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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…

Tropical Storm "Mario" Hits Metro Manila

Most of Metro Manila is underwater today with massive flooding caused by tropical storm "Mario". In what looks like a repeat of Typhoon Ondoy, some parts of Metro Manila is under waist deep water or higher.



Here are some photos of the flood that I found.

Courtesy of Esbern Yepez
At Tutuban Center Mall

Courtesy of Anthony Lim
Courtesy of Anthony Lim
Courtesy of Anthony Lim
Courtesy of Anthony Lim

Courtesy of Anthony Lim
At Padre Algue Street, Chiang Kai Shek College

Courtesy of Willy So

Araneta Cor E. Rodriguez

Courtesy of Zhander Cayabyab

Courtesy of Zhander Cayabyab

Banawe Ave, Quezon City

Courtesy of Stephen Roy Chua Rojas

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