May 23, 2022
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte commended the men and women of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for their tireless service in addressing the needs of the Filipino people as the Agency moved to its new home in Pasig City.
In his speech during the inauguration of the new MMDA Head Office Building, President Duterte recognized the MMDA’s efforts to serve the entire nation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, which made their main functions such as traffic management, waste management, disaster prevention and public safety more challenging.
“What makes me proud is that, in the past two years, the men and women of the MMDA bravely and wholeheartedly took on their tasks in genuine service of their fellow Filipinos,” he said.
As the Agency’s new Head Office formally opened since its conceptualization in 2018, the President hoped that it will give the MMDA the space they need to function more efficiently.
“I expect that this building complex will encourage both officials and employees to continue working hard for a sustainable, resilient, dynamic and, most of all, people-centered MMDA,” President Duterte said.
He added, “It is my hope that the momentum that we have gained through this project, as well as in our other previous projects, will motivate other government offices and institutions to invest in similar undertakings.”
During the event, President Duterte was accompanied by Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and MMDA Chairman Romando Artes.
Considered as a historic milestone for the Agency, the MMDA Head Office Building is a 20-storey state-of-the-art government facility situated on a 1.45-hectare property that houses facilities accommodating the different services and functions of the Agency.
Among its special features are the Agency’s centralized data system, upgraded Metrobase Operations Center and the MMDA Corporate Auditorium. The new Headquarters is also a green and sustainable building with a one-star accreditation from the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE).
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