The Philippine congestion tax law: A solution to traffic congestion and the economic, environmental, and health problems that follow it
Date of Publication
College of Law
Best thesis, 2016/3rd batch
Martin Ignacio D. Mijares
Defense Panel Chair
Victoria V. Loanzon
Defense Panel Member
Gerard L. Chan
Shirley C. Tuazon
Traffic Congestion is a problem that has been plaguing Metro Manila and other growing urban cities around the Philippines. This had since resulted in a multitude of problems ranging from lost productivity, economic damage, environmental deterioration and rising health concerns due to pollution. Because of the constant growth in both population and economy, the rise in demand for transportation is causing the streets to be flooded with vehicles which fill up any new government roads or infrastructures. In an attempt to solve this problem, this paper seeks to introduce to the Philippines the concept of Congestion Pricing as a means to alleviate congestion by generating funds for the improvement of public transportation and travel conditions, as well as to act as a constant deterrent to the use of private motor-vehicles whose unregulated and inefficient use contribute to traffic congestion. Upon reading the relevant Philippine laws such as the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, Republic Act 8794, and various jurisprudence decided by the Supreme Court, it is clear that there is no legal impediment in the adoption of a Congestion Pricing scheme in the country thus a legislation enabling Congestion Pricing to be enacted is highly recommended.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall
225 leaves : colored illustrations ; 28 cm. + 1 computer optical disc.
Traffic congestion--Philippines; Traffic congestion-- Management--Philippines; Traffic flow--Philippines
Martinez, W. (2016). The Philippine congestion tax law: A solution to traffic congestion and the economic, environmental, and health problems that follow it. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_honors/381