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NLEx harbor link project up for completion

FINISHED THIS YEAR The NLEx Harbor Link Segment 10, which will ease travel from the Manila port to North Luzon Expressway, is expected to be finished this year. —EDWIN BACASMAS

Motorists coming from Manila Port to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) may soon expect travel time to take only 10 minutes via the NLEx Harbor Link Segment 10. “Once completed, this will ease traffic, travel time will become faster … . This is our first salvo against congestion for this year,” Public Works Secretary Mark […]

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IN THE KNOW: Deadliest crashes in Northern Luzon


 Aug. 18, 2010 – Sablan, Benguet: 42 dead A La Union-bound Eso-Nice bus plunged into a 45-meter ravine in Sablan, Benguet, killing 42 of its 50 passengers. The crashes led then Department of Transportation and Communications to investigate the “kabit” system, an illegal arrangement where a bus company allows other bus owners to operate using […]

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Transmission tower collapses as fire hits compound on SLEX

Traffic was heavy on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) for several hours on Wednesday morning after a fire in Muntinlupa City caused a transmission tower beside the toll road to collapse. The blaze which started at 8:48 a.m. broke out in a 400-square-meter residential compound occupied by around 80 families near the northbound Alabang exit […]

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The 5 vaguest traffic violations, and why you must question them no end


If you’ve been driving in the streets of Metro Manila for some time, you’ve probably been apprehended at least once for any or a combination of these violations: “Overspeeding” or “speeding,” “swerving,” “abrupt lane change,” and “reckless driving.” And you’ve most likely paid dearly for that when you retrieve your confiscated license. But a legal […]

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Regalado Avenue partly closed due to MRT-7 construction


Beginning on Monday, April 17, motorists taking Regalado Avenue in Quezon City will have to take alternate routes to reach their destination as construction starts on the first phase of the Metro Rail Transit 7. The Department of Transportation said in a recent advisory that because of the construction, one lane of Regalado Avenue would […]

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Makati goes hard vs drivers blocking pedestrian lanes


A total of 454 motorists have been apprehended in Makati City in less than a month for blocking pedestrian lanes. Following Mayor Abby Binay’s orders, traffic personnel began strictly implementing regulations on zebra lanes amid mounting complaints against rude motorists. Based on reports submitted by the city’s Public Safety Department (PSD), the highest number of […]

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Ayala, SM propose P25B Sta. Mesa-MOA tollroad link


The Ayala and SM conglomerates have teamed up to submit a P25-billion unsolicited proposal to build an 8.6-kilometer elevated tollroad that will link Sta. Mesa, Manila to the Mall of Asia complex. The proposed tollroad “C3 Elevated Expressway,” which will pass through the central business district, had been submitted to the Department of Public Works […]

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MMDA files raps vs QC village chairs found ‘negligent’ vs illegal parking

BOODLE BONDING Newly appointed Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chair Thomas Orbos gets to know his men during a boodle fight at the agency’s Makati City headquarters. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) filed administrative cases against two Quezon City village chiefs for  failing to keep their streets free of illegally parked vehicles and other obstructions, thus wasting the agency’s earlier efforts to ease traffic flow. Barangay chair Antonio Ma. Benito Calma Jr. and Clarito de Jesus, of Barangays Don Manuel and […]

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MMDA in talks to open Roxas Boulevard access road


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started discussions with commercial establishments that will be affected by its initiative to let all motorists use the access road on Roxas Boulevard to ease congestion in the area. MMDA officer in charge and general manager Tim Orbos said that with the service road open to all vehicles, […]

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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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Apr 26, 2017

Here are some easy and practical tips to keep motoring free and easy as the summer heat continues to