Metro Briefs : MMDA traffic fix focuses on 3rd school: La Salle Green Hills
MMDA traffic fix focuses on 3rd school: La Salle Green Hills
SINCE the start of classes at La Salle Green Hills in Mandaluyong City on Monday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has issued 34 tickets to drivers who parked their vehicles on the sidewalk.
A total of 15 vehicles which were left unattended for more th an five minutes were also towed, the agency reported on Thursday.
“We want to show motorists that we are determined to continue this and it will not be a one-time thing,” MMDA Traffic Discipline Office head Cris Saruca said.
For the past weeks, the MMDA has been coordinating with officials of schools located on major thoroughfares as part of its efforts to ease traffic flow in Metro Manila.
It recently signed an agreement with Ateneo de Manila University for a shuttle bus service for high school students which is currently on a two-week trial run.
Beginning July 4, the MMDA will also implement a new traffic flow scheme on ADB Avenue and Poveda Street in the Ortigas area to prevent traffic buildup on Edsa due to students being dropped off or picked up at Saint Pedro Poveda College in Quezon City.
According to Saruca, 20 MMDA personnel and five tow trucks will be permanently deployed to Ortigas Avenue on a daily basis to ensure that the thoroughfare, particularly the area near La Salle Green Hills, will be free of obstructions. Maricar B. Brizuela
Caloocan road crash kills mother and son
A WOMAN and her 25-year-old son died in Caloocan City after a passenger jeepney hit the tricycle that was taking them to a market early Wednesday morning.
The tricycle driver was also injured. Rosela Buenaflor, 53, and her son Marvin, residents of Minuyan, Norzagaray, Bulacan province, succumbed to their injuries before rescuers could reach the crash site on Quirino Highway, in front of Guadanoville Subdivision in Barangay 183.
The police said the victims were in a tricycle driven by Jack Inductivo around 1:30 a.m. when it was hit and dragged for several meters by a Palmera-Novaliches jeepney driven by Charles Calo Jr.
The officer on the case, P03 Michael Calora, said the jeepney tried to overtake the tricycle.
The driver was arrested to face criminal charges but the Inquirer learned on Thursday that Rosela’s husband was open to a settlement should Calo shoulder the funeral expenses.
The mother and son died while on their way to Commonwealth Market to buy goods to be resold at their own market stall in Norzagaray. Ritzchelle Belenzo