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’Tis the season for malls to open an hour later than usual

Malls on major roads in Metro Manila will once again adjust their operating hours to avoid contributing to the expected traffic buildup during the holiday season. After a dialogue with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), all malls of SM Supermalls, Ayala Malls and Robinsons located on Edsa, Marcos Highway, Commonwealth Avenue and C5 Road […]

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Reopening of Estrella-Pantaleon bridge decision of DPWH; MMDA surprised

The MMDA was surprised at the sudden opening of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting Makati and Mandaluyong. According to Bong Nebrija, Commander of the MMDA’s Task Force Special Operations, there was no coordination with them to open the bridge. It was to be closed for 30 months for its removal and the construction of a four-lane […]

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Japan to assist MMDA craft 5-year traffic management action plan

To ease road congestion in the National Capital Region, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will assist the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in crafting a five-year traffic management action plan. In a statement Wednesday, Japan’s aid agency said it signed this week with the MMDA the records of discussion for the comprehensive traffic management plan […]

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MMDA: No more towing of illegally parked cars

Starting today, August 31, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will no longer tow vehicles illegally parked on major thoroughfares and alternative routes. Instead, it will just slap a P500-fine on their owners. In a bid to strengthen traffic enforcement to ease congestion in the metropolis, the MMDA said Thursday that it would begin issuing […]

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MMDA to expand dry run of HOV policy “indefinitely”

Under the HOV policy which is being enforced without penalties for now by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), driver-only vehicles are banned from Edsa from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays. Despite public criticism and a Senate resolution urging it to lift the ban, […]

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MMDA man caught operating ‘colorum’ van

Even employees of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are having trouble complying with its high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) scheme on Edsa. The InterAgency Council for Traffic (IACT) said on Saturday that it flagged down the vehicle of an MMDA general foreman, Mario Mendoza, who allegedly transported paying passengers so that he could pass through Edsa […]

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Sotto, Recto welcome suspension of Edsa ban on ‘singles’

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

“We’re thankful. As many motorists will be thankful.” This was how Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III welcomed on Friday the decision of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to temporarily suspend the full implementation of the driver-only vehicle ban on Edsa. READ: HOV scheme’s full implementation on Edsa suspended for now The new scheme, which bans […]

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HOV scheme’s full implementation on Edsa suspended for now

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the full implementation of the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) scheme for Edsa on August 23. In a press briefing on Friday, the MMDA said they need to convene with the Metro Manila Council (MMC) first before fully implementing the policy. The MMC is composed of local chief executives […]

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Palace: Give driver-only Edsa ban a chance

Amid mounting complaints from affected motorists, traffic experts and some lawmakers, Malacanñang called on the public to be patient and wait for the results of the weeklong dry run of the ban on driver-only vehicles on Edsa during rush hour. “So let’s give it a chance. We’re exploring everything to find a solution to the […]

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Pimentel: Exempt senior citizens from solo-riders ban on Edsa

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III wants senior citizens to be exempted from the new traffic ban on Edsa. “Let’s exempt senior citizen from this rule,” Pimentel said in a statement on Thursday. “Exemption from this traffic scheme means they would be able to reach their destinations easier and faster. We should do everything we could to give […]

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Oct 17, 2018

That's what the Land Transportation Office, under Francis Ray Almora, Director for Law Enforcement in the agency will have

Oct 10, 2018

Last weekend’s race proved to be on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting that I just had to write about it again.

Oct 10, 2018

P-ara kanino ka bumaban--gon? Who do you wake up for?

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