Veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza has been out of the limelight since leaving from GMA 7 but lately, he has resurfaced on social media posting commentaries.
At times, he hits his colleagues in the journalism industry whom he accused of practicing “Sabong Journalism”.
Well, today he rebukes Metro Manila voters and from the neighboring provinces whom he said voted for Duterte in the 2016 election, thinking Duterte would cure all the country’s ills overnight after assuming the presidency. But this isn’t so said the veteran broadcaster.
First, the problem is so complex that no sitting president can solve it overnight.
Second, of the solutions require legislation. Unfortunately, Congress (House & Senate) is working at a snail pace. He blames the endless committee hearings in aid of legislation. He said he does not know what’s keeping them so long to pass legislation.
Third, he urges Filipinos to brace for the worst as the “Build, Build Build” program of the Duterte administration commences in the next few months.
Fourth, to decongest Metro Manila, Sonza said relocating all international flights to Clark, Cebu and Davao, will do trick while creating new economies in the areas.
Fifth, he suggested issuing a moratorium on building news malls in Metro Manila while relocating some of the existing ones outside Metro Manila.
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Kabi-kabila ang batikos sa presidente dahil sa problema ng trapiko sa Metro Maniila. At bakit naman hindi. Sobrang tindi nito. Iyong dating isa naging dalawa hanggang tatlong oras ang biyahe. And mind you, it will be heavier in the days to come.
Akala siguro ng mga taga Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, pag-upo ni Ginoong Duterte ay lutas kaagad ang suliranin. Diyos ko po, nanaginip kayo. The problem is so complex that no sitting president can solve it overnight.
Some of the solutions require legislation. Unfortunately, ang Kongreso (House & Senate) ay ubod ng bagal kumilos. Walang katapusang committee hearing in aid of legislation. I don’t know what’s keeping them so long to pass legislation.
Alam nyo ba na bawat senador at may tig-2 milyon bilang legislative allowance bukod pa sa kanilang suweldo, bukod pa ito kung chairman ka ng isang kumite. Ang bawat kongresista at may tig-500k legislative allowance, bukod pa kung chairman sila ng komite. Ang allowance na ito ang dapat ginagastos upang makapanday ng mga batas. They are suppose to use this money for legislative researches to hasten the passage of their propose legislation.
In the meantime, the problem gets bigger and bigger. In the meantime, the executive can do other remedies that does require congressional fiat. For example, DOTr can issue department order to implement vintaging of vehicles (public transport-5 to 7 years, depending on the road worthiness of the vehicles/ for private vehicle 5 to 10 years). Ipagbawal iyong mga right-hand converted sa mga highly urbanized centers.
Kailangan lang higpitan pa ng MMDA ang paglilinis ng mga nakahambalang sa mga kalye. Alisin ang lahat ng mga bus terminal sa loob ng metro. Dapat ang city buses, loop=passing-loading-unloading sytem lang. Alisin ang lahat ng left turn, puro right turn only. Lahat ng mauunlad na bansa ganito ang Sistema.
Kaya ko sinabi kanina na mas humanda pa sa mas malalang trapik dahil ipatutupad na ang BBP (built-built-program). Nandiyan ang MRT 6 & 7; LRT 1 & 2 extensions; at ang subway train sytem para sa effective mass transport. Kailangan talagang magsakripisyo kasi gusto nating gumanda ang bansa.
Naranasan ito ng Thailand ng itayo nila ang kanilang skyway. I personally experienced 6-hour traffic from their international airport to downtown Bangkok during the construction stages. Ganito rin ang dinanas ng Kuala Lumpur noong gawin ang tunnel highway and flood control
Decongest the metro by relocating all international flights to Clark, Cebu and Davao, thereby creating new economies in the areas. Relocate malls and sporting centers in the suburbs or do not allow new ones to rise inside the metropolis.
Let us understand that Urban Road Program implementation takes an average of 3 to 5 years, assuming that all hands are on deck. Hopefully, Congress can speed up counterpart legislative measures to address the problems. Kayod pa more Sec. Tugade, Sec. Villar and Usec. Lim.and your respective teams.
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