Editorial | Making way for Alveo Ironman 70.3

THIS could be one of the biggest international sports events that the city will be hosting and the excitement generated from the competition itself and its side events, has pumped up the energy of sports enthusiasts.

The Alveo Ironman 70.3 triathlon will be on Sunday and stretches of road from the city to Panabo will be closed for a maximum of 12 hours. This will adversely impact the traffic situation in the region but everyone is enjoined to bear the inconvenience to make way for this international sports event.

Mayor Sara Duterte has urged Dabawenyos and visitors to plan ahead their activities for March 25 to avoid being caught in the expected traffic jam. This day falls on a Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week, and there are about five big Churches situated along the route of the triathlon. Also, the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) is scheduled in the city and examinees from the provinces of Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte will take their exams here. We can only imagine the transportation woes of those who will brave the streets for very important errands on this day.

The streets are also expected to be filled with enthusiasts and fans who will be cheering their athletes to victory.

The city government and organizers have been issuing traffic advisories since early this week. While people are encouraged to watch the event, it is prudent for people to heed the mayor and plan the day ahead, especially if you’re planning to bring the family out this Sunday.

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