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FDA chief ambush, Binay vs Binay, Facebook | Evening wRap

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:23 PM

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LOOK: Now 'Instagram-worthy' Pasig River bags international award

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Philippines' Pasig River beats China's Yangtze River for the first Asia RiverPrize Award

REVIVED. The Pasig River brags its new look. Photo from the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission

Manila 'trash bin' waterway choked with plastic

Jun 05, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Plastic pollution is a major problem in the Philippines, which along with China, Vietnam, and Indonesia, is frequently listed among the world's worst offenders

EARTH DAY. Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission personnel remove floating and plastic materials from Pasig River in Mandaluyong City on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Earth Day 2018 campaigns to reduce single-use plastics with the theme, "Green the Cities, Green the Oceans. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Gov't puts trash traps, warns 'esteroristas' in Pasig River

May 06, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The problem begins in waterways such as the San Juan River, now the most polluted in Metro Manila

SEA OF TRASH. Volunteers collect garbage in the San Juan River. Photo courtesy of PRRC

Gov't eyes additional boats, terminals for Pasig River ferry system

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The government wants to build 17 new terminals and add 24 boats to serve the ferry system. Once completed, the operation and maintenance of the upgraded system will be offered to the private sector.

INSPECTION. DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno leads the inspection of the Pasig River ferry system on April 4, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Honeylet Avanceña wants Pasig River rehab tackled in Cabinet meeting

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The President's partner is now able to suggest agenda items for Cabinet meetings

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets his attire fixed by his partner Honeylet as they prepare to welcome the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners for the dinner hosted by the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENIAL PHOTO

Roque: Callamard welcome to 'swim in Pasig River'

Mar 03, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the Philippine government will extend the invitation to UN expert Agnes Callamard if she ever visits the Philippines as a tourist

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered the Department of Budget and Management to find means to increase the salaries of teachers. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippines' Pasig River a finalist for international award

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Pasig River is going up against the Tweed River in Scotland the San Antonio River in Texas and the Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers in Alaska

MMDA eyes Pasig River sludge for Manila land reclamation

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says the sludge can be used as infills for land reclamation

COOPERATION. MMDA chairman Danny Lim proposes to use the soil build up of the Pasig River to be used for Manila City's many reclamation projects.

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Jun 19, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Is there hope for Pasig River rehab? Microorganisms can help

Jun 17, 2017 - 5:35 PM

But mud balls aren t the first line of defense We need the river to be cleaned of solid waste says an advocate

MUD BALLS. Effective Microorganism mud balls can help restore Pasig River. Photo by Bea Herrera/Rappler

Peace talks, Dela Rosa, Patriots | Evening wRap

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Dela Rosa: Errant cops to report to Palace, clean Pasig River

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The PNP chief also rejects criticism that his promise to punish policemen is just for show

CLEANING THE RANKS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (C) and DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno (R) at the celebration of the 26th Founding Anniversary of the PNP during the morning flag ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 6, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to 'scalawag' cops: Report to Malacañang, clean up Pasig River

Feb 05, 2017 - 11:49 AM

An angry President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to make them eat the water lilies clogging Pasig River that is behind Malacañang Palace

SCALAWAG COPS. President Rodrigo Duterte orders PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa clean up police ranks. Rappler photo

Parts of Pasig River closed ahead of Black Nazarene feast

Jan 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Boats are barred from parts of the river near Malacañang Palace until early Tuesday morning January 10

SECURITY PREPS. The Philippine Coast Guard closes off parts of the Pasig River near Malacañan ahead of a religious procession that's expected to attract millions of devotees. Photo courtesy of the Official Gazette of the Philippines

IN PHOTOS: Pasig River cruise, a new way to explore Manila

Sep 04, 2016 - 12:43 PM

Here s what you need to know plus all the things you ll see on Zoomanity s Pasig River cruise

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What drives Gina Lopez?

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez vows to make things happen now that she s in government What keeps her going?

LOVE FOR COUNTRY. DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, a longtime environment advocate, talks to Rappler about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. Screenshot from Rappler

COA: Pasig River commission slow to relocate informal settlers

Jun 28, 2016 - 10:07 AM

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission failed to hit its target of relocating 2 973 families living near the river the Commission on Audit says

REHABILITATION. The PRRC aims to clean up waterways and tributaries of the Pasig River. Photo from the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission

Green groups: Lopez is 'right choice' for DENR post

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED But environmentalists also urge Gina Lopez to make a strong statement rejecting environmentally destructive projects her own family is pushing for

Free Pasig River ferry rides on Independence Day

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:18 AM

The public can ride the Pasig River Ferry for free from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm on Independence Day June 12

TEST RUN. The MMDA prototype ferry boat to be used for the revival of the Pasig River ferry service from Guadalupe in Makati to Intramuros in Manila. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Close the Pandacan oil depot

Dec 08, 2014 - 10:00 AM

It is time for us to join the valiant advocates who have been fighting for our safety for more than a decade now

Longer operating hours for Pasig River ferry

May 23, 2014 - 7:19 PM

The longer hours are meant to service more people particularly students going back to school

'BUS FERRY.' Two of the 5 boats being used to operate the Pasig River ferry system. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Free Pasig River ferry trips every Saturday in May

May 08, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The move will help parents buy school supplies for their children in Divisoria says the MMDA

'BUS FERRY.' Two of the 5 boats being used to operate the Pasig River ferry system. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

1 more week of free Pasig ferry rides

May 02, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The MMDA says over 5 000 commuters have been using the revived Pasig River ferry service

'BUS FERRY.' Two of the 5 boats being used to operate the Pasig River ferry system. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Pasig River ferry system: More stations, Android app soon

Apr 28, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Will the latest incarnation of the Pasig River ferry system work this time?

'BUS FERRY.' Two of the 5 boats being used to operate the Pasig River ferry system. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Free ride, coffee as MMDA reopens Pasig ferry system

Apr 25, 2014 - 3:19 PM

The ferry service will be free for passengers for one week starting April 28 to May 2 from 6 am to 7 pm

BRING IT BACK. In this file photo, a family looks the river banks while on a ferry boat travelling along the Pasig River. The ferry service was shut down in 2011 due to losses. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

2 firms eye Pasig ferry services by April

Mar 10, 2014 - 8:19 AM

One of the companies is the original operator Nautical Transport which suspended the service in 2011 due to losses

BRING IT BACK. In this file photo, a family looks the river banks while on a ferry boat travelling along the Pasig River. The ferry service was shut down in 2011 due to losses. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

MMDA test runs Pasig ferry system

Mar 05, 2014 - 4:07 PM

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino says the ferry boats will start operating in April They can carry 40 passengers each

BRING IT BACK. In this file photo, a family looks the river banks while on a ferry boat travelling along the Pasig River. The ferry service was shut down in 2011 due to losses. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Marina: Metro traffic to worsen; invest in ferry services

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The Marina Industry Authority tells ship owners and operators it s time to closely consider making an investment in the business of ferrying passengers

BRING IT BACK. In this file photo, a family looks the river banks while on a ferry boat travelling along the Pasig River. The ferry service was shut down in 2011 due to losses. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Recto: Tap 'nautical roads' to ease Mega Manila traffic

Feb 18, 2014 - 8:03 PM

If the streets are full of cars and we want to travel then let’s go amphibian says the senator

BRING IT BACK. In this file photo, a family looks the river banks while on a ferry boat travelling along the Pasig River. The ferry service was shut down in 2011 due to losses. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Pasig River: Solution to Metro Manila traffic?

Feb 17, 2014 - 5:19 PM

The nautical road said Recto would help alleviate the carmaggedon that will be caused by 15 major road construction projects in Metro Manila

Failed relocation in 'Bayan ni Juan'

Nov 23, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Residents are so impoverished sex for food prostitution exists in the community

Oil depot violates zoning, sanitary laws

Jun 25, 2013 - 5:44 PM

The Sta Ana oil depot does not have zoning and sanitary permits and violated electrical regulations

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Larraine's Marketing, which keeps tanks of bunker oil in its facility, violated zoning, environmental, sanitation and electrical regulations. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

DENR: Depot source of oil spill to face charges

Jun 25, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Government is cleaning up the oil spill that contaminated the Pasig River over the weekend DENR suspended operations of the depot and vows to file charges

Oil depot breaks environmental laws; suspended

Jun 24, 2013 - 9:23 PM

Larraine Marketing the source of oil spill in Pasig River has been operating for years without environmental and business permits

CLEAN UP. The Coast Guard continues clean up of the Pasig river after the oil spill. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

The other Manila

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:25 AM

On the occasion of Araw ng Maynila we remember the city s vivid past

LA CALZADA DE MANILA. The present Bonifacio Drive, the Calzada was to the Manila of 1860 what Hyde Park was to London, the Champs Elysées to Paris, and the Maidan to Calcutta. It was the afternoon gathering place of Manila’s world of fashion. Twice a week, a native band gave concerts for the promenaders.

Oil spill in Pasig River causes alarm

Jun 23, 2013 - 2:05 AM

UPDATED Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim advises residents roused by foul odor to take necessary precautions including evacuation if needed

PH flood control plan takes cue from Amsterdam

Feb 17, 2013 - 1:47 PM

The DPWH launches its ambitious P351 72 billion flood management master plan

FLOOD CONTROL. The DPWH introduces its ambitious P352-billion flood management master plan for Metro Manila. Photo taken from Wikipedia

Ayala Land mulls reviving Pasig River ferry service

Jan 13, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Ayala Land is looking at re introducing ferry services and assist in rehabilitating the Pasig River to provide access to its new development project the Circuit Makati

Esteros and the river warriors

Sep 07, 2012 - 4:50 PM

The new Estero de Paco showcases how restoring the Pasig River s creeks can help mitigate floods

Estero de Paco today. Photo by Carlos Santamaria