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Traffic advisory for September 21 National Day of Protest

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:37 PM

While there are no road closures, the Manila Police District (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Unit expects some roads to be impassable

FAST FACTS: Most commonly violated traffic laws in Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Assuming one violation per vehicle, almost half of all the registered vehicles in the National Capital Region figured in a traffic violation in 2016

House panel approves bill requiring car seats for kids

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the proposed measure, owners of private vehicles should secure children in a child restraint system while in transit on any road, street, or highway

Singapore bank says it has no Trillanes account

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:47 PM

(UPDATED) 'Hongkong Shanghai Bank,' the second bank in Singapore where the senator allegedly has an account, does not exist in the location cited by allies of President Rodrigo Duterte

NO ACCOUNT. The DBS Bank in Alexandra Road in Singapore says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has no account with them contrary to the claim of President Rodrigo Duterte. Screencap from Trillanes' video

#2030NOW: Why road safety – or the lack of it – is a human rights issue

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:45 AM

'In our country, being one of the low-income countries, road crashes are a major concern. It’s a world health issue,' says Superintendent Oliver Sy Tanseco of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group

HUMAN RIGHTS. Superintendent Oliver Tanseco says road safety is a human rights issue, especially in the Philippines.

Fariñas to enforcers: Don't apprehend lawmakers for minor traffic violations

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The House Majority Leader says congressmen should be allowed to proceed to Batasan to work, and Speaker Alvarez will turn them over to traffic authorities after the session

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas cities parliamentary immunity from minor traffic violation apprehension in a House transport committee hearing on Monday, September 18. File photo

Senate vows to speed up bill abolishing 'corrupt, arrogant' Road Board

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Officials of the Road Board skip a budget hearing at the Senate, angering senators who now say they will fast-track the measure that seeks to abolish the board

Balanced effort tows TNT past NLEX in post-RDO era

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:53 PM

TNT scores a crucial 112 107 victory over the NLEX Road Warriors

GAME-WINNER. Jayson Castro sealed the game for TNT with a triple. Photo by PBA Images

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity – study

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:12 AM

Overall only a fifth of 37 health related targets set under the UN s Sustainable Development Goals SDGs adopted in 2015 are likely to be met

Cop who operates 'colorum' jeepneys threatens MMDA officer

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Senior Police Officer 2 Ariel Aguilar tries to throw his weight around after the MMDA tows his colorum jeepney MMDA traffic supervising officer for operations Edison Nebrija stands his ground

VIRAL: Toddler with no helmet behind motorcycle rider

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The motorcycle rider draws flak for exposing the child to unsafe conditions and violating the Children s Safety on Motorcycles Act

UNSAFE AND ILLEGAL. A video showing a baby riding the motorcycle without a helmet violates the Children's Safety on Motorcycle Act of 2015. Screenshot from Pinoy Law Breakers Facebook Page

Biking to work? Here's what you should know

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Bikers share tips and things to expect when biking on the roads of Metro Manila

LOOK: Defective highway in Camarines Sur unsafe for motorists

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The local DPWH office says they are already working on having Andaya Highway repaired this month

DEFECTIVE. Another portion of the road where motorists tend to fall into a crash. Photo from The Philippine News Facebook page

NLEX holds off late GlobalPort surge to notch 7th win

Sep 03, 2017 - 6:53 PM

NLEX successfully contained GlobalPort to secure the win

ROAD WARRIOR. Aaron Fuller set the tone for NLEX with a double-double of 33 points and 20 boards. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: Getting around the city on two wheels

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Mother and son Carol and Keolo believe that the advantages of biking in the city outweigh the challenges

CYCLING EXPERIENCE. Mother and son Carol and Keolo Pobre share their experiences on biking to work and school every day.

Is this THE solution? A Driver's Academy for public transport drivers

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:20 PM

In his Facebook post MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos says his experience with an errant bus driver makes him realize an academy really makes sense

San Miguel completes new STAR Tollway bridge

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new bridge replaces the 231 meter long bridge along the STAR Tollway which was damaged due to the onslaught of Typhoon Nina Nock ten last December

NEW BRIDGE. STAR Tollway has 6 interchanges and starts at the intersection of Maharlika Highway and the South Luzon Expressway in Sto. Tomas, Batangas; and runs south to Batangas City. It connects directly to the Diversion Road leading to the Batangas International Port. Photo from www.sanmiguel.com.ph

Uneven road condition in Isabela caused teenager's death

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The uneven road where the crash happened is a widening project that has been left unfinished since 2016

Kennon Road closed due to Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:43 PM

DPWH Cordillera advises the public to take Marcos Highway or Naguillian Road in going to and from Baguio City

Kennon Road. Photo by Mau Victa.

Isabela road closed due to safety concerns amid rehabilitation works

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III orders the temporary closure following vehicular mishaps and safety problems on the Ilagan Divilacan road which is undergoing improvement

JV Ejercito urges passage of child safety inside cars bill

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The senator is proposing to impose drivers of covered vehicles to secure their children on a child restraint system

ROAD SAFETY. Senator JV Ejercito spoke at the Asia Forum on Road Safety at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City on Tuesday, August 22. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Sumang posts career-high 32 as Blackwater hangs on to beat NLEX

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Henry Walker also comes through with 29 points 15 rebounds and 6 assists

ELITE PERFORMANCE. Roi Sumang scored 17 of his career-high 32 points in the second quarter to lead the Blackwater offense. Photo by PBA Images

Seats that save kids’ lives: Why are they rarely used in the Philippines?

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:46 AM

A new study offers interesting insights It also debunks fallacies

CAR SEAT. Mark Escueta spent â?±17,000 for a brand-new car seat for his son Pele. He considers the money well-spent. The car seat kept the boy safe during the violent crash on July 10 that left Peleâ??s mom, actress and TV host Jolina Magdangal, with slight injuries. Photo supplied by Mark Escueta

Cyrus Baguio traded to NLEX Road Warriors in 3-team deal

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Cyrus Baguio is set to reunite with coach Yeng Guiao in NLEX

Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Businessmen's wishlist: 3rd telco player, C6 road, end Marawi crisis

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Several business leaders and the country s economic managers gather to discuss 10 issues they want to prioritize for 2017 and 2018

BETTER PH. Included in the wishlist are entry of a major telecommunications player, completion of Circumferential Road 6, and resolution of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Rappler graphics

Road closures for the August 8 ASEAN parade

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

This is to make way for the ASEAN parade and lighting activity which ends the week long foreign ministers meeting

ROAD CLOSURES. Commuters are expected to adjust to the temporary traffic routes on Tuesday, August 8. Rappler file photo

#AnimatED: Trapik sa Kamaynilaan, napag-iwanan ng pagbabago?

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Sa binagsik bagsik ng retorika ng administrasyong Duterte tungkol sa pagbabago hindi maitatangging usad pagong ang pagresolba ng traffic congestion

Ginebra gives NLEX its first heartbreak in PBA Governors' Cup

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Ginebra improves to a 3 1 record while NLEX suffers its first loss against 4 wins

THIRD STRAIGHT. Joe Devance and Barangay Ginebra notch their third consecutive victory. Photo from PBA Images

4 Spanish nationals killed in India road crash

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:09 PM

A minibus carrying 10 Spanish nationals collided with a container truck in Andhra Pradesh state killing 4 of the Spanish visitors including two women and the local driver of the bus

Dismayed House panel wants bigger agriculture budget

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:50 PM

In a budget hearing lawmakers express support for the Department of Agriculture s original budget proposal of P220 billion significantly higher than the P60 6 billion that economic managers set

DEFERRED. The House committee on appropriation defers the consideration of the Department of Agriculture's proposed budget for 2018. File photo by Rappler

Angkas passenger in coma after crash: Who's liable?

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Alejandro Cajano passenger of app enabled transport service Angkas is in critical condition after a crash incident last July 15 Hospital bills are estimated to cost up to P1 million

For Pakistanis, China 'friendship' road runs one way

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:46 PM

For China the two lane thoroughfare symbolizes a blossoming partnership but for many Pakistani businessmen living and working on the Chinese side of the border the road is a one way street

LONG WAY. This picture taken on June 27, 2017 shows a truck driving along the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway before the Karakorum mountain range near Tashkurgan in China's western Xinjiang province. Johannes Eisele/AFP

NLEX rallies past Phoenix to make it 4-0

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:00 PM

NLEX is now 6 0 dating back to last conference

4-0. Carlo Lastimosa scores 14 points as NLEX rolls to a 4-0 record. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX stays undefeated after outlasting Rain or Shine in double OT

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:24 PM

NLEX passes a huge character test to go up 3 0 in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup

CAREER GAME. Kevin Alas puts up a career-high 24 points with 10 rebounds and 5 assists as NLEX soars to a 3-0 start in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Piñol wants rationalization of PH rural road programs

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the farm to market road program should get at least P20 billion in the 2018 budget

Tour on two wheels: Seeing Iloilo City's historic sights by bike

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

A local biking community hopes to promote cycling by holding visi tours – a tour by bike to the famed tourist spots of the city

NIGHT RIDE. Members of the iFOLD biking group regularly hold night rides to explore the city. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Iloilo officials share new plans to ensure road safety

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Projects include the Iloilo City traffic handbook and the intelligent traffic system

PROJECTS. Local officials shares projects in Iloilo City aimed at ensuring road safety. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Why are road projects scheduled during rainy season?

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:13 AM

According to Engr Ray Macalalag the procurement process and budget season prevent them from ensuring the timely implementation of road projects

ILOILO ROADS. On Saturday, July 22, MovePH conducts a #SaferRoadsPH forum to talk about making Iloilo roads safer. All photos by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Yarnbombers warm Baguio City streets with cuddly graffiti

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Local artist Dumay Solinggay and her merry bunch have started yarnbombing Session Road making the cold city warmer

YARNBOMBERS. Baguio artist Dumay Solinggay (right) and other artists show off their finished product at People's Park. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

#SaferRoadsPH: What factors affect road safety in Iloilo?

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:49 PM

In Rappler’s SaferRoadsPH Forum local officials discuss the factors that affect the road conditions of Iloilo and what can be done to prevent accidents

ROAD SAFETY. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says the LTO should be stricter in issuing driver's license

Phelps game-winner lifts Phoenix over slumping Alaska

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Phoenix goes up 2 0 while Alaska s losing streak continues

FOR THE WIN. Eugene Phelps (R) gives Phoenix the victory over Alaska with a bucket at the buzzer. He is seen here earlier in the game going up against Vic Manuel. Photo from PBA Images

With nearly 5,000 crash incidents, how do we make Iloilo roads safer?

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The province of Iloilo home to 1 81 million people records nearly 5 000 road crash incidents in the first half of 2017

LIVE: #SaferRoadsPH on making Iloilo roads safer

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Sign up if you want to join the SaferRoadsPH activity at the Nursing Review Center University of San Agustin in Iloilo City on July 22 from 12 pm to 5 pm

NLEX, Phoenix open 2017 PBA Governors' Cup on bright note

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:18 PM

NLEX and Phoenix defeat KIA and Alaska respectively on the opening day of the season ending conference

BIG FIRST WIN. Kevin Alas takes over right away as NLEX defeats Alaska to open the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

6 dead in road collision with military vehicle in Misamis Oriental

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:47 AM

A police report said a military armor personnel carrier a Simba bumped a Toyota Hi Ace and sideswiped a motorcycle while it was overtaking a trailer truck

What features in your car keep you safe on the road?

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Today s modern cars come equipped with a host of features to keep road users safe

BUCKLE UP. Aside from the seatbelts, do you know the other safety features in your car? Woman buckling up image from Shutterstock

Chot Reyes says Gilas’ offense ‘a hell lot better’

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The veteran coach also thinks the Gilas’ spacing timing and execution were better than the previous tune up game

Long way to go for Iloilo City's speeding ordinance

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:03 PM

The Iloilo city government temporarily suspends the enforcement of the speed limit ordinance

GUN POINT. Traffic personnel has been using a newly-procured speed gun by the Iloilo City Government to monitor speeding vehicles at the Diversion Road since June 1, 2017. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/Rappler

MMDA says expanded coding scheme needs Metro Manila mayors' approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:57 PM

MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago says that no mayor has reached out to them to oppose the plan

DOUBLE BAN. The new expansion will double the amount of private cars banned from major thoroughfares in Metro Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#SaveKidsLives: Advocates call for safer roads for children

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Safe Kids Worldwide Philippines aims to raise awareness of road safety in schools and in homes

ADVOCACY WALK. Students from different public schools joined the Advocacy Walk last June 22 at the SM Sky Dome in celebration of the National Safe Kids Week. Photo by Kaela Malig/Rappler