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Probe of buses refusing to book Nueva Vizcaya passengers sought

May 22, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Nueva Vizcaya Representative Luisa Lloren Cuaresma seeks the 'possible enactment of legislation that will impose more severe sanctions' against such bus companies

Driver killed, 27 hurt in Nueva Vizcaya bus crash

Feb 03, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The commuter bus came from Sampaloc Manila and was headed to Maddela town in Quirino province say police

BUS CRASH. Authorities at the site of a bus crash in Nueva Vizcaya on February 3, 2017. Photo courtesy of PNP-Solano

Tado's widow: Mother more than wife

May 10, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The widow of actor and comedian Arvin Tado Jimenez talks about how she dealt with the loss of her husband and why being a mother is her calling

Leah Jimenez wife of the late actor-comedian Tado

Tired of errant buses? You can soon report them!

Feb 07, 2015 - 2:16 PM

The Para Po reporting tool which DAKILA is developing allows commuters to report errant bus firms that violate rules on overloading smoke belching reckless driving and obstruction of traffic

Sentenced driver in Bontoc bus mishap remains scot-free

Feb 06, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Mountain Province police are hunting down bus driver Edgar Mendoza Renon who was sentenced in August to two years and 4 months to 6 years in jail

SCOT -REE. The driver of this Florida bus, which fell into a ravine in Bontoc and killed at least 14 people, in February 2014, has been found guilty by a court but has not served his sentence. Rappler file photo

When public transport is an injustice

Feb 05, 2015 - 3:19 PM

A year after the Florida bus crash we are reminded of the injustice the riding public has to go through everyday as they come to work or go home to their families

LTFRB lifts Florida bus suspension

Jul 18, 2014 - 5:32 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says it will heed a court order lifting the suspension order against the bus line

Bus crash survivors: Don’t let GV Florida get off scott-free

Jun 30, 2014 - 6:09 PM

They urge the LTFRB to question the appeals court’s decision to overturn the board’s decision to suspend the bus units

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people on-site. File photo by Rappler

'TaRunTADO!': Jogging to seek justice for road crash victims

Feb 28, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Friends of comedian Tado jog to the LTFRB office and the Florida bus terminal in Quezon City to call for a speedy probe into the Bontoc accident

LTFRB: Florida bus was 'private' vehicle

Feb 19, 2014 - 5:49 PM

A hearing conducted by the LTFRB on February 19 reveals that the ill fated bus that killed 14 people in Bontoc was not approved for use as a public utility vehicle

Dutch traveler recalls Florida bus horror

Feb 12, 2014 - 4:09 PM

When people were panicking I didn t think I kept saying in my head: it will be fine it will be fine Nothing wrong will happen recalls Annemiek Verwegen

ILL-FATED BUS. Survivor Annemiek Verwegen from the Netherlands knew something was wrong, but hoped everything would still be fine. Her friend, Anne van de Ven died in the Florida bus accident that claimed the lives of at least 14 people on-site. Photo courtesy of the PNP Cordillera PIO

Journeys of creatives cut short in Bontoc accident

Feb 11, 2014 - 1:24 AM

The tragic Mt Province bus accident claims the lives of artists musicians and performers all on a trip in pursuit of their own causes

ARTISTS, ADVOCATES. Gerard Baja, David Sicam, Tado Jimenez, and Christian Cabardo are among the casualties in the Mt Province bus accident. Photos from their Facebooks

Tattoo artist Christian Cabardo dies

Feb 10, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Among the victims of the deadly February 7 bus accident in the Mountain Province is tattoo artist Christian Cabardo

CHRISTIAN CABARDO. The tattoo artist has died after being airlifted to Manila following the Bontoc bus accident. Photo from Cabardo's Facebook

Tado's co-passengers airlifted out of Bontoc

Feb 08, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Seriously injured passengers of the ill fated Florida bus are finally evacuated to nearby hospitals

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people. Photo by Rappler

Comedian Tado among dead in Mt Province bus accident

Feb 07, 2014 - 7:09 PM

On Instagram the night before the accident he posted a photo of the tourist bus he was taking and captioned it: Long trip as in trip trip

14 dead in Mt Province bus accident

Feb 07, 2014 - 12:50 PM

Among those who died on the spot were a Canadian and a Dutch national Local police believe the accident was caused by loose breaks or human error

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people. Photo by Rappler