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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…

Tacloban's REO Brothers at the ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2013

The REO Brothers from Tacloban sings a medley of Beatles greatest hits at the ABS-CBN Christmas Special. They sound almost like The Beatles!


The REO brothers are survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, they relocated to Metro Manila after the typhoon. They traveled to Manila in a Philtranco bus for two days surviving on candies and biscuits. They left Tacloban penniless and only the clothes they have were the ones they were wearing. The only thing they were able to save during the storm was their all important guitars!

Here's the full background story about the REO Brothers.

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