Traffic advisory for September 21 National Day of Protest

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:37 PM

While there are no road closures, the Manila Police District (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Unit expects some roads to be impassable

FAST FACTS: Most commonly violated traffic laws in Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Assuming one violation per vehicle, almost half of all the registered vehicles in the National Capital Region figured in a traffic violation in 2016

On traffic violations, Malacañang wants 'no special treatment' for congressmen

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella hopes lawmakers can 'bring themselves to the President's standards'

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017 that the Philippines was placed by the InterNations  as the 17th among the best nations in the world to raise children. The inclusion was based on the country's quality of education, welfare of family, and a child-friendly environment. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Immunity from traffic violations sends 'wrong message' – House opposition

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman also points out that the immunity doesn't extend to the drivers of legislators

TRAFFIC WOES. Heavy traffic builds up along Commonwealth Avenue in early August as the MRT-7 construction begins. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Fariñas to enforcers: Don't apprehend lawmakers for minor traffic violations

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The House Majority Leader says congressmen should be allowed to proceed to Batasan to work, and Speaker Alvarez will turn them over to traffic authorities after the session

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas cities parliamentary immunity from minor traffic violation apprehension in a House transport committee hearing on Monday, September 18. File photo

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

$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?

Uber is not perfect, and we should not be afraid to point that out

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:41 PM

If we continue to push for solutions that only benefit a fraction of the public then we continue to be part of the problem

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

Road closures for the August 8 ASEAN parade

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

This is to make way for the ASEAN parade and lighting activity which ends the week long foreign ministers meeting

ROAD CLOSURES. Commuters are expected to adjust to the temporary traffic routes on Tuesday, August 8. Rappler file photo

#AnimatED: Trapik sa Kamaynilaan, napag-iwanan ng pagbabago?

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Sa binagsik bagsik ng retorika ng administrasyong Duterte tungkol sa pagbabago hindi maitatangging usad pagong ang pagresolba ng traffic congestion

Duterte orders MMDA, LGUs: Penalize unruly drivers 'regardless of stature'

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders a nationwide road clearing while he waits for Congress to grant him emergency powers to solve the Metro Manila traffic problem

CLEAR THE ROADS. Duterte directs the MMDA and LGUs to clear roads nationwide from obstruction. Rappler screengrab

Poe urges Duterte: Tell your allies to pass emergency traffic powers

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Senator Poe says having emergency powers will help Duterte implement his build build build program

Jeepneys are seen as an enforcer manages traffic at a busy street in Manila on May 30, 2017. Noel Celis/AFP

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?

Heavy traffic in Pasig on July 15 due to fun run

Jul 10, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Several roads will be congested when the city holds the Makulay na Takbuhan sa Araw ng Pasig on Saturday July 15

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

Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Critics have blamed the emissions heavy motorbikes for Hanoi s deteriorating air quality and worsening traffic congestion

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Another opposition lawmaker Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises

FATHER OF THE NATION. President Rodrigo Dutere attends as guest of honor during the 140th founding anniversary celebration of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

MMDA says expanded coding scheme needs Metro Manila mayors' approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:57 PM

MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago says that no mayor has reached out to them to oppose the plan

DOUBLE BAN. The new expansion will double the amount of private cars banned from major thoroughfares in Metro Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Free Wi-Fi for 1st 30 minutes along EDSA starting June 12

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM

After the 1st 30 minutes users can extend for P20 for two hours valid for two days or P50 for 10 hours valid for 5 days

WIFI. With a backhaul capacity of up to one gigabit per second, Smart Communications says its Wi-Fi services can support up to 3,000 connected users

How Danny Lim plans to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem

Jun 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Metro Manila Development Authority s new chairman Danilo Danny Lim says he will employ a back to basics approach in solving the capital region s traffic

BACK TO BASICS. Danilo Lim says that his strategy against the traffic problem is in compliance with the marching orders given to him by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Road construction, repairs need adequate signage – motorcycle rider

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In Rappler s SaferRoadsPH forum a motorcycle rider points out there aren t enough signs for ongoing road works posing risks to motorists

DISCUSSING SAFETY. Local officials of Cagayan Valley discuss how to make roads safer for all road users. Rappler photo

#FridayFeels: Surge

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Frantic to book transportation that s so expensive in the middle of EDSA? You re not alone

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

Students walk 32 kilometers to flee Marawi City

May 24, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Mindanao State University s satellite campus in Iligan City is prepared to accommodate students who evacuated from the main campus in Marawi City

LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

#FridayFeels: FXperience

May 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Popovich pokes fun at Warriors coach Brown for getting stopped by cops

May 17, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Mike Brown tells reporters he is pulled over after ignoring a request to stop at a red light while following the Spurs convoy towards the Oakland Arena

FUNNY STORY. Acting head coach Mike Brown of the Golden State Warriors shares a funny story just before Game 2 when he was nearly arrested by traffic cops on his way to the game. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

May 04, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The proposed measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code which currently sets the validity of a driver s license to 3 years

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has been issuing licenses valid for 5 years since last October.

Avoid these 4 EDSA Southbound chokepoints

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Thinking Machines demonstrates how Waze data can be used to identify traffic choke points on a single road for a single direction

Image from Thinking Machines

Metro Manila traffic rerouting for ASEAN 2017

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:49 PM

Check out the rerouting scheme from April 26 to 29 while the CCP Complex is closed to the public for the 2017 ASEAN Summit

TAKING ALTERNATE ROUTES. Traffic rerouting will be implemented in Pasay City and Makati City on April 26 to 29 for the ASEAN Summit 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Traffic, crime, passport: Which Southeast Asian country has it worst?

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Which country in ASEAN has the worst traffic? Which has the most powerful passport? Which nation is considered the most corrupt? The statistics may surprise you

Metro Manila traffic rerouting for ASEAN 2017

Apr 21, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Check out the rerouting scheme from April 26 to 29 while the CCP Complex is closed to the public for the 2017 ASEAN Summit

TAKING ALTERNATE ROUTES. Traffic rerouting will be implemented in Pasay City and Makati City on April 26 to 29 for the ASEAN Summit 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Muntinlupa fire triggers SLEX traffic jam

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:20 PM

3rd UPDATE A fire hits a residential area in Muntinlupa causing a transmission tower to lean toward the Alabang flyover and prompting the temporary closure of the Alabang viaduct

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

These road signs keep you safe on the road

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Do you know what these common road signs mean?

AH26. A marker for the Asian Highway-26 (AH26) route can be seen along EDSA. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Ayala, SM team up for alternate to EDSA

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The proposed P25 billion elevated expressway will be owned by both firms and built at no cost to the government

New odd-even traffic scheme put on hold – MMDA

Mar 25, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The public is advised not to panic as proposals are still being discussed and studied according to MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago

NUMBER CODING. Authorities are set to expand Metro Manila's traffic reduction scheme on November 1, 2016. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Can we transform the concept of ride-sharing in the Philippines?

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Getting from point A to point B in Metro Manila is not a comfortable task Grab s newest service GrabShare aims to do something about that

Megawide consortium to propose cable cars to ease Cebu traffic

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The development of a cable car system will only take 12 to 14 months as it has less infrastructure requirements like right of way says an official of the consortium

NEW WAY TO COMMUTE? The Cebu airport operator plans to propose using cable cars to ease Cebu traffic. Cable cars photo from Wikimedia

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

Can you help solve traffic during your daily commute?

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:04 PM

There s one thing you can do to ease traffic in the metro

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

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

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

Have you tried the P2P bus yet? It's still a better ride

Feb 11, 2017 - 9:30 AM

From only 3 routes in end 2015 the P2P service has since expanded its routes But for its continued success standards for operators must be maintained

PREMIUM BUSES. Two double decker point-to-point luxury buses are presented to media during the dry run in January 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Manila to deploy mommy traffic enforcers near public schools

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The mothers will be assigned near their children s schools says the city government to direct traffic and assist students in crossing the street

MOMMY TRAFFIC ENFORCERS. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada speaks to the newly sworn-in Mommy Traffic Enforcers tasked with traffic enforcement near schools. Photo from Manila City Government website.

Why Jakartans should care about spatial planning

Jan 27, 2017 - 1:43 PM

The second Jakarta gubernatorial debate is set to address spatial planning Here s why voters should pick a governor with a good strategy

PLANNING CRUCIAL. Shanty houses on a banks of the city water reservoir in Jakarta on November 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

Rappler Talk: MMDA's Orbos on Metro Manila's traffic woes

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Newly installed MMDA chairman Tim Orbos talks about long term solutions for the worsening Manila traffic