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 as well as the Global Road Safety Partnership.


Road safety advocates support 30 kph speed limits in commercial, residential areas

Speeding is the biggest contributor to road crash…

Still no justice for journalist Chit Estella 10 years after fatal road crash

Her death was reported as an “accident,” but the…

Delays in service contracting program hinder dignified commute and livelihood: transport workers

Many transport workers, who have not benefited…

DOTr, private sector push for safe cycling with bike manual

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) launched…

Calls for the construction of protected bike lanes grow louder

Biking enthusiasts continue to advocate for the…

The CRS law is for the child’s protection

A car seat or CRS that is appropriate to a kid’s…