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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

U.S. comedian Fred Willard passes away aged 86

May 17, 2020 - 12:11 PM

The actor is known for appearing in films such as 'Anchorman', 'This is Spinal Tap' and the TV show 'Modern Family'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 07, 2013, actor Fred Willard poses on arrival for the AFI Fest opening night gala screening of Disney's 'Saving Mr. Banks' in Hollywood. - Willard died May 15, 2020, of natural causes media reported on May 16, quoting a representative of the actor and his daughter. Willard was 86. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Sitcom with 'heart': 'Modern Family' bids farewell after 11 seasons

Apr 09, 2020 - 2:35 PM

After nearly 11 years, ABC's award-winning family sitcom says goodbye to viewers after 11 seasons and 248 episodes

Beatrice, the dog who played Stella on 'Modern Family,' dies – reports

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Rest in peace, good girl

STELLA. 'Beatrice' has played Jay's dog since Season 4. Photo from the Modern Family Instagram account

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

New Navy chief wants 'modern systems, mindsets' as new assets replace ailing ships

Feb 03, 2020 - 10:49 PM

Modernizing sailors' and marines' mindsets may be a bigger challenge than acquiring new ships and weapons, Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo says as he assumes command of the Philippine Navy

MODERN NAVY. Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command, called for a thorough modernization of the service during the change-of-command ceremony in Manila on February 3, 2020. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

FALSE: 'Not one naval vessel' bought during Ramos administration

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:15 PM

There were 3 ex-British Peacock-class patrol vessels added to the Philippine Navy's fleet during Fidel Ramos' term

Cagayan de Oro rolls out modern PUV fleet December 15

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:28 PM

A local transport cooperative will operate 15 modern coasters under the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

Modern Public Utility Vehicle - The new face of a modern PUV will start to serve commuters in Cagayan de Oro Cty on December 15, 2019 from Barangay Bugo to Igpit, Opol in Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LOOK: You can try out a hummus shake at this BGC resto

Dec 06, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This sweet, plant-based protein shake is great for vegans and non-vegans alike! Would you try it?

DOTr drops bid to modernize all jeepneys by 2020

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Transportation will now make roadworthiness the standard for allowing PUVs to remain in operation. Meanwhile, the franchise consolidation aspect of the modernization program will be upheld.

ROADWORTHY? Jeepneys will now be tested for roadworthiness instead of being replaced with modernized units. Photo from Department of Transportation - Philippines Facebook page

House panel OKs P10-billion fund for fire protection modernization

Nov 12, 2019 - 5:57 PM

From its original request of P147 billion, the House committee approves a 'more realistic' P10 billion for the Bureau of Fire Protection

NEW EQUIPMENT? The Bureau of Fire Protection may be able to purchase fire trucks of better quality, if the bill for fire protection modernization is passed into law. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

‘Mukhang mobile kabaong’: Netizens bash modernized PUV prototype

Nov 11, 2019 - 3:03 PM

‘Does it sell ice cream?’ quipped another Twitter user

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:34 AM

While it has long been known anatomically modern humans originated in Africa, scientists have until now been unable to pinpoint the precise location of our species' birthplace

PUV modernization gets no budget in 2020: Who suffers?

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:32 AM

Among the scrapped programs is the Tsuper Iskolar initiative, which provides free skills training for displaced drivers and operators

NO SOCIAL SUPPORT. Drivers and operators will have a harder time during the modernization transition period, since the free skills training program installed for them is now unfunded. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler  NO SOCIAL SUPPORT. Drivers and operators will have a harder time during the modernization transition period, since the free skills training program installed for the is now unfunded. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

‘Hodge-podge planning’: How DOTr mismanages PUV modernization program, according to senators

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Amid criticisms, DOTr Secretary Tugade says they are ready to dialogue, but will not consider canceling the program

HODGE-PODGE PLANNING. Senators criticized the slow progress of the PUV modernization program and the presumed lack of specific targets for the number and deadline for the rollout of modernized units. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PUV modernization 97% behind target number of vehicles, DOTr admits

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Of the 85,000 modernized jeepneys needed by the end of the transition period in July 2020, only 2,595 are in operation

ONLY 3% DONE. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the agency is open to extending its transition for the PUV modernization program if needed. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Piston says nationwide transport strike a success

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Despite contradicting statements from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Piston claims high participation rates in Rizal, Alabang, Navotas, Davao, Southern Tagalog, and Angeles, Pampanga

LOOK: Saving their livelihoods. Jeepney drivers and operators in Baguio and Benguet together with their families and friends picketed the Department of Transportation in the city to voice out their opposition to the Jeepney Modernization Program which they said they are not against modernizing transportation but how is it being directed in favor of the big businesses. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Malacañang 'will not be intimidated' by September 30 transport strike

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:50 PM

Transport groups will again protest the government's public utility vehicle modernization program, but Malacañang says the program is 'long overdue'

TRANSPORT STRIKE. A protester at a previous transport strike in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan

Military drill showcases PH’s first amphibious assault vehicles

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The capability to launch an attack from the sea straight into land is basic and essential for militaries of coastal states, and the Philippines is now catching up with the acquisition of brand new amphibious assault vehicles

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) debuted 4 of its 8 brand new amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) during its DAGIT-PA joint drills in Subic Bay, Olongapo City, on September 21. Photo by Rox Cezar, AFP Public Affairs Office

PH Navy to get submarines, might lease HQ

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Racing to keep up with other countries' naval capabilities, the Philippines plans to acquire new warships and submarines, but it might lease its naval headquarters to help fund the asset-buying spree

NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad speaks to reporters at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on August 28, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Dennis Uy's Chelsea acquires original proponent status for Davao Sasa Port modernization

Aug 23, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The 25-year joint venture agreement to develop the Davao Sasa Port entails modernizing the existing port and the establishment of dedicated container handling facilities

ORIGINAL PROPONENT STATUS. Dennis Uy's Chelsea will have to match or best other bids in a Swiss challenge for the Davao Sasa Port Modernization Project. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Jeepney drivers protest PUV modernization anew

Jul 15, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Senator Grace Poe asks the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board not to 'brush aside transparency and due process' for drivers in implementing the modernization program

STRIKE. Jeepney drivers on strike staged a protest in front of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on July 15, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

Richard Gomez to focus on infrastructure dev't, disaster management during 2nd term

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Among the Ormoc City mayor's priorities are solving traffic congestion, increasing the city's resiliency to calamities, and banning single use plastics by 2021

OATHTAKING. Richard Gomez takes his oath of office for his second term as mayor of Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo from Ormoc City government's Facebook page

Boracay boat coop braces for modernization

Jun 29, 2019 - 4:27 PM

The Maritime Industry Authority urges all boat operators plying the Caticlan-Boarcay and Tabon-Boracay routes to phase out wooden-hauled vessels

Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Increasing maritime domain awareness: The P3C Orion option

Jun 12, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The Philippines must think twice before agreeing to the transfer of a P3C Orion platform only, because the government would end up spending more to refurbish an old plane

'Modern Family' says goodbye after 11 seasons

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Who's going to miss hanging out with their favorite TV fam?

36 transport cooperatives newly-accredited for PUV modernization program

Jan 26, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade instructs the Office of Transportation Cooperatives to fast-track the approval of accreditation applications for the program

Background photo from DOTr website

After helicopter crash, lawmaker calls for 'genuine' AFP modernization

Nov 26, 2018 - 7:10 PM

COOP-NATCCO Representative Anthony Bravo, who was involved in the recent crash of a military helicopter in Tarlac, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines must be developed in all aspects

Rep Anthony Bravo delivers a privilege speech on Monday, November 26, 2018, after the helicopter he was riding along with former House secretary general Cesar Pareja crashed at Crow Valley in Capas, Tarlac on Nov 22. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB to delay implementation of total PUV modernization

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Under pressure from senators and transport leaders, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra agrees in principle to postpone the program scheduled in March 2019

LTFRB chief Atty. Martin Delgra III during the Senate public services committee hearing on jeepney and PUV modernization program on October 8, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Corruption in AFP modernization? 'Davao Group' involved, says Trillanes

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:29 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claims that a 'notorious and well-known' retired general acts as the 'conduit' to President Duterte

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces the media on September 7, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOTr may face budget roadblock over jeepney modernization woes

Aug 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Senator Grace Poe says if the Department of Transportation fails to answer crucial questions on the program's implementation, its 2019 budget is sure to have a problem in Congress

Commuters and jeepneys in Quezon City on July 5, 2018 after the implementation of the P1 fare increase. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Eats: Sentro 1771 is where tradition and innovation converge

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

With already an established name in the Philippine culinary scene, Sentro 1771 knows very well the right mix to stay on top

Banksy's Paris street art 'blitz' a tribute to rebels of 1968

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week

PARIS. A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Sandiganbayan hopes to resolve cases faster with digital court

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The project is funded by the Australian government, and not the Supreme Court’s digitization masterplan under Sereno

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

BDO to finance modern jeepneys

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The bank will provide funding for 5 units dubbed Bagong Jeep, which will seat 24 and come with a speed limiter, CCTV camera, GPS, dashboard camera, and automated fare collection system

Image from BDO Unibank

IN PHOTOS: How new jeepneys, buses, tricycles could look like

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Prototypes of environment-friendly vehicles with safety features are showcased at an expo for the PUV modernization program

NEW MODELS. Automotive manufacturers showcase prototype models under the PUV modernization program. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

Paleo Diet 101: What you need to know about the caveman diet

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM

What to eat, what to avoid, and how it can benefit you

Meme page? Netizens hit DOTr's Facebook post vs jeepney strike

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens say the 'arrogant' post on the transportation department's verified Facebook account on March 19 demonizes activists

Piston says Malacañang 'spreading fake news' on transport strike

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it has not monitored any threats in Metro Manila

NO MORE TRANSPORT STRIKE. Piston national president George San Mateo disputes what he calls Malacanang's 'fake news' that transportation groups have continued their strike beyond March 19, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH Navy finally retires World War 2 warship

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The BRP Rajah Humabon is a 75-year-old Cannon-class destroyer of the US Navy acquired by the Philippines in 1976

RETIRED. BRP Rajah Humabon served the Philippine Navy for 38 years

Piston to hold transport strike against jeepney phaseout on March 19

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Piston, with No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition, will hold a transport strike from 12:01 am on Monday

NO TO PHASEOUT. Transport group Piston leads protest against the PUV modernization program in Cubao, Quezon City on October 16, 2017. File hoto by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Modern Filipiniana: Renee Salud’s take on neo-ethnic fashion wows Berlin

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The designer wows with designs showcasing Filipino indigenous weaves

Her advocacy: Make no mom feel alone

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Nadine Gadia Casiño, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao, advocates for natural child care and supporting other mothers

MODERN NANAY. Breastfeeding advocate Nadine Gadia Casiño says a woman is neither defined by how well she cooks nor by how clean their home is – but by how she is different. Photo by Nadine Gadia Casiño.

Empedrad OK'd controversial provision in frigates deal

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:27 PM

New Philippine Navy chief Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad says it was a collegial decision of the Technical Working Group to give the shipbuilder 'sole right' to choose makers of the subsystems of the frigates

Resource person Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad, Flag Officer-in-Command of Philippine Navy testifies before members of the House Committee on National Defense and Security during Investigation over the ?16 Billion frigate deal on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Mercado: Navy did not approve Hanwha Systems as 'substitute'

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Ousted Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado said it was the joint venture company Hanwha Thales that was subjected to post-qualification assessment before the contract was awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries

Resource persons, relieve Navy Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado testifies before members of the House Committeee on National Defense and Security during Investigation into the his relief over the ₱16B navy frigate deal on March 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gov't launches chatbot for reporting dilapidated, smoke-belching PUVs

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Dubbed as 'Sumbong Bulok, Sumbong Usok,' the platform is available on Inter-Agency Council for Traffic's Facebook page for concerned citizens to send reports via Messenger

REPORT. The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (iACT) with the Department of Transportation launched a reporting platform. Screenshot of iACT's Sumbong Bulok, Sumbong Usok platform

'Local companies should manufacture new jeepneys' – lawmaker

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:15 PM

In a House hearing on the PUV modernization program, Ako Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe says the government should create a separate program that would incentivize local manufacturers

MODERN. The PUV modernization program aims to have a safer and environment-friendly mode of transportation. Photo from Department of Transportation - Philippines Facebook page

Bots, Assange, an alliance: Has Russian propaganda infiltrated the Philippines?

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:28 AM

(UPDATED) A Russian-linked Twitter account used to interfere in polls in Spain is now tweeting exclusively about the Philippines – one of several disturbing developments that may suggest Kremlin propaganda in the country

Piston to gov't: Why phase out 'deteriorated' jeepneys when the MRT3 breaks down?

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Piston leader George San Mateo takes a swipe at the government for its 'incompetence' in maintaining the Metro Rail Transit Line 3

PHASE OUT. Transport group Piston held a protest against the DOTr's Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok program. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler