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LTFRB: PH not crippled by October 17 transport strike

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Based on the update sent by the LTFRB, only some parts of Central Luzon and Calabarzon are affected by the strike

DAY 2. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada hold a press briefing along Aurora Blvd on the second day of the transport strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB strikes back: To revoke franchises of protesting drivers

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Citing a 2011 order, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says jeepney drivers are prohibited from going on strike

CPC CANCELLATION. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says protesting and disrupting traffic is enough grounds for cancelling franchises. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

What to expect during the October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) What are the contingency plans for the two-day nationwide transport strike?

TRANSPORT STRIKE. In this file photo, commuters wait for vacant jeepneys. Photo by Rappler

Iloilo Airport closed until October 15 – CAAP

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

'Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas Airport,' says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

Cable car in Palawan’s Underground River? No, thanks – management

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Palafox Associates, which proposed the project, says such type of attraction is needed to convince tourists to stay longer in Puerto Princesa, instead of leaving for other destinations such as El Nido

NATURAL WONDER. The Puerto Princesa Underfround River. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cebu to deploy special busses during October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The LTFRB in Central Visayas says it will give special permits to these busses, which will charge P10 to convey stranded passengers during the jeepney strike

STRIKE. Piston Cebu says it does not intend to cripple the transportation system of Metro Cebu on October 16-17, 2017. Photo from Cebu Traffic Updates Facebook page

What happens to Ubial after CA rejection?

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Unlike other rejected Cabinet officials, health secretary Paulyn Ubial is a career official who has served two decades in government

REJECTED. Outgoing health secretary Paulyn Ubial during her confirmation hearing on October 10. Screenshot by Rappler

Drivers-only car ban in EDSA may lead to ‘colorum’ carpools – LTFRB

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:29 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says drivers who accept payment from passengers in a 'carpool' should get a franchise

SIT-DOWN NEEDED. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says they need to meet the MMDA to discuss carpooling. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Want fare hike? Improve your services first – LTFRB reminds jeepney drivers

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:36 AM

'The riding public expects a better service from the increase of the fare,' says LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III

FARE INCREASE. The transport groups said drivers need the increase to keep up with rising fuel prices. AFP Photo

GAB named top commission at WBC convention

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The regulatory body for pro boxing in the Philippines is named the top commission by the Mexico-based World Boxing Council

TOP COMMISSION. The Games and Amusements Board, which oversees boxing in the Philippines, was praised for its work in ensuring free medical exams for pro boxers. Photo from GAB

Ateneo de Cagayan summa cum laude tops mechanical engineering board exam

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Jay Nelson Corbita's father worked as a school janitor while his mother sold ice candies, hotcakes, and banana cue. He learned the most important life lessons from his parents.

SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Jay Nelson Corbita is one of the brightest in Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. Photo from XU

Metro Manila minimum wage earners to get P21 more starting October 5

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Non-agricultural workers will now receive P512 per day while agriculture and service workers will get P475 per day

Know the difference: Which agencies manage roads and road users?

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Do you know the difference between the functions of the LTO and the LTFRB? Know more about the different agencies managing Philippine roads

MANAGING ROADS. An MMDA enforcer manages traffic along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

LTFRB to require drug testing for drivers

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Drivers of buses, jeepneys, taxis, and ride-hailing services like Grab and Uber will be included in a memorandum circular on mandatory drug testing

MANDATORY. LTFRB board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada faces the media. Rappler file photo

Results: September 2017 Librarian board exam

Sep 25, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Congratulations to the passers!

Transport strike vs jeepney modernization set for September 25

Sep 24, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The Stop and Go Coalition says they are against the government’s plan to lend operators P1.6 million for jeepney modernization

Jeepneys are seen as an enforcer manages traffic at a busy street in Manila on May 30, 2017. Jeepneys, once hailed as the 'King of the Road' and a cultural symbol in the Phillipines to rival New York's yellow taxis, may soon disappear from Manila's gridlocked streets, as authorities move to phase out the Philippines' iconic World War II-era minibuses, citing pollution and safety concerns. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY PHILIPPINES-JEEPNEY-CULTURE-TRANSPORT,SCENE

Threats of narcoterrorism in the Philippines

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Narcoterrorism has become a security problem that, if not quickly abated, can undermine world peace and stability

The long road to safety for ex-INC refugee claimants

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Two years after the controversy in the Iglesia ni Cristo broke out, ex-members Lowell Menorca II and Rovic Canono have filed refugee claims in Canada. One has been successful so far.

SEEKING PROTECTION. Ex-INC members Lowell Menorca II and Rovic Canono seek protection in Canada.

RESULTS: September 2017 Physician Licensure Exam

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:05 PM

UST alum tops September 2017 Physician board exam

BSP leaves Philippine interest rates unchanged again

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:46 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas believes the prevailing monetary policy settings remain appropriate

STAY VIGILANT. 'While prospects for global economic growth have stayed broadly upbeat, geopolitical tensions and lingering uncertainty over macroeconomic policies in advanced economies continue to pose downside risks to external demand,' BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr says. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Senate vows to speed up bill abolishing 'corrupt, arrogant' Road Board

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Officials of the Road Board skip a budget hearing at the Senate, angering senators who now say they will fast-track the measure that seeks to abolish the board

PH to add more sectors allowing 100% foreign ownership

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:15 PM

I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

MORE AGGRESSIVE. 'I want a more aggressive liberalization. The draft list is too puny in terms of changes. I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries,' Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says. File photo

A Singapore Minute (Part 5 of 5): When in Tiong Bahru

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:26 PM

If you want to experience the steady, less-frenetic side of Singapore, do consider spending day in this neighborhood. It doesn’t disappoint

A Singapore Minute (Part 4 of 5): Bynd Artisan is a DIY paradise

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Get your hands working with personalized projects

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

APPROVED BUDGET. Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday jubilantly pose and flash the famous clenched fist sign of President Rodrigo Duterte after the lawmakers approved on second reading House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). Photo from the House Press and Public Affairs Bureau

A Singapore Minute (Part 3 of 5): Tour the city on a Vespa sidecar

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Ride around Singapore in style

DMB takes a step towards Philippine Digital Standards

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The advertising industry has taken its first step towards developing a measurement standard for digital

A Singapore Minute (Part 2 of 5): iFly Singapore

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Fulfill the dream of flying and skydiving in Sentosa Island

Buses, jeepneys in the Philippines to be modernized by 2020

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Transportation signs a memorandum of understanding with the Development Bank of the Philippines to provide loans to PUV cooperatives for the purchase of new vehicles

WAITING FOR A RIDE. Passengers gather along Tandang Sora, Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City during a national transport strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

UP Board of Regents approves GE reform proposal

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:09 PM

UP Board of Regents authorizes reduction of required GE units of UP Diliman students from the current 45 units to a minimum of 21 units

GE REFORM. From 45 required minimum GE units, the subjects would be trimmed down to 21 required units

A Singapore Minute (Part 1 of 5): The National Gallery

Sep 10, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Singapore's National Gallery is a modern art marvel

LOOK: Kids try out 'Master of Disaster' board game

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The Master of Disaster board game aims to teach kids at an early age about preparedness and response should a disaster strike

MASTER OF DISASTER. Kids at the Batang Emergency Response Team (BERT) camp at the CAMANAVA Science and Technology Fair play the "Master of Disaster" board game. Photo by ASSIST

Feels like love: A story about dairy

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Myrene Academia tries her hand at making two of her favorite things: cheese and butter

Results: September 2017 Registered Electrical Engineer board exam

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:29 PM

UST is top performing school at the Registered Electrical Engineer board exam

WATCH: How Uber got suspended and why it matters

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Who was wrong in the Uber saga? What does the controversy say about the country s transportation problems?

#FridayFeels: P190 million later

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Uber is back but what has the government done to fix the terrible traffic?

Uneven road condition in Isabela caused teenager's death

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The uneven road where the crash happened is a widening project that has been left unfinished since 2016

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What's the government's problem with ride-sharing companies?

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:06 PM

What's behind the government's crackdown on Uber?

Uber, Ombudsman, Bautista | Evening wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

'Uber is back:' Netizens celebrate as LTFRB lifts suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Meanwhile some social media users direct their attention toward the LTFRB after its decision to lift the suspension

LTFRB lifts Uber suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Uber can operate in the Philippines again after the company paid a P190 million fine and provided compensation to its drivers

UBER BACK. The LTFRB allows the transportation giant to operate once more. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Results: August 2017 Agricultural Engineer Licensure Exams

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:36 PM

630 out of 1 304 passed the August 2017 Agricultural Engineer Licensure Examination

Uber pays P190-M fine but still suspended

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The LTFRB still requires Uber to submit proof that it has paid its drivers P299 24 million during the days they were not allowed to ply the streets

STILL SUSPENDED. Uber submits incomplete requirements to lift its suspension. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

P190-M fine should make Uber ‘rethink’ actions – Poe

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Senator Grace Poe however is quite disappointed the LTFRB released its decision late on Friday barring Uber from paying the penalty immediately

WELCOMED DECISION. Senate Grace Poe agrees with the LTFRB's decision to fine Uber P190 million in order to life its suspension. File photo by Senate PRIB

Uber to resume PH service 'soon' after fine

Aug 26, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Uber will be paying LTFRB a fine of P190 million and will give its drivers financial aid for lost earnings

LTFRB to Uber: Pay P190 million, we'll lift suspension

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 PM

UPDATED The LTFRB bases the fine on the daily earnings of Uber which it estimates to earn between P7 million and P10 million per day by servicing at least 150 000 trips a day

SUSPENSION CONVERTED. LTFRB chief Martin Delgra faces media to explain their stand on transport network companies. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

1 in 4 drug users in PH unemployed – NAPC study

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:04 PM

A study by the National Anti Poverty Commission based on statistics provided by the Dangerous Drug Board also shows majority of those using illegal drugs belong to the poor sector

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

BSP moves to strengthen banks' governance

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:58 PM

The central bank says the amendments to the BSP corporate governance guidelines raise the bar on the expectations from the board of directors and risk management systems of its supervised financial institutions