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The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

[Right of Way] Will MMDA's driver-only car ban on EDSA work?

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:03 PM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and friends Debbie Rodrigo and Dayo Montalbo drive along EDSA and talk about the controversial ban. What is this new scheme all about, and will it work?

MMDA suspends full implementation of driver-only car ban

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:02 PM

4TH UPDATE) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it will continue the dry run of the new policy until the Metro Manila Council convenes and addresses calls to reconsider it

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along EDSA in Quezon City on August 15, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos, imported Galunggong, PH beats Kazakhstan | Evening wRap

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Avoid booking along EDSA, Grab riders told

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:45 PM

'We ask our drivers and passengers to be patient,' says Grab Philippines

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along Edsa in Quezon City aimed at reducing the volume of traffic along Edsa during peaks hours. August 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Malacañang on driver-only car ban: 'Let's give it a chance'

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denies the policy discriminates against certain drivers, citing similar rules being implemented abroad

An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Traffic Scheme on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, in Cubao, Quezon Citry. Driver-only vehicles are barred from using EDSA from Quezon City to Magallanes in Makati City and vice versa from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte on his successor, MMDA driver-only car ban, Jordan Clarkson | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Netizens’ single cry: driver-only car ban isn’t helping

Aug 15, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Singles feel the brunt of MMDA's bandaid solution to traffic congestion in EDSA during rush hour.

Senate calls for suspension of driver-only car ban on EDSA

Aug 15, 2018 - 2:08 PM

(4th UPDATE) In a resolution, the Senate 'strongly' urges the MMDA to 'conduct public consultations' and provide 'real solutions to Metro Manila congestion'

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along Edsa in Quezon City on August 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte on resignation, driver-only car ban, Jordan Clarkson | Midday wRap

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

MMDA eyes driver-only car ban on EDSA starting August 23

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:27 PM

A dry run will be implemented from August 15 to 22

HOV. During rush hours, the MMDA will only allow high-occupancy vehicles along EDSA. AFP file photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Anti-middle class ang driver-only ban sa EDSA

Aug 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Hindi naman tatamaan ang mayayaman na may family driver. Ang tatamaan ay ang middle class na walang driver at pinapang-hatid-sundo ang sasakyan

MMDA urged to 'rethink' driver-only car rule on EDSA

Aug 11, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says the government 'cannot always try its luck through trial-and-error' when solving traffic congestion

EDSA TRAFFIC. The MMDA is under fire for the new policy barring single-passenger cars from EDSA during rush hour. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

GDP, West Philippine Sea, Ginebra | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

By August 15, no more provincial buses on EDSA during rush hours

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Provincial buses will not be allowed to ply EDSA on weekdays from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August 15. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Why single out singles, netizens ask MMDA

Aug 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Motorists take to social media in response to the MMDA's proposed ban on driver-only cars along EDSA

Mocha federalism video, House minority dispute, EDSA driver-only car ban | Midday wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

MMDA to ban driver-only cars on EDSA during rush hour

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:17 PM

(UPDATED) Metro Manila mayors have approved the proposal but have yet to set the implementation date

BANNED. Soon, vehicles carrying only the driver will be prohibited from traversing EDSA during rush hours. AFP File Photo

Provincial bus ban on EDSA moved to August 1

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) The ban is from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, starting August 1

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Metro Manila road reblocking and repair: June 29 to July 2

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Here's a list of roads in Quezon City, Manila, and Pasig that will be affected by the road reblocking and repair this weekend

BUMPER-TO-BUMPER traffic along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Metro Manila road reblocking and repair: June 15-18

Jun 15, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Here's a list of sections of EDSA and other roads in Metro Manila that will be affected by the road reblocking and repair this weekend

EDSA. Sections of major thoroughfare EDSA will undertake repairs over the weekend. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Metro Manila road reblocking and repair: June 1-4

Jun 01, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Here's a list of sections of EDSA and other roads in Quezon City that will be affected by the road reblocking and repair this weekend

EDSA. Sections of major thoroughfare EDSA will undertake repairs over the weekend. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Leftist supporters occupy EDSA to push for peace talks

Apr 23, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) Supporters of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines hold a 30-minute lightning rally to commemorate revolutionary front's 45th founding anniversary

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Coming together

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Why the divisions between us when one fight clearly overtops all others? Is there any doubt our nation has begun its descent into authoritarianism?

[Right of Way] Taking the MRT during rush hour

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale

MMDA to netizens: Sidewalk clearing part of our job

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:20 PM

'When we're talking about policy, we're very firm.... Mali ang magtinda sa kalsada,' says MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia, after a viral video of a vendor being caught and mauled sparked outrage

DRUG TEST. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and OIC GM Jojo Garcia show to the media the sealed envelope containing the results of the drug test of enforcers and coconut vendor Romnick Relos on March 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[OPINION] Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:42 PM

At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is

Kris Aquino on Paolo Duterte's rant about EDSA anniversary: Let’s have a talk

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Kris invites the resigned Davao vice mayor to coffee and discussion after criticizing her on social media

China’s illegal entry in Benham Rise, Roque on People Power, Pimentel on Duterte-Carpio | Evening wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Kris Aquino hits fake news, trolls of mom Cory’s legacy

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:47 PM

‘The truth will stand strong through the test of history,’ Kris says

Roque: 1986 EDSA Revolution not 'fake news'

Feb 26, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'It was the first bloodless people power revolution in the whole entire planet Earth, and it remains significant,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, after an online poll by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

32nd People Power Revolution Anniversary at People Power Monument on February 35 2018. Photo by Maria Tan /Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

REMEMBERING EDSA. People gather to celebrate the 32nd since the People Power Revolution at the People Power Monument on February 25, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[OPINION] Did EDSA fail us?

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:16 AM

When this regime threatens press freedom, imprisons its critics, and arbitrarily kills its citizens, then it fails us and EDSA. It reverses all the steps we have taken towards democracy and progress.

#EDSA32: Filipinos remember a revolution that toppled a dictator

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:43 AM

32 years later, what are the lessons of the People Power revolution?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pakinggan ang multo ng EDSA

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Ngayong ika-32 anibersaryo ng EDSA, angkop ang sinabi ni Milan Kundera: 'The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting'

IN PHOTOS: Anti-Duterte groups remember #EDSA32, warn against current policies

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Tindig Pilipinas, a 'coalition of coalition' that's decidedly anti-Duterte, draws comparisons between the current president and the dictator Marcos

Tindig Pilipinas rally commemorating the 32nd EDSA People Power Revolt on February 25, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Filipinos facing threat 'worse than Martial Law'

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:25 PM

'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA 32. Activist nun Sister Mary John Mananzan speaks at a rally at the People Power Monument to mark the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities perform during EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Color It Red, Inang Laya are among those who came to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution

Color It Red, Inang Laya and Lea Navarro perform on stage. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo calls for vigilance vs abuses on EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2018 - 7:05 PM

'[H]indi tayo dapat magpabaya na manumbalik muli ang kadiliman na pinagdaanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo attended a Mass held at the St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Church in Naga City on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from OVP

Remembering Corazon Aquino, the artist

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Rappler speaks to Jeffrey Consumo – former President Cory Aquino's art teacher from 1996 to 1998

Bishops call for vigilance amid 'creeping dictatorship'

Feb 25, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'We must guard our democracy,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

WALK FOR LIFE. More or less 2,000 Catholics troop to the Quirino Grandstand on February 24, 2018, for the Walk for Life to oppose drug war killings, the death penalty, and other measures tagged as anti-life. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

In Bacolod, media oppression, Cha-Cha hit on People Power anniv

Feb 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The protesters stress the critical role of the media in the historic 1986 event

NEVER AGAIN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines national director Nonoy Espina calls on the public to stand with the press during the 32nd commemoration of Edsa People Power revolution in Bacolod City, Saturday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

[OPINION] EDSA and history lessons for today

Feb 25, 2018 - 8:26 AM

'The susceptibility of the youth to seek 'alternative facts' and feign a sense of nostalgia for the golden days of Martial Law is a collective failure of our political, social, and pedagogical institutions'

IN PHOTOS: Protesters mark 32nd anniversary of People Power

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Various sectors call on Filipinos to 'fight tyranny and dictatorship' and oppose moves to change the Constitution

'RESIST TYRANNY'. Various sectors protested at the People Power Monument on February 24, 2018, to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Duterte calls for unity, solidarity on EDSA anniversary

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:44 PM

(UPDATED) For the second year in a row, however, President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the annual commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution

EDSA PEOPLE POWER. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018. King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Parts of EDSA closed on February 25 People Power Anniversary

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The MMDA says the northbound section of EDSA from Ortigas Avenue to Boni Serrano Avenue will be partially closed from 12 am to 6 am on Sunday, February 25

EDSA. Protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016. Rappler File Photo

Robredo wants Pinoys to wear white, remember lessons from EDSA

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:28 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the public to attend various events organized to commemorate the bloodless revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. Vice President Leni Robredo talks about the political awakening that led to the end of Martial Law to students of the Ateneo Grade School on February 14, 2018. Photo by OVP

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

EDSA 3? Alejano says Duterte critics tap legal processes

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

'We're not [taking] the law into our own hands,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, who was once part of two failed coups d'état

NO COUPS. Gary Alejano, a former soldier and mutineer, says the opposition resorts to legal remedies and not coups. Photo by Rappler

C5 South Link project to cause heavy traffic in Parañaque late 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Around 45,000 vehicles are expected to benefit from the 7.7-kilometer C5 South Link project, decongesting EDSA when it starts commercial operations in 2019

DECONGESTION. Arlette Capistrano of the Metro Pacific Tollways said that the C5 South Link Expressway is expected to decongest 45,000 vehicles regularly playing the service road that goes to C5. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler