Every New Year’s Day is a reminder
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
New Year’s Day has come and gone, at least for us who use the Gregorian calendar.
O’ Little Town of Bethlehem
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Christmas carols are blaring all around, but as what we wrote a month ago, many of these do not even proclaim the message of Christmas at all.
Mobility in the new normal Part 6 – The government’s PUJ strategy
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The easiest path to normalizing our society in the post pandemic era, is to install better mobility policies, strategies, and systems.
Mobility in the new normal (Part 3): The cost of social distancing
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
To achieve social distancing in public transportation, basically, we decrease vehicle capacity to around 12-25% (50% for jeepneys), depending on the seating (and standing, if any) configuration.
Mobility in the Post-COVID-19 Age
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, there was a news report hinting on the probable resumption of partial operations of trains and buses in Metro Manila.
The Christ of Christmas
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 24, 2019 - 12:00am
In anybody’s birthday celebration, what we always imagine is a joyous occasion, usually a party with lots of food, drink, and merrymaking, among family and friends.
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.
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).
Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 29, 2019 - 12:00am
As it happens, I have been in some meetings and discussions about “transportation” in the last few days, mostly about looking forward, somewhere in the future, or more specifically, talking about the...
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
We always associate Christmas with peace, or at least wish for it, but the times of Jesus’ birth was far from being peaceful.
Compact cities Part 2: Atlanta and Barcelona
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Whenever the concept of compact cities is discussed, the comparison between Barcelona in Spain and metro Atlanta in Georgia, USA is usually mentioned first.
A taxi driver's story
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - March 20, 2014 - 12:00am
No, this is not a continuation of our column last July 21 which delved on a question the driver of the taxi I was riding on in Manila, asked.
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