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NUMBER CODING SCHEME STILL SUSPENDED – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) stands firm on its decision not to re-implement the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme as traffic is still manageable even if the volume of vehicles on EDSA is slowly nearing pre-pandemic scale. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said he sees no need yet to […]

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ABALOS TO MOTORISTS: USE MABUHAY LANES

As the use of the Skyway Stage 3 is no longer for free, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) revisited the Mabuhay Lanes as it expects additional vehicular volume on EDSA. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos inspected part of Mabuhay Lane Route 1 in Mother Ignacia, Scout Esguerra, and Scout Ybardolaza in Quezon City. Abalos personally […]

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MMDA REOPENS EDSA U-TURN SLOT IN CALOOCAN – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority reopened the General Tinio U-turn slot along EDSA in Caloocan City after the agency received complaints of heavy traffic in the area. “To alleviate the heavy traffic flow, we will reopen the U-turn slot in Gen. Tinio pending the proposed elevated bus ramps,” MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said after his […]

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SKYWAY STAGE 3 NOW OPEN – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced that the main trunk line of Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 from Buendia, Makati City up to North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Balintawak, Quezon City is now open. “We have waited long for this project and I am pleased to personally experience that we are now reaping […]

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STOP ‘CARMAGEDDON’, ADD RFID BOOTHS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and toll operators to address the traffic jams along expressways brought about by motorists queueing to have radio-frequency identification (RFID) stickers installed on their vehicles. Gatchalian recommended the setting up of additional installation sites to accommodate all motorists who are enrolling for the electronic toll […]

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SHORTER EDSA TRAVEL TIME WITH ‘CAROUSEL’ BUSES – LIM

A more accessible, convenient and faster mass transport system awaits commuters with the full implementation of the EDSA Carousel bus project. According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim, designating the innermost lane of EDSA exclusively for buses will help decongest traffic, thus reducing travel time from north to south entry points of EDSA […]

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DUTERTE GOV’T TO DELIVER PROMISE OF EDSA DECONGESTION – VILLAR

The current administration will be able to deliver on its promise to decongest Edsa, the main and busiest thoroughfare in Metro Manila, within the six-year term of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has assured. Speaking to Palace reporters, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar expressed confidence that the Duterte government can […]

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MAKE RESCUE-IN-TANDEM BIKERS AS FIRST RESPONDERS – REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla has proposed a measure for all public and private hospitals in the country to delegate the ‘rescue-in-tandem’ motorcycle first responders to reduce response time and improve health care in both rural and urban areas in the country. Revilla filed a Senate bill  No. 1120, or “An Act Mandating All Public and Private Medical […]

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DECONGEST METRO MANILA NOW – ANGARA

Expanding and rehabilitating the railway systems should be the first step taken in the efforts of government to decongest traffic in Metro Manila if it wants to make an impact right away, Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, has vowed to look for ways to support the programs of […]

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PASS EMERGENCY POWERS MEASURE TO SOLVE TRAFFIC WOES – TOLENTINO

Former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino is pushing for the passage of emergency powers in the Senate to solve traffic woes, particularly in Metro Manila. Tolentino said he is willing to “refile” an emergency powers measure despite the measures now pending in both chambers of Congress. “Nabanggit ko iyon noong campaign na kung […]