"EDSA subway system" proposed by government, netizens say Metro Manila flooding woes should be solved first

We agree with the netizens on this one.

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Filipino netizens have voiced their skepticism regarding the government's proposal to construct a subway system along EDSA, with many saying that the flooding problem in Metro Manila should be solved first.

 

The report, which was based on opinions posted by netizens on social media, noted that several Filipinos would like the government to fix the drainage system along EDSA first to prevent flooding in Metro Manila before pushing through with the subway project. Just this week, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said that "a study is underway to determine the feasibility of a subway along EDSA, parallel to the existing MRT."

 

Employers' Confederation of the Philippines president Ed Lacson joked that commuters "may need a submarine and not a subway" if the flooding problem is not addressed first. A Facebook user, meanwhile, wondered how the government can succeed in building a subway system when it "has not even managed to connect the LRT and MRT lines along EDSA."

 

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