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IN CHARTS: Effects of driver-only car ban on EDSA

Sep 15, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The Metro Manila Council and MMDA enforced new traffic policies regulating provincial buses and driver-only cars in EDSA. Are these working?

Metro Manila mayors eye higher fines for buses, illegal parking

Aug 24, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The higher fines for illegal parking and buses going out of the yellow lane are still subject to changes

HIGHER FINES. Illegally parked vehicles and buses going outside the yellow lane will be fined higher soon. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Metro Manila Council will not suspend driver-only car ban in EDSA

Aug 24, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The 'singles banned' dry run will continue along EDSA until further notice

BAN. An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Traffic Scheme on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Anti-middle class ang driver-only ban sa EDSA

Aug 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Hindi naman tatamaan ang mayayaman na may family driver. Ang tatamaan ay ang middle class na walang driver at pinapang-hatid-sundo ang sasakyan

LTFRB wants Metro Manila Council to ban tricycles as school service

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:29 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board wants to ban tricycles as school transport service, citing children's safety on the road

SERVICE. Tricycles are considered a popular school transport service in the Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MMDA, Metro Manila LGUs to send aid for Mayon evacuees in Albay

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Each Metro Manila local government unit will contribute at least P500,000 to a common fund for the evacuees. Emergency response personnel are also set for deployment.

EVACUATION. Some families and individuals affected by the Mayon volcano eruption were evacuated in Bical High School in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

MMDA eyes ban on driver-only cars from one EDSA lane

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The proposal could be tested as early as Monday, December 11

SORTING LANE. The MMDA will test the scheme as early as Monday, December 11. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Classes in all levels suspended in Metro Manila Nov 16-17

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Metro Manila mayors make the decision in consideration of the ASEAN Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings in November

New MMDA chief a no-show at House briefing

May 29, 2017 - 4:54 PM

It does not speak well of MMDA boss Danilo Lim says Representative Lito Atienza

ABSENT ON THE FIRST DAY. The meeting was supposed to be Danilo Lim's first public appearance since his return to the government. Photo from the Facebook page of Danny Lim

No window hours for more roads starting Nov 2

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:10 PM

UPDATED Taft Avenue Shaw Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue are among the latest additions to the list of roads without window hours Coding hours will also be longer – 7 am to 8 pm

In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic in Manila. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

600 violators on first day of ‘no window hours’ dry run

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Only 5 days away from the strict implementation of the No Window Hours traffic scheme a three day dry run commences throughout concerned areas in Metro Manila

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Makati, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong to suspend 'window hours'

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED To fix traffic malls are also asked not to schedule sales during weekdays and for utility companies to suspend road repairs

MANILA GRIDLOCK. Motorists eat a meal on the back of their vehicles after being caught in traffic during the APEC summit in Manila in November 2015. The Philippines needs to improve infrastructure and requires funding from AIIB. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Starting Oct 31 on EDSA, C5: No more 'window hours' for private vehicles

Oct 08, 2016 - 9:31 AM

The Inter Agency Council on Traffic and the Metro Manila Council agree to remove the window hours under the Number Coding Scheme to decongest traffic in Metro Manila

METRO MANILA TRAFFIC. In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Provincial buses ban on EDSA is ‘anti-poor’ – Salceda

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda also says the game Pokemon Go poses a higher threat of aggravating Metro Manila traffic than provincial buses

NO TO BUS BAN. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is against the banning of provincial buses along EDSA. File photos by Rappler

Why PH wants an end to the 'Be Marlboro' campaign

Mar 13, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The latest advertisements of the Philip Morris product targets to get teenagers hooked on smoking to replace its old market a study says

BE MARLBORO. This is a picture of an outdoor billboard in Germamny. Photo from WhyQuit

QC solon proposes solutions to Metro traffic

Oct 22, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Representative Winston Castelo wants car pools exempted from number coding the truck ban to cover secondary streets and to remove provincial bus terminals along EDSA

MMDA: Proposed new coding scheme only for EDSA

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:45 PM

The proposed scheme will only be for private vehicles because they are more flexible to go elsewhere

NCR modified truck ban extended ’til January 15

Jul 06, 2013 - 2:39 PM

The modified truck ban originally set to end Saturday July 6 to January 15 2014