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LISTEN: These Independence Day releases will inspire you to raise your voice

Jun 12, 2020 - 10:37 PM

Celebrate – and protect – freedom to the tune of these new songs by Dicta License, Carousel Casualties, Zild Benitez, and Martin Riggs

SURPRISE DROP. IV of Spades frontman Zild Benitez releases an unexpected new song on June 12. Screenshot from Zild Benitez on YouTube

Catch Dicta License, Pedicab, and Orange and Lemons at this gig in Pioneer Street

Mar 04, 2020 - 7:55 AM

Celebrate 'Paghilom, 'Tugish Takish,' and 'Strike Whilst The Iron Is Hot' all on one special night

Driver's license exam to be translated into PH languages

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:01 PM

The Department of Transportation orders the Land Transportation Office to make sure its Driver's License Examination is available in English, Filipino, or the language most common in each region

Cheats, Dicta License, Munimuni and more join Linya-Linya Night: A Francis M Tribute

Oct 25, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The Master Rapper’s legacy comes alive at the upcoming gig

MASTER RAPPER. Linya-Linya holds a tribute to the late Francis Magalona. Image courtesy of Linya-Linya

[OPINION | Point of Law] Cutting the Philippines off from the rest of world!

Sep 16, 2019 - 5:30 PM

A liberal outlook in dealing with online platforms will certainly have basis in law. Otherwise, we stand the risk of spiraling down a dangerous path of isolation from the rest of world.

RESULTS: August 2019 Mining Engineer licensure examination

Aug 09, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Congratulations to all passers!

China grants 5G licenses for commercial use

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:53 PM

State-owned telecom providers China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Broadcasting Network Corporation receive business licences to operate 5G digital cellular mobile communication services

Results: May 2019 Certified Public Accountant board exam

May 27, 2019 - 9:58 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,699 out of 10,319 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination this May 2019.

Taiwan's traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Some 200 traditional medicine shops close every year as the government refuses to issue new licenses since 1998

DYING TRADITION. Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu (L) and her father-in-law Hsu Ping-jen (R) at the family's Chinese herbal medicine store in New Taipei City. Photo by Hsu Tsun-hsu/AFP

LIST: Accredited clinics for new policy on drivers' license applications

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Here is the list of accredited clinics that can issue online-only medical certificates for drivers' license applications in Metro Manila

NEW POLICY. The Land Transportation Office implements a new policy when acquiring medical certificates. Rappler photo

Makati extends work hours for business permit renewal, tax payments

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Makati's Business Permits and Licensing Office and other key offices will also be open on weekends until January 20

PRC results: August 2018 mining engineer licensure exam

Aug 10, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed mining engineers!

Rappler CA decision, Arroyo on elections, Gilas update | Evening wRap

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Business as usual for Rappler, CA urges review of shutdown order

Jul 27, 2018 - 1:05 PM

These are the highlights of the 72-page Court of Appeals decision involving Rappler and the Securities and Exchange Commission

Rappler: Court of Appeals says license revocation is wrong

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Rappler's Maria Ressa says: 'We hoped for the best decision, as Rappler is – on paper and in reality – a completely Fiipino-owned company'

LTO starts distributing license plates after years of backlogs

Jul 05, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Land Transportation Office's initial batch for distribution includes only 231,332 license plates for vehicles purchased from July 2016 to December 2016

RELEASED. Department of Transportation, through the Land transportation office, releases on July 5, 2018 the plates of motor vehicles registered in July 2016 to automotive dealers and owners nationwide. Photo Maria Tan/Rappler

LTO to begin distributing license plates July 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The Land Transportation Office says the license plates in the first batch to be distributed are for those registered from July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016

Photo from the Department of Transportation

After prosecutor killings, PNP sets firearms application caravan for DOJ

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The Philippine National Police is set to roll out a caravan to process firearms permits of Department of Justice prosecutors

AMBUSH VICTIM. Madonna Ednaco Tanyag is slain in broad daylight on June 4. Photo from Cris Tanyag's Facebook Page

Duterte on West PH Sea, Kris vs Mocha, women driving in Saudi | Evening wRap

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

First Saudi women get driving licenses

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Ten Saudi women swap their foreign licenses for Saudi ones in multiple cities, including the capital Riyadh, as the kingdom prepares to end its ban on June 24

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman (C) sits in the driver's seat with a Lebanese driving instructor as they test-drive a car during an automotive exhibition for women in the capital Riyadh on May 13, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Results: May 2018 Certified Public Accountant board exam

May 29, 2018 - 8:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 2,843 out of 9,830 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination this May 2018

Converting LTO extension offices into regular ones will shorten lines – Poe

May 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

6 bills converting LTO extension offices into regular offices are approved on second reading on Tuesday, May 22

PUBLIC SERVICES. Senator Grace Poe holds a hearing about public services, the committee she chairs, on February 20, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to frontline services: Answer requests in 15 days

May 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte directs agencies with frontline services 'to respond to all public requests and concerns within 15 days from receipt thereof'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech May 2, 2018, during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon. Malacañang file photo

DOTr buys own machines to make license plates

Apr 08, 2018 - 2:45 PM

'Ayaw na nating maulit 'yung problema sa plaka. Kaya naman mas maigi kung tayo na lang mismo ang mag-manufacture,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

Photos from DOTR from Friday Secretary Arthur Tugade with other DOTr road sector officials LTO chief Edgar Galvante and LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III inspect the motor vehicle plate facilities of the Land Transportation Office (LTO)

Filinvest to build $200-million casino-hotel complex in Clark

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The real estate developer secures a provisional license for a casino in its 201-hectare Mimosa+ Leisure City development

House bill sets larger license plates to curb motorcycle crimes

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The bill will require motorcycle riders to have license plates that are readable from at least 12 meters away

BIGGER PLATES. House joint panel approves bill requiring motorcycles to have bigger license plates.

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

SEC Commissioner resignation, SC on anomalous PNP chopper deal, Cuba protest vs US | Midday wRap

Feb 02, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Bea Cupin

Senate panel seeks Divina disbarment, Dela Rosa on body cameras, Licuanan on resignation| Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Uson returns award, SC lifts TRO on license plates, China and Benham Rise | Midday wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

SC says LTO can release 700,000 license plates

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:35 PM

(UPDATED) Grace Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, says the 700,000 license plates freed up for distribution 'will hardly make a dent on the demand'

DELAYED PLATES. A photo of one of the 11 container of license plates held at the Manila International Container Port. File photo from Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

CHR urges public to defend press freedom

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The CHR says "protecting press freedom means protecting the interest of the people"

PRESS FREEDOM. The Commission on Human Rights said it is important to defend press freedom amid threats to curtail it. Photo by Rappler

How media outlets get their license to operate

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:48 PM

As private companies, media entities must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission

MEDIA. Rappler's license to operate was approved by the SEC in 2012. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Bidding for license plate production not rigged – LTO

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:58 PM

The Land Transportation Office says consultations were made for the estimated costing for license plates and sticker production

LTO chief to Alvarez: I'll only resign if Duterte, Tugade ask me to

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Galvante says they are doing their best to finally bring the delayed plates to motorists

LTO CHIEF. Edgar Galvante attends the House Committee on Transportation hearing. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa on war on drugs, MILF on BBL, LTO revokes Lopez license | Evening wRap

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

LTO cancels Maria Isabel Lopez's driver's license

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) The actress will not be allowed to reapply for a license in the next two years, and must also pay P8,000 in fines

OFWs with visas issued before Nov 12 exempted from OEC moratorium

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:28 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment will grant the OEC applications of OFWs who have visas issued before November 12

Maria Isabel Lopez appeals to LTO to grant her 'senior citizen discount'

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:59 PM

Maria Isabel Lopez appears before the LTO but has yet to submit a formal written appeal for breaking into the special ASEAN lanes

MMDA files complaint vs Maria Isabel Lopez for breaching ASEAN lane

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The MMDA asks the LTO to revoke Lopez's driver's license and to impose fine on the actress for violating the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

RESULTS: October 2017 Electronics Engineer and Electronics Technician Licensure Exams

Oct 27, 2017 - 9:36 PM

2,235 out of 4,784 passed the Electronics Engineer Licensure Exam and 2,916 out of 3,258 passed the Electronics Technician Licensure Exam this October 2017

Uber license renewal in London rejected

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Uber is not a 'fit and proper' private car hire operator, says London's transport authority

ROADBLOCKS. A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Paris shows the logo of Uber.  Since its debut in 2010, Uber has grown into a worldwide phenomenon despite regulatory hurdles and resistance from traditional taxi operators. Photo by AFP/Lionel Bonaventure


LTO rolls out drivers' licenses valid for 5 years

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The entire application process for the new driver s license cards takes about 5 minutes the transportation secretary says

5-YEAR LICENSES. 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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 3, 2017

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Grab and Uber, Duterte, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Duterte signs laws extending passport, driver's license validity

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:03 PM

The law extending driver s license validity also imposes stricter measures on the issuance of licenses to ensure only deserving applicants get them

To have professional licenses renewed under new rules in PH, here's the cost

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Professionals would have to shell out thousands worth of extra cash when they renew their license every 3 years

CAREER PROGRESS. Under the Continuing Professional Development law, workers covered by the Professional Regulatory Commission are required to seek opportunities to boost their skills and knowledge.

A disappointing story about getting a PH driver's license

Jul 30, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Much has been said but has LTO really done anything about these?

DRIVER'S LICENSE. Brace yourself once you step at the LTO.

5-year driver's license bill now up for Duterte's signature

May 31, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The measure will now be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte after both chambers of Congress approved the final version of the bill

Senate approves bill on 5-year validity of driver's license

May 30, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The House of Representatives passed its version of the measure on final reading a week ago

LONGER VALIDITY. The Land Transportation Office says the proposal to extend the validity of drivers' licenses to 5 years will be rolled out by August 2017.