MMDA to deploy personnel around PICC for polls


Starting Sunday (May 8) until May 21, around 90 personnel from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will monitor the traffic at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City where the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) will be canvassing the votes for the national elections.


  • How many MMDA personnel will man the traffic around Philippine International Convention Center?

    Around 90 personnel from the agency's various offices will monitor the traffic in the vicinity.
  • For how long will the aforementioned number of MMDA personnel monitor the area?

    The MMDA said that its personnel will man the area from May 8 to 21.
  • According to MMDA Chairman Atty. Romando Artes, the additional personnel coming from the agency’s various units and offices will be part of the traffic management plan for the forthcoming May 9 polls.

    Romando Artes

    "Traffic congestion in the area is expected as it will coincide with some graduation rites at PICC Plenary Hall. Hence, we will deploy personnel to ensure the smooth flow of traffic," Artes said.

    “The MMDA is in close coordination with the Commission on Elections, Southern Police District, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the local government unit of Pasay City for other administrative and operational activities in the area,” he added.

    Artes also said that the Magdalena Jalandoni Street from Buendia to Vicente Sotto Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on the said dates to give way for the canvassing of votes.

    "Traffic road signages will be installed by the MMDA Traffic Engineering Center on the northbound portions of Macapagal Boulevard and Diokno Boulevard to guide the motorists," he said.

    Further, the MMDA chief appealed to motorists to take alternate routes during the aforementioned period to avoid inconvenience.

    Photos from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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