Publiko, Pinag-iingat sa mga Pekeng MMDA Traffic Enforcer

admin   •   November 28, 2012   •   2513

Sa MetroSolusyon website ng MMDA ay maaari ring isumbong ang mga tiwalang kawani ng MMDA. www.metrosolusyon.mmda.gov.ph (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Nagbabala ang Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) sa publiko na mag-ingat sa mga fake o hindi lehitimong MMDA traffic enforcer.

Ayon kay Chairman Francis Tolentino, maging siya mismo ay nabiktima ng isang pekeng traffic constable.

Ayon sa salaysay ni Tolentino, linggo ng gabi nang parahin siya ng isang nagpakilalang traffic enforcer nang mapadaan sa Roxas Boulevard flyover gayong wala naman silang nagawang paglabag sa batas trapiko.

Matapos ang pangyayari, napag-alaman na ang naturang traffic enforcer ay si former traffic aide Edwin Vicentino, na hindi na pumapasok sa trabaho simula pa noong Nobyembre ng nakaraang taon.

“Babala sa ating nga kababayan lalo na ngayong holiday na magingat sa ilan na baka hindi naman totoo, tignan nila yung ID at mission order pero mas maganda ay sumunod sa batas trapiko,” babala ni Tolentino.

Kaugnay ng insidente, gagawa ng hakbang ang MMDA upang matiyak na hindi na mauulit ang naturang pangyayari.

Dagdag pa ni Tolentino, “I-upgrade namin yung ID naming, from time to time magkakaroon ng counter sign counter mark kung alin ang lehitimo at hindi.

Nanawagan rin ang MMDA sa publiko na agad isumbong o ireport sa kanilang tanggapan ang mga magsasamantalang  traffic enforcer sa pamamagitan ng pagtawag sa kanilang hotline number 136.

Maaari ding ireport ng publiko ang sinumang mga tiwaling opisyal ng ahensya sa metrosolusyon website, mag log-in lamang sa www.metrosolusyon.mmda.gov.ph.

Sinampahan ng MMDA ng kasong usurpation of authority si former traffic aide Edwin Vicentino. (Ley Ann Lugod & Ruth Navales, 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

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.

MMDA reminds motorists: Number coding lifted during holidays

Robie de Guzman   •   December 23, 2019

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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