In the Philippines, the spirit of Christmas just ins't complete without Simbang Gabi, parols, Noche Bunena, and up until recently, holiday traffic jams. Thus, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has laid out 12 new alternate routes you could use to avoid the rush.
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino is encouraging the public to use these so-called “Christmas Lanes” which was formally opened yesterday, December 12, 2012. Not only should it help you shave from a couple of minutes to a few hours in your travel time, but also prevent nasty cases of road rage. The 12 new routes lead motorists to and from major shopping centers in Makati, Pasay, Quezon City, San Juan, Manila, and Marikina while avoiding congested major thoroughfares.