“It can be implemented any time”
Speed demons-at least the ones who haven't been exorcized by our horrendous traffic yet-beware: The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is planning to implement a 60kph speed limit on all of Manila's major thoroughfares.MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago
Here are three simple items to help ease the water crisis instead
The picture above was taken by Ian Magbanua, our classics and customs editor. He frequents The La Mesa Watershed Reservation often to hit the MTB trails. What you are looking at is pretty serious.The photo above is how the watershed normally
Will it live up to the hype?
By now you've heard that the Metro Manila Subway project is finally pushing through. It's potentially one of the biggest projects of the government's "Build, Build, Build" program, and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) says as much.DOTr secretary
Courtesy of a viral Facebook post
Have you ever argued with friends who live in the far north or south of Metro Manila over what a reasonable halfway point is between the two areas? I live in Pasig, but I went to high school in the south, so
What was supposed to last almost three years didn't even make it to three days. CNN Philippines reports that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reopened the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge that runs between Mandaluyong and the Rockwell
QC represent!
I think I'm the only one in the Top Gear PH team who drives from the north-Navotas, specifically-to and from work. That's at least 50km a day spent in my car, and it usually takes me two or
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
To be operational in 'a year and a half'
Incoming Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade believes that the solution to our traffic crisis involves cars--cable cars, to be exact. Talk about change.A report by Inquirer.net revealed that Tugade is seriously looking to utilize cable cars to help relieve the
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
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