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Biker paramedics ride to the rescue in Venezuelan capital

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:48 PM

In the midst of a collapsing health system, desperate Caracas emergency services are increasingly looking to the 'Angeles de las vias (Angels of the Roads) NGO to fill the gap

Members of the NGO paramedic group "Angeles de las vias" assist a victim of a car accident in Caracas, on June 18, 2020 amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. The "Angeles de las vias", as these twelve motorized paramedics call themselves, attend free emergencies in the Venezuelan capital in the face of the "very difficult situation" that state-dependent firefighters and paramedics are going through. Federico PARRA / AFP

Davao, Cebu road projects get P75-billion Japan funding

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:47 PM

The Philippines and Japan sign a new loan deal worth P75.5 billion for the Davao City Bypass and the Cebu-Mactan 4th Bridge and Coastal Road

LOAN DEAL. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Japan International Cooperation Agency chief representative Eigo Azukizawa signs the P75.5-billion loan deal for Cebu and Davao road projects on June 16, 2020. Photo from DOF

Vico Sotto: Pasig to open bicycle corridor, offer loans so workers can buy bikes

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) On World Bicycle Day, the Pasig mayor says it is the right time to push for reforms in Metro Manila’s transport system

VICO SOTTO. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto during an interview with Rappler in October 2019. Rappler screenshot

[OPINION] The death of 'connectivity,' the China-led phase of globalization

Mar 24, 2020 - 2:36 PM

'If there is any silver lining to this tragedy, it is perhaps that it has happened today rather than later, when the Belt-and-Road Initiative might well have even more fatal consequences'

Swan song delayed for retiring Cyrus Baguio

Mar 20, 2020 - 7:47 PM

Even before Cyrus Baguio stepped on the hardcourt for his last conference, the PBA canceled its games

GETTING OLD. Cyrus Baguio says his body does not feel the same. Photo from PBA images


House approves bill hiking road users' tax starting 2020

Mar 10, 2020 - 10:28 PM

The proposed tax increases are expected to generate P9 billion that would go to the general fund for road safety and the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

ROAD USERS' TAX. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on October 25, 2016. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Cebu province suspends road clearing to assert autonomy

Mar 10, 2020 - 7:49 PM

'Is this a collaborative partnership or is this a dictatorship?' Garcia asks the DILG

TRAFFIC. Motorists experience moderate to heavy traffic in Osmena Blvd Cebu City during rush hour. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Retired teacher dead after being run over by truck in Makati City

Mar 04, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Police say a transit mixer truck ran over 67-year-old Myriam Tagudan as she crossed Kalayaan Avenue in Barangay East Rembo in Makati

A retired teacher dies after was ran over by a transit mixer truck in Makati City on March 3, 2020

Cagayan de Oro traffic enforcer shot dead in road clearing operations

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:32 PM

Mark Langam is shot just outside the Sabal Community Hospital, which usually serves as terminal for tricycles and pedicabs that serve Gaisano Mall shoppers

Virus slows China's major projects in Asia

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:30 PM

Many Chinese workers who left for the Lunar New Year holidays have not returned. Deliveries of supplies and equipment are also disrupted.

In this photograph taken on February 24, 2020 a Chinese labourer works at a construction site on reclaimed land, part of a Chinese-funded project for Port City, in Colombo. - From an artificial island in Sri Lanka to a bridge in Bangladesh and hydropower projects in Nepal and Indonesia, China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan is stuttering under the effects of the deadly coronavirus. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY 'HEALTH-VIRUS-DIPLOMACY-TRADE-CHINA-SASIA' FOCUS BY POORNIMA WEERASEKARA

DILG files charges vs 2 mayors for failing to clear roads

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:56 PM

The latest to be charged are the mayors of Boliney, Abra and Motiong, Samar

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at a press conference on the Continued implementation of the Presidential Directive to clear Roads of Illegal Obstructions, on Monday, February 17, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Erram trade to TNT approved by PBA

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:43 PM

The trade reunites Poy Erram with the team that drafted him in 2013

BIG BOOST. Poy Erram gives TNT one of the deadliest starting five in the league. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX trips Phoenix to sweep mini tournament

Feb 21, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Stars Kiefer Ravena and Poy Erram didn't see action due to their commitments to Gilas Pilipinas, but NLEX hardly felt their absence

SWEEP. JR Quinahan leads the balanced attack for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Erram set for TNT reunion in 3-team trade

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:15 PM

NLEX is expected to part ways with Poy Erram as he reunites with TNT, the team that drafted him in 2013

BIG BOOST. Poy Erram will beef up the TNT frontcourt unit for the upcoming PBA season. Photo from PBA Images


DILG targets barangays in new 75-day road clearing campaign

Feb 17, 2020 - 7:34 PM

Mayors and barangay captains must focus on local roads next

ONE MORE ROUND. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at a press conference on the continued implementation of the road clearing campaign. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

14-year-old dead, 7 hurt as jeepney runs over students in Makati

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The students were crossing a pedestrian lane in Barangay Poblacion when a jeepney ran over them. Seven other students sustained serious injuries.

TRAGEDY. Students were crossing a pedestrian lane along JP Rizal in Makati when a jeepney hit them on February 12, 2020. Screenshot of CCTV footage from Makati police

Sinulog 2020: Road closures in Cebu City

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:30 PM

Several major roads will be closed in Cebu City for the Sinulog Grand Parade. Cars parked along the parade route will be towed.

ROAD CLOSURES. Several main roads are closed in Cebu City for the Sinulog Festival. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

China's Belt and Road projects lack transparency – EU firms

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:25 AM

China's Belt and Road Initiative also faces criticism for swaddling poor nations with crippling debt and for being too opaque

Workers take down a Belt and Road Forum panel outside the venue of the forum in Beijing on April 27, 2019. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

Court case saves 15 trees in Naga road-widening project

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:24 AM

Naga City Regional Trial Court Branch 61 Judge Soliman Santos Jr approves a compromise deal and endorses a master plan that would minimize loss of trees in future road-widening projects

Global road crashes up, deaths down – data

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:33 PM

In 2017, the latest year for which complete data is available, 54 million people were injured in crashes, leading to 1.2 million deaths, says the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Camiguin mayors protest DILG charges over road clearing

Jan 07, 2020 - 7:36 AM

Mayor Joseph Uayan of Sagay and Mayor Helenio Abecia of Guinsiliban say they have nothing to clear really, – their towns are among the smallest in the country, and their roads are narrow

TOO SMALL FOR OBSTRUCTION. The town of Sagay is a 5th-class municipality with a population of about 12,000 in Camiguin. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

[Right of Way] A feel good year-ender with Kuya Bernard and his road safety manual

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Taxi driver Kuya Bernard shares his own initiative on road safety

3 hurt as bus falls into ravine in Sorsogon

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The Samar-bound Eagle Star bus carried 40 passengers

BUS CRASH. This Eagle Star bus fell into a 50 meter-ravine in Matnog, Sorsogon. Photos courtesy of PNP Bicol

2 Singapore car crash victims are sisters from La Union

Dec 30, 2019 - 1:41 PM

The victims' brother, Reynaldo Nucos, says their relatives in Caba, La Union, knew something was wrong when the two did not ring them for their weekly video call

SISTERS. Arlyn and Arcely Nucos were victims of the car crash at Lucky Plaza mall entrance in Singapore. Photos from their Facebook accounts

2 Filipinos killed in car crash outside Lucky Plaza mall in Singapore

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:06 PM

(UPDATED) The Lucky Plaza mall, near where the incident occurred, is a popular hangout place of the Filipino community in Singapore, especially among overseas Filipino workers

CAR CRASH. Casualties are reported after a car crashes outside Lucky Plaza mall in Singapore on December 29, 2019. Photo from Twitter courtesy of @Glaizaechevarr2

Man dies in Ilocos Norte after being dragged under a car

Dec 29, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Cesar Mindana, 44, is said to have been dragged under a car driven by Roger Nartatez from Barangay Baay in Batac, Ilocos Norte till the next town of San Nicolas

Egypt road accidents kill 28 including tourists

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:06 AM

A bus transporting textile workers collides with a car, while two more buses carrying tourists ram into a truck

RESCUE. A handout picture released by the Suez Governorate Media Office on December 28, 2019 shows paramedics transporting one of the victims who were injured in a bus cash on the road to the Ain Sokhna resort east of the Egyptian capital Cairo , upon arrival at Suez General Hospital. Photo by Suez Governorate Media Office/AFP

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Plan for domination or strategy for crisis?

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Belt and Road Initiative is the ultimate example of 'gigantism' and it is inviting a transborder ecological and social disaster

6 dead, dozens injured in Hong Kong bus crash

Dec 18, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Live footage shows firefighters trying to reach victims on the vehicle's top deck, which has been turned into a tangled mess of twisted metal and shattered glass

DEADLY CRASH. A police officer stands in front of a double-decker bus after a crash in Kwu Tung in Hong Kong on December 18, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

At least 5 dead after truck and bus collide in Quezon

Dec 14, 2019 - 7:57 PM

A boy was among the killed, according to police

LIST: Road closures for 2019 MMFF Parade of Stars

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The parade will be hosted by the city of Taguig on December 22

On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

No. 8 NorthPort stuns No. 1 NLEX in 3OT to reach semis

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:41 PM

Christian Standhardinger, Michael Qualls, and Sean Anthony star as NorthPort becomes only the fourth team in PBA history to take down the No. 1 team

TO THE NEXT. Michael Qualls propels NorthPort to its second semifinals appearance in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images


After successful dry run, Baguio-bound Kennon Road will be open on weekends

Nov 26, 2019 - 8:28 PM

The window time – Friday 6 am until Monday 6 pm – is open only at one-way upward direction and for light vehicles weighing 5 tons and below, says the Inter-agency Task Group Kennon

Photo from Google Maps

Erram, Varilla suspended ahead of NLEX-NorthPort sudden death

Nov 26, 2019 - 4:30 PM

NLEX suffers a huge blow in its semifinals bid after wasting its twice-to-beat bonus and losing 3 games in a row

UNTIMELY. There could not have been a worse time for NLEX for Poy Erram and Paul Varilla to be suspended. Photo from PBA Images

NorthPort drags NLEX to do-or-die for semis berth in fight-marred game

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Michael Qualls bucks a strong elbow to the head from Poy Erram with a monster double-double outing for NorthPort

BEAST. Michael Qualls and NorthPort stay alive. Photo from PBA Images


Kennon Road temporarily opens to light vehicles

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:45 PM

From 6 pm on Friday, November 22, until 6 pm on Monday, November 25, Kennon Road will be open to traffic heading into Baguio for light vehicles weighing 5 tons or less.

WATCH: Hong Kong PolyU chaos spills into Kowloon district

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Protesters pushed the police back from different angles, with a barrage of Molotov cocktails and projectiles as their weapons

As PBA playoffs beckons, Guiao worried of uncharacteristic NLEX slump

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:34 PM

NLEX won 8 of its first 9 games in the PBA Governors' Cup but wrapped up the elimination round with back-to-back losses

MENTAL GAME. Manny Harris and the rest of the NLEX Road Warriors have to restore their sense of urgency, Yeng Guiao says. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska nails last playoff berth with sound beating of NLEX

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:04 PM

After a horrendous 0-5 start, Alaska completes an incredible turnaround to barge into the quarterfinals

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Franko House and Alaska are bound to the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Alas rusty in PBA return, but Ravena says running mate will improve

Nov 13, 2019 - 11:19 PM

NLEX's Kevin Alas steps on the PBA hardcourt for the first time since suffering a second ACL injury on his right knee in February

ON A MISSION. Missing 4 of the last 6 PBA conferences, Kevin Alas seeks to return to his top shape. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort takes down No. 1 NLEX to enter playoff picture

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Michael Qualls and Christian Standhardinger deliver double-double performances as NorthPort arrests a two-game slide

STILL ALIVE. Michael Qualls and NorthPort pick up their fourth win in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


House panel OKs bill increasing road users’ tax starting 2020

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:57 PM

House committee on ways and means chairperson Joey Salceda estimates the tax increases would yield P9 billion, which would help fund the PUV Modernization Program

TAX HIKE. Lawmakers are propsing to increase the taxes imposed on motor vehicle owners. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

MMDA recommends road closures, 'class holidays' for SEA Games 2019

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The proposals are awaiting Malacañang's approval

BRACE FOR TRAFFIC. The Metropolitan Manila Development is in the process of making more traffic preparations ahead of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Missed free throw a blessing in disguise, but Ravena hard on himself

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:12 AM

NLEX escapes with a fifth straight win despite seeing Kiefer Ravena misfire at the charity stripe in crunch time

TEAM TO BEAT. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX tighten their grip at the No. 1 spot in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz hits game-winner as NLEX nips Magnolia from 26 points down

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:45 PM

NLEX clinches the twice-to-beat playoff bonus and tightens its grip on the No. 1 spot

ON A ROLL. Manny Harris and NLEX continue their hot streak with their fifth straight win. Photo from PBA Images


9 killed in Camarines Sur bus-van collision

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:10 AM

The van driver and 8 passengers died on the spot, according to the police

COLLISION. Police say at least 9 were killed after a bus collided with a passenger van in Pamplona, Camarines Sur. Photo from PNP Regional Command

DILG threatens Gwen Garcia: We can sue you

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:50 PM

DILG's RJ Echeverri warns Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia after she complains about the low ratings given to Cebu towns for their road clearing operations

THREATS. A DILG assistant secretary threatens to file charges against Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia for criticizing the department over its road clearing assessment. Photo from Province of Cebu's Public Information Office/Subgo News

19 dead as overloaded truck plunges into ravine in Apayao

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:12 AM

(UPDATED) Police say 22 others were injured after the Isuzu Elf truck plunged into the 20-meter ravine

Harris triple-double propels NLEX to share of No. 1 spot with TNT

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Manny Harris falls short of the 40-point mark for the first time in 3 games, but comes out just as impressive as NLEX blows out Rain or Shine

DO-IT-ALL. Manny Harris earns his first career triple-double in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images