Are you planning to visit Makati today to work, join the rally against Con-ass, or simply to be one of the “uzi” crowd? Here be the traffic and security advisory to ease you through what might be another hellish traffic re-routing.

CON-ASS Rally Re-routing
June 10, 2009, 9:00am onwards
Estimated Crowd: 10, 000 to 15,000

Several roads will be closed to traffic in Makati’s central business district on Wednesday, as thousands are expected to troop to the city for a multisectoral rally against a House resolution calling for the convening of a constituent assembly (Con-ass). The rally is expected to start at 5 p.m.

In an advisory, the city government Monday asked motorists to take alternate routes because the following roads will be closed starting 9 a.m. Wednesday:

– Both lanes of Ayala Avenue from Makati Avenue to Herrera Street
– Both lanes of Paseo de Roxas from Sedeño Street to De la Rosa Street
– VA Rufino Street from Valero to De la Rosa

Other roads to be closed are Malugay Street from Pasong Tamo to Ayala and from Ayala to Gil Puyat Avenue; and Ayala from Gil Puyat to Metropolitan Avenue, and from Kamagong to Gil Puyat.

All passenger buses coming from EDSA-Ayala are advised to turn right to Makati Avenue and left to Gil Puyat. Buses coming from the South Luzon Expressway, Buendia and Pasay City are advised to take Gil Puyat, turn right to Makati Avenue and turn left at EDSA (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) on their way to their destination.

Public utility vehicles and light vehicles from JP Rizal are advised to turn right to Makati Avenue, right to Paseo de Roxas, right to Villar Street, left to EP Leviste Street, left to VA Rufino Street and right to Ayala Avenue.

Those coming from Washington Street may turn right to Gil Puyat Avenue, right to Ayala Avenue, right to Salcedo Street, left to Benavidez toward Esperanza Street, right to Makati Avenue, right to Arnaiz Avenue, right to Paseo de Roxas, left to De la Rosa, right to Salcedo and left to Ayala.

There will be simultaneous rallies in Katipunan Avenue (in front of Gate 2 of Ateneo) and in Tondo (Sto. Niño church) and in Negros and Iloilo.

Those who have expressed their participation in the June 10 Ayala rally include the United Opposition, the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (Women), BAYAN, Concerned Citizens Movement, Black and White Movement, Edsa 3 Coalition, Gabriela, Kabataan, MY-ERAP, Liberal Party, Change Politics, Akbayan, Sanlakas, Artists Revolution, Pagbabago, Bangon Pilipinas, FPJPM, Movement for Good Governance and Vice president Teofisto Guingona .

Security Recommendations:

– Avoid the area mention above unless it is absolutely necessary
– Be alert and observant, monitor eventualities through media as much as possible.
– Avoid commenting publicly on the political issue at hand.

Here is a complete list of congressmen who voted for House Resolution 1109 convening the Congress into a Constituent Assembly. And if you’re inclined to petition, e-mail, or Google-bomb the con-ass congressmen, or show support to those who voted nay on HB1109, you can find their links on this page.

Below is a copy of the con-ass resolution:
House Resolution No. 1109

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