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FAST FACTS: Most commonly violated traffic laws in Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Assuming one violation per vehicle, almost half of all the registered vehicles in the National Capital Region figured in a traffic violation in 2016

Fariñas to enforcers: Don't apprehend lawmakers for minor traffic violations

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The House Majority Leader says congressmen should be allowed to proceed to Batasan to work, and Speaker Alvarez will turn them over to traffic authorities after the session

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas cities parliamentary immunity from minor traffic violation apprehension in a House transport committee hearing on Monday, September 18. File photo

Cop who operates 'colorum' jeepneys threatens MMDA officer

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Senior Police Officer 2 Ariel Aguilar tries to throw his weight around after the MMDA tows his colorum jeepney MMDA traffic supervising officer for operations Edison Nebrija stands his ground

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on September 12

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:38 AM

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MMDA trains 100 dogs in UP to help save lives during disasters

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Dogs undergo a life saving training every weekend for 8 weeks at the UP Vanguard grounds

SEARCH AND RESCUE. The University of the Philippines adopts the MMDA K9 Corps search and rescue training at the UP vanguard. Photos by Rupert Ambil/Rappler







Is this THE solution? A Driver's Academy for public transport drivers

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:20 PM

In his Facebook post MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos says his experience with an errant bus driver makes him realize an academy really makes sense

Person with disability praises MMDA for coding exemption

Aug 18, 2017 - 4:05 PM

In a Facebook post Juan Magdaraog thanks the MMDA chairman for personally meeting him to hand his Coding Exemption Certificate

MMDA shuts down 9 bus terminals in EDSA-Cubao

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:17 AM

The bus terminals commit violations such as failure to obtain sanitary and fire safety permits and the refusal to follow the nose in nose out policy for parking and exiting buses

CLOSED. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim goes to Cubao to personally oversee the shutdown of errant bus terminals. MMDA file photo

QC mayor Bautista seeks 'independent Metro Manila state'

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista challenges Congress to create an autonomous National Capital Region now if the bid for federalism encounters obstacles

AUTONOMOUS. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista seeks to increase the independence of Metro Manila. Rappler file photo

Father dead as cement truck crushes family car

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:50 PM

UDPATED The cement mixer falls onto a Honda Brio with a family of 5 in tow The father Ulysses Ramos is declared dead at 7:32 pm

CRUSHED. A truck topples over a Honda Brio along Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City. MMDA file photo

'Unified decision' needed on Payatas landfill – DENR exec

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

If you consider the environmental aspects we can say na puwedeng i close pero iba naman yung consideration ng MMDA iba rin naman yung consideration ng Quezon City says Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones

Road closures for the August 8 ASEAN parade

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

This is to make way for the ASEAN parade and lighting activity which ends the week long foreign ministers meeting

ROAD CLOSURES. Commuters are expected to adjust to the temporary traffic routes on Tuesday, August 8. Rappler file photo

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on July 27

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:43 PM

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Gov't tells PUV operators: Step up because of Grab, Uber

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The DOTr urges public utility vehicle operators to ensure good service while the LTFRB says the popularity of ride hailing firms should be taken as a wake up call

STEP UP. DOTr undersecretary Thomas Orbos tells PUV operators to do better because of Uber and Grab. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Balangiga bells, Uber and Grab, Pell | Midday wRap

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:02 PM

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MMDA chief orders colorum Grab, Uber drivers to get off the streets

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Kung colorum ka dapat wala ka sa lansangan MMDA chairman Danny Lim says addressing Grab and Uber drivers with expired or no permits

ROADS CLOGGED. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says roads have been flooded with more cars in the past few years. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

11 EDSA bus stations in danger of closure – MMDA

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:31 AM

The 11 bus stations allegedly violate government rules and regulations the MMDA says

FOR SUSPENSION. Bus terminals failing to comply with MMDA standards are up for suspension or closure. Rappler file photo-

Fire hits SM North EDSA

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED SM Supermalls says the situation is already contained and no one was hurt in the fire that hit the warehouse of its department store

Firefighters respond to a electrical fire reaching 3rd alarm at the warehouse of the 4th floor of the department store inside the SM North Edsa in Quezon City on July 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

WATCH: Communication lines established faster in Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017

Jul 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

This year s Metro Manila Shake Drill made sure rescuers were equipped with proper communication equipment

Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila LGUs conduct 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Government officials firefighters rescuers soldiers and police also respond to the different earthquake scenarios across Metro Manila for MMShakeDrill

The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MMDA: Expect public inconvenience during 4-day #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:58 PM

The organizers of the MMShakeDrill specifically timed the first day of the exercise on July 14 a payday Friday based on the worst case scenario simulation

WORTH IT. MMDA chief Danilo Lim has repeatedly said that the inconvenience will pay off when the so-called 'big one' strikes.

LIVE: Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Dubbed MMShakeDrill online the 3rd earthquake preparedness exercise across Metro Manila and nearby provinces begins at 4pm Friday July 14

What to expect at the #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:10 AM

Here s a list of the activities that Metro Manila local governments have prepared for this year s earthquake drill

How you can participate in the #MMShakeDrill

Jul 11, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Here s a list of reminders on participating in the MMShakeDrill on July 14 to 17

MMDA eyes Pasig River sludge for Manila land reclamation

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says the sludge can be used as infills for land reclamation

COOPERATION. MMDA chairman Danny Lim proposes to use the soil build up of the Pasig River to be used for Manila City's many reclamation projects.

Pet dogs can be trained for search and rescue operations – MMDA

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:25 PM

At the Agos Summit MMDA s Ramon Santiago calls on the public to volunteer their dogs for K9 search and rescue training

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of the Big One will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

PREPARATION. The panel for 'The Big One' forum in Agos Summit discusses how to prepare for an earthquake. Rappler screengrab

Top violators of Anti-Distracted Driving Act drive motorcycles – MMDA

Jul 06, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Out of the 92 first violators of the Anti Distracted Driving Act 51 are motorcycle drivers

VIOLATION BY HABIT. According to MMDA liaison officer Victor Nunez, motorcycle drivers really have a habit of using their cellphones while at a stop light. Rappler file photo

92 violators in first 12 hours of Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:41 PM

According to the MMDA most violators are caught texting or taking a call while waiting at a stop light

VIOLATED. The Anti-Distracted Driving Act was passed in 2016 but was implemented just this year because of the late information campaign.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 6, 2017

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 AM

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MMFF a 'marriage' of commercial and artistic interests – MMDA

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:18 PM

MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos says they revised the criteria because of the 60 drop in revenues in 2016

BALANCE. MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos says the film festival can't just focus on artistic interests. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA launches #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The shake drill will be held from July 14 to 17

LAUNCHED. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim presses the ceremonial button signaling the launch of the shake drill. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA's Thomas Orbos appointed as concurrent DOTr usec

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:51 PM

UPDATED MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos has been appointed as transportation undersecretary for roads

UNDERSECRETARY. Thomas Orbos assumed office on Monday, July 3. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte's EDSA traffic: Data say it's faster, drivers say nothing's changed

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says that the travel time along EDSA has been cut by at least 14 minutes

MMDA employees urge Danny Lim to end 'labor woes'

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:58 PM

A casualty of the non retention of workers is the traffic in the metropolis the workers say There are only 2 368 enforcers doing the job of 7 000

5 YEARS. The MMDA KKK union has been skipping lunch at least once a month to hold a rally in front of the MMDA headquarters. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

FAQs: What is the #MMShakeDrill 2017?

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Learn more about the Metro Manila Shake Drill to be held from July 14 to 17 2017 and how you can prepare for the Big One

Prepared for the Big One: MMDA, Agos partner for #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:06 PM

The disaster risk reduction platform Agos powered by eBayanihan will be used for the biggest earthquake drill in Metro Manila to be held on July 14 17

#MMSHAKEDRILL 2017 PARTNERS. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim and MovePH executive director Rupert Ambil signed an agreement on Friday, June 30 to use the Agos system for the Metro Manila Shakedrill that will be conducted from July 14 to 17

#MMSHAKEDRILL 2017 PARTNERS. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim and MovePH executive director Rupert Ambil signed an agreement on Friday, June 30 to use the Agos system for the Metro Manila Shakedrill that will be conducted from July 14 to 17

MMDA says expanded coding scheme needs Metro Manila mayors' approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:57 PM

MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago says that no mayor has reached out to them to oppose the plan

DOUBLE BAN. The new expansion will double the amount of private cars banned from major thoroughfares in Metro Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Metro Manila landfills full, unusable in 20 years – MMDA

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:30 AM

According to a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority report the increase in trash cost taxpayers P1 84 billion in tipping fees

ALMOST FULL. The three landfills being used by the capital region will be full by 2037, the MMDA reports. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

'Line of sight' rule eased for drivers, gadgets OK within 'safety zone'

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The Department of Transportation redefines the much criticized line of sight as it releases the new implementing rules and regulations of the Anti Distracted Driving Act

How Danny Lim plans to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem

Jun 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Metro Manila Development Authority s new chairman Danilo Danny Lim says he will employ a back to basics approach in solving the capital region s traffic

BACK TO BASICS. Danilo Lim says that his strategy against the traffic problem is in compliance with the marching orders given to him by President Rodrigo Duterte.

MMDA enforcers to get P6,000 monthly hazard pay

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:18 PM

UPDATED In return says Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chief Danny Lim enforcers caught extorting from traffic violators and illegal vendors will be immediately fired

NOT NEW ANYMORE. Now on his third week as MMDA chairman, Danilo Lim already promises better working conditions for enforcers and frequent meetings with the Metro Manila Council . Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Road crash numbers: Looking at the data sources

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

With no comprehensive national database on road crash numbers Rappler relied on different government agencies for data But each dataset has its own limitations

DATA SOURCES. The lack of a comprehensive nationwide database on road crash numbers makes it difficult to know how serious the problem is in the Philippines. Rappler photo

House bills seek to give MMDA more power over local governments

May 30, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Right now resolutions passed by the Metro Manila Council are rendered useless because the local councils of the cities and municipality question or oppose them

COOPERATION. Quezon City 2nd District Representative Winnie Castelo says that the bills will seek to provide integration between the local government units in Metro Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

New MMDA chief a no-show at House briefing

May 29, 2017 - 4:54 PM

It does not speak well of MMDA boss Danilo Lim says Representative Lito Atienza

ABSENT ON THE FIRST DAY. The meeting was supposed to be Danilo Lim's first public appearance since his return to the government. Photo from the Facebook page of Danny Lim

Ex-coup plotter Danny Lim is next MMDA chair

May 20, 2017 - 6:58 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign Danilo Lim s appointment papers on May 22 before the chief executive leaves for Russia

BACK IN GOVERNMENT? Former Customs official Danilo Lim is set to join the Duterte administration. Photo from the Facebook page of Danny Lim

MAPPED: Danger zones in Metro Manila roads

May 06, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Do you know the crash prone areas in Metro Manila?

ROAD DESIGN? Several crashes occurred at C5/Bayani Road/Tinga Ave. Interchange. Screengrab from Google Maps

Avoid these 4 EDSA Southbound chokepoints

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Thinking Machines demonstrates how Waze data can be used to identify traffic choke points on a single road for a single direction

Image from Thinking Machines