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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…

News Footage of Egypt from Al Jazeera

If you've been following the news about Egypt, you've probably heard that Al Jazeera has been shot down by the Egyptian government because of its rather comprehensive coverage of the situation.

The Egyptian government was so annoyed by the coverage that they shut down Al Jazeera's Egyptian office making it hard to get news from Al Jazeera about what's going on in Egypt.

Al Jazeera has embarked on a creative way to get its news out by releasing its reports under a Creative Commons license.

The contents are free to use by anyone with just an attribution. They can use the contents for both commercial and non-commercial use.

They even set up a special CC website for it.

Here's a sample of the video available on the site.

Video courtesy of Al Jazeera.

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