MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued on Monday show-cause orders against two busway consortiums operating along Edsa over failure to deploy the sufficient number of buses and “persistent reports” of non-payment of drivers’ and conductors’ salaries. This, the LTFRB noted, is despite the fact that the two consortiums were […]
Before the pandemic, my normal everyday route going to my workplace was riding a jeep from my residence and taking an ordinary bus ride on Edsa. Chasing after and riding ordinary buses along Edsa is very hazardous. One needs to have strong and athletic legs because buses would often stop just for a few seconds […]
Thinking aloud in my last column, I wished that younger Filipino historians would dig up the primary source materials on Ferdinand Marcos and the Marcos period (1965-1986), now declassified in the US National Archives and elsewhere, I kick myself for having failed to interview participants in the events of martial law in 1972 and Edsa […]
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to conduct reblocking and repairs on portions of Edsa, C-5 Road and España Boulevard in Metro Manila this weekend. In a traffic advisory, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that the DPWH road reblocking will begin on Friday, Oct. 1, 11 […]
If ever there was a place where time stands still, it must be on Edsa—during rush hour on a rainy weekday, the shopping frenzy a few days before Christmas, on the international date night that is Valentine’s Day and definitely in front of SM Megamall. The shiny 12-meter “Time” statue of an anthropomorphic figure in […]
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to conduct reblocking and repair works on portions of Edsa, the C-5 Road, and España Boulevard over the weekend. In a traffic advisory, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that the DPWH road repairs will start on Friday, Sept. 17, at […]
Alex Gonzaga fell victim to snatchers, who grabbed her cellphone while driving along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Makati city. The actress-vlogger recounted the incident to her fans through her Facebook page yesterday, Aug. 25. Fortunately, she was able to recover her cellphone with the help of authorities from Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati. “Got […]
A month after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) suspended its free ride program in Edsa Busway, the agency on Thursday maintained that the operations of rail and bus lines along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue remained organized despite the recent traffic congestion. The DOTr said that despite the suspension of the free ride program, more […]
MANILA, Philippines — The number of vehicles on Edsa has reached 399,000 daily which is already nearing pre-pandemic levels, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairperson Benhur Abalos Jr. said Thursday. Abalos in a televised briefing that this is just 6,000 away from data in July 2019 at 405,000 cars. “Ito po’y kinuha namin noong July […]
MANILA, Philippines — Some lanes on both the northbound and southbound side of the Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) near the North Avenue in Quezon City would be closed for 80 successive nights due to the construction of the common rail station. The Quezon City government announced that the lane closure, which would give way […]
The MMDA unveiled an emergency lay-by area along Edsa where motorcycle riders can seek temporary shelter safely during heavy downpour.
MANILA, Philippines—A child died after he was hit by the same bus he threw rocks on Edsa in Ortigas early on Thursday (July 8). The bus was traversing the northbound lane of the Edsa bus carousel when the child allegedly threw rocks at the bus, which broke part of its windshield, the InterAgency Council for […]
Throughout the four historic days of the People Power revolution in 1986, the Philippine Daily Inquirer was at the forefront of the reportage as the events unfolded one-by-one.
Sections of a nondescript concrete building on MacArthur Highway in Barangay Dakila in the City of Malolos bore bullet holes from 29 years back. On one of its panels, a proud name, written in blue paint, has started to fade and is barely readable.
RADIO ADDRESS OF ARCHBISHOP JAIME CARDINAL SIN Calling on the military to not use violence against the people Radio Veritas February 23, 1986, 3:07 a.m. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, this is Cardinal Sin speaking. I appeal to you all once again for sobriety and calm. Let us not be provoked by selfish […]
RADIO ADDRESS OF ARCHBISHOP JAIME CARDINAL SIN Calling on Filipinos to support Ramos and Enrile Radio Veritas February 22, 1986, 11 p.m. My dear people, this is a very critical time for our country. (Defense) Minister (Juan Ponce) Enrile and General Ramos have expressed their position with respect to the legitimacy of the [Marcos] government. […]
Filipinos all over the country were practically glued to Radio Veritas, which was the only radio station that dared to give a blow-by-blow account of the unfolding siege at Edsa in February 1986.
The Edsa People Power Revolt on Feb. 22 to 25, 1986, had a cast of thousands, many of them political and military figures who remain familiar names in recent headlines. From being Marcos allies, many have shifted loyalties to become rebel forces who, thanks to their burnished image during Edsa, were later elected local officials, senators and even President.