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MMDA implements light truck ban today

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, March 20th, 2017

PHILIPPINES — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) began implementing today the light truck ban along Edsa

The MMDA personnel have positioned themselves early this morning on some parts of Edsa to issue violation tickets with a corresponding P2,000 fine to violators of the new traffic scheme.

As of 10 a.m., at least 118 light trucks have been apprehended by MMDA at the north bound lane of Edsa.

The light truck ban is effective from 6 a.m. up to 10a.m. and resumes at 5 p.m. up to 10 p.m. from Magallanes up to Edsa North Avenue. — UNTV News & Rescue

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  1. randy dorado says:

    I am willing to work as a driver here in batangas

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Kadamay families evicted from Mendiola

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Eight families have been camping out in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch since October of last year.

They are members of the militant group Kadamay.

They said it was part of their effort to bring to President Rodrigo Duterte’s attention their situation after authorities demolished their homes beside the Pasig floodway without providing them a relocation site.

Earlier, these informal settlers couldn’t do anything when the city government of Manila told them to leave.

The Manila local government unit (LGU) said the move came after receiving complaints from business owners and students in the area.

“They are an obstruction to traffic, health, and sanitation.  They create land pollution here considering that they don’t have their own toilets,” Manila Police District spokesperson, PSupt. Erwin Margarejo said.

After the clearing operations, personnel of the Manila Police District, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have finally opened both sides of the Don Chino Roces Bridge.

Firefighters also cleaned up the streets previously occupied by the members and supporters of Kadamay.

The members of the militant group agreed to just stay at the reception action center of the DSWD.

The Manila City government has vowed to help the informal settlers. – Asher Cadapan Jr. | UNTV News & Rescue

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LTFRB readies city buses for backup amid “Tanggal Usok, Tanggal Bulok” campaign

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic or I-ACT has begun the full blast implementation of its campaign against dilapidated and smoke belching jeepneys within and outside of Metro Manila.

However, such operation gives commuters a difficult time in riding jeepneys.

To address this, the 20 city buses given with special permits by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFBR) will begin Tuesday plying routes affected by I-ACT’s operation.

“The city buses covered by the coding tomorrow will ply roads with tarpaulins stating they will replace the apprehended jeepney units.,” MMDA Asst. General Manager Jose Arturo Garcia said.

Some routes where the city buses with special permits will operate include Quiapo, Commonwealth, Masinag, Baclaran, Novaliches and Guadalupe in Makati City.

However, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) clarified the said city buses will operate on the said roads only when needed.

Based on the figures of I-ACT, they have already impounded 50 jeepney units under the said campaign.

While more than 200 PUVs were issued with subpoena, and would have to undergo motor vehicle inspection before being allowed to operate.

Fares in non-aircon buses start at P10, while P12 for air-conditioned buses.

The MMDA said the local government units will be the one in charge of managing the traffic flow in their respective areas.

This will also be in charge of designating bus loading and unloading areas.

The said campaign will run for 2 months until operators improve the condition of their jeepneys.

Meanwhile, point to point buses will begin plying roads on the first of February to serve alternative transportation of passengers of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) during rush hour.

“If you will consider the queues at MRT plus the travel time, it will take at least an hour and a half. So instead of standing and falling in line, they will be able to seat on the P2P buses,” Garcia said.

Beginning on Thursday, 10 P2P buses will begin to ply roads and will station at the MRT North Avenue at Quezon Avenue stations.

The buses will transport passengers to Ortigas and Ayala.

Fares at the P2P buses will become P15 only from the previous P24.

They will begin operating from 5:45 to 9:00 a.m. with a 15-minute interval in each trip.

Meanwhile, the MMDA will provide two buses offering free rides. – Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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MRT-7 construction along North Avenue begins, heavy traffic expected

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Construction of the 1st phase of MRT-7 along North Avenue began at 11 in the evening, Monday.

The contractor, EEI Corporation, will start the installation of barriers on one of the lanes of North Avenue in front of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC).

Authorities are now advising the public to expect heavier traffic flow on North Avenue and nearby areas in the following days.

To address this, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has designated alternate routes for motorists.

They may ply Mindanao Avenue, Visayas Avenue and Quezon Avenue to avoid the traffic congestion that may result during the construction of MRT-7 along North Avenue.

The project’s contractor said the completion of three segments of MRT-7 along North Avenue may take one year. – UNTV News & Rescue

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