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No ‘Christmas moratorium’ for QC street vendors – Belmonte

Nov 18, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'They cannot always insist on what has been customary in the past when there is a directive from the national government that we are bound to uphold,' says Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

EMBRACE CHANGE. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte urged street vendors to be open to alternatives to their displacement apart from a 'Christmas moratorium'. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Building back better: QC helps Cotabato assess damage after earthquakes

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Instead of extending financial aid and relief goods, the Quezon City government conducts consultations and damage assessment in affected LGUs

BUILD BACK BETTER. Quezon City engineers assessed government facilities and private establishments in local government units that were affected by the earthquakes in Cotabato. Photo from QC DRRMC

QC to open night market, forms organization for displaced street vendors

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The vendors will also be members of the Suki sa Kyusi club, which will give members access to workshops on entrepreneurial mindset, financial literacy, visual merchandising, and food safety

RESTORING LIVELIHOODS. Displaced vendors will now be able to continue their livelihood again in a night market dubbed 'Sari Sari Kyusi'. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Basilan sends Abu Sayyaf surrenderers to various cities to learn livelihood

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Hundreds of former Abu Sayyaf Group members will undergo an exposure tour in Quezon City, Bulacan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Benguet, and Los Baños, Laguna

EXPOSURE TOUR. Hundreds of former Abu Sayyaf Group members will undergo an exposure tour in Quezon City, Bulacan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Benguet, and Los Baños, Laguna. Photo from Richard Falcatan/Rappler

QC youth innovation program to grant advocates on community projects

Nov 13, 2019 - 4:13 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership opens applications for their youth grant program until November 30

From Bicol to Manila: How Biggs made it big

Nov 10, 2019 - 1:46 PM

The Bicol favorite is finally in Manila

POPS Burgers: Underrated goodness

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:30 AM

What make a really good 100% angus beef burger? Just ask Pops – Katipunan's secret gem.

Menu, prices: Bicol's Biggs is now in Metro Manila

Nov 08, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Here's what you can expect from Biggs' first Metro Manila branch!

CJ Peralta defends QC judge who issued search warrants vs activists

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:13 PM

'From what we have gathered she followed all the rules,' Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta says of Quezon City Judge Cecilyn Burgos Villavert

CJ MEETS THE PRESS. Chief Justice Diosdado holds an hour-long press conference on November 8, 2019, for the traditional CJ Meets the Press event of the Supreme Court. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Supreme Court extends Ampatuan massacre judgment to December

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:51 PM

'We have waited for ten years, the 30 days is a short time to wait,' private prosecutor Nena Santos says of the 30-day extension to promulgate the decision

JUSTICE NOW. Signs calling for justice and conviction of the Ampatuans posted at the Bantayog Ng Mga Bayani. Photo by Jaira Krishelle Balboa/Rappler

Ibon Foundation alarmed over 'police inspection' notice

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

Colonel Joaquin Alva, who is now the chief of staff of the PNP Legal Service, denies making the call. He has been out of Metro Manila police for 8 years.

Fearing more raids and arrests, progressive groups get CHR to inspect offices

Nov 06, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Karapatan deputy secretary-general Roneo Clamor says this is 'to deprive the police any opportunity to plant evidence' against activists

MMDA, QC gov't shut down Baliwag bus depot along North Avenue

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The city government will develop a 'matrix' to determine the validity of all the bus terminals' documents

CLOSED. The Baliwag Transit bus depot along North Avenue was shut down by the MMDA and the QC Government after it was discovered that they had fake documents. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Cop shot dead in Quezon City

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:24 PM

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed the police officer as he was driving along Barangay Teachers Village on Tuesday night, November 5

Police investigators examine the bloody body of a Quezon City Police District cop after he was ambushed by unidentified riding in tandem at the corner of Malingap and Mapagkawanggawa streets in Quezon City on Tuesday night, November 5. Photo by Ben Nabong

Police arrests 3 in raid of Bayan office in Tondo

Nov 05, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Police secure search warrants in the raids in Bacolod City, and Paco and Tondo in Manila from QC RTC Branch 89 Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert

African swine fever spreads to Novaliches in Quezon City

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'I didn't want it to reach Novaliches. I wanted it to be controlled because that's a very big area,' says Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

ONE MORE CASE. Barangay Gulod in Novaliches was added to the list of ASF-positive barangays in Quezon City, as confirmed by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Undas exodus 'generally peaceful,' says QCPD Chief

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Police reports note there were barely any long lines at majority of the bus terminals in the city, except from Five Star station which had an average of 1,500 passengers

NO CONGESTION. At Araneta bus terminal on the even of Undas, there were only around 120 people and no lines. Photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

QC veterinarian refutes DA claim that the city is ASF-free

Oct 28, 2019 - 1:01 PM

While 6 infected barangays are cleared of African swine fever, around 2,000 pigs have not yet been culled in Barangay Payatas

NOT YET CLEARED. Quezon City Veterinarian Dr. Ana Marie Cabel said that hog raisers in Barangay Payatas have not been cooperative in culling procedures. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Ateneo de Manila campus gets bomb threats

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:15 AM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo de Manila University and the PNP conduct an evening and morning sweep of the campus, and find no irregularities

Belmonte calls for sectoral, responsible water use amid interruptions

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Water augmentation will not be necessary yet, say water concessionaires

CONSERVE WATER. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte urges stakeholders and constituents to implement a sectoral approach in conserving water, which involves appropriate water collection and recycling methods and handling illegal connections and leaks. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

What we loved about Batcon 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Batman-focused convention showed love for both Batman and fans of the caped crusader

photos by Iñigo de Paula

LTO, PNP nab 12 fixers in Quezon City

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:08 PM

The 12 fixers face charges for violating the Anti-Red Tape law and the Quezon City Anti-Fixing Ordinance, among others

NABBED. The Land Transportation Office, in coordination with the Philippine National Police, has apprehended 12 fixers in Quezon City.

Second-in-command no more, Joy Belmonte reshapes the Quezon City ideal

Oct 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM

‘If you have a mayor who faces head-on the problems of the people and provides solutions, which barangay official wouldn’t be inspired and motivated to do the same?’

Joy Belmonte shuts down illegal massage parlor disguised as spa

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte says city officials and police are closely monitoring '99 other spa establishments' in the city

CLOSED. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte closed down Dragon Spa along E. Rodriguez for operating without a business permit since 2018, and violating the Expanded Anti-Trafficking Act of 2012.

As QC clears 5 barangays of ASF, another case monitored

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Barangay Commonwealth could be cleared of African swine fever by October 18, QC Mayor Joy Belmonte says

ASF-CLEARED. Barangay Pasong Tamo is one of the five barangays cleared of African swine fever. However, two other barangays have yet to complete culling of pigs within their area. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gubat QC: Where nothing goes to waste

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:30 AM

What to expect at Gubat? Recycled interiors and banana leaves for plates – strictly kamayan-only!

African swine fever creeps into more Quezon City barangays

Oct 09, 2019 - 6:10 PM

There are now 5 barangays in Quezon City with confirmed cases of African swine fever

Joy Belmonte asks council for P27 billion for 2020

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Belmonte's proposal is 30% higher than this year's budget, which she plans to fund building new houses for the poor, new classrooms, night market venues, and walkable sidewalks

MORE IN STORE. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte laid out several proposals in line with traffic and transport management, social services, automation of process and more for her constituents. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: QC Mayor Joy Belmonte's first 100 days

Oct 07, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Belmonte cites improved delivery of social services and ease of doing business in her first 3 months in office

100 DAYS. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte delivers her first State of the City Address on October 7, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SPOTLIGHT ON CITIES 2019: The First 100 Days

Oct 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

How new leaders are shaping and empowering communities

Police arrest Quezon City's most wanted

Oct 05, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Jason Serbito is arrested for figuring in 4 carnapping incidents

NABBED. Police nab the most wanted man in Quezon City. QCPD photo

QC, SEAOIL Foundation, SPARK! launch development guide to good GAD governance

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Since its launch in 2017, LIPAD Pinay has engaged over 50 barangay leaders and empowered 160 women micro-entrepreneurs

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT. Women micro-entrepreneurs with QC Mayor Joy Belmonte and Maica Torres of SPARK! Philippines at LIPAD Pinay Replication Manual Launch on October 4. Photo courtesy of SPARK! Philippines.

It’s UPCAT, ASHAPE weekend! Expect heavy traffic in Diliman-Katipunan area

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The streets around UP and Ateneo are expected to be jammed. Those not taking the entrance exams, avoid the area.

EXAM WEEKEND. UPCAT and ASHAPE test takers should expect heavy traffic this weekend as both exams will be administered on the same days. Photo by Angie de Silva

FALSE: Bamboo Mañalac ‘dies in car crash in Quezon’

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Bamboo Mañalac is still alive

African swine fever detected in third Quezon City barangay

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Those tested positive for ASF in QC are hogs raised in the backyards of barangays Bagong Silangan, Payatas and Tatalon

THIRD STRIKE. Similar to Barangay Payatas, African swine fever in Barangay Tatalon came from backyard hog raisers.. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Malasimbo Festival announces first lineup of artists for 2020

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Mike Love, Jesus Molina Quartet, Uncomfortable Science, and Brigada are among the artists slated to perform at the festival's 10th anniversary

MALASIMBO FESTIVAL. The annual music festival celebrates its 10th year at a new, more accesible venue. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

All major roads cleared, QC targets obstructions in smaller streets next

Sep 27, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The city government says it will address complaints from netizens, who send photos of sidewalks, streets, and alleys with obstructions

TO BE CONTINUED. Road clearing operations in Quezon City will now move to smaller streets, alleys, and thoroughfares, after removing illegal obstructions from major public roads. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

WATCH: Belmonte leads demolition of QC police precinct

Sep 24, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Primary roads, secondary roads, and Mabuhay lanes in Quezon City are now 95% cleared

NO EXCEPTIONS. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte led the demolition of La Loma police community precinct 1 on Tuesday, September 24. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Martial Law museum set to open by 2022

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Freedom Memorial Museum wll follow the 'brutalist' design that won the contest launched by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission

Fearing big loss, Payatas hog raisers refuse to surrender livestock

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:55 PM

The proposed P3,000 rate does not sit well with hog raisers because full-grown pigs can be sold for P8,000 to P9,000

NO SURRENDER. Barangay Payatas, Quezon City is home to many illegal hog raisers, some of whom refuse to surrender their pigs for the financial assistance to be provided pale in comparison to the income from their livestock. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA confirms hogs in 2 Quezon City barangays positive for African swine fever

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:03 PM

The QC government orders the immediate culling of all hogs in backyard piggeries in barangays Bagong Silangan and Payatas

ASF. Backyard hog raiser Julian Gregorio feeds his hogs in their backyard in Greenland in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

New Quezon City police chief vows punishment for errant cops

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:07 PM

This follows the claim of PDEA chief Aaron Aquino that recycling shabu has become 'rampant' within the police force

CRIME PREVENTION. Colonel Ronnie Montejo speaks before the Quezon City Police District at Camp Karingal. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

On 11th week as mayor, Joy Belmonte visits London for panel on HIV

Sep 16, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Meanwhile, issues regarding the demolition of illegal security structures await Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte back home

LONE ASIAN MAYOR. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte speaks at the Fast-Track Cities 2019 Conference as the only Asian mayor selected for the high-level panel. Photo from Joy Belmonte's FB

QC culls pigs, adds checkpoints to help contain African swine fever

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Slaughterhouses and major public markets are also being monitored to prevent the entry of both African swine fever-infected meat and double dead meat

CONTAINMENT. Around 50 pigs from illegal backyard raisers in Barangay Bagong Silangan have been culled as of 4:00pm on Sunday, September 15. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Quezon City to build more community playgrounds

Sep 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

City Resolution 7889-2019 aims to provide more outdoor space for children and to promote traditional Filipino games

LOOK: Ninoy Aquino monument in Quezon City removed

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:44 PM

City officials say the transfer of the Ninoy Aquino monument to a new site – preferably one named after the late senator – would help ease traffic in the area

A NEW HOME? The Ninoy Aquino monument in Quezon City will be relocated either to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center or to the Manila Seedling Bank. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

'Temptation Island' actress Deborah Sun arrested in buy-bust operation

Sep 09, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Sun and her daughter Angela are arrested in a joint operation by the QC Police and PDEA

What Metro Manila mayors are doing to employ more locals

Sep 08, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Despite its reputation for being a land of employment, Metro Manila continues to register one of the highest unemployment rates in the Philippines

PASIG CHIEF. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto talks with traffic enforcers in his city. Photo from Vico Sotto's Facebook page.

Quezon province's IPs reject Kaliwa Dam project

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Five of the six cluster communities in General Nakar, Quezon province reject the project after 3 assemblies are held for all 6 clusters

LOOK: Remote Quezon town gets sea ambulance

Sep 07, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Panukulan town in Quezon province gets Calabarzon's first sea ambulance, which was acquired through the Department of Health’s Health Facilities Enhancement Program

SEA AMBULANCE. The first DOH funded sea ambulance through the Health Facility Enhancement Program donated to the Municipality of Panukulan, Quezon. Photo courtesy of DOH-CALABARZON