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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: 3-vehicle crash on EDSA near MRT-3 Ortigas station

Three vehicles collided along EDSA on Fridayafternoon, causing slight traffic slowdown near Ortigas, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.   Mary Grace Alparo, computer operator 1 at MMDA, said a Hyundai Starex van (TOX 895) crashed on a Toyota Vios (ABG 4991) and Nissan Sentra (TPD 227) near the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) Ortigas stationaround12:36 p.m.   According to Alparo, one lane of EDSA-northbound in Ortigas has been affected due to the incident.   Alparosaid there were no reported casualties from the three-vehicle crash. /kga...Keep on reading: MMDA: 3-vehicle crash on EDSA near MRT-3 Ortigas station.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

MMDA announces measures to address traffic as holiday rush nears

Say goodbye to your Friday sale in shopping malls starting next month after the government and private mall operators agreed on various measures to ease traffic conditions on Metro Manila roads during the holiday season. Source link link: MMDA announces measures to address traffic as holiday rush nears.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

MMDA seeks to alter mall operating hours - Manila Bulletin

MMDA seeks to alter mall operating hours - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

UAAP: Spa and buffet lead to relaxed basketball from Growling Tigers

The UST Growling Tigers can thank a day away from basketball for playing one for their finest games this UAAP season. As the 19-time UAAP champions' current squad consist a young core, with six rookies at the helm, their tendency is to break down if a fiery coach like Aldin Ayo puts pressure on them. On the day following their devastating 27-point loss against the De La Salle Green Archers at the Mall of Asia Arena, the mentor told his guys to relax and forget hoops for a while, with the dividends clearly showing in UST's win over the UE Red Warriors. "Ang ginawa namin, wala munang basketball. They went to a spa, nag-buffet. After classes, nag-relax ‘yung mga bata. Walang ginawa. They detached themselves from basketball," Ayo said of the move. He then reduced the usual practice time from four to five hours down to merely an hour, with the rest of the time devoted to reviewing film. That, Ayo said, relieved his players of stress and rejuvenated them for Saturday's game. His players then repaid him by raining 16 three-pointers, five more than their two-point conversions. Rookie of the Year candidate CJ Cansino also tallied a huge double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds, undoubtedly one of the best marks by any player this season. "Na-relax tuloy ‘yung mga bata. I can say that it was effective kasi maganda ‘yung resulta eh. Pero titingnan naming kung ano gagawin namin sa next game namin [vs UP on Wednesday]. Ayo also did his part by not writing marching orders on the whiteboard before the game, "no pointers" as he put it, and noticed that the young Tigers were more relaxed that way.  Even though it worked this time, the former Letran and La Salle coach said that the relaxation approach may not work against every opponent, thus taking it on a case-to-case basis.  "Sabi ni Renzo [Subido], ‘Coach, we overdo it sometimes. Sometimes, sobrang kulang naman. Sabi ko sa kanila, ‘Let’s meet halfway, let’s moderate things.’ Every time we moderate things, nagiging balanse eh. So ‘di naman sobra, ‘di naman kulang. Galing kay Renzo ‘yun.” __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

MMDA to malls: Delay opening time to ease traffic

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) once again appealed to owners and operators of shopping malls to adjust their operating hours to help ease the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, especially as the Christmas season is approaching. Source link link: MMDA to malls: Delay opening time to ease traffic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

MMDA to malls: Delay opening time to ease traffic

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) once again appealed to owners and operators of shopping malls to adjust their operating hours to help ease the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, especially as the Christmas season is approaching......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Illegal parking fines raised

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) on Saturday approved stiffer fines against illegally parked cars in the National Capital Region. Reports said the fines were hiked to free side streets of obstructions and provide alternate routes to make Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) controversial high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) scheme on EDSA more effective. Composed of Metro Manila […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

MMDA urges: Carpool amid infra projects

Due to upcoming infrastructure projects, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is calling on motorists to try carpooling to reduce traffic along EDSA and other parts of the metropolis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

As Expected, MMDA to Continue with EDSA HOV Traffic Scheme Dry Run - Yahoo News

As Expected, MMDA to Continue with EDSA HOV Traffic Scheme Dry Run - Yahoo News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 25th, 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. Source link link: MMDA, Duterte to meet on traffic woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 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