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1 dead, another critical in after-party shooting in Pasig

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:21 PM

While leaving an all-night party, two buddies are gunned down in a parking area

Quezon City, Pasig road reblocking and repair: November 2-5

Nov 02, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Expect traffic slowdown in these 5 areas over the weekend

What responders, public should do during a terrorist attack

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:06 PM

This is the 10th city-wide earthquake drill and second terror simulation of Pasig City

IN PHOTOS: Pasig holds 10th citywide earthquake drill

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Pasig City preps its citizens through realistic simulation exercises in its 10th annual citywide earthquake drill

Pasig citywide earthquake drill. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Pasig’s public safety project named one of Asia’s 'most outstanding'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners.

How do LGUs decide on localized class suspensions?

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Local disaster risk reduction and management offices use scientific data to decide whether it is worth it and safe to send students to school and government employees to work

Floodwaters rose around the Manila City Hall as the afternoon heavy downpour brought about by the effect of Typhoon Maria stranded commuters trying to catch their ride home. July 7, 2018

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

Traffic advisory for Independence Day 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:39 PM

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Pasig City's most wanted arrested

May 15, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Police say Ronald Russel Santos allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in 2016

MOST WANTED. Ronald Russel Santos is arrested in Barangay San Miguel in Pasig, after a citizen reported his presence in the area. Sourced photo

First-time voters ‘excited, confused’ during 2018 barangay, SK elections

May 14, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Voters as young as 15 years are able to vote in the Sangguniang Kabataan elections, the first youth polls held in 8 years

Photos by Camille Elemia/Rappler

LOOK: Protected bike lanes in Pasig

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Pasig City government installs physical separation facilities along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue and F Ortigas Jr Road in Ortigas Center to protect bikers

PROTECTED. Pasig City government installed railings to segregate bikers from vehicles along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Metro Manila homes reduced to housing – UP professor

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:53 PM

'We have reduced home to housing as simply a commodity,' says UP economics professor Chester Arcilla at an urban development forum

'WHAT IS A HOME?' UP professor Chester Arcillano asks the audience at the UrbanisMO forum what makes a home. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

How to win war on traffic? Talk to your barangay officials – transport planner

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:23 PM

Transportation planner Robert Siy says the war on traffic is largely fought at the local level

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER. Robert Siy delivers a presentation at the UrbanisMO forum at the Ateneo Law School. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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

Fire hits warehouse, residences in Pasig City

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Superintendent Arturo Marcos of the Bureau of Fire Protection says it is a fifth alarm fire

PASIG FIRE. The fire in Barangay Rosario, Pasig City. Photo with permission from @pacificnotions on Twitter

Will body cameras solve alleged police abuse in the drug war?

Jan 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The PNP's latest initiative, which it prepares to roll out in 2018, involves more than just strapping another gadget to cops who conduct raids and arrests

DSWD calls for release of minors detained in Pasig facility

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Two minors – aged 12 and 13 – have already been released while 8 are still detained without a court order

BARIKADANG BAYAN. Residents of East Bank Floodway in Barangay Sta. Lucia, Pasig City set up barricades at the entrance of their community as defense of their homes against demolition threat on August 31, 2017. Photo by Kathy Yamzon

No beatings inside Pasig youth center, says juvenile council

Sep 05, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Juvenile Justice Welfare Council checks on the children detained after government officials were barred from inspecting the facility

BARIKADANG BAYAN. Residents of East Bank Floodway in Barangay Sta. Lucia, Pasig City set up barricades at the entrance of their community as defense of their homes against demolition threat on August 31, 2017. Photo by Kathy Yamzon

Gov’t execs barred from inspecting youth facility in Pasig City

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:07 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development acts on reports that minors arrested from a protest last week in Pasig City are being beaten up

BLOCKED. DSWD Undersecretary Malou Turalde-Jarabe and Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas are barred from inspecting a youth facility in Pasig City. Photo from Gabriela Women's Party

41 Kadamay members arrested in Pasig over protest vs demolition

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Kadamay members protest the impending demolition of their houses in the Manggahan Floodway area

#MMShakeDrill: What to do during a terror attack

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM

What happens when terrorists take advantage of a city devastated by a calamity?

Heavy traffic in Pasig on July 15 due to fun run

Jul 10, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Several roads will be congested when the city holds the Makulay na Takbuhan sa Araw ng Pasig on Saturday July 15

Quezon City, Pasig road reblocking and repair: June 3-5

Jun 02, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Expect traffic slowdown in these 6 areas over the weekend

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

WATCH: Pasig City battles blazes with unmanned firefighting machine

May 05, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The unmanned firefighting machine can pump 2 500 liters of water per minute and help firefighters do their job in safer environment

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?

Explosion, fire hit Pasig gas station

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:34 AM

The explosion and fire are caused by a gas leak at an LPG refilling station; at least 26 people are injured

Some Pasig City roads closed for Dec 11 Paskotitap Parade

Dec 11, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The temporary road closure affects main roads such as Ortigas Ave Extension and Dr Sixto Antonio Ave on Sunday December 11

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

Heavy traffic expected in Pasig due to INC event on June 28

Jun 27, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The Pasig City government tells motorists and commuters to take alternate routes and avoid the area around the PhilSports Arena

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

'Son of Pasig' Jovito Salonga laid to rest in his hometown

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:02 PM

The elder statesman who died on March 10 is lauded by city officials as an inspiration to Pasigueños for his commitment to public service

LAID TO REST. The Pasig-born Jovito Salonga is laid to rest in his hometown, beside the grave of his late wife. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Foul smell from factory bothers QC, Pasig residents

Nov 23, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Residents have been complaining since Sunday evening November 22

FOUL SMELL. A plant in Bagumbayan, Quezon City has been releasing fumes since late Sunday, November 22, which has caused the foul smell reaching Pasig City. Photo by: Pia Ranada/Rappler

Lessons learned from the Metro Manila Shake Drill

Aug 17, 2015 - 3:51 PM

We hope other countries not only the Philippines and Cambodia can prepare for and minimize risks for any kind of disaster

TRAPPED. Rescue workers extract mock victims trapped inside a collapsed structure during the Metro Manila Shake Drill at the LRT2 Santolan Depot in Pasig City on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong

FAST FACTS: Pasig City

Jul 02, 2015 - 9:21 AM

To commemorate Pasig City s July 2 founding anniversary here are some interesting facts about one of the country s oldest local government units

In Pasig, child-friendly programs are a community effort

May 05, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Pasig City boasts educational programs health services and an approach to child protection that encourages the involvement of the entire community

KITCHEN SKILLS. Children learn to cook, in one of Pasig City's youth development programs. Photo from Pasig City website

Big fire hits Pasig residential area

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED Authorities declare a fire out at 1:25 pm

GENERAL ALARM. Informal settlers occupy the Pasig residential area hit by a fire on February 28. Photo by Mark Jerome Mutuc

Fighting malnutrition in the floodways of Pasig

Jan 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Cooperation among all stakeholders is key to fighting hunger and malnutrition

Anti-corruption run set this October

Sep 05, 2014 - 6:04 PM

The run is an awareness campaign on the corruption issue to encourage citizen participation in good governance

New animated TV program for kids launched

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Kuwentong Pambata is an animated series of 52 Adarna Storybooks enriched with day care and kindergarten appropriate lessons

Road closure, traffic re-routing on Pasig City Day

Jul 01, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Find out which roads will be closed and which alternative routes you can take due to the civic parade in Pasig City on Wednesday July

Photo courtesy of the Pasig City official website

Pasig modernizes disaster management

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:56 AM

What has Pasig City learned from tropical storm Ondoy? How are they applying it to prepare for future disasters?

Pasig City: Learning from Ondoy, ready for the rain

Jun 18, 2014 - 6:43 PM

Pasig City is a recognized leader in urban disaster preparedness But the city was not always this prepared Rappler takes a look at what makes this City resilient

Pasig City weapons vs disaster: Communication, cooperation

Mar 17, 2014 - 11:14 PM

What has Pasig City learned from Ondoy? How do residents prepare for natural disasters?

Pasig City: Bonding communities key to disaster mitigation

Mar 11, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Learning from past disasters Pasig City creates a system where its communities help each another in times of crisis

ONE COMMUNITY. Pasig City conducts a tabletop simulation for disaster preparedness. All images by Gen Cruz/ Rappler

Taguig appeals CA ruling on Fort Bonifacio

Sep 01, 2013 - 3:28 PM

Taguig City files a Motion for Reconsideration MR before the Court of Appeals CA that recently declared that Fort Bonifacio was a part of Makati City

Fort Bonifacio belongs to Makati – CA

Aug 05, 2013 - 6:09 PM

The decision reverts 729 15 hectares to Makati The contested area starts from behind the posh Magallanes Dasmariñas and Forbes Park all the way to parts of Guadalupe

PNP: 53 cases of election violations in a day

May 14, 2013 - 8:10 AM

There are 53 cases of election violations from May 12 to May 13 2013 alone

Seeing Stars

Feb 20, 2013 - 7:19 PM

Canadian indie pop royalty shine bright in Manila debut

STARS ON EARTH. The Canadian indie pop band declared that they have 'family' in the Philippines. All photos by Paolo Marinduque

IN PHOTOS: 'Fireflies' ride through Metro streets

Nov 18, 2012 - 8:50 PM

Thousands of cyclists rode through the streets of Metro Manila on Sunday November 18 in this year s Tour of the Fireflies

FOR NATURE. Cycling enthusiasts participate in the 14th Tour of the Fireflies in Manila on November 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS