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No more commute? Ruffy Biazon can’t leave car in Makati due to MMDA’s driver-only vehicle ban

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Muntinlupa City congressman Ruffy Biazon is now hesitant to commute because of the Metro Manila Development Authority’s new policy banning driver-only vehicles along Edsa on rush hour.

Biazon said on Thursday that he used to commute to the House of Representatives when traffic was bad by leaving his car in Makati and taking the MRT.

“I can’t do that now. My driver will be apprehended due to driver-only ban on EDSA. Looks like I’ll be late for a transport committee hearing today,” he said.

However, Biazon said in a subsequent tweet that he reached the House after spending a little over an hour on the road.

“That’s about 45 minutes shorter than my usual minimum 2 hours from Muntinlupa to Batasan,” he said.

Under MMDA Regulation No. 18-005, driver-only vehicles are banned from passing through Edsa starting from Balintawak, Quezon City to Magallanes in Makati from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The MMDA plans to implement the policy on August 23 after a week-long dry run that started on August 15.