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MONUMENTS: 'The Manila of our affections'

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

What do monuments mean to our everyday lives?

Bantayog ng Bayani in Quezon City, Philippines on Monday. June 3, 2019.

‘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

Makati prosecutor dismisses qualified theft complaint vs Nicko Falcis

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is no sufficient evidence to engender a well-founded belief that Falcis committed the crimes charged,' the Makati City Prosecutor's Office says in its resolution

NICKO FALCIS. Kris Aquino's former business manager faces accusations of qualified theft. Screenshot from Nicko Falcis' Instagram page

Quezon City, Pasig road reblocking and repair: November 2-5

Nov 02, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Expect traffic slowdown in these 5 areas over the weekend

CA denies Makati's appeal for jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'The dismissal of this appeal is but a necessary legal consequence of Makati’s own acts,' says the Court of Appeals

FORUM SHOPPING. The Court of Appeals reiterates an earlier ruling which finds Makati guilty of forum shopping for simultaneously seeking the same legal remedy in its long-running dispute with Taguig over Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

Fort Bonifacio: CA issues favorable ruling to Taguig

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The CA rules that Makati committed forum shopping when it filed an appeal before the Pasig RTC and the CA itself

News Briefs: March 1, 2017

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 1

BPOs leading the push for decentralization – CBRE

Jun 02, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The business process outsourcing sector is driving demand for new developments outside Metro Manila says global property consultancy CBRE Philippines

CA ruling on Trillanes reminder vs abuse of lawmaker's privileges – Binay camp

May 24, 2016 - 4:01 PM

The Binay camp says the Court of Appeals decision shows that even a senator like Antonio Trillanes IV cannot abuse his powers to malign and bully others

GUILTY TRILLANES. Dismissed Makati mayor Junjun Binay is victorious on the contempt case he filed against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

In Makati, INC endorses Abby Binay for mayor

May 06, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Other local candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance got the endorsement as well

UNA Makati mayoralty bet Abby Binay kick-off rally. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kid Peña: Makati will be nat'l ‘laughing stock’ if you vote Binay

Mar 30, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña also cries foul against the Binays alleging that a faction of their camp is sabotaging services at the Ospital ng Makati and other social programs of the city

BAGONG MAKATI? Acting Mayor Kid Peña promises a new brand of leadership in the city if he wins as Makati local chief executive. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CA junks Junjun Binay’s case vs Roxas, Ombudsman

Mar 22, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The appellate court says the respondents including former justice secretary Leila de Lima and 5 others were just performing their duty in implementing the suspension order against the dismissed Makati mayor

A LOSS IN COURT. Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay loses the contempt case he filed against former Interior secretary Mar Roxas, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, ex-Justice secretary Leila de Lima, and acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña.

Court issues hold departure order vs Junjun Binay, ex-Makati execs

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:13 PM

UPDATED Sandiganbayan Third Division Presiding Judge Amparo Cabotaje Tang says the court issued the HDOs on March 2

HOLD DEPARTURE ORDER. Dismissed Makati mayor Junjun Binay says he's not going anywhere. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Ombudsman upholds criminal charges vs VP Binay, son

Feb 05, 2016 - 12:48 PM

UPDATED The Office of the Ombudsman junks the appeal of the Binays and 22 Makati officials saying it presented quantum of proof to find probable cause to indict them over the alleged overpriced Makati carpark building

DECISION UPHELD. The Ombudsman says it has jurisdiction to conduct a preliminary investigation on Vice President Jejomar Binay.

After Senate probe, Binay critic pushes witness protection review

Jan 30, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado says whistleblowers face a number of risks including death threats and failure to financially support their families

STAR WITNESS. Former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado was a key witness during the Senate's investigation into the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay. File photo by Rappler

3 bets for Makati mayor: What do Binay, Jumawan, Peña promise?

Jan 22, 2016 - 5:00 PM

A member of a political dynasty a theater director and an acting mayor bare their initial plans if they become mayor of the country s richest local government unit

MAY THE BEST MAN WIN. The candidates for Makati mayor are art instructor Jimmy Jumawan, Makati Representative Abby Binay, and acting Mayor Kid Peña.

Makati opens realty tax payment centers in 31 barangays

Jan 04, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says the payment process can be finished within 4 minutes

EASE OF SERVICE. Instead of going to city hall, Makati residents may opt to pay their realty taxes at satellite payment centers in 31 barangays. File photo courtesy of the Makati Information and Community Relations Department

Binays' Makati receives governance awards despite corruption charges

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Makati s programs that became controversial in 2015 had in fact been recognized in past years by government agencies including Mar Roxas DILG

WHAT'S NEW? Same faces and the same controversies define the year that was for Makati.

Abused by elected officials? How SC struck down condonation doctrine

Nov 16, 2015 - 7:30 PM

From July 2013 to December 2014 more than 100 cases filed by the Ombudsman were dismissed because the officials in question invoked the condonation doctrine

DOCTRINE NO MORE. The Supreme Court rules to abandon the 56-year-old doctrine of condonation, which elected officials has been using to protect themselves from administrative offenses. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

CA junks Junjun Binay's petition vs 2nd suspension order

Oct 30, 2015 - 4:10 PM

The appellate court deems Binay s petition as overtaken if not superseded by his recent dismissal order from the Ombudsman

JUNKED. Will this CA ruling mark the end of dismissed Makati mayor Junjun Binay's chances to return to city hall? File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Art instructor runs for Makati mayor

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Jimmy Jumawan says he has a high regard for suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and vice mayor turned acting mayor Kid Peña

Are Makati's cakes really 'overpriced'?

Oct 01, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Check the specifications and prices of cakes that two different suppliers have provided the Makati city government You decide which one is too expensive

MAKATI PERKS. Senior citizens receive a number of benefits from the Makati city government, including free cakes on their birthdays. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Makati city gov’t starts audit of casual employees

Sep 17, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The Makati Action Center audits more than 1 700 casual workers to investigate the alleged ghost employees

ARE YOU A 'GHOST?' A Makati city hall casual employee is asked to name her direct supervisor and two of her barangay officials. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Makati city hall workers to receive cash incentive

Sep 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

Councilor King Yabut says that acting Mayor Kid Peña unfairly accused the city council of delaying the process to grant the incentive to employees

SALARY BONUS. The cash incentive that Makati city hall workers will be receiving is also mandated by Executive Order No 181. Photo from Wikipedia

Peña camp: Accusations vs Makati city hall official a ‘squid tactic’

Aug 28, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña s spokesperson Gilbert Delos Reyes defends Arthur Cruto who allegedly has P2 million worth of unliquidated cash advances

IN DEFENSE. The camp of Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña (right) says the allegations of the Binay camp against Makati Action Center officer-in-charge Arthur Cruto (right) is a 'vindictive move.' File photos by Rappler

Binay camp: Makati official has P2M in unliquidated cash advances

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says his administration will be looking into the claims made by the Vice President s camp

DEMAND. Vice President Jejomar Binay's spokesperson Joey Salgado (middle) asks acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña (left) to demand Makati Action Center officer-in-charge Arthur Cruto (right) liquidate his outstanding cash advances. File photos from Rappler

Makati auditing 19 more barangays for 'ghost' senior citizens

Aug 25, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says the initial findings of the task force he authorized to audit the program are disturbing

FOR THE SENIORS. The Makati city government continues its audit of the city's Blu Card program for the elderly.

Makati names Goldilocks as supplier of birthday cakes

Aug 25, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Goldilocks is set to produce more than 31 000 birthday cakes for Makati senior citizens

'YOU'RE THE ONE, GOLDILOCKS.' Makati senior citizens celebrating their birthdays until the end of the year will now be receiving birthday cakes like this one from the city government. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Ex-Makati official says Senate probe testimony 'flawed'

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Ryan Barcelo former OIC and current assistant department head of the Makati Social Welfare Program defends the city s BLU card program for senior citizens

THE TRUTH? Makati Action Center head Arthur Cruto took his oath before testifying during a Senate hearing on August 20. A former city government official, however, questions his claims. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler  Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Anti-graft group honors Ninoy Aquino in Makati motorcade

Aug 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The motorcade of the United Makati Against Corruption also aims to highlight the ongoing fight to end corruption in the country

Lone supplier places bid on Makati’s cake-giving program

Aug 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

Makati looks to replace Bakerite after the awarding of contract was put on hold

Binay camp: Makati birthday cakes bidding ‘highly questionable’

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:02 PM

2nd UPDATE Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña says there is no proof supporting the Binay camp s allegations against him

RIGGED BIDDING? The camp of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay questions the bidding conference of the Makati birthday cakes that occurred as Kid Peña sits as acting mayor of the city. File photos by Rappler

Goldilocks lone bidder to supply Makati’s birthday cakes

Aug 10, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Goldilocks proposes a total contract price of P8 67 million lower than what the city government has approved to spend on free birthday cakes for senior citizens

LONE BIDDER. Makati Bids and Awards Committee chairperson Danilo Villas opens the bidding documents submitted by lone bidder Goldilocks Bakeshop, Incorporated. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Kid Peña to Makati city council: 'Uphold the greater good'

Jul 23, 2015 - 11:40 AM

The acting mayor calls on the city councilors to show their sincere commitment to the people of Makati by supporting his reform plans

APPEAL FROM THE ACTING MAYOR. Romulo "Kid'' Peña Jr delivering his opening remarks for the nationwide earthquake drill in Bgy Comembo the morning of July 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Peña: Makati payroll to use ATM system by end-2015

Jul 15, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The new administration says this is meant to safeguard the city s resources and end the system of envelopmental employment

COMMITMENT. Promising to fully automate Makati's payroll system by the end of the year is another move by acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña to reevaluate the city's existing policies. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Kid Peña suspends Makati sister-city pacts with 670 LGUs

Jul 07, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña who has ordered a review of the city s programs says city hall is open to investigators probing alleged anomalies involving the Binays

PROBE ONGOING. Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña has ordered investigations into the city's programs and suspended Makati's sister city agreements. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Kid Peña to Makati gov't workers: Be professional

Jul 02, 2015 - 3:48 PM

We are not employees of one official but of the government so we should go to work the acting Makati mayor tells city employees a day after Mayor Junjun Binay stepped down from city hall

NEW OFFICE. Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña says he will hold office at the lobby of the city hall building to be easily reached by his constituents. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

VP Binay never threatened police – Binay camp

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Tension breaks out between police and supporters of suspended Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay but both sides claim the other started the violence

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay supporters try to break the police barricade protecting an officer from the DILG who posted the Suspension Order at the City Hall main Gate on Tuesday. Mayor Binay along with twelve other city officials was charge by the office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged anomalies in the bidding of the Makati Science High School building construction. Photo by JOEL LEPORADA

Junjun Binay test case for Jardeleza

Apr 20, 2015 - 10:47 AM

As justice in charge will he stick to his old position against the doctrine of condonation?

Binay’s challenge to Trillanes: One-on-one debate

Oct 22, 2014 - 9:34 AM

UPDATED The Vice President challenges Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to a one on one debate outside the Senate and the senator accepts it

DEBATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay challenges Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (R) to a debate outside the Senate; Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (R) is also welcome. Rappler file photo

Drilon: Senate panel has jurisdiction over Makati probe

Sep 26, 2014 - 5:42 PM

A number of cases have been brought to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court has always sustained the right of legislature to conduct inquiries in aid of legislation says Senate President Franklin Drilon

CONTROVERSIAL BUILDING. The facade of the Makati City Hall Building 2 which is the subject of a Senate investigation. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Binay on 'empty' claims of Makati corruption

Sep 18, 2014 - 7:31 PM

Full text of the Vice President s speech in Filipino as he delivered it and in English as provided by his office

SPEECH. Vice president Jejomar Binay clears his name from all allegations being thrown against him lately. Rappler photo

3 Makati witnesses now under gov't protection

Sep 12, 2014 - 7:54 PM

Cited for the justice department s decision is the gravity of the corruption allegations of former Ernesto Mercado Renato Bondal and Nicholas Enciso VI against Vice President Jejomar Binay

Photos by Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB, screenshot from YouTube, and Mark Cristino/Rappler

Ayala vows to make Pasay PH's 'most modern' city

Oct 30, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Ayala Land adds spice to its proposal to Pasay City challenging rival SM Land in the Manila Bay reclamation project

PNP chief, Cabinet execs inspect Napoles jail

Aug 29, 2013 - 7:42 PM

UPDATED The Makati City jail is being prepared for its star detainee Janet Lim Napoles

PNP: 53 cases of election violations in a day

May 14, 2013 - 8:10 AM

There are 53 cases of election violations from May 12 to May 13 2013 alone