MMDA Riding Academy set to open on September 27, 2023

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) earlier this year announced that the agency would be opening its doors to riders with the establishment of its own Motorcycle Riding Academy.


Then in June of this year, the MMDA signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to use the 5,977 square meters vacant lot in Pasig City as the site of the agency’s Riding Academy. The lot formerly functioned as the MMDA’s impounding area.

According to the MMDA, the Motorcycle Riding Academy is finally set to open this coming September 27, 2023.

The Motorcycle Riding Academy aims to provide riders with formal training on both theoretical and practical aspects of motorcycle riding, as well as basic emergency response training. The Academy will teach riders the basics of handling motorcycles, road courtesy, discipline, and following traffic rules.

As far as the Motorcycle Riding Academy instructors, they will be composed of the finest from the MMDA’s motorcycle unit and underwent training sessions last April from no other than 4-time Philippine Superbike Champion, Dashi Watanabe.

10 scooters donated by Sen. Angara

MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes and Sen. Sonny Angara signed a deed of donation and acceptance of 10 units of RUSI SC 125 Rush scooters held at the MMDA Head Office in Pasig City.  It was witnessed by MMDA Deputy Chairman Usec. Frisco San Juan Jr. and General Manager Procopio Lipana. Artes said that he is grateful for the donated motorcycle units.


"I would like to extend my earnest gratitude to Sen. Angara for his generous donation to the agency, " Artes said during the turnover ceremony and signing of the deed of donation and acceptance.

Moreover, the MMDA chief acknowledged the contributions of Sen. Angara for several projects of the agency which include the purchase of 50-seater air-conditioned ferry boats to supplement the current fleet of the Pasig River Ferry Service; procurement of CCTV cameras and garbage traps; and enable the necessary funding for the expansion of the agency’s Communications and Command Center.


For his part, Sen. Angara, who chairs the Senate Committee on Finance, assured that he will continuously support the MMDA’s budget.

Sen. Angara assured the MMDA that the agency will be given more funding because his office recognizes the role of the agency in giving Metro Manila’s citizens good public service.