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.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Although the filing for certificates of candidacy for the 2022 elections is years away, the Commision on Elections (COMELEC) has proactively barred Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Grace Poe from running for President. (Neither has confirmed nor denied about her presidential ambition.)
COMELEC’s en banc ruling is based on Article VII, Section 2, of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which states that only males are qualified to run for President.
The poll body told The Adobo Chronicles that the only way it can reverse its ruling is for a Constitutional Convention to amend the said provision in the fundamental law of the land.
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.