By Miguel Raymundo
THINKING out of the box or out of the window?
This poser comes to mind after Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade obviously desperate to solve Metro Manila’s terrible traffic crisis revealed during an interview that they are seriously (emphasis ours) studying the possibility of putting up cable cars to solve the problem.
Seriously is the operative word here since Tugade seems determined to put up the cable car system which he said would traverse from Makati all the way to Sta. Rosa in Laguna and vice versa.
Also, to further prove that he was serious with his proposal, he averred that the cable car system could be built in one-and-a-half year based on previous studies conducted relative to the proposal.
Tugade explained that the result of the studies also showed that one cable car can carry up to 35 passengers adding that aside from being a transportation mode,…
By Roger Bantiles/OpinYon Mindanao
The miracle is working. The kick in investments going to Mindanao was most unexpected. P886.75 Billion in investment leads last month alone is more than a vote of confidence on our new President from the south.
When this mayor from a city in Mindanao ran and won to be become the 16th President of the Philippines, he promised to rid the streets of crime and stop corruption in government.
He also gave hope to people in the south, more importantly, Mindanao, that imperial Manila will find better attention and throw in more resources to the south.
This hope deepened when the new President said Mindanao will get its fair share in the development of the country under his watch.
For the first time in Philippine history, a president from Mindanao – President Rodrigo R. Duterte - has taken over the highest post in the land,…
By James Veloso
PRESIDENT Rodrigo “Digong” Roa Duterte is an “anger President”.
His landslide win came from Filipinos angry at the system and at a dysfunctional government. He is a product of an “angry vote” by people who had lost hope on PNoy’s paralyzed leadership.
Duterte sparked hope on people looking for a miracle. In one issue of OpinYon, we wrote of him as the Solution Man (OpinYon Vo.—No.--) and sixteen million Filipinos likewise believed that he can turn around the society that was suffering from social decay.
He is a product of a strong and deep passion for change from a weary citizenry thus making his challenge even more difficult.
He made convincing promises and made people dream. He mastered the art of making people dream the impossible and believe in him.
He did these by being different from the traditional political leaders the Filipinos…