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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…

The Saturnino Fabros Incident

From a Facebook post regarding the motorist who mauled an MMDA enforcer.

According to Robert Blair Carabuena's cousin, the MMDA smashed his car while saying "Putang ina mo" (Son of a b*tch) that provoked the anger of Mr. Carabuena.

The lady said: "If MMDA wanted to gain respect. They should start by respecting motorists."

According to his LinkedIn profile, Robert Blair Carabuena graduated at ADMU with a degree in psychology. Based on that video, he puts the psycho in psychology.

When the video of him mauling a traffic enforcer went viral, Robert Blair Carabuena, who’s also on Twitter decided to protect his tweets by making changes in the settings. No word yet on whether or not there will be changes in his behavior.

The motorist who manhandled an MMDA traffic enforcer has deleted/deactivated his Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Karma is digital.

Robert Blair Carabuena has taken down his accounts in social networking sites. He bullies traffic enforcers but he’s no match for computers.


Here's the video again.


OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF MMDA CHAIRMAN Francis Tolentino ON THE SATURNINO FABROS INCIDENT:

We at the MMDA condemn to the highest degree the physical assault perpetrated by an abusive and violent motorist on our hapless traffic enforcer who was just enforcing traffic laws.

This, I believe, is the last thing the MMDA can afford. It defames the person of Mr. Saturnino Fabros, the undersigned as chief executive of the office, as well as the MMDA’s.

Mr. Fabros was just doing his job dutifully as a traffic enforcer. The actions of Mr. Robert Blair Carabuena showed total disregard for a person of authority and a blatant disrespect for the law.

A public apology is demanded from Mr. Robert Blair CarabuenaCarabuena, not only for Mr. Fabros, but for the entire Authority, which he unjustly and intentionally offended.

All support will be given to Mr. Fabros in his search for justice in the proper court.

I urge the MMDA community to continue the good work that we have shown for the past years, and because of your support and cooperation, we have served the public and achieved our mission with sincerity, and integrity. Keep in mind that this incident should not have happened in the first place. Nonetheless, I trust that this unfortunate spectacle shall become an example for all motorists on how to behave and conduct themselves.

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Anonymous said…
http://www.indiegogo.com/Assaulted-TrafficCop?a=1044689

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