Manila Transport Crisis: Commuters Outrage Over 'leave Earlier' Advice

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Manila, capital of Philippines, is under major transport crisis amidst train breakdowns and worsening traffic, with commuters slamming the current government

Written By Divyam Jain | Mumbai | Updated On:

As per reports, Manila, capital of Philippines, is under major transport crisis amidst train breakdowns and worsening traffic. With commuters outraging, Salvador Panelo, Spokesperson of the President Rodrigo Duterte, has dismissed the concerns in one of the most congested cities of the world. 

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Commuters criticise government 

As traffic situation worsens in Manila, the spokesperson Salvador Panelo for Rodrigo Duterte has said that if commuters want to arrive early they must leave early. This has led to many Filipinos slamming Mr. Panelo for 'being out of touch with reality'. Commuters are reportedly revealing their hardships with one saying that it takes students three hours to reach class and that situation aggravated by three major train breakdowns recently. Mr Panelo has since promised to take public transportation to the presidential palace on Friday.

Filipino President has not been left out of their criticism either. Duterte Government recently purchased an ex-US military plane for USD $39.9m for use as his private jet. The government reportedly said that the jet shall be delivered by next year and will be used by other senior officials and in crisis situations which did not convince some citizens.

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Citizens react online

Meanwhile, citizens are reacting by slamming the government for alleged inaction.

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Manila and Traffic

Reports suggest Manila, which in the greater metropolitan area has a population of more than 12 million and is amongst the most populous cities in the world. The city suffers from car congestion and in the year 2015 was named worst city to drive in. Panelo seemed less sensitive when he said as per reports that he does not see any transportation crisis except the traffic. 

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