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Tomas Claudio Bridge in Manila to be closed starting August 3

Jul 31, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Here are the alternate routes that motorists should follow for the next 6 months, according to the MMDA

CLOSURE. Construction of Skyway Stage 3 project starts, as the MMDA announces the closure of the Tomas Claudio bridge in Pandacan, Manila, starting August 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

Cebu City Public Library resumes 24-hour operations

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:39 AM

The library limited its hours for a month while the administration of new Mayor Edgar Labella looked for new staff to man the round-the-clock operations

LIMITED HOURS. The Cebu City Public Library returns to 24-hour operations. Photo from CCPL Facebook

Osmeña says he was prevented from restoring office to ‘2016 state’

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

In his letter, the former mayor says the incident became a 'media spectacle' and he asks Labella to allow the contractors to finish restoring the office

Osmeña photo from Rappler Talk. Labella photo from Facebook. Isla dela Victoria photo from Cebu City official website

Outgoing Cebu City top cop Garma takes one last jab at Osmeña

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Stripping her office bare isn't one of the things police colonel Royina Garma will do before stepping down as Cebu City police director

LEAVING OFFICE. Police colonel Royina Garma says she's not taking anything from the Cebu City Police Office before stepping down. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Osmeña’s lawyer says 'not true' mayor's seal removed from office

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Amanda Virgil Ligutan, Osmeña’s legal counsel, says it was City Engineer Mejilito Cajes – a complainant in the case against Osmeña – who took the seal out of the mayor’s office on June 25

STRIPPED. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña leaves his office stripped down to the tiles. Photo by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

DILG to probe Osmeña, says stripping mayor’s office 'uncalled for'

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:13 AM

'The act of even removing what are considered immovable objects like ceiling, walls, and the tiles is already bad faith,' says DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya

FIXTURES GONE. Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has furniture, fixtures, even tiles removed from the mayor's office on his last day on the job on June 28, 2019. All photos by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

Osmeña’s running mate also leaves Cebu City councilor’s office bare

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Former councilor Mary Ann delos Santos, who ran for vice mayor but lost, allegedly removes partition walls, cuts electrical wirings, and saws the newel caps of the railings leading to her former office

STRIPPED BARE. Former councilor Mary Ann delos Santos removes fixtures from her former office before stepping down on June 30, 2019. Photo by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

Labella assures Cebuanos city library will resume 24-hour services

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:32 PM

The Cebu City Public Library stops its 24-hour services – an initiative of former mayor Tomas Osmeña – citing manpower shortage

LIMITED HOURS. The Cebu City Public Library says it doesn't have enough people to man the place 'round the clock like it used to. Photo from CCPL Facebook

Labella vows to solve flooding, waste disposal, traffic in Cebu City

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:48 PM

The new mayor says he will hold office in his old room as vice mayor after his predecessor, Tomas Osmeña, stripped bare the mayor's office before leaving

NEW MAYOR. Edgardo Labella (with wife Joycelyn) starts his term as mayor of Cebu City on June 30, 2019, asking other city officials to set aside politics and work with him for the city's welfare. Photo from Mayor Labella's FB

LOOK: Osmeña strips mayor’s office bare before stepping down

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) The outgoing mayor of Cebu says he spent P2 million of his personal money to have a functional office when he assumed the post in 2016 because the city council rejected his request for funds

FIXTURES GONE. Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has furniture, fixtures, even tiles removed from the mayor's office on his last day on the job on June 28, 2019. All photos by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

With Osmeña on way out, Rico’s Lechon eyes return to Cebu City

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:49 PM

'With the new political landscape, the Cebuanos expect you back in Cebu City, Rico's!' the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas' page says in a Facebook post

Rico's Lechon owner Enrico Dionson meets with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Mike Dino. Photo from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas.

Family feud: In-laws suspects in murder of former Batangas vice mayor's widow

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:47 PM

The widow of the former vice mayor of Santo Tomas, Batangas is murdered, and her daughter-in-law and sister-in-law are the suspects. But here's the twist, the victim herself was the suspect in the killing of her husband.

UST captain Marvin Lee to skip final UAAP season for MPBL

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Tigers coach Aldin Ayo admits that he advised veteran point guard Marvin Lee to just hone his craft in the MPBL

SWAN SONG. The Tigers lose a steadfast leader in Marvin Lee. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Osmeña council allies move to invalidate sale of South Road Properties

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Outgoing Mayor Tomas Osmeña insists these properties were sold during the time of mayor Michael Rama for prices below their market value

VIRAL: Muslim graduates from Catholic school, shares inspiring view on faith

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:31 AM

'To be of a certain faith, may it be Christianity or Islam, is to be human,' says 21-year-old Jomana Lomangco

WATCH: UST sweeps 3rd straight UAAP general championship

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:25 PM

University of Santo Tomas rules the seniors and juniors divisions of UAAP Season 81

GRAND EXIT. Sisi Rondina graduates from the UAAP with two MVP titles, a beach volleyball championship and an indoor volleyball finals berth in Season 81. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Copy-pasting concession posts on Facebook? Tomas Osmeña won't have it

May 16, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña calls out a losing city councilor candidate from Zamboanga City for copying his Facebook message

LOCAL CHIEF. Cebu City Mayor Tomas 'Tommy' Osmeña at his office in the executive building of their city hall. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Labella unseats incumbent Osmeña in Cebu City

May 14, 2019 - 1:22 AM

(UPDATED) While Osmeña remains a popular personality in Cebu politics, Edgar Labella had the backing of President Rodrigo Duterte and his local allies

OFFICIAL. Cebu City Commission on Elections Board of Canvassers Chairman Chauncey Boholst proclaims Edgar Labella as winner of the mayoral race on Tuesday afternoon, May 14. Photo by Micole Tizon/Rappler

Cebu City at the crossroads: Keep or replace Tomas Osmeña?

May 11, 2019 - 10:46 PM

His challenger, Vice Mayor Edgar Labella, is endorsed by President Duterte. Is that enough to topple someone who's been entrenched in the city for decades?

CEBU CITY'S CHOICES: The challenger Edgar Labella (left) or the reelectionist Tomas Osmeña

Osmeña, police clash anew: Why a checkpoint outside Cebu mayor’s house?

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Reelectionist Cebu City Mayor Osmeña, who is being challenged by President Duterte's bet, says his house is not even on a main thoroughfare, and the cops manning the checkpoint leave when he leaves

IRREGULAR? Policemen wearing fatigue set up a checkpoint outside Mayor Tomas Osmeña's house, which is not along a major thoroughfare in Cebu City. Photo from Osmeña's Facebook

Duterte's tirades won't stop Tommy Osmeña from supporting Bong Go

Apr 02, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The Cebu City mayor denies his endorsement of the former presidential aide is a concession to Chief Executive Rodrigo Duterte

BROTHERS. Senatorial bet Sergio Osmena III joins his brother Tomas, who is the reelectionist Cebu City mayor, at the proclamation party of the regional party BOPK. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

'Builders' vs 'destroyers'? Cebu City's Osmeña, Labella trade barbs

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella remain at odds over the Isla dela Victoria project

WAR OF WORDS. Mayor Tommy Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella exchange words over a project in the Cebu SRP. Osmeña photo from Rappler Talk, Labella photo from Facebook, Isla dela Victoria photo from Cebu City official website

Poe courts vote-rich Cebu: Ensure Senate is balanced, well-represented

Mar 30, 2019 - 10:14 PM

'Ang Senado...hindi pwedeng galing sa isang partido lang. Kung hindi, walang mangyayari dahil puro approve-approve lang o kaya puro disapprove,' reelectionist Senator Grace Poe tells voters in Cebu

SUPPORT? Senatorial bet and survey frontrunner Grace Poe says Cebuano voters are 'thinking voters.' Photo from Poe's Twitter account

2 killed, child injured in Batangas explosion

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Initial reports revealed that a house used as a manufacturing site for blasting caps and detonators exploded in the municipality of Santo Tomas

BLAST. Recovered from the scene on March 18, 2019, are blasting caps and timed fuse similar to those used for quarrying, mining, and illegal fishing. Photo courtesy of Batangas Provincial Police Office

Eya Laure leaves behind old juniors rivalry vs NU

Mar 09, 2019 - 10:01 PM

UST's rookie sensation Eya Laure sees no need to reopen old wounds from her UAAP juniors days

NO REVENGE. Eya Laure clarifies everything is a clean slate after she took a win against the talented rookie core of National University. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

D-League: Rookie Mark Nonoy drops 23 as UST blasts Ateneo

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:28 PM

'Our mindset in this game is to gauge where we are,' says UST coach Aldin Ayo as his Tigers stun UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles

PROMISING. UST rookie Mark Nonoy impresses in UST’s preseason campaign. Photo from PBA Images

UST overcomes late Adamson challenge

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Golden Tigresses blow a two-set lead but manage to arrest the Adamson Lady Falcons' late surge

FULL CONTROL. Sisi Rondina takes charge in the UST Tigresses' opening-day campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: It's the UST Golden Tigresses' turn to shine

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses may just stun the UAAP field with their hunger to go all the way this season

FINAL FLIGHT. High-flying Sisi Rondina hopes to leave UST with an indoor championship in her UAAP career. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo discharged from hospital, back in jail

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:27 PM

(UPDATED) The mayor is transferred back to his detention cell in Legazpi City, Albay

DISCHARGED. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is discharged from the University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Legazpi City on Monday night, February 4. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

UAAP juniors: NU clinches twice-to-beat, UST stuns FEU

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The NU Bullpups maul the UPIS Junior Maroons by 51 points to secure the top spot in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

STREAKY. Terrence Fortea drains 18 of his 23 points from beyond the arc. Contributed photo

Call for applications: UST-UNICEF Magnify Volunteer’s Summit

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:37 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Magnify is a one-day summit that intensifies the spirit of volunteerism and strengthens the advocacies of participants

LOOK: Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down Imee Marcos tarp

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:41 PM

‘Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization of Sinulog,’ says the mayor, who has ordered a team to take down other such tarpaulins along the parade route

A FAVOR. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down a Sinulog-themed tarpaulin by Imee Marcos since "Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization" of the annual festival. Photo from Tommy Osmeña's Facebook Page.

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

Djokovic's conqueror Bautista Agut takes Qatar Open title

Jan 06, 2019 - 10:45 AM

After stunning world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semis, Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut completes his stellar run with a championship

SURPRISE CHAMP. Roberto Bautista Agut bags his ninth career title and improves his world ranking to No. 23. Photo from Live Tennis

Tomas now just a low pressure area

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:15 AM

Only isolated light rains are expected in parts of Luzon on Tuesday, November 27, due to the northeast monsoon

Tomas weakens further into tropical storm

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Tropical Storm Tomas (Man-yi) is expected to continue weakening in the next couple of days

Tomas reenters PAR, weakens into severe tropical storm

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:25 AM

PAGASA says Tomas weakened due to interaction with cold and dry air from the northeast monsoon

Typhoon Tomas barely moving right outside PAR

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:35 PM

Tomas (Man-yi) is 1,445 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, as of Sunday evening, November 25

Typhoon Tomas still outside PAR, near boundary

Nov 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Tomas (Man-yi) is expected to reenter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but it will not have any direct effect on the country

Typhoon Tomas exits PAR, but will return

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Tomas (Man-yi) moves outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning, November 24, but it will reenter in a matter of hours

Typhoon Tomas now in PAR, landfall unlikely

Nov 24, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Tomas (Man-yi) enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but it is expected to stay away from land

UST men's football rules 2018 Pinas Cup

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Conrado Dimacali leads the UST Golden Booters to title in the preseason

CHAMPIONS. The University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers take home the 2018 Pinas Cup silverware. Photo from release

No regrets for Cansino after stellar UAAP season ended by injury

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The rookie gives himself a 10 out of 10 grade for his performance for the Growling Tigers

BIG GAME. CJ Cansino finishes his rookie season in the UAAP with a double-double average. Photo by Josh Albelda


Ateneo rips UST by 40 points, sweeps 2nd round

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 7-0 sweep of the UAAP second round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Ateneo shoots for a sweep of the second round against a UST side hoping to close out the season with a major upset

SCORING MACHINE. Renzo Subido looks to cap off UST's season on a high note after going through a redshirt year last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo: UST to start Season 82 practice early

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:42 PM

This early, UST head coach Aldin Ayo is planning for the Growling Tigers' Season 82 campaign

STARTING EARLY. The UST Growling Tigers are already set to gear up for Season 82 as early as December. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP eliminates UST as star rookie Cansino suffers injury

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The Maroons stay in the Final Four hunt as UP takes advantage of the absence of young UST sensation CJ Cansino

STAT-STUFFER. UP's Bright Akhuetie drops another huge double-double. Photo by Joaquin Flores

IN NUMBERS: UP vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Fighting to keep their Final Four bids alive, the UP Maroons and the UST Tigers clash in a must-win match

CRUNCH TIME. UST’s star rookie CJ Cansino and UP veteran Paul Desiderio try to keep their teams in the playoff hunt. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Will the UE Red Warriors play spoiler in the Adamson Falcons' bid for the twice-to-beat semis bonus?

CRUCIAL STAGES. Sean Manganti (left) and Alvin Pasaol will be battling it out in a very important game on Saturday, November 10. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler