The ANC Brief: Traffic diet


Posted at Dec 27 2018 04:01 AM

The word war between President Duterte and CPP founder Jose Ma. Sison intensifies again. Meanwhile, officials want to implement another traffic scheme in a bid to ease traffic in the metro. Will it work? Here are the stories ANC will be covering today:

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Final resolution
The PNP said there is no evidence to link a local official in the killing of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe. The slain lawmaker is contesting the mayoral post of Daraga, Albay. The NBI and the CIDG are conducting parallel probes into Batocabe’s killing. This should speed up the resolution of the case. 

Protracted war of words
The word war between CPP founder Jose Ma. Sison and President Duterte continues just as the CPP celebrated its 50th anniversary. Sison called Duterte a ‘maniac’ and insisted the CPP is still relevant today. The Palace said Sison was in a constant state of hallucination. Who will come out on top in this propaganda war?

Storm nears
Tropical Depression ‘Usman’ is closing in on Eastern Samar and may intensify before it makes landfall on Friday. It is forecast to travel through the Visayas region then to the northern part of Palawan before the exiting the country. ANC will bring you the latest on this storm, the last for the year.

Road diet
The MMDA is thinking of implementing a new system called ‘road diet’ on our roads. The concept will reduce the number of lanes on a given road. The extra space will be used to add things like footpaths, sidewalks, and cycle lanes. This will also reduce the speed on the roads and theoretically make them safer. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this concept? What do transport experts and urban planners have to say about the new concept?

Society and its prisons
To paraphrase Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a society can be judged by how well, or how bad, it treats its inmates. The Bureau of Corrections is set to launch a new program that will work towards the abolition of gang affiliations of all inmates. Will the abolition of the gangs be good or bad for the inmates?