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People vs Pandemic: How these mayors’ priorities protected their communities

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Rappler features local governments that have been ahead in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Valenzuela City’s pandemic response: ‘Everything has to happen now’

Jun 28, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Mayor Rex Gatchalian says, ‘If we can do it ourselves, do it on our own, it’s the most helpful thing we can do for the national government’

LEADING. Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian speaks with construction frontliners who are building the city’s testing laboratory. Photo from Valenzuela City’s Facebook

#KopyahanNaTo: Valenzuela replicates Pasig's mobile palengke

Mar 29, 2020 - 12:10 AM

Valenzuela uses e-trikes instead of trucks for its narrow roads

MOBILE PALENGKE. Valenzuela's mobile palengke uses e-trikes instead of trucks for its narrow roads. Photo from Mayor Rex Gatchalian's Twitter page

WATCH: Metro Manila in enhanced community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:17 PM

Rappler's field teams give live updates on the final minutes before the Luzon-wide community quarantine

WATCH: The first Monday morning of the Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:39 AM

Rappler's field teams are at the outer borders of Metro Manila with its neighboring provinces in the north, east, and south

WATCH: Traffic builds up on first morning of Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:43 AM

Too many people overwhelm government forces during the Duterte government's 'community quarantine'

FIRST MORNING. At the Malanday-Meycauayan border in Valenzuela, soldiers manning the checkpoint report they have no thermal scanners on the first morning of the Metro Manila lockdown, March 15, 2020. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.  FIRST MORNING. At the Malanday-Meycauayan border in Valenzuela, soldiers manning the checkpoint report they have no thermal scanners. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.

COA clears past intel spending of Valenzuela, Pasay

Mar 08, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The Commission on Audit lifts the notices of disallowance against Valenzuela City over intel funds spent in 2007 and 2008, and against Pasay City over intel funds spent in 2012

LOOK: Filipinos commemorate Bryant's death in Valenzuela's House of Kobe

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:36 PM

Valenzuela City inaugurates the indoor basketball court dedicated to Kobe Bryant a day before his tragic death

'KOBE FOR THREE'. Kids shoot hoops in front of Kobe Bryant's mural in the House of Kobe. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Valenzuela halts MPBL slide over hapless Sarangani

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Ex-PBA players Val Acuña and Paolo Hubalde star as Valenzuela deals Sarangani its 23rd loss in 24 games

DIME DROPPER. Paolo Hubalde registers a double-double for Valenzuela. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Future of gov't transactions? Valenzuela City launches online permit system

Nov 13, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian says he is willing to share the 'Paspas Permit' system with other LGUs for free

SETTING THE STANDARD. Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian launches the Paspas Permit system, which was lauded by Department of Trade Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez as a benchmark for transactions with government agencies. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Valenzuela City, Grab team up for faster business permit system

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Paspas Permit will allow Valenzuela City's business permit applicants to transact online and then have their business plates delivered through GrabExpress

SMART CITY. The online business permit application system is part of a deal between Grab Philippines and Valenzuela City to create a smart city. Photo from Grab PH

Moshing for farmer’s lives

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'Galit na galit na ang mga patay!' Ourselves the Elves vocalist Alyana Cabral screams. The crowd riles back

BP Valenzuela, BLKD + Calix, more artists to perform in gig for victims of Negros killings

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Discussions will be held between performances, to help raise awareness among the youth

SA NGALAN NG TUBO. The event brings together local artists who are playing for the benefit of the victims of the Negros killings. Photo from the event's Facebook page

MPBL: Valenzuela beefier, deeper; taps Esplana as head coach

Jun 01, 2019 - 5:23 PM

A retooled Valenzuela squad expects a more competitive run with former PBA star Gerry Esplana at the coaching helm

TURNAROUND. Team captain Paolo Hubalde expects better results this season following the addition of several key players. Photo release

New Valenzuela pumping stations to ease floods, says DPWH

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways opens two pumping stations in the barangays of Wawang Pulo and Coloong in Valenzuela City

DPWH opens 2 new pumping stations to address flooding in Valenzuela. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

IN PHOTOS: Satchmi Vinyl Day 2018 salutes to a future of vinyl

Jun 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Another year of a solid artist lineup performing sets to remember and crate digging for great deals on vinyl records

COA questions safety of proposed gov't relocation site in Valenzuela

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Housing Finance Corporation gave the go-signal to start construction of a relocation project for 864 informal settler families from Valenzuela City within a site prone to flooding, tsunami, and unstable ground

UNSAFE? The Commision on Audit questioned the safety of a proposed government site in Valenzuela City.

Satchmi’s 6th Vinyl Day set for June 16

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Vinyl lovers, mark your calendars!

FOR THE RECORD. Satchmi celebrates the iconic music format with their sixth annual Vinyl Day. Photo courtesy of Satchmi

DOJ downplays loss of P6.4B shabu case in Valenzuela, says Manila trial going 'well'

May 03, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The Valenzuela Regional Trial Court (RTC) drops another case of drug transportation against the customs middlemen, but the main case at the Manila court continues

Bureau of Customs fixer Mark Taguba is escorted by NBI agents following his surrender, hours after a Manila court ordered his arrest for his alleged involvement with the P6.4-billion shabu shipment. Photo by Ben Nabong

Valenzuela court clears 5 in importation of P6.4-B shabu

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:10 PM

It seems there are a lot of hurdles to getting accountability in the smuggling of shabu from China to the Philippines, and a lot of them has to do with limitations set by the law

The Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon) on August 9, 2017 resumes its public hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu smuggled at the Bureau of Customs in May. Photo by Joseph Vidal

Watch: Coke Studio Artists and teens unite to bring music back to Marawi

Dec 26, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Marawi’s streets have always been filled with vibrant music, but since the war, the city has been silent. Volunteers sought to change that

#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?

House defers show cause order vs 3 CA justices in Ilocos detention case

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:53 PM

This comes after House Sergeant at Arms Roland Detabali filed a motion for the 3 justices of the CA Special 4th Division to inhibit from the case

ON HOLD. Representative Johnny Pimentel and House Sergeant-atArms Roland Detabali briefs media on the possible detention rooms of Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos and the 3 CA justices on July 3, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The provincial officials lawyer Estelito Mendoza urges the Court of Appeals to grant their petition for a writ of habeas corpus

DETAINED OFFICIALS. From left to right: Evangeline Tabulog, Josephine Calajate, Encarnacion Gaor, Genedine Jambaro, Eden Battulayan, and Pedro Agcaoili during a House hearing on June 20, when they still refused to properly testify before lawmakers. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advises Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes to ‘discipline’ their justices

LEGISLATURE VS JUDICIARY? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes the CA has no jurisdiction over Congress' authority to cite people in contempt. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Metro Manila bomb plot memo 'chismis' – police official

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:02 PM

The cop who signed the internal memorandum – which made the rounds in public – is also sacked pending investigation

UNVERIFIED. The chief of the NPD says the information in this memorandum is unverified or 'chismis' (rumors).

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

LEGISLATIVE VS JUDICIARY? The panel chaired by Representative Johnny Pimentel agrees to issue a show cause order against 3 CA justices. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Customs seizes P6.4-B worth of shabu in Valenzuela

May 28, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The Bureau of Customs acted on an intelligence report by a Chinese government official

News Briefs: March 7, 2017

Mar 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday March 7

CA clears Rex Gatchalian over Kentex fire

Jan 18, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The ruling comes after the Sandiganbayan dismissed criminal charges against the Valenzuela city mayor The CA puts the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the fire code on the Bureau of Fire Protection

Kentex fire: Ombudsman wants charges vs Gatchalian reinstated

Jan 05, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Prosecutors say the anti graft court overlooked some facts and circumstances which if taken into account would have led the court to a different conclusion

KENTEX FIRE. Members of the SOCO examine charred bodies of workers killed in the slipper factory fire as they collect DNA and recognisable marks from the victims at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan clears Mayor Gatchalian, 2 others in Kentex fire

Dec 15, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The Sandiganbayan s 2nd Division says there is no probable cause to let the 3 Valenzuela City officials stand trial on charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and multiple physical injuries and two counts of grafts

FIRE TRAP. Authorities process the charred remains of Kentex workers

When 'Houses of Hope' fail children in conflict with the law

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Part 2: With crowded unsanitary and unhealthy environments some youth centers fail to rehabilitate and transform child offenders

HOPE STILL ALIVE? Some rehabilitation centers for child offenders have poor to inhumane conditions.

LGUs fighting students' hunger through 'central kitchen'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools

PREPARED WITH LOVE. Volunteers prepare food for beneficiaries of a central kitchen in Maguindanao. Photo from Gawad Kalinga

10 awesome young stars to watch

Sep 11, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Whether they re writers models musicians or everything and anything in between these young artists and personalities are inspiring many with their various achievements

YOUNG ARTISTS. Teri Malvar, Kelsey Merritt, and Reese Lansangan are just some millennials who are making waves in their fields. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Alexa Villano/Paolo Abad/Rappler

La Mesa Dam still on red alert

Aug 14, 2016 - 12:15 PM

As monsoon rains persist the La Mesa Dam nears its spilling level

Advocates call for highest political recognition of HIV/AIDS epidemic

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Advocates say political will and leadership at the national and local government levels are needed to create scale up and sustain comprehensive programs on HIV AIDS prevention in communities

Teresita Bagasao, UNAIDS country director, with Dr. Enrique Tayag of the Department of Health. Photo by Diana Mendoza.

Senior high school: No youth left behind?

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

All eyes are on the government as it fully implements the K to 12 program Will learners get the best out of senior high school or will some of them end up leaving formal education as critics predicted?

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: BP Valenzuela

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:09 PM

From selling EPs door to door at school to playing at major music festivals BP Valenzuela has come a long way Listen to her set live on Rappler com

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Can Duterte-Cayetano win in Valenzuela City?

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:01 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t meet with Mayor Rex Gatchalian who also happens to be the spokesman of his rival Grace Poe

Valenzuela mayor, 6 others ordered dismissed over Kentex fire

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:28 PM

But Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian is able to secure a temporary restraining order stopping the Ombudsman s dismissal order

MOURNING. Church workers join relatives of the 72 fire victims of the Kentex Manufacturing Inc. in Valenzuela in a candle lighting during a mass for the 9th day of the incident. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Gatchalian on why he supports K to 12, free higher education

Nov 14, 2015 - 3:38 PM

Sherwin Gatchalian a senatorial aspirant in the 2016 elections supports the K to 12 program and believes that making college tuition free will result to a radical reform in Philippine higher education

EDUCATION REFORMS. Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian says education will be his primary legislative agenda if he gets elected as senator in 2016. Screenshot from Rappler

Gatchalian: PH not yet ready for same-sex marriage

Nov 12, 2015 - 6:53 PM

The Valenzuela lawmaker a senatorial aspirant in 2016 also believes the country needs limited divorce when there s violence and abuse in the relationship

NOT READY. Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian says the country is not yet ready for same-sex marriage. Screenshot from Rappler

Nico & Vinz headline JackTV's MADFest 2015

Oct 31, 2015 - 12:30 PM

The duo joins Futuristic Polar Bears Parokya ni Edgar and other musicians at the music art and dance festival

NICO & VINZ. The Norwegian duo headline JackTV's MADFest. Screengrab from Instagram/nicoandvinz

Valenzuela Mayor Gatchalian faces criminal raps over Kentex fire

Jul 23, 2015 - 4:16 PM

The Department of Justice special panel also recommends a further investigation of the possible liabilities of labor officials over the largest industrial accident in the country

Ayala Land offers 'personal space' in Balintawak property dev’t

Jul 16, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Millennials early nesters or startup families the Chinese community and residents of Quezon City and CAMANAVA are the target market of Avida Towers Cloverleaf

Families of Kentex fire victims: 'We will not drop claims'

Jul 08, 2015 - 9:59 PM

While 57 families have already dropped their claims against the footwear factory some continue to reject the P151 200 settlement offer

GRIEF. Filipino relatives of a missing factory workers react following a fire at a warehouse in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

73 out of 74 Kentex fire victims identified – PNP

Jul 07, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Two more victims were found at the site of the fire hit Kentex Manufacturing Corporation bringing the total death toll to 74

IDENTIFIED. Filipino firemen carry a body inside a cadaver bag from a burnt warehouse following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

DOLE endorses to DOJ criminal cases vs Kentex

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz turns over to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima a briefer on violations of labor laws detailing possible evidence to support criminal action against Kentex Manufacturing and its subcontractor

Filipino firemen carry a body inside a cadaver bag from a burnt warehouse following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. Five persons were killed after they were trapped inside a burning rubber slipper factory in Valenzuela City, according to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Families of 57 Kentex fire casualties settle for P151,200

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:27 PM

The settlement includes a waiver against any further claims against the footwear manufacturer which lost 72 employees in the Philippines worst factory fire to date

DIALOGUE. Families of workers killed in the Kentex Manufacturing Corporation footwear factory fire line up to receive grocery packs and some financial assistance from the owner during a dialogue in Valenzuela City on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler