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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana congratulates one of the soldier-athlete during the send the send off ceremony for some 127 soldier-athletes who will be competing in the 30th SEA Games that will be hosted by the PH Nov. 30-Dec. 11, 2019 / AFP / PIA

127 soldiers competing in 30th SEA Games 

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Skyway builder to close Araneta-Aurora intersection for 7 nights

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced the closure of Araneta-Aurora intersection in Manila starting August 15 (Thursday) from 11 pm to 5 am for 7 consecutive nights.

This is to give way to the launching of girder for the Skyway Stage 3 Project.

An average of 17,000 to 18,000 vehicles will be affected by the closure. They are advised to take the following routes:


1. From Shaw Boulevard/ V. Mapa, take straight towards Magsaysay Blvd. then Santol Street, right at Palanza, Landargun or Bayani Road, left at G. Araneta to destination and vice versa;

2. Vehicles from Cubao towards Manila area, along Aurora Blvd., right at Guirayan St., left at Palanza, left at Tomas Arguelles St. or Santol St. to Magsaysay Blvd. to destination;

3.  Vehicles coming from N. Domingo and Blumentritt, take F. Roman, H. Lozada St. and J. Ruiz St.

4. Vehicles coming from north: along C-3 Sgt. Rivera, right at Bayani, Landargun and Palanza St., left at Santol St., left at Magsaysay Blvd., and take V. Mapa, Old Sta. Mesa to destination


1. From Quezon Avenue, E. Rodriguez Ave., straight towards España Blvd., left Lacson Ave. straight towards Nagtahan to destination (vice versa); or

2. Take Magsaysay Blvd., right at V. Mapa to Shaw Blvd. to destination and vice versa.

The Skyway Stage 3 which is one of the key projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program will connect Buendia to Balintawak. It is seen to reduce travel time for 15 to 20 minutes from the current 2 hours.

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