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Countries send condolences after earthquakes in PH

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of [the Luzon] earthquake,' says United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim

Rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga on Tuesday, April, 23, 2019, after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Zambales, Pampanga, Metro Manila, and parts of Luzon late Monday afternoon. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, April 24

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday, April 24

IN PHOTOS: People evacuate after magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The earthquake prompts evacuations in Samar, Tacloban City, Leyte, Bacolod City, Iloilo, and Cebu


Netizens tweet photos, videos after magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Social media users shared photos of evacuation conducted in campuses, buildings, and commercial establishments following the latest strong earthquake

Brownouts occur after strong Visayas earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) The magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Tuesday, April 23, causes power outages in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Calbayog City, and Leyte

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolts Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:01 PM

(UPDATED) The epicenter of the Visayas earthquake on Tuesday, April 23, is located in Eastern Samar

Moderate quake shakes central Visayas

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:17 AM

The quake of tectonic origin had an epicenter located 8 kilometers southeast of Buenavista town in Bohol Province Phivolcs says

Map courtesy of Phivolcs

Pope in the Philippines: 'A friend visiting a friend'

Jan 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Advocates of the Catholic faith see Pope Francis Philippine visit – especially to disaster hit Leyte – as a powerful gesture that will bring comfort and hope to Filipinos

OLD FRIENDS. Pope Francis (right) greets Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left) in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, in October 2014. File photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio

One year after: Pre-restoration almost done for Bohol, Cebu churches

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:16 PM

EXCLUSIVE The National Historical Commission provides a report on the status of 26 earthquake damaged structures in Bohol and Cebu

#TalkThursday: Metro Manila earthquake scenarios

Jul 11, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Rappler talks to Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum about what could happen if a 7 2 magnitude earthquake hits Metro Manila

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Visayas

May 15, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Strong and moderately strong earthquake intensities are felt in different parts of the region

QUAKE. The epicenter of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked parts of Visayas was detected to have happened in the middle of the sea. Image from Phivolcs

UN: $19M more needed for Bohol quake rehab

Feb 06, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Over 15 1 million has been sourced from donors to fund a 6 month joint action plan but 19 million more is needed for a revised action plan for the province

HOMELESS. Four months after a devastating earthquake, many survivors are still without permanent homes. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Building back better: Lessons from Aceh, Sichuan and Haiti

Feb 03, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Let s avoid the mistakes of the past in rebuilding homes in Yolanda affected areas

National Day of Prayer on Jan 20

Jan 19, 2014 - 4:47 PM

In light of incidents and natural calamities that struck the country last year the nationwide prayer will be held at 5:00 pm at the Malacañang Palace grounds and will be broadcast live on state run radio and TV

File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

2013 in green: Top 10 PH environmental news

Dec 27, 2013 - 9:00 AM

From devastated coral reefs to renewable energy 2013 was a rollercoaster ride for Mother Nature to say the least

'The real Christmas wished by God'

Dec 25, 2013 - 7:13 AM

This year disasters affected a fifth of our population We celebrate Christmas precisely because of this

Christmas in Bohol: Simbang Gabi in the ruins

Dec 24, 2013 - 4:30 PM

A Catholic bishop tells Loon residents God will wipe away the tears on your cheeks

LOVED, NOT ABANDONED. Tagbilaran Bishop Leonardo Mederoso, DD tells Loon residents that God has not abandoned them. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

In Loon, kids look forward to a bright Christmas

Dec 23, 2013 - 6:44 PM

For the children of Bohol aftershocks will not get in the way of a bright Christmas

EXCITED. Nine-year-old Elmer Jun Malinaw says Christmas will still be a happy occasion in earthquake-hit Loon. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

What hampers restoration of Visayas' heritage sites?

Dec 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM

The lack of manpower equipment and funding makes difficult the restoration of structures damaged by Yolanda and the Bohol quake heritage experts say

AWAITING RESTORATION. The facade of Loboc church in Bohol completely crumbled because of the October 15 Visayas earthquake. All photos courtesy of NCCA

Infra spending program to be hiked due to Visayas rehab

Dec 17, 2013 - 6:03 PM

NEDA is looking at an infra spending of over 5 of gross domestic product by 2016

INCREASED SPENDING. Programmed infra spending might be increased due to rehabilitation efforts in calamity-stricken Visayas. Photo by Agence France-Presse

NEDA: More poor Filipinos due to calamities

Dec 10, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Yolanda and the Visayas earthquake likely raised poverty incidence in the country NEDA says

POOR. NEDA says Yolanda and the Visayas earthquake could push more Filipinos into poverty. Photo by Agence France-Presse

PH to miss tourism goals due to disasters

Dec 07, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Worldwide news coverage of Typhoon Haiyan has discouraged visitors but the government plans to aggressively promote tourist destinations not affected by the disasters

BROKEN. Tourist attractions like the historic Basilica Minore del Sto Niño in Cebu were heavily damaged by the Visayas earthquake last October. Photo by Jose Faruggia

New hospitals to rise in Bohol after quake

Nov 28, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona says P289 M will be needed to repair health centers in the province

HOMELESS. A man in a makeshift evacuation center in Clarin, Bohol on October 20, 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

High turnout in 'peaceful' Bohol, Zamboanga barangay polls

Nov 26, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Democracy is alive and well in Zamboanga City despite the crisis says Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr after visiting the city on its rescheduled election day

Aquino to endorse P14B PDAF as disaster fund

Nov 23, 2013 - 10:43 AM

The supplemental budget says Senate President Drilon has to pass before the national budget expires in 5 weeks or it will revert to the national treasury

DECIMATED. Residents walk through debris and toppled power lines in Tacloban City, Leyte on November 10, 2013, three days after devastating Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the city on November 8. AFP/Ted Aljibe

'Makati After Dark' fun run cancelled; runners want refund

Nov 02, 2013 - 3:31 PM

Instead of running away from zombies participants end up running after the organizers of a Halloween fun run

Are schools in PH earthquake-proof?

Oct 29, 2013 - 9:13 PM

With the government rebuilding destroyed schools the education department wants to make sure the new buildings will be earthquake proof

Visayas quake death toll climbs to 213

Oct 26, 2013 - 12:18 PM

The amount of damage reaches P1 644 billion with Bohol accounting for most of the casualties the NDRRMC says

HARDEST HIT. The earthquake-stricken town of Loon in Bohol. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Bohol residents struggle to recover from quake

Oct 25, 2013 - 10:22 PM

How do you recover from a magnitude 7 2 earthquake? Residents of Loon one of the hardest hit towns in Bohol say they don’t know where to start

P3.3B available for quake victims – Abad

Oct 25, 2013 - 6:28 PM

A combined P1 billion remains of the President s calamity and contingency funds; P2 3 billion will come from quick response funds of 6 agencies

Roxas warns LGUs: Don’t do selective relief distribution

Oct 22, 2013 - 11:54 PM

More than 73 000 families in Bohol affected by the magnitude 7 2 earthquake need help Roxas warns mayors and barangay officials: Do not hoard the goods

Photo by EPA/Dennis M. Sabangan

Our unshakeable spirit

Oct 21, 2013 - 3:00 PM

I cannot keep myself from admiring how our nation persists how the Filipino manages to smile for the camera while homeless

Phivolcs: 3,000 aftershocks, will stop after 2-3 weeks

Oct 20, 2013 - 3:24 PM

Phivolcs advises people in Bohol and Cebu not to enter heavily damaged structures or houses and to avoid areas that appear vulnerable to landslides

Gov Chatto: Bohol still a tourist destination

Oct 18, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Governor Chatto of Bohol says rebuilding the damaged centuries old cathedrals will take time but even their ruins will become tourist attractions

Top PH firms help quake victims

Oct 17, 2013 - 10:58 AM

The Ayala San Miguel and Pangilinan groups are mobilizing their business units to reach out to victims of the powerful quake that struck Central Visayas on Oct 15

FOUR-LETTER WORD. A 'Help' sign is seen while Filipino children play outside their makeshift tents in rice fields drive following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Calape, Bohol, Philippines, 16 October 2013. EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Senate to give P6M for quake victims

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:57 PM

Only aid for quake victims not Napoles and PDAF abolition was discussed in the Senate caucus

INFOGRAPHIC: How powerful is a 7.2-magnitude earthquake?

Oct 16, 2013 - 2:55 PM

The seismic energy generated by the 7 2 magnitude quake is equal to 3 98 petajoules or the same as 63 5 atomic bombs or 1 90 billion sticks of dynamite

#ReliefPH: Help the Visayas earthquake victims

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Rappler is compiling a list of donation centers for victims of the Visayas quake tweet ReliefPH or email us at move ph@rappler com to provide information

Quake impact on Cebu, Bohol airports 'minimal'

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:24 AM

Both Cebu and Tagbilaran airports suffer minimal damage due to the earthquake but traffic in Tagbilaran airport remains slow

Over 370,000 in Bohol evacuate due to earthquake

Oct 15, 2013 - 10:51 PM

5th UPDATE The DSWD has 90 evacuation centers in Bohol Help MovePH map other shelters