Some BGC roads closed on Saturday


Posted at Aug 29 2014 05:51 PM | Updated as of Aug 30 2014 01:51 AM

MANILA - Some roads in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will be closed on Saturday to give way to an event of Globe Telecom in partnership with the Lotus F1 Junior Team.

In an advisory, Globe said the following roads will be closed to motorists from 12 noon until 5 p.m.:

  • Rizal Drive
  • 3rd Avenue
  • 28th Street (between 3rd Avenue and 9th Avenue)
  • 9th Avenue (between 28th Street and 30th Street)
  • 30th Street (between 9th Avenue and 3rd Avenue)
  • 5th Avenue (between 28th Street and 30th Street)

Only 7th Avenue will be open to make way for vehicles entering and leaving One Parkade and Two Parkade. It will be open from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and then 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who need access to C5, EDSA, Buendia Flyover, McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, and Gate 3 of Fort Bonifacio are advised to take the following roads:

  • 32nd Street
  • 26th Street
  • 11th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue
  • McKinley Parkway

Globe Slipstream is a one-day event of speed exhibitions and music performances, highlighting the telecom's partnership with the Lotus F1 Junior Team and the first Filipino Junior Lotus F1 driver, Marlon Stockinger.

Globe said it is building a race track along the streets of BGC to make way for the Lotus WSR Driving Exhibition of Stockinger, karting competition and other speed demonstrations.

"Globe brings this event to the Philippines as a rare treat to Filipinos who want to have a slice of the F1 Grand Prix experience," Peter Bithos, Chief Operating Advisor at Globe, said.

The event is open to the public. The Main Event Area is located in Bonifacio High Street.

The Race Day Grandstand in front of Track 30th has bleachers and is right in front of the karting competition area. The Family Fun Activity Area in front of Terra 28th features cool speed experiments from Mad Science as well as a gaming area by Hobbes and Landes.

The Outdoor Music Festival takes place in the evening at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, which features performances from DJ Joey Santos, Autotelic, Yolanda Moon, Up Dharma Down and foreign indie acts Dualist Inquiry and Chk Chk Chk. Admission is free.