Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a journalist who spends most of her time writing about budget, transportation, and development issues on Rappler.

Before joining the media, she was a research intern at the Bangsamoro Office of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Political Science from Ateneo de Manila University and took courses in European Law at the Faculté Libre de Droit and Literature in Faculté Libres des Lettres et Sciences Humaines in Lille, France.

In 2017, she was awarded a road safety leadership fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in the United States.

When she's not writing, she takes her time off visiting art galleries, practicing her French, and immersing in communities.

Jul 2020
PHILIPPINES 11:29pm, Jul 11, 2020
Big majority of Filipinos think Congress should grant ABS-CBN a franchise

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A huge majority of Filipinos agreed that Congress should renew ABS-CBN's franchise, pollster Social Weather Stations said Saturday, July 11. The survey was conducted ...

PHILIPPINES 07:44pm, Jul 11, 2020
MRT3 on limited operations starting July 13

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will resume on limited operations starting Monday, July 13. The MRT3 management on Saturday, July 11, said that the minimum required number of ...

PHILIPPINES 08:24pm, Jul 10, 2020
Senators say ABS-CBN case sets a precedent: 'Toe the line or get shut down'

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senators slammed the "unforgiving" decision of the House legislative franchises panel to deny ABS-CBN a franchise – which, they said, sets a dangerous precedent for ...

PHILIPPINES 04:52pm, Jul 10, 2020
PH coronavirus cases now at 52,914

MANILA, Philippines – Coronavirus cases in the country reached 52,914 on Friday, July 10, as the Department of Health reported 1,233 new cases. With the latest figures, the country is now on its 8th ...

PHILIPPINES 05:23pm, Jul 09, 2020
Dela Rosa's advice to ABS-CBN workers: 'Hanap ng ibang trabaho para mabuhay'

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Ronald dela Rosa said on Thursday, July 9, that ABS-CBN employees should just be "industrious" and find a new job if Congress does not grant the media network a new ...

PHILIPPINES 09:35pm, Jul 08, 2020
PH coronavirus cases breach 50,000 with record 2,539 new cases

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The total number of coronavirus cases in the country breached 50,000 as the Philippines entered its fifth month under a state of public health emergency due to the ...

BUSINESS 08:40pm, Jul 08, 2020
NAIA rehab talks fail as PH withdraws consortium's proponent status

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government withdrew the original proponent status (OPS) it granted to a consortium of conglomerates pushing for the rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino ...

PHILIPPINES 05:06pm, Jul 07, 2020
MRT3: Ticket sellers with COVID-19 assigned to 4 stations

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) management said on Tuesday, July 7, that the ticket sellers who tested positive for the coronavirus were assigned to 4 stations MRT3 ...

PHILIPPINES 03:45pm, Jul 07, 2020
Tolentino wants tax deductions for employees working from home

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Tolentino said that employees who were working from home should be taxed less due to increased electricity consumption. In a media interview on Tuesday, July 7, ...

PHILIPPINES 02:20pm, Jul 07, 2020
4 MMDA personnel test positive for coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday, July 7, said 4 of its personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus. The MMDA implemented mass rapid ...