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

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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…

Batibot Returns

The popular Filipino children's show in the 80's aimed at pre-schoolers returns after 22 years. TV5 has been granted the right to air the show.

In an interview, Sienna Olaso popularly known as Ate Sienna said, “This is something that today’s youth needs. Socio-cultural values like pagmamano and the use of ‘po’ and ‘opo’ should be taught constantly.”

The shows main puppets "Pong Pagong" and "Kiko Matsing" will not be returning due to licensing issues with Sesame Workshop.

Other popular characters will be returning like Manang Bola and the show will introduce new characters.

This is wonderful news as the new generation of Filipino children really need to learn something better than watching noontime shows. Values is something that should be taught constantly.

For those of you who have nostalgia. Here's a video of the opening sequence of Batibot.

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