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Rice tariffication, EDSA bus ban down business confidence in Q3 2019

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Business confidence falls to 37.3% in the 3rd quarter of 2019, as bad weather, external shocks, and government policies hit companies

WATCH: Senate hearing on provincial bus ban

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The harrowing gridlock along EDSA due to the dry run of the ban left thousands stranded

5 Chinese tourists killed in New Zealand bus crash

Sep 04, 2019 - 1:11 PM

(UPDATED) Police say 27 people were in the vehicle when it crashed about 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside Rotorua

Brazil bus hijacker, armed with toy gun, shot dead by police

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:31 PM

(UPDATED) It is not clear if the hijacker made any demands or what his motivation was for taking the hostages. Police say none of the hostages were injured.

HIJACKED. A member of the police gives instructions to drivers near the area where a gunman holding a bus with 16 hostages was shot dead by police in Rio de Janeiro on August 22, 2019. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

13 Chinese tourists killed as bus plunges into ravine in Laos

Aug 20, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The bus carries more than 40 Chinese nationals heading towards the tourist town of Luang Prabang when the accident occurred late Monday

After provincial bus ban mess, senators want review of MMDA powers

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:51 PM

'The reason for the injunction is that the MMDA admitted that they have no power and it belongs to the LGU. It's an opportunity for us to review this particular aspect,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

LIMITED POWER. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia admits that they don't have policy-making powers in introducing the provincial bus ban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Swap trash for tickets on Indonesia's 'plastic bus'

Aug 09, 2019 - 12:40 PM

An hour-long bus ride with unlimited stops costs 3 large bottles, 5 medium bottles or 10 plastic cups. But they must be cleaned and cannot be squashed.

This picture taken on July 21, 2019 shows a bus conductor collecting used plastic bottles as fare payment on board a Suroboyo bus in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. - Indonesia is the world's second-biggest marine polluter behind China and has pledged to reduce plastic waste in its waters some 70 percent by 2025 by boosting recycling, raising public awareness, and curbing usage. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto / AFP) / TO GO WITH Indonesia-environment-plastic,FEATURE by Harry PEARL

Senate probe into provincial bus ban set for August 13

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Puro eksperimento, habang taumbayan naman ang nagdurusa.... Bakit kalunos-lunos ang paglala ng trapik?' asks Senator Grace Poe

NO TRAFFIC? A commuter takes a photo of EDSA which shows the bumper-to-bumper traffic among public utility buses, while the lanes for private vehicles are empty. Photo from Karl Marion Mercado

MMDA's provincial bus ban dry run pushing through despite court order

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it has yet to receive a copy of the preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of the provincial bus ban

STILL A GO. Provincial bus operators may have a taste of what it is like to use the terminals located at far ends of the Greater Metro Manila Area to test the policy on provincial buses. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Quezon City court halts EDSA provincial bus ban

Aug 02, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 223 says the controversial bus ban has 'far-reaching effects'

BUSES ALONG EDSA. A Quezon City court has issued a preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of the controversial provincial bus ban. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

MMDA sets another provincial bus ban dry run starting August 7

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:55 PM

During the dry run, provincial buses will be banned from passing through EDSA from 4 am to 10 pm

BAN. No more provincial buses along EDSA starting August 7, as MMDA sets dry run. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

At least 34 killed as Afghan bus hits 'Taliban' bomb

Jul 31, 2019 - 2:11 PM

(UPDATED) The blast rips through a passenger bus on a main highway in Farah province, at around 0130 GMT, authorities say, killing mainly women and children

ROADSIDE BUS BOMBING. An Afghan man injured when a bus hit a roadside bomb on the Kandahar-Herat highway is treated by medical staff at a hospital in Herat on July 31, 2019. Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

With new LTFRB policy, provincial bus ban to 'hopefully' start August

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:54 PM

The new Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board amends the routes of provincial buses with terminals along EDSA to end their trips in cities of Valenzuela, Parañaque, and Sta Rosa, Laguna

CLOSURE. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA face an impending closure. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

29 die as bus falls off India's 'highway to hell'

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The driver is suspected of having fallen asleep before the bus crashed into a railing and fell into a drain between two flyovers on the Yamuna expressway which connects New Delhi with Agra

CRASH AND FALL. Onlookers and Indian police gather around the crumpled remains of a bus that crashed on the Delhi-Agra expressway, near Agra on July 8, 2019. Photo by Pawan Sharma/AFP

EXPLAINER: Ano ang provincial bus ban?

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Sagot ba talaga ang provincial bus ban sa problema sa trapiko?

EXPLAINER: What is the provincial bus ban?

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Is the provincial bus ban really the answer to the metropolis' traffic woes?

At least 8 dead, 15 hurt in NLEX bus crash

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III has ordered his officials to issue a preventive suspension order against bus operator Buena Sher Transport 'as soon as possible'

The bodies of three passengers who was killed after a bus toppled in North Luzon Expressway Torres Bugallon, Valenzuela City. At least 8 people were killed after a bus toppled along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on Friday night, June 28, 2019. PHOT BY INOUE JAENA / RAPPLER

10 migrants dead, 30 hurt in Turkey bus crash – official

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The driver ignores an order by a security official to halt, speeding up instead and crashing into a shop near the Greek border, the office of the governor of Edirne province says in a statement

SC orders MMDA to answer petitions vs EDSA provincial bus ban

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The High Court consolidates 3 petitions against the EDSA provincial bus ban

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

12 killed in Indonesia bus crash after passenger argument

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Some 43 people are also injured in the multi-vehicle accident and are rushed to the hospital

Venezuela bus accident kills 18

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The accident occurs in a rural area of Zulia state which borders Colombia

Davao city bus system to affect 7,000 jeepney drivers

Jun 07, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Davao City officials assure affected public utility drivers that they will get help once the High Priority Bus System fear is rolled out

WHAT STRIKE? Traffic builds up during rush hour in Davao City on Monday, October 16, 2017, as 20% of jeepney drivers get on the road despite a call for a nationwide strike. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

'Anti-poor, anti-commuter': Netizens lambast provincial bus ban

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Is the provincial bus ban another band-aid solution to traffic? Filipinos online weigh in.

Expert says provincial bus ban to worsen Metro traffic congestion

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Transport economist Jedd Ugay says that if MMDA wants to reduce traffic congestion, the effect of the provincial bus ban is the 'total opposite'

CLOSURE. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to close provincial bus terminals along EDSA in June. File photos by Ben Nabong and Joel Liporada/Rappler

Provincial bus terminals not to be closed on June 1

May 29, 2019 - 2:43 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority stands firm on its policy closing provincial bus terminals along EDSA, pending the Supreme Court decision on petitions filed against it

CLOSURE. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA faces an impending closure. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Another petition filed vs ‘oppressive, unfair’ EDSA provincial bus ban

May 27, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, like AKO-Bicol before him, argues with the Supreme Court that the MMDA has no police or legislative power to implement this regulation

Edsa, Kamuning, Cubao in Quezon City on Friday, January 25, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Minority lawmakers Garbin, Atienza trade barbs over EDSA provincial bus ban

May 20, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza tries to play the seniority card against AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr, his ally in the House minority

AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr and Buhay Representative Lito Atienza engage in a heated discussion on May 20, 2019.

Lawmakers on EDSA provincial bus ban: 'Give it a chance'

May 20, 2019 - 1:45 PM

But AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr still opposes the policy, saying it 'merely relocates the traffic elsewhere' and burdens LGUs on the outskirts of Metro Manila

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

3 dead after bus collides with truck in Quezon

May 07, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Over 70 people are reportedly hurt in the incident in Barangay Sta Catalina in Atimonan, Quezon

COLLISION. Local officials check the bus and truck which hit each other in Atimonan, Quezon Province on May 6. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

AKO Bicol asks Supreme Court to stop EDSA provincial bus ban

Apr 29, 2019 - 7:15 PM

AKO Bicol party says the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's order against provincial buses is unconstitutional

An MMDA traffic enforcers stoped suspected colorum buses plying along EDSA in Pasay City on August 7, 2014, for questioning. The MMDA has questioned the LTFRB's move to stop traffic enforcers' operations against colorum passenger buses. Photo by: Joel Liporada

WATCH: Exodus to provinces starts for Holy Week 2019

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The transportation department sets up help desks at terminals and opens hotlines

EXODUS. Thousands of passengers line up for buses at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal to go home to provinces for the Holy Week. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Ex-DOF officials face up to 70 years in jail over tax credit fraud

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds former Department of Finance officials guilty of graft for issuing fraudulent tax credit certificates in 1997 and 1998

GRADED. The DOF ranks analysts according to how their projections fared with actual figures. Logo from DOF website

Victory Liner set to demolish 80 houses in Marcoville

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Victory Liner is demanding the United Marcoville Barangay Residents Association to leave their premises

3 dead, 8 injured after bus falls into ravine in Antique

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Among those killed are 18-year-old Earl Aaron Omanio, who had just graduated from senior high school that day, and his mother

MMDA regulation revokes EDSA bus terminals permits

Apr 05, 2019 - 4:26 PM

But Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento 'strongly urges' traffic agencies to suspend the implementation of the new bus terminal scheme in a recently filed resolution

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic along Edsa near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4 dead, 8 hurt after bus falls into ravine in Negros Occidental

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Police say the Ceres Bus Liner driver lost control of the bus when he was maneuvering the curved portion of the road in Barangay Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto town

BUS CRASH. Rescuers at the site where a bus fell off a ravine in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, on March 25, 2019. Photo courtesy of Frances Doren Balboa of Bombo Radyo Bacolod

Despite honesty system hitch, bus firm still willing to go 'conductorless'

Mar 23, 2019 - 7:45 PM

'This was a small hiccup. We will reintroduce conductorless buses… Give us a few months,' Green Frog Hybrid Bus Company founder and CEO says

Photo from Green Frog Hybrid Bus Company

The week in photos: March 16-22, 2019

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:36 PM

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

PARADE READY. Nudists stand in front of a cafe before the start of the Nude Love Parade in San Francisco, California on March 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

At least 60 killed in Ghana bus collision – police

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:21 PM

The buses were each carrying about 50 passengers at the time of the crash. One of the buses caught fire, leaving people burned beyond recognition.

Bus catches fire along EDSA

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says northbound traffic from Ayala to Shaw is slow-moving. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

ON FIRE. A VTSC bus catches fire along EDSA on Friday night, March 22. Firefighters manage to put the fire out past 7 pm. Photo by Cherline Trajano/Rappler

[Right of Way] Contesting the MMDA’s yellow bus lane policy

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Have you encountered the same problem while driving along the bus lanes?

Active AFP, PNP, PCG personnel to get 20% bus fare discount

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The uniformed personnel only need to present a valid ID as proof of active service

An MMDA traffic enforcers stoped suspected colorum buses plying along EDSA in Pasay City on August 7, 2014, for questioning. The MMDA has questioned the LTFRB's move to stop traffic enforcers' operations against colorum passenger buses. Photo by: Joel Liporada

Makati cops catch gang of suspected pickpockets in EDSA bus

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:01 PM

4 rookie policemen stationed in Buendia arrest 5 suspected pickpockets

SUSPECTS. The Makati police apprehended these 5 men who were accused of stealing cellphones in a bus. Photo courtesy of Makati police

Vietnamese relatives of bus blast victims arrive in Egypt

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:59 PM

A group of 5, which included family members, arrives in the capital two days after a blast hit a tour bus killing 3 Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide

EGYPT BUS BLAST. Vietnam's ambassador to Egypt (C) arrives outside the hospital where Vietnamese victims of an attack on a tourist bus where taken in Al-Haram district in the Egyptian capital Cairo's western twin city of Giza on December 28, 2018. Photo by AFP

Tourists throng Egypt pyramids after bombing, but future clouded

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Egyptians working at the world-famous tourist site are concerned the bombing's aftermath may affect their livelihoods

THRIVING AGAIN. Tourists gather at the Giza pyramids necropolis on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on December 29, 2018. Photo by Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP

Egypt kills 40 'terrorists' in crackdown after Giza attack

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The suspects are killed in separate raids in the Giza governorate – the scene of a deadly bombing on Friday – and in the restive Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry says

TOURIST BUS BOMBING. This picture taken on December 28, 2018 shows a tourist bus which was attacked being towed away from the scene, in Giza province, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP

23 dead in Nepal student bus crash

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Authorities say the bus was speeding when it plunged into a ravine

[Right of Way] Risky behavior: The problem with MMDA’s yellow bus lane policy

Dec 22, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Is it safe to cross two bus lanes in a short distance in order to make a right turn?

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

LTFRB cancels entire Dimple Star Bus franchise

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:20 AM

The order is due to previous bus crashes that led to multiple deaths and injuries

INSPECTION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III inspects the crash site where Dimple Star bus fell on March 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of DOTr-LTFRB