31 Mar 2011

How To Get To SM City North EDSA From Greenhills

  • 31 Mar 2011
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  • For Driving Directions to SM City North EDSA from different locations, go to Driving Directions To SM City North EDSA.

    Here's the best way to take to get to SM City North EDSA from Greenhills both by driving and commuting. You only need one jeepney ride and one bus ride to get to SM North from Greenhills.

    By Car

    The short cut and the best route to get to SM North from Greenhills is to take Ortigas Avenue. Take the lane going towards LRT-2 which is in Gilmore. So it's the reverse of going towards MRT-3 which is in EDSA. You drive away from EDSA.

    Stay to the middle of Ortigas Avenue and cross intersections of Roosevelt, Madison and Santolan Road. After you cross Santolan Road, street name changes to Granada. Ortigas Avenue ends up in Santolan Road.

    Drive on Granada and after crossing few small streets and a bridge, you will get to see a main road intersecting Granada where from the distance a tall building is visible standing at the right corner. This road is N. Domingo Street. Granada ends up in N. Domingo and its opposite road is Gilmore. Don't cross N. Domingo and don't pass through Gilmore because Gilmore is one way from the opposite end which is in E. Rodriguez and the traffic goes towards Granada.

    Turn right onto N. Domingo Street. The road that serves as the opposite lane of Gilmore going to E. Rodriguez is Dona M. Hemady, which is next to Gilmore, to the left of N. Domingo. Turn left on Dona M. Hemady Street, cross Aurora Boulevard where LRT-2 elevated track passes through and drive all the way to E. Rodriguez Sr Avenue, the busy street where public jeepneys that ply Cubao-Quiapo route pass through.

    Upon approach to E. Rodriguez, you must change lane to the right because a lot of vehicles on your lane would turn left. Turn right onto E. Rodriguez Sr Avenue. At this point, your next turn to the left would be Tomas Morato Avenue.

    Tomas Morato doesn't intersect or cross E. Rodriguez. It only begins to the left of E. Rodrigues. That means Tomas Morato Avenue is perpendicular to E. Rodriguez. And the distance from the corner of Dona M. Hemady and E. Rodriguez up to the corner of Tomas Morato and E. Rodriguez is approximately 143 meters only.

    So, after about 80 meters, you can change your lane to the left in preparation for the left turn to Tomas Morato. Upon approach to this junction, you will immediately see the traffic lights from the distance.

    Turn left on Tomas Morato and drive all the way up to the opposite end which is perpendicular to Eugenio Lopez Avenue. Before you get to Eugenio Lopez, you will cross intersection of Kamuning and other small roads before you reach the rotonda of Boy Scout Circle. Pass through the Boy Scout Circle, then turn right back to Tomas Morato, drive on and after crossing small intersections of Scout Madrinan, Scout Borromeo and Scout Bayoran, turn left on Eugenio Lopez where ABS CBN Headquarters is located to your right.

    Driving on E. Lopez, you will pass by Pinoy Big Brother House to your left before you get to the next junction where you must turn right onto the next street of Mother Ignacia Avenue. From Mother Ignacia, turn left on the next street which is Sgt Esguerra Avenue. In Sgt. Esguerra, cross the next intersection of Panay Avenue, then turn right onto Quezon Avenue.

    In Quezon Avenue, next intersection is EDSA. As you can see, this is a crossing of two main thoroughfares of Metro Manila. So expect traffic here especially where EDSA and Quezon Avenue meet. Turn right onto EDSA and immediately turn left on the first U-Turn slot next to Quezon Avenue, just beneath the EDSA-Quezon Avenue flyover. Complete the U-Turn to get back to EDSA, this time on north lane. Cross Quezon Avenue intersection, stay on EDSA and drive all the way up to North Avenue where Trinoma is situated at the corner of EDSA and North. Turn right onto North Avenue but immediately change lane to the left and turn left on the next left turn going to SM City North EDSA. Follow direction to the Car Park building or to the open parking located to the opposite end of the road.

    By Bus/Jeepney

    From Greenhills Shopping Center, go the opposite side of Ortigas Avenue via pedestrian overpass. Ride a jeepney with "Robinson Galleria EDSA" sign or take the aircon G-Liner bus bound for Taytay. Both jeepney and bus will cross EDSA. Alight after the they cross EDSA and stop at the unloading area in Robinson's Galleria. Walk towards the bus bay or loading area along EDSA near corner Ortigas in front of Robinson's Galleria entrance.

    Ride a bus with any of these signs: "Monumento", "Malanday" and "Novaliches"
    Tip: Look for bus with additional information written at their sign that read "Cubao Ilalim". If you ride a bus with "Cubao Ibabaw" wording on its sign, you spend longer time on the bus as it will stand longer in Cubao to fill the bus with more passengers. Besides, traffic there is so heavy you might get irritated. So take Ilalim (e.g. Monumento Cubao Ilalim).

    The bus will take approximately 8 kilometers distance to SM North EDSA where it will stop by SM North EDSA Bus Bay.

    By MRT

    Alternatively, you can take MRT. Walk your way to Ortigas Station of MRT-3, ride a North bound train and alight at the last station of North Avenue. Enter Trinoma Mall and follow direction to the other door and from there use the footbridge that connects Trinoma to SM North EDSA.
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    29 Mar 2011

    How To Get To Intramuros Via MRT

  • 29 Mar 2011
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  • Intramuros is situated approximately 6 kilometers from the MRT-3. To get to Intramuros via MRT, you need to take another train via LRT-1 with its nearest station, Central Terminal, located approximately half kilometer from Intramuros. Alight at Central Terminal Station and walk the 500-meter distance Intramuros gate. If you're not fond of walking, there's another route where you only need to walk a little bit. You'll get to know it towards the end of this post.

    From your location, ride an MRT train bound for Taft. After getting off the train at Taft Avenue Station, take the exit to the right of the station. Avoid entering Metropoint Mall which is connected to the station. Instead, walk towards the footbridge that connects MRT-3 Taft Station to LRT-1 EDSA Station. From the turnstile (exit machine where you insert train ticket) of Taft Station, just go to the left of the only elevator at that part of the station. To the right of the elevator is Metropoint Mall's entrance.

    At the end of the footbridge is EDSA Station of LRT-1, buy your train ticket and tell the seller your going to Central Station. Ride the train bound for Monumento/Roosevelt and alight at Central Terminal.




    You need to be reminded that there are times, drivers of LRT trains don't announce train's arrival to a station, so if you're not used to traveling by MRT and LRT, you might go beyond your destination. To help you with this, just remember Central Terminal is the eight station from EDSA, with Libertad Station being the second, followed respectively by Gil Puyat, Vito Cruz, Quirino, Pedro Gil and U.N. Avenue Station. Next to U.N. Station is the Central Terminal Station.

    From Central Station, walk southward or towards Manila City Hall along the road underneath LRT elevated tracks. That road is Villegas Road. You can easily see Manila City Hall because its clock tower is very visible from the distance. Once you got to Manila City Hall, you can immediately see SM City Manila to your left. Turn right on the road that intersects Villegas and the road that borders Manila City Hall to the north. That road is Natividad Almeda-Lopez. Walk towards Padre Burgos Avenue, the main road and a wide one where passenger jeepneys bound for different locations such as Quiapo, Cubao, Divisoria, Monumento, Sta Cruz, Blumentritt, etc., pass through. You need to get to the other side of Padre Burgos and walk further along Victoria Street, the road opposite Natividad Almeda-Lopez. Don't walk across Padre Burgos to avoid MMDA (traffic enforcers) apprehension.




    Use pedestrian underpass which is located along Padre Burgos few meters from the corner of Natividad Lopez along the edge of Manila City Hall building.

    Once you get to the corner of Victoria and Padre Burgos, just walk towards the other end of Victoria until you get to Victoria Entrance of Intramuros. For your guide, see the map for Walking Direction To Intramuros From LRT-1 Central Terminal Station. Click here

    Alternatively, you can get to Intramuros without walking that far. You only need to walk around 90 meters to a gate of Intramuros from a drop-off or unloading zone of jeepneys. This route involves a 5.7 kilometers jeepney ride.

    Here's the route.

    Riding an LRT-1 train from EDSA Station, alight at Libertad Station, next station to EDSA.

    Walk towards the corner of Taft Avenue and Libertad Street where a Philtrust Bank is located. Libertad is now known as Arnaiz Avenue, though Libertad is still being used.

    Along Libertad Street aka Arnaiz Avenue near corner Taft, wait for a jeepney with "Pier Harrison Plaza Luna" sign in front of it. Don't ride jeepney with "Harrison Plaza" sign only. There must be "Pier" word at the sign.

    Ride one of these jeepneys, and ask the driver to drop you off at "Round Table", a popular landmark way back then that I never known existed. I just notice all passengers going to that area say to drivers "Round Table". The funny thing is "Round Table" location don't have any sign of round but a clear triangular junction where jeepneys pass through. You will get off exactly at one of the corner of that triangular junction. So, you might wonder, "This is not a round table, this is a triangular table". LOL. Anyway, they really call that "Round Table". Try it, ask the driver to drop you off at "Round Table" and you will definitely find yourself standing at triangular road network. See the map below.

    Maybe, we can ask our fellow readers for their input or opinion on how come this area is called "Round Table" when there's no sign of round area but a triangular open space inside a triangle. If you know the answer, let us know. Click here

    From the unloading area at "Round Table", you can now easily see the historic wall of Intramuros, just a short walk away.

    Map of Intramuros General Luna Entrance from Round Table Jeepney unloading area


    Walking Direction From LRT-1 Central Terminal Station To Intramuros


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    28 Mar 2011

    Direction Bytes: How To Get To Hyatt Manila Via MRT

  • 28 Mar 2011
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  • This 5-star luxurious hotel is situated in Malate District of Manila overlooking Manila Bay. To get there via MRT, you need to alight at the last station which is Taft Avenue, then take one more train ride and a jeepney ride. Here's the detail.

    In Cubao, go to MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station, ride a train bound for Taft. After getting off the train at Taft Station, take the exit to the right of the station. Avoid entering Metropoint Mall which is connected to the station. Instead, walk towards the footbridge that connects MRT-3 Taft Station to LRT-1 EDSA Station. From the turnstiles (exit machines) of Taft Station, just go to the left of the only elevator at that part of the station. To the right of the elevator is Metropoint Mall's entrance.

    At the end of the footbridge is EDSA Station of LRT-1, buy your train ticket and tell the seller your going to Libertad Station. Ride the train bound for Monumento/Roosevelt and alight at the next station which is Libertad.

    Walk towards the corner of Taft Avenue and Libertad Street where a Philtrust Bank is located. For your information, Libertad is now known as Arnaiz Avenue, though Libertad is still being used.

    Along Libertad Street aka Arnaiz Avenue near corner Taft, wait for a jeepney with "Pier Harrison Plaza Luna" sign in front of it. Don't ride jeepney with "Harrison Plaza" sign only. There must be "Pier" word at the sign.

    Ride one of these jeepneys, pay minimum and ask the driver to drop you off at "Hyatt". The jeep will take Libertad, turn right onto Harrison Street, pass through Gil Puyat aka Buendia, get back to Harrison Street, pass by Harrison Plaza, cross Quirino Avenue before taking A. Mabini Street. In Mabini, the jeep will cross San Andres and Remedios streets before it pass by the exact location of Hyatt Hotel And Casino Manila which is located at the corner of Mabini and Pedro Gil streets.

    Note: During Sundays and late night of weekdays, jeepney bound for Pier is very scarse. In this case, ride a "Harrison Plaza" jeepney, then at Harrison Plaza ride any jeepney with "Mabini" on its sign.

    Alternatively, you can get to Libertad corner Taft by riding a jeepney with any of these signs: "Quiapo Pasay Palengke", "Monumento Pasay Palengke" and "Divisoria Pasay Palengke". There must be "Pasay Palengke" on the jeepney signs. Otherwise, you'll get lost or you need to walk far to get to Taft Avenue corner Libertad Street.
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    25 Mar 2011

    How To Commute To Rockwell And Power Plant Mall

  • 25 Mar 2011
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  • Power Plant Mall is the centerpiece of Rockwell Center, a 15.5 hectare upscale mixed-use project in Makati City, Metro Manila. It is accessible by jeepney via J.P. Rizal Street. You can go to Rockwell from a far distant location either by LRT and MRT or if you're taking EDSA, you can get near it by bus.


    How to get to Rockwell from MRT-3

    The nearest MRT-3 Station to Rockwell Center is Guadalupe Station. From Guadalupe Station, walk downhill along EDSA, turning right onto the service road next to Guadalupe Commercial Center, until you reach J.P. Rizal Street, the road that passes along the edge of Pasig River. This is if you take the train from Taft Avenue. If you ride a train that comes from North Avenue Station, go down the station and walk downhill towards the edge of the Pasig River, turning left on the service road going to J.P. Rizal.

    Walk across J.P. Rizal towards the opposite side and near the edge of the river, and wait for a jeepney with "Paco Taft Herran" or "Paco Taft Bukid" sign. Pay minimum and ask driver to drop you off at Rockwell. It's near, approximately 1 kilometer from Guadalupe MRT Station. The jeepney from Guadalupe going to Paco passes under EDSA Guadalupe Bridge. Now, once the jeep pass the second time under a small bridge, you can alight at the next stop where you'll get to see Rockwell Center across J.P. Rizal. It's a wide complex with tall and modern buildings inside it. Walk in via the only road for commuters until you see the Power Plant Mall, approximately 85 meters from J.P. Rizal.

    How to get to Rockwell from LRT-1

    You can go to Rockwell and Power Plant Mall from LRT-1 by only one jeepney ride. From any station of LRT-1, alight at Pedro Gil Station.




    From Pedro Gil Station, walk towards Pedro Gil Street. Cross Taft Avenue towards the opposite side where there's a 7-11 Convenient Store, and from that corner, walk along Pedro Gil Street. Next street from Taft is Leon Guinto Street where there's also a 7-11. Walk further along Pedro Gil past Leon Guinto and that 7-11 until you reach the next street which is Agoncillo Street. Along Pedro Gil Street at the corner of Agoncillo Street is the terminal of jeepneys with "Guadalupe Herran Ilalim". In the other side of the corner along Agoncillo Street is the terminal of jeepneys with "Guadalupe Ilalim Bukid". Choose "Guadalupe Herran" as this is faster than "Bukid". Pay the amount needed and ask the driver to drop you off at Rockwell. It's a main destination so there's a lot of commuters going there.


    Here are detailed directions from different parts of Metro Manila as well as nearby provinces to Rockwell Center and Power Plant Mall:

    Route #1

    From Alabang, Metropolis Star Mall, Filinvest City, Festival Mall, Sucat, Pacita Complex, Southern Tagalog Provinces of Batangas, Laguna, Quezon and nearby areas.





    First ride a bus, jeepney or FX to Alabang. In Alabang near Metropolis Star Mall, ride a bus with any of these signs: Monumento, Fairview, Cubao, Novaliches and Malanday. From Sucat and Bicutan, just go to the loading area where these buses stop to pick up passengers.

    Tell the conductor your destination is "Guadalupe" also known as "Tulay". Get off the bus at Guadalupe.

    Alternatively, you can alight at Magallanes Station of MRT. You can do it if you're in a hurry and if EDSA is heavily congested. Ride a North bound train and alight at Guadalupe Station.

    Walk downhill along EDSA, turning right onto the service road next to Guadalupe Commercial Center, until you reach J.P. Rizal Street, the road that passes along the edge of Pasig River.

    Walk across J.P. Rizal towards the opposite side and near the river, and wait for a jeepney with "Paco Taft Herran" or "Paco Taft Bukid" sign. Pay minimum and ask driver to drop you off at Rockwell. It's near, approximately 1 kilometer from Guadalupe MRT Station. The jeepney from Guadalupe going to Paco passes under EDSA Guadalupe Bridge. Now, once the jeep pass the second time under a small bridge, you can alight at the next stop where you'll get to see Rockwell Center across J.P. Rizal. It's a wide complex with tall and modern buildings inside it. Walk in via the only road for commuters until you see the Power Plant Mall, approximately 85 meters from J.P. Rizal.

    Route #2

    From Pampanga, Bulacan, Novaliches and other areas near or inside these locations.

    First option: Ride an FX going to SM City North EDSA or Trinoma. From Novaliches, you can ride a bus going to Baclaran or Alabang via EDSA and get off at Trinoma. Walk your way to MRT-3 North Avenue Station.

    Ride a Taft bound train and get off at Guadalupe Station. Go down the station and walk downhill towards Pasig River, turning left on the service road that goes to J.P. Rizal Street, the road that passes along the edge of Pasig River. Walk across J.P Rizal towards the opposite side near the edge of the river and wait for a jeepney with "Paco Taft Herran" or "Paco Taft Bukid" sign. Pay minimum and ask driver to drop you off at Rockwell. It's near, approximately 1 kilometer from Guadalupe MRT Station. The jeepney from Guadalupe going to Paco passes under EDSA Guadalupe Bridge. Now, once the jeep pass the second time under a small bridge, you can alight at the next stop where you'll get to see Rockwell Center across J.P. Rizal. It's a wide complex with tall and modern buildings inside it. Walk in via the only road for commuters until you see the Power Plant Mall, approximately 85 meters from J.P. Rizal.

    Second Option: Ride a bus or FX, alight at EDSA Balintawak, ride a bus with "Baclaran" or "Alabang" sign, alight at Guadalupe, walk downhill towards the Pasig River and follow the direction given at First Option.

    Third Option: From Balintawak, ride a bus going to Baclaran or Alabang, get off at MRT-3 North Avenue Station and follow direction in First Option.

    Route #3

    From Monumento, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Bagong Barrio, 5th Avenue and other areas near to these locations.

    Ride any bus going to Baclaran, Alabang or FTI. These buses stop at Guadalupe. Get off the bus at Guadalupe and follow direction in Route #2.

    Alternatively, you can alight at MRT-3 North Station and follow direction in Route #2 Third Option.

    Route #4

    From LRT-1 Pedro Gil Station. This is the route to take if you want one jeepney ride to get to Rockwell from LRT-1 and if you come from Santa Cruz Manila, Quiapo, Recto, Binondo, Tondo, Ongpin, Divisoria, Blumentritt, Tayuman, Jose Abad Santos, Lawton, SM City San Lazaro, SM City Manila, Manila City Hall, U.N. Avenue and other areas near to these locations.

    From your location, ride a Baclaran bound train and get off the train at Pedro Gil Station. All these places are near to LRT Stations namely Jose Abad Santos Station, Blumentritt Station, Tayuman Station, Doroteo Station, Carriedo Station, Central Station and U.N. Avenue Station.

    From Pedro Gil Station, walk towards Pedro Gil Street. Cross Taft Avenue towards the opposite side where there's a 7-11 Convenient Store, and from that corner, walk along Pedro Gil Street. Next street from Taft is Leon Guinto Street where there's also a 7-11. Walk further along Pedro Gil past Leon Guinto and that 7-11 until you reach the next street which is Agoncillo Street. Along Pedro Gil Street at the corner of Agoncillo Street is the terminal of jeepneys with "Guadalupe Herran Ilalim". In the other side of the corner along Agoncillo Street is the terminal of jeepneys with "Guadalupe Ilalim Bukid". Choose "Guadalupe Herran" as this is faster than "Bukid". Pay the amount needed and ask the driver to drop you off at Rockwell. It's a main destination so there's a lot of commuters going there.

    Route #5

    From Ermita, Malate, Jorge Bacobo, Maria Orosa, Padre Faura, Mabini, M.H. Del Pilar, Robinson's Place Manila, Bellagio Square Malate, UP Manila, Supreme Court, PGH, Midland Plaza, Adriatico, Hyatt Hotel, Department of Justice, Manila Pavilion, Philam Life Bldg, PWU, U.S. Embassy, Executive Plaza and other places located near to these locations.

    From your location, walk up to any of these streets: Padre Faura, M.H. Del Pilar, Pedro Gil. Ride a jeepney with "Paco" sign. This jeepney will take Pedro Gil Street and cross Taft Avenue on the way to Paco. Next to Taft is Leon Guinto Street, followed by Agoncillo Street. Along Pedro Gil Street near corner Agoncillo Street is the terminal of jeepneys with "Guadalupe Herran Ilalim". In the other side of the corner along Agoncillo Street is the terminal of jeepneys with "Guadalupe Ilalim Bukid". Choose "Guadalupe Herran" as this is faster than "Bukid". Pay the amount needed and ask the driver to drop you off at Rockwell. It's a main destination so there's a lot of commuters going there.

    Route #6

    From Baclaran, Paranaque, NAIA Terminal 1, 2 and 3, Alabang-Zapote Road, SM South Mall, SM Sucat, Mall of Asia or MOA, Pasay Rotonda, Heritage Hotel, Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Blue Wave Macapagal and other places nearby.

    Ride a jeepney or bus going to Baclaran. In Baclaran, ride a bus with "Monumento" or "Fairview" sign, ask the conductor if the bus will pass through Pasay Rotonda because there are also "Monumento" and "Fairview" buses that take different route - Leveriza. If you're from MOA or Bluewave Macapagal, just ride jeepney with "Malibay" sign or any jeepney with "MRT Taft" on its sign. You have two options.

    First Option is to go all the way and alight at Guadalupe, just ask conductor to drop you off at Guadalupe. But if you're in a rush or traffic in EDSA is gridlock, then take Second Option.

    Second Option. Applicable if you're from MOA or Bluewave. Get off the jeepney at MRT-3 Taft. From Baclaran. Get off the bus at MRT Magallanes Station if you use a single journey train card. If your card is Stored Value, then alight at Taft Station. The queues in Taft Station's card sales windows are very long most of the time so the bypass. Ride a North bound train and alight at Guadalupe Station.

    In Guadalupe. Walk downhill along EDSA, turning right onto the service road next to Guadalupe Commercial Center, until you reach J.P. Rizal Street, the road that passes along the edge of Pasig River.

    Walk across J.P. Rizal towards the opposite side and near the river, and wait for a jeepney with "Paco Taft Herran" or "Paco Taft Bukid" sign. Pay minimum and ask driver to drop you off at Rockwell. It's near, approximately 1 kilometer from Guadalupe MRT Station. The jeepney from Guadalupe going to Paco passes under EDSA Guadalupe Bridge. Now, once the jeep pass the second time under a small bridge, you can alight at the next stop where you'll get to see Rockwell Center across J.P. Rizal. It's a wide complex with tall and modern buildings inside it. Walk in via the only road for commuters until you see the Power Plant Mall, approximately 85 meters from J.P. Rizal.

    Route #7

    From Harrison Plaza, Harrison Street, Libertad Pasay or Arnaiz Avenue, Gil Puyat aka Buendia, Vito Cruz aka Pablo Ocampo, Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Rizal Memorial Stadium, Pasay City Sports Complex, Cuneta Astrodome, CCP Complex and places near to these locations.

    From your location go to any of these streets: Taft Avenue, Harrison Street, Libertad or Arnaiz Avenue. Ride a jeepney going to Baclaran and get off the jeep at EDSA. From Libertad, ride "Malibay" bound sign and alight at Taft MRT. Walk your way to MRT-3 Taft Station or ride any jeep going to Taft.

    In MRT-3 Taft Station, ride a North bound train, get off at Guadalupe and follow direction at Route #6.

    Route #8

    From Marikina, Antipolo, Cogeo, Sta. Lucia East, Robinson's Metro East, Katipunan, Ateneo, Santolan, Anonas, Project 4 and nearby areas.

    Go to the nearest LRT-2 Station. These are Santolan Station, Katipunan Station and Anonas Station. Ride a train going to Recto. Get off the train at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Walk inside Gateway Mall towards Araneta Coliseum and use the footbridge connecting Araneta Coliseum and Farmers Plaza. From Farmers Plaza go to MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station, which is connected to the mall. Ride a Taft bound train and alight at Guadalupe Station.

    Go down the station and walk downhill towards Pasig River, turning left on the service road that goes to J.P. Rizal Street, the road that passes along the edge of Pasig River. Walk across J.P Rizal towards the opposite side near the edge of the river and wait for a jeepney with "Paco Taft Herran" or "Paco Taft Bukid" sign. Pay minimum and ask driver to drop you off at Rockwell. It's near, approximately 1 kilometer from Guadalupe MRT Station. The jeepney from Guadalupe going to Paco passes under EDSA Guadalupe Bridge. Now, once the jeep pass the second time under a small bridge, you can alight at the next stop where you'll get to see Rockwell Center across J.P. Rizal. It's a wide complex with tall and modern buildings inside it. Walk in via the only road for commuters until you see the Power Plant Mall, approximately 85 meters from J.P. Rizal.

    Route #9

    From Fairview, Commonwealth, UP Diliman, Ayala UP Technohub, Philcoa, Elliptical Road, East Avenue, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City Hall and places near to these locations.

    Ride a bus with "Baclaran" or "Alabang" sign. Alight at Guadalupe. Once in Guadalupe, follow direction in Route #8, after the commuter has got off the train at Guadalupe Station.

    Route #10

    From Project 6, Project 2 and 3, Project 7 and 8, Munoz, Roosevelt, West Avenue, SM City North EDSA, Trinoma, Quezon Avenue, Centris Walk, Timog, Kamuning, Kamias, Cubao, Ortigas Center, EDSA-Shaw Crossing, Shangri-la Plaza, Pioneer Boni.

    Go to the nearest MRT-3 Station. Depending on your location, here are the MRT Stations available to you: North Station, Quezon Avenue Station, GMA Kamuning Station, Araneta Center Cubao Station, Santolan Station, Ortigas Station, Shaw Station and Boni Station.

    Ride a Taft bound train, get off at Guadalupe Station and follow direction in Route #8, the part where the commuter is already alighted from the train.

    Rockwell Center and Power Plant Mall Location Map
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    24 Mar 2011

    Direction Bytes: From Sampaloc To Pasong Tamo

  • 24 Mar 2011
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  • For your information, folks, Pasong Tamo is no longer in used. It's already obsolete. The official name of that road now is Chino Roces Avenue.

    The best way to get to Chino Roces formerly known as Pasong Tamo from Sampaloc, if you're not in a hurry, is to go to Quiapo, particularly near Quiapo Church, where an air-conditioned bus bound to Ayala Avenue Makati stands for about 30 minutes to wait for passengers. This bus takes President Osmena Highway and Gil Puyat Avenue formerly Buendia then it crosses Chino Roces Avenue on the way to Ayala Avenue.

    Chino Roces Avenue is a long road. Approximately, it runs 5.7 kilometers from its northern tip in J.P. Rizal Street down to its southern tip in Lawton Avenue.

    It's important that you have the knowledge as to what part of Chino Roces you're going to. For fast travel, you can get to Quiapo Church, then walk along Carriedo Street towards LRT-1 Carriedo Station. Ride a Baclaran bound train and alight at Gil Puyat Avenue Station where you ride a jeepney with "PRC" sign along Gil Puyat. PRC here means Philippine Racing Club. This jeep takes Gil Puyat and passes through Chino Roces northern part from De La Rosa Street up to J.P. Rizal Street on its way to PRC. If your destination is located to the south of Chino Roces Avenue, just get off the jeepney at the corner of De La Rosa Street or Gil Puyat Avenue. Ride another jeepney, this time with "Mantrade" sign. This jeepney goes southward, towards EDSA where its terminal is located.

    If you're going to PDIC or Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, ride the jeepney with "Mantrade" sign. If your destination is Makati Coliseum, ride the jeepney with "PRC" sign.

    Familiarizing yourself with our city streets, saves you time in the future.
    Keep it right here at DirectionsOnWeb.
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    22 Mar 2011

    How To Commute To IL Terrazzo

  • 22 Mar 2011
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  • IL Terrazzo is a high end Mall located at the corner of Tomas Morato and Scout Madrinan in South Triangle, Quezon City. There's already a post here in DirectionsOnWeb about driving directions to IL Terrazzo. To get there by car, go to Driving Directions To IL Terrazzo

    Here's how to get to this mall by jeepney, bus and LRT/MRT.

    Route #1

    From Alabang, Metropolis Starmall, Sucat, Bicutan, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, southern Tagalog provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon and all areas near to these locations.

    In Alabang near Metropolis, ride a bus with "Fairview" sign. This bus will take the approximately 26.5 kilometers distance from Alabang up to Kamias corner EDSA where you must get off.




    From the corner of Kamias and EDSA where a Jollibee is located, go to the other side of EDSA where the opposite road of Kamias is Kamuning Road. At the corner of Kamuning and EDSA, there's a lot of jeepneys that stop to pick up passengers. Ride a jeepney with "Welcome Rotonda Timog" or "Pantranco Roces Timog" sign. Don't ride "Quiapo Welcome Rotonda" as this jeepney takes different route.

    You will get off at a part of Boy Scout Circle where Imperial Palace stands. Imperial Palace is at the corner of Tomas Morato and Timog, but because there's a rotonda or roundabout at this intersection, it's important that you alight at the part of Boy Scout Circle that's near to your destination and in this case Imperial Palace is near to IL Terrazzo. Besides, the only familiar landmark to all drivers is Imperial Palace. So, ask the driver to drop you off at "Imperial Palace". Once you got off exactly where I said, IL Terrazzo is already visible from the distance, located to the left of Tomas Morato. Imperial Palace is at your right, walk towards the next street which is Scout Madrinan, and to the left corner is the IL Terrazzo.

    Route #2

    From Mall of Asia or MOA, Pasay Rotonda, Taft, Harrison Street, Heritage Hotel, Metropoint Mall, Mantrade, Southgate Mall, Ayala Avenue, Magallanes, Guadalupe, JP Rizal, Pasig, Mandaluyong, EDSA-Crossing, Shangri-la Plaza, Megamall, Boni, Greenhills, Santolan and areas near to MRT-3 Stations.





    Go to the nearest MRT Station such as Taft Station if you're from MOA, Heritage and Harrison; Magallanes if you're from Mantrade; Ayala Station if you're from Ayala Avenue Greenbelt and Glorietta; Guadalupe Station if you're from Fort Bonifacio, Market Market and JP Rizal; Boni Station if you're from Gabby's and Mandaluyong; Shaw Boulevard Station; Ortigas Station; Anapolis Santolan Station, etc.

    Ride a north bound train and get off at GMA Kamuning Station. From the train station walk towards Timog Avenue corner EDSA where GMA 7 Network Inc Channel 7's big building is located. Along Timog Avenue near corner EDSA, jeepneys with "Cubao Arayat" sign pass through. They stop for a while to pick up passengers. Ride one of these jeepneys and pay minimum fare. Get off at Scout Ybardolaza Street. No need to remember this because the jeepney will turn left on Ybardolaza from Timog Avenue. So, once the jeep turns left from Timog, alight.

    Walk along Timog towards the opposite end until you see the Boy Scout Circle and the Imperial Palace at the corner of Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato. Turn right onto Tomas Morato, walk further until you see IL Terrazzo Mall to your left at the corner of Tomas Morato and Scout Madrinan Street.

    Route #3

    From Cavite, Imus, Tagaytay, Alabang-Zapote Road, South Mall, Baclaran, Paranaque and other areas near to these locations.

    Ride any bus or jeepney bound to Baclaran. In Baclaran, there are terminals of buses, MMDA Bus terminal, located at the service road of Roxas Boulevard in front of the gate of Redemptorist Church.

    Now you have 2 options: Slow 2-ride and Fast 3-ride.

    Slow 2-ride:

    Ride a bus with "Fairview" sign. This bus will traverse the approximately 15 kilometers distance from Baclaran up to Kamias corner EDSA where you must alight. It's slow and takes longer time of commuting because of heavy traffic along the way and because of extended time drivers spend in loading terminals. That's the first ride. For the second ride, please refer to Route #1 and read the part after the commuter gets off at Kamias corner EDSA.

    Fast 3-ride:

    From Baclaran, still at the bus terminal, ride any bus except the bus with "Ayala Leveriza" on its sign. You can ride bus with "Monumento", "Fairview" or "Novaliches" sign. Only make sure it doesn't have the word "Ayala Leveriza". Ask the conductor to drop you off at Mantrade. From drop off point, walk towards MRT-3 Magallanes Station and ride a north bound train. Why Magallanes Station, instead of Taft Station? Because Taft Station is jam-packed all the time. It's always like a sardines, too crowded and you need to be patient in getting ticket. But if you have a prepaid card or stored value card, then take Taft Station. But if you have to buy card or ticket first, then the smart thing to do is to ride the train in Magallanes Station where it's more comfortable, the number of passengers buying card is manageable.

    Alight at GMA Kamuning Station. That's your second ride. For your third ride, please refer to Route #2 and read the part where the commuter rides a jeepney along Timog near corner EDSA.

    Route #4

    From Espana, Quiapo, UST, Dimasalang, Lacson Avenue, Araneta Avenue, Welcome Rotonda and other areas near to these locations.

    First you need to get to Welcome Rotonda. Ride any jeepney or bus that passes through Welcome Rotonda. In Welcome Rotonda, the sign of jeepneys that plies the route that pass through near IL Terrazzo contains either "Proj. 2-3" or "Timog". Now, confusion might arise that will lead to wrong direction. That's because there are also jeepneys from Quiapo with the same sign, "Proj. 2-3", that pass by Welcome Rotonda. Do not ride any of these jeepneys. They take different route, via E. Rodrigues Avenue. You will get lost the moment you ride a Project 2-3 bound jeepney from Quiapo.

    What you do is go across E. Rodriguez where the Project 2-3 bound via Timog jeepney stop to pick up passengers. These jeepneys are the ones who pick up passengers in EDSA-Kamuning. They take Quezon Avenue from Welcome Rotonda and turn right onto Timog Avenue. So the key here is Quezon Avenue route and not E. Rodriguez. Ride one of these jeepneys and ask driver to drop you off at Imperial Palace, that's the common reference known to driver. Don't say IL Terrazo or Boy Scout Circle. Imperial Palace is the known landmark there. As soon as you get off, you'll see the huge building of Imperial Palace Suites. Go towards the direction of Imperial Palace Suites.

    Once you're standing in front of Imperial Palace, specifically at the part where 7-11 store is located. IL Terrazzo is already visible from the distance to the left of Tomas Morato. Just walk towards the next street that intersects Tomas Morato which is Scout Madrinan, cross the road to get near IL Terrazzo.

    Route #5

    From Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Bagong Barrio, R. Papa, 5th Avenue, Tondo and other areas near to these locations.

    Ride any bus or jeepney bound to Monumento. In Monumento or 5th Avenue corner Rizal Avenue, ride a bus going to Makati or Cubao via EDSA. Ask the conductor to drop you off at MRT. Actually, all buses that pass through EDSA stops at MRT-3 North Station because a lot of commuters alight there to ride train. So, as for you, get off too at North Station of MRT-3.

    Ride a south bound train or train bound to Taft Station, get off at GMA Kamuning Station and follow the direction given in Route #2. Just read the part after the commuter gets off the train at GMA Kamuning Station.

    This is the route I recommend because all buses passing through EDSA takes EDSA Kamuning flyover and you need to walk way too far if you choose to alight at the unloading station located before the bus ascends the flyover.

    Route #6

    From Pampanga, Bulacan, Novaliches and other areas near to these lcoations.

    Ride an FX going to either SM City North EDSA or Trinoma. Walk to North Station of MRT-3. Ride a train bound to Taft, get off at GMA Kamuning Station and follow the direction given in Route #2. Just read the part after the commuter getS off the train at GMA Kamuning Station.
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    20 Mar 2011

    Driving DIrection From Greenhills To Tomas Morato

  • 20 Mar 2011
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  • You can get to Tomas Morato from Greenhills by taking Ortigas Avenue. Take the lane going towards LRT-2 which is in Gilmore. So it's the reverse of going towards MRT-3 which is in EDSA. You drive away from EDSA.

    Stay to the middle of Ortigas Avenue and cross intersections of Roosevelt, Madison and Santolan Road. After you cross Santolan Road, street name changes to Granada. Ortigas Avenue ends up in Santolan Road.

    Drive on Granada and after crossing few small streets and a bridge, you will get to see a main road intersecting Granada where from the distance a tall building is visible standing at the right corner. This road is N. Domingo Street. Granada ends up in N. Domingo and its opposite road is Gilmore. Don't cross N. Domingo and don't pass through Gilmore because Gilmore is one way from the opposite end which is in E. Rodriguez towards Granada.

    Turn right onto N. Domingo Street. The road that serves as the opposite lane of Gilmore going to E. Rodriguez is Dona M. Hemady, which is next to Gilmore, to the left of N. Domingo. Turn left on Dona M. Hemady Street, cross Aurora Boulevard where LRT-2 elevated track passes through and drive all the way to E. Rodriguez Sr Avenue, the busy street where public jeepneys that ply Cubao-Quiapo route pass through.

    Upon approach to E. Rodriguez, you must change lane to the right because a lot of vehicles on your lane would turn left. Turn right onto E. Rodriguez Sr Avenue. At this point, your next turn to the left would be already your destination - Tomas Morato Avenue.

    Tomas Morato doesn't intersect or cross E. Rodriguez. It only begins to the left of E. Rodrigues. That means Tomas Morato Avenue is perpendicular to E. Rodriguez. And the distance from the corner of Dona M. Hemady and E. Rodriguez up to the corner of Tomas Morato and E. Rodriguez is approximately 143 meters only.

    So, after about 80 meters, you can change your lane to the left in preparation for the left turn to Tomas Morato. Upon approach to this junction, you will immediately see the traffic lights from the distance and it's a main intersection so there's no reason you don't get it.

    Turn left onto Tomas Morato and head towards your destination. If you want to know more spots such as clubs, bars, KTVs, restaurants, malls, food plaza and other destinations located along Tomas Morato, go to How To Get To Timog's Nightspots And Tomas Morato's Nightlife Destinations or use our Search Direction Box on the sidebar.
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    17 Mar 2011

    How To Commute To Greenhills

  • 17 Mar 2011
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  • When we say Greenhills, we refer to Greenhills Shopping Center, a 16 hectare commercial complex in San Juan City, Metro Manila. Located here are different malls, cinemas and a concert venue such as Annapolis Carpark Square, The Jewellery, Connecticut Carpark, Bridgeway Shops, The Shops, Lifestyle Center, Beauty Central, McKinley Arcade, The Strip, Theater Mall, Promenade, Music Museum, Shoppesville Arcade and V Mall.


    Greenhills is accessible by public transportation such as jeepneys and buses through Ortigas Avenue, a popular road that also intersects EDSA, the only main highway of Metro Manila where major buses ply the route from north to south and vice versa. This makes commuting to Greenhills simple for Metro Manilans.





    Either from north or south by bus, they just alight at the intersection of Ortigas Avenue and EDSA, then ride a jeepney or bus to go to Greenhills.


    The nearest train station to Greenhills is MRT-3 Santolan-Annapolis Station. Going to Greenhills by MRT is faster. Just get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station, walk a little bit along southbound lane of EDSA up to Annapolis Street, then ride a jeepney that plies the route of EDSA Annapolis-Greenhills Shopping Center San Juan and vice versa.


    Here's how to get to Greenhills by public transport system from different parts of Metro Manila including nearby provinces.


    Route #1





    From Cavite, Tagaytay, Bacoor, Imus, Alabang-Zapote Road, South Mall, Paranaque, Baclaran and other areas near to these locations.







    Option 1. By bus. Ride a bus or jeepney going to Baclaran. In Baclaran, along service road of Roxas Boulevard and near gate of Redemptorist Church, there's bus terminal. You can ride a bus here or along Roxas Boulevard. Ride a bus with any of these signs: "Monumento Ortigas Ilalim", "Malanday Ortigas Ilalim" or "Fairview Ortigas Ilalim". Don't ride a bus if it's not passing through Ortigas Ilalim. Otherwise you will walk too far. Make sure the sign contains Ortigas Ilalim. If you're in doubt ask the conductor if it will pass through Ortigas Ilalim. Alight at Ortigas Ilalim where Robinson's Galleria and EDSA Shrine is located

    Use the pedestrian overpass and walk towards opposite side of Ortigas Avenue and ride a jeepney with "San Juan Unimart Greenhills" sign or bus with "Quiapo San Juan Greenhills" sign. Any bus or jeepney bound to San Juan or Quiapo passing through Ortigas Avenue will stop by Greenhills. Pay minimum fare and ask the driver to drop you off there.





    Option 2. By train. From Baclaran, alight at Pasay Taft Rotonda and ride an MRT-3 train bound for North Avenue. Get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Use the pedestrian overpass that runs above the station to get to the opposite side of EDSA. Walk southward along EDSA towards row of tall buildings that you see to your left while in the overpass. Those tall buildings lined the street called Annapolis. Walk along Annapolis and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.


    Route #2

    From Mall of Asia or MOA, Pasay Taft Rotonda, Harrison Street, Libertad Street in Pasay, Ayala Avenue, Estrella, JP Rizal, Fort Bonifacio, Market Market, Bonifacio High Street, Boni and other areas particularly near MRT.


    Ride a bus or jeepney going to the nearest MRT-3 Station such as Taft Station if you're from MOA, Harrison or Libertad. There's the Magallanes Station in Mantrade or Pasong Tamo aka Chino Roces, Ayala Station, Buendia Station and Guadalupe Station if you're from Fort Bonifacio, Market Market and High Street. Boni Station is near to Boni Avenue and Robinson's Pioneer.





    Ride a train going north and alight at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Use the pedestrian overpass connected to the MRT station to get to the opposite side of EDSA. Walk southward along EDSA towards row of tall buildings that you see to your left while in the overpass. Those tall buildings lined the street called Annapolis. Walk along Annapolis and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.


    Route #3

    From Marikina, Santa Lucia East, Robinson's Metro East, SM City Marikina, Santolan Pasig, Katipunan, Anonas, Project 4 and areas near to these locations.


    Option 1 (Recommended). Ride a jeepney bound for Araneta Center in Cubao. Walk towards MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station. This station is connected to Farmers Plaza. Ride a train bound for Taft and get off at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Walk southward along EDSA up to Annapolis Street.





    Walk along Annapolis and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.

    Option 2. Ride a train going to Recto and alight or get off the train at V. Mapa Station. Exit the station via South Exit. Along Magsaysay Boulevard, just in front of the stairs of LRT-2 V. Mapa Station, G Liner Bus passes through and they stop to pick up passengers right there. The sign of these buses is "Taytay" and they are colored green. Ride one of these buses, pay minimum and ask conductor to drop you off at Greenhills. If for some reason they don't stop below the V. Mapa Station, then walk towards the direction they're heading and turn right onto Araneta Avenue, the main road intersecting Magsaysay Boulevard and the one that borders SM Centerpoint to the north east. These buses turn right onto Araneta Avenue from Magsaysay Boulevard and they stop for a while near corner to wait for more passengers.





    From Araneta Avenue, this bus turns left on N. Domingo Street, then right onto Pinaglabanan Street, then Santolan Road and finally turn right onto Ortigas Avenue where your destination which is Greenhills is located approximately 1 kilometer away from Santolan Road corner Ortigas Avenue.

    Along the way before it gets to Greenhills, this bus will pass by some important places and institutions that might be also your destination in the future. Here they are in order of their locations from the corner of Araneta and N. Domingo Street: Puregold Agora and Agora Public Market, San Juan Medical Center, White Cross Children's Home, The Orange Place Hotel, RONAC Arts Center and Avalon Condominium - both located along Ortigas Avenue near corner Santolan Road, and along Ortigas near Greenhills are LIMKETKAI Bldg, Grace Bldg and State Condominium IV. Opposite Greenhills Shopping Center, at the corner of Wilson Street and Ortigas Avenue, is the Zirkoh Greenhills.


    Route #4

    From Pampanga, Subic, Bulacan and other province in the north.


    Ride a bus or FX bound to any of the following: Balintawak, SM City North EDSA or Trinoma. If you choose Balintawak as your first stop in Metro Manila, ride a bus along EDSA going to Baclaran or Alabang. Get off the bus at Annapolis Street. For fast travel, get off the bus at North Station of MRT-3, ride a train bound for Taft and alight at Santolan-Annapolis Station.





    If you ride FX and alight at either SM City North EDSA or Trinoma, walk up to North Station of MRT-3. Ride a train bound for Taft and get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station.

    Walk southward along EDSA up to Annapolis Street. Walk along Annapolis and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.


    Route #5

    From Quiapo, Santa Crus Manila, Lawton, Intramuros, SM City Manila, Escolta and nearby areas.


    Ride a jeepney going to Quiapo. In Quiapo near the pedestrian flyover, wait for G Liner bus with "Taytay" sign or RRCG bus with "Cainta" sign. Ride one of these buses and ask the driver to drop you off at Greenhills.





    This bus will turn right onto Recto Avenue, then turn left on Legarda on the way to Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard and will take the route mentioned in Route #3 Option 2. So if you're going to places mentioned in Route #3 Option 2 from Quiapo, just follow the direction there.


    Route #6

    From Divisoria, Binondo, Recto Avenue, Tondo, SM City San Lazaro and areas near to these locations.


    Go to Recto Station of LRT-2. Ride a train going to Santolan Station and alight at V. Mapa Station. Take the South Exit and go down the Station.

    Along Magsaysay Boulevard, just in front of the stairs of LRT-2 V. Mapa Station, G Liner Bus passes through and they stop to pick up passengers right there. The sign of these buses is "Taytay" and they are colored green. Ride one of these buses, pay minimum and ask conductor to drop you off at Greenhills. If for some reason they don't stop below the V. Mapa Station, then walk towards the direction they're heading and turn right onto Araneta Avenue, the main road intersecting Magsaysay Boulevard and the one that borders SM Centerpoint to the north east. These buses turn right onto Araneta Avenue from Magsaysay Boulevard and they stop for a while hear near corner to wait for more passengers.





    From Araneta Avenue, this bus turns left on N. Domingo Street, then right onto Pinaglabanan Street, then Santolan Road and finally turn right onto Ortigas Avenue where your destination which is Greenhills is located approximately 1 kilometer away from Santolan Road corner Ortigas Avenue.

    Along the way before it gets to Greenhills, this bus will pass by some important places and institutions that might be also your destination in the future. Here they are in order of their locations from the corner of Araneta and N. Domingo Street: Puregold Agora and Agora Public Market, San Juan Medical Center, White Cross Children's Home, The Orange Place Hotel, RONAC Arts Center and Avalon Condominium - both located along Ortigas Avenue near corner Santolan Road, and along Ortigas near Greenhills are LIMKETKAI Bldg, Grace Bldg and State Condominium IV. Opposite Greenhills Shopping Center, at the corner of Wilson Street and Ortigas Avenue, is the Zirkoh Greenhills.


    Route #7

    From Novaliches, Fairview, U.P. Diliman, Ayala U.P. Technohub, Philcoa, East Avenue, Elliptical Road and areas near to these locations.


    Option 1 (slow). Ride a bus bound for south, e.g. "Baclaran", "Alabang", "FTI", "Ayala Leveriza LRT". Alight at Annapolis Street. Walk along Annapolis Street and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.

    Option 2 (fast). Get off the bus at EDSA-Timog intersection and ride an MRT-3 train bound for Taft at GMA-Kamuning Station. Get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Walk along EDSA's southbound lane until you get to Annapolis Street. Along Annapolis Street, next to Deco Centrum, the building located at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis, is jeepney loading area. Wait for a jeepney to arrive and ride this jeepney.

    Route #8





    From Caloocan, Monumento, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Bagong Barrio, 5th Avenue and areas near to these locations.


    Ride any bus going to Baclaran or Alabang. Alight at North Station of MRT-3. A lot of passengers get off the bus at North Station of MRT to ride the train there. Conductors also inform passengers once the bus is approaching that station.

    In MRT-3 North Station, ride a train bound for Taft Station and alight at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Walk along EDSA's southbound lane up to Annapolis Street. Along Annapolis Street, just next to Deco Centrum, the building at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis, is loading area of jeepneys with "Greenhills Shopping Center-Annapolis" sign. Wait for a jeepney to arrive and ride.


    Route #9

    From Alabang, Metropolis Starmall, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, provinces of Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, and other areas near to these locations.


    Option 1 (slow). In Alabang, near Metropolis, ride a bus with "Ortigas Ilalim" on its sign. Don't ride a bus with "Ortigas Ibabaw" on its sign. If in doubt, ask the driver or conductor if the bus will pass through Ortigas Ilalim. It will be a long travel to Ortigas Avenue, approximately 22 kilometers from Alabang to Ortigas Avenue. You will alight at Robinson's Galleria Mall, together with other passengers. There are many commuters going to Ortigas, and the bus stops there a little bit longer.





    You will see a pedestrian walkway. Climb up this footbridge and go to the other side of Ortigas Avenue. Along Ortigas Avenue near corner EDSA, ride a jeepney with "San Juan Unimart Greenhills" sign or bus with "Quiapo San Juan Greenhills" sign. Any bus or jeepney bound to San Juan or Quiapo passing through Ortigas Avenue will stop by Greenhills. Pay minimum fare and ask the driver or conductor to drop you off there.

    Option 2 (fast). Ride any bus bound for north of Metro Manila, e.g. "Monumento", "Malanday", "Valenzuela", "Fairview", etc. Get off the bus at MRT-3 Magallanes Station. Ride a train bound for North Station and get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Use the overpass located at the station and cross EDSA. Walk along EDSA's southbound lane towards row of buildings that you see to the left while in the overpass. The buildings lined the road called Annapolis Street. Walk along Annapolis Street and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the first building on Annapolis Street. The jeepney sign is "Greenhills Shopping Center Annapolis Gate 5".

    Location Map of Greenhills

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    16 Mar 2011

    Direction Bytes: Cuneta Astrodome From MOA

  • 16 Mar 2011
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  • By Jeepney:

    Go to the terminals of jeepneys located in front of North Parking Building. North Parking Building is the one where Hypermart is located at the ground floor . Its counterpart at the opposite side of MOA is the South Parking Building where SM department store is located at the ground floor. There are also terminals of jeepneys infront of South Parking Building but to get to Cuneta Astrodome, go to the terminals in front of North Parking Building.

    Look for the terminal of shuttles with "Buendia Taft LRT" or "Gil Puyat Taft LRT" sign. There are barkers shouting "Buendia LRT" and the shuttle terminal is visible as you walk past the toilet.

    Ride one of these shuttles and ask the driver to drop you off at the unloading area near corner of Gil Puyat and Harrison Street.

    At the corner of Harrison Street and Gil Puyat Avenue, ride a jeepney with "Baclaran" sign. Ask the driver to drop you off at Cuneta Astrodome. To help you familiarize with the vicinity, this jeepney will first cross a major intersection with traffic lights before it pass by Pasay Sports Complex where the Cuneta Astrodome is located at the back of the complex. This intersection is Libertad. It's approximately .8 km from corner of Buendia aka Gil Puyat up to Pasay Commercial Complex.

    Located to the left corner of Libertad which is now known as Arnaiz Avenue is Andok's Restaurant, to the right corner is Chowking. Next to Libertad Street is Derham Street where Pasay City Sports Complex is located. Get off at Derham corner Harrison Street. Walk along Derham Street to get to the back of Pasay City Sports Compex where Cuneta Astrodome is located.

    By car:

    From MOA, take EDSA Extension and cross intersections of President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and Roxas Boulevard. After crossing Roxas Boulevard under EDSA-Roxas Boulevard flyover, make a U-Turn on the U-Turn slot next to Roxas Boulevard.

    Slowly change lane to the right of EDSA and turn right onto Roxas Boulevard. Drive on Roxas Boulevard, stay to the right. As you near Arnaiz Avenue formerly Libertad Street, you will get to see Cuneta Astrodome approximately 90 metes from Arnaiz Avenue.

    As you drive past by Cuneta Astrodome, turn right onto Derham Street, the road before Arnaiz Avenue and the one that borders Cuneta Astrodome and Pasay City Sports Complex. Now, you can just turn around to park your car in front of Cuneta Astrodome.
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    15 Mar 2011

    Direction Bytes: Jeepney Route From PRC To United Nations Avenue LRT 1

  • 15 Mar 2011
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  • Jeepney routes that pass by U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1 take Espana Boulevard from different locations. So, the commuter first route from PRC is a walk along Paredes Street up to Espana Boulevard. From PRC, walk up to Nicanor Reyes Street formerly Morayta. Turn right onto Nicanor Reyes, where a Greenwich Pizza is located at the corner of Nicanor Reyes and Paredez. From the distance, you can see the pedestrian overpass in Espana Boulevard. Go towards the pedestrian overpass and cross Espana Boulevard via this overpass.

    Go to McDonald's at the corner of Espana and P. Campa where "Babaan and Sakayan" Station is located along Espana Boulevard. Ride any jeepneys with these signs: Baclaran Taft, PGH-Taft, Pasay Taft and Dakota Harrison Taft. Take note of the Taft in the signs. Don't ride a jeepney with signs like Baclaran Mabini, Vito Cruz Mabini or EDSA Mabini as they don't pass through United Nation Station of LRT-1. Ask driver to drop you off at U.N. Avenue.

    To help you familiarize, U.N. Avenue Station is the first LRT-1 Station you get to pass through from Espana if you're riding a jeepney with "Baclaran Taft" sign. Next to U.N. Avenue is Pedro Gil Station, followed respectively by Quirino Station, Vito Cruz Station, Gil Puyat Station, Libertad Station, EDSA Station and lastly Baclaran Station.

    Having knowledge of our city's public transport system saves you time in commuting. Keep it right here on DirectionsOnWeb.
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    14 Mar 2011

    Direction Bytes: To Mall Of Asia From Espana

  • 14 Mar 2011
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  • How to commute from Espana to Mall of Asia or MOA?

    You have two options - route #1, by jeepney and route #2, by LRT.

    Route #1

    To get to MOA by jeepney, you only need two rides but it takes longer time on the road because of the heavy traffic especially in major Taft Avenue intersections. Here's the route:

    Ride a jeepney anywhere in Espana with "Baclaran Taft" sign. These jeepney comes from Aurora Boulevard in Cubao and plies the route of Baclaran-Cubao. Ask the driver to drop you off at Gil Puyat Avenue. You will easily know you're already in Gil Puyat because Gil Puyat Avenue is the only wide road with center island that intersects Taft Avenue. And there's the LRT-1 Gil Puyat Station right above the intersection.

    Along Gil Puyat Avenue near corner Taft Avenue, there's the big JAC Bus Terminal. Walk towards that terminal. Walk further past that terminal until you see the terminal of MOA shuttle up ahead along Gil Puyat about 20 meters from JAC Terminal. You won't miss it as there are barkers, many of them, calling out for passengers going to MOA.

    The fare is minimum and the shuttle stops exactly at its terminal in MOA. All passengers alight there. Remember the location of the terminal as this is where you will board the same shuttle to get home.

    Route #2

    To get to MOA by train, you still need to ride jeepney and shuttle, but the long journey from Quiapo to Gil Puyat is by train, making your travel fast as you get to avoid heavy traffics in the ground. Here's the route to take:

    From anywhere in Espana, ride a jeepney with "Quiapo" on its sign. Get off at Quiapo. Walk towards the opposite side of Quiapo Church and walk further towards the Carriedo Station of LRT-1. You could already see Carriedo Station from Quiapo Church, as the station is above ground. Ride a south bound train or "Baclaran" bound train and get off at Gil Puyat Station.

    It's important to note that there are times drivers of LRT-1 trains don't announce the station it's heading to. In this regard, I advice you to be alert if you're not familiar with LRT Stations. Just remember, Gil Puyat Station is the seventh station from Carriedo, with Carriedo as the first. Next to Carriedo is Central Terminal, followed respectively by these stations: U.N. Avenue, Pedro Gil, Quirino Avenue, Vito Cruz and then Gil Puyat.

    Get off at Gil Puyat Station and follow the direction given in Route #1.
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    13 Mar 2011

    Driving Directions From Ermita To Quiapo Church

  • 13 Mar 2011
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  • Quiapo is a small district in Manila. Every time one says Quiapo, it always assumed he/she is referring to Quiapo Church as most of the people who come here are devotees of the Black Nazarene.

    This is the route to take if you're driving from Ermita and you're going to Quiapo Church and you want to park your car along Quezon Boulevard by the church. This only applies every Friday when parking is allowed along area of Quezon Boulevard just adjacent to Quiapo Church. The best time to go to Quiapo Church on Fridays by car is early morning such as 3 to 6 am when there's no heavy traffic yet.

    Depending on your exact location in Ermita, you can take any of these main roads: Roxas Boulevard, Mabini, Maria Orosa Street and Taft Avenue.

    Route #1

    Drive on Roxas Boulevard toward Luneta or Rizal Park. After crossing T.M. Kalaw, the street that borders Rizal Park to the south, turn right onto Padre Burgos, the street that borders Rizal Park to the north. Stay to the middle of Padre Burgos, cross intersections of Palacio and General Luna, and drive all the way to Lawton where Padre Burgos becomes three main roads. The one to the left is going to Binondo. The one in the middle is going to Carriedo Santa Cruz and the one in the right is going to Quiapo.

    You can't pass through the road going to Quiapo because, there's no route going to Quiapo Church which is located to the left of Quezon Boulevard.

    Take the one in the middle which is going to Santa Cruz. You will cross Pasig River via Mac Arthur Bridge. Stay to the middle of the road until it turns right onto Carriedo Station of LRT-1. Turn left on Avenida, the road beneath the elevated LRT-1 Station and drive all the way to C.M. Recto Avenue, the main intersection where LRT-2 elevated track passes through over LRT-1.

    Turn right onto C.M. Recto Avenue. A big mall, Isetann, is located at the corner of C.M. Recto and Quezon Boulevard Underpass. You will pass through first under the elevated LRT-2 Recto Station before you pass by Isetann Mall, which is to the right of Recto. After passing by Isetann Mall, turn right onto the service road of Quezon Boulevard Underpass. Drive on until you get to the main Quezon Boulevard. Stay to the right of Quezon Boulevard and go straight ahead past the pedestrian overpass. Soon after, you will see Citystate Hotel to the right of Quezon Boulevard. And after that is the Quiapo Church which is next to a BPI bank and a 7-11 convenient store. You can now park your car in any available parking space along Quezon Boulevard just a few steps away from Quiapo Church, assuming that you come on Friday. There's a lot of so called "back up boys" so it wont be hard for you when it's time to leave after the Holy Mass.

    I've experienced parking along Quezon Boulevard during ordinary days when I bought some electrical stuffs in Raon. I took the risk of apprehension even if there are road signs of "No Parking" along Quezon Boulevard because a lot of cars were parked too at that time. Even today, everytime I pass by Quezon Boulevard I see a lot of cars parked along Quezon Boulevard although they're far from Quiapo Church. So If you really need to go to Quiapo any time and any day of the week by car, all I can say is park but take the risk.

    Route #2

    From Mabini, drive towards Luneta or Rizal Park and turn right onto T.M. Kalaw. Next intersection with traffic lights along Kalaw is Maria Orosa Street. Turn left on Maria Orosa. Stay to the right of Orosa Street and take the dedicated lane turning right onto Padre Burgos Street, the next main road. Cross Finance Road and follow directions given in Route #1.

    Route #3

    From Maria Orosa Street. Maria Orosa is one way road. All traffic goes towards Luneta. So, all you need to do is drive on Maria Orosa, staying to the middle, cross T.M. Kalaw Street and follow directions given in Route #2 and Route #1, respectively.

    Route #4

    From Taft Avenue. This route applies if you're coming from areas near DLSU, Quirino Avenue Taft, Pedro Gil Taft, PGH, etc. Drive on Taft, the road where LRT-1 passes through, all the way to Lawton, crossing Padre Faura, U.N. Avenue, T.M. Kalaw and Ayala Boulevard. After crossing Ayala Boulevard, Taft Avenue merges to Padre Burgos and LRT-1 elevated track goes to different direction to the right. Drive to Padre Burgos and follow direction given in Route #1.
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    12 Mar 2011

    Driving Directions From Ermita And Malate Area To Skyway

  • 12 Mar 2011
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  • Metro Manila Skyway first entry if you're from Ermita or Malate is located along Osmena Highway or South Super Highway next to Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati.

    Route #1

    If you're coming from Robinson's Place Manila in Pedro Gil, exit Robinson's Place basement parking via Adriatico Exit. Adriatico is a one way road, just turn left from parking exit onto Adriatico Street. Stay on Adriatico and cross Pedro Gil Street. Turn left on street after Pedro Gil which is General Malvar. Drive on General Malvar all the way and cross Taft, the main road where LRT-1 track passes through. After crossing Taft Avenue, you will cross Leon Guinto Street, then Felipe Agoncillo Street. Next to Agoncillo is San Marcelino Street. Turn right onto San Marcelino. San Marcelino is one way so stay to the middle and cross Nakpil and Remedios streets. After crossing Remedios Street change lane to the left and turn left on Quirino Avenue. From Quirino Avenue, turn right onto President Osmena Highway and drive all the way to Makati. You will cross San Andres Street, P. Ocampo Street and then Zobel Roxas Street. Next to Zobel Roxas is Gil Puyat. Upon nearing Gil Puyat, keep your lane to the right and avoid getting onto the flyover of Gil Puyat so that you'd notice signs of Skyway Entry. Stay to the right of Osmena Highway and cross Gil Puyat Avenue. As soon as you cross Gil Puyat Avenue, you're nearing the skyway entry as indicated by the signs. And soon after you will see the ramp of the skyway to the rightmost lane of Osmena Highway.

    Route #2

    If by any means, you found yourself driving along along Pedro Gil near Saint Paul University or UP Manila, avoid crossing Taft Avenue. Because that area is where heavy traffic builds up. Turn right onto Pilar Hidalgo Lim, the street before Taft Avenue. Next street is General Malvar. Turn left on General Malvar, cross Taft Avenue and follow the direction given in Route #1.

    Route #3

    From U.S. Embassy, take Roxas Boulevard all the way, crossing Pedro Gil, and turn left on Quirino Avenue. Stay to the middle of Quirino Avenue and cross M.H. Del Pilar, Mabini, Adriatico, Leveriza and Taft Avenue where LRT-1 Quirino Avenue Station is located. Cross all other streets before President Osmena Highway. Then turn right onto Osmana Highway and follow the direction given in Route #1.

    Route #4

    Let's say you're in Padre Faura. Padre Faura is one way. All traffic goes towards Roxas Boulevard. This is especially if you come from parking of Robinson's Place located on top of the mall where the only exit goes towards Padre Faura. Or if you will be coming from Supreme Court or UP Manila. All you need to do is drive on Padre Faura, turn left on Adriatico Street, cross Pedro Gil and follow the direction given in Route #1.

    Route #5

    If you're coming from U.N. Avenue or places along this road like Manila Pavilion Hotel, Philam Life Building, Maria Orosa Street, Jade Valley, and more, all you need to do is drive towards Taft Avenue. Cross Taft Avenue and turn right onto the Y intersection that begins at the corner of Taft Avenue and U.N. Avenue. This slip lane is called General Luna Street. From General Luna Street turn right onto one-way San Marcelino and drive all the way crossing intersections of Apacible, Escoda, Pedro Gil, General Malvar, Nakpil and Remedios. Next to Remedios is Quirino Avenue. Turn left on Quirino Avenue and follow the direction given in Route #1.

    Route #6

    Via P. Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. This route can be taken if you're coming from Harrison Plaza, Central Bank of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and other institutions along Pablo Ocampo. Drive along Pablo Ocampo towards Taft Avenue. Cross Taft Avenue and go straight ahead. Turn right onto Arellano Avenue then turn left on Zobel Roxas. Drive on Zobel Roxas all the way up to President Osmena Highway aka South Super Highway. Turn right onto President Osmena Highway and follow the direction given in Route #1.


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    11 Mar 2011

    How To Get To Ynares Center In Antipolo

  • 11 Mar 2011
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  • Ynares Center, an indoor sporting arena and a major landmark of Antipolo City, is located at the heart of the city beside the Rizal Provincial Capitol. The coliseum hosts many important events regularly such as PBA Games and big concerts.

    To help those of you who don't know how to commute to this arena, here are the routes and directions to take to go there.

    Ynares Center

    There are two options in going to Ynares Center. First option, we will refer to that as Route #1, is via Araneta Center Cubao FX Terminal. Second option, we will refer to that as Route #2, is via Greenfield District Mayfair Parking Terminal of Jeepneys and FXs..





    It would be near for you to take Route #1 if you come from any of these locations: Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Pampanga, Bulacan, Novaliches, Fairview, UP Diliman, UP Ayala Technohub, Timog Avenue, Quezon Avenue, West Avenue, Trinoma, SM North Edsa, Project 6, Project 7, Project 8, Project 4, Kamuning, Kamias, Quezon Boulevard, Bagong Barrio, Tondo, Recto, Morayta, Legarda, Santa Mesa and other areas nearby, If you're location is not listed here, just get down to Araneta Center and follow the directions in Route #1. If you're from Marikina, Santolan, Ateneo de Manila, Katipunan, Anonas, just go to the second stop of this route which is Santa Lucia East. Details below in Route #1.

    It would be near for you to take Route #2 if you come from Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasay, Alabang, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon Province, Bicutan, Sucat, Pasay Taft Rotonda, Mall of Asia or MOA, Baclaran, Paranaque, Taguig, Fort Bonifacio, Market Market, Ayala, JP Rizal, Ortigas Center, EDSA Crossing Shaw, Kalentong, Pasig, Mega Mall, Robinson's Galleria, Robinson's Place Manila, Boni Pioneer, Rockwell, Power Plant, Paseo de Roxas, Gil Puyat Avenue aka Buendia, Zobel Roxas, Harrison Plaza, Ermita, Malate, San Andres, Chino Roces aka Pasong Tamo, Greenbelt, Ayala Triangle Gardens and areas near to these locations. If your location is not here, just go to Shaw Station of MRT-3 and follow directions in Route #2 given below.

    Route #1

    From your location, go to Araneta Center Cubao. You can ride an LRT-2 or MRT-3 and get off at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Once you're in Araneta Center e.g. Farmers Plaza, Araneta Coliseum, Ali Mall, and Gateway Mall, you're first destination is Santa Lucia East. You must get to Santa Lucia East to ride a jeepney going to Ynares Center. This is because, Antipolo bound FX and jeepneys are very scarce in Cubao even in the terminal that I will direct you to. Another important thing is the sign of FX or jeepney you're going to ride must be "Antipolo Simbahan" or "Antipolo Junction". There are other FXs and jeepneys bound for Antipolo but via different route and they have different sign such as "Antipolo Sumulong". FXs and jeepneys with "Antipolo Sumulong" sign don't pass by Ynares Center.





    Go to the entrance of Gateway Mall, the one located along Aurora Boulevard. This Gateway Mall entrance is beneath the LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station. There's McDonald's Restaurant alongside this entrance.

    As you get out of Gateway Mall through this door, you will get to see the ramp for vehicles dropping off passengers in front of Gateway Mall entrance. This ramp is being occupied by passenger FX going to the east of Metro Manila like Marikina, Cainta, SSS Village, and supposedly Antipolo. But as I've learned, Antipolo bound FX is very scarce and there are times there's none even one.

    What people going to Ynares Center do is to ride a Cogeo FX right there. Cogeo bound FX is abundant in numbers, so ride one of them, make sure the sign in front is "Cogeo", pay php 20 and get off at Santa Lucia East Mall. As accustomed, ask driver to drop you off.

    Santa Lucia East sign

    Walk towards the Felix Avenue, the road that borders Santa Lucia East to the east and at its entry is this arch:


    From the corner of Felix and Marcos Highway, walk along Felix toward Sogo Hotel, where loading and unloading zone is located as jeepneys will not stop in Santa Lucia East Mall. Don't ride in any jeepneys at the terminal located near Santa Lucia as they're going to different locations. Wait for jeepneys with "Antipolo Simbahan" or "Antipolo Junction" sign at the loading station near Sogo Hotel.

    Santa Lucia East as seen from Felix Avenue near corner Marcos Highway

    This is what you see when you look back as you go to loading zone near Sogo

    Ride a jeepney with "Antipolo Simbahan" or "Antipolo Junction" sign only. Ask the driver to drop you off at Ynares Center.

    When the jeep get to the location and if you're riding in front beside the driver this is what you see at the junction where you will get off:

    After the jeep turned left at Oliveros Street you get off at the corner

    Walk along the road in front of Rizal Provincial Capitol:

    Rizal Provincial Capitol

    This is the view as you walk towards Ynares Center from unloading zone after the jeep turned left.

    As soon as you get to the other end of Rizal Provincial Capitol, Ynares comes into view and a more picturesque angle of the Capitol appears:

    Ynares Center as seen from the road

    Rizal Provincial Capitol view as you walk toward Ynares Center

    Rizal Provincial Capitol back as you walk past towards Ynares Center

    Route #2

    /UPDATE as of 22 July 2017/
    Route #2 has been changed. Please proceed to any of the 2 terminals of jeepneys and vans located along Shaw Blvd. Mayflower Terminal is now demolished so DON'T GO THERE. I can't edit this post to preserve the original content for future reference. So, for past commute to Ynares Center Antipolo via MRT-3 Shaw Station, go to --> 2 Jeepney & Van Terminals Bound to East of Metro Manila near MRT Shaw. Just go there now, no need to continue reading here.
    /END OF UPDATE/

    Ride an MRT-3 train and alight at Shaw Station or go to the location of Shaw Station. From Shaw Station of MRT-3 go to Pavilion Mall formerly known as EDSA Central Mall. This mall is connected to MRT-3 Shaw and there's a lot of entrances located along EDSA as well. Here's what you do after getting off the train at Shaw Station. If you get off the train that comes from Taft Station, go towards the rear of the train. If you get off the train that comes from North Station, go towards the front of the train.

    Use the escalator to exit, go left from the turnstile, then go right after you get out of the ticket booth area, go downstairs to lower level and follow the walkway that links MRT and Pavilion Mall until you get to glass doors with "Greenfield District" signs on both sides. That's Pavilion Mall. Get in Pavilion Mall and pass through it. Take the exit at the back between Mercury Drug and KFC after which you'll get to see a large open space covered with green bent grass between a wide building and the Edsa Central Public Market.

    Green Open Space at the back of EDSA Central Mall
    Go to the park and walk down the concrete walkway towards the back of EDSA Central Public Market. Once you get to the back of the the public market, you'll get to see the Greenfield District Mayflower Parking from the distance located to the opposite corner of Edsa Central Avenue and United.


    Inside that parking area is the big terminal of FXs and jeepneys going to various destinations in the east of Metro Manila.

    Look for Antipolo Terminal of jeepneys or FX, depending on your preference. Just remember, whatever you ride, make sure the sign is "Antipolo Simbahan" or "Antipolo Junction". Or ask the driver beforehand if he will pass by Ynares Center and ask him a favor to drop you off at your destination. Use the photos of Ynares and Rizal Provincial Capitol in Route #1 as your guide.


    Location Map of Ynares Center
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