Is jeepney “modernization” the answer to the Philippines’ land transportation woes? Or does the solution lie elsewhere? Will that scheme put in place a safe, rational and reliable transportation system all over the country, or in the National Capital Region at least?
SPEAKING during the commemoration of the 26th anniversary of the uprising at Quezon City’s Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in 1986 that led to the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos, Benigno Aquino III urged Filipinos to do something about the judiciary, which he described as “one of the wrongs committed in the past” that has to be corrected.
In the same speech Mr. Aquino also claimed that the martial law period — the 14 years from September 1972 to February 1986 during which the country was in the grip of the Marcos dictatorship — happened because Filipinos chose to be silent. Working for reforms, Mr. Aquino also said, is the duty of every Filipino, not just of Ninoy and Cory Aquino.