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Manila police nab 3 suspects in Quiapo blast

May 31, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Halid Macatanong who is suspected of setting off the second bomb in Quiapo on May 6 is arrested in Subic Freeport in Zambales

HIDING. The three suspects are arrested in Subic Freeport, 3 hours away from Manila.

IN PHOTOS: The most sacred month of the year for Muslims

May 27, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Filipino Muslims in Manila observe Ramadan amid the terror threat and tension in Mindanao

Filipino muslims prepare for the holy month of Ramadan at the Quiapo Islamic Center on May 26, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2017

May 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

STREET ART. A painted mural by British graffiti artist Banksy depicting a workman chipping away at one of the stars on a European Union themed flag is photographed in Dover, England on May 8, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

After Quiapo blasts, Manila mulls creation of crisis committee

May 10, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says a joint task force should be ready to carry out in a moment s notice all the aspects of crisis management whenever needed

AFTERMATH. The Manila City Crisis Management Committee is a response to multiple crises that have terrorized the capital.

China, Quiapo blasts, Sotto | Evening wRap

May 09, 2017 - 8:43 PM

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After Quiapo blasts, Senate creates panel to probe use of intel funds

May 09, 2017 - 2:27 PM

With a P5 billion intelligence budget Senator Panfilo Lacson asks why there is a failure of intelligence on the part of the military and the police

OVERSIGHT. The Senate is set to create an oversight committee to look into government's use of intelligence and confidential funds. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

May 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

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AFP sees no ISIS, Maute links to Quiapo blasts

May 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año echoes earlier statements of the PNP and Malacañang that terrorists were not behind the explosions

NO TERRORIST LINKS. AFP chief General Eduardo Año attends a briefing with lawmakers on May 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Manila police arrest suspect in April 28 Quiapo blast

May 08, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Police and the suspect insist the blast had no links to the terror group ISIS

QUIAPO BLAST. MPD chief Joel Coronel presents one of the suspects in the April 28 blast in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Erap on Quiapo bombings: We have them under control

May 08, 2017 - 2:50 PM

UPDATED Manila City Mayor Joseph Erap Estrada appeals for calm after two bombs terrorized the city s Quiapo district in a span of two weeks

DEADLY SECOND. The explosion last Saturday is the second incident that terrorized the Quiapo district, and this time, it claimed lives.

ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert

May 08, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Rohan Gunaratna warns that ISIS plans to hit Manila and other capitals in the region during the Ramadan

LOCKDOWN. Police cordon off the blast site after the explosions.

Telcos suspend mobile services in Quiapo after blasts

May 07, 2017 - 9:15 PM

UPDATED Police requested that cellular signals be jammed for 48 hours in Quiapo the site of twin explosions

Presidential Security Group checks Manila blast site

May 07, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Soldiers belonging to Joint Task Force NCR are also deployed to the site of the twin explosions

Explosion rocks Quiapo on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. 6 injuries were reported in the twin blasts that took place along Norzagaray Street near the Islamic Center. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Twin explosions hit Manila's Quiapo district

May 07, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Authorities reject claims of involvement by the Islamic State saying that an imam was the likely target of the attack

Explosion rocks Quiapo on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. 6 injuries were reported in the twin blasts that took place along Norzagaray Street near the Islamic Center. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police reject ISIS' claims of involvement in twin Manila blasts

May 07, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Police believe a Muslim cleric is the likely target of the explosions in Manila s Quiapo district on Saturday May 6

Grab rider was delivery boy killed in Quiapo blast, company says

May 07, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Grab: We are deeply saddened the incident took the lives of two civilians including one of our GrabExpress partners

VICTIM. A frame grab of a security footage at the Quiapo blast site shows the GrabExpress driver. Rappler photo

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

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Palace calls for calm after twin Quiapo blasts

May 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The police says it is not a terror attack because the bomb had a specific target

TWIN EXPLOSIONS. Explosions rock Quiapo near the Islamic Center on May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2 dead, 6 injured in twin Quiapo blasts

May 06, 2017 - 8:09 PM

6TH UPDATE The blasts take place a week after an explosion in the area hurt 14 people

QUIAPO BLAST. An explosion rocks Quiapo near the Islamic Center on May 6, 2017.  Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Quiapo blast victim loses leg, alone in hospital

May 06, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Social workers are looking for the relatives of Rolando Gubat 45 one of the 14 people hurt in the April 28 pipe bomb explosion in Manila

Lorenzana dismisses ISIS claim on Quiapo blast

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana echoes police assessment that the attack was prompted by a local scuffle

BENHAM RISE SURVEY. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the Philippine military will assist in a further survey of Benham Rise in the wake of China's apparent interest in the maritime territory. File photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

PNP says no evidence ISIS behind Quiapo blast

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Metro Manila police say ISIS is only claiming responsibility for the blast to promote their cause and interest and gain global recognition

QUIAPO BLAST. Police process the scene of the blast in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Ezra Acayan/Rappler

Police: Quiapo blast caused by local scuffle, not linked to ASEAN Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 3:26 PM

To retaliate against 3 individuals who maul a minor an IED is detonated in Quiapo Manila

QUIAPO BLAST. Bystanders look on as police process the blast site in Quiapo. Photo by Ezra Acayan/Rappler

At least 14 injured in Quiapo blast

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:54 PM

7th UPDATE A police report on the blast says the motive for the explosion is possible gang war Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the blast is not connected to the ASEAN Summit

CRIME SCENE. Blood is on the floor as a policeman walks toward the scene of the explosion on April 28, 2017. Photo by Ezra Acayan.

Black Nazarene, De Lima, Kushner | Midday wRap

Jan 10, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017 - 10:14 AM

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Black Nazarene statue returns to Quiapo Church

Jan 10, 2017 - 3:09 AM

UPDATED This year s procession for the Feast of the Black Nazarene takes 22 hours to reach its completion

TRASLACION. Devotees join the annual procession with the religious icon of the Black Nazarene (C) in Manila on January 9, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 9, 2017

Jan 09, 2017 - 11:21 AM

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DEVOTION. The Black Nazarene procession moves in front of the National Museum as of 9:30 am on Monday, January 9. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Devotees defy terror threat as Traslacion progresses

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:10 AM

3rd UPDATE Black Nazarene devotees participate in their long procession from the Quirino Grandstand to the Quiapo Church

TRASLACION. The Black Nazarene on January 9, 2017. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 8, 2017

Jan 08, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Sunday

Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila. January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

7 killed in drug raid on Manila's Islamic Center

Oct 07, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The raid also results in the arrest of at least 200 other suspects

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ indicts Quiapo road rage suspect for murder

Sep 06, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Prosecutor General Claro Arellano says the cases would be filed against Vhon Tanto before the Manila City regional trial court this week

FINGERPRINTS TAKEN. Road rage suspect Vhon Martin Tanto undergoes booking procedures inside the Manila Police District homicide division before going to the Department of Justice for inquest in Manila on July 30, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quiapo road rage suspect: 'Sorry po talaga'

Jul 30, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Nagdilim lang ang paningin ko Quiapo road rage suspect Vhon Martin Tanto says after he was put under police custody

POLICE CUSTODY. Road rage suspect Vhon Martin Tanto sits inside his cell while being interviewed by members of the media at the Manila Police District homicide division before going to the Department of Justice for inquest in Manila on July 30, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quiapo road rage suspect in Manila police custody

Jul 30, 2016 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED PNP chief Director General Bato dela Rosa also emphasizes the importance of responsible gun ownership and road courtesy Guns he says are the last resort of self defense

IN POLICE CUSTODY. Vhon Martin Tanto, suspect in the Quiapo road rage slay, arrives in Manila on July 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ramos, Carina, Clinton | 6PM wRap

Jul 29, 2016 - 8:17 PM

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Quiapo road rage suspect arrested in Masbate

Jul 29, 2016 - 1:51 PM

2ND UPDATE Police will bring suspect Vhon Martin Tanto to the Manila police from the PNP s regional headquarters

SUSPECT. A Manila police officer holds up photos of Army reservist Vhon Tanto, the suspect in the Quiapo road rage slay. Photo from PTV4 Facebook page

Vehicle of suspect in Quiapo road rage slay found

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:09 PM

UPDATED The Hyundai EON of suspect Vhon Tanto is parked outside his brother in law s house in Aritao town Nueva Vizcaya

SUSPECT. A Manila police officer holds up photos of Army reservist Vhon Tanto, the suspect in the Quiapo road rage slay. Photo from PTV4 Facebook page

Quiapo is next in Erap’s street clearing drive

Jul 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Authorities in the Philippine capital city of Manila go after ‘unruly vendors motorists and pedestrians’

CLEANUP. The area of Plaza Miranda and Quiapo Church – shown here being cleaned up by employees of the Manila City Hall Department of Public Services in January 2016 – will be among the targets in the city government’s campaign to clear the streets of illegal vendors and undisciplined motorists and pedestrians. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Book takes girl's story from Quiapo to Makati gallery

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Those in the know see Quiapo in a different light: as a haven for strong hearted hardworking individuals tenaciously trying to overcome life’s obstacles for their dreams

Fire breaks out in Quiapo

Apr 09, 2016 - 7:46 PM

4th UPDATE The blaze hits a residential area near the Golden Mosque

FIRE IN QUIAPO. Photo by Onz Tee via Twitter

Grace Poe: Still in the running

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Was the Supreme Court ruling a divine intervention? Grace Poe would like to think so

Divine message? Grace Poe heard SC news in Quiapo Church

Mar 08, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The presidential bet points out: she was found as an abandoned infant in front of a church; she receives news that she can run for president in front of another church

QUIAPO IS THE PLACE. Grace Poe – shown here during her proclamation rally at Plaza Miranda, Quiapo – receives news of the Supreme Court decision that she is qualified to run for president while in front of Quiapo church.  Rappler file photo by Alecs Ongcal

Black Nazarene: Devotion from the inside

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:13 PM

What happens when the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene closes its doors?

Devotees inside the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene after a 20 hour Translacion on January 10, 2016.

1.5M devotees join 20-hour Black Nazarene procession

Jan 10, 2016 - 7:05 AM

UPDATED The religious procession takes an estimated 20 hours from the Quirino Grandstand where it started off before 6 am Saturday January 9

BACK HOME. The Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church early Sunday, January 10. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Black Nazarene 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 11:33 PM

UPDATED Starting from the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta minutes before 6 am the procession is expected to end close to 2 am Sunday January 10

REACH. Filipino devotees jostle to touch the statue of the Black Nazarene during the procession next to a mosque in Manila on January 9, 2016. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

2 Nazareno devotees die at sidelines of procession

Jan 09, 2016 - 12:51 PM

8th UPDATE The two devotees die of cardiac arrest The procession is expected to end at around 1:52 am on Sunday January 10 with the procession crowd smaller at over 500 000 as of 1 am

INJURED. Medical volunteers rush an injured man during a Black Nazarene procession in Manila on January 9, 2016 Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Exploring the relics at Quiapo’s Ocampo Compound

Jan 09, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The Black Nazarene isn t the only icon in Quiapo – the Ocampo Compound is a treasure trove of relics myths and legends

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Black Nazarene, faith, miracles, money

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The image of the Black Nazarene although duplicated a million times over the years still holds various meanings and uses to sellers buyers devotees

Vendors sell religious items outside Quiapo Church days before the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

Nazareno 2016: Devotion requires no gender

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Over the past few years more and more LGBTs have been joining the Translacion of the Black Nazarene one of the most celebrated religious festivals in the Philippines

Devotees of the Black Nazarene from the LGBT community actively join the procession of the replicas on Jan 7.

Learning Nazarene devotees' 'choreography' and staying safe

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:12 PM

A crowd management and public safety expert likens the Black Nazarene procession to a dance that has risks

SUFFERING CHRIST. Millions of devotees see in the Black Nazarene a symbol of their own sufferings. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler