Rappler's latest stories on Pasig City
Residents seeking jobs or planning to start small businesses may avail of loans from the city government at no interest if they pay within two years, says Mayor Vico Sotto
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto began his term by cleaning up the local government’s procurement process and auditing its assets. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the city had money to help every household, and then some.
The Pasig mayor announces savings worth P414.7 million after cleansing the city government’s bidding process for project contracts
Rappler features local governments that have been ahead in responding to the coronavirus pandemic
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto warns local businesses to follow health protocols or risk temporary closure
'Bigyan natin sila ng seguridad. Ilayo natin sila sa politika,' says the Pasig mayor
'Don't give up school. Just enroll. You won't have to spend extra,' Sotto urges students as schools shift to distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic
'Papunta na po akong opis ngayon. Kung may binabalak kayo, itigil 'nyo na 'yan!' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
The Sangguniang Kabataan ng Barangay Maybunga, together with other youth organizations, show you're never too young to make a difference in your community
(UPDATED) On World Bicycle Day, the Pasig mayor says it is the right time to push for reforms in Metro Manila’s transport system
Sotto says biking is good for physical distancing as he reminds his constituents that the general community quarantine does not change the precautionary measures government has been implementing against COVID-19
With help from Project ARK, the Pasig local government runs rapid antibody tests on 10% of residents in the barangay that has the highest ratio of coronavirus cases in the city
The Pasig mayor says whether or not physical classes resume, the city is 'identifying funds' for personal learning devices for public school students
Sakay.ph is working with the Pasig City government to allow users to track buses and shuttles plying specific routes as they make their way through the city
(3rd UPDATE) The lockdown, which starts Wednesday afternoon, will last for 3 days
The PandaTODA partnership agreement will give jobs to at least 500 Pasig City tricycle drivers
Catch the Rappler Talk interview on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 pm
The Department of Health inspects the facility on Monday, May 11. The Pasig Public Information Office says that the city government 'expedited this project for a most cost-effective management of the dead'.
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto called out a retired cager, whom he did not name, for allegedly cussing at a city government worker distributing food vouchers
'Yung sense of entitlement ng ibang tao, grabe talaga,' says the Pasig mayor as he explains why the well-off are not the priority in distributing the city's supplemental emergency subsidy
'But we will not be complacent. We’ve seen what happened in other countries where the number of cases spiked again. We just keep fighting,' says the Pasig mayor.
Residents from 10 barangays a day will be allowed to go to establishments twice a week to buy what they need. A dry run will begin on Thursday, April 30.
The Pasig mayor admits it’s been difficult to get people to stay home in some parts of the city, and if the military can make people take the lockdown more seriously, then why not?
'It's quite a scary and exhausting time to be a doctor. So we just need to protect ourselves and serve who we can,' says a pediatrician whose wedding has been postponed by the pandemic.
Adopting a similar ordinance from the City of Manila, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto says people who harass suspected or confirmed coronavirus patients, health workers, and other frontliners will be punished
'Gumagawa ang pamahalaan ng paraan para makatulong, tapos may manloloko at mananamantala pa?' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
There’s not enough time or data on hand to identify who are actually needy, so all the city’s residents not on the DSWD emergency subsidy list will receive P8,000, says the Pasig mayor
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto vows to give cash assistance to families who were cut from the Department of Social Welfare and Development's list of beneficiaries
Mayor Vico Sotto says that the city government will strictly follow Department of Health (DOH) protocols for cremation
(UPDATED) Long lines marked the reopening of select Starbucks Philippine branches even as lockdown continue to be in place
The Medical City, Pasig City police, and the Office of Civil Defense deny the claim
The Pasig mayor says there should be 'good interaction' between local governments and the national government during a time of crisis
'Wala po masyadong sense,' the Pasig mayor says of the NBI seeking an explanation for his alleged violation of a law that did not yet exist at the time
The city confirms 8 more coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths, and 5 more recoveries since March 26
Patients may book free e-trike rides to hospitals two days before their medical appointment
We speak to Pasig's transport chief: How long can a metropolis last without public transport? And does its absence actually help contain the pandemic?
The city reports recoveries for the first time, while a 3rd patient succumbs to the disease
Drivers of jeepneys, tricycles, and UV Express vans in Pasig City will each receive P3,000 from the local government
The figure is up from Monday's tally of 14 confirmed cases of the virus in the city
The city government deploys 5 roving stores every morning to encourage people to stay home and away from public places like the Pasig Mega Market
'Your own initiative to look for other hospitals is appreciated,' says The Medical City, which is currently accommodating 18 confirmed coronavirus cases and 64 patients under investigation
Pasig City is rationing 400,000 bags of rice and canned meat among its poor communities, says Mayor Vico Sotto
For making his point before the national government, Vico Sotto is hailed by many as a good leader. In getting a ‘no’ and complying with it, the Pasig Mayor shows he is a good follower.
(UPDATED) 'Strict supervised 14-day quarantines of PUMs and PUIs with mild to moderate symptoms is one way we can minimize the community risk,' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
'Vico Sotto is on the ground in Pasig. He knows what people need,' says one netizen
The national government earlier rejected Mayor Vico Sotto’s plea to allow limited tricycle trips for essential workers and the sick during the coronavirus lockdown
'Concerned ang gobyerno dito sa paggamit ng tricycle dahil hindi namin lubos makita o maintindihan paano mag-social distancing sa tricycle,' says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles
'We are talking about the potential damage to public health and a possible loss of lives,' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
Even daily wage workers of the city government will receive their regular pay even if they're not required to work during the 'enhanced community quarantine,' says the mayor
There aren't enough government vehicles to convey essential service workers, and there are places only tricycles can reach in an emergency