Sta. Cruz - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sta. Cruz


Barangay captain cages curfew violators in Laguna

Mar 21, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Barangay officials from Sta Cruz, Laguna draw criticisms after detaining curfew violators in a small, mobile dog cage

CURFEW. Barangay Captain Eric Ambrico implements curfew in Brgy. Gatid in Santa Cruz, Laguna and posts about his strict measures on social media. Photo from Eric Ambrocio's Facebook post

Zambales town mayor gets jail term for blocking mining operations

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:17 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 3rd Division says the actions of Mayor Luisito Marty against two mining firms which complied with environmental safety standards 'unquestionably manifest evident bad faith'

CONVICTED. The Sandiganbayan's 3rd Division has convicted Sta Cruz, Zambales Mayor Luisito Marty of graft and usurpation of legislative powers. Photo from the Facebook page of Santa Cruz PS Zambales

Victory bus offers financial help to road crash victims’ relatives

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The financial assistance will cover medical and burial expenses, plus P180,000 cash

DEADLY COLLISION. A motorcycle, tricycle, and bus collide in Sta Cruz, Zambales, on November 17, 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

3 dead, 5 injured in Zambales road crash

Nov 18, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Most of the casualties are minors

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Customs seizes P75 million worth of fake smartphones, tablets

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The counterfeit goods, including fake iPhones, are found in a warehouse in Sta Cruz, Manila, on June 21

Photo from the Bureau of Customs

12 killed in Davao del Sur road crash

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Police say a utility van carrying company workers was overspeeding and overshot a curve, hitting a truck which was coming from the opposite direction

Marinduque high school students win Battle of the Morions

Apr 01, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The Battle of the Morions, or Moryonan, aims to encourage towns and schools to train the new generation in making morions and costumes

Barangay killings haunt Antipolo as polls draw closer

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Two barangay officials are gunned down in a span of 3 weeks in Antipolo City

HUNTED DOWN. Antipolo City is not new to election-related violence, having been named an election 'hotspot' since 2001.

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

May 29, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz Ilocos Sur say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non tobacco farming projects

5 fishermen missing near Scarborough back home

Nov 29, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The Coast Guard says the fishermen – missing since November 21 – are back in Sta Cruz Zambales

PCG searches for 5 missing fishermen near Scarborough

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:55 PM

The fishermen all residents of Riverside Lipay Sta Cruz Zambales were left behind on November 21

SC to Zambales mining firms: Prove you're not harming environment

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:07 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court finds merit in the petition filed by the residents of Zambales who say mining operations have caused much destruction in their mountains watershed forests farmlands water systems and livelihood

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

Senior high in Laguna: Unfinished classrooms, students in private schools

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:03 PM

The transition period of the K to 12 program is taking its toll on the finances of public school students entering senior high in Sta Cruz Laguna

DepEd calls on public to support Brigada Eskwela 2016

May 27, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The Education Department asks the public to volunteer to clean and prepare public schools in time for the opening of classes

CLEAN UP. - (File Photo) Ginalyn Bacolor, Grade III teacher of Tejero Elementary School, in Barangay Tejero, General Trias, Cavite cleans the desks of her designated classroom together with a student. (Photo by Dennis Caparas-Abrina/Contributor)

Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

May 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM

CCOS chairman Dr Ben Molino and his co petitioners say the continued mining operations in Sta Cruz Zambales violate RA 7942 otherwise known as the Mining Act of 1995 and its implementing rules and regulations

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

SC clears Laguna mayor of malversation charge

Jan 21, 2016 - 6:51 PM

UPDATED The High Court says liquidating cash advances through salary deduction is allowed by COA rules and clears Sta Cruz Laguna Mayor Domingo Panganiban

Zambales town residents block mining firms’ trucks

Jan 21, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Concerned citizens of Sta Cruz town say mining operations caused the mud floods and logs that flowed down from the mountains after Typhoon Lando in October

BLOCKING THE ROAD. Sta. Cruz residents barricade the highway to stop mining firms’ trucks from hauling nickel. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

2 NBI personnel convicted of clearance fraud

Nov 03, 2015 - 1:44 PM

The accused Ramil Rodriguez and Elizabeth Sobrevilla were found to have conspired to carry out their fraudulent scheme of taking missing collections from the bureau and lending money to other people

3,000 Zambales mine workers fear loss of jobs

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Government experts found that the operations of 4 mining firms were causing nickel siltation in rivers farmlands fishponds and the sea in Sta Cruz town

PROTEST. Members of Mine Workers, Families, and Community CMWFC stage a protest rally to get support from local officials to lift the suspension order that the DENR issued against the 4 mining companies in Sta. Cruz, Zambales. Photo from Randy Datu

The Philippine flag and displays of patriotism

Jun 12, 2014 - 12:22 PM

Business remains brisk for the flag makers of Sta Cruz in Manila

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 7

May 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Live updates on Day 7 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 6

May 09, 2014 - 8:32 AM

Live updates on Day 6 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 5

May 08, 2014 - 8:52 AM

Live updates on Day 5 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 4

May 07, 2014 - 9:08 AM

Live updates on Day 4 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

Soccsksargen elementary tennis aces aspire of capturing grand slam

May 07, 2014 - 8:54 AM

After a historic win Tuesday the tennis boys of Region 12 set their eyes on a grand slam

GRAND SLAM DREAMS. The Soccsksargen Elementary Tennis boys, gunning for a grand slam, pose with Koronadal City Mayor, Peter B. Miguel. Photo by Lance Aquino/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 3

May 06, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Live updates on Day 3 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 2

May 05, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Live updates on Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

IN PHOTOS: Laguna Sports Complex

May 04, 2014 - 1:45 PM

Palarong Pambansa 2014 venues captured by Rappler s Aki Yatco

HIGHLIGHTS: #Palaro2014 Day 1

May 04, 2014 - 9:09 AM

Live updates on Day 1 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

The other Manila

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:25 AM

On the occasion of Araw ng Maynila we remember the city s vivid past

LA CALZADA DE MANILA. The present Bonifacio Drive, the Calzada was to the Manila of 1860 what Hyde Park was to London, the Champs Elysées to Paris, and the Maidan to Calcutta. It was the afternoon gathering place of Manila’s world of fashion. Twice a week, a native band gave concerts for the promenaders.

Unspoiled white beaches: Mindanao

May 23, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Time to whip out your bucket list and add these pristine beaches

COCONUT FAMILY. An idyllic walk along Gumasa’s shore line can bring you to interesting scenery like this. Photo by Bonzenti Panganiban

Isko: Documents show Lim ordered my arrest

Apr 09, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has got documents that can prove Mayor Alfredo Lim ordered his arrest over a bingo activity He wants Lim to make good his promise to resign

WHO'S LYING NOW? Re-electionist Vice Mayor Isko Moreno presents documents showing Mayor Alfredo Lim's involvement in his arrest over a bingo game.

[PH Travel] Mt. Apo adventure race

May 09, 2012 - 7:27 PM

Filipinos emerged as winners in what was — literally — a climb to the top

WINNING BROTHERS. Gerald and Cresencio Sabal, professional runners and Palarong Pambansa champions, emerged as winners in the Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge. Photo from Karlos Manlupig