Over 100 impounded vehicles up for auction on August 29
by admin | Posted on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The C3 bridge in Navotas will be temporarily closed to traffic starting July 20 to give way for the construction of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Harbor Link Segment 10 C3 to R10 section project, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday.
The project is a 2.6-kilometer elevated expressway from C3 Road in Caloocan City to Radial Road 10 in Navotas City.
To enable NLEX to construct the elevated road crossing over Navotas River along C3, the MMDA said, one side of C3 bridge will be closed beginning 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Due to the partial closure, light vehicles coming from C3 Road going to Radial Road 10 and vice versa will be rerouted along Dagat-Dagatan Avenue and Lapu-Lapu Avenue.
Heavy vehicles may still use the two-way traffic route at the remaining bound of C3 Bridge.
“We are advising motorists to plan their trips ahead and, at the same time, seek their understanding as the partial closure of C3 Bridge is necessary to complete this project on time,” said MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia.
To ensure smooth flow of vehicles and minimize traffic slowdown, the MMDA said traffic marshals will be deployed and directional traffic signs will also be placed to guide the public.
Works at the bridge is expected to be completed in November, while the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 C3 to R10 section is seen to be finished by December.
The project will connect to the recently opened 5.65-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 that passes through Valenzuela City, Malabon City, and Caloocan City.
Once completed, the elevated road crossing is expected to provide direct access between R10 and NLEX thus contribute to ease of travel and traffic decongestion in Metro Manila.
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to hold an earthquake drill, dubbed as Metro Manila Shake Drill, on July 27.
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said this year’s shake drill will start as early as four in the morning, to be signaled by the sounding of an alarm.
“For this year, it will be done on a weekend and at almost the break of dawn when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep,” he said.
“We are doing this to prepare everyone to minimize damage and loss of life,” he added.
Garcia said they intentionally scheduled the drill very early in the morning so the public can participate.
Shake drills in the past years were done during daytime and even on rush hours, with last year leveling up to an unannounced, rush hour daytime drill.
“We want to test the response capabilities and preparedness of LGUs and the private sector as earthquake may occur anytime,” Garcia said.
The MMDA official added that during the shake drill, they will mobilize agency employees, Metro local government units and other groups to demonstrate their contingency plans in case strong earthquake hits the metropolis.
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim, also the head of the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC), will visit city halls and designated emergency operation centers in the metro on the day of the drill.
Different emergency scenarios will also be staged at city hall offices, establishments, communities, businesses, and households.
“We expect more active and full participation of the private sector as government’s partner in disaster and emergency preparedness and response for Metro Manila,” said Garcia.
During the drill, the agency will also practice the deployment of personnel to designated emergency operation centers located at the four quadrants in Metro Manila.
The MMDA said the northern quadrant will use the Veterans Memorial Medical Center Golf Course as evacuation camp while the western quadrant will use the Intramuros Golf Course.
The eastern quadrant will use the LRT-2 Santolan Depot while the southern quadrant will use the Villamor Golf Course.
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