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.


Putting road safety on the political agenda

Tens of thousands of Filipinos die and are injured…

DOTr develops phone app for reporting road crashes

It allows victims and witnesses to report their…

Bill meant to protect kids in cars gets bicam nod

Children aged 12 years and below will soon be…

Road safety advocates raise public awareness of risks on the road

Nations observe today, Nov 18, the World Day of…

Too many laws, too many crashes: Years-old road safety legislation remains unimplemented

Conflicting pieces of legislation, a lack of…

SAGIGILID: Our metro’s pavements in focus

How safe are our sidewalks for pedestrians?