Las Pinas traffic makes national newspaper
|Look, ma, traffic in Las Pinas has made national news.
By Perseus Echeminada
The Philippine Star
| MANILA, Philippines – Motorists are complaining about traffic jams along Las Piñas City’s major roads, caused by potholes, diggings and incompetent traffic enforcers.Along the Zapote-Alabang Road, traffic crawls at all hours of the day. Motorists complained that diggings of Maynilad Water were compounded by inefficient traffic management. Negotiating a one-kilometer stretch around the SM Las Piñas mall could take half an hour.
Resident Manuel Geslani told The STAR that a 300-meter section of the Daang Hari highway near Alabang is just a “dirt road” pitted with “huge” potholes. Motorists going to and from Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Laguna and Cavite have to pass through this section, creating a bottleneck during peak hours.
City public information officer Jimmy Castillano said the city government’s engineering department and traffic division are working to ease the traffic jams. “We will coordinate with other agencies to address the problem,” he said.