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Light truck ban on Edsa, shaw extended to Sept. 15

Traffic congestion along Edsa —INQUIRER PHOTO/RICHARD A. REYES

The light truck ban on Edsa and Shaw Boulevard has been extended until Sept. 15, based on the regulation issued by the Metro Manila Council (MMC), the policy-making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The regulation prohibits trucks with a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms and below from plying Edsa and Shaw […]

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PLDT, Globe to provide free high-speed WiFi on Edsa

MANILA — Forget the creeping traffic on EDSA—at least the internet is fast. This is the latest promise of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), which enlisted the help of telecommunication giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom for the June 12, 2017 launch of its high-speed Wi-Fi project on EDSA. DICT Secretary Salalima said […]

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Smart, Globe offer free internet on Edsa

Telco giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom rolled out on Monday WiFi internet along Edsa, Metro Manila’s busiest road. PLDT’s Smart Communications and Globe announced separately that their WiFi service would be available along the entire 24-kilometer stretch of Edsa, which cuts through Caloocon, Quezon City, San Juan, Pasay and major business districts such as […]

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Study lists 16 pollution-tolerant trees for 7 busiest Metro roads

Trees need to be compatible with their environment to maximize their ability to survive and influence urban air quality, a new study has suggested. Based on the findings, a team of Filipino scientists has come up with a “menu” identifying which species can withstand the air quality in seven of Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfares: Edsa, […]

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Cameras to catch ‘colorum’ vehicles

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will go after “colorum” (without a valid franchise) vehicles by setting up cameras to capture license plates and match these against a list of vehicles operating legally, MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos said. He added that the anticolorum monitoring stations would be set up this week, initially on […]

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Cubao, Quiapo next on clearing list

After conducting clearing operations on the Baclaran service road in Parañaque City in April, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officer in charge Tim Orbos said other congested areas in the metropolis would be next. “The template calls for no demolition, no hostility, but we will be enforcing the laws, coordinating with local officials and asking […]

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10 ways to squeeze out of traffic

Traffic congestion along Edsa —INQUIRER PHOTO/RICHARD A. REYES

In 1986, when Cory Aquino became President of a newly restored Philippine democracy, there were perhaps more people amassed on Edsa for that historic bloodless revolution than the 1.8 million motor vehicles registered in the country.

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MMDA: How about an Edsa fee?

Days after announcing that it would no longer implement the modified odd-even scheme, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it was studying the possibility of charging a fee for every private vehicle that will use Edsa. The agency’s chief said the study was being conducted with the help of the government of Singapore, where […]

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Up next: ‘Modified odd-even’ on Edsa

Mayors in the National Capital Region may approve in April the implementation of the modified odd-even scheme that can reduce vehicle volume on Edsa by half, according to the head of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). This would depend on the success of MMDA clearing operations that seek to rid the 17 Mabuhay Lanes […]

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50 hurt as bus tips over on Edsa

At least 50 people were hurt, three of them seriously injured, after a public utility bus fell on its side at the corner of Edsa and Estrella Street in Makati City Thursday night. An RRCG bus plying the southbound lane hit an electric post at 8:55 p.m. and toppled over, snarling traffic for about two […]

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Jun 21, 2017

If I were to ask how many of you use the seat belt while driving, I would see a

Jun 21, 2017

I can still remember my Dad’s own 1996 model Honda Accord with the 2.2-liter VTEC engine over 20 years