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Mayor Isko Moreno’s Plan To Permanently Solve EDSA Traffic

Mayor-Isko-Moreno-1MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It takes the likes of Isko Moreno to rid a city of illegal vendors, clean up the metropolis, and break down constructions that obstruct the flow of traffic. He could also make an entire city “green.”

Now, the Manila City Mayor has submitted his master plan to permanently solve the nightmarish traffic along EDSA.

In a memo sent to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Moreno proposed the following which he says is a “sure fire” to ease the never-ending traffic congestion along the busy thoroughfare which traverses several cities in Metro Manila:

  1.  Arguing that mass transportation is the way to go, he proposes to permanently ban all private cars on EDSA.  The “buses-only” proposal will, however, exempt police cars, ambulances and fire trucks. One lane will be for the exclusive use of provincial buses, another for Point-to-Point buses, while the rest of the lanes will be reserved for city buses.
  2. Urge the Department of Education to institutionalize and accredit “home schooling” similar to what is being done in the U.S. He says that “if we abolish elementary school, it will cut daily commute by half since kids won’t have to leave home to get an education.  And neither do their parents or nannies.”
  3. Implement a 16-hour-a-day work shift for all government and private workers who could choose to work either on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Moreno says at any given day, the number of workers traveling on EDSA will be cut by half, and that morning and evening commutes will practically be eliminated.
  4. Every Sunday, EDSA will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic.  The entire avenue will be transformed into a pedestrian’s paradise.

MMDA and the other Metro Manila Mayors have yet to comment on Moreno’s proposal, but already, technocrats who heard of the master plan are poised to fully endorse it.

 

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VP Leni Robredo Hails Court Order On EDSA Provincial Bus Ban

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo today hailed a Quezon City court order stopping the implementation of a provincial bus ban on EDSA.

The ban was a brainchild of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) supposedly as a solution to the nightmarish traffic on EDSA.

Under the MMDA plan, commuters from the provinces will have to alight at designated terminals in Valenzuela, Bulacan and Santa Rosa, Laguna, then board city buses to get to their final destination in Metro Manila. Provincial bus terminals will also be shut down. 

A statement issued by the Office of the Vice President said Robredo couldn’t be more happy with the court order. It greatly benefits the commuting public, including the VP herself who likes to hail her provincial bus to her hometown Naga City along EDSA and under city overpasses.

”It will be very inconvenient for me to have to take a city bus to get to Santa Rosa then catch a provincial bus to Naga,” Robredo said.

 

Will Philippines Soon Be Totally Smoke-free, Gambling-free and Alcohol-free?

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – He hates drugs. He hates smoking. He hates gambling. Does he also hate alcohol?

We all know about his war on drugs. Many believe he wants to make the Davao smoking ban national law. He just shut down the gaming schemes of rhe Philippine Charity Sweepstakes. Will he also initiate a nationwide liquor ban?

Speculations, speculations.

But is the  Philippines headed to being the world’s first vice-free country?

Stay tuned. Oh, and while we’re at it, perhaps there should also be a nationwide karaoke ban…