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Adjusted mall hours effective in easing Edsa traffic—MMDA

  Adjusting opening hours of shopping malls situated along Edsa would help further ease traffic alongthe congested 24-kilometer highway, according to the Metro Manila DevelopmentAuthority (MMDA). In a Radyo INQUIRER report on Saturday, MMDA spokeswoman Celine Pialagosaid they urged mall operators to maintain the adjusted mall operating hours of 11:00a.m. to 10:00 p.m., which was implemented during the holidays.   Pialago said this was part of the government's proposed traffic reduction measures in Metro Manila. Last October, the MMDA said mall operators agreed to open late and hold nighttime deliveriesfor nonperishable goods to reduce the volume of traffic on...Keep on reading: Adjusted mall hours effective in easing Edsa traffic—MMDA.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

MMDA, Duterte to meet on traffic woes

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to meet with President Duterte to discuss the agency’s traffic reduction measures, including the ban on driver-only vehicles on EDSA, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Easing EDSA traffic - Philippine Star

Easing EDSA traffic - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

MMDA man caught operating colorum van

Even employees of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are having trouble complying with its high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) scheme on Edsa. The InterAgency Council for Traffic (IACT).....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

I-ACT apprehends colorum van driven by MMDA employee on Edsa

              A van owned and being driven by a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) employee was flagged down by the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) for illegally picking-up passengers, the agency said on Saturday.   According to I-ACT, it was conducting a traffic management operation at Quezon Avenue along the southbound section of Edsa on Friday when it apprehended the van for illegally ferrying four passengers.   I-ACT identified the owner and driver of the colorum van as Mario Mendoza, a general foreman at the MMDA.   When confronted, Mendoza said the expan...Keep on reading: I-ACT apprehends colorum van driven by MMDA employee on Edsa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

HOV scheme’s full implementation on Edsa suspended for now

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the full implementation of the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on August 23. In a press briefing on Friday, the MMDA said they need to convene with the Metro Manila Council first before fully implementing the policy. It earlier launched a week-long dry-run of the HOV policy, which covers the rush hours along the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) until August 22. The HOV policy was initially scheduled for full implementation starting August 23, /kga...Keep on reading: HOV scheme’s full implementation on Edsa suspended for now.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Tokhang for graft and corruption

Perhaps it is time that everyone stops placing unreasonable expectations on the MMDA to find a solution to the traffic or congestion on EDSA......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Metro Manila mayors to discuss driver-only ban on Edsa in a meeting

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) will hold a meeting to deliberate on the expanded high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) traffic scheme on Edsa, following a resolution issued by the Senate calling for its suspension, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jojo Garcia said on Thursday. "We respect the Senate resolution, but we need to convene the Metro Manila Council," Garcia said in Tagalog in an interview over DZMM. He added that the MMDA is open to changes and would ask the council to review and approve recommendations. "Nananawagan kaming mag-participate tayo (We are calling on everybody to participate in the discussion)," he added. Senate President Vicente "Tito" ...Keep on reading: Metro Manila mayors to discuss driver-only ban on Edsa in a meeting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Exempt senior citizens from driver-only ban on EDSA–Pimentel

SEN. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd on Thursday urged the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to exempt senior citizens from its driver-only ban along Epifano delos Santos Ave. (EDSA) during rush hours. The senator said that only 8.2 percent of the population were senior citizens and that the percentage of elderly drivers plying Edsa “was probably even lower.”… link: Exempt senior citizens from driver-only ban on EDSA–Pimentel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Driver-only ban won’t solve gridlock, possibly unconsitutional – solons

  Banning driver-only cars from Edsa during rush hours is a "temporary solution" and "may be unconstitutional," a party-list congressman said Thursday.   Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin also said Metro Manila traffic is complicated that it was "not just a singles issue."   "Banning single drivers is a temporary solution and may be declared unconstitutional as it unduly restricts property rights without due process," according Villarin. What government should do to lessen vehicles in the metropolis, he said, is to implement environmental laws banning highly-polluting engines as well as unclog roads with illegally parked vehicles and other obstructions especi...Keep on reading: Driver-only ban won’t solve gridlock, possibly unconsitutional – solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Senators seek suspension of MMDA’s driver-only ban

The Senate approved yesterday a resolution calling on the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to immediately suspend the implementation of the ban on driver-only vehicles during rush hours along EDSA......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Netizens’ single cry: driver-only car ban isn’t helping

MANILA, Philippines – Traffic congestion during rush hour? MMDA’s solution: a driver-only car ban along EDSA. Singles steered away from EDSA after Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) started its dry run of the driver-only car ban on August 15. The first day of the dry run sparked an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Couple in viral video over traffic violations sorry but MMDA to file raps

A HUSBAND and his wife are facing charges after a viral video showed them arguing with officials of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) over traffic rules that they violated. Macky and Christine Estepa, identified as prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ), appeared before the MMDA office along EDSA and apologized for the “heated… link: Couple in viral video over traffic violations sorry but MMDA to file raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Senators urge MMDA to suspend driver-only ban on EDSA

Senators called for the uspension of the implementattion of the expanded high occupancy vehicle lanes in EDSA, which bans single-passenger cars during rush hours......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Poe to MMDA: Don t be too hasty on EDSA driver-only car ban

Sen. Grace Poe Poe said inner roads should be first cleared of illegally parked vehicles and obstructions to ensure smoother traffic flow......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

By August 15, no more provincial buses on EDSA during rush hours

MANILA, Philippines – Buses coming from the provinces are no longer allowed to ply EDSA during the rush hours starting August 15, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced. In a statement on Thursday, August 9, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the bus ban will commence on August 15 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Motorist group pitches alternative to driver-only cars ban on EDSA

Automobile Association Philippines President Gus Lagman on Wednesday expressed concern over the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s plan to prohibit private vehicles with only one person inside during rush hours on EDSA in a bid to ease traffic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Driver-only cars banned on EDSA

Private vehicles with only one person inside will soon be prohibited during rush hours on EDSA as part of the traffic reduction solution of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Driver-only cars banned on EDSA

Private vehicles with only one person inside will soon be prohibited during rush hours on EDSA as part of the traffic reduction solution of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, an official said yesterday. Source link link: Driver-only cars banned on EDSA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Few good options on anthem protests for NFL owners

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn't going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners' efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league's attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired on Thursday when the Miami Dolphins tried to categorize raising a fist or kneeling during the anthem as "conduct detrimental to the club." That gave them the right to punish a player with a fine or up to a four-game suspension — one game more than Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston got when he was accused of groping an Uber driver. Hours after The Associated Press reported on Miami's rules, the NFL and the players union issued a joint statement saying they were putting any anthem conduct policy on hold to see if they could come up with a compromise. But the owners aren't left with many good options to diffuse the controversy, especially with President Donald Trump eager to fan the flames. Here's a look at some of them: LEAVE IT TO THE TEAMS The Plan: The league's solution, which the NFL Players Association challenged, was to allow each team to determine whether to punish its own players for protesting during the anthem. The policy adopted in May by team owners subjected clubs to fines and required players to stand if they are on the field during "The Star-Spangled Banner," though it allowed players to stay in the locker room if they wished. This would have given hard-line owners in conservative regions a chance to clamp down while allowing teams in more liberal areas to let their players have their say. As it turned out, all it did was punt the ball down the road. The Winners: None. With players punished in some cities and protesting freely in others, there would always be plenty to complain about for those inclined to do so. And everyone seems inclined to do so these days. The Losers: NFL owners. Any punishment is destined to divide the locker room and the fandom; should a team actually suspend a significant contributor, it would only be hurting itself. And the guarantee of unequal treatment between and within teams would surely keep the issue in the news for yet another season. GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY The Plan: Ask players to stand at attention during the national anthem, and hope that they do. The Winners: Players, who would retain the ability to call attention to causes they believe in, namely racial inequality and police brutality . And President Trump, who gets applause any time he attacks the protesting players as he stumps for Republicans in the November midterm elections. The Losers: NFL owners, or at least those like Houston's Bob McNair who have chafed at the notion of the "inmates running the prison." They lose control and remain a subject of Trump's ridicule. KEEP PLAYERS IN THE LOCKER ROOM DURING THE ANTHEM The Plan: Players can't protest during the anthem if they aren't on the field during the anthem. Or so the theory goes. But the demonstrations were never about the anthem itself; it started as a way for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest racial inequality and expanded into a league-wide us-vs.-them after Trump's hollered at one rally: "Get that son of a bitch off the field." The Winners: Fans who were triggered by the sight of players kneeling during the song. And players, who could surely find another forum for their protests. The Losers: NFL owners. The president has already said this isn't patriotic enough for him, so there's little hope of him easing up on his criticism. And it would cost them the connection to the flag and country they have worked hard to cultivate. COMPROMISE The Plan: Other sports worked with their players so that they didn't have to protest to be heard. Maybe the owners make a donation to the players' pet projects, play a video on the scoreboard, or otherwise give them a forum for their concerns. The Winners: Players. It's not about the protest, it's about the cause. The Losers: NFL owners. Even if they could stomach the loss of control, the political intrusion on the sport is bound to alienate some fans. STOP PLAYING THE ANTHEM BEFORE GAMES The Plan: Join almost every other country in the world and skip the forced display of patriotism that demands players stand at attention while fans check their phones, finish their hot dogs or take the opportunity to visit the bathroom. If teams want to honor the military or local first-responders, let them do so free from marketing deals. The Winners: Fans who don't consider the anthem an integral part of the sports experience, giving them another 90 seconds in to spend in game day traffic without missing anything. The Losers. NFL owners. Concessionaires. And a whole generation of American Idol also-rans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

MMDA: Expect heavy traffic along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard due to ‘leak repair’

Motorists have been advised to brace for heavier traffic along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) due to water leak repair, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. In an advisory, the MMDA said water concessionaire Manila Water will conduct an "emergency leak repair" along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard starting July 7. The repair works, to be carried out on a 24/7 schedule, will focus on a large mainline located at the southbound section of the area. The MMDA said pre-works will start on July 7 while the repair itself will begin on July 14 and last about 30 days. "Vehicles turning right from EDSA to Shaw Boulevard will be diverted to Starmall premises to allow sout...Keep on reading: MMDA: Expect heavy traffic along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard due to ‘leak repair’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018