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COA on license plates deal: Probe Abaya, 9 others

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:42 PM

COA says former transport secretary Abaya need not return money related to the license plates deal but he and other officials should be investigated by the Ombudsman

Plunder complaint vs Abaya and Aquino, Roque on Santiago, Robredo on Marcos | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Drilon to DOTr: Find solutions, not scapegoats for MRT mess

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

'I have confidence in the integrity of these people,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon after the Department of Transportation files plunder charges against members of the Aquino Cabinet

Abaya, other Aquino execs face plunder complaint over MRT

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The other Cabinet secretaries made up the Government Procurement Policy Board which the Department of Transportation accuses of conspiring to favor maintenance provider BURI

DOT'r Usec. for legal affairs and procurement, Atty. Renier Paul Yebra (center), along with Atty. Giovanni Lopez (left) and Atty. Mark Steven Pastor (right) shows a copy of a complaint affidavit of Plundaer cases against former DOTC Secretary Emilio E. Abaya, Usec. for operations Edwin Lopez, former Usec. for Planning Rene Limcaoco, Former DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and some former cabinet members of the Aquino administration they filed at the Ombudsman on Tuesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Bayan files graft case vs ex-Transport chief Abaya over MRT mess

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Bayan points out irregularities in the Abaya-led DOTC’s awarding of the MRT maintenance contract to Korean firm Busan Transportation Corporation in 2015

Tapang at Malasakit, Lorenzana, DOTr vs Abaya | Evening wRap

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

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DOTr files graft case vs Abaya, MRT maintenance provider BURI

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:26 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation blames train glitches on Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, and accuses ex-transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya of 'allowing' the violation of procurement rules

GRAFT. Transportation Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Yebra (middle) files a graft case against former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and other ex-officials at the Office of the Ombudsman on October 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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Graft complaint filed vs Abaya for unused trains

May 05, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The complaint is rooted in the 48 purchased trains that according to the DOTr are unusable for the next 3 years because of signaling system issues

File photo of former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio "Jun" Abaya (Palace Photo)


Aquino's Cabinet officials welcome him home

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Some days he also made it really difficult but for the most part he was our inspiration not only to do well but to do good says Aquino s tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr

WELCOME HOME. Former President Benigno Aquino lll is welcomed by his neighborhood at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday, June 30. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Koko Pimentel, Aquino on Duterte, LeBron James | 6PM wRap

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:38 PM

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Marcos electoral protest, Aquino on Abaya, Clinton | 12PM wRap

Jun 08, 2016 - 1:41 PM

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My 'friendship stops when PH's interest is at stake' – Aquino

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:30 AM

In one of his last media interviews in office President Benigno Aquino III defends transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya anew saying he is not corrupt

FRIENDSHIP. Amid criticism, outgoing President Benigno Aquino III says he prioritizes the country's interests over his friendships. Photo by Lilibeth Frondoso/Rappler

Would Roxas retain Abaya in DOTC? 'I expect a clean slate'

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:46 PM

I expect a clean slate Roxas tells editors and reporters at The Freeman who hold a roundtable in Cebu City on Friday April 8

Roxas: Sanction those responsible for NAIA 3 blackout

Apr 05, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The former transportation chief says it s only right that Malacañang sanction officials liable for the 5 hour power outage at NAIA 3

SHOULD HEADS ROLL? LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas says responsible officials should be sanctions for the NAIA blackout. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Ceasefire in Syria, new MRT3 train, China installs radar | 6PM wRap

Feb 23, 2016 - 6:42 PM

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DOTC sees launch of new MRT3 train by April

Feb 23, 2016 - 1:18 PM

The new train is part of the MRT3 expansion project set to be completed in January 2017

Photo from DOTC

Abaya: Sobrepeña is 'playing politics'

Feb 10, 2016 - 4:05 PM

His timeline is wrong transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya says in reaction to the allegations of the MRT Holdings chairman against him and his predecessor Manuel Roxas II

MEDDLING. DOTC says it found the proposals from private firms were not beneficial for the riding public, entailing more time and higher fares. Rappler photo

PH campaign season, crisis in Comelec, North Korea’s rocket | 6PM wRap

Feb 09, 2016 - 6:38 PM

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MRT Holdings' Sobrepeña: Roxas, Abaya may be liable for graft

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Sobrepeña says Roxas and Abaya failed to act on private firms proposals and entered into questionable deals

BATTLE CONTINUES. The chief of MRT Holdings continues to blame then-transportation chief Mar Roxas and incumbent Jun Abaya for mishandling MRT3. In the photo Roxas (left) Robert John Sobrepeña (center) and Abaya (right). File photo by Rappler

Japanese shipbuilder begins construction of PCG vessels

Feb 08, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya attends the keel laying ceremony in Japan for the first of 10 new Philippine Coast Guard vessels

NEW VESSELS. These 10 new vessels will help the Coast Guard in upholding maritime security within Philippines seas. Photo from DOTC

MRT3 probe, PH campaign season, Pacquiao vs Bradley 3 | 6PM wRap

Feb 04, 2016 - 7:46 PM

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MRT riders: Expect new fans, batteries by June, says DOTC

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Minor rehabilitation deals such as new ventilation fans are now a big deal to frazzled passengers

SMALL, INCREMENT STEPS. DOTC says it expects new MRT3 industrial fans, UPS batteries and traction motors within the first half of 2016. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

DOTC fees for consultants shoot up by 2,000% under Abaya

Jan 14, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Auditors say the DOTC under Joseph Abaya spent P354 5 million on unnamed consultants in 2014 compared to the P17 45 million that Mar Roxas spent in 2012

Aquino on Abaya, Santiago on budget cut, nuclear threat | 6PM wRap

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:56 PM

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PH transportation, new immigration chief, Pia Wurtzbach | 12PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Poe to Aquino: Fire transport chief Abaya now

Jan 06, 2016 - 5:59 PM

Senator Grace Poe who has investigated the MRT management says the safety of the riding public is in peril because of the DOTC chief s incompetence and shortsightedness

MRT WOES. Presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe wants President Benigno Aquino III to sack DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes

Laglag-bala scheme, transportation woes, released hostage | 12PM wRap

Nov 10, 2015 - 1:06 PM

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Abaya vows better MRT by March 2016

Nov 09, 2015 - 7:59 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says the Philippines deserves a better transportation chief as MRT improvements continue to be delayed

GRILLING. Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate subcommittee on public services, questions officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) led by Secretary Jun Abaya during the resumption of a public hearing on the problems plaguing the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

CCTV cams, no-touch rule in NAIA amid alleged laglag-bala cases

Nov 05, 2015 - 9:03 AM

New rules for airport security personnel new CCTV cameras and better education are among the steps government takes as criticism over the supposed laglag bala scam rise

PRECAUTION. Some passengers wrap their bags with plastic and tape as fear over the supposed laglag-bala scam increases. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

VLOG: Abaya says alleged 'laglag-bala' incidents are isolated cases

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:38 PM

As of November 2015 close to 1400 cases of intercepted ammunition have been reported in airports all over the country

Should Jun Abaya choose between DOTC and LP?

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:33 PM

DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says he spends 70 of his time with the department 29 99 with his family and only 01 for the Liberal Party

PRESIDENT'S MAN. DOTC chief and LP Acting President Jun Abaya speaks to reporters at NAIA 3. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera/Rappler

Abaya: Laglag-bala cases 'blown out of proportion'

Nov 04, 2015 - 7:30 PM

From January to November this year 1 394 cases of ammunition found inside bags that enter the airport have been recorded Most of them – more than 700 – happened at NAIA 3

DATA SAYS NO. Transportation Chief Jun Abaya is joined by airport and security chiefs during a press conference on Wednesday, November 4. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera/Rappler

‘Laglag bala’ probe, Roxas’ cabinet, Russian plane crash | 12PM wRap

Nov 02, 2015 - 12:40 PM

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DOTC to expedite testing of MRT3 prototype train car

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the MRT3 team will meet with suppliers to explore ways to provide more trains to the public ahead of schedule

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Forget Grace Poe? Drilon wants LP to begin VP search

Sep 04, 2015 - 5:56 PM

In my view Senator Poe is already a candidate for president The writings are on the wall says Senate President Franklin Drilon who is Liberal Party vice chairman

GAME OVER? Senate President Franklin Drilon is convinced the Liberal Party should start looking for a vice presidential bet since Senator Grace Poe is set on running for president herself. File photos

NUP: Roxas endorsement mere 'formality'

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Save for a few members the National Unity Party is set to stay in the broad Liberal Party led coalition come 2016

NUP STILL IN. Admin bet Mar Roxas after a meeting with members of the NUP.  Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Abaya: 'Profoundly sorry' for reckless traffic remark

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:37 PM

I extend my deepest apologies to the public for an off the cuff statement which understandably came across as reckless and insensitive the transportation chief says

HEAVY TRAFFIC. Traffic situation for northbound at Guadalupe area. Photo by Nile Villa/Rappler

Makati cake bid, Quicho vs Abaya, LeBron in Manila | 6PM wRap

Aug 10, 2015 - 6:46 PM

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MH370 debris, Binay vs Malacañang, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Aug 06, 2015 - 6:21 PM

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Binay on MRT woes: DOTC, Aquino allies to blame

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:20 PM

In his True State of the Nation Address the Vice President says the current and former transportation secretaries are liable for the glitch ridden MRT3

OVERCAPACITY. Vice President Jejomar Binay hits the administration for failing to improve services for suffering riders of the MRT3. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Saludes Mark Saludes

Missing ministers, Poe on Aquino, Cecil the lion | 6PM wRap

Jul 29, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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SONA 2015: Aquino blames private firm for MRT3 woes

Jul 27, 2015 - 7:29 PM

The President does not take to task Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya over the MRT s frequent technical glitches and service interruptions

LESSER MAINTENANCE? This new MRT3 prototype train car will be delivered in the Philippines by August and will result in lesser maintenance requirement in the future. Photos from DOTC

Drilon on LP, Vatican tribunal, highest paid athletes | 6PM wRap

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:23 PM

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We expect Aquino to endorse LP bet – Drilon

Jun 11, 2015 - 11:26 AM

The Liberal Party is hoping that Mar Roxas will be endorsed by the President says LP Vice Chairman and Senate President Franklin Drilon

LP VICE CHAIRMAN. Senate President Franklin Drilon. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

'Roxas-Poe is Plan A; there's no Plan B' – LP president

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:48 AM

We have to firm up finalize and execute A says LP president Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya

PLAN A. LP president Jun Abaya says they will 'firm up, finalize and execute' the tandem of Secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Grace Poe. Senate file photo

Philippine Coast Guard to receive 10 new vessels

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:47 PM

DOTC awards a contract to supply the vessels to a Japanese firm aided by a loan from the Japanese government

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No registration, no travel policy starts April 1 - DOTC

Mar 25, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The DOTC reminds motor vehicle owners to have their vehicles registered before April 1 or else face penalties

MIAA: OFWs' P550 refund claimable years after a flight

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Meanwhile where will interest accrued from the deposited and yet to be refunded fees go? MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado fails to answer the question

DFA: Suspend terminal fee integration pending review

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The foreign affairs department joins advocacy groups the Senate select House members and the labor department in challenging the MIAA policy that violates OFWs rights