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Race car driver Jessi Combs dies in high-speed crash

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The record-breaking attempt of 39-year-old American racer and Mythbusters star Jessi Combs turns fatal

TRAILBLAZER. Jessi Combs earned the title of 'the fastest woman on 4 wheels' in the male-dominated sport. Photo from Ultra4 Racing Facebook

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

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

Isko Moreno asks Manila jeepney drivers to stop cutting trips

Jul 09, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Manila mayor also promises that the city government will police drivers who are operating without franchises and are found to be disobeying traffic rules

DIALOGUE. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno asks jeepneys drivers during a dialogue on July 9, 2019, to stop their practice of cutting trips, as this inconvenience passengers. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

MMDA eyes driver-only car ban along EDSA again

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the driver-only car ban will be proposed to the Metro Manila Council again in July this year

BACK AT IT AGAIN? An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the high-occupancy vehicle traffic scheme in 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Premium taxi drivers to get salaries in new guideline

May 23, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade signs the 'Taxi Modernization Program' in line with the public utility vehicle modernization program of the government

NEW GUIDELINES. Premium taxis are up next to be modernized under the Department of Transportation. File photo by Rappler

Female tanker truck drivers change gears in Ghana

May 04, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Ghana's Ladybird Logistics has a fleet of 21 drivers and claims to be 'the first company globally to employ only female drivers'

Rita Twenewaa, one of Ladybird Logistics' 21 female truck drivers, poses inside her vehicle in Takoradi, western Ghana, on April 3, 2019. Nearly eight percent of men in Ghana work in the transport and storage sector, according to government figures, compared to only 0.3 percent of women. In October 2018 Ladybird began delivering fuel on behalf of Zen Petroleum to supply the mines. The drivers, aged between 28 and 45, were all experienced and licensed to drive heavy-duty vehicles. Ladybird's all-women team drive heavy 47,000-litre trucks across the West African nation, delivering fuel to Ghana's famous goldmines.  CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

LIST: Accredited clinics for new policy on drivers' license applications

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Here is the list of accredited clinics that can issue online-only medical certificates for drivers' license applications in Metro Manila

NEW POLICY. The Land Transportation Office implements a new policy when acquiring medical certificates. Rappler photo

Three killed as empty Hong Kong school bus mounts pavement

Dec 10, 2018 - 6:23 PM

(UPDATED) The vehicle rolls down the street after it was parked, terrifying passers-by as the driver ran towards it and tried in vain to stop it

WAYWARD BUS. Police investigate after an empty school bus crashed in the North Point district of Hong Kong on December 10, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Diokno: Fuel tax hike suspension to cut jeepney drivers' subsidy in 2019

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Jeepney drivers will receive a fuel subsidy smaller than the expected P20,515 in 2019

NO INCREMENTS. There will be no additional fuel subsidies to jeepney drivers due to suspension of excise tax on oil. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Twitter war erupts over Angkas drivers supporting Bong Go

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Would you stop using a company's products or services if they become affiliated with a politician or political stance?

Supreme Court orders fixed salaries for bus drivers, conductors

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The court upholds the DOLE order and LTFRB memorandum circular that seek to 'enhance the economic status of bus drivers and conductors, and to promote the general welfare of the riding public'

COMPENSATION. The Supreme Court greenlights having fixed salaries and additional pay for properly performing drivers and conductors. Buses image by Joel Liporada/Rappler

IN CHARTS: Effects of driver-only car ban on EDSA

Sep 15, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The Metro Manila Council and MMDA enforced new traffic policies regulating provincial buses and driver-only cars in EDSA. Are these working?

LOOK: Jeepney drivers get P5,000-fuel subsidy

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'It's very specific for fuel purchases only,' says LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III

SUBSIDY. A jeepney driver shows his Pantawid Pasada Program cash card on August 28, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[Right of Way] Will MMDA's driver-only car ban on EDSA work?

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and friends Debbie Rodrigo and Dayo Montalbo drive along EDSA and talk about the controversial ban. What is this new scheme all about, and will it work?

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Aug 24, 2018 - 10:43 PM

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Buses will be exempted from number coding if...

Aug 24, 2018 - 3:33 PM

All buses – city or provincial – will be exempted from the number coding scheme if participation in the driver-only car ban reaches at least 50%

TRAFFIC. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen along EDSA during the off-High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) scheme hours. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Metro Manila Council will not suspend driver-only car ban in EDSA

Aug 24, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The 'singles banned' dry run will continue along EDSA until further notice

BAN. An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Traffic Scheme on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Drivers file P5-M suit vs Nograles over Grab P2/min issue

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:12 PM

A group of ride-hailing services drivers says the PBA party list representative's accusations led to 'reduced income' for them

DAMAGES. Drivers under Grab Philippines filed charges against PBA partylist Representative Jericho Nograles.

MMDA driver-only ban updates, Peter Lim, Momoland | Evening wRap

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Gelo Gonzales

MMDA suspends full implementation of driver-only car ban

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:02 PM

4TH UPDATE) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it will continue the dry run of the new policy until the Metro Manila Council convenes and addresses calls to reconsider it

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along EDSA in Quezon City on August 15, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Malacañang on driver-only car ban: 'Let's give it a chance'

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denies the policy discriminates against certain drivers, citing similar rules being implemented abroad

An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Traffic Scheme on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, in Cubao, Quezon Citry. Driver-only vehicles are barred from using EDSA from Quezon City to Magallanes in Makati City and vice versa from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte on his successor, MMDA driver-only car ban, Jordan Clarkson | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

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Senate calls for suspension of driver-only car ban on EDSA

Aug 15, 2018 - 2:08 PM

(4th UPDATE) In a resolution, the Senate 'strongly' urges the MMDA to 'conduct public consultations' and provide 'real solutions to Metro Manila congestion'

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along Edsa in Quezon City on August 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte on resignation, driver-only car ban, Jordan Clarkson | Midday wRap

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

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MMDA eyes driver-only car ban on EDSA starting August 23

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:27 PM

A dry run will be implemented from August 15 to 22

HOV. During rush hours, the MMDA will only allow high-occupancy vehicles along EDSA. AFP file photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Anti-middle class ang driver-only ban sa EDSA

Aug 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Hindi naman tatamaan ang mayayaman na may family driver. Ang tatamaan ay ang middle class na walang driver at pinapang-hatid-sundo ang sasakyan

Mocha federalism video, House minority dispute, EDSA driver-only car ban | Midday wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:42 PM

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Naga to equip PUV drivers with first aid skills

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

A new ordinance in this city in the Bicol region will train drivers of jeepneys, trimobiles, padyak, and e-trikes to become first responders during road crashes

Gov't to give P5,000 fuel subsidy per jeepney driver in 2018

Jul 11, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Distribution of debit cards containing the P5,000 subsidy will begin on Thursday, July 12

SUBSIDY. Jeepney drivers will receive fuel subsidy under the Pantawid Pasada program. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Because I can:' ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Dubai-based ride-hailing app Careem, along with global behemoth Uber, reacts to Saudi King Salman's September announcement of an end to the kingdom's ban on female motorists by saying it would hire women

DRIVING FORCE. Saudi national and newly licensed Reem Farahat, an employee of Careem, a chauffeur car booking service, prepares for a customer shuttle using her car in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, on June 24, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Diego Loyzaga denies attacking Grab Car vehicle while drunk

Jun 17, 2018 - 10:20 PM

A Grab Car driver accuses actor Diego Loyzaga of attacking and kicking his vehicle while drunk

Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

Jun 13, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia on June 24, women gather weekly at the privately owned Bikers Skills Institute to learn how to ride bikes

LET'S RIDE. A picture taken June 3, 2018 shows Saudi woman Noura preparing for a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, June 3-9, 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

Duterte on West PH Sea, Kris vs Mocha, women driving in Saudi | Evening wRap

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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First Saudi women get driving licenses

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Ten Saudi women swap their foreign licenses for Saudi ones in multiple cities, including the capital Riyadh, as the kingdom prepares to end its ban on June 24

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman (C) sits in the driver's seat with a Lebanese driving instructor as they test-drive a car during an automotive exhibition for women in the capital Riyadh on May 13, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Converting LTO extension offices into regular ones will shorten lines – Poe

May 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

6 bills converting LTO extension offices into regular offices are approved on second reading on Tuesday, May 22

PUBLIC SERVICES. Senator Grace Poe holds a hearing about public services, the committee she chairs, on February 20, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Saudi Arabia says driving ban on women to be lifted June 24

May 08, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman practices driving in Riyadh ahead of the lifting of a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia in the summer. Photo by Yousef Doubisi/AFP

U.S. film director Martin Scorsese wins Spain's top arts prize

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:12 AM

Scorsese 'has directed more than 20 films that now form part of the history of cinema and continues to work unceasingly, masterfully combining innovation and classicism in his films,' the prize jury says in a statement

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Australian nun to be deported, Grab on passenger destination, PH apologizes to Kuwait | Midday wRap

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Grab drivers won't see rider destination starting April 27

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) But during wee hours of the night, drivers will have an option to see passenger destination

DESTINATION MASKING. Grab Philippines says the destination masking will initially be rolled out to 25% of Grab drivers with historically low acceptance rate. Rappler file photo

'We need better options': Grab PH users dissatisfied with driver cancellations

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The current dissatisfaction has metamorphosed into an actual Facebook group called 'GrabPH Complaints,' where users are sharing their sentiments and stories

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 16-22, 2018

Apr 22, 2018 - 1:14 PM

From a must-watch documentary on fake news to Albayalde's speech as incoming PNP chief to Cole Sprouse

WATCH: E-jeepney lady driver on the joys of driving

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Meet Maria Theresa Castañas Centeno, a former lady guard at a Parañaque warehouse, who shifted to driving an e-jeepney

Piston says Malacañang 'spreading fake news' on transport strike

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it has not monitored any threats in Metro Manila

NO MORE TRANSPORT STRIKE. Piston national president George San Mateo disputes what he calls Malacanang's 'fake news' that transportation groups have continued their strike beyond March 19, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Meet the women drivers of MRT3

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:54 AM

'Just show them that you can do it even if they say you can't 'just because you're a woman.' Nobody can stop you,' says one of the first female MRT drivers

WOMEN. Mannielene "Yen" Jose and Maria Virginia Manuel are the first women drivers of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

'Sana mamatay ka': Netizens harass wrong woman in taxi row

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Christine Interior estimates that she has received over a hundred messages, ranging from innocent inquiries about her identity to vitriol-fueled messages that are peppered with curses and death threats.

Woman who slapped taxi driver may lose driver's license soon

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

In a second complaint, taxi driver Virgilio Doctor says Cherish Interior poses a danger to the public, given her 'uncontrollable temper'

ASSAULT. A woman, identified as Cherish Sharmaine Interior, assaulted a taxi driver over a traffic row. Screengrab from Joshua Baluyot's Facebook video