The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start Oplan Kaluluwa today, October 27, in preparation for Filipinos travelling to celebrate All Soul’s and All Saint’s Day this coming weekend.
Oplan Kaluluwa is a comprehensive program that involves traffic management in and around cemeteries and bus terminals, emergency medical service and even the cleaning of Manila North and South cemeteries.
Working with several government agencies and local government units, the MMDA will also assist in maintaining the peace and order situation on the roads as well.
Assistance booths will be set up at bus terminals in Araneta Center, Edsa-Cubao, Edsa-Pasay Taft, Edsa-Balintawak, Mindanao Avenue, Dangwa and Sampaloc, Manila along with the Southwest Integrated Provincial Terminal in Paranaque, which services as a terminal for buses plying the Cavite-Laguna-Batangas route.
More than 2,400 of the MMDA’s traffic personnel will be deployed in key areas of the city including routes to and from cemeteries to be able to manage the massive traffic flow that is expected.