A September 2019 navigation software study by Waze found that because of the traffic woes in the country, Filipinos will need five minutes to travel a one-kilometer stretch of road. This figure increases the possibility that Metro Manila will be named the worst city in the world to drive in for the second year in a row. The Development Authority of Metro Manila (MMDA) pointed to the number of vehicles
On Tuesday, the chairperson of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority missed a Senate investigation into the provincial bus ban of his agency, which last week caused gridlocks on EDSA. Instead of attending a memorandum of contract signing which could not be delayed, MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said the general manager of his agency, Jojo Garcia. Sen. Grace Poe, who led the investigation as Chair of the Public Services
A part of Skyway Stage 3 was partly launched on Monday, July 22 from Buendia in Makati City to Paco in Manila. The section of Buendia-Paco is 3.7 kilometers away, with the exit via the Plaza Dilao Ramp. One northbound lane and one southbound lane were opened out of a total of 6 lanes. Secretary for Public Works and Highways Mark Villar said this would ease traffic congestion in Buendia.
As the Philippines’ long weekend draws to a close, numerous motorists last Sunday are travelling back to Metro Manila, causing parts of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to experience heavy traffic. As of 3:16 PM of Sunday, heavy traffic was reported in the northbound lane of SLEX in Calamba toll plaza and Alabang viaduct with the line of vehicles ending at Calamba Interchange and Susana Heights
As for Maria Eloisa Bantique, traversing through the beelines of smoke-belching cars in Manila to find a driver keen on purchasing car knick-knacks is a necessary means of making a living. This mother of seven is one of many street vendors who work through the Philippine capital’s notoriously congested roads and highways every day, turning what is otherwise a drain on the country’s economy into their main source of income.