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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

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

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

VIRAL: Uber driver eating on the road inspires netizens

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Netizens lauds Uber driver Teofisto Torres who was seen eating his meal from a plastic bag while driving through traffic in Metro Manila

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

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

Tugade orders scrapping of new Skyway toll scheme

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'We cannot afford confusion on the road because that will surely result in congestion,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

SCRAP. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked the Toll Regulatory Board to scrap the new collection scheme in Skyway. Rappler File Photo

Skyway reverts to old toll plaza scheme after chaotic traffic

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The new toll collection system at the Skyway leaves motorists and commuters angry and confused

TRAFFIC. Commuters braved heavy traffic along South Metro Manila Skyway when the new toll plaza scheme was first implemented on January 27, 2018. Photo by Alyssa Fernandez

Cavite to fully enforce number coding scheme starting February 5

Jan 26, 2018 - 7:50 PM

After studying traffic volume in the province for one and a half years, and doing a dry run for a month, Cavite will implement a scheme similar to Metro Manila's

CODING SCHEME. To save time spent on the road, the Cavite provincial government enforces a number coding scheme. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' ops sweep off dilapidated jeepneys

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas to give free rides to affected commuters

'LIBRENG SAKAY'. Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road for affected commuters on 'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' operations. Photo from Keb Cuevas/Rappler

Heavy traffic expected in parts of QC, Caloocan due to MRT7 construction

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force urges motorists to avoid specific areas and take alternative routes

[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

Authorities flag down smoke-belching, dilapidated vehicles

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The owners or drivers of these vehicles are given 24 hours to appear before the Land Transportation Office, where roadworthiness tests will be conducted

Jakarta launches first airport train to tackle gridlock

Jan 02, 2018 - 2:14 PM

About 11,000 passengers are expected to use the service daily with 3 trains plying the route

READY TO GO. This general view shows the newly built train station in downtown Jakarta on January 2, 2018, for a new line that connects the capital to its international airport some 37.6 kilometers away. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

[WATCH] 20 stories in 2017: War, impunity, and disinformation

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The war on drugs, the Marawi siege, the ASEAN Summit, and global disinformation gripped the nation this year. Rappler’s yearender video takes you through 20 of 2017's top stories

[Right Of Way] Christmas Carmageddon?

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:39 PM

A road safety advocate attempts to drive from BGC to Quezon City during one of the Christmas season's busiest days.

Diokno on Duterte, Crime rate down, Tropical Depression Vinta | Evening wRap

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Waze tags December 22 as 'worst day to drive this Christmas'

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Traffic jams may hit a peak on Friday, according to navigation app Waze

MANILA TRAFFIC. Roads are typically more crowded during the Christmas season. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler


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

LOOK: Map route for Metro Manila Film Festival's Parade of Stars 2017

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:48 PM

This year's Parade of Stars takes place in Muntinlupa City

LTFRB: Up to Congress to legalize Angkas, habal-habal

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:38 PM

While in limbo, 15,000 Angkas drivers receive financial assistance equivalent to 60% of their earnings last October

LEGISLATION. LTFRB Board Member said that amendments to law is needed to allow motorcycle ride-sharing app Angkas to offer their service. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler