traffic congestion - updates

Rappler's latest stories on traffic congestion


[OPINION] How can we solve our traffic woes in 2018?

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Our country’s problem with road congestion is, at its core, a problem of incentives: the right ones are simply not in place. The solution is fairly simple: correct the existing incentives by reducing the relative benefits of private vehicles and increasing their relative costs.

Can we transform the concept of ride-sharing in the Philippines?

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Getting from point A to point B in Metro Manila is not a comfortable task Grab s newest service GrabShare aims to do something about that

House panel approves bill on emergency powers vs traffic

Jan 18, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Under HB 4334 the DOTr secretary would hold the emergency powers to address traffic in Metro Manila Metro Cebu and Davao City for 3 years

TRAFFIC WOES. Will HB 4334 finally be the answer to the perennial traffic problem in the country? Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Carmaggedon redux: Will building more roads solve our traffic problems?

Nov 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Many people have proposed various solutions to our traffic problems Will building more roads necessarily relieve traffic congestion and increase travel time in the long run?

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

Duterte does not need emergency powers to address traffic – lawmaker

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte might be requesting for emergency powers just to get blanket authority over the traffic problem

ADDRESSING TRAFFIC. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque doubts the need to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address traffic. Photo of Roque from his office, photo of Duterte by King Rodriguez/PPD

Tugade clarifies: Traffic problem a 'state of chaos, not a state of mind'

Sep 15, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade also suggests moving some government offices and factories outside Metro Manila to decongest traffic

'STATE OF CHAOS.' Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (middle) faces the House Committee on Transportation on September 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gov't: Fewer flight delays due to stricter rules, 'common sense' approach

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:30 PM

It was reduced tremendously Minimum is about 5 to 6 delayed arrivals and very minimal in terms of departure says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal during a Senate budget hearing

FEW FLIGHT DELAYS. The Manila International Airport Authority reports a decline in the number of flight delays int he country due to stricter rules. File photo by AFP

Lawmaker wants sidewalks, public roads cleared of obstructions

Aug 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers says his bill will help ease urban traffic

We need to 'idiot proof' our roads – business group

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:20 PM

A short term traffic solution is to appoint a traffic czar devoted to fixing road congestion the Management Association of the Philippines says

How to solve traffic? Fix bus system, pay drivers fixed wages

Jul 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Experts say reducing the number of buses that ply EDSA would significantly reduce travel time and costs of traffic for commuters

FIX BUS SYSTEM. JICA says it's possible to reduce the number of buses in EDSA by 50% without affecting services to commuters. File photo

Palace studying CSC memo on 4-day work week

Sep 26, 2014 - 5:34 PM

The Office of the President is studying whether to adopt the shorter work week that the Civil Service Commission now allows for government offices in Metro Manila

NIGHTMARE. We all know Metro Manila's transport system is a nightmare but are we willing to do something about it? File photo by Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse

MMDA to manage gridlocked roads near Manila ports

Sep 07, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Task Force Pantalan is also formed to address the worsening traffic problem

Palace backs carpooling, working from home to ease traffic

Feb 18, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Malacañang welcomes voluntary measures by motorists but gives assurances the government has prepared traffic management plans

Gov't to complete bus terminal system by 2015 - Abaya

Jan 16, 2013 - 6:27 PM

The Transportation Secretary says a feasibility study on the project has started

Taming the traffic beast of Metro Manila

Nov 10, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Applying more knowledge is more effective and inclusive than throwing money against a perennial and acute problem

Rene Santiago

Murder by numbers

Jan 21, 2012 - 11:37 PM

Uprooting the trees to give way to a green mall is like taking out your lungs and replacing them with an electric fan

JP Alipio