Govt should lead, not reacthome/Opinion/Op-Ed Columns/Govt should lead, not reactTHE water crisis in Metro Manila and nearby Rizal province reached an unprecedented level this week. Well, classes (and even government work) are normally suspended if there are floods; traffic comes to a standstill, people are evacuated. However, sometime in September 2018, the President himself had apparently given up on asking for emergency powers to solve the EDSA traffic mess. There are more ways to solve the EDSA traffic gridlock but I cannot discuss them in this column for lack of space. The government should lead in addressing problems before they arise, and not simply react when crises occur.
Source: Manila Times March 15, 2019 16:30 UTC