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CREATE DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN EVERY LGU – SOTTO

Senate President Tito Sotto has proposed the institutionalization of a Department of Public Safety (DPS) in every province, city and municipality to provide fully functional emergency response and traffic management system. Sotto filed the proposed Public Safety Act under Senate Bill No. 239, which aims to augment law enforcement, oversee the operations of private security […]

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METRO MANILA MALLS TO HAVE RESCHEDULED OPENING HOURS – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has agreed with the operators of Metro Manila malls to reschedule their opening hours to help ease the volume of traffic and lower the number of commuters during morning rush hours during the holiday season. In a briefing, MMDA General Manager Arturo Garcia said mall owners have agreed to […]

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REDUCE SLEX TOLL – POE

Senator Grace Poe exhorted concerned officials to implement a reduction in toll rate at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), as motorists suffer from the ongoing Skyway extension project. “Motorists deserve to pay less for the trouble the gridlock is causing due to the extension project. Sa mala-prusisyong usad ng trapiko dahil dito, masama bang hilinging […]

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MMDA TO HELP EASE BAGUIO CITY TRAFFIC WOES – MAGALONG

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has asked the help of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to ease the worsening traffic in the city through the use of its traffic simulation software. “Kinausap ko na si [MMDA Chairman] General (Danny) Lim kasi natatagalan ang team nila (I have talked to General Danny Lim). I asked if they can give us […]

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PNP-HPG TO MANAGE EDSA’S TIMOG-ORTIGAS TRAFFIC – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) will take over traffic management of Edsa’s Timog Avenue to Ortigas Avenue section. “This is to share a load of road traffic administration on Edsa, especially during the expected holiday traffic rush,” said MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia. Garcia […]

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MARIKINA CITY TRAFFIC AIDES TO ASSIST MMDA – TEODORO

Marikina City traffic auxiliary enforcers will be deployed along Marcos Highway and Katipunan Avenue to help traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) manage the traffic situation in the area, said Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro. “Marikina is committed as an auxiliary force in terms of equipment, personnel, in case of vehicular accidents, stalled […]

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NO DEFINITE DATE YET FOR CLOSURE OF PROVINCIAL BUS TERMINALS IN EDSA – GARCIA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is not setting a definite date on the closure of provincial bus terminals along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA). MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia Jr. said the agency is still finalizing the guidelines for the full implementation of the policy. “Wala pang definite schedule. Hopefully matapos lahat ng guidelines […]

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EDSA TO BE DECLARED A TRAFFIC DISCIPLINE ZONE – GARCIA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) named Task Force Special Operations head Bong Nebrija as the new traffic manager to oversee the traffic situation along EDSA, which will be declared a “traffic discipline zone.” Nebrija will replace outgoing Chief Traffic Inspector Rodolfo Calpito, EDSA Special Traffic and Transport Zone head, who is set to retire […]

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MMDA TO DEPLOY 1,500 TRAFFIC AUXILIARIES FOR HOLIDAY SEASON – GARCIA

A total of 1,500 traffic auxiliaries will be deployed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila starting Nov. 16 to support traffic enforcers in the management of holiday season traffic across the metropolis. According to the MMDA, the traffic auxiliaries will be sent to man national […]