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
(SPOT.ph) 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.
— Joseph Cataan (@JosephCataan) September 8, 2015
Pedestrians braved a flooded Chino Roces Avenue, which reached knee level, while commuters along EDSA were left wondering what to do next.
Photo from Top Gear.com.ph
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.
— Jose Miguel Dumaual (@migueldumaual) September 8, 2015
Some people were stranded up to 2 a.m. Several highways (such as the well-loved EDSA) could pass for a parking lot.
— Joey Javier Reyes (@DirekJoey) September 9, 2015
— Lovi Poe (@lovipoe) September 9, 2015
Just to make sure: Nope. Walang rally.
Here's what other people had to say about the massive traffic jam:
— KC Montero (@KCMontero) September 8, 2015
— Jam Sisante (@jamsisante) September 8, 2015
— Julie Anne San Jose (@MyJaps) September 8, 2015
— benjamin alves (@benxalves) September 8, 2015
— Gino Quillamor (@ginoboi) September 8, 2015
— Ruffy Biazon (@ruffybiazon) September 8, 2015
— Trixie Tang (@trxii) September 8, 2015
— Tonyo (@tonyostaaark_) September 9, 2015
— Neil Enore (@neilke93) September 9, 2015
— Marian Rivera-Dantes (@superstarmarian) September 9, 2015
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.