How can we keep this clean ECQ air?
You learn it in grade school: Pollution affects everyone on the planet, and in some cases, it can even kill you. It's a consequence that's particularly likely in low- to middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization, with
Beware of roving police on motorcycles, though
We're only a few days into Metro Manila's slight downgrade to a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), so you may want to keep track of all the adjustments being made to manage traffic and movement between different cities. For example:
More cars return to the road
Metro Manila has shifted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) today, May 16, after two months of strict measures under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Most industries have been allowed to partially resume operations; and it seems people can't wait to go
These will take effect starting February 14, 2020
Traveling out of the city this weekend? The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has some reminders for those who've scheduled trips over the next few days.There will be two areas-one in the north, one down south-where new traffic
Once two big-ticket infrastructure projects are completed
We can't blame you if think that headline looks too good to be true. But while many of us might be thinking that the traffic situation on EDSA will likely not improve dramatically anytime soon, the Department of Public Works and
From ‘car-brand coding’ and one-way traffic schemes to elevated tollways
It's been one heck of a year for motorists in Metro Manila, especially for those who traverse EDSA regularly. It often felt like we were driving through the worst traffic conditions we've ever experienced every time we found ourselves crawling
You’ve been warned
We're a few weeks away from the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has been making all the necessary preparations to alleviate the imminent heavy traffic during the festivities, which will run from November 30
According to a recent study by Waze
It seems as if the traffic situation in Metro Manila keeps worsening by the day. If you feel like driving around the city has never been more dreadful than right at this moment, then you're probably correct-data from a recent
Artist Erwin Mallari turns chaos into art
Erwin Mallari was just a regular office worker when he started painting the daily struggles of commuters in Metro Manila. In a series of paintings, he depicted the different traffic situations in the city using watercolor.Mallari showcases his mastery of the
A Congressman has raised the suggestion of building one
Forget improving mass transport, elevated tollways, 'car-brand coding' schemes, and even private vehicle bans to solve traffic on EDSA. A Congressman has raised his suggestion of replicating Kuala Lumpur's Stormwater Management And Road Tunnel-or Smart Tunnel-along the notorious
One senator thinks so
The EDSA traffic saga continues, and ideas continue to pop up left and right like mushrooms.The latest pitch in this discussion comes from Senator Grace Poe. According to a report by Inquirer, the senator mentioned during a Senate hearing the idea
Construction is expected to take between 24-30 months
We've seen proposals for solving EDSA traffic appear here and there in the last few months. This time around, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has decided to join the discussion and pitch in some of its ideas as well.In a recent
What do you think?
Remember our previous story about the suggestion to ban private vehicles on EDSA during rush hours? New discussions revolving around that proposal have popped up yet again, this time courtesy of Representative Edgar Erice from the Second District of Caloocan City.In
Do you agree?
Ever wondered what causes the gridlock you crawl through each day? If you have, well, check this out.We recently received some statistics from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) about the traffic situation in the nation's capital-you might have
However, penalties must still be settled with the MMDA
In the coming days, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) personnel deployed on EDSA will not just stand there and direct traffic.Aside from its primordial mission of hunting down criminals like carjackers, this special police unit will be
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