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Daily struggle of public commuting

04:01 AM December 09, 2019

We are facing a transport crisis, not just a traffic crisis, in Metro Manila. The public utility vehicles available are simply unable to meet the demand of commuters.

As a daily commuter who travels from Cainta, Rizal, all the way to España, Manila, I endure a daily struggle. When LRT 2 stopped operations from Santolan to Anonas stations in October, the usual travel time of one hour became more than two hours.

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Most commuters had no choice but to take the bus, unless they could afford the luxury of booking a Grab car, which costs 20 times more than public transport.

The government has to acknowledge that there is a mass transportation crisis and act on it with urgency, instead of merely dismissing it like what presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo did.

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JEBBIE REN S. DELA LUZ
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