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Marikina, a city of 450,000 residents, has one of the fastest reduction rates in cases. Mayor Marcy Teodoro says the city government simply did what public health experts advised: test, contain, and treat with speed.
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How has the mayor of Marikina empowered his constituents to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay? How are they preparing for the 'new normal' in the weeks – or even years – to come?
Drinking alcoholic drinks at public places such as restaurants and bars is still prohibited by the city government
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The volunteers – 7 jeepney drivers, two teachers, and one community volunteer with Gabriela – are released a day after they were arrested while serving free meals in Marikina City on Labor Day
Mayor Marcy Teodoro says the Marikina police 'overreacted' when it arrested members of the informal volunteer group Bayanihang Marikenyo at Marikenya
(UPDATED) 'Hindi kasalanan ang magpakain,' the volunteers say
The Marikina Molecular Laboratory's license to operate comes more than a month after the city government and the Department of Health wrangled over several issues
The closure is done to enable the thorough disinfection of stalls at Marikina City Public Market
City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro says that the Department of Health (DOH) has dragged its feet in accrediting the Marikina COVID-19 Testing Center
Using Telehealth Marikina residents, specially those under quarantine, can talk to health professionals online
'I am dismayed. Our authority as law enforcers can never be and should never be an instrument of any form of abuse,' says Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas
Marikina mayor says he is willing to abide by the DOH biosafety standards in building a new COVID-19 testing facility
The Department of Health still would not allow the Marikina Molecular Laboratory to conduct coronavirus testings
The barangay chairman of Tumana, Marikina falsely claims there is coronavirus case in his area
A barangay health worker in Cainta admits they are undermanned and still lack thermal scanners to accommodate the deluge of people and vehicles entering from Marcos Highway
Pasig City, meanwhile, takes note of the efforts being made by Cainta, Rizal, to implement its community quarantine
Along with Metro Manila, the town of Cainta in Rizal begins its own quarantine to abate the spread of the coronavirus
There are differences in the way the community quarantine is enforced even within the same locality – in this case, Cainta in Rizal
Marikina City is set to host the Palarong Pambansa in May, but Mayor Marcy Teodoro postpones the multi-sport event
Police say the soldier fired at the policemen first
In Mastermind Hub Coworking Space, freelancers can avail of quick internet access, a virtual office, and more
Corporal Herjonner Soller is sacked as an intelligence operative of the Marikina City Police unit and is placed in a holding unit, putting him on 'floating status'
The bridge is retrofitted in order to ensure the safety of the public, says Public Works Secretary Mark Villar
Marikina deploys 59 vaccination teams, composed of various units of the city government, to reach the 40,000 target
Kim Lester Ramos is laid to rest on Sunday, October 13, followed by a motorcade calling for justice. His neighbors know he is innocent. They are prepared to fight back.
A cop kills a construction worker in a Marikina subdivision. Police say he tried to snatch the cop's gun. A witness says he was murdered, shot point-blank at the back of his head.
(5th UPDATE) Anakbayan national spokesperson Alex Danday says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had turned their commute challenge into a mere 'photo opportunity'
The 206 cleaners will now receive salaries instead of just allowances
We ask Marikina residents to react to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's no-transportation-crisis remark: ‘Ano’ng aga pa ba ang gagawin ko para hindi na ako ma-late? ’Yung ’di na ako matutulog?’
Under the ordinance authored by Vice Mayor Marion Andres, himself a medical doctor, 5 scholars will be chosen every year starting academic year 2020-2021
Corporal Herjonner Soller claims Kim Ramos was drawing his own gun, so he had to act fast and shoot him
This is based on the water sample analysis of the Laguna Lake Development Authority, says Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro
Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro says the city government will file a writ of kalikasan before the Marikina Regional Trial Court following the incident
Throwing hog remains into the Markina River is a violation of clean water and sanitation laws
Misamis Oriental joins 3 other provinces which sealed off its borders to prevent its local hog industry from African swine fever contamination
'There is no slaughterhouse or piggery in Marikina. The dead pigs could have been from the upstream of Rizal,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro
While this ordinance has already been enacted in Marikina, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian refiles the 'Proof of Parking' bill under the 18th Congress
Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro also plans to provide decent places and microfinancing for sidewalk vendors and ambulant vendors from nearby cities and municipalities
(UPDATED) The camp of Congresswoman Stella Quimbo says former ABS representative Eugene de Vera should 'move on and accept the will of the people of Marikina,' where Quimbo won almost 85% of the total votes
A medico-legal examination conducted by the Eastern Police District Crime Laboratory shows indications the 23-year-old victim was sexually abused
Religious groups express different opinions on LGBTQ+ rights on the sidelines of the Philippines' largest Pride March to date
'We want to be known as an inclusive community. We can only do that by recognizing everybody as all equal to each other,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro
Pride, above all, is standing in solidarity against gender-related discrimination and violence
Social media users lament how city dwellers experience extremes, such as drought in the summer and floods when there's rain
The closure of the eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will last for 4 months
A tip from an informant leads to the arrest Monday night in Tumana, Marikina
(UPDATED) Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro allegedly blocks fuel and ticketing funds from police after he was not informed about his police chief being promoted to another post
(UPDATED) Grab will reopen its free water delivery service in parts of Marikina City and Quezon City starting Thursday, April 4, along with the launch of a water hub in Mandaluyong City