If you pay attention to Senator Grace Poe’s condition on granting emergency powers to President Duterte to solve the traffic not just in Metro Manila but also in other major cities in PH is provide her the listings of projects covered by EPA (emergency power act). When pro-Duterte bloggers pointed out on social media that DOTr has already complied with her request, Poe wants now the minutest details of DOTr master plan like long-term and short term plans. As of this morning, 15 September 2019, the DOTr posted on its official FB page that as early as June 2014 the

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Since 2014, international trade expert MJ Quiambao Reyes claimed she has been sending a letter outlining her 27-point proposals to the Pnoy government how to alleviate if not fix the traffic woes in Metro Manila. Sadly, her proposal never catches the fancy of the powers that be and remain unimplemented. No matter how brilliant a proposal is, if its not put into use, it is nothing but a s scrap of paper. Compared with Senator Grace Poe’s 20-point platform when she ran for President in 2016 that barely explain how she will end heavy traffic as promised, this 27-point Metro

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Apparently reeling from President Duterte’s tirade on mainstream media calling her “atribida”, Poe lashed back telling Duterte to do a Boracay in NCR without emergency powers. I look up to Google to see what “atribida” means in English and it says “cheeky, insolent, bold, audacious, impertinent.” If you’ d recall, Poe said to Tugade during the senate hearing on Emergency Powers Act, if the Duterte admin can do it Boracay (cleanup), why can’t they do it in NCR? “Eh bakit ang Boracay wala namang emergency powers naayos nila agad? dahil nagkaroon ng direktiba ang ating Pa­ngulo na dapat kumilos sila.”

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Senator Grace Poe has been demonized and called with many unsavory names by critics for nixing request of emergency powers for President Duterte to fix the traffic not just in Metro Manila but in major cities in the country. But, “Ampon ni [email protected]?” Wow! This is new to me. However, before you judge radio host Mark Lopez for calling Poe that name, let us listen to Lopez’s reason first. Lopez remarked that the picture below tells us a lot about the traffic situation in the country in 2014. In 2014, Poe made a headline-grabbing MRT train ride to dramatize the

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The writings are on the wall! Grace Poe should start paying attention to the public and not her naive PR strategist, refrain from using traffic as a weapon to derail the Duterte admin’s plan to untangle the messy traffic in Metro Manila. Ateneo alumnus Pio Goco has taken to Facebook to warn Grace Poe to stop politicizing traffic. Otherwise, EDSA will be the graveyard of her political career as a senator and presidential ambition. You may read Gio Goco’s original Facebook post below. I hate to gang up on Grace Poe. After all we share the same birthday and I

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Did you know that when Sen. Grace Poe ran for President in the 2016 Presidential election, she released a 20-point platform which was published in Rappler (Feb. 7, 2016 at 10am)? Yes, that’s true! In the said 20-point platform, Poe promised “to end heavy traffic”, specifically the infamous EDSA traffic and build more trains in the country. Poe never get the chance to implement her 20-point platform after she was soundly beaten by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential election. So when the word war erupted between her and DOTr Sec. Art Tugade, lawyer Bruce Rivera, a

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Grace Poe or Art Tugade? Well, if you asks netizen blogger Noel Landero Sarifa, he will choose DOTr Secretary Art Tugade over Senator Grace Poe hands down. Sarifa described Tugade as a doer not a blabber-mouth. He said Tugade has addressed so many issues benefiting the public. Sarifa cited the airport issues that Tugade successfully addressed. He said “laglag bala” is gone. At NAIA, Drinking fountains were installed, additional chairs were brought in, toilets are much improved aesthetically, P2P buses ply NAIA, leading to reduction of taxis who practice contracting, built and upgraded existing airports. Sarifa said MRT is still

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If you read the news, President Duterte has already raised the white flag on the emergency powers he requested since 2016. If you are making tampo at President Duterte because you feel he has abandoned our dream of commuting around Metro Manila with less hassle from traffic, please don’t. Thinking Pinoy said in Facebook post published today, 13, September 2019, PRRD abandoning the emergency powers request makes perfect sense. TThinking Pinoy said, if Poe give in to public pressure and grant the emergency powers request, the best case scenario is the EPA becoming law is January 2020. By that time,

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To borrow the words of TP aka Thinking Pinoy, “Poe’s greatest mistake is waging a PR war against Tugade whose achievements are so visible, he doesn’t even need PR for them.“ ICYMI, Poe asked for DOTr Sec. Art Tugade’s head from President Duterte, calling him an underperformer for failing to fix Metro Manila traffic. Tugade retaliated by describing Poe’s behavior as “masyadong bilib sa sarili” or egomaniacal and he served at the pleasure of the President, not to the whims, caprice and theatrics of misguided politicians, IMO, Manila Bulletin writer Krizette Chu’s FB post dated 12 September 2019 is the

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Senator Grace Poe’s tantrums asking for the head of DOTr Sec. Art Tugade because according to her, he is under performing has been met with raised eyebrows among Duterte supporters. Manila Bulletin writer Krizette Chu remarked in a sarcastic tone that she couldn’t handle or take Grace Poe’s commentary on Tugade. She described Poe’s remarks as by far the stupidiest thing she has ever said in a long list of stupid things she’s ever said. Chu went on to compare Grace Poe’s achievements which paled in comparison to Art Tugade. Chu said that Tugade’s work ethic would make Poe shrink

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