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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…

Manila Flooding Aug 19, 2013

Part of Metro Manila is under water again due to tropical storm Maring.

Here are some photos of the flood.
Photo courtesy of Isko Moreno
The following photos are courtesy of ANC 24/7

Manila City Hall
Flood at Taft Avenue corner Finance Road half tire deep, not passable to light vehicles
Roads outside Manila City Hall still flooded, not passable to light vehicles.
Motorists stranded at South Super Highway
Flashflood hits SLEX-Southwood
Flooded South Super Highway - Buendia before Skyway
Instant 'boat terminal' along flooded Dela Rosa St., Makati
Dela Rosa St., Makati
Flood around Cityland, Dela Rosa St., Makati
Nagkalat ang basura sa kahabaan ng Morayta sa paghupa ng baha

Here are some aerial photos of the flood from The Telegraph.


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