The Philippine Traffic

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Anyone who has ever visited, worked in or lived in the Philippines would know how bad the traffic jams are in the cities, particularly Quezon City, Manila, and Makati. The main avenues of these cities and even the secondary roads are often congested, and the problems of traffic congestion has become so serious that the economy is affected

It's the bane of every motorist and commuter in the Philippines, and sadly, it's getting extremely worse by the second. Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app, describes Metro Manila traffic as "the worst traffic on earth". Where else you can sit 2-3 hours inside a cramped vehicle.

We can view our traffic from different perspectives: employees absence, stress, longer commute, wasted man-hours, and added fuel expenses are just some of them. According to Senator Ralph Recto, he estimates that the Philippines suffers around Php 2.6 Billion economic loss each day created by the traffic congestion.

Under the Senate Bill No. 11, the Transportation Crisis Act of 2016 grants President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the right to use his "emergency powers" to fix the country's traffic situation within and outside Metro Manila.



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