Cebu TO enforce truck ban, road closure FOR eucharistic congress

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CEBU CITY: The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) has approved a partial road closure and truck ban from January 24 to 30 during the holding of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) here. Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo, 51st IEC secretary general, said the CCTO agreed to close for vehicular traffic a portion of Pope John Paul II Avenue in Barangay Mabolo, the venue of the congress. From January 25 to 30, the avenue will be closed from 5 to 9 a.m., and then from 2 to 6 p.m., to make way for at least 120 buses that will transport the IEC delegates to the IEC Pavilion on Pope John Paul II Avenue in Barangay Luz. On January 29, from 1 a.m. to 8 p.m., both lanes of Osmeña Boulevard, from the intersection of Cebu Doctors’ Hospital and the Capitol, will be closed for a Mass. On January 30, both lanes from P. del Rosario Street to R. Landon Street will also be closed for the Mass at the Cebu City Sports Center. The CCTO will also implement a Metro Cebu-wide truck ban on certain hours of the day. At least 25,000 delegates from around the world are expected to attend the Eucharistic Congress.

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