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 2020
BUSINESS 08:40pm, Jul 08, 2020
NAIA rehab talks fail as PH withdraws consortium's proponent status

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government withdrew the original proponent status (OPS) it granted to a consortium of conglomerates pushing for the rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino ...

PHILIPPINES 05:06pm, Jul 07, 2020
MRT3: Ticket sellers with COVID-19 assigned to 4 stations

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) management said on Tuesday, July 7, that the ticket sellers who tested positive for the coronavirus were assigned to 4 stations MRT3 ...

PHILIPPINES 03:45pm, Jul 07, 2020
Tolentino wants tax deductions for employees working from home

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Tolentino said that employees who were working from home should be taxed less due to increased electricity consumption. In a media interview on Tuesday, July 7, ...

PHILIPPINES 02:20pm, Jul 07, 2020
4 MMDA personnel test positive for coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday, July 7, said 4 of its personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus. The MMDA implemented mass rapid ...

BUSINESS 12:30pm, Jul 07, 2020
Deadlock? Gov't rejects revisions to NAIA rehab

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government rejected proposed revisions to the unsolicited proposal to upgrade the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) by the country's top ...

PHILIPPINES 10:22pm, Jul 04, 2020
Cops arrest 11 at anti-terrorism law rally in Laguna

MANILA, Philippines – Police on Saturday, July 4, arrested 11 activists who protested the signing of the Anti-Terrorism Law in Laguna. Members of rights group Karapatan, Anakbayan Southern Tagalog, ...

PHILIPPINES 09:23pm, Jul 04, 2020
DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing tests positive for coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III said that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Densing is the Department of Interior and Local Government undersecretary for ...

PHILIPPINES 11:45pm, Jul 03, 2020
Opposition lawmakers: Resist anti-terror law – the 'death warrant to human rights'

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition lawmakers on Friday, July 13, said that the signing of the anti-terrorism bill into law did not come as a surpise, so the Duterte administration should also expect ...

PHILIPPINES 10:07pm, Jul 03, 2020
PH misses July 4 target to bring home deceased OFWs from Saudi Arabia

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday, July 3, said that the Philippine government will miss the July 4 target to bring home the remains of overseas Filipino ...

PHILIPPINES 09:50pm, Jul 01, 2020
LTFRB allows 49 routes for traditional jeepneys starting July 3

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board finally allowed traditional jeepneys to return to Metro Manila roads starting Friday, July 3. LTFRB released Memorandum ...