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Sara Duterte's group disowns Tapang at Malasakit DDS Europe

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:24 PM

An advisory from the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance also says that organizations misrepresenting their group will face legal action

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Pledge of Allegiance in Quezon City on November 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

SC clears the way for 500% hike in property valuation in Quezon City

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) City Administrator Aldrin Cuña says the QC Fair Market Values Ordinance can be implemented 15 working days after the Supreme Court decision

Sara Duterte seeks reelection as Davao City mayor

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The President's daughter is not seeking a national post in 2019 despite her good performance in senatorial surveys

SEEKING REELECTION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio files her Certificate of Candidacy on October 15 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Tommy Osmeña: Cebu City's own

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The mayor is unfazed by critics calling him names and invoking links to President Duterte. He only has one question for them: how come people vote for me?

Latest mayor killed: Who is Alexander Buquing of Sudipen, La Union?

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Sudipen, La Union, Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing is the 12th mayor killed since July 2016

La Union mayor Alexander Buquing shot dead

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) His driver and police body guard are also dead, while his wife, Sudipen Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing, is injured

AMBUSHED. Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing is shot dead in Bangar town, on his way home to Sudipen, La Union. Photo courtesy of Sudipen municipal government

DOJ OKs filing estafa cases against 5 SMHC partners in Skyway 3 project

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The 3 Indonesian businessmen and 2 Filipinos in the estafa complaint did not disclose conflicts of interest prior to entering an agreement for the construction of the Skyway 3

China should be 'Big Uncle' to ASEAN, says Arroyo

Sep 09, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'In my humble view, the ideal approach is for China to think of itself as the Big Uncle to many nephews in the family,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

CHINA ALLY. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers the keynote speech at the China-ASEAN Mayors' Forum on September 8, 2018. Photo from Arroyo's office

LIVE: Senate session, September 4 2018

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:46 PM

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HE SAID, HE SAID. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of not declaring a bank account in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

How families in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija's poor village got homes, education

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

For a year at the start of her term, then-mayor Gloria Congco did the rounds of private firms, non-profit organizations, and international institutions, presenting the needs of the remote sitio of Saint Joseph

Photo courtesy of Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance

Erap Estrada is richest Metro Manila mayor in 2017

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Meanwhile, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is the wealthiest vice mayor in Metro Manila, according to their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth

MAYOR ERAP. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is the wealthiest mayor in Metro Manila in 2017. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MISLEADING: 186 mayors and governors lose police escort

Jul 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The mayors and governors, however, lost executive powers over police operations in their areas as of July 11

Don't blame Duterte admin for killings of mayors, vice mayors – Roque

Jul 12, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque dismisses as 'speculation' fears that President Rodrigo Duterte's kill threats and campaign against illegal drugs have emboldened certain people to order the assassination of their enemies

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) held at The Bellevue Hotel Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol on June 28, 2018, reiterated his stern warning to the Vice Mayors not to get involved in illegal activities. Malacañang Photo

GALLERY: Who are the mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte?

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Know who these local executives are, their political affiliations, and possible motives for their killing

4 PH officials killed as Duterte starts 3rd year

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:34 AM

'Are these deliberate and orchestrated attempts at creating an atmosphere of lawlessness to justify strongman rule?' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

Mayor Halili's daughter urges Duterte: 'Give us justice'

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:21 PM

'I will not feel helpless. All the more I will fight back,' says Angeline Halili who has vowed to seek justice for her slain father, Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

Mayor Halili's wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan shot dead

Jul 07, 2018 - 4:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan is the 5th vice mayor killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office

INVESTIGATION. Members of Scene of the Crime Operatives investigate the Toyota Hilux where Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan of Trece Martires, Cavite, was shot dead on Saturday, July 7 in front of the Korean Hospital on Indang Road, Barangay Luciano in Trece Martires. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Negros Occidental execs urge PNP to solve mayors' killings

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:53 AM

'If the PNP can’t protect the mayors, how can the ordinary people feel secure?' says Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, chairman of the Association of Chief Executives

LOCAL CHIEFS. Mayors in Negros Occidental strongly condemn the killings of local chief executives in the country. Photo courtesy of Teresa D. Ellera

'Don't kill mayors', Kris defends Gilas, Katharine McPhee | Evening wRap

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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Mayors seek dialogue with Duterte after Halili, Bote killings

Jul 04, 2018 - 12:06 PM

'Kung sakali naman po may maling nagawa ang mayor, hindi naman po tama na patayin sila,' says League of Municipalities of the Philippines president Marife Brondial

TALK SOUGHT. President Rodrigo Duterte at the 25th Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayors'€™ League of the Philippines. Malacañang photo

Robredo asks Filipinos to unite vs killings, culture of violence

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:52 AM

'Huwag nating hayaang humantong sa sukdulan ng kaguluhan ang kalagayan ng ating bayan,' says Robredo

Mayor Bote ambushed, Gilas update, PH inflation | Evening wRap

Jul 03, 2018 - 10:05 PM

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Mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte gov't

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:04 PM

(5th UPDATE) Rappler tallies at least 7 vice mayors and 12 mayors slain since July 2016

Sheinbaum, first woman elected Mexico City mayor

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Claudia Sheinbaum, a Jewish scientist, environmentalist and left-wing politician, has made a rapid political rise to lead North America's largest city – though it has not been without controversy

The candidate for governor for Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum of the "Juntos haremos historia" coalition party, casts her vote during the general elections in Mexico City, on July 1, 2018. Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, Mexicans go to the polls seeking for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century: the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the conservative National Action Party (PAN). / AFP PHOTO / Bernardo Montoya

[EDITORIAL] #Animated: Getting rid of the tambays

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Leave this task to the mayors, Mr President. You have bigger problems on your big plate.

Masinloc mayor Lim: China fish-taking like 'toll fee' for Filipinos

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:51 PM

'We can't fight a country that is bigger and more powerful, but that was made by God for all,' says Mayor Arsenia Lim, referring to China's apparent control of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal

Court orders arrest of Lanao mayor under Duterte adviser's custody

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:28 PM

A Lanao del Norte court issues an arrest warrant against Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago over a murder charge

TOWN CHIEF. Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago talks to a guest in his office. Photo from the Facebook page of the Municipality of Pantar

Mayor of Buenavista, Bohol shot dead at cockpit arena

May 27, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Buenavista Mayor Ronald Lowell Tirol is the second mayor in Bohol killed in less than a year

Tuguegarao mayor Soriano acquitted in graft case over terminal permit

May 21, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The embattled mayor gets one case off his back, and continues to serve Tuguegarao City despite suspensions and dismissals the past years

Tuguegarao Mayor Jefferson Soriano steps down from office. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Duterte adviser prevails upon military to release arrested Lanao mayor

May 19, 2018 - 9:41 AM

The military releases arrested Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago to the custody of a politician – Presidential Adviser Abdullah Daba Mama-o – despite evidence that he possessed high-powered firearms

MAMAO'S LETTER. Secretary Abdullah Daba Mama-o asks the military to release a mayor arrested for possession of high-powered firearms

Messy land ownership in Marawi complicates rehabilitation

May 15, 2018 - 8:46 AM

The government creates an adjudication board – the Land Dispute Arbitration Committee (LDAC) – to address concerns arising from the large-scale land titling program. There are many ways it could turn into a nightmare.

Davao City barangay poll candidates openly associate with politicians

May 09, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Comelec is helpless in enforcing pre-election rules

NOGRALES ENDORSEMENT? Bago Aplaya candidate Bobot Dujali are shown with PBA Partylist Representative Jericho Nograles in his campaign poster. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

SC orders permanent closure of Inawayan landfill in Cebu City

May 02, 2018 - 5:32 PM

The High Court junks the appeal of Mayor Tomas Osmeña

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

PDEA: Drug-linked governors, congressmen, mayors to be named next

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says it's just waiting for the go signal of President Rodrigo Duterte to release the list of higher-ranked officials allegedly involved in the drug trade

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Director General Aaron Aquino shows a list of barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs, in a press conference on April 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Zamboanga City footbridge collapses during officials’ inspection

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the House of Representatives to probe the 'poor state' of NHA's housing project for families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege

Zamboanga footbridge. Credit to Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato/Zamboanga City government

Sara Duterte clarifies she has 'no opinion on divorce'

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:23 PM

When President Duterte claimed she opposed divorce, the Davao City Mayor says many 'did not understood that it was a joke'

SILENT ON DIVORCE. File photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during their recent trip to China. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Densing to Malay mayor: Don't hold Boracay rehab 'hostage' by not cooperating

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:36 PM

'He (Cawalig) has to cooperate. We don't want the rehabilitation to be held hostage just by one or two officials,' says Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III

PRESS BRIEFING. Government officials hold a press briefing on the eve of Boracay closure. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Peace adviser welcomes Sara Duterte’s opposition to resumption of peace talks

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) Jesus Dureza says 'we should respect the statements of Mayor Sara because she knows also why she has to say it'

RESPECT. President Duterte's peace adviser, Secretary Jesus Dureza, says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's stance against the resumption of talks with the communists is an input to be respected despite being contrary to her father's latest directive. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Spreading ‘humor’ is economic sabotage – Bohol mayor's memo

Mar 29, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The memo, dated March 23, 2018 and leaked on March 27, has become a hot topic of discussion among Boholanos, offline and online

After library, Cebu City's sports complex will now be open 24/7 too

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:26 PM

A BPO worker tries the tack used by another netizen. He relays his request for improved services via Cebu Mayor Tommy Osmeña's Facebook page, and it's immediately granted

BDO defends request to DOJ over tax cases in Cebu

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:25 PM

BDO Unibank, owned by the Philippines' richest man Henry Sy Sr, argues it has a legal right to request that the Department of Justice designate an acting prosecutor

IN QUESTION. BDO has one of the largest distribution networks, with more than 1,000 operating branches and over 3,000 ATMs nationwide. Photo from Wikipedia

Cebu Mayor Osmeña threatens disbarment case vs Aguirre

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) This is over BDO Unibank tax cases. But Justice Secretary Aguirre threatens a countersuit, saying the Cebu mayor has no evidence he accepted money from anyone.

BDO CASE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II finds a foe in Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña over the tax cases that against Banco De Oro (BDO).

Loboc mayor faces graft complaint before Ombudsman

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Loboc Mayor Helen Calipusan Alaba is also accused of violating the executive order on freedom of information (FOI) issued by President Rodrigo Duterte

15 months after Espinosa slay, Marvin Marcos parties in Camp Crame

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Superintendent Marvin Marcos joins the anniversary party of the PNP's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

SPOTTED. Marvin Marcos sits with regional chiefs of the CIDG. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Kerwin Espinosa's lawyer killed in ambush near Cebu City courthouse

Feb 19, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Gunmen spray bullets at the car of Jonah John Ungab, lawyer of the suspected drug lord

AMBUSH. The vehicle of Jonah John Ungab, lawyer of Kerwin Espinosa who was ambushed in Cebu, February 19 2018. Photo by Romeo Marantal

Moreno remains Cagayan de Oro mayor as CA stops dismissal

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Court of Appeals 22nd Division Mindanao Station issues a TRO and a status quo ante order on the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against Mayor Oscar Moreno

SAME CONTRACT, SEVERAL CASES. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno faces the media on February 8, 2018, after the appellate court temporarily stops the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against him over the same contract when he was still governor of Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Phivolcs warns Mayon still dangerous, far from peak explosion

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

New magma is pushing to the crater, says Phivolcs' resident volcanologist in Bicol, as nearly 20,000 families remain in evacuation camps

BFP trainees from Regions 4A, 5 & 8 walk like duck as part of the Fire Basic Rescue Course (FBRC) in Ligao City, Albay. File photo by Angie de Silva/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