The Monday after Noynoy Aquino said this phrase (along with “walang wangwang“), traffic along Ortigas Ave. Extension went from bad to worse.
Counterflows were done during the morning rush hours to address the influx of motorists and commuters coming from Rizal going to the commercial districts of Metro Manila. One part of the East-bound lane accommodated those going to Ortigas and Makati areas. This resulted to easing the traffic situation every weekday morning.
And then, the traffic enforcers heard the “walang counterflow” call. That’s when it all started. Irate drivers, angry commuters… name it.
I’m not sure if the “walang counterflow” statement was to be taken literally.
But I guess this situation tests both the capabilities of the MMDA peeps, and the patience and discipline of the Filipino on the road.
I guess I can say I’m glad I’m not driving. At least I can sleep through it all.