Heavy Traffic in the Philippines

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The philippines are prone to heavy traffic due to the having lots of jeepneys, tricycles, owned cars, jay walking, lacks of traffic light and etc.

One of the worst places in the philippines that are affected by heavy traffic is the Metro Manila.

Metro Manila has 3rd worst traffic in south asia based on the study.

MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila commuters and motorists alike spend more than an hour, on average, in traffic every day, placing the Philippines’ capital region the 3rd worst in traffic in Southeast Asia.

This was among the findings of a recent survey conducted as part of a study called “Unlocking Cities,” done by global firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

The study, commissioned by ride-sharing platform Uber, looks at the impact of ridesharing in Southeast Asia. The accompanying survey was done from September to October, covering around 300 respondents from Southeast Asian cities.

The survey places Metro Manila 3rd worst in the region, with an average of 66 minutes stuck in traffic daily. It comes after Bangkok, Thailand, which is said to have the worst traffic (72 minutes), and 2nd worst Jakarta, Indonesia (68 minutes).

The best performers in terms of traffic are Singapore (30 minutes) and Hong Kong (35 minutes).

In Metro Manila, on top of the 66-minute traffic experience, drivers also spend an average of 24 minutes per day searching for parking.


  • Widen roads
  • Add trains
  • Build tunnels
  • Lessen jeepneys and tricycles
  • No parking in the road side
  • Use CCTV to monitor road conditions


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Justin Maria P. Delute

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