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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…

CNN Fires Kathy Griffin After "Sick" Stunt Aimed At President Trump

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CNN has fired Kathy Griffin after her gruesome anti-Trump photo shoot. Kathy Griffin is the co-host of CNN's annual New Year's Eve Program.

The photo was taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields who is known for provocative photos features Griffin holding a blood-soaked head of President Trump.

Donald Trump Jr. of course was not amused and raged tweeted

Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS? https://t.co/QdghcbIjS7 — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 30, 2017

And of course, President Trump also reacted about the photograph this morning.

Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
This is the photo at Kathy Griffin took.


Kathy Griffin has since apologized for the photo taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.

"I …

The Pentagon Was Shocked At What President Trump Told President Duterte

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U.S. President Donald Trump called Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on April 29, 2017 and their conversation revolved around the problem with North Korea and with Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambition.

Pentagon officials however are in shock after a transcript of their conversation was released on May 23, 2017. Pentagon officials are very careful about discussing the movement of their submarines as is it their military's belief that their stealth is the key to their mission.

In their conversation, President Trump told President Duterte that the U.S. has two nuclear submarines in the area. Trump said: "We have two submarines -- the best in the world -- we have two nuclear submarines -- no that we want to use them at all."


They also talked about China and how China is the key to keeping North Korea in check. Duterte said he will call China's President Xi Jinping. Duterte told Trump: "I will try to make a call to President Xi Jinping and I will try to tell him if …

Latest Stats on Philippine President Duterte's War on Drugs

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recently released the latest stats on their Anti-Drug campaign. They are using the hashtag #RealNumbersPH to show that President Duterte's War on Drugs is effective in reducing the number of crimes.

Part of the stats they released is to address the question about EJK or extra-judicial killing.

But before we go to the details. Let's look at PDEA's stats about illegal drugs in the Philippines.

There are an estimated 4 million drug users in the country and the Philippine illegal drug market is estimated to be a P120 Billion industry.



Of those 4 million users, 1,266,966 have surrendered. This is estimated to be 26.45% of the total drug market. 88,940 of those who surrendered are drug pushers. Reducing the number of drug users and pushers have resulted in a 28.57% reduction in crime from July 2016 to March 2017.



Here are the stats showing they seized 1,645 kilos of shabu from July 1, 2016 to April 20, 2017. Almost a fourfold increas…

Fire at Yakimix SM Mall of Asia (MOA)

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There was a fire at Yakimix at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) yesterday at around 5:45pm.

Not much detail on how the fire started, but there were reports of a few people getting injured. The best thing to remember in an emergency is not to panic and clear the area immediately so other people are able to get out safely.

Filipino Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines

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I just saw this documentary about illegal gold mining in the Philippines using children to look for gold in underwater gold mines. Children breathe underwater using only a thin pipe connected to an air compressor. They go as deep as 30 feet underwater, surrounded by rock in the pitch black darkness of the water.

"I'm afraid, if the earth collapses, I will get buried underneath" says the teenager.

Watch how they risk their lives to earn earn P500 to P1,000 a day.