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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…

Balat Sibuyas

Here's an ABS-CBN report on the latest uproar Filipinos are making about Korean actress Lee Da Hae making fun of Filipino accents.

As if the Philippines doesn't have more pressing problems. Even something as simple as this, people get up in arms angry about it. We shouldn't take ourselves too seriously. People getting so angry to the point that they call her racist? Racist? Really? For making funny accents? Have you seen fellow Filipinos make fun of Manny Pacquiao's accent?

I don't really see why Filipinos should get angry if she's making a funny accent, I don't speak Korean so I don't know if they actually said Filipino accent. But even if they did, so what? Why should we get angry about a joke? Why do we take ourselves too seriously? Why are we "balat sibuyas"?

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