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Claims vs Manila 'drug queen' still only 'speculation' – PDEA

Oct 03, 2019 - 6:06 PM

After repeatedly branding her as a 'drug queen' 'law enforcers say they are still in the process of building a case against former barangay chief Guia Gomez Castro

DRUG QUEEN.' Guia Gomez Castro is accused of being in cahoots with "ninja cops" in Manila. Photo from Manila PIO

Upon PH request, U.S. cancels visa for alleged drug queen

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:45 PM

'The BI is now working with US immigration authorities to effect her deportation to the Philippines,' says Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete

DRUG QUEEN.' Guia Gomez Castro is accused of being in cahoots with "ninja cops" in Manila. Photo from Manila PIO

Alleged drug queen’s ‘cohort’ arrested in Manila

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Marlon dela Cruz is caught in a buy-bust operation in Sampaloc, while Manila's so-called drug queen Guia Gomez Castro has fled the country

'COHORT.' Police arrest Marlon dela Cruz in a buy-bust operation. MPD photo

At least 3 arrest warrants out vs Manila 'drug queen'

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:54 AM

(UPDATED) Alleged Manila drug queen Guia Gomez Castro is wanted by at least 3 courts, according to Metro Manila police chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar

DRUG QUEEN.' Guia Gomez Castro is accused of being in cahoots with "ninja cops" in Manila. Photo from Manila PIO

DOJ to request Interpol monitoring of Manila 'drug queen'

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:19 PM

The justice department belatedly issues an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order

INTERPOL. The Department of Justice (DOJ) requests Interpol monitoring of former barangay chairwoman Guia Gomez Castro, whom the Manila Police tagged as a drug queen. Photo courtesy of Mayor Isko Moreno

Woman tagged as 'drug queen' by Manila police has left PH

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) Guia Gomez Castro left the country on September 21, according to the Bureau of Immigration

DRUG QUEEN? Manila Police District tags as a "drug queen" Guia Gomez-Castro, a barangay chairwoman in Sampaloc, Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

San Juan Mayor Zamora laments city’s huge debt

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:19 AM

The Gomez administration turned over P1.3 billion to Zamora, but most of the amount will be used for projects already bidded out by the previous mayor

TRANSPARENCY. San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora's first executive order aims for more transparency in the city's expenses. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler

Less water to be used in San Juan's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Less wet, but more tourists for this year's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival in San Juan City

Hundreds of Individuals gather along Sto. Domingo St. in San Juan City on Sunday, June 24, 2018, for a shower of water during the 16th Annual Celebration of the Wattah-Wattah Festival in honor to St. John the Baptist. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

After failed recall petition, Zamora runs again for San Juan mayor

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Former vice mayor Francis Zamora seeks to replace Mayor Guia Gomez in San Juan. He is up against the current vice mayor, Janella Estrada.

ANOTHER TRY. Francis Zamora at the San Juan Comelec office to file his certificate of candidacy for mayor. Photo courtesy of Zamora

Zamora loses time as SC requires Comelec response in recall election vs Gomez

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Zamora is running out of time in his bid for a recall election to claim the mayoral post in San Juan

San Juan recall petition doomed? Zamora urges Comelec to set poll

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Comelec can only set a recall election against Mayor Guia Gomez by May 11, 2018

ROUND 2 WANTED. Losing San Juan mayoral bet Francis Zamora urges the Comelec to act fast on their recall petition's proceedings. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Zamora urges Guia Gomez to accept San Juan recall election

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora questions Mayor Guia Gomez's 'refusal' to receive the notice of recall elections even after the Christmas season

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora discusses the recall petition against incumbent mayor Guia Gomez. Photo from Office of Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora

San Juan recall petition: Zamora accuses Mayor Gomez of hiding

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Guia Gomez asks the camp of defeated mayoral bet Francis Zamora: Why can't you wait for the 2019 election?

INDIGNANT. Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora speaks to the media, with Barangay Captain Sophia Gil to his left. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Comelec rules on 'sufficiency' of recall plea vs San Juan mayor

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:37 PM

This comes after former San Juan vice mayor Francis Zamora lost to incumbent Mayor Guia Gomez by a little more than a thousand votes in the 2016 polls

SIGNATURE DRIVE. Some 30,000 San Juan residents reportedly signed the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

May 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

UPDATED The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30 000 signatures to back the petition

SIGNATURE DRIVE. The petitioners say they gathered 30,000 signatures for the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/

San Juan City still 'Ejercito-Estrada country' but...

May 11, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Members of the Ejercito Estrada clan emerge victorious in the local elections in San Juan City but the race is not as tight as before

Reelectionists, spouses win NCR mayoral race

May 09, 2016 - 10:36 PM

UPDATED Metro Manila reelectionist mayors are losing only in two cities – Makati and Marikina

San Juan race heating up with curses

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Video of a cursing Congressman Ronny Zamora is circulated by the camp of political rival Mayor Guia Gomez

TIGHT AND HEATED. Elections is heating up in San Juan City where former allied families Ejercitos and Zamoras are now up against each other.

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Mar 31, 2016 - 7:37 PM

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Grace Poe torn between Ejercitos, Zamoras in San Juan

Mar 31, 2016 - 2:27 PM

The presidential bet is longtime friends with the Ejercitos while her husband Neil Llamanzares is a relative of the Zamora family

SAN JUAN RACE. Presidential bet Grace Poe refused to say whom she is supporting in the mayoralty race in the city where she will vote, San Juan.

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Feb 15, 2016 - 8:19 PM

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San Juan's Guia Gomez endorses Bongbong Marcos for VP

Feb 15, 2016 - 2:01 PM

The San Juan mayor cites Bongbong Marcos progressive plan for the country and his rich experience in public service

SON OF SAN JUAN. Aside from being Ilocos' favorite son, vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr said he also spent his childhood in San Juan. Photo by Patty Pasion / Rappler

Mar Roxas' unlikely ally

Jan 18, 2016 - 3:16 PM

San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez crosses party lines to endorse administration standard bearer Mar Roxas

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Jan 18, 2016 - 1:17 PM

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Roxas gets Guia Gomez's nod in San Juan

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:55 AM

UPDATED The San Juan City mayor sides with LP standard bearer Manuel Roxas II as the Ejercito Estrada clan gears up for a heated electoral battle against another equally influential political family: the Zamoras

WARM WELCOME. Administration presidential bet Mar Roxas (L) greets San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez (R) prior to the flag-raising ceremony at the San Juan City Hall, January 18, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Roxas, Poe, Binay, Duterte? Estradas undecided

Dec 11, 2015 - 9:20 AM

Caught in a fierce battle with ex allies for control of San Juan the Estrada family weighs its options for 2016

NO POLITiCS, JUST SERVICE. Mar Roxas is joined by San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez and her son, Senator JV Ejercito at the launch of a housing project in the city. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez: I am not scared of Francis Zamora

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:18 PM

The re electionist mayor rejects the vice mayor s challenge to a debate saying she s not a good with words but has accomplished a lot for the city

FIGHTING BACK. San Juan mayor Guia Gomez answers the allegations thrown at her by vice mayor Francis Zamora. Photo by Rappler

VLOG: San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez slams allegations by Vice Mayor Francis Zamora

Oct 23, 2015 - 3:17 PM

Gomez says she will let her service oriented actions speak for themselves

Mayoral bet Francis Zamora: Time to end 'Estrada option' in San Juan

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The son of longtime congressman Ronaldo Zamora is challenging re electionist Mayor Guia Gomez to end the decades long Estrada rule in the city

PANDESAL FORUM. A day after he files his certificate of candidacy, San Juan City Vice Mayor Franciz Zamora shares why he decided to run for mayor. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

VLOG: Zamora challenges Gomez to election debate

Oct 14, 2015 - 5:09 PM

San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora says he won t make San Juan his own kingdom

Zamoras, Estradas clash for control of San Juan

Oct 07, 2015 - 7:35 PM

The Estradas consider this a betrayal by the clan of a former ally

Jinggoy Estrada, the Ejercitos and San Juan City politics

Aug 10, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Things are heating up in San Juan City where the Ejercitos and Estradas have ruled for more than 4 decades In 2016 politics could mend strained familial ties

SAN JUAN POLITICS. The Ejercitos and Estradas may just band together against Francis Zamora who is running for mayor of San Juan in 2016.

Estrada family’s wealth levels in 2013

Jun 01, 2014 - 6:56 PM

The Greenhills property of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is not listed in his latest SALN after his acquisition of a new house in Sampaloc worth P91 million

Elections and the Estrada wealth

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Rappler looks closely at the finances as well as election contributions and expenses of the Estradas

FAMILY. Seeking public office has been financially beneficial to members of former president Joseph Estrada's family.

No closure yet on Erap Estrada’s plunder case

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:31 AM

13 years ago Estrada was indicted for plunder The Sandiganbayan s 2013 compliance report says he still owes the government over P400 million roughly US 9 million

Erap mugshot on April 25, 2001

Erap's sons still not OK on dad's birthday?

Apr 20, 2013 - 2:09 AM

Former President Joseph Estrada was all smiles when his two sons in a rift graced his birthday celebration in Tondo Manila

A FATHER'S HAPPINESS. Former President Joseph Estrada flashes a megawatt smile as he raises the hands of his sons, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and senatorial candidate JV Ejercito. Rappler/Jerald Uy

Binay, Estrada dynasties vow to deliver for UNA

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:07 AM

UNA s campaign in its bailiwicks reveals the complex dynamics of local and family politics

In Erap City, 'blood thicker than water'

Apr 03, 2013 - 12:12 AM

In San Juan where Erap was mayor for 17 years his families are willing to set aside their personal differences to keep their hold on city hall

UNA starts local campaigns in top brass’ turfs

Mar 30, 2013 - 7:06 PM

On week 1 of the local campaign UNA will visit the bailiwicks of its top leaders: Manila San Juan Makati Navotas and Valenzuela

'EASTERADA SUNDAY.' Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and UNA’s senatorial candidates will all be present to support Estrada’s bid for Manila mayor in his Sunday proclamation. File photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig