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 2018
BUSINESS 07:50pm, Oct 23, 2018
PAL's Mabuhay Maritime to offer Kalibo-Boracay ferry service

BATANGAS, Philippines – Tourists coming from Kalibo in Aklan province will soon have a more comfortable option to travel straight to the world-famous island of Boracay. Mabuhay Maritime Express ...

BUSINESS 03:15pm, Oct 23, 2018
Infrastructure continues to boost gov't spending in August 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Disbursements for infrastructure and capital outlay continued to boost government spending in August at P68.4 billion, which is 70.5% or P28.3 billion higher than the previous ...

PHILIPPINES 12:53pm, Oct 23, 2018
Commuters file appeal vs jeepney, bus fare hikes

MANILA, Philippines – Commuters filed a motion for reconsideration to stop the implementation of the recently approved fare hikes for jeepneys and buses in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and ...

BUSINESS 11:04am, Oct 23, 2018
DOTr grants original proponent status to 2 firms for Davao, Kalibo airports upgrade

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has granted original proponent status (OPS) to two firms that submitted unsolicited proposals for the upgrade of the Davao and Kalibo ...

PHILIPPINES 10:21pm, Oct 21, 2018
Jeepney drivers in more parts of PH seeking fare hike

MANILA, Philippines – After approving the P10 jeepney minimum fare in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Southern Luzon, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to decide ...

BUSINESS 05:00pm, Oct 19, 2018
Philippines' first container RO-RO barge port to open November 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Cargo from international ports in Manila will soon be transported via barges and Roll-on Roll-off (RO-RO) operations to the Philippines' first container port in Cavite. Set to ...

BUSINESS 04:40pm, Oct 19, 2018
DPWH finally acquires right of way for NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has finally completed right-of-way (ROW) acquisition for the 8.25-kilometer North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment ...

PHILIPPINES 02:29pm, Oct 19, 2018
LTFRB exec warns of inflationary effects of P10 jeepney minimum fare

MANILA, Philippines – Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Member Aileen Lizada noted that economic managers have warned of the inflationary effects of the ...

PHILIPPINES 09:39am, Oct 18, 2018
Jeepney minimum fare now at P10

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved a P2-increase in jeepney minimum fare in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon. In an order ...

2019 04:25pm, Oct 17, 2018
Alan Peter Cayetano, wife Lani both seeking House seats

MANILA, Philippines – Former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for Taguig City-Pateros 1st District representative – another Cabinet member who resigned ...