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This Week in Metro Manila (September 8 to 15, 2018)

Heading to the airport? A new P2P bus route from Araneta Cubao to NAIA is now available!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | September 08, 2018

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Cubao to NAIA P2P bus


This week is full of major transportation and traffic news that can affect locals and tourists alike. For one, several areas in Manila will be loaded with traffic that could worsen due to government repair projects. On the flipside, one good travel update is that a new Point-to-Point bus from Araneta Cubao to NAIA is now available.

Meanwhile, on September 8, Roman Catholics are expected to flock to popular churches to celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tourists who will visit these churches should expect heavier traffic and a dense crowd in the area.


Weather: Thunderstorms will persist in Metro Manila



The weather condition in Metro Manila this week will remain mostly rainy. From September 8 to 15, the skies are expected to be cloudy all over the city, with chances of thunderstorms in certain spots. To prepare for the light to heavy downpour, bring umbrellas or raincoats. The temperature is expected to fall between 30 to 31 °C [1], but bring a jacket or sweater in case the temperature gets colder because of the rain.


Traffic News: Areas in Metro Manila to face heavier traffic due to several bridge repairs



Those who frequently pass by Sta. Mesa and Estrella street can expect heavier traffic due to multiple bridge repairs starting September 15, according to MMDA [2]. Those who want to cross the bridge will be diverted to Guadalupe Bridge, which in turn can lead to traffic congestion along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).Find an alternative route or allot an extra hour for travel to cope with the traffic.


New P2P Araneta to NAIA route now accessible

Last September 4, the newly implemented Araneta to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) point-to-point (P2P) route has started operations [3]. The operational hours from the Araneta Center starts at 7:00 AM, with the last trip at 9:00 PM. Buses are dispatched every two hours. Meanwhile, trips from NAIA start as early as 5:30 AM. The last trip is same with Araneta at 9:00 PM.

The estimated travel time is reported to be from 1.5 to 2 hours. The fare for the route is PhP100. Commuters can check the Facebook page of P2P buses for complete info of the pickup and drop-off time.


Travel Updates



Monitor news for flight cancellations due to bad weather

In case of severe thunderstorms, monitor the Facebook accounts of major airlines and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to be updated on flight cancellations [4].


Procession in New Manila for birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebration

To commemorate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in New Manila, Quezon City will be having a procession starting at 5:00 PM [5]. It will be followed by a mass after. Those who will be visiting the shrine and nearby areas can expect a slight increase in traffic due to the number of devotees who will attend the procession and mass.


Passed Law and Ordinances: MMDA will not tow illegally parked cars anymore



The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will no longer tow away illegally parked cars along the 17 Mabuhay Lanes. Instead, those who have violated the parking rules from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM will be issued at least three citation tickets. Violators would be fined PhP150 for disregarding traffic signs, PhP200 for violation of illegal parking rules, and PhP150 for road obstruction. According to MMDA, the move was made to slowly remove illegally parked cars that plague the Mabuhay Lanes [6].



References:
[1] https://bit.ly/2wN22fu
[2] https://bit.ly/2oJeCXd
[3] https://bit.ly/2PG22na
[4] https://bit.ly/2Q56HjL
[5] https://bit.ly/2PGbuqu
[6] https://bit.ly/2Q6lSJk

Cubao to NAIA P2P bus

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This week is full of major transportation and traffic news that can affect locals and tourists alike. For one, several areas in Manila will be loaded with traffic that could worsen due to government repair projects. On the flipside, one good travel update is that a new Point-to-Point bus from Araneta Cubao to NAIA is now available.

Meanwhile, on September 8, Roman Catholics are expected to flock to popular churches to celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tourists who will visit these churches should expect heavier traffic and a dense crowd in the area.


Weather: Thunderstorms will persist in Metro Manila



The weather condition in Metro Manila this week will remain mostly rainy. From September 8 to 15, the skies are expected to be cloudy all over the city, with chances of thunderstorms in certain spots. To prepare for the light to heavy downpour, bring umbrellas or raincoats. The temperature is expected to fall between 30 to 31 °C [1], but bring a jacket or sweater in case the temperature gets colder because of the rain.


Traffic News: Areas in Metro Manila to face heavier traffic due to several bridge repairs



Those who frequently pass by Sta. Mesa and Estrella street can expect heavier traffic due to multiple bridge repairs starting September 15, according to MMDA [2]. Those who want to cross the bridge will be diverted to Guadalupe Bridge, which in turn can lead to traffic congestion along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).Find an alternative route or allot an extra hour for travel to cope with the traffic.


New P2P Araneta to NAIA route now accessible

Last September 4, the newly implemented Araneta to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) point-to-point (P2P) route has started operations [3]. The operational hours from the Araneta Center starts at 7:00 AM, with the last trip at 9:00 PM. Buses are dispatched every two hours. Meanwhile, trips from NAIA start as early as 5:30 AM. The last trip is same with Araneta at 9:00 PM.

The estimated travel time is reported to be from 1.5 to 2 hours. The fare for the route is PhP100. Commuters can check the Facebook page of P2P buses for complete info of the pickup and drop-off time.


Travel Updates



Monitor news for flight cancellations due to bad weather

In case of severe thunderstorms, monitor the Facebook accounts of major airlines and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to be updated on flight cancellations [4].


Procession in New Manila for birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebration

To commemorate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in New Manila, Quezon City will be having a procession starting at 5:00 PM [5]. It will be followed by a mass after. Those who will be visiting the shrine and nearby areas can expect a slight increase in traffic due to the number of devotees who will attend the procession and mass.


Passed Law and Ordinances: MMDA will not tow illegally parked cars anymore



The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will no longer tow away illegally parked cars along the 17 Mabuhay Lanes. Instead, those who have violated the parking rules from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM will be issued at least three citation tickets. Violators would be fined PhP150 for disregarding traffic signs, PhP200 for violation of illegal parking rules, and PhP150 for road obstruction. According to MMDA, the move was made to slowly remove illegally parked cars that plague the Mabuhay Lanes [6].



References:
[1] https://bit.ly/2wN22fu
[2] https://bit.ly/2oJeCXd
[3] https://bit.ly/2PG22na
[4] https://bit.ly/2Q56HjL
[5] https://bit.ly/2PGbuqu
[6] https://bit.ly/2Q6lSJk

author

Denisse Shawntel Tan is a twenty-something who is still searching for her place in the adult world. To keep her sane from the city’s traffic, she makes art and paints with words. A self-confessed DIY addict and audiophile, you can find her making random stuff from Pinterest while listening to her 90s playlist. To get her attention, tell her that you can make sushi.

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