As countermeasures to the expected increase in traffic congestion
Are you preparing yourself for the imminent holiday traffic? If so, then you might be glad about this announcement from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).The agency recently held a meeting with the Department of Public Works and Highways, shopping mall
You never think it would happen to you
When I was a child, I was often reprimanded for being afraid of what I couldn't see. According to every grown-up around me, I should be more fearful of the living than the dead. Still, that didn't stop me
How sweet it is
Last year, we wrote about how free the roads are in Metro Manila during the holiday respite between Christmas and New Year. Today, on our first day back at work since stuffing ourselves silly during noche buena, we noticed that the roads
Look on the bright side
Carmageddon, The Sea of Red Lights, Traffic Hell...frankly, we're getting tired of coming up with names for Metro Manila's unending slog of slow-moving metal. It's depressing work, really.But while most monikers commonly associated with EDSA, Commonwealth
Happy Holidays!
This motorcycle rider dressed as Santa Claus doesn't hesitate to give chase when a driver rushes off after hitting a pedestrian. That driver's definitely going on the "naughty list."When Santa's sleigh is out for repairs on Christmas day,
Staying in Manila for the holidays?
Here's some good news for those planning to stay in Manila for the holidays: The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the suspension of number coding for the entirety of next week.In a Facebook post shared earlier today, the
Happy holidays!
Planning to do some last-minute Christmas shopping this Friday? If yes, then you might want to head to the mall early. Better yet, just don't take a car at all because you're probably going to be stuck in a
In need of a stocking stuffer?
Car-guy gifts need not necessarily be automotive-related ones. We'll find anything-whether it's a simple tool to help out in the garage or a nifty gadget that helps make car ownership more convenient-well worth appreciating, provided some
Planning to buy someone a gift?
Looking for a gadget to buy the number one car guy in your life? If yes, then be sure you know what you're getting into. This can be a picky bunch, and if you think you can pass off any new
’Tis the season
Christmas is just around the corner, and as per yearly tradition, Jose Mari Chan's music fills the air with Christmas spirit. Oh, the never-ending but catchy line, "Whenever I see girls and boys selling lanterns on the street..." We bet
We hope these work
The Christmas season is upon us, which means traffic is only going to get worse from this point. Recognizing this, the House Committee on Metro Manila Development has assessed the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic's (I-ACT) plan of attack to
Let’s hope this works
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that local traffic bureaus will deploy 1,500 traffic auxiliaries to help enforcers manage traffic this Christmas season.According to a statement released by the agency, MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia has sought the
Best of YouTube: Santa has a fast, mean gift-giving machine
Hopefully, Mr. Claus doesn't get carried away on Christmas Eve. Also, it looks like you're going to have to leave a jerrycan full of gasoline for him instead of a glass of milk.In case you haven't heard, Michael
This will be a big help
SM just gave us our first taste of 2018 holiday traffic madness with a three-day Megamall sale, and it's only going to get worse in the weeks to come. People have cash and things need to be bought, so it'
Will this help ease traffic?
Here's some good news for motorists this holiday season. Well, sort of.The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that there will be a moratorium on roadwork in Metro Manila beginning November 5, 2018. Under this policy, road repairs
Traffic Armageddon is almost upon us
Local malls and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have come to an agreement regarding mall operating hours for the 2018 holiday season.According to MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago, mall operators will be adjusting their opening and closing times to provide motorists
Also, an update on the HOV policy
The Ber months are back, and along with the Christmas decorations and Jose Mari Chan's Christmas in Our Hearts playing in an endless loop--hellish holiday season traffic.Just like last year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is calling
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year
As I'm writing this, I just arrived fresh off a drive from the Makati business district, normally a hellhole of gridlock, to our office in Pioneer.When I got in the car, Will Smith's "Miami" was playing mid-verse on
*Probably
Christmas trees are, generally, not that fast. They take years to grow. They spend their lives as upright, static shelters for whatever gifts were on offer the night before the big day. Speed isn't a key tenet of a Christmas tree'
Plan accordingly
Not that we think Filipinos need any reminding, but Christmas and New Year really are the worst times to go for a drive. If the unending slog of red taillights on EDSA isn't enough to deter you from heading out, this
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