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A look into millennials’ ideal metro

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Are young professionals searching for the right things when it comes to metro living?

Ortigas & Company to spend P26B on Capitol Commons

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The property developer is expanding Estancia mall and constructing condominiums at Capitol Commons in Pasig City

New Greenhills mall coming in 2021

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Ortigas & Company unveils its plan to build a P6.3-billion mall as part of the redevelopment of the Greenhills Shopping Center

Image from Ortigas and Co

P50 billion earmarked for Ortigas East property development

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Ortigas & Company will redevelop Frontera Verde into a mixed-use estate called Ortigas East, with an office tower and mall first to rise by 2025

Photo from Ortigas and Company

5 things to expect at the first Ortigas Art Festival

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Estancia bridgeway is about to come alive with art

'COPING MECHANISM.' This piece by Anthony Victoria is among the artwork on display at the Ortigas Art Festival. Photo courtesy of Ortigas Art Festival

3 Philippine hotels receive 2018 Forbes 5-Star award

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino are all 5-Star properties, according to the Forbes Travel Guide

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

Modern Cantonese delicacies at Lung Hin

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:28 PM

With the number of Cantonese restaurants opening left and right Lung Hin hits the right notes and appeases your cravings

Woman dies in hospital after fainting inside MRT3

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The air conditioning unit of the train coach is working at the time of the incident which is a non-peak hour, according to MRT3 Station Division

DEAD. A woman died in the hospital after fainting in Metro Rail Transit Line 3. File Photo

Eat, drink, and have a happy New Year with these holiday promos

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ring in 2018 with the best holiday deals around the metro!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. From food, to drinks, to staycations, these yuletide offerings from hotels and restaurants will help you make the most of the season. Photos from Facebook.com/diamondhotelph, The Peninsula Manila website, and Facebook.com/DiscoveryCountrySuites

What happened to the centennial Bonifacio monument in Taguig?

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:04 PM

DPWH says the Bonifacio statue will be restored to its exact position after the completion of the road project in March 2020

Another MRT-3 malfunction unloads passengers

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:14 PM

In what is becoming a daily fare, the MRT-3 experienced 20 glitches in less than a week – mostly during the rush hours

Motorist in critical condition after crash in Ortigas

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The motorist incurs brain injuries after falling into an excavation along Ortigas Avenue extension

Artistic Taste: The art and food of Chef Ramon Antonio

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Chef Ramon Antonio take on art and modern Filipino food at Marco Polo Ortigas

BIYARING. Maranaw style shrimp ceviche, on the plate, and on the page. Photo by Tedrick Yau

Home design tips for today’s young urban creatives

May 15, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Take cues from Ortigas Company’s Maven at Capitol Commons and get tips from Space Encounters and Heim Interiors on how to spruce up your own home

Coalition asks DepEd to create mutual aid for teachers

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Teacher s Dignity Coalition s call comes after a teacher in Malabon City died due to cardiac arrest on December 22 leaving a huge unsettled bill

Everything we ate at Sekitori, an awesome Japanese restaurant in Pasig

Sep 29, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Sashimi hot pot donburi ramen sushi rolls and more – name it Sekitori probably has it

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

6 office neighborhoods, 20 great restaurants for power lunches, meetings, and more

Sep 03, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Looking for a place near you that s for cheap? Or perfect for a meeting?

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Quiz: How well do you know Ortigas Center?

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Test your knowledge on one of Metro Manila’s most important commercial and business districts

The promise and pitfalls of Pasig City's new bus line

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:27 AM

What are the problems and potentials of the newly launched bus service in Pasig City?

FREE RIDES. The Pasig City government launches its free bus ride service around the central business district. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Pasig launches bus service around central business district

Jun 22, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Commuters can ride the buses for free along 4 routes around the city s business district and nearby areas

FREE RIDES. The Pasig City government launches its free bus ride service around the central business district. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Snapshot of a city: Ortigas Center at a glance

Jun 04, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Fast facts on the people places and things that make up the Ortigas Center

Ortigas Center: A bustling CBD in the heart of Metro Manila

May 20, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Be inspired to explore more of this mini city through this animated infographic

No way to go but up: A look into Metro Manila’s CBDs

May 16, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Makati BGC and Ortigas Center: What makes each business district unique and thriving?

Minami Saki, a sakura-inspired Japanese restaurant in Ortigas

Apr 16, 2016 - 8:28 PM

A smoking coffee jelly a spread of sushi covered in a secret Aburi sauce and more – check out what you can eat at Minami Saki

Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

One night with 'Heneral Luna'

Nov 15, 2015 - 3:16 PM

As an actor ayoko ma stuck sa isang role [But] I am a citizen of the Philippines before an actor says John Arcilla on his role as Antonio Luna

Fire hits building under construction in Ortigas Center

Nov 02, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The fire at Avantguard building originates from the basement As of posting the fire is on 4th alarm

4th ALARM. Fire hits the Avantguard building along Jade Drive in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

NEDA body approves NAIA and LRT4 PPP projects

Jul 21, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Less than a week before President Benigno Aquino III s final State of the Nation Address the government moves forward with two key infrastructure projects

EXPECTATIONS MET? The Philippines' PPP thrust targets to roll out 20 more infrastructure deals in the pipeline. Photos from Wikipedia

Supreme Court justice a party to unpaid P20-million loan

Jul 08, 2015 - 10:30 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Will now Supreme Court Justice Presbitero Velasco be asked to pay for a multi million peso loan he endorsed 18 years ago?

MRT operations stopped due to stalled train

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:06 PM

A northbound train stalls between the Ortigas and Santolan stations but as of 9:11 pm operations are back to normal says the MMDA

Christmas 2014: 10 hotel buffets, special holiday meals

Nov 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Prices schedules and the introduction of the Turkducken

Aquino to grace Marco Polo Ortigas' grand opening

Jul 08, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Establishments such as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila are expected to bolster the Philippine tourism industry the presidential spokesperson says

Marco Polo Ortigas in Manila photo from the hotel's Facebook page

Floating house, aerodynamic school top archi-design contest

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:37 PM

Young architects’ winning designs will be adopted in Yolanda reconstruction efforts

Disaster-resilient homes: Archi-design competition finalists announced

May 14, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The winning design will be used by Habitat for Humanity Philippines in the construction of new houses in Yolanda hit areas

DOTC eyes bus rapid transit, more walkways, car-less cities

Apr 17, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Bus rapid transit improved walkways and car less cities are plans that may just see road sharing become a reality in the Philippines

EFFICIENT TRANSPORT. This bus rapid transit system in Peru shows how road-sharing can work in urban areas

Things to do: April 11-17

Apr 11, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Holy Week is just around the corner But before you leave the Metro here are some things that are happening this week

Fire hits Robinsons Galleria

Oct 29, 2013 - 11:39 PM

4th UPDATE The fire starts at 11:10 pm at the department store; before 1 am guests of a nearby hotel are allowed back in

MALL FIRE. Firetrucks are outside Robinsons Galleria after a fire hit the mall's department store. Photo by RAPPLER/Rodneil Quiteles

#FoodTrip: Food Truck Park at Capitol Commons

Sep 29, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Experience food trucks at Capitol Commons in Pasig City

SHAWARMA BROS. Better than the shawarma wraps we're all used to. Photo: Peter Imbong

'Ninoy linked up with the Left to aid presidential ambition'

Aug 25, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Talking about Aquino s ties with communists Ateneo professor Leloy Claudio says For once the pathological liar Ferdinand Marcos was not lying

Photo from official Tumblr page of the Presidential Museum and Library

Make the most of your flooded holiday

Aug 20, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Stranded? Here are suggestions on how to make the most of your [wet] idle time

STRANDED? Worry not: here are ways for you to enjoy the wait

More global, BPO firms set up offices in metro

Aug 06, 2013 - 3:30 PM

Office vacancies in the metro decline in Q2 as more companies set up shops

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME. More global and BPO firms chose prime and grade A office spaces across Metro Manila in the second quarter. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

10 facts about Mr Gay World PH 2013

Aug 03, 2013 - 2:51 PM

Erimar Ortigas is in Belgium to compete in international gay pageant

ROLE MODEL. Erimar Ortigas hopes to be an inspiration for LGBTs. Photos from his Facebook page

Ayala gains edge over SM in Ortigas battle

Jul 23, 2013 - 12:44 PM

The Ayala group s allies in the Ortigas family s holding firm gets the tie breaking support of the Catholic Church in the boardroom battle for control of the owners of prime land in Metro Manila

Slow and steady: Ortigas and Co.'s development strategy

Jun 05, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Ortigas and Co strategy is to develop their current land bank slowly and steadily with no plans to expand outwards or acquire new land

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. Ortigas and Co.'s conservative strategy has been their strength says Joey Santos, GM of real estate. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Ortigas & Co to complete mixed-use project by 2018

Jun 04, 2013 - 11:18 PM

The project will feature a shopping mall cinema supermarket and residential condominiums

MEETING A NEED. Joey Santos, general manager of the real estate division said the new Capitol Hill complex will feature one of the only high rise condominiums in the area. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Serendra blast raises safety concerns among condo buyers

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:19 PM

Future buyers are making more inquiries about the safety features of high rise buildings following the blast at Serendra Two condominium units in Bonifacio Global City

Blasts at a condominium units have potential buyers being more vigilant about safety measures. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

A world of rice

May 19, 2013 - 2:24 PM

FoodieFridays: There s a new menu in town and it s all about rice meals from all over the world

WORLD OF RICE. Rice dishes from all over the world are the focus of Oakwood Ortigas' new menu. All photos by Pia Ranada

No way to go but up

May 16, 2013 - 5:01 PM

A look into Metro Manila s CBDs

Around-the-corner hotel adventures at Richmonde

May 10, 2013 - 2:53 PM

For Metro Manila residents who want a change of scene but want to avoid the extra hassle of an out of town trip hotels around town can be the best solution

SUPERB STAYCATION. See the city in a different light just by exploring the hotels nearby. Richmonde Hotel's heated pool is protected from the elements by the sky-light ceiling. All photos by Rappler.com

Forgotten Soldiers: Ode to Bataan's scouts

Apr 09, 2013 - 3:32 PM

This documentary sheds much light on the hardly overnight Fall of Bataan

BETTER LATE THAN TOO LATE. ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ is a 7-decades-hence documentary about the heroic Filipino fighters in the Battle of Bataan. All images courtesy of the Ortigas Foundation Library