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Duterte plans 'Tokyo-style' railway for Greater Manila

Japanese companies join hands to help eradicate traffic jams

Manila is still heavily reliant on road traffic, leading to punishing congestion. (Photo by Jun Endo)

MANILA -- The Philippines has embarked on a massive undertaking to transform public transportation in greater Manila under President Rodrigo Duterte's infrastructure push and his desire to ease the capital's notorious traffic congestion as part of his legacy.

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