Muntinlupa City - updates

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Muntinlupa court denies De Lima's bid to join Senate virtual sessions

Jun 19, 2020 - 3:39 PM

'Please note that there is no civil interdiction imposed on me by any court, thus, there should be no unreasonable restrictions on my rights and legitimate interests,' says Senator Leila de Lima, who will file a motion for reconsideration

TELECONFERENCING PLEA. Senator Leila de Lima attends the January 31, 2020 hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205. File photo from the Office of Senator Leila de Lima

Muntinlupa, San Juan, and Pasay slow to give out coronavirus subsidies

May 05, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Metro Manila local government units have distributed only 38.7 percent of the subsidies for non-4Ps families as of Monday, May 4

EMERGENCY SUBSIDY. Residents of Teachers Village East in Quezon City queue for the government's Emergency Subsidy Program on May 2, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Batangas City, Muntinlupa, Sta Rosa finalists in WWF climate-safe cities contest

Apr 30, 2020 - 11:03 AM

The 3 cities are recognized for their plans to reduce carbon emissions. Other finalists include Vancouver, Paris, Reykjavic, Mexico City, Los Angeles City, and Dong Hoi City in Vietnam.

Photo from World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-PH)

Muntinlupa City now under state of calamity due to coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 2:06 PM

The city government says the declaration is necessary to access their Quick Response Fund

Passengers observing one-seat apart or social distancing policy, gets their temperature checked by a police officer at a checkpoint in Muntinlupa City on March 15, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Manila City approves 8 pm to 5 am curfew

Mar 15, 2020 - 10:12 AM

(2nd UPDATE) The city government amends ordinance for curfew to take place on Monday, March 16, instead of March 19

CHECK. Employees and visitors of Manila City Hall on March 9, 2020, wait for their turn to have their temperature checked. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Muntinlupa City OKs curfew ordinance

Mar 14, 2020 - 10:39 PM

Muntinlupa is the first city in Metro Manila to approve of a curfew ordinance to be imposed on Monday, March 16

Photo by Lawrence Ruiz/Wikimedia

BuCor top lawyer shot dead in front of daughter's school

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Bureau of Corrections legal chief Fredric Santos is killed just as he was about to pick up his daughter from school

KILLED. BuCor legal chief Fredric Santos during the Senate probe into anomalies surrounding the GCTA law's implementation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Traffic management schemes during Skyway Extension construction

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Construction works for the southbound section of the Skyway Extension Project start on February 16

BRACE FOR TRAFFIC. Motorists are advised of the traffic management plan ahead of the construction works for the Skyway extension project. File photo from SMC

De Lima gets 2-day furlough to visit ailing mother

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Inclusive of travel time, Senator Leila de Lima gets 48 hours to visit her mother Norma in Iriga City. She can only stay at the hospital for 8 hours.

FURLOUGH. Opposition Senator Leila de Lima is given 8 hours to spend with her mother Norma who doctor says "is not expected to linger much longer." Photo by the office of Sen. Leila de Lima

De Lima asks court for urgent furlough as mom fights for life

Aug 09, 2019 - 1:29 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the Department of Justice will not object

MOTHER-DAUGHTER. Senator Leila de Lima and her mother Norma. File photo

P1.1-B worth of shabu seized in Ayala Alabang buy-busts

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:33 AM

(UPDATED) PDEA and police arrest Chinese suspects in separate operations at the Alabang Town Center parking lot and in a house in Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City

SHABU SEIZED. The illegal drugs are found inside biscuit tins believed to be distributed by the Golden Triangle drug syndicate. PDEA photo

De Lima cries, writes emotional message on son's graduation

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'To Vincent, I want to tell you, my son, that I am so happy and so proud of you,' writes detained Senator Leila de Lima. Read her full message here.

MOTHER'S LAMENT. Detained Senator Leila de Lima writes an emotional message on her son Vincent's graduation day at San Beda College Alabang. File photo by AFP

Court rejects De Lima request to attend son's law school graduation

May 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Senator Leila de Lima's son Vincent Joshua Bohol is set to graduate from the San Beda College Alabang School of Law on Sunday, June 3

2017. Senator Leila de Lima says the year changed her and made her closer to her family.

De Lima seeks court permission to attend son's law school graduation

May 17, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'To be personally present in such a special occasion is more than a compelling duty on the part of the accused De Lima as a mother,' Senator Leila de Lima's motion reads

Police escort detained Senator Leila De LIma inside the Philippine Hearth Center for a medical checkup on March 12, 2018

2 jail officers, 2 suspects dead in Muntinlupa shootout

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:57 PM

A guard of the New Bilibid Prison has been held by police as a 'person of interest' for being spotted at the scene carrying firearms and wearing civilian clothes

17-year-old Ica Policarpio found in Laguna

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'We found Ica,' her sister Bea Policarpio said in a Facebook post at around 9:34 am on Christmas Eve, December 24

FOUND. The missing 17-year-old girl Ica Policarpio was found on Christmas Eve. Photo from Bea Policarpio

Missing teen ran away or was kidnapped – police

Dec 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Police say they've been getting reports that missing Ica Policarpio has been spotted in Novaliches and Lucban, Quezon

STILL MISSING. Police say reports have came saying she was spotted. Photo courtesy of the Policarpio family

17-year-old girl goes missing in Muntinlupa

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Ica Policarpio goes missing 4 days before Christmas

MISSING. 17-year-old Ica Policarpio disappeared Thursday night. Photo courtesy of the Policarpio family

LOOK: Map route for Metro Manila Film Festival's Parade of Stars 2017

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:48 PM

This year's Parade of Stars takes place in Muntinlupa City

Minor dies after crashing motorcycle into truck in Muntinlupa

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:18 PM

The police initially arrest the truck driver, but do not detain him for now – because the teenager's family has not filed any charges

December 19 a special non-working day in Muntinlupa

Oct 09, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Malacañang issues the proclamation to mark Muntinlupa City's centennial year as an independent local government unit

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

De Lima slams arrest warrant for 'weakest' drug case

Jun 25, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 205 issues another arrest warrant for detained Senator Leila de Lima

Senator Leila de Lima attend a hearing on the case filed against her for "Disobedience to Summons" before the Quezon City, Metropolitan Trial Court on May 19, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

City hall experiences: The good and the bad

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

What are the most common experiences of taxpayers in Metro Manila while transacting with their respective city halls?

3 women judges to hear De Lima drug cases

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:16 PM

UPDATED Each judge at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court will decide whether there is probable cause to issue an arrest warrant against Senator De Lima

Senator Leila de Lima's supporters and critics attend the raffling of her drug cases before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) on February 20, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Muntinlupa’s top drug suspect nabbed in Negros Occidental

Sep 16, 2016 - 8:31 PM

The recovered drugs weighing 300 grams amount to P3 million

CA to Muntinlupa court: Rule on color coding in Ayala Alabang Village

Aug 09, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The Court of Appeals wants the Regional Trial Court of Muntinlupa to resolve a petition that questions the legality of a color coding scheme in the posh village

AYALA ALABANG VILLAGE. Image taken from AAVAI website at

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

Muntinlupa: Health care cards for 50,000 residents in 2015

Apr 27, 2015 - 4:55 PM

The city government launches a program that gives residents health insurance free rides and other services in just one tap or swipe of a smart card

SIGNING UP. Residents sign up for the Muntinlupa Care Card, which will give them faster access to the city's services. Photo courtesy of Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation

NBI files murder charges against 8 in prison blast

Mar 02, 2015 - 6:31 PM

The drug trade inside the National Bilibid Prison continues even after raids conducted by the NBI leading to the the grenade lobbing incident

BILIBID. File Photo by Rappler.

Prison official killed in Bilibid

Sep 17, 2013 - 3:21 PM

Prison Superintendent III Francisco Abunales was killed infront of his quarters by unidentified men riding a motorcycle

Muntinlupa: Ex-mayor left P15-M unpaid gasoline bills

Jul 31, 2013 - 5:16 PM

The current city administration says the administration of former Mayor Aldrin San Pedro left unpaid fuel orders worth P15 million

Quake hits Mindoro; aftershocks expected

Mar 09, 2012 - 7:38 AM

Earthquake also felt in Quezon City Manila Muntinlupa City and Lucban Quezon

MINDORO QUAKE. The Occidental Mindoro earthquake Friday is also felt in other parts of Luzon. Photo from Phivolcs

'Metro Manila Greenprint 2030'

Mar 06, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Greenprint 2030 will be a 20 year plan aiming to make the Philippines main metropolis at par with East Asian counterparts

EDSA. View of vehicular traffic along the northbound lane of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue, near Orense Street, Makati, March 6, 2012. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva.