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Nigel Paul Villarete
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Longing for Christmas – Part 1
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s that time of the year again. Some may say not yet, but that just depends on one’s perspective, doesn’t it?
Cutting trees
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
At the outset, allow me to state that I support the advocacy and intention of our friend Atty. Benjamin Cabrido when he asked the court to issue a Writ of Kalikasan, to stop the DPWH and the DENR from cutting trees....
Sidewalk vending
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s no question that the president meant well when he issued his call to “reclaim all public roads” and rid them of illegal structures.
Roundabouts
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
If there’s anything I liked in last week’s news, it’s the one about roundabouts, in a theoretical and academic way.
This thing against bicycles
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Promoting the use of bicycles for transportation is a continuing struggle.
Financial or economic?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
When NEDA-ICC evaluates projects as part of its mandate, it does not delve into the nitty-gritty of the feasibility studies themselves, but uses the approved guidelines and procedures, and courses the review along...
The ICC Review and Evaluation Process
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In our last article, we said that the NEDA Investment Coordinating Committee has very specific guidelines and procedures in project evaluation designed to ensure the country gets the best economic gain of our meager...
The Investment Coordinating Committee
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Its full name is the Investment Coordinating Committee, but it is more often known as the NEDA-ICC (or simply, ICC).
Official Development Assistance
by Nigel Paul Villarete - July 30, 2019 - 12:00am
We often hear or read about the term “Official Development Assistance” or ODA. It ordinarily connotes “loans” or “grants” used for huge multi-billion projects.
Streets and user experience
by Nigel Paul Villarete - July 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we asked “What are streets for?” and immediately launched into the concept of “planning for people, not for cars.”
Nuances of Public Transport Services
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
We have so far made some generalizations: First, that all things being equal, people will prefer direct, single trip, home-to-work trips, over a series of inter-connected trips requiring transfers; and second, integrated...
The South Road Properties
by Nigel Paul Villarete - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In Part 1 of this article, we started with its beginnings – how the SRP was just a body of water offshore of Cebu City.
Nuances of Public Transport Services
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In Part 3, we stated that public transport systems can have direct (single-trip) routes, or connected (multiple-trip) routes, requiring transfers.
Nuances of public transport services
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
In last week’s write-up, we talked about speed versus distance.
Anatomy of a work-trip (Part 4)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
How do we make a conventional or traditional public mass transport better? In part 3 (last week), we said if there are any improvements to be done, it will have to be on two aspects --two issues, different solutions...
Anatomy of a work-trip (Part 3)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
How do we make a conventional or traditional public mass transport better? In Parts 1 and 2 of this topic, we looked at the reality of an ordinary Cebuano’s daily trip(s) from home to work.
Anatomy of a work-trip
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we ran through a morning trip of an ordinary Cebuano who doesn’t own a car.
Anatomy of a work-trip
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
In the previous four articles on treating transportation as a service rather than infrastructure, we have emphasized on the importance of the experiential part of transportation itself, especially on each “traveler”...
Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Once the principles and policies of transportation planning are based on services rather than infrastructure, the metrics, targets, and measurements would necessarily change, too.
Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we said that the answer to this question may best be seen in a country’s (or a city’s) transport policy.
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