If there’s one thing about Manila that I really dislike, it’s the bad road and transportation system that wastes a lot of people’s time. I am not a transpo engineer or something, and I am not saying that the authorities are not trying their best to solve this worsening problem, but this has got to stop soon.
I want to think that I am lucky to have to commute to the Metro only once a week for my volunteer work, but I just can’t. Lining up for 1 1/2 hours in Quezon Avenue Station kills me everytime; sometimes everything gets so intense to the point that when I go out of train, I find my bra strap already unhooked. This happened three times already, and it’s so appalling to think that the mere pushing and shoving could strip a person off his clothes. When I go back to MRT later in the afternoon, the scenario is still the same. There is no improvement at all.
My (non-existent) MRT experience this afternoon was worse because it was announced that there was no available train bound for North. Being a person who commutes only through MRT when going to Shaw and back, I didn’t know what to do. I panicked at first because I knew that the transpo system in Manila is complicated and I have never really considered MRT emergencies. Fortunately, I was able to find a bus that took me to Philcoa, after an eternity of waiting for a bus which had enough space for me.
I can’t even imagine how everyday commuters get to live like this. I hope that this problem will be fixed soon, because if it won’t, then I don’t know what our country’s future will be.