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Nov. 21, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Romando Artes, Navotas City Mayor John Rey Tiangco, and Navotas City Lone District Representative Congressman Toby Tiangco led the inauguration and blessing of the Greenzone Park Phase 2, as part of the agency’s Adopt-a-Park project. The 3,500 square meter park includes plant boxes, paved pathways, landscaping, bollards, lamp posts, and an area where families can bond to eat, talk, and relax.
Nov. 18, 2022
Representatives from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the 17 local government units in Metro Manila, and national agencies responsible for managing traffic in the metropolis on Friday have committed to work together to implement a five-year action plan to ease congestion in Metro Manila, the country’s economic and business center.
Nov. 16, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Romando Artes ensures maximum visibility of traffic enforcers in major thoroughfares in Metro Manila in preparation for the expected Christmas traffic rush. Enforcers will manage traffic until 12 midnight daily in response to the 11am to 11pm adjusted operating hours of malls and shopping centers to ease traffic congestion in the metropolis.
Nov. 15, 2022
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and online bingo game platform BingoPlus today signed a Memorandum of Agreement wherein the latter will be the main sponsor and presentor of the upcoming 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
The MOA signing was led by MMDA Acting Chairman and concurrent MMFF Overall Chairman Atty. Romando Artes, BingoPlus President Rafael Jasper Vicencio, and MMFF Marketing Committee Chairperson Maria Anicia Naval.
Nov. 11, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Romando Artes, with Parañaque City Mayor Eric Olivarez, Congressman Edwin Olivarez, and officials of the local government of Parañaque led the inauguration of the City Park Phase 3 located in La Huerta, Parañaque City as part of the Adopt-a-Park project. The park has solar powered lamps, benches, tables and a landscape areas where families can bond, eat, and enjoy the fresh air.
Nov. 11, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Romando Artes together with Department of Health Officer-in-Charge Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire, and Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary for Community Participation Elizabeth Lopez De Leon led the opening ceremonies of the "PinasLakas sa Booster" vaccination program at the agency that aims to inoculate 120 employees daily and their families and relatives to provide extra protection against the COVID-19 virus.
Nov. 3, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Acting Chairman Atty. Romando Artes led the send-off of the 28-man team that will be deployed in Paeng-hit Maguindanao for 15 days. The team will provide clean water to typhoon victims and assist in the ongoing operations to clear the roads affected by flooding and landslides.
Oct. 26, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III, together with officials from the World Bank (WB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the Department of Public Works and Highways, today inspected the Solid Waste Granulator (SWG) and Brick Making Facility (BMF) located at Vitas Pumping Station in Tondo, Manila.
Oct. 25, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III conducts an inspection of bus terminals in Cubao, Quezon City today to ensure the orderliness of this year's traditional observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on November 1 and 2. Among the bus terminals inspected were Five Star and Baliwag Transit located along Edsa.
Oct. 12, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III led the opening of the two-day motorcycle consultation workshop held at the New MMDA Building in Pasig City to discuss have a consensus and action plan to further improved traffic management along major thoroughfares. The agency is also planning for the establishment of exclusive motorcycle lane in Commonwealth Avenue to promote road safety among motorcycle riders.
Oct. 5, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III met with Manila City Mayor Honey Lacuna, Valenzuela City Mayor Wes Gatchalian, and representatives of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Metro Manila local traffic bureaus to discuss the harmonization of traffic regulations and ordinances in the National Capital Region.
Sept. 27, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III inspects some of the agency's flood control structures such as the Taguig pumping station and EFCOS / Manggahan Floodgates in Pasig City.
These structures helped in flood mitigation during the onslaught of super typhoon Karding.
Sept. 23, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga launched the online filing of contest on traffic apprehension for the convenience of the motorists who want to question their traffic violations. Congressman Bonifacio Bosita of 1-Rider Partylist also attended the launch.
Sept. 23, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III and LTFRB Executive Director Atty. Robert Peig today inspected the Monumento Station of the EDSA Busway Carousel in Caloocan to find ways to improve its services
Sept. 16, 2022
Sept. 14, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Acting Chairman and Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) Chairperson Carlo Dimayuga III convened the local DRRMOs of Metro Manila and member-agencies to discuss how to further strengthen the government's disaster response during calamities and disasters./p>
Sept. 8, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III and Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval led the inauguration and lighting of the Hulong Duhat Plaza as part of the agency’s Adopt-A-Park project. The Hulong Duhat Plaza, which covers around 1,500 square meters, has a colorful water play fountain, solar floor lights, tables and benches for chess or dama, steel swings, kiddie riders, and seesaw.
Sept. 8, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III joined the holding of the 3rd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill 2022, the first face-to-face simultaneous earthquake drill since the onset of the pandemic.
The activity, led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), happened on September 8, 2022, 9:00 A.M at the Ayala Property Management Corporation Headquarters, Makati City.
Sept. 6, 2022
Office of the Civil Defense Administrator Undersecretary Raymundo Ferrer and OCD-National Capital Region Regional Director Romulo Cabantac, together with several other OCD officials paid a courtesy call to MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III and discussed how to intensify their partnership on disaster preparedness and response.
Sept. 5, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III and Muntinlupa City Mayor Rozzano Rufino Biazon led the inauguration and blessing of the Urban Green Space and Recreational Park located in Bayanan Baywalk, Muntinlupa City as part of the agency’s Adopt-A-Park project. The park has new grass, bollard lights, benches, ramps for persons with disabilities, exercise area, and a colorful play area for the kids.
Aug. 30, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora led the inauguration of the El Polvorin Linear Park located at San Juan Elementary School as part of the agency's Adopt-A-Park project. The El Polvorin Linear Park was built in memory of the martyrs of the Himagsikan sa San Juan del Monte, who valiantly fought with their bolos and machetes against the better armed Spaniards on August 30, 1896, which ignited the Philippine Revolution that led to Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898.
Aug. 26, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engineer Carlo Dimayuga III today led the dispatch of additional buses for the libreng sakay program in Commonwealth Avenue. The free rides aim to accommodate more commuters as face-to-face classes resume.
Aug. 26, 2022
As part of the agency's balik-eskuwela initiatives, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Acting Chairman Engineer Carlo Dimayuga III today distributed health kits to the students of Batasan High School in Quezon City. The agency also turned over COVID-19 signages to remind students that basic health protocols must still be observed and complied to as COVID-19 is still present.
Aug. 19, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, in partnership with the University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Dermatology Department, today conducted "SINAG: Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Awareness" at the MMDA Arena in Makati City. Around 150 personnel from the agency's Metro Parkways Clearing Group, Parking Management Team, Health & Environmental Protection Office and Solid Waste and Management Office participated in the seminar aimed to raise awareness on the harmful effects of sunlight caused by UV radiation.
Aug. 9, 2022
MMDA Acting Chairman Engineer Carlo Dimayuga III today led the turnover ceremony of 150-passenger airconditioned vessel from DITO Telecommunity at the Guadalupe Ferry Station in Makati. The boat will be part of the Pasig River Ferry Service’s fleet which travels across 13 stations from Pasig to Manila and vice versa.
Aug. 4, 2022
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority conducted a walkthrough on its MMDA Operations Monitoring and Control center (Metrobase), the Metro Manila Crisis Monitoring and Management Center (MMCMMC), and the Pasig River Ferry Service in Guadalupe, Makati as part of the Preventing Terrorist Attacks on Bus and Rail Systems (PTABRS) course organized by the United States’ Department of State through the Diplomatic Security Service’s Office of Antiterrorism Assistance. The eight-day course targets development of counterterrorism strategies across all stakeholders for public transport.
July 26, 2022
As part of the agency's Adopt-A-Park project, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Officer-in-Charge Director Baltazar Melgar, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, and Pasig City Congressman Roman Romulo led the inauguration of Buting Linear Park in Barangay San Joaquin. The park includes a new riverwall and green and play areas aimed to help physical and mental wellness of the residents living around the area.
July 13, 2022
Officials from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Department of Public Works and Highways, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Land Transportation Office, and Inter-Agency Council for Traffic supports the regulation of the use of blinkers and sirens or "wang-wang". These traffic enforcement agencies affirm that use of such devices are allowed only during emergency and official performance of duty.
June 29, 2022
MMDA Chairman Atty. Romando Artes and LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the LTO-MMDA System Interconnectivity Project. The project will interconnect data systems of both agencies to quickly identify drivers and their vehicles involved in multiple traffic violations and citations.
June 27, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Atty. Romando Artes, together with representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways, PNP Highway Patrol Group, and Inter-Agency Council for Traffic, monitored the traffic situation along EDSA southbound earlier today to check the initial impact of the closure of the entire Timog Flyover southbound which commenced on Saturday, June 25.
June 24, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Romando Artes, together with the representatives from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 17 Metro Manila local government units and concerned national agencies, held the 4th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) Meeting for the Comprehensive Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) for the Metro Manila Project
June 22, 2022
MMDA Chairman Atty. Romando Artes led the launching of free solar charging station for e-bikes and e-scooters at the new MMDA head office in Pasig City. The charging station, which will be opened to the public from 6am to 7pm starting on June 27, aims to promote renewable energy and encourage use of alternative mode of transportation amid high fuel prices.
June 21, 2022
MMDA Chairman Romando Artes and DPWH-Quezon City Second District Engr. Eduardo Santos announce the full closure of the EDSA Timog Flyover-Southbound starting June 25 to give way to its one-month repair.
June 16, 2022
MMDA Chairman Romando Artes, together with Congressmen-elect Col. Bonifacio Bosita and Atty. Rodge Gutierrez, led the launching of motorcycle and bicycle repair station at the ground level of Quezon Avenue flyover. The repair station, which is open from 5am to 9pm, aims to provide emergency road assistance to motorcycle riders and cyclists.
May 29, 2022
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority joins the nation as it celebrates the 124th National Flag Day observed every 28th of May. All Filipinos are encouraged to display the Philippine flag in all offices, agencies and instruments of government, business establishments, schools, and private homes from May 28 until June 12.
May 28, 2022
MMDA Chairman Romando Artes declares the agency's complete support for the Department of Health’s “Sabay SaVaxx Kontra COVID” campaign, which kicked off in Mandaluyong City with the rollout of the second vaccine booster shots for healthcare workers and senior citizens.
April 22, 2022
Traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) receive a donation of Essilor sunglasses in recognition of their duties especially during this summer season. MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said the donation from the Essilor Vision Foundation was initiated by former Chairman Benhur Abalos who chaired the agency for a year.
April 11, 2022
MMDA Chairman Romando Artes, MMDA General Manager Usec. Frisco San Juan Jr., Department of Transportation (DOTR) Usec. for Road Sector Mark Steven Pastor, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delga III, and other officials inspect the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) to ensure an orderly and safe travel of passengers during the Holy Week.
April 8, 2022
The Metropolitan Manila Development headed by its Chairman Romando S. Artes deployed six buses and two military trucks offering free rides to passengers stranded along Commonwealth-Litex in Quezon City. Artes said that the MMDA, together with Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and city bus operators will discuss long-term solution to address the problem.
April 5, 2022
MMDA General Manager Frisco San Juan, Jr. today personally supervised the clearing operations in Baclaran amidst heavy rains. Obstructions including illegally-parked vehicles and sidewalk vendors were removed by members of the agency's Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group and Task Force Special Operations. San Juan said the MMDA will conduct regular clearing operations on all Mabuhay Lanes to ensure that alternate routes for EDSA are passable and obstruction-free.
April 4, 2022
Field personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) received a donation of Pocari Sweat bottles and physical fitness lecture to keep them fit and hydrated.
March 25, 2022
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced the winners of the metro-wide art, photography and songwriting contests carrying the theme “I Love Metro Manila (MM)” aimed at showcasing the National Capital Region’s growth and development. In the same event, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) held its appreciation night to honor the MMFF 2021 winners and launched the MMFF 2022 to be held in December.
March 17, 2022
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is leading a multi-stakeholder traffic summit to formulate a comprehensive management plan as economic activities continue to open and additional volume of vehicles increases with the de-escalation of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in the National Capital Region. The three-day traffic summit is slated on March 17, 22, and 24 in Quezon City.
March 16, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Atty. Romando Artes accepted the 17 units of ambulances donated by the Pitmaster Foundation as third part of their commitment to the local chief executives of Metro Manila to complement the national government’s COVID-19 Response Program.
Artes said the ambulance donation which will be distributed to each NCR LGU will surely boost their rescue, emergency, and COVID-19 response capabilities.
March 16, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Romando Artes led the clearing operations in Mabuhay Lanes early Wednesday. The MMDA has issued 23 tickets for illegal parking while two were towed along Panay Avenue in Quezon City which is part of Mabuhay Lane Route #1.
March 14, 2022
Officials of the MMDA today inspected the impounding area at HK Sun Plaza where colorum and out of line passenger buses were impounded, progress of the repair works at the drainage box culvert along Roxas Boulevard and Manila Bay Dolomite beach area.
March 11, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Romando Artes and Department of Health-National Capital Region Regional Director Dr. Gloria Balboa oversee the inoculation drive at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila as part of the fourth round of the nationwide "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" program.
Artes said the agency will deploy additional vaccinators at the vaccination site in Quiapo Church.
For her part, Balboa said the vaccination drive in Quiapo Church is scheduled every Friday. It targets inoculating 500 individuals per day, whether for first, second or booster doses.
March 9, 2022
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Romando Artes joins the ceremonial turnover of the dredging activities in Barangay Sta. Elena, Marikina City. He also appealed for cooperation of the public in order to achieve the goal of a flood-free Metropolis.
March 7, 2022
Newly-appointed MMDA Chairman Romando S. Artes and MMDA General Manager and concurrent Deputy Chairman Frisco S. San Juan, Jr. took their oath of office before Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez. The ceremony was witnessed by their respective family members and employees during the agency’s flag raising ceremony on Monday, March 7, 2022.
In their message, Artes and San Juan urged the employees to continue upholding their duties in serving the public with them at the helm. They also expressed gratitude to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the opportunity he had given them.
Olivarez, a member of the Metro Manila Council (MMC), the governing and policy-making body of the MMDA, congratulated the two officials, who will play a big role in the continuity of the projects and programs, including the implementation of COVID-19 response actions in Metro Manila, the center of the country’s economic development and progress.