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Author:  JABEZJ [ Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:52 pm ]

Kung ako kay Digong, hayaan na niya ang traffic sa EDSA..
Unahin at ayusin ang mga paliparan, daungan, terminal at iba pang facilidad sa buong Pilipinas…

Traffic in EDSA will be POE's downfall come 2022...

Author:  dan44 [ Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:10 pm ]

IceColdBeer wrote:
tiyanak2 wrote:
IceColdBeer wrote:
Department of Transportation - Philippines added 108 new photos to the album DOTr Accomplishments.

Dear Senator Grace Poe,

With all due respect, here is a list of some of the accomplishments of the DOTr in the first half of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's term, even without emergency powers.


“Make the Filipino life comfortable.” A simple but challenging directive, this was the marching order that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave to Secretary Arthur P. Tugade the moment he took the helm of the Department of Transportation (DOTr). In three (3) years under the Duterte administration, the DOTr continues to work in transporting the Filipino towards a new beginning, the golden age of infrastructure.

With three blah blah blah... yada yada yada... ang haba kasi... ies working hand-in-hand under the Aviation, Railways, Road, and Maritime sectors, the DOTr spearheaded transformational projects and initiatives, to give the riding public enhanced connectivity and mobility that will ultimately lead to a comfortable life.

The DOTr is driven to bridge the archipelago and its people closer together.

Thank you.


Ang haba. :lol: :lol: :lol:

wala yan.. trapik pa rin ang Edsa!

nagawa ngang na rehabilitate yung Boracay na walang EP sabi ni senator poo..,

kaya isara ang EDSA ng six months at bakbakin na yan!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Natataranta na mga PR ni grasya. Mas lalong nababaon. :biglaugh:

Rule no. 1 don't go against the popularity of digong :lol:

Author:  zuma [ Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:21 pm ]

dan44 wrote:
Talagang desidido na tumakbo itong si Poe poe sa 2022, tiyak bilang pambato nang mga Dilawan

mapipilitan tumakbo si Sarah Duterte nito :lol:

Walang panalo si Grace traPOE kay Inday. Parang pinaglaban mo ang Gilas vs Serbia. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  JABEZJ [ Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:12 am ]

Mema lang talaga itong si Tiglao…


Poe is such a huge argument against democracy

THE EDSA traffic is becoming more horrendous each day, and in this day and age of technology and rationality, one would assume that government could use all its resources and sovereign power to solve a big obstacle to the country’s economic growth and relieve its citizens of their daily hell.

The traffic is a veritable crisis, and it is long past the time for debating that it isn’t. Metropolitan Manila consists of 16 cities and one municipality. Even if EDSA traverses only six cities (Caloocan, Quezon, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati and Pasay), any solution to the avenue’s gridlocks would have to involve nearly all of Metro Manila’s 17 local governments, all of which have the authority to pass “ordinances” that tend to hinder efforts to solve this huge problem.

One solution, for example, would involve opening up the posh “villages” — parts of Forbes, San Lorenzo, Wack Wack and Greenhills, among others — but their rich residents would certainly get the courts to stop it.
It is a no-brainer that a solution to the EDSA traffic mess requires the grant of emergency powers to the country’s chief executive, the President. After all, extraordinary problems require extraordinary solutions.
But then because of our Republican set-up, it is Congress that has the power to grant the President such emergency powers, or authority beyond what he normally has to fulfill his duties.


And because of the rules of one chamber of Congress, the Senate, the proposed bill giving the president emergency powers hasn’t moved at all since it was first proposed in 2016 because the chair of the public services committee that would have to process the bill for deliberation by the entire Senate, Grace Poe, doesn’t like it.

And how she has struggled to justify her position. In the past 16th Congress, she claimed that granting emergency powers to the President would lead to corruption, just as she claimed that the Electricity Crisis Act of 1993 had led to graft.
What is she saying? The crisis did grant huge advantages to the Yellow oligarchs, but that was according to the provisions of the law. There hasn’t been any charges of corruption, nor convictions, related to that Electricity Crisis Act.

Recently, Poe changed her justification for dragging her feet, claiming that proponents must present a master plan first. But several plans have already been submitted to Congress, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade testified in congressional hearings. I bet she’ll claim next time that she isn’t satisfied with these plans.

The bottom line is this: solving a crisis that has made hell out of the daily commute of three million people is being blocked by one senator, voted into office by 20 million voters. And just how did Poe, who had decided before to pursue the American dream as an immigrant, get the support of such a huge number of Filipinos?


Because of, and only because of, the tremendous popularity of her father, the most beloved Filipino action star ever, Fernando Poe, who died a few months after he lost the presidential elections in 2004. As in the case of Benigno Aquino 3rd, Filipinos vote with their emotions — and their superstition that the child is the reincarnation of his or her parent. In Poe’s case, the masses even confused her father for “Panday,” the movie hero.

But that’s democracy. No wonder that even Plato, one of the founders of Western rationality, viewed democracy as mob rule in disguise.
In this era of technology and the primacy of rationality, what should be a government’s approach to solving the EDSA traffic crisis, or for that matter any problem confronting the nation, such as poverty? It doesn’t require rocket science to outline it:
First, organize a group of experts — totally independent from any outside influence, especially from politicians, and even from government and its agencies–to study the problem with the all the state-of-the-art tools of natural and social sciences, and come up with solutions, which would include what the military calls the “operation plan.”
Second, before implementing the plan, test it on a small scale, a “pilot project.” Draw lessons from that pilot project and incorporate these into the original plan.
Third, implement the plan vigorously, without interference from any other entity.
Am I just up in the clouds?

Think tanks

Not at all. While probably also done by the US and other countries, this three-step approach has been demonstrated more transparently by the People’s Republic of China (PROC) since the early 1980s.
The “group of experts” I mentioned is known in China as a “think-tank,” which explains why it now has the third biggest number of such entities, 507, next to the US’ 1,871 and India’s 509. I suspect though that many of the US think-tanks, are more academic-oriented, or even Central Intelligence Agency fronts.

In contrast, Chinese think-tanks are problem-oriented, usually attached to, but independent of, a government ministry.
Former PROC president Hu Jintao had called for improving intellectual support to policy-making, leading to a “fourth generation” of think tanks around 2007 to 2009. In 2012 and 2013, President Xi Jinping called for the buildup of “think tanks with Chinese characteristics.”
China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative was formulated by a group of think-tanks. In July 2004, China’s State Council (its equivalent of a Congress) upgraded its Hainan Research Institute of South China Sea set up in 1996 to a national-level agency and changed its name to the National Institute for South China Sea Studies to address China’s territorial disputes in that area. By contrast, our foreign affairs department doesn’t even have a team to act as a think-tank to study and propose solutions to our territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

China’s use of think-tanks has been a big factor in its economic growth. No wonder that even World Bank president Robert Zoellick declared in 2004: “Between 1981 and 2004, China succeeded in lifting more than half a billion people out of extreme poverty. This is certainly the greatest leap to overcome poverty in history.” The latest World Bank figures show that China has lifted out of poverty 850 million people, which one economist gushed over as the miracle of this century.
Oops! All these think tanks of course operate under a one-party rule, and they aren’t blocked or bothered by some politician whose motives are almost entirely in pursuit of her ambitions in a future election.
Let’s face it, democracy is so overrated. The likes of Poe more and more convince me that it is so. Ask anybody trapped for an hour in that EDSA tunnel in Makati — as I was recently, which almost triggered a panic attack — and he will certainly be more than willing to give up his right to vote, just as long as he arrives at his home in even half the time that it usually takes.

Facebook: Rigoberto Tiglao
Twitter: @bobitiglao

Author:  JABEZJ [ Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:21 am ]

Politicizing traffic
CTALK - Cito Beltran (The Philippine Star) - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Every time Senator Grace Poe calls for a “hearing” at the Senate concerning traffic and related issues, my usual response is: Can you actually legislate solutions to improve traffic or has our traffic problem become click bait or media bait that ensures tri-media coverage for those attending the hearings? There is the saying: “If you’re not part of the solution – don’t be part of the problem” and this is a message that Senator Poe should take into serious consideration since more often than not, those hearings end up in arguments, bickering or politicking especially when she invites the DOTr Secretary and his team.

Last time I mentioned Poe and traffic in a column, I shared how MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia got cited for contempt by a Judge after being pressured at Poe’s committee hearing to talk about the provincial bus ban issue in spite of a TRO. In months past, Poe and associates in the Senate have challenged or issued resolutions to counter the HOV lane, the provincial bus ban and the integrated bus terminals to name a few and this has left traffic managers privately saying: “They shoot down every idea and then asks us why we can’t solve the traffic problem.” To be fair, I too have taken a similar opposition but the difference is that I have humbly made efforts to study the problem, stand along EDSA or other streets to actually observe in order to validate my ideas and solutions before expressing them or sharing with the authorities concerned.

I don’t know how much personal time Poe spends to actually study traffic and commuter’s reality and while I respect her right to challenge the ideas and plans of government officials regarding traffic solutions, I would be even more interested to hear her ideas and solutions on what to do with traffic. You can’t keep shooting down other people’s plans and programs and not come up with real workable solutions yourself. At the very least, Senator Poe should aim towards producing some solutions during the hearings. Instead of just calling for hearings “In Aid of Legislation,” it might be better if the Senate spells out what the purpose, agenda, and end goal of the hearings are beyond “investigation.” This way, everyone involved knows what they are supposed to achieve above and beyond destructive criticism and politicking from all. Quite honestly people are getting tired and fed-up with traffic woes being used as political firewood or reason for Senate investigations.

* * *

Reports from the Department of Interior and Local Government indicate that none of the LGUs have managed to be 100% compliant with the orders of the President for officials to reclaim public roads etc. That no one could do it 100% is no fault of LGUs. To begin with it is only now under President Rodrigo Duterte that the concept of “political will” and law enforcement is being applied. Most LGUs have prioritized promoting business and development in order to generate income and have operating funds at the local level. As a result, zoning laws and building codes have been disregarded and as far as road clearing is concerned, LGUs only tow vehicles as a source of added income although they are towing vehicles in front of business establishments that have been issued local government permits and officially categorized as commercial areas.

So now the national government wants to get everything under control and the President has issued the edict and that’s suppose to solve everything. Not by a long shot. First of all, there has to be clarity on what we need to clear out and how to properly coordinate and implement them as well as a long term plan. We have no arguments over clearing national roads and alternative routes but the big confusion seems to hover over street parking for commercial areas that were in existence before they became alternative routes.
While everyone is talking about street clearing, I have not heard any talk or push for mandatory requirement for additional basement parking for every commercial building constructed. Many barangays include basketball courts or multi-purpose gyms in their development programs but not multi-level parking. Clearing and using vacant lots will never solve the problem. Either we generously incentivize high-rise parking developers or we watch businesses die from no parking rules.

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Author:  The.Equalizer [ Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:39 pm ]

mukhang matindi ang labanan nito sa 2022...

madam Grace vs madam Leni :shock:

...battle for the #2 spot in the presidential race :lol:

Author:  Palamu_Ninja [ Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:36 pm ]

The.Equalizer wrote:
mukhang matindi ang labanan nito sa 2022...

madam Grace vs madam Leni :shock:

...battle for the #2 spot in the presidential race :lol:

4th place pre.. :lol: :lol:

1. Inday
2. BBM
3. Yorme

Author:  IceColdBeer [ Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:32 pm ]

The.Equalizer wrote:
mukhang matindi ang labanan nito sa 2022...

madam Grace vs madam Leni :shock:

...battle for the #2 spot in the presidential race :lol:

Kawawa :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  IceColdBeer [ Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:36 pm ]

JABEZJ wrote:
Kung ako kay Digong, hayaan na niya ang traffic sa EDSA..
Unahin at ayusin ang mga paliparan, daungan, terminal at iba pang facilidad sa buong Pilipinas…

Traffic in EDSA will be POE's downfall come 2022...

TRAffic POE! :biglaugh:

Author:  The.Equalizer [ Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:52 am ]

IceColdBeer wrote:
JABEZJ wrote:
Kung ako kay Digong, hayaan na niya ang traffic sa EDSA..
Unahin at ayusin ang mga paliparan, daungan, terminal at iba pang facilidad sa buong Pilipinas…

Traffic in EDSA will be POE's downfall come 2022...

TRAffic POE! :biglaugh:

patay may black mark na si madam para sa 2022 :(

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  The.Equalizer [ Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:11 am ]


If there was a ‘dumb ideas’ contest, Grace Poe would win
October 8, 2019

Manila Times wrote:
SENATOR Grace Poe is the perfect example of why people who have no more knowledge of mass transit other than that it is “a thing that exists” should not be allowed to help formulate, or for that matter, even casually comment on transportation policy.

During a Senate hearing last week on the Department of Transportation’s (DoTr) budget for 2020, Poe, who once rode the metro rail transit (MRT) and therefore considers herself well-versed, made the suggestion that a portion of each train could be restyled as “business class.” This, she said, would encourage car commuters to use the train instead, thereby helping to decongest Edsa.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, who is not above being distracted by heterodox ideas, didn’t exactly reject Poe’s ridiculous suggestion, but said it was something that the DoTr could only look at once Sumitomo completes its rehabilitation of the MRT-3, which may or may not happen before the heat death of the universe.

Although the details were unsurprisingly a little vague considering their source, a “business class” MRT service would apparently offer dedicated ticket windows and boarding lines for discerning travelers, and separate coaches with comfortable seating, functioning air-conditioning, and far less hair wax residue on the inner surfaces of the windows than the cars left to ordinary peons. The fare for this upgraded commuting experience could be as high P200 to P300, Poe suggested, compared with the P28 current fare for an end-to-end ride.

Poe was quickly subjected to well-deserved mockery from the public for her suggestion, and it would probably not be worth analyzing in any serious way except that it is symptomatic of how flawed the entire approach to reducing Metro Manila’s traffic congestion is.

In terms of the idea itself, it is a complete non-starter. Most of the 13 stations along the MRT-3 line are poorly designed and insufficient in space for the existing passenger traffic, and would have to be comprehensively remodeled in order to provide proper segregation of “business class” and ordinary passengers, if the ten times higher fare is to be justified.

Retooling the trains to accommodate a “business class” service would drastically cut the passenger-carrying capacity of the system. Under ideal conditions, the MRT-3 trains – both the existing older version and the yet-to-be-seen newer Chinese-built trains – have a rated capacity of 1,600 people, about 80 seated and 320 standing in each of four cars. In current practice, of course, the trains only run in three-car sets, and are crammed with more people than they can actually safely carry. No “business class” passenger is going to pay P200 for a standing ride, so the one car per four-car train reserved for “business class” service is going to have to provide seating for everyone, which would cut down its capacity; with modifications, a car converted to “business class” could probably made to accommodate 200 passengers, or half of its original capacity. Regardless of the actual number, since it is a safe assumption that existing MRT-3 riders will not be the ones occupying those “business class” seats, the service effectively reduces the line’s capacity by 12.5 percent. At the same time, if Poe’s plan actually worked, ridership would increase by 12.5 percent due to the new “business class” patrons; these would be accommodated in their own special fancy train cars, but the overall stress on the system would increase.

Most of the criticism directed at Poe accused of her of “elitism”; rather than investing in a service priced well above what ordinary commuters could afford, why not make the same investment toward improving the capacity and the reliability of the entire system? That’s a fair enough question, but that’s not actually the worst thing about the “business class” idea. The worst part of the idea, something it has in common with virtually every other idea that has ever been proposed to reduce congestion, is that it is a one-off, disconnected solution that disregards any necessity to fit into a system. For prospective “business class” passengers whose homes and destinations do not lie within easy walking distance of an MRT station, for example, what sort of connecting transport options of a reasonably similar level of comfort and convenience would be available?

The idea also reveals a gross misunderstanding of public perceptions of mass transit. The simple fact is that, unlike a lot of other cities around the world, it is possible in and around Metro Manila to travel between any two points, door-to-door, using only public transportation, 24 hours a day. People who live and work here do not lack options, but they buy cars to escape the necessity of using public transportation because almost every strand in the city’s vast transit web is slow, uncomfortable, dirty and unsafe. Improving one small part of one strand is not going to inspire those people to give up their cars. As a matter of fact, as many people that could be convinced to leave their own vehicles at home and patronize Poe’s “business class” MRT-3 trains might simply be replaced on the roads by a like number of former MRT-3 riders who decide the increased crowding of stations and trains caused by Poe’s brilliant idea is the last straw, and redouble their efforts to save up to buy a car.

The only real solution to decongesting Manila, as more people are gradually realizing, is to actually decongest it – reduce its economic and social mass, which are far too great for the space available. Any ideas, even ones that sound a lot less ridiculous than Grace Poe’s “business class,” that do not work toward that end will at best only shift the problem from one area to another.
Twitter: @benkritz

sa wakas may panalo din si madam


Author:  IceColdBeer [ Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:54 am ]

Poe & Robredo = Dumb & Dumber in any order. :biglaugh:

Author:  The.Equalizer [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:28 am ]

lumamang si madam VP ngayon.....ICAD co-chair

....nagpipiyesta ang media sa kaka-cover ng mga soundbites ng "bibang" VP :lol:

Author:  JABEZJ [ Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:07 pm ]

Thank you madam for protecting ABS-CBN's rights against Digong's tyrannical rule...


Poe pushes Senate inquiry into ABS-CBN operations

February 13, 2020

SENATOR Grace Poe has filed a resolution directing the Senate committee on public services to conduct an inquiry into television network ABS-CBN's compliance with the terms of its legislative franchise.

In her statement, Poe said the inquiry will not preclude any action by the House of Representatives or the Supreme Court.

The House has yet to act on pending bills seeking to renew the network's franchise. A quo warranto petition, meanwhile, has been filed by the Office of the Solicitor General before the Supreme Court.

“Due to the gravity of the allegations and its possible effects, the Committee has deemed it appropriate to lay the groundwork for a possible inquiry in the spirit of public interest,” said Poe.

“The issue on subjudice regarding legislative inquiries has long been resolved by the Supreme Court in Sabio vs. Gordon and in the cases that reiterate it: "On-going judicial proceedings do not preclude congressional hearings in aid of legislation,” the senator added.

According to Representative Antonio “Tonypet” Albano, House legislative franchises committee vice chairman, Poe has the right to investigate in aid of legislation, but the House will only acknowledge findings made by the senator when she finishes her investigation during public committee hearings where the ABS-CBN franchise is taken up.

“It does not, in any way, conflict our committee power to hear the same violations in our franchise committee,” Albano said.

“But I cannot further comment on the ‘merits of abuse’ that is being heard by Senator Poe, because this will prejudice my judgement as a vice chairman of the said committee,” he added.

Albano noted that he will inhibit himself from reacting to any of the findings and statements made during Poe’s investigation so he can “maintain objectivity towards the renewal of the franchise.”

He also urged fellow lawmakers to refrain from commenting on the “merits of the case” of ABS-CBN to avoid being biased. (SunStar Philippines)

Author:  zuma [ Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:59 pm ]

Gunggong na lang ang ibang senador pag pinayagan pa nila yan. Puro inquiry wala naman solusyon. 8)

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