Sotto open to 4-day workweek than Edsa ban on solo riders
Instead of banning driver-only vehicles on Edsa, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III is inclined to support a four-day workweek for all workers.
Sotto disclosed that lawyer Romulo Macalintal is proposing a four-day workweek that can be implemented alternately in three cities at a time.
To make up for the lost day, Sotto said workers would have to work 10 hours a day.
“Remember when there was a holiday in San Juan? Ang luwag ng traffic all over,” the Senate leader said in a text message on Thursday.
Asked if he would support such proposal, Sotto said: “Yes but a study should be done first.”
Before adjourning its session on Wednesday, the Senate adopted a resolution, urging the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to suspend the ban on Edsa.
Sotto, who drives his own car, was among those who initiated the measure.
“Lumuwag daw traffic kahapon ng tanghali sa Edsa? Eh hindi kasama sa driver only ban yun time na yun! @!?€&@;#%?%,” he lamented on Twitter.
If the Senate resolution does not mean a “thing, ” then Sotto said MMDA should better explain its budget when they come to the chamber.
“Let’s find out how much they are spending for these experiments,” he said.
“We want to know what goes into these traffic experiments that make many people marginalized,” Sotto added.
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