The annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Rodrigo Duterte is taking place today, July 24, at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. Naturally, this means that some of your usual routes will be disrupted if you live or drive through the area. Here are the alternative routes to remember on the day, as proposed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority:
*From Commonwealth Avenue westbound, turn right at Fairlane, right at Dalia, left at Chestnut, then straight to Sauyo Road toward Mindanao Avenue to your destination (and vice versa).
*From SM Fairview or Robinsons, take Quirino Highway straight to Mindanao Avenue to your destination.
*From Fairview/Mindanao Avenue, turn right at Jordan Plains, straight to Quirinio Highway, on to Mindanao Avenue to your destination.
If you want to listen to the SONA while on the road, you can tune in on the radio, but make sure to keep your eyes firmly on the road and pay attention to the alternate routes. Drive safe!