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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

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.

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 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

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

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

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.

Fire hits Glorietta mall in Makati

May 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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Feb 06, 2019 - 1:03 PM

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GT Tower management to sue 'French Spiderman' Alain Robert

Jan 29, 2019 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) Robert has scaled more than 100 structures without ropes or other safety equipment, setting a record for 'most buildings climbed unassisted,' according to Guinness World Records

MUGSHOT. Police arrest Alain Robert for scaling the 47-story GT Tower on Tuesday, January 29. Photo from Makati Police

Makati blames Junjun Binay allies for delay in 2019 budget approval

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:32 PM

The deadlock in the city council is having 'serious consequences,' says Makati's spokesperson and legal officer

CITY HALL. A fight for the 2019 budget is brewing in Makati City Hall. Photo from Wikipedia

'Drunk' Spaniard arrested in Makati City for attacking neighbor, guard

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Suspect begins the new year inside Makati City jail

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Dec 26, 2018 - 1:50 PM

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Woman gives birth along Makati street on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Police say 3 cops assisted the woman as she went into labor

Makati mayor wants abusive Turk deported

Nov 23, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Yuksel Ibrahim faces numerous charges after he assaulted a traffic enforcer in a busy Makati street

Photo courtesy of Makati police

Makati gas station owners summoned after Phoenix gas leak

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Acting City Administrator Michael Camiña says owners need to be reminded of safety guidelines for gasoline stations to prevent future leaks

INSPECTION. Firefighters warn of an explosion if diesel fumes accumulate too much aboveground. Photos from Makati police

Makati City spends P30M as of September this year for free movies of seniors, PWDs

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:29 PM

All in all, Makati earmarks P40 million in 2018 for free movie tickets

FREE MOVIES. The cinemas of Century Mall is one of five partners of the Makati government in the free movie tickets program for senior citizens and PWD.

Rappler Eats: Bodega is where creative twists to Filipino food favorites are done right

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Curious to see how Greek Chicken Inasal and Jalapeno Sisig would taste like?

Junjun Binay formalizes bid for Makati mayor vs sister Abby

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:50 AM

His running mate is Makati City 1st District Representative Monsour del Rosario

'TELENOVELA.' Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr explains why he won't attend ay Senate hearing. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Trillanes: I will 'surrender' if arrest warrant issued

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the two Makati City judges handling motions against him can either show 'the Philippine judicial system is still working' or show 'Duterte has control over everything'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On the Trillanes case: Who is Judge Elmo Alameda?

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:26 PM

(UPDATED) Judge Elmo Alameda has also handled the serious illegal detention case against Janet Napoles and the homicide case against ex-Batangas governor Jose Leviste

'HIGH-PROFILE' CASES. Judge Elmo Alameda of Makati City RTC Branch 150 is no stranger to high-profile cases. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

CA to Makati court: Reopen hazing case vs Tau Gamma Phi members

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Court of Appeals says the Makati City Regional Trial Court erred when it previously dismissed the case against 5 fraternity members implicated in the death of Guillo Cesar Servando

REVIVED. The Court of Appeals orders the Regional Trial Court of Makati City to revive its case against members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity. File photo from CA website

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Jun 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

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CA overturns Ombudsman's dismissal of Junjun Binay in 2015

May 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The Court of Appeals says the condonation doctrine still covers former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay Jr in September 2015

Mayor Junjun Binay during a presscon inside their home in Makati. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Court rejects 'nanlaban' claim, jails cop for killing motorcycle rider

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:35 PM

PO2 Jonjie Manon-og is convicted of homicide over the death of John dela Riarte, who was arrested then shot en route to Camp Crame in July 2016

No waiting for SC as Sandiganbayan sets Binay arraignment

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The anti-graft court says it is not under obligation to wait for the Supreme Court to first resolve the pending petitions of former vice president Jejomar Binay

PARKING BUILDING CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay attends his earlier scheduled arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2018, but it was reset due to the motions he filed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Calida rehashes Binay issue to defend Carandang suspension

Feb 02, 2018 - 7:49 PM

But are they the same? Not exactly because one involves a doctrine and the other, a statute.

IN DEFENSE. Solicitor General Jose Calida defends Malacañang's suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang despite a Supreme Court ruling taking away the President's power to discipline a Deputy Ombudsman. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Junjun Binay asks court to drop charges in Makati parking cases

Jan 04, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'All he did was pay the obligation already incurred by the City of Makati under a contract that was entered into even before he became Mayor,' says Binay Jr's motion to quash

Makati students, LGU employees to get free Japanese encephalitis vaccines

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Vaccines will be administered to local government employees until end-December 2017, and to public school students, Kinder to Grade 6, starting January 2018

PREVENTION. Mayor Abigail Binay on Monday, November 27, 2017, gets the first shot of the 60,000 free Japanese encephalitis vaccines the city government will provide to public grade school students and local government employees. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

CA denies Makati's appeal for jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'The dismissal of this appeal is but a necessary legal consequence of Makati’s own acts,' says the Court of Appeals

FORUM SHOPPING. The Court of Appeals reiterates an earlier ruling which finds Makati guilty of forum shopping for simultaneously seeking the same legal remedy in its long-running dispute with Taguig over Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

DOJ approves another libel case vs Trillanes filed by ex-VP Binay

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The case covers media statements by Trillanes that there is a "P100 million racket a year" in Makati City

NEXT LIBEL CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is charged for another libel case that stemmed from the complaints of Jejomar and Junjun Binay for media statements made at the height of Senate investigations in 2015 into alleged corruption in Makati City.

Alliance Global moves into infrastructure, proposes Skytrain

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Andrew Tan's new infrastructure subsidiary Infracorp Development announces its arrival with an unsolicited bid for a monorail project that would link Guadalupe, Makati to Bonifacio Global City

What to expect during Makati curfew for minors

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Charges of child abuse will be filed against the parents of minors who are repeatedly 'rescued' during curfew hours, from 10 pm to 4 am

Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to try ex-VP Binay for graft

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The anti graft court also affirms the regularity of the Ombudsman s preliminary investigation which is questioned by Binay

GRAFT CASE. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay is conditionally arraigned before Sandiganbayan on May 10, 2017 for his graft charges over the bidding anomalies of the Makati City Parking Building. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Makati's 2016 garbage hauling costs lowest since 2007 – COA

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The drop in expenses is attributed to the local government s environmental programs according to the Commission on Audit

IN PHOTOS: Evicted

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Sunvar tenants vacate the Mile Long property

PARKING SPACE. Buses of the OSG now occupies the parking lot of Mile Long.

273 tenants face eviction at Mile Long

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Sunvar appeals to the government to consider the businesses that will be affected by the eviction

VACATE. Staff of a production company inside Mile Long property in Makati say they have began packing up in compliance to the vacate order personally served by Solicitor General Jose Calida. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Makati Science High School

Aug 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son both ex Makati mayors have been charged with graft over the alleged anomalous bidding process of the school s 10 story building

MAKATI SCIENCE. Exterior photo of the 'overpriced' Makati Science High School building in Cembo, Makati City. File photo by Rappler

CA junks Martial Law victims' plea for $2B granted in Hawaii

Jul 16, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Philippines Court of Appeals says the Hawaii court had no jurisdiction over the case filed by victims of human rights abuses

BANTAYOG WALL. Relatives of victims of Martial Law light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Wall of Remembrance to honor the heroism of their fallen kin. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Telcos turn to Makati to beta test all-in-one digital card, app

Jun 01, 2017 - 6:31 PM

PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the telco chose Makati as a test case because of its reach as a premier financial center

DEEP MARKET. Makati 'is the country's business and trade hub. The reason we tested it here because Makati has the deepest market from a commercial perspective,' PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Makati launches digital payments card for gov't transactions, purchases

May 30, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The Makatizen Card launched by the city government in partnership with Globe and iBayad functions as an ATM card and a valid government ID

DIGITAL SWISS KNIFE.  The government of Makati City along with Globe and iBayad launch the all-in-one Makatizen card. Photo from Globe Telecom