Truck ban sa Roxas Blvd., lifted mula December 17-22 — MMDA
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MMDA Truck Ban Lift (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines — Pansamantala munang aalisin ang ipinatutupad na truck ban sa kahabaan ng Roxas simula sa Miyerkules.
Ayon sa MMDA, simula December 17 hanggang December 22 ay maaaring dumaan ang mga truck sa Roxas Boulevard mula alas-dose ng hatinggabi hanggang ala-singko ng madaling araw.
Ito ay bilang tugon sa hiling ng Malakanyang na bigyang-daan ang mga truck na nagde-deliver ng supply ngayong holiday season at equipment para sa urgent road repair works.
Samantala, sa December 19 naman ay bawal dumaan sa Marcelino Street sa Maynila ang mga truck mula sa South Luzon Expressway dahil sa inaasahang build-up ng mga sasakyan sa huling araw ng Biyernes bago sumapit ang holiday season. (UNTV News)
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 – A heavy traffic situation without altercation.
Vehicles of various types clogged the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) during the weekend as individuals and groups ferried relief goods to residents affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano.
The weekend traffic reached up to 12 kilometers with volunteers patiently waiting for hours for their vehicles to move to various evacuation centers across Batangas province.
The situation prompted the SLEx management to activate zipper lanes towards Calamba Toll Plaza to ease the situation.
According to SLEx Skyway president, Manuel Bonoan, motorists took advantage of the free toll at Calamba Toll Plaza and caused traffic jams.
Bonoan noted that to avail of the privilege, motorists need to coordinate with their office first to be confirmed and to advise their intended destination or recipients.
“Medyo nagkaroon yata ng confusion kahapon at gusto yata lahat na may marka ang mga sasakyan kahit ballpen lang na nakalagay sa bond paper (There seemed to have been a confusion yesterday. Motorists were insisting that their vehicles be marked. They were arguing that a note on a piece of paper would do),” Bonoan explained.
“Wala naman kaming sinasabihan na mga toll plazas na ganun. Kawawa naman ang toll teller dahil siya ang magbabayad sa toll fee kapag hindi approve ang pagdaan ng sasakyan (We do not allow that at our toll plazas. The toll tellers would have to pay the toll of unapproved vehicles that pass),” he added.
Bonoan clarified that there is no end date for the free toll on SLEx Skyway and Star Toll Plaza for government-run vehicles and private groups heading to deliver goods to Batangas provided that their trips are properly coordinated with their office.
Meanwhile, #Slex trended on Saturday as netizens hailed the display of “bayanihan” spirit that the heavy traffic situation reflected.
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.
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