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[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Can we trust the gov't panel probing drug war deaths?

Jul 05, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The government trying to make systems work is a welcome thing, but is it sincere and is it moving fast enough? We take a nuanced look at policy work.

LTO to minimize face-to-face transactions, shift to digitalization

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The agency aims to further strengthen the digitalization efforts of the Department of Transportation in line with minimizing human intervention in various transactions

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: The problems with the Cybercrime Law

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:35 AM

Did you know that during the 2013 Supreme Court oral arguments on the Cybercrime Prevention Act, then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza categorically said that cyber libel has a prescription period of only one year?

Robredo to DOTr: Be 'compassionate,' help traditional jeepney drivers

Jun 21, 2020 - 5:35 PM

'Parang pinapaboran na naman natin dito iyong mga mayayaman.... Paano iyong mga naghikahos na hinulugan iyong kanilang mga jeep?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Jeepney drivers plying the Tandang Sora-Visayas Avenue-City Hall route beg for financial help from the public passing by their terminal in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City on April 27, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

15 Metro Manila routes open for compliant modern jeepneys on June 22

Jun 21, 2020 - 4:50 PM

More jeepney routes will be opened within the week, while UV Express units will be allowed to operate before the end of June, adds the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

JEEPS DURING GCQ. Drivers of Common Transport Service Cooperatives on Sunday, June 21, 2020, exhibit the interiors of a modern jeepney that follows the guidelines for public transport in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTO QC office shut as 12 employees positive for virus in rapid test

Jun 17, 2020 - 2:21 PM

Operations will resume on June 22

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Dissecting anti-terror bill and threats to freedoms

Jun 11, 2020 - 5:56 PM

The definitions are broader, detention is longer, and it has a 'killer' provision that equates dissent to terrorism

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Are extraordinary writs still effective in the time of Duterte?

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:26 PM

Listen to this podcast as we go back to 2007, parse the loopholes in the rules of these writs, and try to imagine where we are headed with the current Supreme Court

Tugade on GCQ commuter woes: Magkapit-bisig tayo

Jun 02, 2020 - 4:08 PM

‘Sinasakripisyo ba ho natin ang mga manggagawa? Hindi po. Lahat po tayo dito sa panahon na ito ay may tama, may inconvenience, may moments of discomfort,’ says the transportation secretary

COMMUTERS. Passengers returning to work wait for augmentation buses along Commonwealth Avenue Quezon City on June 1, 2020, the first day of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

1st day of Metro Manila GCQ: ‘Walang masakyan’

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:33 PM

A stranded passenger laments the 'social injustice' brought about by the reopening of businesses without the operation of jeepneys and buses

NO RIDE. Passengers returning to work wait for augmentation buses along Commonwealth Avenue Quezon City on June 1, 2020, the first day of the General Community Quarantine in NCR. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTO to fine drivers who violate transportation guidelines during pandemic

Jun 01, 2020 - 8:16 PM

The Land Transportation Office says traffic enforces will fine drivers who fail to observe sanitary measures, physical distancing practices, and operate without special government-issued permits

PACKED ROADS. Buses queue at the southbound lane of EDSA near the MRT North Avenue station as rush hour traffic builds up during the first day of the general community quarantine in NCR on June 1, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2 city bus routes to serve Bulacan, Cavite commuters starting June 2

Jun 01, 2020 - 7:08 PM

LTFRB allows Angat-Quezon Avenue and Dasmariñas-PITX city bus routes to start operating on June 2, as mass transportation remains crippled due to DOTr policies

STRANDED. Passengers returning to work wait for augmentation buses along Commonwealth Avenue Quezon City on June 1, 2020, the first day of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Over 23,000 TNVS units, taxis can ply Metro Manila roads again under GCQ

May 31, 2020 - 8:38 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board reminds drivers, operators, and passengers to follow health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19

COMMUTING. Taxis accept services at SM North Edsa. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: ABS-CBN and the 3 tangled branches of government

May 23, 2020 - 5:46 PM

We talk to President Rodrigo Duterte's former government corporate counsel, Rudolf Jurado, who says the 10% public service ad clause violates the constitutional guarantee to just compensation

PUVs ordered to keep list of passengers for contact tracing

May 18, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Passengers are urged to keep a list of public transport taken in case they unknowingly come into close contact with a coronavirus case

BACK ON THE ROAD. Vehicles pile up at a control point along the westbound lane of Quezon Avenue at 10:00 in the morning, May 14, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

LTFRB limits number of taxis, TNVS operating during GCQ

May 15, 2020 - 5:28 PM

LTFRB requires taxis and ride-hailing operators to implement cashless payment

BACK IN OPERATION. PNP personel wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manning the Cavite-NCR Border Checkpoint in Barangay San Nicolas, Bacoor City. Photo by Dennis Abrina

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Breaking down the ABS-CBN franchise legal and political issues

May 13, 2020 - 5:21 PM

We break down the different laws that come into play and analyze how we got to the unthinkable ABS-CBN shutdown

No fare increase once ECQ lifted, LTFRB says

May 11, 2020 - 3:20 PM

The government will provide bus and jeepney operators fuel subsidy worth 30% of their daily consumption

PHYSICAL DISTANCE. In compliance of the social distancing measures, the LRT Line 2 installs markers on May 5, 2020, in prepration for the "new normal" seating arrangement for its passengers. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Coronavirus, Taal eruption sink Ayala Land profits 41% in Q1 2020

May 11, 2020 - 10:35 AM

Ayala Land also slashes its capital expenditures by P40 billion due to the coronavirus crisis

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Legal difficulties of a prisoner mass release

May 06, 2020 - 8:50 PM

The caution against a dangerous precedent, and the lack of jurisprudence for a mass release in a pandemic, make the Supreme Court petition difficult

LTO extends expired licenses' validity 2 months after lockdown

May 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The Land Transportation Office will not issue penalties for late registration of vehicles

LICENSE RENEWAL. In this file photo, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade tried out the application process for the new driver's license cards that are valid for 5 years. Photo by the Department of Transportation

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Will petition to disclose Duterte health work?

Apr 23, 2020 - 7:07 PM

We talk to University of the Philippines Constitutional Law Professor Dan Gatmaytan

How do we watch? Of Netflix and lockdowns (and K-dramas)

Apr 16, 2020 - 8:09 PM

According to Twitter, these are the viewing habits of Filipinos during the COVID-19 pandemic

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Pandemic and the great wall of free speech

Apr 16, 2020 - 11:06 AM

The National Bureau of Investigation has summoned more than a dozen people over their coronavirus posts on social media. Justice reporter Lian Buan discusses freedom of speech during the pandemic with esteemed law experts in this latest episode.

WATCH: PH Philharmonic Orchestra shares violin cover of ‘Crash Landing On You’ song

Apr 07, 2020 - 7:20 PM

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra's assistant concertmaster Christian Tan performs Ri Jeong-hyeok's bittersweet song for his brother from 'Crash Landing On You'

CRASH LANDING ON YOU. The hit K-drama still makes waves online. Photo courtesy of Netflix

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: The rule of law in the time of the coronavirus

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:09 PM

President Duterte's special powers under the Bayanihan Law have begun to be exercised

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: DOJ and warrantless arrests

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:55 PM

In the 2nd and final part of the 'War on the Law' podcast, we take a look at the evolving definition of warrantless arrests under the Department of Justice

The Medical City frontliners can now park in Rockwell Business Center-Ortigas

Mar 28, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rockwell Business Center in Ortigas, Pasig City will now have a temporary designated parking area for The Medical City workers

PARKING. Several frontliners from The Medical City use the parking space at the Rockwell Business Center, its neighbor. Photo from Shops at RBC Facebook page

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: War on the Law Part 1

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Is there an ongoing war on the law?

Ortigas Land waives mall rental charges

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:29 AM

Rent is waived until April 14, 2020

Tokyo Disney parks extend closure until early April over virus

Mar 11, 2020 - 3:40 PM

The announcement comes a day after Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for a 10-day extension of measures intended to halt the spread of the new coronavirus

STILL CLOSED. File photo of 20-year-old men and women draped in traditional kimonos celebrated by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse during their "Coming-of-Age Day" ceremony at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, suburb of Tokyo on January 9, 2017. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

LTFRB orders operators to sanitize PUVs amid coronavirus threat

Mar 10, 2020 - 6:14 PM

The regulatory agency also says PUV operators must direct drivers and conductors 'to report any case of possible infection to the Department of Transportation, LTFRB, DOH, and to the nearest LGU and PNP'

SANITIZE. Commuters in Quezon City. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Katherine Johnson, black NASA mathematician, dies at 101

Feb 25, 2020 - 11:05 AM

Johnson's calculations helped put the first man on the moon in 1969

KATHERINE JOHNSON. Katherine Johnson, NASA employee, mathematician and physicist, in 1966. Photo by NASA

'No impact' on fuel supply if 'onerous' Chevron land rental not renewed – DOE

Feb 23, 2020 - 6:45 PM

The Department of Energy plans to build an 'energy city' in place of Chevron's facilities on government land in San Pascual, Batangas

Background image from Chevron Philippines website

Robinsons, SM Prime present plans to redevelop Baguio market

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:23 AM

The Baguio City government is expecting more proposals from big companies. Vendors' groups and concerned citizens are opposed to the participation of big business in the public-private partnership project.

NEW BAGUIO MARKET. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and other city officials at the presentation of Robinsons Land Corporation and SM Prime Holdings on their respective proposals for the redevelopment of the Baguio market. Photo from Baguio City PIO Facebook page

Why 'Crash Landing on You' is everyone's K-drama obsession

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:00 PM

It definitely needs to be yours, too!

COA to DSWD: Pay Landbank's P82.72 million in unpaid 4Ps service fees

Feb 18, 2020 - 9:31 PM

COA adjusts the payout figure to Landbank to a lower amount compared to the original claim of P87.05 million and the amended claim of P92.27 million

Nobody's quite over that 'Crash Landing On You' finale

Feb 17, 2020 - 10:57 AM

The romance series stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin

'Crash Landing On You' finale clocks highest viewership ratings in channel's history

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:58 AM

It even beat out the finale ratings for 'Goblin,' which also aired on tvN

HIT SERIES. 'Crash Landing On You' breaks records in South Korea. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Cross-border love story 'Crash Landing on You' crashes South Korea TV ratings

Feb 14, 2020 - 4:16 PM

South Korea's biggest current television hit is 'unashamedly fantastical in its plotlines,' while also drawing praise for its portrayal of everyday life in the North

Duterte orders review of UP-Ayala technohub deal

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who recommended the review, says President Rodrigo Duterte wants the contract carefully studied

UP FOR REVIEW. The Ayala group faces another possible legal battle after Malacañang says it will review its lease contract from the UP-Ayala Land Technohub site. Photo from WikiCommons

Malacañang’s rants send Ayala Land shares falling by 7%

Jan 20, 2020 - 7:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Ayala group faces more contract reviews by the Duterte administration, leading jittery investors to dump stocks on Monday, January 20

Mandaluyong court issues 72-hour TRO vs motorcycle taxi rider cap

Jan 06, 2020 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) Angkas biker Rommel Villanueva, one of the petitioners, says this decision is proof justice is on their side

INITIAL VICTORY. The 72-hour temporary restraining order against the cap on Angkas bikers is seen as an initial victory for those who have been rendered jobless. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Displaced Angkas bikers may return to unregulated ‘habal-habal’

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:48 PM

‘We came from doing illegal work. So when we found a company that showed concern for us, that loved us, that considered us partners, did you expect us to leave that kind of company?’

Motorcycle taxi riding members of Angkas start to mass up at the Edsa Whiteplains avenue in Quezon City in preparation for a protest ride around the metro. They are protesting the governments directive to cut some 17,000 members from its roster to in a bid to limit the number of angkas and make way for new players in the motorcycle taxi ventures. December 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon

LTFRB threatens to revoke permits of overcharging ride-hailing firms

Dec 18, 2019 - 3:10 PM

As the number of complaints soar, the LTFRB reminds transport network companies of their mandates

NOT ENOUGH UNITS? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board received complaints from ride-hailing app users regarding the lack of transport network vehicle service units and fare hikes. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Inter-agency body wants expanded Angkas pilot run to include new players

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Based on the recommendation of the technical working group, the pilot run – which is supposed to end on December 26 – will last until June 26, 2020

ANOTHER 6 MONTHS. Angkas may be allowed to operate for another 6 months, potentially along with 6 new players in the motorcycle ride-hailing market. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

LTFRB favors extension of Angkas pilot run to accommodate new players

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:12 PM

The proposals of 6 new motorcycle ride-hailing firms are currently being evaluated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

NEW PLAYERS? While the DOTr only allowed Angkas to operate as a motorcycle taxi provider on pilot operations, the extension of the pilot run may mean the inclusion of more players. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

As land use act stalls, Duterte to issue executive order instead

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte again pushes for a national land use law during a December 2 Cabinet meeting where he is shown the National Economic and Development Authority's draft bill

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 44th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LTO suspends bus trips as Typhoon Tisoy threatens Bicol

Nov 30, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The Land Transportation Office and those deputized by the agency are ordered to apprehend bus drivers who will defy the temporary suspension of trips to the Bicol Region

SUSPENDED. The Land Transportation Office suspends bus trips to Bicol. File photo from LTO Bicol

Supreme Court nullifies prime ancestral land titles of Piraso, Abanag heirs in Baguio

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The claims have included the Casa Vallejo property along Upper Session Road, the Pacdal Circle, Wright Park, and the city government’s titled property in Barangay Lualhati

OLD Casa Vallejo from the collection of Jack Cariño; Supreme Court photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler