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Makati sets traffic rules in new ‘growth center’

The Makati City government has implemented a one-way traffic scheme in the South Avenue-Zapote Loop in line with its thrust to create a growth center in the northern part of the city. Mayor Abby Binay directed the city’s Public Safety Department (PSD) to strictly enforce City Ordinance No. 2017-026 which include the South Avenue-Zapote One […]

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Never-ending road repairs getting motorists down

Businessman Sonny Almario has been wondering if the various road repairs in Metro Manila, which he blames for the daily traffic jams, will ever be completed. The 42-year-old resident of Tandang Sora, Quezon City, was referring in particular to the stretch of Congressional Avenue which, he claimed, has been undergoing endless repairs for years now. […]

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Tow firms told: Help first, haul later

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has reminded owners of accredited towing companies that public service is part and parcel of their operation and they should first think of helping stalled motorists before hauling away their vehicles. In a meeting on Friday, MMDA Chair Danilo Lim also warned that a verified complaint against a tow […]

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DOTr wants subway project done by 2022

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) wants an ambitious subway project for Metro Manila operational before President Duterte’s term ends in 2022, or earlier than initially planned. The project, to be backed by a loan from the Japanese government, would be the country’s first underground railway system once completed. The original target completion date for the […]

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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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MMDA chief lobbies Congress for traffic aides’ hazard pay

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is asking Congress to pass a law providing a monthly hazard pay of P6,000 to its traffic constables. According to MMDA chair Danilo Lim, the additional incentive will not only raise their take-home pay but also curb corruption among their ranks. Lim told reporters on Monday that he raised […]

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Piston: Jeepney strike vs phaseout cripples Western Visayas routes

ILOILO CITY — Public transport was crippled in most of Western Visayas on Monday at the start of a two-day strike against the planned phaseout of public utility vehicles (PUVs) at least 15 years old. Edgar Salarda, spokesperson of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) on Panay Island, said about 97 […]

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NAIA Expressway now fully operational

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) officially inaugurated its Naia Expressway (NAIAEx) project late Thursday evening, following the opening of additional access points. The 7.7-kilometer project, among the successful public private partnership contracts bid out during the Aquino administration, was bagged by SMC in 2013 through its Vertex Tollways Development, Inc. Delays, mostly on account of […]

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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