‘Kung single ka, don’t rush’: Driver-only car ban on Edsa brings out funny reactions, best hugot lines
Once again, Filipinos have proven to be hilarious, especially when it comes to reacting to issues of national concern.
This time, Pinoy netizens drew out their funniest proposals to sidestep the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) proposition to ban driver-only vehicles on Edsa during rush hour.
Under the resolution, which was approved by the Metro Manila Council on Tuesday, all lanes on the major road will be allotted for vehicles with at least two passengers including the driver.
Upon hearing the news, netizens had several reactions to the issue, with some hitting the traffic authority. Instead of giving flak to the MMDA, JC Rigor (@riggy_rigs) on Twitter offered one solution that may help those with the problem: bring a life-size doll that serves as your passenger.
MMDA: Vehicles without passengers aren't allowed on EDSA during rush hour.
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— JC Rigor, (@riggy_rigs) August 7, 2018
But for most netizens, they thought it was the best opportunity to showcase their best hugot lines. “Sa madaling salita, kung single ka, don’t rush. [A]nd remember, may forever sa Edsa,” Loidita (@loidita) reminded those who intend to drive alone on Edsa.
(In simple terms, if you’re single, don’t rush. And remember in Edsa, there is always forever.)
Meanwhile, the MatamaanKa (@MatamaanKa) Twitter page chimed in and advised drivers: “Single ka, single rin naman ako… Utang na loob tayo nalang (You’re single, while I’m single too. Please let’s be together)!”
Single ka, single rin naman ako.. Utang na loob tayo nalang! TANDAAN BAWAL NA ANG SINGLE SA EDSA.
— MatamaanKa 💭 (@MatamaanKa) August 9, 2018
Papamike17 (@papamike17) was deeply saddened about the proposed policy and cried out: “Saan pa ako lulugar nito (Where do I place myself)?”
Kung Bawal na ang SINGLE sa EDSA. san pa ako lulugar nito. 😭
— Papamike17 (@mikekhulet17) August 11, 2018
Clar (@ClarTanganco) is already looking for a partner who is willing to be with her, but on these conditions: “No commitment but OBLIGED to be with me in EDSA.” She added: “No need for Netflix and chill, no dinner dates, no expensive gifts, just be with me when I need you the most.”
Since the government is the one who proposed the ban, Tito John (@johnjaranjarann) thought that they too will make the first move in finding a partner. He even joked that the plan was a sign.
Bawal na dumaan sa EDSA ang mga single.
Gobyerno na yung nagmake-move para magkajowa ka. Eto na yung sign.
— Tito John (@johnjaranjann) August 11, 2018
And Senator Sherwin Gatchalian too is already problematic, stressing: “Kawawa naman ako. Matanda na, single pa, wala pang katabi sa sasakyan (I pity myself. I’m already old, still single, have no one to be in the car with).”
Whatever funny reaction or hugot line they may bring out, it looks like Filipinos will have to give the MMDA a chance and give their trust in it. According to MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia, about 70 percent of vehicles on Edsa are occupied by those having drivers only. /ra
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