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In a concerted bid to ease the anticipated traffic during the holiday season, shopping mall operators, water utility and telecommunication companies, together with government agencies, have devised plans on how to mitigate the problem. In a meeting held at the MMDA headquarters yesterday, October 22, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) …

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The traffic in Cebu has become so bad that Senator Joel Villanueva is calling for the Regional Office-7 of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to ramp up the awareness of Republic Act No. 11165, or the Telecommuting Law, and encourage the private sector “to develop and implement telecommuting …

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A total of 97 local government units (LGUs) failed to comply with the campaign to clear roads and sidewalks of obstructions nationwide, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said. “Following the strenuous validation efforts of the DILG, 97 LGUs all over the country which were non-compliant will …

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Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the government continues to work on resolving the horrendous traffic situation in Metro Manila despite the lack of emergency powers the administration had requested. He also maintained that there is no “mass transport crisis” in the country but rather a problem in traffic. “Merong traffic crisis pero …

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Traffic can bring out the worst in drivers. It’s more than enough to let courtesy and manners take a backseat on their vehicles.  Some curse, some get angry, and yes–some get extremely aggressive and cut other cars in front (or behind) them. However, just when all hope is lost towards …

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Senator Grace Poe proposed during the Senate hearing on Thursday, October 3, the possibility of providing business-class train coaches for the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) to help lessen traffic congestion around the Metro. “May nagsabi sa akin. Ewan ko if this is something you can consider. But habang ginagawa ninyo …

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House Bill 5636

The House Panel has approved the proposal to create a Traffic Crisis Inter-Agency Management Council to merge all transport and traffic policies in the country. Filed as House Resolution No. 353, its implementation seeks to improve the continuous traffic problem that has been plaguing Metro Manila. The council will include …

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Frustration. Helplessness. Anger. Really, it’s not difficult to guess what goes on in the minds of ambulance drivers when they’re stuck in traffic. Just ask ambulance driver and paramedic Joseph Laylo, who lost a patient during traffic : “You feel empty. It is as if you were not given a …

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DPWH

Here are the roads that will undergo reblocking and repairs this payday weekend starting 11 PM tonight, August 30, until Monday, September 2, 5 AM. SOUTHBOUND: 1. EDSA cor. Bulacan St. to Philam (1st lane from center island)2. EDSA Eugenio Lopez – Timog MRT Station Lagarian Creek to Arayat Cubao3. …

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Traffic Engineer Rene Santiago didn’t mince words when asked about his opinion on the ‘One-Way EDSA plan’: “I assure you, ‘pag inimplement natin ‘yan, we might be able to establish the Guinness World Record with China for 12 days of gridlock.” What’s more, it’s “stupid” and “ridiculous,” a measure which …

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We’re all familiar with speed bumps–they’re literally scattered everywhere here. Designed to slow down cars in high-pedestrian roads, it seems  technology has kept up with these pesky logs after all. Generally, a typical speed bump is made from concrete–asphalt, cement, and the like. But now, they’re made from non-Newtonian fluid–and …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Metro Manila Council (MMC) discussed immediate actions on how to address perennial traffic problems in the metropolis in line with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. In the meeting held last Thursday, July 25, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary …

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The move done by Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso in reclaiming public roads is a good example of ways to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday, Tuesday, July 23–a day after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Año’s …

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año to suspend mayors and governors who refuse to clear public roads to ease traffic congestion in the country. Duterte made the directive during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the joint …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is probing a viral video that showed several vehicles not immediately giving way to an ambulance during an emergency. The video, which was taken in Cabuyao, Laguna last July 5, went viral on social media and has garnered more than 138,000 views and 1,500 …

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