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.

Jul 2019
PHILIPPINES 03:34pm, Jul 21, 2019
Malacañang: Pacquiao's win shows Filipino spirit a 'fighter'

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Sunday, July 21 said that boxing champion Senator Manny Pacquiao's victory against Keith Thurman showed that Filipinos are "fighters." On Sunday, Pacquiao ...

PHILIPPINES 02:25pm, Jul 21, 2019
Lawmakers on Pacquiao boxing win: 'Age doesn't matter'

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – "Age doesn't matter." That's what lawmakers had to say about their colleague, boxing champion Senator Manny Pacquiao, who dethroned Keith Thurman and took the ...

PHILIPPINES 12:14pm, Jul 21, 2019
‘It’s the wish of the President’: Lawmakers to back Cayetano’s House bid on July 22

MANILA, Philippines – With the endorsement of the President, lawmakers will “surely” be voting for Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano for house speaker. At the sidelines of ...

PHILIPPINES 08:40pm, Jul 20, 2019
Revilla files Eddie Garcia bill, proposal to waive bank secrecy for public officials

MANILA, Philippines – In his first 3 weeks back in the Senate, Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr filed 100 bills in the 18th Congress, which included proposed measures that has something to do with ...

PHILIPPINES 06:42pm, Jul 20, 2019
What will future Philippines look like? Wait for Duterte's 4th SONA, says Andanar

MANILA, Philippines – Those who want to have an idea of how the Philippines will turn out in the remaining 3 years of President Rodrigo Duterte need not wait long, as the Chief Executive will give ...

PHILIPPINES 05:43pm, Jul 20, 2019
CAAP declares 'no-fly zone' over Batasan for SONA 2019

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) declared as a "no-fly zone" the vicinity of the House of Representatives in Quezon City for the 4th State of ...

BUSINESS 03:28pm, Jul 20, 2019
One-day business permit processing in Manila starts July 22

MANILA, Philippines – Starting July 22, business permits in Manila will be processed within a day through a one-stop shop at City Hall. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has signed Executive Order No. 8 ...

PHILIPPINES 05:31pm, Jul 18, 2019
DOTr orders LTFRB to allow hatchbacks as TNVS

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation on Thursday, July 18, ordered its attached agency Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to allow hatchback vehicles to operate ...

PHILIPPINES 02:35pm, Jul 18, 2019
De Lima: Rising deaths of children in drug war makes U.N. probe 'more urgent'

MANILA, Philippines – Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday, July 18, said that the rising death toll of children in the government's war against illegal drugs made it "even more urgent" for ...

PHILIPPINES 01:07pm, Jul 18, 2019
Not yet final: Imee Marcos says UNHRC resolution can 'still be withdrawn'

MANILA, Philippines – "It's not yet final," Senator Imee Marcos said on Thursday, July 18, on the proposed review of the Philippine human rights situation as part of the actions recommended in ...