MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Grace Poe says that granting President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers is not the solution to the crippling daily traffic gridlock on EDSA.
Instead, Poe and her Committee on Public Services proposed the construction of elevated walkways along the entire stretch of the busy thoroughfare.
Upon hearing of the committee’s proposal, the technocrats at the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) immediately endorsed it and even simulated what EDSA would look like on a rainy, early morning commute day. The result was staggering, as can be seen in the above photo.
Why did it take so long for our politicians and technocrats to come up with this sure-fire solution to EDSA’s insurmountable traffic problem?