Roads / Streets / Highways Category

Kaybiang Tunnel

April 7, 2014

Before 2013, if you wanted to go to the beaches and coves of Nasugbu, Lian, and Calatagan in Batangas, the shortest route was through the popular tourist City of Tagaytay. And as anybody who have been to that city knows, Tagaytay on weekends is chocked with traffic. Fortunately, the Kaybiang... (read more)


November 3, 2013

Just in time for the All Saint’s Day long weekend, the soft opening of the first phase of the Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway or TPLEX finally proceeded last October 31. To celebrate this milestone (pun intended), we are marking the point where the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway ends and the TPLEX begins. The... (read more)

Southern Terminus of C-6 Road

July 31, 2010

I’ve featured the controversial C-5 Road Extension before and there is still a long way to go before the full circumferential road will be completed, linking R-1 Road (or the Coastal Road) all the way to R-9 (or the MacArthur Highway). Complementing the C-5 Road is the C-6 Road, which... (read more)

Cavitex Zapote Interchange

March 16, 2010

Almost every weekday, I pass by the Coastal Road on my way to and from the office and there are times when the traffic on the way home gets really bad. The problem is that Coastal Road is the only viable highway for those people living in Cavite and working... (read more)

Lucena Grand Central Terminal

October 2, 2009

If you’re going to Bicol from the Manila area or to other towns of Quezon province further from Lucena City, then the Lucena Grand Central Terminal should be a stopover in your itinerary. Located along the Diversion Road, the terminal is a huge building catering to commuters from all over... (read more)

Caltex and Petron (SLEX San Pedro)

August 16, 2009

Photo from the website. Back in 2006, I featured the Petron Express Center at NLEX in Marilao, Bulacan. So why not feature something similar along SLEX? Well, there’s plenty of “megastations” along SLEX, but I decided on the Petron-Caltex tandem at Kilometer 29 in San Pedro. The Petron megastation... (read more)

José-Rizal-Straße in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany

June 20, 2009

To celebrate the 148th birthday of our national hero José Rizal (he was born on June 19, 1861), let me point you to the first street outside the Philippines that was named in his honor. This is the José-Rizal-Straße (José Rizal Street) in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany (see this photo of the... (read more)

Balintawak Cloverleaf

March 16, 2009

As far as I am aware, the Balintawak Cloverleaf in Quezon City is the only cloverleaf interchange found in the Philippines. This type of interchange is named such because the loop roads resemble a four-leaf clover when viewed from above or on maps. And you can see this form quite... (read more)

C-5 Road South Extension (Las Piñas Segment)

October 15, 2008

One of the surprising things I found while “roof-surfing” in Google Maps back during the time the Philippines was starting to have high-resolution satellite imagery is that the construction of the south extension of C-5 Road in Metro Manila (to connect SLEX [R-3] with Coastal Road [R-1]) is already ongoing.... (read more)

Subic-Tipo Expressway Tunnel

October 18, 2007

The Subic-Tipo Expressway (also known as the Subic-Tipo Road) was constructed from April to October 1996 to provide a direct route into the Subic Bay Freeport Zone without having to go through Olongapo City cutting the travel time by around 30 minutes. This expressway is managed by the Tollways Management... (read more)

Bonifacio Circle

May 31, 2007

Our next sight is Bonifacio Circle in Fort Bonifacio Global City. Unfortunately, it is only in Google Maps and Google Earth that you can still explore this sight. Why? Well, Ayala Land, which is a co-manager of the Fort Bonifacio area, decided to destroy this rotunda up to the outer... (read more)

Calle Crisologo (Vigan)

June 29, 2006

Our next stop is in the historic city of Vigan, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (earlier we featured another Heritage Site). The city is always cited as “the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia,” and is best-known for Calle Crisologo, a half-kilometer stretch of... (read more)

(Old) South Luzon Expressway Terminus

June 23, 2006

To complement our previous post on the northern end of NLEX is its sibling, the southern end of the South Luzon Expressway, or Exit 50, located in Brgy. Turbina, Calamba City, Laguna. From here, motorists going further can turn east into the heart of Laguna, like Los Baños, Pagsanjan, Sta.... (read more)

Petron Express Center (Marilao)

May 1, 2006

For the past several years now, there has been a proliferation of gasoline stations/strip malls along the South Luzon and North Luzon Expressways. These stations/plazas, which we still have no official name for (suggestions include “gas malls,” “megastations,” and “gas plazas”), are a usual first stop-over or meeting place for... (read more)

North Luzon Expressway Terminus

March 30, 2006

Mabalacat, Pampanga is where the northern end of the North Luzon Expressway is located, specifically in Brgy. Sta. Ines, 88 kilometers from Manila. From here, motorists going further north can go through the traditional route to the west along MacArthur Highway (passing through the previously mentioned Bamban Bridge) or they... (read more)

Las Piñas-Zapote Flyover

March 18, 2006

At the end of the Alabang-Zapote Road is the Las Piñas-Zapote flyover, officially called the Alabang-Zapote Centennial Flyover. By themselves, flyovers are not really notable, but this particular flyover is quite important for the City of Las Piñas. First of all, it’s the only flyover in the city. (Follow it to... (read more)