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PBBM sees discipline as a traffic solution; reminds gov’t employees to set as examples of disciplined motorists


While several measures are being implemented by the government to address traffic problems in Metro Manila, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. emphasized on Sunday that those measures will remain ineffective if people are still undisciplined on the road.

In his vlog, President Marcos said discipline is still the key to address traffic congestion in the metropolis even if the government completed all road infrastructure projects, including developing nearby cities and provinces.

“Pero ang higit na kakulangan nating mga Pilipino sa daan ay ‘disiplina.’ Dapat susunod tayo sa traffic rules. Para tayong mauubusan lagi ng kalye. May bago mang kalye, kung luma pa rin ang ugali ay wala pa rin,” President Marcos said.

“Ang pagbibigayan sa daan ay kailangan nating ipaalala sa bawat isa. Sa ating mga sarili. Ang ‘Bagong Pilipino’ ay disiplinado sa kalye; sumusunod sa batas trapiko; nagbibigay sa kapwa; at higit sa lahat, hindi naghahari-harian sa daan,” he added.

The President also reminded motorists to be courteous and respect one another, adding that a simple ‘thank you’ would mean a lot.

“At kapag nakapagbigayan naman tayo, ‘pag pinagbigyan ka, mag ‘thank you’ ka lang. Pinadan ka, mag ‘thank you’ ka. Kumaway ka lang ng kaunti, malaking bagay ‘yan,” the chief executive said in his vlog.

“Pagkaginawa ninyo ‘yun, masasanay tayo sa ganyan at magbibigayan, siguro mas magandang bigayan ‘pagka ganun, ‘pag nagta-thank you man lang ng kaunti,” the President added.

To ensure that discipline on the road is observed, President Marcos said government employees and all other public servants must become good examples of disciplined motorists.

“Ang pag-aabuso at pagbalewala sa batas trapiko ay hindi pribileheyo na kasama sa sinumpaan naming mga lingkod bayan. Pangungunahan ng pamahalaan at lahat ng mga ahensya nito ang pagiging displinado sa ating mga lansangan,” President Marcos said.

President Marcos recently ordered a comprehensive and holistic approach in solving the traffic problem in Metro Manila, not the “piecemeal approach” of the previous administrations, which appeared to be less effective. PND