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Calabarzon residents have no management plan for volcanic eruptions – survey

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption

Photo courtesy of the Philippine Air Force

Manila to host PNG, Batang Pinoy in 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:01 PM

This year's major national multi-sport events are set to unfold in the newly renovated Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Philsports Arena

RESTORED. The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex gets a face lift in time for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PHISGOC Media

[OPINION] Remembering Rizal's death

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Rizal's death led to the 1896 revolution. But because he died so young, he also opens himself to a lot of contemporary speculation.

Dapitanons urged to reflect on relevance of Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 6:13 PM

While in exile in Dapitan, Jose Rizal showed 'how to give the best of oneself in the worst circumstance,' says history professor Rex Angelo Hamoy

RIZAL DAY. Local officials at the Rizal Shrine in Dapitan for the commemoration program of Jose Rizal's martyrdom. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Work out like Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Jose Rizal wasn't just an intellectual – he was also a fitness buff

Robredo: Rizal showed reforms can happen without resorting to brutality

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'Hindi natin makakamit ang tunay na pag-unlad sa pamamagitan ng mga madalian at brutal na solusyon, lalo na iyong tahasang tumataliwas sa ating mga batas,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

RIZAL DAY MESSAGE. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes Filipinos today will follow the example set forth by national hero Dr Jose Rizal. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Duterte to Filipinos: Fight apathy and divisiveness like Rizal did

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:36 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte leads the Rizal Day rites in Davao City

'BE LIKE RIZAL.' President Rodrigo Duterte leads the Rizal Day rites in Davao City on December 30, 2019. Screenshot from RTVM's Facebook page

'Inspired by China,' Duterte orders daily military drills for Rizal

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'I was inspired when I went to China because every sundown, they have a drill,' Duterte says before military and police officers

FOR RIZAL. President Duterte says he was inspired by military drills in China. Malacañang file photo

Mindoro snaps MPBL skid with escape over Rizal

Dec 19, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Richard Abanes topscores for Mindoro and hits the go-ahead free throw in the dying seconds

BACK ON TRACK. Richard Abanes steers Mindoro to its 9th win. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


At least 9 dead in Rizal road collision

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:36 AM

(UPDATED) Two trucks and a jeepney figure in a road mishap in Barangay Looc in Cardona, Rizal

Court junks election protest vs Rizal town vice mayor

Dec 11, 2019 - 5:20 PM

In a case described by the court as a 'David-and-Goliath tale,' the neophyte wins over the 'political colossus'

VICTORY. The Regional Trial Court of San Mateo dismisses a poll protest filed against new Rodriguez Vice-Mayor Anecito Lirazan. Photo from Emil Marañon III Facebook profile

Hotel gives P10-M donation to Manila's housing project

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Rizal Park Hotel's donation will go to Manila’s vertical housing program – one of Isko Moreno’s landmark projects

TURNOVER. Rizal Park Hotel chairman Ramon Paz hands over a P10 million check to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno inside his City Hall office. Manila PIO photo

FALSE: Rizal stadium 'not part of the official venues' of SEA Games 2019

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The football matches for the 30th Southeast Asian Games take place at the Rizal Memorial Stadium

Media center, stadium still unfinished as SEA Games 2019 football begins

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Foreign media work inside an unfinished squash venue converted into a press center inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

UNFINISHED. Steel beams and hollow blocks are visible during the press briefings at Day 1 of football competitions of the SEA Games 2019. B

LOOK: Workers rushing Rizal Memorial facelift for SEA Games football

Nov 25, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Construction workers are seen repainting the facade of the 85-year-old sports complex on the same day the men's football action kicks off

UNDER RENOVATION. Workers put the finishing touches outside the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


LOOK: Rizal Memorial still under construction days before 2019 SEA Games

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Scaffoldings and construction equipment surround the Rizal Memorial Complex as the SEAG football matches start on November 25

BACK ALLEY. Visitors and the workforce could only enter the stadium through the back. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH Navy’s upcoming frigate begins sea trials in South Korea

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:07 AM

The BRP Jose Rizal is expected to be delivered to the Philippines by May 2020, and will be the most powerful warship in the Philippine Fleet

NEW WARSHIP. The Philippine Navy's upcoming frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal, is sent on sea trials in the waters off South Korea, where it was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Photo from the Philippine Navy

Tip from Australian police leads to arrest of online sex trafficker in Rizal

Oct 29, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The woman offers to livestream the sexual abuse of her own daughter to paying customers

EXPLOITER. Philippine authorities arrest a 45-year-old woman in Taytay, Rizal, for sexually abusing her own daughter while live streaming it to customers online on October 25, 2019. Photo courtesy of IJM

Renovation of Rizal Memorial Coliseum nears completion for SEA Games

Oct 28, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The 85-year-old arena undergoes its first major reconstruction since 1953 as it hosts the gymnastics events of the SEA Games

OVERHAUL. The Rizal Memorial Coliseum is already at 85 percent of completion, according to architect Gerard Lico. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Smart to roll out Google Station, interactive tourism markers in Intramuros, Rizal Park

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Free Wi-Fi seen to boost tourism in Manila's historical sites

Mother sues Calabarzon cops: 'Police murdered my 3-year-old girl'

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The mother of Myca Ulpina says her daughter and her husband were sleeping when they were killed by cops

The mother of 3 year old Myca Ulpina, who was killed by police in Rizal last June, arrives at the Ombudsman in Quezon City today at 2pm. Accompanied by her lawyers and supporters, they will file a criminal case against the police operatives who was involved in the case. October 17, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Sa dulo ng Wawa Dam

Oct 06, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Would you cross a river every day to teach?

Misamis Oriental bans pork from Luzon, Visayas

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Misamis Oriental joins 3 other provinces which sealed off its borders to prevent its local hog industry from African swine fever contamination

SAFE TO EAT. The Misamis Oriental provincial government barbecued 200 Kg of pork to show that produce from the province is safe to eat and free from the African Swine Fever. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Pig carcasses retrieved along Marikina River

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:45 AM

'There is no slaughterhouse or piggery in Marikina. The dead pigs could have been from the upstream of Rizal,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro

HOG REMAINS. Pig carcasses are fished out of the Marikina River Thursday, September 12. Photo courtest of Marikina PIO

73-year-old lawyer shot dead in front of family in Rizal

Sep 06, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Lawyer Irineo Cabugoy is shot dead in front of his family in a fast-food restaurant in Antipolo, Rizal

Public hearings on Kaliwa Dam set for August

Aug 15, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The public hearings, organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be held in Quezon and Rizal

'SAVE OUR FUTURE.' Indigenous peoples from Quezon and Rizal march to oppose the Kaliwa Dam project. Photo courtesy of Leandro Miguel Novero

Pasig to train doctors for barangay health centers – Vico Sotto

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Rizal Medical Center staff will help develop medical staff at barangay centers, so residents don't have to go to public hospitals for treatment of common illnesses

STRONG FRONTLINERS. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto signs an agreement with the Rizal Medical Center for the training and development of doctors for barangay health centers. Photo from Vico Sotto's official Facebook page  SOURCE  Photo taken from Vico Sotto's offical Facebook page

LOOK: Abueva seen playing in barangay league

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Calvin Abueva has not played in the PBA for almost two months since he was slapped an indefinite suspension

BIG LOSS. Phoenix is obviously missing the presence of Calvin Abueva as it missed the playoffs for the first time since acquiring him. Photo from PBA Images


RCBC system maintenance to start 10 pm on July 19

Jul 16, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Banking services will be unavailable during RCBC's system maintenance from 10 pm on Friday, July 19, to 10 pm on Saturday, July 20

New RCBC president gears up for bank's digital shift

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Eugene Acevedo, a veteran banker and technology advocate, now leads RCBC

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

First Filipino Sign Language training held for health workers in Calabarzon

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The training aims to equip health workers with the tools to communicate with patients who have hearing impairment

Photo from DOH Calabarzon

3-year-old girl dies after getting shot in Rizal buy-bust

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:55 PM

(UPDATED) Police say the girl was used by her father, a drug suspect, as a human shield

DepEd hails Filipino heroism in art exhibit

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'We can be living heroes: serving our country, serving our people, taking risks – it’s not the glory, it’s not the money, it’s not wealth, says Education Secretary Leonor Brioner as DepEd unveils the 'Bayani, sa Lupain ng Ginto't Bulaklak' exhibit

HEROISM. The Department of Education hails Filipino heroism during the unveiling of a mural exhibit. Photo courtesy of Department of Education

RCBC exec denies Enrique Razon in talks for Hanjin takeover

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:05 PM

'I never met [Enrique Razon] so I don't know what he's talking about,' says an executive of RCBC

If Rizal were alive today, how would he tweet?

Jun 20, 2019 - 11:45 AM

For Rizal's birthday, we played a little experiment. Here's how some netizens channeled their inner Rizal.

LOOK: Jose Rizal as Google Doodle for 158th birth anniversary

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:05 AM

The national hero celebrates his 158th birth anniversary this year


Viral photos of vendors selling Chinese flags in Luneta a ‘set-up’

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Vendors interviewed by the National Parks Development Committee claim a man offered them P100 to act as if they are selling Chinese flags 3 days before the Philippines' observance of Independence Day

Labor leader sentenced to prison for illegal gun possession

Jun 04, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The San Mateo regional trial court judge says Marklen Maga of the Kilusang Mayo Uno failed to show proof that the firearm was not his

Philippine Navy's first ever missile-capable warship hits water

May 23, 2019 - 9:19 PM

The future BRP Jose Rizal is transferred to the water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea

BRP JOSE RIZAL. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship BRP Jose Rizal is launched. All photos from the Philippine Navy

Two lawyers killed in separate incidents

May 18, 2019 - 2:52 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Adilberto Golla Jr was killed Rodriguez, Rizal, while Val Crisostomo was ambushed in Dagupan, Pangasinan

GUNNED DOWN. Lawyer Adilberto Golla Jr died on the spot morning of May 17, 2019. Photo from Golla's Facebook account

Tribal leader makes history as new mayor of Palawan town

May 17, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Tribal leader Otol Odi, 77, is elected mayor of Rizal town based on a campaign promise to protect their ancestral land

MAKING HISTORY. A member of the Palaw'an indigenous group makes history as the first member of the tribe to become a mayor. Photo from the Facebook page of Mackie Ong Baluyut

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

May 04, 2019 - 9:39 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says no damage is expected following the Saturday morning tremor but aftershocks are likely

TREMOR. An earthquake hits Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, on May 4, 2019. Map from Phivolcs

JRU taps former La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez

Apr 20, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Louie Gonzalez returns to the NCAA to replace Vergel Meneses

FRESH START. The JRU Bombers look to turn their fortunes around with new coach Louie Gonzalez. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Channel Jose Rizal and be part of ‘Mi Ultimo Adios’ poetry recital at Dia del Libro 2019

Apr 12, 2019 - 4:47 PM

It’s all part of Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s World Book Day celebration on April 27!

DIA DEL LIBRO. At Instituto Cervantes de Manila's celebration of World Book Day, participants get roses along with their book purchases. Photo from Facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila

PLDT Enterprise partners with GritXL to transform Morong Rizal into an ICT and BPO hub

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:03 PM

PLDT Enterprise recently partnered with GritXL by providing business-grade broadband connection to help accelerate Rizal’s next-wave city transformation

DOH holds emergency meeting on high measles cases in Rizal

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Health officials say 2,737 measles cases and 121 deaths in Rizal province were recorded from January 1 to March 19, nearly half of the total cases in Calabazon for that period

EMERGENCY CONFERENCE. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III asks local officials step up immunization efforts in Rizal province. Photo from DOH Calabarzon

WATCH: In hospitals, water woes take shape where lives are at stake

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Hospitals have not been spared by the water shortage hitting parts of Metro Manila. How do doctors and patients cope?

WATER NEEDED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III visits the Rizal Medical Center to assess the water shortage condition of the government hospital on March 13, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Manila Water: Hospitals will be 'top priority' during shortage

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says Manila Water assured him that hospitals would have enough water supply, given that 'lives are at stake'

WATER NEEDED. Health Secretary FrancisCo Duque III visits the Rizal Medical Center to asses the water shortage at the government hospital on March 13, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/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