Several streets in Manila to be closed starting Thursday night

Maris Federez   •   October 31, 2019   •   412

The Manila City government will be implementing rerouting schemes and road closures in several streets in the city starting Thursday night as the influx of people is expected to arrive at the Manila North Cemetery.

According to the Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit, the following schedule shall take effect at 10 in the evening of October 31 until November 3.

Road closures:

  • Stretch of Aurora Blvd. from Dimasalang To Rizal Avenue
  • Stretch of Dimasalang from Makiling to Blumentritt
  • Stretch of P.Guevarra from Cavite To Pampanga
  • Stretch of Blumentritt from A.Bonifacio to P.Guevarra
  • Stretch of Retiro from Dimasalang to Blumentritt Extension
  • Stretch of Leonor Rivera from Cavite to Aurora Blvd.

Designated Parking Areas:

  • Stretch of Craig Street
  • Stretch of Sulu Street
  • Stretch of Simon Street
  • Stretch of Oroquita Street
  • Stretch of Felix Huertas Street
  • Stretch of Metrica Street

Rerouting of PUJs Bound for the North Cemetery:

  • PUJs from Rizal Avenue/Blumentritt to pass thru Cavite Street, right turn to Leonor Rivera or Isagani Street right to Antipolo Street to point of destination.
  • PUJs from Amoranto Street, Quezon City to turn right to Calavite Street, right turn to Bonifacio Avenue to point of destination. (Loading and unloading before Amoranto/Calavite)
  • PUJs from Dimasalang Street to turn right to Makiling Street, right turn to Maceda Street to point of destination. (Loading and unloading after Maceda/Makiling)

No Parking/Tow-Away Zone

  • Retiro-Blumentritt and Aurora-Blumentritt to Bonifacio Avenue to Laong Laan, Dimasalang from North Cemetery Gate to Makiling Street.
  • Laong Laan (Bulaklakan)-Don Castillas, Don Quijote and Maria Clara, Carol and Aragon Streets.

“May parking area po kami starting tomorrow yung designated area po namin sa may entrance para sa motorcycle yung iba bawal na pong pumasok lahat ng uri ng sasakyan sa loob ng sementeryo,” said Noel Villamor, the Chief of Operation of the MPD Station 3. (from the report of Bernard Dadis) /mbmf

NCRPO confirms first COVID-19 case in Manila Police

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 24, 2020

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Tuesday (March 24) confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manila Police District (MPD).

In a statement, the NCRPO said the first confirmed COVID-19 case was considered as person under investigation (PUI) last March 17.

NCRPO Chief PMGen. Debold Sinas immediately ordered to disinfect and decontaminate the station where the confirmed case was assigned.

“As soon as the decontamination takes place, other police officers will take over the duties and responsibilities of the station while the colleagues are considered PUIs,” Sinas said.

Sinas also said they are already conducting contact tracing of those who had contact with the NCRPO patient.

“We will advise them for home quarantine until March 28,” he said.

“We are also human beings susceptible to COVID-19. And as law enforcers, we are facing higher risks of exposure to this pathogen as part of our pledge to serve and protect our fellowmen,” he added.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Portion of Aurora Blvd in Cubao to close for 7 nights – MMDA

Marje Pelayo   •   January 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday (January 23) that a section of Aurora Boulevard in Cubao, Quezon City will be closed for seven nights beginning January 25 to February 1 from 12:01 am to 5:00 am.

In an advisory, the MMDA said the closure will cover the westbound lane (going to Manila) of Aurora Boulevard from Oxford to Imperial Streets.

This is to give way for the replacement of 11 units of escalators of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 Cubao Station.

Motorists are advised to take alternative routes on the duration of the replacement works.

Westbound motorists may turn right from Aurora Boulevard-Cubao road to Yale street or Oxford street.

From there, motorists may turn right to Columbia Street, then turn left to Imperial or West Point Streets to exit to Aurora Boulevard going to Manila.

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LIST: Road closures in Manila due to Traslacion 2020

Robie de Guzman   •   January 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the closure of some roads in Manila on January 9 to give way to the annual Traslacion event of the Catholic community.

In an advisory, the MMDA said the following roads will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic as these will serve as the procession’s route:

  • Quirino Grandstand
  • Katigbak Road thru Padre Burgos St.
  • Finance Road thru Ayala Boulevard
  • Palanca St.
  • Quezon Boulevard
  • Arlegui St.
  • Fraternal St.
  • Vergara St.
  • Duque de Alba St.
  • Castillejos St.
  • Farnecio St.
  • Arlegui St.
  • Nepomuceno St.
  • Concepcion Aguila St.
  • Carcer St.
  • Hidalgo thru Plaza Del Carmen
  • Bilibid Viejo thru Gil Puyat
  • JP De Guzman St.
  • Hidalgo St.
  • Quezon Boulevard
  • Palanca St. thru under Quezon Bridge
  • Villalobos thru Plaza Miranda

MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said he has ordered these roads be cleared of obstruction and debris for the safety of the devotees.

He added that tents, plastic barriers and fences are also now being set up at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila where several activities in connection with the procession will be held.

The MMDA said it will deploy 1,000 personnel to help ensure the peaceful and orderly conduct of the procession.

“Our action plan is already in place. Aside from manpower, ambulances, road emergency vehicles, traffic mobile cars, and other necessary equipment will also be dispatched,” Lim said.

The agency will also position street sweepers and road clearing group members at the tail of the procession to immediately clear roads of all types of clutter.

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