It's better than it sounds
For a lot of people, Holy Week signals the start of an epic road trip. Maybe you want to visit your family or relatives out of town, or you want to gather up the squad for the #wanderlust #blessed trip that will
There are countries where traffic is worse
By the time you're reading this, I should be back home--a place where I've dreaded returning to after spending close to a year reading horror stories about traffic, floods and criminals on Facebook. I've prayed hard for another
At least for today
We've lost count of the number of times people sent us angry messages complaining about that stretch on Ortigas Avenue in front of La Salle Greenhills. The issue, of course, involves those cars taking up two lanes of the road, waiting
Convenience for Metro Manila motorists
Let's face it: The one thing that sucks when we get issued a traffic violation ticket by an MMDA traffic officer is the inconvenience of having to go to the agency's headquarters to settle the fine. That's the one
And learn how to produce them
Back in March, we posted the above photo--a long-exposure image of EDSA--on our Facebook page. Also called slow-shutter photography, the process produces pretty amazing visuals. We found the picture so amazing, in fact, that we had to ask
Did you make your mom happy today?
By now, you must be quite familiar with the MMDA's May Huli Ba website, the agency's new online facility that lets motorists conveniently check if their plate number has any unsettled traffic violations as recorded via the no-contact apprehension
Perfect lines for the lovelorn
Pick your poison: unrequited love or ruined romance? They're two of the most poignant of all human experiences, and almost everyone can relate to them--precisely why hugot lines became so popular. So to ensure that its new May Huli Ba
Laugh all you want
So, the MMDA's May Huli Ba website is a hit. The agency's new online facility for traffic-violation verification got so much traffic when we announced it this morning that it kept crashing. The funny replies people get when they
For everyone's peace of mind
As you know, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has put in effect its no-contact apprehension policy, which means you can now be cited for a traffic violation through the agency's network of CCTV cameras scattered throughout the metro, without a
Project is called Na-HuliCam Ka Ba?
Understandably, the Metro Manila Development Authority's decision to re-implement its no-contact apprehension policy has been met with an avalanche of questions and criticism on social media.One of the most prominent issues motorists have with the policy is how
Myths about the no-contact apprehension
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority officially restarted its "No Physical Contact Apprehension Program" (or No Contact Program) today, April 15. This means that starting today, motorists violating traffic laws and regulations can be cited and penalized for their violation even if they
11 answers you need to know
You already know that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will begin implementing no-contact apprehension tomorrow, April 15. That means motorists who commit a traffic violation will no longer be flagged down by MMDA officers. The good thing is that corrupt traffic
It pays to be informed
As previously reported, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will start implementing its "no-contact apprehension" policy tomorrow, April 15. This means you will no longer be necessarily flagged down by an MMDA officer if you commit a traffic violation. If you get
It pays to just stay home
Holy Week. That official time of the year when many of us plan the most epic of road trips--either to reunite with province-based relatives or simply to escape the stressful city life we live 24/7. Funny, however, that those
Because it's a jungle out there
One thing that's traumatic for me about my college days at the De La Salle University was algebra. Memorizing those mathematical formulas looked as easy as remembering phone numbers of girlfriends, but numbers aren't really my cup of tea. Simply
For the construction of Binondo Arch
If you're coming from Lawton or Padre Burgos Avenue going toward Binondo through Jones Bridge in Manila, don't be surprised if you're rerouted to Escolta. That's because the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit has closed off the section
To improve traffic flow
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has reportedly improved the traffic situation at the intersection of EDSA, West Avenue and North Avenue by widening the roads and erecting "bikini-type" median islands in the area "to avoid vehicle conflict."The northbound and southbound
Direct contrast to EDSA
Earlier today, we shared a couple of photos showing how congested EDSA was yesterday, Maundy Thursday. The kilometric traffic jam was caused by the scheduled reblocking works that DPWH is currently doing along the highway. By contrast, Makati City's central business
Yep, that now-infamous Straits Times reporter
Yesterday, a Filipino correspondent for The Straits Times (a Singaporean newspaper) by the name of Raul Dancel, finally got the attention of his countrymen when he wrote a vilifying piece titled, "Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place."In the
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