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WATCH: Sa dulo ng Wawa Dam

Oct 06, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Would you cross a river every day to teach?

Misamis Oriental bans pork from Luzon, Visayas

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Misamis Oriental joins 3 other provinces which sealed off its borders to prevent its local hog industry from African swine fever contamination

SAFE TO EAT. The Misamis Oriental provincial government barbecued 200 Kg of pork to show that produce from the province is safe to eat and free from the African Swine Fever. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Pig carcasses retrieved along Marikina River

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:45 AM

'There is no slaughterhouse or piggery in Marikina. The dead pigs could have been from the upstream of Rizal,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro

HOG REMAINS. Pig carcasses are fished out of the Marikina River Thursday, September 12. Photo courtest of Marikina PIO

73-year-old lawyer shot dead in front of family in Rizal

Sep 06, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Lawyer Irineo Cabugoy is shot dead in front of his family in a fast-food restaurant in Antipolo, Rizal

Public hearings on Kaliwa Dam set for August

Aug 15, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The public hearings, organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be held in Quezon and Rizal

'SAVE OUR FUTURE.' Indigenous peoples from Quezon and Rizal march to oppose the Kaliwa Dam project. Photo courtesy of Leandro Miguel Novero

Pasig to train doctors for barangay health centers – Vico Sotto

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Rizal Medical Center staff will help develop medical staff at barangay centers, so residents don't have to go to public hospitals for treatment of common illnesses

STRONG FRONTLINERS. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto signs an agreement with the Rizal Medical Center for the training and development of doctors for barangay health centers. Photo from Vico Sotto's official Facebook page  SOURCE  Photo taken from Vico Sotto's offical Facebook page

LOOK: Abueva seen playing in barangay league

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Calvin Abueva has not played in the PBA for almost two months since he was slapped an indefinite suspension

BIG LOSS. Phoenix is obviously missing the presence of Calvin Abueva as it missed the playoffs for the first time since acquiring him. Photo from PBA Images


RCBC system maintenance to start 10 pm on July 19

Jul 16, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Banking services will be unavailable during RCBC's system maintenance from 10 pm on Friday, July 19, to 10 pm on Saturday, July 20

New RCBC president gears up for bank's digital shift

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Eugene Acevedo, a veteran banker and technology advocate, now leads RCBC

IP leaders use advocacy maps to show how Kaliwa Dam will impact them

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Agta-Dumagat-Remontado leaders call for solidarity for their land rights through a signature campaign

TINIPAK RIVER. This area – a favorite swim spot for tourists – will be gone and the Kaliwa Watershed Forest Reserve will be destroyed by the project. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar

First Filipino Sign Language training held for health workers in Calabarzon

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The training aims to equip health workers with the tools to communicate with patients who have hearing impairment

Photo from DOH Calabarzon

3-year-old girl dies after getting shot in Rizal buy-bust

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Police say the girl was used by her father, a drug suspect, as a human shield

DepEd hails Filipino heroism in art exhibit

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'We can be living heroes: serving our country, serving our people, taking risks – it’s not the glory, it’s not the money, it’s not wealth, says Education Secretary Leonor Brioner as DepEd unveils the 'Bayani, sa Lupain ng Ginto't Bulaklak' exhibit

HEROISM. The Department of Education hails Filipino heroism during the unveiling of a mural exhibit. Photo courtesy of Department of Education

RCBC exec denies Enrique Razon in talks for Hanjin takeover

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:05 PM

'I never met [Enrique Razon] so I don't know what he's talking about,' says an executive of RCBC

If Rizal were alive today, how would he tweet?

Jun 20, 2019 - 11:45 AM

For Rizal's birthday, we played a little experiment. Here's how some netizens channeled their inner Rizal.

LOOK: Jose Rizal as Google Doodle for 158th birth anniversary

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:05 AM

The national hero celebrates his 158th birth anniversary this year


Viral photos of vendors selling Chinese flags in Luneta a ‘set-up’

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Vendors interviewed by the National Parks Development Committee claim a man offered them P100 to act as if they are selling Chinese flags 3 days before the Philippines' observance of Independence Day

Labor leader sentenced to prison for illegal gun possession

Jun 04, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The San Mateo regional trial court judge says Marklen Maga of the Kilusang Mayo Uno failed to show proof that the firearm was not his

Philippine Navy's first ever missile-capable warship hits water

May 23, 2019 - 9:19 PM

The future BRP Jose Rizal is transferred to the water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea

BRP JOSE RIZAL. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship BRP Jose Rizal is launched. All photos from the Philippine Navy

Two lawyers killed in separate incidents

May 18, 2019 - 2:52 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Adilberto Golla Jr was killed Rodriguez, Rizal, while Val Crisostomo was ambushed in Dagupan, Pangasinan

GUNNED DOWN. Lawyer Adilberto Golla Jr died on the spot morning of May 17, 2019. Photo from Golla's Facebook account

Tribal leader makes history as new mayor of Palawan town

May 17, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Tribal leader Otol Odi, 77, is elected mayor of Rizal town based on a campaign promise to protect their ancestral land

MAKING HISTORY. A member of the Palaw'an indigenous group makes history as the first member of the tribe to become a mayor. Photo from the Facebook page of Mackie Ong Baluyut

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

May 04, 2019 - 9:39 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says no damage is expected following the Saturday morning tremor but aftershocks are likely

TREMOR. An earthquake hits Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, on May 4, 2019. Map from Phivolcs

JRU taps former La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez

Apr 20, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Louie Gonzalez returns to the NCAA to replace Vergel Meneses

FRESH START. The JRU Bombers look to turn their fortunes around with new coach Louie Gonzalez. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Channel Jose Rizal and be part of ‘Mi Ultimo Adios’ poetry recital at Dia del Libro 2019

Apr 12, 2019 - 4:47 PM

It’s all part of Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s World Book Day celebration on April 27!

DIA DEL LIBRO. At Instituto Cervantes de Manila's celebration of World Book Day, participants get roses along with their book purchases. Photo from Facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila

PLDT Enterprise partners with GritXL to transform Morong Rizal into an ICT and BPO hub

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:03 PM

PLDT Enterprise recently partnered with GritXL by providing business-grade broadband connection to help accelerate Rizal’s next-wave city transformation

DOH holds emergency meeting on high measles cases in Rizal

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Health officials say 2,737 measles cases and 121 deaths in Rizal province were recorded from January 1 to March 19, nearly half of the total cases in Calabazon for that period

EMERGENCY CONFERENCE. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III asks local officials step up immunization efforts in Rizal province. Photo from DOH Calabarzon

WATCH: In hospitals, water woes take shape where lives are at stake

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Hospitals have not been spared by the water shortage hitting parts of Metro Manila. How do doctors and patients cope?

WATER NEEDED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III visits the Rizal Medical Center to assess the water shortage condition of the government hospital on March 13, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Manila Water: Hospitals will be 'top priority' during shortage

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says Manila Water assured him that hospitals would have enough water supply, given that 'lives are at stake'

WATER NEEDED. Health Secretary FrancisCo Duque III visits the Rizal Medical Center to asses the water shortage at the government hospital on March 13, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Red Cross sends water tanks to Rizal Medical Center in Pasig

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Rizal Medical Center in Pasig is among the hospitals hardest hit by the current water crisis

RESCUE. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque visits Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City, to witness the distribution of water from the Philippine Red Cross and Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Megaworld, Empire East to build P20-billion township in Cainta, Rizal

Mar 11, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The planned Empire East Highland City township will include 38 residential towers to meet high demand

Megaworld's newest 24-hectare township targets a work-life balance with residential condominiums, mixed-use towers, a mall and an 8,000-square meter park which will house retail areas and a church. Image from Megaworld

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Is this a ticket trap?

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Right of Way's Vince Lazatin and VISOR's Frank Schuengel talk about notorious ticket traps in Metro Manila

Department of Agriculture eyes more solar irrigation facilities in Laguna, Rizal

Feb 20, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says that the use of solar-powered irrigation systems can also save farmers more money

Busy Farmers in North of Manila in Pugo La Union get hope after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said “We will focus on agriculture in the coming years. We know that the major reason for inflation this year has been the logistics problems we have had in agriculture, as well as production problems.” Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

DOH: Rizal, Laguna, Batangas top measles cases in Calabarzon

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:01 PM

(UPDATED) There is a total of 560 cases in Calabarzon, 409% higher than 2018's record of 110

VACCINATE. DOH Calabarzon regional director Eduard Janairo vaccinates a child during a regional mass immunization program of the region. Photo by DOH-Calabarzon

2019 SEA Games: Rizal Memorial Stadium renovations in full swing

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Individual seats and a roof over the spectators' area are some of the improvements expected from the renovation of the Rizal Memorial Stadium

UNDERWAY. The Rizal Memorial Football Stadium is undergoing renovation to conform to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) standards. Photo from Wikipedia

NCAA volleyball: Lady Bombers keep Final Four hopes alive

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Dolly Grace Verzosa stars as JRU downs San Sebastian in straight sets in the NCAA women's volleyball tournament

Senators to Filipinos: Be like Rizal, 'fight inequality and abuse'

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:57 PM

'During this dark chapter in our history, when there is a prevailing culture of impunity and blatant attempts to desensitize us to violence and corruption, we are called upon to speak up, stand up, and fight back,' opposition Senator Leila de Lima says

RIZAL DAY. Senators commemorate national hero Jose Rizal on his 122nd death anniversary. Images from Wikimedia Commons and Shutterstock

Duterte skips Rizal Day rites in Davao City

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) In a prepared speech read by his daughter, Duterte urges 'everyone to emulate Rizal's patriotism in their own ways by supporting the government's development against corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect after laying the wreath at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park, Manila to honor the memory of the country's national hero during the 121st Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal's Martyrdom on December 30, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo: Rizal a reminder that 'true freedom goes with kindness, integrity'

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the national hero should inspire Filipinos to 'work for his vision of a Philippines free from hate, division, and tyranny'

REMEMBER RIZAL. Vice President Leni Robredo pays tribute to Dr Jose Rizal on his 122nd death anniversary on December 30, 2018, at Luneta Park in Manila. Photo by OVP

On Rizal Day, Palace tells youth: Be courageous, empathetic

Dec 29, 2018 - 5:33 PM

'Jose Rizal’s martyrdom should propel us to rise to the challenge of the times and unchain ourselves from our stupor of indifference,' Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says on the eve of Rizal Day 2018

RIZAL DAY. The country commemorates the 122nd death anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal. File Presidential Photo

Free train rides on Rizal Day 2018

Dec 27, 2018 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) LRT2 and MRT3 will give out free rides to commemorate Jose Rizal's heroism on his 122nd death anniversary

FREE RIDES. MRT3 announces free rides on December 30. Photo from DOTr-MRT3

HOAX: Ateneo bully’s 'address' posted by ex-UNTV manager Jay Sonza

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The address that is circulating on social media belongs to a school, chapel, and home of a senior pastor and his family

Catriona Gray's national costume up for public viewing on Rizal Day

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Here's your chance to see the elaborate costume of Miss Universe 2018 up close

EXHIBIT. The national costume worn by Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant is now in the custody of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

VLOG: Si Xi Jinping, Duterte, at Rizal

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Sa pagbisita niya sa Pilipinas, inihahalintulad ni Xi Jinping si Rodrigo Duterte kay Jose Rizal

STATE VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China declare their joint press statements following the successful expanded bilateral meeting in Malacañang on November 20, 2018. Malacañang photo

Xi Jinping honors Rizal, Filipino hero with Chinese roots

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'for taking on Jose Rizal's mantle'

WREATH LAYING. Chinese President Xi Jinping honors Filipino national hero Jose Rizal through a wreath-laying ceremony on November 20, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

CSB Blazers surge past JRU

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The CSB Blazers aim to end their season on a high note even though they are already out of the NCAA Season 94 Final Four

HIGH NOTE. Yankie Haruna leads the CSB Blazers to end their three-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Read your favorite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales in Tagalog, as translated by Rizal

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Jose Rizal’s Filipino translations of classic Andersen tales will now be available for the public to read

11-year-old PH wushu athlete dead after falling from bunk bed

Sep 30, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Junior wushu fighter Rastafari Daraliay died after a freak accident in the athletes’ dorm at the Rizal Memorial Complex

TOO YOUNG. Rastafari Daraliay was a promising wushu athlete. Photo from Instagram (@rastoogi_)


Letran bench steps up for hold on No. 3 spot

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Jeremiah Taladua and Fran Yu chip into Letran's season-high bench output of 44 points

STEP UP. Jeremiah Taladua comes off the bench to leave an impact of a team-high 15 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda sweeps EAC, SSC eliminates JRU

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Robert Bolick drops 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to power the Red Lions to their 12th victory

UNSTOPPABLE. The EAC Generals couldn't find ways to shackle San Beda star Robert Bolick. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum picks up win No. 12, Mapua snaps skid

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:20 PM

CJ Perez and Mike Nzeusseu take charge as the Pirates extend their winning streak to 12 games in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

HUSTLE. Lyceum's Ralph Tansingco (left) and Jaycee Marcelino harass EAC's Jeric Diego. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler