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Christmas traffic

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 21, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO – My daughter, who works in Redwood City and lives in this city, took over an hour and a half last Thursday for a drive home that normally takes less than an hour. The rush to the city where a lot of […]

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What does it take?

January 3, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 15, 2016   Congress doesn’t seem to have gotten the message; yet it’s an abundantly clear message, not just here but worldwide. People have had enough, they don’t want business as usual, they want real action on real issues that can improve their daily lives. Donald Trump […]

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Traffic pa more

December 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (Philippine Star) December 12, 2016   Last week, data on local auto sales were released. Car sales rose 22.2 percent year-on-year in November, while data for the 11 months of the year saw 24.3 percent year-on-year growth. It is good news for car manufacturers and dealers, but bad news for almost […]

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Urban congestion and traffic

November 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 18, 2016   Being stuck in traffic is the daily bane of our existence. Our government goes through the motions of seeming to address the problem, but in reality is so afraid to make the tough decisions that will begin to make conditions better. So […]

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Traffic in the first hundred days

October 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 7, 2016   Today marks the first one hundred days of the Duterte administration. Cabinet secretaries will produce long lists of accomplishments but only a few things matter to people… traffic, for one. Traffic is the elephant in the room, so to speak, but the […]

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Remember: Oct. 22

October 28, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) September 29, 2016   I’m sorry to keep harping on this, but it’s far, far too important not to. We just can’t go on living like this. Last Saturday evening it took me 25 minutes to traverse a few blocks in Makati instead of the usual […]

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Traffic is for real

September 19, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 9, 2016   The Metro Manilan’s attitude towards traffic is “a state of mind that adds to the problem of traffic,” according to the man we look up to for salvation from this daily scourge. Looks like this Cabinet member must also learn to choose […]

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It’s a crisis

September 19, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) September 8, 2016   My sympathies to the innocent victims of the dastardly bombing in Davao City. It’s a horror no family should suffer. May the bastards that did it be quickly caught, and incarcerated forever. They have no place in this society. * * * […]

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Not ready for tough traffic solutions

September 6, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 2, 2016   Everybody is complaining about the traffic, but very few are ready for the tough solutions required to make things better. We blame government and rightly so. But many of us aggravate government’s failure to provide adequate infra and enforce traffic laws. Here […]

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Not organized to fix traffic

September 1, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 17, 2016   It has been almost 50 days since the Duterte administration took over, and there is no hint they are getting organized to fix our traffic problem. Last Friday evening’s nightmare of a traffic gridlock everywhere in Metro Manila will be the story […]

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