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MMDA to open zipper lane in EDSA in QC for People Power anniversary

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MMDA to open zipper lane in EDSA in QC for People Power anniversary

A zipper lane on the eastbound direction of White Plains Avenue in Quezon City will be opened on Thursday during the commemoration of the 35th EDSA People Power Revolution, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Tuesday.

“The zipper lane or counterflow scheme will be opened in front of Camp Aguinaldo Gate 5 and will accommodate a volume of vehicles going to EDSA,” the agency said in a traffic advisory.

The adjustment was made to make way for a short program at the People Power Monument at 8 a.m.

The MMDA said it would install plastic barriers and traffic cones to guide motorists on the use of the zipper lane.

There will also be traffic marshalls, who will be deployed in the area as early as 4 a.m.

The people power revolution in February 1986 was a bloodless uprising that led to the ouster of then president Ferdinand Marcos after 20 years of one-man rule.

The widow of martyred senator Benigno Aquino Jr., Corazon, led the revolt that saw her installed as president with the help of Marcos’ defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Police chief Fidel V. Ramos who rallied the troops against the strongman.

With the help of the US, Marcos and his family fled to Hawaii where the ousted president died. The Marcoses have since returned to the country and re-entered the political scene hounded by cases of ill-gotten wealth.