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Arsenio Lacson: Bringing the Estrada, Duterte avatar to life

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Until recently there was no biography of this member of the best president we never had club

What's The Big Idea? Arsenio Lacson: The mayor who would be president

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Athletic and abrasive, Arsenio Lacson cut a towering figure in Manila as the 'tough-talking man with a big heart'

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim s petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

Estrada fires all Manila traffic enforcers for extortion

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says many employees of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau are allegedly involved in extortion and other illegal activities

Erap wins close Manila mayoral race over Lim

May 10, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Joseph Ejercito Erap Estrada is elected for a second straight term as Manila mayor

MAYOR ANEW. Joseph Ejercito 'Erap' Estrada is Manila mayor anew. He is seen here during his miting de avance over the weekend. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alfredo Lim runs for Manila mayor again

Oct 13, 2015 - 7:28 PM

The ruling Liberal Party is fielding former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim who says he is running in response to public clamor for restoration of free basic services

MAYORALTY BID. Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim wants a comeback to as the Philippine capital's chief executive. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Bagatsing runs for Manila mayor, vows pro-business policies

Oct 12, 2015 - 6:51 PM

Amado Bagatsing joins the bitter battle between Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and former Mayor Alfredo Lim

MAYORALTY BID. Amado Bagatsing files his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Most Metro Manila mayors, vice mayors eligible for reelection in 2016

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:45 AM

At least 13 mayors and 14 vice mayors may still run for the same position in next year’s elections Is your mayor or vice mayor among them?

FPJ birthday tribute or Grace Poe campaign?

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Supporters and politicians flock to the late King of Philippine movies 76th birthday celebration

PH Shell to completely vacate Pandacan oil depot by November

Aug 17, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Closing the oil firm s depot in Manila will result in job losses but the Pilipinas Shell country chairman says it will try to absorb as many workers as it can

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada Monday, inspect the demolition of oil tank at Shell Oil Depot in Pandacan Manila after the Supreme Court favor the City Council's removal of big three oil depot to ensure the public safety. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Erap’s Manila ‘practically debt-free’ for 2nd straight year

Jul 29, 2015 - 9:43 PM

In his 2nd State of the City Address Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says the city was lifted from near bankruptcy through increases in taxes and permit fees

Erap on who will get his endorsement: It's 'providential'

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Will he endorse Vice President Binay or Senator Grace Poe? Will he endorse anybody at all or run for president himself? Manila Mayor Estrada has yet to make up his mind

Isko Moreno endorses Lacuna for Manila vice mayor in 2016

Jun 24, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Manila Vice Mayor Moreno also steps down as head of the party Asenso Manileño to give way to Danny Lacuna himself a former vice mayor for a total of 10 years

RETURN TO CITY HALL? Former Manila Vice Mayor Danny Lacuna gets the endorsement of local party mate and current Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno for 2016. Photo from the Lacuna clan website

Manila gives 100 boats to flood-prone villages

Jun 23, 2015 - 7:11 PM

Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office says the boats can go through submerged alleys to rescue stranded people or deliver help and medicine

NCCA gets approval to buy Manila Metropolitan Theater

May 23, 2015 - 7:45 AM

The agency is one step closer to winning a tug of war for the once elegant now decaying national cultural treasure

NEGLECTED GEM. Many await a glorious restoration of the neglected Manila Metropolitan Theater. Photo by Corteco8 on Wikipedia

SC junks Lim's appeal: Erap Estrada is Manila mayor

Mar 10, 2015 - 9:08 PM

The Supreme Court says the motion filed by former Mayor Alfredo Lim offered no substantial argument to merit a reconsideration

ESTRADA. Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada's disqualification case alleges his ineligibility as electoral candidate based on his previous plunder conviction. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Petitioner in case vs Erap won't appeal SC ruling

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Lawyer Alicia Vidal says she is heeding her lawyer s advice to move on since 11 Supreme Court justices have thumbed down her petition

MANILA'S CHOICE. Mayor Joseph Estrada, surrounded by jubilant city hall employees, says the Supreme Court decision to dismiss the disqualification case against him honors the mandate given to him by Manileños. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Erap thanks SC: ‘Voice of people is voice of God’

Jan 21, 2015 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED With the dismissal of the disqualification case against the Manila mayor the mandate given by Manileños prevailed over technicalities and legalities says the vice mayor

MANILA'S CHOICE. Mayor Joseph Estrada, surrounded by jubilant city hall employees, says the Supreme Court decision to dismiss the disqualification case against him honors the mandate given to him by Manileños. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Estrada wins: SC junks disqualification case

Jan 21, 2015 - 12:31 PM

3rd UPDATE Voting 11 3 the Supreme Court dismisses the petition to disqualify former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Erap Ejercito Estrada

CASE. Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada's disqualification case alleges his ineligibility as electoral candidate based on his previous plunder conviction. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

SC orders transfer of Pandacan oil depot

Nov 25, 2014 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED Resolving an issue that 3 administrations failed to address for more than a decade the court gives oil companies 45 days to submit a comprehensive plan and relocated within 6 months

CONTROVERSIAL DEPOT. Energy officials and oil company workers inspect a biodiesel overhead tank inside the Pandacan Oil depot. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

'Binay will overcome' – Erap

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:28 PM

This is a demolition thing says former President Joseph Estrada Even if they have done that the Vice President is still on top of everybody

File photo by Ayee Macaraig, Rappler

Pia Cayetano eyes charges vs DMCI over Torre de Manila

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The senator also plans to recommend a bigger budget for national cultural and historical agencies to improve enforcement of heritage laws

'SHAKY' EXISTENCE. Already around 19 floors high, Torre de Manila is still hounded by controversy. Photo from DMCI Homes website

Jinggoy: I might be 'mayor' in prison, not of Manila

Mar 04, 2014 - 7:01 PM

Senator Estrada jokes that given the administration undue interest in his case he might end up a ward leader in prison not mayor of the country s capital

Erap sings to sister city: I left my heart in San Francisco

Feb 19, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Edwin Lee the first Asian American elected mayor of San Francisco in California visits sister city of Manila for the first time – and is charmed by its famous mayor

Hong Kong curbs PH's visa-free privilege

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:16 PM

Hong Kong limits the visa free privilege after it got a negative message from the Philippines over the 2010 hostage crisis

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

Insta-2013: The year in 15 seconds

Dec 29, 2013 - 9:00 AM

From soundbites on corruption to messages of hope watch the Philippines best 15 second clips this year

Progress in PH-HK ties: Manila bus hostage gets aid

Nov 20, 2013 - 2:36 AM

Filipino businessmen donate for the facial reconstruction surgeries of a female survivor

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

Backlash vs OFWs in HK feared over PH refusal to apologize

Nov 06, 2013 - 8:38 PM

Party list group Anakpawis says Hong Kong might stop hiring Filipino workers as well as impose economic sanctions if PH gov t continues to play hard ball

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

HK to Manila execs: Sorry not enough

Nov 01, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Hong Kong wants Manila to grant all its 4 demands in relation to the 2010 hostage crisis

READY TO RUMBLE. Manila mayor Erap Estrada — in full "battle gear" — speaks to bus operators about the Manila bus ban. "Susugirin niyo raw [kasi] kami," he says in jest. Photo by Rappler/Leanne Jazul

DFA on Erap's HK apology: Aquino's stand prevails

Oct 24, 2013 - 4:55 PM

The foreign affairs department says President Aquino s repeated refusal to apologize to Hong Kong should be enough guidance for everyone

READY TO RUMBLE. Manila mayor Erap Estrada — in full "battle gear" — speaks to bus operators about the Manila bus ban. "Susugirin niyo raw [kasi] kami," he says in jest. Photo by Rappler/Leanne Jazul

Erap to issue formal apology for 2010 hostage-taking

Oct 23, 2013 - 4:59 PM

This is not to go against the stand of President Benigno Aquino III but to have closure on the controversy says the secretary of the Manila city council

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

No happy hour at UST during Bar exam Sundays

Oct 01, 2013 - 7:16 PM

Sale and distribution of beer liquors wines and the like within 200 meters from the UST area will be prohibited 4 am 8 pm on October 6 13 20 and 27

Is Manila's night market anti-poor?

Aug 18, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Street vendors in Divisoria say the city government s new night market is not a well thought out plan The vice mayor says it s just birth pains for the betterment of the city

'EXPERIMENTAL' MOVE. Manila Mayor Erap Estrada and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno visit the Divisoria night market on August 16, Friday. Photo by Rappler/Mark Demayo

Erap supports Manila Bay reclamation

Aug 03, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Manila mayor passes the buck to city council approval

'MOOT.' Estrada says the city council has already approved the reclamation project

Will Erap's comeback spark Manila rebirth?

Jul 01, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Will Joseph Estrada s political comeback spell the urban renewal of the country s capital?

Erap: I forgive Lim but he must face probe

Jun 30, 2013 - 7:32 PM

Estrada says he has forgiven Lim but the former mayor must explain the city s reported P3 5 billion debt

FORGIVE BUT... Former President now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is considering creating a body to investigate Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and the city's reported P3.5 billion debt last year.

Erap takes oath as ‘ex-convict mayor’ of Manila

Jun 30, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Exactly 15 years after he was sworn as Philippine president Joseph Estrada takes his oath as the chief executive of Manila

POLITICAL COMEBACK. Former President Joseph Estrada takes his oath as Manila mayor. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler.com

#DearErap: Hopes and dreams for Manila

Jun 24, 2013 - 11:15 PM

What are the biggest issues people raised about Manila in Rappler s DearErap campaign? Here s a summary

LETTERS FOR ERAP. Netizens tweet Manila Mayor-elect Joseph 'Erap' Estrada their wishes for Manila

#DearErap: Manila Day letters

Jun 24, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Traffic crime pollution and decaying heritage are some issues citizens write to Manila Mayor elect Joseph Estrada about

DEAR ERAP. Concerned citizens and Manila lovers write to the mayor-elect in honor of Manila Day, June 24

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

Jun 22, 2013 - 11:04 AM

As Manila tourism consultant Celdran spots key areas that need improvement — namely safety security and cleanliness

THE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook page

SC: Case to disqualify Erap from Manila race still alive

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:30 PM

The poll body and the former president were given 10 days to comment

PROCLAIMED: Manila Mayor-elect Joseph Estrada. Photo by Jerald Uy

The death of Asiong Salonga

May 16, 2013 - 9:39 PM

Joseph Estrada has a legacy to build and a legend to destroy For Estrada to lead Asiong Salonga must die

Erap peddled a dream and Manileños bought it

May 16, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Analysts said challenger Joseph Estrada offered hope and a concrete plan of action Re electionist Alredo Lim with his anti masa politices only offered the status quo

ERAP AND ISKO. Joseph Estrada and Franciso Domagoso raise their hands in triumph. Photo by Jerald Uy

Erap set to win as Manila mayor

May 14, 2013 - 1:22 AM

Former President Joseph Estrada is about to be proclaimed as the new mayor of the country s capital city beating re electionist and former ally Alfredo Lim

The last showdown: Battle for Manila

May 13, 2013 - 5:58 AM

The battle for the city of Manila is down to its last day with the former President of the Republic Joseph Ejercito Estrada on a showdown with former cop Alfredo

Estrada: Take 'Lim's money' but vote for me

May 10, 2013 - 9:56 PM

Former President Joseph Estrada urges voters to accept money from his political rivals but vote for him instead

ACCEPT MONEY BUT DON'T SELL YOUR VOTE. Former President Joseph Estrada urges voters in Manila to accept money from his political rivals but vote for him instead. Rappler/Ervin Aroc

Lim camp to Erap: 'Diablo, get out!'

May 09, 2013 - 9:40 PM

In a last ditch effort to boost the campaign of re electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim President Benigno Aquino III promised to fund a 12 storey hospital in the city if Lim wins in the local polls

ALL AGAINST THE 'DIABLO.' President Benigno Aquino shows support for Liberal Party local candidates Mayor Alfredo Lim and running mate Lou Veloso. Rappler/Haiko Magtrayo

Cops and robbers: The battle for Manila

May 09, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Welcome to the capital of the Republic of the Philippines where the showdown is in the imagination and a myth will be elected mayor

Erap blames scuffle at house on Lim

May 08, 2013 - 10:05 PM

The scuffle stemmed from a text message that said Estrada was set to distribute groceries

ATTACK ON ERAP'S SUPPORTERS. A supporter of mayoral candidate Joseph Estrada was stabbed with a barbecue stick outside Estrada's house in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Image from Estrada's Facebook page

Erap gambling? Lim supporters post photo on FB

May 07, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Supporters of re electionist Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim are spreading a photo of former President Joseph Estrada playing mahjong

'WHAT GAMBLING?' Re-electionist Vice Mayor Isko Moreno denies that former President Joseph Estrada was gambling during a visit to the wake of fire victims in Manila. Image from 'What happens' Facebook page