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MMDA to fence in EDSA yellow lanes

THE METROPOLITAN MANILA Development Authority (MMDA) is planning to build a fence along EDSA’s yellow lanes to restrict public buses, a move that is seen to help in decongesting traffic, according to MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia Jr.

MMDA ready to implement provincial bus ban on EDSA by Aug....

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the provincial bus ban along EDSA will push through following the memorandum issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), which will take effect on Aug. 1.

MMDA suspends anti-jaywalking unit after officers caught in fraud; traffic enforcers...

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the operations of its anti-jaywalking unit following the arrest of an administration officer for falsification of documents.

MMDA to pursue provincial bus ban along EDSA unless SC issues...

METROPOLITAN MANILA Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia said plans for the ban on provincial bus terminals along EDSA will push through unless stopped by the Supreme Court (SC).

U-turn slots along Commonwealth Ave. to be moved

TO GIVE way to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit-7, the U-turn slot in front of CW Home Depot along Commonwealth Avenue will be closed temporarily starting midnight of July 1 this year, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia announced Thursday.

MMDA eyes P2P buses from provincial bus hubs

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) admitted yesterday that there were no public consultations held before implementing the dry run on the provincial bus ban along EDSA. The dry run was stopped after two weeks.

169 tons of campaign trash collected; MMDA offers materials for repurposing

A TOTAL of 168.84 tons of campaign trash was collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) following the just-concluded midterm elections, including those placed outside designated areas during the campaign period and those taken down after Monday’s vote.

Still loading

A provincial bus drops off and picks up passengers along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on April 22 as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority starts the trial run of the implementation of the no-loading/unloading policy along EDSA and other major roads in the capital.

Provincial buses to be banned from unloading, loading along EDSA, other...

STARTING MONDAY, April 22, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will apprehend provincial buses that will load and unload passengers along EDSA and major roads in the capital.

No color-coding scheme on April 17-22

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Monday the suspension of the coding scheme from April 17 to 22 in consideration of travelers for the Holy Week holidays.

Over 4,000 caught in anti-littering campaign

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported on Tuesday that 4,316 violators were apprehended during its anti-littering operations in the first quarter of the year.

‘No window hours’ now applies to all national roads, Mabuhay lanes

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Metro Manila Council (MMC) have agreed to standardize the “no window hours” policy for the number coding scheme on all national roads and Mabuhay Lanes.

MMDA: Traffic flow along Commonwealth Ave. improved after flyover closure

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the traffic situation along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has improved since the Tandang Sora flyover was closed last week.

Tandang Sora flyover to be closed for 2 years starting Feb....

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday that the four-lane Tandang Sora flyover and intersection along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City will be closed starting 11 p.m. on Feb. 23.

Concordia, Nagtahan bridges to be partially, temporarily closed

TWO BRIDGES in Manila will be temporarily closed for repairs and to give way to an infrastructure project.

MMDA eyes filing of charges vs jaywalkers

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is seeking authority to file charges against jaywalkers who fail to pay the P500 fine or render community...

MMDA: Expect heavy traffic over the weekend due to road repairs,...

MOTORISTS can expect to encounter heavy traffic over the weekend as some roads in Metro Manila are scheduled for repair and reblocking, said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday, Jan. 25.

Elliptical Road yellow-lane dry run starts

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority started on Wednesday a dry run of the yellow lane policy — a strict stay-in-your-lane rule — along Elliptical Road in Quezon City.

Estrella-Pantaleon bridge closure reset to Jan. 19

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge which links Makati City and Mandaluyong City will be closed starting on Jan. 19 for three years of reconstruction.

MMFF 2018 breaks box office record

THE 44th Metro Manila Film Festival drew to a successful close on Jan. 7, with the festival’s chairman announcing that they had not only surpassed last year’s gross but also recorded the highest ever take in the film festival’s history.

MMDA reprimands construction firm EEI over lane closure

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) issued on Tuesday a notice of violation to EEI Corp. for occupying several lanes along the Elliptical Road corner North Avenue in Quezon City without prior notice.

MMDA wants narrower, more EDSA lanes

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recommended to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) the narrowing down of lane width along EDSA to give way to an additional one as part of its traffic solution scheme.

Number coding scheme lifted during non-holidays

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday the lifting of the number coding scheme in Metro Manila for provincial buses from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2, and on Dec. 26-28 for all vehicles.

Higher fines for illegal parking postponed to Jan. 7

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has moved the implementation of higher fines for illegal parking and road obstruction to January 7.

Higher fines for illegally parked vehicles take effect Dec. 17

VEHICLES parked in undesignated areas and/or caught obstructing traffic flow will be slapped higher fines beginning Monday, Dec. 17, after the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) published on Dec. 12 the related guidelines under Regulation No. 18-008.

MMDA launches NCR development plan

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has launched the Regional Development Plan for the National Capital Region (NCR) for 2017 to 2022, a development framework designed to transform Metro Manila into a highly competitive East Asian metropolis.

2 romances, a horror flick, and a family drama make up...

AFTER MONTHS of waiting, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) selection committee finally announced the final for of eight film entries which will be featured in the festival’s run from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7 in cinemas nationwide.

Malls to adjust opening hours

MALLS are expected to open at 11:00 a.m. starting Nov. 5 until Jan. 14 next year, according to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

Brace for worse traffic congestion with rehab of Manila bridges, flyover

TRAFFIC CONGESTION in Manila is expected to worsen starting Sept. 15 as rehabilitation work starts on the Old Sta. Mesa Bridge, Mabini Bridge, and the Nagtahan flyover.

No-parking policy to be strictly implemented along Mabuhay Lanes

THE METRO Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday it will implement a stricter no-parking policy with a P500 fine along 17 Mabuhay Lanes beginning Friday morning.

Driver-only ban on EDSA suspended but dry run to continue

THE Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the planned implementation of the “driver-only” ban on EDSA on August 23, following a Senate resolution calling for its suspension.

MMDA suspends Aug. 23 implementation of driver-only ban on EDSA, dry...

By Charmaine A. Tadalan The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will put on hold the full implementation of the "driver-only" ban on EDSA on Aug....

MMDA says driver-only EDSA ban to continue as Senate leaders cite...

SENATE LEADERS on Wednesday filed a resolution “strongly urging” the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and its policy-making authority, the Metro Manila Council (MMC), to recall and suspend the ban on driver-only vehicles in EDSA during rush hours.

MMDA stands pat: Test run of driver-only ban on EDSA starts...

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Tuesday that the test run of the ban on driver-only vehicles along EDSA will be enforced starting today, Aug. 15.

MMDA identifies 5 field hospitals, evacuation sites in case of major...

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has released a list of five sites that will serve as evacuation emergency field hospitals in case a major earthquake hits the capital.

Securing the way to safety

Car is an important investment, thus, owners do all the possible means to protect it. And with the increasing number of road accidents today,...

IT and intercity cooperation key to solving traffic woes — MMDA

EFFORTS FROM local government units combined with modern technology are key to solving the traffic woes of the National Capital Region (NCR), said Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo D. Lim.

MMDA hosts forum on ITS

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will hold a forum today at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), which is seen to help solve the interminable traffic problem in the capital and move it towards becoming a smart city.

MMDA traffic enforcers get body cameras from Grab

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) received on Monday 100 units of body cameras from Grab Philippines. MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia...

Car sales and insurance

The country’s insurance sector exhibited another strong growth in 2017. Data from the Insurance Commission (IC) showed that the industry’s total premiums grew to...

Garcia gets appointment as MMDA general manager

JOSE ARTURO S. Garcia, Jr., who was designated officer-in-charge general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in Feb., has been formally appointed...

Expect traffic disruptions today along EDSA, Ortigas area with ADB meet...

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has advised motorists to expect traffic disruptions on Monday, April 16, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, with...

Metro Manila Council rejects MMDA proposals on 1-way EDSA, twice-a-week number...

THE METRO Manila Council (MMC) on Tuesday, Oct. 5, has disregard proposals by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for a twice-a-week number-coding scheme...

MMFF Postmortem: How did this year’s festival go? It depends on who...

By Zsarlene B. Chua “Satisfactory,” was how Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda, spokesperson of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2015 described the recently concluded film festival,...