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COA to La Union state university: Explain 'diverted' funds

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University reallocated nearly P32 million to incentives for officials and employees in 2018, says the Commission on Audit

Image from DMMMSU-NLUC website

Visiting The Ruins, the 'Taj Mahal of Negros'

Sep 13, 2015 - 8:54 PM

A sad story of undying love is the beating heart behind this beautiful mansion that burned down during the war

FOR LOVE. The Ruins in its glory. All photos by Henrylito D. Tacio

Road accidents? Let's call them crashes

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:45 AM

Let’s stop using the language of neglect and denial Instead let’s adopt crash or collision so we can look for solutions that will make our streets safer

5 Mayamy buses suspended after Commonwealth crash

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The preventive suspension which begins March 5 will last for 30 days

KILLER HIGHWAY. Commonwealth Avenue has been the site of many frequent road accidents. Photo from Wikipedia.

DPWH eyes higher, stronger guardrails on Skyway

Mar 04, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The DPWH Skyway management and Toll Regulatory Board are studying changes in the Skyway design to improve safety

SKYWAY ACCIDENT. The DPWH is mulling over ways to improve the safety of the Skyway, where a bus fell off and landed on a van on Dec. 16, 2013. File photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Shuttle bus falls from Skyway, 2 hurt

Mar 02, 2014 - 12:08 PM

It s the second accident in the Skyway in barely 3 months

Most dangerous buses didn't pay taxes

Feb 26, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Eleven more bus companies on the government s most dangerous list declared earnings of P737 million 16 5 million but paid only P5 48 million around 120 000 in taxes

'MOST DANGEROUS'. Some of the "most dangerous" bus operators in Metro Manila either did not file income tax returns or did not have a tax identification number. File photo by EPA

LTFRB junks Don Mariano's franchise appeal

Feb 19, 2014 - 1:43 PM

The board denied the motion for reconsideration for lack of merit

APPEAL DENIED. The LTFRB denied Don Mariano's motion for reconsideration for "lack of merit." File photo by EPA

Recto to gov't: Address road safety beyond PowerPoint talk

Feb 11, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says records of road accidents show that the Philippines has a national epidemic of road deaths

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people. Photo by Rappler

Aquino calls road safety meet after successive accidents

Feb 10, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Malacañang says imposing stiffer penalties on erring bus lines will be up to Congress but thinks the cancellation of a franchise is a severe enough penalty

CASUALTIES. A Florida Transport bus carrying at least 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing 14, including comedian Arvin "Tado" Jimenez. Photo by Rappler

Don Mariano buses may be sold – and be back on the road

Jan 15, 2014 - 9:28 PM

The LTFRB says newer buses of Don Mariano are still fit for public transportation but should be operated under a valid franchise

FRANCHISE CANCELLED. Don Mariano's newer buses can still be used by other bus companies for public transportation – as long as they get the LTFRB's approval. File photo by EPA

Don Mariano bus franchise cancelled

Jan 14, 2014 - 11:41 AM

UPDATED LTFRB announces the cancellation of franchise 4 weeks after the bus accident that killed 18

DANGER ON THE ROAD. At least 18 people died after a bus fell off the Skyway on December 16. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Driver of ill-fated Don Mariano bus dies

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Carmelo Calatcat 39 dies eight days after the fatal Skyway crash that killed 18 people

Understaffed LTFRB to audit public buses nationwide

Dec 19, 2013 - 9:37 PM

The gargantuan task will fall on the laps of 400 employees nationwide against the more than 400 000 public buses

BUS AUDIT. The LTFRB is set to conduct a nationwide audit of the country's public buses. File photo by Rappler

Online petition on buses: No speed limiters, no franchise

Dec 19, 2013 - 4:06 PM

The one who started the petition is even calling on government to take over public buses

REFORM. An online petition is asking government to require speed limiters on buses and to eventually take over the operations of public buses. Screenshot from

Why 'dangerous' buses are still on Metro Manila roads

Dec 19, 2013 - 7:10 AM

People complain but they don t show up during hearings says an LTFRB official

DANGER ON THE ROAD. At least 18 people died after a bus fell off the Skyway on December 16. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Palace: Crackdown on lax operators, reckless drivers

Dec 17, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Government will not give permits and licenses to bus operators and drivers who do not comply with health and safety standards

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