Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo of the second district of Quezon City and vice-chairman of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development has filed House Bill 2922 which seeks to grant traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) a hazard pay—something which agency chief Danilo Lim recently called for. Hipolito-Castelo …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) aims to give better benefits and incentives to its employees, especially its job order (JO) personnel, many of whom have remained in their positions for more than a decade due to the low number of plantilla positions available. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said they …

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With the worsening road traffic in Metro Manila—the home of 2.8 million vehicles–hiring more traffic management personnel should be made a priority, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said. Recto said he is backing the appeal of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for “funds and authority” to employ additional …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the closure of the Aurora Boulevard/Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard and Araneta Avenue intersection in Manila starting tomorrow, Thursday, on August 15 from 11 PM to 5 AM for seven consecutive nights to give way to the launching of girder for the Skyway Stage …

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Senator Win Gatchalian has refiled a bill seeking to implement a “no parking space, no car policy” in Metro Manila. Gatchalian said Senate Bill No. 368, otherwise known as the ‘Proof-Of-Parking Space Act,’ would require prospective buyers of motor vehicles to present a notarized affidavit showing that they have a …

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Majority of provincial buses continued to ply Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) despite the voluntary provincial bus ban on the major thoroughfare on Wednesday, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. MMDA Edsa Special Traffic and Transport Zone head Edison ‘Bong‘ Nebrija said in a radio interview …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has pushed through with the provincial bus ban dry run on EDSA as the agency’s general manager, Jose Arturo ‘Jojo’ Garcia, has confirmed that at least 15 bus operators have agreed to participate in the program last week. Garcia clarified the MMDA will not …

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More local government units are joining forces with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive in clearing all road networks from obstruction as the 60-day timeframe of the Department of Interior and Local Government passes by. On the morning of August 5, MMDA Chairman Danilo …

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Despite a preliminary injunction filed by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will continue with its scheduled plan to implement its dry run of banning provincial buses on EDSA starting tomorrow, August 7. We haven’t received a copy of the Writ of PI. As such tuloy …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Metro Manila Council (MMC) discussed immediate actions on how to address perennial traffic problems in the metropolis in line with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. In the meeting held last Thursday, July 25, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is advising motorists that Elliptical Road in Quezon City will undergo weekend repairs, starting this Friday, July 26, to address perennial flooding in the area. A flood control measure of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the repair works involves the elevation …

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The move done by Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso in reclaiming public roads is a good example of ways to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday, Tuesday, July 23–a day after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Año’s …

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año to suspend mayors and governors who refuse to clear public roads to ease traffic congestion in the country. Duterte made the directive during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the joint …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday, July 18, its plans to update the sloped lanes on Elliptical Road in the Quezon City Memorial Circle, as these have been deemed to be the primary cause of flooding in the area. In a press conference in Makati, MMDA General …

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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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