MMDA Installed U-Turn Sign After ReadingWhen In Manila Article
It’s results like these that make citizen journalism worth doing. A few weeks ago, we wrote a story about a potential way for policemen to extort money from motorists. The story was based on a post going around Facebook.
According to the poster:
Watch out for this trap along #commonwealthavenue there isn’t a “no u-turn” sign anywhere but when you do it there are #mmda personnel on the otherside to apprehend you… its been this way for months and looks like a great #extortion raket… tsktsk @mmda is this your mandate?… to lure motorists? this is why you don’t get any respect as a government agency because this kind of shit happens….
Recently, we received feedback from MMDA on Facebook, saying that after reading our post, they installed a new sign! According to the message we received:
Hello, When in Manila! In response to your article about a Commonwealth u-turn slot, we coordinated your concern with our Commonwealth Traffic Enforcement and Traffic Engineering Center and had a U-turn sign installed. Thank you very much!
Now that is action! It feels good to know that even if news is rampant about the government being ineffective, there are still agencies that are committed to doing their job and serving the people. Their Twitter account is also a helpful guide on traffic situations in Metro Manila (tip: you can also ask about traffic situations and alternative routes).
Great job, MMDA! We hope we can work together to make a better Metro Manila with you!
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MMDA Installed U-Turn Sign After Reading When In Manila Article