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IN PHOTOS: How Poblacion in Makati celebrated Independence Day 2019

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Folk dances, lechon, OPM bands, and the determination to have a good time – Repoblacion 2019 was as Filipino as it got

LUPANG HINIRANG. Early on in the night, revelers took a solemn moment to sing the Philippine national anthem. Photo by Gio Ramon/Rappler

MONUMENTS: 'The Manila of our affections'

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

What do monuments mean to our everyday lives?

Bantayog ng Bayani in Quezon City, Philippines on Monday. June 3, 2019.

Past is past? Nancy Binay offers Trillanes teaching job, free hospitalization in Makati

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'I appreciated the sincere offer but I respectfully declined out of delicadeza. It was truly nice of her,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Junjun Binay perpetually barred from holding office

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The Court of Appeals finds the former Makati mayor guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service over irregularities in the Makati Science High School building project

BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision barring former Makati mayor Junjun Binay from holding public office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Fire hits Glorietta mall in Makati

May 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Fire out is declared at 6:31 pm on Sunday, May 19

Abby Binay: I don’t feel victorious because my father lost

May 15, 2019 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) Reelected Mayor Abby Binay says she's hurting from the defeat of her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, in the congressional race

BITTERSWEET VICTORY. An emotional Makati Mayor Abby Binay  speaks during her miting de avance on May 10, 2019. Seen behind her is her father Jejomar Binay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Jejomar Binay loses congressional bid in Makati

May 14, 2019 - 3:13 AM

This is the former vice president's first loss in Makati, where he has built a political dynasty

FIRST LOSS. Former vice president Jejomar Binay losses his bid to represent the 1st district of Makati in the 17th Congress. Photo by Jay Ganzon

Makati: Mayor Abby Binay reelected with wide lead over brother Junjun

May 14, 2019 - 2:18 AM

(UPDATED) The reelected mayor of Makati says her rivalry with her brother Junjun is expected to continue even after the elections

VICTORY. Reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay shows off the indelible ink on her finger after she voted on May 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Malfunctioning machines delay voting for Binays in Makati

May 13, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Family patriarch Jejomar Binay and his warring children Abby and Junjun all experience delays at their polling precincts on election day

AFTER 4 HOURS. Reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay and her brother, Makati mayoral bet Junjun Binay, show off the indelible ink on their index voters after voting on May 13, 2019. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Jejomar Binay fails to vote after ballot rejected by vote-counting machine

May 13, 2019 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) Binay is finally able to vote after nearly 3 hours

DISAPPOINTED. Former vice president Jejomar Binay confronts personnel at a Makati polling precinct after he failed to cast his vote on May 13, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

3 barangay officials, 57 others arrested for alleged vote-buying in Makati

May 12, 2019 - 2:25 PM

NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says the suspects supposedly operated from inside a barangay hall in Makati City

VOTE-BUYING. Police arrest suspected vote-buyers and vote-sellers in Makati City on May 11, 2019.

Junjun Binay to Makati: Accept bribe money, but vote for me

May 12, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Makati mayoral bet Junjun Binay says his camp has received reports of alleged vote-buying in Makati City, where he is challenging his older sister Abby Binay

ADVISE TO VOTERS. Makati mayoral candidate Junjun Binay delivers his speech during his miting de avance together with his Team Be Nice slate on May 11, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Junjun Binay: I fought for my dad, I will fight for Makati

May 12, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Makati mayoral bet Junjun Binay banks on his father's name despite the patriarch's support for his sister, rival candidate Abby Binay

FOR HIS DAD. Makati mayoral bet Junjun Binay speaks while a photo taken in 2015 was flashed on screen, showing Junjun hugging his father Jejomar when the younger Binay was suspended from office 4 years ago. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Family matriarch Elenita Binay backs Junjun for Makati mayor

May 11, 2019 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Aside from Elenita, Junjun's older sisters Anne and reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay also show up at his miting de avance

MATRIARCH. Binay family matriarch and former Makati mayor Elenita Binay joins the Team Be Nice miting de avance at Barangay Northside, Makati, on May 11, 2019. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ex-VP Binay urges Makati: Pray that I become a model congressman for you

May 11, 2019 - 7:45 PM

'Mayroon ho tayong dapat pag-ingatan – ‘yon hong respeto at dignidad na ibinigay ng buong bansa sa kinatawan ng lungsod ng Makati,' says congressional candidate Jejomar Binay

SEEKING POLITICAL COMEBACK. Former VP turned Makati congressonal candidate Jejomar Binay delivers his campaign speech on May 10, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

Last push: Where 2019 senatorial candidates close their campaigns

May 11, 2019 - 5:18 PM

(UPDATED) Here's where and how the senatorial candidates are spending their last days on the campaign trail

On the last day of the 2019 election campaign, reelectionist Sen. Nancy Binay is joined by Rep. Gus Tambunting while visiting a public market in Sucat Road. Sen. Binay woed Paranaque voters as she barnstormed barangays BF Homes, San Isidro, La Huerta, Dongalo and Baclaran in Paranaque City. Photo courtesy of Senator Nancy Binay Media

Abby Binay says 'mudslinging' toughest part of reelection bid

May 11, 2019 - 2:49 PM

'I think it’s also difficult for my dad as well because our family is not together,' says reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay of her rivalry with brother Junjun

TOUGH CAMPAIGN. Reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay speaks during her miting de avance on May 10, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-VP Binay hopes for Abby-Junjun reconciliation: ‘Makukuha sa dasal 'yan’

May 11, 2019 - 10:14 AM

The patriarch says the very public conflict between his two children Abby and Junjun is the toughest part of the 2019 campaign for him

A FATHER'S PRAYER. Former vice president Jejomar Binay wants his children Abby and Junjun to leave their rivalry behind after the May 13 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Emotional Abby Binay tells Makati: My dad joined my team because of you

May 11, 2019 - 12:10 AM

'Makatizens, kung mahal ninyo ako, mas mahalin ninyo ang tatay ko,' reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay says of her father and former vice president Jejomar Binay

A DAUGHTER'S PROMISE. Reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay turns emotional as she talks about her father Jejomar Binay during her miting de avance on May 10, 2019. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘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

IN PHOTOS: Danish synth-pop duo First Hate hit Poblacion, Makati for their first PH gig

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The band ends their Asian tour with the Philippines, after visiting various cities in China and Japan

After Binay siblings' church fight, Abby tells Junjun to 'end lies'

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:23 AM

'May masasakit na sinabi sa akin ang kapatid ko noong kami ay magkatabi sa forum,' says Makati City Mayor Abby Binay

Makati to prioritize hiring seniors for subway project

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:04 PM

‘Just as what Japan has done, we want to keep our elderly residents productive while providing them with a steady source of income for their essential needs,’ says Mayor Abigail Binay

Image via Shutterstock

Makati Football Club bags gold in Singapore 7s tourney

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Makati Football Club tops the Boys 13s Cup in the JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s

GOLD. Makati Football Club adds another gold to its coffers. Photo from release

In tears, Abby Binay says she’s ‘lone wolf’ in the family

Apr 17, 2019 - 12:08 PM

'I grew up different... So they don’t seem to accept na ‘Bakit ikaw ganyan? Bakit ‘di ka kagaya namin?’ says Makati Mayor Abby Binay on her siblings opposing her reelection bid

'LONE WOLF.' Abby Binay talks to reporters ahead of her proclamation rally at Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City on March 29, 2019. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Makati police seize drugs from college student, friend in buy-bust

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Makati police chief says recently-arrested drug personalities named the main suspect as their source of illegal drugs

ARRESTED. Makati City police arrests a college student for possession of illegal drugs. Photo from Makati police

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather shops til he drops in Makati

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:50 PM

After splurging on a Belo treatment, Floyd Mayweather goes on a shopping spree in Greenbelt and Glorietta

SHOPPING SPREE. Floyd Mayweather goes malling in Makati. Screenshot from Instagram (@geleriemae)

Grab driver arrested in Makati for pointing 'gun' at security guard

Apr 02, 2019 - 10:46 AM

(UPDATED) Grab Philippines says it has banned the driver from its platform and that it will fully cooperate with authorities in their investigation

SUSPECT. Grab driver Hyron Henry Roscom is arrested for alleged grava threat on April 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of Makati police.

Nancy Binay, 2 other Senate bets campaign at Junjun's rally

Mar 31, 2019 - 8:19 AM

Senate bets Nancy Binay, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Dan Roleda woo the votes of Makati residents

THE OTHER BINAY. Makati City mayoral candidate Junjun Binay speaks to the crowd during his proclamation rally on March 30, 2019. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Binay siblings band together vs reelection bid of sister Abby

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:39 AM

Junjun Binay is flanked by his sisters, reelectionist Senator Nancy and Anne, at his proclamation rally as he seeks to become Makati mayor once again

SIBLINGS VS ABBY. Junjun Binay, who is seeking to become Makati mayor once more, is endorsed by his sisters reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay (L) and Anny Binay (R). Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Meet Jek dela Cerna, 1st transwoman pageant queen of Mapua Makati

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:03 PM

'I deserve this. I know in my heart that I am a woman,' says Jek dela Cerna

Ex-VP Binay on political comeback: 'I still want to serve'

Mar 30, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay is running for Makati congressman, but says he is not aspiring for speakership

CONGRESSIONAL BID. Former vice president Jejomar Binay (center) is now running for congressman of Makati City's 1st district. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Binay family feud won't end after 2019 elections – Abby

Mar 30, 2019 - 10:06 AM

'Matatapos ang elekyson. May mananalo, may matatalo, pero hindi pa rin kami magkakaayos ng pamilya ko,' says reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay

TEAM PERFORMANCE. From (L-R) Reelectionist Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo, former vice president and now Makati 1st District congressional bet Jejomar Binay, reelectionist Mayor Abby Binay, and reelectionist Councilr Jhong Hilario. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bets Enrile, Tolentino, Dela Rosa take the stage at Binays’ campaign kickoff

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay says they invited both administration and opposition senatorial candidates to their proclamation rally

BINAY AND ENRILE. Jejomar Binay accompanies former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile who delivered his campaign speech before Makati residents on Friday, March 29. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Abby Binay: 'I'm banking on my track record, not my surname'

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:58 PM

'Mainit lang ang panahon, ngunit mukhang 'di naman magiging mainit ang labanan,' says reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay, who is running against brother Junjun and 3 others

CONFIDENT CANDIDATE. eelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay speaks to reporters before her proclamation rally on March 29, 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Philippines’ Toyo Eatery among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:41 AM

Toyo Eatery, Filipino chef Jordy Navarra's brainchild, had been awarded the 2018 Miele One To Watch Award

AMONG ASIA'S BEST. Toyo Eatery rakes in more international praise. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DBM ‘reenacts’ Makati City budget for 2019

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Makati Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo blames opposition councilors for the amendments on their P17.927-billion 2019 budget that are 'inconsistent with the existing laws'

REENACTED BUDGET. The national government is not alone in having a reenacted budget for this year, as the Department of Budget and Management declares Makati City's 2019 budget 'inoperative'. Photo by Shutterstock

Aide of ex-Makati major Junjun Binay dies after ambush

Mar 23, 2019 - 11:29 AM

(3rd UPDATED) Monalisa Bernardo dies of multiple organ failure a day after she was shot near her home in Makati City

MONALISA BERNARDO. Monalisa 'Monette' Bernardo, the secretary of former Makati mayor junjun Binay, dies on March 22, 2019, a day after she was shot near her home in Makati city. Photo from the Facebook page of Monette Bernardo

Ex-VP Binay offers P1-M reward for mastermind behind ambush on son’s aide

Mar 22, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay also urges Makati residents not to believe any speculation surrounding the attack against the executive assistant of his son, mayoral bet Junjun Binay

FORMER VP. Ex-vice president Jejomar Binay offers reward money for the arrest of those behind the attack on Monalisa Bernardo, the executive assistant of son former mayor Junjun Binay. File photo from the Facebook page of Jojo Binay

Aide of ex-Makati mayor Junjun Binay ambushed

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) Monalisa Bernanrdo, the executive assistant of former Makati mayor Junjun Binay, survives an ambush near her home

From traffic to disease outbreaks: How AIM's data scientists hope to improve Filipinos' lives

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Data scientists from the Asian Institute of Management envision to use advanced analytics in interests that span from traffic research, health, intellectual property, to local applications like predicting the water level of Magat Dam

DATA SCIENTISTS. Sixty-four students of MSDS 2020 with (standing center to right) Associate Professor Erika leisure, Professor Chris Monterola, Assistant Professor Christian Alis, and Associate Dean Jamil Paolo Francisco. Photo from Asian Institute of Management

#TreatYourself at I'M Onsen Spa for under P2000

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Steam, sauna, thermal pools, a massage, and an international buffet all for under P2000 and just within the city?

Man claiming to be Saudi embassy attaché nabbed for extortion in Makati

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:38 PM

(UPDATED) Fahad Almusabih, a Sudanese who passed himself off as an attaché of the Saudi Arabian embassy, allegedly withholds a Yemeni student's passport and demands P100,000 for visa renewal

DETAINED. Fahad Almusabih, who presented an ID as an attaché of the Saudi Arabian embassy, has been arrested in an entrapment operation in Makati City on March 13, 2019. Photo from Makati police

Estrella Service Road in Makati partially closed starting March 23

Mar 12, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The partial closure of the Estrella Service Road will last up to two years, until the expected completion of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in 2021

Fish ball vendor jailed for 'harassing' Chief Justice kin

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The vendor is accused of harassing the daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin after she refused to buy fish balls

NABBED FOR HARASSMENT. A fish ball vendor in Makati is arrested after threatening the son and daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.

Naga City barangay councilor dies after Makati ambush

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:32 PM

(UPDATED) Fortune Isaac Imperial dies after motorcycle-riding gunmen shot him several times while aboard his vehicle on Monday night, March 4

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Is this a ticket trap?

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Right of Way's Vince Lazatin and VISOR's Frank Schuengel talk about notorious ticket traps in Metro Manila

Makati to inspect all buildings after accident in PBCom Tower

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:12 PM

The Philippine Red Cross says 16 people were injured when the elevator braking system of the PBCom Tower malfunctioned

ACCIDENT. Sixteen people were hurt when the braking system of the service elevator of the PBCom Tower malfunctioned Friday, March 1. Photo from Wikipedia

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Makati prosecutor clears lawyers in bar raid case

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:17 PM

To accuse the lawyers of constructive possession of drugs for documenting the search on their client's bar is 'ludicrous and farcical,' says Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Romel Odronia

CONFRONTATION. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.