Expect some clouds on the horizon on Holy Week.
He spent most of his life in the prison service and now investigators believe he may have been killed because of his work.
The practice of Mindoro women carrying oil lamps with lighted wicks flickering like fireflies as they send off their husbands in the cold early morning hours to fish out to the open sea became the inspiration for the official festival of Oriental Mindoro.
Port authorities here have grounded all ships of Besta Shipping Lines, which owns the roll-on-roll-off MV Baleno 168 that sank after seawater flooded the vessel as it was about to dock at the Calapan port on Thursday morning.
A passenger vessel sustained damage to its propeller while preparing to dock Thursday in Mindoro, but all passengers were safe, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
Tremors from a moderate earthquake in Occidental Mindoro were felt as far away as Metro Manila and neighboring provinces on Thursday morning, state seismologists said.
The military has vowed to give justice to a Mangyan community leader who was taken from his home and killed by suspected communist rebels in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, last Friday.
Rival politicians in Occidental Mindoro exploit legal remedies after a court stopped the governor’s order to suspend the mayor and almost all other elected officials in San Jose town.
Environmentalists celebrated Earth Day on Sunday remembering the unyielding stand that a Roman Catholic priest took to protect the rights of the Mangyans to a habitable spot of the earth in Mindoro three years ago.
Local social network users are frowning at a neighboring province’s version of Moriones Festival, fearing it might eclipse the original festivities being held on the island.
Flood waters that ravaged several villages in five towns of Oriental Mindoro began to subside Thursday and some evacuees have also started to return to their homes, according to the provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Torrential rains triggered by a low pressure area and the prevailing tail-end of a cold front left several towns in Oriental Mindoro, Aklan, Capiz, Western Samar and Leyte are under floodwaters, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday.
(Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from the first-prize-winning essay in the PreMYo Rizal contest for grade school students who were asked to answer, in a letter to national hero Jose Rizal, the question: Kung nabubuhay si Rizal ngayon, ano ang nais mong sabihin o itanong sa kaniya? The author is a student at the [...]