Economics and Utility Vans

Topics: Economics, Manila, Mexico City Pages: 3 (736 words) Published: March 11, 2015
Joshua M. Rusit Case Analysis
BSA-2 Macroeconomics, 1:00-4:00

I. Viewpoint:
The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), a government entity specially charged with the financing, management and operations of public ports throughout the archipelago, is the one held responsible for the struggles in Manila Port. II. Time Context:

The problem arose on September 2014.
III. Statement of the Problem:
Last September 2014, the truck ban was no longer effective but the port is still congested. If it is not solved this early 2015, it’s hard for our country to achieve a high economic growth rate. What is the best alternative on order to solve the problem? IV. Statement of Objectives:

This study aims to achieve the following goals:
1. Lessen the utilization rate of the Manila Port either or both in the short run or long run 2. Help in curbing traffic congestion in Manila
V. Areas for Consideration:
Strengths
could contribute to a higher growth rate
could contribute to a better supply
Weaknesses
could have delayed container vans
contribute in traffic congestion
Opportunities
can be helped by the government projects
induce investors or suppliers
Threats
subject to such restrictions of laws effective within Manilla suppliers may be discouraged due to the cost of importing
VI. Alternative Courses of Action:
1. Limit the numbers of jeepneys, utility vans and cabs; and introduce COMET. City Optimized and Managed Electric Transport (COMET) is a PUV designed like a jeepney and a bus which can be occupied by 20 passengers plus those who stand at the middle. Advantages.

- better security: Wi-Fi, cctv camera; eco-friendly
- the same fare as the ordinary jeepney
- lessen traffic congestion which leads to a better flow of trucks loading the container vans from the Port of Manila Disadvantages.
- it will take a lot of time and money for it became fully possible - there could be a job or income loss for those drivers...
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