After a year since its withdrawal, the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (i-ACT) has redeployed the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) back in EDSA. This is to help the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic constables in disciplining and apprehending erring motorists.
Part of i-ACT’s initiative to address traffic problems in the metro, PNP-HPG units were deployed in EDSA from P. Tuazon to Connecticut/White Plains in Quezon City.
As of writing, MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos reported that more than 20 PNP-HPG personnel had already been deployed in the area. He added that 40 more PNP-HPG personnel were positioned in other common choke points along EDSA.
The Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) is considered to be one of the most congested thoroughfare in Metro Manila. It serves as an access road for people from the north and south of the metro toward their jobs and school. With the Christmas season approaching, we could expect that EDSA traffic will get worse. As what most people love to say, "you’ll find ‘forever’ in EDSA."