QC footbridge with cable wires in viral video not open to public — MMDA

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 06:04 PM February 17, 2019


I don't know which is more dangerous – crossing the busy Mindanao Ave/Congressional Ave intersection below or the newly built elevated pedestrian walk that has utility wires on the path that force you to dance tinikling.

Pio Gerona Fortuno Jr. 发布于 2019年2月14日周四


MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) clarified on Sunday that the footbridge seen in a viral video that had cable wires in the middle of its path is not yet open to the public.

According to MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia, the footbridge has a huge sign stating that the footbridge is not yet ready to use.

“Ito pong footbridge na ito, hindi pa bukas. May harang po yan,” Garcia said in an interview with dzMM.

“Ang ginawa po siguro nitong mga malisyosong kababayan natin ay tinanggal yung harang, dumaan sila, at vinideo,” he added.

Garcia was reacting to a viral post by a netizen where it could be seen that cable wires were blocking the way of pedestrians using the footbridge.

The footbridge is located along Congressional Avenue in Quezon City. Since its posting last February 14, the video now has more than 6,200 reactions and 14,000 shares.

Garcia also said that MMDA engineers have been trying to track who are the owners of the utility cables were since the start of its construction.


“Pag hindi nila tinanggal yan, kami na mismo ang puputol d’yan,” Garcia warned.

Owners of the controversial cable wires have until Thursday to remove the cables. /je

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