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Higher toll for R1 of Cavitex; new fees for C5 link starting October 24

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:04 PM

An additional P1-P3 will be collected at the R1 expressway

NEW TOLL. Toll fees will be collected at the Cavitex-C5 link starting October 24. Photo from the Philippine Reclamation Authority

LTFRB to demand bus companies to assist LRT2 passengers

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Of the 109 city buses which committed to the augmentation initiative, only 69 have been fielded as of October 9

MORE BUSES NEEDED. Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Sarmiento urged bus companies to do their part in augmenting the demand for alternative modes of transport to the LRT2, saying it is their duty to serve the public. Photo from MMDA

8 of 10 naval board topnotchers from University of Cebu

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:51 AM

This is not the first time the university dominated the naval board exam. In 2017, UC swept all 10 top slots.

TOPNOTCHERS. University of Cebu students take 8 of 10 top spots of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Exam. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Grab crash victim: I have not received any financial aid

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Grab denies this allegation, showing a check for around P166,000, which it issued and was received by the victim's uncle

Karen Greneta, road crash victim at the senate hearing on the Philippine Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and Families bill. October 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Libreng Sakay' cushions transport strike’s impact

Oct 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Piston says that Metro Manila, along with other areas in the country, were 95% paralyzed by the strike

EFFECTIVE? Various local government units deployed Libreng Sakay buses in view of the nationwide transport strike, but a number of commuters still remained stranded. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

LTFRB threatens to suspend, cancel franchises of operators who joined strike

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The PUV modernization program will continue despite the transport strike, says Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III

SUCCESS? Transport group Piston claimed that the nationwide transport strike held on Monday, September 30, was a success, but LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said that reported aggressive protests mired the high participation numbers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler editor, columnist finalists for 38th National Book Awards

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Shorlisted are Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ as Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. Delos Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ as Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino

Family of topnotchers: Youngest ranks 1st in physician licensure exam

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Acing the physician licensure exam isn't new to the Peralta family as Federico’s sisters, Ana Bianca Eloise and Ana Eryka Elaine, were also among the top passers of the same exams in past years

RESULTS: September 2019 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 4,743 out of 6,453 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

Maria Ressa joins Reuters Institute's advisory board

Sep 24, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'She has been lauded throughout the world for her journalism and for her part in supporting press freedom and tackling disinformation campaigns,' says the Reuters Institute

NEW MEMBER. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa joins Reuters Institute's Advisory Board. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

RESULTS: September 2019 Physician Licensure Exam

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:00 AM

Congratulations to the newest batch of licensed physicians!

Zuckerberg says new Facebook panel can overrule him

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The 'independent oversight board' will have the final say on these matters of what belongs on the social platform

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook F8 Conference. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP


More PH-U.S. security cooperation activities lined up in 2020

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Benjamin Madrigal is presented with the Legion of Merit, the US' highest military decoration awarded to foreign military personnel

HIGHEST HONOR. AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr is presented with the Legion of Merit by US Indo-Pacific Commander Adm. Philip Davidson during the 2019 Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on September 13. Photo from the US Embassy in Manila

Google employees free to express views under settlement with U.S.

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:52 AM

Google will post digital notices on its internal employee computer network and physical copies at its headquarters reminding employees of their rights


Filipinos still into books, according to survey

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Despite being constantly online, most Filipinos still find time to enjoy a good book or two

RESULTS: September 2019 Forester Licensure Examination

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,082 out of 1,934 passed the Forester Licensure Examination

RESULTS: August 2019 special professional licensure exam for master plumbers

Sep 04, 2019 - 5:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 119 out of 197 pass the Master Plumber Licensure Examination in August 2019

DOE advisory board reevaluates renewable energy program

Sep 01, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'The target is by end of 2030, [renewable capacity] should be 15,000 megawatts. However, based on our assessment, around 7,000 MW was recorded from 2011 to 2017,' says Department of Energy official Mylene Capongcol

RESULTS: August 2019 Mechanical Engineer, Certified Plant Mechanic board exams

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:44 AM

The Professional Regulation Commission says 3,928 out of 5,563 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination, while 59 out of 137 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

Results: August 2019 Social Worker board exam

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:59 PM

2,723 out of 5,880 passed the Social Worker Licensure exam

Methodist Church: Militarization has turned Negros into 'howling wilderness'

Aug 20, 2019 - 2:56 PM

'The deployment of additional troops complicated the already worsening human rights situation in the areas,' says the United Methodist Church

Human chain and candlelight protest was stages by rights groups in Quezon City to condemn the violence in Negros province. Human rights groups in UP Diliman Quezon City set up human chain and lit candles. The groups then marched to the UP Sunken Garden and plant the crosses and lit candles to symbolizing the massacre of victims of violence According to Ralph Baguinon, spokesperson for the UP Rises Against Tyranny and Dictatorship, the killing spree is being carried out by some elements of the military and police over government opponents He said the administration should address its violence and inability to implement real land reform for farmers. August 20 will be a "day of mourning and solidarity" for the victims of the Negros province massacre. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

RESULTS: August 2019 Physical and Occupational Therapist Licensure Exams

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists

Recto wants automatic membership of consumer reps in utility boards

Aug 03, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Government regulatory bodies of utilities such as the LTFRB, National Telecommunications Commission, and MWSS should have consumer representatives in their board

SENATE BILL. Senate President Pro-tempore Ralph Recto pushes a measure to compel public utility boards to include a consumer representative. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LTFRB reshuffles cashiers, removes guards after arrest of alleged fixer

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:40 PM

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III also issues a memorandum asking all regional directors to undergo a 'voluntary lifestyle check'

ANTI-CORRUPTION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III issues an anti-corruption directive after the arrest of an alleged fixer. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Jeepney drivers to receive P20,500 Pantawid Pasada fuel subsidy

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Only drivers who claimed the subsidy in 2018 will qualify to receive the subsidy this year

FUEL SUBSIDY. Jeepney drivers are to get P20.5k in fuel subsidies this year. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

With new LTFRB policy, provincial bus ban to 'hopefully' start August

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:54 PM

The new Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board amends the routes of provincial buses with terminals along EDSA to end their trips in cities of Valenzuela, Parañaque, and Sta Rosa, Laguna

CLOSURE. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA face an impending closure. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

RESULTS: July 2019 Interior Designer board exam

Jul 15, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Jeepney drivers protest PUV modernization anew

Jul 15, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Senator Grace Poe asks the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board not to 'brush aside transparency and due process' for drivers in implementing the modernization program

STRIKE. Jeepney drivers on strike staged a protest in front of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on July 15, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

LTFRB urges ACTO to cancel July 15 transport strike

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations is set to hold a transport strike on Monday, July 15

AUTOMATED. The transportation department is going to modernize the way PUVs operate through an automated fare collection system. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

BOI-approved pledges only at around 30% of goal in mid-2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:05 PM

But the Board of Investments is confident the P1-trillion target for 2019 will be reached, saying there are big-ticket projects being assessed

Photo from Shutterstock

38th National Book Awards opens nominations

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All National Book Development Board (NBDB)-registered publishers and self-published authors are welcome to submit their nominations. Books in Filipino or English published in 2018 are eligible for the award

Poe to LTFRB: Consider lifting deactivation of hatchback drivers

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:28 PM

'Matagal na nating kinilala ang kakayanan ng industriyang ito na tugunan ang kakulangan ng maayos na transportasyon sa Kalakhang Maynila. Bakit natin kailangang pahirapan ang lahat?' says Senator Grace Poe

DRIVERS. Deactivated Transport Network vehicle Service (TNVS) operators and drivers from Grab along with Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection announced in a press conference in Quezon City on July 4, 2019, its plan to file a class suit against the LTFRB and a Mandamus Writ to implement its own Memorandum Circular 2018-005 which allows hatchback vehicles to operate as TNVS. File photo by Jire Careeon/Rappler

Manila Water, Maynilad to still get limited supply from Angat Dam

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Angat Dam's water level inches up, but the reduced allocation for concessionaires will remain until the dam is back to its minimum operating water level

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Tourism Board blames Montano, Teo in anomalous P80M Buhay Carinderia project

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The hasty payments ‘were done upon the directives of former COO and former Secretary of DOT,’ says the current management of the Tourism Promotions Board

FOOD TOURISM. Mary Lindbert International CEO Erlinda Legaspi (L), Tourism Promotions Board COO Cesar Montano (C), and former tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo (R) at the Buhay Carinderia Redefined launch on April 11, 2018. Photo from the Buhay Carinderia Facebook page

BOI-approved investments jump by 40% in January-May 2019

Jun 11, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Domestic investments take bulk of the overall pledges in the first 5 months of 2019, but foreign investment pledges post the bigger increase

BULLISH OUTLOOK. Having secured $1.24 billion in pledges last month and looking to bag another $5 billion in business deals, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said that Japan remains bullish on the Philippines' growth.

Deactivated Grab drivers ask LTFRB, DOTr for ‘understanding, compassion’

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Grab drivers list the reasons it’s difficult for them to secure the certificates of public convenience that the LTFRB requires

Grab urges drivers set for deactivation on June 10 to reapply

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The deactivation of unaccredited Grab drivers will push through on Monday, June 10, but the company says those affected can still vie for 10,000 new slots

LTFRB to Grab: Why deactivate unaccredited drivers only now?

Jun 06, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says drivers who failed to get accredited 'should have already been deactivated by Grab' months ago

Commuters 'to suffer more' due to P2P service for UV Express

May 30, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'Senior citizen ka, galing Fairview, pupunta ng PGH. Bababa pa po ba ng Buendia, tapos babalik po, sasakay uli? It's time-consuming,' says transport leader Mar Valbuena

'TIME-CONSUMING.' Transport groups said commuting will only becoming harder due to the stricter P2P service of UV Express shuttles. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Results: May 2019 Chemical Engineer board exam

May 28, 2019 - 4:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 313 out of 616 passed the Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination given in May 2019

LTFRB to strictly enforce P2P service for UV Express

May 28, 2019 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The LTFRB taps the MMDA to strictly enforce point-to-point service for UV Express shuttles

POINT-TO-POINT. The LTFRB to strictly enforce point-to-point service for UV Express shuttles. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Corrupted SD cards delay proclamation of senators

May 19, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Corrupted SD cards stall the transmission of votes from some overseas posts to the Commission on Elections, delaying the proclamation of winning senators

CANVASSING OF VOTES. Commission on Elections Director Frances Arabe briefs the media in a press conference during the national canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups on May 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lawyers push for urgent proclamation of Senate bets

May 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Election lawyer George Garcia says there is an 'urgency to proclaim' winning senators in the May 13 elections

PROCLAMATION OF WINNERS. Election lawyer George Garcia in an interview with reporters on May 19, 2019, there is an urgency to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Why the 2019 World Street Food Congress isn’t happening

May 18, 2019 - 6:59 PM

With the event's abrupt cancelation by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board, the WSFC team isn't happy

Over 500,000 teachers to serve as poll workers on May 13 – DepEd

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminds personnel to refrain from engaging in politics during voting day, urging them to focus on public service and 'remain a beacon of integrity'

ELECTION PREPS. Teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors during the distribution and final testing of Vote Counting Machine in Araullo High School, Manila on May 8, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Optical Media Board serves show cause order to Dipolog cable provider accused of illegally airing ‘Avengers: Endgame’

May 07, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Orient Cable in Dipolog allegedly aired the film one day after it premiered in local cinemas

AVENGERS ENDGAME. The final installment in  Marvel's 'Infinity Saga' premiered in local cinemas on April 24. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Optical Media Board to summon supermarket workers over 'Avengers: Endgame' screening

May 06, 2019 - 8:32 PM

The OMB says it will summon Savers Company and its personnel for allegedly showing 'Avengers: Endgame' illegally

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

BOI-approved investments up by 47% in first 4 months of 2019

May 06, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Bulk of the investments in the first four months of 2019 went to power projects

Angat Dam dips to critical level

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Angat Dam's water level drops to 179.97 meters on Sunday, April 28, below its minimum operating water level of 180 meters

Photo from MWSS

San Francisco Board of Supervisors hits Duterte drug war, De Lima detention

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Malacañang slams the 'toxic and unacceptable intrusion' into Philippine sovereignty

DRUG WAR. Suspected drugs personalities were apprehended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler