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Five years after, still no justice for Ma’am Chit

Five years after, still no justice for Ma’am Chit

By JAKE SORIANO Photos by LALA ORDENES At first glance, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court looks more like a church than a court. An..

August 19, 2016
Despite glaring data, road crashes ‘not a public health issue’

Despite glaring data, road crashes ‘not a public health issue’

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL WITH startling clarity, 22-year-old Joshua Broqueza recalls how a split second in his life landed him in a hospital..

August 18, 2016
Speeding but not getting home

Speeding but not getting home

By IRA V. PANGANIBAN Nine days before Christmas three years ago, a Don Mariano bus fell off the Skyway in Bicutan, Taguig and landed on a..

August 12, 2016
Obstructions make some Metro Manila roads disappear 

Obstructions make some Metro Manila roads disappear 

By BRENDA BARRIENTOS-VALLARTA The Senate Committee on Public Services on Wednesday started to hear proposals to grant President Rodrigo..

August 12, 2016
Road Safety Series No. 3: Navigating the mind of a “road rager”

Road Safety Series No. 3: Navigating the mind of a “road rager”

By RAYMOND GREGORY TRIBDINO ROAD safety is not exclusive to simply engineering good roads and enforcing the rules. A huge part of road..

August 12, 2016
Take your hands off that cellphone

Take your hands off that cellphone

By IRA V. PANGANIBAN RARE is a Filipino driver involved in a car crash while using his cellphone that would admit  that his using of the..

August 1, 2016
Education, not humiliation, for drunk drivers

Education, not humiliation, for drunk drivers

By MICHAEL JOE T. DELIZO   RC Rodriguez, 28, is one lucky guy. He has figured in more than one road crash while driving under the..

August 1, 2016
So many drunk drivers, so few breathalyzers

So many drunk drivers, so few breathalyzers

By DINNA LOUISE C. DAYAO One day in December 2015, Dr. Carol Araullo was riding a pick-up that was cruising on Commonwealth Avenue...

August 1, 2016
Penalizing Distracted Driving

Penalizing Distracted Driving

Tinkering with your cellphone while driving is now punishable by law. The Anti-Distracted Driving Bill lapsed into law in July 21...

July 28, 2016
Solving the transport crisis: Drivers, drugs and Duterte

Solving the transport crisis: Drivers, drugs and Duterte

Text and video by LUCILLE SODIPE One of the transport-related problems the Duterte administration is facing is drug use among drivers.

July 24, 2016
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