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3 Cost Effective Ways to Solve Metro Manila's Traffic Problem

The Facebook page of ANC 24/7 is asking for its reader's suggestion on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem.

This got me thinking, "what is the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem?" It's easy to make suggestions, what's hard is the implementation and the cost of implementation. So what is the the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem and the most cost effective solution?

Punitive Fines
First of all, any implementation will definitely cost money, a lot of money. The cause of the traffic mess is the people themselves so it's only right that those causing the traffic problem should be fined and the fine should hurt. That way, the fines will pay for the cost of enforcing the law.
The fines should start at P500 and goes up every week if you don't pay it within 15 days. To enforce this and prevent people from ignoring the fine. It will be tied to their driver's license or car registration. They cannot renew their d…
"People with goals succeed because they know where they are going... It's
as simple as that." By Earl Nightingale

It is as simple as that. When I have a task to do, I usually finish it faster and better when I write down what my goal is for that particular task than when I don't.

I remember on my very first job, when I worked for an Internet Service Provider. I was hired as a technical support personnel. As a technical support personnel, my job was to go out and set up our client's computers for the Internet. That was when setting up an Internet connection was all manually done.

I hated that work, the travel was a pain with all the traffic, pollution and heat in Manila. I wanted to become a system administrator and stay in the office.

But the only people who were given the job as system administrators where those who studied computer science and knows how to program. I know a little bit of programming but I was not a computer science graduate.

So I made a decision tha…
Here's a couple of quotes

On Success

You become what you think about - By Earl Nightingale

The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear - Brian Tracy

Its not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not. - Denis Waitley

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. - Thomas Jefferson

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength or a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. - Unknown

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. - Unknown

You may be disappointed if you fail; but you are doomed if you don't try. - Beverly Sills

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. - Henry Ford

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. - "The Success Collection"

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practi…