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‘Para!’

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The Metro Manila Development Authority’s crackdown on colorum (or unauthorized) buses and other public utility vehicles, with steep fines that run up to P1 million, is the latest sign of an urban traffic system strained to an extreme.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

LTFRB adding to Metro traffic jams

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What’s happening to the directors of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)?

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Manmade calamity

We have suffered other massive traffic jams before, but the gridlock that paralyzed parts of Metro Manila last Monday was nightmarish for two relatively novel reasons.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

A garbage-free papal visit

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Last week, the announcement on Pope Francis’ coming to the Philippines in January made the headlines.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

That mishap on C-5

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We were on the road Monday morning, leaving the house at about 5:30 a.m. so I could catch a 7:50 a.m. flight to Davao on Cebu Pacific. I would usually use the expected hourlong commute from home to airport to catch more zzz’s, but this time, before I drifted off to sleep, my attention was caught by the unusual congestion at that early hour at the foot of the Libis overpass to C-5.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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