[From a recent email by the new UBFHAI president, Antonio Tinsay.
Mr. Tinsay was the former head of the UBFHAI Water Committee at the height of the resident’s agitation for the entry of Maynilad water in the the village.]
“Addressing the horrendous traffic problem inside the village is a major concern of the present board and leadership of UBFHAI. Some of the short term measures we have already taken to mitigate the problem since we asumed office last July 17 are:
First, to not allow incoming deliveries during the morning rush hours;
Second, with the help of the mayor of Parañaque, MMDA will soon install traffic lights in the Concha Cruz/Elizalde and the President Avenue / Elizalde interesections;
Third, we have asked Maynilad to direct their contractors to fast track the restoration work regarding diggings,
Fourth, we have asked MMDA and they have scheduled the “reprogamming” of the traffics lights at Aguirre/Elizalde and Aguirre/Tirona for a more responsive timing intervals (particularly at Aguirre/Elizalde) and blinking yellow lights only from ten pm to 6am.
As for the El Grande/Tropical intersection, UBFHAI in partnership with Bgy. BF International will be repairing the outpost and will be manned by tanods of the barangay and our security guards soon. We will also ask the mayor of Las Piñas City (LPC) and MMDA to install a traffic light in the area.
Flooding also worsens the traffic situation inside our village. In addressing this problem, we have asked our dear Congressman Roy Golez’s help, and I am pleased to inform you that our dear congressman, acting on our request with a lightning-speed haste, made representations with the new leadership at MMDA. Thus, only days after the request was made, MMDA flood control crew “attacked’ the flood prone areas inside our village, notably the Concha cruz/Elizalde area.
To date, per report of the MMDA, they have finished the declogging of the flood-prone areas inside our village. Many, many thanks to our dear congressman, and of course to the new leadership at MMDA.
For our long term plan:
(a) first, we have written the LPC to authorize us not to allow the entry of passing-through vehicles (with LPC friendship stickers) during the morning rush hours only (6 am to 9 am), but the compromise for now is to still allow but they can exit only at the other Las Piñas gates effective 9/06/2010 (this would significantly, reduce the passing through vehicles as they won’t be allowed to exit at the Parañaque and Muntinlupa gates);
( b) second, as soon as the IRR of the Magna Carta becomes effective, which, among others, grants the HOAs the authority to regulate the flow of traffic inside the subdivision, we will make representations with the local governments to assist us in the implementation of this provision of the new law;
(c) third, we have already written to Secretary Singson (the former CEO of Maynilad Water) requesting DPWH to build two (2) flyovers along Sucat Road (one at Lopez, the other at President’s Avenue / MacDo), which request was already endorsed by Cong. Golez;
(d) we are seriously considering putting a cap on the issuance of non-resident stickers. We have also asked the city for a moratorium in the issuance of new business permits and licenses.
We will keep you and all stakeholders posted in the progress we are making in addressing the traffic problem in our village regularly before our brief term ends in February.”