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MMDA Gears Up for “Oplan Undas 2018”

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has started its preparations to ensure an orderly observance of this year’s All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. This early, members of Task Force Special Operations are now clearing roads leading to cemeteries of obstructions while Metro Parkway Clearing Group personnel are sprucing up the vicinity of major cemeteries […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 092018

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit advised motorists traversing Manila City to take alternate routes on today and Sunday, September 21 and 23, as several roads in the city will be closed for activities in commemoration with the declaration of Martial Law. Starting 6am onwards on Friday, the following roads […]

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MMDA Rescue Personnel cited for returning US$79,500 to rightful owner

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim on Wednesday commended three personnel of the agency’s Road Emergency Group for honesty after they returned a sling bag with US$ 79,500 to a vehicular accident victim in Taguig City last Tuesday. Lim said rescue personnel Mariel Bacho, Kristopher Concepcion, and Sheena Santillan […]

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MMDA Halts Full Enforcement of Expanded HOV Traffic Scheme due to the Senate’s opposition

FOLLOWING the Senate’s opposition to the Expanded High Occupancy Vehicle Traffic Scheme, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Friday has suspended its full implementation along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) on August 23 following the opposition of the Senate. “We respect the wisdom of our senators. We are suspending the full implementation of the policy […]

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Expanded HOV Traffic Scheme put to test on EDSA, lot of violators caught

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Wednesday said nearly 3,000 driver-only vehicles were caught violating the Expanded High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Traffic Scheme along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue on the first half day of the scheme’s dry run. MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia said a total of 2,953 violators of the HOV scheme […]

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Metro Manila Shake Drill is fairly successful

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) gave its workforce a modest 85 percent grade for performing their assigned tasks “very well” during the recently concluded Metro Manila Shake Drill. “The Shake Drill was well organized and our personnel know their tasks very well, they know what to do when disaster strikes,” said MMDA General Manager […]

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Rain or Shine, Shake Drill is a Go!

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the scheduled Metro Manila Shake Drill this week will push through, rain or shine. In a news conference Monday, MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia said the Shake Drill will happen this week amid the continued inclement weather brought by the monsoon rain enhanced by tropical depression “Henry.” […]

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Metro Manila ShakeDrill set for next week — MMDA

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Friday asked the public to take next week’s ShakeDrill seriously as it urged them to take it as an opportunity to enhance their earthquake preparedness. “Preparations were well-coordinated during the three previous drills – there were actors, directors, scenarios. But this time, it would be different as no one […]

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Brace for Heavier Traffic in Metro Manila due on going road construction and repair

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority warned the public Friday to expect heavy traffic in the second half of the year as simultaneous road construction and repair works begin in different locations in Metro Manila. Among these projects are North Luzon Expressway Drainage Enhancement Project along A. Bonifacio Road beginning July […]

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Otis Bridge Closed Due to Damage

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority closed Otis Bridge in Manila on Tuesday as the rehabilitation of its damaged portion, which is expected to take at least nine months, begins. In a press briefing Tuesday, MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia advised motorists to take the alternative routes as the Department of Public Works and […]

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Panghuhuli ng tricycle sa Katipunan na unsyami

Ni Santiago Celario HINDI na muna huhulihin ng mga tauhan ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ang mga tricycle na dadaan sa Katipunan Avenue taliwas sa una nilang banta matapos makiusap ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Lungsod Quezon. (Basahin pa: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/06/25/mmda-patuloy-na-manghuhuli-ng-mga-tricyle-at-pedicab-driver-sa-katipunan-avenue/) Ito ang napagalaman matapos ipahayag nitong Miyerkoles ng MMDA na sinang-ayunan nito ang liham-pakiusap ni Elmo […]

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MMDA all set for June 4 school opening

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to deploy 1,444 personnel on traffic jam prone areas, especially in the University-belt areas, in anticipation of the June 4 opening of classes nationwide. In a press briefing Thursday, MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia identified critical areas where additional traffic personnel […]

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Concordia Bridge Reconstruction Begins May 1 – Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the Concordia Bridge in Manila City will undergo reconstruction for eight months. MMDA Deputy Chairman Frisco San Juan said the bridge located along President Quirino Avenue will be partially closed to vehicular traffic starting May 1, Labor Day. “The bridge needs to be replaced due to safety issues. The […]