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Erram set for TNT reunion in 3-team trade

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:15 PM

NLEX is expected to part ways with Poy Erram as he reunites with TNT, the team that drafted him in 2013

BIG BOOST. Poy Erram will beef up the TNT frontcourt unit for the upcoming PBA season. Photo from PBA Images


DILG targets barangays in new 75-day road clearing campaign

Feb 17, 2020 - 7:34 PM

Mayors and barangay captains must focus on local roads next

ONE MORE ROUND. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at a press conference on the continued implementation of the road clearing campaign. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

14-year-old dead, 7 hurt as jeepney runs over students in Makati

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The students were crossing a pedestrian lane in Barangay Poblacion when a jeepney ran over them. Seven other students sustained serious injuries.

TRAGEDY. Students were crossing a pedestrian lane along JP Rizal in Makati when a jeepney hit them on February 12, 2020. Screenshot of CCTV footage from Makati police

Sinulog 2020: Road closures in Cebu City

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:30 PM

Several major roads will be closed in Cebu City for the Sinulog Grand Parade. Cars parked along the parade route will be towed.

ROAD CLOSURES. Several main roads are closed in Cebu City for the Sinulog Festival. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

China's Belt and Road projects lack transparency – EU firms

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:25 AM

China's Belt and Road Initiative also faces criticism for swaddling poor nations with crippling debt and for being too opaque

Workers take down a Belt and Road Forum panel outside the venue of the forum in Beijing on April 27, 2019. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

Court case saves 15 trees in Naga road-widening project

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:24 AM

Naga City Regional Trial Court Branch 61 Judge Soliman Santos Jr approves a compromise deal and endorses a master plan that would minimize loss of trees in future road-widening projects

Global road crashes up, deaths down – data

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:33 PM

In 2017, the latest year for which complete data is available, 54 million people were injured in crashes, leading to 1.2 million deaths, says the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Camiguin mayors protest DILG charges over road clearing

Jan 07, 2020 - 7:36 AM

Mayor Joseph Uayan of Sagay and Mayor Helenio Abecia of Guinsiliban say they have nothing to clear really, – their towns are among the smallest in the country, and their roads are narrow

TOO SMALL FOR OBSTRUCTION. The town of Sagay is a 5th-class municipality with a population of about 12,000 in Camiguin. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

[Right of Way] A feel good year-ender with Kuya Bernard and his road safety manual

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Taxi driver Kuya Bernard shares his own initiative on road safety

3 hurt as bus falls into ravine in Sorsogon

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The Samar-bound Eagle Star bus carried 40 passengers

BUS CRASH. This Eagle Star bus fell into a 50 meter-ravine in Matnog, Sorsogon. Photos courtesy of PNP Bicol

2 Singapore car crash victims are sisters from La Union

Dec 30, 2019 - 1:41 PM

The victims' brother, Reynaldo Nucos, says their relatives in Caba, La Union, knew something was wrong when the two did not ring them for their weekly video call

SISTERS. Arlyn and Arcely Nucos were victims of the car crash at Lucky Plaza mall entrance in Singapore. Photos from their Facebook accounts

2 Filipinos killed in car crash outside Lucky Plaza mall in Singapore

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:06 PM

(UPDATED) The Lucky Plaza mall, near where the incident occurred, is a popular hangout place of the Filipino community in Singapore, especially among overseas Filipino workers

CAR CRASH. Casualties are reported after a car crashes outside Lucky Plaza mall in Singapore on December 29, 2019. Photo from Twitter courtesy of @Glaizaechevarr2

Man dies in Ilocos Norte after being dragged under a car

Dec 29, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Cesar Mindana, 44, is said to have been dragged under a car driven by Roger Nartatez from Barangay Baay in Batac, Ilocos Norte till the next town of San Nicolas

Egypt road accidents kill 28 including tourists

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:06 AM

A bus transporting textile workers collides with a car, while two more buses carrying tourists ram into a truck

RESCUE. A handout picture released by the Suez Governorate Media Office on December 28, 2019 shows paramedics transporting one of the victims who were injured in a bus cash on the road to the Ain Sokhna resort east of the Egyptian capital Cairo , upon arrival at Suez General Hospital. Photo by Suez Governorate Media Office/AFP

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Plan for domination or strategy for crisis?

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Belt and Road Initiative is the ultimate example of 'gigantism' and it is inviting a transborder ecological and social disaster

6 dead, dozens injured in Hong Kong bus crash

Dec 18, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Live footage shows firefighters trying to reach victims on the vehicle's top deck, which has been turned into a tangled mess of twisted metal and shattered glass

DEADLY CRASH. A police officer stands in front of a double-decker bus after a crash in Kwu Tung in Hong Kong on December 18, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

At least 5 dead after truck and bus collide in Quezon

Dec 14, 2019 - 7:57 PM

A boy was among the killed, according to police

LIST: Road closures for 2019 MMFF Parade of Stars

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The parade will be hosted by the city of Taguig on December 22

On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

No. 8 NorthPort stuns No. 1 NLEX in 3OT to reach semis

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:41 PM

Christian Standhardinger, Michael Qualls, and Sean Anthony star as NorthPort becomes only the fourth team in PBA history to take down the No. 1 team

TO THE NEXT. Michael Qualls propels NorthPort to its second semifinals appearance in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images


After successful dry run, Baguio-bound Kennon Road will be open on weekends

Nov 26, 2019 - 8:28 PM

The window time – Friday 6 am until Monday 6 pm – is open only at one-way upward direction and for light vehicles weighing 5 tons and below, says the Inter-agency Task Group Kennon

Photo from Google Maps

Erram, Varilla suspended ahead of NLEX-NorthPort sudden death

Nov 26, 2019 - 4:30 PM

NLEX suffers a huge blow in its semifinals bid after wasting its twice-to-beat bonus and losing 3 games in a row

UNTIMELY. There could not have been a worse time for NLEX for Poy Erram and Paul Varilla to be suspended. Photo from PBA Images

NorthPort drags NLEX to do-or-die for semis berth in fight-marred game

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Michael Qualls bucks a strong elbow to the head from Poy Erram with a monster double-double outing for NorthPort

BEAST. Michael Qualls and NorthPort stay alive. Photo from PBA Images


Kennon Road temporarily opens to light vehicles

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:45 PM

From 6 pm on Friday, November 22, until 6 pm on Monday, November 25, Kennon Road will be open to traffic heading into Baguio for light vehicles weighing 5 tons or less.

WATCH: Hong Kong PolyU chaos spills into Kowloon district

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Protesters pushed the police back from different angles, with a barrage of Molotov cocktails and projectiles as their weapons

As PBA playoffs beckons, Guiao worried of uncharacteristic NLEX slump

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:34 PM

NLEX won 8 of its first 9 games in the PBA Governors' Cup but wrapped up the elimination round with back-to-back losses

MENTAL GAME. Manny Harris and the rest of the NLEX Road Warriors have to restore their sense of urgency, Yeng Guiao says. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska nails last playoff berth with sound beating of NLEX

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:04 PM

After a horrendous 0-5 start, Alaska completes an incredible turnaround to barge into the quarterfinals

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Franko House and Alaska are bound to the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Alas rusty in PBA return, but Ravena says running mate will improve

Nov 13, 2019 - 11:19 PM

NLEX's Kevin Alas steps on the PBA hardcourt for the first time since suffering a second ACL injury on his right knee in February

ON A MISSION. Missing 4 of the last 6 PBA conferences, Kevin Alas seeks to return to his top shape. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort takes down No. 1 NLEX to enter playoff picture

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Michael Qualls and Christian Standhardinger deliver double-double performances as NorthPort arrests a two-game slide

STILL ALIVE. Michael Qualls and NorthPort pick up their fourth win in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


House panel OKs bill increasing road users’ tax starting 2020

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:57 PM

House committee on ways and means chairperson Joey Salceda estimates the tax increases would yield P9 billion, which would help fund the PUV Modernization Program

TAX HIKE. Lawmakers are propsing to increase the taxes imposed on motor vehicle owners. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

MMDA recommends road closures, 'class holidays' for SEA Games 2019

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The proposals are awaiting Malacañang's approval

BRACE FOR TRAFFIC. The Metropolitan Manila Development is in the process of making more traffic preparations ahead of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Missed free throw a blessing in disguise, but Ravena hard on himself

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:12 AM

NLEX escapes with a fifth straight win despite seeing Kiefer Ravena misfire at the charity stripe in crunch time

TEAM TO BEAT. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX tighten their grip at the No. 1 spot in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz hits game-winner as NLEX nips Magnolia from 26 points down

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:45 PM

NLEX clinches the twice-to-beat playoff bonus and tightens its grip on the No. 1 spot

ON A ROLL. Manny Harris and NLEX continue their hot streak with their fifth straight win. Photo from PBA Images


9 killed in Camarines Sur bus-van collision

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:10 AM

The van driver and 8 passengers died on the spot, according to the police

COLLISION. Police say at least 9 were killed after a bus collided with a passenger van in Pamplona, Camarines Sur. Photo from PNP Regional Command

DILG threatens Gwen Garcia: We can sue you

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:50 PM

DILG's RJ Echeverri warns Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia after she complains about the low ratings given to Cebu towns for their road clearing operations

THREATS. A DILG assistant secretary threatens to file charges against Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia for criticizing the department over its road clearing assessment. Photo from Province of Cebu's Public Information Office/Subgo News

19 dead as overloaded truck plunges into ravine in Apayao

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:12 AM

(UPDATED) Police say 22 others were injured after the Isuzu Elf truck plunged into the 20-meter ravine

Harris triple-double propels NLEX to share of No. 1 spot with TNT

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Manny Harris falls short of the 40-point mark for the first time in 3 games, but comes out just as impressive as NLEX blows out Rain or Shine

DO-IT-ALL. Manny Harris earns his first career triple-double in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


3 cousins die on their way to painting grandmother's tomb

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:09 PM

The boys were traveling from Kabayan, Benguet, to Busilac, Nueva Vizcaya

LIST: Traffic rerouting schemes in Metro Manila for Undas 2019

Oct 27, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Check here the rerouting maps and instructions organized per Metro Manila local government unit

MOVEMENT. Thousands Filipinos flock to Bagbag Public Cemetery in Quezon City on November 1, 2018, to visit their departed loved ones in the observance of All Saints Day. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ravena on high assist numbers: 'Dribble kasi ako nang dribble'

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Kiefer Ravena averages 9.7 assists per game – the highest in the PBA Governors' Cup among locals – as NLEX continues to prove its case as a title contender

GIANT SLAYERS. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX deal TNT its first loss in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX plays spoiler, deals TNT first loss behind magnificent Harris

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Manny Harris unleashes 28 of his 40 points in the second half as NLEX ends TNT's seven-game unbeaten run

SUPER IMPORT. Manny Harris once again proves NLEX made the right decision to sign him as import. Photo from PBA Images


Barangay captains could be sacked for allowing road obstructions – DILG

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Even if cities and municipalities are given passing marks in the road clearing operations, it doesn't mean specific barangays in their jurisdictions are off the hook

FIVE DAYS. DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño presents a sample show cause order to be issued to 99 Manila barangay captains. They will be given five days to respond. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Leyte mayor slammed for mowing trees, plants in road clearing operations

Oct 19, 2019 - 5:51 PM

A directive by the Department of the Interior and Local Government says that local government units should not destroy plants and structures along sidewalks, only along roads

RAMPAGED. Plants are mowed and uprooted in the name of road clearing operations. Photo from the Ponferrada family

DILG issuing show cause orders to 80 Manila barangay captains

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The city of Manila only scores a medium compliance rate after evaluation by the DILG

NOT JUST MAYOR. DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya expressed that road clearing operations do not just rely on the mayor, but requires the cooperation of barangay captains also. Photo from Moreno's Facebook page

NLEX benefits from Ravena referral of Harris

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Former teammates in the NBA G League, Manny Harris messages Kiefer Ravena if he knew a PBA team in need of an import

ROUSING PBA DEBUT. Manny Harris announces his arrival in the PBA with a bang for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Harris erupts for 45 as NLEX tops Columbian for 5th win

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Former NBA player Manny Harris makes sure NLEX doesn't regret its decision to replace former import Olu Ashaolu

UPPER ECHELON. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX climb to solo second in the team standings. Photo from PBA Images


4 dead in Pampanga car crash

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Police say the car caught fire after crashing into an open canal in Clark Freeport

Only Taguig in Metro Manila gets low grade in Duterte road clearing order

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) Taguig, however, will get a chance to improve its mark after Interior Secretary Eduardo Año ordered a 'take two' for its inspection

LOW COMPLIANCE. Taguig City gets a low score from the DILG. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

97 mayors fail to meet Duterte's road clearing deadline

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:07 PM

(UPDATED) All Metro Manila mayors complied with President Rodrigo Duterte's order, says the Department of the Interior and Local Government

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. View from MRT Buendia Station during a transportation strike. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China road bridge collapses, traps cars underneath

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Dramatic videos posted on social media show the section of the bridge swaying then crashing onto the road and vehicles underneath