Guide to Marikina River's alarm level system

Sep 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Marikina City has a 3 stage alarm level system for the Marikina River with corresponding actions to be taken per level

MARIKINA RIVER. In this file photo, a man watches the water level along Marikina river. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler.

Taytay priest in trafficking case posts P120k bail

Aug 01, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos gains temporary freedom after spending almost 3 days in the Marikina City police jail

TRAFFICKING CASE. Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos is accused of human trafficking after allegedly 'booking' a 13-year-old girl through a pimp. File from the website of Cainta Catholic College

Church vows no cover-up in Taytay priest's case

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Antipolo Bishop Francisco de Leon names tough talking retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz as lead investigator in the trafficking case of Taytay priest Arnel Lagarejos

CHURCH PROBE. Antipolo Bishop Francisco de Leon (in photo) names tough-talking retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz as lead investigator in the case of Taytay priest Arnel Lagarejos. File photo from Diocese of Antipolo

Taytay priest nabbed for 'booking' 13-year-old girl

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos has been relieved of all his designations in his diocese Antipolo Bishop Francisco de Leon says

ARRESTED PRIEST. Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos of the Diocese of Antipolo is under detention for allegedly 'booking' a 13-year-old girl in Marikina City. Photo courtesy of the Rizal provincial government

Philippines Football League previews: Voltes, Kaya, Meralco, Stallion

May 05, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Kaya JPV Meralco and Stallion look to contend in the inaugural PFL

NEW LEAGUE. Takumi Uesato of JPV is defended by the Sparks. Photo by Bob Guerrero

City hall experiences: The good and the bad

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

What are the most common experiences of taxpayers in Metro Manila while transacting with their respective city halls?

Family of missing teacher seeks help

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Paul Anthony Esguerra 26 posted cryptic Facebook status updates before he went missing

Miriam Defensor Santiago to be buried on October 2 in Marikina

Sep 29, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Her remains will lie at the Loyola Memorial Park

MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Everything we ate at Marikina's brand new Montare food market

Sep 10, 2016 - 10:04 PM

See photos and price points for T Bone steaks caramel milkshakes dimsum and more at this Marikina food park

Alerts lifted as Marikina River water level goes down

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:03 AM

UPDATED The water level of the river has been closely monitored over the weekend as monsoon rains dumped water across large parts of Luzon including Metro Manila

INUNDATED. Men navigate through a flooded area in Marikina City, August 14, 2016. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marikina River water level rises anew on Sunday

Aug 14, 2016 - 6:25 PM

More than 2 000 families or over 10 500 people evacuate as the heavy rain triggers floods

Project Noah: Marikina floods won't reach Ondoy levels

Aug 13, 2016 - 10:39 PM

There is no truth in the statement that floods in Marikina will reach Ondoy levels Project NOAH never said that

#FloodPH: Forced evacuation ordered in Marikina

Aug 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM

9th UPDATE As of 8 pm August 13 more than 2 000 families are evacuated from flood prone areas

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 25

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 24

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Duterte shows off Marikina-made leather shoes

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The President a self confessed shoe addict shows Cabinet members shoes given to him by the daughter of a Marikina shoemaker

SHOE ADDICT. President Rodrigo Duterte shows off to his Cabinet members a pair of leather shoes sent to him by a shoemaker from Marikina City on July 27, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Ateneo teacher's shooting: Isolated case in peaceful Marikina village

Jul 20, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Before the shooting of Emmanuel Jose Pavia there has not been any homicide or murder in Barangay Barangka since December 2014 according to Marikina police

ALL OUT OPERATION. Acting Marikina Police Chief Lorenzo Holanday says that they have launching a 24/7 investigation on the 'surprising case' of Emmanuel Pavia. Photo by Rambo Talabong/ Rappler

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.

How a hazard-prone Marikina school is preparing for disasters

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:38 AM

In Valeriano Fugoso Memorial Elementary School earthquake drills are done every month with most drills performed unannounced

Photo by Pocholo Espina

Marikina City to organize 5th Summer Sports Camp

Mar 04, 2016 - 4:43 PM

PRESS RELEASE: This summer sports program will offer free courses for 17 types of sports discipline including basketball volleyball and swimming

Tricycles for the disabled a dream come true in Marikina

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The office of Vice Mayor Jose Cadiz is working on a software like Uber and GrabCar so that PWDs can just be picked up from specific points

DREAM COME TRUE. Marikina's PWD tricycle serves as hope for disabled persons to finally be able to explore their city, hassle-free.

VLOG: Marikina's PWD trike gives hassle-free rides to disabled citizens

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Compared to an ordinary tricycle Marikina’s recent innovation is more spacious to accommodate a passenger on a wheelchair

'We could have been Lorelie'

Jan 09, 2016 - 7:59 PM

We must act for those she left behind and for those we could be leaving behind if things don t get any better

LORELEI MELEVO. A biker, Lorelei is killed when a dump truck hits her along Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue in Marikina City on January 5, 2016. From Facebook wall of James Deakin

Cyclist's death spurs bike lanes movement

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The shock and grief over the death of Lorelie Melevo a single mother of 2 turns to a force for action as supporters of bike lanes call for changes in the country

Image from Lorelie Melevo's Facebook page.

Marikina-Infanta Road impassable due to landslides

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:23 AM

People are choosing to walk across the fallen section of the Marikina Infanta Road despite warnings of further possible landslides rather than risk isolation

'Soft drinks' tax won't impact PH sugar industry – lawmaker

Nov 12, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Citing studies Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo says local sugar farmers won t be adversely affected by the proposed tax measure

EXCISE TAX. Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo expects HB 3365 to pass on second reading in two weeks.

'Mauled' DZRH reporter to file charges vs Marikina cop

Nov 11, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Broadcaster Edmar Estabillo meanwhile faces charges of simple disobedience direct assault and unjust vexation filed by SPO2 Manuel Laison

A DZRH reporter allegedly got into a fight with a member of the Marikina police on November 10.

Marikina's mega shoe sale starts October 26

Oct 23, 2015 - 6:16 PM

The festival’s launch will be held on Monday October 26 at 8 am during the program of the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Plaza de los Alcaldez

Marikina River Alert Level 1 now lifted

Oct 18, 2015 - 3:59 PM

2nd UPDATE Earlier the Marikina River s water level even reached Alert Level 2 as Typhoon Lando Koppu brought heavy rains to the metropolis

Marikina's responders train to extricate victims from car crashes

Oct 03, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Barangay responders from Marikina City get training in vehicle extrication a month after a 10 wheeler truck rammed through a busy street killing two and injuring 16 others

QUICK RESCUE. Rescue officials undergo training on extricating victims inside crashed vehicles. Photo from the Marikina City PIO

2 dead, 16 injured in Marikina truck accident

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED The 10 wheeler truck rams through vehicles and pedestrian along the busy A Bonifacio Avenue

RESCUE. Marikina's rescue workers extracts the driver who was pinned down by the dashboard of his 10-wheeler truck that rammed through other vehicles. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marikina city official shot dead

Jul 14, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Renato Sto Domingo a former cop is killed outside his home

MARIKINA CITY. The city's traffic chief is killed by assailants on July 14, 2015. Photo from the Marikina City government website

Marikina youth learn use of social media for disaster response

Jun 27, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Marikina youth and local government officials learn how to use Rappler s Project Agos online platform for reporting emergencies during disasters

Marikina probes fish kill incident in Nangka river

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Factories in the area are suspected of triggering the incident

FISH KILL. Dead fish are spotted in Nangka River in Marikina City on Tuesday, June 23. Photo by Raul Batica

Risque Designs: Telling the Filipino story one shoe at a time

Jun 20, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Grounded in the art and skills of the Filipino Risque is a business that carries the country’s voice and aesthetic everywhere

FILIPINO TALENT. Tal de Guzman of Risque Resigns draws inspiration from her Philippine heritage. All photos by Risque Designs

With school near fault line, Marikina students transferred

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:37 PM

More than 800 students of the Barangka National High School will hold classes in two other schools as engineers reinforce the building near the West Valley Fault

DIFFERENT TERRITORY. Students of Barangka National High School will hold classes in two different schools for starting June 2. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

How a Marikina community makes a living from 'pests'

May 14, 2015 - 8:27 PM

UPDATED The effort is part of an inter agency project to control knife fish overpopulation in Laguna de Bay

What if a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Marikina?

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Marikina leads the nationwide earthquake drill to prepare for a major earthquake that can be caused by the movement of the West Valley fault

Firefighters use different tools as they rescue mock victims inside a collapsed structures and cars during the 1st quarter simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) in Marikina City on Friday, March 27. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

#OplanPagyanig: National Earthquake Drill

Mar 27, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Duck cover and hold Join the National Earthquake Drill on Friday March 27

#OplanPagyanig: Marikina to lead nationwide quake drill on March 27

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The city is the ideal setting for the drill since the West Valley fault runs through its metropolitan areas

Poster from Marikina DRRMO

Do the #OplanPagyanig duck, cover and hold challenge

Mar 23, 2015 - 8:51 PM

Take the OplanPagyanig challenge today and share your photos and videos on social media

#OplanPagyanig: Join the nationwide earthquake drill

Mar 20, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Duck cover and hold Prepare for OplanPagyanig a nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on March 27

No water in Rizal areas March 15-18

Mar 14, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Manila Water is working on a natural calamity mitigation project that will temporarily cut off water supply in several barangays in Rizal

WATER SUPPLY. People line up to get water in Manila. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Makati, Taguig lead NCR cities in fight vs malnutrition

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Official data show that all of the cities in Metro Manila are faring better than others in the war against malnutrition

Marikina food waste trucks turn trash into 'treasure'

Feb 24, 2015 - 9:05 AM

The city has begun collecting food waste from restaurants turning them into fertilizer and saving on city garbage expenses

COLLECTING FOOD WASTE. One of Marikina's two food waste trucks collects from around 40 food establishments in a day. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Underdog Indonesia take spotlight from Thailand in women's volleyball

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Head Panther Nandita Ayu Salsabila displays leadership ability as she leads her pack to victory

FORTIFIED DEFENSES. Twin towers Putri Andya Agustina and Legisya Nuari Asyiah provide a wall-like block against Thai powerhouse Arisa Promnok’s attack. Photo by Kaye Labastida/ Rappler

Thais capture gold, PH settles for 3rd in women's basketball

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:08 PM

The Thai victory did not come as a surprise to spectators following lopsided wins in their previous matches which earned them a spotless win loss record

FINDING A NEW ROLE. Philippine team captain Maria Patricia Reyes looks to pass to her teammate Ria Nabalan as she seeks to unearth other ways to contribute to the team after a woeful shooting percentage. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

MY tigers rip SG lions in women's basketball

Dec 02, 2014 - 11:23 PM

Tigress point guard Tai Chia Quian led her team with a team high 18 points and made plays for her team by recording 9 assists

TWIN TOWERS. The Malaysia Red Tigers defend their court against the attacking Singapore White Lions. Photo by Erlina Teague/ Rappler

PH trounces Thailand in ladies badminton

Dec 02, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Thea Marie Pomar unfolds 11 powerful smashes to highlight her game long exploits

GO THE DISTANCE. Thea Marie Pomar looks to score one over Lerthiran Panita as she strides to receive the shot flung by the Thailand team. Photo by Jonnafe Tanalgo/ Rappler

Indonesians tower over locals in boys volleyball

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:41 PM

A towering Indonesian side overwhelms the Filipino team who also lost a player to injury

HEIGHT IS MIGHT. The lofty Indonesian side looks to take advantage of their height in their ASG men’s volleyball encounter against the inexperienced Filipino spikers. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler