One could say that driving to Divisoria has been a pain in the neck for decades. Bringing a car there was already chore as the road wasn't exactly passable for motor vehicles. Now that's in the past.

Following a major cleanup drive in the country's capital, the roads are now actually, well, roads. Led by mayor Isko Moreno, he and his team cracked down on the chokepoints in Manila, namely Divisoria, Carriedo, and Bluementritt. The whole operation took 48 hours to finish, and the results speak for themselves.

For the first time in what seems like decades, vehicles are actually traversing Carriedo once again. Aside from clearing the streets from vendors, the road itself was given a good wash too due to dirt and grime that accumulated over the years. It's rather refreshing to see that there is, in fact an actual road, which probably hasn't seen the light of day in a very long time.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is taking the streets back from vendors image

With these roads now actually passable, it should somewhat relieve the heavy traffic congestion that the City of Manila faces day in and day out. Sure, they're not wide thoroughfares, but any real estate you can drive along in crowded cities is a good thing. Besides, the road is for vehicles, the sidewalks are for pedestrians.

Does this mean Manila will become a vehicle-friendly city eventually? We're hoping that Mayor Isko Moreno keeps his promise of a cleaner Manila throughout his term. Whatever your opinion on the mayor is, there appears to be some major progress ahppening in the City of Manila.