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Of 22 new coronavirus cases in Central Visayas, 18 from Cebu City

Mar 28, 2020 - 7:37 PM

(UPDATED) There are now 22 COVID-19 cases in the region since testing began in January

LOCKDOWN. Personnel of the Cebu City Police Office secure the boundary of Cebu City and Talisay City at the start of the Enhanced Community Quarrantine in Cebu City on March 28, 2020. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Baguio General Hospital to use AI technology for coronavirus detection

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:34 AM

The Artificial Intelligence Scan Analyzer’s results are 'not conclusive and confirmatory but will give the city a heads-up on whether or not a patient is a probable COVID-19 case,' Mayor Benjamin Magalong says

From Public Information Office - City of Baguio Facebook page

Coronavirus patients sent home as PH hospitals reach limit

Mar 22, 2020 - 4:37 PM

'In an ideal situation, all COVID positives should be in an institution, or institutionalized in a hospital, but the problem is that there's really a lack of bed spaces in all our hospitals now,' says Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

ISOLATION. Quezon City General Hospital health workers prepare the isolation tent for person under investigation with suspected CONVID-19, amid the rise of cases of the virus in the country on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Tacloban City under community quarantine starting March 21

Mar 19, 2020 - 11:04 AM

Tacloban City joins other cities in the Visayas that have been placed community quarantine to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus

TACLOBAN AIRPORT. Flights to and from Tacoban City will not be allowed from MArch 21 to April 12, 2020, as the city goes in restrictive community quarantine. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

Dagupan put under state of calamity

Mar 17, 2020 - 8:11 PM

The Dagupan City council also plans to impose a curfew

Photo from Dagupan City website

Woman waiting for coronavirus test results dies in Cebu City

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:06 AM

The death of the person under investigation is not the reason for the lockdown, as it was not yet confirmed if she was positive for coronavirus, Mayor Labella says

ISOLATION TENT. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Belmonte imposes 8 pm to 5 am curfew in Quezon City

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:28 PM

The curfew hours will be effective starting Monday, March 16

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE. Quezon City Health workers disinfect the surroundings of a barangay in District 1. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Amid coronavirus scare, face masks fly off the shelves of Cebu drugstores

Feb 01, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The Department of Trade and Industry, however, guarantees there is no shortage of face masks in Cebu City

OUT OF STOCK. Cebu pharmacy runs out of surgical masks. Photo by John Tan Sitchon/Rappler

Davao City recognizes China envoy for 'historic achievements'

Oct 27, 2019 - 4:16 PM

In a resolution, Davao City also thanks Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua for several projects funded by the China Foundation for Peace and Development for the President's hometown

CHINA AMBASSADOR. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua is set to leave his post in the Philippines in November 2019. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Makati still Philippines' richest local government unit

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Makati City reports total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018 – an increase of P34.26 billion from 2017 largely due to the value of road networks in 6 barangays

Angeles City shuts down Chinese-operated POGO firm

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:58 PM

City Hall closes a POGO company which had no business permit and was not paying business taxes

PAGE 2019 (the Phil-Asian Gaming Expo) at SMX Convention Center in Pasay on July 12-14, 2019. Photo by Rappler

What should cities do to attract more tourists?

Sep 05, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Experts share some insights into how local governments can help boost, and sustain, their tourism industry

Comelec division junks protest vs Vico Sotto

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:43 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the 2nd division decided unanimously, citing the 'insufficiency in form and substance' of Eusebio's protest

UNANIMOUS VOTE. Members of the Comelec Second Division unanimously dismiss on August 30, 2019, the electoral protest filed by reelectionist mayor Bobby Eusebio (left) against challenger Vico Sotto in May 2019. Eusebio’s photo from his FB; Sotto’s photo by Inoue Jaena/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

Crisologo hits QC police: Don't allow them to 'arrogantly violate our rights'

May 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

'If they could do these atrocious and cruel things to an incumbent congressman and to a lawyer, they could easily do these things to our ordinary citizens,' says congressman Bingbong Crisologo of his arrest on May 12

NOW FREE. Quezon City 1st Distirct Representative Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings on May 13, 2019. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Hugpong ng Pagbabago sweeps Senate race in Davao City

May 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Davaoeños Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa clinch the top two spots in the Senate race in the Duterte bailiwick of Davao City

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Crisologo to sue Quezon City police for 'illegal arrest'

May 13, 2019 - 2:50 AM

Quezon City mayoral candidate Bingbong Crisologo claims he was arrested without being read his rights and without being told what cases he is set to face

Arrested for obstruction of justice, Congressman Crisologo is presently held at Camp Karingal in Quezon City in connection with alledged vote buying charges on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler.

Crisologo arrest: Cops retrieve only P800 from 'vote buying site'

May 13, 2019 - 2:20 AM

Along with Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo, over 40 of his supporters are also arrested for alleged vote buying. But cops are only able to retrieve P800 from one person.

Several volunteers belonging to the camp of incumbent congressman and Quezon City mayoral candidate Bingbong Crisologo are arrested in connection with the alledged vote buying activities in Barangay Bahay Toro on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Political insider to challenge 2 dynasties in Angeles City

May 12, 2019 - 11:02 PM

Former city councilor Alexander Cauguiran is out to challenge the prominent political clans of Nepomuceno and Lazatin for Angeles City’s mayoral race

Bingbong Crisologo arrested for staff's alleged vote buying in QC

May 12, 2019 - 9:33 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo is in custody at Camp Karingal for alleged obstruction of justice

Arrested for obstruction of justice, Congressman Crisologo is presently held at Camp Karingal in Quezon City in connection with alledged vote buying charges on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler.

Puerto Princesa's choices: A mayor accused of graft or a vice mayor once jailed for drugs

May 11, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III challenges Mayor Lucilo Bayron in a race full of twists and turns

BITTER RIVALRY. Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron faces Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III in 2019. Photos from Lucilo 'Cecil' Rodriguez Bayron Facebook page, VM Luis Marcaida III Twitter account

Cagayan de Oro Mayor Moreno slams 'fake news' on disqualification

May 11, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The Commission on Elections division handing the disqualification case against reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno says the supposed resolution circulating online is 'fake'

Photo by Bobby Lagsa

New districts, old names: Battles for House seats created under Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Some of those vying for the 5 new congressional seats are former lawmakers, longtime politicians, or scions of political dynasties

Cebu City police prevent journalists from interviewing detained suspects

May 08, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña asks his city's top cop: 'What are you trying to hide CCPO?'

AT ODDS. Combo photo of Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña and Cebu City chief Police Colonel Royina Garma. Rappler photos

Red Cross sends water tanks to Rizal Medical Center in Pasig

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Rizal Medical Center in Pasig is among the hospitals hardest hit by the current water crisis

RESCUE. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque visits Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City, to witness the distribution of water from the Philippine Red Cross and Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

P14-million party drugs seized in Loyola Heights condominium

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Metro Manila cops seize thousands of tablets of ecstasy and kilos of marijuana in a Loyola Heights condominium unit

PARTY DRUGS. P14 million worth of party drugs are seized by Metro Manila cops at the Studio A condominium building in Barangay Loyola Heights on Monday, March 4. NCRPO photo

Colliers sees Metro Manila Subway boosting Quezon City property values

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Real estate services firm Colliers says both developers and the government should take advantage of opportunities arising from the construction of the Metro Manila Subway

SUBWAY. The country's longest planned subway is set for groundbreaking in December 2018. Rappler file photo

Bong Go: Don’t vote for me if I used gov’t resources for Senate bid

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:57 PM

But the former Duterte aide refuses to say who is funding his campaign

WAIT FOR SPENDING REPORT. Administration bet Bong Go tells journalists in Angeles City on February 12, 2019, he will report his campaign financiers and expenses. This document, however, is required by the Comelec only after the elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Call for applications: 19th IYAS La Salle national writers’ workshop

Jan 11, 2019 - 4:31 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The workshop fellowship screening committee accepts creative work in Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Kinaray-a, Filipino, and English

Mitos Magsaysay running for Zambales representative, replacing father-in-law

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The suspended Olongapo mayor, Rolen Paulino, also withdraws his candidacy in favor of his son, Rolen Paulino Jr

ALLIANCE. Former 1st district congresswoman Mitos Magsaysay (2nd from right) is running for her old post. She has the support of (from left) Vice Governor Angel Magsaysay, 2nd District Representative Cheryl Deloso Montalla, and Governor Amor Deloso. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Emil Marañon III on stopping the Cayetano dynasty

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:56 PM

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Richest LGU Makati breaches P100-B mark in assets

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Makati dislodges Quezon City as the richest local government unit in 2017, based on the Commission on Audit's Annual Financial Report on LGUs

Duterte: ‘Ayaw ko ng dynasty, but we are forced’

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims his daughter Sara forced her younger brother, Sebastian, to run as her vice mayor in Davao City

President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace, where the inaugural ceremony will take place, together with his children Paulo, Sara, Sebastian and Veronica. Photo by Rey Baniquet/EDP Malacanang

Paolo Duterte running for Davao City congressman

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The President's son is seeking the seat to be vacated by Karlo Alexei Nograles

Cebu City police chief Royina Garma: Mayor’s hated, Duterte’s trusted

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Royina Garma, Cebu City's first woman police chief, is at odds with Mayor Tommy Osmeña, but she's unperturbed – she has the support of the man in Malacañang

FIRST TOP POLICEWOMAN. Cebu City police chief Senior Superintendent Royina Garma at her office. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte can't just rely on cops to end drugs – Mayor Osmeña

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:20 PM

'We're very poor in rehabilitation,' says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña

WORD OF ADVICE. Cebu City Mayor Tomas 'Tommy' Osmeña praises the 'drug war' of President Rodrigo Duterte then points the administration to look at other solutions to solve the drug problem. Rappler screenshot

All in a day: Police round up 1,087 jaywalkers, 'tambays' in Quezon City

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

QCPD director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr says they were either reprimanded, fined, or charged

ALERT. The police has increased its visibility in Metro Manila, like in the Quezon City bus terminal, following the recent bombing in Lamitan, Basilan.

Caloocan police most trusted Metro Manila cops in 2017 – Napolcom

Feb 05, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The Caloocan City Police Station garners an 88.8% trust rating, besting 16 other Metro Manila police stations

MOST TRUSTED. Caloocan cops gather at Camp Bagong Diwa for their 30-day reorientation camp. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Megaworld to develop smart townships

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Dubbed iTownships, the initiative will include smart home technology, smart parking systems, and the use of sustainable materials, among others

QC orders businesses with foreign names to have local translations

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Those who will violate the ordinance will pay P5,000 and may face suspension of their business permits

TRANSLATION NEEDED. The Quezon City local government passes an ordinance requiring Filipino or English translation to foreign-named establishments. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Angeles City mayor to demand payment from Sanofi over Dengvaxia crisis

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who is also national president of the city mayors' league, says Sanofi made a 'reckless assault on the human rights' of children

ANGERED. Edgardo Pamintuan wants accountability from Sanofi Pasteur. Photo from Pamintuan

Did terrorists escape? Firearms cache found in Lake Lanao

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Up to 30 firearms are recovered from Lake Lanao, and Task Group Ranao deputy commander Colonel Romeo Brawner says there could be more

I LOVE MARAWI. The final battle happened near Lake Lanao. Sourced photo

Duterte to 'limit his mouth' in meeting with Japan's Emperor Akihito

Oct 29, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is off to Japan for an official visit

DIPLOMATIC. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will 'limit his mouth' when he meets Japanese Emperor Akihito for the first time. Malacañang photo

Mattis says PH troops upheld human rights in Marawi

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:09 PM

'That's really a statement about the Philippine military that they could set a human rights condition in the midst of that awful fight in the way they did,' says the US defense secretary

PARTNERS. US Defense Secretary James Mattis (left) and President Rodrigo Duterte during the 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) and 4th ADMM-Plus, in Clark, Pampanga. Photo by Dondi Tawatao/AFP

PNP captures suspected Maute group funder

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Aminkisa Macadato is included in the Martial Law Arrest Orders of the Department of National Defense

No HK for SAF troopers? Dela Rosa promises them bulalo in Tagaytay

Oct 23, 2017 - 1:40 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa plans to reward SAF troopers who fought in Marawi City by treating them to bulalo

TAGAYTAY TRIP. PNP chief Dela Rosa says he will treat SAF troops himself if President Duterte will not. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

16-year-old boy gunned down in Commonwealth, Quezon City

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Cops say Aldrin Jore, a sophomore at Commonwealth High School, was not on any drug or crime lists

SHOT DEAD. Aldrin Jore was 16 years old. Photo from Jore's Facebook page

13-year-old boy shot dead in Pasay

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Jayross Brondial just came out of their house to sit outside when he was shot dead in broad daylight

SHOT DEAD. Jayross Grepal was shot dead in a Pasay neighborhood. Photo from Grepal's Facebook page

Megaworld to spend P4.5 billion in 4 years for Twin Lakes in Tagaytay

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The money is earmarked for the development of residential villages and condominiums as well as a hotel in its 1,200-hectare Twin Lakes township

Youth highly optimistic despite global uncertainty – study

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

While lack of access to education, skills, experience, and decent work remain, the opportunity to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to succeed is also present

PATHWAY TO PROGRESS. Aneth Lim, director for public affairs and corporate citizenship at Citi Philippines says the youth remain optimistic despite the changing global political and economic landscape.