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.


ROAD SAFETY ISSUE NO. 5: Protecting the Filipino pedestrian

MOST motorists do not consider pedestrians are…

ROAD SAFETY SERIES NO. 4: Distracted driving dissected

“Distracted driving is when you have a beautiful…

The blurry drunk driving situation

The extraordinary thing about Republic Act No.…

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

At first glance, the Quezon City Regional Trial…

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

With startling clarity, 22-year-old Joshua…

Speeding but not getting home

Nine days before Christmas three years ago, a Don…