Monday, May 7, 2012

MRU929 responded to Pantok incident

The Meycauayan Rescue 929 (MRU929) responded to a call from control 101 regarding an accident involving a motorcycle vehicle with two male victims. The accident happened at Pantok brgy. road, this City at around 3 p.m when the driver lose control of the motorcycle causing it to hit the concrete pavement with his bare face without wearing crash helmet. The driver suffered severe head injuries and his passenger suffers few abrasions.

 MRU929 brought the victims to the Nazarenus Hospital for further treatment.

10 Things That Drivers Should Know

10 Things That Drivers Should Know

  1. MMDA Enforcers are not allowed to group together while apprehending a motorist. They are not even allowed to stand together in groups of two (2) or more, except in actual times of special operations (e.g. apprehending groups of smoke-belching/colorum buses).
  2. Swerving is not a traffic violation per se. It is defined as a movement wherein vehicles shift from a lane to another. However, it can constitute the offense of reckless driving if it is done without precautions (e.g. swerving in an abrupt and careless manner, swerving without the use of signals, swerving across solid lines).

    Swerving can also constitute the offense of Disregarding Traffic Signs if there are signs present that explicitly prohibit swerving in the area.
  3. A driver's license cannot be confiscated by a Traffic Enforcer during traffic apprehensions except on the following situations:

    1. The driver was involved in a traffic accident
    2. The driver has accumulated three (3) or more unsettled violations
    3. The driver has been apprehended for the following violations:

    • Allowing another person to use driver's license
    • Broken sealing wire
    • Broken taximeter seal
    • Colorum operation (cargo/passenger vehicle)
    • Driving against traffic
    • Fake driver's license
    • Fake/altered taximeter seal
    • Fake/altered sealing wire
    • Fast/defective/non-operational/tampered taxi meter
    • Flagged up meter
    • Illegal or unauthorized counter-flow
    • Illegal transfer of plates/tags/stickers
    • Joined/reconnected sealing wire
    • No driver's ID
    • Ignoring Organized Bus Route (OBR) interval timers (for 2nd offense)
    • Skipping or bypassing designated OBR terminals or loading bays (for 2nd offense)
    • Operating on contractual basis
    • Out of line operation
    • Overcharging (with or without conductor) (for the 2nd offense)
    • Overspeeding
    • Refusal to convey passengers to destination/trip-cutting (Taxis and Public Utility Vehicles)
    • Refusal to render service to public (Taxis and Public Utility Vehicles)
    • Tampered sealing wire
    • Tampered taximeter seal
    • Tampering of OR/CR/CPC & other documents (spurious documents)
    • Undue preference/unjust discrimination
    • Using motor vehicle in commission of crime
    The above-mentioned administrative violations also require a minimum of 2 hours seminar (for the drivers) at the Traffic Academy.

    However, any driver who has committed three (3) or more unpaid violations, whether administrative or moving, shall also be subject to attending seminars, whose length shall be based on the results of the diagnostic exam (exam that will determine the contents of the seminar progress), which will be administered by the Agency.

    *Note: If the license is to be confiscated, the Traffic Enforcer should inform the driver of the reason/s for the confiscation and the ticket validity.

    If the driver refuses to surrender his driver's license, his plate may be detached pursuant to Section 74 & 75, MC 89-105.
  4. Private Vehicles are not allowed to use the yellow lane except when they are about to turn - provided that they start shifting lanes upon seeing the transition lane (broken white lines painted diagonally), that you can see around 50 meters away from an intersection. However, selective apprehension of private vehicles using the yellow lane is highly prohibited.
    The yellow lanes (1st and 2nd lanes in EDSA) are only for City Buses. City Buses are not allowed to go beyond the yellow lanes. If they do so, they will be apprehended for violating the yellow lane policy.
    Provincial buses are also not allowed to use the yellow lane. Instead, they are encouraged to use the third lane.
  5. Each Traffic Enforcer has his/her own written mission order issued by the MMDA Central Admin. Apprehended drivers are free to ask for the apprehending officer's mission order, which includes his area of responsibility, time of duty, official function. It also indicates whether or not the enforcer is authorized to issue tickets.
  6. Traffic Enforcers should issue TVR in complete uniform, with visible nameplates. Traffic Enforcers are instructed to accomplish the TVR (Traffic Violation Receipt) without any delay or argument on the road, so as to avoid traffic congestion.
  7. The Apprehending Enforcer is allowed to issue another TVR for Towing Fee. If the owner of the impounded vehicle fails to release his vehicle after payment of fine in the stipulated date, the impounding officer shall issue a separate TVR indicating no. of days it has remained at the impounding area.
  8. Before apprehending, the Traffic Enforcer should flag down the vehicle and lead it to the roadside where it will not obstruct the flow of traffic. Traffic Enforcers should courteously inform the driver of his violation.
  9. Traffic Enforcers are not allowed to ask drivers to alight from their vehicles while the apprehension is taking place. Most importantly, Traffic Enforcers are not allowed to ask or receive bribe money.
  10. During traffic apprehensions, the following can be considered as a valid driver's license:

  • ID Plastic Card
  • DLR / Temporary Driver's License
  • TOP (Temporary Operator's Permit)
  • International Driver's License
  • Foreign License
The Traffic Enforcer should exercise extra diligence in verifying the veracity of the data or documents presented.
If you encounter any Traffic Enforcer violating any of these, get the name of the Traffic Enforcer indicated on his/her name plate, and submit a letter of complaint addressed to the Traffic Adjudication Board (TAB), MMDA Bldg. EDSA cor. Orense St. Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City, within 5 days after the apprehension.
In case you are involved in an argument with a Traffic Enforcer, call the MMDA Hotline 136, or the Metrobase at 0917-561-8711. Ask the Metrobase to send inspectors to go to the place where the argument is taking place for proper investigation.
You may also e-mail complaints against erring Traffic Enforcers to the MMDA thru Include full details of the incident (attach photos or videos if possible), so that they will be able to act promptly on the matter.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

LTO SMS Service - TextLTO

TextLTO, a mobile query facility, enables the public to inquire about requirement for various LTO transactions by texting "LTOHELP" to 2600; this service number applies to all mobile networks. A set of keywords guides users toward their desired transactions.

Back then, you’d either have to go to an LTO office and fill-out documents for you to be able to get info about a vehicle or had to know someone from inside to cut red tape – faster processing.
Now, these infos are just “one text away”.

To get info about the vehicle, send the following to 2600:
On your cellphone text this message:


ABC123 stands for your vehicle’s PLATE NUMBER ( Philippines )


SEND to 2600 and wait for auto-generated reply then save to your phone.

(An amount of P2.50 (SMART/GLOBE) or P2.00 (SUN) will be charged when you send to 2600)

A reply message from 2600 will inform you the following about the plate number:

Car Plate:
Date of Last Registered:
LTO Apprehension: if any
LTO Alarm: if any

You could also check for license details.

LTOVEHICLE11 digit license number

Now this is verrrrry helpful in making inquiries faster.. and if you are buying a second hand car, you can now verify the details first fast and easy.
As you can see from the above info,  no name or address was given. So invasion of privacy is not an issue here.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Official  Application form  download here:


The City Government of Meycauayan will be staging the 2nd RUN to HEAL Program on September 22, 2011 with the theme “Healthy Environment Action for Life thru Harmony”.

The activity aims to create more awareness on the HEAL Meycauayan River Project, a major environmental program of the city government to enjoin the citizens in helping clean the Meycauayan River. Hence, the activity which is spearheaded by the Office of the City Mayor will gather all government agencies, business sector, NGO’s, academe and all other private individuals to participate.

Indicated below are the assembly points together with their assembly time & gun start time corresponding to their categories. Also, the end point for all categories is the Patio of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Barangay Poblacion.

Assembly Point
Assembly Time
Gun Start
End Point
8 K
Meyc. City Hall, Brgy. Camalig
5:00 AM
5:30 AM
Brgy. Poblacion
5 K
Muralla Road, Brgy. Iba
3 K
Supima / Nestle, Brgy. Malhacan
1 K
Back Gate of St. Mary’s College
of Meycauayan., Brgy. Saluysoy

In this regard, we are cordially inviting you to be one of our partners in pursuing this worthwhile endeavor.

Should you need further details and clarifications, please feel free to call us at the Secretariat Office at telephone number (044) 258-1254.

We look forward to your favorable response and active participation in this project.

Very truly yours,

City Consultant / Chairman

City Administrator / Co-Chairman


1.      All Participants are required to complete and sign the Official Entry Form containing the Registration, Waiver & Confirmation.
2.      Submission of the Official Entry Form, Waiver & Confirmation Slip filled up & duly signed together with the Participants’ agreements to abide by the rules and regulations of the “RUN TO HEAL  2”  should be submitted on or before September 1, 2011 at the Secretariat Office (Information & Community Relations, 3rd Flr., Meyc. City Hall, Camalig) at telephone number (044) 258-1254 / Office of the City Administrator Lourdes V. Pandico, Ph.D./Co-Chairman “RUN TO HEAL 2”
3.      While every reasonable precaution will be taken by the Organizers to ensure the Participants’ safety, it is understood that Participants run at their own risks and the Organizers shall not be responsible or held liable for any injury, disability or death arising from training or occurring during participation in the race. Participants are strongly encouraged to undergo medical check-up and/or consult medical practitioners prior to registration and before the actual race day.
4.      Participants must wear the assigned Bib Numbers on their chests. Participants not wearing Bib Numbers will be taken off the course by security officers and will not be allowed to cross the finish line.
5.      Partial road closure will be lifted after 30 minutes from the start of the race. However, participants will then continue on the footpath with the official vehicles on the side.
6.      Participant must retire from the race immediately, if required to do so by any member of the official medical staff, Race Director, and Security Officer.
7.      Pets, bicycles, in-line skates, prams, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers and any other wheel run objects are not allowed on the course other than official race and medical vehicles.
8.      Once registration has been duly processed, there will be no entry fee refund for Participants who for whatever reason do not eventually take part in the 1K, 3K 5K  & 8K Fun Run.
9.      There will be no entry fee refund if the event is cancelled on account of force majeure or for causes beyond the reasonable control of the Organizers.
10.   The Organizers reserve the right to use any photographs (including those of Participants), motion pictures, recordings or any other media records of the Fun Run for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising, without giving monetary consideration to any Participant.
11.   The Organizers reserve the right to limit and/or refuse entries without giving any reason.
12.   The Organizers will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete entry details.
13.   Race category and race entry are strictly non-transferable.
14.   Participants who start before the actual start time of the Race will be disqualified. (Please refer to start time of the race).
15.   Participants below 18 years old must have the waiver signed by the parents.
16.   All winners must be physically present and must show valid I.D’s to receive their awards and prizes during the awarding ceremony. The Organizers shall have the right to forfeit the prizes (whether in cash or in kind) of winners who are not physically present during the awarding ceremony.
17.   The organizers’ decision is final.
18.   Winners’ disputes and appeals must be made on-the-spot within 30 minutes after the announcement of the results or immediately after the prize presentation, whichever comes first.
19.   Participants’ disputes and appeals regarding the results must be submitted in written format, including electronic mail within 3 days of race day.
20.   The Organizers reserve the right to require the Participants to present official documents necessary to support the disputes or appeals made.

8 K
5 K
3 K
1 K

1st  - P 12,000
1st  -   P  8,000
1st  - P  5,000
1st  - P   3,000
2nd -      8,000
2nd -       5,000
2nd -     3,000
2nd -      2,000
3rd -       5,000
3rd -       3,000
3rd -      2,000
3rd -       1,000

1st  - P  8,000
1st  - P  5,000
1st  - P  3,500
1st  - P  2,000
2nd -     4,000
2nd -     3,000
2nd -    2,000
2nd -     1,500
3rd -      2,000
3rd -      2,000
3rd -     1,000
3rd -      1,000

1st  - P  2,500
1st  - P   1,500
2nd -    1,500
2nd -      1,000
3rd -     1,000
3rd -          500

·   All winners will be receiving the Eduardo Alarilla Award Medal
·   All participants will be receiving the Certificate of Participation

Official  Application form  download here:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Earthquake Drills. Why it is important?

The NDRRC will conduct a simultaneous nationwide 1st Quarter earthquake drill on February 17, 2011 at 9:30.  The objective of the drill is to test the preparedness of governments buildings, private business/commercial establishments, public and private hospitals and other establishment in the area in responding to a strong earthquake as well as the effectiveness of the Guidelines on How to Conduct Earthquake Drills issued by the PHIVOLCS.

The program will simultaneously start nationwide at 9:30 AM to showcase critical emergency response operation with the "Golden Hour" (1st 72 hours) such as suppression, collapsed structure search and rescue, mass casualty incident management and evacuation, among others

Locally, Some 400 government employees of the City of Meycauayan 
will be participating in the said earthquake drill in the city. Also included in the list of city wide participants are public and private schools, Business/Commercial Establishments, which have enjoined to participate. 

Members of the tri-media are encouraged to cover the conduct of the drill to add value to this exercise’s objective of increasing public awareness.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Official Entry Form for Run To Heal

To join the fun run, please download the official entry form and the terms and conditions at:

Ilog Nati'y muling buhayin! Mahalin at Pagyamanin!

Monday, September 6, 2010



Everyone is invited you to “RUN TO HEAL”, a fund raising activity of the City Government of Meycauayan, Bulacan together with the different sectors: Business, Academe, Government, NGOs and Private Individual Organizations which will be held on September 22, 2010 at 5:00 A.M. in line with the priority environmental program of the City Mayor, Hon. Joan Velasco-Alarilla.

The proceeds of this activity will go to HEAL (Healthy Environmental Actions for Life) Meycauayan River Rehabilitation Project.

The aforementioned project was initiated by the Late Former Mayor Eduardo Alarilla way back in the year 2000. In alignment with his vision, the incumbent City Mayor, Hon. Joan Velasco-Alarilla vows to continue the legacy and strongly believes that the project will create awareness amongst all the stakeholders. It is high time for all of us to join forces towards its attainment.

The Assembly Point will be at Meycauayan City Hall, Barangay Camalig, City of Meycauayan, Bulacan and the End Point will be at Patio of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Barangay Poblacion, City of Meycauayan, Bulacan, in which a short program and signing of the Pledge of Commitment will be held after the race.

For further inquiry, please contact the following point persons: Mr. Jay delos Reyes (044) 258-1008 / Ms. Loy Alarilla (044) 258-1254.

We strongly believe that the success of the project is through our joint efforts for the good of all Meycaue├▒os especially the people of the next generation.

Mabuhay ang Lungsod ng Meycauayan!