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The 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is just around the corner. The question is: How is the Philippine government preparing for this 12-day event, which will be officially opened in the Philippine Arena starting November 30 until December 11? According to Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim, they plan to deploy …

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In its bid to make more commuters easily get more rides in time for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will lift the ‘number coding scheme’ from October 31-November 4. This is part of the agency’s reactivation of ‘Oplan Kaluluwa 2019.’ The agency …

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The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA), an association of the country’s four major motorcycle manufacturers–Honda Philippines Inc., Kawasaki Motors (Phils) Corp., Suzuki Philippines Inc., and Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc.–held its first road safety summit at the TESDA-KorPhil Training Center in Tibungco in Davao City last October 19. The …

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Can an elevated, ten-lane expressway be the missing link to finally unlocking the solution to Epifanio delos Santos Avenue’s (EDSA) traffic problem? No, it doesn’t (tough luck); but at least it will help decongest Metro Manila, especially when erected in specific, strategic places in EDSA. San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President and …

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Starting next week, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) will help cut down the traffic along some parts of EDSA. The leadership of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced the takeover of PNP-HPG on some parts of EDSA starting Monday, September 9, at 5 AM. MMDA General Manager …

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Look out motorists, soon you will find some Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic personnel wearing new reflective vests while out on the road. These 108 high-visibility reflective vests were donated by a private sponsor last Friday, August 16. According to MMDA Edsa Special Traffic and Transport Zone (ESTTZ) head …

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The -ber months September, October, November, and December are just around the corner. So the Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA) is already giving motorists and early warning: Expect a 20-percent increase in the number of vehicles that ply through EDSA on the coming months. This is not a problem that surprises …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) vowed to conduct regular clearing operations within the 17 Metro Manila local government units. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim made the sweeping statement after his visit to Baclaran together with the mayors of Parañaque and Pasay to oversee clearing operations in the area. Lim said …

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Starting this weekend, those using the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) may start readying themselves for much heavier traffic. This as a part of the C3 Bridge will be partially closed to give way for the construction of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 C3-R10 Section. The planned construction of the …

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Several U-turn slots are set to be relocated within Metro Manila this weekend, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the U-turn slot on Commonwealth, particularly in front of CW Home Depot, will be relocated to the area of the Tandang Sora and Luzon …

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It seems the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) is already determined to have the five-minute travel time from Cubao to Makati City implemented–so much so that it expects it to be implemented by the end of December. “We will comply with the order of the President. Sabi ni President …

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A former chairman for the House of Representatives Committee on Metro Manila Development expressed his firm belief that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairmanship should have a fixed term of office. Outgoing Representative Winston Castelo said that fixed tenure should be able to ensure smooth operations and insulate the …

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Following the two previous postponements, the rehabilitation project of the Marcos Bridge will finally commence this weekend. In a news briefing, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jojo Garcia announced that the project shall take place starting this Saturday, May 25. Garcia said that the eastbound portion of Marcos …

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After the campaign season where many politicians seem to have done a number all around Metro Manila, the government seem to have done a bit of ‘Marie Kondo-ing’. This as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) collected a total of 168.84 tons of campaign trash a day after the midterm …

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The closure and rehabilitation work on the eastbound portion of the Marcos Bridge has been deferred anew–this time, “until further notice.” The rehabilitation program shall supposedly start after being rescheduled from May 4 to May 11. In a statement, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the private contractors of …

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