The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deployed three teams to clear Metro Manila’s Mabuhay Lanes of all forms of obstructions for motorists traversing Edsa.
“We shall have no let-up in clearing the Mabuhay Lanes of different kinds of obstructions. That is a proof that the government is serious in making our key routes accessible,” said MMDA acting chairman Romando Artes in a ceremonial send-off held in Baclaran, Pasay City on Monday morning.
The MMDA, in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Capital Region Police Office and local government units covered by identified Mabuhay Lanes, vowed to sustain the clearing and keeping the alternate routes in the metropolis free from obstructions.
Artes said that the regular operations and eventual turnover of the cleared area to its barangay captain is part of the memorandum of agreement between the agency and the DILG to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the roads.
“Everytime the MMDA, DILG, and the police force conduct clearing, it will be turned over to the barangay captain in charge of the area. Those who will fail to maintain its cleanliness and orderliness could be charged with an administrative case,” Artes warned.
DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Felicito Valmocina said their office now has created a monitoring team that will coordinate with the DILG-National Capital Region to ensure that Mabuhay Lanes are clean and clear.
“We will be employing new approaches to ensure commitment and prioritization of obstruction-free Mabuhay Lanes. It is high time for our LGUs, especially our barangay heads, to act and sustain our clearing efforts,” he said.
Artes also said the MMDA would seek the support of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on plans to build a permanent area for vendors in Baclaran to provide them selling space that would keep them off the roads.
For her part, Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano expressed full support to the plans of providing Baclaran vendors permanent space to sell, as well as clearing of the Mabuhay Lanes, as part of the city’s vision.
“We are one with the government agencies in making the landscape of our community better as this is one of the grand vision of Pasay – to become a sustainable and smart eco-city,” she said.
(Optional na putol ditto Nells. Yung mga routes sa baba paki include na lang sa story asa online edition expecially if we run out of space)
The following are several Mabuhay lane routes from Edsa (Route 1):
Turn right at West Avenue, right at Quezon Avenue, U-turn near Magbanua, right at Timog, right at T. Morato, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, straight to Granada, right to Santolan Road or right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Acacia Lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at P. Cruz, left at F. Blumentrit, left at Coronado, take Mandaluyong – Makati Bridge to destination.
Route 1a: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa):
Turn right at Scout Borromeo, left at Scout Ybardolaza / Scout Torillo / Scout T. Morato / Scout Tuazon or Scout Tobias, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, straight to Granada , right to Santolan Road or right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Acacia Lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at P. Cruz, left at F. Blumentrit, left at Coronado, take Mandaluyong – Makati Bridge to destination.
Route 2: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa):
Turn right at West Avenue, right at Del Monte Ave., left at Sto. Domingo or Biak na Bato, right at Amoranto , left at
Banawe or D. Tuazon, right at Maria Clara or Dapitan to destination.
Route 3: From North Luzon Expressway :
Exit at Mindanao Avenue Access Ramp, right at Mindanao Ave., left at Congressional, right at Luzon Avenue, take Bridge crossing Commonwealth Avenue, Katipunan Avenue, C-5 to destination.
Route 4: From Quezon City to Makati:
Take N. Domingo, left at Blumentritt-Kalentong, left at Manalo St., right at Mariano, right at Luna Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Acacia Lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at P. Cruz, left at F. Blumentritt, Coronado, take Mandaluyong-Makati Bridge or take Barangka Drive Pantalleon – Estrella Bridge, to destination.
Route 5: From Quezon City to Makati:
From E. Rodriguez, left at Matimyas – Plaza Noli to Fajardo left at V. G. Cruz, right at Lardizabal, left at M. Dela Fuente, right at Ramon Magsaysay Blvd., Nagtahan to President Quirino, left at South Super Highway to destination.
Route 6: From North Luzon Expressway:
Right at Balintawak Cloverleaf to EDSA going to Monumento , left at A. De Jesus St. ( 8th St. ), left at C-3, right at A.
Bonifacio , take Mayon Ave. , Welcome Rotunda to destination.
Mabuhay Lanes for Private Vehicles from South to North
Route 7: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa): Take Estrella, E. Pantalleon Bridge, Barangka Drive, left at Nueve de Febrero, right at M. Martinez Ave., straight to Gomezville, straight to Hoover straight Wilson, right at Aras St., left at C. M. Recto, left at Burgos St., left at Mabini St., right at Wilson left at Ortigas Ave., Granada, right at N. Domingo, left at Hemady, right at Scout Tobias, left at Timog Ave., right at Quezon Ave, QMC , right at Visayas Ave. , left at Congressional Ave., right at Mindanao Ave. to destination.
Route 7.1: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa):
Take Estrella – Rockwell Bridge, cross at Pantaleon St., straight to Barangka Drive, left at Timog St., left at Busilak St., right at Sgt. Bumatay St., right at Maysilo Circle, right at Martinez Ave., straight to Nueve de Febrero, cross at Shaw Blvd., straight to Gomezville OR from Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, left at Coronado St., left at Pantaleon St., left at Barangka Drive, left at Timog St., left at Busilak St., right at Sgt. Bumatay St., right at Maysilo Circle, right at Martinez Ave., straight at Nueve de Febrero, cross at Shaw Blvd., straight to Gomezville to destination.
Route 8: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa):
Turn right at Banahaw street, right at Makiling, left at Benitez, straight at St. Joseph, left at Ortigas Ave to Greenhills
Route 9: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa):
Turn right at Annapolis, right at Eisenhower, left at Club Filipino, Ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center.
Route 10: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa):
Turn right at Connecticut, Ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center.
For Baclaran, Parañaque City
Route 11: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa):
Take Edsa – Tramo flyover, right at Andrews Avenue, straight to Airport Road, right at Roxas Blvd. take Service road,
Redemptorist to destination.
Route 12: From Manila Area:
Along Roxas Blvd. take a U-Turn at Airport Road, take Service road Redemptorist to destination.
For Carriedo, Manila City
Route 13: From Manila Area:
From Taft Ave. take Ayala Blvd. left at Carlos Palannca (Echague), Carriedo Street to destination.
Route 14, From Manila Area: From Padre Burgos take Jones Bridge, right at Muelle del Blanco National, Plaza Lacson, Carriedo to destination.
For Divisoria, Manila City
Route 15: From Dapitan Zuki Market :
Take A.H. Lacson Avenue, left at Tayuman Street, left at Dagupan Street to Divisoria.
Route 16: From Roxas Blvd.:
Right at Claro M. Recto straight to Divisoria.
Route 17: From R-10 :
Left at Moriones Street, right at Dagupan Street to Divisoria. -30-
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