MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The New Darling of Asia, Asia’s New Rising Tiger, the Next First World Country, Social Media Capital of the World. These are just some of the honors and distinctions that the Philippines has achieved under the administration of President NoyNoy Aquino.
The president would not settle for anything but Number One.
So one can imagine how Aquino is very disappointed — no, furious — that his country only ranked Number 9 in a world survey of countries with the worst traffic.
According to a report made by Numbeo, a Serbia-based research firm, the Philippines is ranked 9th in countries with the worst traffic in the whole world and ranked 4th in Asia. The study done compared 88 countries where each was computed with a “traffic index” that was used for comparison and ranking.
Aquino is calling an emergency meeting this morning with his Transportation Secretary, the head of the Philippine National Police and the General Manager of MRT, Metro Manila’s embattled Light Railway System, to develop a strategy to make traffic worse in order for the country to gain the top spot in the next world traffic survey.
“If we need to follow the crooked path to achieve this, then so be it, ” Aquino said, in reference to his administration’s anti-corruption motto of “Daang Matuwid” (Straight Path).