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.


An Open Letter to Spkr Pantaleon Alvarez et al: Do you really want to deter drunk driving in the Philippines?

I am writing you as a citizen who is deeply…

Random testing for drunk drivers in the PHL: Yes or no?

You’re driving along, minding your own business,…

ROAD SAFETY SERIES NO. 6: Creating a most potent mix for a driving disaster

Statistics are clear. Driving under the influence…

ROAD SAFETY SERIES NO. 5: Child safety not a major concern for drivers, riders

THERE are just too many incidents of children…

Texting while driving continues despite law

More than two months after Republic Act 10913 or…

ROAD SAFETY ISSUE NO. 5: Protecting the Filipino pedestrian

MOST motorists do not consider pedestrians are…