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MMC: PINOY MOVIES AMUSEMENT TAX FREE FOR 3 YEARS

In support of and to promote the Filipino film industry, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) passed a resolution suspending the collection of amusement tax for the screenings of local films in Metro Manila for the next three years. The resolution stated that the imposition of amusement tax on Filipino films “adds a financial burden to […]

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MMDA: NO E-BIKES, E-TRIKES ON NAT’L, RADIAL ROADS

The Metro Manila Council (MMC), through the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), approved a resolution prohibiting the use of major thoroughfares for certain types of transportation and other types of conveyances. In MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024, traversing of e-vehicles, such as e-bikes and e-trikes, as well as tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs […]

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MMDA CHIEF RECEIVES SAN BEDA’S RAUL ROCO AWARD

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes received the 2024 Senator Raul S. Roco Award for Public Service Excellence from San Beda University (SBU) Alumni Association during the agency’s flag raising ceremony at the MMDA Head Office in Pasig City. The award was presented by Atty. Dominador Buhain, President of the SBU Alumni […]

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MMDA, DOTR, DILG TO JOINTLY REGULATE E-VEHICLES

Concerned government agencies, led by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Department of Transportation – Philippines (DOTr), Land Transportation Office – Philippines (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board – LTFRB, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), are seeking to regulate the use of electric motor vehicles and harmonize existing policies on them amid […]

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MMDA DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM SENT TO DAVAO REGION

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)’s 30-man contingent has arrived in Davao City to provide assistance to communities affected by massive flooding and landslides in Davao Region. The contingent was deployed through the initiative of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr.  when he mentioned during the situation briefing held […]

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1ST MIFF IN HOLLYWOOD A SUCCESS, SAYS ARTES

The first-ever Manila International Film Festival (MIFF), held in Hollywood, USA, came to a successful conclusion, bringing great honor and pride to the Philippine film industry. With the goal of showcasing, promoting, and uplifting Philippine cinema, MIFF brought together the filmmakers and stars behind the 10 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2023 entries who walked […]

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MANILA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OPENS IN HOLYWOOD

Ten official entries of the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) can now be enjoyed by the global audience as its overseas edition, the Manila International Film Festival (MIFF), opens at the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. These films will likewise be given awards that are separate and independent from the MMFF awards […]

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MMDA: CLARIFY WORLD’S WORST TRAFFIC TAG FOR NCR

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said they are already putting the necessary comprehensive traffic management interventions in place as it seeks clarifications on a 2023 study stating that Metro Manila has the worst traffic among 387 metro areas in the world.In a press conference, MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes said that the agency […]

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MMDA TO BUILD LINEAR PARK IN SAN JUAN CITY

To stimulate and sustain solid waste management practices along waterway easements that will contribute to the reduction of volume of waste ending up in waterways and drainage areas, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will establish a linear park along the easement of San Juan River in Barangay Batis. In an inspection conducted with the […]

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MMDA: 170K HOUSING UNITS SOON FOR NCR HOMELESS

The Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development (DHSUD), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and the Metro Manila mayors have set forth actions for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino Program (4PH).  During the Metro Manila Council (MMC) meeting held recently at the […]