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Grime to gloss: Quiapo underpass revived

FRESH POLISH Opened in the 1960s, the country’s first pedestrian underpass no longer looks that old after a 10-month makeover. JOAN BONDOC

Closed off for 10 months, the Lacson Underpass in Quiapo, Manila, reopened on Tuesday after an extensive renovation and rebranding that gave the half-century-old pedestrian tunnel the look and feel of a mall.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Estrada’s tents for Quiapo vendors irk ‘legit’ traders

A new bill seeks to protect and give benefits to street vendors and workers who are part of the informal economy. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Leaders of four barangays in Quiapo are asking the Manila City government to stop setting up tents that are intended to organize street vendors, citing complaints from longtime business owners in the area.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Tagle, 2 bishops to ‘Monsi’ defense

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Quiapo Church. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said Friday that former Quiapo Church rector Msgr. Josefino “Monsi” Ramirez did nothing wrong when he accepted donations from Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

With peace in Bangsamoro, Moro refugees in Manila look forward to going home


“Anyone would want to return to where he or she was born,” a Muslim resident of the Quiapo district of Manila said Wednesday as she voiced hope that Thursday’s signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro would bring peace to Mindanao.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Eco group decries waste left by Black Nazarene devotees

PHOTO by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

As in past observances of the feast of the Black Nazarene, Manila’s Quiapo district turned into a virtual wasteland in the wake of the kilometers-long procession by millions of devotee on Thursday, pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition lamented Friday.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »