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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

MMDA to crack down on PUVs along EDSA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) would be stricter in enforcing traffic laws along EDSA, starting with public utility vehicles (PUVs), an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Nebrija assigned to supervise EDSA traffic

Nebrija assigned to supervise EDSA traffic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

MMDA operations head Bong Nebrija named Edsa traffic chief

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Monday the appointment of Edison “Bong” Nebrija, Task Force Special Operations head, as the new traffic chief along Epifanio de los Santos…READ The post MMDA operations head Bong Nebrija named Edsa traffic chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

CHAMPIONS AT LONG LAST: Reliving UP’s successful 1986 UAAP revolt

It was the year of People Power, a revolution like no other. And, who would think that such an “uprising” has spilled onto collegiate basketball the same year as the stronghold of the UE Red Warriors was overran? What other ball club can best depict this EDSA Spirit than the 1986 UP Fighting Maroons? Its putsch in the UAAP was carefully plotted since legendary coach Joe Lipa took over the coaching reigns in 1981. This began fierce onslaught only a year later when the Maroons made a rare march into the UAAP Finals against the UE, which boasted a fearsome shooter named Allan Caidic. Title contender Led by the high leaper, Vincent Albino, the Maroons made that shocking feat, yet succumbed to the Warriors’ fiery offensive and lost. But, UP showed nevertheless they had what it takes to be a title contender. And the rebuilding continued in 1983 when UP successfully recruited two big names in the NCAA--Ronnie Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano, stalwarts of the 1982 juniors champs San Beda Red Cubs. With Magsanoc directing plays and Altamirano scorching hot from all angles, UP further advanced in its ferocious plan of taking over the UAAP. But Glenn Capacio and Harmon Codinera of FEU frustrated the upstarts and dealt UP a painful loss in the Finals after being so close to winning the championship. Missing link Their frustration became deeply rooted as the Maroons stumbled the next couple of years finding that “missing link” to glory. And months after a dictatorship was toppled, UP’s powerful missing piece to its years of rebuilding came walking into the Maroon bench—the sensational 6’4” center Benjie Paras, also a hotshot alumnus of San Beda. Paras became the answered prayer since the Maroons had players with an average height of 6’1” at the time, surely a no-match against the burly inside operators of other UAAP teams. Now with a dominating center manning the paint, UP was set to finally chase that dream. And also they had an answer to the best big man of that era, Jerry Codinera, who had puzzled opponents with his shiftiness, defensive prowess (called the Defense Minister in the PBA), exceptional perimeter shooting, and versatility. Best starting five Also, UP has the best starting five in the league, all of them from that sensational Red Cubs basketball program concocted by coach Ato Badolato—Paras, Magsanoc, Altamirano, Joey Mendoza and Duane Salvatierra—with the sweet-shooting sixth man Joey Guanio, a rookie from La Salle Greenhills, providing added artillery and standout Ramil Cruz bringing in his outstanding all-around play. Despite this, however, their title shot wasn’t smooth sailing. Codinera and the Warriors defeated them twice in the eliminations and UE came close to a sweep that would automatically serve them the trophy. But a loss to rival FEU in the last game in the eliminations paved the way for UP, who landed second place after winning a knockout match against the Tamaraws, for that hard-earned slot in the finals. They were however saddled with a twice-to-win disadvantage. Title hungry This didn’t matter to the Maroons, as their hunger for the title brought out the best in them. With thousands of UP supporters trooping to the ULTRA in October 1986, the Maroons were unstoppable. Using a merciless zone, the Maroons were able to stifle Codinera from doing his thing in the paint. This led to UP’s emphatic decisive win in Game 1, 86-75, that arranged a winner take-all championship match three days later. And, in that rubber match, with the whole venue filled with UP students and alumni, from students, faculty, administrators to virtually the entire political spectrum to even former Diliman Commune leaders in the 1970s all coming in droves to cheer them on, how can the Maroons fail them? Altamirano’s true worth From the first time the buzzer sounded, the Maroons never allowed the Warriors to even move an inch, with its prolific scorer Altamirano showing his true worth. After subbing for a fouled out Magsanoc with a good four minutes left to play in the match, Altamirano shone with his playmaking skills and blazing marksmanship with his 27 points leaving the Warriors with no room to breathe. He ended up the tournament MVP that year. Paras likewise prevailed in his giant duel with Codinera with 19 points and 10 rebounds. With an insurmountable lead going into the final seconds, and coach Lipa reaching to the sky in triumph, the buzzer sounded with UP winning by nine points, 98-89. More than a dream come true And their first UAAP title in 47 years is now in their hands, more than a dream come true for the national cage mentor and the UP community he served. It brought a startling “revolution” into fruition, with UP taking over the reigns of the UAAP. Unfortunately, however, the celebration was short-lived, with the Ateneo, La Salle, and UST dynastic runs succeeding their memorable feat. Now 32 seasons later, UP has a chance to finally taste that sweet, scintillating victory again......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Malling today? Don’t go too early as many shops set to open at 11 a.m.

    Shopping mall owners along the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) on Monday started implementing adjusted operating hours as agreed upon with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Starting Nov. 5 until January 14, 19 malls along Edsa would open at 11 a.m. and would close any time before 9 p.m. READ: Malls to implement new operating hours starting November Apart from the malls located on Edsa, other shopping centers along Marcos Highway, C5-Libis and Commonwealth Avenue also have adjusted business hours. The Department of Public Works and Highways was also prevented from conducting roadworks during the said period to avoid causing traffic...Keep on reading: Malling today? Don’t go too early as many shops set to open at 11 a.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

2 buses collide on EDSA-White Plains; no serious injuries among passengers

Two passenger buses collided near White Plains on EDSA northbound Sunday morning, resulting in traffic but no serious injuries, according to a report in Balitanghali. Source link link: 2 buses collide on EDSA-White Plains; no serious injuries among passengers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 5th, 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

In Focus: The Best Way To Beat EDSA Traffic? Sing Your Way To Tagumpay !

Sing along, let it all out, and be one with your kapwa Pilipino in celebrating the things that make us truly world-class!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Atienza: Bad tollgates make expressways new EDSA

Bad tollgates are making the South Luzon Expressway and North Luzon Expressway like Metro Manila’s Epifanio delos Santos Avenue, where traffic flow is heavy and slow, Senior Deputy Minority Leader and Buhay Partylist Rep. Lito Atienza said on Monday. Atienza warned that the two expressways are bound to become oversized parking lots just like EDSA […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Metro Manila malls to adjust operating hours starting Nov. 5

MAKATI, Oct. 11 (PIA)--Shopping mall operators in Metro Manila agreed to adjust mall operating hours starting Nov 5, 2018 to January 14, 2019 to alleviate heavier traffic particularly along EDSA, d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Duterte: Let EDSA traffic stay

Duterte: Let EDSA traffic stay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

EDITORIAL - No more emergency powers

Unable to get emergency powers from Congress, a miffed President Duterte said he was washing his hands of the traffic mess in Metro Manila, particularly EDSA......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Duterte gives up on EDSA traffic, blames Congress

President Duterte has given up on his plan to address the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, particularly along EDSA as he blamed Congress for refusing to grant him emergency powers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Woman gives birth in EDSA traffic jam

It is a common joke among motorists that a woman could give birth while stuck in EDSA’s traffic jams......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

LOOK: Mom gives birth to baby girl while stuck in EDSA rush hour traffic - Inquirer.net

LOOK: Mom gives birth to baby girl while stuck in EDSA rush hour traffic - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 4th, 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

Metro Briefs

MMDA to continue dry run vs solo driving on Edsa   The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Friday that it would expand its dry run "indefinitely" until they had fully determined the effectivity of its planned ban on solo-driven vehicles on Edsa during rush hours.   However, its full implementation originally scheduled on August 23 will remain suspended.   Metro Manila Council traffic committee head and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista said the city mayors had agreed to push through with the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane policy to "study it further" and cull more data to be presented to lawmakers.   MMDA, however, will no...Keep on reading: Metro Briefs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Abusive rich motorist nabbed for illegal possession guns, grenades

A RICH motorist who gained notoriety after a video of him and his live-in partner and bodyguards assaulting a group of civilian traffic enforcers who accosted them for a traffic violation on EDSA in Magallanes area went viral, literally found his match yesterday on agents of the National Capital Region… Source link link: Abusive rich motorist nabbed for illegal possession guns, grenades.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Abusive rich motorist nabbed for illegal possession guns, grenades

A RICH motorist who gained notoriety after a video of him and his live-in partner and bodyguards assaulting a group of civilian traffic enforcers who accosted them for a traffic violation on EDSA in Magallanes area went viral, literally found his match yesterday on agents of the National Capital Region….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018