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More traffic choke points up for clearing—MMDA

After its success in the Baclaran area, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will step up clearing operations in other traffic choke points, Quiapo, Divisoria, Balintawak, Cubao, Monumento and Alabang. “We want to continue these operations and strike while the iron is hot, so to speak, and while we have the momentum on our side,” […]

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

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

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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2 QC, Makati barangays to penalize shops that allow illegal parking

Two barangays in Makati and Quezon City are showing the way in eliminating one of the usual causes of traffic congestion in the metropolis. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officer in charge Tim Orbos said local officials in barangays Guadalupe Nuevo in Makati and Loyola Heights in Quezon City had agreed to rescind the barangay […]

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Channeling Miss U while driving

The Philippines just finished the successful hosting of the Miss Universe Pageant, and while we are still in a Miss U high, hopefully we can translate some of the grace of the beauty queens into our everyday driving.

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MMDA, NBI making it tougher for parking violators

Motorists with unpaid fines for illegal parking may find it hard to apply for a clearance with the National Bureau of Investigation  starting in March. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is currently in talks with the NBI to include these delinquent drivers on the bureau’s alarm list. If implemented, the move would be the […]

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MMDA mulls solutions to illegal parking

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has began talking to barangay officials to look for ways to ease traffic by clearing the roads of illegally parked cars. The MMDA officer in charge and general manager, Tim Orbos, said in a recent TV interview that they were looking for ways to solve the problem, adding that […]

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Estrada to Manila village chiefs: Stop illegal parking fees

MANILA — A city official of Manila has warned barangay officials involved in the collection of “illegal parking fees,” that has caused traffic congestion, particularly in Quezon Boulevard. This as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada recently declared the boulevard a “no parking zone.” In a statement on Sunday, the city government said Estrada has ordered the […]

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After viral Facebook post, MMDA looks at tow firms

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it will be reassessing all its accredited towing companies after it suspended one firm last week for its personnel’s alleged involvement in a failed extortion try. During the agency’s Sunday radio program, MMDA Chair Emerson Carlos said they would need to revalidate their list of towing […]

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San Juan limits parking along Mabuhay Lanes

San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez has issued an executive order regulating the use as parking areas along roads designated as part of the Mabuhay Lanes of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Executive Order No. GGG-02-004 prohibits double parking on Annapolis, Missouri and Connecticut Streets. These streets form part of MMDA’s 17 Mabuhay Lanes, a […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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