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Traffic problem beyond MMDA’s power to solve

I am not taking away from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) its tireless efforts in trying to ease the monstrous traffic along Edsa and nearby streets. These efforts are very commendable, and I salute MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino for his patience in absorbing the blame hurled at him because of the problem. But the MMDA can only lessen the problem with Band-aid solutions.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

I’m mad, mad as hell

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You should be. And the President should be, too.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

All hands on deck

So much has been written about the horrendous traffic in the metropolis.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

To unclog Edsa, install a modified BRT system

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The horrific traffic nightmare that is Edsa is caused by too many cars and buses. If we can ease the traffic by initially cutting down the number of buses, allowing only the newer and air-conditioned ones, and letting bus operators ply their route without traffic, many motorists might be persuaded to leave their cars at home.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why is LRT common station 6 cities away?

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded the contract for the LRT line from Baclaran to Cavite to the consortium of Ayala Land and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. However, the construction of the common station where LRT1 on Rizal Avenue, MRT3 on Edsa, and the new MRT7 from Bulacan through Commonwealth Avenue to Edsa will meet was not included because of a temporary restraining order issued by the Supreme Court. MRT7 will be built by Ramon Ang’s San Miguel Corp.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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