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.

Dec 2018
PHILIPPINES 03:25pm, Dec 10, 2018
Balangiga Bells in Japan before return to the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The United States embassy in the Philippines said the Balangiga Bells are currently in Japan, ahead of their return to the country. "All the 3 bells are together right now. ...

PHILIPPINES 11:02pm, Dec 08, 2018
Malacañang to U.N. expert: Don't politicize tax case vs Rappler, Ressa

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Saturday, December 8, said that the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression is "politicizing" the tax evasion charges filed against ...

FOOD 09:03am, Dec 08, 2018
LOOK: HK's Hui Lau Shan is coming to Manila in February 2019

HONG KONG – If you've been to Hong Kong, chances are you've stumbled upon Hui Lau Shan's mango dessert stores in every corner. If you're wondering why the taste is familiar, then yes, you got it ...

BUSINESS 11:05pm, Dec 05, 2018
After Ateneo win, Grab offers free rides to Katipunan

MANILA, Philippines – With Ateneo hailed as champions for UAAP Season 81 men's basketball, ride hailing giant Grab Philippines is offering free rides up to P250 to and from Katipunan Avenue in ...

BUSINESS 01:00pm, Dec 05, 2018
'No underspending': Nearly all funds under 2018 national budget released

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced on Wednesday, December 5, that 96.3% of the P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018 has been released as of November ...

PHILIPPINES 10:20am, Dec 05, 2018
LTFRB cancels entire Dimple Star Bus franchise

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday, December 5, canceled the entire fleet of Dimple Star Bus. In a statement, the LTFRB said the ...

PHILIPPINES 04:00pm, Dec 03, 2018
LTFRB orders jeepney fare rollback

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be implementing a P1 rollback in the minimum jeepney fare by the 3rd week of December. On Monday, December ...

PHILIPPINES 11:58pm, Dec 01, 2018
24-year-old man found dead in Marikina

MANILA, Philippines – A 24-year-old man was found dead in Marikina City early Saturday morning, December 1. The victim was identified as Francis de Leon. His body was found lying along J. Molina ...

Nov 2018
PHILIPPINES 07:49pm, Nov 30, 2018
On Bonifacio Day, workers demand freedom from poverty

MANILA, Philippines – On the 155th birth anniversary of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio, workers demanded genuine freedom from contractualization and poverty. Several labor groups and unions on ...

BUSINESS 02:50pm, Nov 28, 2018
Philippines to meet budget deficit target in 2018, says DOF

MANILA, Philippines – With quicker government spending, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Philippines will hit its fiscal deficit target of 3% of the gross domestic product (GDP) this ...