Cebu declares traffic crisis

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A resolution is approved by the provincial board of Cebu declaring traffic crisis in the province, one of its members said on Tuesday.

The notable dilemmas in the province are narrow roads, lack of central traffic body, and low funding for transportation project, insisted Soco, who filed the resolution.

“Iyong na-experience ko sa Manila na traffic, ganoon din ang na-experience namin dito kaya I feel there is a need to raise the level of discussion,” he said.

In addition, Soco seeks the help of President Duterte “to help us find a solution” and urges lawmakers to give him emergency powers, which will allow the president to create a council that will materialize traffic solutions in the 13 municipalities of Cebu.

Moreover, the resolution covers pushing citizens of Cebu to “rethink the way we live” when working and choosing schools closer to their homes, in order to minimize the use.

Meanwhile, the independent cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu are exempted from the resolution, he said.