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Parents charged for kids' death in motorcycle crash

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:44 PM

The police chief of Batac City in Ilocos Norte says a case is being filed against the parents of one of the two kids as they knowingly let the minors use the motorcycle

Cagayan de Oro police chief dies after training accident

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:53 PM

A police spokesperson confirms the death of Police Colonel Nelson Aganon. He was 46 years old.

Angeles City cops gun down 3 motorcycle-riding men

Apr 21, 2019 - 3:16 PM

A 4th still-unidentified suspect is able to flee on foot

PODCAST: Ang doble-plaka law bilang panakip-butas sa mga patayan

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Sapat bang solusyon ang Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act sa napakaraming patayan sa ilalim ng administrasyong Duterte?

Changes in 'doble plaka' law may be done through IRR, amendment – Panelo

Apr 08, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Why did the President sign the controversial law only to ask for its suspension? Malacañang says he may not have known about concerns of motorcycle riders' at the time.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a bow before the attendees at the 25th National Federation of the Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines Annual National Convention at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City on April 6, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Gordon to explain 'doble plaka' law to Duterte

Apr 07, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Ipinagtatanggol ko lang ang mga taong pinapatay ng mga riding-in-tandem assassins,' says Senator Richard Gordon, author of the 'doble plaka' law

Thousands of riders from various motorcycle group join the Unity Ride as they call against the use of double plate. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte wants suspension of law ordering two license plates on motorcycles

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:35 PM

(UPDATED) The President also says he will negotiate for a lower fine for violations of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law

PROTEST VS DOBLE PLAKA. Thousands of riders from various motorcycle group join the Unity Ride as they call against the use of double plate. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[Right of Way] Visibility is everything: Motorcycle tail lights aren't optional

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Motorcycle crashes can be avoided if only visibility measures were strictly adhered to

Doble plaka law: Duterte's band-aid to stop killings

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:49 PM

The Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act aims to take criminals on motorbikes off the road. Some motorcycle riders want to have the law declared unconstitutional.

UNITY. Different motorcycle groups ride in protest along Commonwealth Ave. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler.

Ifugao cop dies in motorcycle crash

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Patrolman Jose Nipahoy Heppog dies after crashing into a tricycle. His passenger, Jesslee Pugong Tuguinay, meanwhile suffers head injuries.

Police endorse 'doble plaka' anew after EDSA-Connecticut shooting

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Metro Manila Eastern Police District chief Christopher Tambungan endorses the use of two bigger plates for motorcycles

PROTEST. Thousands of riders from various motorcycle groups joined the Unity Ride on March 24 as they call against the use of double plate. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LTO to impose additional 'minimal fees' for new motorcycle plates

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:44 PM

'Isa sa tatalakayin ng TWG is to arrive at a reasonable costs na sisingilin sa rehistro. Hindi pa namin nakikita kung magkano, but definitely hindi ito sobrang laki,' says Land Transportation Office chief Edgar Galvante

SUGGESTED DESIGN. Land Transportation Office chief Edgar Galvante discusses the possible design for the new motorcycle license plates. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Albayalde: 'Doble plaka' needed, 'not discriminatory'

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:15 AM

A rider himself, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says 'doble plaka' is 'part of peace and security of the whole nation.'

RIDER CHIEF. Top cop Oscar Albayalde leads the motorcade which concluded the launch of Oplan Clean Rider in Metro Manila in August 2018. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

10,000 motorcycle riders stage EDSA protest vs bigger plates

Mar 24, 2019 - 1:09 PM

'We are not criminals,' say protesters, as they hold a 'Unity Ride' against the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act

'UNITY RIDE.' Thousands of riders from various motorcycle group join the Unity Ride as they call against the use of bigger plates. Photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

New law requires readable, color-coded number plates for motorcycles

Mar 14, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The new number plates, to be issued by LTO, is meant to prevent crimes committed with the use of motorcycles

House approves bill legalizing Angkas, motorcycle taxis

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The bill's approval comes more than a month after ride-hailing app Angkas was barred from operating in the country

LEGAL SOON? Angkas riders join a massive Unity Ride on December 16, 2018 to protest the shut down of their operations permanently. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOTr needs more time to review Angkas safety, legal issues

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The Department of Transportation says it cannot just issue a department order allowing Angkas and habal-habal operations, as pushed by some lawmakers

PROTEST. An Angkas driver displays a placard on his motorcycle that reads 'Manggagawa Kami! Hindi Kriminal! Stop Ride Discrimination' during a protest against LTFRB crackdown on December 16, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA eyes motorcycle-only lane along EDSA

Jan 31, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says a new lane can be created just for motorcycles if the existing lanes become 'slimmer'

ADDITIONAL LANE. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority seeks to decrease the width of EDSA lanes up to 3 meters. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Angkas launches “Angkas Buhay,” the first motorcycle ambulance in PH

Nov 30, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The groundbreaking in-app feature is expected to go live in 2019

Abra police apprehend 3 motorcycle riders hiding guns

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Bonifacio Abuan Elvena and Jomel Barbieto Molina are detained after failing to present documents to possess and carry firearms. Meanwhile, Arjay Pagaduan Soria is arrested after firing upon a police officer at a checkpoint.

Court of Appeals: Motorcycles with sidecars banned on expressways

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The CA's Special 12th Division junks the petition filed by Motorbelle Corporation and its officers

NLEX. A portion of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) near Balintawak cloverleaf in Quezon City. Photo from Patrickroque01 at English Wikipedia

IN PHOTOS: PNP spends P2.1B for guns, motorcycles

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Here's what billions-worth of motorcycles and guns look like

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NO TO WAR. An Indian student wearing a mask poses with her hands painted with a slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Right to ride: Over 2,000 riders join ‘Unity Ride’ to call for motorcycle taxi regulation

Aug 11, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Motorcycle groups are protesting against ‘unfair’ policies by the government

Support the right to ride, join unity ride against unfair motorcycle policies

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The unity ride will assemble at CP Garcia cor UP Ave on August 9, 8 am

[OPINION] The Philippines' scourge of killers on motorbikes

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The riding-in-tandem attacks underscore the extent to which rule of law has been diminished by President Rodrigo Duterte's incitement of killings of drug suspects

Batangas election officer killed by riding-in-tandem gunmen

Jun 12, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Noel Alvarez Miralles, 53, is attacked while waiting for a ride home in front of Citimart in Bauan town

ELECTION OFFICER. Noel Miralles, an officer of the Commission on Elections in Batangas, is killed in front of a supermarket in Bauan town on June 11, 2018. Photo from the Facebook page of Noel Miralles

Journalist shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Davao del Norte town

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Fellow journalists in Davao del Norte mourn and condemn the killing of newspaper publisher Dennis Denora

House panel asks DOTr to allow motorcycles for hire

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Lawmakers and advocacy groups say doing so would ease the burden of commuters and help improve traffic

RIDE-HAILING SERVICES. House committee on Metro Manila Development urges the Department of Transportation to allow motorcycles to provide ride-hailing services. Photo from the House of Representatives

Priest shot by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Calamba

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Reverend Rey Urmeneta is in stable condition, police say

Davao Region police blame NPA for unsolved riding-in-tandem killings

Jun 05, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Chief Superintendent Joel Orduña, Police Regional Office 11 officer-in-charge, gives the explanation as Davao Region is deemed as the worst in solving randem-in-tandem slays

NPA. Members of the New People's Army in Maco, Compostela Valley. September 15, 2017. File photo by Mick Basa

Davao Region worst at solving riding-in-tandem shootings – PNP data

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Out of 74 riding-in-tandem killings in a period of over 7 months, only 6 have been solved or cleared in the Davao Region

RIDING-IN-TANDEM. Davao Region registers a low crime solution efficiency of 8.11%. Davao Map photo from Shutterstock; Motorcycle riders file photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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PNP eyes stickers as solution to riding-in-tandem shootings

Jun 04, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The Philippine National Police wants local government units to require the use of designated stickers on motorcycles

THE SOLUTION? PNP plans on using stickers to end riding-in-tandem shootings across the Philippines.

PNP: 4 riding-in-tandem kills a day already 'low' number

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says riding-in-tandem killings have 'gone down drastically' since October 2017

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde during a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4 killed a day by riding-in-tandem gunmen in the Philippines

Jun 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

From October 2017 to May 2018, the Philippine National Police counts 880 killings carried out by motorcycle-riding shooters

FEAR CLIMATE. The shooting of a husband and wife by unidentified gunmen riding in tandem in Calbayog City, Samar has shaken the city. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Mr International Neil Perez rushed to hospital after motorcycle accident

Jun 01, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Jonas Gaffud, Neil's manager, says the policeman, model, and titleholder is doing fine but under observation after the mishap

[Right of Way] On the road with GakiMoto

May 31, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and motovlogger GakiMoto talk about the challenges – and joys – of riding a motorcycle in Metro Manila

LOOK: Customs destroys smuggled motorcycles, vehicles

May 30, 2018 - 9:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte witnesses the destruction of the smuggled motorcycles and vehicles at the Port Area in Manila

A backhoe runs over the cars which were part of the 122 smuggled vehicles destroyed during the public condemnation led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port Area in Manila on May 30, 2018. Malacañang Photo

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'Hindi kami kriminal': Motorcyclists hold unity ride vs 'unfair' policies

May 27, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Motorcycle riders deliver a letter to Malacañang, seeking a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss their issues

Photo from Darren Langit/Rappler

Transport advocates call for crackdown on habal-habal rides

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Newly formed group Transport Watch says habal-habal rides or motorcycles for hire are usually booked through Facebook

WATCH. Transport advocates launch "Transport Watch" which aims to tackle issues and push for policies for better public transportation options. Photo courtesy of Transport Watch

House bill sets larger license plates to curb motorcycle crimes

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The bill will require motorcycle riders to have license plates that are readable from at least 12 meters away

BIGGER PLATES. House joint panel approves bill requiring motorcycles to have bigger license plates.

New Yamaha motorcycle can be summoned with a wave

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Yamaha's concept bike showcased at CES, the Motoroid, boasts autonomous features such as self-balancing, rider recognition, and running without a rider

DRIVERLESS BIKE. The Yamaha Motoroid, an autonomous concept motorcycle is displayed at the Yamaha booth during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David BeckerAFP


10 commandments every rider should live by

Dec 12, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Riding is not just about being fast and furious. Here’s a guide on how real riders outride challenges on the road

Habal-habal: Understanding the true cost of a cheap ride

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The growing prominence of ride-sharing apps like Angkas has mainstreamed the operation of habal-habals in cities. But are habal-habals safe?

Waze officially adds support for motorcycles

Nov 30, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The addition comes as Waze believes that drive times, routes and roads vary between full-sized automobiles and motorcycles

Image from Waze

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Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Minor dies after crashing motorcycle into truck in Muntinlupa

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:18 PM

The police initially arrest the truck driver, but do not detain him for now – because the teenager's family has not filed any charges