Edsa traffic - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Edsa traffic


[OPINION] Part 2 | Solutions to Manila's carmageddon

Sep 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM

What can we do to cope?

[OPINION] Part 1 | Solutions to Manila's carmageddon

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In our gradual descent to perdition, how has Manila traffic affected our lives?

Panelo suggests choppers for emergency patients in traffic-logged cities

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says the death of patients in ambulances caught in heavy traffic proves the need for emergency powers for President Rodrigo Duterte

STANDSTILL. Heavy traffic has become a regular scene in EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Suspicious box left in EDSA-Shaw underpass

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:01 PM

The large box is left on the center island of the underpass, prompting police to close the inner lanes while they verify the contents of the box

SUSPICIOUS BOX. A box left on the center island of the EDSA-Shaw Blvd underpass  causes the temporary closure of two lanes on August 16, 2019. Photo from MMDA

Duterte claims he fulfilled all promises except easing EDSA traffic

Feb 24, 2019 - 6:42 PM

'Wala akong pangako na hindi ko natupad except 'yang EDSA,' claims President Rodrigo Duterte

ALL PROMISES FULFILLED? President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. Photo by Alfred Frias/Malacañang photo

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

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

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

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Aug 09, 2018 - 9:19 PM

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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

The week in photos: November 11-17, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:06 PM

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

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) delegates watch the performance of the Philippine Ballet dancers during the Opening Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Manila on November 13, 2017.World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / NOEL CELIS

Maria Isabel Lopez summoned by LTO for ASEAN lane violation

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:35 AM

This comes after the former beauty queen and actress violates traffic rules then boasts about it on social media

EDSA 'parking lot': Commuters endure traffic ahead of ASEAN Summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATED) MMDA opens the ASEAN lane along EDSA Northbound to the public as of 6 pm on Saturday, November 11

Heavy Traffic continues along Pasay -Edsa as of 5:30 pm. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte orders MMDA, LGUs: Penalize unruly drivers 'regardless of stature'

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders a nationwide road clearing while he waits for Congress to grant him emergency powers to solve the Metro Manila traffic problem

CLEAR THE ROADS. Duterte directs the MMDA and LGUs to clear roads nationwide from obstruction. Rappler screengrab

Duterte's EDSA traffic: Data say it's faster, drivers say nothing's changed

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says that the travel time along EDSA has been cut by at least 14 minutes

Free Wi-Fi for 1st 30 minutes along EDSA starting June 12

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM

After the 1st 30 minutes users can extend for P20 for two hours valid for two days or P50 for 10 hours valid for 5 days

WIFI. With a backhaul capacity of up to one gigabit per second, Smart Communications says its Wi-Fi services can support up to 3,000 connected users

#FridayFeels: Surge

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Frantic to book transportation that s so expensive in the middle of EDSA? You re not alone

Ayala, SM team up for alternate to EDSA

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The proposed P25 billion elevated expressway will be owned by both firms and built at no cost to the government

Camp Aguinaldo opens to private vehicles in 2 weeks – MMDA

Nov 17, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Private vehicle owners can start applying with Camp Aguinaldo for access passes on Monday November 21

READY TO OPEN. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority confirms on November 17, 2016 that private vehicles will be able to pass through Camp Aguinaldo within 2 weeks. Government photo

Provincial buses ban on EDSA is ‘anti-poor’ – Salceda

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda also says the game Pokemon Go poses a higher threat of aggravating Metro Manila traffic than provincial buses

NO TO BUS BAN. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is against the banning of provincial buses along EDSA. File photos by Rappler

Bomb threat forces temporary closure of EDSA-Main Avenue

Apr 17, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The closure causes heavy traffic along the major thoroughfare; all lanes are reopened past 10 pm

VLOG: Double decker bus offers preview of modern PH bus service

Jan 07, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The P2P service promises faster travel time and a comfortable ride for passengers

APEC, inclusivity, and Manila traffic

Nov 17, 2015 - 10:39 PM

Commuters spend hours on the road due to road closures during APEC

Provincial buses now banned from using EDSA underpasses

Sep 15, 2015 - 2:56 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the directive was issued to harmonize the traffic schemes currently being implemented on EDSA

BANNED FROM EDSA UNDERPASSES. Provincial buses will no longer be allowed to use underpasses of the 23.8-km thoroughfare. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Traffic officials told: Tow illegally parked vehicles around EDSA

Sep 14, 2015 - 8:45 PM

But Cabinet Secretary Almendras and MMDA Chair Tolentino say there is resistance against removing illegally parked vehicles in roads connected to EDSA

GRIDLOCK. Commuters stranded in traffic along Commonwealth Avenue during rush hour. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Rain slows metro traffic, strands commuters

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:46 PM

How was your commute home today? Netizens reported being stuck all over the metro due to traffic caused by heavy rain and flooding

SAF troopers to join HPG in manning EDSA traffic

Sep 10, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Chief Superintendent Arnold Gunnacao PNP Highway Patrol Group director says the Special Action Force responded to his call for reinforcement to direct traffic along EDSA

TRAFFIC CHAOS. Commuters stranded along Commonwealth Avenue on Tuesday during rush hour. The government deployed HPG along EDSA in a bid to solve the traffic problem. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

New traffic strategies on EDSA 'effective' – Palace

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:17 PM

But Malacañang admits that the traffic jams caused by Tuesday s flash floods and torrential rains greatly hindered efforts to ease congestion in the capital region

DAILY STRUGGLE. Commuters stranded in a traffic along Commonwealth Avenue on Tuesday during rush hour. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte’s retirement, Aquino on Poe, PH traffic | 12PM wRap

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:07 PM

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Did government go too easy on Iglesia ni Cristo?

Sep 01, 2015 - 3:47 PM

It was all a display of power by a church a government and a public that found its voice online

TRAFFIC LOGJAM. INC supporters gather in front of EDSA Shrine during a vigil on August 28, 2015

Half of EDSA for bikers, pedestrians only on June 28

Jun 22, 2015 - 1:26 PM

From Ortigas to SM MOA buses and private cars on EDSA will be limited to 3 out of 5 lanes both on the north bound and south bound sides

EDSA REVOLUTION. This is how the June 28 road-sharing scheme on EDSA from Ortigas to SM MOA, Pasau will look like. Image courtesy of Antonio Oposa Jr

EDSA express bus service extended until May

Apr 24, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Transportation officials extend the pilot run of the Express Connect service to see if passengers will patronize it

Photo by Joseph Albano

EDSA celebrations paralyze Metro Manila traffic

Feb 25, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Many commuters report hours on the road with portions of the main thoroughfare EDSA closed to traffic to make way for activities commemorating the people power revolution

HEAVY TRAFFIC. Traffic situation for northbound at Guadalupe area. Photo by Nile Villa/Rappler

Did LTFRB circulars worsen Metro traffic? Lawmakers to probe

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:32 PM

Senator Santiago and Valenzuela congressman Gatchalian question the legality of recent LTFRB circulars that effectively protects colorum buses

Metro Manila road reblocking: February 21-24

Feb 20, 2014 - 7:13 PM

Check out the list of road reblocking and repairs over the weekend

File photo by AFP

MMDA announces alternative routes for EDSA Sept 11 rally

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:50 PM

Passing by the EDSA Shrine on Wednesday September 11? Better take these alternative routes

'EDSA is a parking lot'

Jun 17, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Rappler followers on social media send photos and reports of the traffic along EDSA as heavy rains brought it to a standstill

Painting over the issue

Jun 04, 2013 - 9:40 PM

A local company aims to ease the pollution in Manila through paint and artwork

TRAFFIC EXHAUST. The MMDA attempts to address air pollution with a creative twist. Photo by Devon Wong