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'Panibagong problema': Fire leaves Addition Hills families helpless during pandemic

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Barangay Addition Hills is a coronavirus hot spot in Mandaluyong City. A huge fire on June 1 leaves at least 1,000 families distraught over what will happen next.

Victims take shelter at the Addition Hills Integrated School on June 2, 2020, after a fire hit Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City with the highest alarm level. At least 800 houses were burned, affecting 2,000 families according to fire investigators. Barangay Addition Hills was already battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, having the highest number of coronavirus-infected patients in the city, with 124 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 411 suspected cases and 230 more probable cases. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Mayors ‘consecrate’ cities to Mary in the middle of pandemic

May 13, 2020 - 5:04 PM

‘In our weakness and confusion, we are not alone,’ says Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila

Manila mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso; Makati mayor Abby Binay; Mandaluyong mayor Menchie Abalos; Pasay City mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano and San Juan mayor Francis Zamora attends the consecration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Manila Cathedral on May 13, 2020, which is also the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The city leaders offered prayers and flowers to the image of Our Lady of Fatima. The mass was celebrated by Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Total lockdown' in Mandaluyong compound

May 07, 2020 - 10:07 PM

Mayor Carmelita Abalos orders the total lockdown of Welfareville Compound in Barangay Addition Hills for one week from from May 7 to May 13

TOTAL LOCKDOWN. Police officers order closure of houses in F Martinez St., Brgy. Addition Hills Mandaluyong as the city implements a total lockdown on May 7, 2020 due to rising number of Covid-19 cases. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

LOOK: Army reservist gives pedestrian a face mask in Mandaluyong City

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:42 PM

A man is spotted walking the streets without a face mask, so a Philippine Army reservist gives him a warning – and a face mask. That's how to do it, netizens say.

PROBLEM SOLVED. A Philippine Army reservist gives a Mandaluyong City pedestrian a face mask. Photo from the Mandaluyong CDRRMO

27 more female inmates test positive for coronavirus – BuCor

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:51 PM

The Bureau of Corrections says that they are 'well and asymptomatic'

18 more Correctional inmates, 1 health staff test positive for coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 1:02 PM

The Board of Pardons and Parole is 'formulating interim guidelines' to urgently release old and sickly convicts – a regular course for the board

CORRECTIONAL. Inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City on March 4, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

95-year-old man recovers from coronavirus in Mandaluyong

Apr 12, 2020 - 9:55 PM

A video shows frontliners applauding 95-year-old Cresencio Junio as he is wheeled out of the Mandaluyong City Medical Center

DC Super Heroes Cafe to close down permanently

Mar 12, 2020 - 1:04 PM

The comic book-themed restaurant is closing its doors at SM Megamall, but will still be open for DC merchandise pre-orders online

Wack Wack Golf shuts down as guest tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 - 10:19 AM

The elite golf club in Mandaluyong City closes indefinitely as one of the confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 visited the premises

Motorcycle-riding suspects gun down drug suspect in Mandaluyong City

Jan 31, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Mandaluyong City police says the suspect was recently included in the drug watch list

How a one-man team created a place to play

Jan 18, 2020 - 8:45 AM

At the Roll Play Game Lounge, there’s no need to purchase food or drinks. Once you enter, all you need to do is play.

Mandaluyong court issues 72-hour TRO vs motorcycle taxi rider cap

Jan 06, 2020 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) Angkas biker Rommel Villanueva, one of the petitioners, says this decision is proof justice is on their side

INITIAL VICTORY. The 72-hour temporary restraining order against the cap on Angkas bikers is seen as an initial victory for those who have been rendered jobless. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Shuttered AMA Bank refuses to turn over records – PDIC

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:41 PM

PDIC gives employees of AMA Bank of Mandaluyong 24 hours to turn over bank records or face the 'full force of law'

BSP shuts down Maximum Savings Bank, AMA Rural Bank

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:42 PM

(UPDATED) AMA Rura Bank of Mandaluyong says that it will challenge the shutdown order from the Central Bank

Couple, teen drug courier arrested in Mandaluyong

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Police confiscate some P5.4 million worth of shabu during the buy-bust

FALSE: Samira Gutoc gets zero vote in Mandaluyong

May 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Election results data show that Gutoc received votes in all clustered precincts in Mandaluyong City

Abalos continues reign as Mandaluyong mayor

May 14, 2019 - 7:10 AM

Reelectionist Mayor Carmelita 'Menchie' Abalos scores a landslide victory over independent candidate Florencio Solomon

Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Aguilar Abalos of Mandaluyong City and three of her narangay chairmen, at the senate investigation on the cause of the water shortage affecting parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces. March 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

Man kills wife, grandson, self inside Nat'l Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong

May 10, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Police say the 88-year-old man and his wife were visiting their grandson at the mental health facility when the incident happened

Abalos, Gonzales push for PDP-Laban bets in Mandaluyong miting de avance

May 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Mandaluyong City candidates under PDP-Laban seek support for senatorial bets who are also running under the administration slate

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Catch Phum Viphurit, Japanese Breakfast, Sobs, and Up Dharma Down in one concert

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:24 PM

The Summer Noise 2019 music fest is all set, ready with a killer 13-act line-up and a new location at Greenfield District

Kris Aquino withdraws theft complaint vs Nicko Falcis in Mandaluyong

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:43 AM

The actress-endorser is in an ongoing legal battle against her former business manager

KRIS AQUINO. The celebrity withdraws a theft complaint filed in Mandaluyong against her former business manager. Photo from

Win or lose, Otso Diretso bets to push for their advocacies

Mar 12, 2019 - 2:55 PM

A resident of Mandaluyong City asks the Otso Diretso candidates what they would do if they lose in the May polls

WIN OR LOSE. Otso Diretso candidates Samira Gutoc, Romy Macalintal, and Chel Diokno pose with residents of Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, on March 12, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: CCTV clips show businessman Yulo before, after EDSA shooting

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:58 PM

There is one problem: The shooting could not be seen

BEFORE THE ATTACK. Businessman Jose Luis Yulo stops by a Shell before he was shot dead along EDSA. Screenshot from CCTV released by NCRPO EPD

4 luxury vehicles among those razed in EDSA fire

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:40 PM

BFP Mandaluyong says totally damaged in the blaze at the high-end auto repair shop were a Mustang, Porsche, Subaru, and the Toyota Sequoia of Senator JV Ejercito

A fireman inspects the charred wreckage of cars after a fire hit the Autoplus Supply Corp. at Brgy. Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City along EDSA on Monday, February 18, 2019. Seven cars, including a sports car and SUV, worth millions were burned. No one was reported hurt during the blaze. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

JV Ejercito's SUV razed in Mandaluyong auto shop fire

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Senator JV Ejercito's sports utility vehicle, which he fondly tweets as his 'lucky car', is among the vehicles destroyed in the blaze

Mandaluyong Autoplus Car Center fire February 18 2019. Photo by Mandaluyong Police

After ambush, police eye EDSA ban on men riding in tandem

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Mandaluyong City police want to ban male back riders along major thoroughfare EDSA after the shooting that killed a businessman and his driver

AMBUSH IN EDSA. Businessman Jose Luis Yulo and his driver died in the ambush on Sunday, February 17. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin talks to Frank Schuengel of Visor.PH about the Rockwell-Mandaluyong bridge (also known as Estrella-Pantaleon) and its potential detriment to motorists and commuters in the immediate vicinity

LOOK: New e-jeep in Makati, Mandaluyong

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Fifteen e-jeeps are now plying Buendia MRT in Makati to Mandaluyong City Hall via Jupiter Street, from 5 am to 12 midnight

E-JEEP. Meralco, in partnership with LTFRB, Makati and Mandaluyong City goverments, launch eSakay electronic jeeps. All photos from the Department of Transportation

21-year-old nabbed for stealing can of Spam worth P199

Dec 10, 2018 - 3:09 PM

(UPDATED) The police report says the 7-Eleven convenience store clerk monitoring their CCTV saw the suspect hiding the can of luncheon meat

ARRESTED OVER SPAM. 21-year-old Junard Dula is nabbed by cops for stealing a can of spam. Shutterstock photo

You can book Angkas rides again, for now

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The motorcycle ride-hailing firm gets a preliminary injunction from the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court

OPERATIONAL. Angkas is back on the road again. Angkas File photo

Manila Water proceeds with water service interruption

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Manila Water to cut water supply for 14 hours in Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig, Quezon City

LOOK: Gerald Anderson scores 1st point in MPBL home debut

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The celebrity baller's game may be all about defense, but don’t be so quick to dismiss his offensive skills

MAIN ATTRACTION. Point guard Gerald Anderson (left) focuses on defense and tallies 3 steals. Photo from MPBL

Mandaluyong, Bataan claim victories in MPBL

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:46 PM

The Mandaluyong El Tigre edge the Navotas Clutch while the Bataan Risers nip the GenSan Warriors

LEADER. Ray Parks leads the Mandaluyong El Tigre with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Photo from MPBL

MPBL: Parks flirts with quadruple-double

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Ray Parks puts on another show as actor Xiam Lim also debuts in Mandaluyong’s 43-point rout of Pasig

ALL-AROUND. Mandaluyong's Ray Parks finishes just 3 steals  short from a quadruple-double outing. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Parks dishes out MPBL record 15 assists

Jun 23, 2018 - 9:41 PM

A more focused Ray Parks powers Mandaluyong El Tigre to their first victory

BOUNCE BACK. Ray Parks recovers from a frustrating first game with a double-double of 13 points and 15 assists.

MPBL warns Parks: Repeat offense may lead to severe sanction

Jun 16, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes issues Ray Parks a memo for his disparaging statements on the fledgling basketball league

WARNING. The MPBL reminds newcomer Ray Parks to abide by the league rules and regulations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'They don’t want me in this league,' says Ray Parks after MPBL debut

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Foul troubles hamper the two-time Asean Basketball League MVP's first game with Mandaluyong El Tigre

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Amid the controversies, Ray Parks says he's taking everything as a challenge. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

6 restaurants for 6 phases of relationships

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Looking for a romantic place this Valentine's Day?

New year, new you: How to give your aura a spiritual refresh

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Healing House's energy healing modalities flush out all the bad vibes and keep the energy vampires at bay

'No criminal intent': PNP defends homicide charges vs Mandaluyong cops

Jan 04, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'Why would we ask for a higher case when there is no criminal intent?' asks Philippine National Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos

HOMICIDE ONLY. PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos defends the PNP ruling out murder against erring Mandaluyong cops. Rappler file photo

Dela Rosa on Mandaluyong cops, Tropical Depression Agaton, marijuana in California | Evening wRap

Jan 02, 2018 - 9:55 PM

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PNP chief orders cops to seize illegal firearms of all barangay tanod

Jan 02, 2018 - 3:32 PM

'The PNP is happy na merong tanod na nakakatulong sa atin… pero kung tanod naman magiging source ng problema, ng pamamaril, di natin matotolerate yan,' Dela Rosa says

FIREARMS FOR TANODS? The PNP chief tells his men and women to seize firearms of barangay tanods if they don't have the proper permits. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Does a paraffin test prove you shot a gun? PNP chief explains

Jan 02, 2018 - 3:27 PM

He also defends the PNP's SOCO from insinuations that it's corruptible

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Dela Rosa: Mandaluyong cops stupid, but had no ill intent

Jan 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'Again, sasabihin ko sa inyo... kawawa yung mga pulis ko. Nagtratrabaho lang yan,' says the PNP chief, following a botched operation by police in Mandaluyong city

BOTCHED OP. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits his men and women messed up in a police operation in Mandaluyong city but insists there was no ill intent on their part. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Dec 29, 2017 - 7:22 PM

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DOJ orders probe into Mandaluyong shooting mess

Dec 29, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is tasked to conduct the probe, and file appropriate charges

SOCO and police investigator inspect the bullet riddled SUV of victims in a shooting incident at Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong City on Friday. The shooting incident left two people dead, and two others in critical condition. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte, Mandaluyong shootout, Bangko Sentral deadline | Midday wRap

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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Mandaluyong police chief, 10 cops relieved over 'mistaken identity' shooting

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:04 AM

(2nd UPDATE) NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde relieves the cops pending the investigation of the incident involving Mandaluyong cops who shot at the wrong vehicle

RELIEVED. National Capital Regional Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde (left) scolds the 10 cops involve in a shooting incident at Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong City on Friday, December 29. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

2 dead in Mandaluyong City after cops shoot at wrong car

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The shooting incident appears to have been a case of mistaken identity, police say