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MMDA lifts number coding on October 17

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the number coding scheme for October 17, 2017, in connection with the second day of a public transport strike. With the suspension of the MMDA’s number coding scheme, Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or UVVRP, vehicles ending in 3 and 4 on their license plates are allowed […]

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MMDA lifts number coding for Monday transport strike

In its bid to help the riding public on the first day of the transport strike, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has lifted the number coding for Monday. In an advisory posted on its social media accounts, the MMDA said: “UVVRP is lifted tomorrow, October 16, 2017, for all private and public vehicles to help the riding public […]

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HPG back on Edsa to help ease holiday traffic

Almost a year after it was pulled out of Edsa, the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) of the Philippine National Police was redeployed on the country’s busiest thoroughfare to ease congestion as the holiday season nears. Transport Undersecretary Tim Orbos said 60 HPG personnel would man various choke points along Edsa, with 20 of them posted […]

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MMDA not keen on traffic-easing measures for holiday season

Patience will be a must this holiday season for shoppers. As policemen stepped up their visibility in malls with the start of the “ber” months, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) asked the public to schedule their trips to shopping centers in the absence of new traffic-easing measures to be implemented for the holiday season. […]

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PH to ink deal with Singapore on solving traffic woes

Transport officials are turning to Singapore for help in addressing the country’s perennial traffic problem which is costing the economy at least P2.4 billion daily. Tim Orbos, the transport undersecretary for road transport, said on Monday that within the year, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) would enter into an agreement with the Singaporean government to […]

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Uber suspension helped ease traffic–MMDA chief

Traffic flow in the metropolis became slightly better after Uber was suspended by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) earlier this month. Citing reports he received, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Danilo Lim said on Thursday that the traffic situation eased by about five percent. However, it still has much room for […]

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MMDA: Blame erring bus firms, not us

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday said commuters inconvenienced by the closure of nine bus terminals on Edsa should not blame the agency but the erring bus companies. Speaking to reporters, Jojo Garcia, chief of staff of MMDA chair Danilo Lim, said bus companies should not rile up the public against the agency […]

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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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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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