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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…

Jeeploma - A Moving Artwork by Paul Taladtad

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The above painting is the Grand Prize winner of the recently concluded 32nd DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition. The artwork is entitled "Jeeploma" with the description "Jeeploma is consist of two different word, jeep and deploma(sic), which depict the hard working of our jeepney driver in order finish the study of his children."

The theme of this years competition is "Pinoy Pride" and what else would bring a Pinoy more pride than to see their children graduate from University.

This artwork is quite moving since Jeepney drivers are not known to make a lot of money. This painting show how, through hard work, a Jeepney driver was able to raise this children and pay for their college education.

This work was created by Paul Taladtad, 24, a third-year Fine Arts student at the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP). His work will be featured on the covers of the 2018-2019 DPC Yellow Pages and PLDT White Pages in Metro Manila.