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HMOs told not to discriminate against people living with HIV

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Insurance Commission sets guidelines for health maintenance organizations on the assessment of risks of persons with HIV or perceived to have HIV

LIST: Power interruptions due to Meralco maintenance in April 2019

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Here are the areas that will experience power interruptions for April

Linemen installed new Meralco line along Agham Rd. in Quezon City on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

LIST: Power interruptions due to Meralco maintenance in March 2019

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Here are the areas with scheduled power interruptions due to maintenance work of the Manila Electric Company

Electricity meters in Barangay Bagumbayan South in Navotas City on August 2, 2017

Duterte expenses up by 500%: Choppers, consultants, intel

Jul 06, 2018 - 4:21 PM

(UPDATED) Here's what the Office of the President spent on in 2017

HUGE INCREASE. Cost of the ASEAN Summit, financial assistance to soldiers, maintenance of presidential choppers and billions of intelligence funds make up the P500% increase in the Office of the President's expenses for 2017.

At least 7 groups vie for 25-year deal to operate, maintain Clark airport

May 21, 2018 - 7:05 PM

With the auction for the operations and maintenance of the Clark International Airport about to start, several prospective bidders question some of the requirements

MRT3 delivers on its promise of more trains

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:57 PM

(UPDATED) The MRT3 is looking at increasing their target to 20 trains with a 4-car configuration. These can carry 720,000 passengers a day.

REHAB. The MRT3 maintenance transition team conduct rehabilitation works on the railway system. Photo courtesy of DOTr-MRT3

Lax MRT3 record-keeping irks DOTr chief Tugade

Mar 29, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says that without proper record keeping, a time could come where spare parts might run out

EXAMINING. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade conducts an inspection of the MRT-3 spare parts warehouse on March 29. Photo from the DOtr

LOOK: MRT3 begins general maintenance of trains

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:35 AM

After the maintenance, the Department of Transportation targets 15 working trains for the commuting public, up from the current 13

DAY 1. MRT3 team kickstarts maintenance services on March 28, 2018. All photos courtesy of DOTr-MRT3

Ex MRT-3 service provider blacklisted from future bids by DOTr

Dec 26, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, the former maintenance provider of the MRT-3 line, along with its joint venture firms, Busan and Edison, are barred after government terminated its contract last November

DOTr ends contract with MRT3 maintenance provider Busan Universal

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation also forms the MRT3 Maintenance Transition Team to temporarily take over while a new company has yet to be chosen

FINAL DECISION. Transportation Assistant Secretary for Legal Steve Pastor serves the final decision of his department to BURI, finally terminating the MRT3 maintenance contract. Photo from Departmen of Transportation

Recto: Keep DepEd P30-B budget to increase teachers' allowances

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Senator Ralph Recto proposes a 'rechanneling' of the P30-billion budget that the House of Representatives realigned to fund the free tuition law

TEACHERS' ALLOWANCES. Deaf students recite the alphabet in sign language during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Landbank extends banking hours on June 30 amid system upgrade

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:05 PM

All branches of the Land Bank of the Philippines will be open until 5 pm on Friday June 30

Landbank sets June 24-25 system upgrade, downtime

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:45 PM

ATMs cash deposit machines and other electronic banking channels will be offline from 10:30 pm on June 24 to 3:00 pm on June 25

BRANCHING OUT. LandBank plans to set up the OFW bank after its  on-going acquisition of Philippine Postal Savings bank which it plans to make a wholly-owned subsidiary. File Photo/Wikipedia.

Cebu Pacific links up with KLM AFI to service expanding fleet

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The long term contract covers a fleet of what is expected to be over 40 Airbus A320s

Tagaytay air traffic radar fully operational after repair – CAAP

Mar 11, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The maintenance repair is necessary says CAAP as the radar will be integrated with satellite based communications and air traffic management systems that will be launched later this year

Photo of Tagaytay radar from Facebook page of Department of Transportation

LIST: Canceled flights due to extended radar maintenance work, March 11

Mar 10, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Affected Cebu Pacific and Cebgo passengers can rebook their flights or get full refund

LIST: Canceled flights due to radar maintenance in March

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Here s the full list of canceled PAL Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights due to the Tagaytay radar maintenance from March 6 to 11

Sandiganbayan suspends Pangasinan exec over MRT graft case

Jan 20, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Arturo Soriano the provincial accountant of Pangasinan is suspended for 90 days for graft charges over an alleged anomalous MRT3 contract

SUSPENDED. Sandiganbayan upholds the Ombudsman's earlier suspension order against Arturo Soriano

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about complete car care

Dec 23, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Taking care of your car is not as daunting as you think

Quiz: Test your car maintenance IQ

Sep 23, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Have you mastered the basics of caring for your ride? Take this quiz to find out

Regular car maintenance: A cheat sheet

Sep 20, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Important questions about care and prevention for your car – answered

With emergency powers, lighter Metro Manila traffic by 2019

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Emergency powers will allow the faster implementation of over P207 billion worth of infrastructure projects to ease traffic transportation officials say

FASTER IMPLEMENTATION. Transportation Undersecretary Noel Kintanar says emergency powers will help the department implement faster its over P207-billion worth of infrastructure projects. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Duterte admin revives plan to build Metro Manila subway

Aug 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

This would have been the most expensive public private partnership PPP deal implemented under former president Benigno Aquino III s administration

1ST SUBWAY. The current administration says the subway PPP deal is being revisited because 'there is demand for the service.' Graphics by Nina Martinez/Rappler

BDO ATMs, other services offline early Thursday, August 18

Aug 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The banking services will be unavailable as BDO will perform maintenance work

WATCH: Sunflowers are here to stay – UP agriculturist

Jun 19, 2016 - 12:52 PM

University of the Philippines agricultural technicians weather the summer heat to plant sunflowers and keep a decades long tradition

DepEd calls on public to support Brigada Eskwela 2016

May 27, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The Education Department asks the public to volunteer to clean and prepare public schools in time for the opening of classes

CLEAN UP. - (File Photo) Ginalyn Bacolor, Grade III teacher of Tejero Elementary School, in Barangay Tejero, General Trias, Cavite cleans the desks of her designated classroom together with a student. (Photo by Dennis Caparas-Abrina/Contributor)

Ex-MRT3 chief Vitangcol slapped with extortion charges

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Vitangcol tried to extort 30 million from Inekon and insisted that it pick a conspirator s firm as a partner to win the MRT3 expansion project says the Ombudsman

GMF AeroAsia bersaing di industri perawatan pesawat

Mar 07, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Industri perawatan dan pemeliharaan pesawat mendapat angin segar setelah paket kebijakan ekonomi ke 8 Tapi masih banyak porsi yang dikerjakan di liuar negeri

Menteri Perindustrian Saleh Husin saat mengunjungi fasilitas operasi MRO milik Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia. Foto oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler

Free maintenance meds at DOH's Hypertension and Diabetes Club

Jan 14, 2016 - 9:05 AM

Non communicable diseases such as diabetes are the top killers in the Philippines according to the World Health Organization

Abaya: Poe got a 'bum steer,' Busan group takes over MRT3 maintenance

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Transportation chief Jun Abaya says Senator Grace Poe could have been misinformed about the MRT3 maintenance deal

LOST IN TRANSLATION. Transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya says Senator Grace Poe seems to be misinformed on the current state of the MRT3 maintenance contract.

Korean-Filipino group bags MRT3 long-term maintenance contract

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:12 PM

UPDATED The winning concessionaire will fulfill the general maintenance requirements of MRT3 within 3 years for a contract worth P3 81 billion

RELIEF. 'The MRT3 long contract period will allow the new service provider to procure the necessary spare parts needed to increase the number of operating trains, especially during peak hours,' DOTC says in a press release Wednesday, December 24.

Is your pickup ready for a long road trip?

Dec 20, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Here are some of the essentials to survive a road trip with friends

Aquino EO: Insurance Commission to oversee health maintenance orgs

Dec 02, 2015 - 1:54 PM

The IC will now supervise solvency of HMOs and prevention of fraud in the industry

READY. Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel F. Dooc says the Insurance Commission is ready to take on this transfer of responsibility of regulating, governing HMOs from the Department of Health.

Abaya vows better MRT by March 2016

Nov 09, 2015 - 7:59 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says the Philippines deserves a better transportation chief as MRT improvements continue to be delayed

GRILLING. Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate subcommittee on public services, questions officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) led by Secretary Jun Abaya during the resumption of a public hearing on the problems plaguing the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Catch-up measures rev up infra spending in July

Sep 14, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The infrastructure spending and capital outlay for July alone surge to 92 9

UPSURGE. The upsurge in infrastructure and capital outlay disbursements was due mostly to the ongoing implementation of road work projects under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). In photo are President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson during the photo exhibit on DPWH infrastructure projects after gracing the 117th anniversary of DPWH in June 2015. Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau

DOTC to expedite testing of MRT3 prototype train car

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the MRT3 team will meet with suppliers to explore ways to provide more trains to the public ahead of schedule

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lower budgets for 10 state universities, colleges in 2016 – lawmaker

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon also identifies 20 state universities and colleges that will get lower allocations for capital outlay and MOOE

German-Filipino joint venture bags MRT3 maintenance contract

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:09 PM

The 6 month contract starting July 5 is the largest component of MRT3’s maintenance requirement

DOTC to MRT3 riders: 'Expect improvements soon'

Jun 17, 2015 - 2:25 PM

The DOTC makes the pronouncement after it awards 4 maintenance contracts with 3 more on the way for the much criticized mass railway transit system

MRT passenger holds on to the door signal light in a crowded train on a weekend.

Several power plants on maintenance shutdown in June-July

May 26, 2015 - 5:12 PM

The Manila Electric Company says that with enough reserves power outages are unlikely to happen during the shutdown

MRT3 contractor fined P211M over breakdowns

May 13, 2015 - 8:30 PM

APT Global is slapped with penalties covering 12 billings from October 2013 to September 2014

DOTC taps several contractors for MRT3

May 11, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Seven interim contractors will soon be tasked to operate and maintain MRT3 replacing current maintenance provider APT Global which has a long record of technical glitches and safety lapses

New MRT3 maintenance provider eyed in May

May 04, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Current MRT3 maintenance provider APT Global with an accumulating record of technical glitches and safety lapses is set to be replaced by end May DOTC says

Meralco posts 10% net growth for Q1 2015

Apr 27, 2015 - 8:02 PM

The utility firm nets P4 4B on the back of higher power sales

DOE to public: Practice efficiency, conserve energy

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Despite the completion of the Malampaya maintenance activities the public is urged to be energy savvy as electricity demand peaks in May

April rate hike awaits Meralco customers

Apr 08, 2015 - 3:40 PM

As earlier warned the rate hike is inevitable due to the ongoing Malampaya maintenance shutdown

Power rates to spike despite adequate reserves

Mar 17, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The potential rate hike is attributed to the 3 power plants’ shift to liquid fuel and diesel during the 30 day Malampaya shutdown

Meralco rates to spike in April and May

Mar 09, 2015 - 5:10 PM

The 30 day shutdown of the Malampaya facility and the higher demand for electricity during summer will cause higher electricity bills

7 int’l flights diverted over closed NAIA runway

Sep 06, 2014 - 1:26 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says the NAIA runway had to be partially closed early Saturday morning due to maintenance repair

DOTC to bid out MRT3 extended maintenance contract

Aug 31, 2014 - 9:17 PM

The government is hoping a 3 year maintenance contract will address the problems currently besetting the aging system