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The Metro Manila Bike Lane Network has officially been inaugurated
“Yung iba, hindi na nakaririnig, naobserbahan ko”
In his final State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte enumerated the transport- and motoring-related programs for the country's road users.Among the accomplishments mentioned by the Chief Executive are the new bridges, roads, flyovers, and other pieces
*shrug emoji*
President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his final State of the Nation Address earlier today. During his speech, he discussed the transport and infrastructure projects that the administration has taken to improve commuting and travel within Metro Manila.Here's a summary:"We have
This could prove to be a big deal down south
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has some very good news for motorists down South: South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Toll Road 4 (TR4), which will significantly speed up driving to Lucena City, will be open in 2022.DPWH head Mark
To minimize the Delta surge
The Metro Manila Council has announced that the National Capital Region will revert to longer curfew hours-10pm to 4am-beginning Sunday, July 25, 2021. This follow the reimposition of general community quarantine with heightened restrictions in Metro Manila on July 23
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,
A lot of commuters apparently did
Did you commute via the buses passing through EDSA this week? If so, then chances are you're familiar with the issues regarding Tripko, an automated fare-collection system (AFCS) that some bus lines operating around the metro are using now that
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
Here’s what you need to know
Well, that was quick. Metro Manila, along with a handful of other provinces, has returned to general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions. This shift comes less than a day after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed local transmission of the COVID-
What’s your take on this?
Yesterday, Philippine senator Ralph Recto let the Department of Transportation (DOTr) know his sentiments regarding the 'revival' of private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC), calling the new guidelines a "mutated variant" and expressing his displeasure over the move. Now, the PMVIC Steering
Avoid all unnecessary travel
Still taking public transportation on the regular? Then you'll want to make sure you're extra careful moving forward, as the Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the local transmission of the COVID-19 Delta variant.In a statement, the DOH
Uh oh
Earlier this month, motorists were surprised by the sudden revival of controversial Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVIC). Now, a member of the Philippine Senate is expressing his displeasure over the move. In a statement, senate president pro tempore Ralph Recto blasted
Think this is doable?
Expecting road closures around the Batasang Pambansa for president Rodrigo Duterte's final State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 26? Take a chill pill, because the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) says it might not even be necessary. In an
Just a little while longer
Looking forward to trying out the new Rockwell Bridge? Yeah, so are we. Unfortunately, the structure's opening has been moved to August instead of within July. But that doesn't mean we're looking forward to using it to avoid EDSA
Good news for bikers in the area
Good news for cyclists in Davao City, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has officially inaugurated the city's 54.744km bike-lane network.The Metro Davao Bike Lanes span across 14 sections within Davao City. These include Quimpo Boulevard, Sandawa Road,
“We do not tolerate private subdivisions that take advantage of our motorists”
Some motorists find being asked to leave their driver's license at the gate of a private subdivision a hot topic. If you think that is an issue, you're probably not going to dig how some villages are apparently charging drivers '
“Pangit naman po yun”
In case you missed it, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) laid out its reasons for holding off from reimplementing the number coding scheme last week.Long story short, the agency believes suddenly reimplementing the measure while the capital's public transportation
Goals
If we're being honest, the lighting situation on many Philippine roads leaves much to be desired. It isn't just that a lot of thoroughfares are poorly lit, either-sometimes, visibility is hit or miss as one end of a street
It seems to be the case
On Thursday, the Skyway O&M Corporation, operator of the Skyway Stage 3, reported that traffic has been easing on the elevated facility after motorists complained about it during the first day of toll fee collection."We apologize for the inconvenience. While
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