MMDA releases alternate routes for MMFF parade happening on Dec. 21
If you're heading out on Wednesday, Dec. 21, make sure you know which roads are closed and which ones aren't to avoid delays and traffic (as if the holiday rush isn't madness enough).
In case you didn't know, the Parade of Stars 2022, which usually marks the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), will take place in Quezon City on the said date.
Eight floats carrying the celebrities of this year's official movie entries will be parading from Welcome Rotonda at 4 p.m. and ending at Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC).
Various roads will be closed to make way for the parade and as such, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has released a traffic advisory to help manage traffic.
According to MMDA, the parade will cover a distance of 7.36 kilometers and is expected to take a minimum of two hours and 30 minutes.
MMDA advised that motorists to avoid passing E. Rodriguez Avenue to Banawe starting the evening of Dec. 20 as the the ingress will take place in the area.
Check out the list of alternate routes for Dec. 21 below:
VEHICLES TOWARDS EDSA/QMC:
- Vehicles traveling from España Boulevard should turn right at Blumentritt Road then left at Sto. Tomas Street or Matimyas Street, right Nicanor Ramirez., left at Cordillera St, right at E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, left at Tomas Morato, right at Timog Ave towards East Avenue to destination.
- Vehicles traveling from España Boulevard may also turn right at Nicanor Ramirez, go straight towards Cordillera St., right at E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., left at Tomas Morato, right at Timog Ave towards East Avenue to destination.
VEHICLES TOWARDS MANILA AREA
- Vehicles traveling from Quezon Avenue tunnel up ramp should turn right at Biak na Bato, left at Dapitan Street, left at Lacson Avenue and right at Espana Boulevard to destination.
- Vehicles traveling from Quezon Avenue turn right at D Tuazon Street, then left at Sen. Mariano Cuenco to Piy Margal Street, left at Blumentritt Road, then right at España Blvd to destination.
VEHICLES TOWARDS DEL MONTE AVENUE AND ARANETA AVENUE
- Vehicles traveling from España Boulevard should take a U-turn at Mabuhay Rotonda, then right at Blumentritt Road, then right at Piy Margal Street, then left to Mayon Street to their destination.
VEHICLES TOWARDS E. RODRIGUEZ SR. AVENUE, EDSA/QMC
- Vehicles traveling from Mayon Street should turn right at Piy Margal Street, left at Blumentritt Rd. then left at Sto. Tomas Street or Matimyas Street, right at Nicanor Ramirez St., and straight towards Cordillera St. right at E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Left at Tomas Morato, right at Timog Ave towards East Avenue to destination.
The official eight entries to the MMFF 2022 are: Deleter directed by Mikhail Red and starring Nadine Lustre, McCoy de Leon, and Louise delos Reyes; Family Matters directed by Nuel Naval and starring Noel Trinidad and Liza Lorena; Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told, starring Edu Manzano, JC de Vera, and Aljur Abrenica; My Father, Myself starring Jake Cuenca, Sead de Guzman, and Dimples Romana; Labyu with an Accent starring Coco Martin and Jodi Sta. Maria; Nananahimik ang Gabi starring Ian Veneracion and Heaven Peralejo; Partners in Crime starring Vice Ganda and Ivana Alawi; and My Teacher starring Toni Gonzaga and Joey De Leon.
The 48th MMFF will officially open in theaters nationwide from December 25, 2022, until January 7, 2023.