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Scooter driver takes on Panelo's commute challenge to show poor road conditions

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:49 PM

29-year-old Jaime Limpo shares that bike lanes in some Metro Manila cities aren't protected, threatening the lives of cyclists and riders

Photos from Jaime Limpo

Robredo: To solve transport crisis, gov't must first admit it exists

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:50 PM

'Kasi kapag sinabi mong walang krisis, wala ka talagang gagawin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as she calls for compassion to be shown to commuters

Heavy traffic along Edsa near Cubao can be seen as heavy rains fell on the metro in the early evening hours of the day. Compounded by the reblocking and repairs of some lanes in portions on Edsa. October 12, 2019 Photo by Maria Tan

Panelo 'sorely missed the point' of commute challenge, say militant groups

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:49 PM

'Kung walang krisis sa transportasyon, malapit na dapat siya sa Baguio sa ganoong katagal na biyahe,' Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says after Panelo insisted that there is no transportation crisis, even after a nearly 4-hour trip to work using public transportation

COMMUTE CHALLENGE. Spokeperson Salvador Panelo in a jeepney along Aurora Blvd in Quezon City on October 11, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Netizens dare officials: Dengvaxia shot for Persida, rice planting for Cynthia

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:47 PM

After Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's commute stunt, netizens dare other officials to put their money where their mouth is

'Hindi lang siya ang pasahero dito': Panelo challenge tests commuters' patience

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:34 PM

A jeepney with Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo among its passengers had to stop when media swarm it for a chance interview with the Palace official, causing a commuting nun to lose her cool

MEDIA CAUSED TRAFFIC? Members of the media swarm Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo inside a jeepney, much to the frustration of the other passengers who are hurrying to work and school. Photo courtesy of Adrian Portugal

Panelo didn't experience real commuter struggle, netizens say

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) Panelo receives special treatment from policemen and traffic enforcers during his nearly-4-hour commute from Marikina to Malacañang

No transport crisis? Panelo gets to work after nearly 4-hour commute

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:22 AM

(5th UPDATE) Anakbayan national spokesperson Alex Danday says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had turned their commute challenge into a mere 'photo opportunity'

LATE. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, clad in white, alight from one of his 3 jeepney rides of the day on the way to Malacañang. Past 8:00, he was still stuck in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo courtesy of Adrian Portugal

Mr Panelo, this Marikina resident wakes up at 3 am to get to school

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:31 PM

We ask Marikina residents to react to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's no-transportation-crisis remark: ‘Ano’ng aga pa ba ang gagawin ko para hindi na ako ma-late? ’Yung ’di na ako matutulog?’

DOUBLE THE TIME. Commuters coming from Marikina says the amount of people waiting for PUV rides have doubled, and so did their waiting time as well. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler DOUBLE THE TIME. Commuters coming from Marikina says the amount of people waiting for PUV rides have doubled, and so did their waiting time as well. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

There’s a transportation crisis…

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Yet some officials have the gall to belittle commuters’ travail

#2030Now: How a group of friends started lobbying for law on dignified commuting

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Ira Cruz of AltMobility tells the story of how commuters decided to do something about the unpredictable public transport situation in the country

The LTFRB announced the one-peso jeepney minimum fare hike will be implemented on Friday (today), for National Capital Region (NCR), Regions III and IV. The agency added that jeepney drivers should post a notice of provisional fare increase in their vehicles before they can charge an additional fare of one peso from commuters. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

6 new railways to look out for

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?

‘How about according to zodiac sign?’: Netizens mock ‘brand coding’ traffic scheme

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Commuters brands the traffic schemes considered by the MMDA as 'band-aid' solutions, especially when the public transport system remains a mess

‘Let’s do actual things!’: Commuters huddle on solutions to address traffic

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Commuters pitch ideas to help solve issues anchored on awareness, behavior changes, government policy, and commuters participation

COMMUTERS. Around 15 participants who are also commuters join the Move Huddle, in partnership with Right Of Way and AltMobility to discuss commuters’ issues, brainstorm ideas to help solve transportation woes and pitch solutions to flesh out these ideas into actions on Saturday, August 31 at the Rappler HQ. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Trapped in traffic

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Marami ka bang reklamo sa biyahe? Hindi ka nag-iisa.

This 5-year-old boy is a master of Metro Cebu jeepney codes

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:40 PM

(UPDATED) Need to know what jeepneys to ride to reach your destination in Metro Cebu? This 5-year-old probably knows the answer.

ROUTES. Jeepneys in Cebu are usually identified by their route codes posted in the front and back of the vehicles. Øyvind Holmstad/Wikimedia Commons

Pangilinan: 'Ang commuter, tao hindi sardinas'

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan has filed a bill that seeks to guarantee and protect the right of Filipinos to travel safely, conveniently, affordably, and with dignity

PACKED. The MRT Taft Station platform is packed with people alighting the train coaches. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Senator Francis Pangilinan on commuter rights bill

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Pangilinan hopes to restore the dignity of commuting and create a magna carta for commuters' rights

‘This can’t be right’: Bela Padilla calls out Grab driver for revealing home address

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Grab Philippines apologizes, and tells the actress it will investigate the matter

Adulting 101: 6 rainy day commute tips for waterproof working professionals

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Don't let the rain get you down!

How to commute on a budget

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Here’s how you can avoid spending more than what you need to

On Cavite commuter woes, DOTr reiterates all PUVs need to pass PITX

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Caviteño commuters can expect more shuttle services to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to aid in their travel

RESPONSE. The Department of Transportation responds to Cavite Governor Boying Remulla's proposal on addressing PITX woes. Tugade photo by Rappler, PITX photo by DOTr, Remulla's photo from his FB page

Cavite governor Boying Remulla proposes to DOTr solutions to PITX woes

Feb 01, 2019 - 7:12 PM

'Pakiusap ko lang ay pag-aralan 'nyo muna [ang PITX]. Tingnan 'nyo ang paghihirap ng mga kababayan ko,' says the governor

FIX PITX. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin 'Boying' Remulla proposes to DOTr measures to improve PITX operations. PITX file photo from DOTr, Remulla file photo by Rappler

What's your Metro Manila adventure?

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:32 AM

Here's how Grab's working to make each in-city adventure better than the next

Commuter group seeks rollback in jeepney, bus minimum fares

Nov 13, 2018 - 5:29 PM

A commuter group argues that fuel prices have been going down for 5 consecutive weeks

LOWER PRICES. There is a downward trend in oil prices globally. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LTFRB junks commuters' appeal vs jeepney, bus fare hike

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Following the decision, jeepney and bus fare increases will take effect in November

JEEP. Commuters wait for the jeepney to get filled. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Always running into Grab-related commuting problems?

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Here’s how you can ensure a smoother ride the next time you book

Commuters file appeal vs jeepney, bus fare hikes

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The implementation of the fare hikes, originally set for November, could be delayed while the appeal is being heard

COMMUTE. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 16-22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

[Right of Way] Bike commuting: The answer to beating traffic?

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Is cycling a viable form of transportation for daily commute?

Sakay.ph launches redesigned app with updated route data

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The latest version of Sakay.ph comes with updates to its route information for jeepneys, buses and point-to-point buses, trains, UV Express vehicles, and ferries

[Right of Way] Nikki Veron Cruz on the challenges of being a female commuter

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Catcalled or pushed around while commuting? A longtime female commuter talks about how to toughen up!

[OPINION] How the looming Grab monopoly will impact on Filipino commuters

Mar 29, 2018 - 1:34 PM

With Uber out of the way, Grab now enjoys monopoly status in many Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines. This loss of competition will almost surely mean fewer choices, higher fares, and lousier service for Pinoy commuters.

Tips for Holy Week commuters

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Commuting for the Holy Week? DOTr Assistant Secretary for Commuter Affairs Elvira Medina has some tips before hitting the road

PASSENGERS. Metro Manila residents flocked Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Quezon City, patiently waiting for a bus ride to the provinces. File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[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

Growing number of studies suggest ride-hailing services worsen traffic

Feb 27, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The US studies find that the availability of ride-hailing services only puts more individuals in cars, which increases traffic volume


WATCH: Liam Neeson tries to uncover passenger's identity in 'The Commuter'

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Liam is Michael, an insurance salesman whose routine commute takes a different turn when a fellow passenger asks him to determine the identity of a mysterious passenger

'The Commuter': Ketika Liam Neeson terancam di kereta

Jan 05, 2018 - 1:35 PM

'The Commuter' akan tayang di Indonesia mulai 11 Januari mendatang dengan rating 17 tahun ke atas

THE COMMUTER. Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) terjebak dalam bahaya di atas kereta. Foto screenshot dari Youtube/Lionsgate Movie

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

'Nakakaabala': Commuters slam Roque for MRT3 'PR stunt'

Nov 23, 2017 - 7:35 PM

'Harry Roque's MRT stunt is so fake, you can actually buy it at Greenhills,' reads one tweet

SAKSIKAN: Penumpang KRL lumpuhkan ular yang menyelinap di kereta

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Diduga ular berasal dari barang bawaan salah satu penumpang di kereta

DILUMPUHKAN. Seorang penumpang pria melumpuhkan seekor ular yang menyelinap masuk ke dalam kereta jurusan Angke-Bogor. Ilustrasi: Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tragic rides, drastic steps for the MRT

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:09 AM

The breakdown of the MRT system is a problem that needed solutions yesterday. We should demand they be delivered today.

Fewer MRT3 trains, new operation schedule as Christmas season nears

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Only 15 trains will be in use during weekdays, lower than the usual 15 to 18 trains in operation per day

UPGRADE. MRT implements new hours. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Commuters share most horrible MRT experiences

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The daily glitches are no longer acceptable, say MRT commuters

'Human intervention' probed as possible cause of MRT3 train detachment

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:11 PM

'Our trains are very safe....All of the trains that are deployed are safe and functional,' MRT3 director for operations Mike Capati assures commuters following the incident

DETACHED. Commuters walked to MRT3 Buendia station from Ayala station as a train coach got detached from its body on Thursday, November 16. Photo by Gio Manlangit

Commuters walk along MRT3 tracks as coach gets detached from train

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Around 130 to 140 passengers are forced to walk from the Ayala Station to the Buendia Station as the coach they're riding in gets separated from the train body

DETACHED. Commuters walked to Buendia station from Ayala station as the last train coach got detached from the train body. Photo by Gio Manlangit

The buried giant embodied in our trains

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:53 AM

'How many more limbs or arms should be injured for those in power to act on commuters’ safety?'

Netizens ask LTFRB: How can we beat traffic without Angkas?

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Angkas has been widely used by its passengers as an alternative to the inefficient public transport in Metro Manila and to slip through the city's horrible traffic

Smoke forces MRT-3 train to unload passengers

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:47 PM

A northbound train along MRT-3 offloads passengers after smoke was seen inside on one of its coaches

SMOKE. MRT Line 3 offloads passenger after one of the trains was seen emitting smoke. File photo

LOOK: Commuters endure long lines at LRT2

Oct 09, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Light Rail Transit Authority says long queues remain the norm during rush hour

MONDAY RUSH HOUR. Commuters endure long lines at the LRT 2 Santolan station on Monday morning, October 10, 2017. Photo courtesy of Isabelle Yu

Mumbai commuter stampede leaves at least 22 dead

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Dozens of people took shelter on the bridge during a sudden monsoon downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged all at once, Indian Railways spokesman Anil Saxena says