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Road projects a welcome improvement for public – Palace

/ 03:09 PM February 18, 2014

WORSE YET TO COME. Rush hour sees traffic almost at a standstill along Edsa near Guadalupe, Makati City. But Metro Manila residents are expecting even worse traffic nightmares as construction of the Skyway Stage 3 project starts this week, with completion seen in four years. LEO M. SABANGAN II

MANILA, Philippines – Despite complaints from motorists and commuters about heavy traffic, Malacañang on Tuesday said it believes the construction of major road projects is a welcome improvement for the public.

“I think we should also recognize that many of our people are willing to do the necessary sacrifice that is needed and they are willing to bear with the inconvenience,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said during a Palace press briefing.

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Referring to the simultaneous construction of the Skyway Stage 3 and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway Phase 2, Coloma said Filipinos also want to see additional infrastructure, similar to those in other countries.

The secretary recalled how for four years he drove his daughter to school from Muntinlupa to Quezon City amid the heavy traffic caused by the construction of Skyway.

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“Pinagtiyagaan namin ‘yon nang apat na taon. Maganda naman ‘yung epekto ngayon,” he said.

(We persevered for four years. It resulted in something good.)

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