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MMDA reroutes PUVs in bid to ease Marcos Highway traffic

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Public utility vehicles are now prohibited from loading and unloading passengers in front of Robinsons Metro East and Sta Lucia East Grand Mall

Stranded? Report transportation problems using #CommuterWatch

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and private groups will use the hashtag to monitor reports shared by stranded commuters

Drivers-only car ban in EDSA may lead to ‘colorum’ carpools – LTFRB

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:29 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says drivers who accept payment from passengers in a 'carpool' should get a franchise

SIT-DOWN NEEDED. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says they need to meet the MMDA to discuss carpooling. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA proposes to ban drivers-only cars from EDSA

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) The proposed 'Edsa ban' is in line with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's plan to encourage carpooling

ADD A PASSENGER. MMDA urges encourages the public to share their rides to reduce traffic. Rappler file photo

'That really happens' says MMDA chair in dip in Duterte's ratings

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:04 PM

MMDA Chairman Danny Lim says the traffic is not the only reason for the 19-point decline in President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating in Metro Manila

'IT HAPPENS'. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says it is normal for ratings to drop. File photo by Rambo Talambong/Rappler

Know the difference: Which agencies manage roads and road users?

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Do you know the difference between the functions of the LTO and the LTFRB? Know more about the different agencies managing Philippine roads

MANAGING ROADS. An MMDA enforcer manages traffic along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

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

'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

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

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

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

#MMShakeDrill 2017 off to a good start – MMDA

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Danilo Lim says cooperation among local government units is at its highest

GOOD START. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says that it is just the beginning and that they are hoping to keep the momentum until the end. Rappler screengrab

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

New odd-even traffic scheme put on hold – MMDA

Mar 25, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The public is advised not to panic as proposals are still being discussed and studied according to MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago

NUMBER CODING. Authorities are set to expand Metro Manila's traffic reduction scheme on November 1, 2016. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

QC, Manila, Makati record most road crashes – MMDA

Feb 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Most of the deadly road crashes happen at night and in the early hours of the morning

ROAD CRASHES. Since 2013, 3 cities in Metro Manila have consistently recorded the highest number of road crashes in the capital region. File photo

Rappler Talk: MMDA's Orbos on Metro Manila's traffic woes

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Newly installed MMDA chairman Tim Orbos talks about long term solutions for the worsening Manila traffic

MMDA eyeing extension of 'no window hours' traffic scheme

Jan 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos says the no window hours policy helped ease metro congestion during the 2016 holiday season

NO WINDOW HOURS POLICY. MMDA general manager Tim Orbos (right) says the no window hours policy implemented during the holiday season helped ease metro congestion. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Sotto files Senate resolution for indie film fest

Jan 05, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Senator Vicente Tito Sotto III wants the MMDA to create a film festival for independent movies saying that the revamped MMFF is prejudicial to regular moviegoers

TITO SOTTO. The senator and actor files a resolution to have an independent film festival during the semestral break. Screengrab from Instagram/helenstito

MMDA in 2016: Did these online traffic services help you?

Dec 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has launched Na HuliCam Ka Ba? I WILL ACT and the Waze Connected Citizens Program to address traffic concerns

VMMC agrees to open roads to private vehicles

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Motorists can apply for access stickers so they can pass through the Veterans Memorial Medical Center as a shortcut

EDSA traffic flow improves slightly – i-ACT

Dec 06, 2016 - 8:35 PM

After window hours are lifted a recent MMDA survey shows an average of 7 minutes is reduced in travel time on EDSA from Roxas Boulevard in the south to Monumento in the north

DRY RUN. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Planning to use Camp Aguinaldo road? Apply for stickers

Dec 05, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Here s the list of requirements to apply for Camp Aguinaldo access stickers

SOLUTION. The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (i-ACT) have been looking for private or enclosed areas along EDSA to be accessible to motorists as a temporary solution to the worsening traffic problem in Metro Manila. File photo by Rappler

MMDA eyes 3-digit coding scheme during Christmas season

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The proposed scheme is expected to be finalized in a meeting between MMDA and other i ACT agencies on Thursday November 24

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Camp Aguinaldo opens to private vehicles in 2 weeks – MMDA

Nov 17, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Private vehicle owners can start applying with Camp Aguinaldo for access passes on Monday November 21

READY TO OPEN. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority confirms on November 17, 2016 that private vehicles will be able to pass through Camp Aguinaldo within 2 weeks. Government photo

2,437 'no window hours' violations in last 2 days of dry run

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:37 PM

The MMDA says 1 330 vehicles are flagged down on October 13 while 1 107 are recorded on October 14 on top of the 600 violators on the first day October 12

NO WINDOW HOURS. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Public utilities, gov't regulators told: 'Have a sense of community'

Oct 13, 2016 - 11:44 PM

Hindi kayo forever diyan former MMDA chief Bayani Fernando who is now Marikina 1st District Representative tells public utilities and state regulators at a House hearing