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Detour alert! MMDA releases lockdown areas for ASEAN Summit

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Motorists plan your alternative routes ahead!

Few days before the ASEAN Summit, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has released a list of areas that will be locked down for the convergence of world leaders in Manila.

MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago posted a statement on Facebook announcing the designated lockdown routes.

The areas are:

November 8 (12:01 AM onwards) – Partial lockdown of CCP Complex, Pasay City

November 11 (10:00 PM onwards) – Complete lockdown of SMX-MAAX Block, Pasay City

November 12 (12:01 AM onwards) – Complete lockdown of CCP Complex, Pasay City

November 13 (12:01 AM onwards) – Total lockdown of Roxas Boulevard starting from Padre Burgos Ave. to Buendia Ave., Manila

November 13 (12:01 AM onwards) – Partial lifting of lockdown at SMX-MAAX Block, Pasay City

November 13 (12:00 NN onwards) – Lifting of lockdown for Roxas Blvd. (Padre Burgos Ave. to Buendia Ave., Manila)

November 14 – Continuous lockdown of CCP Complex, Pasay City

November 15 (12:00 NN onwards) – Partial lifting of lockdown for CCP Complex, Pasay City

Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy, who is also the concurrent chairperson of the ASEAN Committee on Security, Peace and Order, Emergency Preparedness and Response (CSPOEPR), urged motorists and commuters to refrain from passing through the said areas.

During partial lockdown period, Cuy said pedestrians and vehicles without ASEAN IDs and decals are allowed to enter these routes only if they pass through the vehicle and pedestrian security areas.