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Rappler's latest stories on Parañaque


Female, 3 other suspected ISIS-linked terrorists killed in Parañaque police raid

Jun 26, 2020 - 1:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Police reports say the suspects had links to Abu Sayyaf bomb expert Mundi Sawadjaan, who helped plot suicide bombings in Sulu in 2019

IN PLAIN SIGHT: The house in Parañaque City where 4 terrorist suspects were killed in a police raid on June 26, 2020. Photo sourced by Rappler.

[ANALYSIS] How aware are Parañaque residents about the coronavirus?

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:12 PM

'Only half [of the respondents] knew that they should be washing their hands or wearing a mask to protect against the spread'

LOOK: In Parañaque, curfew violators sit under the sun as punishment

Mar 24, 2020 - 8:40 AM

The punishment, however, is not sanctioned by Parañaque's own curfew ordinance because it can be classified as illegal detention, even torture

PUNISHMENT. Alleged curfew violators are forced to sit under the sun. Photo from the Facebook page of Barangay San Isidro, Parañaque

Remulla allows P2P buses to pick up Cavite commuters from PITX

Mar 17, 2020 - 10:12 PM

The move comes as hundreds of passengers from Cavite were stranded at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange on Tuesday, March 17

PASSENGERS. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Baka military?' Residents troubled by POGO workers moving into Parañaque subdivision

Mar 05, 2020 - 2:03 PM

Villagers say it's suspicious that a new firing range has popped up near their club house as droves of able-bodied Chinese nationals move into their neighborhood

ONLINE GAMING. The Phil-Asian Gaming Expo in Pasay City in July 2019. File photo by Rappler

St Luke's Medical Center to rise in Aseana City, Parañaque

Feb 18, 2020 - 4:55 PM

'This new facility will be at the forefront of convenience to patients and health practitioners alike,' says St Luke's Medical Center CEO Arturo de la Peña

Entertainment City firms slam DOTr order to transfer flights

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM

City of Dreams Manila, Solaire, and Resorts World representatives say transferring flights to Sangley Airport will inconvenience their VIP guests

TRANSFERRING FLIGHTS? Entertainment City firms said that transferring their charter flights from NAIA to Sangley Airport would be 'unreasonable'. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP)

PITX opens routes to SEA Games venues

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:50 AM

The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange is ready for an influx of passengers due to the 2019 SEA Games

READY FOR THE GAMES. The Department of Transportation will inaugurate the first intermodal terminal for buses, jeepneys, taxis, and UV express shuttles in Paranaque. Photo from DOTr

51 Chinese women rescued in Parañaque 'prostitution den'

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Thirty-one Chinese nationals are arrested for managing and transacting at an alleged prostitution den

ARRESTED. Dozens of Chinese men are arrested in a prostitution den masked as a wellness spa. NCRPO photo

Robredo camp on attack vs Abante: 'Brazen assault on our free press'

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'This attempt to intimidate and silence Abante...must be resisted by all freedom-loving Filipinos,' says the spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo

Abante Tonite printing house stormed, burned by 4 armed men

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:23 PM

(UPDATED) Abante Tonite editor Fernando Jadulco says that his staff 'will not be cowed' by the first violent attack against their publication in 3 decades

Construction of LRT1 Cavite extension's foundation begins

Sep 02, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Light Rail Manila Corporation starts piling works at the planned Dr Santos Station in Parañaque City as September 2019 begins

After 19 years of waiting, piling works for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Cavite Extension have finally started yesterday, September 1. Photo from the Department of Transportation

C5 South Link flyover from Taguig to Merville opens July 23

Jul 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Cavitex C5 Link Flyover is a 2.2-kilometer portion of the C5 South Link project

Parañaque court acquits RJ Bautista in killing of brother Ramgen

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:47 PM

The murder case against another Revilla sibling, Ramona Bautista, is shelved as she remains at large

RAMGEN. Actress Janelle Manahan at the grave of her former boyfriend Ramgen Revilla whose murder sent his brother RJ Bautista to jail in 2011.

DM Wenceslao's MidPark Towers gains P4.3 billion in pre-selling

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:35 PM

More units will be open for purchase in June

Midpark exterior: STRATEGICALLY LOCATED. D.M. Wenceslao and Associates Incorporated's highlights the closeness of its second condominium project to various transportation networks. Photo from DMWAI

De Lima casts ballot in Parañaque under heavy security

May 13, 2019 - 1:20 PM

At least 60 cops from Camp Crame and around 40 more from the Parañaque City police escort Senator Leila de Lima at Saint Rita College in Parañaque City

VOTE. Detained Senator Leila de Lima casts her vote in Parañaque City. Rappler screenshot

De Lima cleared to cast her vote on May 13

May 07, 2019 - 9:35 AM

Senator Leila de Lima will vote under the Commission on Elections' Escorted Detainee Voting System

CLEARED TO VOTE. Detained senator Leila de Lima has been cleared by the courts to cast her vote on May 13. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SM Prime Holdings adopts Parañaque River, estuary

Apr 02, 2019 - 4:40 PM

SM Prime Holdings will help the government improve the water quality of the Parañaque River and Estero de Gallina to the point where they can support aquatic life

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu visits an informal settlement along Estero de Gallina in Pasay City, where some 140 families currently reside in. These families will be relocated by the government. Photo by Anna Mogato/ Rappler

Cavite Governor Remulla wants PITX operations suspended

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is not for public convenience, rather a public inconvenience,' says Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla on the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

SUSPENDED. Cavite Governor Boying Remulla talks to reporters after the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cavite portion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Free rides from PITX to parts of Metro Manila starting February 14

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation officially launches free bus rides with PITX-Lawton-Baclaran and PITX-Monumento-EDSA-Baclaran routes

FREE RIDES. DOTr partners with Megawide Corporation Foundation Inc and Junior Chamber International Senate Philippines for the free bus rides from PITX to parts of Metro Manila. DOTr photo

DOTr borrows buses to provide free rides from MOA to PITX

Feb 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The buses are from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard

FREE RIDES. There are free shuttle services from MOA to PITX. Photo from DOTr

On Cavite commuter woes, DOTr reiterates all PUVs need to pass PITX

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Caviteño commuters can expect more shuttle services to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to aid in their travel

RESPONSE. The Department of Transportation responds to Cavite Governor Boying Remulla's proposal on addressing PITX woes. Tugade photo by Rappler, PITX photo by DOTr, Remulla's photo from his FB page

Cavite governor Boying Remulla proposes to DOTr solutions to PITX woes

Feb 01, 2019 - 7:12 PM

'Pakiusap ko lang ay pag-aralan 'nyo muna [ang PITX]. Tingnan 'nyo ang paghihirap ng mga kababayan ko,' says the governor

FIX PITX. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin 'Boying' Remulla proposes to DOTr measures to improve PITX operations. PITX file photo from DOTr, Remulla file photo by Rappler

Customs raids warehouses in Binondo, Parañaque, confiscates P850M fake goods

Feb 01, 2019 - 2:37 PM

In just the 3 warehouses in Binondo, the Bureau of Customs seizes over P700 million worth of bogus apparel

Bureau of Customs

WATCH: Senate takes on 3rd telco, Angkas, PITX

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The Senate committee on public services is holding a hearing at 10 am on Wednesday, January 30

PITX: 20 new routes open for franchise applications

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Operators must be able to provide units that are compliant with the public utility vehicle modernization program of the government

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

DOJ affirms dismissal of another estafa complaint vs Okada

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:35 AM

But tycoon Kazuo Okada is still facing another $3.1-million estafa case

CASE DISMISSED.Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, rides his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila on January 23, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Parañaque court orders arrest of Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada

Jan 06, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The tycoon says the allegation that he committed estafa is 'absolutely absurd'

This photo taken on Janaury 23, 2017 shows Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, getting into his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)

DOTr to operator: Fix Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Department of Transportation tells MWM Terminals to resolve commuters' mounting complaints

LIVE: Senate hearing on the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Watch the hearing live on Tuesday, December 4, at 12 nn

Shuttle services to be deployed to PITX soon

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The shuttle service system will complement the operations of other transport modes to ferry passengers to PITX, to improve commuter traffic in the terminal

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

Lahat ba ng bus kailangang dumaan sa PITX?

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:14 AM

Pinag-utos ngayon ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ang pagbabago sa ilang ruta ng mga bus

TERMINAL. Nag-test run ang DNS Transport sa Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange noong July 23. Retrato mula sa DNS Transport

LIST: Available routes at Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Here are the available routes as of November 12

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

Duterte inaugurates Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Department of Transportation says the PITX will begin operations in the second week of November

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a tour inside the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) in Parañaque City during its inauguration on November 5, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Here's your Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange guide

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A quick guide on how to use the terminal, plus available routes to Cavite and Batangas

BUS BAY. The PITX will have separate areas–the departure will be at the ground floor, while the arrival area is at the second floor. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange is a 4.5-hectare 'all-in-one' terminal housing transportation bays, commercial spaces, and office buildings

FIRST 'LANDPORT.' The Department of Transportation will inaugurate the first intermodal terminal for buses, jeepneys, taxis, and UV express shuttles in Paranaque. Photo from DOTr

Modern Parañaque terminal to open November 5

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange features modern facilities, including a shopping center

HK firm's $1.5-B Nayong Pilipino resort to push through

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Landing International Development Limited says it is a valid leaseholder 'unless the lease contract is cancelled or nullified on legal grounds by the courts'

Forest rangers of Freedom Island fight losing battle vs plastic pollution

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Because of the immense volume of plastic trash in Manila Bay, forest rangers of Freedom Island and Long Islang in Parañaque say coastal cleanups are not enough

PLASTIC EVERYWHERE. Coastal cleanups are not enough to save Freedom and Long Islands in Manila Bay. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

[Right of Way] Special Episode: Dissecting the complex Sucat Interchange

May 17, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Just how complicated is the Sucat Interchange in Parañaque? This animation dissects – and visualizes – the complexity of this road network.

Closeup concert drug dealers sentenced to life imprisonment

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Their 3 co-accused face at least 20 years in prison

SENTENCED. The 5 people who sold illegal drugs during the Closeup Forever Summer concert on May 21, 2016 were caught by the NBI a month later. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP official arrested after revealing identity in casino quarrel

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Superintendent Adrian Antonio is the administrative officer of the PNP's Directorate for Operations, which creates anti-crime campaigns. Public officials like Antonio are barred from going to casinos.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA. Superintendent Aldrin Antonio plays baccarat at a Parañaque casino. Photo courtesy of NCRPO Southern Police District

Ex-immigration commissioners withdraw complaint vs Jack Lam

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Al Argosino and Michael Robles say the complaint turned out to be based on mistaken assumption or interpretation of facts and circumstances

IMMIGRATION SCANDAL. Gaming tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribing Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles. But the commissioners are now moving to withdraw their complaint. Photo from Jimei website

Impunity: In the Name of the Father

Dec 15, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Rodrigo Duterte said Let there be blood and there was blood

Impunity: A Halloween Massacre

Nov 02, 2016 - 4:14 PM

On the eve of the day of the dead five people were executed by men who decided they did not deserve to live

The Drug War: Monday

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Fifteen weeks after the declaration of a war on drugs at least 12 people are killed between dusk and dawn one Monday in October

2 Chinese nationals among 10 killed in Parañaque City jail blast

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:58 AM

UPDATED Most of the high profile inmates killed in the blast including the Chinese nationals have drug related cases

KILLED. Filipino funeral parlor workers carry a body of an inmate at a jail in Paranaque City, where an explosion killed 10 inmates. Photo by Francis Malasig, EPA

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.

P1.125B worth of liquid meth seized in latest raid

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Raids yielding huge amounts of illegal drugs have become frequent since President elect Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his tough stance against illegal drugs

Ex-PBA coach Binky Favis tops Parañaque City council race

May 10, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Favis who coached the now defunct Coca Cola Tigers in the PBA for 3 years is the lead vote getter in the Parañaque City second district council race