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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…

Lost Hope Part 2

I had previously put out a list of corruptions that has happened in the Philippines. With the ZTE scam, here's the updated list.

2007 - US$130 million or P5.288 Billion (P40.47 : $1) - ZTE Scam kick back of Benjamin Abalos
2006 - P5 Billion - Dep-Ed Feeding Program (still under investigation as of this writing)
2004 - P1.3 Billion - Poll Automation Deal
2004 - P38 Billion (US$683 Million) - Recovered Marcos Wealth
2004 - P303 Million - Major General Carlos F. Garcia
2003 - P1.1 Billion - Diosdado Macapagal Blvd 2.3Km of road
2003 - P16 Billion - RSBS (Retirement and Separation Benefits System)
2001 - P130 Million - DPWH Vehicle Repair Scam
1998(?) - P5.3 Billion - Tax Credit Scam
1998 - P167 Billion (US$4 Billion $1=P41.97) - IPP Contracts
1995 - P3 Billion - PEA (Public Estates Authority) - Amari Scam
1991 - P10 Billion - Fort Bonifacio Land Scam