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The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) re-implemented the No Contact Traffic Apprehension Policy last April 15, 2016.  This approach in monitoring traffic flow and violations in Metro Manila utilizes CCTV cameras and other gadgets to identify drivers that go against traffic rules in Metro Manila.  Violators are issued summons from the MMDA through personal service of an MMDA personnel, registered mail, or courier service.  When the vehicle owner receives the summon or violation notice, he has to settle the fine at the MMDA main office or through any of MMDA’s payment centers.

Here is a step-by-step process on how to settle your MMDA Traffic Violation:

1. If your violation notice has not exceeded 7 days yet, you may pay your fine at the nearest Metrobank branch or any of the following MMDA payment centers below:

  • Meralco Complex – Gate 2, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
  • Pinagkamaligan, Tanay – MA Roxas St., Brgy. Pinagkamaligan (beside Meralco Office)
  • Tropical Hut Taytay – Ortigas Ave., Ext., Corner E. Rodriguez Ave., Taytay, Rizal
  • Ever Commonwealth
  • Gulod Novaliches – 873 Quirino Hi-way (beside Meralco Nova).
  • Pritil, Tondo – Juan Luna St., (beside Puregold Pritil), Tondo, Manila
  • Cangatba, Porac – Cangatba (back of Municipal Hall of Porac), Porac, Pampanga
  • Ultra Mega Paliparan – Paliparan Road (inside Ultra Mega Supermarket), Dasmarinas, Cavite
  • Zapote Arcade – beside Puregold Zapote, corner Quirino, Zapote Road.
  • Romacom, Muntinlupa – Romacom Bldg., (beside PNB Poblacion), Muntinlupa City

2. If your violation notice has exceeded 7 days, you need to proceed to the MMDA Redemption Office located at Edsa cor. Orense St., Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City.  Pay your clearance fee at Window 1.

3. If you have more than 3 unpaid violations, you need to attend the Traffic Academy and secure a Certificate of Attendance before you can pay the total amount of your accumulated violations.

4. For any disputes or contentions on your violation notice, you may proceed to the MMDA Traffic Adjudication Division.

Before proceeding to the MMDA office or before making any payments, make sure that the violation was issued by an MMDA enforcer.  Check with a local traffic enforcer.

Violators who refuse to pay their fines, in spite of receiving a Final Notice from the MMDA, will not be allowed to renew their vehicle’s registration.  The violator and details of the vehicle will also be included in the Alarm List and will be reported to LTO.

Source:  http://www.mmda.gov.ph/index.php/20-faq/293-procedure-in-settling-your-mmda-issued-traffic-violations

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MMDA Motorcycle Lanes

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

MMDA’s motorcycle lane starts today October 17, 2011.
If you’re a motorcycle buff, you better start knowing your rightful place on the road.

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has begun its implementation of its motorcycle lane scheme along Commonwealth Avenue and Macapagal Boulevard on Monday.

The MMDA said beginning today, motorcycles traveling along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City will only be allowed to use the avenue’s 4th lane.

Motorcycles traveling along the Macapagal Boulevard in the cities of Parañaque and Pasay, on the other hand, will only be allowed to use the outermost lane.

The MMDA explained that those who wish to make a left turn may shift to inner lanes 100 meters before the boulevard’s intersection.

The motorcycle lanes can still be used by other vehicles, except heavy vehicles such as trucks and buses.

The MMDA explained that the first week of the implementation of the scheme will serve as a dry run.

Beginning October 24, those who will be caught violating the scheme will be fined P500, and will be required to attend a 15-minute on-the-spot seminar.

The MMDA said it also plans to implement the scheme along EDSA Avenue and C-5 Road.

The new scheme is MMDA’s response to the high number of deaths from road accidents involving motorcycles.

The agency’s record shows there have been 7,938 motorcycle accidents and 83 deaths from January to June 2011. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/10/16/11/mmda-starts-motorcycle-lane-dry-run

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

I;m sure you all know about the new smoking ban in the Metro.
In case you want to report yuing matitigas ang ulo, these are the numbers to call:

MMDA: 136
LTFRB: 0921448777

LTFRB kapag nasa public utility vehicle or private vehicle na smoking in a non smoking area with windows down.
Let’s do our part to help one another.

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

If you are a non-smoker, we can now finally get some reprieve from cigarette smoke by the new smoking ban set into place in Metro Manila.
Smokers can now only do their thing privately without non-smokers having to deal with it as well.
Here’s some news on this new development:
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Smokers, beware: Starting this Monday, puffing away inside public transport, terminals, and other public places can result in uniformed personnel accosting you and imposing a fine.

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA? chairman Francis Tolentino said government personnel will only be enforcing what is already in the law to protect innocents from second-hand smoke, which can be as deadly as inhaling directly from a cigarette.

Local government health and environmental sanitation officers, usually accompanied by policemen, will round up smokers starting May 30 — the eve of World No Tobacco Day.

“This enforcement drive is in accordance with the LTFRB’s earlier circulars, which covered public vehicles and terminals,” Tolentino said in an interview on dzBB radio Friday.

He said authorities plan to enforce the anti-smoking laws in loading and unloading areas.

But Tolentino admitted there are gray areas in the enforcement process, such as when motorists smoke from inside their private cars. He hinted the local city ordinance will apply in this case.

“Di maliwanag ang enforcement sa ganitong sitwasyon, pero meron tayong city ordinances na nagsasabing maging ang paninigarilyo sa loob ng private vehicles ay bawal. Pero sa ibang lugar pwede. Sa Caloocan 100 percent smoke-free, sa ibang lugar hindi,” he said.

Tolentino cited Republic Act 9211 (Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003) and the smoking prohibitions of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and all local ordinances and issuances as bases for the new drive.

Violators will be fined P500 on first offense, while those who cannot afford to pay the fine are obliged to render an eight-hour community service, the MMDA said in a news release.

The MMDA said the drive coincides with the observance of the 100% Smoke-Free Environment campaign on Monday and the World No Tobacco Day.

World No Tobacco Day is marked on May 31, according to the World Health Organization.

On Monday, Tolentino and the 17 Metro mayors and LTFRB Chairman Nelson Laluces will officially launch the “100% Smoke-Free Metro Manila” in simple rites at the MMDA headquarters in Makati City.

During Monday’s rites, local chief executives will jointly sign a commitment contract affirming their participation and sustained enforcement of the Tobacco Regulation Act with the end-goal of achieving a smoke-free Metro Manila by 2012.

The MMDA noted New York-based Bloomberg Philantrophies has approved a P9.5-million grant to finance the anti-tobacco use program.

In mid-June last year, the MMDA intensified its no-smoking campaign within its premises as required by a Civil Service Commission (CSC) directive ordering a total smoking ban in all government offices.

“We must be very strict in implementing our anti-smoking regulation. We want the MMDA to become a model government agency in terms of compliance with the CSC policy,” Tolentino said.

Since last year, the MMDA has been conducting a series of advocacy meetings and planning workshops with the 17 LGUs to get them to enact their own anti-smoking ordinances.

MMDA traffic enforcers, members of the Philippine National Police and even those from the LGUs have likewise been trained to enforce the provisions of RA9211.

“We should transform Metro Manila into a smoke-free community. A healthy Metro Manila is a healthy and progressive Philippines,” Tolentino added. — LBG, GMA News

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POEA: 10 Pinoy Teachers Win Case Vs. Recruiters

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

I can’t help but notice this trait among us Pinoys, waiting for the last minute to get things done. Tapos kapag hindi nagawa o kaya nabibitin, nagagalit tayo sa lahat ng tao sa paligid natin. Take for example getting a passport, sometimes we get to a point that we need a passport immediately to fly out, pero may problema naman sa pagkuha ng passport, kasi delayed. Saan ka lulugar? Syempre magagalit ka. Pero kung masinop ka, since and passport is valid for 5 years, dapat 1 to 2 years ago nakakuha ka na nyan. Wala naman sigurong delay ang DFA ng 12 months. Sobra na yun kung ganun.

Ganun din sa pagkuha ng NSO certificate. Magmamadali, gusto makuha na ngayon na, kasi kailangan. Sana kinuha last week, o kaya 3 days ago bago sa deadline na kailangan. Haaay buhay. Buhay Pinoy. Not ready, floating steady, going angry….

If you get the habit of being prepared for the worst, then you will be prepared for the worst and anything less than that. It is just a matter of setting the right mind set. Never wait, wag Ningas Kugon…pangit yon, pinoy na pinoy.

Magisip ka ngayon…..kailangan ko ba ng birth certificate? Hmmmmmmmm…hindi pa….pero baka…bahala na…. MALI!

Kakailanganin mo yan….kumuha ka na ngayon, itabi mo…para handa ka…mahirap ba yon? Kasi pag kumuha ka ng passport, kailangan mo yan. Pag nag trabaho ka hihingiin yan. Sa enrollment ng anak mo, kailangan nila yan…Wag ka na maghintay…gawin mo na. Dadali buhay mo. Walang pressure.

We feel undue pressure because we position ourselves under the pressure cooker. Be wise. Bawal ang tamad sa bayan na kailangan umasenso. Make a change. Change your state of mind.

You can get your passports, NSO certificates, SSS IDs, NBI stuff, POEA clearances, and other government related docs right now. Do it now. Find the ways and the means. The best and convenient options. Hanapin mo, maraming posibleng paraan sa paligid mo.

Be a smart Pinoy.

Citizen Services

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

MMDA Update.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will lift the number coding scheme from Holy Tuesday to Good Friday (April 19 to 22).

But the MMDA, in an announcement on its website, still advised motorists to avoid Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and take other routes.

“The number coding or the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) will be lifted starting Holy Tuesday, April 19. This will be so until Good Friday, April 22,” it said.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the four-day suspension of UVVRP will allow motorists unhampered mobility while going to and from the provinces during the Holy Week.

“We’re also expecting that public transport terminals will have their hands full accommodating thousands of commuters. By allowing the public to freely use their vehicles, this will help lessen the strain on them,” he said.

But he said motorists should avoid EDSA as much as possible and instead use Mabuhay Lanes, a series of alternate routes the agency has opened last December.

The Mabuhay lanes start at both North and South entry points of EDSA.

For northbound motorists going south, they may use McArthur Highway, right turn to Samson Road, C-4/Letre, R-10, A. Bonifacio, Roxas Boulevard to destination.

Motorists coming from the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) can exit at various points, most importantly at the newly constructed Mindanao Avenue access ramp.

From South to North, the Mabuhay lanes start at Coastal Road and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

During Holy Week, motorists may use the following alternate routes.

* To North of Luzon:
Take C-5 Road to QMC then right to Visayas Avenue, then left to Congressional Ave., then right to Mindanao Avenue, then take Mindanao-NLEX link to destination, or vice versa;

Take C-5 to QMC then right to North Avenue, right to Mindanao Avenue, then the Mindanao-NLEX link to destination south of Luzon

* Rizal province:
from Bicutan interchange take DR A. Santos Avenue then straight ahead to C-6 to destination, or vice versa

* Cavite:
from South Superhighway take South Station Exit then straight ahead and take Daang Hari to destination

* Tagaytay:
From South Superhighway take Sta. Rosa Exit or Greenfield Exit

The MMDA, in coordination with various agencies, has created Task Force M.A.S.S. (Metro Alalay Semana Santa) to ensure the safe and convenient movement of motorists and commuters during the Holy Week, particularly in areas identified as convergence points of travelers such as provincial bus terminals, airports, and seaports.

The Task Force, composed of about 1,000 traffic enforcers, is headed by Assistant General Manager for Operation Emerson Carlos.

Holy Week

From Holy Monday (April 18), to Holy Wednesday (April 20), MMDA traffic enforcers will be posted at transport terminals and traffic choke points, and near churches and pilgrimage routes on Maundy Thursday (April 21), and Good Friday (April 22).

Tolentino said Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group (SCOG) and Parking Discipline Office (PDO) teams of the MMDA will assist traffic enforcers in managing traffic in major roads and critical areas.

With this year’s Holy Week coinciding with the school summer break, Tolentino said the MMDA is expecting a higher-than-usual number of vacationers, which would result in traffic congestion at exit points of Metro Manila and at land, sea, and air transport terminals.

He assured the agency’s traffic personnel will be on hand to assist motorists and commuters.

Saw this at: Pinoy Drayber FB

MMDA Anti-Littering Law (PART 3)

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Here is the final part of the MMDA anti-littering memorandum.

Hope you find it informative.

 

SECTION 3.

[CONDUCT AND TIME OF INSPECTION] of MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 is hereby amended to read as follows: a. That the strict implementation and supervision of this Regulation shall be done by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or its deputized representatives, agents and sanitary enforcers.

b. The conduct of regular inspection of residential and commercial establishments may be conducted daily from 7:00 o‟clock in the morning to 5:00 o‟clock in the afternoon to ascertain and establish whether the provision of this Regulation is strictly observed and followed.
SECTION 4.

[PENALTIES] is hereby amended to add paragraphs “c” and “d” to read as follows:

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c. Any person found violating Section 2, paragraph (i) hereof shall also be penalized by an administrative fine of ONE THOUSAND PESOS [P1,000.00] or community service of three (3) days.

In case of failure to pay the administrative fine, appropriate case(s) shall be filed with appropriate court, and upon conviction, the violator shall be penalized by a fine of TWO THOUSAND PESOS [P2,000.00] or imprisonment of seven (7) days to one (1) month.

d. Any person found violating Section 2, paragraph (j) hereof shall also be penalized by an administrative fine of FIVE HUNDRED PESOS [P500.00] or community service of one (1) day.

In case of failure to pay the administrative fine, appropriate case(s) shall be filed with appropriate court, and upon conviction, the violator shall be penalized by a fine of ONE THOUSAND PESOS [P1,000.00] or imprisonment of three (3) days to seven (7) days.
e. Any person liable under Section 4, paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of MMDA Regulation 96-009, as amended, who gave wrong information about his identity such as his name or address shall be prosecuted under Art. 178 of the Revised Penal Code.

SECTION 5.

Sec. 6 [DISPOSITION OF FINES] is hereby amended to read as follows: a. The fines collected in violation of this Regulation shall accrue in favor of the following:
1. 50% to MMDA and,
2. 50% to Local Government Unit concerned.
b. Assessment shall be made at the Environmental Regulations and Enforcement Service (ERES) and payment of fines shall be made at the Treasury Operations Service (TOS) of MMDA and the Treasurer‟s Office of the LGU concerned.

SECTION 5. The provisions of MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 and MMA Ordinance No. 16, s.1991 not contrary to this Regulation shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 6. Effectivity. This Regulation shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in Metropolitan Manila.
DONE this 6th day of May , 1999 in the City of Makati, Metropolitan Manila Philippines.

(Sgd.) JEJOMAR C. BINAY
Chairman

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

MMDA anti-littering law? You will find the continuations here. Section 2 of the revised law.

 

SECTION 2.

[PROHIBITED ACTS] of MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 is hereby amended as follows:

a) Delete the word “DUMP” in Sec. 2, paragraph (a) of MMDA Regulation 96-009.

b) Add the phrase “THE REMOVAL OF FALLEN TREE BRANCHES ON THE SIDEWALKS AND STREET GUTTERS FRONTING THEIR PREMISES AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1 OF MMDA REGULATION NO.96-009”after the word “including” in Section 2, paragraph (b) of MMDA Regulation 96-009.”

c) Change the word “plastic” to the word „APPROPRIATE” in Sec. 2, paragraph (c) of MMDA Regulation 96-009 d)

Amend Sec. 2, paragraph (d) of MMDA Regulation 96-009 to read as follows:
It is unlawful for any person to place construction materials without first securing a permit from MMDA or LGU concerned or dump construction wastes or debris , junk or under repair vehicles, dilapidated appliances and other immovable objects or any kind of materials in any part of the road, street or avenue or in any sidewalk which may obstruct or impede the vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Owners of junk/ abandoned vehicles shall be given ten (10) days to remove said vehicle. Such vehicles may be towed/ removed by MMDA and sold in public bidding on “as is where is” basis if the owner failed to remove the same after ten (10) day grace period has expired. The proceeds of the sale shall cover all the expenses incurred on the removal/ towing of said vehicle.

x x x

i. Add Section 2, paragraph (i) after Sec.2, par. (h) to read as follows:
It is unlawful for any person, owner, resident, lessee or occupant of covered places and its immediate surroundings, including cars or vehicles, to throw or empty-out or unload refuse/ waste of more than 1 cubic foot in a heap or mass.

j. Add Section 2, paragraph (j) to read as follows:
It is unlawful for any person, owner, operator, proprietor, manager, administrator of covered public places not to clean and maintain cleanliness of their respective places at all times, not to provide appropriate receptacles inside or within their premises and see to it that pest and vermin control is regularly undertaken to prevent and eradicate vector of diseases.

It pays to know more…..

Part 3 coming soon…:)

SECTION 2. Section 2 [PROHIBITED ACTS] of MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 is hereby amended as follows: a) Delete the word “DUMP” in Sec. 2, paragraph (a) of MMDA Regulation 96-009.
b) Add the phrase “THE REMOVAL OF FALLEN TREE BRANCHES ON THE SIDEWALKS AND STREET GUTTERS FRONTING THEIR PREMISES AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1 OF MMDA REGULATION NO.96-009”after the word “including” in Section 2, paragraph (b) of MMDA Regulation 96-009.”
c) Change the word “plastic” to the word „APPROPRIATE” in Sec. 2, paragraph (c) of MMDA Regulation 96-009 d) Amend Sec. 2, paragraph (d) of MMDA Regulation 96-009 to read as follows:
It is unlawful for any person to place construction materials without first securing a permit from MMDA or LGU concerned or dump construction wastes or debris , junk or under repair vehicles, dilapidated appliances and other immovable objects or any kind of materials in any part of the road, street or avenue or in any sidewalk which may obstruct or impede the vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Owners of junk/ abandoned vehicles shall be given ten (10) days to remove said vehicle. Such vehicles may be towed/ removed by MMDA and sold in public bidding on “as is where is” basis if the owner failed to remove the same after ten (10) day grace period has expired. The proceeds of the sale shall cover all the expenses incurred on the removal/ towing of said vehicle.
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i. Add Section 2, paragraph (i) after Sec.2, par. (h) to read as follows:
It is unlawful for any person, owner, resident, lessee or occupant of covered places and its immediate surroundings, including cars or vehicles, to throw or empty-out or unload refuse/ waste of more than 1 cubic foot in a heap or mass.
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j. Add Section 2, paragraph (j) to read as follows:
It is unlawful for any person, owner, operator, proprietor, manager, administrator of covered public places not to clean and maintain cleanliness of their respective places at all times, not to provide appropriate receptacles inside or within their premises and see to it that pest and vermin control is regularly undertaken to prevent and eradicate vector of diseases.

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Here is a copy of the Memorandum regarding the new anti-littering law implemented by the MMDA.

It is better to know than to be in the bliss of ignorance :).

Read on.

METRO MANILA COUNCIL

MMDA Regulation No. 99-006

AMENDING MMDA REGULATION NO. 96-009 ENTITLED REGULATION PROHIBITING LITTERING/DUMPING/THROWING OF GARBAGE, RUBBISH OR ANY KIND OF WASTE IN OPEN OR PUBLIC PLACES, AND REQUIRING ALL OWNERS, LESSEES, OCCUPANTS OF RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, WHETHER PRIVATE OR PUBLIC, TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN THE CLEANLINESS OF THEIR FRONTAGE AND IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

WHEREAS, the Metro Manila Council enacted in September 15, 1996 MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 prohibiting, among other things, littering, dumping and throwing of any kind of waste in open or public places;

WHEREAS, there is a need to amend MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 in order to differentiate dumping from littering to determine the appropriate imposable penalties thereof and address the problem on how to immediately dispose the junk vehicles which have been causing traffic congestion in many roads in the metropolis;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 6 of RA 7924, this Amendatory Regulation is hereby promulgated and adopted by the Council, that:

SECTION 1. Section 1 [DEFINITION OF TERMS] of MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 is hereby amended to add in the list the definitions of “Dumping” and “Littering“ to read as follows:

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k) DUMPING means to indiscriminately throw or empty-out or unload refuse/waste of more than 1 cubic foot from a dwelling unit, commercial building or office, whether public or private institution, car or vehicle in heap or mass into a place or location not designated as waste collection point or outside of the duly designated containers.

l) LITTERING means to make a place untidy by throwing or scattering in a careless manner small pieces of waste or refuse such as cigarette butts, candy wrappers, fruit and vegetable peelings and the like.

 

More info to come.

Abangan…..

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