MMDA imposes traffic rerouting for Bonifacio day

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THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing traffic rerouting during the celebration of Bonifacio day.

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MMDA advised motorists that some roads in Caloocan City will be closed on November 29 to 30 due to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of hero Andres Bonifacio.

The MMDA said that on November 29, there will be a partial closure beginning 1 p.m. from Rizal Avenue Exit to Bonifacio Memorial Circle (BMC) due to the construction of stage while on November 30, there will be a total closure from 12 midnight onwards.

Because of this, the MMDA advised the motorist to take the following alternate routes:

From northbound Edsa towards BMC – take Gen. Tinio or Gen. Simon St. to Calle Cuatro or Avocado St. to destination.

From southbound Samson Road to BMC – take Heroes St. or mabini ave. towards 10th Ave. to destination.

From Rizal Ave. to BMC – take 5th,10th,9th,8th Ave. to B Serrano to Edsa.

From Mc Arthur Highway towards BMC – take Gen. Pascual ave. towards Mabini Ave. to 10th Ave. to destination or Dagatdagatan Ave.

The MMDA is set to deploy traffic personnel in the area to help man the traffic.

In related development, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano said on Thursday that the city in partnership with Bonifacio Global City will be holding an array of activities from November 29 to December 1 to celebrate the life of one of the greatest heroes in Philippine history.

Cayetano said the event entitled “BGC Passionfest 2013,” will kick off with a play presentation by Gantimpala Theater Foundation entitled “Katipunan,” which is directed by Jun Pablo and Joel Lamangan on November 29 at Bonifacio Global City High Street Amphitheater at 7 p.m.

“The showing of the play is one of the highlights of the celebration. It is aimed at educating the young and the young at heart of the life of a hero that helped shape Philippine history,” the lady mayor said.

According to Cayetano that Bonifacio has a special place in the hearts of Taguigenos as his family traces its roots in Tipas, Taguig where, according to historical accounts, he spent a great part of his childhood.

In fact, the lighthouse in Napindan was where Katipuneros hold clandestine meetings prior to the revolution.

RITCHIE A. HORARIO

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