Over 100 impounded vehicles up for auction on August 29

admin   •   August 3, 2017   •   10215

MANILA, Philippines — Unclaimed vehicles crowd two impounding areas of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) at Ultra compound in Pasig City and at Tumana in Marikina City.

The units were seized through MMDA’s operation against illegal parking and “colorum” vehicles across Metro Manila.

For this reason, the agency will auction a total of 150 impounded vehicles beginning August 29.

MMDA operations supervisor, Bong Nebrija said, “Ngayon, nakita nyo naman,(you have seen the) relentless effort namin (of ours) in conducting anti-illegal parking operations, anti-colorum. So we have already filled-up the impounding area.”

For now, the agency is doing an inventory of the said vehicles. Some of them have been stalled in the area for ten years now and are still unclaimed by their owners.

“Based on our disposal procedure, after six months, vehicles may be subjected to auction. I was told that the oldest is 2007 then the youngest is 2012,” said Nebrija.

The agency explained that some owners prefer to abandon their vehicles to avoid the high cost of penalty.

Based on MMDA computation, an owner of a vehicle that has been impounded in 2007 has to pay up to P300,000 for penalty and storage fees in order to redeem the vehicle.

However, owners can still claim their vehicles before the auction date. They just need to coordinate with MMDA’s auction department.

Interested bidders need to submit a letter of intent to MMDA and pay a fee of P1,000.

For further information regarding the vehicles for auction, interested buyers may check MMDA’s official Facebook page. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

 

Mabigat na trapiko, naranasan sa Metro Manila sa unang araw ng pagbabalik-operasyon ng mga kumpanya

Robie de Guzman   •   May 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Mabigat na trapiko ang naranasan sa ilang lansangan sa Metro Manila ngayong Lunes, Mayo 18 kasunod ng pagbabalik-operasyon ng ilang kumpaya sa ilalim ng modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

Sa ulat ni UNTV Correspondent Asher Cadapan, Jr. sa Ito ang Balita, partikular na naranasan ang mabagal na daloy ng mga sasakyan sa Marcos Highway na boundary ng mga lungsod ng Pasig at Antipolo.

Ayon kay Edison “Bong” Nebrija, ang EDSA Traffic Czar ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), bumigat ang trapiko dahil sa ipinatutupad pa ring quarantine control points o checkpoints.

Mas naging dama aniya ang bagal ng galaw ng trapiko dahil sa mataas na volume ng sasakyang nasa kalsada ngayong araw kumpara noong naka-ECQ pa ang Metro Manila at mas limitado ang mga taong pinapayagang lumabas ng kanilang tahanan.

“Iba na y’ong volume ng vehicles kapag nasa general community quarantine at saka MECQ. Mas marami na po ngayon at very significant y’ong naging delay sa mga checkpoint because of the volume. Siyempre, marami po talaga mag-i-inspect saka hahaba po talaga y’ong queueing na tinatawag,” ani Nebrija.

Nasa ilalim na ng MECQ ang ilang lugar, kabilang na ang Metro Manila simula noong May 16.

Sa ilalim ng hakbang na ito, pinapayagan ang pagbalik ng kalahating porsyento ng operasyon at workforce ng mga negosyo at opisina ngunit obligado silang magpatupad ng safety at health protocols.

Kailangan ding maghanda sila ng shuttle bus o kaya ay mga pribadong sasakyan na maghahatid-sundo sa mga empleyado lalo’t suspindido pa rin ang operasyon ng public transportation sa ilalim ng MECQ.

Gayunman, limitado lang ang maaaring isakay rito at kailangang nakasunod sa physical distancing ang mga pasahero sang-ayon sa guidelines na inilabas ng Inter-Agency Task for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID.)

Bunsod nito, mas dumami ang mga sasakyang bumibiyahe sa Metro Manila, pati na ang mga nagbibisikleta sa kalye.

Ayon kay Nebrija, inaasahan na nila ito dahil sa limited seating capacity ng mga sasakyang papayagang bumiyahe sa ilalim ng MECQ.

Upang matiyak ang kaligtasan ng mga taong pipiliing mag-bisikleta na lamang papasok sa kanilang trabaho, sinabi ng MMDA official na pinag-uusapan na ng mga kinauukulang ahensiya ang paglalagay ng “protected bike lanes” sa kahabaan ng EDSA.

“It’s on the table already na papaano natin bibigyan ng bike lane; hindi lang basta-basta bike lane lalong lalo na sa EDSA kundi protected bike lane,” ani Nebrija.

“Kasi ‘pag nag-transition na tayo sa GCQ, everybody will be there and we do not want na ma-mix y’ong mga bisikleta sa with private vehicles, public transport or motorcycles,” dagdag pa niya.

Samantala, nilinaw rin ni Nebrija na nananatiling suspindido ang number coding scheme sa Metro Manila upang magamit ng mga empleyado ang pribado nilang sasakyan sa pagpasok sa trabaho. – RRD

MMDA builds own isolation facility for personnel exposed to COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   May 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it has put up an isolation facility to accommodate its employees exposed to cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  

The 80-square meter facility with 48-bed capacity was built within the agency’s headquarters in Makati.

“We have built our own COVID-19 isolation facility for asymptomatic MMDA personnel,” MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said in a statement.

“This facility will serve as temporary holding area for our employees who need to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine in accordance with the Department of Health’s protocols,” he added.

The facility has been divided into two sections: one for those with negative rapid test result and the other for those with positive result and/or awaiting confirmatory tests.

The MMDA said that each section of the isolation facility has a 24-bed capacity equipped with shower rooms, comfort rooms and lavatories.

The rooms are fully-air conditioned, with wi-fi connection and will be regularly cleaned and sanitized, it added.

The Agency’s COVID-19 Committee, in coordination with the Medical Clinic and Administrative Services, will be managing the isolation facilities.

“An MMDA employee exposed to a COVID-19 case without any symptom will be made to undergo rapid test at MMDA, and when the result is negative, the employee will be admitted to the isolation facility for the mandatory 14 day quarantine period as a precautionary measure per DOH protocol,” Lim said.

Those who will manifest symptoms will be immediately referred to an appropriate COVID-19 facility, he added.

Pasig begins supplemental SAP distribution

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 6, 2020

The Pasig City government has begun the distribution of their supplemental Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to its constituents.

According to Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, the supplemental SAP distribution will begin in five barangays as a pilot run. Each family, who is in further need of assistance, will be given P8,000.

The supplemental SAP are for the families not listed in the government’s SAP. The Pasig City government also clarified that families not qualified for the supplemental SAP includes: families listed in national SAP, all 4Ps beneficiaries, government employees, couples that are not legally married and have no children.

The head of the families qualified for the supplemental SAP need to present a valid ID as well as the photocopy in order to receive the P8,000 cash assistance.

Meanwhile, Sotto advised its constituents to have patience with their distribution of the national SAP.

“Nahirapan lang din talaga tayo dahil hindi natugma ang guidelines na ibinaba sa atin doon sa available na datos at sistema na mayroon na tayo, (We are having difficulty because the guidelines do not match with the available data and system we have now)” he said.

Sotto assured that those who will not receive the national SAP will still be given assistance through the supplemental SAP. AAC

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