Nov 8, 2017

We know you’re excited about the upcoming long weekend (five days!), thanks to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. But plan your road trips well as this big meeting, which includes 21 leaders from different countries in the region, may cause some disturbances on the road.

Here’s a list of routes that will be locked down according to Catalino Cuy, ASEAN Committee on Security, Peace and Order, Emergency Preparedness and Response chairperson:

Nov. 11, Saturday, 10 p.m. onwards
Complete lockdown of SMX-MAAX Block, Pasay City

Nov. 12, Sunday, 12 a.m. onwards
Complete lockdown of CCP Complex, Pasay City

Nov. 13, Monday, 12 a.m. to noon
Complete lockdown of Roxas Blvd. starting from Padre Burgos Ave. to Buendia Ave., Manila

Nov. 14, Tuesday
Continuous lockdown of CCP Complex, Pasay City

Nov. 15, Wednesday, noon onwards
Partial lifting of lockdown for CCP Complex, Pasay City

Also, what do these different lockdowns mean?

Partial lockdown
Pedestrians and vehicles without ASEAN IDs and decals are allowed to enter only if they pass through the vehicle and pedestrian security areas.

Complete lockdown
Only pedestrians and vehicles with ASEAN IDs and decals will be allowed to enter.

It’s best to avoid EDSA and North Luzon Expressway, too, if you don’t want to be bothered by the occasional stop-and-go scheme. It will only be implemented each time an ASEAN convoy passes through these major roads.


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