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Lorenzana: Disaster preparedness is a never-ending effort

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Local government officials should be at the forefront of disaster preparedness efforts, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, chair of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, after the first National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill in Quezon City

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Quezon City leads 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2018

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:33 PM

QC rescuers respond to a number of earthquake scenarios, such as fire incidents, fallen debris, a looting incident, and a collapsed structure

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2 more southbound lanes open along Katipunan

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The road widening project is integrated with the existing proposal for a viaduct project that aims to decongest traffic in the UP-Miriam-Ateneo area, says DPWH

WIDER ROAD. The new lanes that open on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, on Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City run from Shuster Street to CP Garcia, fronting University of the Philippines. DPWH photo

QC police arrests Uber driver for allegedly harassing female rider

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Uber partner-driver Troy Silva is accused of harassing his sleeping female passenger

Walking naked in QC? Think twice or you'll be fined

Jan 30, 2018 - 11:24 PM

Residents caught roaming around Quezon City shirtless will be fined P1,000

SHIRTLESS. Quezon City passes an ordinance fining roaming around the city naked.

Quezon City police welcome relaunch of Tokhang

Jan 29, 2018 - 8:57 PM

This time, the PNP assures the public, no one will get hurt when the police perform their Tokhang operations

KNOCK AND PLEAD. Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte joined the re-launch og Oplan Tokhang. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

'People's right to know rests on press freedom' – PCIJ

Jan 20, 2018 - 8:14 PM

'We want to offer you this discussion because it's not only about the media but it's also about people's rights,' says Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

RIGHT TO KNOW. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas spoke at the Black Friday rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

PH media goes black to protest threats against press freedom

Jan 19, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Dubbed as the #BlackFridayForPressFreedom, the gathering is just one of the many protests organized following the SEC ruling against Rappler

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

QC orders businesses with foreign names to have local translations

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Those who will violate the ordinance will pay P5,000 and may face suspension of their business permits

TRANSLATION NEEDED. The Quezon City local government passes an ordinance requiring Filipino or English translation to foreign-named establishments. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

SC affirms ruling that barred candidacy of Lucio Tan's daughter

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:47 PM

SC rules Vivienne Tan's reacquisition of Philippine citizenship does not mean she never lost her citizenship

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Heavy traffic expected in parts of QC, Caloocan due to MRT7 construction

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force urges motorists to avoid specific areas and take alternative routes

QC police chief defends drop boxes: 'Even private establishments have them'

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Quezon City police chief Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar defends the local government-funded drop boxes

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar supports the drop box reporting scheme. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Quezon City installs crime drop boxes despite DILG scrapping the project

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:27 PM

The DILG dropped the abuse-prone project under the anti-drug 'Masa Masid' program in 2017 after public outrage and upon senators' demand

PROUD. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte lifts up a sample drop box to the media. Quezon City photo

[Right Of Way] Christmas Carmageddon?

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:39 PM

A road safety advocate attempts to drive from BGC to Quezon City during one of the Christmas season's busiest days.

Garbage collector fired for catcalling female student in QC

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:59 AM

'Idol, ang ganda mo,' a garbage collector tells a certain Sandy, a female student on her way home

THROWN OUT. A garbage collector was fired after he catcalled a female student. Rappler photo

Quezon City bans cutting of century, heritage trees

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:54 PM

A new city ordinance seeks to protect trees that have lived for more than 100 years, as well as those considered ecologically, historically, or culturally valuable, or belonging to a rare species

QC police arrest suspected ASG member charged with murder

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Police capture 35-year-old Abdulmuin Yahiya in Salaam Compound, Quezon City

SUSPECTED TERRORIST. QCPD cops nab suspected Abu Sayyaf Group member. QCPD photo

Police and funeral homes: The business of picking up the dead

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Funeral homes that wish to extend services in cases that involve killings need to be accredited by the Philippine National Police. Sometimes being 'favored' carries extra costs.

The cost of dying in Duterte's war on drugs

Dec 10, 2017 - 12:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has left thousands of casualties in its wake. But families of victims can barely afford to bury their dead because of high funeral costs.

The Eusebio Funeral Services in Malabon on October 27, 2017

Ex-Quezon City vice mayor Charito Planas dies

Dec 07, 2017 - 7:53 PM

(UPDATED) Planas, 87, is an esteemed lawyer who fought the Marcos dictatorship. She served as QC vice mayor from 1992 to 1995.

CHARITO PLANAS, 87. The esteemed lawyer served as vice mayor of Quezon City from 1992 to 1995. Photo from Facebook page of QC Public Affairs Department

Doctors tell 15,000 cops, civilians who got Dengvaxia not to worry

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The Philippine Children's Medical Center, whose doctors administered the vaccine, assures the police of free hospitalization should they contract severe dengue

The Fifth Man

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM

The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.

2 cops, 6 others arrested for being Ateneo-La Salle game scalpers

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The 8 alleged scalpers were selling tickets worth P3,500 for a total of P22,500, according to the Quezon City Police District

PAY MORE TO WATCH. Cops seize the tickets suspects were supposed to sell. Sourced photo

The red mark

Nov 30, 2017 - 1:16 PM

For three months in 2017, the Payatas village hall and the police station demanded the profiling and drug testing of residents they believed were drug personalities. Every household that refused was marked red.

This is where they do not die

Nov 25, 2017 - 6:07 PM

The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend

3 men suspected of links to Abu Sayyaf nabbed in QC

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:48 PM

Police say the suspects were arrested in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City, on November 10 – days before the ASEAN Summit in Manila

Motorists told to avoid Quirino Highway due to MRT7 construction

Nov 05, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Here are the alternate routes for those bound for the Quezon Memorial Circle coming from Caloocan City or San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, and vice versa

1 dead after overturned pail sparks riot at overcrowded QC jail

Nov 04, 2017 - 6:01 PM

A gang rushing one of its members to the jail's clinic overturns a pail and accidentally splashes water on a sleeping rival gang

OVERCROWDING. In this file photo, taken on July 21, 2016, inmates sleep on the steps of a ladder inside the Quezon City jail at night in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

Lawyers do dirty groundwork to fight Duterte’s drug war

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:01 PM

'There are only a few of us who do this. We are lawyers, we need to find ways to make the law more meaningful and closer to justice.'

LAWYERS VS DRUG WAR. Cristina Antonio and Krissy Conti are among the lawyers taking on President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

In Quezon City, ‘bamboo houses’ shelter children with disabilities

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Families of young PWDs are prioritized in this project because they are in most need of a decent house

DECENT HOME. The Vincentian Foundation believes children with disabilities are the most in need of decent housing. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Jail time, fine await nudity violators in QC

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Starting November, violators will be apprehended, fined, and jailed

Manager of mall bazaar funding Maute Group arrested

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Cops arrested Rasdy Malawani alias 'Rasdi Macabangkit/Makabanket' for illegal possession of firearms

MAUTE FAMILY. Authorities arrest the manager of a mall bazaar which funded the Maute group. Rappler file photo

4 dead as trailer truck causes 9-vehicle pileup in QC

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:31 PM

The truck, overloaded with steel structural beams for a building, crashes into eight other vehicles in San Mateo-Batasan road in Quezon City

16-year-old boy gunned down after attending birthday party in QC

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) Grade 10 student Kevin Reantaso was gunned down in Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City, police say

FACT CHECK: Barangay Loyola Heights bans alcohol sale – report

Oct 21, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Is selling alcohol now prohibited in Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City?

Davao City is newcomer in PH's 10 richest cities in 2016

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:45 PM

A Commission on Audit report shows that Quezon City, Cebu, and Cainta, Rizal topped the lists of richest cities, provinces, and municipalities, respectively

Speed limits set in new Quezon City Road Safety Code

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The ordinance approved by the Quezon City Council and sent to Mayor Herbert Bautista for signing seeks to prevent road crashes and improve conditions for motorists and pedestrians

ROAD SAFETY. One of the key features of the new Quezon City Road Safety Code is the specific speed limits for the roads in the city. File Photo

NCRPO cop shot dead in Manila

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Investigators have yet to determine the motive for the fatal attack on Police Officer 2 Joey Imperial in Sampaloc, Manila

Smart to upgrade cell sites in Marikina, Quezon City

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:35 PM

This upgrade is expected to improve Smart's mobile data service, particularly long term evolution (LTE) and 3G, in the two cities

BETTER SERVICE? This comprehensive network modernization and expansion program is at the core of the PLDT group's digital pivot. Rappler file photo

Congressman Bingbong Crisologo indicted for P8-M pork scam case

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Bingbong Crisologo, who belongs to PDP-LABAN, uses the same Caloocan-based NGO that caused the indictments of former Caloocan representatives

PORK SCAM. Quezon City First District Representative Vincent "Bingbong" Crisologo is indicted for graft and malversation cases over P8 million worth of pork barrel-funded ghost projects. Photo from the House of Representatives

16-year-old boy gunned down in Commonwealth, Quezon City

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Cops say Aldrin Jore, a sophomore at Commonwealth High School, was not on any drug or crime lists

SHOT DEAD. Aldrin Jore was 16 years old. Photo from Jore's Facebook page

CA upholds arrest warrant vs wife of slain racer Enzo Pastor

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The parricide case against Dalia Guerrero-Pastor over the killing of her husband is still pending before a Quezon City court

WANTED. The widow of international car racer Enzo Pastor has been placed on Interpol's wanted list.

Sidcor Sunday Market: a one stop destination for almost anything

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM

You'll find everything in this weekend market in Diliman, Quezon City: clothes, toys, food... maybe even your next pet!

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The case for 'Oplan Bakal'

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Oplan Bakal helps ensure the safety of the majority of the customers and the club personnel themselves

Cops raid Katipunan bars? Barangay authorized it, says QCPD

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Responding to the angered Katipunan community QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says cops are indeed not allowed to open their bags without their consent

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar says their bar visits are normal. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Quezon City residents fail to get TRO on drug testing, surveillance

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The judge does not find any extreme urgency to temporarily stop the house to house operations so petitioners move to declare the activities unconstitutional

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

QC mayor Bautista orders listing of LGBT gov’t employees

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:39 AM

The purpose of the list is for registration profiling and inclusion in the city government s LGBT association

EQUALITY. A gay couple kisses while a man holds up a sign to celebrate a US Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

QC residents ask court: Stop house-to-house drug tests

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The petition is the first of its kind to directly challenge the police s anti drug operations

Quezon City breast milk bank saves 165 infants

Sep 03, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The city government of Quezon City helps 165 premature and undernourished infants through its Quezon City Human Milk Bank QCHMB

FOR DELIVERY. The Quezon City government now uses motorcycles to pick up and deliver breastmilk to the Quezon City Human Milk Bank (QCHMB)

IN PHOTOS: Eid'l Adha

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM

The celebration is considered one of the greatest feasts of Islam