MANILA – The Department of Transportation on Thursday applauded much less flight delays as well as the complete cease of the bullet-planting extortion noise in airports as some of its accomplishments in President Rodrigo Duterte’s first 100 days in office.
The removal of general flight from the Ninoy Aquino Aquino International Airport aided in the improvement of on-time arrivals to 71 percent from 47 percent, statedby undersecretary for aviation Bobby Lim.
Apart from having no events of the “tanim-bala” scam, restrooms in the terminal once called by a travel blog as one of the worst in the world have also been restored, Lim mentioned.
Also, the waiting time between trains at the MRT ( Metro Rail Transit), was lowered to 4.5 minutes from 5 minutes, said undersecretary for rail Noel Kintanar. The volume of malfunctions was also decreased, he explained.
Reducing daily traffic problems in the main city, however, was challenging in the first 100 days, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade claimed.
President Rodrigo Duterte is looking to get emergency strengths from Congress to assist resolve the traffic issue that leads to an approximated P2.4 billion in every day economic losses.