By Christian V. Esguerra
Are you ready for some truly monstrous traffic jams and “bear with the short-term inconvenience,” as Malacañang pleaded Sunday? Construction of two major government infrastructure projects starts Monday night, and it is expected to worsen metropolitan traffic throughout the remainder of the Aquino administration.
By Niña P. Calleja
The head of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) blamed the floods and monstrous traffic jam on Tuesday night on several things, including the 76 ongoing drainage projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
We apologize for the inconvenience and monstrous traffic jam in major thoroughfares on [Tuesday night]. Our traffic constables didn’t abandon [their posts], we had to bring in additional personnel to some flooded areas to unclog waterways.–Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino
Russian officials struggled on Sunday to contain a monster highway traffic jam sparked by heavy snowfall that left many drivers stuck for days.
By Carine M. Asutilla
The collapse of a large, old acacia tree after a night of heavy rain caused a five-hour traffic jam along the national highway in barangay Langtad, Naga City, southern Cebu yesterday.