(SPOT.ph) The 2019 South East Asian Games opening ceremonies is slated for Saturday, November 30, and everyone's gearing up for the long (and most likely congested) way to the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. The program is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. so we can only imagine the traffic leading up to the area—and don't even get us started on the parking. So if you don't want to miss what will arguably be one of the biggest sports moments in Philippine history, then check out the available point-to-point bus services departing from Metro Manila and heading to the Philippine Arena.
Departure points within the Metro are as follows:
- Ayala Cloverleaf at A. Bonifacio Avenue, Quezon City
- Vertis North at North Avenue, Quezon City
- Trinoma at EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City
- SM Mall of Asia at the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
- Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
There will be 50 buses available at the Vertis North departure point while the other malls will be assigned two buses each. According to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, a bus ride from Trinoma will cost P100 while a bus ride from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) is at P150 each.
The first trip from Trinoma and the PITX is scheduled to leave at 2 p.m. sharp. No word yet on the schedule or fares for the other malls. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. over at the Philippine Arena and there will be a lockdown at 5 p.m. for the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte so we suggest being there early to avoid any mishaps!
If you haven't already gotten a ticket for the opening, you can buy them through SM Tickets. Prices are at P1,000 for general admission (side seats), P1,500 for general admission (center seats), P4,000 for upper box seats, and P12,000 for Patron A seats.
For more information, follow the 2019 SEA Games PH on Facebook.