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'Paint it forward': Volunteers create murals to help remote communities, cancer patients

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:16 AM

'Let's step out of our comfort zone and do something for humanity,' says Climb Against Cancer founder Nini Sacro

AWE. A young girl pauses her biking to take a close look at the murals painted by the community. Photo courtesy of Paul Basco.

Makati to soon get free public WiFi from Globe

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Globe will provide Internet access to 27 barangay health centers, the University of Makati, the Ospital ng Makati, and city hall

FREE WIFI FOR MAKATIZENS. Makati Mayor Abby Binay and Globe CEO Ernest Cu lead the MOA signing to provide free public WiFi access in the city. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

In Abby Binay's Makati, there are free cakes but no sugarcoating

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Abby Binay carries an unspoken burden: to keep city hall corruption-free. Another Binay cannot afford to be hauled off to court.

Abby Binay Makati . Photo from Makati City government

Business groups call Marcos' election protest a 'political distraction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Philippines' biggest business groups say that the sooner Ferdinand Marcos Jr's protest is resolved, the sooner policymakers can move on to more important matters

Makati Business Club hopes SC decision step toward Marcos protest dismissal

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Makati Business Club says dismissing the electoral protest filed by Ferdinand Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo would reduce political and judicial uncertainty

IN PHOTOS: Glorietta 4's Food Choices section reopens, shows off new look and menu

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Glorietta's OG food court just got a makeover!

Makati police raid hotel used as prostitution front

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Some 35 women are rescued in the near-midnight operation

Photo from Makati Police

SPOTLIGHT ON CITIES 2019: The First 100 Days

Oct 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

How new leaders are shaping and empowering communities

Supreme Court OKs Elenita Binay's trial over hospital beds case

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The camp of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay says they will appeal

GRAFT TRIAL. A Supreme Court ruling allows the Sandiganbayan to continue its trial of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay for graft and malversation over the alleged anomalous purchase of hospital beds.

Mapua suspends classes due to 'bomb threat'

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Mapua University declares 'digital day' – all classes will be done online today

BOMB SCARE. Manila cops secure the vicinity of Mapua University in Intramuros, Manila, after a bomb scare on September 19, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Makati targets over P1B windfall from delinquent real properties auction

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The city also reaches its 2019 revenue collection goals as early as July 31

WINDFALL. File photo of the Makati City Hall.

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.

Hong Kong International Airport designer builds landmark project in Makati

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Foster + Partners designed The Estate Makati with the discerning lifestyle of its future homeowners in mind

Makati police foil kidnap attempt on Chinese gaming employee

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Among the suspects is Zhaochun Chen of China, who tried to bribe the responding cops with P100,000 cash

Makati promises quick service, response via Makatizen app

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Both residents and visitors of Makati can report emergencies and read news about the city through the app

MAKATIZEN APP. Makati City develops an app for its residents and visitors. Background image of Makati skyline from Shutterstock

2 Customs employees hurt in shooting incident in Makati

Aug 17, 2019 - 11:38 AM

(UPDATED) The Bureau of Customs says based on initial reports, the attack on the female employees in Magallanes village 'might have been an attempt to abduct or rob the victims'

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Motorcycle-riding cop dies after being struck by cargo truck in Pasay City

Aug 15, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Makati policeman Francis Ecalner is hit by a truck while cruising along South Superhighway

RESPONDERS. Members of the Lifeline Ambulance Rescue bring Patrolman Francis Ecalner. Contributed photo

Makati cops arrest NBI agent who tried intimidating them to free his uncle

Aug 14, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The NBI agent goes to the Makati police headquarters with his service pistol and says his uncle was among those arrested in a drug raid

Police release 3 alleged Chinese kidnappers after victim left PH

Aug 07, 2019 - 9:20 PM

The victim, 24-year-old Lei Kun, already left the country, according to the Chinese consulate

DPWH claims 5-minute Cubao to Makati drive 'possible' by December

Aug 07, 2019 - 3:00 PM

A 'combination' of road and transportation projects is expected to ease congestion in Metro Manila, making the short drive possible, says the government

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fare for Makati subway will be more expensive than MRT, LRT

Aug 02, 2019 - 3:19 PM

(UPDATED) Infradev Holdings president and CEO Antonio Tiu says passengers will need to pay up to 25% more

Tunnel boring machine for Makati Subway System arriving December

Jul 31, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The 10-kilometer Makati Intra-City Subway is expected to be fully operational by 2025

SUBWAY SYSTEM. Makati Mayor Abby Binay looks at the scale model of the routes of the Makati IntraCity Subway with officials of the Philippine Infradev. Photo from My Makati facebook page

Makati residents 90-99 years old to get P10,000 cash gift yearly

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

To be qualified for this benefit, the senior citizens will also have to be Blu Card holders for at least 5 years

The Estate Makati: an ultra-luxury development above the rest

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Why The Estate Makati stands out from other luxury properties

East Rembo’s mission to grow their own food

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:29 AM

In this hidden corner of Makati, barangay volunteers are growing pechay, sili, kangkong, eggplant, papaya, and an urban farming movement

Construction worker admits raping, strangling 1-year-old boy in Makati

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Police discover the lifeless body of the child on the 34th floor of an abandoned building

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Jejomar Binay files electoral protest vs Makati congressman Peña

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Defeated congressional bet Jejomar Binay accuses his opponent Kid Peña of buying votes in Makati City, allegedly handing out P500 to P2,000 per voter

NOT GIVING UP YET. Former vice president Jejomar Binay files an electoral protest against his victories opponent and now Makati 1st District Representative Kid Peña. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Discover top talent and prepare for the jobs of the future at CareerCon 2019

Jul 15, 2019 - 1:21 PM

It's happening on July 19 at Dusit Thani, Makati

Senior citizen shot dead inside car in Makati

Jul 14, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Jesus Dimayuga, 63, who has no known enemies, dies on the spot after an unidentified gunman fires at him

Liposuction doctors in Makati face criminal charges after businesswoman dies

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Nory Bobadilla, 43, of Negros Occidental stopped breathing during the operation at Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting in Makati City

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Makati to auction properties with unpaid taxes

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Makati's city treasurer prepares the public auction to compel the collection of P5.51 billion in unpaid taxes

UNPAID TAXES. Auditors recommend a public auction of delinquent properties in Makati City. Photo from Wikipedia

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