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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?

[Right of Way] Will MMDA's driver-only car ban on EDSA work?

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and friends Debbie Rodrigo and Dayo Montalbo drive along EDSA and talk about the controversial ban. What is this new scheme all about, and will it work?

Buses will be exempted from number coding if...

Aug 24, 2018 - 3:33 PM

All buses – city or provincial – will be exempted from the number coding scheme if participation in the driver-only car ban reaches at least 50%

TRAFFIC. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen along EDSA during the off-High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) scheme hours. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MMDA suspends full implementation of driver-only car ban

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:02 PM

4TH UPDATE) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it will continue the dry run of the new policy until the Metro Manila Council convenes and addresses calls to reconsider it

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along EDSA in Quezon City on August 15, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Malacañang on driver-only car ban: 'Let's give it a chance'

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denies the policy discriminates against certain drivers, citing similar rules being implemented abroad

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 Citry. Driver-only vehicles are barred from using EDSA from Quezon City to Magallanes in Makati City and vice versa from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Netizens’ single cry: driver-only car ban isn’t helping

Aug 15, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Singles feel the brunt of MMDA's bandaid solution to traffic congestion in EDSA during rush hour.

VIRAL: Woman refuses to surrender license to MMDA, gets cyberbullied

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Should altercations between private citizens and government officials be posted publicly on Facebook?

Senate calls for suspension of driver-only car ban on EDSA

Aug 15, 2018 - 2:08 PM

(4th UPDATE) In a resolution, the Senate 'strongly' urges the MMDA to 'conduct public consultations' and provide 'real solutions to Metro Manila congestion'

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along Edsa in Quezon City on August 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MMDA eyes driver-only car ban on EDSA starting August 23

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:27 PM

A dry run will be implemented from August 15 to 22

HOV. During rush hours, the MMDA will only allow high-occupancy vehicles along EDSA. AFP file photo

[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

MMDA urged to 'rethink' driver-only car rule on EDSA

Aug 11, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says the government 'cannot always try its luck through trial-and-error' when solving traffic congestion

EDSA TRAFFIC. The MMDA is under fire for the new policy barring single-passenger cars from EDSA during rush hour. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

By August 15, no more provincial buses on EDSA during rush hours

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Provincial buses will not be allowed to ply EDSA on weekdays from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August 15. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Why single out singles, netizens ask MMDA

Aug 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Motorists take to social media in response to the MMDA's proposed ban on driver-only cars along EDSA

MMDA to ban driver-only cars on EDSA during rush hour

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:17 PM

(UPDATED) Metro Manila mayors have approved the proposal but have yet to set the implementation date

BANNED. Soon, vehicles carrying only the driver will be prohibited from traversing EDSA during rush hours. AFP File Photo

#MMShakeDrill 2018 still 'far from perfect' – MMDA officials

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The fourth #MMShakeDrill ends with an 85/100 rating from MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and with many lessons learned for improvement

MMDA employees line up by quadrants outside the MMDA building. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

MMDA's #MMShakeDrill: How everything worked

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:10 PM

With such a herculean task of keeping the drill under wraps, how did the #MMShakeDrill fare in pulling off its grand surprise?

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection-Special Rescue Unit (BFP-SRU) search for mock victims while a nurse apply first aid to others inside the Manila City Hall as they participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill on July 19, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila prepares for the ‘Big One’

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The MMDA's earthquake drill to prepare for 'The Big One' occurs at 1pm, one hour after a text blast is sent to get people ready for the exercise

Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during the National Disaster Resilience Month with the Theme " Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan" The shake drill was conducted in surprise to make it truthfully. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA, NTC to announce #MMShakeDrill via SMS alert

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:48 PM

MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine

The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Date of #MMShakeDrill 2018 will not be announced – MMDA

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:49 AM

The exact date of this year's #MMShakeDrill would not be revealed to the public and responders ahead of time so everyone 'must be prepared at all times,' says the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

#MMSHAKEDRILL. According to MMDA, the annual earthquake drill may happen any day within the third week of June. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

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 to netizens: Sidewalk clearing part of our job

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:20 PM

'When we're talking about policy, we're very firm.... Mali ang magtinda sa kalsada,' says MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia, after a viral video of a vendor being caught and mauled sparked outrage

DRUG TEST. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and OIC GM Jojo Garcia show to the media the sealed envelope containing the results of the drug test of enforcers and coconut vendor Romnick Relos on March 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Parts of EDSA closed on February 25 People Power Anniversary

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The MMDA says the northbound section of EDSA from Ortigas Avenue to Boni Serrano Avenue will be partially closed from 12 am to 6 am on Sunday, February 25

EDSA. Protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016. Rappler File Photo

C5 South Link project to cause heavy traffic in Parañaque late 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Around 45,000 vehicles are expected to benefit from the 7.7-kilometer C5 South Link project, decongesting EDSA when it starts commercial operations in 2019

DECONGESTION. Arlette Capistrano of the Metro Pacific Tollways said that the C5 South Link Expressway is expected to decongest 45,000 vehicles regularly playing the service road that goes to C5. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MMDA suspends number coding due to transport protests on January 24

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) will be suspended due to the protests that will be staged by transport groups Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) and No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition on Wednesday

CODING. Traffic along Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong on August 15, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

Ubial, De Lima, Trangia | Evening wRap

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

#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

Cop who operates 'colorum' jeepneys threatens MMDA officer

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Senior Police Officer 2 Ariel Aguilar tries to throw his weight around after the MMDA tows his colorum jeepney MMDA traffic supervising officer for operations Edison Nebrija stands his ground

Person with disability praises MMDA for coding exemption

Aug 18, 2017 - 4:05 PM

In a Facebook post Juan Magdaraog thanks the MMDA chairman for personally meeting him to hand his Coding Exemption Certificate

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

Balangiga bells, Uber and Grab, Pell | Midday wRap

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

WATCH: Communication lines established faster in Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017

Jul 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

This year s Metro Manila Shake Drill made sure rescuers were equipped with proper communication equipment

Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

How you can participate in the #MMShakeDrill

Jul 11, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Here s a list of reminders on participating in the MMShakeDrill on July 14 to 17

Pet dogs can be trained for search and rescue operations – MMDA

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:25 PM

At the Agos Summit MMDA s Ramon Santiago calls on the public to volunteer their dogs for K9 search and rescue training

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Duterte's EDSA traffic: Data say it's faster, drivers say nothing's changed

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says that the travel time along EDSA has been cut by at least 14 minutes

FAQs: What is the #MMShakeDrill 2017?

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Learn more about the Metro Manila Shake Drill to be held from July 14 to 17 2017 and how you can prepare for the Big One

Prepared for the Big One: MMDA, Agos partner for #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:06 PM

The disaster risk reduction platform Agos powered by eBayanihan will be used for the biggest earthquake drill in Metro Manila to be held on July 14 17

#MMSHAKEDRILL 2017 PARTNERS. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim and MovePH executive director Rupert Ambil signed an agreement on Friday, June 30 to use the Agos system for the Metro Manila Shakedrill that will be conducted from July 14 to 17

#MMSHAKEDRILL 2017 PARTNERS. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim and MovePH executive director Rupert Ambil signed an agreement on Friday, June 30 to use the Agos system for the Metro Manila Shakedrill that will be conducted from July 14 to 17

MMDA enforcers to get P6,000 monthly hazard pay

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:18 PM

UPDATED In return says Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chief Danny Lim enforcers caught extorting from traffic violators and illegal vendors will be immediately fired

NOT NEW ANYMORE. Now on his third week as MMDA chairman, Danilo Lim already promises better working conditions for enforcers and frequent meetings with the Metro Manila Council . Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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

MAPPED: Danger zones in Metro Manila roads

May 06, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Do you know the crash prone areas in Metro Manila?

ROAD DESIGN? Several crashes occurred at C5/Bayani Road/Tinga Ave. Interchange. Screengrab from Google Maps

MMDA sues local officials who tolerate illegal parking

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:34 PM

The complaints filed with the Ombudsman against the barangay chairmen from Parañaque and Quezon City are the second batch Makati and Manila are next

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

Unending dilemma: De Lima's Senate seat being contested

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Defeated senatorial bet Francis Tolentino wants to unseat Senator Leila de Lima who won over him by 1 33 million votes

ALLIES NO MORE. Defeated senatorial bet Francis Tolentino wants to unseat Senator Leila De Lima for alleged poll fraud. The two were allies in the Liberal party and served under the Aquino administration. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Parañaque firemen educate students on disasters during #MMShakeDrill

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Fire fighters from Barangay Don Galo in Parañaque say the Metro Manila Shake Drill was a good opportunity to raise students’ awareness on disasters so they won t be shocked in case an earthquake actually strikes

IN PHOTOS: Moving scenes from #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Local governments schools civil society and private businesses get involved in various scenarios – from fires and vehicular accidents to infrastructure collapse and water rescues

SOUTh QUADRANT. Victims from the collapsed billboard at the Guadalupe bridge simulate a collapsed structure scenario during the #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NDRRMC, MMDA: 2016 #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill more organized, widespread

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Disaster managers say that the drill shows heightened public awareness and enhanced capacity to respond if a major earthquake strikes

COVER. Government employees evacuated at the Grandstand in Camp Aguinaldo. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill, #Pagyanig rack up over 4 billion impressions on Twitter

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The biggest earthquake drill conducted nationwide beats its own record on Twitter in terms of reach

LIVESTREAM: 2016 Nationwide quake drill

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:22 AM

Watch the Pagyanig and MMShakeDrill live on Rappler

How a hazard-prone Marikina school is preparing for disasters

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:38 AM

In Valeriano Fugoso Memorial Elementary School earthquake drills are done every month with most drills performed unannounced

Photo by Pocholo Espina

MMDA and Firechat partner for #MMShakeDrill

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:25 PM

MMDA encourages citizens local government officials volunteers and private sector partners to download FireChat a free messaging app on their Android or iOS smartphone