MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – They’ve tried almost everything to solve the nagging traffic problem on EDSA: coding, yellow lanes, banning single occupancy vehicles. They’re even trying to ban provincial buses along the entire stretch of the thoroughfare. To no avail.
Now, the technocratcs at the Manila Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA) — with full backing from Senator Grace Poe — will start implementing a new, exclusive plan to decongest EDSA, and all it takes is to reroute city buses.
Under the plan, which takes effect next Monday, city buses headed towards Quezon City from Makati, will make a detour away from EDSA and into one of Metro Manila’s exclusive, gated subdivisions, the Corinthian Gardens (located next to the People Power monument on EDSA).
Poe told The Adobo Chronicles that the new plan proves her `point that no emergency powers are needed to solve EDSA’s traffic problem, just some common sense planning.
Corinthian Subdivision homeowners are planning to sue MMDA in order to stop the planned detour which they said infringes on their Constitutional right to peace and privacy.