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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…

SM Olongapo - Comedy Elevator

A very funny elevator attendant at SM Olongapo.

Jeane Napoles 21st Birthday Party (Sosyal)

Jeane Napoles, 23, the younger daughter of Janet Lim-Napoles (was named the person behind an alleged multi-billion-peso pork barrel scam)

The controversy put the young lady's lifestyle -- lavish by most standards -- in the spotlight.

It is a lifestyle fit for Hollywood. The only question is, whether the money was earned honestly or whether it was taxpayers money.

Fernando Amorsolo - Biography and Paintings of the Philippines' First National Artist in Painting

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Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972) is one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. Born in Paco, Manila, he earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909.


He is the Philippines' first National Artist in Painting (1972), the so-called "Grand Old Man of Philippine Art", Amorsolo earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909 and entered the University of the Philippines' (UP) School of Fine Arts. He graduated with honors from the UP in 1914 and got study grant in Madrid, Spain. He was also able to visit New York, where he encountered postwar impressionism and cubism, which would be major influences on his work. The following are just a few of Amorsolo's work.

Fernando Amorsolo became popular because of his illuminated landscapes and his …

Daimos

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I found some screenshots of Daimos. This was one of my most favorite robot shows back in the day.


Here's the opening theme of Daimos.

18 Again! - 1988 Teen Comedy Movie

18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of unrelated films, including Like Father Like Son, Vice Versa, and the Italian film Da grande, produced in the late 1980s involving a similar plotline.

Jack Watson (George Burns) is a millionaire playboy who is about to turn 81 just as his grandson David (Charlie Schlatter) is about to turn 18. Jack laments his old age and wishes to get back to his teens once more. When an accident switches their souls, Jack gets to live his grandson's life and all that it entails: school, sports and romance. Unfortunately, David gets the raw end of the deal: as not only is he trapped in his grandfather's 81-year-old body, but he is also in a coma.

Jack gets to approach his family from a fresh point of view and doesn't always like what he sees: he's been a distant parent for his son Arnie (Tony…

47 Ronin - Official Trailer (HD) Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity. Helmed by director Carl Rinsch (The Gift), 47 Ronin is produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief), Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief, upcoming Kill the Messenger) and Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Austin Powers series).

LeBron James inspires, amazes fans in Manila

'THE KING' IN MANILA LeBron "The King" James dazzles Filipino fans at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City where he showed the crowd why he's one of the best if not the best basketball player in the world today. During his brief visit to Manila Tuesday, July 23, 2013, James joined a basketball clinic where players from the junior and senior divisions got the chance to play with NBA's four-time MVP. Videos by INQUIRER.net's Noy Morcoso III and Celest R. Flores

Senator Pia Cayetano SONA Dress

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Senator Pia Cayetano's bare back dress was a very popular topic online during President Noynoy Aquino's SONA

As usual with the SONA, the Senators and Congressmen where in their best suits and dresses.

Meanwhile, Senator Miriam Santiago said she was tired of the "Oscar" fashion show during the SONA and is filing a resolution prescribing an official uniform for lawmakers.

Bagets 2 (1984) Full Movie

Bagets is one of the 80s classic movies that will make you go back in time and experience your youthful, carefree days once again.

Five lives. One bond. In an age when life confuses more that it explains, five teenaged boys come together and vow to uncover life's mysteries and conquer the world. Their backgrounds are as disparate as their preferences, but their friendship goes beyond things superficial. A witty, light-hearted coming-of-age movie about the joys and pains of growing up in these turbulent times.

Starring: Aga Muhlach, Herbert Bautista, Raymond Lauchengco, William Martinez, JC Bonin, Eula Valdez

Directed by: Maryo J. De los Reyes

Voltes V Ending (Taglish)

Voltes V ending with subtitles.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte On The Alleged Illegal Shoot-to-kill Order

What is your opinion on this matter? Is Mayor Duterte right or is the Commission on Human Rights correct that this is a violation of human rights?

Alaska Milk Philippine Commercial Classic 1974

Classic Alaska Milk commercial aired in 1974 featuring former PBA import Cisco Oliver.

7-Up Fido Dido Classic TVC 1989

Remember this classic Fido Dido 7-Up commercial?

More Photos of Manila - Fixed

My apologies to everyone. For some reason, the second set of photos of Manila I posted got screwed up. I have fixed the photos so they should be working now.

Here is the second set of photos for Manila - the most beautiful city in Asia

The Reason For The Traffic in Metro Manila

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Do you know why traffic is always so bad in Metro Manila?

Here's why.




(photos courtesy of their respective owners)
And the MMDA would rather double the number of days to ban private vehicles from going on the road with their color coding schemes.

I wonder how much more stupid the MMDA can be. The problem with the traffic is discipline and not private vehicles. Every driver, whether public or private have no discipline. But it's worst when public vehicles do it because they block the whole road trying to get passengers whereas private vehicles keep going to their destination.

If the MMDA wants to solve the traffic in Metro Manila they should do the following:
Reduce the number of buses.Use smaller buses.Make it a requirement for every driver of a public utility vehicle to undergo driver training and road courtesy with an exam before they can take to the streets.Standardize all the road signs and road lane in the whole country.Set up designated PUV stops so buses and jeepneys don&…

OFW Employment Scam

Must watch for OFWs and potential OFWs. This is in Singapore but it happens everywhere.

She operated an illegal employment agency and coaxed a Filipino to be her runner. Watch how officers from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Clementi Police Division spring to action to uncover and arrest the elusive suspect, responsible for a series of employment scams.

Bubble Gang - June 21, 2013

Bubble Gang Tribute To T.O.D.A.S.

T.O.D.A.S. (Television's Outrageously Delightful All-Star Show) was a popular gag show that ran from 1981 to 1989. Bubble Gang invited Val Sotto and Maribeth Bichara for a tribute show.

Chicks to Chicks Theme Song (Filipino Comedy Show of the 80's)

This Tune Was Used as a musical Theme on CHICKS to CHICKS, An 80's Filipino Comedy Show..

BIDDU was The Artist of the tune.

Our Return on Investment: Sabsy Ongkiko at TEDxADMU

It's time to do our homework. Sabsy Ongkiko is a proud Ateneo alumna who is currently pursuing her personal vocation in life as a public school teacher. She's currently living out her dream of teaching by using her students' dreams as her inspiration to push for a better education system in the country. What will be the parting remarks of this DepEd spokesperson before she leaves to pursue further studies on Education in Australia?

She grows the nation with her passion for education.