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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…

Manny Pacquiao - From fight rings to the people’s House

From the Philippine Online Chronicles.

Would the legendary boxing champion from the Philippines perform better in public service as a neophyte Congressman?

First-termer Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, elected Sarangani representative last May, is ready for his much anticipated fight against Mexican American boxer Antonio "Tijuana Tornado" Margarito on November 13 in Dallas, Texas. At the same time, Pacquiao seems to be keen on his responsibilities as a public servant.

Pacquiao has been in office for only three months but he has already authored/co-authored at least 21 bills and resolutions while learning the ropes as a member of the House of Representatives. He is a member for the majority in 11 committees and is a vice chairperson of the Committees on Millennium Development Goals and Youth and Sports Development.

He immediately took up various issues in Congress, such as: human rights, health, education, national security and concerns of youth, women and other marginalized sectors. He proposed the establishment of breast care centers in every region of the country, the establishment of a provincial public hospital in Sarangani, the prohibition of text or SMS spamming. He also called for support for struggling overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially the victims of human trafficking.

In his first privilege speech before the plenary, he expressed his ardent desire to help the poor and to help realize the developmental aspirations of the people of Sarangani.

Read the rest of the article at the Philippine Online Chronicles.

I must say I'm quite impressed. 21 bills and resolutions as a first timer? I think that's more than what President Noynoy did in his entire term as a senator.


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