Pasay City and nearby areas would have strict security measures for the summit. (Image: ASEAN Summit 2017 PH Facebook Page)
Most of the events and hotels that the delegates and leaders would be staying in are located in Manila, so some of the major roads and areas in Pasay City would be in lockdown.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced particular areas that motorists should avoid during the summit. Only pedestrians and vehicles with ASEAN IDs and decals, respectively, shall be allowed on the ASEAN routes. Below is the list of areas to be locked down, along with their schedule in compliance to the summit:
Roxas Boulevard (from Padre Burgos Ave. to Buendia Ave.) would be in total lockdown on November 13 from 12:01 AM onwards. This will be lifted on November 13 from 12:00 PM onwards.
SMX-MAAX Block, Pasay City will have a partial lifting of lockdown on November 13 from 12:01 AM onwards.
CCP Complex, Pasay City will continue the lockdown on November 14. It will be lifted partially on November 15 from 12:00 PM onwards.
DILG also advises motorists and travelers to refrain from using the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) as a stop-and-go scheme will be implemented when an ASEAN convoy passes through these areas.
DILG also imposed flight restrictions with “no-fly zones” on Manila from November 13-14 (6:00AM to 10:00 PM) and November 15 (4:00AM to 5:00PM). Only takeoffs on Runway 13 and landings on Runway 31 from 6:00AM to 5:00PM from November 12-15 would be allowed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
In other news, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that the color-coding scheme will still be implemented during the summit.