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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

Megaworld builds P45-B 'ultra high-end' township

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Sold out 4 years ago lots at McKinley West in Fort Bonifacio Taguig City is now valued at P160 000 per sq m

Fire hits condo at Bonifacio Global City

Feb 25, 2014 - 8:17 PM

Fort Victoria a 25 story condominium is still unocuppied Construction workers were evacuated and no injuries have been reported

FIRE OUT. A fire hit a yet-to-be-occupied condominium in Bonifacio Global City. No injuries or casualties were reported. Photo by Rappler

Fire razes more than 70 houses in Maharlika Village

Feb 19, 2014 - 12:41 AM

More than 100 families were affected radio reports say

5 roadblocks that PH education hurdled in 2013

Dec 23, 2013 - 2:44 PM

What were the setbacks of Philippine education in 2013? Rappler lists down 5 of them in this yearender

Pagadian ex-mayor linked to Aman scam nabbed

Dec 15, 2013 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED Former Pagadian City mayor Samuel Co has been arrested in Manila in connection with the Aman Futures networking scam

3 workers injured at BGC construction site

Nov 23, 2013 - 9:35 PM

The victims sustained minor injuries according to a Taguig City official and they are under observation at the St Luke s Global City

2 groups vie for SSS prime Fort property

Sep 19, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Two out of the original 6 bidders were prequalified to vie for the Bonifacio Global City property that pension fund Social Security System SSS is auctioning off

CA stops Taguig-Makati land case word war

Sep 19, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Media interviews and public statements by officials and lawyers on the dispute over 729 hectares of prime property may violate the sub judice rule They can be held in contempt of court

PEACE? Makati Mayor Junjun Binay visits the Taguig City Hall after Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano called for the two cities to make amends. Photo from the Makati Info Twitter account

'No more Kae to hug at family reunions'

Sep 12, 2013 - 8:36 PM

Kristelle Kae Davantes a 25 year old advertising executive was murdered Sept 7 No clues no suspects How can anybody do this to her? asks her family

SIMPLE, STRESS-FREE. Kae's uncle Vince remembers her as someone who always seemed to enjoy life. Photo from Kae Davantes' Facebook account

SSS postpones Fort property bidding to Sept 17

Sep 05, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Weather disturbances in August prompts pension fund SSS to postpone the bidding for its prime property in Bonifacio Global City

Taguig appeals CA ruling on Fort Bonifacio

Sep 01, 2013 - 3:28 PM

Taguig City files a Motion for Reconsideration MR before the Court of Appeals CA that recently declared that Fort Bonifacio was a part of Makati City

Status quo: BGC not yet under Makati coding scheme

Aug 06, 2013 - 4:28 PM

The Makati city government says the window hours would soon be a thing of the past at the Bonifacio Global Center which now belongs to Makati not Taguig

STATUS QUO. Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will continue to enjoy the "window hours" – when the car-coding scheme is lifted each day – until further notice.

Fort Bonifacio belongs to Makati – CA

Aug 05, 2013 - 6:09 PM

The decision reverts 729 15 hectares to Makati The contested area starts from behind the posh Magallanes Dasmariñas and Forbes Park all the way to parts of Guadalupe

6 firms interested in SSS BGC property

Aug 01, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Ayala Land and Robinsons are among the firms interested to bid for the SSS property