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MMDA calls on villages to use sandbags vs flooding


After proving that the sandbagging technique was effective during Typhoon Glenda, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino encouraged the different barangays (villages) in Metro Manila to practice the flood-control method.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: MMDA on staying safe during Typhoon Glenda

“Let’s be alert and be prepared for the expected landfall of Typhoon ‘Glenda’ [on Tuesday night]. Our personnel are now monitoring the situation, especially in low-lying areas. Just to be safe, please stay indoors.”—Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chair Francis Tolentino

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘No work in gov’t offices, number coding lifted in NCR on Wednesday’

MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

Due to Typhoon ‘Glenda’, work in all government offices in Metro Manila is suspended on Wednesday, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino announced Tuesday.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Beware of 22 most flood-prone streets

Vehicles cross a flooded street in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

It’s always an advantage to know the big picture—but good luck on this one.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Infographics,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Jaywalkers face higher fine, dirty job in esteros


To further discourage jaywalking, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will soon raise the fine from P200 to P500 on top of requiring violators to clean an estero for three hours instead of making them attend a disaster seminar.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »