The Chit Estella Road Safety Page

VERA Files trustee and journalism professor Lourdes Chit Estella-Simbulan, a journalist of three decades, was known to the public by her byline Chit Estella. She was killed on the evening of May 13, 2011 when a Universal Guiding Star bus rammed the taxi she was in near the Ayala Technohub on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. This page provides deeper analysis of the causes and impacts of road crashes -- a leading cause of death worldwide. This project is produced under the Bloomberg Initiative Global Road Safety Media Fellowship implemented by the World Health Organization, Department of Transportation and VERA Files.


Chit Estella-Simbulan on what makes an ideal journalism teacher

Simbulan, who would have turned 60 on Aug. 19,…

Vehicle inspection centers riddled with levels of malfunction

For a program that checks if vehicles are…

Inadequate road signs, ‘speeding’ driver factors in Tanay crash

The road condition may have been an important…

Be informed: The new IRR of the Anti Distracted Driving Law

The law's implementing rules and regulation has…

‘Sandwiching’ kids in motorcycle unlawful

It's unlawful and unsafe.

Faulty brakes or human error: Tanay bus crash examined

There was something wrong with Panda Bus No. 8