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PBBM to Bagong Pilipino: Be part of the traffic solution


President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. urged Filipinos to become part of the traffic solution.

In his YouTube channel, President Marcos said a whole-of-nation approach, which includes the participation of the local government units (LGUs) and the community, will be implemented for a holistic approach to address traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

“Sa susunod na mga araw ay tatalakayin pa natin ito nang mas detalyado kasama ang iba’t-ibang ahensya at LGUs. Abangan ninyo at makikilahok rin kayo kahit sa comment section para malaman namin ang mga iba pang idea na naisip niyo,” President Marcos said.

“Ang Bagong Pilipino ay sumasabay sa pagbabago ng panahon at hindi nauubusan ng mga solusyon at inobasyon. Higit sa lahat, ang Bagong Pilipino ay disiplinado. Kaya’t makibahagi tayo sa paglutas ng suliraning ito,” he added.

President Marcos uploaded “BBM Vlog #257: Traffic Solutions | Bongbong Marcos” on his official YouTube channel where he discussed the government’s plans and measures to address traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

One of the long-term traffic solutions, President Marcos cited the development of nearby cities and provinces of Metro Manila as he reminded motorists and commuters to become disciplined users of the road.

He said the discipline on the road will start from government employees and all public servants.

The President also said work arrangements implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic such as the work-from-home set-up, and the four-day work week are effective measures to address traffic.

“May iba naman na para makaiwas sa traffic, ay in-adjust nila ang oras ng pagpasok at pag-uwi ng kanilang mga empleyado para hindi kasabay ng tinatawag na rush hour,” President Marcos said in his vlog.

Solving traffic problem in Metro Manila is one of the important agendas of President Marcos.

In a recent Cabinet meeting, President Marcos ordered a comprehensive and holistic approach in solving the traffic problem, not the “piecemeal approach” implemented by the previous administrations, which turned out to be less effective. PND