Tuesday, February 05, 2008

MMDA implements Pink Line Project
The MMDA has started towing vehicles and clearing obstacles violating their "pink lines" in their latest effort to clear the sidewalks. The drivers who were caught parking illegally on the sidewalks complained that they were not adequately informed by the MMDA about the policy.

Now, if they were parallel parked on the sidewalk, then obviously that's illegal parking. But if they were in they were parked in a driveway that extended to the sidewalk, then that's kinda iffy. I mean, it would just be proper for the MMDA to give people time to "fix" their garages/driveways, since it was lack of proper enforcement of this particular law that led to this situation in the first place.

Anyway, here's a video from GMANews.TV that explains the pink line policy:

New LTO chief opens doors to public
Alberto Suansing, the new head of the LTO, has announced that the public is welcome to go to him directly for any LTO-related complaints.

Hopefully, he'll provide the public with an email address or an online forum that the public can use.

Monday, February 04, 2008

In Manila this morning, a traffic enforcer flagged down a car and, true-to-form, asked for kotong. Unfortunately for him, the occupant was none other than the new head of the LTO, Alberto Suansing. Playing along, Suansing gave in and handed over the money first, then introduced himself.

Hahahahaha! Kawawang tao!

No details on whether he was flagged down 'cos of a real violation, who the enforcer is, or what will happen to him.

Anyway, read the article here.

Got this from Autoindustriya.com.

A new commemorative plate from Gawad Pulis Kalinga is now available. Validity is from January 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.
Are these commemorative plates really good for traffic enforcement or police activities?

Friday, February 01, 2008

No need for BF stickers
Parañaque mayor Jun Bernabe, Jr. has announced that an existing ordinance allows all residents and non-residents with vehicles to freely enter BF Homes gates located within the city. These gates include those on the main gates on Aguirre, Elizalde and El Grande.

As for gates located in Las Piñas, Jimmy Castillano, chief of the Las Piñas Public Information Office, has said that access to the Southland, Mariposa, and Concha Cruz gates are covered by "friendship stickers," which are given to Las Piñas residents for free. Also, Las Piñas mayor Nene Aguilar has ordered UBFHAI guards to vacate all BF gates located in the city.

So, anyone can enter from Parañaque, but can they exit at Las Piñas? What about Alabang residents? Can they pass the Las Piñas side? This is kinda confusing.

MMDA admits that their enforcers are incompetent
The MMDA has offered early retirement packages to 700 of its personnel, after realizing that almost half of their enforcers are incompetent.

Ngayon lang ba nila napansin 'to?!?