13 victims of suspected scam intercepted in Manila airport with fake boarding passes to Hong Kong 

Thirteen people wearing identical T-shirts were intercepted by the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers in the Manila airport after they were flagged for presenting fake boarding passes for a trip to Hong Kong, the government agency announced yesterday. “They were also allegedly told to wear T-shirts bearing the name of a herbal product during ...

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Baby on a plane: Dublin-based Filipino nurse helps fellow passenger give birth during flight

Baby on a plane: Dublin-based Filipino nurse helps fellow passenger give birth during flight

Lucky mom, lucky baby. A Filipino nurse helped a woman give birth about 35,000 feet in the air while onboard a Qatar Airways flight bound for Manila on Tuesday. The hero nurse is...

Ride-sharing app drivers go on strike but Grab PH says no impact on operations 

Ride-sharing app drivers go on strike but Grab PH says no impact on operations 

More than 30,000 drivers of ride-sharing app vehicles planned to go on strike against the government’s regulation process today but Southeast Asian tech giant Grab said that...

Transport department to give free train rides to students, waive terminal fees in airports and seaports

Transport department to give free train rides to students, waive terminal fees in airports and seaports

The Philippines’ Department of Transport announced on its Facebook page today that starting July 1, all students including those in vocational schools can ride the MRT-3,...

PH transport department warns against cuddling and kissing while driving

PH transport department warns against cuddling and kissing while driving

Don’t cuddle and drive. That’s the message the Philippines’ Department of Transport (DOTr) gave to an unidentified couple yesterday, whose viral video shows them...

Officials assure Ninoy Aquino International Airport protected from lightning strikes

Officials assure Ninoy Aquino International Airport protected from lightning strikes

The government office responsible for managing the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City assured passengers today that the airport is protected against...

Motorcycle passenger’s body cut in half by 14-wheeler truck after hit-and-run collision

Motorcycle passenger’s body cut in half by 14-wheeler truck after hit-and-run collision

The body of a woman riding on the back of a motorcycle was cut in half by a 14-wheeler truck after a road collision in Manila yesterday morning. The woman has been identified by...

Transport terminals required to provide free internet and restrooms in new law

Transport terminals required to provide free internet and restrooms in new law

Domestic travelers will now have an easier time contacting family and updating their social media accounts with the passage a law that requires transport terminals to provide free...

Philippine Airlines named world’s most improved, ranks #30 in 2019 Skytrax list 

Philippine Airlines named world’s most improved, ranks #30 in 2019 Skytrax list 

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is on a roll. After joining the top 50 best airlines in the world last year, it has just been named the most improved in United Kingdom-based consultancy...

Presidential Spokesman Panelo coy about Duterte strategy for cutting Cubao – Makati travel time to 5 minutes 

Presidential Spokesman Panelo coy about Duterte strategy for cutting Cubao – Makati travel time to 5 minutes 

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo played coy during a meeting with the press today when he was asked about President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to cut travel time...


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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).