MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Following massive, persistent problems being encountered by the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), Malacañang on Thursday urged Metro Manila commuters to try other modes of transportation — like tricycles.
“Yung MRT lang ba ang puwedeng sakyan doon sa mga rutang dinadaanan nito? Baka naman puwedeng matuklasan yung iba pang mga options,” Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said during a press briefing. (Is the MRT the only means of transportation to your destination? Perhaps you can try to discover other options.)
The Aquino administration specifically encouraged commuters to try riding tricycles which abound in Metro Manila. “These motorized pedicabs have been a very reliable mode of transportation in the Philippines for generations,” Coloma said.
No more long lines. No more waiting. No more delays. No more accidents.