Barely two weeks into the new administration and officials have dropped this new one on us.
A report by the Inquirer says the Duterte administration has vowed to improve Metro Manila's traffic situation within 100 days. The claim was made by presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella following a cabinet meeting in Malacañang on Monday.
"I'm sure within the next 100 days, we're going to see results," Abella was quoted as saying. "Already there seems to be some, right?"
Yeah, we're just not so sure what that result is.
The report says transport secretary Arthur Tugade presented plans to alleviate the capital's traffic woes. Among the ideas presented were alternative locations for purchasing train tickets and better waiting rooms for commuters.
"Secretary Tugade made a presentation yesterday, and already they have a menu of changes that could very positively impact the rate of traffic flow soon...very soon," Abella said.
A hundred days? Frankly, this is a pretty tall order. Can they deliver? We're marking our calendars for October 19.
In the meantime, take our poll below to express how you feel about this pronouncement.
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Can Duterte administration improve Metro Manila traffic in just 100 days?
Yes, they can. They have political will
Nice to hear that, but how exactly?
No, they can't. That's next to impossible
They shouldn't promise. Just do it