It also recommends closure of malls
Going out for drinks, partying, or nightlife, in general, is now out of the questions amidst the Philippine government's fight to contain the spread of COVID-19.The Metro Manila Council has announced it will be imposing a curfew within Metro
Is this too drastic a measure?
As of several hours ago today, March 9, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) says the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country is 20. The government has also already declared a nationwide state of public health emergency. Now,
Fast cars and dark roads don’t mix
Early morning drives are supposed to be calm and relaxing-a time to plug in a chill playlist, gather your thoughts, and think behind the wheel. Unfortunately for us in the city, 2019 data suggests the wee hours of the day are
Resulting in 394 recorded fatalities throughout the year
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has already released the full Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) annual report for 2019, so it's time to see how much safer or more dangerous the roads in the metro have become
It’s a sad reality we live in
The Internet is a gold mine of artwork, and we stumbled across a self-taught digital artist named Paul Timothy Sabado, aka Sab, a 17-year-old student who makes the most relatable pixel art about real-life situations in the city.
The MTRO will be abolished
The Manila City government made quite the announcement today, as it called for the abolition of the Manila Tricycle Regulatory Office (MTRO).According to a report by Inquirer.net, city mayor Isko Moreno stated the order during a recent flag-raising ceremony. "
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
Good news, non-smokers
When the government issued a nationwide ban on smoking in public places, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vapes were left out of the equation-the crackdown focused only on traditional cigarettes.That has since changed, however, because the Department of Health has
Other drivers might find these useful, too
As a person who's lived outside of the metro in the first 23 years of his existence, I consider myself a promdi. People like me-those who only learned to drive around humble streets of small towns-may understand how daunting
“Mayors must exercise their power and put their foot down”
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging Metro Manila mayors to get tough on barangay captains who fail to keep their roads free of obstructions."We have been deluged by complaints from the people about barangay captains who
A lot has to happen before September ends
The ultimatum is now official: The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has announced that starting today, Metro Manila mayors have 60 days to clear their cities' roads of obstructions. By our count, the deadline falls on September 26, 2019."This
A tight deadline for a tough task
During President Rodrigo Duterte's 2019 State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22, he ordered the reclamation of all public roads that are being used by private entities, specifically to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of
Around 300 deployed units will be pulled out from the city streets
NOTE: This is an ongoing story. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) released a statement saying its general manager Jojo Garcia was referring to e-bikes-not e-trikes-when he made a comment that these vehicles are classified as 'toys&#
More good news for the locals
The latest move in the Manila city government's efforts to restore order in its streets is a crackdown against the illegal collection of parking fees across the city.According to a report from ABS-CBN News, the local government of Manila
Calm roads and walkways are always pleasant to see
We recently took to the streets of Quiapo to see for ourselves just how much the road situation in the area has improved. This time around, we took a trip to another major Manila City thoroughfare, Taft Avenue, to check if there
Thanks for the heads-up
Planning to rush over to Manila for a quick meeting with a client, despite inclement weather? Getting ready to push through with a Friday night out in Makati following a deluge? Yeah, you might want to reconsider.Waze has tagged Manila, Makati,
We walked down there to see things firsthand
A new set of government officials finally took to their posts at the turn of last month, including Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno, whose agenda includes cleaning up the streets of his beautiful albeit congested city.A photo from GMA News,
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