The Philippines will host the 30th ASEAN Summit 2017 from April 26 to 29, 2017. Over 2,000 delegates, including top government officials of ASEAN member countries will be attending this summit.
This April Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit is the first of the two summits that the Philippines will host. There are more than 130 meetings set in the Philippines from 2016 to November 2017 and this meeting is the 59th.
Venues for the events to happen for the summit are the following- PICC, City of Dreams, Blue Leaf Pilipinas, Manila Hotel, Coconut Palace and Sofitel Plaza.
April 27 (select Metro Manila cities namely Makati, Manila and Pasay ) and 28 (Metro Manila) were already declared by Malacanang as special non-working holidays under memorandum Circular No. 18. Work on both government and private offices are suspended. Classes for both private and public schools in Metro Manila are also suspended on Friday. It will be under the discretion of the school heads if classes will be cancelled on the 27th.
MMDA has released a traffic advisory for the 30th ASEAN Summit.
According to the announcement, some roads in Pasay and makati will be affected. There will be re-routing and expected traffic disruptions.
The public is advised to prepare accordingly and to take alternative routes when travelling to the affected areas.