QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Unless the courts step in to issue a restraining order, the MMDA plan to ban provincial buses and terminals on EDSA is set to kick in on June 1st.
Under the brilliant plan by luxury car-owning execs at MMDA, Metro Manila passengers going north like Baguio will have to hop on a city bus — luggage, bayong and Balikbayan box in tow —to Valenzuela City to take a provincial bus to Baguio.
Those going south like Bicol will have to take a city bus to Santa Rosa, Laguna to catch a provincial bus to their final destination.
Bicol, did you say?
Well, the country’s No. 1 (or is it No. 2?) Bicolana — Vice President Leni Robredo has thrown her 100% support for the MMDA plan.
”Sanay akong maghintay ng city bus along the highway, on my way to take the provincial bus to Naga, just like most people from the laylayan do,” she told The Adobo Chronicles.
Many will recall the viral photo of Robredo waiting to hail a bus from underneath an unnamed underpass in Metro Manila.
So she knows the drill, and has no problem whatsoever with the controversial MMDA plan.