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Top Gear Philippines Philippine Car News - MMDA asks Comelec to regulate election campaigns on major roads

With the barangay elections on October 28 drawing near, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has filed a petition with the Commission on Elections seeking to regulate the use of Metro Manila's major thoroughfares for political motorcades and caravans.

In the petition, MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino noted that conducting election-related activities like campaigns and caravans on major thoroughfares will greatly affect the flow of traffic. Tolentino is seeking the Comelec's approval to authorize and deputize the MMDA in assisting the poll body in regulating the use of roads for campaign motorcades and caravans during the election period.

"Our proposal is not intended to prohibit any election-campaign activity, but merely to regulate the use of major roads," Tolentino added.

The major roads identified by the MMDA in its petition are:

* C-5
* Quezon Avenue
* Marcos Highway
* Commonwealth Avenue
* España Boulevard
* E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue
* Ramon Magsaysay Avenue
* President Quirino Avenue
* Aurora Boulevard
* Ortigas Avenue
* Shaw Boulevard
* MIA Road
* Domestic Road
* Andrews Avenue
* South Super Highway
* Taft Avenue
* Roxas Boulevard
* Araneta Avenue
* A.H. Lacson Street
* Rizal Avenue
* Katipunan Avenue
* A. Bonifacio Avenue

During the midterm election in April, the MMDA filed a similar petition, which the Comelec approved.

"I am optimistic that Comelec will again grant our request, as it is really necessary," Tolentino added. "Those election-related activities, if not regulated, will cripple the major roads of Metro Manila and cause inconvenience to the public."

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