MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A long-lasting solution to the nightmarish traffic along EDSA is in the offing, thanks to Senator Grace Poe and the highly-paid technocrats at the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
Resisting the clamor to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to deal with the EDSA traffic, Poe instead proposed to MMDA that all exclusive subdivisions along EDSA and elsehwere in Metro Manila be opened up to city buses. MMDA immediately agreed to Poe’s proposal.
MMDA said it should have thought of the idea long time ago. The proposal would practically free up the entire stretch of EDSA of smoke-belching, dilapidated and annoying city buses, allowing more private cars to zip through the thorouughfare from Quezon City to Makati in just minutes.
Poe told The Adobo Chronicles that her proposal would also enable commuters to enjoy the beautiful sceneries inside Metro Manila’s private subdivisions, away from the annoyance of EDSA’s giant advertising billboards.
As expected, those living in the subdivisions oppose the proposal and are planning to stage a protest rally this weekend. Along EDSA.