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Pasay prosecutor summons Trillanes for 2nd inciting to sedition complaint

Oct 16, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The complaint stems from the press statements of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV when his amnesty was voided

EMBATTLED. Senator Antonio Trillanes is summoned to the Pasay Prosecutor's Office for a hearing over an inciting to sedition complaint. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pasay barangay chairman shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen

Aug 09, 2018 - 1:50 AM

Pasay Barangay 28 Chairman Jovie Decena is shot dead while sitting outside the village outpost

DEAD ON ARRIVAL. Pasay barangay captain Jovie Decena is gunned down right outside a barangay outpost. Photo from Decena's Facebook page

Sharon Cuneta's brother Chet to run for Pasay mayor

Jul 02, 2018 - 1:15 PM

The actress announces that her brother Cesar 'Chet' Cuneta, a pilot, aims to follow in the footsteps of their late father Pablo Cuneta

Old Manila redux: Locavore introduces 4 new dishes

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:33 PM

The new additions include a lot of seafood

NEW ON THE MENU. Roasted tocino asado is among the latest additions to Locavore's menu. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: W Mall opens in Pasay

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The new mall along Macapagal Boulevard has a Waltermart, a Miniso, a Kidzoona, and many more

W Mall Opening. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Faeldon gets 'no special treatment' in jail – BJMP

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is transferred from the Senate to the Pasay City Jail, while his petition remains pending before the Supreme Court

TRANSFERRED. Former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is escorted by police and Senate security during his transfer to the Pasay City Jail on January 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Philippines prepares to welcome ASEAN Summit 2017 guests

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

A day before delegates to the ASEAN Summit 2017 are to start arriving, Manila is in a frenzy for last-minute preparations

ALL OUT. The International Media Center looks like something right out out of a social media company office. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

National Children’s Month marked by call to save kids from drugs

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The Council for the Welfare of Children leads the soft launch of their campaign 'Pito Bata Pito' that seeks to empower kids to call for help when in crisis

WHISTLE FOR HELP. The Council for the Welfare of Children launches their Pito, Bata, Pito campaign to encourage children in distress to call for help. Photo from DSWD.

Ligaya's sorrow: Losing a brother to the drug war

Oct 29, 2017 - 8:40 PM

This year, cemetery cleaner Ligaya Medina will be taking care of one more tomb – her brother's

MEMORY. Ligaya Medina holds a photo of Ericardo as she sits beside her daughter in their home and sari-sari store built in between tombs at the Pasay Municipal Cemetery. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ideas to keep kids safe on the road

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:02 PM

'We want to make more people aware of the need for safety of children,' says Safe Kids Philippines executive director Jesus dela Fuente

SAFE KIDS. Children celebrate the International Walk to School Week by conducting various activities to promote road safety. Photo by Heinz Orais/Safe Kids Philippines

Aguirre files wiretapping complaint vs Hontiveros

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Aguirre says he will also file an ethics complaint before the Senate against Hontiveros

WIRETAPPING. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II files a wiretapping complaint against Senator Risa Hontiveros before the Pasay City Prosecutors' Office on October 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Tragedy in Tramo: The wrong boy killed

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Jayross 'Utoy' Brondial, 13, is killed by a motorcycle-riding, masked gunman, whom neighbors believe was after another neighbor – Gary 'Gayi' Alandra, who is on top of the barangay drug watch list

INNOCENT. Neighbors and barangay officials vouch for the innocence of Jayross ‘Utoy’ Brondial, who was killed by a gunman on September 24, 2017, while sitting outside their house. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

13-year-old boy shot dead in Pasay

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Jayross Brondial just came out of their house to sit outside when he was shot dead in broad daylight

SHOT DEAD. Jayross Grepal was shot dead in a Pasay neighborhood. Photo from Grepal's Facebook page

5 dead in Pasay City stabbing incident

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:14 PM

UPDATED The suspect kills his girlfriend and attacks a number of others killing 4 others and injuring 4 more

Pasay City councilor shot dead in SM Southmall

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:42 PM

6th UPDATE Pasay City Councilor Borbie Rivera is declared dead on arrival in Asian Hospital at 8:57 pm on Saturday

DoubleDragon, Ascott to build 5-star luxury serviced apartment in Pasay

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Ascott DD Meridian Park Manila will sit on a 5 567 square meter lot within the 4 8 hectare complex of DoubleDragon and is set to have over 300 units

FIVE-STAR. DoubleDragon says the construction of Ascott-DD Meridian Park Manila is set to break ground by end-2017. Logo from DoubleDragon

Resorts World sprinklers worked but were not enough, says BFP

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Fire officials say they could not enter immediately because it was not just a fire they were up against but also a gunman

FIRE IN CASINO. Smoke billows at the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay City after a gunman set the casino on fire on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Families of casino attack victims get no help from Resorts World, funeral homes

Jun 03, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Funeral parlors are imposing conditions before releasing the bodies families say while Resorts World has not delivered on full support and assistance it promised

FURIOUS FAMILIES. Michael Coria says that their family just wants to begin the funeral service for their relative Merylle Ala, but has just been burdened with instructions. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Suspect in Resorts World attack a 'longtime guest,' says BFP

Jun 02, 2017 - 5:46 PM

The suspect had been staying in a 5th floor room for some time already familiar with security personnel the Bureau of Fire Protection information chief cites probe

RESPONDER. A Firefighter breaks a glass window of the Resorts World Hotel following a fire on June 2, 2017.

Resorts World Manila confirms 35 dead, denies security lapse

Jun 02, 2017 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED Management says the cause of deaths is likely suffocation and that protocol dictated security personnel cannot have firearms

MOVING TO SAFER GROUNDS. Guests at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on June 2, 2017, evacuate after an unknown gunmen open fire and burn a part of the casino causing panic to guests and employees resulting to deaths and injuries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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?

Judge disbarred for sexually harassing fellow judge

Apr 02, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Pasay Metropolitan Trial Court Judge Eliza Yu is also sanctioned for refusing to take on night court duty

The Drug War: Execution at Cessna

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:55 AM

According to the narrative now held acceptable under the administration of Rodrigo Duterte Jhay Lord Clemente deserved to die

De Lima: Cop killing suspect about to surrender 'clearly a crime'

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The Commission on Human Rights has already sent an investigation team saying there seems to be an excessive use of force

CLEARLY A CRIME. Senator Leila De Lima says the recent killing of a drug suspect in Pasay City while signifying intent to surrender is a 'clear criminal act.' File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CHR: Police 'tortured' father-son drug suspects killed in Pasay jail

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The concerned officers committed a violation of the right against arbitrary deprivation of life and torture based on our forensic autopsy report says the Commission on Human Rights

NO WARRANT. Harra Kazuo, the partner of the JP Bertes, admitted before the Senate on August 22, 2016 that JP was supposed to already surrender before cops killed him on July 7, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

7 women, 6 minors rescued from Pasay trafficking ring

Aug 11, 2016 - 8:32 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says the victims were from the provinces and being groomed for escort services – a euphemism for sex work – in high end hotels in Metro Manila

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.

Duterte admin to roll out stalled PPP deals by 2017 – NEDA chief

Jul 06, 2016 - 5:37 PM

This administration will not do what the last administration did Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says

INFRA BACKLOG. The Duterte administration will push forward public-private partnership (PPP) projects that stopped making progress under former President Benigno Aquino III's watch

Motorists advised: Expect heavy traffic as INC holds event in Pasay

Jun 24, 2016 - 1:12 PM

Expect heavy traffic around the Cuneta Astrodome area in Pasay City as the INC holds an evangelical mission until 6 pm on Friday

EVANGELICAL MISSION. The INC will conduct its Lingap Pamamahayag event in Pasay City. File photo

WATCH: Senator Sotto's privilege speech on the Closeup concert deaths

May 31, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Watch the privilege speech on Rappler

5 failed, shelved PPP projects under Aquino admin

May 29, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines public private partnership thrust faces a stern test Will the Duterte administration continue these stalled projects?

STERN TEST. Getting PPP projects from advertisements to the tarmac seems to take ages. Images from Wikipedia.org

2 concert-goers died due to heart attack – Pasay police

May 23, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The police are looking at 3 possible causes behind the deaths of the 5 victims: drugs heatstroke and poisoning

PARTY GONE BAD. Controversy follows the latest Closeup Forever Summer rave concert after 5 attendees passed away on May 22. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

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May 23, 2016 - 12:12 PM

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Former Pasay mayor Peewee Trinidad dies

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:48 PM

The former Pasay City mayor suffered from complications from pneumonia He was 82

PASSED AWAY. Former Pasay City Mayor Peewee Trinidad passed away on March 4, 2016. Photo from the Facebook page of Peewee Trinidad

In between Pasay sorties, Binay goes shopping...

Feb 15, 2016 - 10:03 PM

for new pairs of eyeglasses

NEW SPECS. Binay squeezes in some shopping time between his Pasay and Parañaque sorties on February 15. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Binay warns gov't workers using anti-poverty fund to buy votes for LP

Feb 15, 2016 - 4:49 PM

The UNA standard bearer says his camp will sue any government worker caught electioneering

EXPANDED ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM. Vice President Jejomar Binay, standard-bearer of the United Nationalist Alliance, tells voters in Pasay City on February 15, 2016, it's a lie that he will discontinue the Pantawid Pamilya Program of the Aquino government; in fact, he will expand its coverage. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

PPP Center to next admin: Prioritize airports, trains, subway

Feb 11, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Decongesting Metro Manila and other urban areas should be the main goal says the PPP Center

CONTINUITY. PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao says airports, mass transit railways, and subway projects should be the focus of the next administration. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Makati-Pasay-Taguig subway auction targeted for next gov't

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:18 PM

The planned 20 kilometer subway is expected to ease road congestion in the cities of Makati Pasay and Taguig

AUCTION POSTPONED. DOTC initially targeted to auction off the PPP subway deal in the first half of the year; but according to its chief Jun Abaya but it still needs full feasibility study from JICA.

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

CA affirms drug charges verdict vs Malaysian man

Jun 14, 2015 - 4:34 PM

The CA s First Division junks the petition of Lim Tin Chong to reverse the RTC decision that found him guilty of possession and transportation of illegal drugs due to lack of merit

Safer commute? PNP installs CCTV cameras to catch crime

May 29, 2015 - 9:57 PM

The PNP DILG and the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce spearhead a project that is hoped to cut down and help solve crime in high density areas

MMDA, LGUs to ease traffic around NAIA with new scheme

May 04, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Enforcers from the MMDA and cities of Pasay and Parañaque will take charge of major thoroughfares around the airport complex to help ease traffic

NAIA EXPRESSWAY. Airport authorities say the ongoing construction is worsening traffic around the airport complex.

Fire hits two ferry boats near Mall of Asia

Apr 12, 2015 - 6:43 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says the ferry boats sank after being consumed by fire near the SM Mall of Asia

The colorful characters of Pasay's Malibay cenaculo

Apr 02, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Writer Shirin Bhandari walks the streets of Pasay to search for and discover Pasay s Malibay cenaculo

Monday blackouts in parts of Metro Manila

Mar 22, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Parts of Parañaque Pasay Manila Makati and Las Piñas will experience power outages on Monday

MIAA: OFWs' P550 refund claimable years after a flight

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Meanwhile where will interest accrued from the deposited and yet to be refunded fees go? MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado fails to answer the question

DFA: Suspend terminal fee integration pending review

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The foreign affairs department joins advocacy groups the Senate select House members and the labor department in challenging the MIAA policy that violates OFWs rights

VP Binay to MIAA: Stop terminal fee integration

Feb 17, 2015 - 6:27 PM

The fact of their payment is a violation of the law exempting migrant Filipino workers from terminal fees and more importantly contributes to their financial burden

Lawmakers urge suspension of terminal fee integration

Feb 12, 2015 - 7:21 PM

The terminal fee integration is not urgent and that there would be no loss of profit on the part of the government if it is suspended a Senate resolution reads

NAIA. Only passengers departing from the Philippines through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will be affected by the integration of terminal fees into airfares. File photo by EPA