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Marikina cop accused of murder, planting evidence in ‘EJK’ case

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Corporal Herjonner Soller is sacked as an intelligence operative of the Marikina City Police unit and is placed in a holding unit, putting him on 'floating status'

PROTEST. Friends and family troop to the Marikina Hall of Justice to wish for the conviction of Corporal Herjonner Soller. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Marcos Bridge in Marikina reopens in time for Undas

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:39 PM

The bridge is retrofitted in order to ensure the safety of the public, says Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

REOPENED. The Marcos Bridge in Marikina is now reopened after 5 months of rehabilitation, in time for the influx of motorists going home to their provinces for Undas. Photo from DPWH

40,000 kids in Marikina to get polio vaccine

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Marikina deploys 59 vaccination teams, composed of various units of the city government, to reach the 40,000 target

CATCH-UP VACCINATION. Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro administers the oral polio vaccine to a child during the launch of the DOH's catch-up polio vaccination campaign in the city Monday, October 14. Photo courtesy of Marikina City Press Release

As Marikina ‘EJK’ victim is buried, his community braces for war

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Kim Lester Ramos is laid to rest on Sunday, October 13, followed by a motorcade calling for justice. His neighbors know he is innocent. They are prepared to fight back.

BURIED. Kim Lester Ramos, an alleged victim of extrajudicial killing in Marikina, is brought to his final resting place at the Cainta Public Cemetery after a mass held at the basketball court in Sta.Elena in Marikina where the family blessed and said their final goodbye to the teen who was gunned down by a cop. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Victim plays dead: In Marikina, a new case of ‘extrajudicial killing’

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:49 AM

A cop kills a construction worker in a Marikina subdivision. Police say he tried to snatch the cop's gun. A witness says he was murdered, shot point-blank at the back of his head.

NEW EJK? Kim Lester Ramos, a victim of extrajudicial killings in Marikina, lays in a court near their home in Marikina. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

No transport crisis? Panelo gets to work after nearly 4-hour commute

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:22 AM

(5th UPDATE) Anakbayan national spokesperson Alex Danday says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had turned their commute challenge into a mere 'photo opportunity'

LATE. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, clad in white, alight from one of his 3 jeepney rides of the day on the way to Malacañang. Past 8:00, he was still stuck in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo courtesy of Adrian Portugal

Marikina hires longtime street cleaning volunteers as project-based workers

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The 206 cleaners will now receive salaries instead of just allowances

HEROES. Mayor Marcelino Teodoro calls the cleaning volunteers heroes for helping Marikina become one of the country's cleanest cities. Photo courtesy of Marikina LGU

Mr Panelo, this Marikina resident wakes up at 3 am to get to school

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:31 PM

We ask Marikina residents to react to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's no-transportation-crisis remark: ‘Ano’ng aga pa ba ang gagawin ko para hindi na ako ma-late? ’Yung ’di na ako matutulog?’

DOUBLE THE TIME. Commuters coming from Marikina says the amount of people waiting for PUV rides have doubled, and so did their waiting time as well. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler DOUBLE THE TIME. Commuters coming from Marikina says the amount of people waiting for PUV rides have doubled, and so did their waiting time as well. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marikina passes ordinance granting scholarship to aspiring doctors

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Under the ordinance authored by Vice Mayor Marion Andres, himself a medical doctor, 5 scholars will be chosen every year starting academic year 2020-2021

GIVING BACK. Vice Mayor Marion Andres (2nd from left) and Mayor Marcelino Teodoro (middle) say scholars will be required to serve as city doctors for two years after their getting their license. Photo from Marikina City government

Marikina cop shoots laborer in the head in alleged scuffle

Oct 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Corporal Herjonner Soller claims Kim Ramos was drawing his own gun, so he had to act fast and shoot him

Marikina River tests negative for African swine fever virus

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:19 AM

This is based on the water sample analysis of the Laguna Lake Development Authority, says Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro

ANNOUNCEMENT. Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro announces the results of tests on Marikina River samples. Photo courtesy of Marikina LGU

Marikina mayor offers P200,000 reward for 'culprit' in pig carcasses dumping

Sep 18, 2019 - 10:45 AM

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro says the city government will file a writ of kalikasan before the Marikina Regional Trial Court following the incident

WATER SAMPLING. Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro (2nd, left) oversees water sampling in an area in Marikina River following the discovery of dumped pig carcasses there. Photo from Marikina LGU

Marikina to file charges vs dumping pig carcasses into river

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Throwing hog remains into the Markina River is a violation of clean water and sanitation laws

HOG REMAINS. File photo of one of nearly 60 pig carcasses fished out of the Marikina River. Photos from Marikina LGU

Misamis Oriental bans pork from Luzon, Visayas

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Misamis Oriental joins 3 other provinces which sealed off its borders to prevent its local hog industry from African swine fever contamination

SAFE TO EAT. The Misamis Oriental provincial government barbecued 200 Kg of pork to show that produce from the province is safe to eat and free from the African Swine Fever. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Pig carcasses retrieved along Marikina River

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:45 AM

'There is no slaughterhouse or piggery in Marikina. The dead pigs could have been from the upstream of Rizal,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro

HOG REMAINS. Pig carcasses are fished out of the Marikina River Thursday, September 12. Photo courtest of Marikina PIO

Marikina passes 'No Garage, No Building Permit' ordinance

Aug 22, 2019 - 8:36 AM

While this ordinance has already been enacted in Marikina, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian refiles the 'Proof of Parking' bill under the 18th Congress

PROOF OF PARKING. Marikina City now requires proof of parking before providing building permits to business owners. Photo from Marikina City Office

New Marikina market will accommodate displaced vendors, says mayor

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro also plans to provide decent places and microfinancing for sidewalk vendors and ambulant vendors from nearby cities and municipalities

BAGONG SIBOL MARKET. The new market will house 100 vendors who will only be charged with minimal rent fees. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook Page

Losing bet wants Marikina congresswoman Stella Quimbo disqualified

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:09 PM

(UPDATED) The camp of Congresswoman Stella Quimbo says former ABS representative Eugene de Vera should 'move on and accept the will of the people of Marikina,' where Quimbo won almost 85% of the total votes

NEWBIE CONGRESSWOMAN. Marikina 2nd District Representative Stella Quimbo speaks at an even in her city. Photo from the Facebook page of Teacher Stella Quimbo

Marikina mayor fires traffic aide accused of raping a trainee

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:02 AM

A medico-legal examination conducted by the Eastern Police District Crime Laboratory shows indications the 23-year-old victim was sexually abused

How religious groups clashed over LGBTQ+ rights at Pride 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Religious groups express different opinions on LGBTQ+ rights on the sidelines of the Philippines' largest Pride March to date

'BE TRANSFORMED'. Members of Jesus is our Shield church holds a protest against Metro Manila Pride March outside Marikina Sports Center on June 30, 2019. Photo by Sophia Sibal/Rappler

Vowing equality for all, Marikina signs anti-discrimination ordinance

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

'We want to be known as an inclusive community. We can only do that by recognizing everybody as all equal to each other,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro

 SYMBOLIC. Marikina City Cityhood Monument lights up with rainbow colors for Pride Month 2019. Photo by MMPride

Metro Manila Pride calls on LGBTQ+, allies to #ResistTogether on June 29

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Pride, above all, is standing in solidarity against gender-related discrimination and violence

‘Walang tubig pero baha’: Sudden rains in Metro frustrate netizens

May 08, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Social media users lament how city dwellers experience extremes, such as drought in the summer and floods when there's rain

Marcos Bridge eastbound side closed for repairs starting May 4

May 01, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The closure of the eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will last for 4 months

CLOSURE. The eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will be closed for 4 months, starting May 4, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Marikina police seize some P80,000 shabu from two suspects

May 01, 2019 - 1:34 PM

A tip from an informant leads to the arrest Monday night in Tumana, Marikina

BUY-BUST. Marikina police account the substances seized from suspects Ipah Mithonong and Gerry Agun. Photo from Marikina Police

'Childish' Marikina mayor slammed for withholding funds for police

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro allegedly blocks fuel and ticketing funds from police after he was not informed about his police chief being promoted to another post

CHILDISH? Mayor Marcelino Teodoro allegedly blocked funds for cops' gasoline and ordinance and traffic violation tickets. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook Page

Need water? Grab Igib delivers for free in parts of Metro Manila

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) Grab will reopen its free water delivery service in parts of Marikina City and Quezon City starting Thursday, April 4, along with the launch of a water hub in Mandaluyong City

FALSE: Dead children with no internal organs found in Marikina warehouse

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The photo is actually of Syrian children killed in the deadly August 2013 Ghouta chemical attack

Marikina reserves 3x3 slot for Gerald Anderson

Feb 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM

With or without the celebrity baller, the Marikina Shoemasters hope to bank on their experience in the 3x3 basketball circuit

KEY ADDITION. The Marikina Shoemasters hope MPBL standout Gerald Anderson can boost their 3x3 campaign. Photo release

Family of 4 dies in Marikina City fire

Jan 09, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Because their house was ringed by metal grills, there was no fire escape for the ill-fated family

Cops arrest 2 suspects in killing of Ateneo grad student

Dec 05, 2018 - 1:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The suspects are nabbed a day after the Marikina City government offered a P500,000-bounty for the killers of Francis de Leon

SUSPECT. Authorities present suspect Jayvee 'Diablo' Santos at a news briefing on December 5, 2018. Rappler photo

Marikina mayor offers P500,000-bounty for Ateneo grad student's killer

Dec 04, 2018 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Francis de Leon, known to his former co-workers at the Department of Education as 'an example and inspiration to reformists in government,' was killed just a few blocks from his home in Marikina

'MODEL REFORMIST'. His former co-workers at the education department describe Francis de Leon as 'an example and inspiration to reformists in government.' He was killed in an apparent robbery in Marikina City on December 1, 2018. Photo from the DepEd Tayo Facebook page

24-year-old man found dead in Marikina

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:58 PM

Police identify the victim as Francis de Leon. The incident is still under investigation.

FOUND DEAD. Ateneo graduate Francis de Leon was found dead along J. Molina Street in Marikina City. Photo from De Leon's Facebook account

Brother-in-law of Martin Diño arrested for selling shabu

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Marikina police say the brother-in-law of the DILG undersecretary was selling shabu inside a house that was raided by authorities

Newly appointed DILG undersecretary, former Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Martin Diño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Shoes take over Marikina City’s traffic lights

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:32 PM

It’s shoe and tell at the country's shoe capital, just in time for their Sapatos Festival

Malaya FC shines at 2018 Youth Football League

Nov 04, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The JPV-Malaya Football Club delivers a dominant performance to complete a twin title run

CHAMPS. Malaya FC emerges as the best under-11 squad in the 15-team field.

Spa manager arrested for sexual abuse of minor

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Police say the 43-year-old suspect threatened the 14-year-old victim that he would post their sex video on social media if she refused to see him again

Marikina City: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.

PREPARED. Marikina City shares its best practices on disaster preparedness.

3,000 pairs: The mixed legacy of Imelda Marcos' shoes

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:45 PM

From Marlet Shoes to Christian Dior – this is the good and the bad of the shoe collection Imelda Marcos left behind

Shoe collection of former First Lady Imelda Marcos on display at the Shoe Museum in Marikina City, September 18, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marikina River reaches 2nd alarm; evacuation advised

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) The water level has started going down past 2 pm on Saturday, September 15

2ND ALARM. Marikina River water level, as of September 15, 11 am. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook page

Duterte's aerial survey of Marikina flooding canceled twice

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte was 'keeping warm' and remotely monitoring flood-hit areas over the weekend, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President prior to the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: How Marikina shelters evacuees

Aug 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro decides to use modular tents in evacuation centers to protect the evacuees' privacy

MODULAR TENTS. The Marikina City government uses modular tents such as these to shelter thousands of evacuees. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marikina River water level again rises

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:20 AM

(UPDATED) Heavy rain on Sunday afternoon, August 12, causes the river's water level to go up again

#FloodPH: Things to do when you're trapped, in need of rescue

Aug 12, 2018 - 12:32 AM

Need help? Here are some tips from the Marikina Public Information Office.

RESCUE. Marikina 161 rescuers pull a drowning victim out of the Marikina River during a simulated scenario during the #MMShakeDrill on July 30, 2015. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Forced evacuation as Marikina River reaches 3rd alarm

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:11 PM

At least 800 families or 5,000 individuals have reportedly left their homes already as of 6 pm Saturday, August 11

3RD ALARM. Marikina River water level, as of August 11, 6 pm. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook page

LOOK: Gerald Anderson scores 1st point in MPBL home debut

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The celebrity baller's game may be all about defense, but don’t be so quick to dismiss his offensive skills

MAIN ATTRACTION. Point guard Gerald Anderson (left) focuses on defense and tallies 3 steals. Photo from MPBL

How a public school in Marikina prepares for natural disasters

Jul 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Sta. Elena High School in Marikina City prepares its students and faculty for natural disasters through its extensive disaster risk reduction program

Marikina River reaches 2nd alarm on July 17

Jul 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The river's water level rises on Tuesday, July 17, due to heavy rain from the southwest monsoon

Get the message: Signs that caught our eye during Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Pride is a protest, after all

SIGN LANGUAGE. The LGBT community and its allies spread messages of love through signs at Metro Manila Pride 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Your fight is mine': This dad's pride story will leave you in tears

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:50 AM

'Hindi ikaw 'yung napariwara. Ako. Napariwara ako bilang tatay mo,' a dad tells his bisexual son after attending the 2018 Pride March