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Rappler readers share how they really feel about Manila traffic and parking issues

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Traffic has not only affected our personal schedules, but also takes time away to spend with loved ones. This Rappler-led survey digs deeper into how traffic changes our lives every single day

Indonesia traffic jam forces president to walk instead

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The country's traffic nightmares were aptly illustrated when President Joko Widodo had to walk more than two kilometers to attend a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the Indonesian military's founding

TRAFFIC JAM. President Jokowi chooses to get out of his car and walk instead, due to a traffic jam. Screenshot from Presidential Palace video

Truck crash in Pasig causes 9-hour traffic jam

Sep 28, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The crash happened along C5 Road around 3 am on Thursday, September 28, and the area was only cleared at 12:20 pm

TRAFFIC. A truck crash caused heavy traffic in Pasig City. Photo from Taga Pasig Kami Facebook Page

Ways to make traffic jams more bearable

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Some ways to stay sane are by listening to feel good tunes or by appreciating your surroundings

15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks

Jul 25, 2016 - 2:50 AM

Road operator Highways England says the delays are due to heightened security checks in the wake of terror attacks

Lines of traffic queue to enter the port of Dover on the south coast of England on July 24, 2016. British officials were drafted in to help French border police on Sunday after 15-hour queues built up at the port of Dover due to heightened entry checks. The local Kent Police force said there was a 12-mile tailback, which it put down to a "vast volume of holiday traffic". / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

12 die in giant Indonesian traffic jam – official

Jul 08, 2016 - 5:17 PM

The horror traffic at a major highway junction at Brebes a city on the main island of Java is so bad Indonesians dub the disastrous toll gate Brexit from the words Brebes exit

TRAFFIC. This picture taken on July 2, 2016 shows heavy traffic congestion at a major highway junction in Brebes, a city on the main Indonesian island of Java. Photo by Atul/AFP

Road-testing the GrabBike

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:30 PM

But the LTFRB warns GrabBike it can face cancellation of its accreditation if it continues its operations without accreditation

Frustrated with traffic jam, motorist directs traffic himself

Nov 07, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Because of a traffic jam in his area Chips Guevara decided to take charge of the situation to help stuck motorists and instill some road discipline

Wanting to ease the traffic situation, Chips Guevara steps in to direct motorists himself

Finding no respite from traffic and the crowds

Aug 07, 2015 - 1:38 PM

Traffic plunges us into constant crowdedness We arrive at a state of sublimated frustration the Philippine Republic of collective waiting

Jakarta's bad traffic in numbers

Mar 24, 2015 - 8:05 PM

We know that Jakarta’s traffic is bad But how bad is it really?

JAKARTA TRAFFIC. Jakarta authorities are just the latest to target Uber, an app that has sparked protests from taxi drivers in several countries as it allows customers to hail private rides via their phones. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Rappler Newscast | September 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Tropical storm Mario triggers flooding in Luzon UNDOF sends Filipino troops home Scotland rejects independence stays in the UK

IN PHOTOS: #MarioPH drenches Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2014 - 7:30 PM

See scenes from flooded areas all over Metro Manila

COOPERATION. Rescuers assist residents in a flooded area in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City on September 19, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Aquino asks: What caused monstrous Metro traffic jams?

Sep 08, 2014 - 2:15 PM

President Benigno Aquino III also asks the public for forgiveness and gives assurance the government is doing everything and anything to ease the problem

ROOT CAUSE. President Benigno Aquino III wants to know exactly what caused the monstrous traffic jam over the weekend. Photo from the NLEX Twitter account

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

#Trafficgeddon: Are you ready?

Feb 18, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The various road projects are causing a stir on social media with many netizens hassled and frazzled by the slow moving traffic in the metro

Traffic-stuck PNoy ribs MMDA chief

May 31, 2013 - 5:39 PM

Stuck in traffic President Aquino calls up his MMDA chief and teases him to man the traffic

'MAN TRAFFIC.' President Aquino teases MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino to man the traffic as he got stuck in heavy traffic, causing him to arrive late in a DOST event. Malacañang Photo Bureau

EDSA bus accident leaves 12 injured, causes gridlock

Feb 06, 2013 - 9:10 AM

Two buses were involved in an accident along EDSA at the height of the rush hour Wednesday February 6 leaving 12 injured and worsening the daily traffic jam in the highway

Hundreds flee as heavy rain lashes capital

Sep 15, 2012 - 3:47 PM

Parts of Metro Manila experience up to almost 2 meter floodwater after heavy rain lashed the capital overnight

PREDAWN FLASH FLOODS. Residents walk through a flooded street in Manila on September 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO