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New San Juan Bridge opened to the public

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:04 PM

The San Juan Bridge connects Old Sta. Mesa Street in Manila to N. Domingo Street in San Juan City

A newly-replaced San Juan Bridge also known as Pinaglabanan Bridge in the city of San Juan is now open to motorists.

Welding work on Skyway caused fire in Pandacan – San Miguel

Feb 27, 2020 - 4:25 PM

The latest findings of the Bureau of Fire Protection dismiss initial reports that the fire originated outside the construction yard of San Miguel's contractor, DM Consunji

After fire, San Miguel plans 24/7 construction of Skyway Stage 3

Feb 03, 2020 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) The target opening of the Skyway Stage 3 is moved to July from the initial schedule of April, since a portion of it collapsed in the Pandacan fire

COLLAPSED. Part of the unfinished Skyway Stage 3 collapsed due to the warehouse fire in Pandacan, Manila on February 1, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappker

San Miguel still assessing full impact of Skyway Stage 3 fire

Feb 01, 2020 - 10:17 PM

The Skyway Stage 3 will not likely open by April, as previously planned. But San Miguel Corporation says it will resume construction 'at the soonest possible time, with the least delay.'

LOOK: Fire hits Pandacan warehouse, damages Skyway Stage 3

Feb 01, 2020 - 12:32 PM

(5th UPDATE) The huge blaze causes a portion of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, which is under construction, to collapse

DAMAGED. Part of the Metro Skyway Stage 3 being constructed collapsed due to the warehouse fire in Pandacan, Manila, on February 1, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappker

Skyway Alabang-Zapote northbound ramp open for only 4 hours starting February 1

Jan 29, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Until March 30, the ramp will only be open during morning rush hours, when high traffic volume is expected

MORE ROAD CLOSURES. The limited schedule of the Skyway Alabang-Zapote northbound ramp is the latest traffic scheme for the Skyway Extension Project. Photo from SMC

LIST: Traffic management schemes during Skyway Extension construction

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Construction works for the southbound section of the Skyway Extension Project start on February 16

BRACE FOR TRAFFIC. Motorists are advised of the traffic management plan ahead of the construction works for the Skyway extension project. File photo from SMC

LOOK: Skyway Stage 3 coping beam falls in NLEX-Balintawak

Aug 18, 2019 - 3:26 PM

The incident causes traffic in the Balintawak-Camachile area, says the NLEX Corporation

COPING BEAM FALLS. A coping beam is seen hanging beside a concrete foundation post of the Skyway Stage 3 project at NLEX-Balintawak on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Skyway Stage 3's Buendia-Paco segment partially opens

Jul 22, 2019 - 1:20 PM

The exit is via the Plaza Dilao Ramp

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea lead the partial opening of the a 3.76-kilometer section of the Skyway Stage 3 Section 1 from Buendia, Makati to Plaza Dilao, Manila exit om July 22, 2019. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA / RAPPLER

LOOK: Parts of NLEX closed for Skyway Stage 3 construction starting February 9

Feb 08, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Here are alternate routes for cars and trucks going to the Port Area in Manila

REROUTING. NLEX Corporation official talks about the traffic rerouting scheme for the construction of the Skyway Stage 3 project. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

SMC South highways will be toll-free on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Fees won’t be collected at the toll gates of the following highways: NAIAx, Skyway, SLEX, and Star Tollway

DOJ OKs filing estafa cases against 5 SMHC partners in Skyway 3 project

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The 3 Indonesian businessmen and 2 Filipinos in the estafa complaint did not disclose conflicts of interest prior to entering an agreement for the construction of the Skyway 3

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[Right of Way] The Sucat and Bicutan Problem, Part 2: What about Bicutan?

May 04, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Apparently, it's not just the Sucat interchange that's getting much flak in the South

[Right of Way] The Sucat and Bicutan Problem, Part 1: PH's most complex intersection?

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Sucat, the bane of the motorists and commuters of the South. How to deal with this chokepoint?

Tugade orders scrapping of new Skyway toll scheme

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'We cannot afford confusion on the road because that will surely result in congestion,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

SCRAP. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked the Toll Regulatory Board to scrap the new collection scheme in Skyway. Rappler File Photo

Skyway reverts to old toll plaza scheme after chaotic traffic

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The new toll collection system at the Skyway leaves motorists and commuters angry and confused

TRAFFIC. Commuters braved heavy traffic along South Metro Manila Skyway when the new toll plaza scheme was first implemented on January 27, 2018. Photo by Alyssa Fernandez

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

San Miguel awaits gov't OK for 3-year toll road network expansion

Nov 01, 2017 - 5:13 PM

SMC will expand and extend SLEX, the Skyway system, the NAIA Expressway, and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road in a bid to decongest traditional chokepoints

MASSIVE EXPANSION. San Miguel's massive toll road expansion plan is seen to decongest chokepoints, like the Alabang viaduct, the Sucat and Bicutan interchanges, Magallanes, the C5 entrance and exit to SLEX, as well as the NAIAX entry to Skyway. Photos from Skyway official website and Wikipedia

Eagle Cement expands deal with construction giant EEI

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM

With its pipeline of projects EEI believes Eagle Cement s soon to be expanded capacity will be a valuable asset to its construction business

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE. The new deal is set to strengthen the two companies' existing partnership, as Eagle expands the EEI projects that will be supplied by the cement firm. File photo by Eagle Cement

San Miguel inks P554-B deal for toll road expansion

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:36 PM

The expanded road network will include the extension of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project and the Metro Manila Expressway

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

Motorists warned: Buendia, Quirino Ave affected by Skyway Stage 3 works

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:45 AM

The concessionaire of Skyway Stage 3 says it will start excavation column and beam works at 10 pm on Monday August 15

TRAFFIC. Motorists warned by Skyway Stage 3 construction works. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Quezon Avenue-Roosevelt Avenue intersection closed starting May 21

May 17, 2016 - 12:50 PM

The intersection will be temporarily closed to make way for the ongoing construction of the Skyway Stage 3 project

Skyway Buendia on-ramp, Faraday St closed April 8-10

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes due to road closures for the Skyway Stage 3 construction project

Osmeña Highway, Quirino Ave affected by Skyway construction

Mar 05, 2016 - 2:06 PM

Parts of Osmeña Highway and Quirino Avenue will be affected by the ongoing construction works for the Skyway Stage 3 project until March 6

Two die while running Philippine marathon

Feb 08, 2016 - 10:16 PM

Organizers say two men including a decorated military officer die while running a charity marathon in the Philippines

Photo from the Condura Skyway Marathon FB page

Infra projects to ease traffic to continue beyond 2016 – Palace

Jan 05, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Various infrastructure projects to ease traffic are expected to be completed in 2016 or 2017 but Malacañang says completion won t be affected by the change in administration

ONGOING. The NAIA Expressway Project is one of the infrastructure projects eyed to be completed by 2016 or 2017. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Business groups seek approval of road linking port of Manila to Skyway

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:17 PM

Half the current number of delivery trucks from the Port of Manila would use proposed elevated link to the Skyway stage 3 the PCCI says

Ayala Land's ARCA South phase 1 dev't 70% complete

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:36 AM

The P80 billion mixed use development will also benefit from two government roadway projects: the Intermodal Transport System and Skyway C5 C6 connector road

Makati OKs traffic plan for areas affected by Skyway project

Jun 05, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Know which routes to take in Makati City as the Skyway Stage 3 construction project continues

TRAFFIC PLAN. With the construction of the Skyway Stage 3, travel time from the north to the south of Metro Manila is expected to decrease once the project is completed. Photo from DPWH

Buendia off-ramp closed for Skyway traffic dry run

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The Buendia off ramp will be temporarily closed for a 3 day traffic dry run starting 6 am on Saturday June 6

HEAVIER TRAFFIC. The construction of the Skyway Stage 3, which will connect the South Luzon Expressway and the North Luzon Expressway, begins Monday, February 17. Image courtesy of the MMDA

Swiss challenge for NLEX-SLEX connector to start October

May 20, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Because of the changes in the mode of implementation the original proponent of the connector road says completion of the project will be pushed back to 2018

SWISS CHALLENGE. "We are ready for the Swiss. We are just awaiting for the government to invite proponents. We will fight for it," MPTC president Ramoncito Fernandez. File photo by Rappler

San Miguel taps DMCI for Skyway extension project

May 12, 2015 - 11:29 AM

DMCI will be the contractor for the P26 5B toll road project connecting SLEX to NLEX

Closed lanes in Makati, QC for Skyway traffic dry run

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Several lanes along Osmeña Highway in Makati and Araneta Avenue in Quezon City will be closed for a week long traffic dry run starting 6 am Saturday April 18

HEAVIER TRAFFIC. The construction of the Skyway Stage 3, which will connect the South Luzon Expressway and the North Luzon Expressway, begins Monday, February 17. Image courtesy of the MMDA

Skyway accident triggers heavy traffic leading to NAIA

Mar 23, 2015 - 7:27 PM

A girder launcher on a portion of the ongoing Skyway construction project in Pasay City falls on at least 5 vehicles Monday afternoon

Part of the girder launcher that fell on the road during the afternoon traffic in Andrew's Avenue in Pasay City. At around 3 in the afternoon today along Andew's Avenue near Tramo in Pasay City, a girder launcher, from the on-going construction of the NAIA expressway, collapsed causing damages to passing cars. No reports of casualties but the incident damaged at least 5 cars and caused heavy traffic along Andrew's Avenue. Photo by J Gerard Seguia/Rappler

San Miguel beefs up road safety

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The diversified conglomerate will install more radar speed detectors along SLEX Skyway STAR tollway and TPLEX

Binay: File charges vs 'reckless' Skyway motorist

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay believes appropriate charges should be filed against the motorist for endangering the life of President Benigno Aquino III

Motorist cuts in on Aquino convoy, brags of Binay-Erap links

Apr 16, 2014 - 9:02 PM

A motorist speeds off at 100 kph through two police patrol cars and an ambulance escorting the President along the Skyway

Road accidents? Let's call them crashes

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:45 AM

Let’s stop using the language of neglect and denial Instead let’s adopt crash or collision so we can look for solutions that will make our streets safer

Metro Manila road reblocking: April 4-7

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:30 PM

The DPWH will be working on 6 road sections mostly along EDSA this weekend beginning 10 pm of April 4 until 5 am of April 7

File photo by AFP

Why I advocate road sharing

Mar 14, 2014 - 8:14 PM

The vision of a walkable commutable Metro Manila becomes even more attractive than owning a car

TOGETHER. Private car owners and commuters join together for the Share the Roads movement. Photo by Gen Cruz

DPWH eyes higher, stronger guardrails on Skyway

Mar 04, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The DPWH Skyway management and Toll Regulatory Board are studying changes in the Skyway design to improve safety

SKYWAY ACCIDENT. The DPWH is mulling over ways to improve the safety of the Skyway, where a bus fell off and landed on a van on Dec. 16, 2013. File photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Shuttle bus falls from Skyway, 2 hurt

Mar 02, 2014 - 12:08 PM

It s the second accident in the Skyway in barely 3 months

DPWH to contractors: 'Do your job right'

Mar 02, 2014 - 10:13 AM

We have more than enough infrastructure projects you can chew but let s forget the hanky panky that s been happening in the past says Secretary Rogelio Singson

Metro Manila road reblocking: February 28-March 3

Feb 27, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Road reblocking and repairs by the Department of Public Works and Highways will start 10 pm of Friday February 28 and end 5 am of Monday March 3

File photo by AFP

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

Four-day school week 'wrong response to problem'

Feb 20, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Educators say government should instead phase out old vehicles or intensify road constructions on weekends

Recto: Tap 'nautical roads' to ease Mega Manila traffic

Feb 18, 2014 - 8:03 PM

If the streets are full of cars and we want to travel then let’s go amphibian says the senator

BRING IT BACK. In this file photo, a family looks the river banks while on a ferry boat travelling along the Pasig River. The ferry service was shut down in 2011 due to losses. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Pasig River: Solution to Metro Manila traffic?

Feb 17, 2014 - 5:19 PM

The nautical road said Recto would help alleviate the carmaggedon that will be caused by 15 major road construction projects in Metro Manila