Iglesia ni Cristo activity forces class suspension in Metro Manila

MANILA -- Classes in elementary and high school in both public and private schools in some Metro Manila cities will be suspended on Monday, October 14, due to an evangelical mission by the religious Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).

Classes in the following cities will be suspended: Manila, Quezon, Caloocan, Pasig, Pasay, Makati, Mandaluyong, Taguig, Paranaque, Pateros, San Juan, Muntinlupa, and Valenzuela.

Marikina, Navotas, Malabon, and Las Pinas will have regular classes on Monday.

Over 1.6 million people are expected to troop to various places in Metro Manila for the religious group's "Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko Lingap sa Mamamayan," which is a medical and dental missions.

The activity will be held between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada also ordered the suspension of classes in colleges, universities and schools in the city "as an act of extreme caution."

Estrada finds the recommendation of Manila Police District director Chief Superintendent Isagani Genabe to suspend the classes "to help in efforts to preserve peace and order and ensure public safety."

"Work suspension in all private and private offices in Manila shall rest in the discretion of their responsible officers," Estrada's Executive Order 31 reads.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority released the following alternate routes for Monday's INC event:

From Manila to Quezon City:

Take Taft ave, right or left turn at UN Ave., left turn to Otis, left turn to Nagtahan to destination.

From Quezon City to Manila:

1. Take Espana, right to Lacson, Tayuman left turn to Jose Abad Santos, Regin Regente, Juan Luna,

Plaza Cervantes, Jones Bridge, P Burgos to destination.

2. Take Espana, left turn to Lacson, Nagtahan, right to Otis, right to UN Ave to destination.

From Caloocan:

Rizal ave., right to Tayuman, left to Jose Abad Santos , Regin Regente,

Juan Luna, Plaza Cervantes, Jones Bridge to destination.

From Luneta to Caloocan:

Take Jones Bridge, Quintin Paredes, Regina Regente, Jose Abad Santos, Rizal Ave to destination.

From Divisoria to Cubao via Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard:

Take CM Recto, left turn to Jose Abad Santos, right turn to Tayuman, Lacson,

right to Earnshaw, left at Legarda, to Legarda-Nagtahan flyover to destination.

From Cubao to Divisoria:

Take Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, Nagtahan flyover, Legarda, right at Earnshaw, left at Lacson. Tayuman,

left to Jose Abad Santos, left to destination.

From Divisoria to Cubao:

Take CM Recto, left at Jose Abad Santos, right at Tayuman, Lacson, right to Earnshaw, left at Legarda,

Nagtahan flyover to destination.

According to MMDA, major intersections to be managed include:

1. P. Casal - Arlegui

2. P. Casal - Palanca/ Ayala Bridge

3. Romualdez - Ayala

4. San Marcelino - Ayala

5. Taft - Ayala

6. Round Table - P. Burgos

7. Oroza - P. Burgos

8. Roxas Blvd. - P. Burgos

9. Roxas Blvd. - Kalaw

10. J.P. Laurel - Conception Aguila

11. Nagtahan - J.P. Laurel - R. Magsaysay

12. Pureza - R. Magsaysay

13. Old Sta. Mesa - R. Magsaysay

14. V. Mapa - R. Magsaysay

15. Araneta - R. Magsaysay

16. N. Domingo - V. Mapa

17. P. Sanchez - Valenzuela - V. Mapa

18. Reposo - Old Sta. Mesa

19. Repoaso - Valenzuela

20. Zamora Bridge - Nagtahan Link

21. Zamora - Quirino - U-turn

22. South Super Highway (SSH) - Quirino

23. SSH - San Andres

24. SSH - Vito Cruz

25. SSH - Zobel Roxas

26. SSH - Buendia

27. Pedro Gil - Quirino

28. Plaza Dilao - Quirino

29. Otis - Quirino

30. Quirino - Roxas Boulevard

31. Quirino - Taft

32. Nagtahan Split

33. Lacson - Loyola

34. Lacson - Fajardo

35. Morayta - España

36. Morayta - Recto

37. Quezon Blvd. - Recto

38. Quezon Blvd. - Quiapo

39. Quezon Bridge - Magallanes Drive

40. Bustillos - Legarda

41. Recto - Legarda

42. A. Bonifacio - C3

43. Andulacia - Dimasalang

44. Lacson - Laong Laan

45. Lacson - Dapitan

46. España - P. Noval

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