Rappler's latest stories on commuters
'Today was supposed to be my first day back at work. I woke up really early to try my luck, to no avail. No PUVs, PUJs, taxis, TNVS, nor any government-operated vehicles were in sight.'
Here's a rundown on the different bikes available on the market
'One often neglected topic, in the context of finding long-term solutions [for sustainable transport], is the importance of a local bicycle manufacturing industry'
'LGUs must avoid building bicycle infrastructures just for the sake of doing it. It is not enough to create bikeways by just laying down paint on the road.'
'At the end of the day, we all just want to get to our home safely and quickly.... If we treat others on the roads as enemies, we really are bound to make enemies.'
Transport expert Robert Siy notes that people need to have infrastructure where they feel safe to walk and bike, given the fear of contracting coronavirus in crowded spaces
Here's an overview of the National Capital Region and the challenges and complexities of implementing a 'lockdown' or 'community quarantine' in the area
Rappler reporter Aika Rey documents her commute as the end of motorcycle taxi pilot run draws near
Pedestrians and bikers are second-class road users, partaking only of crumbs from the mobility table
Have you ever commuted abroad and wished buses and trains were as efficient in Manila?
The group Lawyers for Commuter Safety and Protection says these motorcycle taxi firms give no assurance of commuter safety, since they do not have a track record and are not being monitored
29-year-old Jaime Limpo shares that bike lanes in some Metro Manila cities aren't protected, threatening the lives of cyclists and riders
'Kasi kapag sinabi mong walang krisis, wala ka talagang gagawin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as she calls for compassion to be shown to commuters
'Kung walang krisis sa transportasyon, malapit na dapat siya sa Baguio sa ganoong katagal na biyahe,' Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says after Panelo insisted that there is no transportation crisis, even after a nearly 4-hour trip to work using public transportation
After Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's commute stunt, netizens dare other officials to put their money where their mouth is
A jeepney with Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo among its passengers had to stop when media swarm it for a chance interview with the Palace official, causing a commuting nun to lose her cool
(UPDATED) Panelo receives special treatment from policemen and traffic enforcers during his nearly-4-hour commute from Marikina to Malacañang
(5th UPDATE) Anakbayan national spokesperson Alex Danday says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had turned their commute challenge into a mere 'photo opportunity'
We ask Marikina residents to react to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's no-transportation-crisis remark: ‘Ano’ng aga pa ba ang gagawin ko para hindi na ako ma-late? ’Yung ’di na ako matutulog?’
Ira Cruz of AltMobility tells the story of how commuters decided to do something about the unpredictable public transport situation in the country
Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?
Commuters brands the traffic schemes considered by the MMDA as 'band-aid' solutions, especially when the public transport system remains a mess
Commuters pitch ideas to help solve issues anchored on awareness, behavior changes, government policy, and commuters participation
(UPDATED) Need to know what jeepneys to ride to reach your destination in Metro Cebu? This 5-year-old probably knows the answer.
Senator Francis Pangilinan has filed a bill that seeks to guarantee and protect the right of Filipinos to travel safely, conveniently, affordably, and with dignity
Pangilinan hopes to restore the dignity of commuting and create a magna carta for commuters' rights
Grab Philippines apologizes, and tells the actress it will investigate the matter
Don't let the rain get you down!
Caviteño commuters can expect more shuttle services to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to aid in their travel
'Pakiusap ko lang ay pag-aralan 'nyo muna [ang PITX]. Tingnan 'nyo ang paghihirap ng mga kababayan ko,' says the governor
Here's how Grab's working to make each in-city adventure better than the next
A commuter group argues that fuel prices have been going down for 5 consecutive weeks
Following the decision, jeepney and bus fare increases will take effect in November
Here’s how you can ensure a smoother ride the next time you book
The implementation of the fare hikes, originally set for November, could be delayed while the appeal is being heard
Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment
Is cycling a viable form of transportation for daily commute?
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
Catcalled or pushed around while commuting? A longtime female commuter talks about how to toughen up!
With Uber out of the way, Grab now enjoys monopoly status in many Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines. This loss of competition will almost surely mean fewer choices, higher fares, and lousier service for Pinoy commuters.
Commuting for the Holy Week? DOTr Assistant Secretary for Commuter Affairs Elvira Medina has some tips before hitting the road
Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale
The US studies find that the availability of ride-hailing services only puts more individuals in cars, which increases traffic volume
Liam is Michael, an insurance salesman whose routine commute takes a different turn when a fellow passenger asks him to determine the identity of a mysterious passenger
'The Commuter' akan tayang di Indonesia mulai 11 Januari mendatang dengan rating 17 tahun ke atas
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
'Harry Roque's MRT stunt is so fake, you can actually buy it at Greenhills,' reads one tweet