The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is fully committed to ridding the metropolis of illegally parked vehicles and sidewalk vendors and other obstructions after releasing the result of their efforts last month.

According to the MMDA, they have towed a total of 1,006 vehicles between July 1 to 31 straight to their impounding area in Pasig City and issued citations to owners.

Illegally parked vehicles are fined Php 500 while stalled units are penalized Php 200.

Most of the units towed were from Quezon City, Manila and Caloocan.

Members of the MMDA Towing Operation and Anti-Illegal Parking groups, personnel from the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group compose the 55-man team clearing the 17 Mabuhay Lanes.

These routes go through the cities of Mandaluyong, San Juan, Makati, Manila and Quezon City and cover roads that lead to commercial areas like Baclaran in Parañaque, Greenhills in San Juan, Divisoria and Carriedo in Manila.

The MMDA is requesting local government units to strictly implement the ‘no-parking’ rule on the street and also warns motorists that they will keep monitoring these areas and tow vehicles that are found to be illegally parked.