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Panelo suggests choppers for emergency patients in traffic-logged cities

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says the death of patients in ambulances caught in heavy traffic proves the need for emergency powers for President Rodrigo Duterte

STANDSTILL. Heavy traffic has become a regular scene in EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: Senate hearing on provincial bus ban

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The harrowing gridlock along EDSA due to the dry run of the ban left thousands stranded

‘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

How about you’re banned from EDSA according to the car you drive?

Sep 02, 2019 - 3:05 PM

A former Pagcor consultant submits ‘brand coding’ traffic scheme proposal to MMDA

BRAND CODING? A former PAGCOR consultant proposed a traffic scheme that will ban certain vehicles per day based on their make. File photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

One-way EDSA traffic scheme ‘ridiculous,’ say critics

Aug 30, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the proposal is 'not new' and will be reviewed

RIDICULOUS? Senator Win Gatchalian and a commuter group have criticized the proposal to make EDSA and C-5 one-way, raising points about its potential burden on commuters and large trucks, among others. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA to study 'one-way EDSA' traffic scheme

Aug 28, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The scheme will be paired with a bus rapid transit system and bus stops located within 200 meters of any residence

ONE-WAY EDSA? Engr. Fernando Guevara has suggested a paired one-way scheme for EDSA and C-5, which the MMDA will study further. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Join the huddle: How would commuters reimagine EDSA?

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:14 PM

MovePH is partnering with Right of Way and AltMobility to host this huddle happening on Saturday, August 31

Zubiri wants elevated walkways, bike lanes along EDSA

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'We really must consider the alternative transport channel, as it…will give citizens from all walks of life an avenue for safe and easy mobility,' says Senator Zubiri

BETTER WALKWAYS. Senator Miguel Zubiri pushes for elevated walkways along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Suspicious box left in EDSA-Shaw underpass

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:01 PM

The large box is left on the center island of the underpass, prompting police to close the inner lanes while they verify the contents of the box

SUSPICIOUS BOX. A box left on the center island of the EDSA-Shaw Blvd underpass  causes the temporary closure of two lanes on August 16, 2019. Photo from MMDA

After provincial bus ban mess, senators want review of MMDA powers

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:51 PM

'The reason for the injunction is that the MMDA admitted that they have no power and it belongs to the LGU. It's an opportunity for us to review this particular aspect,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

LIMITED POWER. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia admits that they don't have policy-making powers in introducing the provincial bus ban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate probe into provincial bus ban set for August 13

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Puro eksperimento, habang taumbayan naman ang nagdurusa.... Bakit kalunos-lunos ang paglala ng trapik?' asks Senator Grace Poe

NO TRAFFIC? A commuter takes a photo of EDSA which shows the bumper-to-bumper traffic among public utility buses, while the lanes for private vehicles are empty. Photo from Karl Marion Mercado

Class divide: Filipinos slam MMDA for ‘anti-poor’ EDSA policy

Aug 07, 2019 - 9:38 PM

(UPDATED) MMDA traffic chief Bong Nebrija says the problem lies with the lack of discipline among bus drivers who swerve lanes, causing traffic buildup

MMDA's provincial bus ban dry run pushing through despite court order

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it has yet to receive a copy of the preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of the provincial bus ban

STILL A GO. Provincial bus operators may have a taste of what it is like to use the terminals located at far ends of the Greater Metro Manila Area to test the policy on provincial buses. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Quezon City court halts EDSA provincial bus ban

Aug 02, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 223 says the controversial bus ban has 'far-reaching effects'

BUSES ALONG EDSA. A Quezon City court has issued a preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of the controversial provincial bus ban. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

MMDA sets another provincial bus ban dry run starting August 7

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:55 PM

During the dry run, provincial buses will be banned from passing through EDSA from 4 am to 10 pm

BAN. No more provincial buses along EDSA starting August 7, as MMDA sets dry run. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

With new LTFRB policy, provincial bus ban to 'hopefully' start August

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:54 PM

The new Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board amends the routes of provincial buses with terminals along EDSA to end their trips in cities of Valenzuela, Parañaque, and Sta Rosa, Laguna

CLOSURE. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA face an impending closure. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Ano ang provincial bus ban?

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Sagot ba talaga ang provincial bus ban sa problema sa trapiko?

EXPLAINER: What is the provincial bus ban?

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Is the provincial bus ban really the answer to the metropolis' traffic woes?

FALSE: EDSA Revolution 'removed' regularization, led to 'increase' in OFWs

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that the number of overseas Filipino workers rose even before 1986

MMDA eyes driver-only car ban along EDSA again

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the driver-only car ban will be proposed to the Metro Manila Council again in July this year

BACK AT IT AGAIN? An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the high-occupancy vehicle traffic scheme in 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Anti-poor, anti-commuter': Netizens lambast provincial bus ban

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Is the provincial bus ban another band-aid solution to traffic? Filipinos online weigh in.

Provincial bus terminals not to be closed on June 1

May 29, 2019 - 2:43 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority stands firm on its policy closing provincial bus terminals along EDSA, pending the Supreme Court decision on petitions filed against it

CLOSURE. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA faces an impending closure. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Another petition filed vs ‘oppressive, unfair’ EDSA provincial bus ban

May 27, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, like AKO-Bicol before him, argues with the Supreme Court that the MMDA has no police or legislative power to implement this regulation

Edsa, Kamuning, Cubao in Quezon City on Friday, January 25, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Minority lawmakers Garbin, Atienza trade barbs over EDSA provincial bus ban

May 20, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza tries to play the seniority card against AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr, his ally in the House minority

AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr and Buhay Representative Lito Atienza engage in a heated discussion on May 20, 2019.

Lawmakers on EDSA provincial bus ban: 'Give it a chance'

May 20, 2019 - 1:45 PM

But AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr still opposes the policy, saying it 'merely relocates the traffic elsewhere' and burdens LGUs on the outskirts of Metro Manila

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA suspends provincial bus ban dry run

May 06, 2019 - 6:01 PM

But provincial buses are still not allowed to load and unload passengers along EDSA

SUSPENDED. MMDA temporarily suspends dry run of MMDA Regulation No. 2, which revoked the business permits of provincial bus terminals along EDSA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

AKO Bicol asks Supreme Court to stop EDSA provincial bus ban

Apr 29, 2019 - 7:15 PM

AKO Bicol party says the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's order against provincial buses is unconstitutional

An MMDA traffic enforcers stoped suspected colorum buses plying along EDSA in Pasay City on August 7, 2014, for questioning. The MMDA has questioned the LTFRB's move to stop traffic enforcers' operations against colorum passenger buses. Photo by: Joel Liporada

Richard Lugar, U.S. foreign policy luminary, dies at 87

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The former US senator was instrumental in the ouster of authoritarian Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 20, 2012, Senator Richard Lugar,R-IN, receives an award from his Senate colleagues, including committee chairman Senator John Kerry,D-MA, during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator Richard Lugar, a leading US voice on foreign policy for decades and a onetime presidential candidate known for his civility and bipartisan ways, has died at a medical center in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 87. Lugar died of chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy, according to an April 28, 2019 statement from the Lugar Center in Washington, a global policy institute which he founded in 2013.  KAREN BLEIER / AFP

Police eye anti-drug work as motive for cop's killing in EDSA-Connecticut

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Solomon Cugay used to work for an anti-drug unit

SHOT DEAD. Senior Master Sergeant Solomon Cugay is shot dead in broad daylight along major thoroughfare EDSA. Sourced photo

Cop shot dead in EDSA Connecticut

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The slain cop is identified as Senior Master Sergeant Solomon Cugay

ONE DEAD. A motorcycle is found dead in EDSA Connecticut.

10,000 motorcycle riders stage EDSA protest vs bigger plates

Mar 24, 2019 - 1:09 PM

'We are not criminals,' say protesters, as they hold a 'Unity Ride' against the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act

'UNITY RIDE.' Thousands of riders from various motorcycle group join the Unity Ride as they call against the use of bigger plates. Photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Bus catches fire along EDSA

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says northbound traffic from Ayala to Shaw is slow-moving. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

ON FIRE. A VTSC bus catches fire along EDSA on Friday night, March 22. Firefighters manage to put the fire out past 7 pm. Photo by Cherline Trajano/Rappler

The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

33rd EDSA anniversary marked as Marcoses plot comeback

Feb 25, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Signs of a divided, forgetful country come on full display as the Philippines marks the 33rd anniversary of the peaceful EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986

LOW-KEY OBSERVANCE. Filipinos mark the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Revolution on February 25, 2019, in an observance skipped by President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Jire Carreon/ Rappler

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Feb 25, 2019 - 1:10 PM

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Duterte on EDSA anniversary: Be inspired, value freedom

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:05 AM

'Let us never forget the sacrifice of those who came before us so that we may always be motivated to preserve and protect the democratic way of life that we enjoy today,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Why should young Filipinos in the diaspora care about Martial Law?

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:00 PM

We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator

Duterte claims he fulfilled all promises except easing EDSA traffic

Feb 24, 2019 - 6:42 PM

'Wala akong pangako na hindi ko natupad except 'yang EDSA,' claims President Rodrigo Duterte

ALL PROMISES FULFILLED? President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. Photo by Alfred Frias/Malacañang photo

Robredo: EDSA Revolution 'not defined by any color or group'

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Filipinos must break the misconception that the EDSA Revolution is just all about the 'dilawans'

Vice President Leni Robredo led the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in Naga City on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Naga City, Camarines Sur. In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the importance of remembering the lessons of EDSA and the sacrifices of many ordinary Filipinos during this time—proving that power truly resides in the people. (Photo by OVP)

Groups urge unity vs tyranny ahead of People Power anniversary

Feb 23, 2019 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) ‘We cannot allow the next generation of Filipinos to live in fear and violence. We stand against the Duterte government,’ says the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

'ONE VOICE'. Church groups join others in a  rally to mark the 33rd EDSA People Power anniversary two days earlier, on February 23, 2019.  Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

WATCH: CCTV clips show businessman Yulo before, after EDSA shooting

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:58 PM

There is one problem: The shooting could not be seen

BEFORE THE ATTACK. Businessman Jose Luis Yulo stops by a Shell before he was shot dead along EDSA. Screenshot from CCTV released by NCRPO EPD

4 luxury vehicles among those razed in EDSA fire

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:40 PM

BFP Mandaluyong says totally damaged in the blaze at the high-end auto repair shop were a Mustang, Porsche, Subaru, and the Toyota Sequoia of Senator JV Ejercito

A fireman inspects the charred wreckage of cars after a fire hit the Autoplus Supply Corp. at Brgy. Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City along EDSA on Monday, February 18, 2019. Seven cars, including a sports car and SUV, worth millions were burned. No one was reported hurt during the blaze. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police say EDSA shooting victim had 'bouncing check' cases

Feb 20, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Police investigating the killing of Jose Luis Yulo along EDSA say the businessman has several cases of violation of the Anti-Bouncing Check Law

The shooting incident along EDSA Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City were two among the three victims were by unidentified gunmen on February 17, 2019. Photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

After ambush, police eye EDSA ban on men riding in tandem

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Mandaluyong City police want to ban male back riders along major thoroughfare EDSA after the shooting that killed a businessman and his driver

AMBUSH IN EDSA. Businessman Jose Luis Yulo and his driver died in the ambush on Sunday, February 17. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

2 dead, 1 injured in EDSA shooting

Feb 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) Police say two suspects riding a motorcycle fired at the victims' vehicle along EDSA

SHOOTING INCIDENT. Unidentified gunmen shot at a van along EDSA Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City on February 17, 2019. Photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

MMDA eyes motorcycle-only lane along EDSA

Jan 31, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says a new lane can be created just for motorcycles if the existing lanes become 'slimmer'

ADDITIONAL LANE. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority seeks to decrease the width of EDSA lanes up to 3 meters. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Makati cops catch gang of suspected pickpockets in EDSA bus

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:01 PM

4 rookie policemen stationed in Buendia arrest 5 suspected pickpockets

SUSPECTS. The Makati police apprehended these 5 men who were accused of stealing cellphones in a bus. Photo courtesy of Makati police

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MMDA wants to 'diet' EDSA lanes, proposes slimmer roads

Dec 27, 2018 - 3:41 PM

MMDA proposes to narrow down EDSA lanes from the existing width of 3.4 meters to a slim 2.8 meters

EDSA TRAFFIC. Bumper to bumper traffic along EDSA at the height of monsoon rains on August 11, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bong Nebrija takes over as MMDA head of traffic

Dec 03, 2018 - 7:10 PM

MMDA appoints Bong Nebrija, who has a social media reputation of being a strict enforcer of the rules, as the new chief traffic inspector

TRAFFIC HEAD. Bong Nebrija is named the new head of MMDA Traffic. Photo from Bong Nebrija Facebook account