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At least 27 dead in Indonesia bus plunge

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:23 AM

The accident happened in a remote and steep area near the town of Pagar Alam, hampering search efforts

BUS PLUNGE. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's national search and rescue agency on December 24, 2019 shows rescue personnel retrieving a victim after a bus careered into a 150-metre deep ravine and ended up in a river killing dozens, near Perahu Dipo village in Pagar Alam, South Sumatra. Photo Handout / BASARNAS / AFP

2 kids die, scores injured in Argentine bus accident

Nov 28, 2019 - 11:08 PM

The accident occurs as the bus negotiates a curve near the town of Lezama, 160 kilometers south of Buenos Aires

Nepal bus crash kills 11, injures over a hundred

Oct 12, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Authorities say the packed bus was ferrying passengers who had been celebrating the Hindu festival of Dashain

13 Chinese tourists killed as bus plunges into ravine in Laos

Aug 20, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The bus carries more than 40 Chinese nationals heading towards the tourist town of Luang Prabang when the accident occurred late Monday

3 dead, 8 injured after bus falls into ravine in Antique

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Among those killed are 18-year-old Earl Aaron Omanio, who had just graduated from senior high school that day, and his mother

4 dead, 8 hurt after bus falls into ravine in Negros Occidental

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Police say the Ceres Bus Liner driver lost control of the bus when he was maneuvering the curved portion of the road in Barangay Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto town

BUS CRASH. Rescuers at the site where a bus fell off a ravine in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, on March 25, 2019. Photo courtesy of Frances Doren Balboa of Bombo Radyo Bacolod

Three killed as empty Hong Kong school bus mounts pavement

Dec 10, 2018 - 6:23 PM

(UPDATED) The vehicle rolls down the street after it was parked, terrifying passers-by as the driver ran towards it and tried in vain to stop it

WAYWARD BUS. Police investigate after an empty school bus crashed in the North Point district of Hong Kong on December 10, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The Kenyan Red Cross says the bus overturned. More details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.

33 killed in India as bus plunges off mountain road

Jul 28, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Only one passenger is believed to have survived the accident in Raigad district of Maharashtra state

At least 19 killed, 60 injured as bus topples over in Hong Kong

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:16 PM

(5th UPDATE) The driver of the double-decker bus has been arrested for dangerous driving

ACCIDENT. Firefighters sort through crash debris after a bus crash in Hong Kong on February 10, 2018. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

DepEd allows school field trips again

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones lifts the moratorium on off-campus activities, which the DepEd had imposed following the Tanay road crash that killed 15 students

GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS. High school students tour Phivolcs' geological hazards exhibit on November 4, 2016. File photo by Gwen de la Cruz/Rappler.com

18 die in Russia as bus plunges into sea

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:59 PM

UPDATED A spokesman for OTEKO the conglomerate which owns Tamanneftegaz says the bus was carrying people who were working on the company s construction site but who were not employed by the company directly

PH squash team involved in bus crash in KL; matches suspended

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:27 PM

UPDATED Five members of the Philippine team are unharmed

CHED lifts moratorium on field trips, off-campus activities

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera says they have created stricter guidelines for off campus trips to ensure the safety of students

LIFTED. CHED lifts the moratorium on all off-campus trips

Nueva Ecija crash bus engine was 30 years old – DOTr

May 16, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Bus registration records indicate its age to be 11 years old which turns out to be false

BUS CRASH. Authorities check the site of a bus crash in Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija, on April 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Ardz Tayambong

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Apr 18, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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At least 26 dead in Nueva Ecija bus crash

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:47 PM

4th UPDATE A Leomarick Trans bus traveling from Isabela province to Ilocos Sur falls into a ravine in Carranglan town in Nueva Ecija

BUS CRASH. Authorities check the site of a bus crash in Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija, on April 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Ardz Tayambong

News Briefs: March 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 22

LTFRB chief: Bus in Tanay crash already 29 years old

Mar 14, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The law mandates that buses in operation for more than 15 years must be phased out

TRANSPORT SAFETY HEARING. Committee on Public Services conducts hearing on Tanay bus crash which killed 15 people,  mostly college students. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

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Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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Feb 22, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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Feb 22, 2017 - 11:54 AM

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DepEd to schools: Check 'roadworthiness' of buses for field trips

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:43 AM

The education department also reminds schools and parents that educational field trips are not mandatory

Relatives seek justice after Tanay bus accident

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Representatives from Bestlink College of the Philippines and Panda Coach Tourist and Transport Inc were a no show during a dialogue with the victims relatives organized by a lawmaker

Police and soldiers stand guard next to a tourist bus which hit an electric post in Tanay town, Rizal province, east of Manila on February 20, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Lawmakers seek investigation into Tanay bus crash

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:42 PM

UPDATED Senator Bam Aquino and congressmen Luis Campos of Makati and Salvador Belaro Jr of 1 Ang Edukasyon want to know the liability of the school administrators and the bus company

BUS ACCIDENT. Police and soldiers stand guard next to a tourist bus which hit an electric post in Tanay town, Rizal province, east of Manila on February 20, 2017. Photo by AFP.

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Feb 21, 2017 - 1:07 PM

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CHED halts college field trips after Tanay bus crash

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:29 AM

UPDATED The Tanay tragedy is a reminder that we must be very strict in regulating the use of public transportation for school sponsored trips says Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

15 killed in Tanay bus crash

Feb 20, 2017 - 2:07 PM

4th UPDATE College students were on their way to a camping trip when their bus lost its brakes and slammed into an electric post

BUS ACCIDENT. Police and soldiers stand guard next to a tourist bus which hit an electric post in Tanay town, Rizal province, east of Manila on February 20, 2017. Photo by AFP.

28 feared dead in Taiwan bus crash – fire department

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The passengers had been returning from a trip to a farm in central Taichung when the bus came off the road in eastern Taipei local media reports

11 children killed as bus runs into Muslim procession in Nigeria

Dec 21, 2016 - 8:05 PM

An angry mob attacks the bus driver and beats him to death

11 killed, 12 injured in Costa Rica bus plunge – emergency officials

Oct 21, 2016 - 2:40 AM

It looks like the bus brakes failed Esteban Gonzalez the son of one of the survivors tells a Costa Rican television network

3 dead, 43 injured in Subic bus collision

Sep 13, 2016 - 2:44 PM

Buses ferrying Hanjin Shipyard workers collide and explode

22 dead as bus plunges into Nepal river

Aug 26, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Authorities say 16 people were rescued from the partially submerged wreckage of the bus and are undergoing treatment at local hospitals

5 dead, nearly 30 hurt in Nueva Ecija bus accident

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:49 PM

The police chief of Carranglan town says the fatalities include two pregnant women

Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead

May 09, 2016 - 3:35 AM

Many of the fatalities including women and children are burned beyond recognition

epa05294357 Afghan men, who were injured in a road accident, are brought to local hospital in Ghazni, Afghanistan, 08 May 2016. Fifty-two people were killed and at least 73 injured when two buses collided with a fuel tanker on 08 May in Kabul highway, an official said. EPA/SAYED MUSTAFA

14 dead, dozens injured in Japan ski bus accident

Jan 15, 2016 - 10:11 AM

Officials say the fully loaded bus with 41 people on board was driving from Tokyo to a ski resort in Nagano prefecture when it veered off the road in the resort town of Karuizawa in southern Nagano

BUS CRASH. A crashed bus is pulled by a tow truck in Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture, central Japan on January 15, 2016, after it ran off a mountain road, killing 14 people. Photo by AFP/ Jiji Press

14 dead in two deadly migrant bus crashes in Turkey – report

Jan 09, 2016 - 6:06 PM

Turkey home to some 2 2 million refugees from Syria s civil war is a hub for migrants seeking to reach Europe many of whom pay people smugglers thousands of dollars for the risky crossing

At least 4 killed in bus accident along Quirino Highway

Aug 12, 2015 - 9:36 AM

UPDATED The LTFRB suspends the entire fleet of the Valisno bus company for 30 days following the bus crash early Wednesday that killed at least 4 people

WRECK. At least two people were killed and several others injured in a bus accident early Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of Lem Castro

Boy killed, 2 injured in another bus mishap in Negros Occidental

Jul 24, 2015 - 11:20 PM

The accident involves another Ceres bus from the same company that figured in another fatal accident earlier in the week

Corruption at the LTO, LTFRB: Fixers and bribes

Jul 12, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Part 2: LTO admits there is no centralized database for old and new plates It however says LTO and Stradcom are working on it

Corruption at LTO, LTFRB: Unfit drivers, vehicles on the road

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Part 1: A number of schemes abound at the LTO and LTFRB allowing unfit drivers and public vehicles on the road compromising public safety

CARNAGE. Rescue workers extract the bodies of still unidentified persons from the wrecked bus in December, 2013. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

1 killed, 9 injured in Baguio bus accident

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:27 PM

UPDATED The Ian Trans minibus was going down Naguilian Road on its way to San Fernando City in La Union Thursday The victims have been identified Friday

15 DLTB buses suspended over E. Samar accident

Apr 17, 2015 - 10:36 AM

One of the bus company s buses which figured in an accident in Eastern Samar that killed 5 people is found to be operating out of line

30 injured in EDSA bus accident

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:39 AM

MMDA advises motorists to take extra precaution as passengers head out for the Holy Week break

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March 31 registration deadline for GPS providers – LTFRB

Mar 13, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Installing an in vehicle GPS device is meant to reduce accidents due to overspeeding buses

LTFRB to pilot test GPS in buses to regulate speed

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Under the scheme a public bus will be installed with a GPS device and communication system that will continuously send speed and location data to authorities

CARNAGE. Rescue workers extract the bodies of still unidentified persons from the wrecked bus in December, 2013. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

20 hurt after bus falls off ravine in Benguet

Mar 03, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Victory Liner says Bus 7044 was run off the road by a speeding truck along Marcos Highway

BUS ACCIDENT. Bus 7044 carrying 44 passengers falls off a ravine in Benguet early Tuesday. File photo from Victory Liner website

Tired of errant buses? You can soon report them!

Feb 07, 2015 - 2:16 PM

The Para Po reporting tool which DAKILA is developing allows commuters to report errant bus firms that violate rules on overloading smoke belching reckless driving and obstruction of traffic

Sentenced driver in Bontoc bus mishap remains scot-free

Feb 06, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Mountain Province police are hunting down bus driver Edgar Mendoza Renon who was sentenced in August to two years and 4 months to 6 years in jail

SCOT -REE. The driver of this Florida bus, which fell into a ravine in Bontoc and killed at least 14 people, in February 2014, has been found guilty by a court but has not served his sentence. Rappler file photo

When public transport is an injustice

Feb 05, 2015 - 3:19 PM

A year after the Florida bus crash we are reminded of the injustice the riding public has to go through everyday as they come to work or go home to their families