Readers of ABS-CBNNews.com's Metro section had their fill of stories on crime, road rage, public outburst, politics, and acts caught on CCTV in 2012. Here are the section's top stories for the year.
A woman committed suicide by jumping in front of an approaching Light Rail Transit (LRT) train in Pasay City in August.
The woman's death was caught on CCTV.
A fast-food receipt and CCTV footage became keys to solving the killing and alleged rape of an ABS-CBN talent.
The motive for the crime was a rumor gone bad, police say.
Robert Blair Carabuena, a motorist who allegedly bullied a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic aide, attracted a lawsuit and flak from social media.
Carabuena later apologized but he became a poster boy for road rage on the metro's streets.
A video of a woman making a scene inside the LRT 2- Santolan station went viral in social networking sites.
The video showed the female passenger raising her voice at a lady security guard.
The altercation started allegedly after the guard admonished the passenger for using the wrong entrance.
News on class suspensions during the rainy season were among the most-read stories on ABS-CBNNews.com's Metro section in 2012.
With parts of the metropolis going under water during heavy rains, officials of government agencies, cities, and schools relayed their announcements though traditional and social media, resulting in the #WalangPasok hashtag.
Former President Joseph Estrada and incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim fired the first salvo in the local elections for 2013.
Estrada's mayoralty ambitions drew the ire of Lim, who threatened to "tell the truth" about the former President.
A Porsche-riding clerk from the Bureau of Customs landed in hot water after he was involved in a traffic altercation with a student at the South Luzon Expressway.
A CCTV camera caught the car chase.
The clerk allegedly beat up the student and fired shots at the victim's vehicle.
A man was accused of pointing a gun and threatening a student inside the premises of Colegio San Agustin in Dasmariñas Village, Makati City.
The suspect is the father of another boy whom the victim accused of bullying him.
Four teenagers were killed in a car accident inside Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City.
A pastor is arrested after he was accused of making a girl his personal sex slave.