It must be lonely at the top, especially when a leader has to always set an example of how to get things done and fast in this chaotic country — even simple tasks such as segregating garbage or using pedestrian lanes to cross a street, which seem too complex to do like rocket science for many people sometimes.

In his recent State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and officials of local government units (LGUs) to “reclaim all public roads that are being used for private ends.”

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