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    #21
    Some businessmen with stores along the major road here in our place prefer the street to be congested. It brings more business. When the mayor made that street one way, dami nagsabi-sabi pero di naman makareklamo ng diretso sa mayor
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    #22
    Quote Originally Posted by boybi View Post
    Some businessmen with stores along the major road here in our place prefer the street to be congested. It brings more business. When the mayor made that street one way, dami nagsabi-sabi pero di naman makareklamo ng diretso sa mayor
    The cigarette and peanut vendors must be making a killing on EDSA? >:->

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    #23
    One of our business partners from Vietnam asked for a promotional video for the Philippines. She asked specifically that we include pictures of traffic.

    Wha...? Traffic?

    Yes. Traffic. Because the sheer number of private vehicles and commuters on the road was seen as a sign of a bustling and prosperous economy.

    Take that as you will, but it's true. Tignan mo... global financial crisis... super-expensive fuel... no traffic back in 2008. Recovering economy, booming stock market, booming car sales in 2012... what do you get?


    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #24
    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarte View Post
    nagbabangayan ata si MMDA chariman at DPWH secretary bout jan sa EDSA rehab.

    ang tanong after nang rehab bibilis ba sa takbo edsa? sagot??? HINDI!
    Your guess is as good as mine.

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    #25
    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    One of our business partners from Vietnam asked for a promotional video for the Philippines. She asked specifically that we include pictures of traffic.

    Wha...? Traffic?

    Yes. Traffic. Because the sheer number of private vehicles and commuters on the road was seen as a sign of a bustling and prosperous economy.

    Take that as you will, but it's true. Tignan mo... global financial crisis... super-expensive fuel... no traffic back in 2008. Recovering economy, booming stock market, booming car sales in 2012... what do you get?

    honestly.. sir niky has a point.

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    #26
    Well let's give that to the president... at least he is doing a good job..

    isipin nyo nalang kung si erap nanalo heheh...

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    #27
    actually di kay pnoy una kong narinig yang katwiran na yan, traffic is one sign that the city/country is thriving. although mali lang ang pagkabitaw ni pnoy, he should have rephrased it.

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    #28
    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    One of our business partners from Vietnam asked for a promotional video for the Philippines. She asked specifically that we include pictures of traffic.

    Wha...? Traffic?

    Yes. Traffic. Because the sheer number of private vehicles and commuters on the road was seen as a sign of a bustling and prosperous economy.

    Take that as you will, but it's true. Tignan mo... global financial crisis... super-expensive fuel... no traffic back in 2008. Recovering economy, booming stock market, booming car sales in 2012... what do you get?

    I can agree with this point of view too, no matter how 'ridiculous' it is to most of us....

    I am saying this because I heard the same comment directly from the mouth of one of the most successful persons (one of the founders) in Silicon Valley,- our CEO, during the heavy traffic (controlled chaos) last December along EDSA and Roxas Blvd....

    He even loved the traffic in NAIA Terminal 1!!! (According to him,- real sign of a booming economy... )......

    Now, let's have more road discipline and let's build more roads!!!

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    Last edited by CVT; January 17th, 2013 at 10:18 AM.

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    #29
    Make no mistake. It's a big problem. And it probably costs us billions of pesos of lost productivity every year.

    But the resurgence of private vehicles and the huge number of commuters in Manila are signs of economic activity. Which means more domestic consumption, which... hopefully... means more jobs and opportunities for the poor and the service sector.

    The challenge is, and has always been, how to get that economic activity to move out of Manila and into the nearby provinces. A lot of the new housing developments in our area stalled due to the financial crisis, but seems like some of them are picking up again.

    The bigger challenge, though, is to rekindle the manufacturing sector. Something which this administration hasn't done in an appreciable manner, yet. Really hope they can persuade more companies to move here, especially with the political tension in China and the rising wages there.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #30
    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    One of our business partners from Vietnam asked for a promotional video for the Philippines. She asked specifically that we include pictures of traffic.

    Wha...? Traffic?

    Yes. Traffic. Because the sheer number of private vehicles and commuters on the road was seen as a sign of a bustling and prosperous economy.

    Take that as you will, but it's true. Tignan mo... global financial crisis... super-expensive fuel... no traffic back in 2008. Recovering economy, booming stock market, booming car sales in 2012... what do you get?


    hindi ba better sign of booming economy ang moderate traffic seen in a modern road infrastracture. si Pinoy mema talaga eh...

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