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.

Cycling: Not fun in the Philippines

The Philippines is not bicycle-friendly.

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Pride could be the single most important factor…

Bataan mini buses torn between safety and livelihood over new law

Mini bus drivers and operators are conflicted over…

Bus age a factor in crashes

Bus commuters are more likely to die in a crash…

MALAYA ROAD SAFETY SERIES: Understanding driving during, after earthquakes

What to do if you're on the road when an…

MALAYA ROAD SAFETY SERIES: Bus crashes deadlier in provinces

Why is this so?