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Malaya FC shines at 2018 Youth Football League

Nov 04, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The JPV-Malaya Football Club delivers a dominant performance to complete a twin title run

CHAMPS. Malaya FC emerges as the best under-11 squad in the 15-team field.

Spa manager arrested for sexual abuse of minor

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Police say the 43-year-old suspect threatened the 14-year-old victim that he would post their sex video on social media if she refused to see him again

Marikina City: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.

PREPARED. Marikina City shares its best practices on disaster preparedness.

3,000 pairs: The mixed legacy of Imelda Marcos' shoes

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:45 PM

From Marlet Shoes to Christian Dior – this is the good and the bad of the shoe collection Imelda Marcos left behind

Shoe collection of former First Lady Imelda Marcos on display at the Shoe Museum in Marikina City, September 18, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marikina River reaches 2nd alarm; evacuation advised

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) The water level has started going down past 2 pm on Saturday, September 15

2ND ALARM. Marikina River water level, as of September 15, 11 am. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook page

Duterte's aerial survey of Marikina flooding canceled twice

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte was 'keeping warm' and remotely monitoring flood-hit areas over the weekend, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President prior to the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: How Marikina shelters evacuees

Aug 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro decides to use modular tents in evacuation centers to protect the evacuees' privacy

MODULAR TENTS. The Marikina City government uses modular tents such as these to shelter thousands of evacuees. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marikina River water level again rises

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:20 AM

(UPDATED) Heavy rain on Sunday afternoon, August 12, causes the river's water level to go up again

#FloodPH: Things to do when you're trapped, in need of rescue

Aug 12, 2018 - 12:32 AM

Need help? Here are some tips from the Marikina Public Information Office.

RESCUE. Marikina 161 rescuers pull a drowning victim out of the Marikina River during a simulated scenario during the #MMShakeDrill on July 30, 2015. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Forced evacuation as Marikina River reaches 3rd alarm

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:11 PM

At least 800 families or 5,000 individuals have reportedly left their homes already as of 6 pm Saturday, August 11

3RD ALARM. Marikina River water level, as of August 11, 6 pm. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook page

LOOK: Gerald Anderson scores 1st point in MPBL home debut

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The celebrity baller's game may be all about defense, but don’t be so quick to dismiss his offensive skills

MAIN ATTRACTION. Point guard Gerald Anderson (left) focuses on defense and tallies 3 steals. Photo from MPBL

How a public school in Marikina prepares for natural disasters

Jul 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Sta. Elena High School in Marikina City prepares its students and faculty for natural disasters through its extensive disaster risk reduction program

Marikina River reaches 2nd alarm on July 17

Jul 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The river's water level rises on Tuesday, July 17, due to heavy rain from the southwest monsoon

Get the message: Signs that caught our eye during Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Pride is a protest, after all

SIGN LANGUAGE. The LGBT community and its allies spread messages of love through signs at Metro Manila Pride 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Your fight is mine': This dad's pride story will leave you in tears

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:50 AM

'Hindi ikaw 'yung napariwara. Ako. Napariwara ako bilang tatay mo,' a dad tells his bisexual son after attending the 2018 Pride March

Freedom, equality, and all the colors of the rainbow at Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'

PRIDE MARCH. The Metro Manila LGBT community came together to show solidarity and celebrate pride. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Rise Up Together:' Metro Manila Pride March set for June 30

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The LGBTQIA+ event will be held in Marikina, and organizers are seeking support

RISE UP. The 2018 Pride March is set for June 30. Photo from Facebook.com/mmprideorg

LOOK: Find your perfect Marikina-made shoe in this Makati 'shoeroom'

Jun 04, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Marquina Shoemaker's 'shoeroom' is a shoe store with a twist

LOOK: Shabu lab found in Marikina subdivision

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The house allegedly belongs to the same Chinese national suspected of operating an ecstasy lab in Malabon

CHEMICALS. Jugs of chemicals allegedly used to manufacture shabu. Photo courtesy of NCRPO

Can Marikina become a football mecca?

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:45 AM

JPV's home just might have what it takes to be a magnet for the Beautiful Game.

SPREAD THE WORD. Marikina football evangelist Tetel Siasoco. Photos by Bob Guerrero

Philippines Football League inks new livestreaming deal

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The country's pro football league will now have a new streaming partner in Sportradar

Most wanted man of Western Visayas nabbed in Marikina

Dec 16, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Antonio Aquino, a native of Negros Occidental, is arrested after evading authorities for 14 years

Smart to upgrade cell sites in Marikina, Quezon City

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:35 PM

This upgrade is expected to improve Smart's mobile data service, particularly long term evolution (LTE) and 3G, in the two cities

BETTER SERVICE? This comprehensive network modernization and expansion program is at the core of the PLDT group's digital pivot. Rappler file photo

Solving Marikina City's problems through open innovation

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Seven fellows or innovators from all over the world share their expertise to alleviate Marikina's problems

Civic Innovation Fellows assesses Marikina River landscape

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.