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The case for 'Oplan Bakal'

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Oplan Bakal helps ensure the safety of the majority of the customers and the club personnel themselves

Cops raid Katipunan bars? Barangay authorized it, says QCPD

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Responding to the angered Katipunan community QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says cops are indeed not allowed to open their bags without their consent

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar says their bar visits are normal. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Maring forces evacuations in Quezon, other parts of Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Evacuations are ongoing in flood and landslide prone areas in Quezon Rizal Batangas Laguna and Cavite

Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quezon City residents fail to get TRO on drug testing, surveillance

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The judge does not find any extreme urgency to temporarily stop the house to house operations so petitioners move to declare the activities unconstitutional

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

QC mayor Bautista orders listing of LGBT gov’t employees

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:39 AM

The purpose of the list is for registration profiling and inclusion in the city government s LGBT association

EQUALITY. A gay couple kisses while a man holds up a sign to celebrate a US Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

QC residents ask court: Stop house-to-house drug tests

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The petition is the first of its kind to directly challenge the police s anti drug operations

Quezon City breast milk bank saves 165 infants

Sep 03, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The city government of Quezon City helps 165 premature and undernourished infants through its Quezon City Human Milk Bank QCHMB

FOR DELIVERY. The Quezon City government now uses motorcycles to pick up and deliver breastmilk to the Quezon City Human Milk Bank (QCHMB)

IN PHOTOS: Eid'l Adha

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM

The celebration is considered one of the greatest feasts of Islam

Urban poor communities file case against police drug operations

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Police are being accused of conducting illegal operations over the forced drug testing in poor communities

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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

IN PHOTOS: Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Tara na sa Quezon The grand parade is on August 27

'No harassment and intimidation' intended in Ateneo protest – QC police chief

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:05 PM

After a talk with the ADMU administration Friday afternoon QC Police chief Guillermo Eleazar says they agreed that cops will from now on coordinate directly with ADMU security personnel

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar addresses Ateneo de Manila students who question their rally visit. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

QC cops used shabu in court compound? Sandiganbayan elevates it to Dela Rosa

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang tells the top cop that the policemen might have been involved in illicit activity but QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says the cops were just eating peanuts

ACCUSATION. QCPD Station 6 mobile 57 arrives at the Sandiganbayan on August 23 after the same car was seen the night before inside the court premises where cops allegedly repacked or used shabu inside it. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

CA affirms conviction in 2004 murder of Coca-Cola exec Chua-Sy

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:26 PM

A careful examination of the records shows that there was conspiracy among the accused appellants since each of them played a role in the commission of the crime the CA s ruling says

AFFIRMATION. Court of Appeals upholds trial court ruling sentencing to life imprisonment 19 individuals behind the kidnapping-murder of Betty Chua-Sy. File photo from the CA website

Benjamin Alves on playing President Manuel L Quezon

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Benjamin returns as Manuel L Quezon in Jerrold Tarog s Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral

QC mayor Bautista seeks 'independent Metro Manila state'

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista challenges Congress to create an autonomous National Capital Region now if the bid for federalism encounters obstacles

AUTONOMOUS. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista seeks to increase the independence of Metro Manila. Rappler file photo

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

CHR: Use of drop boxes in drug war increases risk of mistaken arrest

Aug 13, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Commission on Human Rights hopes the government will reexamine its anti drug campaign and adopt a human rights based approach

Heavier Commonwealth traffic seen as MRT7 construction progresses

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:10 PM

A task force announces developments in the construction of the MRT7 s University Avenue and Manggahan stations in Quezon City which would affect the flow of traffic

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. A portion of the thorough fare from Sandiganbayan to Litex is closed for the whole day due to a medical mission by the INC. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Driver of police commander caught posing as a cop for extortion

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The fake policeman acted with real cops in the extortion attempt

IMPOSTER. Joseph Ruallo is brought inside the Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

'Unified decision' needed on Payatas landfill – DENR exec

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

If you consider the environmental aspects we can say na puwedeng i close pero iba naman yung consideration ng MMDA iba rin naman yung consideration ng Quezon City says Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones

Natatagong ginto ng Jomalig

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Isa ang mga pulong ito sa pinakamalayong lugar sa probinsya ng Quezon Kailangan mong bumiyahe nang mahigit 10 oras mula sa Maynila upang marating ang natatanging paraiso ang gintong isla ng Jomalig

QC barangay uses 'drug boxes' to collect names of suspects

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The problem: Not a single tip has been dropped in the boxes as residents fear being seen reporting

'DRUG BOXES'. Barangay Valencia installed wooden boxes to accept reports against drug suspects. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

PAGASA on Metro Manila class suspensions: Don't compare cities

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Hindi naman dapat ikumpara eh Sa atin kasi nagsisisihan tayo says PAGASA Administrator Vicente Malano on the Quezon City WalangPasok issue

Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City, wade the knee-deep flood in Veterans Village Thursday, brought by Habagat southwest monsoon, while Tropical Storm "Gorio" was estimated at 595 km East Norteast of Casiguran, Aurora with maximum sustained wind of 85km/h and gustiness of up to 105 km/h. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Local execs testify in Revilla plunder trial: 'We never got projects'

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Lawyer Estelito Mendoza counsel to the former senator says the witnesses testimonies have not established that the ghost projects were funded by his client s pork barrel

'I'M A VICTIM TOO.' Detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr says on July 27, 2017 that he is also a victim in the ghost agricultural projects supposedly funded by his pork barrel. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

How PH reaps fruits of Quezon's kindness to Jews

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:11 AM

Visa free entry to Israel is one of the ways that the Jewish people have repaid the moral conviction of former Philippine president Manuel L Quezon

SENTIMENTAL TIES. Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau says the Philippines and Israel have a 'very sentimental' relationship dating back to the 1930s. Screen grab from Rappler Talk

SONA 2017: No classes in Quezon City on July 24

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Classes in all levels public and private will be suspended in Quezon City on SONA day July 24

In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address, July 2016. Screenshot from RTVM

Fire hits SM North EDSA

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED SM Supermalls says the situation is already contained and no one was hurt in the fire that hit the warehouse of its department store

Firefighters respond to a electrical fire reaching 3rd alarm at the warehouse of the 4th floor of the department store inside the SM North Edsa in Quezon City on July 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill: What to do during a terror attack

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM

What happens when terrorists take advantage of a city devastated by a calamity?

Ed Lejano leaves MMFF 2017 ExeCom

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:36 PM

UPDATED Ed Lejano the executive director of the Quezon City Film Development Commission is the fourth member to leave the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Executive Committee

ED LEJANO. Lejano is the latest member to resign from the 2017 MMFF ExeCom. Screengrab from filminstitute.upd.edu.ph/ed/

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of the Big One will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

PREPARATION. The panel for 'The Big One' forum in Agos Summit discusses how to prepare for an earthquake. Rappler screengrab

Not sure which streets are safe? This app will guide you

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Safetipin is a mobile application enabling users to rate and share their ‘safety perception’ of areas in their city

SAFETY THROUGH AWARENESS. The application champions safety by letting users know which areas seem safer to go to based on other users' ratings.

LGUs hold key to ending sexual harassment in PH

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Local governments should enforce ordinances penalizing sexual harassment in public spaces says an expert on women empowerment

GLOBAL TO LOCAL. UN Women Asia-Pacific Consultant Katherine Belen stressed that local government executives need to step up in creating policies that promote safety in public spaces. Photo by Rambo Talabong

Quezon City, Pasig road reblocking and repair: June 3-5

Jun 02, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Expect traffic slowdown in these 6 areas over the weekend

Soldiers help QC cops as NCR police on 'full alert'

May 27, 2017 - 2:59 PM

The NCRPO remains on full alert after the Marawi City clash that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in Mindanao

SIDE BY SIDE. Armed Forces of the Philippines join Philippine National Police in promoting security in the country's most populated city. Photos by Bobby Lagsa and Darren Langit/Rappler

Child pimp and molester sentenced to life in prison

May 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Policemen call Jerrie Arraz a demon and details of what he did to his victims convince a Quezon City judge that he is one

CONVICTED RAPIST. Jerrie Arraz is convicted of rape on top of human trafficking and cybercrime in a decision promulgated by the QC RTC Branch 100 on May 26, 2017. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

Cagbalete Island: Your next weekend destination

May 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here s how you can enjoy a Cagbalete Island weekend in Quezon for less than P1 000

PICTURESQUE. Enjoy Cagbalete island's instagram worthy sand bar. Photo by Geruel Monton.

QC Council exempts 1,714-unit SMDC project from zoning law

May 19, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The Quezon City Council reasons that the condominium complex will not damage the surrounding community and will even help in development as it aims to provide affordable housing

EXEMPTED. SM Development Corporation has been exempted in constructing an 11-building condominium complex at the north of Quezon City.


WATCH: Pahiyas Festival 2017

May 19, 2017 - 2:22 PM

See the colorful kiping and the festivities at Pahiyas 2017

De Lima moves to drop disobedience charges in QC court

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The detained senator says the lawmakers had no authority to file a suit against her

DISOBEDIENCE CASE. Detained Senator Leila De Lima attends her arraignment on March 13, 2017 at the Quezon City Metropolitan Court Branch 34 for the charge of Disobedience to Summons. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

SC issues TRO vs property tax hike in QC

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Under Quezon City Ordinance No 2256 real property taxes in Quezon City are estimated to increase from 100 to 500 starting this year

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?

Detained Kadamay members freed on bail

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The release of the 40 detained Kadamay members comes ahead of the courts’ closure for the Holy Week

SENIOR CITIZENS. DSWD Undersecretary Malou Turalde appeals for the release of the senior citizens for humanitarian reasons. Photo from DSWD

Can masses be held inside courts? SC says yes

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The High Court decided that holding a Mass inside court premises does not amount to a union of Church and State

Partial road closures due to MRT7 construction starting April 17

Apr 08, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Regalado Highway will be partially closed from Bristol Street to Commonwealth Avenue from April 17 to June 16 for Phase 1 of the construction

Daughter of oldest detained Kadamay member seeks mother's release

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Epifana Rufa 83 is the oldest Kadamay member detained in Camp Karingal over charges of trespassing and coercion

SENIOR. Epifana Rufa, 83, is the oldest detained Kadamay member in Kamp Karingal, Quezon City. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Taguiwalo appeals for release of detained elderly Kadamay members

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Senior citizens have been arrested with a group for occupying a site from which they were evicted They sleep on pavements wooden planks at Camp Karingal

FREE THE ELDERLY. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo calls on Quezon City authorities to release the detained senior citizens who are among those arrested in a movement organized by Kadamay.

Deferred: Road closures in Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Apr 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED The road closures will not start on April 4 as originally scheduled according to the project s Traffic Task Force

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 29