This Proposed Bill Will Require Government Officials To Commute On Mondays

Iligan City Rep. Frederick W. Siao is planning to file a House Bill to help reduce traffic.
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We’re all too familiar with how ridiculous Manila traffic is. In an effort to reduce traffic, Iligan City Rep. Frederick W. Siao said he plans to file a bill requiring government officials to commute on Mondays, according to Top Gear. 

He credited 17th Congress Rep. Neil Abayon for the idea for the Public Servants’ Commuting via Public Transport Act. “But my improvement on that idea is these officials should commute at least every Monday so they will be reminded weekly of the suffering the masses endure on a consistent basis.” 

If passed, the measure would clear Metro Manila’s roads of “thousands of government vehicles.” The representative said, “Those ranking civil servants should commute using any of the available options: tricycles, jeepneys, buses, FX/UVs, light rail, PNR trains, and TNVS units. Kung gustong mag-bisikleta, puwede rin. Tuwing Monday lang naman.”

If it proves to be successful in Metro Manila, he suggests that the concept be applied to other gridlocked areas in the country. 

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