Oh, Manila traffic 🙂

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I heard something funny over the radio the other night. This DJ was giving a rush hour traffic report, and he went, “Along EDSA, it’s hardly moving from Arnaiz/Pasay Road to Aurora Boulevard. So that’s a problem spot there…”


For those not familiar with Manila, this so-called “spot” stretches for about 6 kilometers, or nearly 4 miles. At 7 P.M., that “spot” could steal an hour of your precious time. Or maybe two if you’re really lucky :-/

Traffic in this mega-city has indeed become mega-phenomenal over the years. It’s been, and continues to be, the subject of too many jokes, too many columns, too many facebook rants. It also seems to have driven many to utter madness, just go search the videos online — though I must admit this is debatable; the madness of many might in fact have contributed hugely to how bad our current traffic situation is. In any case…

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