MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) released the traffic flow of the simulation of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019 opening ceremony happening on Thursday, November 14.
The MMDA earlier told commuters and motorists to expect delays on Thursday, since convoys of 2, 3, and 5 buses will be departing from 22 hotels around Metro Manila en route to the Philippine Arena.
Convoys will also traverse Tagaytay, Subic, and Clark, where other SEA Games clusters are located.
The convoys will depart from the hotels in Metro Manila around 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm. Meanwhile, buses coming from Tagaytay will depart at around 1 pm.
A stop-and-go scheme will be implemented, meaning traffic will be temporarily stopped to allow the convoys to pass through the affected routes.
The following routes will be affected by the simulation:
Metro Manila to Philippine Arena
Tagaytay to Philippine Arena
Loreben Tuquero is a researcher-writer for Rappler. Before transferring to Rappler's Research team, she covered transportation, Quezon City, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government as a reporter. She graduated with a communication degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.