12 Oct It’s Monday. Carlos Celdran is PISSED!
from CARLOS CELDRAN
Puñeta of the Day.
Should you be biking or walking down the beautifully renovated Roxas Boulevard and wonder everything abruptly ENDS somewhere between Quirino Avenue and the CCP, let me tell you the reason why.
Well, it seems that the “members only” MANILA YACHT CLUB is hindering the Roxas Boulevard regreening project. A little insider birdie tweeted that apparently the management of MYC do not want to have BIKE LANES and PEDESTRIAN walkways running by the entrance of their precious club.
I was told that they even have gone so far as to convince people in power to STOP the renovations in order to keep their “historical” parking lot and driveway for their wealthy club members. All this even despite the fact that they DO NOT OWN the land in front of them. We taxpayers own that land.
This infuriates me and I hope this infuriates you too. In this day and age where Manileños are desperately trying use alternative transport in order to lessen traffic and create a cleaner city, it seems that Manila’s fucking elites are doing the best they can to keep their status quo and are twisting the rules to benefit themselves once again.
PEOPLE of MANILA. Cyclists are BEING KILLED on our streets because we don’t have proper lanes. We need civilized sidewalks and bike paths not now but YESTERDAY. Mobility is a human right and it is being denied to us by fucking bratty boys with overpriced toys. We need to protest against this antiquated elitist unsustainable mindset that has plagued our city for generations and reclaim Manila’s streets for PEOPLE. Not SUVS.
Please pass this to all bikers and pededstrians. I demand that the YACHT CLUB make a statement. This situation is unacceptable. I want to hear their fucking excuses. TOP GEAR. Please get on their ass about this.
I WANT THAT BIKE LANE AND SIDEWALK NOW. Fuck you, Yacht Club