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Crisologo hits QC police: Don't allow them to 'arrogantly violate our rights'

May 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

'If they could do these atrocious and cruel things to an incumbent congressman and to a lawyer, they could easily do these things to our ordinary citizens,' says congressman Bingbong Crisologo of his arrest on May 12

NOW FREE. Quezon City 1st Distirct Representative Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings on May 13, 2019. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Joy Belmonte is next mayor of Quezon City

May 14, 2019 - 7:58 AM

(UPDATED) PDP-Laban endorsed her rival, Bingbong Crisologo, but Joy Belmonte had the backing of outgoing Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and the block-voting Iglesia ni Cristo

VICTORY. Quezon City mayoralty candidate Joy Belmonte at the miting de avance of Serbisyong Bayan Party on May 11, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bingbong Crisologo votes after release

May 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

(UPDATED) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo, who was arrested for obstruction of justice then later released, is able to cast his ballot

Congressman Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings, May 13, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Crisologo to sue Quezon City police for 'illegal arrest'

May 13, 2019 - 2:50 AM

Quezon City mayoral candidate Bingbong Crisologo claims he was arrested without being read his rights and without being told what cases he is set to face

Arrested for obstruction of justice, Congressman Crisologo is presently held at Camp Karingal in Quezon City in connection with alledged vote buying charges on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler.

Crisologo arrest: Cops retrieve only P800 from 'vote buying site'

May 13, 2019 - 2:20 AM

Along with Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo, over 40 of his supporters are also arrested for alleged vote buying. But cops are only able to retrieve P800 from one person.

Several volunteers belonging to the camp of incumbent congressman and Quezon City mayoral candidate Bingbong Crisologo are arrested in connection with the alledged vote buying activities in Barangay Bahay Toro on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bingbong Crisologo arrested for staff's alleged vote buying in QC

May 12, 2019 - 9:33 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo is in custody at Camp Karingal for alleged obstruction of justice

Arrested for obstruction of justice, Congressman Crisologo is presently held at Camp Karingal in Quezon City in connection with alledged vote buying charges on May 12, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler.

Last push: Where 2019 senatorial candidates close their campaigns

May 11, 2019 - 5:18 PM

(UPDATED) Here's where and how the senatorial candidates are spending their last days on the campaign trail

On the last day of the 2019 election campaign, reelectionist Sen. Nancy Binay is joined by Rep. Gus Tambunting while visiting a public market in Sucat Road. Sen. Binay woed Paranaque voters as she barnstormed barangays BF Homes, San Isidro, La Huerta, Dongalo and Baclaran in Paranaque City. Photo courtesy of Senator Nancy Binay Media

Ces Drilon on revived libel complaint: ‘It’s absurd’

May 11, 2019 - 12:50 PM

'For merely participating in a legal internal process mandated by our employer, we could end up in jail for libel,' says the ABS-CBN veteran

QC prosecutor's office recommends filing of libel charges vs Ces Drilon, 2 others

May 10, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office reverses its earlier resolutions dismissing the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano, and news executive Venancio Borromeo

LIBEL. The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office reverses its earlier resolutions dismissing the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano, and news executive Venancio Borromeo. File photo from Fullido's Facebook page

‘Walang tubig pero baha’: Sudden rains in Metro frustrate netizens

May 08, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Social media users lament how city dwellers experience extremes, such as drought in the summer and floods when there's rain

Novaliches bishop endorses Otso Diretso

May 05, 2019 - 6:00 PM

‘Hindi po totoo 'yung 'pagka Katoliko ka ay wala kang, dapat 'di ka involved,' says Novaliches Bishop Antonio Tobias, as he explains his support for the opposition bets

CATHOLIC VOTE. Novaliches Bishop Antonio Tobias (center) holds a press conference along with Otso Diretso candidates Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada and the representatives of the other bets. Photo from Otso Diretso Media

Ex-QC officials, Manor Hotel owners appeal conviction over 2001 hotel fire

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Two former Quezon Ciy government officials and owners of the Manor Hotel file separate motions for reconsideration before the Sandiganbayan's 7th Division

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Quezon City prosecutor junks Falcis' grave threats case vs Kris Aquino

Apr 26, 2019 - 3:17 PM

The Falcis brothers had claimed Kris threatened the life of Nicko

Actress Kris Aquino files a Counter-Affidavit for the grave threats case filed against her by brothers Nikko and Jesus Falcis. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Self-confessed Cebu drug lord shot dead in Quezon City

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Police say Franz Sabalones was shot in the head upon leaving his car in Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City

Central Visayas' alleged number 2 in the drug trade Franz Sabalones has surrendered to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa at Camp Crame on Monday. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Quezon City to set up youth desk

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The new Quezon City ordinance provides for a Sangguniang Kabataan desk where information on youth-related projects and programs can be obtained

File photo of QC City Hall

Utility firms, Quezon City gov't agree to simplify transactions

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The processing of excavation permits is expected to be faster, after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between utility firms and the Quezon City government

PNP: High-ranking Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Quezon City

Apr 15, 2019 - 10:32 AM

The police arrest Abuhair Kullim Indal for his alleged involvement in a 2001 kidnapping

'TRUSTED MAN.' Abuhair Kullim Indal is arrested in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] How a sniper’s bullet shut down a slum champion

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'As the 2019 election approaches, people must not give in to cynicism and apathy but instead engage with power to ensure that peace and justice prevail – beginning with Crisell Beltran and the vast community of slum dwellers she passionately served'

AT WORK. Crisell Beltran works in their barangay's state-of-the-art monitoring center at Bagong Silangan. Photo by Arla Fontamillas

Sandiganbayan convicts two ex-QC officials over 2001 hotel fire

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The anti-graft court's 7th Division says Alfredo Macapugay and Romeo Montallana neglected a report by the city fire marshal on the Quezon City Manor Hotel

Sandiganbayan June 30, 2018 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

In QC, mayoral bet Crisologo challenges Belmonte dynasty

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:06 PM

(UPDATED) What the congressman does not address in his campaign kickoff speech is his indictment for graft and malversation of funds over an P8-million pork barrel scam

Quezon City mayoralty candidate Bingbong Crisologo lead a Unity Walk cum proclamation rally at the San Pedro Bautista Church on March 29, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Ex-LP member Joy Belmonte woos coveted Duterte vote

Mar 30, 2019 - 2:35 PM

But ruling party PDP-Laban chooses to endorse Joy Belmonte's opponent, Bingbong Crisologo, for Quezon City mayor

Serbisyo ng Bayan Party kicked off its election campaign by presenting its complete slate in all of the 6 districts in Quezon City in a big meeting de avance style rally held at the Tandang Sora market in Quezon City. Headed by QC Mayoralty candidate Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayorralty Gian Sotto, they presented their platforms for governance if elected. Endorsed ny Mayor Herbert Bautista and Senate President Tito Sotto, the local candidates raised hands and culminated with a shower of confetti to he crowds cheering. March 29, 2019  Photo by Maria Tan

Need water? Grab Igib delivers for free in parts of Metro Manila

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) Grab will reopen its free water delivery service in parts of Marikina City and Quezon City starting Thursday, April 4, along with the launch of a water hub in Mandaluyong City

QC prosecutors dismiss libel complaints vs Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano

Mar 22, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The Quezon City Prosecutor's Office says the statements of Ces Drilon and Marie Lozano are not libelous and 'fall within the category of a conditionally or qualifiedly privileged communication'

DISMISSED. Quezon City Office of the Prosecutor dismisses the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon and Marie Lozano.

IN PHOTOS: 200 homes razed in Quezon City fire

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The fire, which reached general alarm, affects over 700 families in Barangay Damayang Lagi

HUGE. Residents try to salvage their possessions after a fire razed their homes. All photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Vaping now regulated in Quezon City

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signs an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes in public and private places

REGULATED. E-cigarettes are safer than the usual tobacco rolls, but Quezon City sees that it's still not safe enough for unregulated public use.

NBTC: Sotto drops 35 in LPU squeaker, sets date with Green's FilAm USA

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:47 PM

Kai Sotto lives up to expectations with a dominant 35-point and 15-rebound performance

WUNDERKIND. Kai Sotto continues to impress in the 2019 NBTC National Finals. Photo from release

Sandiganbayan suspends Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate

Mar 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate faces a graft case for allegedly pocketing P1.109 million in taxpayers' money through ghost employees

SUSPENDED. Actor and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate has to answer charges of hiring and paying fake contractors. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

An oral history of Cubao X: 'We were the first to believe in this place'

Mar 14, 2019 - 5:30 PM

This is how Cubao X came – and continues – to be

SC: MWSS doesn’t have to pay P237-M real property taxes in Quezon City

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The High Court reverses a 2010 Court of Appeals ruling and stops the Quezon City government from auctioning off MWSS properties

MWSS. The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System building. Photo from the MWSS Facebook page

QC establishments to provide courtesy seats for PWDs, pregnant women, seniors

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Private establishments that fail to implement the new policy will face fines and business permit suspension or revocation

Blaze hits Camp Aguinaldo as fire prevention month begins

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The fire hits a one-story warehouse at the military camp

FLATTENED. A one-story Camp Aguinaldo warehouse is brought to the ground after flames spread in the afternoon of Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of DWDD Radio

P14-million party drugs seized in Loyola Heights condominium

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Metro Manila cops seize thousands of tablets of ecstasy and kilos of marijuana in a Loyola Heights condominium unit

PARTY DRUGS. P14 million worth of party drugs are seized by Metro Manila cops at the Studio A condominium building in Barangay Loyola Heights on Monday, March 4. NCRPO photo

Colliers sees Metro Manila Subway boosting Quezon City property values

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Real estate services firm Colliers says both developers and the government should take advantage of opportunities arising from the construction of the Metro Manila Subway

SUBWAY. The country's longest planned subway is set for groundbreaking in December 2018. Rappler file photo

Gov't postpones Tandang Sora flyover closure to March 2

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:32 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Transportation agrees to a one-week postponement of the closure of the Tandang Sora flyover and intersection to 'strengthen public awareness and to manage traffic situation in the area'

POSTPONED. The Department of Transportation agrees to postpone the 2-year closure of the Tandang Sora intersection for the construction of MRT7. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

MMDA backs postponing closure of Tandang Sora flyover, intersection

Feb 20, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it will recommend the postponement to the Department of Transportation

CLOSED. Tandang Sora intersection will be temporarily closed due to the construction of Tandang Sora MRT7 station. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

QC launches NCR’s first pre-employment financial aid program

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Press release: Grants are available for Quezon City residents from indigent families, including fresh graduates

QC vice mayor Belmonte files libel complaint vs former gov't officials

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte says ex-PCSO chief Manuel Morato and ex-Davao del Norte congressman Antonio Lagdameo maliciously wrote about a case already dismissed by the justice department

COMPLAINT. Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte formally complains about an allegedly libelous article written about her by Manuel Morato and Antonio Lagdameo. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City to be demolished for MRT7

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Two temporary U-turn slots will be opened along Commonwealth Avenue for affected motorists

ALTERNATE ROUTE. Motorists from Katipunan Avenue and Tandang Sora in Quezon City are advised to take temporary U-turn slots along Commonwealth. Photo from MMDA

Mar Roxas, Grace Poe go solo to kick off senatorial bids

Feb 12, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Mar Roxas begins the official campaign period in Roxas City, Capiz, while Grace Poe leads a feeding program for public school students in Quezon City

Police nab 4 suspects in QC congressional bet's slay

Feb 03, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Police confiscate firearms from the suspects in the killing of Barangay Bagong Silangan chairwoman and Quezon City congressional candidate Crisell Beltran

'BREAKTHROUGH.' NCRPO Chief Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD Chief Joselito Esquivel and Quezon City acting mayor Joy Belmonte present the 4 primary suspects in the killing of Bagong Silangan, QC Chairwoman and Congressional candidate Crisell Beltran at Camp Karingal in Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Swirling now: Shoobie Sorbet, Manila's first vegan soft-serve sorbet

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:00 PM

No dairy, no milk, no cream? No problem!

Malacañang condemns murder of NDF consultant, QC barangay captain

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:08 PM

'There can be no act of violence against anyone regardless of whether [or not] they agree with government,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Members of different human rights organizations hold an indignation rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on January 30, 2019 calling for justice in the killing of NDF peace consultant Randy Malayao who was gunned down aboard a bus while on his way home to Isabela Province. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Quezon City congressional candidate killed in ambush

Jan 30, 2019 - 12:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Bagong Silangan Barangay Captain Crisell Beltran, who was running for a House seat in the 2019 polls, is attacked by motorcycle-riding gunmen

AMBUSHED. Barangay Captain Crisell Beltran's vehicle crashes after being ambushed by motorcycle-riding gunmen. Sourced photo

Solo parents in QC get 20% discount in restaurants

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The discount will not apply to bills exceeding P2,000 for single or accumulated receipts made in the same establishment and within the same day

DOJ starts probe into cops’ alleged role in prosecutor slay

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:41 PM

The family of Prosecutor Rogelio Alfiler Velasco comes face to face with the accused

SLAIN PROSECUTOR. Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco was shot to death at Don Antonio Heights in Quezon City on May 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Velasco family

Part of North Avenue in QC to be closed to traffic starting January 22

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:50 PM

MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo Garcia Jr says that with the closure, which starts at 6 am, they want to 'address the chokepoint area on the Elliptical Road'

CHR's Liwasang Diokno a 'safe space' for human rights

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The freedom park is named after the late senator Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno – the father of human rights advocacy in the Philippines

Court of Appeals upholds Quezon City ordinance regulating billboards

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Ordinance No. SP-2109 regulates the construction, display, and maintenance of all commercial signs within the city

QC asks Supreme Court to form special courts for local ordinance violations

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The resolution argues that the special courts will address two problems – the congestion of court dockets and the congestion in prisons

QUEZON CITY. Local officials of Quezon City ask Supreme Court to form special courts for violations of local ordinances. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2 Quezon City cops arrested in another sex-for-freedom case

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The victim says she was raped by a cop then forced to perform sexual acts on another inside a police patrol vehicle

SEX-FOR-FREEDOM. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar (right) questions the two QCPD Station 4 policemen who are under custody at the Regional Special Operation unit of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler