There will be no mall-wide sales from August 17 to September 10.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has issued the ban as part of the preparations for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
Memorandum Circular No. 7, s. 2023 prohibits the conduct of mall-wide sales in shopping centers along EDSA and other areas affected by the FIBA World Cup 2023 to ensure that roads will remain passable, clean, safe, and serviceable to all types of vehicles and pedestrians during the said period.
MMDA Memo Circular No. 7 wants to ensure that roads will remain passable, clean, safe, and serviceable to all types of vehicles and pedestrians during the FIBA World Cup.
Pursuant to the same memorandum, road works (reblocking, utility works, pipe laying, road upgrading, excavation works) in Metro Manila are temporarily suspended effective midnight of August 17 (Thursday) up to midnight of September 10 (Sunday) at the following locations:
1. EDSA Monumento to SM MOA
2. Kalayaan Avenue, C5 Road to EDSA
3. Along Diokno Boulevard
4. P. Ocampo St., Taft Avenue to Roxas Boulevard
5. Roxas Boulevard, NIA Road to UN Avenue
6. Along Meralco Avenue
7. Ortigas Avenue, EDSA to C5 Road
8. EDSA North Avenue to Agham Road
The memorandum circular, signed by MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes, was issued to all concerned offices, Department of Public Works and Highways-NCR Engineering Districts, local government units, utility companies, contractors, and shopping mall operators.