MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While the new game sensation ‘Pokémon Go’ is inspiring players from New York to Tokyo to explore parks and neighborhoods in search of a Pokémon, it is creating massive traffic jams in the already crowded streets of Metro Manila in the Philippines.
Many Filipinos are not paying attention to their driving, while many more are disregarding pedestrian rules, all in pursuit of Pokémon.
The new game which is taking the world by storm is posing an unwanted hindrance to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s resolve to put an end to Metro Manila’s daily traffic gridlock.
The president warned Filipinos that if they continue to cause more traffic problems than the metropolis already has, he will issue an executive order banning Pokéman Go in the entire country.
Duterte’s advice: “Play Pokéman, but play responsibly.”
Oh, and watch where you’re going!