Rene Santiago - updates

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Cable cars 'not the answer' for Metro Manila mass transit needs

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM

How feasible is the proposal of the incoming transportation chief to put up a cable car system?

SUBWAY IN THE SKY. The country's incoming transportation chief wants a cable car system in Makati, Pasig and Laguna

PH to APEC economies: Let's make our region bike-friendly

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:58 PM

The Philippines is set to propose a framework to APEC member economies that will develop sidewalks and encourage walking and biking as the first two modes of transportation

INCLUSIVE MOBILITY. The Philippines will propose before the APEC member economies an inclusive mobility initiative – aimed at making walking and cycling the first two modes of transportation.

How a brief thunderstorm can cause horrendous Metro traffic

Sep 11, 2015 - 6:57 PM

With inadequate pumps and drains even brief heavy rain can turn Metro Manila into a swimming pool bringing traffic to a halt transportation experts say

NIGHTMARE. With September 8, 2015 downpour, 4 flights are delayed, LRT2 trains reduced to 5, MRT3 tunnel between Buendia and Ayala flooded, and thousands of commuters and motorists were stranded. Photos by Analette Abesamis/Rappler

Blame DOTC for MRT3 mess, experts tell Aquino

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Stop blaming the past administration and the private owner experts tell President Aquino

MIXED REVIEWS. Transportation experts say the Aquino administration succeeded in delivering roads and bridges, but failed in developing airports, sea ports, and railways.

MRT fare hike debate: Who should pay?

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Some say Metro Manila commuters should pay for the train s services; others say even non riders who benefit from the mass transport system should contribute too

PUBLIC SERVICE. IBON Foundation president Sonny Africa discusses the MRT fare hike in UP Diliman. Photo by Patrice Manuel for UP School of Economics Student Council and UP Economics Towards Consciousness

Why can Myanmar bid out infra projects but PH can't?

Sep 27, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Myanmar bid out 3 airport contracts in just 9 months but the Philippines delays crucial infrastructure projects a transportation consultant notes

WHAT'S WRONG? Why are there delays in the Philippine government's efforts to bid out infrastructure projects? Photo courtesy of the PPP Center