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This Week in Metro Manila (August 17 to 23, 2019)

August 21 is Ninoy Aquino Day, a national holiday!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | August 17, 2019
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This week, Filipinos will commemorate Ninoy Aquino Day on August 21, Wednesday. The occasion is a national non-working holiday, so there would be no work and classes for workers and students. The day could be used by travelers and tourists to explore Metro Manila since most locals would be off the road. However, if traveling at night or dawn, avoid the Araneta-Aurora intersection since it will be closed for 7 nights. The weather for the week will be a mix of sunny to rainy. In other news, mall hours and hotel availability would not be affected dramatically by the holiday. Read on for the complete details.

Weather: Partly sunny to rainy

Pack umbrellas in your bags since Metro Manila weather is expected to range from sunny to rainy the entire week. Wear something comfortable that can keep your body cool since temperatures will range from 30°C to 31°C. Monitor DOST-PAGASA’s page for continuous updates on the weather. If you’re flying out of Manila, check the social media pages of airlines for flight cancellations due to weather [1].

Traffic News: Araneta-Aurora intersection to be closed for a week

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that starting August 15 the Araneta-Aurora intersection will be closed for 7 consecutive nights. The intersection will be closed from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM. This is to give way for the launching of the Skyway Stage 3 Project girder.

Motorists are advised to use the following alternate routes:

• Light vehicles from Shaw Boulevard or V.Mapa can use Magsaysay Blvd then Santol Street. From there, take a right at Palanza, Landargun, or Bayani Road then make a left turn to G. Araneta to get to your destination. This route can be followed vice versa.

• If you’re coming from Cubao going to Manila via Aurora Blvd., take a right turn to Guirayan St. then turn left to Palanza and left again to Tomas Arguelles St. or Santol St. to Magsaysay Blvd until you reach your destination.

• For vehicles coming from N. Domingo and Blumentritt, you can use F. Roman St., H. Lozada St., and J. Ruiz St.

• If you’re coming from the north, take C-3 Sgt. Rivera then right turn to Bayani, Landargun, and Palanza Street. From there, take a left turn to Santol St., left at Magsaysay Blvd., and take V. Mapa, Old Sta. Mesa until you get to your destination [2].

Travel Update: Good hotel availability for Ninoy Aquino Day

Good news for those planning to have a staycation during the holiday: there availability status of hotel rooms in Metro Manila is good for all room types [3].

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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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