Rappler's latest stories on manila traffic
The ferry boat, donated by the RII Group of Companies, can carry 55 passengers per trip
'One often neglected topic, in the context of finding long-term solutions [for sustainable transport], is the importance of a local bicycle manufacturing industry'
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says this will ease traffic and will address concerns over reduced public transportation capacity during the pandemic
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
According to the TomTom Traffic Index 2019, Metro Manila is only second to Bengaluru, India in the world's worst traffic congestion
Pedestrians and bikers are second-class road users, partaking only of crumbs from the mobility table
At least 6 road infrastructure projects are set to be completed within 2020, with the end view of reducing traffic volume along EDSA
Filipinos online praise Angkas bikers for being kind, helpful, and polite, and express anger at the government's decision to cut down Angkas' fleet
President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to pass the 2020 national budget in December to avoid another delay that could impact government projects
The MMDA aims to address the problem of private vehicles using the yellow lane and tailing convoys
Traffic congestion reveals a deeper malady: lack of a well-defined land use plan for the National Capital Region
'The President said he doesn't want it anymore and you cannot attack a crisis with emergency powers when you're in the middle of it already,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Hindi masama ang matauhan. Katunayan, dapat ngang paminsan-minsan ay matauhan tayo mula sa, halimbawa, lubos nating sinasambang pulitiko. Lumayo sa ideyang tagapagligtas ang pinuno.
It’s one thing for presidents – or any leader for that matter – to make mistakes. But it’s a different thing altogether for them to give up as a matter of habit.
To our government officials: focus on figuring out solutions now. The electorate chose you and put you where you are today because we held on to your promises of change, deliverance, and reprieve.
PRESS RELEASE: The research is a proposed system for a more efficient method of managing traffic in intersections
29-year-old Jaime Limpo shares that bike lanes in some Metro Manila cities aren't protected, threatening the lives of cyclists and riders
'Hindi lang naman sa Pilipinas ang may traffic; may traffic naman talaga sa buong mundo. It's no excuse, but the irony is kasi traffic is also a product of your own success,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Expect Metro Manila traffic to get worse when the country's SEA Games hosting goes full swing late this year
The actress also chastises the Philippine Star for its headline and video editing – which she says is why she was misinterpreted
There is nothing to prove. There's a huge transportation crisis as well as an EQ and IQ deficit in government to understand the problem.
'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
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'
Rappler business reporter Ralf Rivas walks over 6.5 kilometers to get to the Philippine Stock Exchange, testing the extreme scenario of a failed transport system in Metro Manila
‘Teka lang, bakit may solusyon siya kung wala namang problema?’ one netizen asks
(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo draws flak for denying the existence of a mass transportation crisis. Let’s take a look at the state of public mass transit systems in Metro Manila.
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?’
Will he take public transportation during rush hour? 'Basta, secret,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
Without special preparation and treatment, will Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo survive the long lines, hours of waiting, and horrendous traffic that commuters endure every day?
'The challenge to commute is accepted. This coming Friday, I'll take the jeepney and the LRT in going to work,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The streets around UP and Ateneo are expected to be jammed. Those not taking the entrance exams, avoid the area.
No Filipino should have to wake up as early as 4 am to commute to an 8 am job and punch out at 5 pm only to get home by 9 pm
Climate change, the Amazon, and Metro Manila congestion
In our gradual descent to perdition, how has Manila traffic affected our lives?
Metro Manila is more than the sum of its parts, and traffic authorities will do well to keep this in mind. Otherwise, their policies will only keep backfiring and making traffic worse.
San Miguel Corporation is appealing to commuters and motorists traversing the SLEX for more understanding
Senator Grace Poe, chairperson of the Senate committee on public services, has said the DOTr uses the lack of emergency powers as an excuse for failing to do its job
7 years of Social Good summits is just the start. Our global, collective action is key
In Quezon City alone, Joy Belmonte says 4 big-ticket infrastucture programs will be constructed simultaneously
In the long list of Metro Manila problems, what should be prioritized and where should city mayors look first? We asked our readers.
Despite the dire traffic situation, President Duterte says he would just let EDSA 'rot' and blames Senator Grace Poe for not granting his government emergency powers
Ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against time to reach a Manila hospital with a patient in need of care
Commuters brands the traffic schemes considered by the MMDA as 'band-aid' solutions, especially when the public transport system remains a mess