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Not more fun in PH: Commuting daily in Metro Manila

Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 14 2019 06:17 AM | Updated as of Nov 14 2019 06:18 AM

Moving around Metro Manila has become more and more difficult as the worsening traffic, combined with the lack of efficient mass public transportation and other factors, continue to hound commuters in the metropolis.

Traffic congestion is expected to worsen as the holiday season comes close. 

With the current modes of transport available, many Filipino commuters are left with no choice but to leave their houses hours in advance, endure long chaotic queues, and squeeze themselves in packed trains, buses, jeepneys just to get to their destination on time. 

Going home, usually during peak hours, means having to go through the same battle in the morning. Occasional train breakdowns, unpredictable bus schedules, and heavy traffic make the experience for daily commuters more challenging.

It’s not only the economy that is robbed of productivity – commuters, mostly workers and students, also suffer from negative health impacts and time wasted. 

Traffic and transportation woes have been bugging the metro for years, yet one government official says it's only a "traffic crisis" and not a "transport crisis." This after three rail transport systems experienced technical issues within the same week. 

There have been efforts by the government to ease the worsening traffic through transport projects in its Build Build Build (BBB) program. Nevertheless, mobility has become a constant battle for Filipino commuters who suffer from wasted time in traffic and inefficient public transportation. 

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News

The everyday commute in Metro Manila. Lisa Marie David, ABS-CBN News