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MMDA: Avoid Edsa despite opening of northbound Asean lane

Motorists along the northbound lane of Edsa could heave a sigh of relief as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) opened to motorists on Saturday night the exclusive lane for delegates attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit. On the recommendation of the Asean security and traffic committees, the MMDA allowed motorists at 6 p.m. to use the Asean lane, which for most of the day was closed off, causing traffic to almost ground to a halt. At 5 p.m., traffic along the northbound lane stretched from Mall of Asia in Pasay City to Balintawak in Quezon City. But Bong Nebrija, MMDA operations supervisor, advised motorists to still avoid Edsa...Keep on reading: MMDA: Avoid Edsa despite opening of northbound Asean lane.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 11th, 2017

MMDA issues advisory on weekend road repairs in Quezon City 

    Some major roads in Quezon City will undergo reblocking and repair works over the weekend, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advised motorists on Friday. In an advisory, the MMDA said the Department of Public Works and Highways(DPWH) will conduct road reblocking and repairs starting 11 p.m. on Friday, January 19, until 5 a.m. on Monday, January 22. The MMDA advised motorists to avoid the following roads and take alternative routes instead: Southbound: -A. Bonifacio Avenue from Bulusan St. to Calavite St., Quezon City (middle lane and innerlane) Northbound: -Visayas Avenue North Bound in front of NFA, Quezon City (inner lane) -EDSA North ...Keep on reading: MMDA issues advisory on weekend road repairs in Quezon City .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

DPWH to conduct road repairs over the weekend

  The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has advised motorists to avoid certain roads to make way for road reblocking and repairs over the weekend.     The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will begin reblocking and repairs at 11 p.m. on Friday, June 29 until Monday, July 2, according to an advisory from the MMDA.     All affected routes are said to be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Monday.     Southbound areas affected include the following:     EDSA after Arayat St. to P. Tuazon St. (Fourth lane from thesidewalk) EDSA in front of Francesca Tower to after Sct. Borromeo (Third l...Keep on reading: DPWH to conduct road repairs over the weekend.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

MMDA opens EDSA-Ayala tunnel after oil spill

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) opened yesterday the northbound lane of EDSA-Ayala tunnel after it was closed to motorists on Saturday due to an oil spill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

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

DOTr orders LTO to file case vs Isabel Lopez; MMDA recommends license cancellation

(UPDATE - 11:24 a.m.) The Department of Transportation has ordered the Land Transportation Office to file a complaint against actress and former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez for removing traffic cones and then driving through the restricted ASEAN lane along EDSA......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

MMDA reports flooding in Metro Manila

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has monitored flooding in several areas in the National Capital Region due to heavy rain Tuesday. As of 8 a.m. of Tuesday, flooding was reported in the following places: EDSA-Taft Metro Rail Transit station, northbound section, gutter deep (passable to all types of vehicles) Ortigas La Salle gate 6, gutter deep. (passable to all types of vehicles) EDSA Ortigas POEA, southbound section, gutter deep (passable to all types of vehicles) Quirino Guazon, gutter deep (passable to all types of vehicles) Roxas Boulevard, Kalaw area, southbound section, half tire deep (not passable to light vehicles) The Philippine Atmospheric, Geoph...Keep on reading: MMDA reports flooding in Metro Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 47 min. ago

Provincial buses using Edsa to be restricted to certain hours in July

Operation of all provincial buses plying Edsa would soon be restricted to certain hours in the morning and the evening of the weekdays, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Starting July 15, both northbound and southbound provincial buses would be prohibited from passing through a stretch of Edsa running from Pasay up to Cubao in Quezon City from from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., from Monday to Friday. This was in anticipation of massive traffic that would be caused by consecutive road projects this July, MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said on Saturday. The measure, approved by the Metro Manila Council headed by MMDA chair Da...Keep on reading: Provincial buses using Edsa to be restricted to certain hours in July.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Road reblocking, repairs in parts of Metro Manila June 22-25

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake road reblocking and repairs starting at 11 p.m. this Friday until Monday, June 25, The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Friday. For southbound motorists, affected roads are Edsa after Arayat St. (3rd lane from the sidewalk) Service Road and Edsa infront of Francesca Tower to after Scout Borromeo [...] The post Road reblocking, repairs in parts of Metro Manila June 22-25 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

LOOK: 2 buses collide on Edsa, wreck bus stop

At least 14 people were hurt in a smashup involving two buses and a car along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) in Magallanes, Makati City, earlyTuesday morning.   According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), two buses and a Mitsubishi Mirage collided along the southbound lane of Edsa at 6:11 a.m.   During the collision, the two buses swerved to the right and rammed the side railing and the passenger loading bay. /cbb ...Keep on reading: LOOK: 2 buses collide on Edsa, wreck bus stop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Floodwaters inundate NCR streets due to heavy rain

        Several streets in different Metro Manila areas were submerged by floodwaters on Saturday brought about by enhanced monsoon rains, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Agency (MMDA).   On its Twitter feed, the MMDA said that Kalayaan Avenue and Maharlika Street adjacent to the Elliptical Road and Biak na Bato Road corner Don Manuel Street in Quezon City experience gutter-deep waters.   The agency later added that a portion of East Avenue in front of the National Kidney Institute and a segment of the southbound lane of EDSA-Tramo in Pasay were also affected by gutter-deep floodwaters.   In an earlier ...Keep on reading: Floodwaters inundate NCR streets due to heavy rain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

36 hurt as 2 buses crash on EDSA-Timog Ave.

https://twitter.com/dzIQ990/status/1001983975555026952 Around 36 passengers were reported to have sustained minor injuries after two buses collided on the southbound lane of EDSA near Timog Avenuein Quezon City on Thursday morning.   In a Twitter post, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the accident occurred at the service road of Timog Avenue around7:52 a.m., and jammed one lane of EDSA in the area.   Meanwhile, in a DZMM report, MMDA said that emergency teams were deployed at the scene to respond to the needs of injured passengers. TheMMDA also said the accident worsened the traffic flow in that portion of EDSA.     The...Keep on reading: 36 hurt as 2 buses crash on EDSA-Timog Ave......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

16 hurt after Alabang-bound bus overturns in Batangas

SAN PEDRO CITY - Sixteen people were being treated in a hospital in Tanauan City, Batangas province, after the bus they were riding in overturned along the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollwayon Thursdayafternoon. The accident, involving a Dela Rosa bus, happened around1 p.m.on STAR's northbound lane in Barangay Bagumbayan in Tanauan City. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Calabarzon police, said the bus, bound for Alabang in Muntinlupa City, tried to avoid another vehicle, but the driver identified as Joselito Nono, "lost control" of the bus. The bus swerved into a canal and overturned on the side of the road. Eleazar said all 57 passengers were brough...Keep on reading: 16 hurt after Alabang-bound bus overturns in Batangas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Records set, lessons learned as Palarong Pambansa 2018 ends

ILOCOS SUR -- Palarong Pambansa once again showcased the most promising Filipino youth sports talent, as it draws to a close after seven days at the Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur last April 21. The 61st installment of the country's flagship sports program saw student-athletes break several records, and the event itself became an avenue for broader discussions on youth development and child protection. At the closing ceremony, Department of Education Undersecretary and Palarong Pambansa Secretary-General Tonisito Umali encouraged the youth to translate their on-court success to other facets of their lives. “Aking hinihikayat kayong lahat, samahan ninyo ang ating Ma’am Liling Briones at ang buong Kagawaran sa ating paglalakbay upang makabuo ng isang Filipino na kampeon, na hindi lamang kampeon sa palakasan kung hindi kampeon sa tunay na buhay," Umali said. After a week of intense competition, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson made sure to remind the young athletes to look beyond the results. “We have successfully completed the journey, and now we end it by celebrating victories and learned lessons of defeat. Remember, young athletes, that in winning or losing, there are always lessons one can get and these are far more important than any other awards,” the governor said during his opening message following the parade of delegates.   THREE TYPES OF EDUCATION Makati representative and former taekwondo champion “Monsour” Del Rosario recalled his earlier experiences and stressed the importance of sports' role in developing a sound athlete and a model citizen. “Kayo po ang future ng Philippine sports. Nakikita ko po ang sarili ko sa inyo noon – isang atleta, a faceless person in a crowd of 15,000 athletes. Itong sporting event na ito ay napakahalaga sa ating mga kabataan,” the congressman shared. He also continued by sharing his belief in three types of education: “Number one na education ay nanggagaling sa ating pamilya, sa ating parents at mga kapatid. Ang pangalawang education ay sa paaralan,nag-aaral tayo to become knowledgeable about many things in life. Ang third education ay ang sports education, ito minsan ay nakalilimutan ng ibang sector pero mahalaga din ito sa mga kabataan, dahil dito nade-develop ang character natin," he said. "Ang buhay natin ay parang sports din, sometimes we lose, sometimes we win, but if you have experienced competing in sports, you will know how to handle challenges in life." The National Capital Region (NCR) once again lorded over the weeklong sporting event, leading the medal tally by a huge margin, with Region IV-A (CALABARZON) and Region VI (Western Visayas) finishing second and third, respectively. The top winners received cash prize and trophy, and for the first time in the history of Palaro, winners in all the 21 regular sporting events were awarded with prizes by this year’s sponsors. the number of records set this year reached 40 (five in archery, 16 in athletics, and 19 in swimming), the most in Palarong Pambansa history. Aside from a gold medal and cash incentive, each of the record breakers received additional P3,000. “Aside from the additional incentive, these outstanding athletes will be seeded or given priority to represent the country in the 10th ASEAN School Games that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,” Umali added.   CHAMPIONING THE SPIRIT, WELFARE OF FILIPINO ATHLETES Following an incident involving a DepEd personnel from Cebu City who was nabbed for alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old student-athlete during the national meet, Umali announced the formation of a Child Protection Committee next year. “In the next Palaro in Davao, we will now have a Child Protection Committee to make sure that this sort of occurrence will never happen again. We will also conduct talks with officiating officials and coaches on how to avoid similar instances in the future,” Umali directed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

17 people hurt in multiple collision along Cavitex — MMDA

AT least 17 people were injured in a collision on Friday involving 10 vehicles along the northbound lane of Cavitex on Roxas Airport Road, causing heavy traffic, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. In its public advisory, the MMDA said the Cavitex to Airport Road northbound was slow moving as of 10:00 a.m. after an accident [...] The post 17 people hurt in multiple collision along Cavitex — MMDA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Bank drive now open to private cars

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday announced that Bank Drive in Ortigas Center in Pasig City is now open to private vehicles to ease traffic congestion in the commercial district. MMDA’s Traffic Engineering Center (TEC) said vehicles traversing Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) northbound and heading to Ortigas area can now access [...] The post Bank drive now open to private cars appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Parts of EDSA closed on February 25 People Power Anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – Portions of EDSA will be closed for the 32nd anniversary of the People Power Revolution, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Friday, February 23. The MMDA said northbound section of EDSA from Ortigas Avenue to Boni Serrano Avenue will be partially closed from 12 am ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration

        A portion of Edsa will be closed to motorists on Sunday for the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, the Metro Manila Development Authority(MMDA) announcedon Friday.   The celebration will be onFebruary 25,Sunday, with the theme "Edsa 2018: Effecting Change Towards Strengthened Democracy."   The MMDA announced that the Ortigas Avenue to northbound Santolan will be partially closed from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.   "Two outer lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic while three inner lanes from Edsa-Ortigas flyover will still be passable to motorists up to Aguinaldo Gate," the agency s...Keep on reading: MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Lawyer survives ambush, rams motorcycle-riding gunmen with SUV

A lawyer driving a Mitsubishi Montero rammed motorcycle-riding gunmen who tried to ambush him on EDSA near the corner of East Avenue in Quezon City shortly after midnight on Tuesday. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) narrated the incident in a video report by Mark Makalalad and posted by Radyo Inquirer 990 on its Facebook page on Tuesday. Lawyer Arjel Joseph Cabatbat was riding his SUV on the northbound lane of Edsa and was about to turn right on East Avenue when three gunmen, two on one motorcycle and one on another motorcycle, opened fire at him. Surviving the ambush, Cabatbat speeded up and a chase followed. "Merong dalawang...Keep on reading: Lawyer survives ambush, rams motorcycle-riding gunmen with SUV.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

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

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