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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

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

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......»»

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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

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

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

MMDA to implement EDSA carpool lane

MMDA to implement EDSA carpool lane.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

MMDA eyes ban on driver-only cars from one EDSA lane - Rappler

MMDA eyes ban on driver-only cars from one EDSA lane - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 6th, 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

Maria Isabel Lopez loses driver’s license for using ASEAN Lane

The Land Transportation Office has revoked the driver’s license of Actress-beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez for using the lane in Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) that was reserved for delegatesThe post Maria Isabel Lopez loses driver’s license for using ASEAN Lane appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

Maria Isabel Lopez fined P8K, loses driver’s license over ASEAN Lane case

The Department of Transportation-Land Transportation Office (DOTr-LTO) has revoked the driver’s license of former beauty queen and actress Ma. Isabel Lopez for removing orange cones and plying the ASEAN Lane along EDSA last November 11......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

On the wrong lane

A MOTORCYCLE rider is apprehended along EDSA near the Trinoma mall by enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for not using the designated motorcycle lane yesterday, Nov. 22, the first day of strict implementation of lane rules. A private vehicle is also apprehended for using the yellow lane intended for public buses, while […] The post On the wrong lane appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

MMDA: No more space for another motorcycle lane along EDSA - Manila Bulletin

MMDA: No more space for another motorcycle lane along EDSA - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017