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.


Safety or availability: Legalizing motorcycle taxis in the Philippines

The use of "habal-habal" as a legal public utility…

Road Board abolition impasse, other road safety woes seen to carry over into 2019

As the year comes to a close, the abolition of the…

Road crashes now top global killer of kids and young adults

“This is the most chilling, most heartbreaking…

Putting road safety on the political agenda

Tens of thousands of Filipinos die and are injured…

DOTr develops phone app for reporting road crashes

It allows victims and witnesses to report their…

Bill meant to protect kids in cars gets bicam nod

Children aged 12 years and below will soon be…