The Manila International Airport Authority has sought the assistance of Metro Manila Development Authority due to the rampant illegally parked vehicles at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport complex
Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Task Force on Clearing Operations on Monday conducted clearing operations by towing illegally- parked vehicles and apprehending colorum motorcycles or commonly known as "habal-habal" and other colorum vehicles at major thoroughfares near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the operator of NAIA, and the MMDA agreed to get rid of and address rampant violations of colorum and illegally parked vehicles at the country's main gateway complex.
"We thank the MMDA for their willingness to help us in solving this problem that has been hounding the airport complex for years," MIAA General Manager Cesar Chiong said.
The MMDA Task Force, led by Edison "Bong" Nebrija, in collaboration with the MIAA Traffic Police Division, the Pasay local government unit, the I-ACT and other member agencies "shall continue to undertake more frequent spot operations to keep them out of the NAIA."
The airport manager sought the assistance of the MMDA following the heavy traffic around the NAIA complex during the Christmas peak.
The airport authority added that "the MIAA and MMDA shall impose sanctions, fines and penalties to violators pursuant to existing laws without prejudice to filing of appropriate charges in court."
The MMDA report as shared with MIAA, showed a total of 35 violations, 29 of them were issued tickets.
In addition to this, 13 vehicles were towed another 13 were impounded.
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