Duterte gives up on EDSA, says he needs emergency powers to solve traffic problem

It looks like we’ll be stuck with EDSA’s massive traffic for the next couple of years because Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday to just let EDSA stay the same for another 20 years. Uhh, no-can-do’s-ville, dear president. That’s not going to sit well with drivers and commuters who use the metro’s busiest thoroughfare daily. The ...

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Flights canceled due to typhoon Mangkhut; areas put under signal number three

Flights canceled due to typhoon Mangkhut; areas put under signal number three

The Philippines is bracing for the arrival of typhoon Mangkhut, also known by its international name Ompong. Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced today that several...

15 people dead after overloaded jeepney falls into ravine  

15 people dead after overloaded jeepney falls into ravine  

Fifteen people have died in Balbalan, Kalinga after the jeepney they were riding fell off a ravine yesterday afternoon. Kalinga is a province in the northern highlands of Luzon...

DOTr, LTFRB say motorcycle booking app Angkas is unsafe, only after profit

DOTr, LTFRB say motorcycle booking app Angkas is unsafe, only after profit

While many are happy that motorcycle booking app Angkas will soon be back on the roads, one government department isn’t as ecstatic. The Department of Transportation...

Think Metro Manila traffic is bad? Authorities say it’s about to get worse 

Think Metro Manila traffic is bad? Authorities say it’s about to get worse 

Brace yourselves, everyone. If you think Metro Manila’s traffic is bad now, well it’s about to get worse in the coming months. This warning came straight from the...

Motorcycle booking app Angkas makes a comeback

Motorcycle booking app Angkas makes a comeback

Those who have had enough of long lines at the MRT and the hectic traffic along major thoroughfares are about to get back another transportation option that’s been on the...

VIRAL: Street kids steal jeepney driver’s earnings

VIRAL: Street kids steal jeepney driver’s earnings

Driving the whole day under the hot Manila sun is hard enough as it is, but having to fend off thieves makes things a lot worse. Facebook user Denmark Bernardo shared a chilling...

Bird stops plane from taking off after getting sucked into its engine

Bird stops plane from taking off after getting sucked into its engine

Look, it’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s … a bird in an airplane’s engine. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Davao manager Agnes...

All Aboard: New Cavite to Alabang P2P buses start operations

All Aboard: New Cavite to Alabang P2P buses start operations

Cavite residents, rejoice. Traveling to Alabang is now a tad easier. MetroExpress Point-to-Point Bus Service announced on Monday that they are servicing two newly opened P2P...

Xiamen Air to pay at least PHP15 million for runway fiasco at Ninoy Aquino Int’l

Xiamen Air to pay at least PHP15 million for runway fiasco at Ninoy Aquino Int’l

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is asking China-based Xiamen Air to pay PHP15 million (more than US$280,925) as the agency’s initial compensation for...


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Coconuts Manila Transportation

In a place like Manila, where roads are too narrow, rules are too vague and traffic enforcers sometimes power trip, drivers and commuters can passionately go on and on about the terrible traffic situation in the metropolis. Hot tip: One of the easiest ways to start a conservation with Filipinos is by talking about the notorious traffic jams along EDSA, where drivers get stuck on the road for as much as three or four hours on a regular basis. We ourselves see the problem. Coconuts Manila has reported about traffic jams, road accidents, construction announcements, flight delays and government road rules. We even took a shot of people walking on the MRT railway when the train broke down in May 2016 (That viral photo made it to front page of a broadsheet!). TBH, we rarely encounter good news about transportation, but hey, we post stuff that will help you survive the roads (like the schedule of the next road closure).