Going to Lapu-Lapu fiesta? Expect more traffic, ferry boats
Traffic to Lapu-Lapu city will be very heavy today as people head for Mactan on the eve of the fiesta of the Birhen sa Regla Fiesta or Virgin of the Rule, the city’s patroness.
GY Dela Cerna Street and other streets leading to the Birhen sa Regla Church will be closed to traffic today and Wednesday (See map).
All vehicles going to Cordova town are advised to pass by the Hoops Dome and Carajay Road.
Roadside parking is strictly prohibited. Trucks weighing more than 4.5 tons cannot enter the city, except those used by catering services, said the traffic advisory released by the Lapu-Lapu City government.
Traffic chief Frank Brazil advised visitors from Cebu City to use the Mactan Channel ferry service rather than going by car to help ease traffic congestion.
The Metro Ferry that docks in Pier 3 in Cebu City has fielded more ferry boats to bring devotees and fiesta goers to Mactan.
More traffic enforcers with tow trucks ready to clear the road of any obstruction will be stationed on the Mandaue-Mactan Bridges.
Stay vigilant, said Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, Lapu-Lapu police chief, who said his men are alert for robbery groups who tend to target
“Don’t tempt bad elements by bringing valuables. Avoid drinking too much which could lead to trouble,” he said.
Reinforced by personnel from the PNP Regional Training School, the Lapu-Lapu police are.
A Miss Lapu-Lapu beauty pageant is scheduled tonight.
Traditionally, the heaviest crowds come for church activities on the eve of the feast and merrymaking which continues until the next day for the actual feast. /Norman V. Mendoza, Correspondent
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