The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) attempts today to stage the largest “Walk for a Cause” at the Luneta Park area in Manila.
Several universities have suspended classes—Far Eastern University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Philippine Women’s University, University of the Philippines-Padre Faura campus, and the University of Santo Tomas.
Suspension of classes was decided so as not to inconvenience the students because of the expected heavy traffic.
The INC is holding the event to drum up its campaign for the benefit of the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
Church officials are mum as to speculation that there is political undertone in the event, suspecting that it is actually a show of force.
For its part, the Manila Police District-Traffic Enforcement Unit (MPD-TEU) has issued a traffic advisory starting 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed to traffic are southbound lane of Adalucia from Fugoso to Roxas Boulevard; southbound lane of España from Lacson to Lerma; west bound lane of Lerma, from España to Quezon Boulevard; Jones Bridge and MacArthur Bridge; north bound lane of Road 10 from Moriones to Delpan Bridge; north and south bound lanes of Roxas Boulevard, from Katigbak Drive to P. Ocampo; east at southbound lanes of P. Burgos to Maria Orosa up to Roxas Boulevard; east at west bound lanes of T.M. Kalaw from M.H. Del Pilar to Roxas Boulevard; west bound lane of Finance Road from Taft Avenue to Burgos; west bound lane of President Quirino from Adriatico to Mabini and M.H. Del Pilar to Roxas Boulevard; and the north bound lane of Maria Orosa to Kalaw up to P. Burgos.
Vehicles from España bound to Quiapo will go right to A.H. Lacson, left to Dapitan, left to Andalucia, right to Fugoso, Left to Rizal Avenue, then Nagtahan Bridge.
Vehicles from Quiapo should take Andalucia, Fugoso, and Rizal Avenue.
Vehicles from Binondo should take the road under Jones Bridge, Escolta Plaza Santa Cruz, Palanca, Ayala Bridge and Taft Avenue.