MANILA Another petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, this time by Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, seeking to stop the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) from implementing its ban against provincial buses from plying along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa).
Salceda, in his petition, questioned MMDA Regulation No 19-002 which prohibits or revoked permits of provincial public utility bus terminals and operators along Edsa, one of the most congested roads in Metro Manila.
Salceda said the regulation is "anti-poor" because only the provincial commuters will be affected and not the traffic.
He cited the 3,300 provincial buses, 12,000 city buses and more than 247,000 private vehicles pass along Edsa every day.
He insisted the traffic congestion in Edsa during office hours are caused by private vehicles and city public buses.
Ako Bikol party-list earlier asked the SC for a temporary restraining order against the MMDA regulation. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency