No Christmas leaves for MMDA personnel – spokesperson

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 02:06 PM December 18, 2018
edsa HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE SCHEME / AUGUST 15, 2018 Traffic enforcers of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) monitors vehicles along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) at the start of the weeklong dry run on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) traffic scheme. The scheme aims to reduce the volume of vehicles especially private cars along EDSA during rush hours as it prohibits vehicles with drivers only to pass through the highway. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Traffic enforcers of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) monitor vehicles along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has barred its officials and employees from going on any kind of leave during the Christmas season.

MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said Tuesday that all leaves were being disapproved for their personnel to fully monitor the traffic around the metropolis.


“Sa mga panahong ganito, kagaya ng Christmas, kakailanganin kami. So, walang absent at walang magpa-file ng leave,” Pialago said in an interview with dzBB when asked if MMDA Chair Danny Lim has approved any leaves.

According to Pialago, enforcers could not predict the time and place where traffic could build up.


She added that there were instances when traffic would be smooth during rush hours.

“Dynamic yung traffic. Hindi mo alam sa pagkakataon na ito maluwag yung kabilang bound, southbound naman yung masikip,” she said.

“Wala na kasing pinipiling oras kung kailan luluwag, kailan sisikip. May mga araw rin na rush hour pero maluwag. Pero may mga araw na kahit tanghali hindi gumagalaw yung mga sasakyan,” Pialago added. /cbb

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