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Cambodian ministers get a taste of Edsa traffic

Top Cambodian ministers saw for themselves the traffic gridlock caused by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit as their convoy arrived in Metro Manila from Clark Freeport in Pampanga province on Saturday night. It took the Cambodian delegation's convoy two hours to reach the National Capital Region from Clark, well over the 90-minute travel time that the Asean traffic committee was aiming for in shuttling world leaders and delegates to Metro Manila. The traffic group earlier relayed that the convoy carried Prime Minister Hun Sen, but later corrected itself saying that it was in fact Cambodian ministers who motored to Metro Manila, hours after arriving from ...Keep on reading: Cambodian ministers get a taste of Edsa traffic.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 11th, 2017

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:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Metro traffic heavy as major roads closed for Nazarene procession

VEHICULAR traffic along Edsa and its major intersections as of 7 a.m. is now slow moving, the Metropolitan Development Authority said Tuesday, as motorists look for alternative routes following road closures because of the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila. Edsa southbound from Scout Borromeo to Boni Avenue is moderate to slow moving. Meanwhile, Edsa northbound from [...] The post Metro traffic heavy as major roads closed for Nazarene procession appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

250 PUVs flagged down in campaign vs old vehicles, smoke belchers

[ventuno id='MCsxMDYzNzU5fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno] More than 200public utility vehicles(PUVs) were flagged down on the first day of "Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok" campaign of the government, an official of the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic Administration (I-ACT) said on Monday.   As of 2:05 p.m. of Monday, Elmer Argao, head of I-ACT's communication and admin, said that a total of 255 violations were recorded along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) launched its campaign.   Transport Undersecretary Tim Orbos said that the on-road inspection of PUVs would be done thrice daily-- targeting old vehicles and ...Keep on reading: 250 PUVs flagged down in campaign vs old vehicles, smoke belchers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Alternative to Metro Manila offers new chance at urban redemption

BY  ARRA B. FRANCIA METRO MANILA traffic continues to spawn Internet memes and has been the stuff of everyone’s rage, humor, and urban angst. This can only be fueled by the daily congestion on EDSA, the Philippines’ busiest avenue, and the long lines at the MRT, the train system traversing the same highway. In an […] The post Alternative to Metro Manila offers new chance at urban redemption appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

The year ahead: More vehicles, heavier traffic on EDSA

The MMDA said over 400,000 vehicles are expected to pass through EDSA daily this year, higher than the 357,000-vehicle daily average in 2017. Source link link: The year ahead: More vehicles, heavier traffic on EDSA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

On Christmas Day, a well-deserved applause for the ‘other’ team in action

Before the PBA held Christmas Day games, Mich Flores spent the 25th of December with her family, serving in church. Her mother and twin sisters would join her as lectors while her father acts as lay minister. "Other ministers usually go to their provinces or spend time with family and relatives during Christmas time, so we're the only ones left," she said. Today, the 25th means running social media sites and making sure they keep up with all the basketball action going on. Willie Marcial, meanwhile, remembers traveling to Batangas to spend time with his family and "sharing drinks with friends" on Christmas Day. Nowadays, he manages traffic inside the press room, tending to the n...Keep on reading: On Christmas Day, a well-deserved applause for the ‘other’ team in action.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

5 vehicles involved in collision at Edsa-Shaw tunnel

Five cars got involved in a multiple collision at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) Shaw tunnelon Thursdayafternoon. In an advisory by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), two SUV, two cars, and a pick-up truck were involved in a collision at1:46 p.m. The MMDA advised motorists to take alternate routes due to the heavy traffic caused by the accident. /je...Keep on reading: 5 vehicles involved in collision at Edsa-Shaw tunnel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Widen EDSA to ease Metro gridlock

Metro Manila traffic supposedly costs P2 billion a day in actual and opportunity losses. That’s been going on for ten years now......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

MMDA to public: Be patient and cool this Christmas weekend

  The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) calls on the public to be more patient and cool on the road especially as the Christmas weekend approaches when an additional 60,000 cars are estimated to clog up the streets particularly Edsa. Jojo Garcia, the MMDA's assistant general manager for planning, said on Tuesday that because of the expected congestion, motorists should exercise discipline on the road and not be hot-headed to avoid causing road crashes which may further aggravate the traffic situation. Due to the Christmas rush, an additional 20 percent of cars from nearby provinces will be on the road this season, he said. This means that another 60,00...Keep on reading: MMDA to public: Be patient and cool this Christmas weekend.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

MMDA temporarily defers HOV scheme on EDSA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deferred temporarily the prospective implementation of its so-called “high occupancy vehicle (HOV)” lane scheme on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). HOV was originally timetabled for implementation starting Monday, December 18. This new traffic-reduction scheme will, instead, first be the subject of an intense information drive so that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

EDITORIAL - Decongesting EDSA

The test run of a scheme to encourage carpooling was implemented along EDSA on Monday and quickly ran smack into a snag: traffic monitors could not see throu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Dry run starts Monday for EDSA lane for vehicles bearing at least 2 persons

The dry run for the latest traffic-reduction scheme for EDSA - the designation of a lane limited to high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) - starts Monday (Dec. 11), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said in a reminder late Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Manila and more in ‘Manila Manila and More’

In Manila, the weather is hot and hotter. Edsa, a freeway symbolic of freedom, can also be a stretch of concrete where hopes and dreams are left to die in the gridlock traffic. Beside swanky villages are shanties and Jollyjeeps are in the middle of urbanized Makati. Manila is a city that contradicts itself. Raymond Ang sees it in vibrant colors of blue, yellow, green and orange. "Manila Manila and More" (2017, 146 pages, Made of Bricks under Summit Books) is a city guide "for tourists and tourists in their own country," edited by Raymond, with Manica Tiglao and Michelle Ayuyao. It's a practical and cultural checklist, a neighborhood and cuisine guide, with stories by loca...Keep on reading: Manila and more in ‘Manila Manila and More’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

MMDA to implement HOV lane on Edsa; dry run starts Dec. 11

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it would allot the fifth lane on EDSA for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), or vehicles with at least two passengers including the driver, as a way to ease traffic. In a press conference, MMDA Assistant General Manager for Planning Jojo Garcia said that a week-long dry run to test the new scheme would start on Monday, December 11, to determine if the measure is effective. He noted, however, that vehicles with only one driver and no passenger are barred from using the HOV lane.   The HOV lane would be the innermost lane on EDSA, just beside the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), according to Garcia. Current...Keep on reading: MMDA to implement HOV lane on Edsa; dry run starts Dec. 11.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Out-of-Home ads reach more people

Despite the heavy traffic, Marianne braves the stretch of EDSA every day to get to work. Apart from silently complaining about the massive volume of vehicles and getting constant migraine attacks, looking at the huge billboards constitutes her daily commute. “They call your attention, how can you not look?” she….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Can Bike Sharing decongest EDSA?

Metro Manila traffic is extremely bad. In addition to building more roads, or reducing vehicle volumes, what else can be done? #BeFullyInformed Can Bike Sharing decongest EDSA? Like bike rentals, you can rent a bike on a per hour basis. But Mobike and newer bike sharing schemes are ‘station-less’ bike sharing models. This means you… link: Can Bike Sharing decongest EDSA?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

‘Odd-even’ scheme sa EDSA, hindi pa lusot sa Metro Manila Council – Manila Video

Wala pang go signal mula sa Metro Manila Council ang pagpapatupad ng “odd-even” o dalawang araw na number coding sa EDSA, gaya ng panukala ng ilang kongresista. Tikom man ang bibig ng konseho ukol dito, handa naman daw ang Metropolitan Manila Development Authority na ipatupad ito para maibsan ang matinding traffic lalo na ngayong Kapaskuhan.… link: ‘Odd-even’ scheme sa EDSA, hindi pa lusot sa Metro Manila Council – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

MMDA: Observe Edsa lane restrictions

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will strictly enforce lane restrictions on Edsa to help ease traffic during the holiday season. Starting on Monday, Nov. 20, on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Good luck, MMDA tells Isabel Lopez for bagging TV, movie deals after Edsa stunt

  The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wishes beauty queen-actress Maria Isabel Lopez all the luck in the world after she supposedly hogged TV and movie deals following her intrusion into the lane designated for Asean delegates last week. "Good for her. I wish her all good (sic) luck in the world," Jojo Garcia, MMDA assistant general manager for planning, told reporters on Friday. On her Facebook post, Lopez bragged that she received "too many offers" after she disregarded traffic signs along the southbound lane of Edsa last Saturday and tricked MMDA enforcers into thinking that she was an Asean delegate. Transport and security officials called her stunt...Keep on reading: Good luck, MMDA tells Isabel Lopez for bagging TV, movie deals after Edsa stunt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

After being cyberbullied, Isabel Lopez gets windfall of showbiz offers

New soap, two new movies - these were but some of the projects that former beauty queen and actress Maria Isabel Lopez bagged after drawing flak from netizens for using the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) lane last week.   Lopez said she had received "too many offers" after being bashed for admitting on social media that she removed the divider cones separating the Asean and open lanes on Edsa during the monster traffic jamon Saturday.   "Too many offers---tv guestings, new soap, 2 new movies for 2018, on top of the one I'm producing.. plus a new International film to be shot in Japan etc.. I'm booked guys till 2019.. haaay naku.. Bashers, why did...Keep on reading: After being cyberbullied, Isabel Lopez gets windfall of showbiz offers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017