DILG urges motorists to follow road lockdown rules for ASEAN Summit

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 29) — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) advised motorists to avoid passing through major roads from November 8 to 15, due to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

In an advisory on Sunday, the DILG said partial and full lockdowns will be implemented to accommodate ASEAN convoys.

On partial lockdown, vehicles with no ASEAN IDs and decals will only be allowed to pass through the vehicle and pedestrian security areas. While on full lockdown, the roads will be closed for the general public.

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DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy also said motorists should avoid NLEX and EDSA where a stop-and-go scheme will be implemented every time an ASEAN convoy will pass.

"With less than two weeks before the event, I urge the public to steer clear of said lockdown areas so that they will not be trapped just in case there is a passing a convoy," Cuy said.

Local chief executives of Metro Manila and Region III are requested to provide logistical support for the delegates by clearing the streets of elements that may cause more traffic.

Cuy is also the chairperson of the ASEAN Committee on Security, Peace and Order, Emergency Preparedness and Response, which is in charge of all security and safety preparations for the summit.