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.


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Bus commuters are more likely to die in a crash…

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

MALAYA ROAD SAFETY SERIES: Bus crashes deadlier in provinces

Why is this so?

Meet the fellows of the second Road Safety Journalism Fellowship

Eleven journalists were chosen as fellows under…

PUV drivers to undergo refresher course at LTFRB’s academy

“There is a scarcity of qualified professional…

ROAD SAFETY SERIES: Multiple PH road crash databases need integration, tuning

The government has yet to create an integrated…