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Getting Notice on a Wrong Note

The long overdue program for the modernization of the country’s icon Jeepney had made the government suspended it’s office operations the very first day of workweek including the school’s operation nationwide. Several groups of operators, drivers and their stakeholders have decided through an announcement of their countrywide strike to get notice of their disapproval of the (sic) modernization program.

What constitute a strike, why it’s been the prevalent mode of airing grievances, why people tend to go to the road and create disturbance of paralyzing size?

The answer has been written and rewritten the histogram of success, which is getting nothing notice on  a wrong note!

We can take the road, either to success or chaos and end up victor in our own thoughts. – Paquito

Have a safe ride going to work and returning home.

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Warning Heavy Traffic Ahead, The Thin Line between Traffic and Progress is Discipline

Traffic situational report moderate to heavy for the next 10 minutes.

We normally heared so much whining about traffic and the hell effect it could make to our daily routine especially if we are obligated to use the main highways or roads to reach our destination. It’s just a part of the whole society, but what about those needing emergency runs like the Firetrucks going to where the fire is? Ambulances who’s going to pick up a dying patient from an accident or whatsoever? Police enforcers car running after the hooligans? Last but not the least professionals who are into medical care wanting to reach his patient in hush needing urgent shots of high grade calmers? And the lone stumbling block only to fail at these all is you said it right traffic.

According to the latest business news the total sales of brand new cars soared as high as 30%!  Economically speaking this is a great news and we need to sustain the growth it has created to the transportation sector.

Don’t be surprised if traffic gets a little bit more congested from this month onwards as the trend of automotive sales continues to rise and reach unprecedented levels. 

Vehicle sales rose by a total of 6,438 units in April 2016 compared to the same month last year, which represents a 30.3% increase.This was confirmed by the report of both the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), which also showed a ‘double-to triple-digit sales expansion across all segments.’ 

Sales gains attributed to new models and promos.

So that’s the good news, and to have a balance sort of supply and demand from both cards which is the cars to road ratio. Engineering the traffic and it’s side effects is the next main source of serious concern to serve the people. The Americans commissioned the famous city and urban planner Architect Daniel H. Burnham to see if he can duplicate or applied perhaps the bright ideas he did for the city of Chicago and Naples where one of the highlights were the maximal use of potentials of the water ways and it’s linkages to commerce. Some were done whilst most are not. And time flies faster than expected add up the technological advancement which could have been utilize swifter than we thought but we choose to go backward underlying the primitive ways of U-turn slots wherein our road network as designed effectively are rectilinear in form that the basic control system we just need is the proper utilization of Stop Lights.

In today’s situation the main reason behind the unsolicited traffic that effectively makes your day a nuisance one is the core discipline we must exert towards our co-users of the road whenever we are driving wherever we may be going. Millions of gallons of petrol and diesel are wasted and the extreme effect it borne to our businesses especially those in the logistics and forwarding segment. Will reverting back to the original flow of opening up all active  intersections help ease the congestion? Does relocating the bus terminals adjacent to main high ways release freely the button from the bottlenecks? Will opening of posh subdivision roads leads us at least 10 minutes earlier to the central business district of the city? So many questions equates so many solution! Let us not use the discriminatory word ‘phase out’ for it trickle down to the marginalized sector whose source of living were anchored and tightly tied to their 1979’s model jeepney’s where the cultural mementos are sacred. Maybe we can encourage them to do some upgrade to sound better, limitation of routes must be enacted into laws to fortify the not so radical face-lift of the thoroughfares. These are all about the technical engineering side but how about the medical health hazards it can possibly make to us?

Respiratory illness, cardiovascular diseases, urinary tract infection and the most common of all “stress” where even at a young age of mid-20’s everyone’s is experiencing stresses. Deprivation of healthy sleep and the early to leave their houses in the morning and the late evening arrival of the same somehow eradicate his quality time for his family and himself. We do all believe that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. No wonder were still languishing in the third echelon of the society and stalled temporarily not until we find the proper antidote to this traffic mess. 

Then there’s the advent of the app based transport network services that truly is a convenience only for the riders benefit. Pickup at the front of their gates and being dropped off to its destination with the same comfy and class that is after a smart navigation with the help of Google Maps and Waze whereas the latter freely gives update on the road “traffic situation” like heavy build up or potential hazards on the road that you might be expecting along the way and help you understand the next road condition a bit. Yet it doesn’t solve nor provided the lead to the perennial problem which is the tragic effect of traffic as a whole. It’s gonna be back to basic and important character trait to perfect if not to dissipate ultimately the mess on the road. Discipline 

Will it really bring the soulution to the problem? You read the right word it’s the soul-lution that counts, we need to address the problem with the strictest form of controlling ourselves whenever we are on the road, to navigate the streets of our acceptance of the truth and it’s unbalance effect to the people. We tend to murmur about the simplest things but forgot to accept the reality it’s bound to happen. In every metropolitan city traffic is an ingredients of progress, a spice of problem that only the trait of acceptance and understanding as the foundation of soulution to realign our expectations toward the attainment in the end of every mans contentment. 

Our health is in between the line of risks and progress that thin line can be magnified into a thousand strands of character traits lead outstandingly by our core discipline to help, to maintain, to follow rules and policy, to play the camaraderie needs of certain situation to negate the fact of expected chaos. Roads are the mere witness to our inconclusive determination to resolve the mess and we as the one who possess the highest form of intelligence must act naturally without any fanciful display of cowardice and neglect to our community.

How to Outsmart a would be Attacker in Public Places

Broad daylight attacks perpetrated in general public places boldly stated as headlines in broadsheets and tabloids has been becoming common news. Crimes of serious and petty ones are being committed inside and outside our homes in several places while you are reading this blogs. The cries and screaming voices were being belted out in frustration and freightening fashion in search for answers by asking why it should be them who should experience the brutal and merciless infraction in their lives. 

To be a victim is a choice, it is how prepared we are and comes out conciously our home and maintain our composure in every single seconds to outsmart the direct line of assault. An attacker is always on the lookout of weak and out of focus individual either is a man or woman regardless of age as long as it is within their sudden capacity to strike in a lightning quick action without any hesitation to finish the crime. So how do we prepare? What are the things we got to do to put up a sign that were not that an easy target all the time we are out of our comfort zone. 

Tough Mental Preparedness  is one of the biggest key element that we should establish. We should ingrained in our selves that were ready to deter, stabilize and control fully the assailant. Our core concentration must be directed to those weeaker points or parts where the suspect will feel even in a split seconds to put away his attention into what he is into you. Practice and serious excercises to execute it requires utmost attention. I can do it and I have to do it shall be your instant words to run the deal. It is the lack of mind over subject thing that befalls everyone as a victim and to ensure that’ you can seek help within the next minute is a great deterrent.

Basic Training of Self Defense is now handily accessible through the Internet. Before one has to enroll in a Karatedo or Judoka class to learn the basics of self defense stance and attack to neutralize an ill refute suspect, arms to arms combat and proper striking methods to ensure you’re safe and slightly battle scarred but alive. Use the Internet by searching websites offering free and downloadable self defense routine and rituals like how you’re doing it with your weekend Zumba on tv. Just think that it’s for own safety and you’ll learn to appreciate those hand and feet gestures including the act of receiving the blow from a suspect and converting it to his weaknesses and further downfall. Try to peek at those sites before heading out of work or home and your confidence level will rise expectedly.

Plan your Daily Route by having a three options to get home or to your office. In between stops gives you time to delay suspicious encounters and earns you the rigid mind set of a combat ready person. If you are using public transportation do make sure you have establish way to hit the road either riding a cab or app based car during rains, a carpool during dry season and riding a trike which is well lighted and open type for distinction in case of unexpected danger. Familiarizing yourself with the road is far better than those who do not, escape route is needed for a brief chase and being not able to dissect the roads or alleys will give you the underhand to escape. Learn to read and check the maps offered in Google I assure you it’s a plus factor for your navigation needs. Try to speak to your cab driver where are the possible road pass thru for a shorter or longer routes this way you’re learning it big time. 

Spray Bottles come in Handy as the suspect is secretly scanning the area and choosing their victim and you consider yourself as small, petite and too feminine then use the power of bottle sprayer. It need not be the standard pepper spray as cologne or alcohol spray if directed to the suspects eyes will drive the same effect and disturbance giving you time to strike him in his weak points as you’ve learned from your internet self defense class and seek help or get away from the line of danger. Always put it in your tops pocket or keep hold of it if youve sense something out of your trusted instincts. 

Use the power of technology Literally those selfie sticks is as great as an instant weapon at hand to defend yourself. By striking with all your might you’re assure of getting to your second layer of defense in hitting the suspect to his weak points. They want your laptop, iPad and big screened cellphones? Use it as a weapon of your defense as your life is the most expensive than anything else in times of danger. Great presence of mind is the key element here to secure yourself. 

Do not wander away from the crowd but choose your crowd like a group of buffalo trying to cross a river right in the scrutinizing eyes of the lion in the wild the last one or those who wander a few meters away from the crowd becomes the weakest link of the chain as it gives the mentality of being the last just by looking in his front and thinking no one follows of its the same breed but a roaring lion. The same in the city, you must always be in the pack crossing streets, climbing public elevated pedestrians and even shaded bus stops. Never indulge yourself to be odd man out of the few as this is a clear sign of danger. 

Wear Decent Looking Clothes most of the victims are of course unwilling and they always fell to a fashion trap. Body hugging clothes, plunging neckline, micro mini skirts and sleeveless tops is like a garbage chased by flies. We all agree that were more presentable wearing those fads and fashion but by golly kindly put it in a place of proper decorum. If you’re just taking public transportation why not wear jeans and jacket and bring those attire in the office and change to that fashion you wanted and do the same by back to jeans and jacket going home? Am very sure it’s doable and it all needs discipline to achieve it. Wearing heels riding a jeepney somehow puts you in danger of slipping by hopping to that higher platform of buses and jeepneys. Don’t wear shades if you don’t need to as this limit your peripheral vision of the surrounding and this is what a perperator wants as they could come from the sides or at 4 and 7 o’clock angles of your back which where you are weakest when wearing shades. Skimpy clothings are a magnet to those maniacs and flesh starving guys who finds solace to victimize women wearing them. Be mindful of showing skin in public. 

Always have a Companion especially at nighttime where criminals are rampant. Having a travel buddy anywhere makes you a hard target. No single lion were able to bite two deer or buffalo simultaneously. If it’s really impossible to have a companion during the wee hours execute plan B by booking an app based ride going home. Really tired of traveling ? Hit the cafeteria open for 24 hours and you’ll be safer than ever just be sure to ignore drinks offered by a stranger to keep the deal of safety. 

Outsmarting those bad guys comes in thousand ways and what is more important is the way to discern that something unusual are bound to happen and keeping a huge amount of effort of maintaining a clear mindset to response smartly to any assailants is the best basic and initial remedy to deter the consummation of a petty or heinous crime and keep yourself safe. 

Reconsidering Urban Life as Rural location is Regaining its lost appeal once more

Rizal, Bulacan and CaLaBaRzon rural areas needs a second look in terms of location for the current and next generation practical choice to stay away from hustle and bustle of the metropolis.

Traffic contributed most for the lost quality time a man has to his family and so with the young professionals leaving them without a choice but to spend unscheduled drinking binge and other unwanted nightlife activities that’s adds up to fatal accident stats of the traffic bureau. Aside from time consuming hassle and wasted resources carbon dioxide pollution poisons the metropolis air. 

On going infrastructure transportation projects, improved transport network vehicle services such as UV Express plying the routes using the expressways of the greater Manila areas made it accessible for the workings blocs of the society. But how sustainable these improvement remains to be seen. As the perennial problems relative to traffic congestion continues there seems to be no solution or end sight for this woes. 

In the most developed countries people and vehiclar congestion is something they’re so serious about that they’ve given preferential priority as this is considered as one of the pillars of productivity. They’ve built the city along the suburbs and rural areas bringing the facilities closer to preppie and not the other way around. Workplace are a kind of magnet that everybody converge and spent 8-12 hours of their lives and another 2-1/2 hours for travel back home. And with the sixty percent of time spent outside in a stressful and chaotic routine it take toll in anyone’s health, respiratory and vascular health problems are at highest including diabetes and diarrhea. 

Do we intend to spend our best 20-25 years in this manner? Opportunity lost in financial and family time should be reverse once and for all to bring back the extra quality time we needed most. Life expectancy are far lower as compared during the 80’s as people as young as early 30’s are suffering from work related stresses but not with the work itself. 

With the current Presidents vision of an interconnected cities and municipalities through faster and safe highways including the on going train elevated railways it is high time to think and consider living or relocating again in a rural areas surrounding the capital and nearby city. Congestion will be limited and will likely to be seen during holiday season when people troop to big malls and shops for their shopping needs. Developers are now staking their chances to corner a handful of young and mid-40’s couple to start rural life in a modern and practical setting. 

Rural life offers a better chance to enjoy crisp air and the natural habitat. To stay away from the busy surrounding relieves stressful thinking and lessen our lines in foreheads. There we can enjoy planting tomato, lemon, malunggay and any sort of backyard veggies for personal consumption free of any insecticide and a healthier one. It’s totally different atmosphere spending life in the rural area but still strongly connected to the happenings of the city through technology. Lesser cost of real estate taxes and earlier time to hit the sack guarantees enough sleep. And besides establish a grassroots opportunity to enhance your leadership norm through local politics. 

The real solution to our mind boggling congestion problem is to start thinking out of the box in a long term practical approach. To some it’ll be a long shot while to others it is doable. It should start on a family’s aspirations to life and targets and full acceptance of the quality of education, job security and basic health provisions is within reachable ways and means that can be consider as something that can bring happiness to each home and community. It’s the inner thought on concept of successful life that drives people to act and decide logically. 

The realist and the dreamer are both contagious and trended as it is in this manner of illogical thinking that piles up societal problems after problems and coping up seems to be unreal which has reach its limits beyond control. It is the complex challenges that can be outdone through basic  and simple understanding of multiple options to survive these unrest. Fortunately for us family the smallest unit of the society is given the optional advantages ready for our taking and it’ is our smartest and civilize way to stop the chaos and unbalance social and demographical awareness to initiate the truest solution to it. 

Coping with Infra-improvement works adverse Effects 

North , East , South and West look around and observe the on-going progress our country have strategically embarked and deliver for the next 36-48 months. Up we must move and improve and we must do it in a shortest possible time. There are risk that needs to be taken care of particularly the safety of the people living in the nearby place of infrastructure works and the daily users of the roads with blockades and shore ups to distinguish the areas safe for public use. Ideally that’s the practical thing to do and keeping these areas safe do public use posed a big challenging task for the people involved. 

So goes the saying the devil is always in the details. A concrete Logistic Plan must be laid out and put into works to mitigate the possible occurrence of untoward incidence to anybody getting nowhere near the edges of works. Vehicular traffic buildup transform cool heads to heat up and curse the works that’s being done for the progressive country they say. To repeatedly experience the inconvenience it might bring to our daily life’s traveling routine is tantamount to not learning to plan ahead the day on how to avoid the chaotic and nerve wracking moments waiting for you in the vicinity of infrastructure projects. 

You can outsmart them by patiently doing these set of strategies and practically avoid the rigors of it. 

Reset your body clock and move swiftly with acuracy on hitting the road as early as you think advisable for you to arrive on time to your destination. Rush hours occurs during the morning and afternoon to evening time and to plan your meetings, errands out of this time will save you energy and resources. Head the opposite if needed to avoid and lessen the possible congestion in the infra-work areas. To discover new and alternate routes coming from your house is a big plus. Use your mapping apps to do this and am sure you’ll see the difference of point to point travel.

Use the Internet by looking at the official announcement given by the proper authority and the service providers website will help you understand the magnitude of work entailed to close some portions of the road and adjacent area if necessary. Always be reminded of the competing PUJ or PUV inching their way to the rightmost part of the road to pick up passengers and returning to middle lane to ply their route 24/7 so never underestimate the ill effects of high volume of foot and vehicular traffic in any given situation. It’s guaranteed chaotic and we don’t wanted to be in a stressful place anytime of the day.

The presence of heavy lifting equipments double the chance of high risk activities and better stay away than sorry. Urging people to park at their risk is a sign that you refrain trying to even if it’s for free. Splinters of stones or aggregates will put dents in your vehicle aside from covering it heavily with dust and mud.  Always put your headlight into dim when approaching work site open areas to avoid glaring and miscue to those working people with the involvement of an equipment. Be serious with their signage and pass through with critical care to ensure you won’t initiate any minor and major incident be it while your driving or walking near it.

Slowly stop look and listen to the noise as an unusual sound means incident waiting to happen or bound to happen by paying attention to those watch out overhead falling objects or keep your eyes on the road and walk only below protected walkways to ensure you gone through it unscathed. Cover your nose and mouth to avoid inhalation of dust particles and shards. 

Try to appreciate its progress whenever you’re passing a working open site to minimize your stress and educate yourself with the specific use and impact it’ll bring once it’s rolling smoothly as expected. 

To sum up things to deal the adverse effects of ongoing infrastructure major works remember the following.

  • Plan your trip ahead
  • Reset your body clock to have a better rest
  • Be well informed through the Internet
  • Do your share to mitigate incident 
  • Stop look and listen 
  • Appreciate the progress 

Be safe and be well informed.

Our Drainage System 

When you hear the word drainage what’ comes into your mind, most of us are easily unaware and neglect the importance it brings to a municipality and the bigger crowded city. The world is consider as biggest free flowing drain system with its oceans leading to rivers, valleys of waters, tributaries and canals and vice versa. It’s a self cleaning system with the aid of weather storms and rains to introduce movement in some stalled bodies of water. It was from the same principle that humankind lifted and adapted the idea to have a free flowing neat and clean easy to maintain system that makes the public places sanitary clean and a great place to live in. That’s the ideal while the opposite is the reality. 

Drainage system helps the waterways flow into connected discharge points and maintain a flood and dry free road and walkways. Imagine a place where there’s no working drainage system installed. Sooner there’ll be propagation of moats and a wet and slippery road and pavement is quite dangerous to step into. Study shows that a proportionate sizes of a certain number of users or census in a given place or community must be consider with a future demand also taken into account to have a working system in place.  In the Third world country’s lack of a working drainage systems produce diseases and unsanitize surroundings with the easy propagation of insects and rodents. It’s a sickness in the place where garbage are left to rot into its own and finding its place in waterways such as rivers doing harmful effect of a clogged and stalled bodies of water. Rainy season adds dilemma through floods and causing  fatal results to the community. 

Here in our country especially the metropolitan Manila you’ll see a lot of diggings and drainage improvement works going on and it’s naturally difficult for them the service provider to finish it in a flash due to lack of planning and innovation to do it. I’ve witnessed the same methodology of replacing a pipe lines of smaller size to a bigger one but with the same methology. Engineering science must’ve improve it as there should be somebody to tell them let’s do it in a way it’s done with a QRMW or Quick-Replacement-Methodology-Work. Putting out the use of backhoe to dig the good pave sidewalk creating a larger cost to restore things like this prolong the schedule that also prolong the agony of the common people. An introduction of a interconnected performance specs concrete box lines where a pipeline made of a material that can be recycle into a bigger one due to a future demand will save money, time and agony. We have the best chemist to formulate a type of pipe that can withstand the melting effect of acid, oil, crude which should have  been handle with utmost care in the first place but the who cares attitude add burden to the existing problem. Our drainage system needs big time improvement if we are serious in addressing floods including the integration of pumping motor stations to pre-identified low-level areas with a road elevation lower than that of a sea level. We keep on improving the system but of the same method and material and it’s an eye opener to the new leadership to tinker and provide advance solutions on a long term and effective way to the benefit of the community. It’s doable and viable. Whoever say it’s not must give his position to others for the love of the country. We are rich in historical culture credible to be a part of our tourism industry but outside the walls of this richness lays the eyesores of dug-earth, huge concrete pipes and heavy equipments  making our roads a good source of accidents and slowing down traffic resulting to a chaotic city we are. 

Again it’s a D2D for us which means Discipline to our Drainage to bring us a cleaner and sanitize surroundings free of clutter and unblocking traffic of human and cars. A clean city reflects the true discipline of everyone of us so don’t forget but make it a habit to participate even your smallest way of putting candy wrappers in your pocket or throw it in a trash bins. Kick those litters away from drain system to ensure it will not add up to clog the system and promote individual discipline at home to assure every Filipino people to be educated about proper sanitation. We don’t need to spend billions for TV commercials to promote it, instead it can be donated to improve the physical facilities and reap the fruits of a better drainage system for the next 50 years. 

I am calling you to participate without a avarice in promoting good sanitation in managing our trash continuously and never let ourselves to be trap in a ningas-cogon culture and convince our neighbors to do the same. The road and the streets belongs to us including the holes under it and nobody will take care of it except us. 

Traffic, Clogged-Streets and EDSA short and long term solutions right in our nose

Morning rush hour they call it, noontime standstill some complains about and the after office home-bound rush drives these all made up the daily lives of the people the rich and the poor unless the rich opted for an aerial transport and landed safely in a high-rise buildings helipads. There seems to be some sort of immediate resolve that can be done with the perennial self-inflicted problems the society is experiencing, i say self-inflicted because it all needs a determined individual to start the rebuilding of a free-flowing roads, disciplined pedestrians and road guide enforcers and the correct imposition of make-up cost to those who made an un-intentional infraction. Lets break down and fragmentalize  the real solutions to our problems.

It’s D’ D’ and more D’s – Discipline of the entire community starting from the children above 4 years of age up to the vibrant 70’s seniors who are once in a while go out and do their chores or errands. Once someone go out of his home portal we should wear the badge of a ‘disciplined individual” without any exception to our status in life. In this manner the community will be filled with overflowing disciplined population respecting every common law and order and exceptionally move with grace and wisdom on the proper quorum or dealings above one self. How do we motivate people to be like this? is it through strong calls of harsh penalties and punishment? or somebody are suggesting to reward them an incentives but that is too remote to be done and put in the mainstream outside world. Another “D” stands for Determination, this character has to be running in all genes as this is free as in no single centavos to pay for to be as determined as you can be. It is in the exaggerated desire a man can reach the half of his wants and being determined means sacrifice in some aspect of desirability to do to follow and to unknowingly put into daily grind. We must include Direction to this matter to realistically make or strikingly smooth our pedestrian and vehicular segment of our environment friendly road. Getting out of our homes with a clear list to do and planned activities to follow get the people to be more productive in a sense that clutter thinking were eliminated. It is too important if you were driving a vehicle to achieve this as your  focal point to road is a must once you seat behind the wheel to avoid minor or major accident.

Defined Political Will – as the looming change in type of government hangs in the air, there is an urgent need to establish a well-defined local and national traffic by-laws with specific implementing rules and regulation in unison to all cities and adjacent municipalities to take control of the smooth utilization of major and minor roads in Metro and Greater Manila spanning as far as province of Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite and also the simultaneous implementation of the same traffic law relative to commerce controlled zone. An updated audit to existing fleet of long-bed delivery trucks and its end users common daily point of pick up and drop off points to map-out the sequencing dispatch time of every business model with a delivery of goods being as part of their backbone of business. We can’t find and feel the success of a certain traffic solution overnight, it needs tremendous patience from every user of road and public pathways from the immersion period up to mainstreaming the adjustment to be made and make the people’s lives easier and comfortable as compared to the current situation.

Descriptive de-sizing of existing franchises of public utility service providers will definitely de-clogged the 30-year-old roads as locally manufactured including the assembly type vehicles which we can considered unsafe of unfit for public use due to the absence of quality standard checks as required under the Lemon law. One great example of vehicle to road ratio is Cuba. It is quite obvious that it has the highest maintained old-fashioned type of cars which are still in good running condition as they have left no choice but to take extra care of their current load of cars due to embargo. Now that the long-standing political conflict have been ironed out we expect an influx of brand new vehicles to flood the Cuban streets but also we have to expect the phasing out or extraction of their old models vehicles to hit the yard to give way to a new and powerful one well within the environmental and mechanical standards set forth by the US Transportation Services. This has a great disparity in terms of culture when it comes to owning a car here in our country as compared to others since it’s the innate sentimental value character everybody have in his genes that also prolong the service of an old, reboot or resurrected vehicles to stay on the road thus making the vehicle-to-road ratio before we embark to a more expensive road widening option to support the program aiming to provide better use of road.

Deliberately revisit the existing ingress and egress of complex buildings accessible through major spine of the metropolis roads as these has a high impact in terms of increasing or decreasing the vehicular flow in specified time such as rush hours, commercial sales, events and others. Growing numbers of commercial buildings generally sitting right in front of these major highway are also the best option to temporarily unclogged a portion of it to prevent standstill while maintaining a running road. The idea is to make it a run even at a minimal speed of 15-kph to 25-kph day in day out. Another reason of slow-running traffic is the unfamiliarity to places connecting roads. This should’ve been avoided if everybody will plan their trip at its minute details to eliminate confusion and a lead to a minor or major incident waiting to happen within a tick of time. Our lives are easier with the advent of applications including navigational aspect to use roads, find places and learn or educate yourself what to expect in terms of road current traffic direction if it is two or one way giving us the best available option to reach a certain place. Replace all those small font written way directional signage’s, by maintaining a single standard applicable to the entire country. Make it user-friendly in terms of mounting height, place of positioning and illumination during night-time.

And then there was the truth as to how and why we are experiencing this horrendous traffic nightmare. What we need to do is to put our actions unto it, start it now not tomorrow nor yesterday but now. Enough of politicizing the issue as this will just prolong the agony and continuously battered our fellow countrymen who are losing precious time of their single lives and suffering from the problems it recreates. It requires us to do our part to achieve it even if it will be a sacrificial sort of thing to us we need to do it as we have all been aspiring to live a normal and comfortable life and be productive through the proper and ideal utilization of the most sought after traffic-free road outside our home.

Traffic will always challenge us to be at our most disciplined frame of mind character as it lies to every one of us the success of any system we will be using or chose to apply that we firmly believe will lessen the burden within. Systematize, Technologically controlled traffic lights, localize participation of road worthiness usages implementors,  user-friendly covered people pathways, safe and affordable public parking community to prevent street parking, stronger implementation of traffic violation citation tickets both for non-contact and on-road apprehension, elimination of all accident-courting temporary removable barrier to re-utilize the needed space it occupies, clean and clear way directional signage’s, round the clock road patrolling of the major roads to extend urgent help to minor and major road traffic accident, real-time or just-in-time traffic re-establishment of control to instill passable intersections and lastly implementation of strict adherence to RFID when passing a toll station to avoid the extra minutes spent just for a loose change.

These are just several suggestions available but still i believe that all of these will put to waste should we neglect to put Dedication to do it wholeheartedly.