MMDA to deploy more than 2,000 personnel for May 9 polls

ASSIST. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) deploys more than 2,000 personnel for the 2016 polls.

ASSIST. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) deploys more than 2,000 personnel for the 2016 polls.

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA) is set to deploy more than 2,000 personnel starting Friday, May 6, until Tuesday, May 10, as part of its traffic management plans for the 2016 elections.

In a statement, MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos said that 2,664 employees from the agency’s different units will be dispatched to direct traffic around polling precincts, the Commission on Elections, and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), where votes for the senatorial and party-list elections will be canvassed.

Additional MMDA personnel will also be manning bus terminals, sea ports, and exit points to and from the Philippine capital, such as North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Coastal Road, McArthur Highway, Marcos Highway, Mindanao Avenue, and A. Bonifacio Drive. 

Carlos said that enforcers will be dispatched to man roads surrounding venues where candidates are holding their final campaign rallies on Saturday, May 7. (READ: Expect heavy traffic near miting de avance venues on May 7)

Meanwhile, after elections, the MMDA is set to conduct cleaning operations in various schools and polling precincts in line with the government's "Basura-Free Election 2016" drive.  Rappler.com