LIST: Affected areas, alternate routes as protests continue

By Rosette Adel

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A number of areas in Manila will be affected due to the mass demonstrations anticipated as the country observes the 45th anniversary of martial law declaration of late president Ferdinand Marcos. Philstar.com/File

MANILA, Philippines —A number of areas in Manila will be affected by mass demonstrations as the country observes the 45th anniversary of the commonly acknowledged date of the declaration of martial law.

In light of this, the Manila Police District and the Metro Manila Development Authority have issued a traffic advisory indicating alternative routes and the affected areas for motorists who plan to travel within Manila on Thursday, September 21.

It warned the public to expect heavy traffic.

President Rodrigo Duterte declared September 21 a “National Day of Protest” and announced suspension of classes and government work to give way for rallies but protests were already scheduled even before the announcement.

READ: LIST: Rallies on 45th anniversary of martial law declaration

Affected areas
  • US Embassy - Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak Drive to P. Gil. Malate Manila

  • Mendiola Freedom Arch - Chino Roces Bridge, Mendiola, mANILA

  • Plaza Miranda - Southbound lane of Quezon Boulevard

  • España Boulevard near University of Santo Tomas

Alternate routes

Headed to Malate and Roxas Boulevard

  • All vehicles coming from Bonifacio Drive intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Bouldvard shall turn left to P. Burgos Avenue to point to destination

  • All vehicles coming from three bridges (Jones, McArthur, Quezon) intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard, shall go straight to Taft Aveue to point of destination

  • All vehicles traveling westbound lane of P. Burgos Avenue, shall turn right to Bonifacio Drive or make a U-Turn to the eastbound lane of P. Burgos Avenue. to point of destination

  • All vehicles traveling westbound lane of T.M Kalaw Street, going to Roxas Blvd southbound, will turn left to M.H. del Pilar Street, to point of destination.

  • All  traveling westbound lane of UN Ave., going to Roxas Blvd., will turn left to M.H. del Pilar Street, or utilize Roxas Blvd. service road to point of destination.

  • All vehicles utilizing the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard will turn right to Pres. Quirino Avenue or turn right to P. Gil Street to point of destination.

Traveling via University-belt area

  • All vehicles coming from Legarda northbound shall turn right to Bustillos Street to point of destination;

  • All vehicles coming from Legarda southbound shall turn left to Concepcion Aguila Street to point of destination;

  • All vehicles coming from C.M. Recto eastbound shall turn left to Morayta Street (N. Reyes Street) to point of destination.

Traveling via Quezon Boulevard

  • All vehicles passing Quezon Boulevard coming from A. Mendoza Street shall turn right to Fugoso Street, to point of destination.

  • All vehicles intending to utilize southbound lane of Quezon Boulevard coming from service road of C.M. Recto Avenue eastbound, shall go straight and turn left to Morayta Street (N. Reyes Street) to point of destination.

  • All vehicles traveling westbound vehicles via España Boulevard coming from A.H. Lacson Avenue shall go straight to Nagtahan to point of destination.

  • All vehicles traveling east of España Boulevard intending to proceed to Quezon Boulevard shall turn right to A.H. Lacson Avenue; go straight to Rizal Avenue to point of destination.

  • All vehicles traveling eastbound of España Boulevard shall turn right to P. Noval Street and turn left to S.H. Loyola Street to point of destination.

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