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The Cost of Traffic Congestion(Part 2 - The social costs)
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, we laid out the basic considerations in the estimation of the costs of traffic congestion in terms of transport.
The Cost of Traffic Congestion
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
We are often jolted by news stating P3.5 billion is lost daily due to traffic congestion in Metro Manila.
A torn curtain
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - March 27, 2018 - 12:00am
In the usual observance of Lent, we usually don't remember this tiny detail -the temple curtain being torn.
Land use and transport
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, we wrote about trips -that traffic congestion is caused by their overabundance vis-a-vis the capacities of our roads, and not necessarily by the number of cars.
Land use and transport
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
An interesting proposition last week prompted me to revisit two articles in 2011: "Build schools near where we live."
The hailing apps: Fake news or not?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In Part 1 of this write-up last week, the main question we asked was "do ride-hailing apps address the issue of traffic congestion?"
The Hailing Apps: Fake news or not?
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Nothing has revolutionized urban transportation nowadays as much as the so-called hailing apps -Uber, Lyft, Grab, Hailo, or Easy Taxi, among others.
Habal-habal Part 4 - Breaking the impasse
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
At the end of the day, the singular determinant on the habal-habal issue is legal in nature, and government is left with no recourse but to address it squarely.
Habal-habal Part 3 - The issue of safety
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A lot of objections on the formal legalization of habal-habal dwell on the issue of safety. I say "formal legalization" because that is what is needed for it to become an officially accepted denomination of public...
Habal-habal Part 2 - The need for two-wheelers
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Last month, when the issue on Angkas first surfaced, we wrote about the need for the habal-habal.
From Nazareth to Bethlehem
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 2, 2018 - 12:00am
It can be summed up into one simple truth -God fulfills his promises! Even if many of us doubt it, or refuse to believe it, or even if we are not even aware of it, or simply don't care.
The manger -the humility of Jesus
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Around 700 years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah already foretold of his coming.
Habal-habal: Is it needed? (Part 1)
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - December 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
My first "habal-habal" ride was back in 1997. While doing the master plan of Kapalong, (Davao del Norte), and we needed to visit every barangay for consultations. Gupitan was a special challenge because it is the...
Equality in transport services (Part 2 - Services)
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - November 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Last week, we postulated that the goal of government in transport is to move the most number of people within the least reasonable time at the lowest cost possible (people, time, cost).
Equality in transport services
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
In a truly democratic society, services are equally distributed to all citizens...
The cost of housing and transport
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - November 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
A few years ago, we wrote about the cost of transportation.
Poverty and democracy
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - October 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
In February 17, 2011, R.A. Washington wrote in The Economist, an article entitled "Government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich."
Poverty and inequality
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
All of us may have different opinions on what the government is and what is its purpose for the people it governs.
MNTC inks contract for NLEX-SLEX connection
by Louella Desiderio - November 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) unit Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) has signed the concession agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the eight-kilometer (km) North Luzon...
Do we want to ban plastics? (Part 3)
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - November 20, 2016 - 12:00am
So what really do we want to ban with plastics?
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