Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman and Public Works Secretary Bayani Fernando beat me to the draw.
Ever since he instituted the new traffic scheme that is now in force
along EDSA and undertook to sweep the vendors off the sidewalks of
Metro Manila, I had been considering writing a column calling for the
lifting of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP). But while I was hemming and hawing about it, Mr. Fernando jumped the gun on me and did it, even if only on a trial basis and with Makati City and, later, Mandaluyong City exempted. He is getting flak for it, though.