Barangay officials ng mga lugar na dinaanan ng valley fault system, pinulong ng MMDA

admin   •   May 28, 2015   •   4235

Si MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino katabi ang earthquake simulator na lilibot sa mga barangay na nasaibabaw ng valley fault system. (REY PELAYO / UNTV News)

MANILA, Philipiines — Inumpisahan nang kausapin ng Metro Manila Development Authority o MMDA ang mga opisyal ng mga barangay na dinaanan ng valley fault system o VFS.

Umabot sa 84 na barangay ang tinamaan ng VFS kung saan 40 sa mga ito ay sakop ng Metro Manila at ang iba naman ay nasa Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite at Laguna.

Ang VFS ay nahahati sa dalawang segment-ang 10 kilometers east valley fault at ang west valley fault na may habang 100 kilometro.

Ayon kay MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, sa pamamagitan ng pagpupulong na ito ay magkakaroon sila ng initial assessment kung ano pa ang mga paghahandang dapat gawin sa mga barangay na dinaanan ng fault.

“Gusto nating makita yung datos na wala tayong hawak dahil iisa ito. Kapag gumalaw ng west valley fault, damay tayong lahat eh,” ani Chairman Tolentino.

Iikot naman ang earthquake simulator ng MMDA sa mga lugar na dinaanan ng fault upang magkaroon ng ideya ang publiko sa lakas ng bawat intensity.

Bukas, Biyernes, ay uumpisahan na ito sa Barangay Tumana sa Marikina City.

May 43 libong residente ang barangay na karamihan ay nakatira malapit sa Marikina River.

Dagdag pa ng MMDA chairman, “Kung padre de pamilya yun, maipapaliwanag nya sa pamilya nya kung ano talaga yung dapat na gawin.”

Sa June 2 ay magsasagawa ng rescue skills competition ang MMDA at 17 cities and municipalities ng Metro Manila upang maipakita ang kakayahan ng bawat LGU sa pagresponde sa sakuna gaya ng lindol.

Kasunod nito ay pag-uusap ng mga mayor kung magsasagawa sila ng pwersahang pagpapaalis sa mga establishment at bahay na nakatayo sa fault.

Nauna nang sinabi ng PHIVOLCS na dapat ay “No Build Zone” ang 10-meter buffer zone ng fault dahil mapanganib ito. (REY PELAYO / UNTV News)

MMDA to lift suspension of number coding scheme this week

Maris Federez   •   November 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday, November 29, announced that it would lift the suspension of the number coding scheme in the National Capital Region within this week.

According to MMDA Benhur Abalos, the Metro Manila Council of mayors has signed the resolution that will resume the number coding scheme and the same will be published in a Philippine gazette on Tuesday.

Abalos added that the implementation of the resumption of the number coding scheme will be two days after the publication of the resolution.

The number coding scheme will be from 5 PM to 8 PM from Monday to Friday.

He clarified, however, that public transportation will still be exempted from the scheme.

Light trucks, on the other hand, will be banned from EDSA from 5 AM to 9 PM. —/mbmf

MMDA eyes reimposition of number coding scheme

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday said it is looking into the possibility of re-implementing the number coding scheme amid increasing volume of vehicles traversing the major thoroughfare.

MMDA chairperson Benhur Abalos noted that the traffic speed has become slower after the quarantine restrictions were eased in Metro Manila compared to the recorded speed when stricter quarantine restrictions were still in place.

“Travel speed along EDSA from Roxas Boulevard going to Monumento is slower at 19 kilometers per hour (kph) now that we are under alert level 2 compared to 23kph during the ECQ,” Abalos said in a statement.

“If we recorded the pre-pandemic speed of 11kph, it is possible that we shall re-implement the number coding scheme but we are monitoring the traffic volume count and the speed everyday,” he added.

Abalos earlier said that if the scheme will be re-implemented, this may only be imposed during rush hours, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The number coding scheme in Metro Manila has been suspended since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MMDA opens EDSA-Buendia footbridge

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Bus commuters along EDSA may now use the footbridge on EDSA Buendia Southbound in Makati, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Thursday.

The MMDA said the newly opened the footbridge will provide pedestrians safe access to and from the new loading/unloading bay for the bus carousel in the area.

MMDA chairperson Benhur Abalos said the footbridge would also help ease traffic in the area as well as making the EDSA busway travel more seamless and safer for commuters.

“Buendia is one of the busiest intersections in terms of pedestrian traffic and having this overpass for them to use will make their trips easy, secured, and safe” he said.

The MMDA said the footbridge will be connected to the existing MRT pedestrian overpass crossing EDSA Southbound which will serve those who are going to Makati Central Business District and vice versa, as well as commuters coming from Bonifacio Global City.

It can be accessed from Makati Avenue or the southbound exit of the MRT Buendia Station.

It is the 125th footbridge that the MMDA has built all over Metro Manila which serves a total of approximately 3 million pedestrians daily, according to Abalos.

The construction of footbridges in Tramo, Taft, and Roxas Boulevard for the EDSA Bus Carousel is already underway, the MMDA said.

 

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