Metro Manila Council, nagkasundo sa pagkontra sa mga colorum na sasakyan

admin   •   August 12, 2014   •   2939

Nagkasundo ang Metro Manila Council sa isang pulong na paiigtingin pa ang laban kontra-colorum na mga sasakyan na pumapasok ng Metro Manila (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Malaking multa ang kakaharapin ng mga may-ari ng  colorum na mga sasakyan na mahuhuli sa Metro Manila.

Batay ito sa napagkasunduan sa pulong ng Metro Manila Council kasama si Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Winston Ginez, Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Jun Abaya at Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Almendras.

“Bukas lahat ng colorum, huhulihin. Walang franchise na FX, bus, taxi, jeep. Not penalize under local penalty but under LTFRB, penalty 1 million, 250 thousand, 500 thousand depende kung anong industriya kabilang,” ani Manila City Vice Mayor Isko Moreno.

“Hindi importante multa kundi maalis ang dapat wala sa kalsada. Average kami ng 20 colorums a day,” saad ni Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino.

Samantala, ang mga private truck naman hindi na kailangang kumuha ng permit sa LTFRB.

Ayon kay LTFRB Chairman Ginez, hindi nila saklaw ang private trucks.

“They have to bring business permit and documents tapos properly marked trucks ng business nila at not for hire.”

Subalit ang mga trucks for hire binibigyan ng hanggang oct 17 ngayong taon upang makakuha ng prangkisa.

Nanatili namang hanggang August 15 ang palugit upang sila ay magkaroon ng provisional authority kung hindi pa naka- yellow plate.

“Trucks with provisional authority, di pa huhulihin up to October 17. Kung walang franchise after October 17, huhuluhin sila.” (Victor Cosare, UNTV News)

MMDA officer carries sick child to hospital amid traffic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 20, 2020

Mit Javellana and her family were on their way to the hospital. Her son, Earl, was having chills due to high fever and was in need of medical attention.

But their car was not moving due to the severe traffic and they had no choice but to forcefully make their way through just to get to the hospital.

An MMDA officer, Jeremi Lukban, noticed and approached them.

“Nung malaman niyang papuntang ER, nag-offer siya na buhatin si Earl at naglakad na lang pa-ospital (When he learned that we are going to the ER, he offered to carry Earl and walked to the hospital),” Mit said in her Facebook post.

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim lauded Lukban’s action and reminded the public to never hesitate to ask the MMDA for any assistance.

“Lagi tayong handang tumulong sa ating mga kababayan (We are always ready to help our fellowmen),” he said in his Facebook post.—AAC

Authorities caught motorcycle riders in Cagayan de Oro operating under Angkas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 7, 2020

Authorities have caught several motorcycle riders operating as taxi service under the ride-hailing app Angkas in Cagayan De Oro City which is outside of the designated Motorcycle Taxi Service Pilot Implementation Study area.

After receiving several complaints, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 10 office conducted the operation against several units of Angkas. The motorcycles were immediately impounded.

In a Facebook post of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the riders were “reported to have been violating the terms of the MC Taxi Pilot Study guidelines adopted by the Technical Working Group (TWG).”

“Under current transport laws, Motorcycles are strictly prohibited from being utilized as public transportation. The exception now is the ongoing MC Pilot Study program being implemented by the TWG in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu only,” the post reads

Under the law, riders who are operating colorum motorcycles will be fined P6,000.

The pilot test run is still on-going and is expected to be done by March 23, 2020.

Meanwhile, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court was not in favor with the request of the Lawyers for Commuters Safety to suspend operations of other motorcycle taxis.

Based on the court’s decision, the group presented insufficient evidence for the court to provide a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against other motorcycle taxis for hire.—AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)

LIST: Road closures in Manila due to Traslacion 2020

Robie de Guzman   •   January 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the closure of some roads in Manila on January 9 to give way to the annual Traslacion event of the Catholic community.

In an advisory, the MMDA said the following roads will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic as these will serve as the procession’s route:

  • Quirino Grandstand
  • Katigbak Road thru Padre Burgos St.
  • Finance Road thru Ayala Boulevard
  • Palanca St.
  • Quezon Boulevard
  • Arlegui St.
  • Fraternal St.
  • Vergara St.
  • Duque de Alba St.
  • Castillejos St.
  • Farnecio St.
  • Arlegui St.
  • Nepomuceno St.
  • Concepcion Aguila St.
  • Carcer St.
  • Hidalgo thru Plaza Del Carmen
  • Bilibid Viejo thru Gil Puyat
  • JP De Guzman St.
  • Hidalgo St.
  • Quezon Boulevard
  • Palanca St. thru under Quezon Bridge
  • Villalobos thru Plaza Miranda

MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said he has ordered these roads be cleared of obstruction and debris for the safety of the devotees.

He added that tents, plastic barriers and fences are also now being set up at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila where several activities in connection with the procession will be held.

The MMDA said it will deploy 1,000 personnel to help ensure the peaceful and orderly conduct of the procession.

“Our action plan is already in place. Aside from manpower, ambulances, road emergency vehicles, traffic mobile cars, and other necessary equipment will also be dispatched,” Lim said.

The agency will also position street sweepers and road clearing group members at the tail of the procession to immediately clear roads of all types of clutter.

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