Do you feel that local transportation officials aren’t in tune with the plight of working-class Filipino commuters? If your answer to this question is yes, then you’re going to love this.
According to a report by ABS-CBN News, a new bill requiring transportation officials to use public transit at least once a month is set to be filed by Quezon City representative Winston Castelo.
“There is no contention that one of Metro Manila’s biggest problems is the lack of efficient mass-transit system to serve the millions of Filipinos living and working in the area,” the bill’s explanatory note reads. “The expansion of Metro Manila’s transportation system is a critical project to resolve this issue but will take years to complete.”
The note goes on to point out that officials must be able to empathize with Filipino commuters: “This bill requires government officials who are in charge of transportation to experience riding public transportation at least once a month so that they have
You can check out photos of the bill in ABS-CBN News’ tweet below:
Do you think this move will help push officials to solve our public-transportation mess? And is one day a month really enough for a person to experience the hassle of everyday commuting? Let us know what you think in the comments.