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MMDA files raps vs QC village chairs found ‘negligent’ vs illegal parking

BOODLE BONDING Newly appointed Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chair Thomas Orbos gets to know his men during a boodle fight at the agency’s Makati City headquarters. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) filed administrative cases against two Quezon City village chiefs for  failing to keep their streets free of illegally parked vehicles and other obstructions, thus wasting the agency’s earlier efforts to ease traffic flow. Barangay chair Antonio Ma. Benito Calma Jr. and Clarito de Jesus, of Barangays Don Manuel and […]

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MMDA in talks to open Roxas Boulevard access road

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started discussions with commercial establishments that will be affected by its initiative to let all motorists use the access road on Roxas Boulevard to ease congestion in the area. MMDA officer in charge and general manager Tim Orbos said that with the service road open to all vehicles, […]

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QC cops nab suspect in MMDA man’s slay

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The Quezon City Police District has arrested the suspect in the killing of a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcer in January 2016. Henry Argales, 44, was allegedly one of the two motorcycle-riding men flagged down by MMDA constable Sydney Role, 38, for going counterflow along Commonwealth Avenue near Tandang Sora on Jan. 4, […]

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MMDA to regulate car window tints

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is considering regulating the window tint of private cars not only to weed out “colorum” vehicles but also to encourage ride-sharing. The regulation may be rolled out as early as June once the MMDA, the Land Transportation Office, and Philippine National Police’s Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) agree on the […]

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10 ways to squeeze out of traffic

Traffic congestion along Edsa —INQUIRER PHOTO/RICHARD A. REYES

In 1986, when Cory Aquino became President of a newly restored Philippine democracy, there were perhaps more people amassed on Edsa for that historic bloodless revolution than the 1.8 million motor vehicles registered in the country.

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MMDA: How about an Edsa fee?

A scheme called “congestion pricing” is being studied as a way to ease traffic flow on the country’s busiest highway. —NINO JESUS ORBETA

Days after announcing that it would no longer implement the modified odd-even scheme, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it was studying the possibility of charging a fee for every private vehicle that will use Edsa. The agency’s chief said the study was being conducted with the help of the government of Singapore, where […]

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South terminal for provincial buses moving to Pasay City

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The temporary terminal for southwest provincial buses bound for Metro Manila will be transferred to a lot owned by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City by next month. MMDA general manager Tim Orbos made the announcement after saying that the 2013 contract with Uniwide Coastal Mall in Parañaque City—where […]

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Unified ticketing system on Metro mayors’ agenda

AN LTO ENFORCER flags down a pickup without a license plate on Edsa in Cubao, Quezon City, on the first day of the implementation of the agency’s “no plate, no travel” policy. Violators face up to P10,000 in fines on top of the impounding of their vehicles. LEO M. SABANGAN II

Metro Manila mayors are expected to tackle the unified ticketing system for traffic violations during their next meeting on Tuesday as the policymaking body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The measure is included in the agenda of the Metro Manila Council, Bong Nebrija, MMDA supervising officer for operations, said on Sunday during the […]

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Parking on ‘fire lanes’ to cost you P6,500

Fire hits the Eastwood Mall in Libis. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY TWITTER USER @karencaite

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Bureau of Fire Protection have agreed to impose a P6,500 fine for illegally parking vehicles on roads that will be designated as fire lanes. MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos said the agreement, set to be signed today, would help ensure that emergency responders would not be […]

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Why MMDA cut number of nightshift traffic aides by half

CAMERA-READY MMDA traffic constable Cesar Detera Jr. in action and ready to take a “shot” against hotheads on the road. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has cut by half the number of traffic constables assigned to the nightshift due to mounting extortion complaints, mostly from cargo truck drivers. From around 700 personnel at any given time, the number of enforcers deployed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. was reduced by 50 percent starting Feb. […]

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Apr 26, 2017

Here are some easy and practical tips to keep motoring free and easy as the summer heat continues to