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[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

Joy Belmonte creates solid waste collection task force in QC

Jul 13, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte also travels to New York to attend the Mayors Migration Council

THE MAYOR. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte takes her oath on June 30 2019. File photo by Quezon City Public Affairs Department

‘Paano ginagastos ang pera ng siyudad?’: QC to do internal audit

Jul 08, 2019 - 9:42 PM

The order comes days after Belmonte delivered her inaugural speech, where she clarified former mayor Herbert Bautista's claim that he left behind P26 billion

TRANSPARENCY. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte joins Vice Mayor Gian Sotto and city hall staff during the flag raising ceremony on July 8, 2019, where her first executive order on forming an Internal Audit Service unit was announced. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Illegally-parked cars towed as QC starts daily street clearing ops

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Operations against illegal vendors, traffic violators, and other road and sidewalk obstructions will follow

ILLEGALLY PARKED. The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority remove illegally-parked vehicles in Barangay Pinyahan on July 8, 2019. Photos from the QC Public Affairs Department's FB

IP leaders use advocacy maps to show how Kaliwa Dam will impact them

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Agta-Dumagat-Remontado leaders call for solidarity for their land rights through a signature campaign

TINIPAK RIVER. This area – a favorite swim spot for tourists – will be gone and the Kaliwa Watershed Forest Reserve will be destroyed by the project. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar

LOOK: Try sinigang burrito, sisig tacos at Tadeo Filipino-Mexican Comfort Food

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Lovers of Mexican cuisine and Filipino food, check Tadeo out on your next Quezon City food trip

MONUMENTS: 'The Manila of our affections'

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

What do monuments mean to our everyday lives?

Bantayog ng Bayani in Quezon City, Philippines on Monday. June 3, 2019.

IN PHOTOS: Game the day away at Play Nation for under P500

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:00 PM

At U.P. Town Center's Play Nation, video games, unli-board games, unli-popcorn and unli-drinks await!

‘Quezon’s Game’ review: Sentimental and nationalistic

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'Quezon’s Game' ends up carving an indelible affect out of a sometimes wobbly but still coherent conjuration of melodrama out of history

Suspect in QC slay of elderly couple killed in police car scuffle

May 30, 2019 - 9:06 AM

(UPDATED) Two suspects were shot dead in separate incidents – one in Quezon City and another in Marikina – while in police custody

KILLED. Carl Joseph Bañanola is shot down by a cop for allegedly reaching for their firearms. QCPD screenshot

DOJ clears cops accused of killing QC prosecutor

May 27, 2019 - 8:55 PM

‘Mere speculations and probabilities’ aren’t enough to establish the guilt of SPO2 Rodante Lalimarmo, PO3 Arthur Lucy, and PO1 Jose Mercado, says the justice department

Crisologo hits QC police: Don't allow them to 'arrogantly violate our rights'

May 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

'If they could do these atrocious and cruel things to an incumbent congressman and to a lawyer, they could easily do these things to our ordinary citizens,' says congressman Bingbong Crisologo of his arrest on May 12

NOW FREE. Quezon City 1st Distirct Representative Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings on May 13, 2019. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Joy Belmonte is next mayor of Quezon City

May 14, 2019 - 7:58 AM

(UPDATED) PDP-Laban endorsed her rival, Bingbong Crisologo, but Joy Belmonte had the backing of outgoing Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and the block-voting Iglesia ni Cristo

VICTORY. Quezon City mayoralty candidate Joy Belmonte at the miting de avance of Serbisyong Bayan Party on May 11, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bingbong Crisologo votes after release

May 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

(UPDATED) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo, who was arrested for obstruction of justice then later released, is able to cast his ballot

Congressman Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings, May 13, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Crisologo to sue Quezon City police for 'illegal arrest'

May 13, 2019 - 2:50 AM

Quezon City mayoral candidate Bingbong Crisologo claims he was arrested without being read his rights and without being told what cases he is set to face

Arrested for obstruction of justice, Congressman Crisologo is presently held at Camp Karingal in Quezon City in connection with alledged vote buying charges on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler.

Crisologo arrest: Cops retrieve only P800 from 'vote buying site'

May 13, 2019 - 2:20 AM

Along with Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo, over 40 of his supporters are also arrested for alleged vote buying. But cops are only able to retrieve P800 from one person.

Several volunteers belonging to the camp of incumbent congressman and Quezon City mayoral candidate Bingbong Crisologo are arrested in connection with the alledged vote buying activities in Barangay Bahay Toro on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bingbong Crisologo arrested for staff's alleged vote buying in QC

May 12, 2019 - 9:33 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo is in custody at Camp Karingal for alleged obstruction of justice

Arrested for obstruction of justice, Congressman Crisologo is presently held at Camp Karingal in Quezon City in connection with alledged vote buying charges on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler.

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

Ces Drilon on revived libel complaint: ‘It’s absurd’

May 11, 2019 - 12:50 PM

'For merely participating in a legal internal process mandated by our employer, we could end up in jail for libel,' says the ABS-CBN veteran

QC prosecutor's office recommends filing of libel charges vs Ces Drilon, 2 others

May 10, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office reverses its earlier resolutions dismissing the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano, and news executive Venancio Borromeo

LIBEL. The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office reverses its earlier resolutions dismissing the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano, and news executive Venancio Borromeo. File photo from Fullido's Facebook page

‘Walang tubig pero baha’: Sudden rains in Metro frustrate netizens

May 08, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Social media users lament how city dwellers experience extremes, such as drought in the summer and floods when there's rain

3 dead after bus collides with truck in Quezon

May 07, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Over 70 people are reportedly hurt in the incident in Barangay Sta Catalina in Atimonan, Quezon

COLLISION. Local officials check the bus and truck which hit each other in Atimonan, Quezon Province on May 6. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Novaliches bishop endorses Otso Diretso

May 05, 2019 - 6:00 PM

‘Hindi po totoo 'yung 'pagka Katoliko ka ay wala kang, dapat 'di ka involved,' says Novaliches Bishop Antonio Tobias, as he explains his support for the opposition bets

CATHOLIC VOTE. Novaliches Bishop Antonio Tobias (center) holds a press conference along with Otso Diretso candidates Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada and the representatives of the other bets. Photo from Otso Diretso Media

Otso Diretso heads to Tañada’s turf to woo Quezon voters

May 03, 2019 - 11:09 AM

The highlight of the sortie is a grand campaign rally in Sariaya town, where the opposition bets will be hosted by local allies

TAÑADA TURF. Former Quezon congressman Erin Tañada (second from L) and other Otso Diretso candidates will campaign in his province on May 3, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MAP: Where P2.8-B cocaine ended up in PH over past decade

May 02, 2019 - 2:34 PM

In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.

COCAINE FINDS. There are over 30 incidents of Filipinos finding cocaine in Philippine shores and waters.

Ex-QC officials, Manor Hotel owners appeal conviction over 2001 hotel fire

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Two former Quezon Ciy government officials and owners of the Manor Hotel file separate motions for reconsideration before the Sandiganbayan's 7th Division

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Quezon City prosecutor junks Falcis' grave threats case vs Kris Aquino

Apr 26, 2019 - 3:17 PM

The Falcis brothers had claimed Kris threatened the life of Nicko

Actress Kris Aquino files a Counter-Affidavit for the grave threats case filed against her by brothers Nikko and Jesus Falcis. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Self-confessed Cebu drug lord shot dead in Quezon City

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Police say Franz Sabalones was shot in the head upon leaving his car in Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City

Central Visayas' alleged number 2 in the drug trade Franz Sabalones has surrendered to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa at Camp Crame on Monday. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Quezon City to set up youth desk

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The new Quezon City ordinance provides for a Sangguniang Kabataan desk where information on youth-related projects and programs can be obtained

File photo of QC City Hall

Utility firms, Quezon City gov't agree to simplify transactions

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The processing of excavation permits is expected to be faster, after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between utility firms and the Quezon City government

PNP: High-ranking Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Quezon City

Apr 15, 2019 - 10:32 AM

The police arrest Abuhair Kullim Indal for his alleged involvement in a 2001 kidnapping

'TRUSTED MAN.' Abuhair Kullim Indal is arrested in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

2 arrested in Quezon for mutilating P10 coins

Apr 07, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says one of the suspects 'even uploaded a coin mutilation video' on social media, attracting authorities' attention

BSP Conducts Succesful Operation Against Currency Mutilation. Photo from Bangko Sentral ng Pilpinas.

[OPINION] How a sniper’s bullet shut down a slum champion

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'As the 2019 election approaches, people must not give in to cynicism and apathy but instead engage with power to ensure that peace and justice prevail – beginning with Crisell Beltran and the vast community of slum dwellers she passionately served'

AT WORK. Crisell Beltran works in their barangay's state-of-the-art monitoring center at Bagong Silangan. Photo by Arla Fontamillas

Sandiganbayan convicts two ex-QC officials over 2001 hotel fire

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The anti-graft court's 7th Division says Alfredo Macapugay and Romeo Montallana neglected a report by the city fire marshal on the Quezon City Manor Hotel

Sandiganbayan June 30, 2018 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

In QC, mayoral bet Crisologo challenges Belmonte dynasty

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:06 PM

(UPDATED) What the congressman does not address in his campaign kickoff speech is his indictment for graft and malversation of funds over an P8-million pork barrel scam

Quezon City mayoralty candidate Bingbong Crisologo lead a Unity Walk cum proclamation rally at the San Pedro Bautista Church on March 29, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Ex-LP member Joy Belmonte woos coveted Duterte vote

Mar 30, 2019 - 2:35 PM

But ruling party PDP-Laban chooses to endorse Joy Belmonte's opponent, Bingbong Crisologo, for Quezon City mayor

Serbisyo ng Bayan Party kicked off its election campaign by presenting its complete slate in all of the 6 districts in Quezon City in a big meeting de avance style rally held at the Tandang Sora market in Quezon City. Headed by QC Mayoralty candidate Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayorralty Gian Sotto, they presented their platforms for governance if elected. Endorsed ny Mayor Herbert Bautista and Senate President Tito Sotto, the local candidates raised hands and culminated with a shower of confetti to he crowds cheering. March 29, 2019  Photo by Maria Tan

Need water? Grab Igib delivers for free in parts of Metro Manila

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) Grab will reopen its free water delivery service in parts of Marikina City and Quezon City starting Thursday, April 4, along with the launch of a water hub in Mandaluyong City

After delays, construction of SLEX extension to Quezon finally begins

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The government says it will only take an hour to travel from Sto Tomas, Batangas, to Lucena City, Quezon, once the SLEX Toll Road 4 is completed

NEW TOLL ROAD. Construction begins to extend South Luzon Expressway all the way to Lucena City, Quezon Province. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

QC prosecutors dismiss libel complaints vs Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano

Mar 22, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The Quezon City Prosecutor's Office says the statements of Ces Drilon and Marie Lozano are not libelous and 'fall within the category of a conditionally or qualifiedly privileged communication'

DISMISSED. Quezon City Office of the Prosecutor dismisses the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon and Marie Lozano.

IN PHOTOS: 200 homes razed in Quezon City fire

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The fire, which reached general alarm, affects over 700 families in Barangay Damayang Lagi

HUGE. Residents try to salvage their possessions after a fire razed their homes. All photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Vaping now regulated in Quezon City

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signs an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes in public and private places

REGULATED. E-cigarettes are safer than the usual tobacco rolls, but Quezon City sees that it's still not safe enough for unregulated public use.

NBTC: Sotto drops 35 in LPU squeaker, sets date with Green's FilAm USA

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:47 PM

Kai Sotto lives up to expectations with a dominant 35-point and 15-rebound performance

WUNDERKIND. Kai Sotto continues to impress in the 2019 NBTC National Finals. Photo from release

Quezon top cop sacked after death of mayor's son in shootout

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Senior Superintendent Osmundo de Guzman is sacked after Tayabas City cops killed the son of Sariaya town mayor Marcelo Gayeta in an operation

Sandiganbayan suspends Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate

Mar 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate faces a graft case for allegedly pocketing P1.109 million in taxpayers' money through ghost employees

SUSPENDED. Actor and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate has to answer charges of hiring and paying fake contractors. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

An oral history of Cubao X: 'We were the first to believe in this place'

Mar 14, 2019 - 5:30 PM

This is how Cubao X came – and continues – to be

SC: MWSS doesn’t have to pay P237-M real property taxes in Quezon City

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The High Court reverses a 2010 Court of Appeals ruling and stops the Quezon City government from auctioning off MWSS properties

MWSS. The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System building. Photo from the MWSS Facebook page

QC establishments to provide courtesy seats for PWDs, pregnant women, seniors

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Private establishments that fail to implement the new policy will face fines and business permit suspension or revocation

Blaze hits Camp Aguinaldo as fire prevention month begins

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The fire hits a one-story warehouse at the military camp

FLATTENED. A one-story Camp Aguinaldo warehouse is brought to the ground after flames spread in the afternoon of Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of DWDD Radio

P14-million party drugs seized in Loyola Heights condominium

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Metro Manila cops seize thousands of tablets of ecstasy and kilos of marijuana in a Loyola Heights condominium unit

PARTY DRUGS. P14 million worth of party drugs are seized by Metro Manila cops at the Studio A condominium building in Barangay Loyola Heights on Monday, March 4. NCRPO photo

Sandiganbayan suspends Lucban mayor for 90 days

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Lucban Mayor Celso Olivier Dator faces a graft case for hiring his own sister as the municipality's chief administration officer and later as municipal administrator without Sangguniang Bayan approval