driving in manila

Driving around Metro Manila in a sedan rental is OK, except for the traffic. The best thing you can do when driving around the Philippines’ most populated city is to be well-informed about the rules and regulations. The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) rolled out new policies this year. Here’s what you need to know. Driver-Only Cars…

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rush hour

Driving around Metro Manila? You’ll have to gear up; the capital’s roads aren’t an easy drive. Just last year, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recorded more than 91,000 traffic sign violations and more than 73,000 obstruction violations. Moreover, highways can’t handle the sheer volume of cars so people spend an average of 66 minutes in gridlock every day.…

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traffic jam in manila

Whether you’re visiting the Philippines for an important business function or a long-awaited tropical vacation, we recommend renting your own vehicle. This way, you control your time and can spontaneously navigate the busy streets whenever you want to. When you rent a car in Manila, however, remember that you aren’t responsible for just the vehicle. As…

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travel itinerary

To travel is to temporarily bid farewell to the hustle and bustle that is your everyday life. And what better place to lose yourself for a moment than in exploring the beauty of the Philippines? It is one of the best ways to relax. For this reason, many choose to splurge on their Philippine vacation,…

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Makati City

An Expat’s Guide to Life in Makati Foreigners staying in the Philippines because of temporary work assignments or who have decided to stay in the country for good are familiar with the country’s warm, welcoming atmosphere and sense of community. Its stable economy, local business culture, and stunning landscapes are all a compelling reason for…

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travel to the philippines

Planning a trip to the Philippines? Before anything else, make sure you’ve ironed out all your entry requirements. Check your passport’s validity and, if necessary, secure all your visas for the entire trip itinerary. Be ready with your return or onward ticket, too, to avoid any issues with immigration. Next are money and budgeting concerns.…

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