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STREETLIFE
Chorizo or outer space?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 9, 2022 - 12:00am
It was supposed to be a joke. Or so said Étienne Klein, renowned physicist at France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission when he shared the image of the spicy Spanish sausage on Twitter last...
Transport modernization Part 2 – What is mobility?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Last month, we took a glimpse at the government’s so-called public transport modernization program, which is really geared towards environmental sustainability in reducing its carbon footprint.
The “Libreng Sakay” mirage
by Nigel Paul Villarete - July 19, 2022 - 12:00am
And here we go again --the “Libreng Sakay” dilemma.
Transport modernization
by Nigel Paul Villarete - July 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Last week I said: “Cebu’s skyline rose rapidly but our public transportation has remained the same in the last 50 years.”
Metropolis Part 2 - World urbanization
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 28, 2022 - 12:00am
Last week we compared two images, even if these were only imaginary ones Cebu’s horizon in the 1970’s and today, 2020’s.
Metropolis - Part 1
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 21, 2022 - 12:00am
They say you have to look from afar if you want to see the whole picture.
Financial and/or economic viability
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 15, 2022 - 12:00am
When people start talking about big-ticket infrastructure projects, we always hear the descriptors advantageous financially and economically in the same sentence, as if they’re the same thing.
Car-centric Cebu City
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The reason people in government are so obsessed with traffic congestion is an inner frame of mind and a planning philosophy which is characterized as “car-centric.”
Treating COVID-19 with Paracetamol
by Nigel Paul Villarete - May 31, 2022 - 12:00am
No, this is not about pneumonia, nor is this about Paracetamol either.
Mobility and the CCLEX
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 24, 2022 - 12:00am
I had an animated online exchange of ideas with an excited CCLEX user a few days after the link opened.
Transit Service Contracting (for laymen) Part 5 - The institutional dilemma
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Last week, we ended up saying, “Service contracting requires a specific institutional reality to execute, something which DOTr and LTFRB do not have.”
Transit Service Contracting (for laymen) Part 4 – Where are we now?
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
This is a late addition to a three-part series I wrote in August 2020.
Local mobility and accessibility
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 26, 2022 - 12:00am
The recent dysfunction of provincial buses going into and out of Metro Manila last week is a perfect example of how the government oftentimes mismanages public service by sheer absence of coordination.
God in the coming elections
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 12, 2022 - 12:00am
What are the traits or qualities that we look for in a presidential candidate during elections?
Citom to CCTO
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Over 10 years ago, two “reorganizational” ordinances were passed in Cebu City.
The ambiguity of sustainability
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 29, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s one of those words that people keep bantering about --sustainability.
Proof of parking space
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Proposals like this crop up every once in a while. This time coming from a Cebu City barangay (Labangon), in the form of a resolution, submitted to the City Council for review.
Jeepney fare increase (again)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 15, 2022 - 12:00am
“P14 minimum PUJ fare pushed.” This came up in many of the news reports in Cebu a few days ago, both in print and digital media.
Ukraine and Russia
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - March 8, 2022 - 12:00am
If there’s anything that I feel about the current state of Ukraine being invaded by Russia, it’s pure sadness and pity.
Still no BRT
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - February 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Or so declared in a news item last Sunday.
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