MANILA, Philippines – The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme for vehicles in Metro Manila will be lifted starting 12 noon Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced.
The suspension of number coding was implemented amid continuing inclement weather brought about by Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ (international name: Kammuri).
Metro Manila is currently under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 as ‘Tisoy’ continues to bring strong winds and heavy rains.
The state weather bureau has also issued a yellow rainfall warning over Metro Manila, Rizal and Cavite at 11 a.m., which means heavy rains are expected to be experienced in an hour and may continue in the next two hours.
Malacañang earlier announced the suspension of work in government offices and classes in all levels in Metro Manila due to rainy weather.
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
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:
Katigbak Road thru Padre Burgos St.
Finance Road thru Ayala Boulevard
Duque de Alba St.
Concepcion Aguila St.
Hidalgo thru Plaza Del Carmen
Bilibid Viejo thru Gil Puyat
JP De Guzman St.
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.
MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has reminded motorists that the number coding scheme for private and public utility vehicles will be lifted in several dates this week and the next in light of the holiday season.
In an advisory, the MMDA said the number coding scheme for private and other public utility vehicles will be suspended from December 23 to 25, 2019, from December 30 to 31, and January 1, 2020.
Meanwhile, the number coding policy for provincial buses is suspended from December 23 to 27, 2019, from December 30 to 31, 2019, and from January 1 to 2, 2020.
The MMDA said this is to accommodate more passengers that may travel to provinces and back to spend the holidays.
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