Did You Know: MMDA history
Presidential Decree No. 824, signed on Nov. 7, 1975 by then President Ferdinand Marcos, created the Metro Manila Commission (MMC) which was the predecessor of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
On Jan. 9, 1990, the MMC became the Metro Manila Authority by virtue of Executive Order No. 392.
On March 1, 1995, through Republic Act No. 7924, the office was given its present name.
The late Malabon Mayor Prospero Oreta was the first MMDA chair.
The main MMDA office is at Edsa corner Orense Street in Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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