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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?

SC chief justice shortlist, MMDA driver-only car ban, Asian Games 2018 | Evening wRap

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:43 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast

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

The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

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

Bongbong Marcos, imported Galunggong, PH beats Kazakhstan | Evening wRap

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

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

MMDA to file complaint vs DOJ prosecutor in viral video

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The MMDA legal team is drafting an administrative complaint against prosecutor Christine Villamora Estepa

ROW. MMDA supervising operations officer Bong Nebrija apprehends a motorist in a viral video. Screengrab from Gadget Addict's Facebook video

Duterte on his successor, MMDA driver-only car ban, Jordan Clarkson | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

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?

Duterte on resignation, driver-only car ban, Jordan Clarkson | Midday wRap

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

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

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

GDP, West Philippine Sea, Ginebra | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

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

Mocha federalism video, House minority dispute, EDSA driver-only car ban | Midday wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

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

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

PRESS RELEASE: MMDA to develop mobile app for traffic, flood updates

Jun 28, 2018 - 2:52 PM

MMDA and MediaQuest Holdings will develop a mobile application that will give users access to traffic situations across major thoroughfares

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

Heavier traffic expected in parts of Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Motorists and commuters who pass through Regalado Highway, the Tandang Sora Avenue-Commonwealth Avenue intersection, and North Avenue will be affected

Heavy traffic in parts of QC expected starting April 30 – MMDA. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said motorists should expect heavy traffic in Quezon City with the closure of several roads due to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7). One-way traffic would be implemented on Regalado, from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, for the construction of a coping beam and starting on May 1, the contractors will start working on the construction of MRT-7 Tandang Sora station at the intersection of Commonwealth and Tandang Sora Avenue. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte names Allen Capuyan as adviser on indigenous peoples

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also appoints a new SEC commissioner and names Jojo Garcia – previously just officer-in-charge – as MMDA general manager

[Right Of Way] Special Episode: Interview with Michael Brown, security and enforcement advocate

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Two road safety advocates have a conversation on enforcement, as well as proposed solutions for Metro Manila's traffic woes.

IN CHARTS: How deadly are Metro Manila roads?

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An MMDA study reveals that 4 in every 100,000 Filipinos died due to road crashes in Metro Manila in 2017

CRASH. Rescuers attend injured victims inside a vehicle during the #MMShakeDrill in June 2016. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Traffic Calvary: MMDA to close Commonwealth-Philcoa U-turn on Holy Thursday

Mar 26, 2018 - 5:45 PM

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says affected motorists will have to go around the Quezon Memorial Elliptical Road to head to Commonwealth Avenue eastbound

REROUTING PLAN. The MMDA releases a rerouting plan ahead of the MRT7 construction along Commonwealth-Philcoa area in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of MMDA

Fire out at Manila Pavilion after 25 hours

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The death toll from the blaze stands at 5, with 24 others injured

FIRE OUT. The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fire hits UP Diliman Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(4th UPDATE) UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr says the fire that hit a canteen spread throughout the shopping center's main building. The Bureau of Fire Protection declares fire out over an hour later.

Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018.. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Coconut vendor in viral video arrested for murder

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) An arrest warrant issued for Romnick Relos way back in 2008 is found

ARRESTED. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim talks to Romnick Relos who just arrived at the MMDA office. Photo by Aika Rey/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

MMDA suspends enforcers who assaulted coconut vendor

Mar 05, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We condemn and we don't tolerate this kind of action from our employees, whatever the reason,' says MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia

SUSPENDED. MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia says enforcers who assaulted the coconut vendor is suspended started Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[Right Of Way] Special Episode: MMDA responds to 'The Fault In Our Signs' series

Mar 01, 2018 - 3:41 PM

MMDA director Neomie Recio explains why Philippine roads signs are wordier compared to international standards

Regalado Highway in Quezon City to be partially closed for 5 hours

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

A portion of the highway will be closed beginning 11 pm on Monday, February 26, until 4 am on Tuesday, February 27, due to construction of the MRT7

ROAD CONGESTION. Construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT7) brings heavy traffic. Rappler file photo

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 3

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:22 PM

How can pavement markings make or break traffic flow along our roads?

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

Duterte appoints Jose Arturo Garcia as MMDA OIC general manager

Feb 12, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Jose Arturo Garcia Jr takes the responsibilities of Thomas Orbos, who stays on as transportation undersecretary

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

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

MMDA, Metro Manila LGUs to send aid for Mayon evacuees in Albay

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Each Metro Manila local government unit will contribute at least P500,000 to a common fund for the evacuees. Emergency response personnel are also set for deployment.

EVACUATION. Some families and individuals affected by the Mayon volcano eruption were evacuated in Bical High School in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 2

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:25 PM

This vlog is the second in a series about road signs and pavement markings

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

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

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 1

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

This vlog is the first in a series about road signs and pavement markings

Devotees leave 15 trucks of garbage after Nazareno 2018 procession

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Collected trash were mostly plastic water bottles, styrofoam food containers, and carton boxes among others

Huge file of garbage were left by devotees along Quezon Blvd near the Quiapo church after the Translacion

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

Who ‘killed’ Metro Manila?

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Force Filipino mayors to take a mandatory course on the basics of urban planning – an important task where they tend to show the utmost lack of understanding

Andanar slams MMDA's Garcia for 'Tokhang' joke vs journalists

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:30 AM

PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar says government officials should know about the Duterte administration's commitment to protect media workers

MMDA official jokes about shooting 'negative' journalists

Dec 07, 2017 - 3:51 PM

MMDA Assistant General Manager Jojo Garcia jokes that journalists who write unflattering reports about his agency should become targets of Oplan Tokhang

JOKER JOJO. MMDA Assistant General Manager Jojo Garcia gives a press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA to set 50 km/h speed limit for EDSA, C5, Commonwealth

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Also covered by the plan to reduce the speed limit are Roxas Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, and Marcos Highway

BUSY ROAD. EDSA is the most used thoroughfare in the Philippines, passing through 6 cities. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO