Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said on Saturday that drastic energy conservation measures must be enforced to deal with the looming oil crisis brought about by the steady increase in crude prices in the world market.
Arroyo also suggested that the people use bicycles or walk instead of taking a ride when going to nearby places.
"It's really better if people ride the bike like in other countries such as China, where many people use it," Arroyo said in a radio interview.
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Back in November last year, gas prices were in the P28-P29 per liter range. These days, it's in the P32-P33 per liter levels, and if the VAT reform law gets fully enforced, there's this grim scenario that a liter of gasoline might cost more than P40 per liter.
So, I agree with this walking/bicycle proposal of the President.
Click here to see most of the positive consequences of this proposal.
But wait....shouldn't the government solve or minimize this problem first, before we start walking or bicycling?