ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, April 11 (PIA)—The Rizal Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in partnership with the Philippine National Police, 80th Infantry Battalion, local government units and non-government organizations recently finalized preparations for the upcoming Lenten Season.
During the Final Inter-agency coordination meeting held at the Rizal Police Provincial Office, Hilltop, Taytay, the joint task force revealed that it is prepared for the influx of devotees who are expected to flock the province of Rizal’s pilgrimage sites, the most renown of which is the Antipolo City Cathedral.
According to the council, around 3.5 million people visited Rizal Province during the 2016 Lenten Season.
Police assistance desks, first aid stations, ambulances and checkpoints will be stationed in key areas identified by the task force where crowds are expected to form such as St. Joseph Subdivision along the Pasig-Cainta area traversing Ortigas Avenue, Kaytikling Junction in Tatytay, Mahabang Parang Angono Road to Antipolo City, Napindan Birdge, Antipolo-Teresa Road and Imelda Avenue traversing Marcos Highway to Antipolo.
According to the Rizal PDRRMO, the following roads will be closed between 6PM Maundy Thursday to 5AM Good Friday: Ortigas Avenue Extension (Antipolo-bound only) from Cainta Junction to Antipolo; Oliveros St. Antipolo (all lanes) and; Cabrera Road (Taytay-bound) from Bosay Resort area to Tikling Taytay.
Motorists coming from the Pasig area going to Cainta, Taytay, Angono down to Jalajala are also advised to take Manggahan Floodway East Bank Road and vice-versa from Maundy Thursday to Good Friday. While motorists going to Antipolo are advised to take Marcos Highway. (PIA-Rizal)