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[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.

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

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.

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

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 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

Metro Manila number coding suspended April 17-22

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says there will be no number coding beginning Holy Wednesday, April 17, until Easter Monday, April 22

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Estrella Service Road in Makati partially closed starting March 23

Mar 12, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The partial closure of the Estrella Service Road will last up to two years, until the expected completion of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in 2021

MMDA backs postponing closure of Tandang Sora flyover, intersection

Feb 20, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it will recommend the postponement to the Department of Transportation

CLOSED. Tandang Sora intersection will be temporarily closed due to the construction of Tandang Sora MRT7 station. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

MMDA wants to 'diet' EDSA lanes, proposes slimmer roads

Dec 27, 2018 - 3:41 PM

MMDA proposes to narrow down EDSA lanes from the existing width of 3.4 meters to a slim 2.8 meters

EDSA TRAFFIC. Bumper to bumper traffic along EDSA at the height of monsoon rains on August 11, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MMDA to file complaint vs DOJ prosecutor in viral video

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The MMDA legal team is drafting an administrative complaint against prosecutor Christine Villamora Estepa

ROW. MMDA supervising operations officer Bong Nebrija apprehends a motorist in a viral video. Screengrab from Gadget Addict's Facebook video

Jolted netizens liken #MMShakeDrill phone alarm to 'The Purge' siren

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:11 PM

(UPDATED) 'Do not panic? Eh mas nagpanic pa ako doon sa alarm sound, muntik ko pa itapon phone ko,' says one irate netizen

Provincial bus ban on EDSA moved to August 1

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) The ban is from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, starting August 1

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Heavier traffic expected in parts of Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Motorists and commuters who pass through Regalado Highway, the Tandang Sora Avenue-Commonwealth Avenue intersection, and North Avenue will be affected

Heavy traffic in parts of QC expected starting April 30 – MMDA. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said motorists should expect heavy traffic in Quezon City with the closure of several roads due to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7). One-way traffic would be implemented on Regalado, from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, for the construction of a coping beam and starting on May 1, the contractors will start working on the construction of MRT-7 Tandang Sora station at the intersection of Commonwealth and Tandang Sora Avenue. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte names Allen Capuyan as adviser on indigenous peoples

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also appoints a new SEC commissioner and names Jojo Garcia – previously just officer-in-charge – as MMDA general manager

IN CHARTS: How deadly are Metro Manila roads?

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An MMDA study reveals that 4 in every 100,000 Filipinos died due to road crashes in Metro Manila in 2017

CRASH. Rescuers attend injured victims inside a vehicle during the #MMShakeDrill in June 2016. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Traffic Calvary: MMDA to close Commonwealth-Philcoa U-turn on Holy Thursday

Mar 26, 2018 - 5:45 PM

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says affected motorists will have to go around the Quezon Memorial Elliptical Road to head to Commonwealth Avenue eastbound

REROUTING PLAN. The MMDA releases a rerouting plan ahead of the MRT7 construction along Commonwealth-Philcoa area in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of MMDA

Fire out at Manila Pavilion after 25 hours

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The death toll from the blaze stands at 5, with 24 others injured

FIRE OUT. The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fire hits UP Diliman Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(4th UPDATE) UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr says the fire that hit a canteen spread throughout the shopping center's main building. The Bureau of Fire Protection declares fire out over an hour later.

Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018.. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Coconut vendor in viral video arrested for murder

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) An arrest warrant issued for Romnick Relos way back in 2008 is found

ARRESTED. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim talks to Romnick Relos who just arrived at the MMDA office. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MMDA suspends enforcers who assaulted coconut vendor

Mar 05, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We condemn and we don't tolerate this kind of action from our employees, whatever the reason,' says MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia

SUSPENDED. MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia says enforcers who assaulted the coconut vendor is suspended started Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Regalado Highway in Quezon City to be partially closed for 5 hours

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

A portion of the highway will be closed beginning 11 pm on Monday, February 26, until 4 am on Tuesday, February 27, due to construction of the MRT7

ROAD CONGESTION. Construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT7) brings heavy traffic. Rappler file photo

Duterte appoints Jose Arturo Garcia as MMDA OIC general manager

Feb 12, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Jose Arturo Garcia Jr takes the responsibilities of Thomas Orbos, who stays on as transportation undersecretary

MMDA, Metro Manila LGUs to send aid for Mayon evacuees in Albay

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Each Metro Manila local government unit will contribute at least P500,000 to a common fund for the evacuees. Emergency response personnel are also set for deployment.

EVACUATION. Some families and individuals affected by the Mayon volcano eruption were evacuated in Bical High School in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Who ‘killed’ Metro Manila?

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Force Filipino mayors to take a mandatory course on the basics of urban planning – an important task where they tend to show the utmost lack of understanding

MMDA official jokes about shooting 'negative' journalists

Dec 07, 2017 - 3:51 PM

MMDA Assistant General Manager Jojo Garcia jokes that journalists who write unflattering reports about his agency should become targets of Oplan Tokhang

JOKER JOJO. MMDA Assistant General Manager Jojo Garcia gives a press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA to set 50 km/h speed limit for EDSA, C5, Commonwealth

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Also covered by the plan to reduce the speed limit are Roxas Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, and Marcos Highway

BUSY ROAD. EDSA is the most used thoroughfare in the Philippines, passing through 6 cities. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

MMDA eyes ban on driver-only cars from one EDSA lane

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The proposal could be tested as early as Monday, December 11

SORTING LANE. The MMDA will test the scheme as early as Monday, December 11. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTO cancels Maria Isabel Lopez's driver's license

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) The actress will not be allowed to reapply for a license in the next two years, and must also pay P8,000 in fines

3 hurt in Mandaluyong gasoline station fire

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:54 PM

The MMDA is looking into a construction accident as the possible cause of the explosion near the exclusive Wack Wack Subdivision

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