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LIST: Traffic schemes for Alabang, Balintawak starting February 14

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:58 PM

The traffic adjustments will give way to construction works for the Skyway extension and Skyway Stage 3 projects

MORE TRAFFIC CONGESTION. Heavy traffic along South Luzon Expressway Northbound due to construction of Skyway near Alabang on September 26, 2019. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

MMDA recommends banning motorcycle taxis on national roads

Feb 13, 2020 - 2:11 PM

'Kung ang tricycle tatlo na ang gulong bawal sa national road, lalo na 'tong mga motorcycle taxi,' says MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia

NO NATIONAL ROADS? The MMDA eyes banning motorcycle taxi operations along national highways. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA pays contractor P7M based on fake COA document

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:22 AM

Emerson Carlos, former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair, along with two other MMDA officials, faces an investigation with regards to a payment for steel pedestrian bridges

Metro Manila number coding suspended December 23-January 2

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says there will be no number coding during the holidays, with the suspension of the scheme longer for provincial buses

Hundreds of passengers bound for the provinces for Christmas vacation troop at the Bus Terminal along Edsa in Quezon City on Monday, December 23, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

SEA Games 2019 opening simulation shows lapses in traffic management

Nov 14, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The MMDA aims to address the problem of private vehicles using the yellow lane and tailing convoys

UNFORESEEN PROBLEMS? During the simulation of the Southeast Asian Games 2019 opening ceremony, private vehicles and vehicles coming from perpendicular roads were seen as possible obstructions to the convoys' routes. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LIST: Affected routes during SEA Games 2019 opening ceremony simulation

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Will your commute be affected on November 14?

STOP-AND-GO. Commuters and motorists can expect a spike in traffic on November 14 due to the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremony simulation, which will impose a stop-and-go scheme along multiple roads in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA: 'Expect delays' during SEA Games opening ceremony simulation

Nov 11, 2019 - 5:16 PM

The simulation will take place on Thursday, November 14, along EDSA and other major roads

SIMULATION. Commuters and motorists should expect lengthier travel times on Thursday, November 14, in view of the simulation of the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremony that will occur in different areas around Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA recommends road closures, 'class holidays' for SEA Games 2019

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The proposals are awaiting Malacañang's approval

BRACE FOR TRAFFIC. The Metropolitan Manila Development is in the process of making more traffic preparations ahead of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

[OPINION] How do you solve a problem like EDSA?

Nov 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Traffic congestion reveals a deeper malady: lack of a well-defined land use plan for the National Capital Region

Traffic, mobility fears

Nov 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

What to do

MMDA, QC gov't shut down Baliwag bus depot along North Avenue

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The city government will develop a 'matrix' to determine the validity of all the bus terminals' documents

CLOSED. The Baliwag Transit bus depot along North Avenue was shut down by the MMDA and the QC Government after it was discovered that they had fake documents. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

MMDA: Over 1K drivers with at least 100 violations still driving

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:38 PM

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says of drivers who complain about the fines and ask for leniency: 'Walang karapatang magreklamo ang mga pasaway'

SHAPE UP. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia warns drivers with more than 100 violations to shape up, or else they will not be able to drive in the next year. Photo by Darren Langit/RapplerPhoto by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIST: Traffic rerouting schemes in Metro Manila for Undas 2019

Oct 27, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Check here the rerouting maps and instructions organized per Metro Manila local government unit

MOVEMENT. Thousands Filipinos flock to Bagbag Public Cemetery in Quezon City on November 1, 2018, to visit their departed loved ones in the observance of All Saints Day. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA lifts number coding scheme for Undas 2019

Oct 27, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The MMDA will also deploy 2,300 personnel to assist passengers at bus terminals and ports

INCREASED DEMAND. Thousands of passengers are set to go home to their provinces for the days of the dead, causing increased volume at bus terminals and ports. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MMDA bans weekday mall sales for Christmas season 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:59 PM

All Metro Manila malls will also open at 11 am

NO WEEKDAY SALES. Metro Manila malls are prohibited from holding sales during weekdays from November 11 to January 10, 2020, to decongest traffic.

[EDITORIAL] Nakakalason ang singaw ng tambutso ni Panelo

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is nothing to prove. There's a huge transportation crisis as well as an EQ and IQ deficit in government to understand the problem.

[EDITORIAL] Spokesperson ba, ’ka mo? Akala ko troll!

Oct 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM

When the policies are indefensible, the tough spokeswoman goes trolling

Enchong Dee hits MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago over transport strike statement

Oct 01, 2019 - 5:13 PM

'Why not provide for the jeepney driver’s modernization?' says the actor

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Fancon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MMDA says P200M needed to remove 2 rocks from potential ferry terminal

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Senator Angara, who chairs the committee on finance, is taken aback: 'Tatanggal lang ng dalawang bato? Anong klaseng bato 'yan?'

DREDGING AND REMOVAL. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority general manager Jojo Garcia says P200 million is needed for the dredging and removal of two boulders from a possible Pasig River ferry terminal. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gabriela rep slams HPG's deployment of 'ladies' strike force' as sexist, ill-conceived

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:44 PM

'Is this how the MMDA views women and traffic management? May kinalaman ba talaga ang deployment ng female officers sa pagpapagaan ng trapiko?' says Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas

OBJECTIFICATION. The female police officers were supposedly selected to be deployed in the traffic force based on their looks. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA asks additional P697M to fund enforcers' salary increase

Sep 16, 2019 - 10:54 PM

As minimum-wage employees, traffic enforcers earn around P11,800 monthly

HAZARD PAY? A study showed that traffic enforcers are exposed to black carbon and heavy metal, which affect blood pressure and lung function. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MMDA traffic management budget for 2020 suffers 69% decrease

Sep 16, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Meanwhile, flood control and management gets the bulk of the agency's P4.106-billion budget for 2020 national expenditures

BUDGET CUT. Only P103.17 million was allocated for the traffic and transport management budget of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte mulls asking HPG, MMDA to escort ambulances through traffic

Sep 11, 2019 - 7:42 AM

Despite the dire traffic situation, President Duterte says he would just let EDSA 'rot' and blames Senator Grace Poe for not granting his government emergency powers

Female personnel of the PNP Highway Patrol Group begin helping the MMDA with manning traffic along EDSA on September 9, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[Right of Way] A simple request: Clarity on MMDA's PUV lane policy

Sep 05, 2019 - 4:15 PM

How could the public, with all the outrage and frustration and venting online, translate words into action?

MMDA, Caloocan City Hall tear down 2 barangay halls

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Caloocan City officials demolish a pair of barangay offices built on sidewalks

DEMOLITION. A Caloocan barangay is torn down. Photos from Caloocan PIO

MMDA to study 'one-way EDSA' traffic scheme

Aug 28, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The scheme will be paired with a bus rapid transit system and bus stops located within 200 meters of any residence

ONE-WAY EDSA? Engr. Fernando Guevara has suggested a paired one-way scheme for EDSA and C-5, which the MMDA will study further. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Relocating vendors to rented spaces ‘for the common good’ – MMDA

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

For a thousand vendors taken off the streets, commute becomes convenient to hundreds of thousands of motorists, says MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia

RECURRING OBSTRUCTION. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia on August 27, 2019, calls out 'sniper' vendors who pack up their goods when they see the authorities, but returns to their spots afterwards. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

MMDA official wants Duterte to have emergency powers for traffic

Aug 22, 2019 - 6:55 PM

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia wants to be able to shorten policymaking after the provincial bus ban faced an injunction

EMERGENCY POWERS. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia would want Duterte to have emergency powers for traffic in order to shorten policymaking. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[Right of Way] Road safety: Why are PH motorists kept in the dark?

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Watch road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and 3M Philippines' John Vallinan transform a dark street into one with proper visibility with retro-reflective material used for signs and road markings

After provincial bus ban mess, senators want review of MMDA powers

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:51 PM

'The reason for the injunction is that the MMDA admitted that they have no power and it belongs to the LGU. It's an opportunity for us to review this particular aspect,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

LIMITED POWER. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia admits that they don't have policy-making powers in introducing the provincial bus ban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Class divide: Filipinos slam MMDA for ‘anti-poor’ EDSA policy

Aug 07, 2019 - 9:38 PM

(UPDATED) MMDA traffic chief Bong Nebrija says the problem lies with the lack of discipline among bus drivers who swerve lanes, causing traffic buildup

MMDA's provincial bus ban dry run pushing through despite court order

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it has yet to receive a copy of the preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of the provincial bus ban

STILL A GO. Provincial bus operators may have a taste of what it is like to use the terminals located at far ends of the Greater Metro Manila Area to test the policy on provincial buses. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA sets another provincial bus ban dry run starting August 7

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:55 PM

During the dry run, provincial buses will be banned from passing through EDSA from 4 am to 10 pm

BAN. No more provincial buses along EDSA starting August 7, as MMDA sets dry run. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Tomas Claudio Bridge in Manila to be closed starting August 3

Jul 31, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Here are the alternate routes that motorists should follow for the next 6 months, according to the MMDA

CLOSURE. Construction of Skyway Stage 3 project starts, as the MMDA announces the closure of the Tomas Claudio bridge in Pandacan, Manila, starting August 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

60-day countdown for mayors to clear roads begins

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:31 AM

If mayors fail to do so, they will face administrative complaints

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA chair says #MMShakeDrill 2019 shows 'effective' response to disaster

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:27 PM

'I'm confident that with this kind of equipment, training and people, we would be very able to respond effectively,' says MMDA chief Danilo Lim

MMDA Chairman Danny Lim leads the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill held at MMDA Headquarter in Guadalupe on 27 July 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: MMDA conducts 2019 #MMShakeDrill in the dark

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Earthquake drill participants deal with the challenge of simulating rescue and response in the dark and at a time when most people are still asleep

Rescue personnel respond and apply first aid to mock victims at the various scenario in case "the Big One" strikes Metro Manila during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Pasig City on Saturday, July 27. Photo by Ben Nabong

DILG orders Metro Manila mayors: Clear roads in 60 days

Jul 25, 2019 - 11:16 AM

(3rd UPDATE) DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing says the order will be formalized through a memorandum circular that would also cover mayors across the Philippines

IN MEETING. The Metro Manila Council holds its first meeting after the 2019 elections. Photo by Cesar Chavez

#MMShakeDrill 2019 set for early hours of July 27

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The annual earthquake drill will start as early as 4 am 'when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep' to test the response capabilities and preparedness of local government units and the private sector

COVER. Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during National Disaster Resilience Month. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[Right of Way] The city's most dangerous job?

Jul 12, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Road workers, such as traffic enforcers and street sweepers, face not only the hazards of getting run over by reckless motorists, but also long-term blood poisoning and hearing loss

SC orders MMDA to answer petitions vs EDSA provincial bus ban

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The High Court consolidates 3 petitions against the EDSA provincial bus ban

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA to ask Duterte hazard pay for traffic enforcers

Jun 15, 2019 - 2:23 PM

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim tells traffic enforcers that he will write to President Rodrigo Duterte about the matter

HAZARD PAY NEEDED. A recent study showed that MMDA traffic enforcer's blood contains lead due to their nature of work. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MMDA eyes driver-only car ban along EDSA again

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the driver-only car ban will be proposed to the Metro Manila Council again in July this year

BACK AT IT AGAIN? An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the high-occupancy vehicle traffic scheme in 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Expert says provincial bus ban to worsen Metro traffic congestion

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Transport economist Jedd Ugay says that if MMDA wants to reduce traffic congestion, the effect of the provincial bus ban is the 'total opposite'

CLOSURE. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to close provincial bus terminals along EDSA in June. File photos by Ben Nabong and Joel Liporada/Rappler

Lawmakers berate MMDA over lack of data, absence of general manager

May 30, 2019 - 2:02 PM

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia arrives an hour after congressmen reprimanded other MMDA officials who attended a hearing on road safety issues

Provincial bus terminals not to be closed on June 1

May 29, 2019 - 2:43 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority stands firm on its policy closing provincial bus terminals along EDSA, pending the Supreme Court decision on petitions filed against it

CLOSURE. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA faces an impending closure. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MMDA lifts number coding for provincial buses on May 10, 14

May 07, 2019 - 10:52 PM

MMDA says this is for commuters who will travel to and from provinces to cast their votes on election day

BUSES. This file photo shows MMDA traffic enforcers in front of buses along EDSA. File photo by Joel Liporada

MMDA suspends provincial bus ban dry run

May 06, 2019 - 6:01 PM

But provincial buses are still not allowed to load and unload passengers along EDSA

SUSPENDED. MMDA temporarily suspends dry run of MMDA Regulation No. 2, which revoked the business permits of provincial bus terminals along EDSA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos Bridge eastbound side closed for repairs starting May 4

May 01, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The closure of the eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will last for 4 months

CLOSURE. The eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will be closed for 4 months, starting May 4, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

MMDA lifts number coding for PUVs on April 23

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:55 PM

(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority suspends number coding for public utility vehicles on Tuesday, April 23, to help commuters in case railways were damaged in the Luzon earthquake

STRANDED. Passengers ride a provincial bus along EDSA, after being stranded due to the closure of railway lines. Photo from MMDA