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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…

Magnifico - One of The Best Top Filipino Movies

The Person Behind Bogart The Explorer

Marco Ho is the man behind the popular Youtube Video Bogart The Explorer. Here's an interview by State of the Nation from GMA News about Bogart the Explorer.

Photo of Janet Napoles Surrendering at Malacanang Palace

Photo of Janet Napoles as she surrendered at Malacanang Palace the day after President Noynoy Aquino put a P10 million bounty on her.

Toyota PBA Big 3 Classic Highlights Jaworski Fernandez Arnaiz

Anti-pork protesters growing in number

Thousands of people gather at the Luneta Park in Manila on Monday for the "Million People's March" against "pork barrel." Video by

Parking Options for the People Power vs Pork Barrel March

Just sharing this parking options for March against Pork Barrel for Monday, August 26, 2013 from Paulo Alcazaren's Facebook Page.

Can we crowdsource this everyone? PARKING OPTIONS for tomorrow - I plugged in options for secured parking in red dots - although the malls would be open only at 10am - SM and Robinsons are both about 700 meters from the park, the hotels - Bayview, Bayleaf, Diamond, Pavilion are 200- 500 meters away, if you have breakfast in them, they are an option ..Malate Church - walk down about 1 kilometer. Can someone contact the schools around the park to open their campuses?

C-SPAN: Joe Wong at RTCA Dinner

A very funny speech by Joe Wong at the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner.

Escort Girls (1985) Maria Isabel Lopez

Starring Maria Isabel Lopez, Amy Austria, Jacklyn Jose, Ann Villegas, Liz Alindogan, Dely Atay-Atayan, Dencio Padilla, Perla Bautista, Lito Anzures, Jose Romulo, Bella Flores, Lucita Soriano, Robert Rivera, Joe Jardi, Rudy Meyer, Butch Bautista, Armi Quintana, Vicky Varga, Boy Alvarez and Harlene Bautista / Directed by Tony Cruz.

Full text of President Aquino's speech on the abolition of the 'pork barrel'


Taong 1990 nang binuo ang tinatawag na nating PDAF ngayon para sa isang marangal na layunin: Ang bigyang-lakas ang inyong mga Kinatawan sa Kongreso, upang tumukoy ng mga proyektong hindi kayang pondohan ng mga local government units. Wala pong mali o masama sa polisiyang ito. Ang mali, ang masama, at ang siya ngang ikinagagalit ng taumbayan, ay ang pagsasabwatan sa pagitan ng isang pangulong handang makipagtransaksyon para manatili sa kapangyarihan; mga mambabatas handang makipagkuntsabahan; at kung nariyan ang kooperasyon ng burukrasya; at mga mamamayang tila namanhid na sa panlalapastangang ginagawa sa kanila–kung nagsama-sama po ang mga sangkap na ito, maaaring maabuso ang PDAF. Kailangan nating maniguradong hindi na maaabuso ang sistema.

Akala po ng iba, pera nila ang PDAF, na puwedeng gastusin kung paano nila gusto. Pero mali po ito: Pera ng bayan ang pinag-uusapan dito, at sa bayan dapat–at hindi sa ilang gahaman lamang– ang pakinabang nito. Nakakagimbal nga p…

Pwedeng Nakawin Fund

From Normando Gonzales' Facebook Page

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago: Don’t call it PDAF. Call it PNF. The “Pwedeng Nakawin Fund.”

“If I die, it will not be because of my blood pressure but because of my enemies. Biro mo sa diyaryo, 5 senator ang kasangkot, persons of interest, sa isang P10 billion scam. Billion, hindi million, B as in baboy talaga,”

Saying her colleagues were fooling the people, Santiago called on all 5 to take a leave of absence “not as an admission of guilt but as a courtesy to the Filipino public so the process can proceed unhampered.”

“Senators are extremely powerful, both with their money and with their influence and contacts in government so we cannot have them investigated by the DOJ because a Cabinet member Leila de Lima, has not even been confirmed by the Commission on Appointments. On that issue, she will be vulnerable,” Santiago told reporters.

Santiago called on the 5 senators to speak the truth, saying many Filipinos have a hard time making ends meet…

Lagusnilad Today

Workers pumping water out of Lagusnilad after Typhoon Maring.

SCTEX Damage by Flood

A portion of the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) was damaged by floods due to typhoon Maring. Here are some photos of the damage.

This is about 30km away from Dinalupihan around Porac area. Verified by ABS CBN and Philippine STAR.

PAGASA 7:30am: RED warning

Heavy-torrential rains - Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Bulacan, Zambales, Cavite, Bataan, Pampanga, Occidental Mindoro

Moderate-heavy rains - Batangas, Laguna, Quezon


Photos courtesy of ANC 24/7

Manila Flooding Aug 19, 2013

Part of Metro Manila is under water again due to tropical storm Maring.

Here are some photos of the flood.
The following photos are courtesy of ANC 24/7

Here are some aerial photos of the flood from The Telegraph.

Rainfall Advisories

No classes in Manila for all levels today. Some reports states that UST is waist deep in water as of last night.

Manila is currently under orange classification.

A Compilation of Media Features of Elevator Girl

A compilation of various news and features of Youtube sensation Cheridel "Elevator Girl" Alejandrino.

He Said. She Said

A girl's dream date may be a guy's nightmare. In the classic he said, she said comedy form, two women and their men recount the unexpected pleasures and pain of the night before.

May Daga Sa Labas Ng Lungga (1984) Eddie Garcia, Gloria Diaz

Starring Eddie Garcia, Gloria Diaz, Ronaldo Valdez, Lyka Ugarte, Tommy Abuel, Janice De Belen, Lyka Ugarte, Mark Gil, Rosemarie Gil, Tony Carreon, Lucita Soriano, Mario Escudero, Flora Gasser, Tony Angeles, Marilou Sadiwa, Noel Colet and Emil Sandoval / Directed by Danny L. Zialcita.

Isko cleans up Recto, Divisoria

From Manila Bulletin

Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno posted photos of Divisoria and Recto completely free of vendors on his Facebook account on Wednesday, making good on his promise to clean up the perennially clogged areas.

Even as he cleaned up the streets, Manila's traffic czar was apologetic to affected street vendors, but he maintained that street vendors cannot occupy the streets while plying their wares.

In all my years living in Manila, I have never seen the street that clear before! Good job! Hope it will last.

Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

I just saw this video on how smartphones poses a privacy risk to you and your family.

Just remember, all smartphones today puts a geolocation information on your photos called the EXIF data. With the proper software, you can view all the info on your photos.

Check out this website to see the info you can see on your photos whether you upload it to the site or provide a link to where you posted your photo like on Facebook.

Jane Wiedlin - Blue Kiss

Remember this song back in the 80s?

One More Try (2012) Angelica Panganiban

One More Try is a 2012 Filipino romantic drama film starring Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes, Zanjoe Marudo and Angel Locsin. The film was selected as one of the 8 official entries to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Manila, bus drivers, operators agree to enforce revised bus ban scheme

AGREEMENT REACHED Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno announce that an agreement has been reached with the bus operators and drivers over the implementation of the bus ban scheme. The meeting took place at City Hall Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Estrada and Moreno were ready to face the bus drivers and operators who initially tried to resist the bus ban scheme that seeks to decongest traffic in Manila. Video by's Ryan Leagogo

While this may be good, unfortunately, once Erap is gone from office, the new Mayor will bring back the buses. Philippine rules and regulation changes with the change in government. Nothing sticks that's why there's always confusion and nobody follows the rules.

Estudyante sa La Union, wagi sa int'l math competition na naganap sa Hong Kong

Just thought I'd share this.

WOTL Bus lang pala?

So...bus lang pala?

SM Olongapo Funny Elevator Girl 2

Ms. Cheridel Alejandrino who works at SM Olongapo for 8 to 12 hours a day. Never ceases to give a smile.

Here she is being given recognition by SM Supermall Executives at the SM Corporate Office.