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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…

Vizconde: This is a 2nd massacre

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—“This is like a second massacre. Until when will we suffer? Now you know the plight of a victim of the justice system. Why should we still have faith?” Lauro Vizconde said moments after he heard the Supreme Court.

The widower’s knees wobbled and his nephews had to help him to a nearby sofa as TV news crews jostled to record a final devastating blow to his search for justice since his wife and two children were brutally stabbed to death in his ParaƱaque home in 1991.

“This is it! This is what I have feared all along. All is lost,” the 72-year-old sobbed as relatives and members of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) rushed to his three-bedroom bungalow at the upper middle-class BF Homes subdivision.

“My God! Where else can we seek justice? I have done my best, why are they scared to give it to us,” Vizconde’s voice shook as he said this in Filipino.

“They were declared innocent by our good justices. This shows that the Supreme Court was bought,” he said, repeating his charges that Senior Justice Antonio Carpio had influenced the outcome of the ruling.


Full story here.

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