May 5, 2021
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos attends the initial vaccine rollout for Sputnik V today in Muntinlupa City. Abalos lauds the collaboration of the local government and the private hospitals in the city in ensuring smooth administration of the vaccine which needs to be kept at -18 degree Celsius. He also said that Metro Manila is ready for the influx of vaccines coming from different countries in the coming weeks. The Sputnik V is developed by Russian medical-research institute Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and was issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration last March.
April 14, 2021
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) started the vaccination of its employees who are medical frontliners, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities to protect them from the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
March 18, 2021
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos inagurates the agency's first-ever Solid Waste Granulator and Brick-making Facility at Vitas Pumping Station in Tondo, Manila. These facilities will convert solid wastes into by-products such as bricks, eco-hollow blocks, eco-concrete barriers, and bio-waste compost materials. Both of the facilities are part of of the Metro Manila Flood Management Project aimed at improving flood management in selected areas in the metropolis.
March 8, 2021
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) hires 300 traffic auxiliary to augment the traffic management efforts in Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares. The newly-hired traffic auxiliary will undergo 15-day training that will cover topics such as academic and non-academic traffic management, physical training, traffic rules and regulations, values formation, human rights, and personality development.
March 5, 2021
Healthcare workers in National Center for Mental Health get their initial dose of CoronaVac vaccine as part of the national government's vaccine rollout today. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos and wife Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita join the DOH's activity at the hospital dubbed “Resbakuna Kasangga ng Bida."
March 4, 2021
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos gratefully accepts boat donation of New San Jose Builders Inc. to the Pasig River Ferry Service. The 50-seater M/B Vicente will be the new addition to the existing 11 vessels which transports passengers from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig to Escolta in Manila, and vice versa.
March 1, 2021
To ease the public's anxiety over COVID-19 vaccine, MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos volunteers himself to get inoculated with Sinovac vaccine. He likewise urged the public to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity that is "very vital to end the country's fight against the disease."
Feb. 22, 2021
Laguna Lake Development Authority General Manager Joey Medina pays courtesy visit to MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos as they inspect Pasig River Ferry Service on Monday. The two officials discussed plans to further improve the ferry service and expand its route as an alternative means of transportation.
Feb. 19, 2021
Officials of the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (C.O.D.E.) Team and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lead inspection and assessment of Pateros municipality’s preparedness for the COVID-19 vaccine deployment.
Feb. 17, 2021
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos graces the launching of the Marikina Rehabilitation Restoration Project earlier today at the Olandes Sewerage Treatment Plant in Marikina City. Chairman Abalos, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro and DPWH Undersecretary Roberto Bernardo have witnessed the ceremonial dredging operations and bamboo planting along the river. The project is part of the government's effort to address the perennial flooding in low lying areas such as Marikina, Pasig and some portions of Rizal province. Build Back Better Task Force, headed by Sec. Cimatu, is tasked to lead the rehabilitation of the Marikina River.
Feb. 9, 2021
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos joins Secretaries William Dar (Agriculture) and Ramon Lopez (Trade and Industry) in a series of market visits today to monitor implementation of price ceiling being imposed on pork and chicken products. Retail vendors are following the price cap amid supply woes but the national government is optimistic situation will normalize soon.
Feb. 4, 2021
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan and Congressman Along Malapitan inspect the Gen. Tinio U-turn slot as it reopens to motorists following complaints of heavy traffic in the area. Concrete barriers were removed and MMDA personnel were also deployed to ensure smooth vehicular flow.
Jan. 21, 2021
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos pays courtesy call to Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu. Cimatu has reaffirmed his department's commitment to projects partnered with MMDA such as esteros and other waterways cleanup and tree-planting program in Baseco, Tondo which is part of Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program aimed at bringing back its old glory.
Jan. 20, 2021
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte oversee the clearing operations in Balintawak Market, as the deadline for the Department of Interior and Local Government's directive on road clearing nears. Garbage and other obstructions encroaching the sidewalk were removed.
Jan. 15, 2021
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos inspects Libertad Pumping Station in Pasay. He assures the public that all pumping stations in Metro Manila are ready before the onset of the rainy season to mitigate effects of flooding.
Jan. 13, 2021
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos met with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and other officials to discuss elevated bus ramps for the EDSA Bus Carousel Project.