Better Housing Program Part of Solution to Traffic Crisis - Akbayan

In light of the Senate proceedings on the government's request for emergency powers to solve the traffic crisis in Metro Manila, Akbayan Partylist Rep. Tom Villarin reminded authorities that the welfare of the urban poor should not be sacrificed.

"As much as we all want the traffic crisis to be solved, we must remember that the rights of the urban poor are just as important as other people's right to free, fast, and convenient travel," he said.

Villarin is also aware that under the proposed P3.35-trillion budget for 2017, the government is planning to construct various infrastructure projects such as elevated highways and railway extensions to alleviate the traffic problem that has been hounding Metro Manila and other...

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Sep 22
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