“Wat.” According to a report by Inquirer, an Albay congressman blamed Pokémon Go for worsening Metro Manila’s already horrible traffic situation. Yeah… okay. Let’s hear the man out first.
Albay Representative Joey Salceda gave the incendiary statement while lamenting the recent provincial bus ban in EDSA. “Why pick on our pobreng provincianos to solve Metro Manila traffic? Pokemon-playing is a greater aggravation of Metro Manila traffic,” Salceda added.
He noted that there were over 2.5 million private vehicles in Metro Manila while there were only 3,300 provincial buses.
“‘Dahan-dahan, may Pikachu dito. Itabi mo sandali, may Lures dito.’ If you are rich enough to maintain a private car, you must be rich enough to (afford for) yourself and your kids an Android, iPad or iPhone. Multiply that by the 2.5 million cars in Metro Manila,” Salceda said.
“Pokemon-playing in private cars pose more threat of aggravation to Metro Manila traffic than provincial buses,” the good congressman concluded.
O-kay. Carry on, trainers. Nothing to see here.