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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…

Latest Report on Metro Manila Flood of Aug 7, 2012

Here's a report from the Inquirer saying that half of Metro Manila is flooded.

No classes in 6 Metro Manila cities and 2 provinces.

MANILA, Philippines — Local government leaders on Tuesday declared suspension of classes for Wednesday as torrential rains continued to barrage the National Capital Region, the Department of Education said.

On its official account on the microblogging website Twitter, @DepEd, the education department said that classes in all levels in Marikina City on Wednesday have been suspended as advised by Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz.

Meanwhile, Muntinlupa Mayor Aldrin San Pedro also suspended classes for Wednesday on all levels in both private and public schools.

Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri also declared suspension of classes from kindergarten to high school levels in their city, the DepEd said.

Likewise, as of 4:30 p.m., classes for Wednesday in the areas of Las Piñas, Laguna, Pampanga, Navotas, and Paranaque were suspended, DepEd said.

Meanwhile, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said they will announce whether they will suspend classes in their locality between 7-10 p.m. Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Malacañang, through Memorandum Circular No. 33 and 33-A, suspended classes, work in both government and privately owned offices, in the National Capital Region and nine other provinces due to the inclement weather prevailing over Luzon.

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