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LOOK: Hospital at forefront of coronavirus fight celebrates 10th anniversary

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:56 AM

With patients arriving in droves due to the pandemic, the medical staff are left with no choice but to stay put and celebrate among themselves in a simple but meaningful way

SUIT UP, RANGERS. Medical staff share a light moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the medical facility. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Another court mural done to remember Kobe Bryant

Feb 12, 2020 - 8:55 PM

A massive mural showing Kobe Bryant with angel wings and a halo is painted on a hardcourt in Sta Ana, Manila

MAMBA OUT. This massive Kobe Bryant mural in Sta. Ana, Manila took almost a week to finish. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

8-year-old boy killed by stray bullet in Manila shooting incident

Jan 28, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Riding-in-tandem gunmen target a barangay councilor but end up killing an 8-year-old bystander

LOOK: 300 families lose homes in New Year fire in Manila

Jan 01, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Fire hits a residential area in Sta Ana, Manila, during the New Year festivities

FIRE. Fire guts houses along Pasig Line St in Santa Ana, Manila,  in the wee hours of 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong

Ex-port officials cleared as Martires reverses indictment in DMCI mining case

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:49 PM

In another act of reversing his predecessor's past actions, Ombudsman Samuel Martires clears former port officials Juan Sta Ana and Raul Santos in a graft case

CLEARED. Juan Sta Ana is cleared by the Office of the Ombudsman for graft. Photo from Philippine Ports Authority website

19-year-old girl in viral love story dies of cancer

Mar 24, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Maxine Blanco, 19, 'fought hard and I'm thankful for everything,' says her boyfriend Gab Santa Ana

TO THE MAX. Maxine Blanco succumbs to cancer after months of courageously fighting against the disease. Couple photos from Gab Sta Ana Facebook page; Maxine's photo from Live Life To The Max Facebook page

Government should worry about sky-high inflation – economists

Aug 07, 2018 - 5:25 PM

(UPDATED) Economists point to government agencies' inability to coordinate well as one of the main reasons why inflation accelerated further in July

INFLATION. Prices of basic goods rose in July. Photo by Jire Carreon

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Energy Regulatory Commission questions the basis for the suspension and seeks a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals

P163-M shabu packed in tea bags seized in Santa Ana, Manila

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The Philippine National Police seizes 24 kilograms of 'high-grade' shabu during the early hours of Wednesday, June 13

IN TEA BAGS. DILG OIC Eduardo Ano, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, and NCRPO director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, present to the media on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, seized shabu worth P163 million. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman charges ex-Philippine Ports Authority officials with graft

Feb 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The former officials are accused of anomalously granting permits to a port used by DMCI Mining Corporation

CHARGED. Juan Sta Ana is indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman for graft. Photo from PPA website

Health advocates: Pressure needed to stop 'weak' cigarette tax bill

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Those who oppose the proposed two tier excise tax structure on cigarettes urge Filipinos to rally behind a unitary tax rate of P40 by 2018

PCG searches for 5 missing fishermen near Scarborough

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:55 PM

The fishermen all residents of Riverside Lipay Sta Cruz Zambales were left behind on November 21

Rosales murders: What motives police are looking into

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The police have ruled out connection to illegal drugs and robbery as motives in the murders of siblings Lauren and JR Rosales 3 months apart

The Drug War: Legendary

Oct 10, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Ask the police chief of Santa Ana what he thinks of his new president He will give you one answer

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

But with more drug users surrendering by the day government cannot afford to tarry in providing much needed interventions for Filipinos who ve made the first step away from drugs

REHABILITATION. Filipino suspected drug users and pushers participate in exercises after voluntarily surrendering in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2016. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

'We could have been Lorelie'

Jan 09, 2016 - 7:59 PM

We must act for those she left behind and for those we could be leaving behind if things don t get any better

LORELEI MELEVO. A biker, Lorelei is killed when a dump truck hits her along Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue in Marikina City on January 5, 2016. From Facebook wall of James Deakin

Philippine ports chief resigns

Dec 08, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Juan Sta Ana says he wants to return to the private sector after serving the Aquino administration for 5 years and 5 months

RETURN TO PRIVATE SECTOR. PPA chief Juan Sta Ana has long contemplated returning to the private sector. Photo from PPA website

#TheLeaderIWant: Jericho Petilla and power

Nov 04, 2015 - 1:32 PM

The former energy chief runs for the Senate after his resignation from the Cabinet

ERC appointment raises conflict-of-interest issues

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: Sta Ana s appointment comes at a time when the regulatory agency is determining whether power generation companies among them the Aboitiz group’s unit Therma Mobile colluded to jack up prices of Meralco

INSIDE STORY: The real reason behind Petilla’s resignation

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: Sources close to Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla say his resignation was prompted by President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to appoint Geronimo Sta Ana as the 5th commissioner of the Energy Regulatory Commission

Beautiful beaches, sunsets, sights in Santa Ana, Cagayan

May 28, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Stunning white beaches beautiful sunsets a quiet escape Welcome to Santa Ana

Would you bike for fireflies?

Apr 21, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The lack of fireflies in the city is only a testament to the polluted air we breathe The fireflies have fled because of air pollution

AFP Medical Center chief sacked over P80M 'anomalous' deal

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:53 AM

The chief of the military hospital is accused of purchasing medicines and medical supplies without bidding to favor particular suppliers

ANOMALY? The chief of the military hospital faces anomaly allegations. Photo from the AFP Medical Center web site

Alternative ports not long-term solution to port congestion

Oct 07, 2014 - 5:46 PM

The private port operator of the congested Manila harbor wants better road networks to achieve faster movement of shipments in and out of the port of Manila

Gov't imposes fees for unclaimed cargoes at Manila ports

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Philippine Ports Authority charges shippers P5 000 for overstaying Customs cleared cargoes

Importers told: Claim overstaying cargoes in Manila by Sept 8

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Or else the government says it will move these to other locations

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

PPA asks for 5 additional truck routes to decongest ports

Aug 12, 2014 - 1:14 PM

The proposal is now in the hands of the Cabinet says the PPA chief

Several groups picketed at the Philippine Ports Authority compound, asking Malacañang to resolve congestion woes at the ports of Manila due to a city ordinance that prohibits heavy-duty trucks from plying anywhere but along Roxas Boulevard. Photo by Joel Leporada

Gigi Reyes seeks hospital transfer

Jul 11, 2014 - 4:54 PM

3rd UPDATE Her lawyer signs an urgent motion seeking her transfer to either the Philippine Heart Center or the Sta Ana Hospital

'UNSTABLE.' Gigi Reyes skips her scheduled arraignment after doctors don't allow her to leave the hospital. Rappler file photo

JV Ejercito: Not his brother’s keeper

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Ejercito surprises allies and the public

Sonny Angara: From textbooks to tax books

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Angara as senator remains reserved and thinks systems and processes over sound bites

#BrgyAssembly: When theory does not equal practice

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:20 PM

March 29 was barangay assembly day What you didn t know? Don t worry you aren t the only one

An odd coalition to fight joblessness

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:46 AM

How come unemployment is rising despite the high economic growth rate and favorable policy reforms?

Prince Noy

Feb 01, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Tolerating flattery is dangerous And listening to frank and honest criticism makes a wise prince wiser

Cagayan de Oro port revival to benefit PPA, Shell

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:44 PM

Pilipinas Shell is investing at least P6 billion into reviving the Cagayan de Oro port

ICTSI, Shell pitch in to help Tacloban port

Dec 02, 2013 - 9:18 PM

The two companies are stepping up to help operate the port of Tacloban

MOBILE HARBOR CRANE. ICTSI will be using this crane to load and offload goods in the Port of Tacloban. Photo from ICTSI press release

Chef Edwin Sta. Ana: On food, love, keeping a resto alive

Nov 02, 2013 - 11:32 AM

A chef who fell for a Filipina finds his way back home

DOJ, PPA partner for ports' competitiveness

Jul 01, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the agreement with PPA would level the playing field of the country s port industry

TOGETHER. The Department of Justice signs a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Ports Authority to encourage the country’s competitiveness in the port industry for local and foreign sectors. Photo by Ace Tamayo/Rappler

Oil depot violates zoning, sanitary laws

Jun 25, 2013 - 5:44 PM

The Sta Ana oil depot does not have zoning and sanitary permits and violated electrical regulations

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Larraine's Marketing, which keeps tanks of bunker oil in its facility, violated zoning, environmental, sanitation and electrical regulations. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Oil depot breaks environmental laws; suspended

Jun 24, 2013 - 9:23 PM

Larraine Marketing the source of oil spill in Pasig River has been operating for years without environmental and business permits

CLEAN UP. The Coast Guard continues clean up of the Pasig river after the oil spill. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

The other Manila

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:25 AM

On the occasion of Araw ng Maynila we remember the city s vivid past

LA CALZADA DE MANILA. The present Bonifacio Drive, the Calzada was to the Manila of 1860 what Hyde Park was to London, the Champs Elysées to Paris, and the Maidan to Calcutta. It was the afternoon gathering place of Manila’s world of fashion. Twice a week, a native band gave concerts for the promenaders.

Lim a credit grabber - Isko

Apr 28, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Re electionist Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno accuses Mayor Alfredo Lim of stealing credit for projects he did not implement

'NANG-AANGKIN.' After his "nganga" rhetorics, re-electionist Vice Mayor Isko Moreno calls Mayor Alfredo Lim "nang-aangkin" for taking credit for hospitals he did not build. Rappler/Jerald Uy

Blood and ink at Dutdutan XII

Oct 19, 2012 - 12:54 AM

Two days and thousands strong the annual Philippine Tattoo Expo presented by Tribal Gear is a feast of fringe culture

RICKY STA. ANA OF Skinworkz and PhilTAG does magic on a client. All photos by Shaira Luna

Everything Cinemalaya 2012

Jul 20, 2012 - 3:39 PM

Planning out the schedule of your Cinemalaya 2012 week? We ve got the complete list of movies and screenings to guide you

MARIO O'HARA's 'Ang Babae sa Breakwater' staring Katherine Luna opens Cinemalaya 2012. Screen grab from YouTube

2012 Cinemalaya opens

Jul 20, 2012 - 2:29 PM

There are 25 films in competition 60 in exhibition

DIRECTORS' SHOWCASE. (From left) Lawrence Fajardo (Posas), Jose Javier Reyes (Mga Mumunting Lihim), Raymond Red (Kamera Obskura), Jun Robles Lana (Bwakaw) and Adolfo Alix Jr. (Kalayaan). Photo by Jude Bautista