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DILG won't make list of underperforming mayors, barangay chiefs in road clearing

Aug 19, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says clearing roads is not comparable with the anti-drug drive, where officials are threatened with administrative and criminal complaints

ROAD-CLEARING. Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS), tasked to provide public security in the city, dismantle illegal structure that cause obstruction in the sidewalk along Cambridge St. in Quezon City on Friday, July 26, 2019, during a clearing operation. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New Marikina market will accommodate displaced vendors, says mayor

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro also plans to provide decent places and microfinancing for sidewalk vendors and ambulant vendors from nearby cities and municipalities

BAGONG SIBOL MARKET. The new market will house 100 vendors who will only be charged with minimal rent fees. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook Page

This week, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto was big on traffic

Aug 17, 2019 - 8:18 PM

But there was also dengue fever, a tricycle tussle, an anti-drug campaign, and the city government’s budget to sort out

LONG WEEK. File photo of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto from July 15, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Pangilinan: 'Ang commuter, tao hindi sardinas'

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan has filed a bill that seeks to guarantee and protect the right of Filipinos to travel safely, conveniently, affordably, and with dignity

PACKED. The MRT Taft Station platform is packed with people alighting the train coaches. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After provincial bus ban mess, senators want review of MMDA powers

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:51 PM

'The reason for the injunction is that the MMDA admitted that they have no power and it belongs to the LGU. It's an opportunity for us to review this particular aspect,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

LIMITED POWER. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia admits that they don't have policy-making powers in introducing the provincial bus ban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

To solve EDSA traffic, Sotto says ban parking along Metro Manila streets

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says his 'Proof of Parking' bill, if passed, will help stop the practice of car owners of using streets as parking lots

EDSA. Heavy traffic is seen along EDSA on July 13, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Aug 12, 2019 - 4:12 PM

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LOOK: Chocnut meets banana pudding at M Bakery Philippines

Aug 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

It's the combo we didn't think we needed... until now!

Class divide: Filipinos slam MMDA for ‘anti-poor’ EDSA policy

Aug 07, 2019 - 9:38 PM

(UPDATED) MMDA traffic chief Bong Nebrija says the problem lies with the lack of discipline among bus drivers who swerve lanes, causing traffic buildup

DPWH claims 5-minute Cubao to Makati drive 'possible' by December

Aug 07, 2019 - 3:00 PM

A 'combination' of road and transportation projects is expected to ease congestion in Metro Manila, making the short drive possible, says the government

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA's provincial bus ban dry run pushing through despite court order

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it has yet to receive a copy of the preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of the provincial bus ban

STILL A GO. Provincial bus operators may have a taste of what it is like to use the terminals located at far ends of the Greater Metro Manila Area to test the policy on provincial buses. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA sets another provincial bus ban dry run starting August 7

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:55 PM

During the dry run, provincial buses will be banned from passing through EDSA from 4 am to 10 pm

BAN. No more provincial buses along EDSA starting August 7, as MMDA sets dry run. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

60-day countdown for mayors to clear roads begins

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:31 AM

If mayors fail to do so, they will face administrative complaints

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SAFER Foundation brings back BUYanihan fundraiser bazaar

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Press release: Now on its second run, BUYanihan Bazaar aims to raise money to implement its emergency response program and help more Filipinos affected by disasters

MMDA chair says #MMShakeDrill 2019 shows 'effective' response to disaster

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:27 PM

'I'm confident that with this kind of equipment, training and people, we would be very able to respond effectively,' says MMDA chief Danilo Lim

MMDA Chairman Danny Lim leads the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill held at MMDA Headquarter in Guadalupe on 27 July 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: MMDA conducts 2019 #MMShakeDrill in the dark

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Earthquake drill participants deal with the challenge of simulating rescue and response in the dark and at a time when most people are still asleep

Rescue personnel respond and apply first aid to mock victims at the various scenario in case "the Big One" strikes Metro Manila during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Pasig City on Saturday, July 27. Photo by Ben Nabong

Metro Manila residents on pre-dawn #MMShakeDrill: 'What a wake-up call'

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:24 AM

Online, Metro Manila residents have mixed reactions to the early earthquake drill. Some appreciated the realistic timing while others criticized the MMDA for rousing them from sleep.

MMFF to run twice a year starting 2020

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The second edition will be called the Metro Manila Summer Film Festival

MMFF. Fans wave to stars as they pass by on a float at the Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars in 2018. The annual festival will now be held twice a year starting in 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[Right of Way] Why Metro Manila traffic will never be solved

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:16 PM

The status quo won't get us anywhere

DILG orders Metro Manila mayors: Clear roads in 60 days

Jul 25, 2019 - 11:16 AM

(3rd UPDATE) DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing says the order will be formalized through a memorandum circular that would also cover mayors across the Philippines

IN MEETING. The Metro Manila Council holds its first meeting after the 2019 elections. Photo by Cesar Chavez

Isko Moreno wants to suspend Baclaran-Divisoria jeepney route

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) If the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board allows it, no jeepneys would be allowed to travel directly between the two high-traffic areas

TRAFFIC PETITION. Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso says it is to stop trip-cutting by jeepney drivers. Rappler Screenshot

Duterte's Metro Manila traffic solution? Reclaim public roads

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The solution involves threatening Metro Manila mayors with suspension

NEW SOLUTION. President Rodrigo Duterte has a new idea for solving the Metro Manila traffic problem. Malacañang file photo

Keep calm and curry on: Yabu launches new dishes

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:43 AM

What's new from Yabu? Curry Cheese Gyoza and a different kind of katsu curry!

#MMShakeDrill 2019 set for early hours of July 27

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The annual earthquake drill will start as early as 4 am 'when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep' to test the response capabilities and preparedness of local government units and the private sector

COVER. Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during National Disaster Resilience Month. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Isko Moreno open to Duterte emergency powers for traffic

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says President Rodrigo Duterte should be given a chance to solve traffic problems, but with safeguards in place if ever emergency powers are granted

TRAFFIC WOES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says President Rodrigo Duterte should be given the chance to solve traffic problems in Metro Manila. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Metrobank Binondo branch robbed before opening

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Manila Mayor Isko Moreno offers P1 million for the arrest of the 7 unidentified suspects

METROBANK ROBBERY. This Metrobank branch in Manila was robbed before the start of bank hours on July 11, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bong Go, Dan Fernandez are now part of MMFF ExeCom

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The two attended the MFFF press briefing announcing the first 4 entries to the festival's 2019 run

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Bong Go and Dan Fernandez are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival's ExeCom. Photo from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

Manila Water narrows supply gap

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Manila Water says it is drawing more supply from its treatment plant in Rizal and from deep wells, and was able to reduce its system loss

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:42 PM

These are the films that are part of this year's 'Magic 8'

MMFF. The festival announces their first 4 entries for 2019. Image from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

Isko Moreno asks Manila jeepney drivers to stop cutting trips

Jul 09, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Manila mayor also promises that the city government will police drivers who are operating without franchises and are found to be disobeying traffic rules

DIALOGUE. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno asks jeepneys drivers during a dialogue on July 9, 2019, to stop their practice of cutting trips, as this inconvenience passengers. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

FALSE: Robredo 'proposes widening pipes' as solution to water crisis

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo never said the water crisis could be solved by widening water pipes

LOOK: 22-story condominium for the poor to rise in San Juan City

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:01 PM

The planned in-city relocation will be 22 stories tall, with units to be as big as 36 square meters

Korean star Jung Hae-in returns to Manila

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The 'Something in the Rain' actor is coming this September for another fan meet!

SCHEDULE: Maynilad water interruptions for July 2019

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Cavite

SCHEDULE: Manila Water interruptions for July 2019

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Manila Water customers in Metro Manila and Rizal

6 rainy day commute tips for waterproof working professionals

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Don't let the rain get you down!

EXPLAINER: It's the rainy season, but why does the water shortage continue?

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Despite the rain, Metro Manila's main water source is still at critical level

Manila flexible workspaces to grow by 10% yearly – Colliers

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Colliers International Philippines recommends that flexible workspace operators partner with certain cities to better capture the outsourcing market

NuWorks office at One Corporate Center in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. September 28, 2016.

Metro Manila Pride to march participants: 'Sorry for inconvenience'

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:07 PM

'We hope you extend your understanding of the situation, in keeping with the safety and security of everyone,' the Metro Manila Pride says in a statement

Vico Sotto suspends Pasig odd-even traffic scheme indefinitely

Jul 01, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Effective immediately, the new mayor's first order is part of a wide-ranging review of Pasig City's mobility and traffic situation

REVIEW. Mayor Vico Sotto forms a task force that will assess the traffic situation and the effectiveness of the odd-even scheme started by his predecessor. Photo from Sotto's FB

WATCH: The Golden Gays go to Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:28 PM

5 drag queens nearing their senior years march for equality alongside their younger LGBTQ+ 'apos'

GOLDEN GAYS. Sharon Cuneta and Maganda wave to the crowd from atop their float at the Metro Manila Pride March 2019. Photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler

'Rainbow wave coming': Hontiveros hopeful SOGIE bill will pass 18th Congress

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:18 PM

'Someday, discrimination will fail and Pride will win,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

IN PHOTOS: #ResistTogether at 2019 Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'Now is the time to use our voices in the fight for human rights,' says Metro Manila Pride in a Facebook post

RESIST TOGETHER. Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community march along the streets of Marikina City on Saturday, March 29 to amplify their calls for respect and equality. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pride 2019 is all about breaking barriers

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:26 PM

'At Pride, we come together to resist oppression and social injustice in all its forms,' says Metro Manila pride co-coordinator Nicky Castillo

LOOK: Stars, beauty queens at Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Iza Calzado, Nadine Lustre, Bb Pilipinas queens Patch Magtanong and Resham Saeed are among those who joined the annual event

Despite rain, thousands march for equality in Manila's Pride parade

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:55 PM

A Manila Pride organizer says the march 'is a human rights movement – and as such, is a call for active solidarity with other marginalized communities'

2019 PRIDE MARCH. Thousands turn up for the Metro Manila Pride March and Festival at the Marikina Sports Center Marikina City on June 29, 2019. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Vowing equality for all, Marikina signs anti-discrimination ordinance

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

'We want to be known as an inclusive community. We can only do that by recognizing everybody as all equal to each other,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro

 SYMBOLIC. Marikina City Cityhood Monument lights up with rainbow colors for Pride Month 2019. Photo by MMPride

Record-breaking: 70,000 Filipinos join Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:26 PM

(UPDATED) This is almost thrice the number of participants in last year's Metro Manila Pride March

PRIDE. This year's Pride March at the Marikina Sports Center gathers 52,000 attendees beating last year's 25,000-strong crowd record on Saturday, June 29. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler

Leni Robredo calls for equality, respect for all ahead of Pride March

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'Like all of you, I continue to dream of a Philippines, and a world, where all of us, regardless of differences, can act with respect, walk free from fear, and stand with pride and dignity,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a mutisectoral meeting in San Pablo City, Laguna, on March 6, 2019. Photo by OVP

Your guide to 2019 Metro Manila Pride March and Festival

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Check out this quick guide for Metro Manila Pride