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LOOK: Customs seizes live venomous tarantulas

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The Bureau of Customs finds 757 tarantulas concealed in gift-wrapped oatmeal and cookies which came from Poland

Photo from BOC-PIAD

Canadian nabbed for receiving asthma drug illegal in PH

Mar 20, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Canadian Gary Gardner Mader is arrested in Pasay City after receiving a package with 650 tablets of ephedrine

ILLEGAL DRUG. Ephedrine, a stimulant which could be used for asthma relief, is seized from a Canadian at a delivery service office. PNP Photo

U.S. fugitive wanted on child porn charges arrested in Pampanga

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The arrest follows a nearly two-year search for Joel Aquino Pasay, who was indicted in May of 2017 for the receipt of child pornography

Pasig downs new finals foe Pasay, reclaims Chooks 3x3 crown

Mar 09, 2019 - 7:06 PM

An undermanned Pasig squad outlasts Pasay to capture its second 3x3 leg championship

RULERS ANEW. The Pasig squad of (starting third from left) Troy Rike, Dylan Ababou, Taylor Statham, and Joshua Munzon emerge as fourth-leg champions. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Entire Pasay police station anti-drug team sacked for extortion

Mar 06, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The Pasay Police Station 1 drug enforcement team allegedly demanded P100,000 from the family of a detained drug suspect in exchange for freedom

LONE ARREST. Only one cop was arrested from the anti-drug team, PO2 Sajid Anwar Nasser. The rest were able to escape. PNP CITF photo

Eastern police, Pasay city top cops sacked after extortion incidents

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:30 AM

EPD director Chief Superintendent Bernabe Balba and Pasay city police chief Senior Superintendent Noel Flores are fired for command responsibility

SACKED GENERAL. Chief Superintendent Bernabe Balba of the Eastern Police District is fired for command responsibility. PNP photo

Gov't goes after more businesses polluting Manila Bay, waterways

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The Laguna Lake Development Authority finds more businesses with environmental violations in Pasay and Manila

The Laguna Lake Development Authority has issued 5 cease and desist orders, 3 ex-parte orders and 12 notice of violations to erring businesses in the cities of Pasay and Manila on Tuesday, February 19. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Customs confiscates cache of firearms, ammunition in Pasay City

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The Bureau of Customs seizes pistols, ammunition and ammunition magazines

CONFISCATED. Customs seized these guns and ammo at a warehouse in Pasay City. Photo by Bureau of Customs

9 dead after fire razes house in Pasay City

Feb 07, 2019 - 8:42 AM

An entire family of 5 who occupied the first floor of the two-story house perished in the fire, say authorities

CHARRED. Crime scene investigators and funeral parlor personnel recover the charred bodies from a house along Almazor street. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Next case for Trillanes: Charged with grave threat in Pasay

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:55 PM

‘Like all the other harassment cases filed against me, I will face this squarely,’ says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

NEW YEAR, NEW CHARGES. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces new charges, this time for grave threat before the Pasay City Regional Trial Court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gloria Arroyo cleared of electoral sabotage in 2007 polls case

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:01 PM

(UPDATED) The Pasay court does not believe in the credibility of the whistleblower, former Maguindanao provincial administrator Norie Unas

CLEARED. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is cleared of electoral sabotage in the alleged rigging of the 2007 senatorial elections. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Ex-Pasay lawmaker Lorna Verano Yap dies on Christmas Day

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:27 AM

Yap was diagnosed with brain cancer in October. Her children says she died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of December 25.

REST IN PEACE. Lorna Verano Yap was Pasay congresswoman for 5 years. Photo from her Facebook page

Balangiga Bells on display on December 12, 13

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:57 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Balangiga Bells are available for public viewing on December 12 and 13 at the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum

BELLS RETURNED. The Balangiga Bells are unloaded at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, its first stop in its historic return to the Philippines after 117 years. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

DOJ requests, then withdraws, hold departure order vs Trillanes in Pasay court

Dec 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

A motion for a hold departure order against Trillanes is still pending before the Davao City Regional Trial Court

OVERSEAS TRAVEL. Senator. Antonio Trillanes is scheduled to travel to the USA and Europe beginning December 11, 2018. Rappler screenshot

9 UAAP Finals ticket scalpers arrested

Dec 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Pasay City police round up the scalpers at the Mall of Asia Arena before Game 1 of the UAAP Finals between Ateneo and the University of the Philippines

ARRESTED. The Pasay police will continue to crack down on ticket scalpers. Photo from NCRPO

Pasay cop, killer of model Grab driver dead in shootout

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:35 AM

(UPDATED) According to a police report, suspect Narc Delemios fired at cops after seeing them approaching his hideout in Pasay City

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

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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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