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MMDA’s new pitch for Pasig ferry: Art along the riverbank

The Pasig River of old, as romanticized in poems and songs, may have long been gone. But it will soon get a fresh touch of art. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has tapped several visual artists to help the agency promote the Pasig ferry system as an alternative mode of transport while pushing the […]

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MMDA chief lobbies Congress for traffic aides’ hazard pay

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is asking Congress to pass a law providing a monthly hazard pay of P6,000 to its traffic constables. According to MMDA chair Danilo Lim, the additional incentive will not only raise their take-home pay but also curb corruption among their ranks. Lim told reporters on Monday that he raised […]

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Lawyers to join MMDA clearing operations

To ensure that its personnel stand on sound legal ground, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is planning to have lawyers accompany its road and waterway clearing operations teams. During the agency’s Sunday radio program, MMDA supervisor for operations Bong Nebrija said that the agency was looking at assigning lawyers to join its clearing activities […]

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MMDA chair Danny Lim gets 2 more retired generals onboard

Two more retired generals are joining the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as its recently appointed chair, Danilo Lim, tapped military colleagues who could help him “develop a culture of discipline” in the agency and in the streets. Lim said appointing retired generals Joe Campo and Roberto Almadin could help him fulfill President Duterte’s marching […]

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Public can help fine-tune driving law

The Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) technical working group is set to meet as early as next week to “fine-tune” guidelines related to the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Adda) and entertain suggestions from the public, following the confusion and widespread criticism that marked its implementation last week. The department suspended the law on Tuesday, saying it was […]

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MMDA’s Lim: Corruption root cause of traffic

The newly appointed chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) vowed on Tuesday to focus his efforts on eradicating corruption in the agency, saying it was the root cause of all problems in the streets—from ambulant vendors to illegally parked cars. MMDA chair Danilo Lim said that in line with this, he would call […]

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MMDA wants 2 poorly built bus terminals shut down

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recommended the closure of two bus terminals in Quezon City until they can improve their facilities. In a letter sent on Friday to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos complained about the terminals of Roro Bus Transport Services Inc. on South […]

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Dash cam OK, but rosaries, trinkets listed as ‘distractions’

Amid the confusion that greeted the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a transport official reminded motorists that their “line of sight” should be clear not just of electronic gadgets but also rosaries, small figurines, trinkets, and other accessories that can hinder their view of the road. Owners of public and private vehicles have […]

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Riding motorbike with kids? LTO restrictions on

A big no-no on the road. Starting today, motorcycle users who have a small child as a passenger shall be penalized under the Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act of 2015. The law—also known as Republic Act No. 10666—bans minors from sitting in front of a motorcycle rider. It applies to public roads nationwide and shall […]

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MMDA cams catch ‘distracted’ drivers

Street cameras used under the no-contact apprehension system of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) caught the first violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, a total of 77 erring motorists were recorded and would soon be notified by the MMDA. Motorcycle riders topped the list with 47 […]

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Jun 21, 2017

If I were to ask how many of you use the seat belt while driving, I would see a

Jun 21, 2017

I can still remember my Dad’s own 1996 model Honda Accord with the 2.2-liter VTEC engine over 20 years