LOOK: Roads to avoid during the ASEAN Summit holiday
The authorities will implement a stop-and-go scheme in EDSA and NLEX, too
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?
Pedestrians and vehicles without ASEAN IDs and decals are allowed to enter only if they pass through the vehicle and pedestrian security areas.
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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