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Makati records 58,753 traffic violations from January to May

The Makati City Public Safety Department (PSD) has recorded over 58,000 traffic violations from January to May, with disobedience to traffic control signs and signals topping the list at 15,349. Based on the report of the PSD’s Ordinance Violation Receipt Redemption Management Division, a total of 58,753 violations were recorded due to on-street operations and […]

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Gil Puyat overpass now open for Makati pedestrians, seen to reduce traffic

  The Makati City government and the Makati Commercial Estate Association (MaCEA) on Friday inaugurated the Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue overpass, the first of two footbridges under the city’s tri-level pedestrianization program. The newly built footbridge, which measures 38 meters from the RCBC Plaza building to The Columns Ayala Avenue, is furnished with glass railings, […]

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Makati sets traffic rules in new ‘growth center’

The Makati City government has implemented a one-way traffic scheme in the South Avenue-Zapote Loop in line with its thrust to create a growth center in the northern part of the city. Mayor Abby Binay directed the city’s Public Safety Department (PSD) to strictly enforce City Ordinance No. 2017-026 which include the South Avenue-Zapote One […]

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Makati gov’t cracks down on ‘road hogs,’ issues notices to 50 people, 2 establishments

The Makati City government has so far apprehended 50 individuals and two establishments for violating waste management regulations during the ongoing road clearing operations. From January to the first week of May, a total of 160 streets in Makati’s barangays have been cleared of obstructions, according to Leopoldo Parumog, head of the city’s Department of […]

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Makati goes hard vs drivers blocking pedestrian lanes

A total of 454 motorists have been apprehended in Makati City in less than a month for blocking pedestrian lanes. Following Mayor Abby Binay’s orders, traffic personnel began strictly implementing regulations on zebra lanes amid mounting complaints against rude motorists. Based on reports submitted by the city’s Public Safety Department (PSD), the highest number of […]

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Makati traffic aide shot dead while manning post

A member of the Makati Public Safety Assistance (Mapsa) office was killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen while manning his post on Tuesday afternoon. The traffic aide, identified as Rommel Oliveros, was shot several times at the corner of Osmeña Highway and Valderama Street in Barangay San Isidro at 4:05 p.m., police said. Before fleeing toward Edsa, […]

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‘Makatizens’ urged to keep streets clear of obstructions

Makati Mayor Abby Binay has called on barangay officials to cooperate with the Department of Environmental Services (DES) in keeping the city’s sidewalks free  of obstructions as she reported that 271 streets were cleared in her first six months in office. “Makatizens have the right to have ‘walkable streets’ that are functional and most importantly, […]

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Makati CBD’s extended elevated walkway to lessen dependence on cars

Now, pedestrians at Makati’s central business district will enjoy a longer elevated walkway. On Monday, Makati Mayor Abigail Binay and officials of the Makati Commercial Estate Association (MaCEA) inaugurated an extended De La Rosa Elevated Walkway that provides pedestrians and commuters a safer way to their destination. MaCEA’s latest project extended the walkway by 305 […]

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Makati eyes makeover of Mapsa enforcers

Traffic enforcers in Makati City are set for a “make-over” to improve their people skills, and soon they will be wearing lapel cameras to promote transparency. Mayor Abigail Binay has told the Makati City Development Council that providing cameras to Makati Public Safety Department (Mapsa)  enforcers was a top priority for budget appropriation of the […]

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Rerouting set for Makati’s New Year eve countdown party

MANILA, Philippines — A promise of a fresh start for a “New Makati” will be the highlight of the city’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown, which will be held at the University of Makati (UMak) Track and Field Oval, instead of the usual annual street party at the Central Business District. Through the celebration dubbed […]

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Jun 13, 2018

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May 16, 2018

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