May 18, 2016
MMDA to Hold Road Safety Forum on May 23
Alarmed by the growing number of deaths due to road accidents yearly in the country, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will conduct a forum on May 23 in line with the celebration of the Road Safety Month.
To arrest such senseless fatalities, the MMDA-Institute of Traffic Management (ITM) has organized a whole day Road Safety Forum to be headlined by resource persons from local government traffic enforcement offices and private motoring institutions, such as Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP).
Also invited to grace the forum will be Director Francis Almora of the Land Transportation Office to talk on the “Issues and Challenges of Law Enforcement in Promoting Road Safety” and Augusto Lagman of the AAP to discuss “Private Sector Assessment of the State of Road Safety”.
On the other hand, Gizelle Camua of Prulife UK’s Assistant Vice President for Brand and Communication will tackle the topic, “Safe Steps: A Road Safety Advocacy.”
The forum, which will start around 8:30 a.m. at the MMDA Auditorium, will be opened by MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos with an inspirational talk.
MMDA also lined up several activities during the event at the MMDA compound in Makati City including holding of an exhibition and road safety product display by various organizations and companies.
There will also be a film showing at the agency’s redemption center where drivers can watch Road Safety videos after which an ITM staff will ask questions to the drivers about the video. Anyone who answers the questions will be given freebies from the sponsors.