INC event on July 14, 15 expected to cause heavy traffic in Metro Manila

Published July 11, 2018, 3:25 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Jel Santos

Expect heavier traffic in the metropolis as several roads in Manila will be closed to motorists due to Iglesia ni Cristo’s (INC’s) Worldwide Aid to Fight Poverty event on July 14 to 15.


Recently, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that traffic in Metro Manila will get a lot worse in the second half of the year as many road works will be executed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

According to MMDA, the stretch of Katigbak Drive, South Drive, and Independence Road will be off-limits to vehicles starting 6 p.m. on July 14.

On July 15, the agency said road closures will start at 12:01 am at the stretch of Road-10 from Moriones to Delpan Bridge; stretch of Bonifacio Drive from Delpan Bridge to Katigbak Drive; stretch of Roxas Blvd. from Katigbak Drive to P. Ocampo; East and Westbound lane from P. Burgos from Lagusnilad to Roxas Blvd.; Finance Road from Taft Ave. to P. Burgos; Westbound lane of TM Kalaw from M.H del Pilar to Roxas Blvd.; and Westbound lane of Pres. Quirino from M.H del Pilar to Roxas Blvd.

Motorists, meanwhile, are advised by the agency to take the following alternate routes during the said period:

· All vehicles utilizing southbound lane of R-10 shall turn left to Moriones St. to point of destination

· All vehicles coming from Pasay area intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas Blvd. shall turn right to P. Ocampo St. or use Roxas Blvd. service Road to point of destination

· All vehicles coming from three bridges: Quezon, McArthur, and Jones intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Blvd. shall go straight to Taft Ave. to point of destination

· All vehicles coming from Ayala Bridge shall turn left/right to Taft Avenue to point of destination

· All vehicles utilizing westbound lane of Pres. Quirino shall turn left to Mabini St. to point of destination

· Heavy vehicles/Cargo trucks shall take Pres. Osmeña, to Pres. Quirino going to Nagtahan via A.H. Lacson to Yuseco to Capulong to R-10 (vise versa)

MMDA said around 200,000 INC members are expected to take part in the two-day event that will take place at the Rizal Park in Manila.