MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has formed a transition committee as part of the agency’s preparation for the incoming administration.

In a Viber message to reporters on Tuesday, MMDA Public Affairs Director Sharon Gentalian said the committee has been meeting “almost every week.”

However, she said there is no information yet on the future leadership of the agency.

“As to change of leadership, hindi pa po namin masabi since wala pa po announcement from the team of the incoming administration (We can’t say anything yet since there has been no announcement from the team of the incoming administration),” Gentalian said.

In March, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed lawyer Romando Artes as the new MMDA chair following the resignation of Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. to serve as the national campaign manager of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Following Marcos’ win in the May national elections, his team announced that Abalos accepted the post as secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. (PNA)