Law expert hit out Poe's 'no need for emergency power' amid traffic woes: "Asar na kami. Wala naman kayong solusyon"

Atty. Trixie-Cruz-Angeles | Sen. Grace Poe

The recent traffic scheme implementation of the yellow lane policy along EDSA to supposedly ease the traffic congestion by pooling city buses into one lane has drawn anger and has been the talk of the town from the commuters' posts on social media expressing their disappointment.

Sen. Grace Poe, chairperson of the public services committee, earlier blasted the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) over the worsening traffic crisis in Metro Manila's busiest thoroughfare.


Poe, speaking to reporters after presiding at a Senate hearing on a planned provincial bus ban and other transportation problems affecting the flow of traffic on EDSA maintains that granting President Rodrigo Duterte the emergency powers is not the solution to crippling heavy traffic.

Poe's statement has earned the attention of a lawyer Atty. Trixie-Cruz-Angeles who went out through her social media account and published a striking post against the senator.

Traffic situation at EDSA | Photo from RMN

Angeles slammed Poe for just simply keeping her words that granting emergency power to the President is not the solution to solve the traffic woes and has not even presented any solution.

"Siguro naman, nakikita ninyo yng necessity to do something. Wag nyo naman kaming sabihan na di owede emergency powers, pero wala naman kayong solusyon," Angeles wrote in her Facebook post.

"We can’t keep doing this. Asar na kami, and that means your political future may no longer be that bright," she added.


It can be recalled that Duterte has previously criticized Poe for supposedly attributing malice to his plan to ask for funds to ease traffic congestion on EDSA where the senator beleives that it is prone to corruption.

The special powers would have allowed Duterte government to conduct selective bidding, direct contracting, fast track procurement for projects aimed at dealing with the traffic problem.


Traffic situation at EDSA | Photo from MBPictures

Full Facebook post reads:

Madame, I just spent three hours trying to get to work today. Those three hours are gone. Nothing and no one can bring them back. But I wasn’t sitting in traffic alone. There were thousands with me.

Thats thousands of man hours that could have been productively spent.

Siguro naman, nakikita ninyo yng necessity to do something. Wag nyo naman kaming sabihan na di owede emergency powers, pero wala naman kayong solusyon.


We can’t keep doing this. Asar na kami, and that means your political future may no longer be that bright.

#DoSomethingDammit

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Source:  Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles

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