By Jel Santos
In response to numerous complaints received by the President’s hotline 8888, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) removed yesterday obstructions constricting the flow of vehicles along a major thoroughfare in Barangay 432 in Manila City.
Danilo Lim, MMDA chairman, said he and his team composed of the agency’s Special Operations Task Group members and Manila City Anti-Illegal Parking Operations Team cleared the whole stretch of Geronimo Street in Barangay 432-Zone 44, Sampaloc, of road obstacles.
Hotline 8888 received many complaints regarding obstructions where Ospital ng Sampaloc is located, Lim said.
The MMDA, during the operations, did not spare food stalls, eateries, sari-sari stores built on portions of Geronimo Street. All were dismantled in spite of residents’ plea for a longer period of time to tear down their stands voluntarily.