MMDA to deploy 1,500 personnel for Undas
MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy about 1,500 personnel for the upcoming Undas celebration, its acting chairman Carlo Dimayuga III said on Tuesday.
Dimayuga said personnel from the agency’s Traffic Discipline Office, Road Emergency Group, Metro Parkways Clearing Group, and Task Force Special Operations, among others, will be dispatched to key locations in Metro Manila from October 28 until November 2.
“The MMDA is all set to undertake measures on traffic management, clean-up operations, road emergency and public assistance, and clearing of road obstructions in preparation for Undas,” Dimayuga said in a statement.
Aside from bus terminals, MMDA personnel will be deployed to major thoroughfares leading to cemeteries and transportation hubs, while other agency personnel will be assigned to clear all forms of obstructions on major roads, particularly those leading to cemeteries.
The agency will also set up public assistance centers with tents and ambulances to provide public assistance and rescue services at Metro Manila’s five major cemeteries, including Manila North Cemetery, South Cemetery, Loyola Memorial Park, Bagbag Public Cemetery, and San Juan Public Cemetery.
Meanwhile, the number coding scheme is suspended on October 31 and November 1 (All Saints’ Day), both special non-working holidays.
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