Rama: LRT is okay, just don’t touch heritage sites

President Duterte suggest LRT to solve traffic in Cebu

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CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said the proposal of President Rodrigo to place up bridges and prepares in the city as opposed to growing the streets ought to be viewed as cautiously all together not to contact the current legacy destinations.

The President said in his discourse during the Sinulog Grand Showdown at the Cebu City Sports Center on Sunday, January 19, 2020, that since Cebu City is an old city, it is difficult to extend the streets any longer.

Rather, he said the city should concentrate on railroads and foundation, for example, bridges so as to explain the "declining" traffic circumstance.

However setting up bridges or even a light railroad travel (LRT) would influence the city's legacy destinations as these foundations would hinder the perspective on these locales.

Rama, who is presently the director of the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC), said that the recommendation of the President not to extend the streets and rather construct foundation could be an answer for the traffic issue, however not in all spots.

"OK ra man ko ato. Any answer for explain the traffic is as of now OK for me basta lang dili mahilabtan ang legacy destinations," said the bad habit city hall leader.

(The President's proposal is alright for me. Any answer for the traffic issue is alright for me as long as the legacy destinations stay immaculate.)

Rama emphasizes that Cebu City, as the most established city of the Philippines, is a legacy site that must be safeguarded, particularly since this is the thing that carries travelers into the city.

He said that progress ought not annihilate the rest of the fortunes of the past, and these things ought to be ensured.

It was during the organization of previous chairman, Tomas Osmeña, and Rama, who filled in as the bad habit chairman in 2008, that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan for Cebu City was raised.

The venture was reconsidered by the Department of Transporation (DOTr) in 2019 however will at present involve the extending of streets to oblige a path for transports.

Rama said this was a suitable answer for the city's traffic. Be that as it may, the BRT is yet to be acknowledged twelve years after, despite the fact that the DOTr guaranteed the venture to be mostly wrapped up by 2021.

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