believe it even though it’s a lie,” says Angeline Halili

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 3, 2018

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:34 AM

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Brawl at FIBA: PHI vs AUS July 2. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mayor Halili spoke of 'imminent threat' to life

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:45 AM

A city official says Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili began taking death threats seriously after he was included in a government list of public officials linked to the drug trade

Mayor Halili's wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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Jul 02, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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WATCH: Last seconds of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Videos catch the final moments of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

FINAL MOMENTS. Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili sings the national anthem at the New Tanauan City Hall on Monday, July 2, 2018. Photo from Tanauan City Information Office

LOOK: 'Sniper hole' of Tanauan Mayor Halili's killer

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Police believe the killer of Mayor Antonio Halili positioned himself just in the greenery across the Tanauan City Hall

SNIPED. The supposed sniping hole used by the killer of Mayor Antonio Halili. Sourced photo

Duterte claims Tanauan's Halili involved in drug trade

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The President claims the slain Tanauan City mayor was merely putting up a front when he paraded drug addicts in his city

Vice mayor Villamor to replace slain Tanauan mayor Halili

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Jhoanna Corona Villamor served as councilor from 2010 to 2013 before getting elected vice mayor. She is the daughter of Alfredo Corona, incumbent provincial board member and himself a former Tanauan mayor

SUCCESSION. Vice Mayor Jhoanna Corona Villamor succeeds Mayor Antonio Halili, according to rules under the Local Government Code. Photo from the Tanauan City website

Senators condemn killing of Tanauan mayor Halili

Jul 02, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) Senators call on the Philippine National Police to solve the killing, which opposition senators say is a result of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war

KILLED. Tanauan City, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili was shot in broad daylight in front of the city hall. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

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Jul 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

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'Duterte of Batangas'? Slain Tanauan mayor Antonio Halili and his 'iron fist'

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, the man behind the 'Flores de Pusher' campaign, considered Davao City as his model in fighting crime

Malacañang vows punishment for Tanauan mayor Halili killers

Jul 02, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque describes the slain mayor, once linked to the illegal drug trade, as a 'staunch ally' of President Duterte in his war on drugs

SURRENDER. In this file photo, Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili leaves the stadium after speaking to self-confessed drug users and pushers in his city on July 28, 2017. Halili was shot dead on July 2, 2018. File photo by AFP

Tanauan City mayor Halili shot dead during flag ceremony

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:39 AM

(6th UPDATE) Antonio Halili is gunned down before the singing of the national anthem ends

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

PDEA drug list includes councilor shot dead in 2017

May 01, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) Barangay councilor Lauro Vicencio has been dead for over a year already and was not part of the local police's drug watchlist

Batangas town mayor orders probe of P10-M rice purchase

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The Tanauan city government has received numerous complaints on the quality of its rice gift to thousands of households under its Pamaskong Handog program last Christmas

SUBSTITUTE. Bags of rice stacked in the old city hall office to replace those being returned by residents. Photo from the Facebook page of the Tanauan City's Hope

Sparring with sandals: A boxing trainer fights for support in Leyte

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Using a life of experience and a pair of sandals Manly Minguel teaches youngsters in Tanauan about life and boxing

TSINELA POWER. Manly Minguel hasn't allowed the loss of his boxing equipment in Super Typhoon Haiyan stop him from training young fighters. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Wanted: Younger farmers in PH

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Faced with a possible workforce gap companies are working with colleges and universities to provide young Filipinos the education needed to succeed in agriculture

BOOST AGRI. The joint venture partners will transform STI College–Tanauan in Batangas to be the initial vehicle for this collaboration. Rappler file photo

Belle Corp's net income halved in H1

Aug 01, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Without non recurring gains from last year Belle Corporation would have doubled its recurring profit in the first half of 2015

CONSOLIDATION. Belle spun off its key gaming assets in 2014, transferring its stakes in City of Dreams Manila and Pacific Online Systems Corporation. File photo by Ted Aljibe / Agence France-Presse

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

Fil-Am kids raise $100,000 to rebuild Yolanda-hit school

Jun 28, 2015 - 11:44 AM

The new building is environmentally sustainable with solar panels for lighting and an ecological sanitation system that reduces accumulated waste

Intel employees' P16-M donation builds schools in Leyte

Jun 08, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Nine buildings at the Sto Niño Elementary School in Tanauan were wiped out by Typhoon Yolanda; 2 400 Intel employees worldwide help rebuild some of them

RESILIENT. Donations by Intel employees build school buildings at the Sto. Niño Elementary School in Tanauan, Leyte, that are resilient to winds and floods. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

World Bank to the world: Invest in disaster resilience

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:24 PM

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces a 62 million fund for roads bridges and jobs in areas gravely hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda

SPEAK UP. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (4th from right), who recently visited the Philippines, urges the Filipino youth to #speakup4climate in a dialogue held in Taguig City on July 17. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

Int'l delegates check Yolanda-hit Leyte

Jun 04, 2014 - 7:49 PM

We cannot possibly continue with business as usual a European commissioner says ahead of a key conference on disasters

After Yolanda: When 'no dwelling zones' are home

May 14, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda face another round of danger: homelessness loss of livelihood and a deeper plunge into poverty

File photo by Rappler

Immunity from rehab delays? Tanauan stands out

May 08, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Unlike most towns and cities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda Tanauan town in Leyte has all the land it needs to construct permanent houses for survivors

'Walk of shame' Batangas mayor provokes outrage

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:14 PM

There is a clear gross violation of human rights here Commission on Human Rights chief Loretta Ann Rosales says

'WALK OF SHAME' A frame grab of video from ABS-CBN News showed an alleged thief being paraded around the Tanauan, Batangas market. Frame grab courtesy ABS-CBN News

The tidal waves of Tanauan, Leyte

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The once scenic and laid back town that was the skimboarding capital of the Philippines became a living horror

APOCALYPTIC. People in Tanauan, Leyte thought they were experiencing the end of the world when Yolanda struck them. All photos by Paul Cinco.

Reproductive health education crucial for youth post-disaster

Feb 16, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Adolescents and youth in disaster hit areas are most vulnerable to sexual abuse transactional sex and risky sexual behaviors

PROTECTION. The youth of Tanauan, Leyte find refuge in an open space where they can learn about reproductive health. Photo by Save the Children

Beckham's football antics lift spirits of Philippines typhoon survivors

Feb 14, 2014 - 7:22 PM

David Beckham lifted the spirits of young Philippine typhoon survivors on Friday with a joke filled game of football on a pitch surrounded by somber reminders of the country s deadliest storm

BECKHAM IN LEYTE. English football superstar David Beckham (L) chases a boy during a football game with children-survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda at a school ground in Tanauan town, Leyte province, central Philippines on February 14, 2014, on the second day of his visit to the super typhoon stricken province. Beckham who flew to the Philippines on February 13 to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country's deadliest ever typhoon, gamely played with a dozen children-survivors. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

UNHCR, IOM provide emergency shelter for Haiyan survivors

Nov 26, 2013 - 8:23 PM

International agencies are sending equipment and tools to help set up emergency shelter and repair damaged homes in Yolanda affected areas

EMERGENCY SHELTER. Rows of tents are seen at an evacuation center in the super typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 19 November 2013. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

VIDEO: 'Stop counting the dead, save the living'

Nov 20, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Yolanda survivor Lynn Rose Lozarte appeals for relief asking the government to stop counting the dead and instead to save the living

WE THE LIVING. Lynn Rose Logarte outside the house that saved over fifty people in Sto. Nino, Tanauan, Leyte. Photo by Jake Verzosa

After Yolanda: The replacement daughter

Nov 19, 2013 - 1:05 PM

Before Yolanda Joy Marabot had three daughters She lost her youngest but hopes the baby in her belly will replace the 2 year old she lost in the storm

JOY WAITING. Eight-months-pregnant Joy Marabot sits in the devastation of Sto. Nino, Tanauan, Leyte. Photo by Jake Verzosa

VIDEO: 'Little sister, your big brothers are alive'

Nov 18, 2013 - 2:33 PM

Rodolfo Abuyot has a message for his sister Aiza who does not know whether her mother and nine brothers and sisters survived the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda

ALIVE. Luzviminda Abuyot and her fifth son Rodolfo, one of ten, survived Typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Jake Verzosa

Tanauan village head: 'Kaya pa namin ito'

Nov 18, 2013 - 11:45 AM

In Tanauan Leyte one barangay chairperson is positive they will bounce back – even after losing her parents and their livelihood to Yolanda

FROM TOWN TO WASTELAND. This picture taken on November 16, 2013 shows typhoon victims outside their destroyed houses in Tanauan on the outskirts of Tacloban. AFP/ Nicolas Asfouri