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Twin mix-up: Guiao confronts wrong Semerad

May 23, 2019 - 12:26 AM

Nevertheless, the NLEX coach says he just wanted to send a message across

BOUNCE BACK. Yeng Guiao and the NLEX Road Warriors look to rebound from their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut that ended in a blowout loss. Photo from PBA Images


Terrence Jones stamps class as TNT crushes NLEX

May 22, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The former NBA player runs roughshod over the defense with a monster double-double performance

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones shows off his scoring chops as TNT kicks off its campaign with a dominant win. Photo from PBA Images


10 dead after jeepney falls into ravine in Albay

May 21, 2019 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) Among those killed are a school principal and a teacher who had just participated at Brigida Eskuwela at Apud Elementary School

CRASH SITE. A jeepney fell into a ravine in Libon, Albay, on May 21, 2019, leaving 6 people dead and 18 other passengers hurt. Photo courtesy of Jeric Bhor

Xi says more nations joining Belt and Road, $64B in deals

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges 'clean and green development' and financial sustainability under the Belt and Road Initiative, but critics remain wary

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C), his wife Peng Liyuan (next to Xi) and other leaders pose for a group photo session at a welcoming banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 26, 2019. (Photo by JASON LEE / POOL / AFP)

China's Xi aims to soothe Belt and Road fears

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:35 PM

In a speech kicking off a Belt and Road Initiative summit, Xi Jinping also offers soothing remarks to the US over subsidies, the yuan, and trade as the two sides head into fresh high-level talks next week

BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE. Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to soothe concerns about his ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

PH to get $10B in deals, investments from Duterte's China visit – DTI

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says more than 20,000 jobs are expected to be created by deals to be signed on the sidelines of President Rodrigo Duterte's participation at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

DPWH: Pampanga road, bridge closed to traffic over earthquake damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways says no damage was reported in national roads and bridges, and other infrastructure facilities in Mimaropa and Region 1

DAMAGED. DPWH officials lef by Public Wrks Secretary Mark Villar inspects the approach to the Floridablanca-Consuelo Bridge which sustained damaged after the strong earthquake in parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of DPWH

Phase 2 of Boracay road rehabilitation underway

Apr 20, 2019 - 11:21 PM

Illegal structures affected by Phase 2 of the road construction will be removed prior to full road rehabilitation, says the Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group

ROAD WORKS. The second phase of the Boracay road rehabilitation has begun. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

8 killed after passenger-loaded dump truck falls in ravine in Kalinga

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Authorities say 40 passengers were on an Isuzu Elf dump truck to attend a thanksgiving ritual in a nearby village when the incident happened

Cops investigate a car crash site in Tabuk, Kalinga, on April 21, 2019. Photo from PNP Cordillera

China invites North Korea to Belt and Road summit

Apr 19, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The Belt and Road Initiative has divided Europe, and Washington has called it a 'vanity project,' but a growing number of nations are signing up despite warnings about debt and opaque deals that favor Chinese firms

WANG YI. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi answers questions from the press after his meeting with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. in Davao City, Philippines on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Indonesia polls bring battle over China's Belt and Road push

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Incumbent President Joko Widodo still pushes for Chinese investment, while his opponent Prabowo Subianto wants to review their deals with the Asian economic giant

OPPOSING VIEWS ON CHINA. Electoral opponents incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo (2nd from R) and Prabowo Subiano (2nd from L) gesture during the draw for 2019 presidential election at election commission office in Jakarta on September 21, 2018, as vice president candidates Maruf Amin (R) and Sandiaga Uno (L) look on. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

[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

Alaska trips NLEX to book last playoff ticket

Apr 05, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The Aces arrange a quarterfinal duel with the top-seeded Phoenix Fuel Masters

Photo from PBA Images

Kennon Road still closed to private vehicles this weekend, April 5-8, 2019

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:34 PM

The Office of Civil Defense in the Cordillera Administrative Region cancels the scheduled opening upon the recommendation of local authorities for safety reasons

LANDSLIDE-PRONE ROAD. Kennon Road has been often closed to traffic because of landslides. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

C5 South Link segment 87% done, to open mid-June 2019

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The first phase of the C5 South Link project will stretch from C5 Road to Merville in Parañaque City

NEARLY DONE. Public Works Secretary Mark Villar inspects the C5 South Link segment 3A-1 in Taguig City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Magnolia sets up Clasico quarters with Ginebra after NLEX rout

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The Hotshots head into a blockbuster showdown early against the Gin Kings in the quarterfinal round

LETHAL. Paul Lee spearheads Magnolia’s early assault. Photo from PBA Images

'Builders' vs 'destroyers'? Cebu City's Osmeña, Labella trade barbs

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella remain at odds over the Isla dela Victoria project

WAR OF WORDS. Mayor Tommy Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella exchange words over a project in the Cebu SRP. Osmeña photo from Rappler Talk, Labella photo from Facebook, Isla dela Victoria photo from Cebu City official website

Kennon Road open during Holy Week 2019

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:52 AM

(UPDATED) Kennon Road will be open to light vehicles from 6 pm of Friday, April 12, to 6 am of Monday, April 22

LANDSLIDE-PRONE ROAD. Kennon Road has been often closed to traffic because of landslides. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

European leaders demand win-win relationship with China

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:51 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Angela Merkel, and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker meet with the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Paris

BELT & ROAD. Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a press conference at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on March 26, 2019. Photo by Thibault Camus/Pool/AFP

After delays, construction of SLEX extension to Quezon finally begins

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The government says it will only take an hour to travel from Sto Tomas, Batangas, to Lucena City, Quezon, once the SLEX Toll Road 4 is completed

NEW TOLL ROAD. Construction begins to extend South Luzon Expressway all the way to Lucena City, Quezon Province. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

Italy, China sign new 'Silk Road' protocol

Mar 24, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Italy becomes the first G7 country to sign up for the project, which has sparked unease in the US and the EU as China aspires to a greater world role

IN AGREEMENT. China's President Xi Jinping and Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte shake hands during a signing ceremony of partnership agreements following their meeting at Villa Madama in Rome on March 23, 2019 as part of Xi Jinping's two-day visit to Italy. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Ginebra waylays NLEX to keep twice-to-beat bid running

Mar 23, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The Gin Kings show immense composure in the endgame to stretch their winning streak to 3 games

STREAK. Japeth Aguilar scores timely baskets in the endgame as Barangay Ginebra continues its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images


[Right of Way] Is it time to do away with protocol plates?

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:27 AM

No. 8 plate on the road? Is it really necessary?

China's Xi says new Silk Road runs both ways as Italy signs up

Mar 22, 2019 - 11:16 PM

Italy has rolled out the red carpet for Xi Jinping, who will on March 23 sign a memorandum of understanding for Rome to join the $1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative

NEW SILK ROAD. This photo taken and handout on March 22, 2019 by the Quirinale Presidential Press Office shows Italy's President Sergio Mattarella (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shaking hands after addressing a press conference following their meeting at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, as part of a two-day visit to Italy. AFP PHOTO / QUIRINALE PRESS OFFICE

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.

Hun Sen denies Cambodia is Chinese 'colony' as work on $2 billion road begins

Mar 22, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Beijing's communist rulers lavishes the poor but strategically useful kingdom of Cambodia with aid and loans

DEFENDING CHINA. Cambodian premier Hun Sen defends China's road project in the country. Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Halsema Highroad Point dethroned as highest point in PH Highway System

Mar 20, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The DPWH says it will install a concrete on the new Philippine Pali: in Gui’ngaw in Barangay Eheb in Tinoc, Ifugao

DETHRONED. Halsema Highway loses its hold as the highest has Photo by Frank Cimatu

Duterte abolishes Road Board

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The Motor Vehicle User's Charge will go to a special account in the General Fund which will be monitored by a congressional oversight committee

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Davao City on March 14, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Bong Galanza fuels NLEX's resurgence to bag weekly PBA citation

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The NLEX guard bests Barangay Ginebra's Scottie Thompson and Phoenix's Matthew Wright, among others, for the Player of the Week award

PLAYOFF HUNT. Bong Galanza helped key NLEX back to relevance in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images


MMDA, Sesame Street partner for educational campaign for kids

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Children in Metro Manila may now learn about road safety, waste management, and public safety in a fun manner with Sesame Street characters

EDUCATIONAL DRIVE. (Left) MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and (Right) Will De Pippo, Director for Asia-Pacific of Sesame Street, sign an agreement for an educational drive for children at the Children Road Safety Park in Malate, Manila. Photo by: Lito Boras/RAPPLER  EDUCATIONAL DRIVE. (Left) MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and (Right) Will De Pippo, Director for Asia-Pacific of Sesame Street, sign an agreement for an educational drive for children at the Children Road Safety Park in Malate, Manila. Photo by: Lito Boras/RAPPLER

NLEX steamrolls past Blackwater to boost playoff bid

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The Road Warriors book their second straight win to improve to 7th place

OUT. NLEX officially eliminates Blackwater from playoff contention. Photo from PBA Images


Kennon Road temporarily reopened for test run this weekend

Mar 17, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The simulation aims to check if it is viable to permanently open Kennon Road to two-way vehicular traffic on weekends

TEMPORARY REOPENING. Kennon Road is temporarily reopened this weekend until 6 am on Monday, March 18, 2019, for a test run. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Guiao says ejection to 'send a message to the referees'

Mar 14, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Even with the fiery mentor missing the entire second half, NLEX keeps its playoffs hopes alive

EJECTED. Yeng Guiao says he is already used to getting thrown out. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX trounces Alaska despite Guiao's early ejection

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Road Warriors snap a two-game losing streak to keep their playoff hopes alive

SKID ENDED. Poy Erram and the NLEX Road Warriors return to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


Estrella Service Road in Makati partially closed starting March 23

Mar 12, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The partial closure of the Estrella Service Road will last up to two years, until the expected completion of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in 2021

[Right of Way] Road Signs 101

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:23 AM

In this episode, we learn how road signs ought to be made – proper fonts, standard colors, material reflectivity

San Miguel stages 3-point party in demolition of NLEX

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Seven players finish in double figures as the Beermen claim their third straight win

MVP. June Mar Fajardo dominates anew as San Miguel toys with NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Driver of rented van on his phone before fatal crash in Negros Oriental

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Two survivors say the driver was on his phone moments before their van swerved to the opposite lane and was slammed by a cargo truck

The road crash in Zamboanguita town, Negros Oriental on Friday, March 1, has claimed the lives of 6 people including 5 students./Photo courtesy of Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Is this a ticket trap?

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Right of Way's Vince Lazatin and VISOR's Frank Schuengel talk about notorious ticket traps in Metro Manila

7 killed in Negros Oriental road crash

Mar 01, 2019 - 3:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Six of those killed are students who were on their way home when their public utility van collided with a truck

ROAD ACCIDENT. The road crash in Zamboanguita, Negros Orienta,l on March 1, 2019, killed 6 people, including 5 students. Photo courtesy of Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station

[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?

Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City to be demolished for MRT7

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Two temporary U-turn slots will be opened along Commonwealth Avenue for affected motorists

ALTERNATE ROUTE. Motorists from Katipunan Avenue and Tandang Sora in Quezon City are advised to take temporary U-turn slots along Commonwealth. Photo from MMDA

Kennon Road temporarily open for Baguio festivals

Feb 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Kennon Road will be open to light vehicles going up to Baguio City from February 14 to 18, and from February 22 to March 4

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kevin Alas undergoes successful operation on injured knee

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Alas' father and Phoenix head coach Louie says his son is in 'high spirits' after the surgery

ROAD TO RECOVERY. Kevin Alas will head into recovery after going under the knife for the second time in two years. Photo by PBA Images


Guiao, NLEX mulling to shake up backcourt

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The fiery mentor hints that they could look at players they could acquire either through free agency or trade

CONSISTENCY. Yeng Guiao says NLEX's bevy of guards should be able to perform consistently with the absence of star backcourt pair Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas. Photo from PBA Images


Hope not lost on Galanza after missing another clutch shot

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:59 PM

NLEX gets denied a third straight win after the former UE Red Warrior had his potential game-winning three-pointer blocked

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Bong Galanza says he just has to train more to come through the clutch. Photo from PBA Images


Abueva secures game-winning block vs NLEX for perfect Phoenix

Feb 08, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The Fuel Masters stretch their winning streak to 5 games

UNSCATHED. Calvin Abueva delivers a double-double and the game-winning block for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


[Right of Way] What can we learn from the MMDA Quezon Avenue barrier problem?

Feb 07, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The barrier disrupts the normal flow of traffic along Quezon Avenue

5 games into PBA return, Kevin Alas injured again

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The spitfire guard reinjures the ACL on his right knee that sidelined him for two whole conferences in 2018

SIDELINED. Kevin Alas will miss significant time again. Photo from PBA Images