MANILA, Philippines?Traffic will be rerouted on the main roads of Mandaluyong City on Tuesday as the city begins its week-long celebration of its 65th Liberation Day.
The stretch of road from Kalentong Street to Acacia Lane/Shaw Boulevard will be closed to vehicles between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., while the Maysilo Circle, the road around the City Hall, shall be closed from 1 p.m. to 12 midnight.
A parade featuring floats built by the local government and the business community will march on the city streets and converge at the City Hall, where a program shall be held.
The city will honor its top 10 taxpayers, as well as six ?Ulirang Mandalenyo (Exemplary Mandaluyong residents),? in the fields of governance, business, education, arts and culture, sports, and journalism.
On Monday, Mayor Benhur Abalos will deliver his State of the City Address before the city council, according to officials.
Abalos has been scheduled to deliver his speech at 8 a.m. at the Mandaluyong gymnasium on Monday, public information chief Jimmy Isidro said.
Abalos's speech would touch on his accomplishments the past year, with particular focus on the investments that have poured into the city, said Isidro.
The city will celebrate its Liberation Day, which marks its emancipation from Japanese forces on February 9, 1945, and which coincides with the 16th anniversary of Mandaluyong's cityhood on February 9, 1994.
The following is the rerouting scheme:
All vehicles from Pasig bound for Manila, Kalentong or San Juan City, should take Shaw Boulevard, take a right turn to Mabini or Torres Street and turn left to Araullo then right to Hoover, then take Haig to Kalentong.
Or, they may take Ortigas Avenue straight ahead to San Juan City, or Shaw Boulevard, then right to Gomezville then left turn to Haig and Kalentong.
All vehicles from San Juan City bound for Makati or Pasig should take Ortigas Avenue going to Edsa.
All vehicles from Makati bound for San Juan or Manila may take this route: From Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, take left to Coronado Street then to Pantaleon then to Barangka Drive, or from Barangka Drive right to Boni Avenue, then take Edsa to Ortigas Avenue going to San Juan. They may also take Edsa.
All vehicles from Manila bound for Pasig or Edsa should take N. Domingo Street, San Juan City to Ortigas Avenue, or take Shaw Boulevard going to Pasig City.
All vehicles from Sta. Ana bound for Gabby's or Boni Avenue should take Castaneda Street, then go straight ahead to J.P. Rizal/Coronado then left to Pantaleon and left to Barangka Drive through Boni Avenue.
From 12 noon, Haig Street shall be one-way going to Kalentong only.