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LOOK: Manila, Pasig governments welcome 'Back to Bakuna' immunization program

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Health chief Francisco Duque III assures Manila and Pasig parents that vaccines work

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III administers a measles vaccine to a student during the school-based immunization campaign attended by local official led by city Mayor Vico Sotto and Representative Roman Romulo at the Pasig Elementary School on July 16, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pasig City opens hotline for complaints, public record requests

Jul 15, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Here is how Pasig City residents can access its 24-hour information and complaints service

COMPLAINTS UNIT. The Pasig City government opens a 24/7 hotline and information desk also accessible online in an effort to increase transparency and cut corruption in the bureaucracy. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Vico Sotto promises to tell 'the good, the bad, the ugly' about Pasig City

Jul 15, 2019 - 2:07 PM

The Pasig City Mayor says he would dismiss and punish errant city workers, as he opens a 24-hour public information and complaints desk

MORE TRANSPARENCY. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto launches a 24-hour public information & complaints desk to address corruption and lapses in city government services. Photo by Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The good mayors need us

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Well-intentioned local chief executives are up against vested interests that reject reforms, as well as temptations that come with power

Vico Sotto orders inventory of supplies amid missing P1.4B

Jul 14, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Pasig City government is 'now conducting a physical count of supplies and materials,' says Mayor Vico Sotto

New Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto takes his oath of office at the Pasig City Sports Center on Sunday, June 30, in the presence of his celebrity parents Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Vico Sotto tells Zagu: 'Follow the law, respect workers’ rights'

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The Pasig mayor intervenes in a tussle between unionist and pro-management workers, and defends the protesters' right to remain on strike

VICO SOTTO. The newbie city legislator is poised to win the mayoralty race, ending the decades-long hold of the Eusebios. File photo from Vico Sotto's Facebook

COA flags Pasig City for excessive supplies worth P775 million

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:05 PM

'The excessive procurement of supplies and materials resulted in the slow/non-moving inventory items that may eventually go to waste,' says the Commission on Audit

‘Hindi kami aalis!’ Union, pro-management workers clash at Zagu factory strike in Pasig

Jul 09, 2019 - 3:19 PM

The clash effectively destroys a month-long picket line established by workers on strike

DEFIANT. Members of Organization of Zagu Workers-Solidarity of Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms and labor organizers raise their fists as they shout, '€œHindi kami aalis!'€ (We will not leave), despite the dispersal of their picket line and gate barricade in Pasig City on July 8, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

Pasig’s Vico Sotto to city hall workers: Smile even when 'not in the mood'

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The new mayor uses his father's brand of humor as he issues a stern warning to city hall employees

NO JOKE. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto (2nd right) tells city hall employees to do their jobs properly and with a smile. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Supporters suffer from food poisoning at Imelda Marcos' birthday party

Jul 03, 2019 - 1:43 PM

(5th UPDATE) Senator Imee Marcos says their family did not organize the party for the former first lady

FOOD POISONING VICTIM. Hundreds of people  suffered from food poisoning after attending the party for Imelda Marcos in Pasig City on July 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

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

Vico Sotto welcomes electoral protest of defeated Pasig City mayor

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:04 PM

'Sa akin, okay lang dahil lalong makikita ng lahat kung gaano ka-accurate ang resulta' says Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto who beat the incumbent by a wide margin

YOUNGEST MAYOR. Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto during his proclamation at the Pasig City Hall. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Sotto, Romulo proclamation marred by pro-Eusebio protest

May 15, 2019 - 8:42 AM

The victories of Vico Sotto and Roman Romulo end the 27-year political dominance of the Eusebio family in Pasig City

Proclamation of newly elected Mayor Vico Sotto and Vice Mayor Roman Romula at Pasig City Hall. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Eusebio on his way out; Vico Sotto set to win as Pasig mayor

May 14, 2019 - 1:35 AM

Roman Romulo, meanwhile, is likely to beat another Eusebio, reelectionist congressman Ricky Eusebio

VICO SOTTO. The newbie city legislator is poised to win the mayoralty race, ending the decades-long hold of the Eusebios. File photo from Vico Sotto's Facebook

Last push: Where 2019 senatorial candidates close their campaigns

May 11, 2019 - 5:18 PM

(UPDATED) Here's where and how the senatorial candidates are spending their last days on the campaign trail

On the last day of the 2019 election campaign, reelectionist Sen. Nancy Binay is joined by Rep. Gus Tambunting while visiting a public market in Sucat Road. Sen. Binay woed Paranaque voters as she barnstormed barangays BF Homes, San Isidro, La Huerta, Dongalo and Baclaran in Paranaque City. Photo courtesy of Senator Nancy Binay Media

Man arrested in 2016 for alleged drug peddling at Closeup concert killed

May 03, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Josh Habalo dies on the spot after motorcycle-riding gunmen fire at him in Pasig City

DRUG DEALER? Alleged Pasay Concert drug seller Joshua Habalo is presented to the press at the National Bureau Investigation in Manila on May 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pasig City residents share water supply woes

Mar 23, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Rappler goes around Pasig City to ask how a most basic human need – or the lack of it – affects a community

STRUGGLES. People from all walks of life in Pasig City share their experiences and struggles due to the water crisis hitting parts of Metro Manila and Rizal. Photos by Sofia Virtudes, Nicole Del Rosario, Jillian Siervo, and Isabel Lupac/Rappler

Red Cross sends water tanks to Rizal Medical Center in Pasig

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Rizal Medical Center in Pasig is among the hospitals hardest hit by the current water crisis

RESCUE. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque visits Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City, to witness the distribution of water from the Philippine Red Cross and Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Shabu-making chemicals seized in Pasig raid

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Police say the location was allegedly owned by a close relative of Philip Jacob Nocum, the tenant occupying a house which turned out to be a shabu laboratory in North Greenhills

RAID. Various equipment and chemicals are seized at a raid in San Juan. Another raid in Pasig led to more chemicals being uncovered. Contirbuted photo

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