Mga Imbak na Marka: pnoy

beep(TM) me aboard!

dati, sabi ni GMA, magiging 1 na lang ticketing system ng LRT and MRT. if i remember correctly, “Strong Republic Transit” ang tinawag niya sa sistema na pag-iisahin ang mga mass transit systems at kasama ang ticketing system dun. natanggal na siya’t patapos na ang term ng bagong presidente, ngayon palang nagkakatotoo yung pangako na ‘to.

well, better late than never i guess.

ang convenient kasi ng iisa lang ang hawak mong card/ticket for your travels. hong kong and singapore had these way ahead of us. ngayon, sa bansang 3rd world, nagiging semi-standard na siya sa modern modes of transportation — GreenFrog, COMET — and even fastfood with the HappyPlus Card of Jollibee.

nagkaroon na rin naman ng tap-and-go system sponsored by Globe and KitKat but they never sustained it. di ko alam bakit. maybe dahil sa MRT lang siya? maybe dahil ganoon din naman ang haba ng pila sa turnstile — walang special lane like ECtag sa NLEX? ewan ko. it didn’t fly.

finally, the single ticketing system is on its way in the metro. and i’m one of the early adopters just because i believe in the system, despite its kinks. this is a step in the ways forward, IMO.


yes, i keep my card in a coin purse. seems durable enough. actually, di yun ang unang concern ko eh. i was thinking the metal in the coins might interfere with the tap system when i use it. apparently even with a lot of coins, the turnstile can read the card inside the coin purse with the coins inside. cool!

commuter ka din ba kagaya ko? kamusta ang beep experience?

the unpopular position

yup. i’m taking the side of the Chief Justice.

again, i think this is a part of me that would always root for the underdog. clearly, the Chief Justice being an ally of the former president GMA, with a highly controversial ‘midnight appointment,’ it would be easy to judge him to be guilty. i mean hindi pa ba obvious na andiyan siya sa Supreme Court to persecute the current president and protect the ex-president?

but the Supreme Court affirmed his appointment was legal. sure, this court has made some controversial decisions which i do not agree with but this is what the Supreme Court is all about — it is meant to be the final word in everything that is of the law.

some would call defense lawyer Karen Jimeno a ‘balimbing’ (one who easily switches alliances) but in an interview, she explained her position why she is now defending Corona whereas she was one of the complainants to the SC about Corona’s midnight appointment. her answer was simple: it was decided by the SC and she submits to the authority of the SC. that settled the complaint and that was that.

i, too, submit to the SC’s decisions. because i no longer trust in any institution in the government except the Supreme Court. Magpatuloy magbasa the unpopular position