Public transport is really an important component for a prosperous city. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our already obsolete boundary system of public utility jeepneys which only foster to some extent unfair competition revealed by the shortage of demand at present. It is indeed a good idea to expedite the jeepney modernization program which would also standardize the wages of drivers and shift it from a demand-driven venture to a service- and quality-driven public transport system.
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Stop blaming “government”
The government has two sets of workers: the leaders (politicians and their political appointees) and the civil servants. Civil servants serve all citizens and must be highly skilled individuals who achieve their positions by merit and operate in the interest of the general public.
Digital Isolation: When the PH gov’t disagrees with Facebook
The Philippine president did not take the Facebook shut down of several allegedly fake accounts lightly. Now it threatens to block the social media giant in his land. What are the implications and how did other nations decide to block the largest social media platform?
Why Western Visayas could host smart cities
If you’ve been to Singapore or Dubai, you’re probably much aware of the technology that is applied in their transport system. Did you know that the government has invested for the development of a smart transport system for Region VI? This could potentially be the key for some cities in the Region to become smart cities in the coming years.
How safe are painted bike lanes?
Iloilo City has the best bike facilities in the Philippines. Period. It has long stretches of protected bike lanes designed by no other than award-winning landscape architect Paolo Alcazaren. Adding to this feat, Iloilo is undoubtedly the Philippine’s most bike-friendly city. But being the best, there is still a lot of room for improvement andContinue reading “How safe are painted bike lanes?”