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Rain or Shine bests debuting Erram, NLEX

Jan 18, 2019 - 9:35 PM

James Yap delivers a vintage performance as Rain or Shine rains on Poy Erram's welcome parade at NLEX

Photo from PBA Images

DOJ denies Rappler Holdings and Maria Ressa appeal over tax charges | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2019 - 9:51 PM

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Congress ends deadlock on Road Board abolition

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The House approves the amended Road Board abolition bill on second reading

COMPROMISE. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri meet on January 15, 2019 to discuss the Road Board abolition. Photo from Zubiri

Andaya, Zubiri to settle issues over Road Board abolition on January 15

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:35 PM

One major issue that the House and Senate majority leaders need to address is whether or not a bicam has to be convened for the Road Board abolition bill

ROAD BOARD TALKS. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr holds a press conference on January 14, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Delayed 2019 budget stalls Batangas road project

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu calls on Congress to immediately pass the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019

BUDGET ISSUE. Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu hopes the 2019 budget will be passed soon. Photo from Abu's Facebook page

Not chasing Jawo, Asi Taulava might play last PBA season

Jan 10, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Seeing action in his 20th season, the NLEX veteran says he just wants to enjoy the ride

Asi Taulava. Photo from PBA Images

Suspect in Cotabato City bombing surrenders | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:43 PM

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Duterte wants road user's tax revenues for Manila Bay cleanup, hospitals

Jan 08, 2019 - 5:03 PM

But since the law states that road user's tax proceeds can only be used for road maintenance projects, President Duterte will wait for the Road Board's abolition before asking Congress to allow such use of the funds

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 33rd Cabinet Meeting held at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Alyssa Valdez is NLEX muse at 2019 PBA Opening

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez continues to support the NLEX Road Warriors as the team's muse at the 2019 PBA opening

PHENOM. NLEX chooses Alyssa Valdez to be their muse as she embodies the same values as the team in volleyball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

5 killed in Batangas road crash

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Two of the fatalities in the San Juan collision are minors

COLLISION. The crash happens in Barangay Laiya-Aplaya in the town of San Juan, Batangas, on January 4, 2019. Photo by Ylou Dagos/Rappler

LOOK: Laoag City Bypass Road now open

Dec 29, 2018 - 5:31 PM

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar says the new road is expected to cut travel time going north

OPEN. The newly opened Laoag City Bypass Road is expected to ease traffic in the city proper . All photos from the Department of Public Works and Highways

LOOK: Heavy rains damage road in Albay

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:38 PM

A highway in Jovellar town in Albay is damaged due to the continuous rains

It's official: NLEX gets Erram in 3-team trade involving Desiderio, Tratter

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Road Warriors get a quality big man who is a consistent double-double machine and a proven two-way player

NEW TEAMS. Paul Desiderio (left) and Abu Tratter (right) have been shipped from NLEX to Blackwater for Poy Erram. Photos from PBA Images


Zubiri urges Andaya to just reconvene bicam on Road Board abolition

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

If the House agrees, the bicameral conference committee can be reconvened as early as January 14, when Congress resumes session

Finance committee chair Sen. Loren Legarda, together with Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, scrutinize Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) proposed 2019 budget which was presented by MMDA Chair Danilo Lim in a hearing Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Joseph Vidal/PRIB)

House caves in, vows to pass 'better' Road Board abolition bill

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:32 PM

(UPDATED) After hearing from President Rodrigo Duterte himself, the House promises to approve the Road Board's abolition 'without delay' – but they want a 'better' version

House majority leader Rolando Andaya at the House of Representatives on December, 11, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

[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?

Lawmakers, engineers request P5B in road users’ tax funds

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:30 AM

House Majority Leader Andaya Jr's list shows the requests of legislators and engineers approved by the graft-riddled Road Board, but the funds have not been released to them

CAMPAIGN FUNDS? House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno is reserving Road Board funds for administration candidates in 2019.

Duterte warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Road Board not abolished

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:31 PM

'I agree with the others and the senators that it is time to abolish it and return that function to the Department of Public Works and Highways,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Cabinet Member's Christmas Party at the Malacañan Palace on December 14, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Arroyo signature in Road Board abolition bill 'ministerial' – Malacañang

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte may sign the bill into law even without House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's signature, says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

ALLIES. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo meets with President Rordrigo Duterte in Malacañang on October 9, 2018. File photo from Arroyo's office

Diokno: Lawmakers eyeing road users' tax for campaign

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno fires back at members of the House of Representatives accusing him of corruption

NOT RELEASING. In an economic briefing at Malacanang, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says they will not release the road users' tax unless the Road Board is not abolished. RTVM Screenshot

Panelo: Duterte told Diokno to skip House hearing | Evening wRap

Dec 18, 2018 - 9:17 PM

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House won’t abolish graft-ridden Road Board, says Andaya

Dec 18, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Senators are urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign into law the bill that would scrap the graft-ridden agency that oversees the funds from the road users' tax

NO ABOLITION. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says the plenary already withdraw its support to the bill abolishing the Road Board. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Diokno reserving road tax funds for admin allies? 'Nonsense,' says Panelo

Dec 18, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Malacañang maintains that President Rodrigo Duterte still wants the Road Board abolished

SALVADOR PANELO. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo during a press conference on December 3, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Desiderio raring to play amid trade rumors: 'Kahit saan mapunta'

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:52 PM

Whether or not Paul Desiderio stays with NLEX, the former UP star is all set to bring that fighting heart to the pros

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Senate urges Malacañang to stop release of funds from road user’s tax

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The passage of the resolution comes amid an apparent deadlock between the Senate and the House of Representatives, after the latter rescinded its approval of the bill seeking to abolish the Road Board

INTERVENTION. Senate leaders are waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte to tell the House majority to support the abolition of the 'corrupt' Road Board. Photos of Senators Vicente Sotto III (left) and Franklin Drilon (right) by Angie de Silva/Rappler, Duterte photo from Malacanang, background image from Shutterstock

NLEX gets No. 4 pick, trades Mallari, Marcelo to Phoenix

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas gets his wish of acquiring a point guard and a big man

NEW SQUAD. Alex Mallari will play in his fifth PBA team after 6 years in the league. Photo from PBA Images


FALSE: Photos of Chinese-funded road built under Duterte's flagship infrastructure program

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

No, these are not photos of Chinese-funded road built under President Rodrigo Duterte's flagship infrastructure program

Road traffic deaths swell to 1.35M each year – WHO

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Boracay main road rehab 97% complete

Dec 03, 2018 - 10:41 PM

The DPWH says Boracay's main road, a 4.1-km stretch, is nearly complete but the rest of the 20-km circumferential road will take another year

ROAD TO RECOVERY. Boracay may be open, but the rehab continues. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

[Right of Way] The future of cities: How do you solve a problem like Manila?

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Urban and transport planners weigh in on solutions for a metropolis suffering from overdevelopment

DOCUMENT: Philippines, China deal on Belt and Road Initiative

Nov 26, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The agreement states that Belt and Road Initiative projects must have the 'strictest respect for national laws' and that there should be 'complete transparency'

Miracle baby survives unhurt after going under moving train

Nov 23, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Baby girl in India falls onto railways tracks moments before a train passes, but miraculously escapes without an injury

This screengrab taken from a video shot on November 20, 2018 and provided by NNIS shows a baby girl next to train tracks at the train station in Mathura in India's Uttar Pradesh state. An Indian baby who was dropped onto railway tracks moments before a train barrelled through the station has escaped unscathed. NNIS / AFP

Hit-and-run driver kills teen in Benguet

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Police have asked the public to help them track down the jeepney driver behind the incident

GONE TOO SOON. Grade 10 student Jordan King Barlaan Peralta. Photo from the Facebook page of Jordan King Barlaan Peralta

Victory bus offers financial help to road crash victims’ relatives

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The financial assistance will cover medical and burial expenses, plus P180,000 cash

DEADLY COLLISION. A motorcycle, tricycle, and bus collide in Sta Cruz, Zambales, on November 17, 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

FAST FACTS: China's Belt and Road Initiative

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:23 PM

(UPDATED) China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative is a revival of the ancient silk road trading route that would link Asian markets with economic circles in Europe

CHINA'S LEADER. Chinese President Xi Jinping walks past honor guards along with Philipine military chief Carlito Galvez (R) shortly after arriving at Manila international airport on November 20, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

3 dead, 5 injured in Zambales road crash

Nov 18, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Most of the casualties are minors

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Poe's father-in-law injured as car falls off Greenhills parking building

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her father-in-law Teodoro Llamanzares 'has a few fractured ribs and bruises.' No one else is hurt in the incident.

CRASH. The damaged vehicle is shown flipped after it fell from the 3rd story of the Greenhills Promenade car park. Photo from the Philippine National Police

[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: Sign blindness

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM

With the prevalence of ads masquerading as road signs, Metro Manila's shopping malls have become key landmarks in a metropolis that has no defined center

Angeles City road rage suspect a businessman-singer, not lawmaker

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The suspect is arrested at a bar in Tarlac City. Earlier, Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II denied any involvement in the incident.

6 dead, including 3 kids, in Davao del Sur road crash

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) A passenger bus slams into a tricycle in Digos City, killing the trike driver, his wife, 3 children, and father-in-law

DEADLY ROAD MISHAP. The Mindanao Star bus that figured in a road mishap that killed all passengers of a tricycle in Digos City on November 14, 2018. Photo by Bien Abanos

Pampanga congressman denies involvement in road rage incident

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo Lazatin II says the protocol license plate used by the man in the video was issued during the previous 16th Congress, when he was not a congressman yet

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

[Right of Way] Solving the traffic problem in one easy step

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

Yeng Guiao: 'Major revamp' coming for NLEX

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:06 PM

NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao targets 'quality' big men to reinforce the squad for the 2019 season

'EMBARRASSING'. Yeng Guiao thinks that NLEX closed out the 2018 PBA season in very embarrassing effort. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra cruises past NLEX for semis berth

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel sets up a semis clash with the Magnolia Hotshots in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals

BLOW OUT. Japeth Aguilar leads Barangay Ginebra to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals. Photo courtesy of the PBA media group

Tiu notches new career-high to lift import-less Rain or Shine over NLEX

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The 33-year-old gives it his all in what could be his last game in the PBA

Quezon City, Pasig road reblocking and repair: November 2-5

Nov 02, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Expect traffic slowdown in these 5 areas over the weekend

Undas travel tips for drivers and commuters

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Here are some reminders and the government hot lines

LONG WAIT. Line for a bus ride to Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija at Five Star has reached Montreal Street in Quezon City on October 31, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Roads closed due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Many roads and bridges are closed to traffic, especially in Mountain Province and Benguet

[Right of Way] Why traffic rules matter

Oct 27, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Ever heard of the broken window theory? That probably explains the chaos in Metro Manila's streets.