On Tuesday, the chairperson of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority missed a Senate investigation into the provincial bus ban of his agency, which last week caused gridlocks on EDSA.   Instead of attending a memorandum of contract signing which could not be delayed, MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said the general manager of his agency, Jojo Garcia.   Sen. Grace Poe, who led the investigation as Chair of the Public Services


Around 10,000 runners are likely to participate in the Sesame Street Run Tour that will kick off at the SM by the Bay in Pasay City on August 17. The event is a five-kilometer run to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th year. Veronica Ramos, Aldenver marketing director on Thursday said, “This is a once in a lifetime event, and it won’t be staged again like on a yearly basis. The event

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Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to validate the implementation of its new regulation banning provincial buses from Edsa (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) as part of its measures to ease traffic congestion in the metropolis. The order was handed on Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the 15-man high tribunal which tackled the three petitions filed by AKO Bicol party-list Reps. Ronald Ang and Alfredo

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MANILA, Philippines — Brig. Gen. Roberto Fajardo, Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) director, stated on Monday that various government agencies were meeting regularly to make the President’s promise a reality. With proposals to decongest Edsa traffic was to move the motorcycle lane beside the two bus lanes. Ironically, Fajardo proclaimed the plan during a motorcycle safety event in which the PNP-HPG and Angkas Philippines signed a deed of donation


Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) stated on Wednesday that already collected a total of 168.84 tons of election-related waste materials from March 1 until the day following the midterm elections. Waste materials were found out to include 21,700 pieces or 23.42 tons of campaign materials that filled out seven dump trucks collected in Metro Manila a day after the elections. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim stated, “We target to rid the


Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced the lifting of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or the number coding scheme for all public and private vehicles on Election Day, May 13. MMDA also lifted the number coding scheme for provincial buses only on Friday, May 10 and Tuesday after the elections on May 14. The UVVRP suspension plans to ensure that there will be enough public utility vehicles to ferry commuters


Local actor Migo Adecer was under arrest on Tuesday after being involved in a hit-and-run that incapacitated two personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) who were on a motorcycle. According to Police Col. Rogelio Simon, Makati City Police Chief, the 25-year-old actor continued driving his white Subaru BRZ even after he had already hit the two traffic personnel. The victims were identified by police as Rogelio Formelos Castillano,


17 mayors of Metro Manila’s signed a resolution barring the issuance of business permits to bus firms operating these terminals, according to MMDA chairman Danilo Lim. “Our direction is to remove all bus terminals along EDSA and relocate them to the outskirts of the metro to minimize traffic congestion,” Lim stated during a Metro Manila Council (MMC) assembly in Makati City yesterday. The MMC are composed of Metro Manila mayors

Bus catches fire on EDSA near Shaw Tunnel

Bus carrying passenger commuters caught ablaze on EDSA on Friday night. According the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the fire happened at one lane towards the northbound side near the EDSA Shaw tunnel. The bus had at least 30 passengers on board, thankfully none were hurt from the fire. According to initial information from Mandaluyong Fire Protection unit, the blaze began around 6:30 p.m. and was declared out past 7 p.m.

Heads Up: Estrella Service Road to Close Starting March 23

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority declared the two-year closure of the Estrella Service Road starting March 23 at 11 p.m. to make way for the rehabilitation of Estrella-Pantaleon or Rockwell Bridge. The MMDA stated in a press briefing that the closure will begin from Gumamela Street ending on J.P. Rizal Avenue. About 500 vehicles are averaging use of the road every hour. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route: