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PH Navy christens first-ever brand new frigate, BRP Jose Rizal

Jul 11, 2020 - 12:03 AM

Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo hails the new warship as 'the great milestone and accomplishment of the defense sector in decades'

TOP WARSHIP. The Philippine Navy's brand new frigate BRP Jose Rizal. Photo from the Philippine Navy

Antipolo City now officially capital of Rizal province

Jun 22, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Pasig City held Rizal province's seat of government for over 4 decades, even though it is part of Metro Manila

RIZAL CAPITOL. Facade of the Rizal provincial capitol building in Antipolo City. Photo by junpinzon/Shutterstock

Malacañang likens COVID-19 frontliners to Jose Rizal

Jun 19, 2020 - 11:23 AM

The Palace hails frontliners for serving as 'beacons of hope to a people weary and fearful' of the coronavirus pandemic

Philippine Coast Guard medical technologists wearing Personal Protective Equipment prepare to test possible COVID-19 patients at a newly installed swabbing center at the Palacio de Maynila tent along Roxas Boulevard in Manila on May 5, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH Navy's brand new frigate docks in Subic after 2-week quarantine

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:59 PM

A christening and commissioning ceremony for the BRP Jose Rizal originally set for June 19 is postponed 'due to unavoidable circumstances,' says the Navy

NEW FRIGATE. The Philippine Navy's brand new frigate BRP Jose Rizal is officially welcomed in Subic after a 2-week quarantine period. Photo from the Philippine Navy

Flag Day: Dapitan’s Rizal museum raises banner for COVID-19 frontliners

May 29, 2020 - 2:54 PM

‘This year, our display of flags takes on a greater meaning,’ says the Museo ni Rizal-Dapitan, echoing the National Historical Commission of the Philippines

Staff members of Museo ni Rizal-Dapitan near the replica of Rizal’s casa redonda. Photos by Ryan Tan

LOOK: PH Navy's 1st missile-ready warship arrives in Subic

May 23, 2020 - 10:40 PM

BRP Jose Rizal is the most powerful and lethal of the Navy's warships

BRP JOSE RIZAL. PH Navy's newest missile capable frigate arrives in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy


PH Navy's brand new frigate to arrive May 23

May 15, 2020 - 8:18 PM

The BRP Jose Rizal will be the most powerful, first ever missile-capable warship in the Philippine Fleet

MODERN FRIGATE. The 'multi-mission capable' BRP Jose Rizal will be the Philippine Navy's most powerful warship when it arrives in April or May 2020. Photo from the Philippine Navy

RCBC profit soars 77% in Q1 2020 on forex, trading gains

May 04, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Yuchengco-led RCBC posts impressive gains in the 1st quarter of 2020 despite headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic


Rizal province under lockdown amid growing number of coronavirus cases

Apr 06, 2020 - 9:45 PM

Non-residents of Rizal can no longer enter the province except for those exempted by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease

Police officers check on motorists as the province of Rizal is placed under provincial-wide lockdown on April 6, 2020, the lockdown was announced on April 5 by acting governor Reynaldo San Juan Jr. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Stadiums, theaters, hotels, ships to be turned into quarantine areas

Mar 31, 2020 - 10:05 PM

The Philippine Arena, Rizal Memorial Coliseum, and Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex are among the venues being eyed to house persons who may have the novel coronavirus

PHILSPORTS ARENA. The Philsports Arena, part of the Philsports Complex in Pasig City, was renovated recently for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PHISGOC Media

Rizal Memorial, Philsports eyed as temporary medical facilities

Mar 29, 2020 - 2:31 PM

The DOH and DPWH plan to tap Metro Manila's sports stadiums as temporary medical facilities in the country's battle against coronavirus

MEDICAL FACILITIES. Rizal Memorial Sports Complex is one of the venues being considered to be used by the Department of Health in the country's war against coronavirus. Photo from PHISGOC Media

Zambo del Norte’s only university mobilizes against coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020 - 7:17 PM

All 5 campuses of the Jose Rizal Memorial State University in Zamboanga del Norte do their share in helping the province

AMPING KANUNAY. A stranded engineering student receives from JRMSU President Daylinda Reluya-Laput a food pack with a message that means 'take care always. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Coronavirus lockdown: No thermal scanners, missing checkpoints

Mar 15, 2020 - 6:33 PM

Pasig City, meanwhile, takes note of the efforts being made by Cainta, Rizal, to implement its community quarantine

CHECKPOINT. A health officer conducts thermal scanning of pedestrians from afar at the checkpoint between the border of Marikina City and Cainta, Rizal on March 15, 2020. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DENR removes barbed wire blocking reforestation site in Masungi Georeserve

Mar 04, 2020 - 5:04 PM

Masungi Georeserve celebrates the development, calling it the 'best World Wildlife Day gift for nature'

Photos from Masungi Georeserve and Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Despite legal mandate, Masungi Georeserve struggles to defend reforestation project

Mar 02, 2020 - 8:59 PM

Advocates urge the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to order the enforcement of a law that bans quarrying in the supposedly protected conservation area

BLEEDING TREES? A quarry company attached barbed wire fences to trees at Masungi Georeserve in the foothills of the Sierra Madre in Rizal on February 26, 2020. Photo from Masungi Georeserve Foundation

Save Masungi Movement leads online petition to stop quarrying in georeserve

Mar 02, 2020 - 6:09 PM

The online petition hopes to evict a quarrying company from the area after it suddenly fenced off a portion of a site in Masungi Georeserve, hindering reforestation efforts

CONSERVATION. Masungi Georeserve's ecosystem was successfully restored after more than 20 years of dedicated conservation work against many different threats. Photo from Masungi Georeserve

Calabarzon residents have no management plan for volcanic eruptions – survey

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption

Photo courtesy of the Philippine Air Force

Manila to host PNG, Batang Pinoy in 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:01 PM

This year's major national multi-sport events are set to unfold in the newly renovated Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Philsports Arena

RESTORED. The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex gets a face lift in time for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PHISGOC Media

[OPINION] Remembering Rizal's death

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Rizal's death led to the 1896 revolution. But because he died so young, he also opens himself to a lot of contemporary speculation.

Dapitanons urged to reflect on relevance of Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 6:13 PM

While in exile in Dapitan, Jose Rizal showed 'how to give the best of oneself in the worst circumstance,' says history professor Rex Angelo Hamoy

RIZAL DAY. Local officials at the Rizal Shrine in Dapitan for the commemoration program of Jose Rizal's martyrdom. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Work out like Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Jose Rizal wasn't just an intellectual – he was also a fitness buff

Robredo: Rizal showed reforms can happen without resorting to brutality

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'Hindi natin makakamit ang tunay na pag-unlad sa pamamagitan ng mga madalian at brutal na solusyon, lalo na iyong tahasang tumataliwas sa ating mga batas,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

RIZAL DAY MESSAGE. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes Filipinos today will follow the example set forth by national hero Dr Jose Rizal. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Duterte to Filipinos: Fight apathy and divisiveness like Rizal did

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:36 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte leads the Rizal Day rites in Davao City

'BE LIKE RIZAL.' President Rodrigo Duterte leads the Rizal Day rites in Davao City on December 30, 2019. Screenshot from RTVM's Facebook page

'Inspired by China,' Duterte orders daily military drills for Rizal

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'I was inspired when I went to China because every sundown, they have a drill,' Duterte says before military and police officers

FOR RIZAL. President Duterte says he was inspired by military drills in China. Malacañang file photo

Mindoro snaps MPBL skid with escape over Rizal

Dec 19, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Richard Abanes topscores for Mindoro and hits the go-ahead free throw in the dying seconds

BACK ON TRACK. Richard Abanes steers Mindoro to its 9th win. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


At least 9 dead in Rizal road collision

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:36 AM

(UPDATED) Two trucks and a jeepney figure in a road mishap in Barangay Looc in Cardona, Rizal

Court junks election protest vs Rizal town vice mayor

Dec 11, 2019 - 5:20 PM

In a case described by the court as a 'David-and-Goliath tale,' the neophyte wins over the 'political colossus'

VICTORY. The Regional Trial Court of San Mateo dismisses a poll protest filed against new Rodriguez Vice-Mayor Anecito Lirazan. Photo from Emil Marañon III Facebook profile

Hotel gives P10-M donation to Manila's housing project

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Rizal Park Hotel's donation will go to Manila’s vertical housing program – one of Isko Moreno’s landmark projects

TURNOVER. Rizal Park Hotel chairman Ramon Paz hands over a P10 million check to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno inside his City Hall office. Manila PIO photo

FALSE: Rizal stadium 'not part of the official venues' of SEA Games 2019

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The football matches for the 30th Southeast Asian Games take place at the Rizal Memorial Stadium

Media center, stadium still unfinished as SEA Games 2019 football begins

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Foreign media work inside an unfinished squash venue converted into a press center inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

UNFINISHED. Steel beams and hollow blocks are visible during the press briefings at Day 1 of football competitions of the SEA Games 2019. B

LOOK: Workers rushing Rizal Memorial facelift for SEA Games football

Nov 25, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Construction workers are seen repainting the facade of the 85-year-old sports complex on the same day the men's football action kicks off

UNDER RENOVATION. Workers put the finishing touches outside the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


LOOK: Rizal Memorial still under construction days before 2019 SEA Games

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Scaffoldings and construction equipment surround the Rizal Memorial Complex as the SEAG football matches start on November 25

BACK ALLEY. Visitors and the workforce could only enter the stadium through the back. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH Navy’s upcoming frigate begins sea trials in South Korea

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:07 AM

The BRP Jose Rizal is expected to be delivered to the Philippines by May 2020, and will be the most powerful warship in the Philippine Fleet

NEW WARSHIP. The Philippine Navy's upcoming frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal, is sent on sea trials in the waters off South Korea, where it was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Photo from the Philippine Navy

Tip from Australian police leads to arrest of online sex trafficker in Rizal

Oct 29, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The woman offers to livestream the sexual abuse of her own daughter to paying customers

EXPLOITER. Philippine authorities arrest a 45-year-old woman in Taytay, Rizal, for sexually abusing her own daughter while live streaming it to customers online on October 25, 2019. Photo courtesy of IJM

Renovation of Rizal Memorial Coliseum nears completion for SEA Games

Oct 28, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The 85-year-old arena undergoes its first major reconstruction since 1953 as it hosts the gymnastics events of the SEA Games

OVERHAUL. The Rizal Memorial Coliseum is already at 85 percent of completion, according to architect Gerard Lico. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Smart to roll out Google Station, interactive tourism markers in Intramuros, Rizal Park

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Free Wi-Fi seen to boost tourism in Manila's historical sites

Mother sues Calabarzon cops: 'Police murdered my 3-year-old girl'

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The mother of Myca Ulpina says her daughter and her husband were sleeping when they were killed by cops

The mother of 3 year old Myca Ulpina, who was killed by police in Rizal last June, arrives at the Ombudsman in Quezon City today at 2pm. Accompanied by her lawyers and supporters, they will file a criminal case against the police operatives who was involved in the case. October 17, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

(UPDATED) 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