Over 100 impounded vehicles up for auction on August 29

admin   •   August 3, 2017   •   10361

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

 

Pasig City temporarily closes 4 health centers after staffers contract COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   July 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Pasig City has closed four of its health centers after several staff contracted coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to Mayor Vico Sotto, the four facilities include: 

  • Manggahan Super Health Center
  • Caniogan Helath Center
  • Napico Health Center
  • Maybunga Floodway Health Center

Sotto added that health workers at Caniogan Health Center are still under quarantine while waiting for the result of their COVID-19 tests. 

The mayor also asked his constituents to approach the city’s operation center for inquiry and assistance.

He assured them that the city government is doing its best to further expand the health centers’ operational capacity.

To date, the city has recorded over 1600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 111 deaths and 741 recoveries.

MMDA denies reports on Metro Manila reverting to MECQ

Marje Pelayo   •   July 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danny Lim has denied reports that local chief executives in the National Capital Region (NCR) have suggested to revert Metro Manila to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status.

In an interview, Lim denounced the reports as fake news saying that the Metro Manila Council of Mayors actually suggested extending the general community quarantine in NCR starting August 1. 

President Rodrigo Duterte, meanwhile, is expected to announce the new quarantine measures on July 31 that will be implemented across the country. –MNP (with reports from Joan Nano)

Mayor Sotto suspends Landers branch for breach of social distancing rules

Marje Pelayo   •   July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Pasig City has suspended a branch of membership supermarket Landers in Barangay Ugong for failing to observe physical distancing.

In his post on Twitter, Mayor Vico Sotto explained that they usually do not announce business names that violate the policy in consideration of their reputation.

But in the case of Landers, the Mayor opted to reveal the name for the safety of the shoppers given the supermarket’s large number of members.

According to Sotto, only the grocery is temporarily closed but the restaurant, barbershop, plant shop, pharmacy, and parking space remain open for business.

Sotto said the management of the supermarket already expressed compliance with the policy.

“We encourage them to use the next few days to improve their health/safety protocols,” Mayor Sotto concluded.

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