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DOTr warns jeepney drivers: Join transport strike, be punished

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:53 PM

'The riding public do not deserve the inconvenience the transport strike will bring,' says the Department of Transportation

LAW ENFORCEMENT. Transport group PISTON leads protest against the PUV modernization program in Cubao, Quezon City on October 16, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Many Nicaraguan businesses closed as 24-hour strike begins

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Around 20,000 shops and businesses closed in a show of support to tortured, jailed protesters against President Daniel Ortega's government

PROTESTS. A man takes part in a vigil to commemorate 100 days of protests against the government of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega next to a graffiti reading 'Justice', in Managua on July 26, 2018. Photo by Marin Recinos/AFP

#BoycottBlackouts: Confronting the media's disappearing labor beat

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:42 PM

'Dear journalists, if workers win their struggles, democracy wins, justice wins, and you win.'

HEIGHTENED SECURITY. More security personnel guard the gate of the industrial complex where the NutriAsia plant is located. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

26 children killed by coalition strikes in Yemen – UN

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:01 AM

4 other children were also killed in a separate sir-strike by the Saudi-led coalition in Al-Durayhimi, Yemen

Yemeni children vent anger against Riyadh and Washington on August 13, 2018 as they take part in a mass funeral in the northern Yemeni city of Saada, a stronghold of the Iran-backed Huthi rebels, for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition last week. At least 29 children were among those killed in the air raid on August 9 on a bus in a crowded market in Dahyan, Saada province, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

U.S. supplied bomb that killed Yemeni children, says report

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:22 PM

CNN reports that details on the shrapnel indicate it was a laser-guided Mk 82 bomb manufactured by defense contractor Lockheed Martin

ANGER. Thousands of Yemenis vent anger against Riyadh and Washington on August 13, 2018 as they take part in a mass funeral in the northern Yemeni city of Saada, a stronghold of the Iran-backed Huthi rebels, for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition last week. Photo by AFP

40 children killed in Yemen bus strike – Red Cross

Aug 14, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The new casualty toll comes as a mass funeral is held for many of the dead children on Monday, August 13

AIR STRIKE. A man transports a child to a hospital after he was wounded in a reported air strike on the Iran-backed Huthi rebels' stronghold province of Saada on August 9, 2018. Photo by AFP

Enamoring, amazing: 'Strike Back' cast on filming in Malaysia

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Stars Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Alin Sumarwata, and Yasemin Allen talk about what it's like to work on this side of the world

ON LOCATION. The upcoming season of 'Strike Back' takes the team to Malaysia. Photo from Facebook.com/strikebackmax

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, June 25

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Many areas in Albay suspend classes on Monday due to the planned mass transportation strike in Bicol

Background photo by Darren Langit

Piston, other groups to hold transport strike on June 25

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Aside from the government's jeepney phaseout program, the groups will also protest rising fuel prices caused by the TRAIN law

Jeepney drivers and operators belonging to transport group PISTON hold streamers against the phase-out of passengers jeepneys from 15 years old and above in a protest rally during their nationwide transport caravan at the Elliptical Road in Quezon City. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Military probes pregnant woman's death in Maguindanao mortar strike

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

While waiting for the result of the probe, the military sends representatives to provide financial support and condole with the families of the victims

DISPLACED. File photo of Pagalungan town residents who fled their homes last week due to military air strikes in Maguindanao. Photo from the DSWD-ARMM's Facebook page

LOOK: Why NutriAsia workers are on strike

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:20 AM

Some outsourced workers at NutriAsia’s facilities are paid P380 a day

CONTRACTUAL. Jornel Quiza, 28, had spent long years working with NutriAsia, hired through contractor B-Mirk. All photos by Jane Bautista/Rappler

Deadly clashes persist amid Nicaragua national strike

Jun 14, 2018 - 8:46 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Fierce unrest in other areas persists, leaving at least 4 dead during pro-government attacks on activists guarding barricades

ARRESTED. People ask for information about their relatives arrested during protests against President Ortega's government, at "El Chipote" prison in Managua on June 13, 2018. Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

Frightened residents flee military air strikes vs BIFF

Jun 10, 2018 - 11:37 AM

(UPDATED) The military is conducting operations against a faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State

Brazil, 9 days into grinding strike, still a transport hell

May 29, 2018 - 1:52 PM

The truck strike has been crippling fuel, food, and other freight across the continent-sized industrial and agricultural powerhouse

STRIKE. In thils file photo, members of the Brazilian Military Police and Sao Paulo's traffic police, stand beside a truck with its windscreen reading 'military intervention,' during an operation to clear blocked 'Rodoanel Mrio Covas' road, in the city of Sao Bernardo do Campo, some 25 kilometers from Sao Paulo, Brazil on the sixth day of a truckers' strike protesting rising fuel costs, on May, 26, 2018. File photo by Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Brazil cuts fuel prices after strike leaves food, fuel scarce

May 28, 2018 - 11:42 AM

The price cut, equal to 0.46 reais a liter, is to be locked in place for 60 days, Brazil's president says in televised remarks

BRAZIL'S TEMER. This handout picture shows President Michel Temer at a meeting to discuss the measures to be taken regarding the nationwide truck drivers' strike, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on May 2, 2018. Photo by Alan Santos/Brazil Presidency//AFP

U.S.-led strike hits regime positions in east Syria – state media

May 24, 2018 - 2:49 PM

'Some of our military positions between Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes,' a military source says

11 Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria Thursday – monitor

May 12, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Among those killed are 6 Syrian soldiers and 21 foreign fighters in Israeli strikes on Thursday, May 10

Israel hits Iranian posts in Syria: What we know

May 10, 2018 - 10:19 PM

Here's what we know about what was hit, how the world reacted, and what could happen next

ARMOR. An Israeli soldier directs a M113 armored personal vehicle near the Syrian border in the Israel-annexed Golan Heights on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jalaa Marey/AFP

Lightning strike kills 6 in Negros Occidental

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Four of the fatalities are siblings, aged 9 to 12

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. Two of the 6 fatalities in the lightning strike in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of Sipalay City Police Station

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari tells a meeting of the UN Security Council that the team of experts will begin work on Wednesday, April 18, once they receive the all-clear from the security detail

DOUMA. The former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

U.N. rejects Russia bid to condemn strikes on Syria

Apr 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

The Russian measure would have condemned the 'aggression' against Syria and demanded that US, UK, and France refrain from any further strike

UN VOTE. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley vetoes a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the US and its allies' during a UN Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at the UN headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Blasts shake Damascus as U.S. and allies launch Syria strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:18 PM

As dawn broke, plumes of smoke can be seen rising from the city's north and east

STRIKES. A photo released early on April 14, 2018 on the website of the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows an explosion on the outskirts of Damascus after Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital. Photo by HANDOUT / STR / SANA / AFP

Syria forces enter Douma, last holdout in rebel bastion – state media

Apr 14, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Douma is the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, and is the site of the alleged gas attack that prompted a volley of Western air strikes on Saturday

CONFLICT. A photo released early on April 14, 2018 on the website of the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows anti aircraft fire on the outskirts of Damascus after Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital. Photo by Handout / STR / SANA / AFP

Syria: from 'chemical attack' to retaliatory strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Here is a recap of a week of high-stakes international drama

STRIKES. A photo released on April 14, 2018 on the Twitter page of Hezbollah's "Central War Media" account shows night footage of flares above Damascus seen through a night-vision device as Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around Syria's capital. Photo by Handout / STR / SYRIAN GOVERNMENT'S CENTRAL MILITARY MEDIA / AFP

The week in photos: April 7-13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 - 2:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

U.S., France, Britain launch strikes on Syria

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) The countries launch a series of air strikes in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks

TRUMP. The US, Britain, and France launch strikes against Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks that US President Donald Trump called 'crimes of a monster.' File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Filipinos in Syria urged to stay home amid U.S.-led air strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) 'So far, the Embassy has not received any reports of Filipino casualties in the attacks that appear to have targeted military installations in and around Damascus,' says Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato

SYRIA CRISIS. Smoke billows behind destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held town of Saqba in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus on April 10, 2018. AFP/STRINGER

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

The week in photos: March 17-23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:49 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A refugee child participates in an anti-racist demonstration in Athens on March 17, 2018, marking as well two-years of the EU-Turkey deal and the closing of the borders. The banner reads' fight fortess Europe'. Refugees and solidarity groups condemned the new shipwreck off Agathonissi island earlier today, where 16 refugees drowned. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

Meme page? Netizens hit DOTr's Facebook post vs jeepney strike

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens say the 'arrogant' post on the transportation department's verified Facebook account on March 19 demonizes activists

Piston says Malacañang 'spreading fake news' on transport strike

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it has not monitored any threats in Metro Manila

NO MORE TRANSPORT STRIKE. Piston national president George San Mateo disputes what he calls Malacanang's 'fake news' that transportation groups have continued their strike beyond March 19, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, March 20

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:33 AM

'In view of actual and/or imminent threats posed by some groups, we are suspending classes at all levels in Metro Manila effective today, March 20, to safeguard the safety of students,' says Malacañang, even if there is no transport strike

Who won the March 19 transport strike?

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Despite an exchange of statements, the government and transport group Piston have not moved closer to a consensus

PROTEST. Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) hold another strike against the jeepney phaseout on Monday, March 19, 2018, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Listen to us!' - Piston to gov't

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

It's the first nationwide strike in 2018 since the modernization program started

Die In- in time of today's nationwide Transport strike of Piston against the Duterte government PUV modernization commuters group alyansang laban sa Phase-Out ng Jeep holds die in protest along espana boulevard in Manila as expression of their support to the transport sectors call against jeepney phase out.   Photo by Maria Tan

'Vainglory' becomes first mobile MOBA to be part of China's top esports event

Mar 16, 2018 - 12:36 PM

The game will join heavyweights such as 'Dota 2' and 'Counter Strike: Go' in China's premier gaming tournament, the World Electronic Sports Games

Piston to hold transport strike against jeepney phaseout on March 19

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Piston, with No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition, will hold a transport strike from 12:01 am on Monday

NO TO PHASEOUT. Transport group Piston leads protest against the PUV modernization program in Cubao, Quezon City on October 16, 2017. File hoto by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The world of online games arrives in China for WESG Grand Final

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Victory at the $5.5-million World Electronic Sports Games Grand Final will also ensure immortality in the eyes of the millions of eSport fans

LEVEL UP. In this file photo, gamers take part in the European finals of the 2017 World Electronic Sports Games in Barcelona on November 23, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

UN Geneva staff plan work stoppage over pay cuts

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) It is still unclear how many of the 9,500 United Nations staff in Geneva are joining the strike on Tuesday, February 27

UN. The United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. File photo by AFP

Air France passengers grounded by strike

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:52 PM

'Air France regrets this situation and is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience this strike action may cause to its customers,' it says in a statement

Air France strike to affect half of long-haul flights

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Air France asks travellers to postpone trips at no extra cost

U.S. seeks to continue 'working closely' with Philippine military

Feb 18, 2018 - 6:05 PM

'The Philippines is one of our 5 allies in the region. We've had a close relationship for a very long time and we want to continue that relationship,' says a spokesman of the US Navy's Carl Vinson Strike Group

US AIRCRAFT CARRIER. USS Carl Vinson arrives in Manila for a routine port call

U.S. flexes muscle in the Philippines amid concerns vs China

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:34 AM

'We wish to continue working closely with the Philippine military,' says Lieutenant Commander Tim Hawkins, USS Carl Vinson public affairs officer

US PRESENCE. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier of the Philippine Navy arrives in Manila for a routine port call. Rappler photo

U.S.-backed Israel vows action vs Iran 'entrenchment' in Syria

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:29 AM

The United States supports Israel for its strikes in Syria, blaming Iran for escalating violence in the war-wracked country

FOR ISRAEL'S INTEREST. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem. File photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

PNP to fire police officials with subordinates linked to drugs

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:26 PM

This 'one strike policy' for negligent police chiefs is included in the new drug war guidelines of the Philippine National Police

ONE STRIKE POLICY. PNP will sack ranking cops who have juniors linked to drugs. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitor

Jan 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids

IN SHAMBLES. This file photo shows a damaged building in the eastern Ghouta area, the target of near-daily air raids. It is one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country. AFP photo

Ateneo employees stage protest to demand higher wages

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Employees and Workers Union argues that the school has enough funds to provide 'reasonable increases' in their wages and benefits

STRIKE. Employees of Ateneo de Manila University staged a protest outside the school grounds to push for better wages and benefits in their collective bargaining agreement. Photo by Micah Rimando/Matanglawin Ateneo

Duterte tells transport group Piston, be ready for rubber bullets

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will deploy the military and police to manage jeepney drivers' protests

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th founding anniversary of the Center for Brighter Beginnings, Inc. at the Davao Convention and Trade Center in Davao City on October 27, 2017, explains that one of his primary duties as a government worker is to protect the Filipinos and preserve the country. Malacañan Photo

Saudi-led strike on Yemen TV station kills 4 – rebels

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The head guard – himself wounded in the attack – tells reporters at the scene the strike hit his staff's sleeping quarters, killing 4 of his colleagues

AIR STRIKE. A Yemeni man looks at the damage in the aftermath of an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the Huthi rebel-controlled state TV station in the capital Sanaa, on December 9, 2017. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP