Sunday, June 27, 2010

Only in the Philippines

Outgoing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (in short GMA) inaugurated on 15 June 2010 one of her major legacy projects, the missing 7.6 kilometer link between Santo Tomas and Calamba connecting two major highways south of Manila. It all sounds so good as now you can save between 30 minutes and 2 hours because the old road was always heavily congested. The picture above is from 20 June and shows that GMA's farewell show was only a kind of soft opening or farce as we may call it in other parts of the world. The new link road is ready but final inspections are still ongoing...

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