Las Piñas - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Las Piñas


Starbucks PH hits pause on reopened stores after long drive-thru lines

Apr 08, 2020 - 7:02 PM

(UPDATED) Long lines marked the reopening of select Starbucks Philippine branches even as lockdown continue to be in place

WATCH: Swamped by traffic, cops resort to random checks

Mar 15, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Police in one checkpoint where hundreds pass in an hour don't check all the people going in and out of Metro Manila despite the declared 'community quarantine'

RANDOM CHECKS. Police officers man the Cavite-Las Pinas boundary along Zapote Road in Las Pinas as the monthlong community quarantine of Metro Manila starts on March 15, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

After 6 years, killers of ad exec Kae Davantes convicted

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Four men are guilty of robbery with homicide for robbing 25-year-old Kae Davantes in front of her home in 2013, and then later killing her by strangling before throwing her off a bridge

China demands justice for death of Chinese worker in Las Piñas

Aug 12, 2019 - 8:40 PM

China urges the Philippine government to 'bring to justice' those responsible for the death of a 27-year-old Chinese man in Las Piñas City, believed to have been detained by his Chinese employer

DTI calls for suspension of alleged Chinese-only food park in Las Piñas

May 09, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The Department of Trade and Industry conducts a surprise inspection of China Food City and finds that the stalls there lack proper permits

The Department of Trade and Industry conducted a surprise inspection on an alleged Chinese-only food park in Las Piñas. Photo from DTI

Prosecutor junks perjury case filed by Okada vs former firm

Apr 28, 2019 - 5:39 PM

There 'is no falsity that can be attributed' to Tiger Resort official Dindo Espeleta, says Las Piñas City Senior Assistant Prosecutor Donald Macasaet

JAPANESE TYCOON. A perjury case filed by Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada against his former firm is junked by a local prosecutor. File photo by AFP

Elenita Buhain is new caretaker of Las Piñas in House

Nov 21, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Batangas Representative Elenita Milagros Ermita Buhain becomes the legislative caretaker of Las Piñas City after the Villars were appointed to the executive branch

CARETAKER. Batangas 1st District Representative Elenita Milagros Ermita Buhain is now the caretaker of Las Piñas. Photo from the House website

PDEA seizes P30M in high-grade marijuana from Las Piñas home

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives say Paul Shon, alias Danny Lim, used selling exotic animals as a front for his illegal business

Members of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized P 30 million worth of Kush marijuana and arrested dealer Paul Shon alias Danny Lim, a US national, who sold of exotic animals as a front for his illegal business in ., Brgy. Pilar, Las Pinas City on October 07, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

SC denies Ayala Land's motion for reconsideration on prime Las Piñas lot

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Ayala Land reiterates that it does not expect the Supreme Court ruling to 'have any material effect on [its] business, operations, and financial conditions'

Cops nab kidnappers planning to sell 3-year-old girl for P8,000

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:57 PM

If selling did not work, cops say the kidnappers would have forced the girl to raise money by begging for alms in Cavite

CAPTURED. Kidnappers Giselle Omayan and Cerio Tinolete are taken into police custody. NCRPO-SPD photo

Pasay City councilor shot dead in SM Southmall

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:42 PM

6th UPDATE Pasay City Councilor Borbie Rivera is declared dead on arrival in Asian Hospital at 8:57 pm on Saturday

P360M in shabu found in Las Piñas warehouse

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The subject of the search warrant however is not in the Las Piñas property

DRUG RAID. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa, NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde, and SPD chief Tomas Apolinario. Photo courtesy of NCRPO PIO

Advocates call for highest political recognition of HIV/AIDS epidemic

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Advocates say political will and leadership at the national and local government levels are needed to create scale up and sustain comprehensive programs on HIV AIDS prevention in communities

Teresita Bagasao, UNAIDS country director, with Dr. Enrique Tayag of the Department of Health. Photo by Diana Mendoza.

Binay hits Roxas in Las Piñas sortie

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Binay says Roxas is rich in experience in ineffective governance

Binay in Las Piñas: I helped many OFWs return home

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also hits Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas anew over traffic MRT woes

UNA STANDARD-BEARER. Vice President Jejomar Binay campaigns in Las Piñas on February 29. Photo from the United Nationalist Alliance

DHL Express PH unfazed by Uber, GrabTaxi delivery

Oct 30, 2015 - 5:04 PM

DHL Express Philippines has even spent close to P80 million 1 71 million for a new service center to meet the growing logistics demands in Southern Metro Manila

GROWING DEMANDS. DHL's local unit opens a new service center in Las Piñas City to cater to the growing logistics demands in Southern Metro Manila. All photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Villar son not running for senator in 2016

Oct 08, 2015 - 5:55 PM

After airing political advertisements and figuring in surveys Mark Villar decides to set aside a senatorial bid and run for re election as Las Piñas congressman

'THANK YOU, BUT...' While he is 'flattered by the encouraging polling numbers' for his reported senatorial bid, Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar says he has decided to seek re-election instead. Photo from Mark Villar's Facebook page

Metro cities mark Earth Day with clean-up drives, info campaigns

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Las Piñas Malabon and Makati do their share in saving the environment – from protecting a mangrove forest to easing flooding and improving air quality

Miss Earth candidates and hundreds of volunteers from various environmental groups in a coastal clean up at Freedom Island in Las Pinas on April 22, 2015 in celebration of the 45th World Earth Day with the theme "Its our Time to Lead" Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Monday blackouts in parts of Metro Manila

Mar 22, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Parts of Parañaque Pasay Manila Makati and Las Piñas will experience power outages on Monday

Metro Manila LGUs: We're ready for Typhoon Ruby

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:25 AM

The monitoring teams of some Metro Manila LGUs – including Quezon City Makati City and Malabon City – go on 24 hour operations

How recycling trash puts food on the table

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:08 PM

On World Food Day 2014 find out how a village s organic waste management puts healthy food on the tables of the hungry

Kidnap-for-ransom suspect who escaped Davao prison nabbed

Sep 08, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Martin Lico is a member of the Alferez and Ozamis syndicates that engage in kidnap for ransom and bank robbery He escaped Davao prison 2 decades ago

Cynthia Villar: Dreaming of rice smugglers

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Cynthia Villar was able to connect the dots between suspected smugglers and the brokers who used farmers’ cooperatives as fronts to import rice

We still have Cavite

Feb 08, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Up until our visit last January Dad had not been back to Manila since 1995 No one knows why he waited so long and even he seems to have forgotten

Is your favorite Parañaque, Las Piñas resto top taxpayer?

Oct 09, 2013 - 8:11 PM

The recent list is part of the government s name and shame campaign against tax evaders

TOP TAXPAYERS. Max's Restaurant is among restaurants in the city that pay the highest taxes. Photo from Max's Facebook page

Kick Off: Family bonding through football

Sep 17, 2013 - 7:00 PM

This facility is the first of its kind in the country

FERRARI OF ALL TURFS. Kick Off houses a 36' by 18' indoor Limonta Infinity Turf covered field for football enthusiasts. Photo courtesy of Jojo de Luzuriaga

P2M reward for arrest of Kae Davantes' killer

Sep 16, 2013 - 11:01 PM

The bigger reward money is announced by the Office of the President a day after the ad executive was laid to rest

MORE REWARD. President Aquino raised to P2 million the reward for any information on Davantes' killer. Photo from Kae Davantes' Facebook account

Bus ban in Las Piñas, too?

Jul 31, 2013 - 6:35 PM

Although a bus ban is being planned city officials say nothing will happen until a planned bus terminal along Zapote is completed

Photo from the City of Las Piñas Facebook page.

NGCP to expand substation to meet metro power demand

Jul 03, 2013 - 6:47 PM

NGCP which operates the country s transmission highway asked the Energy Regulatory Commission to approve its plan to install another transformer in its Las Piñas substation

EXPANSION PLAN. The National Grip Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is seeking the nod of Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for the expansion project of the Las Piñas substation. Photo by AFP

Catholic school told to pay falsely accused clerk millions

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:11 PM

The Supreme Court decides in favor of the accounting clerk that St Joseph s Academy in Las Piñas dismissed 10 years ago

PAYBACK TIME. The St Joseph's Academy of Las Piñas has been ordered to pay around P5 million to an illegally dismissed clerk. Photo from Wikimapia

Villar, Aguilar to keep Las Piñas

May 14, 2013 - 2:51 PM

The tandem of Aguilar and Villar keeps its hold over Las Piñas for another 3 years

Children used to distribute sample ballots

May 13, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Reports are coming morning of election day about children distributing campaign materials

What kids want for elections

May 10, 2013 - 9:59 PM

Hear what kids in Las Piñas wish for the upcoming elections

All major bets in NCR are recycled pols

Nov 05, 2012 - 2:40 PM

Re electionists third termers’ relatives ex mayors battling it out in 16 cities and 1 town

The secret life of Tony de Zuñiga

May 14, 2012 - 10:31 PM

Mang Tony may have gone but his legacy will always live on

LIVE ON FOREVER. Mang Tony will live on forever in the hearts of comic book fans. We salute you for raising the flag for Filipino comics artists! Photo from

Aquino appoints 6 new judges to lower courts

Mar 13, 2012 - 6:02 PM

The President appointed 4 new judges to the lower courts in the cities of Mandaluyong Las Pinas Paranaque Manila and 2 new judges to serve in Lanao del Norte

'Metro Manila Greenprint 2030'

Mar 06, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Greenprint 2030 will be a 20 year plan aiming to make the Philippines main metropolis at par with East Asian counterparts

EDSA. View of vehicular traffic along the northbound lane of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue, near Orense Street, Makati, March 6, 2012. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva.