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Isko Moreno: From the slums of Tondo to Manila’s throne

May 26, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Isko Moreno's journey to Manila City Hall is not just an overnight fairy tale

DOWN WITH THE PEOPLE. Isko Moreno speaks to a crowd during his 2019 campaign for Manila's mayoralty. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipino youth rally for climate justice

May 25, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Advocates in 15 cities across the Philippines demand urgent action to solve the climate crisis

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Young activists call for environmental protection and preservation in the youth strike for climate movement on Friday, May 24 at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Metro Manila. Photo by Cherline Trajano.

Watch IV of Spades and Rico Blanco live in concert together

May 24, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Start saving up for August!

Water interruptions hit QC earlier than scheduled as pipeline gets damaged

May 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Manila Water initially scheduled service interruptions from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25, but a DPWH contractor damaged a pipeline, causing the supply to be cut off starting Thursday, May 23


IN PHOTOS: LAUV performs with a passion during first solo concert in Manila

May 22, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Synth-pop artist LAUV headlines his first solo concert in Manila, singing for a packed arena of fans

Go nuts over ChocNut with The Lost Bread's new soft-serve ice cream flavor

May 22, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Dessert cafe The Lost Bread reinvents a sweet childhood favorite

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation adopts 25 estuaries

May 21, 2019 - 5:45 PM

As part of a partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Metro Pacific unit Maynilad will also fast-track the connection of customers to its sewage system

A man clean the Estero de Magdalena at Recto in Binondo, Manila on 30 March 2019. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will start the simultaneous clean-up of estero tommorrow March 31, 2019.  Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

How did localities mired in environmental woes vote in 2019 elections?

May 21, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The national government has started rehabilitating tourist destinations in 2018. Here's how voters in these areas chose their local leaders in 2019.

CHVRCHES to perform in Manila

May 21, 2019 - 12:12 PM

This is the band's third time in the Philippines

Manila Water interruptions set May 24-25 due to MRT7 construction

May 20, 2019 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) Manila Water says 20 barangays in Quezon City will have no water for 10 hours from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

May 20, 2019 - 4:41 PM

The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines causes Manila Bay's brackish water to pour inland and displace thousands, posing a greater threat than rising sea levels due to climate change

SITIO PARIAHAN. This photo taken on February 3, 2019 shows the chapel in Sitio Pariahan, Bulacan, located amid encroaching bay waters. Photo by Noel CELIS/AFP

Isko Moreno to corrupt Manila officials: One strike, you're out

May 19, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Mayor-elect Isko Moreno says leading Manila is a 'one-in-a-million' opportunity he doesn't want to waste

ONE STRIKE POLICY. Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso says he doesn't want to waste his chance in leading the country's capital city. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Manila Bay reclamation 'not a priority' for Isko Moreno

May 19, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Manila Mayor-elect Isko Moreno says it would be better to develop land in Binondo and Ermita

Families from Happyland, Tondo spend Easter with a picnic along the docks of Manila Bay on April 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Isko Moreno: No to building of gym in Arroceros Forest Park

May 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'It will be retained as Arroceros park, full of trees that help us breathe better,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso

NO TO A GYM. Isko Moreno says he will oppose the building of a gymnasium at the Arroceros Forest Park because he suspects that it will be turned into a cock-fighting arena. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Isko Moreno on remaking Manila

May 18, 2019 - 5:03 PM

After toppling political giant Joseph Estrada, Isko Moreno promises Manila the moon and the stars. How will he do this? Watch his interview live on Rappler.

The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines

May 17, 2019 - 8:29 AM

Only 1 in 10 entries survive this brutal 600-kilometer MacArthur competition of pigeon racing or karera ng kalapati from Leyte to Manila

n this photo taken on March 25, 2019, Jaime Lim, one of the Philippines' best-known pigeon fanciers, shows one of his racing pigeons at his home in Manila. It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping. This is the MacArthur competition -- the Philippines' longest homing pigeon race. It's a tough challenge for the birds and a tense affair for the owners. Ted ALJIBE / AFP

WATCH: Isko Moreno, Batang Tondo

May 16, 2019 - 1:44 PM

In this short feature, Rappler looks at the shifting alliances behind the battle for Manila, and the man from Tondo who took down a former president and rose to become the mayor of the country's capital city

MAYOR-ELECT. Isko Moreno enters his voting precinct at the Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School in Tondo Manila on May 13, 2019. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Keep cool and carry on: 5 local ice-cream brands to enjoy in Metro Manila

May 16, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Can't take the heat? Enjoy any of these 5 locally-owned artisanal ice cream brands and their new summer flavors! Which one's your fave?

Isko Moreno on Erap: 'May pagsikat, may paglubog'

May 15, 2019 - 12:31 PM

‘Today’s election is going to be our teachers in the future. It teaches us...that sometimes you should know when to stop,’ says Joseph Estrada's former ally, mayor-elect Isko Moreno of Manila

NEW MANILA MAYOR. Francisco 'Isko' Moreno Domagoso is proclaimed mayor of Manila by the Comelec City Board of Canvassers on May 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Maria Ressa arraigned for cyber libel; SC may be next option

May 14, 2019 - 10:12 AM

(UPDATED) 'We're talking about it, we'll take a look at it,' says Ressa's lawyer Ted Te on elevating case to the Supreme Court

CYBERLIBEL. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 for her scheduled arraignment over one count of cyberlibel on May 14, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan

House of Estrada falls in May 2019 polls

May 14, 2019 - 7:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Erap Estrada and his family lose in local and national contests

LOSING STRONGHOLDS. Former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada loses the Manila mayoral race, while granddaughter Janella Ejercito Estrada loses the San Juan mayoral race.

Erap loses in Manila, Isko Moreno proclaimed new mayor

May 13, 2019 - 10:07 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'The party made a commitment na itataas namin ang uri ng pangangampanya sa Maynila. Tinotoo namin ang sinabi namin,' says new mayor Isko Moreno

OFFICIAL. Francisco 'Isko Moreno'€ Domagoso is proclaimed mayor of the City of Manila by the Comelec city board of canvassers on May 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Water is a human right

May 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government has the obligation to provide water for all. Using private companies to fulfill the right to water does not absolve the government of its obligation.

Last push: Where 2019 senatorial candidates close their campaigns

May 11, 2019 - 5:18 PM

(UPDATED) Here's where and how the senatorial candidates are spending their last days on the campaign trail

On the last day of the 2019 election campaign, reelectionist Sen. Nancy Binay is joined by Rep. Gus Tambunting while visiting a public market in Sucat Road. Sen. Binay woed Paranaque voters as she barnstormed barangays BF Homes, San Isidro, La Huerta, Dongalo and Baclaran in Paranaque City. Photo courtesy of Senator Nancy Binay Media

Will Erap be dethroned in Manila? Isko Moreno confident

May 11, 2019 - 10:28 AM

A survey showing Isko Moreno with a wide lead over Erap Estrada boosts the morale of his campaign team. In a miting de avance in Pandacan, the former vice mayor says, ‘May puting usok na sa city hall!’

Mayoral candidate Isko Moreno along with vice mayoral re-electionist Honey Lacuna hold a miting de avance in San Andres, Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Grace Poe's star-studded Tondo miting de avance

May 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Coco Martin of ‘Ang Probinsiyano,’ and the Itchyworms are in attendance

ENDORSE. Ang Probinsyano star Coco Martin endorses 'ate' Grace Poe's Senate bid. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Manila’s war on drugs ‘will respect human rights’ – Isko Moreno

May 10, 2019 - 11:22 PM

‘We will support the war on drugs in a manner that is within the bounds of the law,' says Manila mayoral bet Isko Moreno

Mayoral candidate Isko Moreno along with vice mayoral re-electionist Honey Lacuna hold a miting de avance in San Andres, Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

DOTr allows 6-month pilot operations of Angkas, motorcycle taxis

May 10, 2019 - 7:01 AM

The Department of Transportation sets the fare that motorcycle taxis should charge, as well as safety requirements that should be provided by the drivers or operators

MOTORCYCLE TAXIS. Thousands of Angkas riders joined the massive Unity Ride. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NGCP, Meralco: Measures in place for power supply during elections

May 09, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says it is ready to ensure 'reliable power transmission services before, during, and after the election date.' Meralco also has contingency plans.

A lineman fixes the current connections along Mendez Road, in Barangay Baesa, Quezon City on May 2, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Supply shortage, penalties hurt Manila Water's profits in Q1 2019

May 09, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Manila Water's net income drops by 27% to P1.23 billion in the 1st quarter of 2019

‘Walang tubig pero baha’: Sudden rains in Metro frustrate netizens

May 08, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Social media users lament how city dwellers experience extremes, such as drought in the summer and floods when there's rain

K-pop group GOT7 to perform in Manila

May 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

The 7 boys are returning to the Philippines for their ‘Keep Spinning 2019 World Tour'

Colmenares: 2019 elections a clear fight against Duterte

May 08, 2019 - 8:21 AM

'Hinding hindi tayo papayag sa mga patakaran ni President Duterte,' says Makabayan bet Neri Colmenares

Laban PInas holds its miting de avance at Plaze Miranda, Manila. on May 7, 2019, endorsing its partylist and senatorial bets for the midterm elections. Candidates took turns explaining their platforms to the crowds cheers. Otso Diretso senatorial bets Gutoc, Hillbay, Diokno, Tanada we're on hand endorsing Neri Colmenares. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MMDA lifts number coding for provincial buses on May 10, 14

May 07, 2019 - 10:52 PM

MMDA says this is for commuters who will travel to and from provinces to cast their votes on election day

BUSES. This file photo shows MMDA traffic enforcers in front of buses along EDSA. File photo by Joel Liporada

MMDA suspends provincial bus ban dry run

May 06, 2019 - 6:01 PM

But provincial buses are still not allowed to load and unload passengers along EDSA

SUSPENDED. MMDA temporarily suspends dry run of MMDA Regulation No. 2, which revoked the business permits of provincial bus terminals along EDSA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ateneo students win 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge Global Finals

May 04, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The Ateneo team beats over 6,000 students from 1,100 universities around the world

GLOBAL CHAMPIONS. The Ateneo de Manila University team. Photo from CFA Institute

The Chainsmokers are coming back to Manila

May 02, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Don't forget to take a #Selfie at their concert!

FALSE: 'Conspiracy is not a crime' – Panelo

May 01, 2019 - 8:27 PM

Human rights lawyer Theodore Te says, Panelo is 'basically admitting there is no basis for the matrix' implicating journalists and lawyers 'because they can't even come up with a prima facie case'

Marcos Bridge eastbound side closed for repairs starting May 4

May 01, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The closure of the eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will last for 4 months

CLOSURE. The eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will be closed for 4 months, starting May 4, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Want to be a Rappler intern?

May 01, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Rappler is on the lookout for talented and dedicated students who are willing to go beyond their comfort zones in a challenging internship environment

Intricate cardboard city rises in Manila art show

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The detailed metropolis art installation by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan shows how 'cardboard is very much important in the Philippines'

UK, Canada underscore role of free press in fostering democracies

Apr 30, 2019 - 10:14 AM

'A free and responsible media is fundamental to an open and democratic society,' says British Ambassador Daniel Pruce at a forum on press freedom and responsibility at the Ateneo de Manila University

Boyzone returns to Manila for farewell tour

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:59 AM

The Irish group is set to perform in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena

Boyzone, 25th Anniversary & Farwell Tour

WATCH: Media Freedom and Responsibility Forum

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Pahayag: A Forum on Media Freedom and Responsibility on Monday, April 29

Angat Dam dips to critical level

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Angat Dam's water level drops to 179.97 meters on Sunday, April 28, below its minimum operating water level of 180 meters

Photo from MWSS

Circulars in Duterte’s drug war violate constitutional rights – research

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:47 AM

(UPDATED) Voluntary submission in existing laws can exempt a drug suspect from criminal liability. In Duterte’s war on drugs, a surrenderer may further expose himself to prosecution, according to research done by the Ateneo Human Rights Center

OPLAN TOKHANG. Cops go around Muntinlupa City to knock and plead with drug suspects to surrender. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Manila Times editor resigns over ‘matrix’ story

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:32 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I want to be able to teach and still look my students straight in the eye,' says Felipe 'Ipe' Salvosa II, who protested the publication of a story linking 3 media organizations, including Rappler, and a lawyers' group to an alleged plot to oust President Duterte

Ipe Salvosa.

Ex-cop Acierto ordered arrested by Manila court over shabu shipment

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Manila Regional Trial Court issues arrest warrants against Acierto and 7 others

INCOGNITO. Eduardo Acierto surfaces after months of hiding. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

MWSS slaps Manila Water with P1.13-billion fine for supply crisis

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Manila Water says it will abide by the decision of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System

Arroyo on PH-China economic ties: Better than ever

Apr 23, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Facing Chinese investors gathered in Taguig City, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says China is in a 'class of its own'

'CLASS OF ITS OWNSpeaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers the keynote speech during the Boao Forum for Asia Manila Conference on April 23, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler