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Photographer offers to print student worksheets for free during pandemic

Jun 01, 2020 - 1:29 PM

Wedding photographer Marvin Dungao recounts how saddened he was to hear that some people cannot afford to have their worksheets printed, persuading him to offer the printing service for free

STRONGER TOGETHER. A wedding photographer offers to print student worksheets for free at his studio and printing shop. Photos from Marvin Dungao and Free Student Worksheets Printing

Malabon gov't to file charges vs woman who lied about coronavirus exposure

May 20, 2020 - 1:51 PM

The woman, who gave birth at the Ospital ng Malabon, did not disclose that she came from a Caloocan barangay that was on hard lockdown and that she was a probable COVID-19 case. She later tested positive for coronavirus.

MALABON HOSPITAL. The facade of the Ospital ng Malabon. Photo from the Malabon City Government website

Malabon City has first coronavirus case

Mar 23, 2020 - 6:56 PM

Mayor Lenlen Oreta assures Malabon's residents that it's all right to be scared but he urged them not to panic

The Malabon City government disinfects its communities as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Malabon Mayor City Lenlen Oreta Facebook page

Malabon approves 8 pm to 5 am curfew starting March 16

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:19 PM

Exempted from the curfew are health workers, food and medicine deliveries, public transport services, peace and order personnel, nightshift employees, and emergency cases

MALABON CHIEF. Malabon Mayor Lenlen Oreta addresses students wo visited City Hall on February 27, 2020. Photo from the Facebook page of Lenlen Oreta.

NLEX Harbor Link Malabon Exit open to motorists

Feb 22, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The entire 2.6-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link C3-R10 Section is expected to open by March 2020

The Malabon Exit of the NLEX Harbor Link. Photo from NLEX Corporation

DPWH: Malabon exit of NLEX Harbor Link to open on February 21

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:36 AM

The Malabon exit will provide an alternate route for motorists bound for the Port Area in Manila

LINK. NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will link NLEX to Port Area in Manila. Photo from NLEX Corporation

African swine fever spreads to Malabon, Caloocan

Nov 06, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Over 200 pigs are culled in the two new areas with African swine fever, adding to the 70,000 pigs culled in Luzon since September

Without main witness, suspects in Ruby Rose Barrameda slay acquitted

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:32 AM

After the main witness recants his testimony and goes missing, the Malabon Regional Trial Court says there is insufficient evidence to convict Ruby Rose's estranged husband and father-in-law

P1 billion worth of shabu seized in Malabon warehouse

May 24, 2019 - 7:33 PM

PDEA chief Aaron Aquino believes the shabu came from Cambodia, and is managed by the notorious Golden Triangle drug syndicate

BIG HAUL. The PDEA and Bureau of Customs presents to the members of the media the 146 kilos of shabu worth P 1 billion seized at Goldwin Commercial Warehouse in Malabon City. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Reelectionist mayor threatened by Duterte with arrest wins in Malabon

May 14, 2019 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) Reelectionist Malabon Mayor Antolin 'Len Len' Oreta III, first cousin of former president Benigno Aquino III, wins over President Rodrigo Duterte's candidate, Vice Mayor Jeannie Sandoval

WINNERS. Reelected Makabon Mayor Len Len Oreta (center) holds up the hands of fellow winners Jaye Lacson (Malabon congresswoman) and Ninong dela Cruz (vice mayor). Photo from the Facebook page of Len Len Oreta

Duterte threatens Malabon mayor Oreta: Solve drug problem in 1 month or face arrest

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Malabon Mayor Len Len Oreta, the cousin of former president Benigno Aquino III, says the city's record in fighting illegal drugs 'speaks for itself'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at One Pinagtipunan Circle in Malabon City on April 2, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte endorses Sandoval husband, wife for Malabon congressman, mayor

Apr 02, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Reelectionist Malabon Representative Ricky Sandoval and his wife Jeannie get the support of President Rodrigo Duterte for the May 2019 elections

Photo from Jeannie Sandoval’s official FB

How Malabon City uses tech and bayanihan to combat disasters

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities

The week in photos: July 7-13, 2018

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIVE LA FRANCE. A France fan cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

First of 207: PDEA files drug charges vs captain in barangay drug list

May 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The PDEA accuses Barangay Captain Alvin Mañalac of Tinajeros, Malabon of failing to report a drug den and submitting incomplete drug watch lists

FIRST CASE. The PDEA presents its first case against an official in its controversial drug list. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Xian Gaza surrenders to police, asks for bail help

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:44 PM

The alleged scammer apparently pokes fun at his surrender, flashing a wide smile and a peace sign inside the police station

'SURRENDERED.' The businessman, accused of scamming people, surrenders to police. Screenshot from Xian Gaza's Instagram account

On Ash Wednesday, bishop blesses land for Malabon's poor

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Hindi tama na ang tao'y mabuhay na busabos na parang hayop,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as he blesses a relocation site for 40 urban poor families in Malabon

RELOCATION SITE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David blesses a relocation site for around 40 urban poor families in Barangay Santulan, Malabon, on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

No hungry child: Malabon’s feeding program aims to fight malnutrition

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:28 AM

The city s 90 day feeding program also brings in local businesses and the residents themselves in a community intervention effort

FEEDING PROGRAM. The city's nutrition office holds a 90-day feeding program, targeting severely malnourished children. All photos from Malabon Nutrition Office

Managing waste, mitigating floods: The case of Malabon

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Garbage remains a main concern in the city s flood mitigation efforts but the successful waste management initiative of one barangay may serve as a model

BRAVING THE FLOODS. An elementary student rides on a boat with her relatives as she went home from school at the Artex Compound in Malabon City, Manila on June 5, 2013. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

STAKEOUT: Ganito ang dapat gawin sa mga tiwaling pulis

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:28 PM

Tinarget ng grupo ng mga tiwaling pulis ang girlfriend ng isang nakakulong na pusher at car thief – kinidnap hiningan ng ransom tinaniman ng droga

Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition

May 21, 2017 - 1:23 PM

From a stunting rate of 16 Malabon has reduced it by half at 8 in 3 years

NUTRITION NEEDS. The Malabon city government is taking steps to address malnutrition in children.

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.

Why Cavite officials swear before this cross

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:51 PM

General Emilio Aguinaldo also took his oath of office as president of the revolutionary government before the Santa Cruz de Malabon after which the town of Tanza got its old name

TURNOVER. Outgoing Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla (left) embrace his older brother Boying after administering the latter's oath of office as new governor on June 24, 2016. Boying Remulla takes his oath before the 200-year-old cross at the Holy Cross Church in Tanza, Cavite. Photo by Miriam Grace Go/Rappler

Paying back to community: College prof teaches in senior high school

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Marilou Syjueco a former assistant professor at the FEU Institute of Technology is willing to take a pay cut just to teach senior high school students at Malabon National High School

GIVING BACK. Marilou Syjueco, a former associate professor who will be teaching in senior high school, meets Education Secretary Armin Luistro during the opening of classes on Monday, June 13. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo

Luistro on first day of Grade 11 rollout: 'Best class opening thus far'

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:30 PM

At the central office we monitor if there is an insurmountable problem that is systemic There s none so far says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

OUTGOING AND INCOMING. Education Secretary Armin Luistro and incoming secretary Leonor Briones visit the senior high school Building and students at the Commonwealth High School in Quezon City on Monday, June 13. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

On the campaign trail, Bongbong Marcos taps into his father's legacy

Mar 13, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr has been visiting places where his father the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos had projects and programs tapping into the debt of gratitude of supporters

Caloocan residents voting for Bongbong Marcos out of nostalgia

Feb 17, 2016 - 7:58 PM

The vice presidential bet visits resettlement sites established by his parents: Kung hindi kay Presidente Marcos tsaka Imelda wala po kaming lahat dito

LITTLE ILOCOS. Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr talks to his supporters in Bagong Silang, a resettlement site created by his parents in North Caloocan on February 17, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Malabon councilor shot dead

Jan 23, 2016 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED Malabon City 2nd District Councilor Merlin Tiger Mañalac is gunned down in front of his home

MALABON COUNCILOR. Malabon City 2nd District Councilor Merlin 'Tiger' Mañalac. Photo from the Facebook page of Councilor Tiger Mañalac

Playgirls: Tolentino got us for his brother’s campaign

Oct 02, 2015 - 9:39 PM

The group Playgirls known for lewd performances names mostly Liberal Party politicians who hired them for their campaigns in 2013

'THANK YOU.' In a post in April 2013, the controversial Playgirls group thanks MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino for getting their services for his brother's campaign. Screen grab from the Playgirls Facebook page

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

Ease floods, save money? How Potrero residents make it work

Apr 26, 2015 - 1:23 PM

Residents of flood prone Barangay Potrero hope to ease the flooding by learning how to sort their trash and save millions in landfill tipping fees

INFO CAMPAIGN. Residents of Barangay Potrero in Malabon learn about the proper ways to segregate their trash. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Metro cities mark Earth Day with clean-up drives, info campaigns

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Las Piñas Malabon and Makati do their share in saving the environment – from protecting a mangrove forest to easing flooding and improving air quality

Miss Earth candidates and hundreds of volunteers from various environmental groups in a coastal clean up at Freedom Island in Las Pinas on April 22, 2015 in celebration of the 45th World Earth Day with the theme "Its our Time to Lead" Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Where to find highest number of undernourished children in NCR?

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Is your city part of the top 5 local government units in the National Capital Region with the highest prevalence of undernutrition?

Metro Manila LGUs: We're ready for Typhoon Ruby

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:25 AM

The monitoring teams of some Metro Manila LGUs – including Quezon City Makati City and Malabon City – go on 24 hour operations

6 more ex-congressmen face PDAF scam complaints

Oct 24, 2014 - 10:28 AM

The former lawmakers are from Luzon to Mindanao indicating the scale of corruption allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim Napoles who faces another pork scam complaint with ex DA chief Arthur Yap

Wanted: Good governance in local disaster management

Oct 12, 2014 - 11:47 PM

Mayors disaster managers and advocates from 33 towns across 8 regions gather in Naga City to help each in building disaster resilient communities

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. ACCORD staff orients participants on evacuation center policies during the flood drill held in June in Malabon City. His shirt, also worn by participants, lists down essential items to prepare for disasters. Photo by ACCORD

Fighting for dignity in Tambakan

Sep 30, 2014 - 1:15 PM

In a land that did not exist informal settlers of Malabon fight to be recognized

Flooded village? We have that in Cambodia, too

Sep 30, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Rappler s interns from Cambodia write about the similarities between the Artex community in Malabon and the floating villages in the Tonle Sap river: We hope this documentary can inspire people to take action

Water, water everywhere: The irony of Artex

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:46 PM

The documentary takes us inside Artex its daily struggle with scarcity and filth and its subtle beauty – mostly found in its people s resilience and creativity

IN PHOTOS: #MarioPH drenches Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2014 - 7:30 PM

See scenes from flooded areas all over Metro Manila

COOPERATION. Rescuers assist residents in a flooded area in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City on September 19, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

La Mesa dam hits spilling level

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:20 AM

As of 10:30 am on Friday September 19 the La Mesa dam in Quezon City poured excess water into the Tullahan river which cuts through Quezon City Malabon Valenzuela and Caloocan

Flood-prone communities help protect La Mesa Watershed

Sep 10, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Individuals from Malabon City and Valenzuela City plant a total of 720 seedlings across 1 7 hectares in the La Mesa Watershed during the activity

TREE-PLANTING. Dave Azurin of La Mesa Watershed Nature Reserve demonstrates how to properly plant plant trees to ensure that they grow tall and strong. Photo from ACCORD

The floating world of Artex

Jul 06, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Misnomer or not the floating world of Artex has been dubbed the Venice of Malabon

Malabon food tour

May 21, 2014 - 2:48 PM

Where and what should you eat if and when you find yourself in Malabon? There are actually a lot of choices

Sinking cities

Mar 20, 2013 - 6:50 AM

Without proper consultation and inclusive actions the solutions to land subsidence may sink too


All major bets in NCR are recycled pols

Nov 05, 2012 - 2:40 PM

Re electionists third termers’ relatives ex mayors battling it out in 16 cities and 1 town

2 CA justices decline CJ nomination

Jun 25, 2012 - 6:11 PM

There are now 65 nominees for the post of chief justice

2010 presidential wannabe eyes CJ post

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Ferdinand Jose Pijao a nuisance candidate in the 2010 presidential elections wants to try his luck getting into the judiciary

[UPDATE] SC Justices Bernabe, Del Castillo decline CJ nomination

Jun 20, 2012 - 6:42 PM

There are now 12 SC justices nominated for chief justice