May 5, 2022
MMDA to Deploy Nearly 90 Personnel for May 9 Polls
Starting Sunday, May 8 until May 21, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be deploying 90 personnel to man traffic within the vicinity of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City where the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) will be canvassing the votes for the national elections.
MMDA Chairman Atty. Romando Artes said the Agency will dispatch additional personnel from the agency’s different units and offices as part of its traffic management plan for the May 9 polls.
"Traffic congestion in the area is expected as it will coincide with some graduation rites at PICC Plenary Hall. Hence, we will deploy personnel to ensure the smooth flow of traffic," Artes said.
“The MMDA is in close coordination with the Commission on Elections, Southern Police District, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the local government unit of Pasay City for other administrative and operational activities in the area,” he added.
Moreover, Artes mentioned that the Magdalena Jalandoni Street from Buendia to Vicente Sotto Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on the said dates to give way for the canvassing of votes.
"Traffic road signages will be installed by the MMDA Traffic Engineering Center on the northbound portions of Macapagal Boulevard and Diokno Boulevard to guide the motorists," he said.
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