May 30, 2020
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Escape via Britney, Ella, Kylie
The traffic situation in Manila is something we all have to live with every day. Unless your job allows you to telecommute (work from home), there is no escape. Or is there?
Music and food in the passenger seat
I live in the southern part of the metro, so heading to work every day means enduring heavy subdivision traffic, paying the exorbitant toll for a bit of relief on the Skyway, and then enduring heavier traffic in Makati.
Never at rush hour
I thought I would never beat my record for most hours spent behind the wheel in traffic: four hours, driving home to Marikina from Makati after the July 16, 1990 earthquake.
Choosing between stress and paying for sanity
“Traffic” has ceased to become an excuse for tardiness, at least in Metro Manila where commuting is a hell of a chore.
Long-ago traffic time with a Discman to keep me company
I walk to work. Renting a pad so close to the office is one of the best investments I’ve made. Sure, the rent is higher (the Inquirer is in Makati) for such a small space (50 sq m), but the daily horror of commuting to and from work has become a thing of the past.
Even the neighbors’ singing is less deadly and annoying
You can be jealous a little: Unlike you, I don’t have to make the daily commute to work since I can be in the office in five minutes—on foot—even if I sashay down the gravelly 150-m path from home à la Kendall or Gigi in my stilettos.
My 3 a.m. habit
Commuting daily from the house in Bacoor, Cavite, to the Inquirer office in Makati by jeepney, bus, and tricycle costs only P76 and used to take roughly an hour’s travel.
Leaving the car at home
I used to drive my SUV every day to work in Makati. Even when I had coverages around Metro Manila, I’d bring the car to avoid riding a cab and being ripped off by taxi drivers. That’s my pet peeve.
Switching rides to maximize the madness
Metro Manila is impossible to navigate without public transport. Cars have been rendered Schrödinger’s vehicles, where, really, you have no idea if you are going to get to where you are going on time whenever you get in.
Traffic! Our daily diary
Ask five Filipinos how to solve a problem like traffic, and chances are, you will get 20 different answers—at least. That’s how we’ve become experts in our opinions about traffic, obviously because we live with it 24/7.
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