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Duterte orders review of UP-Ayala technohub deal

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who recommended the review, says President Rodrigo Duterte wants the contract carefully studied

UP FOR REVIEW. The Ayala group faces another possible legal battle after Malacañang says it will review its lease contract from the UP-Ayala Land Technohub site. Photo from WikiCommons

Malacañang’s rants send Ayala Land shares falling by 7%

Jan 20, 2020 - 7:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Ayala group faces more contract reviews by the Duterte administration, leading jittery investors to dump stocks on Monday, January 20

Mandaluyong court issues 72-hour TRO vs motorcycle taxi rider cap

Jan 06, 2020 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) Angkas biker Rommel Villanueva, one of the petitioners, says this decision is proof justice is on their side

INITIAL VICTORY. The 72-hour temporary restraining order against the cap on Angkas bikers is seen as an initial victory for those who have been rendered jobless. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Displaced Angkas bikers may return to unregulated ‘habal-habal’

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:48 PM

‘We came from doing illegal work. So when we found a company that showed concern for us, that loved us, that considered us partners, did you expect us to leave that kind of company?’

Motorcycle taxi riding members of Angkas start to mass up at the Edsa Whiteplains avenue in Quezon City in preparation for a protest ride around the metro. They are protesting the governments directive to cut some 17,000 members from its roster to in a bid to limit the number of angkas and make way for new players in the motorcycle taxi ventures. December 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon

LTFRB threatens to revoke permits of overcharging ride-hailing firms

Dec 18, 2019 - 3:10 PM

As the number of complaints soar, the LTFRB reminds transport network companies of their mandates

NOT ENOUGH UNITS? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board received complaints from ride-hailing app users regarding the lack of transport network vehicle service units and fare hikes. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Inter-agency body wants expanded Angkas pilot run to include new players

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Based on the recommendation of the technical working group, the pilot run – which is supposed to end on December 26 – will last until June 26, 2020

ANOTHER 6 MONTHS. Angkas may be allowed to operate for another 6 months, potentially along with 6 new players in the motorcycle ride-hailing market. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

LTFRB favors extension of Angkas pilot run to accommodate new players

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:12 PM

The proposals of 6 new motorcycle ride-hailing firms are currently being evaluated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

NEW PLAYERS? While the DOTr only allowed Angkas to operate as a motorcycle taxi provider on pilot operations, the extension of the pilot run may mean the inclusion of more players. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

As land use act stalls, Duterte to issue executive order instead

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte again pushes for a national land use law during a December 2 Cabinet meeting where he is shown the National Economic and Development Authority's draft bill

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 44th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LTO suspends bus trips as Typhoon Tisoy threatens Bicol

Nov 30, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The Land Transportation Office and those deputized by the agency are ordered to apprehend bus drivers who will defy the temporary suspension of trips to the Bicol Region

SUSPENDED. The Land Transportation Office suspends bus trips to Bicol. File photo from LTO Bicol

Supreme Court nullifies prime ancestral land titles of Piraso, Abanag heirs in Baguio

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The claims have included the Casa Vallejo property along Upper Session Road, the Pacdal Circle, Wright Park, and the city government’s titled property in Barangay Lualhati

OLD Casa Vallejo from the collection of Jack Cariño; Supreme Court photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] 75 years after MacArthur's return, WW2 combatants face common threat

Nov 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Why were the US and Japan forces in the Philippines for joint 'warrior' exercises? Because China desires regional and global domination, and the Philippines is standing in its way.

DOTr suspends LTO official in Bicol over corruption charges

Oct 23, 2019 - 6:57 PM

LTO Bicol chief for operations Mar Jose Magistrado has been placed under preventive suspension as the agency investigates the corruption allegations against him

SUSPENDED. LTO Bicol operations chief Mar Jose Magistrado has been suspended for 90 days as the transportation department investigations corruption charges against him. Photo from the LTO Bicol Facebook page

TNVS franchise applicants can now book appointments online

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:32 AM

The online appointment scheduling system aims to make TNVS franchise applications accessible, easier, and more convenient

ONLINE SCHEDULING. TNVS franchise applicants may now books their appointments online, as a way to speed up the application process. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB issues 855 special permits to buses for Undas 2019

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The permits will be valid from October 30 to November 3, to help provide ample transportation for those observing All Saints' Day in their provinces

PROVINCIAL BUSES. Passengers queue for seats for Holy Week. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

A new dream for all-female spacewalk duo: To walk on Moon

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:37 AM

NASA is seeking to return to the Moon by 2024. And the space agency promises when two astronauts will stride its surface, the first time humanity has done so since 1972, and at least one of them will be a woman

This undated combination photo obtained from NASA shows astronauts Christina Koch (L) and Jessica Meir. After an infamous spacesuit flub earlier this year that resulted in accusations of sexism, NASA now plans to carry out the first all-female spacewalk this week, it said on October 15, 2019. Koch and Meir will venture outside the International Space Station either October 17 or October 18 to replace a power controller unit that failed over the weekend. HO / NASA / AFP

Random drug tests for PUV drivers ahead of Undas 2019

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The Land Transportation Office also intensifies roadworthiness and terminal inspections in preparation for Undas

PREPARATIONS. The Land Transportation Office started preparations for Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Undas on Monday, October 21, through intensified roadworthiness inspections and road safety seminars. Photo from DOTr Facebook page

LTO, PNP nab 12 fixers in Quezon City

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:08 PM

The 12 fixers face charges for violating the Anti-Red Tape law and the Quezon City Anti-Fixing Ordinance, among others

NABBED. The Land Transportation Office, in coordination with the Philippine National Police, has apprehended 12 fixers in Quezon City.

Duterte on 75th anniversary of Leyte landing: Filipinos still at war vs illegal drugs

Oct 20, 2019 - 6:18 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte connects the events of the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese occupation to the need to be free from social ills like illegal drugs

VETS. World War II Veterans listen to speeches made on the 75th anniversary of the landing in Leyte Gulf. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Japan 75 years after Leyte landing: ‘Avoid war, value peace’



Oct 20, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Japan attends the 75th anniversary of the event that led to the end of their occupation of the Philippines during World War II

VETERANS. Filipino veterans attend the 75th anniversary of MacArthur landing on the Leyte gulf. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

LTFRB to demand bus companies to assist LRT2 passengers

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Of the 109 city buses which committed to the augmentation initiative, only 69 have been fielded as of October 9

MORE BUSES NEEDED. Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Sarmiento urged bus companies to do their part in augmenting the demand for alternative modes of transport to the LRT2, saying it is their duty to serve the public. Photo from MMDA

Grab crash victim: I have not received any financial aid

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Grab denies this allegation, showing a check for around P166,000, which it issued and was received by the victim's uncle

Karen Greneta, road crash victim at the senate hearing on the Philippine Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and Families bill. October 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Libreng Sakay' cushions transport strike’s impact

Oct 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Piston says that Metro Manila, along with other areas in the country, were 95% paralyzed by the strike

EFFECTIVE? Various local government units deployed Libreng Sakay buses in view of the nationwide transport strike, but a number of commuters still remained stranded. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

LTFRB threatens to suspend, cancel franchises of operators who joined strike

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The PUV modernization program will continue despite the transport strike, says Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III

SUCCESS? Transport group Piston claimed that the nationwide transport strike held on Monday, September 30, was a success, but LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said that reported aggressive protests mired the high participation numbers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Landbank loans to agriculture sector hit P238 billion as of July 2019

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Total loans grow by 8% in July, as Landbank expands direct credit to small farmers and fishers


SC rules against Manila gov't in expropriation case

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:14 PM

The SC says that while housing is 'one of the most serious social problems” that the Manila city government needs to address, LGUs don’t have 'unbridled authority' to exercise its power to solve this problem

COURT OF LAST RESORT. The Supreme Court in Padre Faure, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Villar urges Landbank to ease loan process for sugar farmers

Aug 15, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate committee on agriculture, says Landbank was taking too long to process farmers' loan applications

MIFFED. Senator Cynthia Villar grills the Land Bank of the Philippines officials at the Senate hearing on the implementation of the sugar cane industry development law. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LTO to refund RFID fees starting August 15

Aug 10, 2019 - 4:21 PM

The refund applies to those who paid when they registered their vehicles from August 1, 2009 to January 15, 2010

Hordes of Earth's toughest creatures may now be living on Moon

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:37 AM

These terrifying-sounding beings aren't aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive following a crash landing on the lunar surface by Israel's Beresheet probe in April

TOUGH ONES. A 3-D rendered realistic illustration of a tardigrade. By 3Dstock/Shutterstock

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Landbank

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Duterte threatens to shut down the government bank in his 4th SONA, saying it's acting more like a commercial bank instead of focusing on farmers and fishermen

LTFRB reshuffles cashiers, removes guards after arrest of alleged fixer

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:40 PM

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III also issues a memorandum asking all regional directors to undergo a 'voluntary lifestyle check'

ANTI-CORRUPTION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III issues an anti-corruption directive after the arrest of an alleged fixer. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Jeepney drivers to receive P20,500 Pantawid Pasada fuel subsidy

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Only drivers who claimed the subsidy in 2018 will qualify to receive the subsidy this year

FUEL SUBSIDY. Jeepney drivers are to get P20.5k in fuel subsidies this year. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

The Estate Makati: an ultra-luxury development above the rest

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Why The Estate Makati stands out from other luxury properties

Landbank turns over 354,783 hectares of land to DAR

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Land Bank of the Philippines, which President Rodrigo Duterte criticized in his 4th State of the Nation Address, says this turnover happened in May 2019

Passage of land use act will earn ire of local governments, Cynthia Villar says

Jul 25, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Deciding how to utilize land should be determined by LGUS, according to the senator, whose committee in the past Congress failed to pass the measure

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Senator Cynthia Villar, and businessman Manuel Villar Jr. at the sidelines of the unveiling of the marker for the Mella Hotel Las Piñas located at the C5 Extension in Barangay Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas City on December 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Former NASA flight director Chris Kraft dies at 95

Jul 25, 2019 - 12:29 AM

'Chris was one of the core team members that helped our nation put humans in space and on the Moon, and his legacy is immeasurable,' says NASA chief Jim Bridenstine

PIONEER. This file photo shows a portrait of Christopher Kraft taken in 1979. File photo from Wikipedia

Landbank to submit plans for farmers after Duterte threat

Jul 23, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The Land Bank of the Philippines says it is committed to helping farmers and fishermen, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to have it abolished

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

Duterte threatens to abolish Landbank

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:45 PM

'What the heck is wrong with you? You are supposed to finance agricultural enterprises and endeavors,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells the Land Bank of the Philippines

3rd time's the charm? Duterte again pushes for Nat'l Land Use Act

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to pass a national land use law by the end of 2019

Houses in the upland village of Brgy. Amguid in Ilocos Sur gradually rocked and cracked by continuous downpour during the month long monsoon rains last August. According to a geologist, ground subsidence and rainfall induced landslides caused the destruction.  The risk area totaled to 75 hectares and will now only be used for agriculture. Zone 1 and 2 of Brgy. Amguid are now declared geological hazard and no longer inhabitable. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

SC stops Quezon City from auctioning off U.P. Technohub

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Supreme Court rules that the University of the Philippines cannot be made to pay taxes for the Technohub property. This exemption does not cover assets acquired under the UP-Ayala Land contract.

NO SALE. Supreme Court rules the University of the Philippines is exempt from real property taxes. Photo from WikiCommons

'Stronger than ever:' India set for fresh Moon launch attempt

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The South Asian nation is bidding to become just the 4th nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon

Space crew to blast off for ISS on moon landing anniversary

Jul 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The July 20 blast off comes on the same date that NASA's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, marking a defining moment in the so-called 'space race' with the Soviet Union

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

Jeepney drivers protest PUV modernization anew

Jul 15, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Senator Grace Poe asks the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board not to 'brush aside transparency and due process' for drivers in implementing the modernization program

STRIKE. Jeepney drivers on strike staged a protest in front of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on July 15, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

LTFRB urges ACTO to cancel July 15 transport strike

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations is set to hold a transport strike on Monday, July 15

AUTOMATED. The transportation department is going to modernize the way PUVs operate through an automated fare collection system. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

NBI investigating DAR chief Castriciones for alleged P5M land payoff

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Castriciones strongly denies the allegations, and says cases over the issue have been filed against the complainant herself

DAR SECRETARY. President Rodrigo Duterte and Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones at the ceremonial distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries of Maguindanao at the Buluan Municipal Gymnasium on February 11, 2019. Presidential photo

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Hawaii

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Air Canada flight AC33 from Vancouver to Sydney hit trouble around two hours beyond Hawaii and diverted back to the US island chain's capital Honolulu, says a company statement

EMERGENCY LANDING. File photo of an Air Canada Boeing 700-200. Shutterstock

Hard soil, big jumps and epiphanies: What it's like on the Moon

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Here are impressions of some of American men who walked on the Moon, collected from a series of oral history interviews by NASA

Poe to LTFRB: Consider lifting deactivation of hatchback drivers

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:28 PM

'Matagal na nating kinilala ang kakayanan ng industriyang ito na tugunan ang kakulangan ng maayos na transportasyon sa Kalakhang Maynila. Bakit natin kailangang pahirapan ang lahat?' says Senator Grace Poe

DRIVERS. Deactivated Transport Network vehicle Service (TNVS) operators and drivers from Grab along with Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection announced in a press conference in Quezon City on July 4, 2019, its plan to file a class suit against the LTFRB and a Mandamus Writ to implement its own Memorandum Circular 2018-005 which allows hatchback vehicles to operate as TNVS. File photo by Jire Careeon/Rappler

New law requires free Wi-Fi, free access to clean restrooms in transport terminals

Jun 19, 2019 - 2:48 PM

The measure also orders all land transportation terminals and stations to provide lactation areas and spaces for diaper-changing

Passengers who are going home on their provinces for Holy Week flock the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Quezon City on April 13, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Israeli court approves Jerusalem church land sale to settler group

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Israel's top court approves sale of properties by the Greek Orthodox Church to a Jewish pro-settlement organization in mainly Palestinian areas of annexed east Jerusalem

A member of Israeli security forces stands guard as a group of Jewish orthodox students wearing shirts bearing the Star of David tour the old city of Jerusalem on June 2, 2019 as Israelis mark Jerusalem Day. Jerusalem Day commemorates Israel's capture of the holy city's mainly Palestinian eastern sector in the 1967 Six-Day War. MENAHEM KAHANA / afp