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This Week in Metro Manila (August 10 to 16, 2019)

What to expect this week: sunny to rainy weather, new traffic rules, a national holiday, and more!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | August 10, 2019
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This week, Eid al-Adha or “Feast of Sacrifice” will fall on August 11. August 12, Monday, has been announced as a national holiday to commemorate this event. Major roads on that day might have lesser traffic. The free time can also be used for long weekend staycations. Besides the holiday, Metro Manila’s transportation situation will be the main concern this week.

In San Juan City several streets are now off limits for parking. The closure of the Tomas Claudio Bridge in Pandacan, Manila can also affect those who frequently use the bridge. In terms of air travels, adjustments were made to the list of prohibited items in airports and airlines. All these will happen under skies that would be partly sunny and rainy. Read on for the full details.

Weather: Partly sunny to rainy

Expect light to intense rain in Metro Manila this week according to Accuweather. Light showers are likely to happen in the mornings while thunderstorms are predicted to occur in the afternoons. Umbrellas are essential for those who frequently commute and travel. Temperature ranging from 30 °C to 32 °C can also be expected [1].

Monitor the social media pages and website of DOST-PAGASA for continuous weather updates. If you’re living in a flood-prone area, make sure to take precautions against waterborne diseases such as typhoid fever and leptospirosis. Check for flight cancellations on websites and social media pages of airlines.

Traffic News

San Juan government issues no-parking policy on selected streets

The local government of San Juan City issued a strictly no-parking policy in several areas around Barangay Greenhills, namely Club Filipino Avenue, Annapolis Street, Missouri Street, and Connecticut Street. The mentioned areas will be no-parking zones from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday to Sunday. The policy was implemented to ease the traffic in the area [2].

Tomas Claudio Bridge is now closed to the public

Those who have frequently used the Tomas Claudio Bridge in Pandacan, Manila now need to find alternate routes as the bridge was closed last August 3 due to repair works. The repairs will finish in six months.

Motorists going to Sta. Mesa are suggested to head straight to Labores Street, take a right turn to Jesus Street, and left to Jacinta Zamora Bridge. Another alternate route is from Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard then right to Old Sta. Mesa. For those going to South Luzon Expressway from Jacinto Zamora Bridge, you can turn left on Beata Street. If you’re coming from Sta. Mesa, go along Lubiran Street and turn right on New Panaderos, then proceed to Pedro Gil Street to Quirino Avenue [3].

Travel Updates: Office for Transportation Security releases new list of prohibited items in the airport

An updated list of prohibited items in the airport was released by the Office for Transportation Security. Most of the items in the list include weapons, chemicals, and other toxic substances [4].

Some of the prohibited items are as follows:

• Corrosive substances (vinegars, muriatic acid, battery acid, acid, and sulfuric acid)
• Radioactive materials (both for medical or commercial use)
• Insect or animal repellent spray
• Flammable materials (paint, butane, lighter refill, and thinner)
• Bleach, fertilizer, and sulfur
• Dry ice, lithium battery

Objects with sharp points or edges:

• Ax and hatchet
• Arrow and dart
• Bayonet
• Bolos
• Box cutter
• Butterfly knife
• Canned products with easy to open lids
• Cleaver
• Cork screw
• Knife
• Scissors
• Fishing hook
• Letter and bottle opener
• Medical scalpel

For a comprehensive list of prohibited items, check the social media page of the Office for Transportation Security.

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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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