May 6, 2016
MMDA deploys over 2,000 traffic, clean up personnel in rally sites, poll centers
Starting today, May 6 until May 10, a day after national and local elections, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be deploying more than 2,000 personnel to man and direct traffic roads near and around the polling precincts in the metropolis.
MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos said the Agency will dispatch a total of 2,664 personnel from the different units and offices as part of its traffic management plan for the May 9 polls.
Aside from the polling centers and schools in Metro Manila, Carlos said traffic enforcers will also be deployed at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, where the National Board of Canvassers will be canvassing the votes.
Carlos said that traffic personnel will be deployed today at political rallies in different parts of Metro Manila, including those of Liberal Party presidential bet Mar Roxas and his running mate Leni Robredo in Baclaran around 4 p.m.
Tomorrow, May 7, MMDA traffic aides will also be deployed in the vicinity of Quirino Grandstand in Manila where presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano will hold a rally around 5 p.m.
MMDA personnel will also be manning traffic around Quezon City Memorial Circle tomorrow for the Liberal Party miting de avance around 1 p.m.
Carlos said the agency will also send out its personnel to bus terminals, sea ports and exit points to and from Metro Manila, including the North Luzon Expressway, South Luzon Expressway, Coastal Road, McArthur Highway, Marcos Highway, Mindanao Avenue and A. Bonifacio Drive.
He said that MMDA personnel will likewise clean up the trash and refuse after the rallies. Similar cleanup operations will also be conducted around schools and polling centers after the May 9 elections.