roads in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on roads in the Philippines


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

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

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

Well-wishes pour in as Kevin Alas, Selina Dagdag announce engagement

Jul 01, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The NLEX guard pops the question to the PBA courtside reporter after two years as a couple

FIANCE. Kevin Alas and Selina Dagdag are now engaged. Photo from Alas' Instagram account (@kevinlouiealas)

Jericho Cruz joins NLEX as PBA approves 3-team trade

Jun 10, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The spitfire guard Jericho Cruz reunites with former coach Yeng Guiao

RARING TO RETURN. Jericho Cruz may soon return to the court after being shelved by TNT in the injured/reserved list since April. Photo from PBA Images

'Builders' vs 'destroyers'? Cebu City's Osmeña, Labella trade barbs

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella remain at odds over the Isla dela Victoria project

WAR OF WORDS. Mayor Tommy Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella exchange words over a project in the Cebu SRP. Osmeña photo from Rappler Talk, Labella photo from Facebook, Isla dela Victoria photo from Cebu City official website

After delays, construction of SLEX extension to Quezon finally begins

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The government says it will only take an hour to travel from Sto Tomas, Batangas, to Lucena City, Quezon, once the SLEX Toll Road 4 is completed

NEW TOLL ROAD. Construction begins to extend South Luzon Expressway all the way to Lucena City, Quezon Province. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

Bong Galanza fuels NLEX's resurgence to bag weekly PBA citation

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The NLEX guard bests Barangay Ginebra's Scottie Thompson and Phoenix's Matthew Wright, among others, for the Player of the Week award

PLAYOFF HUNT. Bong Galanza helped key NLEX back to relevance in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images

Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City to be demolished for MRT7

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Two temporary U-turn slots will be opened along Commonwealth Avenue for affected motorists

ALTERNATE ROUTE. Motorists from Katipunan Avenue and Tandang Sora in Quezon City are advised to take temporary U-turn slots along Commonwealth. Photo from MMDA

Kevin Alas undergoes successful operation on injured knee

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Alas' father and Phoenix head coach Louie says his son is in 'high spirits' after the surgery

ROAD TO RECOVERY. Kevin Alas will head into recovery after going under the knife for the second time in two years. Photo by PBA Images

Alyssa Valdez is NLEX muse at 2019 PBA Opening

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez continues to support the NLEX Road Warriors as the team's muse at the 2019 PBA opening

PHENOM. NLEX chooses Alyssa Valdez to be their muse as she embodies the same values as the team in volleyball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FALSE: Photos of Chinese-funded road built under Duterte's flagship infrastructure program

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

No, these are not photos of Chinese-funded road built under President Rodrigo Duterte's flagship infrastructure program

FAST FACTS: China's Belt and Road Initiative

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:23 PM

(UPDATED) China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative is a revival of the ancient silk road trading route that would link Asian markets with economic circles in Europe

CHINA'S LEADER. Chinese President Xi Jinping walks past honor guards along with Philipine military chief Carlito Galvez (R) shortly after arriving at Manila international airport on November 20, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Yeng Guiao: 'Major revamp' coming for NLEX

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:06 PM

NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao targets 'quality' big men to reinforce the squad for the 2019 season

'EMBARRASSING'. Yeng Guiao thinks that NLEX closed out the 2018 PBA season in very embarrassing effort. Photo from PBA Images

Fresh corruption charges vs Sajid Ampatuan over P500-M road projects

Jul 23, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The former Maguindanao governor is already facing 197 counts of corruption charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

CORRUPTION CHARGES. The Office of the Ombudsman indicts anew former Maguindanao governor Datu Sjid Islam Ampatuan over anomalous P500 million worth farm-to-market projects. File photo by Jef Maitem

Ravena’s top rookie bid slips as FIBA also rules out PBA stint

May 31, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The world governing body for basketball bars the leading Rookie of the Year contender from 'all forms of leagues and activities' for nearly two years

PAINFUL PUNISHMENT. After testing positive for banned substances, Kiefer Ravena hopes to raise awareness during his 18-month suspension. Photo by PBA Images

Ex-NBA player Arnett Moultrie joins NLEX Road Warriors

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Moultrie played for Philadelphia 76ers in 2014

FORTIFYING. Arnett Moultrie will fortify NLEX's roster soon. Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Guiao not worried about Ravena's off night: 'Pwede mong masira 'yung diskarte'

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Kiefer Ravena scores just 8 points on 4-of-13 shooting, but his NLEX coach isn't pushing the panic button

MISFIRING. Kiefer Ravena set the bar high in his first two games, but coach Yeng Guiao says off-nights are to be expected of a rookie. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DOTr launches plan to reduce road crash deaths

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'We also accept that road safety is our shared responsibility and not of the driver alone,' says Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos

ACTION PLAN. Transportation officials launched the Philippine Road Safety Action Plan 2017 to 2022.

IN PHOTOS: Ideas to keep kids safe on the road

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:02 PM

'We want to make more people aware of the need for safety of children,' says Safe Kids Philippines executive director Jesus dela Fuente

SAFE KIDS. Children celebrate the International Walk to School Week by conducting various activities to promote road safety. Photo by Heinz Orais/Safe Kids Philippines

Your questions about child car seats answered

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Road safety advocates answer concerns on the effectiveness of mandating a child car seat system

CAR SEAT. A child car seat system aims to protect the child by reducing the impact during a crash. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Star pushes NLEX out of top 4 race

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The Star Hotshots overcome an early 15-point deficit to close out the elimination round with a victory.

STAR PERFORMANCE. Five players from Star scored in double figures, including Paul Lee with 15 points. Photo by PBA Images

Businessmen's wishlist: 3rd telco player, C6 road, end Marawi crisis

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Several business leaders and the country s economic managers gather to discuss 10 issues they want to prioritize for 2017 and 2018

BETTER PH. Included in the wishlist are entry of a major telecommunications player, completion of Circumferential Road 6, and resolution of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Rappler graphics

With nearly 5,000 crash incidents, how do we make Iloilo roads safer?

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The province of Iloilo home to 1 81 million people records nearly 5 000 road crash incidents in the first half of 2017

Duterte, Robredo, Trump | Midday wRap

May 16, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Dela Rosa: 'Villain's welcome' in Manila for Quiapo road rage suspect

Jul 29, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Vhon Tanto the suspect in the shooting of a cyclist in a road rage incident is expected to arrive in Manila on Saturday following his arrest in Masbate

ROAD RAGE CASE. SPO2 Charles Duran in a media interview at St. Peter Funeral Homes in Quezon City on July 29 confirms that police investigation in the death of Mark Vincent Geralde is now over and charges of murder against suspect Vhon Tanto is ready according to Atty. Persida Acosta (left), counsel for the Geralde. Tanto is now in police custody in Bicol and will be tansferred to Manila by land. Acosta added. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PH gov't to spend P6.5B to upgrade provincial roads in 2016

Jan 03, 2016 - 9:52 PM

The Philippine government lays out plans to improve roads in 73 provinces

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT. Referred to as the 'missing middle,' the KALSADA program will have a large impact on making provinces, cities, and municipalities more business-friendly and competitive. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

5 iconic roads in the Philippines

Dec 23, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Going on a road trip? Tweet us your favorite spots along the road with OpenRoads

SCENIC HIGHWAY. Subic-Clark-Tarlac Highway offers a scenic drive. Photo by Henry Famuleras.

IN PHOTOS: Skrillex, top DJs thrill PH crowd at Road to Ultra

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:03 PM

It s a few hours shy of dawn when the festival comes to a close but hardly anyone looks too tired after Road to Ultra with fans still on a high from the thumping beats and euphoric melodies

Photo by Magic Liwanag for Ovation Productions

Road to Ultra brings Skrillex, top DJs to the Philippines

Sep 23, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Road to Ultra an international electronic music event brings Skrillex to our shores on September 26

SKRILLEX. The DJ headlines the single stage EDM event, Road to Ultra Philippines. Screngrab from Instagram/ultraphilippines

Gilas Pilipinas: Asi Taulava

Sep 20, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Get to know Asi Taulava of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

DPWH to plant trees after road-widening projects

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:54 PM

The agency will plant 772 900 trees to replace those cut to make way for road widening projects all over the country

SET ASIDE. Environmental groups call the cutting of massive acacia trees in Pangasinan a 'slaughter.' Photo courtesy of Emy Perez

Commuters to gov't: Limit cars to half of the roads

Feb 13, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Concerned citizens will petition the Supreme Court to compel government to implement road sharing make public transport efficient and lessen pollution

DIVIDE THE ROAD. Roads shouldn't be devoted just to cars but should give space for the majority of Filipinos who take public transport. All images from Tony Oposa

The road to poor health in PH

Feb 07, 2013 - 12:51 PM

The solution might not be building all these birthing centers The solution is really to build roads

THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. The Philippines has a persistently high maternal death rate and is in risk of not meeting its target under the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. File photo by AFP.

Poor quality roads holding back investments, dev't - study

Mar 15, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Underinvestment in quality roads is not only holding back investments but development according to a study by the state owned think tank PIDS