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[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The good mayors need us

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Well-intentioned local chief executives are up against vested interests that reject reforms, as well as temptations that come with power

San Juan Mayor Zamora laments city’s huge debt

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:19 AM

The Gomez administration turned over P1.3 billion to Zamora, but most of the amount will be used for projects already bidded out by the previous mayor

TRANSPARENCY. San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora's first executive order aims for more transparency in the city's expenses. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler


Young metro mayors challenged to make every day World Bike to Work Day

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities urges the mayors to make a plan of cooperation linking Pasig, Quezon City, Makati, San Juan, and Manila via protected bicycle lanes

CHALLENGE. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities participates in a World Bicycle Day event organized by Manila Moves and other groups in Ortigas on June 3, 2019. The think tank calls for elected young mayors in Metro Manila to make their cities friendly for bike commuters. All photos by AC Dimatatac

Zamora ends Estrada clan’s 50-year control over San Juan

May 13, 2019 - 9:48 PM

(UPDATED) PDP-Laban candidate Francis Zamora defeats Janella Ejercito Estrada, whose relatives have been mayors of San Juan City, starting with her grandfather, former president Joseph Estrada

FRANCIS ZAMORA. Winning San Juan Mayoral candidate Francis Zamora is proclaimed at the San Juan Gym dislodging the 50 year reign of the Estrada-Ejercito clan in San Juan. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

No repeat of 2016: San Juan's Zamora vows victory vs Estrada

May 12, 2019 - 9:54 AM

'Paparating na po ang bagong Lungsod ng San Juan,' says PDP-Laban mayoral bet Francis Zamora, as he promises to end the Estrada dynasty

HOPEFUL. San Juan Mayoral candidate Francis Zamora of the PDP-Laban party holds their miting de avance at the Filoil Flying V Center on May 11, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Francis Zamora and his promise of a new San Juan

Apr 25, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Will Francis Zamora's promise of a new San Juan be enough against the time-tested name and machinery of the Ejercito-Estrada clan?

IN PHOTOS: The heat is on for local races

Mar 30, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Local candidates in Metro Manila sweat it out on the first day of their campaign

ALL-IN. Volunteers hoist political campaign posters in Manila on March 29, 2019, the start of the campaign period for local seats for the May 13 polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Zamora vows to free San Juan from Estrada dynasty

Mar 30, 2019 - 2:11 PM

San Juan mayoral candidate Francis Zamora seeks to end the 5-decade Estrada dynasty. Rappler's Rambo Talabong files this report.

PRAYERS FOR THE POLLS. Supporters pray over PDP-Laban San Juan candidates led by mayoral candidate Francis Zamora in the Plaza ng Masa on Friday, March 29. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

San Juan’s Zamora: I am ‘official’ Duterte candidate, not Estrada

Mar 29, 2019 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hands of the rival mayoralty candidates in San Juan City: Francis Zamora and Janella Estrada

RUNNING AGAIN. Francis Zamora is running for mayor of San Juan City after losing to Guia Gomez in 2016 and failing to redo the election through a now-lapsed recall petition. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WiFi for all: Zamora wants to turn San Juan into a ‘smart city’

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:55 PM

San Juan mayoral candidate Francis Zamora says a 'San Juan City App' will also allow residents to conduct business with the city government and quickly call for help from cops, firefighters, and hospitals

'CONNECTED CITY.' Aspiring mayor Francis Zamora vows to install WiFi accessible to all San Juaneños.

Duterte endorses Zamora, Sara backs Estrada in San Juan mayoral race

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:30 AM

So who really is the Duterte administration’s bet?

FATHER’S CHOICE. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hand of San Juan mayoral candidate Francis Zamora, the rival of his daughter Sara’s bet, Janella Ejercito. Photo from Zamora’s Twitter

After failed recall petition, Zamora runs again for San Juan mayor

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Former vice mayor Francis Zamora seeks to replace Mayor Guia Gomez in San Juan. He is up against the current vice mayor, Janella Estrada.

ANOTHER TRY. Francis Zamora at the San Juan Comelec office to file his certificate of candidacy for mayor. Photo courtesy of Zamora

Zamora loses time as SC requires Comelec response in recall election vs Gomez

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Zamora is running out of time in his bid for a recall election to claim the mayoral post in San Juan

San Juan recall petition doomed? Zamora urges Comelec to set poll

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Comelec can only set a recall election against Mayor Guia Gomez by May 11, 2018

ROUND 2 WANTED. Losing San Juan mayoral bet Francis Zamora urges the Comelec to act fast on their recall petition's proceedings. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Zamora urges Guia Gomez to accept San Juan recall election

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora questions Mayor Guia Gomez's 'refusal' to receive the notice of recall elections even after the Christmas season

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora discusses the recall petition against incumbent mayor Guia Gomez. Photo from Office of Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora

San Juan recall petition: Zamora accuses Mayor Gomez of hiding

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Guia Gomez asks the camp of defeated mayoral bet Francis Zamora: Why can't you wait for the 2019 election?

INDIGNANT. Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora speaks to the media, with Barangay Captain Sophia Gil to his left. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Comelec rules on 'sufficiency' of recall plea vs San Juan mayor

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:37 PM

This comes after former San Juan vice mayor Francis Zamora lost to incumbent Mayor Guia Gomez by a little more than a thousand votes in the 2016 polls

SIGNATURE DRIVE. Some 30,000 San Juan residents reportedly signed the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

May 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

UPDATED The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30 000 signatures to back the petition

SIGNATURE DRIVE. The petitioners say they gathered 30,000 signatures for the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com


San Juan City still 'Ejercito-Estrada country' but...

May 11, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Members of the Ejercito Estrada clan emerge victorious in the local elections in San Juan City but the race is not as tight as before

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Mar 31, 2016 - 7:37 PM

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Grace Poe torn between Ejercitos, Zamoras in San Juan

Mar 31, 2016 - 2:27 PM

The presidential bet is longtime friends with the Ejercitos while her husband Neil Llamanzares is a relative of the Zamora family

SAN JUAN RACE. Presidential bet Grace Poe refused to say whom she is supporting in the mayoralty race in the city where she will vote, San Juan.

Grace Poe and the long road to Erap's endorsement

Mar 29, 2016 - 2:27 PM

On choosing Poe over Binay the former president says it is high time to give chances to younger politicians

ROAD TO ENDORSEMENT. Reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada endorses his goddaughter, presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Roxas gets Guia Gomez's nod in San Juan

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:55 AM

UPDATED The San Juan City mayor sides with LP standard bearer Manuel Roxas II as the Ejercito Estrada clan gears up for a heated electoral battle against another equally influential political family: the Zamoras

WARM WELCOME. Administration presidential bet Mar Roxas (L) greets San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez (R) prior to the flag-raising ceremony at the San Juan City Hall, January 18, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

JV Ejercito charged for irregular firearms procurement in San Juan

Dec 08, 2015 - 4:25 PM

UPDATED 19 other former and incumbent San Juan officials also face technical malversation charges

QUESTIONS THE TIMING. San Juan Rep JV Ejercito-Estrada in a file photo by John Javellana

San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez: I am not scared of Francis Zamora

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:18 PM

The re electionist mayor rejects the vice mayor s challenge to a debate saying she s not a good with words but has accomplished a lot for the city

FIGHTING BACK. San Juan mayor Guia Gomez answers the allegations thrown at her by vice mayor Francis Zamora. Photo by Rappler

VLOG: San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez slams allegations by Vice Mayor Francis Zamora

Oct 23, 2015 - 3:17 PM

Gomez says she will let her service oriented actions speak for themselves

Mayoral bet Francis Zamora: Time to end 'Estrada option' in San Juan

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The son of longtime congressman Ronaldo Zamora is challenging re electionist Mayor Guia Gomez to end the decades long Estrada rule in the city

PANDESAL FORUM. A day after he files his certificate of candidacy, San Juan City Vice Mayor Franciz Zamora shares why he decided to run for mayor. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

VLOG: Zamora challenges Gomez to election debate

Oct 14, 2015 - 5:09 PM

San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora says he won t make San Juan his own kingdom

Zamoras, Estradas clash for control of San Juan

Oct 07, 2015 - 7:35 PM

The Estradas consider this a betrayal by the clan of a former ally

Who will Grace Poe support in San Juan?

Oct 06, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Will it be the Estradas or the Zamoras? Both families are closely connected to the neophyte Senator Poe

CHOICE IN SAN JUAN. Senator Grace Poe is related to both former President and now Manila mayor Joseph Estrada and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora.

Ex-Estrada ally declares bid to 'end dynasty' in San Juan

Oct 06, 2015 - 5:07 PM

But Vice Mayor Francis Zamora s father himself has been holding posts in San Juan for more than 20 years in some years

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada, the Ejercitos and San Juan City politics

Aug 10, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Things are heating up in San Juan City where the Ejercitos and Estradas have ruled for more than 4 decades In 2016 politics could mend strained familial ties

SAN JUAN POLITICS. The Ejercitos and Estradas may just band together against Francis Zamora who is running for mayor of San Juan in 2016.

In Erap City, 'blood thicker than water'

Apr 03, 2013 - 12:12 AM

In San Juan where Erap was mayor for 17 years his families are willing to set aside their personal differences to keep their hold on city hall