MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) prepares to implement its plan to totally ban provincial buses on EDSA, the fast food giant ChowKing has submitted a proposal to take over the bus terminals as soon as they shut down.
The MMDA plan would eventually close down all provincial bus terminals along the busy thoroughfare. Passengers heading for Northern or Southern Luzon will have to take city buses to catch provincial buses in Bocaue, Bulacan and Santa Rosa, Laguna, respectively.
ChowKing has already put up signs on the facades of Victory Liner, Dagupan Bus and Genesis bus terminals along EDSA in Cubao.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After being overwhelmed with complaints from provincial travelers and commuters, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is reversing itself on its plan to ban provincial buses along the entire stretch of EDSA.
The plan would have forced passengers traveling to Baguio and other parts of Northern and Central Luzon to take city buses to Bocaue, Bulacan in order to catch provincial buses to their final destination. Those traveling to Southern Luzon will also have to take city buses to Santa Rosa, Laguna to catch provincial buses to their final destination.
Instead, MMDA says it will now ban all city buses on EDSA.
MMDA told The Adobo Chronicles that after consulting with traffic experts, it has come to the realization that it is the city buses and not the provincial buses that are causing the traffic gridlock on EDSA. “They stop anywhere and there’s more city buses than we really need,” it said.
MMDA is also considering banning private cars on EDSA. “They’re next on the chopping block,” MMDA added.
Is traffic relief finally coming to EDSA?
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – We already have the walled Intramuros, but if the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had its way, it would like to convert the entire Metro Manila into a walled city.
MMDA has already taken steps to make this happen.
Beginning this April, it will conduct a dry run of its new policy banning all provincial buses from plying the entire stretch of EDSA. Passengers traveling from or to the Northern, Central and Southern Luzon provinces will have to take city buses in order to ride provincial buses at terminals in Bocaue, Bulacan and Santa Rosa, Laguna. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA will all be eventually closed.
Phase 2 of the MMDA plan is to build a wall around Metro Manila to prevent provincial buses from entering the Metropolis.
A la Donald Trump’s border wall.