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MMDA to auction off impounded vehicles on Aug. 29

Owners of vehicles impounded by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have until Aug. 29 to settle their fines. Starting 2 p.m. that day, vehicles that will remain unclaimed will be auctioned off, according to MMDA operations supervisor Bong Nebrija. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Nebrija said the agency would be holding an auction to […]

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MMDA tells school: Stop giving ‘allowance’ to traffic aides

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants the La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) to stop its practice of providing a P50 daily meal allowance as a “token of appreciation” to its enforcers for managing traffic flow around the school. Bong Nebrija, the MMDA operations supervisor, said he learned only on Tuesday that the enforcers assigned […]

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MMDA to cite Duterte’s order in cleanup drive

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) expressed confidence on Tuesday that because of President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive for it to clear all Metro Manila roads of obstructions, it would be able to strengthen the ongoing campaign and get the cooperation of local government officials. MMDA chair Danilo Lim said that he would use Mr. Duterte’s […]

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MMDA wants in on antismoking campaign

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) welcomed on Sunday the start of the implementation of the nationwide smoking ban, two years after the Court of Appeals said that the agency’s own antismoking drive was invalid. Dr. Loida Alzona, head of the MMDA health, public safety and environmental protection office, noted that the executive order signed […]

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Edsa travel time cut by 11 minutes

Not all commuters may agree but, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), travel time from one end of Edsa to another has become faster by 11 minutes. It attributed the improvement to the different traffic alleviation measures being implemented on the country’s busiest thoroughfare. Citing the results of its recent time and motion […]

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Metro traffic part of ‘Shake Drill’ challenge

Staging it on a “payday Friday” was part of the test. The third annual “Shake Drill” kicked off on Friday with rescuers and volunteers simulating emergency scenarios in the aftermath of a major earthquake and testing whether they could act fast enough through the daily calamity that is Metro Manila traffic. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority […]

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MMDA, Pasig shake drills to test public’s disaster preparedness, patience

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) appealed to the public for understanding as it holds on Friday afternoon its third metro-wide quake drill that is expected to ground traffic to a near standstill. At exactly 4 p.m. today, cellular signal, power as well as the operations of the train lines would halt for 45 seconds to simulate the effects […]

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Brace for heavy traffic, telecom and power disruptions, public told

Motorists and commuters were told to brace for traffic jams, mobile signal and power interruption in some areas in Metro Manila starting 4 p.m. Friday. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) will conduct the third metro-wide shake drill on Friday afternoon. READ: MMDA: 4-day quake […]

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MMDA drawing up plan to develop a world-class Metro Manila

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

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is crafting a regional development plan (RDP) in line with the National Economic and Development Authority’s (Neda) Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. “We have completed a first draft for NCR’s sectoral assessment that will go into the RDP. We are now conducting bilateral consultations with different sectors as we […]

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MMDA: Distracted drivers decreasing

The number of violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Adda) has drastically gone since the first day of the law’s implementation, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). As of Sunday morning, only three motorists have been apprehended compared to nine the day before. Last Thursday, the first day of Adda’s strict implementation, 114 […]

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Aug 16, 2017

Last week’s Inquirer Motoring provided a lot of details about Honda’s latest model, the recently unveiled CR-V. The big

Aug 16, 2017

Tom Matano, the man many call Mr. Miata and one of those credited with bringing the now-iconic little car