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,
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
“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
Do you agree with this take?
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is standing firm with its decision not to reimplement the number coding scheme, saying doing so may compromise the safety of the capital's commuters. In a statement, the agency pointed out that while the volume
Definitely not a good look
Well, this definitely isn't a good look for the underground motorbike ride-hailing industry.In a Facebook post, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic chief Bong Nebrija shared that agency enforcers recently apprehended a habal-habal rider along EDSA. A distressed
Heads up
Are you liking the absence of Metro Manila's number coding scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, enjoy it while it lasts, because it might only be a matter of time before it returns.In a recent radio interview with ABS-
Keep this in mind when you renew your registration
Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVIC) are back-well, sort of. These facilities never really disappeared, but they were left in limbo earlier this year when authorities decided to remove them as a requirement for Land Transportation Office (LTO) registration. This is
SMC begins collecting toll fees today
Have you been a Skyway Stage 3 regular since the new piece of infrastructure opened late in 2020? If so, you're probably at a crossroads now, as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has begun collecting toll fees after letting motorists use the
Is that your final answer?
Looks like this matter is settled, at least for now: It will be up to local government units (LGUs) to decide whether or not travelers entering their jurisdiction will be required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test.That's
Time to get some cardio in
It looks like using the newly opened BGC-Ortigas Bridge isn't going to be as straightforward as advertised-at least if you're a pedestrian.Images showing steps being built for pedestrians to climb up onto the new piece of infrastructure
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