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This Week in Metro Manila (January 4 to 10, 2020)

After the holidays, Metro Manila will now celebrate the Traslacion.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | January 04, 2020
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After celebrating the New Year, Manilenos will celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene next on January 9, 2020. The celebration will affect some parts of Manila City since thousands of devotees are expected to attend the Traslacion (procession). Devotees and motorists are given a heads up on the new route for the procession. In other news, the weather for the whole week will be mostly cloudy with chances of rainfall in some days. Transportation-wise, residents in Mandaluyong City can now ride the new air-conditioned PUVs. In shopping news, Harrison Plaza will be closing soon after 43 years in operation. Lastly, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has suspended their overnight parking services. Read on for the full details on these travel updates.

Weather: Cloudy weather with a chance of rainfall

The first week of the month will be mostly cloudy in most parts of Metro Manila. Attendees of the Traslacion can expect clear skies on January 9 but there are chances of rainfall during the earlier parts of the week. The day temperature will remain cool with a range of 30 °C to 32 °C [1].

Traffic News

New PUV now available in Mandaluyong City

Commuters in Mandaluyong City can make their trip easier and more convenient with the new air-conditioned modern jeepneys. Currently, there are four routes offered by the PUV:

• JRC to Kalentong
• Boni Pinatubo to Stop and Shop
• Boni Pinatubo to Panaderos
• Boni Robinsons Complex Pioneer thru Boni Ave to Kalentong to JRC

Passengers can pay through the Filipay card that can be bought at the terminal for PhP60. Payment in cash is also allowed. Fare is set at PhP11 [2].

New Traslacion route for the Feast of the Black Nazarene

Motorists and devotees were given notice on road closures and routes for the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2020. The new route will pass now through Ayala Bridge since Jones Bridge, McArthur Bridge, and Quezon Bridge are undergoing repairs. The Traslacion will have the following route:

• From Quirino Grandstand, the Traslacion will pass through Katigbak Road, P. Burgos, Finance Road, then LRT Taft Station to Ayala Bridge, and Palanca.
• Once reaching Quiapo, the Traslacion will proceed to the normal route.

The Eucharistic celebration will start at the Quirino Grandstand at 12AM, with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as the homilist. The Traslacion will start from Luneta after the 5:00 AM prayer [3].

Travel Updates

NAIA suspends overnight parking until January 5

Motorists are prohibited from using NAIA’S overnight parking service until January 5. NAIA management issued the suspension to give way to the expected influx of arrivals as the holiday season ends [4].

Harrison Plaza will close after 43 years

Harrison Plaza, the country’s first-ever modern one stop mall, will be closed after 43 years in operation. Tenants in the mall were given until January 31, 2020 to vacate their spaces [5]. The closure will give way to a new shopping center with a condominium.

Hotel room availability in Manila

Devotees who will attend the Feast of the Black Nazarene can expect abundant available hotel rooms in surrounding areas on January 9 and 10 [6].

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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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