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This Week in Metro Manila (October 31 to November 06, 2016)

(Updated Nov. 03, 2016) Pacquiao vs. Vargas Fight is on November 06

By: Karen Grace Libao | October 31, 2016
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Pacquiao vs. Vargas Fight

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Manny Pacquiao is bound to end his brief boxing retirement with a fight against Jessie Vargas on November 5 (November 6, Sunday, Philippine time). The fight, also known as the The Legend/The Champ, will happen at Thomas and Mack Centre at Las Vegas, Nevada. Sports fans are looking to see if Pacquaio still has that ‘killer instinct’ despite his age of 37. While age is just a number, it is one of the crucial factors for a great boxing performance. Vargas is currently WBO Welterweight title holder at a young age of 27.


Undas 2016

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PNP have already set up plans to ensure public safety during All Saint's Day (Photo from

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is still on high alert in all Metro Manila cemeteries for the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days observance. PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said that all regional and provincial offices are instructed to heighten police presence both on foot and through police mobile. The PNP is aiming to celebrate Undas 2016 with zero incidents.

New Pasig River Service Units

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The ferry boats are an alternative mode of transportation in the metropolis. (Photo from Metro Manila Development Authority)

On October 24, the Pasig River Ferry Service added two brand new units of boats to its fleet. Pasig River Ferry Service is the only water-based means of transport in Metro Manila and the MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos is encouraging the public to support this project to make it more viable.

Pasig River terminals are at the following areas: Manila, PUP Sta. Mesa, Sta. Aba, Lawton, Escolta, Plaza Mexico, Pinagbuhatan Pasig, San Joaquin Pasig, Guadalupe, Valenzuela, and Hulo in Mandaluyong. The authorities have an ongoing project studying to extend the service to Marikina City and Rizal Provinces.


Traffic rerouting schemes for the Undas 2016

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding scheme on October 31, Monday and November 1, Tuesday in preparation for the holiday.

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Several Metro Manila cities have released traffic rerouting schemes for the Undas 2016 as follows:

Makati City (Effective October 31 to November 2)

Roads are closed in the following areas: Pililia Street from JP Rizal Street to Kalayaan Ave.; South Ave. from Metropolitan to JP Rizal; Kalayaan Ave. from Zapote to N. Garcia Street.; Vito Cruz from South Ave. to Zapote Street.

The Makati Public Safety Department advises the public to take alternate routes avoiding the Manila South Cemetery.

Pasig City (Effective November 1, 3:00 PM)

All vehicles are prohibited to enter cemeteries in Pasig according to the Pasig City Traffic and Parking Management Office. Pasig TMPO also implements no parking policy on the following roads:

• C. Raymundo Avenue
• Padre Lupo Street
• Caruncho Avenue Eastbound at the side of Immaculate Concepcion

One-side parking is implemented along Caruncho Avenue Westbound and G. Raymundo, Malinao Eastbound. One-way traffic is enforced along C. Raymundo Ave., from E. Angeles Street to Estella Maris Street Northbound and G. Raymundo, Malinao Eastbound.

Authorities have released a map of alternate routes in Pasig for commuters and motorists.

The public is advised to check out announcements from their local government office before leaving home.

Meanwhile, heavier traffic on Wednesday, November 2, can be expected as commuters from the provinces flock the Southern and Northern Luzon Expressways.


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The first part of the week will experience cloudy days with spots of showers in isolated areas. Bringing of an umbrella, poncho, and wearing rubber shoes or slippers are still advised for those who are visiting the cemetery. La Niña effects may still persist until the first quarter of 2017, according to a report by The World Tonight, ANC.
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About Karen Grace Libao
Karen writes for a living and for fun. She started her writing career in 2014 when she worked as Content Manager for a women’s website and never looked back since. On her free time, she tries to catch up on her current reads, seeing independently-produced films, watching theatre plays, and attending live music and open mic gigs. She dreams of becoming a published writer and film producer in the future.
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