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One dead, 127 hurt in China passenger train derailment

Mar 30, 2020 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) A railway police officer is killed and 122 passengers are hurt, 4 of them seriously. Five rail staff also suffer light injuries.

DERAILED. Rescuers search at the site where a train derailed in Chenzhou in China's central Hunan province on March 30, 2020. Photo by AFP

‘This can’t be right’: Bela Padilla calls out Grab driver for revealing home address

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Grab Philippines apologizes, and tells the actress it will investigate the matter

LOOK: Ormoc Airport's improved passenger terminal building

May 09, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The renovated terminal of the Ormoc Airport in Leyte can accommodate more passengers, as well as larger aircraft

REHAB. The rehabilitated Ormoc Airport in Leyte. Photo from CAAP

Over 20,000 passengers stranded in ports over Usman

Dec 28, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says 1,772 rolling cargoes, 120 vessels, and 21 motorized boats are also stranded in ports across the country

STRANDED. Passengers stranded at Cebu port because of Tropical Depression Usman. Photo from the Philippine Red Cross Twitter page

CAAP on ‘heightened alert’ for holiday passenger rush

Dec 09, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Employees of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will observe a 'no leave and day-off' policy during the holidays

FOR SMOOTHER SERVICE. CAAP gears up for the holiday rush at Philippine airports from December 2018 to early January 2019.

Grab passenger dies from injuries in car crash

Nov 28, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Marko de Guzman, a 20-year-old University of Santo Tomas engineering student, dies over a month after the car crash

Over 7,800 stranded at seaports due to Tropical Depression Samuel

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tropical Depression Samuel forces the cancellation of sea trips in parts of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao

Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard's Facebook page

Over 2,200 stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Rosita (Yutu) forces the cancellation of ferry trips in parts of Luzon and the Visayas

Over 6,300 stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) Ompong (Mangkhut) has forced the cancellation of sea trips in various regions, says the Philippine Coast Guard

House wants to penalize taxi drivers who decline passengers

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:10 PM

If passed into law, House Bill 7774 would prohibit taxi drivers from refusing a trip once they have been flagged down by a passenger

PASSENGER RIGHTS. A House bill approved on 2nd reading seeks to establish a list of passenger rights. File photo by Rappler

7 dead as U.S. bus collides with large truck

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Images of Thursday's scene on US media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires

COLLISION. A Greyhound Lines Prevost X3-45 #8879, repainted into the latest livery, departs New York City on Schedule 8535. Representative photo from Wikipedia by Adam E. Moreira

LOOK: Crowded NAIA after runway reopening

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:54 PM

Aviation authorities reopen the runway 36 hours after the Xiamen Air mishap. Photos and videos after the reopening show passengers in long queues at the airport.

LONG QUEUES. Passengers wait for news on the status of their flights on Saturday, August 18, 2018, following the runway incident at NAIA on Thursday night. Photo from Marites Vitug/Rappler

Australian nun to be deported, Grab on passenger destination, PH apologizes to Kuwait | Midday wRap

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Tugade's pet peeve: Zero water dispensers in airport passenger areas

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Officials of the Tuguegarao Airport scramble to put water dispensers in their arrival and departure areas after Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade threatened to fire them

PEEVED. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade shows his displeasure after he notices something missing from the departure area of the Tuguegarao Airport. Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation

Hundreds of passengers stranded in Visayas and Mindanao due to Basyang

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Ports in Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Northern Mindanao, and Caraga are affected

Over 3,000 stranded passengers at ports due to Agaton

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:37 AM

The biggest number of stranded outbound passengers is in Northern Mindanao, with 1,519 passengers in 5 different ports

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Philippines searches for ferry accident survivors, 6 dead

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Maritime Industry Authority Region IV office says 3 of the dead have yet to be identified. The bodies are at the Claro M. Recto Memorial District Hospital in Infanta, Quezon.

MARITIME INCIDENT. A ferry with 251 aboard capsizes between Dinahican, Quezon and Polillo Island. File photo of Mercraft 3 from Mercraft's Facebook page

More than 6,400 passengers stranded at ports due to Vinta

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Coast Guard says the biggest number of stranded passengers was in Central Visayas, at 2,461

Stranded passengers due to Urduja now over 16,000

Dec 17, 2017 - 12:22 PM

At least 118 vessels, 1,711 rolling cargoes, and 37 motor bancas are also stranded

STRANDED. Thousands of passengers are stranded due to typhoon Urduja. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

Thousands stranded in Bicol, Eastern Visayas ports due to Urduja

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Sea trips to and from at least 5 ports have been suspended by the Philippine Coast Guard

Maring strands Manila-bound passengers in Cebu ports

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:36 PM

As Tropical Depression Maring sweeps through Luzon Philippine Coast Guard cancels sea trips leaving Cebu Pier Uno

IN PHOTOS: Hundreds of passengers stranded by Tropical Depression Maring

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

As of Tuesday morning September 12 the Philippine Coast Guard says at least 46 rolling cargoes and 16 vessels are stranded in ports in Bicol due to Tropical Depression Maring

WAITING. Passengers wait for the go-signal from the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila before they can board their vessel to Manila on September 12, 2017. All photos by Michael O. Ligalig/Rappler

Ordinance proposed to ban drunk passengers in PUVs in Baguio

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The proposed ordinance aims to protect passengers against unscrupulous undisciplined bully or maton siga drunk passengers

KING OF THE ROAD. Jeepneys are seen as an enforcer manages traffic at a busy street in Manila on May 30, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 30-August 5, 2017

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Must watch videos from this week

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

LIVE: Senate hearing on LTFRB issues vs Grab, Uber and Taxi Passenger Bill of Rights

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday August 3

Traveler recounts Igorot discrimination incident by bus company

Apr 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Napeek s Facebook post about a bus of Solid North Transport Incorporated sparks action from the LTFRB

A FELLOW TRAVELER. In this Facebook screenshot, Aldrin Napeek takes a snapshot of a fellow Igorot in traditional garb waiting for the bus.

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Auring

Jan 08, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board tells transport operators to attend to the needs of affected passengers

Typhoon Nina: Almost 4,000 stranded at Bicol ports

Dec 24, 2016 - 4:37 PM

The 3 641 passengers and 407 rolling cargos are bound for the Visayas and Mindanao as well as the provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate

'Passengers' and the real-life science of deep space travel

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Deep space travel technology has always been unattainable outside the fertile imaginations of filmmakers from Woody Allen and Ridley Scott to James Cameron and Christopher Nolan – until now

Russia's Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft carrying a International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad to the International Space Station (ISS) early on November 18, 2016 local time. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Thousands stranded in Visayas, N. Mindanao, Bicol over Marce

Nov 25, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says over 10 000 passengers are stranded in ports in Central Western and Eastern Visayas; Northern Mindanao; and Bicol

STRANDED PASSENGERS. An official updates passengers stranded at the Cagban jetty port in Boracay due to Typhoon Marce. Photo courtesy of Malay MDDRMO

Mobile checkpoints, air passenger rights, Park Geun-Hye | 6PM wRap

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Senate bills seek to punish violators of airline passengers' rights

Oct 31, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Senators say a law is needed to institutionalize the rights of airline passengers to penalize violators

AIR PASSENGER RIGHTS. Senators want the institutionalization of the air passengers bill of rights to impose stricter penalties on airlines that would violate it.

450 passengers stranded in Bicol ports due to Lawin

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:26 PM

At least 24 rolling cargoes and 7 other sea vessels were grounded in ports in Catanduanes and Albay according to the Office of Civil Defense Bicol

Image from PAGASA

Cebu Pacific might ban passenger who slapped cabin crew member

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The airline says it is providing its support to the assaulted cabin crew member who is mulling legal charges against the passenger of the Manila Davao flight

Visayas, Mindanao flights drive Cebu Pacific's passenger volume

Jul 27, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Popular domestic flights such as Kalibo Tacloban Siargao and Tagbilaran lead to an increase in Cebu Pacific passengers

CONTINUED SURGE. The surge in Cebu Pacific passengers is driven by popular flights in Visayas and Mindanao. Photo by Edwin Llobrera/Rappler

17 injured in flight to Bali due to severe turbulence

May 07, 2016 - 1:12 PM

It was the second turbulence incident that injured passengers involving an Airbus 300 200 in Indonesia this week

Indonesian planes' wings collide at airport in latest accident

May 03, 2016 - 7:39 PM

It is the latest scare in the country s beleaguered aviation sector

TIDAK AMAN. Maskapai Lion Air termasuk 10 maskapai paling tidak aman di dunia versi Foto oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

Cambodian passenger train back on track after years-long hiatus

Apr 30, 2016 - 3:41 PM

Trains will now run once a day in either direction from Friday through Sunday

BACK ON TRACK. Cambodian passengers board a train at the Phnom Penh train station on April 30, 2016, as the railway service resumes after years of suspension.  Photo from Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Cebu Pacific passenger volume surges 13% in Q1

Apr 26, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Its operator Cebu Air Incorporated says periodic seat sales lowest year round fares and robust travel demand contributed to the surge in passengers

CONTINUED SURGE. The surge in Cebu Pacific passengers is driven by strong domestic and international sales. Photo by Edwin Llobrera/Rappler

PAL Dubai-Manila flight diverts to India as passenger gives birth

Apr 17, 2016 - 10:40 PM

A 40 year old passenger who gave birth in flight prompts a flight diversion to Hyderabad India

BORN IN FLIGHT. PAL PR 669 proceeded smoothly until its 4th hour when Mary Grace Alejandro, who was 7 months pregnant, began experiencing abdominal pain. Image from Rappler

Dubai announces first airport tax on passengers

Mar 31, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The 35 dirham 9 50 fee will apply to all passengers on all flights beginning June 30

epa03576844 An Airbus A 380 owned by Emirates airlines in parking position at a gate of Concourse A of Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 10 February 2013. The Concourse A extension features 20 gates which are designed to accommodate the Airbus A380 with boarding gates leading directly into the aircraft's upper and main decks. The three-billion US dollar Councourse A is exclusively used by Emirates airlines and will also provide as stopover facility for Qantas' A380s to London via Dubai pending final ACCC approval of the Qantas-Emirates alliance. EPA/ALI HAIDER

LRT2 resumes operation after 3-hour disruption

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:52 AM

UPDATED The mass transit line was on limited operation on Tuesday morning March 8 stranding hundreds of passengers for about 3 hours

Cebu Pacific wants to be official PH carrier for ASEAN-China flights

Feb 23, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Cebu Pacific also welcomes 2016 with higher passenger traffic in January

RECORD HIGH. The surge in passengers continues to be driven by strong loads on its increasing international network and strong domestic sales. Photo by Edwin Llobrera/Rappler

Negros Occidental sea trips suspended; northern towns on alert

Dec 15, 2015 - 12:11 AM

Hundreds of passengers and cargo trucks are stranded due to the cancellation of trips

Are air passengers just too whiny or are airlines really to blame?

Dec 14, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Lower prices have created much more demand for air travel leading to congestion and more delays by product of the industry’s success So should we pity the airlines or are passenger complaints justified?

5,687 passengers stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Nona

Dec 14, 2015 - 3:57 PM

4th UPDATE A total of 50 vessels 64 motor bancas and 447 rolling cargoes are also not allowed to travel the Philippine Coast Guard says

AirAsia cancels flights, denies pilot revolt to blame

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:09 PM

AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes says flu epidemic among pilots is what caused canceled flights on day AirAsia crash report was released

PILOT REVOLT? Canceled flights trigger rumours that pilots are unhappy with conditions in AirAsia. Photo by AFP

Poor pilot emergency training to blame for AirAsia crash: analysts

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:48 PM

This will have a detrimental impact on AirAsia as a whole

Pilots were said to have risked vertigo by flying at 500-1000 feet above sea water for many hours until they found debris and bodies.  Photo by AFP

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes on crash probe: 'We will not leave any stone unturned'

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:58 PM

In a series of tweets Fernandes responds to the results of the investigation that blamed system error and crew action

'SCARS.' CEO of AirAsia Tony Fernandes attending a funeral ceremony for Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi, a flight attendant onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501, in Palembang, on Jan. 2. File photo by AFP