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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

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

Colliers sees Metro Manila Subway boosting Quezon City property values

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Real estate services firm Colliers says both developers and the government should take advantage of opportunities arising from the construction of the Metro Manila Subway

SUBWAY. The country's longest planned subway is set for groundbreaking in December 2018. Rappler file photo

Gov't postpones Tandang Sora flyover closure to March 2

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:32 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Transportation agrees to a one-week postponement of the closure of the Tandang Sora flyover and intersection to 'strengthen public awareness and to manage traffic situation in the area'

POSTPONED. The Department of Transportation agrees to postpone the 2-year closure of the Tandang Sora intersection for the construction of MRT7. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

MMDA backs postponing closure of Tandang Sora flyover, intersection

Feb 20, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it will recommend the postponement to the Department of Transportation

CLOSED. Tandang Sora intersection will be temporarily closed due to the construction of Tandang Sora MRT7 station. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

QC launches NCR’s first pre-employment financial aid program

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Press release: Grants are available for Quezon City residents from indigent families, including fresh graduates

QC vice mayor Belmonte files libel complaint vs former gov't officials

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte says ex-PCSO chief Manuel Morato and ex-Davao del Norte congressman Antonio Lagdameo maliciously wrote about a case already dismissed by the justice department

COMPLAINT. Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte formally complains about an allegedly libelous article written about her by Manuel Morato and Antonio Lagdameo. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City to be demolished for MRT7

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Two temporary U-turn slots will be opened along Commonwealth Avenue for affected motorists

ALTERNATE ROUTE. Motorists from Katipunan Avenue and Tandang Sora in Quezon City are advised to take temporary U-turn slots along Commonwealth. Photo from MMDA

Mar Roxas, Grace Poe go solo to kick off senatorial bids

Feb 12, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Mar Roxas begins the official campaign period in Roxas City, Capiz, while Grace Poe leads a feeding program for public school students in Quezon City

Police nab 4 suspects in QC congressional bet's slay

Feb 03, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Police confiscate firearms from the suspects in the killing of Barangay Bagong Silangan chairwoman and Quezon City congressional candidate Crisell Beltran

'BREAKTHROUGH.' NCRPO Chief Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD Chief Joselito Esquivel and Quezon City acting mayor Joy Belmonte present the 4 primary suspects in the killing of Bagong Silangan, QC Chairwoman and Congressional candidate Crisell Beltran at Camp Karingal in Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Swirling now: Shoobie Sorbet, Manila's first vegan soft-serve sorbet

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:00 PM

No dairy, no milk, no cream? No problem!

Malacañang condemns murder of NDF consultant, QC barangay captain

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:08 PM

'There can be no act of violence against anyone regardless of whether [or not] they agree with government,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Members of different human rights organizations hold an indignation rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on January 30, 2019 calling for justice in the killing of NDF peace consultant Randy Malayao who was gunned down aboard a bus while on his way home to Isabela Province. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Quezon City congressional candidate killed in ambush

Jan 30, 2019 - 12:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Bagong Silangan Barangay Captain Crisell Beltran, who was running for a House seat in the 2019 polls, is attacked by motorcycle-riding gunmen

AMBUSHED. Barangay Captain Crisell Beltran's vehicle crashes after being ambushed by motorcycle-riding gunmen. Sourced photo

Solo parents in QC get 20% discount in restaurants

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The discount will not apply to bills exceeding P2,000 for single or accumulated receipts made in the same establishment and within the same day

DOJ starts probe into cops’ alleged role in prosecutor slay

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:41 PM

The family of Prosecutor Rogelio Alfiler Velasco comes face to face with the accused

SLAIN PROSECUTOR. Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco was shot to death at Don Antonio Heights in Quezon City on May 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Velasco family

Part of North Avenue in QC to be closed to traffic starting January 22

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:50 PM

MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo Garcia Jr says that with the closure, which starts at 6 am, they want to 'address the chokepoint area on the Elliptical Road'

CHR's Liwasang Diokno a 'safe space' for human rights

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The freedom park is named after the late senator Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno – the father of human rights advocacy in the Philippines

Court of Appeals upholds Quezon City ordinance regulating billboards

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Ordinance No. SP-2109 regulates the construction, display, and maintenance of all commercial signs within the city

QC asks Supreme Court to form special courts for local ordinance violations

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The resolution argues that the special courts will address two problems – the congestion of court dockets and the congestion in prisons

QUEZON CITY. Local officials of Quezon City ask Supreme Court to form special courts for violations of local ordinances. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2 Quezon City cops arrested in another sex-for-freedom case

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The victim says she was raped by a cop then forced to perform sexual acts on another inside a police patrol vehicle

SEX-FOR-FREEDOM. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar (right) questions the two QCPD Station 4 policemen who are under custody at the Regional Special Operation unit of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

Call for entries: 2nd Maginhawa Film Festival

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2018

Quezon City council eyes 2-year suspension of property value increase

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:14 PM

If the proposed ordinance is passed, the collection of real property taxes for the years 2018-2019 will still be based on the 1996 schedule of fair market values

QUEZON CITY SKYLINE. A view of the Quezon City are. Photo from Patrickroque01 at English Wikipedia

SC clears the way for 500% hike in property valuation in Quezon City

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) City Administrator Aldrin Cuña says the QC Fair Market Values Ordinance can be implemented 15 working days after the Supreme Court decision

New QC crime ticketing system lets lawbreakers avoid jail time

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:10 PM

City ordinance violators won't be apprehended immediately but will be issued an 'ordinance violation receipt' which could be paid off within 5 days

CONGESTED. Due to overcrowding, detainees take turns lying down and standing up in Quezon City Police District Station 4. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Isabela board member arrested over death of pedestrian in Quezon City

Oct 04, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Isabela provincial board member Ed Christopher Go tested positive for alcohol use, police say

Intel cop gunned down in Quezon City

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:20 AM

PNP CIDG's Nepthalie Buensuceso is shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen

AMBUSHED. Police Officer III Nepthalie Buensuceso is killed by a motorcycle-riding suspect in Quezon City. Photo from Quezon City Police District

Manila Water proceeds with water service interruption

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Manila Water to cut water supply for 14 hours in Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig, Quezon City

Sara Duterte hands P1M to flood-hit Quezon City, Pampanga

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte as well as Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda attend Hugpong ng Pagbabago's event amid heavy rain and flooding in their areas

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

QC police round up 2,200 jaywalkers, law violators in 24 hours

Aug 04, 2018 - 11:13 PM

The Batasan Police Station registers the most number of violators apprehended from 5 am Friday, August 3, to 5 am Saturday, August 4

All in a day: Police round up 1,087 jaywalkers, 'tambays' in Quezon City

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

QCPD director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr says they were either reprimanded, fined, or charged

ALERT. The police has increased its visibility in Metro Manila, like in the Quezon City bus terminal, following the recent bombing in Lamitan, Basilan.

3 ‘robbers,’ passerby dead in shootout with QC cops

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Police say the alleged robbers 'pulled out their handgun' when they were asked to surrender, forcing the authorities to shoot them down

GUNNED DOWN. 3 suspected robbers are killed after allegedly shooting it out with apprehending cops at Dr Garcia Sr corner Panay Avenue in Quezon City. Sourced photo

Suspect in Ombudsman prosecutor's slay killed in Camp Karingal

Jul 28, 2018 - 3:09 PM

According to the Quezon City Police District, 31-year-old Angelito Avenido Jr was set to be transferred from its headquarters to the Quezon City jail when 'he suddenly grabbed' his police escort's service firearm

KILLED. Suspect Angelito Avenido's mug shot. Sourced photo

IN PHOTOS: Robredo joins opposition's youth concert vs charter change

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The GenWe: Tambayan youth concert is the first opposition-led event Vice President Leni Robredo attended after announcing she will lead the opposition

OPPOSITION LEADER. Vice President Leni Robredo is flanked by Kaya Natin! lead convenor Harvey Keh and activist-comedia Mae Paner on July 13, 2018. Behind them is ex-congressman Erin Tañada. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

TNT manager: Terrence Romeo assaulted, fans came to rescue

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:05 AM

TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio says a drunk fan tried to choke Romeo as other fans came to his defense

NOT HURT. Terrence Romeo didn't figure in the fistfight, says a TNT official.

Terrence Romeo on bar brawl: ‘No need to make a fuss’

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The Gilas Pilipinas player says both camps are now in good terms

BACK HOME. Terrence Romeo says he didn't get detained at the police station. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Terrence Romeo involved in QC bar skirmish

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) The Gilas Pilipinas player has reportedly figured in a scuffle with a fan outside Guilly's, Tomas Morato

CONTROVERSIAL. Just last week, Terrence Romeo was among the Gilas players involved in the FIBA brawl between the Philippines and Australia. File photo from FIBA

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

Rappler Eats: Stoned Steaks is more than just its gimmicks

Jul 08, 2018 - 5:50 PM

It's the restaurant's commitment to quality and its owner's willingness to push the envelope that make you want to stay and come back for more

ONLY QUALITY. You can grill your own high-grade meat at Stoned Steaks. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: MMDA takes corrective action on Katipunan

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority fixes at least 6 problematic road signs and pavement markings along Katipunan Avenue

Metro Manila road reblocking and repair: June 29 to July 2

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Here's a list of roads in Quezon City, Manila, and Pasig that will be affected by the road reblocking and repair this weekend

BUMPER-TO-BUMPER traffic along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Craving both K-BBQ and Pinoy spaghetti? Fantastic Baka’s got you covered

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The newest Korean barbecue restaurant on the block knows its audience

FANTASTIC BAKA. The restaurant offers an unlimited set that includes premium cuts of beef. All photos by Alecs Ongcal