Traffic advisory for September 21 National Day of Protest

Rambo Talabong
Traffic advisory for September 21 National Day of Protest
While there are no road closures, the Manila Police District (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Unit expects some roads to be impassable

MANILA, Philippines – On Thursday, September 21, protesters are expected to flood the streets as the day marks the 45th anniversary of Martial Law declaration.

The day has also been declared a National Day of Protest by President Rodrigo Duterte.

This will affect roads, especially in Manila where the biggest protests will happen. (READ: LIST: Martial Law 45th anniversary activities, protests)

While there are no road closures, the Manila Police District (MPD) expects the following roads to be impassable – listed below them are alternate routes.

  1. Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak Drive to Pedro Gil, Malate, Manila
  • Northbound vehicles – Turn right to Quirino Avenue or turn right to Pedro Gil  
  • Northbound vehicles from P. Burgos – Turn right to Bonifacio Drive or make a U-turn to the eastbound lane of Padre Burgos
  • Southbound vehicles from Bonifacio Drive – Turn left on P Burgos
  • Southbound vehicles using Jones, McArthur, Quezon bridges – Use Taft Avenue
  • Southbound vehicles from TM Kalaw Street – Turn left to MH del Pilar
  • Southbound vehicles from UN Avenue – Turn left to MH del Pilar or use Roxas Blvd service road
  • Chino Roces Bridge, Mendiola, Manila
    • Northbound vehicles from Legarda – Turn right to Bustillos
    • Southbound vehicles from Legarda – Turn left to Concepcion Aguila
    • Vehicles coming from CM Recto eastbound – Turn left to Morayta (N Reyes)
  • Quezon Boulevard Southbound Lane
    • Vehicles from A Mendoza – Turn right o Fugoso
    • Vehicles from España – Turn right to P Campa
    • Vehicles from CM Recto – Go straight and turn left to Morayta (N Reyes)
  • España Boulevard near the University of Santo Tomas
    • Westbound vehicles from AH Lacson – Go straight to Nagtahan
    • Vehicles intending to go to Quezon Boulevard – Turn right to AH Lacson then go straight to Rizal Avenue
    • Eastbound vehicles – Turn right to P Noval then turn left to SH Loyola

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    Rambo Talabong

    Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.