MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As chair of the Senate Committee on Public Services, Grace Poe has a lot of brilliant ideas to bring about a permanent solution to the nightmarish traffic on EDSA, Metro Manila’s longest and most congested main thoroughfare.
First, she suggested the construction of elevated pedestrian walkways so that Filipinos can walk about 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) from Quezon City to Makati instead of riding crowded buses and trains. “It’s good for their health,” she said.
Then, she proposed that MRT, the light railway train system, designate some of their coaches as “business coaches” to encourage the filthy rich to ride the train instead of driving their luxury cars and vans.
Now, Poe has unveiled a third proposal — the construction of cable cars along the entire stretch of EDSA as a viable, sky-high alternative to cars, buses or trains.
The lady Senator seems to be in Cloud 9 these days.