Perhaps fed up with the finger pointing of the opposing camps for the worsening traffic in Metro Manila, a netizen decides to write an open letter addressed to the opposing parties and their supporters.
International commodities trader and active social media blogger MJ Quiambao Reyes wrote an open letter to set the record straight in regards to the Metro Manila traffic issue.
MJ Reyes began by addressing Renato Reyes of Anakbayan and those she called with selective amnesia that the Duterte government neither not start the traffic problem nor made it worse, especially in Metro Manila.
MJ Reyes urged critics to read their history and curse those who thrashed years ago the excellent national urban plan of former President Marcos.
MJ Reyes said in jest to Renato Reyes to make “kulam” (bewitch) the former government officials who made money out of the MRT and LRT (privatizations) in the past.
In the second part of the open letter, MJ Reyes addressed the Duterte officials and their supporters.
MJ Reyes advised the Duterte officials and the supporters not to emulate Aquino and Roxas, to be careful with their public statements, not to take the complaints of the public lightly. MJ Reyes commented that commuting 4-8 hours a day just to go to work or to school and vice-versa is no fun.
And the last but not the least, MJ Reyes addressed her message to the public to, figuratively speaking, keep banging at the doors of the government not just blabber. In addition, MJ Reyes encouraged the public to do their part and think of ways to become a part of the solution.
For example, if you are an employer, find ways to ease the sufferings of your workers that is traffic-related.
MJ Reyes remarked there are many ways that the public can do together.
You may read MJ Reyes original post below.
Para kay Nato at sa mga may selective amnesia:
Magkaliwanagan tayo: Hindi ang gobyerno ngayon ang may gawa o nagpapalala ng traffic situation ng bansa, lalo na dito sa Metro Manila.
Alamin nyo at paka-murahin ang mga bopol na nag-basura noon ng napakaganda sanang national urban plan ng dating Pangulong Marcos.
Pakulam nyo rin yung mga opisyales na pinaglaruan at pinagkaperahan ang MRT at LRT noon!
Para sa ilang mga opisyal ng gobyerno at Duterte supporters:
Wag maging Aquino at Roxas. Ingat sa binibitiwang salita. Wag ipagkibit balikat lang o maliitin ang hinagpis ng ating mga commuters. Hindi po biro ang 4-8 hours na kailangan nilang bunuin sa traffic para lang makapasok sa eskwelahan at trabaho–umulan man o umaraw, araw araw.
Para sa lahat:
Sige lang, kalampagin ang gobyerno pero wag naman sanang puro ngawa. Gawin din ang makakaya at maging parte ng solusyon.
Kung ikaw ay employer, pag aralan kung ano ang pwede mo magawa para maibsan ang pagdurusa sa traffic ng inyong mga manggagawa.
Napakarami pang iba na pwede nating pagtulungang gawin.