Two things happened on EDSA today. First, the government commemorated the 29th anniversary of the People Power Revolution by coming up with a "Unity Walk" along EDSA-Santolan...
While the people of Metro Manila, who regularly pass by EDSA on their way to work, found themselves stuck in nauseating traffic. As a result, what was supposed to be a day of commemoration turned out to be a day of condemnation for commuters.
With another carmeggedon unfolding right before their eyes, Pinoy netizens literally had no choice but to air their grievance on social media:
Closing off a portion of EDSA during a work day is like squeezing an artery and expecting the rest of the body to work normally.— Carlo Pamintuan (@carlo_pamintuan) February 25, 2015
If you want to be with someone forever, take EDSA :)— Coños of Manila (@ManilaConyos) February 25, 2015
People stuck in Edsa traffic. Eh kasi dapat ginawa na lang holiday. Tsk tsk. pic.twitter.com/vp7thjv8pq— Anne Asis-Carilo (@djanne891) February 25, 2015
Will EDSA be open again within the day or are we just going to suffer in carmageddon til tomorrow?— Cesca Litton (@CheckLit) February 25, 2015
Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard. #EDSA— Tin Gamboa (@suzy899) February 25, 2015
Maraming Pilipino ang nasa EDSA ngayon para magdasal na sana'y mawala na ang trapik.— Dong Abay (@dongabay) February 25, 2015
let me say it again: that bright idea of shutting down a portion of edsa should've been matched with declaring a holiday.— Pia Pagkalinawan (@piahontiveros) February 25, 2015
The popularity of the Aquino family went down by around 65% today, says everyone stuck on EDSA.— carlosceldran (@carlosceldran) February 25, 2015
It makes absolutely no sense to spend nearly 3 hours on the road when my destination is less than 20 km away. EDSA, I really hate you.— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) February 24, 2015Continue reading below ↓
I never knew Edsa Day meant death by traffic on Makati Ave and all roads affected by closing a huge chunk of Edsa. Well planned!!! ????????????— Izadora Calzado (@MissIzaCalzado) February 25, 2015
The commemoration of an event that stopped tanks has stopped cars 30 yrs later. #EDSATraffic— Charlie T. Cuna (@CharlieC) February 25, 2015
Traffic heavy though moving across the EDSA Shrine. The MRT passes by slowly. May we speed up the democratization process & social justice— risa hontiveros (@risahontiveros) February 25, 2015
Traffic should not overshadow the essence of the EDSA revolution. #EDSA29— Young Arif (@theyoungarif) February 25, 2015