Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a journalist who spends most of her time writing about budget, transportation, and development issues on Rappler.

Before joining the media, she was a research intern at the Bangsamoro Office of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Political Science from Ateneo de Manila University and took courses in European Law at the Faculté Libre de Droit and Literature in Faculté Libres des Lettres et Sciences Humaines in Lille, France.

In 2017, she was awarded a road safety leadership fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in the United States.

When she's not writing, she takes her time off visiting art galleries, practicing her French, and immersing in communities.

Mar 2019
PHILIPPINES 07:17pm, Mar 22, 2019
Carpio raises alarm over Chico River deal: China 'can take' gas-rich Reed Bank

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned that the "expensive" Chico River Pump Irrigation project would allow China to take gas-rich Reed Bank (Recto Bank) ...

BUSINESS 08:00am, Mar 22, 2019
LOOK: MacroAsia, PTC Holdings aviation school opens in Subic

MANILA, Philippines – The flight school owned by a joint venture of the Lucio Tan-led MacroAsia Corporation and maritime crew management firm PTC Group officially opened Thursday, March 21, in ...

PHILIPPINES 10:53am, Mar 21, 2019
TUCP warns employers vs hiring less women over maternity leave law

MANILA, Philippines – Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has slammed the results of an employers' group survey which showed that the recently signed Expanded Maternity Leave ...

INSIDE TRACK 10:20am, Mar 21, 2019
Is Tugade blocking Go-Jek's entry into the Philippines because of Grab?

(UPDATED) Is the Department of Transportation (DOTr) deliberately blocking the entry of Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek in the Philippines? Quoting a high-ranking government official, a source ...

IN-DEPTH 01:05pm, Mar 20, 2019
Manila Bay rehab: Why the bay can't be saved in 6 months

AT A GLANCE It took decades to achieve significant improvements In the water quality of the once biologically-dead Pasig River. It's still far from being fully revived, and in the process, dumps ...

BUSINESS 06:32pm, Mar 19, 2019
Equality at work leads to business growth, innovation – report

MANILA, Philippines – A culture of equality in the workplace can lead to innovation and growth in businesses, a report of global consulting firm Accenture showed. The "Getting to Equal" survey ...

PHILIPPINES 04:10pm, Mar 19, 2019
MRT3 to be closed during Holy Week 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) will be closed for the entire Holy Week due to maintenance and rehabilitation works. On Tuesday, March 19, the MRT3 management announced ...

PHILIPPINES 03:10pm, Mar 18, 2019
LTFRB again rejects Go-Jek entry into Philippine market

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) again denied the application of Indonesian ride-hailing giant Go-Jek to enter the Philippine ...

BUSINESS 07:33pm, Mar 16, 2019
We need a Department of Water – Pernia

MANILA, Philippines – Socieconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the absence of a singular government agency dealing with water-related activities led to the burgeoning water crisis. "We ...

IN-DEPTH 05:57pm, Mar 16, 2019
Manila Bay rehab: The challenge of cleaning up the nation's waste

AT A GLANCE A big chunk of what's needed to rehabilitate Manila Bay should be focused on improving its water quality. Majority of Filipino households in the Manila Bay watershed are not connected to ...