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MMDA to deploy over 2,000 personnel for Holy Week

More than 2,000 personnel will be deployed to major thoroughfares and transportation hubs during the Holy Week, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Wednesday.
“Handa na po kami mag-deploy ng 2,104 personnel para bantayan ang mga pangunahing lansangan sa Metro Manila, lalo na po sa mga lugar na malapit sa bus terminals, airports, at sea ports,” MMDA spokesperson Mel Carunungan said at a televised public briefing.
(We are ready to deploy 2,104 personnel to monitor major roads in Metro Manila, especially those near bus terminals, airports, and sea ports.)
Carunungan said MMDA acting chairperson Romando Artes ordered that their personnel would not be allowed to take a day off or be absent on April 5, 6, 7, and 10.
Skeleton staff will be on duty from April 7 to 9.
A multi-agency command center will be set up and will start monitoring the situation in major transport hubs on April 3, according to Carunungan.
The center will be composed of the MMDA, Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, and the Philippine National Police.
The MMDA had earlier announced that the number-coding scheme in the National Capital Region (NCR) would be suspended from April 6 to 10, which were declared holidays. —VBL, GMA Integrated News