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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

Road Board abolition now up for Duterte’s signature

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri eyes the transmittal of the bill to President Rodrigo Duterte by early February

House OKs bill abolishing Road Board

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:58 PM

House Bill No. 7436 will not only abolish the Road Board – which has long been accused of corruption – but also transfer funds from the motor vehicle user's charge to the General Fund

PLENARY. The House of Representatives moves to abolish the Road Board on January 21, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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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

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

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

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

Ejercito blames new leadership after House voids Road Board abolition

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Asked why lawmakers at the House would do that, Ejercito says, 'Your guess is as good as mine'

ABOLISH? Senator JV Ejercito talks to the media about the need to abolish the Road Board. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Senate leaders ask Duterte to intervene as House voids Road Board abolition

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:17 PM

(UPDATED) Senate leaders say President Duterte holds the 'key' since he himself supports the abolition of the graft-ridden Road Board

PRESIDENTIAL 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

Senate approves bill seeking to abolish 'corrupt' Road Board

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Commission on Audit has found the agency misappropriated P90.7 billion in road user's tax

Motorcyle riders navigating along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City on Friday. The MMDA will strictly enforce motorcycle lane policy along EDSA, C-5, Macapagal Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue starting Nov 14 . MMDA data shows out of the 265 vehicular accidents daily in Metro Manila, 30 involve motorcycle riders. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA/RAPPLER

Know the difference: Which agencies manage roads and road users?

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Do you know the difference between the functions of the LTO and the LTFRB? Know more about the different agencies managing Philippine roads

MANAGING ROADS. An MMDA enforcer manages traffic along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

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

AH26: What does this road sign mean?

Nov 16, 2014 - 9:00 AM

You might have seen one along EDSA and along the Maharlika Highway What does AH26 mean?

AH26. A marker for the AH26 (Asian Highway-26) route can be seen along EDSA. Michael Bueza/Rappler