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Keep calm and curry on: Yabu launches new dishes

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:43 AM

What's new from Yabu? Curry Cheese Gyoza and a different kind of katsu curry!

#MMShakeDrill 2019 set for early hours of July 27

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The annual earthquake drill will start as early as 4 am 'when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep' to test the response capabilities and preparedness of local government units and the private sector

COVER. Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during National Disaster Resilience Month. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Isko Moreno open to Duterte emergency powers for traffic

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says President Rodrigo Duterte should be given a chance to solve traffic problems, but with safeguards in place if ever emergency powers are granted

TRAFFIC WOES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says President Rodrigo Duterte should be given the chance to solve traffic problems in Metro Manila. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Metrobank Binondo branch robbed before opening

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Manila Mayor Isko Moreno offers P1 million for the arrest of the 7 unidentified suspects

METROBANK ROBBERY. This Metrobank branch in Manila was robbed before the start of bank hours on July 11, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bong Go, Dan Fernandez are now part of MMFF ExeCom

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The two attended the MFFF press briefing announcing the first 4 entries to the festival's 2019 run

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Bong Go and Dan Fernandez are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival's ExeCom. Photo from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

Manila Water narrows supply gap

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Manila Water says it is drawing more supply from its treatment plant in Rizal and from deep wells, and was able to reduce its system loss

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:42 PM

These are the films that are part of this year's 'Magic 8'

MMFF. The festival announces their first 4 entries for 2019. Image from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

Isko Moreno asks Manila jeepney drivers to stop cutting trips

Jul 09, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Manila mayor also promises that the city government will police drivers who are operating without franchises and are found to be disobeying traffic rules

DIALOGUE. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno asks jeepneys drivers during a dialogue on July 9, 2019, to stop their practice of cutting trips, as this inconvenience passengers. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

FALSE: Robredo 'proposes widening pipes' as solution to water crisis

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo never said the water crisis could be solved by widening water pipes

LOOK: 22-story condominium for the poor to rise in San Juan City

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:01 PM

The planned in-city relocation will be 22 stories tall, with units to be as big as 36 square meters

Korean star Jung Hae-in returns to Manila

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The 'Something in the Rain' actor is coming this September for another fan meet!

SCHEDULE: Maynilad water interruptions for July 2019

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Cavite

SCHEDULE: Manila Water interruptions for July 2019

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Manila Water customers in Metro Manila and Rizal

6 rainy day commute tips for waterproof working professionals

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Don't let the rain get you down!

EXPLAINER: It's the rainy season, but why does the water shortage continue?

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Despite the rain, Metro Manila's main water source is still at critical level

Manila flexible workspaces to grow by 10% yearly – Colliers

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Colliers International Philippines recommends that flexible workspace operators partner with certain cities to better capture the outsourcing market

NuWorks office at One Corporate Center in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. September 28, 2016.

Metro Manila Pride to march participants: 'Sorry for inconvenience'

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:07 PM

'We hope you extend your understanding of the situation, in keeping with the safety and security of everyone,' the Metro Manila Pride says in a statement

Vico Sotto suspends Pasig odd-even traffic scheme indefinitely

Jul 01, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Effective immediately, the new mayor's first order is part of a wide-ranging review of Pasig City's mobility and traffic situation

REVIEW. Mayor Vico Sotto forms a task force that will assess the traffic situation and the effectiveness of the odd-even scheme started by his predecessor. Photo from Sotto's FB

WATCH: The Golden Gays go to Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:28 PM

5 drag queens nearing their senior years march for equality alongside their younger LGBTQ+ 'apos'

GOLDEN GAYS. Sharon Cuneta and Maganda wave to the crowd from atop their float at the Metro Manila Pride March 2019. Photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler

'Rainbow wave coming': Hontiveros hopeful SOGIE bill will pass 18th Congress

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:18 PM

'Someday, discrimination will fail and Pride will win,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

IN PHOTOS: #ResistTogether at 2019 Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'Now is the time to use our voices in the fight for human rights,' says Metro Manila Pride in a Facebook post

RESIST TOGETHER. Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community march along the streets of Marikina City on Saturday, March 29 to amplify their calls for respect and equality. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pride 2019 is all about breaking barriers

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:26 PM

'At Pride, we come together to resist oppression and social injustice in all its forms,' says Metro Manila pride co-coordinator Nicky Castillo

LOOK: Stars, beauty queens at Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Iza Calzado, Nadine Lustre, Bb Pilipinas queens Patch Magtanong and Resham Saeed are among those who joined the annual event

Despite rain, thousands march for equality in Manila's Pride parade

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:55 PM

A Manila Pride organizer says the march 'is a human rights movement – and as such, is a call for active solidarity with other marginalized communities'

2019 PRIDE MARCH. Thousands turn up for the Metro Manila Pride March and Festival at the Marikina Sports Center Marikina City on June 29, 2019. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Vowing equality for all, Marikina signs anti-discrimination ordinance

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

'We want to be known as an inclusive community. We can only do that by recognizing everybody as all equal to each other,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro

 SYMBOLIC. Marikina City Cityhood Monument lights up with rainbow colors for Pride Month 2019. Photo by MMPride

Record-breaking: 70,000 Filipinos join Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:26 PM

(UPDATED) This is almost thrice the number of participants in last year's Metro Manila Pride March

PRIDE. This year's Pride March at the Marikina Sports Center gathers 52,000 attendees beating last year's 25,000-strong crowd record on Saturday, June 29. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler

Leni Robredo calls for equality, respect for all ahead of Pride March

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'Like all of you, I continue to dream of a Philippines, and a world, where all of us, regardless of differences, can act with respect, walk free from fear, and stand with pride and dignity,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a mutisectoral meeting in San Pablo City, Laguna, on March 6, 2019. Photo by OVP

Your guide to 2019 Metro Manila Pride March and Festival

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Check out this quick guide for Metro Manila Pride

Dylan Wang of 'Meteor Garden' to visit Manila

Jun 28, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Dylan, who played Dao Ming Si in the 2018 remake of 'Meteor Garden,' is heading to the Philippines

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

Living in Manila just got pricier for expats

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Manila now ranks 109th out of 210 cities in Mercer's Cost of Living Ranking, posting one of the sharpest climbs in the world

LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

'I know a place': 10 safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people in Metro Manila, from clubs to cafés

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

These day and night destinations from all across the spectrum welcome everyone, no matter who they are and love

SAFE SPACES. Space and representation matter. Image from Instagram

Inflation, water crisis weaken consumer outlook in Q2 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys

SC orders MMDA to answer petitions vs EDSA provincial bus ban

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The High Court consolidates 3 petitions against the EDSA provincial bus ban

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

Solution to Metro Manila's water woes? More dams, says lawmaker

Jun 25, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Bulacan 1st District Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado says more dams may need to be constructed in Quezon, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan

Metro Manila Pride calls on LGBTQ+, allies to #ResistTogether on June 29

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Pride, above all, is standing in solidarity against gender-related discrimination and violence

SCHEDULE: Maynilad water interruptions for June 2019

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Bulacan

SCHEDULE: Manila Water interruptions for June 2019

Jun 18, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Manila Water customers in Metro Manila and Rizal

Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite face water interruptions in June 2019

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) The supply that Manila Water and Maynilad are getting from the Angat Dam is reduced further, leading to water interruptions

With their empty water containers, buckets and gallons, Residents of Hilltop, Barangay Bagong Ilog in Pasig City troop to a water rationing site of the local government unit on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The barangay is experiencing water shortage caused by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water and El Niño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA eyes driver-only car ban along EDSA again

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the driver-only car ban will be proposed to the Metro Manila Council again in July this year

BACK AT IT AGAIN? An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the high-occupancy vehicle traffic scheme in 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/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.

Fewer crimes reported, more apprehensions in eastern metro – EPD

Jun 06, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The Eastern Police District – which covers Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, and San Juan – records 2,377 incidents of murder, physical injuries, and homicide in 2018

Manila Moves: Cycling through the metro's traffic

Jun 03, 2019 - 8:44 AM

Tired of the sorry state of public transportation, a Filipino commuter makes the shift to bike commuting to 'improve his quality of life'

BIKE COMMUTING. Urban Planner Aldrin Pelicano is a daily bike commuter. Photo courtesy of Pelicano

COA: Most funds for waterways rehab used in 2018, but projects unfinished

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission failed to anticipate problems in the implementation of projects for waterways

Aldemar Vallos, 27, collects recycleable plastic in the Pasig River in Manila on June 21, 2014. Vallos earns an average of 1 USD a day by selling the plastics to a junkshop. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

[OPINION] Metro Manila can be bike-friendly

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists

Photo from Shutterstock

Expert says provincial bus ban to worsen Metro traffic congestion

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Transport economist Jedd Ugay says that if MMDA wants to reduce traffic congestion, the effect of the provincial bus ban is the 'total opposite'

CLOSURE. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to close provincial bus terminals along EDSA in June. File photos by Ben Nabong and Joel Liporada/Rappler

Provincial bus terminals not to be closed on June 1

May 29, 2019 - 2:43 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority stands firm on its policy closing provincial bus terminals along EDSA, pending the Supreme Court decision on petitions filed against it

CLOSURE. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA faces an impending closure. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipino youth rally for climate justice

May 25, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Advocates in 15 cities across the Philippines demand urgent action to solve the climate crisis

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Young activists call for environmental protection and preservation in the youth strike for climate movement on Friday, May 24 at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Metro Manila. Photo by Cherline Trajano.

Go nuts over ChocNut with The Lost Bread's new soft-serve ice cream flavor

May 22, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Dessert cafe The Lost Bread reinvents a sweet childhood favorite