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Metro Manila should have one gov’t

Posted by akosistella on March 29, 2010

By Boo Chanco | The Philippine Star

I know it will never happen. The politicians will never allow it. But it is clear Metro Manila should have just one government… one governor… elected and not appointed. All these local cities comprising Metro Manila are ill equipped to provide for what are needed to improve the quality of life of residents.

Floods, disaster preparedness, traffic management, mass transport system, waste management, air quality among others all require a metro wide approach. The MMDA as presently constituted has proven itself legally insufficient to perform the work we think it should be doing because the local politicians won’t let it.

I have always had strong feelings of frustration at how our political leaders in Metro Manila are unable to effectively work together on these problems that are beyond their political boundaries. Those feelings were stirred once more as I read a BusinessWorld story last Friday about how Metro Manila has slid in the ratings of cities deemed providing the best quality of life to Asians working abroad.

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