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CA to Makati court: Reopen hazing case vs Tau Gamma Phi members

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Court of Appeals says the Makati City Regional Trial Court erred when it previously dismissed the case against 5 fraternity members implicated in the death of Guillo Cesar Servando

REVIVED. The Court of Appeals orders the Regional Trial Court of Makati City to revive its case against members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity. File photo from CA website

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 5, 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

CA overturns Ombudsman's dismissal of Junjun Binay in 2015

May 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The Court of Appeals says the condonation doctrine still covers former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay Jr in September 2015

Mayor Junjun Binay during a presscon inside their home in Makati. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Court rejects 'nanlaban' claim, jails cop for killing motorcycle rider

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:35 PM

PO2 Jonjie Manon-og is convicted of homicide over the death of John dela Riarte, who was arrested then shot en route to Camp Crame in July 2016

No waiting for SC as Sandiganbayan sets Binay arraignment

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The anti-graft court says it is not under obligation to wait for the Supreme Court to first resolve the pending petitions of former vice president Jejomar Binay

PARKING BUILDING CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay attends his earlier scheduled arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2018, but it was reset due to the motions he filed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Calida rehashes Binay issue to defend Carandang suspension

Feb 02, 2018 - 7:49 PM

But are they the same? Not exactly because one involves a doctrine and the other, a statute.

IN DEFENSE. Solicitor General Jose Calida defends Malacañang's suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang despite a Supreme Court ruling taking away the President's power to discipline a Deputy Ombudsman. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Junjun Binay asks court to drop charges in Makati parking cases

Jan 04, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'All he did was pay the obligation already incurred by the City of Makati under a contract that was entered into even before he became Mayor,' says Binay Jr's motion to quash

Makati students, LGU employees to get free Japanese encephalitis vaccines

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Vaccines will be administered to local government employees until end-December 2017, and to public school students, Kinder to Grade 6, starting January 2018

PREVENTION. Mayor Abigail Binay on Monday, November 27, 2017, gets the first shot of the 60,000 free Japanese encephalitis vaccines the city government will provide to public grade school students and local government employees. Photo 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

DOJ approves another libel case vs Trillanes filed by ex-VP Binay

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The case covers media statements by Trillanes that there is a "P100 million racket a year" in Makati City

NEXT LIBEL CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is charged for another libel case that stemmed from the complaints of Jejomar and Junjun Binay for media statements made at the height of Senate investigations in 2015 into alleged corruption in Makati City.

Alliance Global moves into infrastructure, proposes Skytrain

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Andrew Tan's new infrastructure subsidiary Infracorp Development announces its arrival with an unsolicited bid for a monorail project that would link Guadalupe, Makati to Bonifacio Global City

What to expect during Makati curfew for minors

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Charges of child abuse will be filed against the parents of minors who are repeatedly 'rescued' during curfew hours, from 10 pm to 4 am

Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to try ex-VP Binay for graft

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The anti graft court also affirms the regularity of the Ombudsman s preliminary investigation which is questioned by Binay

GRAFT CASE. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay is conditionally arraigned before Sandiganbayan on May 10, 2017 for his graft charges over the bidding anomalies of the Makati City Parking Building. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Makati's 2016 garbage hauling costs lowest since 2007 – COA

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The drop in expenses is attributed to the local government s environmental programs according to the Commission on Audit

IN PHOTOS: Evicted

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Sunvar tenants vacate the Mile Long property

PARKING SPACE. Buses of the OSG now occupies the parking lot of Mile Long.

273 tenants face eviction at Mile Long

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Sunvar appeals to the government to consider the businesses that will be affected by the eviction

VACATE. Staff of a production company inside Mile Long property in Makati say they have began packing up in compliance to the vacate order personally served by Solicitor General Jose Calida. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Makati Science High School

Aug 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son both ex Makati mayors have been charged with graft over the alleged anomalous bidding process of the school s 10 story building

MAKATI SCIENCE. Exterior photo of the 'overpriced' Makati Science High School building in Cembo, Makati City. File photo by Rappler

CA junks Martial Law victims' plea for $2B granted in Hawaii

Jul 16, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Philippines Court of Appeals says the Hawaii court had no jurisdiction over the case filed by victims of human rights abuses

BANTAYOG WALL. Relatives of victims of Martial Law light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Wall of Remembrance to honor the heroism of their fallen kin. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Telcos turn to Makati to beta test all-in-one digital card, app

Jun 01, 2017 - 6:31 PM

PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the telco chose Makati as a test case because of its reach as a premier financial center

DEEP MARKET. Makati 'is the country's business and trade hub. The reason we tested it here because Makati has the deepest market from a commercial perspective,' PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Makati launches digital payments card for gov't transactions, purchases

May 30, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The Makatizen Card launched by the city government in partnership with Globe and iBayad functions as an ATM card and a valid government ID

DIGITAL SWISS KNIFE.  The government of Makati City along with Globe and iBayad launch the all-in-one Makatizen card. Photo from Globe Telecom

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

WHERE IS BINAY NOW? Former vice president Jejomar Binay inside his home after casting his vote on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Marcos, Arroyo, Ahok | Evening wRap

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:39 PM

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Sandiganbayan to pursue corruption charges vs Junjun Binay

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Former Makati City mayor Junjun Binay will be arraigned on May 18

JUNJUN'S BATTLES. Former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay photographed here in 2015 fiercely fighting the Ombudsman's orders against him which followed the investigations into the overpriced parking building. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Election protest, Mindanao quake, Binay pilgrimage | Midday wRap

Apr 12, 2017 - 1:28 PM

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Ayala Malls, Uber team up for carpool routes to and from The 30th

Mar 20, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Riders going to and coming from Ayala Malls The 30th in Ortigas will be linked to Makati City and Bonifacio Global City

Peña faces graft charges for Makati's undelivered sports goods

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:10 PM

While former Makati acting mayor Kid Peña has yet to read the complaint against him he insists there was good governance under his watch

GRAFT COMPLAINT. Former Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña faces a graft complaint for an alleged irregular purchase committed under his short tenure in the city. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

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

News Briefs: March 1, 2017

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 1

War on drugs, Senate, Samsung | Evening wRap

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Court denies Jejomar Binay's motion for separate trial from son

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The former vice president former Mayor Junjun Binay and some Makati City officials are accused of irregularities in connection with the city hall parking building

Sandiganbayan justice won't inhibit from Elenita Binay cases

Jan 16, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The anti graft court s special 3rd division rules there is no basis for the former Makati mayor s accusation that Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang has bias and prejudice against her

Dr. Elenita Binay also wants two of her cases re-raffled to other divisions in the Sandiganbayan

Ombudsman urges Sandiganbayan: Junk Binay's bid to re-raffle 14 cases

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:01 PM

State prosecutors argue that raffling off the cases to different divisions would lead to a chaotic trial and unnecessary delays – contrary to the former vice president s wish for a speedy disposition of his cases

JEJOMAR BINAY. Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during a campaign rally inside the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Fire hits restaurant at Glorietta 3 in Makati

Nov 20, 2016 - 9:05 PM

4th UPDATE No one is injured in the blaze that struck the Hacienda Inasal restaurant

BURNING. A fire breaks out right above the Gold's Gym branch at Glorietta 3 on November 20, 2016. Photo courtesy of Jay Ryan Ramos

Abby Binay critics 'misinformed' on illegal gambling in Makati – lawyer

Nov 17, 2016 - 6:18 PM

To the anti corruption group that has filed a case with the Ombudsman against the Makati mayor city hall says over 90 business establishments have been closed down in the anti gambling campaign

UNDER FIRE. Makati City mayor Abigail Binay faces a graft complaint from the Anti-Trapo Movement that holds her responsible for the "proliferation" of illegal online gambling in Makati City. Rappler file photo

Sandiganbayan acquits Elenita Binay in overpricing case

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:10 AM

It s the former Makati mayor s second acquittal this month

GREEN LIGHT. The Sandiganbayan gives the go signal for the trial of cases against Mrs Binay to proceed. File OVP photo

Koreans among 6 arrested in Makati condo drug raid

Nov 02, 2016 - 10:50 AM

The group of Filipinos and South Koreans allegedly exported illegal drugs to South Korea via international courier service

Rosales murders: What motives police are looking into

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The police have ruled out connection to illegal drugs and robbery as motives in the murders of siblings Lauren and JR Rosales 3 months apart

JR and Lauren Rosales' family: We're scared

Oct 28, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The wife of JR Rosales comes home from the UK A close relative says the death is devastating for them

GRIEVING. Queenie Vivero weeps in front of her dead husband JR Rosales, who was shot by unidentified men on October 26, 2016. Photo by Carlo Gabuco/Rappler

Nancy Binay comforts De Lima: It, too, shall pass

Sep 27, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Sana yung pinagdaanan namin di na pagdaanan ng ibang tao including her says Senator Nancy Binay of embattled Senator Leila de Lima

IT WILL PASS. What does one embattled senator tell another beleaguered colleague? 'It, too, shall pass.'

Trillanes enters 'not guilty' plea in Binay libel case

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Binay camp says they are already looking forward to the conviction of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV prompting the senator to say Kontrolado ba nila korte sa Makati?

File photo by Rappler

Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo Kid Peña Jr did not indicate the particular precincts where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

THANKING COMELEC. Makati City Mayor Abigail 'Abby' Binay Campos thanks the Commission on Elections for junking the 'sham' protest filed by her rival, Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr, against her electoral victory. File photo by the Makati City government

Disbursement of Makati City Jail inmates' food allowance 'questionable' – COA

Sep 18, 2016 - 3:57 PM

The Commission on Audit says the decision to make payment of reimbursement to the Makati City Jail warden casts doubts on the propriety of utilization of the budget

Court allows Junjun Binay to travel to US

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The Sandiganbayan s Third Division grants the request of the former Makati mayor to travel to Los Angeles for his daughter s appointment with immunologist Ricardo Tan on August 19 and 20

LA-BOUND. Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay gets the court's permission to go to Los Angeles for his daughter's medical treatment. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

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

Congressman Monsour Del Rosario to push for laws supporting athletes

Jul 26, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Makati City 1st District Representative Monsour Del Rosario also says he wants to address bullying and provide livelihood opportunities

MAKATI CONGRESSMAN. From councilor, Monsour del Rosario is now the representative for Makati City's first district. Photo from Facebook/Monsour del Rosario page

Court issues hold departure order vs ex-VP Binay, 11 others

Jul 19, 2016 - 9:53 PM

The Sandiganbayan Third Division orders the Bureau of Immigration to prevent former vice president Jejomar Binay his son Junjun and several others from leaving the country

JEJOMAR BINAY. Vice President and presidential candidate Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during a campaign rally inside the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

PH vs China, Binay’s bail, Tom Hiddleston | 6PM wRap

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:08 PM

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Ex-VP Binay posts bail, 'eager' to prove innocence

Jul 15, 2016 - 1:51 PM

UPDATED Former Vice President Jejomar C Binay is eager to go to court to prove the grave abuses of the Ombudsman and have these frivolous cases dismissed says lawyer Daniel Subido

READY TO GO TO COURT. Vice President Jejomar Binay is ready to defend himself against corruption allegations in court, says his camp. File photo by Hensell Hebaya/Rappler

Dela Rosa on pushers, Duterte on bilateral talks, Brexit cabinet | 6PM wRap

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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Binay charged, UK’s new PM, Emperor Akihito | 12PM wRap

Jul 14, 2016 - 12:29 PM

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