Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, a major highway that circles Manila. Photo: Reuters

Solution to Manila’s ‘monster’ traffic jams? 24-hour schools and banks, Duterte’s spokesman says

  • The Philippine president is under pressure to make good on an election promise to cut chronic congestion on Metro Manila ring road Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
  • But transport experts say poor public transport, politics and traffic experiments that favour the rich have made the task a tall order
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Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, a major highway that circles Manila. Photo: Reuters
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Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles has written for the SCMP since 1996. A freelance journalist specialising in politics, international relations, business and Muslim rebellion, she has contributed to Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Daily Mail, Times of London, Radio Netherlands and Asiaweek. She runs the award-winning investigative and opinion blog, raissarobles.com. Her book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of the dictatorship won the 2017 National Book Awards for Non-Fiction. Her Twitter handle is @raissawriter.