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Perfect two-wheel ride for traffic congested cities

Photo by Charles E. Buban Those who are looking to transition to two wheels but feel a bit intimidated by the complexity of gear shifting must be feeling lucky as Honda Philippines, Inc. launched last Saturday the…

‘Turning point’ seen in easing ‍Metro traffic woes

Road congestion in Metro Manila will significantly ease starting this year with the opening of new expressways, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said. Villar promised that 2020 would be the “turning point” in the fight…

10 easy ways for you and I to help ease traffic in the Metro

Traffic is a reality we have all come to live with, but as traffic gets worse, brought about by numerous infra works and repairs, the coming Christmas rush and bad weather, the riding and motoring public have…

MMDA to motorists: Cooperate with stop-and-go scheme for SEA Games

MANILA, Philippines — Days before the country hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminded the public to cooperate with all the traffic schemes they will implement from November 30 to…

How to cope with stressful traffic? Let Duque count the ways

MANILA, Philippines — Stuck in traffic? Read a book, shop online, or maybe pray the rosary and remember to keep calm. These are just a few of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III’s reminders to commuters to ensure…

Bomb scare snarls Roxas Boulevard traffic

MANILA, Philippines – A section of Roxas Boulevard was temporarily closed to traffic Thursday morning after a black trolley bag was found abandoned in the area. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday said that heavy…

MMDA: Traffic flow ‘normal’ but ‘expect delays’ during traffic plan dry run

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has quelled fears of heavier traffic with the conduct of the simulation exercise for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ traffic plan on Thursday, November 14. MMDA spokesperson Celine…

MMDA recommends suspension of classes in 7 schools for SEA Games

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recommended the suspension of classes in at least seven universities and colleges in Manila as part of its traffic management plans for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games…

T.M. Kalaw in Ermita to be closed on Nov. 14 for nationwide quake drill

MANILA, Philippines — The east and west bound lanes of T.M. Kalaw will be closed on Thursday, November 14 as part of the fourth quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill, the Manila Police District said. In an advisory,…

Tolentino admits: No need for emergency powers for traffic

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Francis Tolentino admitted on Wednesday that the proposed emergency power for traffic is no longer needed given the existing mandates and “vast powers” of the Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA). Tolentino, former MMDA chair, happens…