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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…
Consider these teachings from Tao Te Ching

These are the teachings a lot of Chinese people live by. That's why you'll hardly see Chinese people flaunting their wealth. And why when you say something good or nice about them, they say "no, it's a fluke" or "it's just luck". They take the opposite track and appear humble.

But how many people do you are are like this?

Isn't it amazing that a "Way of Life" written by someone before 220 A.D. still applies today?

Why is it that after centuries of development, man hasn't really changed much? How come when most of the older generation Chinese are humble and live simply, the new generation forgot these teachings and now flaunt their wealth, their new cellphones, watches, cars, etc.?

Then they complain when people are envious of them or scratches their cars. Sometimes it's worse, they get kidnapped!

It seems that man's development runs in cycles, one generations learns from the mistakes of …
Seems like every blog related to the Philippines has been about the stampede that happened on Saturday, Feb, 4, 2006 at the Ultra for the TV show WOWOWEE.

There are people who says that it shows the true state of the nation and and how desperately poor people are that they will risk their lives to have the chance to win some money.

I have heard from others say that it's complete exploitation of the poor by the networks.

I think Sanlakas president Wilson Fortaleza said it best, "It's not 51 pesos to a dollar. It's 70 lives to the peso."

Whatever it is, it's just sad to see. Whether it's because of poverty or exploitation, things like this should never happen. It can be avoided.

It's not a natural disaster, common sense would tell you that you can't fit 50,000 people in a stadium that can hold 17,000. Common sense would tell you that when you are organizing a large event, things happen. Common sense tells you that you are expecting more people than norma…