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.


In Metro Manila, more pedestrians die during the Christmas season

Road crashes involving pedestrians commonly happen…

Beyond EDSA and Commonwealth, other crash-prone QC roads need more enforcers

In the deadliest hours, the streets are clear of…

New guidebook helps journalists produce better road safety stories

“Framing road safety as a public health concern…

Seat belt law: the most violated road rule in PH

Data show that too few motorists wear seat belts.

PHOTOS: Remembering road crash victims

Commemorating World Day of Remembrance for Road…

Skyway: a dangerous highway?

Three public buses and one shuttle bus have fallen…