baltic ave = metro manila

Get Metro Manila on the Monopoly Board

Don't forget to support Maruja's campaign to get Metro Manila on the Monopoly World Edition Board. Maruja writes:

The company has pre-selected 68 cities, excluding Manila. However, savvy Pinoy Internet users are allowed to nominate Manila as a “Wildcard City”.

How? Just register at the voting site and nominate “Manila, Philippines”. You need to make sure that you are not nominating other similarly-named cities like “Manila, Alabama”. Don’t forget to nominate Manila every day for better chances!

The top 20 nominated Wildcard Cities will then be voted upon from March 1 to March 9, 2008. Only the top 2 nominated cities will make it in the board, along with top 20 pre-selected cities.

I think we deserve to at least be in the Baltic Avenue position. Don't knock it, it happens to be a strategic piece for a surefire strategy to win at Monopoly.

What are you waiting for? Go vote.

Image credit: monopoly by chinesecommie


Sidney said...

Hard choice... Brussels or Manila ;-)

Urbano dela Cruz said...

come on, Sidney. your other hometown already has the EU parliament.

let us share a little of the limelight...


Sidney said...

Sure... let's spread the love!

Anonymous said...

Vol. XXI, No. 27
Monday, September 3, 2007 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Nation
Bus rapid transport system to put order on Metro Manila thorough fares

METRO MANILA may soon put order to its bus system with the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) considering a bus rapid transit (BRT) system to address congestion.

A team of transportation experts early this month completed a pre-feasibility study for a BRT system for the metropolis.

The technical working group, chaired by Transportation Undersecretary Anneli R. Lontoc, include representatives from the United States Agency for International Development, University of the Philippines’ National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS) and nongovernmental group Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center.

The BRT system will be similar to the TransMilenio in Bogota, Colombia and TransJakarta in Jakarta, Indonesia, the groups said in a statement.

The BRT is a mass transportation system using buses that operate on exclusive lanes with features commonly found in rail systems: pre-boarding fare collection at stations, scheduled trips, and the use of intelligent transport systems such as global positioning system.

The project proponents will attempt to combine the advantages of a metro system (exclusive right-of-way improves punctuality and frequency) with the advantages of a bus system (low construction and maintenance costs).

And while the system approaches the service quality of rail transit, it still provides the cost savings of bus transit.

Last March at the signing of a Metro Manila Declaration for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation, Jose Regin F. Regidor, director of NCTS, had said BRT is "environmentally sustainable transport."

It needs to be mainstreamed and not remain as a mere alternative to the current situation, he added.

The group said it soon will undertake a full feasibility study of a public BRT system, which would consider how commercial buses fit into the system.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is currently implementing an organized bus route system for the metropolis’ 2,000 privately owned buses. BRT systems are widely used in the Latin Americas, the United States, Europe, Australia, and in Asian countries such as China, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia. — Maria Kristina C. Conti

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