What would ease the traffic woes in the Philippines? For starters following the rules. Being patient. Not zigging and zagging and cutting around lines of stalled cars or turing down alleys which are crowded because everyone else is seeking a quick way out.
One can understand private drivers doing these maneuvers but not taxis. Isn't keeping the passengers safe a priority for taxi drivers? You would think so.
Here's a compilation of clips from driving in a taxi. He does not shun taking shortcuts.