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.


Small cars: Cheaper but at what cost?

Inconsistent vehicle-safety standards in the…

Road safety advocates push for bike lanes in the country

Our roads are becoming more and more motorized.

Main road in Pampanga used as parking lot, results in crashes

Private vehicles and large trucks continue to…

Do you wear seat belts inside the UV Express?

Filipinos on the road violate the seat belt use…

DID YOU KNOW? You're insured every time you ride a registered PUV

Road Safety Journalism Fellow Jacque Manabat…

Navigation Apps and the Anti Distracted Driving Law

Road Safety Fellow Miguel Dumaual takes a closer…