With Roxas Blvd closed for APEC, commuters forced to walk


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With Roxas Blvd closed for APEC, commuters forced to walk
Roxas Boulevard is fully closed for this week's APEC summit, triggering heavy traffic and forcing commuters to walk just to get to work

MANILA, Philippines – With several roads in Manila already closed for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this week, many commuters were forced to walk several kilometers just to get to work on Monday, November 16.

Commuters coming from Cavite were either stuck in heavy traffic for several hours or left with no choice but to walk along Coastal Road because of the closure of Roxas Boulevard in Manila. 

Aggravating the situation was yet another technical glitch that hit the Metro Rail Transit (MRT3) during the early morning rush hour.

Frustrated commuters aired their sentiments on social media, with many saying work should have been suspended to save them wasted hours on the road.

Only November 18 and 19 have been declared non-working days for the private sector. Government workers and students will have no work and classes from November 17 to 20. 




In an advisory, the Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) management advised northbound motorists to take Marina Left Turn (Pacific Drive) during APEC week.



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