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Isko Moreno surprises longtime city hall employee with new house

Jan 22, 2020 - 1:02 PM

Mayor Isko Moreno says he gave a new house to city hall employee Melchor Duka 'in recognition of his service to the city' for the last 33 years

Twitter users slam Isko Moreno for clearing Quiapo streets of vendors for Traslacion 2020

Jan 09, 2020 - 2:13 PM

‘Baliktad nga. Ako nga ang nagmamakaawa sa inyo,’ says a frustrated Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to a vendor pleading with him not to take her goods away

CRITICIZED. Manila Mayor Francisco €œIsko Moreno gestures during the press briefing of the Traslacion 2020 at the Pope Benedict building of the Quiapo Church in Manila on January 6, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Dancing mayors, singing fiscals and civil servants

Dec 27, 2019 - 11:40 AM

In the spirit of fun, we compile some of the numbers that graced our social media feeds during the holidays

Moreno camp to DILG: Why blame Isko for Erap’s anti-drug faults?

Dec 17, 2019 - 10:40 PM

The DILG issues a show cause order to Mayor Isko Moreno's administration for the poor performance of Manila's anti-drug abuse council during the time of his predecessor

NOT TO BLAME. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's chief of staff Cesar Chavez hits Interior Undersecretary Ricojudge Echiverri for holding Moreno accountable for the poor anti-drug council performance during the term of Joseph 'Erap' Estrada. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Hotel gives P10-M donation to Manila's housing project

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Rizal Park Hotel's donation will go to Manila’s vertical housing program – one of Isko Moreno’s landmark projects

TURNOVER. Rizal Park Hotel chairman Ramon Paz hands over a P10 million check to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno inside his City Hall office. Manila PIO photo

Vexed by trash, Isko Moreno evicts vendors from Divisoria main street

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:14 PM

'Hindi ba kayo nahihiya diyan o talagang baboy din kayo sa bahay? Kailangan ko pa kayo sorpresahin?' Manila Mayor Isko Moreno tells Divisoria vendors

FILTH. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno inspects the commercial district of Divisoria on Monday, November 11, finding heaps of trash on the streets. Manila PIO Photo

Manila bans roadside laundry, 'visual clutter' in new ordinance

Oct 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Manila's Tapat Ko-Linis Ko Ordinance also prohibits hanging laundry outside windows and using sidewalks for plants, trees, and planters

DAILY CHORE. A woman hangs laundry from a window outside her shanty in Manila. A new city ordinance bans hanging clothes to dry on windows and other areas that cause ‘visual clutter.’ File photo by Luis Liwanag/AFP

Challenges of local governance we don’t always see

Oct 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Which, by the way, also present challenges in reporting

First 100 Days: In Manila, Isko Moreno finds his most challenging role

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Under Mayor Isko Moreno, the Manila city council is forced to work the same odd hours. ‘If he’s working with his 110%, then we are expected to do the same,’ says his trusted ‘ate,’ Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna

MANILA'S RULES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno reminds foreign nationals to respect Philippine laws and city ordinances when in Manila City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Panelo's alternative reality

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Plus the mayors' 100-day milestones

Manila City closes Isetann Mall for misrepresentation, lack of permits

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Isetann Mall owner Tri-Union Properties Incorporated is found operating as a lessor 'without the necessary business permit' and misrepresenting its employee count and business area

CLOSING ISETANN. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno serves a closure order for the Isetann mall in Recto, Manila on October 9, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Isko Moreno: City mourns death of Manila 'promoter, advocate' Carlos Celdran

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'Nawalan na naman kami ng isang promoter, isang tagapagtaguyod ng kasaysayan ng mga magagandang aral na puwedeng matutunan sa ating mahal na Lungsod,' says Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

MANILA CHIEF. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno mourns the death of 'Manila's son,' Carlos Celdran. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

‘Taking selfies part of public service’ – Isko Moreno

Oct 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno makes a case for stopping for hundreds of people a day who seek to take a selfie with him, even when it means delaying his schedule

SELFIE TIME. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno takes selfies with eager Manileños. Photo from Manila PIO

SPOTLIGHT ON CITIES 2019: The First 100 Days

Oct 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

How new leaders are shaping and empowering communities

LOOK: 'That's Entertainment' stars reunite to celebrate late mentor Kuya Germs' birthday

Oct 06, 2019 - 4:01 PM

They also celebrate Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's electoral victory

Isko Moreno: Debt-ridden Manila open for donations

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno notes that at least 2 people who are not even from the capital city have donated thousands of pesos to help

OPEN FOR DONATIONS. Rappler Talk with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on October 2, 2019. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on his first 100 days in office

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Is Mayor Isko Moreno on track to reviving Manila? Watch his interview evaluating his first 100 days.

Guess who's on Viber?

Sep 25, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Because metro woes are overwhelming

METRO WOES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren, and QC Mayor Joy Belmonte join the panel discussion on making the metro more livable during the 2019 Social Good Summit at the Yuchengco Hall in DLSU on Sept 21. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: To make metro areas more livable, mayors need urban planners

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Aside from a rail-based mass transport system, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren also points out the need for pedestrian systems

HIRE URBAN PLANNERS. Practicing urban design consultant Paulo Alcazaren believes traffic is not the problem, rather, it is the lack of an integrated, comprehensive mass transport system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Leksyon ng SGS: Lifestyle change ang simula

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:22 AM

7 years of Social Good summits is just the start. Our global, collective action is key

Metro Manila mayors use Viber group to coordinate class suspensions

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:44 AM

(UPDATED) Communication helps them collaborate by understanding each other's problems

VIBER GROUP. Aside from coordinating class suspension, Viber also let Metro Manila mayors have 'chismis' amongst themselves. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Belmonte, Moreno asked: Does Metro Manila need an elected governor?

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The MMDA chairman is a presidential appointee who coordinates with 17 elected metro mayors

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: Ambassadors promise Isko Moreno aid in reviving Manila

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Isko Moreno has met with 13 ambassadors, each with their own promise for Manila. We document them in this story.

COURTESY CALL. Georgia Ambassador Irakli Asashvili with his entourage at the Manila City Hall. Manila PIO photo

Duterte on Isko Moreno: 'Bilib ako sa kanya'

Sep 11, 2019 - 8:33 AM

The admiration is mutual as the Manila mayor responds by thanking the President for being a 'good example' to Filipinos

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is hailed for a selfie by a private vehicle passing in front of Rizal Park on August 6, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What Metro Manila mayors are doing to employ more locals

Sep 08, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Despite its reputation for being a land of employment, Metro Manila continues to register one of the highest unemployment rates in the Philippines

PASIG CHIEF. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto talks with traffic enforcers in his city. Photo from Vico Sotto's Facebook page.

The millennials behind Isko Moreno

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM

There is no well-oiled public relations beast behind Isko Moreno. It's just a team of 8 millennials eager for him to go live.

Rappler Talk: Leading Isko Moreno's publicity team

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Rappler sits down with Julius Leonen, whose team at the Manila Public Information Office keeps public interest in Mayor Isko Moreno up, on Friday, August 30

Down to policy: Isko Moreno’s help for Manila’s disadvantaged

Aug 25, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Beyond bold statements, here are policies signed by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno for the benefit of students, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and solo parents

ISKO AND POLICY. Isko Moreno in a signing ceremony at the Manila City Hall. Manila City PIO

Isko Moreno, fast food chains sign pact to employ seniors, PWDs

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich commit to employ 2 senior citizens and one person with disability for each of their branches in Manila

MORE SENIORS. Jollibee and other fast food chains commit to employing more senior citizens in Manila. Rappler file photo

Isko Moreno slashes Manila's real property tax by 20% in 2020

Aug 22, 2019 - 4:39 PM

The newly signed city ordinance, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, imposes a total of 40% reduction in real property tax in three years. It aims to increase Manila's revenue collection while easing the burden of paying tax obligations

NEW ORDINANCE. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno hopes to encourage businesses to set up shop in Manila. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

3 dead, hundreds rounded up in Baseco police operation

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The operation is in response to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's order to 'clear Baseco' of drugs

Around thousand of operatives from Manila Police District storm the Baseco compound in Tondo, Manila to conduct Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operation during the 'Oplan Clean Baseco'. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno gave the policemen a week to clear the illegal drugs and loose firearms on the compound. Meanwhile, at least two individual were reportedly killed after exchanging fired with the authorities. Hundreds of residents were rounded up for identification. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rapppler

IN PHOTOS: An afternoon stroll inside Arroceros Forest Park

Aug 10, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said in July that he wants to expand the forest park, also called the last lung of Manila

MANILA'S LAST LUNG. Arroceros Forest Park is one of the few green spaces in the busy capital of Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

There are EJKs in Manila, contrary to what Isko Moreno believes

Aug 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Killings in 26 barangays in San Andres Bukid are the basis for a petition with the Supreme Court to declare the Duterte anti-drug campaign as unconstitutional

PRESENTATION. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno presents 35 drug personalities apprehended in a series of drug stings by members of the Manila Police District during a press conference at the Manila City hall after the morning flag raising ceremony on August 5, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Isko Moreno gives a taste of Manila’s new drug war

Aug 06, 2019 - 7:23 AM

(UPDATED) Isko Moreno holds his biggest presentation of drug suspects inside Manila City Hall, presenting 35 cuffed men and women in front of a firing line of cameras

PRESENTATION. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno presents 35 drug personalities apprehended in a series of drug stings by members of the Manila Police District during a press conference at the Manila City hall after the morning flag raising ceremony on August 5, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Isko Moreno to barangay officials: If you can't eradicate drugs, resign

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Isko Moreno issues a warning to barangay officials who underperform in the anti-illegal drug campaign

DRUG STING. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno presents 35 drug suspects apprehended in a series of drug stings by members of the Manila Police District during a press conference at the Manila City hall after the morning flag raising ceremony on August 5, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How Isko Moreno copied a Duterte anti-crime idea and made it his own

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno forms his own mayoral anti-crime police squad, headed by a cop who grew up with him in Tondo

ISKO ON CRIME. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is the only mayor in Manila who presents crime suspects inside the city hall. Photo by Manila PIO

Isko Moreno to health workers: If you can't be kind, you can quit

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:17 PM

'Kung hindi na kayo masaya sa trabaho 'nyo dahil kayo'y masungit na kinakaharap yung mga may sakit, pwede naman kayong magpaalam,' Manila Mayor Isko Moreno tells unkind public health workers

Rappler Talk: Leading Isko Moreno's anti-crime team

Aug 02, 2019 - 12:31 PM

Rappler sits down with the commander of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's anti-crime team, Police Major Rosalino Ibay

Isko Moreno impersonates 'old politician': 'Itatapon ko na ba ang basura?'

Aug 01, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Moreno does an evident parody of his predecessor, former president and Manila mayor Joseph Estrada, but claims he wasn't referring to anyone in particular

COMIC RELIEF. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno rants about corruption then impersonates an 'old politician.' Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Isko Moreno orders PNP, PDEA: Clear Baseco of drugs in one week

Aug 01, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno gives law enforcers a week to clear the so-called 'most drug-affected area' in the capital

ONE WEEK ONLY. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno leads a meeting inside the Manila City Hall. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Isko Moreno signs ordinance giving P1,000 monthly to students in Manila colleges

Jul 31, 2019 - 3:36 PM

(UPDATED) To take effect in January 2020, the ordinance covers students in 'good standing' from the Universidad de Manila and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

SOCIAL AMELIORATION. Isko Moreno Domagoso holds a press briefing inside the Manila City Hall on July 23. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Isko Moreno joins cops in Recto mall raid

Jul 31, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno joins cops in storming a gambling store fronting as an amusement center in Isetann mall along Recto Avenue

ARCADE RAID. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno presents money gathered by the gaming devices in a gambling store inside Isetann Recto Avenue. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Isko Moreno eyes Manila 'freedom wall' to end vandalism

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'Freedom wall, hate wall, whatever you call it, a wall [where] they can express themselves,' says Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

VANDALISM. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno steps out of his office to the Liwasang Bonifacio area. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Isko Moreno to expand Arroceros Forest Park

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:53 AM

(UPDATED) 'We will plant more trees,' says Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

EXPANDED PARK. Manila Mayor Isk Moreno shows the proposed plan to expand Arroceros Park on July 30, 2019. Photo from Manila Public Information Office

On 1 condition, Isko Moreno lifts ban on e-trikes, e-bikes in Manila

Jul 29, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno gives e-tricycle and e-bicycle drivers one more chance

CHANGE OF HEART. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso speaks with e-tricycle and e-bicycle drivers inside the Manila City Hall. Manila PIO photo

Double whammy: Isko Moreno revokes PCSO's permits in Manila

Jul 29, 2019 - 9:13 AM

If PCSO establishments in Manila operate, they will no longer just go against President Duterte's order, they will also be illegally operating without the proper permits

IN COMMAND. Isko Moreno Domagoso holds a press briefing inside the Manila City Hall on July 23. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Isko Moreno regularizes 3 traffic enforcers for refusing bribes

Jul 29, 2019 - 8:26 AM

The 3 Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau enforcers refused bribes from motorists worth 'mere hundreds of pesos'

REGULARIZED. Isko Moreno regularizes 3 members of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau for refusing bribes. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Gun-toting barangay captain facing ultimatum goes to Isko Moreno's office

Jul 27, 2019 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) Barangay 790 Zone 86 chief Amado Soriano shows up at Isko Moreno's office on Monday, July 29

A CALLOUT. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno speaks to Manileños in his weekly The Capital Report Facebook live program. Screenshot from Moreno's Facebook page

How does Isko Moreno sleep?

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Ever wonder how Isko Moreno works past everyone else's sleep time?

LIVE. Isko Moreno holds his weekly briefing on Friday evening, July 26. Screnshot from Moreno's Facebook page

Isko Moreno temporarily bans e-trikes, e-bikes in Manila

Jul 26, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Isko Moreno wants the LTO to intervene and determine the road-worthiness of e-bikes and e-trikes

BANNED. Mayor Isko Moreno asks the MTPB officer-in-charge to tell e-trike and e-bike operators to withdraw their vehicles from the capital's streets pending clarification of their regulation. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler