MMDA-The Union Project: "Intensified Enforcement of Smoke Free Environment Policy in Metropolitan Manila"
A member of Health, Public Safety and Environmental Protection Office (HPSEPO) places a No Smoking Sticker on a Public Utility Vehicle (right). HPSEPO personnel inspects a sari-sari store regarding compliance on the reduction of tobacco use/sale in Metro Manila (right).
MMDA is a recipient of a grant from The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, a not-for-profit scientific organization working in the field of lung health worldwide and which manages grants programs for tobacco control.
The goal of the project is to ensure the enforcement of local issuances related to the reduction of tobacco use in Metro Manila based on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, RA 9211 (Tobacco Regulations Act of 2003), and the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 17, Series of 2009 on smoking prohibitions. Various strategies on information, education and communication campaigns, advocacy, policy development, implementation and enforcement of tobacco control are employed to ensure that Smoke Free Environment policy is put into effect and sustained in the cities.
The on – going project started in July 2010. Activities are conducted in partnership with the 17 Local Government Units (LGUs) of Metropolitan Manila. These are coordinated with the other national agencies and non - government organizations working on the enforcement of tobacco control.
This project is managed by the Health, Public Safety and Environmental Protection Office, with The Union Project Management Team.
The MRT Line 7 will shorten travel time (from the 3.5 hours to 1 hour), accomodate 350,000 passengers per day and be completed by 2020.
The MRT 7 Extension project was endorsed by the Regional Development Council for National Capital Region (RDC-NCR) Infrastructure Committee to the RDC-NCR Proper.
The Project is assigned to the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) in coordination with the MMDA, concerned local government units and the RDC-NCR.
It will benefit thousands of Metro Manila commuters who traverse across the boundaries of Quezon City and North Luzon and is estimated to take 3 years to complete.
The project consists of a 22-kilometer, six-lane asphalt road that will connect the North Luzon Expressway to Tala, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. It will run in a northeast direction traversing Quezon City and part of Caloocan City and ending at San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. It will have 14 stations.
MRT 7 will be operated by the Universal LRT Corporation (ULC) under a Built-Gradual Transfer-Operate-and- Maintain Scheme.
Personnel of PAS-PIO installing tarpaulins in MMDA Pahayagan ng Bayan along Metro Manila.
The Pahayagan ng Bayan is a public service announcement tool of the Agency where advertising collaterals of events, projects and activities of various national and local government units in Metro Manila as well as non-government or civic organizations are posted.
These are steel pylons, measuring 20 ft. high and 6 ft. wide, strategically-placed on different areas in Metro Manila.
The advertisement of the events, printed on tarpaulins, are posted on the pylons for a maximum of three months.
As of Dec. 1, 2016, there are 114 Pahayagan ng Bayan pylons on the stretch of EDSA, C-5, Roxas Blvd., NAIA Road, Ortigas, Marcos Highway, Magsaysay Blvd. and Quezon Avenue.
The maintenance and supervision of the use of the Pahayagan ng Bayan is under the Public Information Office of the MMDA.