Alternative Routes To Take In Metro Manila During the Papal Visit


Pope Francis’ visit in the Philippines has been from months now been widely anticipated. The government has been preparing all the necessary things to get everything in order, including the alternative routes the public may take during the Papal visit.

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Because this is a widely anticipated event for the Filipinos, surely the crowd will be massive, much more than the crowd who went and participated in the last papal visit of Pope John Paul II way back in 1995.

Therefore, the MMDA has announced already on Monday, January 12 the roads in the Metro Manila that will be closed regarding the papal visit. Here are the list of routes, as reported by Philstar.

January 15 – starting 3 p.m. (Pope’s arrival at Villamor Airbase)

Principal Routes

  • Villamor Air Base Gate 5 – 5.50 km
  • Andrews Ave – 2.32 km
  • Domestic Road – 1.60 km
  • NAIA Road – 1.60 km
  • Roxas Boulevard – 10.64 km
  • Quirino Ave 1.98 km
  • Taft Avenue – 0.26 km

Other Roads

  • Sales Bridge – 2.32 km
  • SLEX/Skyway to Magallanes – 3.84 km
  • Osmena Highway – 9.12 km
  • Quirino Avenue – 1.86 km

Alternate Routes

  • From Sucat Road Northbound:
    • Along Kabihasnan, turn right at Coastal Road, turn left at Pacific Avenue, turn right at Macapagal Boulevard, turn right at EDSA, turn left at Arnaiz Avenue, turn right at Amorsolo Street, turn left at Rufino Street, turn right at Chino Roces Avenue, turn left at J.P. Rizal, straight to Tejeron, to destination.
  • From EDSA to Coastal:
    • Along EDSA, turn left at Macapagal Boulevard, left at Pacific Avenue, turn right at Coastal Road, to destination.
  • From Taft Avenue to Manila:
    • Option 1: Along Taft Avenue, turn right at P. Ocampo Street, turn right at Arellano Avenue, turn left at Zobel Roxas, turn left at Onyx, to destination.
    • Option 2: Along Taft Avenue, turn right at Ocampo Street, turn left at Arellano Avenue, left at Estrada, turn right at Singalong, right at Esguerra, turn left at Angel Linao, to destination.
  • From Luneta to Paco:
    • From Luneta, take TM Kalaw or Pedro Gil, to destination.
  • From Taft Avenue / Ayala Boulevard to Santa Ana:
    • Along Taft, turn left at Pedro Gil, to destination.

January 16 – starting 6AM (Pope’s visit to Malacanang)

Principal Routes

  • Taft Avenue
  • Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • Nagtahan
  • JP Laurel to destination

Other Roads

  • Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • P. Burgos
  • Finance Road
  • Ayala Boulevard
  • P. Casal
  • Gen. Solano to destination

Alternate Routes

  • Along Taft Avenue Northbound
    • Along Taft Avenue, turn right at P. Ocampo Street, turn left at Arellano Street, left at Estrada Street, turn right at Singalong, right at Esguerra, turn left at Angel Linao to Gen. Luna St. to Romualdez Street / Belen, turn right at Padre Faura to destination.
  • Along Taft Avenue Southbound
    • Along Taft Avenue, turn right at Padre Faura, left at M. Adriatico or MH Del Pilar, to destination
  • Along Pres. Osmeña Highway Northbound
    • Along Pres. Osmeña Highway, turn right at San Andres, turn left at A. Francisco Street, left at Onyx Street, turn right at Pedro Gil, straight to New Panaderos, turn left at F. Sanchez, left at V. Mapa, straight to R. Magsaysay Boulevard, to destination.
  • Along Quezon Boulevard Southbound
    • Along Quezon Boulevard, straight to P. Burgos, turn left at Maria Orosa, turn right at TM Kalaw, turn left at J. Bacobo, turn right at Padre Faura, turn left at M. Adriatico or MH Del Pilar, to destination.
  • Along Roxas Boulevard to Makati
    • Along Roxas Boulevard, turn right at Buendia Avenue, to destination

Starting 8AM (Pope’s Manila Cathedral audience)

Principal Routes

  • Gen. Solano
  • P. Casal
  • Ayala Boulevard
  • Finance Road
  • P. Burgos Avenue
  • Bonifacio Drive
  • Anda Circle
  • Andres Solano Jr. Avenue to destination

Other Roads

  • Dr. Jose P. Laurel
  • Nagtahan Bridge
  • Guazon Avenue to UN Avenue
  • Maria Orosa
  • Finance Road
  • Gen. Luna to destination

Alternate Routes

  • Along R-10 Eastbound
    • Along R-10, take service road then turn left at CM Recto, turn left at Legarda, to R. Magsaysay Boulevard, to destination.
  • Along R-10 Southbound
    • Along R-10, take service road then turn left at Muelle Dela Industria at Barcelona, turn right at San Fernando, right at Juan Luna, turn left at San Vicente, turn right at Jones Bridge, to destination.
  • All vehicles utilizing Jones Bridge, McArthur Bridge and Quezon Bridge
    • Take Lagusnilad, to Taft Avenue, take northbound lane
  • Along Roxas Boulevard Northbound
    • Along Roxas Boulevard, turn right at TM Kalaw, turn left at Taft Avenue, straight to P. Burgos, take Jones Bridge, to Q. Paredes, straight to Reina Regente, to CM Recto, to destination.
  • Along AH Lacson Wesbound
    • Along AH Lacson, turn right at Legarda, right at CM Recto, take U-turn then right at Quezon Boulevard, to destination.

Starting 10AM (Pope’s travel to the Nunciature)

Principal Routes

  • Gen. Luna
  • Soriano Avenue
  • Anda Circle
  • Bonifacio Drive
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Quirino Avenue
  • Taft Avenue to destination

Other Roads

  • P. Burgos
  • Finance Road

Alternate Routes

  • All vehicles utilizing Jones Bridge, McArthur Bridge and Quezon Bridge Southbound
    • Option 1: Take Lagusnilad to Taft Avenue (take northbound lane), turn left at Pedro Gil / Malvar / Remedios, turn right at Singalong, right at Estrada, to destination.
    • Option 2: Along P. Burgos, turn left at Maria Orosa, turn right at TM Kalaw, turn left at MH Del Pilar, left at Pedro Gil, turn right at M. Adriatico, to destination.
  • Along Taft Avenue Northbound
    • Along Taft Avenue, turn right at P. Ocampo Street, turn left at Arellano, left at Estrada, turn right at Singalong, right at Esguerra, left at Angel Linao to Gen. Luna, turn right at Romualdez, straight to Natividad Lopez, to destination.
  • Along R-10 Southbound
    • Along R-10, take service road then turn left at Muelle Dela Industria, left at Barcelona, right at San Fernando, right at Juan Luna, left at San Vicente, right at Jones Bridge, to destination.
  • Alongn R-10 Southbound
    • Along R-10, take service road then left at CM Recto, left at Legarda, left at Nagtahan, straight to Pres. Quirino Avenue, turn left at Pres. Osmeña Highway, to destination.
  • Along Roxas Boulevard Northbound
    • Along Roxas Boulevard, turn right at Vito Cruz, right at Arellano, left at Zobel Roxas Avenue, left at Pres. Osmeña Highway, right at Pres. Quirino Avenue, left at Legarda, straight to CM Recto, to destination.

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