Panelo: Propose solutions to traffic woes instead of just criticizing admin
MANILA, Philippines — Critics should propose solutions to help the government with the traffic problem instead of just criticizing the administration, Palace Spokesman Salvador Panelo said Monday.
Panelo said critics like Vice President Leni Robredo should suggest solutions, saying criticism will not help solve the problem at all.
“Ang gawin niyo na lang, ‘yung mga mahilig mag-hamon e magbigay kayo ng mga mungkahi kung papano kayo makakatulong sa pamahalaan ng mga magandang proposal. Gaya ni VP Leni. Tama na yung kritisismo,” Panelo said in a press briefing.
(Those who like to challenge should just give proposals on how to help the government, like VP Leni. Enough with the criticism.)
“Hindi makakatulong ‘yan. Magbigay na lang kasi kayo ng proposal para makatulong kayo sa pamahalanan. ‘Yun ang solusyon doon,” he added.
(That won’t help. Just give a proposal so you could help the government. That’s the solution.)
Robredo earlier said the first step to solving the crisis in Metro Manila is by acknowledging its existence.
“Iyong nakakalungkot lang, kapag public official iyong nagsasabi na walang krisis. Kasi kapag sinabi mong walang krisis, wala ka talagang gagawin, kasi para sa iyo walang problema…. Iyong pinakaunang paraan para may gawin, iyong pagtanggap na talagang malaki iyong problema,” Robredo said during her radio program Sunday.
(What’s saddening is when a public official says there is no crisis. Because when you say there is no crisis, you don’t do anything because you think there is no problem. The first step to taking action is to accept there is a big problem.)
Panelo insisted there is no mass transport crisis since there’s no “paralysis,” but acknowledged commuters are facing a “traffic crisis.” /je
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