traffic in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on traffic in the Philippines


[OPINION] No, Mr Panelo, there is a traffic crisis and denying it won’t help

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:38 AM

'Your remark is insensitive and exemplifies what we already know about this administration: that you rarely really care about the poor, and that you coddle the rich.'

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

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

[OPINION] How can we solve our traffic woes in 2018?

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Our country’s problem with road congestion is, at its core, a problem of incentives: the right ones are simply not in place. The solution is fairly simple: correct the existing incentives by reducing the relative benefits of private vehicles and increasing their relative costs.

How much time and money do we waste sitting in traffic and looking for parking?

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

A third-party study commissioned by Uber reveals insights that compound the urgency to beat congestion in Metro Manila

Traffic, urban woes, and the Aquino administration's image problem

Jun 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

As the problems snowballed and the administration remained quiet on telling people what it’s doing Filipinos have become too angry to appreciate the reforms that to them are too little too late

INSENSITIVE GOVERNMENT. As traffic worsened and public transportation woes built up, the Aquino administration has been increasingly perceived as an 'insensitive' government.

Suggestions to solve Manila's traffic woes

Dec 29, 2015 - 7:49 PM

The current transportation bottleneck is something that should concern every Filipino

Duterte reveals plan to solve Metro Manila transpo woes

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:30 PM

He spends a chunk of his first speech in front of Metro Manila voters explaining his plans for trains airports seaports

SOLVING TRAFFIC. Rodrigo Duterte says a fast train from a new airport in Clark, Pampanga might help traffic congestion both for airports and roads in Metro Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aquino proposes weekly odd-even scheme to solve PH traffic

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:15 PM

The most radical solution is to cut the number of cars plying the roads – cars with odd and even plate numbers would take turns every week says the President

TRAFFIC. The Japan International Cooperation Agency says traffic will cost the Philippines up to P6 billion a day by 2030. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

What to do when a dubious traffic enforcer flags you down?

Jun 22, 2015 - 6:07 PM

UPDATED A viral Facebook post reports how a man claiming he s a traffic enforcer – but not in uniform – rudely apprehended an alleged violator

WHO IS THIS TRAFFIC OFFICER? This man, who claims he’s a traffic enforcer, apprehends an alleged violator on Saturday morning, June 20, along Aurora Boulevard in Manila. Photo by Nathaniel Melegrito Tolentino

#DearPopeFrancis: I hope you see the other side of the Philippines

Jan 15, 2015 - 4:30 PM

You will not see the people living in squatter areas in Pasig and some areas of Metro Manila But I hope you do

Top vexations of the week

Aug 11, 2014 - 9:00 AM

What makes them unworthy of in depth commentary is that they should not be in the headlines at all

Time to sweat the small stuff

Jan 30, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Unless the foundations for rule of law anchored on acceptable social behavior begin to take form in our Philippine polity the risk is that the gains of this administration will not be sustained in the long run

PAL hopes for 10% higher domestic passengers in 2012

Mar 16, 2012 - 12:04 PM

After a double digit drop in domestic traffic in 2011 PAL is hoping for a double digit increase in 2012