The Metro Manila Development Authority has announced it will close to vehicular traffic on Sunday portion of Quezon Avenue in Quezon City to give way to the culmination of the annual festivities of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary “La Naval de Manila.”
In its advisory, the MMDA public information office said the affected road— Quezon Avenue westbound from the split/tunnel of Araneta Avenue to D. Tuazon Avenue—will be closed to traffic from 4:30 pm to 7 pm on Oct. 14, 2018.
At least 30,000 devotees are expected to participate in the grand procession which will serve as the highlight of the activity.
From Sto. Domingo Church, the procession will exit at the gate facing east, turn left at Sto. Domingo Street left Dapitan Street, left D. Tuazon, left Quezon Avenue (counterflow using Westbound of Quezon Avenue) then return going to Sto. Domingo Church.
Motorists are advised to take the following route:
-From Quezon Avenue Westbound, all vehicles turn left to Araneta Avenue, right ERB to Welcome Rotunda and destination
-Or from Quezon Avenue Westbound, turn right Araneta Avenue, left Maria Clara Street, left Mayon Street to Welcome Rotunda and destination
-They may go further along Araneta Avenue, turn left Amoranto Sr. Street, and left at Mayon Street to Welcome Rotunda and destination
The eastbound of Quezon Avenue will not be affected by the procession and the usual traffic flow will remain as it is except several affected U-turn slots.
Meanwhile, the agency commended the driver of MMDA chairman Danilo Lim for honesty after he returned a purse containing money back to its owner.
The driver, Rex Ronald Romero, 34, said he saw the purse on the road while driving along EDSA-Ayala Tunnel (northbound) around 7 pm on Oct. 8.
“I checked the contents of the purse and found $220, P700, identification cards, ATM cards, etc.,” said Romero, who has been with the MMDA for the past 10 years and Lim’s driver for a year.
Upon reaching home, Romero immediately contacted the owner through the emergency contact numbers shown in one of the identification cards to return the purse as soon as possible.
The owner redeemed his lost purse at the MMDA’s Administration department last Wednesday and expressed gratefulness to Romero for returning the purse he lost.
He also met Lim and personally laud Romero’s act of kindness and for exerting effort to locate him.
Lim said Romero’s “good deed is a clear manifestation of high sense of dedication to public service worthy of emulation.”