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This is meant to achieve 'higher rates of citizen compliance during encounters and fewer complaints lodged against law enforcement,' says the city government
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
'The industry is in free fall and we have not hit bottom,' warns the International Air Transport Association
'Almost all urban planning literature debunks the idea that expanding road space for vehicles eases up congestion'
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
Have you ever commuted abroad and wished buses and trains were as efficient in Manila?
(UPDATED) One jeepney driver plying the Tomay-Baguio route decides to give free rides since starting Monday, December 23
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
Cebu 1st District Representative wants NEDA to expedite the review of Udenna Corp's proposed monorail project
Be aware of these road closures and alternative routes from November 30 to December 11
The agency's top accomplishments were either initiated before Duterte's term or have yet to be finished
Citing 'the end of justice having sufficiently set,' Judge Nelson Largo revokes subpoena he ordered
The nation needs strategic pauses. Slowed-down city living should not be available only to the few and affluent who stay in cloistered and gated subdivisions.
The mayor of Baguio City sends a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta about the 'bully' judge Nelson V. Largo
The MMDA aims to address the problem of private vehicles using the yellow lane and tailing convoys
Baguio police chief Allen Rae Co says judges and fiscals of the city often get cited for traffic violations too, so Cabanatuan City Judge Nelson Largo should not expect special treatment
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
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says of drivers who complain about the fines and ask for leniency: 'Walang karapatang magreklamo ang mga pasaway'
(3rd UPDATE) Check here the rerouting maps and instructions organized per Metro Manila local government unit
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
'Heroic' commuters are prone to imagining moving abroad, where there is higher quality of life, and you can't blame them
'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
After Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's commute stunt, netizens dare other officials to put their money where their mouth is
'As taxpayers and as hardworking, productive members of the society, we should demand accountability from the government.... We should call out those who downplay our exhaustion.'
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?’