As traffic along EDSA slowly gets sorted out by the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), local government units (LGUs) represented by mayors of cities in Metro Manila are asking the PNP-HPG to coordinate their efforts further in managing traffic on side streets leading to and from EDSA.
The Metro Manila Council, the policy-making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), composed of mayors of Metro Manila wants a more synchronized system between the HPG and traffic enforcers of LGUs especially in the cities of Caloocan, Quezon City, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Makati and Pasig.
"The Metro Manila Council wants a more harmonious relationship with the PNP-HGP. New policies should be thoroughly explained for proper implementation on EDSA," said MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino.
Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos congratulated HPG director Chief Supt. Arnold Gunnacao for the job done on EDSA but cited Shaw Boulevard as an example of secondary streets that need looking after as well.
"Traffic on secondary roads like Shaw Boulevard, extend from Crossing all the way to Manila sometimes," said Abalos.
Manila Vice Mayor Franciso "Isko Moreno" Domagoso, who represented Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada, suggested a unified the ticketing system.
"We hope to have one penalty, one ticket and one law for (the) Metro in terms of traffic management," said Domagoso.