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Press Release

August 29, 2014

MMDA To Test-Run One Truck Lane Policy Tomorrow

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)will conduct a test-run of the one truck lane policy along C-5 tomorrow morning.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the measure is aimed to address traffic congestion in the whole stretch of C-5 caused by a huge increase in the volume of trucks passing through C-5.

"Studies showed that there is an 80% increase in the total volume of trucks plying along C-5 during the granting of provisional authorities to trucks for hire applicants and the no apprehension policy by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board," Tolentino said.

Pursuant to Resolution Number 05 Series of 2014 of the Special Traffic Committee of the Metro Manila Council, the following truck ban rules in Metro Manila will be adopted starting September 1 until January 31 next year:

  • during the truck hours from Monday to Saturday, including Sundays and holidays, trucks shall only use the innermost lane along C-5 and shall strictly observe the one-lane policy.
  • to ensure the efficient implementation of the one-truck lane policy, u-turn slots along C-5 shall be closed except those under the flyovers, and signalized intersections shall be opened.
  • at no time during the whole day will container trucks be allowed to park on any street along C-5.
  • trucks who fail to observe the one-truck lane policy shall be apprehended and fined P2,000, which is the corresponding penalty to truck ban violation. MMDA shall recommend the blacklisting of the trucking company.

In relation to this, the MMDA will close a total of seven u-turn slots along C-5. At least 70 traffic enforcers and auxiliaries will be deployed to manage the traffic situation in the area.

Note: Private vehicles shall also be allowed to use the truck lane during truck ban hours.

Press Release

August 29, 2014

North Interim Provincial Bus Terminal to be Operational Next Month

Preparations are underway to transform a swampy and disheveled one-hectare lot into an interim North provincial bus terminal in Caloocan City as end-point for at least 376 provincial buses from Northern Luzon in a bid to solve the perennial traffic congestion problem along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

Stakeholders at yesterday's meeting led by MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, together with Camanava Mayors Oscar Malapitan of Caloocan City, Antolin Oreta of Malabon City, John Rey Tiangco of Navotas and Land Transportation and Franchising Board Chairman Winston Ginez, jointly announced that before September ends, the said idle privately-owned lot near the Monumento Rotunda would be ready to accommodate the provincial buses coming from Pangasinan, Tarlac and other parts of Northern Luzon.

According to Tolentino, the MMDA and Camanava local governments will pool their efforts to flatten and tidy up the open space in about two weeks time to beat the September deadline for its opening.

"All available resources and manpower will be on hand to speed up the rehabilitation of the North terminal," the MMDA chief said, even as he explained that an inter-modal system is already in place nearby where passengers disembarking from the provincial buses can easily access to a jeepney terminal on the eastern side, and the Light Rail Transit Line 1 and city buses, both along EDSA.

Tolentino said these buses will only be allowed up to Monumento only and that they are also illegally traversing EDSA because there is no legitimate terminal in Monumento.

Earlier this week, the MMDA, together with LTFRB and the city government of Muntinlupa, opened the South Interim Provincial Terminal in Filinvest, Alabang for passenger buses coming from Southern Luzon.

The opening of interim provincial terminals south and north of Metro Manila was hatched after Metro Manila mayors, MMDA, and LTFRB agreed to no longer allow provincial PUBs to ply EDSA to reduce the volume of vehicles traversing EDSA.

According to Tolentino, the government is relentlessly addressing all legitimate concerns regarding the operations of these interim terminals.

"These terminals are temporary and will cease operations once the constructions of the integrated transport hubs are completed. Everyone, including the bus operators, drivers, passengers, and the government need to adjust and cooperate so we can have discipline and order on our roads," he added.

Press Release

August 28, 2014

MMDA Provides 'Libreng Sakay' Along EDSA

In a bid to help commuters displaced by the glitches in the operations of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), since Tuesday, has dispatched three military trucks to ferry passengers from EDSA - Mother Ignacia to EDSA - Ayala southbound for free.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the trucks are being dispatched daily from 7:30 until 10:00 in the morning. "Two trucks are dedicated for passengers coming from the EDSA - Mother Ignacia area, while one truck services the entire stretch of Ayala going to EDSA."

The 'Libreng Sakay' scheme came on the heels of the recent technical problems that has affected the operations of the MRT-3 and has stranded thousands of passengers, especially during peak hours.

According to Tolentino, the trucks will provide free rides until tomorrow (Friday).

"We are continuously looking for ways to provide essential services to the public and at the same time improve traffic situation in the metropolis," Tolentino said.

Press Release

August 23, 2014

C-5 - Green Meadows to be Closed for Construction of Pedestrian Footbridge

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) today announced the closure of the southbound lane of C-5 - Green Meadows tonight from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday) to give way to the construction of a pedestrian footbridge.

Chairman Francis Tolentino said the closure of the major thoroughfare is essential to ensure unconstrained installation of the footbridge girder. "This will likewise prevent any unnecessary vehicular accidents."

Tomorrow (Sunday), at 11 p.m., the northbound lane of C-5 - Green Meadows will be closed until 4 a.m. Monday.

According to Tolentino, zipper lanes will be opened to guarantee smooth flow of traffic.

"We are optimistic that traffic will not be heavy as construction will be done over the weekend until Monday which is a holiday," the MMDA chief added.

The pedestrian footbridge is a project of the Department of Public Works and Highways - Road Board.

Traffic Advisory: The Magallanes Fly-over along South Super Highway (SB) going to Alabang shall be closed to traffic from August 8 to 17, 2014, in line with the DPWH's Magallanes Interchange Rehabilitation Project.

All affected vehicles are advised to take the service road. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Magallanes Fly-over Traffic Advisory

Traffic Advisory: To give way to the on-going project of DPWH - Magallanes Interchange Rehabilitation Project, EDSA - Taft Ave. shall be opened to all left-turning vehicles coming rom Roxas Blvd. only - from August 9 (Saturday) to August 17, 2014 (Sunday).

Magallanes Fly-over Traffic Advisory

MMDA Extends Operating Hours of Pasig River Ferry Starting June 1

Starting June 1, before the opening of school year 2014-2015, the operating hours of the revived Pasig River ferry service will be extended to accommodate more passengers, especially students going back to school, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced today. read more.

In view of the 23rd World Economic Forum: MMDA To Implement One-Day Modified Truck Ban Along Roxas Boulevard and Osmena Highway on May 22

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing a temporary modified truck ban scheme along Roxas Boulevard and Osmena Highway on Thursday, May 22, to give way to the upcoming 23rd World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia to be hosted by the Philippines. read more.

MMDA Issues Clarification on Truck Ban Suspension

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) today clarified that despite the lifting of the truck ban eight days effective yesterday both in Manila and the rest of Metro Manila, the existing truck ban rules in the metropolis are not applicable in Edsa where total truck ban is still observed and along C-5, Katipunan, Commonwealth Ave. and all other routes. read more.

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"River run" - Article published in The Philippine Daily Inquirer ( on March 9, 2014

The revival of the Pasig River Ferry comes across as an afterthought, but it's a welcome idea just the same in view of the traffic gridlock feared to occur when an estimated 15 road projects get underway all at the same time in Metro Manila. (As it is, the traffic situation is a recurring nightmare.) read more.

"Try breaking a leg..." - Article published in Manila Bulletin ( on March 7, 2014

Chairman Francis Tolentino's version of a "Ferry" boat ride was not pretty but it certainly showed what a "Can Do" attitude can do. The MMDA head was clearly trying to send the message down the Pasig River that we need the ferry system and it can be done if the administration simply prioritized it. In the meantime, I would suggest to Chairman Tolentino to unload the van and replace them with monobloc benches that can be bolted on to the floor of the tug. Then he can go to Shell Canvass or to Divisoria and buy gauge 200 tarp, a few 3/4" GI pipes and have a canopy made. I'll even volunteer to supervise it!

Government officials who display a willingness to listen as well as a "Can Do" attitude deserve our support. Keep it up Chairman. read more.

"MMDA launches 2014 Metrofest" - Article published in The Philippine Star ( on March 7, 2014

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently launched the annual Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines (MMFFP) simultaneous with an appreciation dinner for winners of last year's film festival. read more.

"Pasig River Ferry Run Starts Next Month" - Article published in The Malaya Business Insight ( on March 7, 2014

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority yesterday said by last week of April, its fleet of passenger boats will start its operations together with some private companies. read more.

"The MMDA shouldn't blink" - Article published in The Philippine Star ( on September 4, 2013

With all due respect to the strong-willed MMDA chairman, the Honorable Francis Tolentino, our unsolicited advice as he is faced with all sorts of protests, mostly from bus operators is "not to blink and go for it." read more.

"Palace lukewarm to Metro proposal" - Article published in Manila Bulletin ( on August 1, 2013

"We believe that Chairman Tolentino has done a good job of coordinating with the mayors and making sure that all the mayors are in agreement with the solutions provided by MMDA and that MMDA Chairman Tolentino is also open to the recommendations of the city mayors," [Lacierda] added. read more.

"Cavite Mayors Support MMDA's Southwest Integrated Terminal" - Article published in The Daily Tribune ( on August 1, 2013

Mayors in Cavite province have pledged support to the Southwest Integrated Terminal project of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) which, they said, will put order to the operations of the legitimate passenger buses plying the Cavite-Manila route. read more.

"MMDA honors wounded workers" - Article published in The Philippine Daily Inquirer ( on April 18, 2013

They often come within inches of passing vehicles as they tend to the plants or wield a broom. But on some unlucky days, they end up down on the curb, hurting and bleeding. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) drew attention to the largely unheralded services rendered by its army of street cleaners, with a ceremony on Monday honoring those who had been injured or stricken with disease in the line of duty. read more.

"Ibawal din ang alak" - Editorial published in Pilipino Star Ngayon on January 17, 2013

HINDI lamang baril ang dapat ipagbawal sa election time kundi pati na rin ang alak. Kung gaano kahaba ang gun ban ganundin kahaba ang ipairal sa pagbabawal sa alak. Ito ay para matiyak na magiging mapayapa ang pagdaraos ng May 13, 2013 elections. Kapag ang alak ay hindi nailagay nang maayos sa tiyan, gulo ang idinudulot. Marami nang katibayan na ang alak ay nagiging ugat ng karahasan. At kung ang alak ay isisilbi sa panahong may election, maaaring maging ugat ng mga kaguluhan. read more.

"Finding MMDA" - Article published in Tempo on December 13, 2012

Has Metro Manila finally found a manager � his title is chairman � who understands what drivers, commuters, and pedestrians want? I never thought I'd say it, but MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino seems to have gotten over his learning curve � he's actually solving or has solved a lot of problems. read more.

"The hanging gardens of EDSA" - Article published in The Philippine Star on November 28, 2012

That headline is from Charie Villa. I took it from her Facebook post in her Tao Po page. It is about the laudable attempt of MMDA to blunt the sharp edge of our concrete jungle by introducing some greenery on EDSA. If we can't help being stuck on EDSA traffic, it would be nice to see something cool and green. read more.

"Showbiz is all praises for MMDA's Francis Tolentino" - Article published in The Manila on November 16, 2012

At the announcement of official entries to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) on Monday, the most applause was neither given to Superstar Nora Aunor or box office comedy actors Ai-Ai delas Alas and Vice Ganda who generously graced the jam-packed news conference. read more.

"Bravo sa bike lanes!" - Editorial published in Abante on November 16, 2012

Sa wakas! Natupad din ang matagal nang "kwentong kutsero" na paglalagay ng bicycle lanes. Sa ngayon ay sa lungsod ng Maynila pa lang pero sinisiguro ng Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) na gagawan ng bike lanes ang bawat kalye ng Metro Manila. read more.

"The MMDA frenzy" - Article published in The Philippine Star ( on July 16, 2012

How can you expect MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino to solve our traffic frenzy? Other government sectors especially the LTO and LTFRB must come into the picture to help and support this fight. But it seems that no one is lending a hand. The public only sees Chairman Tolentino doing all the work. Susmariosep! The LTO, LTFRB, DPWH, DOTC and the LGUs should start working together with the MMDA to get rid of this horrific problem. read more.

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