Christmas Rush: MMDA Starts Preparations for Crowd of People Going to Malls

CHRISTMAS RUSH – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started preparing for the crowd of people that is expected to go to malls for Christmas shopping.

The holiday season is here once again and many people have started planning to buy gifts to give to their loved ones. Many individuals are also set to go for shopping to get the things needed at home where parties will be hosted. It is expected that the road will be a lot busier in the coming weeks heading to the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the MMDA affirmed that it has started its preparations for the expected increase on the number of people who will be going out of their houses to go to malls. MMDA Acting Chairman Engineer Carlo Dimayuga said that they expect around 10-15% additional on the traffic. Currently, 400,000 cars travel in Metro Manila roads daily. Clearing operations are ongoing. MMDA also plans to talk to mall companies not to implement sales on weekdays and to extend their operating hours. More updates may be posted soon.

Christmas: A Joyous Celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ

How Christmas Is Usually Celebrated in PH

CHRISTMAS – This season in which the birth of Jesus Christ is remembered is considered “the most wonderful time of the year”.

Many people share something in common – their favorite season, the Christmas season. Are you one of those individuals who are extra excited when you think about December or the whole -ber season?

Truth be told that in the Philippines, this joyous season is not just felt on the first day of December but as early as the first day of September. Many Filipinos even greet each other on the first day of September with a fond belief that whoever does it first will receive a gift from the person he or she greeted.

When -ber months start in the Philippines, it is also the start of Christmas songs being played in several public places most especially shopping malls. Many people love this vibe.

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A lot of individuals also start to plan early about the family gatherings and reunion with friends during the holiday season. They start thinking about the foods to prepare and as well as the gifts to give to their loved ones.

In some cases, they are planning their wedding as many people love to have their special day in December – the kids have no classes and many adults are on leave from work for vacation.

In the Philippines, Jose Mari Chan’s songs are among the people’s favorite amid the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Every year, there are also new songs that add to the people’s favorite.

Are you one of the people who are excited about this season that is tagged as “the most wonderful time of the year”? You are also probably one of the individuals who love to monitor the countdown towards the Christmas day. It usually begins in the 100th day before the joyous celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

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