#SaferRoadsPH Manila: How do we make Philippine roads safer?

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#SaferRoadsPH Manila: How do we make Philippine roads safer?
On May 8, Rappler, together with the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, is launching a campaign on road safety at the Rappler newsroom in Pasig City

MANILA, Philippines – Millions of people around the world die due to road crashes every year.

In the Philippines, latest government data showed that 8,666 people died from road injuries in 2014. (READ: IN NUMBERS: Road crashes in the Philippines)

In the National Capital Region, Quezon City, Makati, and Manila have consistently recorded the highest number of road tragedies.

The country has a number of laws aimed at protecting road users, but the lack of proper implementation has been a persistent problem.

How can we curb the alarming number of road crashes and save lives?

Road safety

Rappler, together with the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, is set to launch a campaign on road safety at the Rappler newsroom in Pasig City.

The aim of the campaign is to promote the enactment and enforcement of better policies that will protect road users.

To open Global Road Safety Week, we will hold a forum Monday, May 8, on what keeps the country from having safe roads.

The forum aims to have an insightful discussion on the factors that affect road safety and what we can do to prevent crashes from happening.

TIME

ACTIVITY

12:00 – 1:00

Registration

1:00 – 1:05

Opening ceremonies

1:05 – 1:10

Welcome Remarks

Rupert Ambil II
Executive Director
Move PH

1:10 – 1:20

Resource speaker

Asec. Mark de Leon
Assistant Secretary for Road Transportation
Department of Transportation

1:20 – 3:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

How do we make Philippine roads safer?

Asec. Mark de Leon
Assistant Secretary for Road Transportation
Department of Transportation

Asec. Julia Nebrija
Assistant General Manager
Metro Manila Development Authority

Hon. Joy Belmonte
Vice Mayor
Quezon City government

3:30 – 3:40

 

#SaferRoadsPH microsite launch

3:40 – 3:50

Closing Remarks

Rupert Ambil II
Executive Director
Move PH

3:50 – 4:00

Photo taking

 4:00 – 5:00 Networking

Those who are interested to participate in the forum can register below:

– Rappler.com

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