PhilippinesBeing Left Behind; Looking at the Rails In many different countriesthe desire to develop their economical status, way of living, and reputation isevident. The increase of demand and population in a country gives rise the needto develop its transportation system; but the high birth rate and congestion incertain cities, such as here in the Philippines gives rise to the question “Isthe development in our transportation enough to support the people in thearea?” In japan, the developmentin transportation and the equipment being used gives them a leverage in theirtransportation system. One example of this it is the train system they have intheir country.
The train transport reflects the discipline of the Japanesepeople by arriving at the proper time and follow a strict schedule for theirpassenger’s daily activities. If there is a delay caused by the train, a youdelay certificate will be given to the passengers. This is a documentation of proof issued by rail way statingthat its scheduled passenger train arrived at a station later than what iscontract in the company’s scheduled timetable. TheJapanese railway system is world-famous for being well organized andtimesaving. Comparing this kind of systemwith the ones here in the Philippines, the train stations is a common cause ofdelay. Most passengers will take this due to the high congestion of traffic inMetro Manila rather than thinking of the convenience of actually taking thetrain.
The scheduling system here only state the first train and the last trainof each station; no other schedule will be provided. Another example isSingapore’s transportation system. Singapore’s transport is mostly land-based.
In public transportation Singapore has one ofthe most efficient public transport networks in the world, according to a studyby London consulting firm Credo. Public transportation covers a variety of Singapore’s transportation such as bus,rail, and taxi. Singapore’s public conveyance is a good model to otherscountries. The Philippines may not be known to the efficiency ofour transportation or the discipline being done in them, but we know we arestill trying our best to cope up with the increasing demand. Truly we aregreatly behind in comparison to these countries, but with by applying thediscipline and innovations being done in this country, Philippines may just beable to catch-up with a proper transportation system.