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Minimum P85 toll fee set for 3rd Mactan bridge

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:32 AM

The construction of the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway is scheduled for completion in 2021

TOLL FEE. The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway set its toll fees for once it opens in 2021. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Mexican troops block U.S.-bound caravan travelers

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:21 PM

National Guard General Vincente Hernandez tells migrants they would be allowed to cross the border into Mexico from Guatemala in a 'controlled' manner

AT THE BORDER. Honduran migrants wait to cross the international border bridge from Ciudad Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Mexico, on January 18, 2020. Photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

DPWH opens 'game changing' bridge project in Kalibo

Jan 17, 2020 - 1:29 PM

The new Kalibo Bridge III is inaugurated just in time for the Ati-atihan festival

photo DPWH

Japan to provide additional P2B to fortify Metro Manila bridges vs earthquakes

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:25 PM

Fresh funds will go to the strengthening of the Lambingan and Guadalupe bridges

PH-JAPAN TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (center) pose for a photo after the exchange of diplomatic notes. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Chinese police confirm Hong Kong cross-border bridge arrests

Dec 17, 2019 - 11:51 AM

It is the first time mainland officers confirm arrests on the artificial island that connects an enormous tunnel and bridge system linking Hong Kong to the cities of Macau and Zhuhai on the other side of the Pearl River Delta

BORDER CROSSING. Road markings and a 'Welcome to Hong Kong' sign are seen on a section of the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge on October 24, 2018. PHOTO BY Anthony Wallace/AFP

3rd Cebu bridge almost halfway done

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:46 PM


Once completed in 2021, it will be the longest of the 3 bridges, connecting the southern towns of Cebu with Mactan Island, where the international airport is located

HALFWAY. Construction is in full swing at the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Joseph Marco joins cast of Viu original 'The Bridge'

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Joseph is part of the show's second season, which premieres on HBO

Vigils held for victims of London Bridge terror attack

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the main opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan join a vigil to honor London Bridge attack victims Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones

VIGIL. Members of the public attend a vigil at the Guildhall in central London to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack on December 2, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK's Johnson vows to act as convicted terrorist named in London attack

Dec 01, 2019 - 8:58 AM

Boris Johnson pledges to introduce minimum 14-year sentences for serious terrorist offenses, while some convicted might never be released, and to scrap early release if he wins a majority

BORIS JOHNSON. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) visits the scene of a stabbing, on London Bridge in the City of London on November 30, 2019. Photo by Simon Dawson/AFP

UK vows review as convicted terrorist named in London attack

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:18 PM

The latest attack comes less than two weeks before Britain's general election, and politicians temporarily suspended campaigning

ATTACK. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the scene of a stabbing on London Bridge in the City of London, on November 30, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

London knife attack suspect was ex-terror convict – police

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Police say that the man was convicted in 2012 for terror offenses

Armed police stand guard at Cannon Street station in central London, on November 29, 2019 after reports of shots being fired on London Bridge. - The Metropolitan Police on Friday said several people were injured and a man was held after a stabbing near London Bridge in the centre of the British capital. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Several hurt after stabbing on London Bridge

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) The incident happens on the north side of London bridge. Police add that, 'A man has been detained. We believe a number of people have been injured.'

LONDON ON GUARD. Armed police stand guard at Cannon Street station in central London, on November 29, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

FALSE: Leyte-Surigao, Samar-Sorsogon bridges to 'start construction' in 2020

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:00 PM

These proposed bridges are no longer pushing through, with the Duterte administration shelving the 'challenging' projects

Historic ‘La Madre Filipina’ statue reinstalled ahead of Jones Bridge inauguration

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The pre-war sculpture now stands on its original location after being placed in Rizal Park since the 1960s

LA MADRE FILIPINA. The sculpture, seen here in Rizal Park where it was transferred in the 1960s, has been restored to its original location on Jones Bridge. Screenshot from Instagram.com/nccaofficial

11 injured as Mountain Province bridge collapses

Nov 20, 2019 - 5:24 PM

A cable snaps when all 11 victims, 10 of them men, walked together on the Fotyang bridge

Photo by Mountain Province DRMMO

2 workers injured after Baguio bridge’s wall collapses

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:24 PM

One of the worker's legs was crushed, police say

BAGUIO’S BRAVEST RESPOND. Fire officers, headed by SFO4 Andres Lipao Jr, join police and emergency workers in rescuing construction workers trapped after a wall collapsed from bridge across Bued River, Camp 7, Baguio City on November 7, 2019. Photos courtesy of BFP Baguio

Marcos Bridge in Marikina reopens in time for Undas

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:39 PM

The bridge is retrofitted in order to ensure the safety of the public, says Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

REOPENED. The Marcos Bridge in Marikina is now reopened after 5 months of rehabilitation, in time for the influx of motorists going home to their provinces for Undas. Photo from DPWH

Duterte's bridges linking Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao shelved

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:44 AM

'It can be taken up again in the next administration. At least they will know by now that they will spend more and make sure that they can cope with the challenge,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

3 dead in China bridge collapse

Oct 11, 2019 - 1:33 PM

A preliminary investigation shows the collapse had been caused by an overloaded truck according to the Wuxi City government

BRIDGE COLLAPSE. This photo taken on October 10, 2019 shows a crowd watching workers at the site of a highway overpass collapse in Wuxi, China's eastern Jiangsu province. - Three people were killed and two injured in eastern China when a highway overpass collapsed and crushed cars below it, local officials said on October 11. Photo by AFP

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

Body of missing Filipino fisherman found in Taiwan

Oct 03, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Romulo Escalicas Jr is the third Filipino fisherman killed in the bridge collapse in Taiwan's east coast

BRIDGE COLLAPSE. Rescue personnel look on at a bridge after it collapsed in the Nanfangao fish harbor in Suao township on October 1, 2019. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

At least 2 Filipinos killed in Taiwan bridge collapse

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:36 PM

(UPDATED) One Filipino fisherman remains missing, says the Department of Labor and Employment

BRIDGE COLLAPSE. A fishing boat is pictured after it was crushed when a bridge collapsed in the Nanfangao fish harbour in Suao township on October 1, 2019. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

5 bodies found, 1 still missing after Taiwan bridge collapse

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines' labor ministry confirms that two of its nationals were killed while one remained missing and 5 others were injured in the incident

BRIDGE COLLAPSE. Rescue personnel look on at a bridge after it collapsed in the Nanfangao fish harbor in Suao township on October 1, 2019. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

5 Filipinos injured in Taiwan bridge collapse

Oct 01, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says the Filipino workers are being treated at the Poai Hospital and Rong Min Hospital for minor injuries

BRIDGE COLLAPSE. A fishing boat is pictured after it was crushed when a bridge collapsed in the Nanfangao fish harbour in Suao township on October 1, 2019. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Genoa bridge new stretch goes up after deadly 2018 collapse

Oct 01, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The structure will open to traffic by the end of April 2020

GENOA BRIDGE. The first deck of Genoa's new bridge is lifted onto its position on October 1, 2019 in Genoa. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Rescuers fear 6 trapped after Taiwan bridge collapse

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) At least 12 people are injured, including 6 Philippine and 3 Indonesian fishing workers as well as the Taiwanese driver of the gas tanker

BRIDGE COLLAPSE. A fishing boat is pictured after it was crushed when a bridge collapsed in the Nanfangao fish harbour in Suao township on October 1, 2019. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge signs major Amazon deal

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:09 PM

'Fleabag' star and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge signs a multi-million deal with Amazon after dominating the comedy awards at the Emmys 2019

Cyclists should get off bikes to cross Mactan bridges, says MCBMB

Sep 14, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Consultants of the Mactan-Cebu Bridge Management Board, which imposed a ban on bicycles on Mactan bridges, say the law only allows motorized vehicles on national highways

Tomas Claudio Bridge in Manila to be closed starting August 3

Jul 31, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Here are the alternate routes that motorists should follow for the next 6 months, according to the MMDA

CLOSURE. Construction of Skyway Stage 3 project starts, as the MMDA announces the closure of the Tomas Claudio bridge in Pandacan, Manila, starting August 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

Grenades, gun found abandoned in Ilocos Norte

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:24 PM

A goat herder finds the gun and grenades inside a sack at Laoa Bridge in Barangay Laoa, Paoay

LOOK: P459-million Pigalo Bridge opens in Isabela

Jun 06, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Pigalo Bridge crosses the Cagayan River and serves as a 'vital link' between the municipalities of Angadanan and San Guillermo in Isabela

Marcos Bridge eastbound side closed for repairs starting May 4

May 01, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The closure of the eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will last for 4 months

CLOSURE. The eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will be closed for 4 months, starting May 4, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

MISLEADING: Media did not report on construction of Isabela's landmark bridge

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:46 PM

A Google search reveals that 'BusinessWorld' reported about the progress of Isabela's landmark bridge project in 2018

DPWH: Pampanga road, bridge closed to traffic over earthquake damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways says no damage was reported in national roads and bridges, and other infrastructure facilities in Mimaropa and Region 1

DAMAGED. DPWH officials lef by Public Wrks Secretary Mark Villar inspects the approach to the Floridablanca-Consuelo Bridge which sustained damaged after the strong earthquake in parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of DPWH

Steel from Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge to be reused in Pangasinan

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the steel frames will be donated for the planned Santiago Bridge in Bolinao, Pangasinan

SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION. MMDA says donating the steel components of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge will promote 'sustainable consumption' in infrastructure investments.  File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin talks to Frank Schuengel of Visor.PH about the Rockwell-Mandaluyong bridge (also known as Estrella-Pantaleon) and its potential detriment to motorists and commuters in the immediate vicinity

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge to be closed for 2 years starting January 19

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:53 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the scheduled closure will be pushed back to January 19, instead of the original date, January 12

CLOSURE. The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge will be closed to the public on January 19, 2019. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge to be closed January 12

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:42 AM

The MMDA says the Department of Public Works and Highways will be closing Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge to start reconstruction

CLOSURE. The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge will be closed to the public on January 12, 2019. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MISLEADING: Panguil Bay Bridge photo used in DPWH site is Korean bridge

Nov 21, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The DPWH erroneously uses a photo of the Korean Incheon Bridge in an ongoing construction project in Mindanao

DPWH reopens bridge connecting Tagaytay to Lemery, Batangas

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The bridge along Diokno Highway is seen to cut travel time from Tagaytay City to Lemery, Batangas, by 30 to 45 minutes

REOPENED. The DPWH inaugurates the reconstructed bridge along Diokno Highway in Calaca, Batangas. Photo from DPWH

Mozambique opens $785 million Chinese bridge

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The bridge will also directly link Mozambique's capital Maputo to the border of neighboring South Africa by road for the first time

BRIDGE. A worker stands at the Catembe side of the construction site of the Maputo-Catembe Bridge, which will be the longest suspension bridge in Africa once completed, in Catembe on February 10, 2017. File photo by John Wessels/AFPP

World’s longest sea crossing from HK to China opens

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:27 PM

People can now travel straight from the Hong Kong International Airport to cities in southern China in under an hour

LONGEST SEA CROSSING. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge opens. Photo courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourism Board

China's president launches Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:32 AM

It is the second major infrastructure project tying Hong Kong to mainland China to launch in a matter of weeks, after the opening of a high-speed rail link in September

Mega Hong Kong-China bridge opening October 24

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

A grand opening ceremony has already been is set in the southern mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai, to be possibly attended by China's President Xi Jinping

BRIDGE TOO FAR. A general view shows a barrier (right) on the Hong Kong side of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZM) on October 19, 2018, five days ahead of its opening ceremony. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge reopened, reconstruction reset

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Bowing to public clamor, the Department of Public Works and Highways reopens the 'Rockwell bridge'

REOPENED. The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge was reopened to the public on September 25, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Makati to be closed starting September 23

Sep 20, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The bridge will be replaced by one with 4 lanes, set to be completed in 2021

REPLACE. The Department of Public Works and Highways will replace Estella-Pantaleon bridge. Wikicommons photo by Judgefloro

MMDA: Bridge repairs in Metro Manila starting September 15

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority warns motorists of heavier traffic, and cautions them against illegal parking on alternate roads

CLOSED. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says several bridges and a flyover in Metro Manila will be closed for repairs. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Oldest Asian Games athlete an 85-year-old Filipino

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Filipino-Chinese Kong Te Yang hopes to promote the bridge card game in the Philippines

VETERAN. Kong Te Yang has been playing the bridge card game competitively for 51 years. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

The week in photos: August 18-24, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Italy buries bridge collapse dead as outrage simmers

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) More than half of the families of the victims refuse to take part in a state funeral with some preferring a more intimate funeral, while others announce a boycott

STATE FUNERAL. Archbishop of Genoa Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (R) blesses the coffins during the state funeral of the victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse, in Genoa on August 18, 2018. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP