Thursday, October 29, 2015

MMDA, HPG to begin clearing EDSA, secondary roadways of obstructions

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Philippine National Police's Highway Patrol Group (HPG) will begin clearing EDSA and secondary roads of obstructions to lighten the traffic that is expected to get worse as the coming Christmas Holiday draws closer.

According to Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, following a series of technical working group meetings with traffic bureau heads and representatives from the local government units, HPG, and the MMDA, the government will strictly enforce all traffic rules and regulations without let-up for two months from November 2, 2015 to January 2016, from 6AM to 9PM, as it clears EDSA, the Mabuhay Lanes, and secondary roads in Metro Manila "of unsightly and disorderly run-down structures, ambulant vendors, road impediments, illegally parked motor vehicles, and sidewalk blockades." In addition, violators of LGU and MMDA traffic ordinances will be apprehended.

"Pasensiyahan tayo (So sorry), but this is a response to the complaints of our people, for some, a cry of help for their government to come to their aid because EDSA and the streets of Metro Manila have come to symbolize the horrors of congested roads, traffic moving at a snail's pace or even stops to a standstill," said Almendras.

Don't you think that this strict implementation of rules and regulations is something that our law enforcement agencies should actively be doing 24/7?

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