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DPWH shuns Poe plea to stop work on bridge needing rehab

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has rejected Senator Grace Poe’s appeal to reconsider the closure and rehabilitation of the Estrella-Pantaleon bridge. Starting January 19, the bridge that connects the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong will be closed for 30 months to pave the way for rehabilitation. But Poe, during […]

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Rockwell Bridge closure: boon or bane?

With the planned closure of Rockwell Bridge, or the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, happening on Jan. 12, people are up in arms about problems it will cause motorists.

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Expect heavier holiday traffic with 6 Metro bridges closed

Six bridges in Metro Manila have been closed for repairs since February, causing heavier traffic congestion as the holiday season nears. According to Melvin Navarro, National Capital Region director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the six bridges — Sevilla, Quirino, Otis, Old Sta. Mesa, Nagtahan and Tripa de Gallina — have […]

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Reopening of Estrella-Pantaleon bridge decision of DPWH; MMDA surprised

The MMDA was surprised at the sudden opening of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting Makati and Mandaluyong. According to Bong Nebrija, Commander of the MMDA’s Task Force Special Operations, there was no coordination with them to open the bridge. It was to be closed for 30 months for its removal and the construction of a four-lane […]

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Estrella-Pantaleon bridge now open again, less than two days after closure

The Estrella-Pantaleon bridge linking Makati City and Mandaluyong city has been reopened is passable to motorists. Around 9:00pm of September 24, the orange barriers effectively closing the bridge were removed. According to nearby residents, several men drove up in a pick up truck and removed the barriers. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was unaware of […]

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Estrella bridge faces 30-month closure – DPWH

The 30-month closure of a bridge connecting the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong, which is set to start this month, can affect about 40,000 vehicles daily, diverting them to inner streets and aggravating  traffic conditions. In a hearing held on Wednesday by the House committee on Metro Manila development, Director Virgilio Castillo of the Department […]

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Repair of Otis Bridge in Manila expected to take nine months to a year

The repair of the Otis Bridge in Manila is expected to take nine months to one year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. Otis Bridge was closed to motorists on Tuesday morning due to “instability.” In a press briefing, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said, “We cannot compromise safety. Motorists and truckers have to […]

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Heavy traffic on roads near closed Otis Bridge in Manila

Motorists and commuters reported experiencing heavy traffic along roads surrounding the closed Otis Bridge in Manila on Wednesday. Netizens took to social media their rants about the gridlock apparently caused by the closure of the bridge in Paco starting midnight Monday. “Please post alternate routes and expected opening of the bridge. Traffic still terrible today,” Twitter user named Mich Pineda […]

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Gov’t to build key bridges worth P270B

The government will build eight major bridges connecting the islands of Visayas and linking them to Luzon and Mindanao to facilitate faster movement of people and goods across the archipelago, the Department of Finance said. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the eight bridges, estimated to cost a total of P269.19 billion, would also […]

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Bridges linking 3 islands a go, says Neda exec

ILOILO CITY — The Duterte administration would surely implement a project to connect three Visayan islands — Panay, Negros and Guimaras — through a bridge network  estimated to cost at least P27 billion, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). The bridge network was among three major projects for implementation in Western Visayas, […]

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Mar 27, 2019

At the Singapore Auto Show early this year, the Philippine media had a sneak preview of the all-new Mazda

Mar 13, 2019

Much is said about mobility, and the future of mobility. It is a fairly common buzzword in the automotive

Mar 13, 2019

It’s hard to question the love for music and cars of Pinoys. There will always be that music genre

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