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Zamboanga mayor denies curtailing press freedom

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:42 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco says the city government was exercising its power to ensure that business establishments comply with business permit requirements

ZAMBOANGA MAYOR. Zamboanga City Mayor Isabelle 'Beng' Climaco talks to reporters after the flag-raising ceremony at the Zamboanga City Hall on September 8, 2014. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Prove the bank accounts are true, Sara Duterte dares Trillanes

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Before she issues bank waivers, Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV must first prove veracity of the bank accounts

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Maasim mayor Lopez surrenders to Pacquiao

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr surrenders just hours after authorities discovered illegal drugs in his home

SURRENDER. Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr (middle) surrenders to Senator Manny Pacquiao in General Santos City on October 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Manny Pacquiao

Court of Appeals stays 11 dismissal orders against Cagayan de Oro mayor

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Mayor Oscar Moreno faces 24 administrative cases for the rental of equipment during his tenure as governor of Misamis Oriental from 2004 to 2013

MORENO.  Rappler file photo

Small Abellera mulls ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The Davao City councilor, among those tagged in alleged customs corruption, reports back to work a week after he was stripped of chairmanship and membership in city council committees

SENATE APPEARANCE. Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, in this file photo from August 31, 2017, appears before the Senate blue ribbon committee probing the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China that got past the Bureau of Customs. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Sara Duterte welcomes Ombudsman probe into family's wealth

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Ombudsman says it has found basis to start an investigation into the assets of the President's family based on the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Surigao del Norte vice mayor punches, chokes newspaper editor

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Dapa Mayor Francisco Matugas Gonzales attacks Edito Mapayo, editor-in-chief of 'Diaryo Balita,' for an unfavorable article published 2 years ago in another paper

Police seize drugs, firearms from Puerto Princesa vice mayor's house

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Police raid the home of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III and find firearms and suspected illegal drugs

RAIDED. Police searches the home of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida, finding drugs. Photo from the Puerto Princesa government official website

Duterte says Trillanes’ evidence vs son, son-in-law is ‘trash’

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In a speech before soldiers in Davao City the President once more defends Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio against allegations of involvement in smuggling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

Duterte says lifestyle check shows Jed Mabilog lives in 'palace'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog wants to meet with him

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the updated list of those involved in illegal drugs in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Iloilo mayor welcomes Espenido: ‘We can learn something from him’

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog is unfazed despite Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido s history of having two mayors dead under his watch

WELCOME. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido will greatly contribute to the war on drugs in his city. Photo from Mabilog's Facebook page

Aguirre wants Parojinogs drugs cases transferred to QC

Aug 28, 2017 - 12:26 PM

The fact that they have been in power in Ozamiz City for so long is a clear indication that they have the capacity to influence says Justice Secretary Aguirre

CHARGED. The Parojinog siblings remain detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Mugshots from PNP

QC eyes new ordinance to lessen road crashes

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Quezon City has the most road crashes in Metro Manila with 33 717 incidents of road crashes and 116 fatalities last 2016

Talisay resolves Cobra Ironman 70.3 issue

Jul 30, 2017 - 12:26 AM

Talisay City Mayor Eddie Gullas says he will not ban the international race

Quezon City's Joy Belmonte under fire for initially not suspending classes

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:45 AM

UPDATED Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte later admits her shortcomings in this situation and says Quezon City residents deserve a better leader

Police chief resigns, US protesters confront mayor in Australian's slaying

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The fallout intensifies from the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman as Minneapolis s police chief resigns an angry crowd shouts down the mayor and protesters fills streets for the second day in a row

PROTEST. Valerie Castile, center, mother of Philando Castile who was killed by a police officer last year, marches in memory of Justine Damond on July 20, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen / AFP

Arsenio Lacson: Bringing the Estrada, Duterte avatar to life

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Until recently there was no biography of this member of the best president we never had club

What's The Big Idea? Arsenio Lacson: The mayor who would be president

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Athletic and abrasive, Arsenio Lacson cut a towering figure in Manila as the 'tough-talking man with a big heart'

Rappler Talk: Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Leyte earthquake

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:56 PM

MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz talks to Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Rappler Talk on Monday 6pm July 10 Bookmark this page to watch the conversation

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Jul 06, 2017 - 8:07 PM

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Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Jul 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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Defying stereotypes: Adeline Tuayon Sebastian thrives as basketball ref

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:18 PM

When a woman plays basketball she is often mistaken for being a lesbian but this female ref from Zamboanga acts no different from any other woman when she is refereeing a basketball game

GIRL POWER. Adeline Tuayon Sebastian is tearing down stereotypes as a female basketball referee. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

UV Green Lancers clinch pre-season invitational title in Bayugan City

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The UV Green Lancers beat the UST Growling Tigers by a point to win the Kim Lope Asis Mayor’s Cup Basketball Invitational title

UST Growling Tigers edge out UV Green Lancers with half-court buzzer-beater

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Both teams will face off at the finals of the Kim Lope Asis Mayor s Cup Basketball Invitational 2017

UV Green Lancers open pre-season invitational with back-to-back wins

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:28 PM

The 2016 CESAFI champions are in Bayugan as part of their preparation in defending their title in this year’s upcoming season

ROUT. CESAFI's UV Green Lancers demolishes NCAA's EAC Generals, 95-74. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg to grant $200M to U.S. cities

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The grants will aim to help cities solve problems in key areas including education climate change and public health

SUPPORTING CITIES. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses the United States Conference of Mayors at the Fountainebleau Hotel on June 26, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

USPF Panthers '80% ready' for 17th CESAFI Men’s Basketball Tourney

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:16 PM

The team will finalize its lineup after the 2017 Kim Lope Asis Mayor’s Cup Basketball Invitational which kicks off Tuesday June 27

LAST STAGE. University of Southern Philippines' coach says they will have the complete lineup after the tournament in Bayugan. Contributed Photo

Yolanda Museum to rise in Tacloban 4 years after deadly typhoon

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Part of the Tacloban Astrodome which provided refuge to residents during the onslaught of Haiyan in 2013 will be turned into a museum in Leyte s capital

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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PH's longest serving mayor steps down after 22 years in office

Jun 22, 2017 - 3:47 PM

How did he circumvent the 3 term limit set by the Constitution and the Local Government Code?

22 YEARS. Mabalacat City mayor Marino 'Boking' Morales was able to keep his post after bypassing the three-term limit rule twice. Photo from the Facebook page of Morales.

Duterte to Marawi ex-mayor: Clear your name or I'll have you killed

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:57 PM

The President says the former mayor Solitario Ali called him in relation to the arrest order against him Duterte instructs him to clear his name before Peace Process Presidential Adviser Jess Dureza

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Ilocos Norte town mayor Arsenio Agustin shot dead

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos condemns the heinous killing of her ally Marcos town mayor Arsenio Agustin

SHOT DEAD.  Mayor Arsenio Agustin of Marcos, Ilocos Norte was gunned down by unidentified assailants on Saturday, June 3. Photo from Agustin's Facebook account

U.S. states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:23 AM

UPDATED A recent poll shows a majority of Americans in every state or 69 of US voters believe the United States should participate in the agreement

WAKE UP, TRUMP. Protesters hold up signs during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC on June 1, 2017, objecting to US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate accord. Paul J. Richards/AFP

The centenarians of Narvacan

May 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

There are 9 residents of Narvacan Ilocos Sur who are 100 years or older They are all women and here are the secrets of their longevity

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May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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Davao City 'on lockdown' after terror attack in Marawi

May 24, 2017 - 3:41 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says security checks are in place both on land and at sea

MAYOR DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio declares Davao as locked down until further notice due to the clash in Marawi. Rappler screengrab

Former Caloocan mayor Recom Echiverri faces 8th graft charge

May 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

All this graft cases – filed within the last 2 months stem from the unauthorized awarding of million peso projects to contractors in road and drainage projects

Erap on Quiapo bombings: We have them under control

May 08, 2017 - 2:50 PM

UPDATED Manila City Mayor Joseph Erap Estrada appeals for calm after two bombs terrorized the city s Quiapo district in a span of two weeks

DEADLY SECOND. The explosion last Saturday is the second incident that terrorized the Quiapo district, and this time, it claimed lives.

City hall experiences: The good and the bad

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

What are the most common experiences of taxpayers in Metro Manila while transacting with their respective city halls?

News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 31

News Briefs: March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 27

Typhoon victims file graft complaint vs Samar mayor

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The complainants ask where the remaining P2 million has gone

TYPHOON RUBY. A man walks through the remains of a house in the aftermath of Typhoon Ruby in Dolores, Eastern Samar in December 2014. Photo by Rappler

Advice to Duterte: Don't micromanage PNP

Mar 13, 2017 - 5:14 PM

A Senate committee report on the killing of Albuera Mayor Espinosa Sr takes the President to task for intervening in the appointment of a cop linked to the murder

PNP AFFAIRS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (first row, 2nd from right) is flanked by kidnapping suspects during a press conference in Camp Crame on Monday, March 13. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim s petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

Top Negros Occidental officials lead pro-Duterte rally

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:15 PM

We are one with the President for the development of our province and the country says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr

Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Duterte: Archbishop Villegas got 'beat up' by 'maldita' Sara

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The President reads his eldest daughter s defense of him on Facebook and says his feisty daughter knows how he thinks

SAME WAVE LENGTH. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is described by her father President Rodrigo Duterte as someone who understands how he thinks. File photo by Manman Dejeto

DILG memo: LGUs 'expected' to help mobilize for pro-Duterte rally

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:59 PM

The memorandum says local government officials may organize their constituents who are willing to participate in pro Duterte events scheduled this weekend

Duterte supporters to hold rallies on EDSA anniversary

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The rallies are meant to prove that support for President Rodrigo Duterte is not waning despite criticism against his war on drugs and the revival of his links to murders in Davao City

DEFENDING THE PRESIDENT. Duterte supporters hold a press conference to announce plans for gatherings on February 25 to 26. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

DILG removes Bayron as Puerto Princesa mayor

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Three months after the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of Mayor Lucilo Bayron the regional DILG implements it Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III takes his oath as new chief executive