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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

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

Osmeña kin seeks U.S. Congress seat

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Cristina Osmeña, great granddaughter of former president Sergio Osmeña and daughter of the former senator, declares herself Republican 'fiscally' and classic liberal 'socially'

The greatgranddaughter of former Philippine President Sergio Osmena Sr. is seeking to represent San Mateo County or District 14 of the United States Congress House of Representatives. Photo from Osmeña for Congress campaign website

Piston says Malacañang 'spreading fake news' on transport strike

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it has not monitored any threats in Metro Manila

NO MORE TRANSPORT STRIKE. Piston national president George San Mateo disputes what he calls Malacanang's 'fake news' that transportation groups have continued their strike beyond March 19, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Who won the March 19 transport strike?

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Despite an exchange of statements, the government and transport group Piston have not moved closer to a consensus

PROTEST. Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) hold another strike against the jeepney phaseout on Monday, March 19, 2018, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Listen to us!' - Piston to gov't

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

It's the first nationwide strike in 2018 since the modernization program started

Die In- in time of today's nationwide Transport strike of Piston against the Duterte government PUV modernization commuters group alyansang laban sa Phase-Out ng Jeep holds die in protest along espana boulevard in Manila as expression of their support to the transport sectors call against jeepney phase out.   Photo by Maria Tan

Replacing jeepneys a must after 3-year transition period – Tugade

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says public utility vehicles that pass the motor vehicle inspection system still have to be replaced so they will be Euro 4- or Euro 5-compliant

MODERNIZE. Senate committee on public services held a hearing on the PUV modernization program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Poe: Math shows operators lose in gov't bid to modernize jeepneys

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Senator Grace Poe says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade must attend a Senate hearing to explain how the government is going to help operators shoulder the cost of modernizing their jeepneys

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Groups protest arrest of Piston's George San Mateo

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The groups condemn the 'illegal and arbitrary' arrest of transport leader George San Mateo on Tuesday, December 5. Senator Grace Poe says it's even 'unclear what exactly San Mateo violated.'

ARRESTED. Piston leader George San Mateo went to Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City after posting bail. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Leftist groups on Piston leader's arrest: Gov't obviously paranoid

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:05 PM

'The Duterte government and the transport agencies have been exposed... hence their efforts to stifle the movements against [the PUV modernization program],' says Kadamay

STRIKE. In this file photo, Piston leader George San Mateo was talking to Quezon City police during the October 2017 transport strike. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Police arrest Piston's George San Mateo

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) The transport group leader, who is accused of violating the Public Service Act, posts bail of P4,000

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Malacañang: Law limits public service operators' right to free speech

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque urges jeepney drivers and operators to air their grievances against the government through dialogue, not through transport strikes

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Dec 05, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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Court orders arrest of Piston's San Mateo over jeepney strike

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) Piston president George San Mateo was charged with a violation of Commonwealth Act No 146 or the Public Service Law. The court set bail at P4,000.

TO BE ARRESTED. San Mateo leads a protest during their transport strike. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

4 dead as trailer truck causes 9-vehicle pileup in QC

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:31 PM

The truck, overloaded with steel structural beams for a building, crashes into eight other vehicles in San Mateo-Batasan road in Quezon City

LTFRB strikes back: To revoke franchises of protesting drivers

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Citing a 2011 order, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says jeepney drivers are prohibited from going on strike

CPC CANCELLATION. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says protesting and disrupting traffic is enough grounds for cancelling franchises. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Piston threatens Duterte: Talk to us, or we'll give you monthly strikes

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Piston president George San Mateo says they have asked for a dialogue with Duterte at least twice

U.S. Pinoys join celebration as San Mateo County Pride Center opens

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:17 PM

The Pride Center is a space where the diversity of our community can share stories build relationships learn grow create and heal together Program Director Lisa Putkey says

Program Director Lisa Putkey invites the community to come together. Photo from Cherie Querol Moreno

WATCH: Marian image in San Mateo crowned by papal mandate

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Here is Rappler s 360 degree video of the canonical coronation held during a Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo

CANONICAL CORONATION. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo leads the canonical coronation of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo, Rizal, on May 31, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

VIRAL: Tricycle driver receives award for his honesty

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Tricycle driver Rannie Nunag receives an award from the mayor of San Mateo in Rizal for returning lost money and gadgets to the owner

Mayor, ex-KB leader, welcomes Bongbong Marcos in Rizal

Apr 04, 2016 - 7:48 PM

A former leader of the Marcos time Kabataang Barangay San Mateo Mayor Rafael Diaz is on his last term fielding his wife and vice mayor Cristina Diaz to replace him

Fil-Am political history: A Metro Manila in California

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Political visibility has long eluded Filipino Americans But that may change in San Mateo County California

Victorious Fil-Am plaintiffs seek new win in coming election

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Other people will always divide and rule Filipinos for their own agenda Do we want to progress politically or do we want to be puppets?

No water in Rizal areas March 15-18

Mar 14, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Manila Water is working on a natural calamity mitigation project that will temporarily cut off water supply in several barangays in Rizal

WATER SUPPLY. People line up to get water in Manila. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Should students get fare discount 'all year round'?

Feb 03, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Two bills in Congress propose a 20 student fare discount on all public transport utilities but various groups are worried about its effect on drivers and small operators

STUDENT DISCOUNT. Various groups on Tuesday, February 3, weigh in on whether an 'all year round' student fare discount is doable.

Jeepney drivers, operators to hold protest caravan

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:02 PM

The group wants a P6 discount on diesel products for all public utility vehicles

Monsoon floods affect 1.9M in Luzon

Aug 23, 2013 - 8:26 AM

21 people confirmed dead; Damage to infrastructure agriculture pegged at P97 3 million

FLOOD SURVIVORS. Residents affected by flooding due to heavy rains exacerbated by Tropical storm Maring (Trami) set up inside a basketball gym serving as an evacuation center in the town of Calumpit, Bulacan, August 22, 2013. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Rizal evacuees fear for own pigs

Aug 22, 2013 - 10:22 AM

Loss of livelihood is common to many of the 360 000 evacuees across the country

Monsoon affects livelihood of Rizal residents

Aug 21, 2013 - 10:19 PM

Residents of San Mateo Rizal call for help as their livelihood suffers because of incessant rain

1M affected by monsoon - NDRRMC

Aug 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM

2nd UPDATE Initial damage is estimated at P67 M; at least 15 dead

FLOODED: Aerial view of Laguna. Photo by the Philippine Air Force

9 dead, more areas under state of calamity

Aug 20, 2013 - 7:20 PM

2nd UPDATE A number of provinces and municipalities have also declared a state of calamity on August 20 due to the rains

Photo by Rappler/Charles Salazar

Rizal towns under state of calamity

Aug 20, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Cainta Rizal may also be placed under a state of calamity soon as 80 of the municipality is submerged in water

NO VISIBILITY. This photo from Twitter user @_adriangnzlz shows dark skies over San Mateo, Rizal

'Habagat' evacuees hit pork scammers

Aug 19, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Residents in San Mateo Rizal blame corruption for their bittersweet annual reunions – in evacuation centers

Filipino values emerge in deluge

Aug 07, 2012 - 2:22 PM

Filipinos put their families first amid flooding that reminded them of tropical storm Ondoy while a few take advantage of the situation

Protesters want ‘fair fare’ amid oil price hikes

Mar 15, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Transport group Piston wants a P1 nationwide jeepney fare increase due to rising oil prices

TRANSPORT CARAVAN. Security personnel block protesters during Thursday's transport caravan. Screen grab from Tudla Productions' livestream