Filipinos Gear Up for #UNDAS2017 Exodus


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MANILA, Philippines – With Undas now underway, many Filipinos have already begun their yearly journey by land, sea and air to visit their departed family members in their respective provinces. To make this year’s observance of Undas more organized, several government agencies, media, and private companies have turned to Twitter to issue news advisories and tips for the benefit of Filipinos celebrating this religious tradition. And as a live platform, Twitter has become a real-time source for Filipinos to find and share important information about the impact of #UNDAS2017 on public safety and traffic.

Filipinos Gear Up for #UNDAS2017 Exodus
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As millions more will be flocking to the different cemeteries in the next few days, Filipinos travelling to the final resting places of their departed should check out the Twitter accounts of key resources that provide latest updates on traffic and transportation conditions, as well as public safety announcements.

READ: Undas 2017 PAGASA weather forecast

Those traveling by car should expect heavy traffic because of the holidays and check the Twitter accounts of major tollway operators such as @SkywaySOMCO, @officialSLEX, NLEX and Star Tollway handle for any vehicular accidents or traffic updates. Motorists should also check the official Twitter account of the Metro Manila Development Authority (@MMDA) for alerts on number coding and road closures.



The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA @MIAAGovPH) has been inspected for Undas-readiness and their Twitter account contains news about flight and airport conditions so those traveling by air may know if any disruption to their travel should be expected.


The Philippine Coast Guard (@PhilCoastGuard1) monitors and reports passenger traffic in ports and sea conditions so those taking boats and ferries to their destinations should first check travel guidelines for safety and convenience.


Several companies also pitched in to ensure the safety of #Undas2017. Motorists could check out the Twitter accounts of the top gasoline companies in the Philippines @CaltexPH, @Petron_Corp, and @Shell to find out the nearest petrol stations along their route and avoid running out of fuel in the middle of their journey.

With several sources of live Undas-related news updates on Twitter, Filipinos can have a smooth-sailing journey towards a more meaningful #UNDAS2017.

— The Summit Express

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