There is a huge Iglesia Ni Cristo event happening later which will most likely affect most main thoroughfares and side streets in and around the metro.
If you drive a lot, you’re probably already dreading getting stuck in major traffic standstills.
Below is a list of ALTERNATE ROUTES (by the MMDA) that may help you weave your way in and around Metro Manila traffic during INC’s event. Best to read this list carefully and perhaps bookmark it in case you need to review it later in the day.
FROM MANILA TO QUEZON CITY:
Take Taft ave, right or left turn at UN Ave., left turn to Otis, left turn to Nagtahan to destination.
FROM QUEZON CITY TO MANILA:
1. Take Espana, right to Lacson, Tayuman left turn to Jose Abad Santos, Regin Regente, Juan Luna, Plaza Cervantes, Jones Bridge, P Burgos to destination.
2. Take Espana, left turn to Lacson, Nagtahan, right to Otis, right to UN Ave to destination.
Rizal ave., right to Tayuman, left to Jose Abad Santos , Regin Regente, Juan Luna, Plaza Cervantes, Jones Bridge to destination.
FROM LUNETA TO CALOOCAN:
Take Jones Bridge, Quintin Paredes, Regina Regente, Jose Abad Santos, Rizal Ave to destination.
FROM DIVISORIA TO CUBAO VIA RAMON MAGSAYSAY BLVD:
Take CM Recto, left turn to Jose Abad Santos, right turn to Tayuman, Lacson, right to Earnshaw, left at Legarda, to Legarda-Nagtahan flyover to destination.
FROM CUBAO TO DIVISORIA:
Take Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, Nagtahan flyover, Legarda, right at Earnshaw, left at Lacson. Tayuman, left to Jose Abad Santos, left to destination.
FROM DIVISORIA TO CUBAO:
Take CM Recto, left at Jose Abad Santos, right at Tayuman, Lacson, right to Earnshaw, left at Legarda, Nagtahan flyover to destination.
Major intersections to be managed include:
1. P. Casal – Arlegui
2. P. Casal – Palanca/ Ayala Bridge
3. Romualdez – Ayala
4. San Marcelino – Ayala
5. Taft – Ayala
6. Round Table – P. Burgos
7. Oroza – P. Burgos
8. Roxas Blvd. – P. Burgos
9. Roxas Blvd. – Kalaw
10. J.P. Laurel – Conception Aguila
11. Nagtahan – J.P. Laurel – R. Magsaysay
12. Pureza – R. Magsaysay
13. Old Sta. Mesa – R. Magsaysay
14. V. Mapa – R. Magsaysay
15. Araneta – R. Magsaysay
16. N. Domingo – V. Mapa
17. P. Sanchez – Valenzuela – V. Mapa
18. Reposo – Old Sta. Mesa
19. Repoaso – Valenzuela
20. Zamora Bridge – Nagtahan Link
21. Zamora – Quirino – U-turn
22. South Super Highway (SSH) – Quirino
23. SSH – San Andres
24. SSH – Vito Cruz
25. SSH – Zobel Roxas
26. SSH – Buendia
27. Pedro Gil – Quirino
28. Plaza Dilao – Quirino
29. Otis – Quirino
30. Quirino – Roxas Boulevard
31. Quirino – Taft
32. Nagtahan Split
33. Lacson – Loyola
34. Lacson – Fajardo
35. Morayta – España
36. Morayta – Recto
37. Quezon Blvd. – Recto
38. Quezon Blvd. – Quiapo
39. Quezon Bridge – Magallanes Drive
40. Bustillos – Legarda
41. Recto – Legarda
42. A. Bonifacio – C3
43. Andulacia – Dimasalang
44. Lacson – Laong Laan
45. Lacson – Dapitan
46. España – P. Noval
Also, you may want to download WAZE on your smartphone if you haven’t yet (which begs me to ask the question, “Why haven’t you downloaded it yet?!”). Waze’s realtime crowdsourcing system may greatly help you find faster routes to your destination.
Or you may want to stay put wherever you are until the event is over.
Safe tracking, folks.