Stay safe, everyone
Planning to push through with that road trip you had planned now that Typhoon Noru-labeled locally as Typhoon Karding-is on its way out? You'll probably want to hold off on that idea first.While the worst of Typhoon Karding
Is it too late to address this issue?
Constant declogging and creek-clearing operations, upgraded pumping stations-yes, you can kind of call these band-aid solutions to Metro Manila's flood problem. But at this point, a permanent fix might already be out of reach barring something drastic being
Should PH units undergo this, too?
Giant spiders, aggressive kangaroos, flame tornados, vegemite? These are just some of the many "dangers" the Land Down Under is supposedly known for. Australia has to deal with plenty of less meme-worthy hazards, too, though.One common example of this is
About time
Last year, the Philippine Commission on Audit cited the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for 59 flood control projects that were delayed due to red tape. Now, the agency is saying these have been "substantially" completed.In a statement, the MMDA announced
No to littering
Do you get annoyed when you see a motorist roll down their window to throw trash on the road? Yes, we do as well. It's lazy, irresponsible and-as the situation on EDSA following yesterday's downpour showed-doesn't do
Rain, rain, go away...
While riding in wet weather is best avoided, not everyone has the luxury of staying in during the rainy season. Even with the recently implemented emergency lay-bys for motorcycle riders, many of us still have to brave the rough weather on
More than 330,000 tons of silt, solid waste extracted from the river
In the midst of all the recent rains and floods brought about by habagat and Typhoon Fabian, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) shares some good news. The company has reported that its ongoing cleanup of the Tullahan-Tinajeros river system has helped reduce
Get ready to be hit right in the feels
There's something about the rain that just makes you want to sit at home, put on some senti music, and chill out with a warm drink in hand. Perfect scenario, right?Well, life is far from perfect, and we're sometimes
Be safe out there
The rains caused by Typhoon Fabian and the southwest monsoon (habagat) have barely let up the past few days, leaving parts of Metro Manila and other neighboring localities dealing with floods. Evacuations of residents in flood-prone areas-especially in Marikina City,
Were any of you caught up in the recent floods?
The rains have been pouring damn hard these past several days mainly due to Habagat and partly because of Typhoon Fabian, leaving several areas around the Philippines-specifically, Metro Manila-submerged in floods.Taft Avenue in Manila City was one thoroughfare that
The MMDA plans to put up more of these around the metro
It looks like the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is done calling out motorcycle riders who stop to take shelter under overpasses during heavy rains. Instead, the agency has now opened an emergency lay-by on EDSA to serve riders during downpours.
What looks clean isn’t always clean
There's a running joke that on any given day you get your car washed-sometimes as soon as you pull out of your garage or car-wash place-it almost always rains. There goes your time, money, and effort down the
What is your take on this issue?
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic chief Bong Nebrija has a message for riders who obstruct traffic while taking shelter from the rain: You're endangering yourselves.In a Facebook post, Nebrija vented his frustrations regarding motorcycle riders who hide under overpasses
A nifty product we could all use during the rainy season
With the rainy season coming right up, it's time we talk about tips that can help fellow motorists drive safely through the storms.We've covered the usual stuff like the dos and don'ts of driving in the rain. This
The expressway has been hit hard
It probably goes without saying that you shouldn't be making plans to drive out right now. Typhoon Ulysses is currently battering the Philippines, leaving roads flooded, rivers overflowing, and water levels at several dams on the brink of spilling over.On
Are any of these establishments near you?
Heads up, guys: Typhoon Tisoy is currently battering the Philippines, bringing strong winds, heavy rains, and the threat of flood to several parts of the country.If, unfortunately, you reside in a flood-prone area and woke up this morning surprised by
Surprises might be waiting underneath
Some time back, a Jeep Wrangler and its owner took social media by storm after making mincemeat out of a waist-deep flood in Valenzuela. The vehicle dove straight into the floodwater Leeroy Jenkins-style, emerging unscathed on the other end to
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