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[OPINYON] Sandali, makikiangkas lang

Dec 17, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Hangga’t ang angal ng karamihan sa atin ay pang-hashtag, meme, o status lang sa social media, hindi aaksiyunan ng mga pulitiko ang lahat ng ilegal sa kalsada

'The King' of the road: German town puts Elvis on traffic lights

Dec 08, 2018 - 3:01 PM

This is to commemorate the singer's link to the town of Friedberg, which calls itself 'the army home of Elvis'

'GREEN' ELVIS. A pedestrian traffic light customized with a dancing Elvis Presley is pictured in Friedberg, western Germany, on December 7, 2018. Photo by Yann Schreiber/AFP

Mindanao residents slam AFP, PNP recommendation to extend martial law | Midday wRap

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:06 PM

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House approves bill granting emergency powers vs traffic

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The measure had been pending for months at the plenary, but gets revived under Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

EMERGENCY POWERS. Lawmakers want to give emergency powers to the transportation chief to address the urban traffic problem. 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

Senate bets on traffic: Prioritize commuters, decongest Manila

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Chel Diokno says government must create policies for Filipinos who use buses and jeeps, while Francis Tolentino cites the need to pass a national land use law

Edsa Traffic during the off-HOV hours. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Makati mayor wants abusive Turk deported

Nov 23, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Yuksel Ibrahim faces numerous charges after he assaulted a traffic enforcer in a busy Makati street

Photo courtesy of Makati police

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Globe data traffic up 49% to 641M GB in first 9 months of 2018

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Globe also says it has 10% more mobile customers in the same period than last year, amounting to a total of 65 million customers


LOOK: Mickey Mouse lights up Metro Manila stop lights

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Have you spotted these cute hidden Mickeys around the Metro yet?

[Right of Way] Solving the traffic problem in one easy step

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

[Right of Way] Why traffic rules matter

Oct 27, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Ever heard of the broken window theory? That probably explains the chaos in Metro Manila's streets.

Express Pinoy pride through song with the 'Tagumpay' billboards along EDSA

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:11 PM

The 'Ating Tagumpay' billboards contain lyrics that celebrate the brand of grit, resilience and skill Pinoys are known for

Test flights of air taxis take off in Singapore in 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Germany's Volocopter air taxis represent the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia's monster traffic jams

VOLOCOPTER. In this file photo taken on October 18, 2018, an electric Volocopter 2X by German aircraft manufacturer Volocopter, is on display during the 3rd edition of the "Autonomy and the Urban Mobility Summit" in Paris. Photo by Eric Piermont/AFP


Adjusted malls hours, halted road works to ease Metro Manila holiday traffic

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The MMDA, mall operators, DPWH, and telecom and utility companies agree to implement several measures from November 5 to January 14

RUSH HOUR STARTS. EDSA traffic as seen from the MRT Quezon Avenue Station. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[Right of Way] Caught on cam: A motorist's Makati mishap

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:19 PM

What went wrong here?

BGC one-way traffic scheme starts September 17

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The loop road that encloses the Serendra-Bonifacio High street complex will be affected

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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

GDP, West Philippine Sea, Ginebra | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:19 PM

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Boracay traffic rerouting begins August 2

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:01 PM

The Cagban-Laketown (wetland) stretch will be closed to traffic to give way to the widening of the 5.2-kilometer road portions by the Department of Public Works and Highways

Photo from Boracay PNP

Traffic advisory for SONA 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here's a look at the rerouting scheme and partial road closures for Monday, July 23, when President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 3rd State of the Nation Address

Traffic along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Provincial bus ban on EDSA moved to August 1

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) The ban is from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, starting August 1

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Fake traffic enforcer? Volunteers need go signal from I-ACT

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:45 PM

All interested volunteer groups can partner with the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic, but must sign a memorandum of agreement and undergo deputization trainings

FAKE? Inter-Agency Council for Traffic says they only authorize volunteer traffic enforcers who partnered with them. Screengrab from DOTr

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

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

Traffic advisory for Independence Day 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:39 PM

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#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[Right of Way] The Sucat and Bicutan Problem, Part 2: What about Bicutan?

May 04, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Apparently, it's not just the Sucat interchange that's getting much flak in the South

[OPINION] Data science in nation-building: The unsung profession that will change PH

May 04, 2018 - 10:11 AM

All one needs is a sense of curiosity and a knack for perseverance, for everything you could possibly need to know about the field is available online on YouTube, through massive online open courses, and other tutorials

Expect heavy traffic in these Manila areas due to Labor Day activities

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Here are alternate routes going to Mendiola and the US Embassy areas

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

[Right of Way] The Sucat and Bicutan Problem, Part 1: PH's most complex intersection?

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Sucat, the bane of the motorists and commuters of the South. How to deal with this chokepoint?

[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.

[Right of Way] Stop human traffic cones

Apr 09, 2018 - 3:00 PM

With traffic enforcers deployed right by traffic lights and intersections, they put their lives on the line

Half of European flights face delays after computer failure – Eurocontrol

Apr 03, 2018 - 10:47 PM

Eurocontrol, which runs the EU's air traffic control system, says the breakdown would reduce capacity in the busy skies above Europe by 10 percent

EUROCONTROL. This photo taken on December 11, 2017 shows an ASL Airlines Europe Airpost airplane and Brussels Airlines airplane on the tarmac of Brussels Airport. Photo by Eric Lalmand/Belga/AFP

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

Death toll rises to 13 after Ecuador bus slides off road

Mar 26, 2018 - 1:56 PM

A rescue agency initially reported 12 people were killed and 25 injured. The latest person to have died succumbed to injuries while being treated, the Interior Ministry says.

[Right Of Way] The sorrowful mysteries of living in Metro Manila

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Living in Metro Manila, transport woes and all, can feel like a daily penance

Who won the March 19 transport strike?

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Despite an exchange of statements, the government and transport group Piston have not moved closer to a consensus

PROTEST. Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) hold another strike against the jeepney phaseout on Monday, March 19, 2018, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City. 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

[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

Gov't launches chatbot for reporting dilapidated, smoke-belching PUVs

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Dubbed as 'Sumbong Bulok, Sumbong Usok,' the platform is available on Inter-Agency Council for Traffic's Facebook page for concerned citizens to send reports via Messenger

REPORT. The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (iACT) with the Department of Transportation launched a reporting platform. Screenshot of iACT's Sumbong Bulok, Sumbong Usok platform

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


Metro Manila homes reduced to housing – UP professor

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:53 PM

'We have reduced home to housing as simply a commodity,' says UP economics professor Chester Arcilla at an urban development forum

'WHAT IS A HOME?' UP professor Chester Arcillano asks the audience at the UrbanisMO forum what makes a home. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[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?

How to win war on traffic? Talk to your barangay officials – transport planner

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:23 PM

Transportation planner Robert Siy says the war on traffic is largely fought at the local level

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER. Robert Siy delivers a presentation at the UrbanisMO forum at the Ateneo Law School. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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

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!

[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