Articles about Metro Manila

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,
Remember: The limit is 60kph
Late last month, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that it would be implementing a 60kph speed limit on all of Manila's major roads. Now we know how much the fine is.According to MMDA Regulation No. 19-001, the
“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
*shrugs*
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
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