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St. Luke’s QC, BGC hit max capacity, 'no longer capable' of taking virus cases

Mar 24, 2020 - 5:51 PM

The hospitals are treating 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 139 PUIs, and 592 health care frontliners who are in quarantine

MAXIMUM CAPACITY. St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City says it is 'no longer capable' of taking in COVID-19 cases as it reaches maximum capacity. Screenshot from Facebook.com/StLukesPH

LOOK: Angel Locsin brings sleeping tents for Taguig health workers, Philippine Coast Guard

Mar 23, 2020 - 3:46 PM

The actress helps put up sleeping quarters needed by health workers and law enforcement in Taguig City

Menu, prices: Kanto Freestyle Breakfast opens new BGC branch

Mar 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Kanto opens its newest store in BGC, with branch-exclusive dishes

Matteo Guidicelli punches Sarah Geronimo’s bodyguard at supposed civil wedding – Taguig police

Feb 21, 2020 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) The incident reportedly happened after Sarah's mother unexpectedly arrived at the event to talk to her daughter

MATTEO GUIDICELLI. The actor, seen here with his partner and supposed new wife Sarah Geronimo reportedly punches her boydguard of partner at their supposed private civil wedding. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: There's a new Red Velvet Banana Pudding from M Bakery

Feb 15, 2020 - 1:23 PM

M Bakery's vanilla pudding is mixed with cream cheese icing, vanilla wafers, freshly-baked red velvet cake, and bananas!

LOOK: Another court mural done to remember Kobe Bryant

Feb 12, 2020 - 8:55 PM

A massive mural showing Kobe Bryant with angel wings and a halo is painted on a hardcourt in Sta Ana, Manila

MAMBA OUT. This massive Kobe Bryant mural in Sta. Ana, Manila took almost a week to finish. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler


WATCH: Jordan Clarkson narrates tale behind Tenement Court

Feb 10, 2020 - 3:49 PM

Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson tells the story of how the court and basketball have given the Tenement residents hope despite their problems

MAMBA AND GIGI HONORED. Kobe and Gianna Bryant are immortalized in the Tenement Court with their own mural. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE


Kobe, Gianna Bryant immortalized with mural at Tenement Court Taguig

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:39 AM

The mural features the image of Kobe hugging Gianna during the 2016 NBA All-Star Game

MAMBA OUT. Residents at the Tenement in Taguig work hand in hand to pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE


Flatiron 1771 is giving away 'Hamilton' tickets to one lucky diner

Jan 29, 2020 - 9:00 PM

The New York-inspired BGC resto is taking one lucky diner to Broadway to catch Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' on June 6, 2020 – check out the mechanics here

2 Chinese, 1 Filipino killed in Taguig shooting incident

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:53 PM

Two Filipina children are also injured as gunmen on motorcycles open fire on the victims' car while driving along General Santos Avenue

Over 400 mothers in Taguig donate breast milk to Taal evacuees

Jan 23, 2020 - 6:05 PM

The Department of Health reiterates that only breast milk and not infant formula milk may be donated for babies in disaster-hit areas

BREASTMILK. More than 400 nursing mothers donate breastmilk for babies affected by Taal Volcano eruption during 'Breast Milk Ko, Alay Ko' event in Lower Bicutan, Taguig City on January 23, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Camp Bagong Diwa now on lockdown for Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:09 AM

The lockdown is expected to stretch for hours, as a kilometric decision is read involving over a hundred suspects facing over 50 cases each

LOCKDOWN. Heightened security outside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City for the verdict of the decade long Maguindanao massacre trial on December 19, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nike bids farewell to BGC Hyper Court

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:45 AM

The Nike Hyper Court in Bonifacio Global City had been recently reclaimed for redevelopment by its landowners

BYE KING. The LeBron James Hyper Court in BGC will soon be no more. Photo from Nike


Oh Wonder returns to Manila for fan meet

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:13 PM

The London-based pop duo is set to serenade their Manila fans once again on December 13 and 14

Only Taguig in Metro Manila gets low grade in Duterte road clearing order

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) Taguig, however, will get a chance to improve its mark after Interior Secretary Eduardo Año ordered a 'take two' for its inspection

LOW COMPLIANCE. Taguig City gets a low score from the DILG. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

C5 South Link flyover from Taguig to Merville opens July 23

Jul 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Cavitex C5 Link Flyover is a 2.2-kilometer portion of the C5 South Link project

Inventors and DIY lovers, get tinkering at the Manila Mini Maker Faire 2019

Jun 18, 2019 - 6:03 PM

150 makers from all over the country will be presenting their innovative DIY projects at The Mind Museum from June 22 to 23

This is not a drill: In-N-Out will be at McKinley Hill for one day only

May 27, 2019 - 12:01 PM

For a glorious 3 hours, get a chance to taste the cult classic

2019 POP-UP. The famous burger chain pays a quick visit anew. Photo from the In-N-Out Instagram page

P8.5-M drugs seized in Shangri-La at the Fort

May 22, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Cops arrested a certain businessman named Domingo Uy Jr as the suspected owner of the illegal drugs

DRUG HAUL. Cops from the National Capital Region Police Office present the seized drugs and cash at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. NCRPO photo

Taguig's Cerafica brothers accuse Cayetanos of election fraud

May 15, 2019 - 2:40 AM

The Cerafica camp says some of their supporters asked 'where their votes went'

PROTEST. Hundreds of Cerafica supporters march to Taguig City Hall to protest the proclamation of the Cayetanos. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Cerafica supporters protest Lino Cayetano’s win in Taguig City

May 14, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Hundreds of Cerafica's supporters fill the street in front of Taguig City hall, calling for canvassers to make the ballots public

POLICE BARRICADE. Supporters of Taguig City mayoral candidate Arnel Cerafica protest the win of rival Lino Cayetano. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Megaworld, BCDA team up to create new district in Fort Bonifacio

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Envisioned to be the 'administrative capital of the country,' the 160-hectare Bonifacio Capital District is expected to host the new offices of government agencies

Taguig prosecutor OKs charges vs Nicko Falcis – Kris Aquino's camp

Mar 12, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Kris posts a statement issued by Divina Law on her social media accounts

LEGAL BATTLES. In this file photo, actress Kris Aquino files a Counter-Affidavit over grave threats charges pressed against her by brothers Nikko and Jesus Falcis. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Taguig residence claimed by Cayetanos not theirs – petitioner

Dec 21, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The Condominium Certificate of Title shows the residence claimed by congressional candidates and spouses Alan and Lani Cayetano belongs to Lino Cayetano

POWER COUPLE. Alan Peter Cayetano and  wife Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano arrive in UST for the vice presidential debate in 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Emil Marañon III on stopping the Cayetano dynasty

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:56 PM

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18-year-old drug pusher who preyed on students arrested in Taguig

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Police nab Princess Cordero during their simultaneous anti-criminality and law enforcement operations in Taguig City on June 21

DRUG BUST. Police show the sachets of  marijuana seized from suspected drug pusher Princess Cordero. Photo by Inoue Jaena

Megaworld to turn over 2,300 condo units in Fort Bonifacio in 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Megaworld is the largest single landholder and developer in Fort Bonifacio, with 4 integrated urban townships covering a total of 107 hectares

BIGGEST INVENTORY. Megawide will deliver to buyers a total of 2,300 residential units from 5 condominium developments within in its 3 townships projects in Fort Bonifacio. Images from Megaworld

DOH declares measles outbreak in Taguig barangay

Mar 01, 2018 - 5:25 PM

(UPDATED) Health Undersecretary Enrique Domingo explains they declared an outbreak even with only 7 cases because measles is a vaccine-preventable disease

OUTBREAK. Rashes appear on the skin of patients with measles. File photo from Shutterstock

9 Abu Sayyaf, Maute inmates moved from Davao to Taguig

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The inmates face various charges, including terrorism, multiple murder, and kidnapping with homicide

Man pretending to be a cop in viral video identified

Dec 29, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Police identify the man dressed as a cop and riding a car with PNP sitckers as Joseph Philip Lu Bautista, 36

ROAD RAGE. Joseph Lu Bautista admits he is not a cop and says he only wore the uniform because it is 'comfortable'. Photo from Piny Ortiz's Facebook

The mysterious murder of Mark Salonga

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

No one in the close-knit community of Barangay Palingon-Tipas in Taguig can think of any motive for Mark's murder. He was only 14.

REST IN PEACE. Photos of Mark Lorenz Salonga are displayed on top of his casket. All photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

CA denies Makati's appeal for jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'The dismissal of this appeal is but a necessary legal consequence of Makati’s own acts,' says the Court of Appeals

FORUM SHOPPING. The Court of Appeals reiterates an earlier ruling which finds Makati guilty of forum shopping for simultaneously seeking the same legal remedy in its long-running dispute with Taguig over Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

Duterte wants TV sets in all Camp Bagong Diwa jail cells

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:00 PM

High-profile inmates like Janet Lim Napoles and Farhana Maute may soon enjoy a television set in their cells, care of the President himself

President Rodrigo Duterte talks to inmates during his visit inside the detention facility of the BJMP at the Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on October 18, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ayala Land's 'next BGC' Arca South to take shape by 2019

Sep 13, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The real estate firm is applying the lessons learned from Bonifacio Global City as it develops another mixed use estate in Taguig City

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Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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SC approves Aguirre's request to transfer Maute cases to Taguig

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Petitioners meanwhile urge the Supreme Court to still decide on petitions asking that Congress convene to discuss the merits of Duterte s martial law proclamation

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila


Federal Land, 2 Japanese firms to build P20-B complex in BGC

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Set to be completed in 2025 the retail and residential complex will form part of Federal Land s 10 hectare Grand Central Park in Bonifacio Global City

VENTURE. Federal Land ties up with Nomura Real Estate Development Company Limited and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Limited for the development of the Sunshine Fort Landmark project. Rappler file photo

SC says no decision yet on transfer of Maute cases

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:35 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court issues the statement after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says his request to move Maute cases to Taguig City will likely be approved

PREMATURE STATEMENT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II announces to media on June 19, 2017 that his request to transfer Maute cases to Taguig has been approved, something denied later that day by Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman Theodore Te. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Maute mother charged in CDO court for rebellion

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:12 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also files another request with the Supreme Court to transfer the venue of detention and trial from Cagayan de Oro City to Taguig City


Taguig City judge is new Court of Appeals Associate Justice

Mar 10, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Judge Louis Acosta will fill the post that CA Associate Justice Agnes Carpio vacated on December 1 2016

NEW APPOINTMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte chooses a new Court of Appeals Associate Justice. File photo from the Court of Appeals website

Fort Bonifacio: CA issues favorable ruling to Taguig

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The CA rules that Makati committed forum shopping when it filed an appeal before the Pasig RTC and the CA itself

SC: Makati City gov't guilty of forum shopping in Taguig land dispute

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Makati s actions gave rise to conflicting decisions not only between different courts but even within the Court of Appeals itself the High Court says

DOJ dismisses criminal complaint vs British School Manila officials

Jul 20, 2016 - 9:10 AM

UPDATED The justice department says the absence of probable cause against the school officials for obstruction of justice is evident from the records

BSM execs 'continue to stonewall' almost a year after student's death

Jan 22, 2016 - 10:17 AM

School officials are a no show at the preliminary investigation of the criminal case filed by Trixie Madamba before the justice department

Petition to cancel Pia Cayetano's congressional candidacy filed

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano is eyeing a congressional seat in Taguig City next year but a petitioner says the senator doesn t meet the residency requirement for the post

CONGRESS AFTER SENATE. Sources claim Senator Pia Cayetano ran as Taguig City 2nd District Representative after Rep. Lino Cayetano withdrew from the race.

Mayor Lani Cayetano indicted for padlocking Taguig session hall

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:04 AM

The Ombudsman junks the explanation of the Taguig mayor and City Administrator Jose Montales that the move which prevented regular city council sessions was part of the city’s reengineering and reorganizational plan

CHARGES. Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano and another city official faces criminal charges for padlocking the city session hall in 2010, forcing city council members to hold sessions elsewhere.

Ayala Land to spend P16B for BGC mixed-use development

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Located in the Bonifacio Global City’s ‘new center of gravity ’ the Park Triangle will have a residential property that has direct access to an Ayala mall

Sen Alan Cayetano, wife, face graft raps

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:17 AM

UPDATED Senator Alan Cayetano and wife Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano face graft raps – the senator for alleged PDAF misuse and the couple for the alleged procurement of overpriced multicabs

Gigi Reyes in hospital after panic attack

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED The doctor at the Taguig hospital says Reyes is already in a stable condition but advised admission for further workup and observation

MEDICAL WOES. Lawyer Jessica Lucila

'No VIP treatment' for Gigi Reyes in Taguig jail

Jul 10, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s former chief of staff considered an ordinary inmate by the BJMP will spend her days inside a shared 1 5 meter by 6 meter cell

MOVED. Gigi Reyes is moved to the Taguig city jail from the Sandiganbayan. File photo of Reyes' surrender from Sandiganbayan pool