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.

Oct 2019
PHILIPPINES 09:33pm, Oct 14, 2019
Former Senate president Nene Pimentel 'very ill,' says family

MANILA, Philippines – PDP-Laban founder and former Senate president Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr is in the hospital and is "very ill," according to his family. In a statement past 8 pm Monday, ...

ENVIRONMENT 06:45pm, Oct 13, 2019
Philippine city shows zero waste is achievable

PENANG, Malaysia – Is zero waste really achievable? San Fernando City in Pampanga leads Philippine cities in eliminating residual waste, or waste that cannot be recycled or composted, in a bid to ...

PHILIPPINES 09:23am, Oct 11, 2019
NPC employees rally behind Liboro amid bullying complaint

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission Employees Association (NPCEA) rallied behind NPC chief Raymund Liboro, after an employee accused him of irregularities and bullying. NPCEA said ...

PHILIPPINES 08:23pm, Oct 09, 2019
Senators grill Albayalde on how a 'ninja cop' got a juicy post

MANILA, Philippines – Senators are dumbfounded as to why Major Rodney Baloyo IV, who was among the alleged 13 Pampanga rogue cops, was assigned to a "juicy post." At the 9th Senate blue ribbon ...

PHILIPPINES 05:02pm, Oct 09, 2019
Ex-police general: Albayalde told me he 'got a little' from 2013 drug raid

MANILA, Philippines – "Actually, Sir, konti lang naman napunta sa 'kin diyan (I only got a little there)." Retired police general Rudy Lacadin claimed before a Senate panel on Wednesday, October ...

PHILIPPINES 12:55pm, Oct 09, 2019
'Zip it,' Sotto tells Malacañang officials questioning 'ninja cops' probe

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday, October 9, opened the Senate blue ribbon hearing with a statement that he hoped would finally "clear the air" on why the ...

PHILIPPINES 11:49am, Oct 09, 2019
Senate orders arrest of 'ninja cop' after repeated no-show at hearings

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday, October 9, ordered the arrest of one the policemen involved in a questionable drug operation in Pampanga, after he again failed to appear at the blue ...

PHILIPPINES 05:13pm, Oct 08, 2019
Senators say Duterte's muscle disease 'not life-threatening'

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Tuesday, October 8, said President Rodrigo Duterte's rare muscle disease is "not life-threatening," but some acknowledged the nation would always be concerned about ...

PHILIPPINES 04:49pm, Oct 08, 2019
Sotto: Drug-free PH 'almost impossible,' aim to be 'drug resistant' instead

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Tuesday, October 8, that aspiring for a drug-free Philippines is "almost impossible" and suggested to work on being "drug resistant" ...

PHILIPPINES 08:13am, Oct 08, 2019
Construction of nuclear power plants in PH risky – Gatchalian

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday, October 7, said that the Philippine-Russia deal on the construction of nuclear power plants in the country comes with a high risk. "Dapat ...