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50 Chinese arrested over illegal POGO operations in Makati condo

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:37 PM

Hua Xin company operates without permits from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and the Makati city government

Abby Binay shuts down Skye Bar for violating quarantine protocols

Jun 30, 2020 - 1:55 PM

Makati City government spokesperson Michael Camiña also says charges have been filed against the arrested bar goers

BUSTED. Over a hundred people are arrested in a rooftop bar in Makati for gathering under quarantine. Photo from Makati police

Over 100 arrested in Makati bar, including celebrity KC Montero

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:31 AM

Montero claims that he and his wife were only there to have a meal, and that they did not know that bars were not yet allowed to operate

More than 100 alleged party-goers, including actor/host KC Montero, were invited to the Makati City Police Station for questioning after they were apprehended for violating the ban on mass gatherings and proper social distancing at an alleged party in a high-rise restaurant and bar in Makati City on Sunday night, June 28. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

85,000 Makati public school students to get free learning modules, internet load

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:29 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the learner's package and free internet load will benefit all public school students from preschool to senior high school. Teachers will get free internet load as well.

SCHOOLS PRE-PANDEMIC. Grade school students sing the national anthem before the coronavirus pandemic hit the Philippines. File photo photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

SC greenlights prosecution of construction firm chief over Makati parking building

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:28 PM

The Supreme Court's Second Division does not give weight to the argument of Hilmarc's Construction chief Efren Canlas that he, as a private individual, cannot be charged for violation of Section 3 (e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

MASSIVE OVERPRICING. The Senate wants Binay charged with plunder over 'an alarming pattern of overpricing' of the Makati parking building 2. File photo

16 foreigners arrested for 'partying' in Makati bar

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Police say they caught 15 Cameroonians and 1 Nigerian violating social distancing rules and drinking beer at a bar

RAID. Police raided the Evolution bar in Makati following complaints from the establishment's neighbors. Photo from Makati police

Makati lawmaker blocks Facebook messages on anti-terror bill vote

Jun 08, 2020 - 2:35 PM

As users share that they were blocked, Makati City 2nd District Representative Luis Campos says his social media page managers are 'just being careful' since there are 'many trolls'

Cash aid program helped sprout home businesses in Makati, says Abby Binay

May 30, 2020 - 3:40 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the city government has released a total of P1,035,810,000 in financial assistance to 207,162 qualified residents

CASH AID FOR MAKATIZENS. Makati Mayor Abby Binay holds a virtual press conference on May 11, 2020. Screenshot from My Makati's Facebook page

76 illegal POGO workers arrested in Makati

May 06, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Of the arrested Philippine offshore gaming operations workers, 63 are Chinese while 13 are Filipino

RAID. Cops do an inventory of items seized from the Makati raid on Tuesday, May 5. NCRPO photo

LOOK: Portion of Makati mall parking building collapses

Apr 30, 2020 - 12:31 PM

(4th UPDATE) Makati City Spokesperson Michael Camiña says there are no reported injuries following the incident at the SMDC Jazz Mall

Portion of Jazz Mall along N. Garcia collapsed on Thursday, April 30, 2020 investigation still going on. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Binay orders Makati police to probe assault of private village resident

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Makati City government spokesperson Michael Camiña says the appropriate charges will be filed against those found accountable 'after a full investigation'

DASMA INCIDENT. A Makati police officer is seen tackling Dasmariñas Village resident Javier Salvador Parra to the ground on April 26, 2020. Screenshot from Parra's video

Man in private village assaulted, nearly arrested without warrant by Makati police

Apr 27, 2020 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Javier Salvador Parra is told to pay a P1,000 fine because his house staff was not wearing a face mask while watering plants within their property

TACKLED. Parras is thrown to the ground by a Makati police offiical. Screenshot from Parras video  TACKLED. Parras is thrown to the ground by a Makati police offiical. Screenshot from Parras video

Sacked guards get over half of Makati City’s P24.9-M payment to security agency

Apr 21, 2020 - 2:37 PM

The Commission on Audit affirms its decision ordering Makati City to pay P24.9 million to Triforce Services Incorporated

Makati City shoulders cremation of residents who succumb to COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020 - 3:16 PM

The Makati City government partners with a company which will provide two crematories

Photo by Makati City government

Makati City requires wearing face masks in public places

Apr 13, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Establishments and transport services may refuse anyone not wearing face masks, according to the city ordinance

POGO workers in Makati City gather their belongings as they are instructed to work from home during the lockdown on March 18, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2,000 solo parents in Makati to receive P1,000 in aid amid coronavirus lockdown

Mar 28, 2020 - 3:16 PM

The inclusion of solo parents as beneficiaries of Makati's financial assistance program follows earlier announcements that some 6,800 registered tricycle and jeepney drivers would be receiving financial aid

Photos from Makati LGU

Makati under community quarantine, curfew set from 8 pm to 5 am starting March 16

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the City Council will also sign a resolution declaring a state of calamity so the city can tap into its Quick Respond Fund to combat the novel coronavirus

NOW UNDER QUARANTINE. An unusually empty mall in Makati City on March 14, 2020, hours before the community quarantine takes effect in Metro Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Makati, Pasig, Quezon City take precautions vs novel coronavirus

Mar 09, 2020 - 5:25 PM

'We must make decisions based on set protocol and guidance from experts in the field, not public opinion or pressure,' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto

PRECAUTIONS. People on a bus in Metro Manila wear face masks to help prevent themselves from catching the novel coronavirus. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Art in the Park 2020 postponed amid coronavirus spread

Mar 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

They hope to reschedule the event at a latter time in 2020

POSTPONED. The annual event is postponed as novel coronavirus cases in the Philippines rise. Photo from Art in the Park's Facebook page

Cop under PNP chief’s office shot dead in Makati

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:52 AM

Major Jeffrey Dalson is killed on the spot by riding-in-tandem killers

LINE UP. Quezon City Police lined up during a briefing on August 8, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Retired teacher dead after being run over by truck in Makati City

Mar 04, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Police say a transit mixer truck ran over 67-year-old Myriam Tagudan as she crossed Kalayaan Avenue in Barangay East Rembo in Makati

A retired teacher dies after was ran over by a transit mixer truck in Makati City on March 3, 2020

Man killed, wife hurt by fellow Chinese in Makati shooting

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:49 PM

Police say the couple and the suspects were dining together in a VIP room at the Jiang Nan Hot Pot in Barangay Bel-Air before the incident

SHOOTING. An injured Zheng Kai checks on her the body of her husband, Yin Jian Tao, after the suspects have fled the restaurant in Makati City on February 27, 2020. Photo courtesy of Makati Police

LGBTQ+ groups hit Oplan X-Men’s ‘targeted harassment’ against transgender women

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:11 PM

Camp Queer points out 'Oplan X-Men' is only one example of the routine denial of transgender people's right to exist in public spaces

COA tells Makati City gov't to pay balance of Hilmarc's 2013 contract

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:09 PM

The Commission on Audit tells the Makati City government to pay the P53.2 million balance for Hilmarc's work on the air conditioning system of the second building of the city hall

2 Makati cops fired over alleged ‘transgender profiling’

Feb 17, 2020 - 6:48 PM

(UPDATED) Makati City police chief Rogelio Simon confirms that Patrolman Timmy Paez and Police Corporal Juliel Atal are relieved from their posts

14-year-old dead, 7 hurt as jeepney runs over students in Makati

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The students were crossing a pedestrian lane in Barangay Poblacion when a jeepney ran over them. Seven other students sustained serious injuries.

TRAGEDY. Students were crossing a pedestrian lane along JP Rizal in Makati when a jeepney hit them on February 12, 2020. Screenshot of CCTV footage from Makati police

13 foreign women rescued from 'prostitution den' in Makati

Jan 31, 2020 - 2:18 PM

Two Chinese men are arrested for allegedly running prostitution operations at the Golden Dragon Hotel in Barangay Bangkal in Makati

RESCUED. Makati police rescue Russian, Vietnamese, and Chinese women from a prostitution den in Barangay Bangkal, Makati on January 29, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

CA upholds ban vs Junjun Binay holding office

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:43 PM

The Court of Appeals denies Junjun Binay's motion for reconsideration against the verdict which found him guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of service

DISQUALIFIED. The Court of Appeals upholds its earlier decision finding Junjun Binay guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

4 injured in Makati restaurant blast

Jan 03, 2020 - 5:41 PM

The Bureau of Fire and Protection-Makati says the Chinese restaurant only has a fire safety inspection certificate from 2017

GAS LEAK. Investigators say the Chinese restaurant Judianchuanba in Barangay San Antonio didn’t have a gas leak detector installed, which the fire code requires of establishments. Photo courtesy of Makati police

Makati allots P8.07 billion for social services in 2020 budget

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:59 PM

This is nearly half of the P18.047-billion budget for next year passed by the city council and approved by Makati Mayor Abby Binay

2020 BUDGET APPROVED. Makati Mayor Abby Binay and Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo hand a P100,000 check to a centenarian from the city. Photo from Makati City government

Military nurse stabbed dead in Makati City

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The suspect, John Louie Brosas, is a 19-year-old construction worker, whom the victim, 2nd Lieutenant Jennett Beron Aguilar, had been helping after taking pity on him

VICTIM. 2nd Lieutenant Jennett Beron Aguilar is stabbed in the chest after the suspect, whom she knew, stole her mobile phone. Photo from Makati police

Over 50,000 kids in Makati get polio vaccine, beating DOH target

Nov 03, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Makati City has the highest vaccination coverage rate in the Department of Health's oral polio vaccination drive, followed by Taguig City then Quezon City

VACCINATION DRIVE. The Department of Health says it has reached its target of 95% of some 1.8 million children part of its oral polio vaccination drive. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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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