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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…

Metro Manila Flood Aug 8, 2012

According to this report, 80% of Metro Manila is now submerged in flood waters. It also says that they expect the waters to start subsiding on Thursday. 16 people have been reported to have died in the flood.

All classes in Metro Manila is suspended in all levels. Classes are also suspended in the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna and Cavite and the towns of Rodriguez and Cainta in Rizal province.

Here are some more photos I found of the recent flooding in Metro Manila.

Collapsed part of road in Boso-Boso, Marcos Highway, Antipolo


Espana in front of UST


Dapitan near UST


Villa Espana Subdivision Araneta Ave., QC.


Panay cor Edsa


Pasig Bridge


Brgy. Tumana, Marikina City


12-ft flooding in Waling-Waling St. Bgy Roxas, QC


Sapa Manay, East Fairview


Alonzo St.



SM Sta. Mesa


Araneta Ave.


Masangkay at St. Stephen's


US Embassy


This is how fast the flood water rose.


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