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DILG won't make list of underperforming mayors, barangay chiefs in road clearing

Aug 19, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says clearing roads is not comparable with the anti-drug drive, where officials are threatened with administrative and criminal complaints

ROAD-CLEARING. Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS), tasked to provide public security in the city, dismantle illegal structure that cause obstruction in the sidewalk along Cambridge St. in Quezon City on Friday, July 26, 2019, during a clearing operation. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

This week, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto was big on traffic

Aug 17, 2019 - 8:18 PM

But there was also dengue fever, a tricycle tussle, an anti-drug campaign, and the city government’s budget to sort out

LONG WEEK. File photo of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto from July 15, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

To solve EDSA traffic, Sotto says ban parking along Metro Manila streets

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says his 'Proof of Parking' bill, if passed, will help stop the practice of car owners of using streets as parking lots

EDSA. Heavy traffic is seen along EDSA on July 13, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Isko Moreno regularizes 3 traffic enforcers for refusing bribes

Jul 29, 2019 - 8:26 AM

The 3 Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau enforcers refused bribes from motorists worth 'mere hundreds of pesos'

REGULARIZED. Isko Moreno regularizes 3 members of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau for refusing bribes. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[Right of Way] Why Metro Manila traffic will never be solved

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:16 PM

The status quo won't get us anywhere

Duterte's Metro Manila traffic solution? Reclaim public roads

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The solution involves threatening Metro Manila mayors with suspension

NEW SOLUTION. President Rodrigo Duterte has a new idea for solving the Metro Manila traffic problem. Malacañang file photo

Hours after threats, Isko Moreno presents traffic enforcer in viral extortion case

Jul 22, 2019 - 1:05 PM

'We will not stop. We will not tolerate. We will file charges.... Sa susunod, pag kinuha nila pera, marked money na 'yun,' says Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

SUSPECT ARRESTED. A traffic enforcer supposedly involved in an extortion incident is presented to media on July 22, 2019. Photo from Manila Public Information Office

Isko Moreno threatens to fire all Manila traffic enforcers over viral extortion case

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:16 AM

'Kapag hindi kayo nagsumbong ng kapwa ninyong nangungutong damay-damay tayong lahat. Ang pananahimik ninyo ay pagpayag ninyo,' says Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso

PUNISHMENT. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso goes full speed ahead with his plan to rid the capital of corruption. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Isko Moreno open to Duterte emergency powers for traffic

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says President Rodrigo Duterte should be given a chance to solve traffic problems, but with safeguards in place if ever emergency powers are granted

TRAFFIC WOES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says President Rodrigo Duterte should be given the chance to solve traffic problems in Metro Manila. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Manila Moves: Cycling through the metro's traffic

Jun 03, 2019 - 8:44 AM

Tired of the sorry state of public transportation, a Filipino commuter makes the shift to bike commuting to 'improve his quality of life'

BIKE COMMUTING. Urban Planner Aldrin Pelicano is a daily bike commuter. Photo courtesy of Pelicano

[ANALYSIS] 6 economic issues senatorial bets ought to be talking about

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Here’s a suggestion: if a candidate can’t be bothered to show up in debates and lay bare their ideas for all to see, let’s not vote for him or her

[OPINYON] Sandali, makikiangkas lang

Dec 17, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Hangga’t ang angal ng karamihan sa atin ay pang-hashtag, meme, o status lang sa social media, hindi aaksiyunan ng mga pulitiko ang lahat ng ilegal sa kalsada

House approves bill granting emergency powers vs traffic

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The measure had been pending for months at the plenary, but gets revived under Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

EMERGENCY POWERS. Lawmakers want to give emergency powers to the transportation chief to address the urban traffic problem. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Senate bets on traffic: Prioritize commuters, decongest Manila

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Chel Diokno says government must create policies for Filipinos who use buses and jeeps, while Francis Tolentino cites the need to pass a national land use law

Edsa Traffic during the off-HOV hours. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[Right of Way] Solving the traffic problem in one easy step

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

Express Pinoy pride through song with the 'Tagumpay' billboards along EDSA

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:11 PM

The 'Ating Tagumpay' billboards contain lyrics that celebrate the brand of grit, resilience and skill Pinoys are known for

Adjusted malls hours, halted road works to ease Metro Manila holiday traffic

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The MMDA, mall operators, DPWH, and telecom and utility companies agree to implement several measures from November 5 to January 14

RUSH HOUR STARTS. EDSA traffic as seen from the MRT Quezon Avenue Station. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Provincial bus ban on EDSA moved to August 1

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) The ban is from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, starting August 1

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Expect heavy traffic in these Manila areas due to Labor Day activities

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Here are alternate routes going to Mendiola and the US Embassy areas

Heavier traffic expected in parts of Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Motorists and commuters who pass through Regalado Highway, the Tandang Sora Avenue-Commonwealth Avenue intersection, and North Avenue will be affected

Heavy traffic in parts of QC expected starting April 30 – MMDA. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said motorists should expect heavy traffic in Quezon City with the closure of several roads due to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7). One-way traffic would be implemented on Regalado, from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, for the construction of a coping beam and starting on May 1, the contractors will start working on the construction of MRT-7 Tandang Sora station at the intersection of Commonwealth and Tandang Sora Avenue. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

[Right of Way] Taking the MRT during rush hour

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale

[Right Of Way] Special Episode: MMDA responds to 'The Fault In Our Signs' series

Mar 01, 2018 - 3:41 PM

MMDA director Neomie Recio explains why Philippine roads signs are wordier compared to international standards

Metro Manila homes reduced to housing – UP professor

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:53 PM

'We have reduced home to housing as simply a commodity,' says UP economics professor Chester Arcilla at an urban development forum

'WHAT IS A HOME?' UP professor Chester Arcillano asks the audience at the UrbanisMO forum what makes a home. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 3

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:22 PM

How can pavement markings make or break traffic flow along our roads?

How to win war on traffic? Talk to your barangay officials – transport planner

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:23 PM

Transportation planner Robert Siy says the war on traffic is largely fought at the local level

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER. Robert Siy delivers a presentation at the UrbanisMO forum at the Ateneo Law School. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 2

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:25 PM

This vlog is the second in a series about road signs and pavement markings

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

Heavy traffic expected in parts of QC, Caloocan due to MRT7 construction

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force urges motorists to avoid specific areas and take alternative routes

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 1

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

This vlog is the first in a series about road signs and pavement markings

Who ‘killed’ Metro Manila?

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Force Filipino mayors to take a mandatory course on the basics of urban planning – an important task where they tend to show the utmost lack of understanding

Duterte: Manila will be a 'dead city' in 25 years

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The President suggests that, in a decade, Manila should be 'closed' and other places like Clark in Pampanga be developed instead

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the newly-appointed government officials following their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte denies asking for emergency powers to address traffic

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'You never heard it from me. It was the councilors and maybe Tugade because that was what he needs to do the right thing,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2nd Philippine Construction Congress at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, urges those in the construction industry to make the best of their business as long as they avoid corrupt practices. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rappler readers share how they really feel about Manila traffic and parking issues

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Traffic has not only affected our personal schedules, but also takes time away to spend with loved ones. This Rappler-led survey digs deeper into how traffic changes our lives every single day

Metro Manila has 3rd worst traffic in Southeast Asia – study

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

A study by the Boston Consulting Group shows Metro Manila motorists and commuters get stuck in traffic for an average of 66 minutes daily

Why passengers and bikers think Angkas matters

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:16 AM

For many drivers and passengers, motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas is convenient and saves time

THANKFUL BIKERS. Bikers were thankful to Angkas for giving them a livelihood that improved their daily lives

Motorists told to avoid Quirino Highway due to MRT7 construction

Nov 05, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Here are the alternate routes for those bound for the Quezon Memorial Circle coming from Caloocan City or San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, and vice versa

After transport strike, House panel tackles PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing

TRANSPORT STRIKE. PUV drivers and operations hold a 2-day strike in response to a PUV modernization program being pushed by the government. File photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

#FridayFeels: P190 million later

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Uber is back but what has the government done to fix the terrible traffic?

Father dead as cement truck crushes family car

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:50 PM

UDPATED The cement mixer falls onto a Honda Brio with a family of 5 in tow The father Ulysses Ramos is declared dead at 7:32 pm

CRUSHED. A truck topples over a Honda Brio along Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City. MMDA file photo

Heavier Commonwealth traffic seen as MRT7 construction progresses

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:10 PM

A task force announces developments in the construction of the MRT7 s University Avenue and Manggahan stations in Quezon City which would affect the flow of traffic

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. A portion of the thorough fare from Sandiganbayan to Litex is closed for the whole day due to a medical mission by the INC. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Dear politicians, we’ve documented our commute so you don’t have to

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:07 PM

We need solutions for our transportation woes and we need them fast

DAILY COMMUTE. The authors document their commute to work for politicians to see. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

#FridayFeels: Nag-book ka ngunit kulang

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What would Waze tell you when driving around Metro Manila?

#FridayFeels: FXperience

May 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte, Abe may sign Mega Manila subway deal in November

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the two leaders may sign the deal when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comes to Manila for the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

JAPAN'S HELPING HAND. President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Malacañang during the Japanese leader's two-day visit to Manila. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

WATCH: Self-driving cars in Manila?

Mar 03, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Tech companies are testing self driving cars in the US Will it ever come to Manila?

Uber gives PH gov't access to tons of data on Manila traffic

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Manila is one of 4 cities around the world where the company piloted its new program Uber Movement where historical data on traffic will be made publicly available for free

UBER MOVEMENT. Product manager Jordan Gilberston says Uber will release its data on various cities for free. Rappler photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:06 AM

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CRACKS. Motorists pass a building damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas/AFP