In a bid to make roads safer for everyone
The slower a car is traveling, the less likely someone is to die after being involved in an accident with one. It's not rocket science. Now, an urban planner and mobility group is using this logic to push for the lowering
To ensure health and safety guidelines are followed
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has issued a resolution urging community pantry organizers to coordinate with their respective local government units to ensure health and safety protocols are adhered to.Resolution no. 21-08 acknowledges the good intent behind community pantries,
Stay safe out there
It looks like moving around in the Philippines is about to get a whole lot easier after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) loosened travel
This is the way
If there's anything the COVID-19 pandemic should have highlighted transport-wise, it's that Metro Manila is severely lacking in infrastructure to support active modes of transport like cycling and walking-motorists know this, commuters know this, and the Department
Motorists, take note
In case you missed it, President Rodrigo Duterte announced last night that Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting August 4, 2020. This means that there will once
This takes effect tomorrow, July 10
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) had stood firm in prohibiting backriding or pillion riding over the past several months of community quarantine, but this week, it appears the agency had a change of heart regarding the matter.During
“The law is harsh, but we have to implement it”
Will we see a clash between the executive department and some local government units (LGU) over the implementation of the pillion riding ban? Earlier today, President Rodrigo Duterte threw his all-out support behind the Department of the Interior and Local Government'
What now?
The public had been asking the government to allow backriders on motorcycles even before this general community quarantine (GCQ) period began. This wasn't even for livelihood purposes-this was just so citizens could have more options to get around the city,
Uhm, okay?
The government is making it clear: Under no circumstances can motorcyclists carry passengers while an area is under general community quarantine (GCQ).Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año stressed during a Malacañang press briefing held
The DILG clarifies
If your area is under general community quarantine (GCQ), you won't need to bring a quarantine pass with you starting June 1, 2020. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) undersecretary Jonathan Malaya clarified this matter in an ABS-CBN
The DILG has approved the guidelines
Tricycles will once again be allowed to operate in Pasig City. Mayor Vico Sotto has just announced that the Department of the Interior and Local Government has approved the local city government's guidelines for the operation of these PUVs as the
It’s possibly doing more harm than good
If you've noticed that lines at your local grocery, wet market, or pharmacy have been a lot longer than usual lately, it's possible that your local government unit (LGU) has imposed window hours for accessing these establishments in an attempt
Take note
The government's COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has made it clear: Local government units (LGU) should not impose window hours or require a quarantine pass for people heading out to buy food.In a press conference held yesterday, Department
LGUs must establish facilities for their respective cities and municipalities
A week after rolling out Road Clearing Operation 2.0, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is ramping up its efforts to unclog the streets of the metro even further as it has now instructed local government units (LGUs)
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