It’s a (super) long weekend ahead, with Malacañang announcing special non-working holidays from November 13 to 15, 2017 in light of the 31st ASEAN Summit. Many of us have already decided where to spend these days — you know, just to get out of the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila.
But before you get all pumped up for your vacation, you might want to reconsider your routes as the following roads are in total lockdown at various times from November 8 to 15, 2017.
When we say total lockdown, it means vehicles and (READ THIS) pedestrians aren’t allowed to pass by these areas if they don’t have ASEAN IDs and decals. So, if you don’t have any business at the mentioned areas during the lockdown times, we suggest that you avoid the sacred grounds.
In addition, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy advised motorists to also avoid, or at least limit, plying through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and EDSA.
In case you’re not aware, the ASEAN ambassadors will be coming from Clarkfield Pampanga during the summit and every time they will take NLEX and EDSA, there will be a stop and go scheme to let their vehicles pass. This is not a drill anymore, mind you.