Thoughts From the Internet on Tuesday's Epic Metro Manila Traffic Jam

We really should not get used to this.

Photo from CNN Philipines/MMDA


( Heavy rain flooded most parts of Manila Tuesday night, September 8, resulting in hordes of stranded commuters and gridlocked motorists during rush hour, virtually freezing many parts of Metro Manila.



Pedestrians braved a flooded Chino Roces Avenue, which reached knee level, while commuters along EDSA were left wondering what to do next


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The Uber situation within minutes of each at around 11 p.m.


The trains were closed by this time, so there were fewer choices for transport. Buses, jeepneys, and other modes of public transportation were mostly standing room only. People crowded the congested streets, waiting for a chance to hitch a ride home.



Some people were stranded up to 2 a.m. Several highways (such as the well-loved EDSA) could pass for a parking lot.




Just to make sure: Nope. Walang rally.


Here's what other people had to say about the massive traffic jam:

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MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said in an interview with dzMM that the reason for the worsening Kalyeserye, especially along EDSA, is the growing number of vehicles it accommodates due to the number of road construction or renovation of other routes. "Imagine mo yung increase ng vehicles na idinadagdag natin buwan-buwan, halos 22,000, sa Metro Manila. Saan po natin ilalagay yun?" Tolentino asked. “Talagang puno na.”


Yes, chairman. Talagang puno na. Kami din.

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