San Juan

Worries over oxygen supply on missing Argentina submarine

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:20 AM

The sub's disappearance grips the nation, and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri visits the relatives – troubled by earlier false hopes – and prays with them

OFF TO SEARCH. Argentina's Navy destroyer ARA Sarandi sails off to take part in the search of missing submarine ARA San Juan, from the north breakwater of Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 21, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Noises detected in Argentine sub search disappoint

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:02 AM

A total of 14 vessels and 10 aircraft are helping search for the submarine, missing since November 15

STILL WAITING. Military personnel lower the Argentine national flag during sunset at 'Arquitecto Mariani' small square in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 20, 2017.  Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:49 AM

An air and sea search is under way with help from countries including Brazil, Britain, Chile, the United States and Uruguay

WAITING. Banners and Argentine flags with message in support of submarine crew members are displayed outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 19, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Satellite signals offer hope in hunt for missing Argentine sub

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are working to pinpoint the exact location of what is emitting the signals,' presuming it could be the missing ARA San Juan, Argentina's defense ministry says

San Sebastian Golden Stags secure 4th seed place over Letran Knights

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:41 PM

The Golden Stags will face the 3rd seeded Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers on Friday, October 27

FINAL FOUR. The Letran Knights complete the final four of the NCAA Season 93. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jeo Ambohot saves Letran, ousts Arellano in must-win thriller

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The Colegio San Juan de Letran Knights drop the Arellano Chiefs from contention in a back-and-forth 70-68 thriller

Trump calls Puerto Rican officials after lashing out at pleading mayor

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Trump, in his tweets, sought to lay blame for the island's continuing woes on Democrats, the media, and local officials

AFTER THE STORM. A man installs a tarp over a damaged business roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, September 29, 2017. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Gordon to summon judge for failing to order destruction of 890 kilos of shabu

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'Mandatory 'yun eh. He's violating the law. In fact, the Supreme Court should file charges against him,' says Senator Richard Gordon on San Juan City Regional Trial Court Judge Jovencio Gascon

Letran Knights survive San Sebastian Stags in OT thriller

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Letran grabs their 4th consecutive win with a 5 3 record while San Sebastian falls to their fourth loss against 3 wins

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran Knights escape Perpetual Altas to extend winning streak

Aug 11, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Letran holds on to a 4 3 record while the Perps suffers its 4th loss against two wins

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JV Ejercito acquitted of technical malversation in San Juan fund mess

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:49 AM

In his separate concurring opinion Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Karl Miranda says calamity funds can be used to buy firearms because this is considered part of disaster preparedness

Lyceum hammers Benilde by 43 points, Letran beats Arellano

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The Pirates cruise to a perfect 5 0 record after thrashing the Blazers

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda overcomes offensive slump to nip Letran

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The Red Lions overcome a 10 point deficit in the second quarter to win against the Knights

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Estrella's clutch trey saves Mapua against Letran

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Andoy Estrella is too much for the Knights to handle as he scored a total of 12 points in the 4th period

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Red Lions finish elims unbeaten after clobbering Ateneo Blue Eagles

Jun 16, 2017 - 7:08 PM

The Red Lions complete an 8 0 record sweep while Ben Mbala powers La Salle s win with a double double of 45 points and 17 rebounds

8-0. The San Beda Manila Red Lions successfully ran through the preseason cup unbeaten after defeating the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda Red Lions slay Letran Knights in battle of NCAA rivals

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The defending NCAA champions San Beda remain the only team unbeaten in the Filoil at 6 0

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

May 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

UPDATED The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30 000 signatures to back the petition

SIGNATURE DRIVE. The petitioners say they gathered 30,000 signatures for the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/

Fire hits West Crame area of San Juan

May 01, 2017 - 11:21 PM

As of 11:18 pm the fire is placed under control

VLOG: Alfonso, Cavite holds Holy Wednesday procession

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The procession portrays the Passion of Christ and depicts the night of his death from the apostles to the crucifixion

Flores’ fluorescent lamp and (our lack of) critical thinking

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Instead of looking at Mocha Uson as a problem in and of herself perhaps we can also view her as a symptom of a deeper malady: our lack of critical thinking

Refuting Yasay: No oath of allegiance for green card holders or NY Bar passers

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

To be clear taking an oath of allegiance to the United States is not a requirement to obtain LPR green card status But it is a requirement to become a naturalized citizen of the US

Sandiganbayan allows Jinggoy Estrada to get medical tests

Jan 09, 2017 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED The former senator who remains detained over the pork barrel scam is complaining of pain in his left knee

ALLOWED TO HAVE CHECKUP. Sandiganbayan Fifth Division allows former Senator Jinggoy Estrada a one-day medical furlough at the Cardinal Santos Hospital in San Juan.

Gov't prosecutors appeal acquittal of JV Ejercito on graft

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Citing grave abuse of discretion by the anti graft court Sandiganbayan government prosecutors are moving for the reversal of the court’s resolution

PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION. Senator JV Ejercito faces criminal charges for alleged fund misuse when he was San Juan City mayor. Rappler file photo

DOJ probes suspects in San Juan shabu raids

Jan 02, 2017 - 2:32 PM

All 6 suspects are facing criminal charges after authorities recovered 890 kilos of shabu worth P3 million

UNDER INVESTIGATION. The DOJ is set to begin its probe on the 6 suspects involved in a major series of drug busts led by the National Bureau of Investigation. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

JV Ejercito, 5 others acquitted of graft

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:54 PM

The senator however faces another case for technical malversation charged before another division of the anti graft court Sandiganbayan

ACQUITTED. A division of the Sandiganbayan acquits Senator JV Ejercito of graft charges. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

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Nov 07, 2016 - 9:21 PM

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JV Ejercito to serve 90-day suspension starting November 8

Nov 07, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Senator JV Ejercito says he is following the anti graft court s order despite the fact that the Senate committee on rules is still studying the matter The case stems from a contract when he was San Juan mayor

File photo by Rappler

Prosecutors press suspension of JV Ejercito, San Juan execs

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:22 PM

The Office of the Special Prosecutor says the Sandiganbayan resolution ordering the preventive suspension of the senator and 2 incumbent San Juan City officials has become final and executory

HARD QUESTION. Senator JV Ejercito says he does not want to comment on whether or not Senator Jinggoy Estrada is capable of committing plunder. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Court orders 90-day suspension of JV Ejercito, San Juan officials

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:08 AM

UPDATED I will not hesitate to do it again says Senator JV Ejercito of his decision to use calamity funds to buy high powered firearms for San Juan city s police department in 2008 the subject of his graft case before the Sandiganbayan

CHARGES. Senator JV Ejercito faces graft and malversation charges over alleged fund misuse when he was San Juan mayor. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Advocates call for highest political recognition of HIV/AIDS epidemic

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Advocates say political will and leadership at the national and local government levels are needed to create scale up and sustain comprehensive programs on HIV AIDS prevention in communities

Teresita Bagasao, UNAIDS country director, with Dr. Enrique Tayag of the Department of Health. Photo by Diana Mendoza.

San Beda avenges loss to Letran in NCAA Finals rematch

Jun 25, 2016 - 6:18 PM

The San Beda Red Lions begin their road to redemption with a win over the defending NCAA champions

WHO BEDA THAN SAN BEDA. Donald Tankoua puts up two points against Letran. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Discover these 12 stunning destinations in the Visayas

May 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Book that ticket board that bus or ride that boat to any province in the region to satisfy your wanderlust

LEAP OF FAITH. Dive off the plank at Salagdoong Beach. Photo by: Sheng Hermano. Instagram: @shenghermano

San Juan City still 'Ejercito-Estrada country' but...

May 11, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Members of the Ejercito Estrada clan emerge victorious in the local elections in San Juan City but the race is not as tight as before

Former PBA player Paul Artadi wins San Juan City council seat

May 10, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Former PBA player Paul Artadi nabs the sixth and final council seat

VLOG: Grace Poe's anxiety turns to peace

May 09, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Senator Grace Poe ranks second in a tight presidential race

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Court allows Jinggoy Estrada to vote on May 9

May 05, 2016 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED The detained senator can cast his vote – only for national positions – at his San Juan precinct

FURLOUGH. Senator Jinggoy Estrada arrives at the O.B Montessori in Greenhills, San Juan to attend the high school graduation of his youngest son on March 17, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte's 386 P. Guevarra property

May 04, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Rodrigo Duterte purchased the house for his 13 year old son and didn t declare it in his SALN Will he be liable for this?

#PugadBaboy: Out of place

Apr 22, 2016 - 5:00 AM

San Juan race heating up with curses

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Video of a cursing Congressman Ronny Zamora is circulated by the camp of political rival Mayor Guia Gomez

TIGHT AND HEATED. Elections is heating up in San Juan City where former allied families Ejercitos and Zamoras are now up against each other.

Court orders arrest of JV Ejercito, 5 others over fund misuse

Apr 06, 2016 - 3:04 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group is given a copy of the arrest warrant

San Juan City activates disaster volunteers

Apr 05, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Low lying parts of San Juan City particularly the barangays near the Pasig River are prone to flood during the rainy season

Image by Lou Gepuela / Rappler

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Mar 31, 2016 - 7:37 PM

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Grace Poe torn between Ejercitos, Zamoras in San Juan

Mar 31, 2016 - 2:27 PM

The presidential bet is longtime friends with the Ejercitos while her husband Neil Llamanzares is a relative of the Zamora family

SAN JUAN RACE. Presidential bet Grace Poe refused to say whom she is supporting in the mayoralty race in the city where she will vote, San Juan.

Graft, malversation charges filed vs JV Ejercito

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:48 AM

4th UPDATE The Ombudsman has denied the motions for reconsideration filed by the senator and 19 others paving the way for the filing of charges with the anti graft court over the alleged misuse of San Juan s calamity fund

CHARGES. Senator JV Ejercito faces graft and malversation charges over alleged fund misuse when he was San Juan mayor. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

1,400 Catholic schools back call vs ‘Marcos snares, Imeldific lies'

Mar 08, 2016 - 12:44 AM

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines slams the attempt of Ferdinand Marcos Jr to canonize the harrowing horrors of the Martial rule

NEVER AGAIN. Leaders of Catholic schools speak out against 'Marcosian Snares and Imeldific Lies' after the Ateneo community released a statement on the issue. EPA file photo

Ateneo presidents slam Bongbong Marcos ‘revision of history’

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Heads of Jesuit run universities join nearly 530 other signatories against ‘the darkness and oppression of the Marcos years’

DICTATOR’S SON. Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr, a candidate for vice president, gestures during his campaign in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on February 9, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

San Juan's Guia Gomez endorses Bongbong Marcos for VP

Feb 15, 2016 - 2:01 PM

The San Juan mayor cites Bongbong Marcos progressive plan for the country and his rich experience in public service

SON OF SAN JUAN. Aside from being Ilocos' favorite son, vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr said he also spent his childhood in San Juan. Photo by Patty Pasion / Rappler

Mar Roxas' unlikely ally

Jan 18, 2016 - 3:16 PM

San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez crosses party lines to endorse administration standard bearer Mar Roxas

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Jan 18, 2016 - 1:17 PM

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Roxas gets Guia Gomez's nod in San Juan

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:55 AM

UPDATED The San Juan City mayor sides with LP standard bearer Manuel Roxas II as the Ejercito Estrada clan gears up for a heated electoral battle against another equally influential political family: the Zamoras

WARM WELCOME. Administration presidential bet Mar Roxas (L) greets San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez (R) prior to the flag-raising ceremony at the San Juan City Hall, January 18, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler