Halid Macatanong, who is suspected of setting off the second bomb in Quiapo on May 6, is arrested in Subic Freeport in Zambales
Filipino Muslims in Manila observe Ramadan amid the terror threat and tension in Mindanao
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Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says a joint task force should be 'ready to carry out, in a moment's notice all the aspects of crisis management' whenever needed
With a P5-billion intelligence budget, Senator Panfilo Lacson asks why there is a 'failure of intelligence' on the part of the military and the police
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año echoes earlier statements of the PNP and Malacañang that terrorists were not behind the explosions
Police and the suspect insist the blast had no links to the terror group ISIS
(UPDATED) Manila City Mayor Joseph 'Erap' Estrada appeals for calm after two bombs terrorized the city's Quiapo district in a span of two weeks
Rohan Gunaratna warns that ISIS plans to hit Manila and other capitals in the region during the Ramadan
(UPDATED) Police requested that cellular signals be jammed for 48 hours in Quiapo, the site of twin explosions
Soldiers belonging to Joint Task Force - NCR are also deployed to the site of the twin explosions
Authorities reject claims of involvement by the Islamic State, saying that an imam was the likely target of the attack
Police believe a Muslim cleric is the likely target of the explosions in Manila's Quiapo district on Saturday, May 6
Grab: 'We are deeply saddened the incident took the lives of two civilians, including one of our GrabExpress partners'
The police says it is not a terror attack because the bomb had a specific target
(6TH UPDATE) The blasts take place a week after an explosion in the area hurt 14 people
Social workers are looking for the relatives of Rolando Gubat, 45, one of the 14 people hurt in the April 28 pipe bomb explosion in Manila
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana echoes police assessment that the attack was prompted by a local scuffle
Metro Manila police say ISIS is only claiming responsibility for the blast to 'promote their cause and interest, and gain global recognition'
To retaliate against 3 individuals who maul a minor, an IED is detonated in Quiapo, Manila
(7th UPDATE) A police report on the blast says the motive for the explosion is 'possible gang war'. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the blast is not connected to the ASEAN Summit.
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(UPDATED) This year's procession for the Feast of the Black Nazarene takes 22 hours to reach its completion
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(3rd UPDATE) Black Nazarene devotees participate in their long procession from the Quirino Grandstand to the Quiapo Church
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The raid also results in the arrest of at least 200 other suspects
Prosecutor General Claro Arellano says the cases would be filed against Vhon Tanto before the Manila City regional trial court this week
'Nagdilim lang ang paningin ko,' Quiapo road rage suspect Vhon Martin Tanto says after he was put under police custody
(UPDATED) PNP chief Director General Bato dela Rosa also emphasizes the importance of responsible gun ownership and road courtesy. Guns, he says, are 'the last resort of self-defense.'
(2ND UPDATE) Police will bring suspect Vhon Martin Tanto to the Manila police from the PNP's regional headquarters
(UPDATED) The Hyundai EON of suspect Vhon Tanto is parked outside his brother-in-law's house in Aritao town, Nueva Vizcaya
Authorities in the Philippine capital city of Manila go after ‘unruly vendors, motorists, and pedestrians’
'Those in the know see Quiapo in a different light: as a haven for strong-hearted, hardworking individuals tenaciously trying to overcome life’s obstacles for their dreams.'
Was the Supreme Court ruling a 'divine intervention?' Grace Poe would like to think so
The presidential bet points out: she was found as an abandoned infant in front of a church; she receives news that she can run for president in front of another church
What happens when the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene closes its doors?
(UPDATED) The religious procession takes an estimated 20 hours from the Quirino Grandstand where it started off before 6 am Saturday, January 9
(UPDATED) Starting from the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta minutes before 6 am, the procession is expected to end close to 2 am Sunday, January 10
(8th UPDATE) The two devotees die of cardiac arrest. The procession is expected to end at around 1:52 am on Sunday, January 10, with the procession crowd smaller at over 500,000 as of 1 am.
The Black Nazarene isn't the only icon in Quiapo – the Ocampo Compound is a treasure trove of relics, myths, and legends
The image of the Black Nazarene, although duplicated a million times over the years, still holds various meanings and uses to sellers, buyers, devotees
Over the past few years, more and more LGBTs have been joining the Translacion of the Black Nazarene, one of the most celebrated religious festivals in the Philippines
A crowd management and public safety expert likens the Black Nazarene procession to a dance that has risks