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China slams 'provocative' U.S. sail-by in Taiwan Strait

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'We resolutely oppose some of the provocative actions taken by the US that are not conducive to the stability of the Taiwan Strait, and to the China-US relations,' says China foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang

AFTER US SAIL-BY. In this file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang speaks to the media during a press conference in Beijing on July 13, 2016. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

After resigning over MRT3 mess, Cesar Chavez back in Duterte gov't

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The former transportation undersecretary for railways has been appointed as a board member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Senators laud Railways Usec Chavez after resignation

Nov 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Some senators say Cesar Chavez is a 'big loss' to the Department of Transportation

DOTr Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez during the Senate Public Services and Transportation probe into the MRT3 mess on May 23, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

PNP in war on drugs, DOTr Usec resigns, North Korean defector | Midday wRap

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:34 PM

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Nov 23, 2017 - 11:42 AM

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BJMP Acting Chief Deogracias Tapayan (left), QCPD Chief PCSupt Guillermo Eleazar (right) along with PDEA officials led the destruction of confiscated contrabands from a series of Greyhound Operations as part of the Oplan Linis Piitan in line with the president war on drugs campaign. The event was held at the BJMP NHQ in Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City on on October 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Railways Usec Chavez resigns over MRT3 mess

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:31 AM

(4th UPDATE) Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says he was 'surprised' by the sudden decision of Undersecretary for Railways Cesar Chavez

RESIGNED. In this file photo, DOTr Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez during the Senate Public Services and Transportation probe into the MRT3 mess on May 23, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Still blaming Aquino admin? Time to prove yourself, Poe tells DOTr

Nov 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, tells transportation officials that they've been in office for over a year already but they have yet to show 'concrete steps' to improve MRT services

MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says it's time for current officials of the Department of Transportation to 'prove' themselves. File photo from the Metrostar Express website

DOTr considers blacklisting MRT3 maintenance provider

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:40 PM

This is on top of the Department of Transportation's plan to terminate Busan Universal Rail Incorporated's maintenance contract for the MRT3

SQUABBLE. A transportation official says MRT3 maintenance contract 'was void from the beginning,' and that the department is now awaiting for report verification by MRT3 to cancel the contract. Photo from LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera

MRT3 maintenance provider files graft complaint vs DOTr's Chavez

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:05 PM

But Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez defends the non-payment of fees to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, saying he is only being careful with government funds

NON-PAYMENT. Busan officials Corporate Secretary Charles Mercado (center) and lawyer Redentor Roque (right) file a graft complaint against Transport Undersecretary Cesar Chavez for non-payment of fees over the maintenance of MRT3. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Busan Universal Rail calls DOTr's move to end contract 'unfair'

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The Korean Filipino maintenance service provider says it should not be blamed for every MRT3 glitch but transportation official Cesar Chavez says most train issues are due to poor maintenance

'UNFAIR.' The Depertment of Transportation is set to terminate the contract with Busan Universal Rail Incorporated (BURI) for the rising number of train service interruptions. BURI calls this move 'unfair.' Rappler graphic by Nico Villarete

Mindanao Railway construction starts in 2018

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The big ticket infrastructure project has seen 4 Philippine presidents come and go Under the country s first Mindanaoan president its construction is approved

LEGACY PROJECT. When Duterte assumed presidency a year ago, he announced the Mindanao Railway Network will be his first big project. Image from build.gov.ph

DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

May 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The DOTr also urges the cancellation of the contract with maintenance provider Busan Universal Rail Inc BURI citing the daily inconvenience experienced by passengers

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DOTr eyes MRT3 buyout under Duterte admin

May 23, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The Department of Transportation is also eyeing an executive order to transfer the MRT3 under the regulation of the Light Rail Transit Authority

BELEAGUERED. Troubles in the beleaguered Metro Rail Transit line 3, from rifts between government and private sector to recurring technical glitches, have been passed to thousands of commuters who are waiting for its much-needed upgrades. File photo by Rappler

Canelo Alvarez pounds Julio Cesar Chavez Jr to one-sided shutout win

May 07, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Canelo Alvarez wins every round in one sided fashion battering Julio Cesar Chavez Jr around the ring for 12 rounds

DOMINANCE. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dominated his Mexican compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr from bell to bell for a shutout decision win. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Alvarez grills DOTr over ‘ambitious’ MRT-LRT common station

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:26 PM

A visibly peeved Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells DOTr officials they must pay for the penalties out of their own pockets should they fail to complete the common station by 2019

GRILLING DOTR. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez attends the hearing of the committee on transportation, which is chaired by Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte names retired general as new MRT3 GM

Mar 03, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Transportation Assistant Secretary Cesar Chavez is also promoted to undersecretary

NEW MRT3 CHIEF. Rodolfo Jazmines Garcia is the new MRT3 general manager. Photo from Cesar Chavez

'Canelo' Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr set fight date

Jan 14, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Mexico s two most popular boxers will meet at a site to be determined on Cinco de Mayo weekend

CINCO DE MAYO SHOWDOWN. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will face off at a 164.5 pound catchweight. Alvarez photo by JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP, Chavez photo from Top Rank

Remembering the Delano grape strike

Oct 03, 2015 - 6:22 PM

A central piece to that story is the pivotal role Filipinos played in sparking the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 Larry Itliong played a critical role in that transformative evening 50 years ago

California declares holiday for Fil-Am labor leader

Jul 04, 2015 - 7:15 PM

California declares October 25 Larry Itliong Day – to remember and celebrate the Fil Am s life and contributions to the labor movement in the state

Chavez Jr suffers first knockdown, TKO loss vs Fonfara

Apr 19, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was knocked down in round 9 and didn t answer the bell for round 10 losing by technical knockout for the first time

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr suffered his second career defeat, and his first inside the distance. Photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Jason Pagara blows out Mexican foe Chavez in Davao

Feb 08, 2015 - 5:29 AM

Jason Pagara sets his eyes on the world stage next after knocking out Cesar Chavez in two rounds at the USEP Gym in Davao City

HEAVY HANDS. Jason Pagara's face remained unmarked after a one-sided KO of Cesar Chavez in Davao

Five memorable boxing bouts

Oct 29, 2014 - 9:00 PM

What are some of the most memorable boxing fights of all time?

The Delano Manongs: America's forgotten labor heroes

May 02, 2014 - 10:51 PM

In the farm labor movement in America a crucial cast of characters lies in history’s shadows: the Filipino farmworkers the manongs who worked on vineyards in Delano California

Tiamzons leave 'irregular' inquest

Mar 24, 2014 - 2:19 PM

The Tiamzons legal counsel says the charges for illegal possession of firearms and explosives are invalid because when they were apprehended they had only kittens and puppies

Cesar Chavez Google Doodle sparks furor

Apr 01, 2013 - 12:19 PM

Google s doodle of Cesar Chavez sparks outrage in some people who were expecting an Easter doodle

CHAVEZ COMMEMORATED. Civil rights activist Cesar Chavez is commemorated in a Google Doodle. Screenshot from Google

Larry Itliong, the 'forgotten US labor fight hero'

Oct 21, 2012 - 10:14 PM

It was actually the Filipinos led by labor activist Larry Itliong that led to the creation of the pioneering farm labor union in the US

Martinez survives 12th round, beats Chavez Jr. via UD

Sep 16, 2012 - 1:55 PM

So dominant was Martinez that he won every single round up to the last which surprisingly went to Chavez Jr in dramatic fashion

UNITED STATES, LAS VEGAS : LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 15: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (L) and Sergio Martinez trade punches in the second round of their WBC middleweight title fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on September 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeff Bottari/Getty Images/AFP