28 Feb 2011

How To Get To Exportbank Plaza

  • 28 Feb 2011
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  • I'm back! Fresh from 6-day vacation in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Thanks to Post Option of Blogspot, I was able to schedule publishing of three posts in advance. While I was away, the three posts I've created prior to my departure were published on their respective scheduled days. So, the three posts that preceded this entry were published while I was on vacation. And now, our topic contains an answer to the question of one of our guests in DirectionsOnWeb Answers, "How to get to Export Bank?".

    Exportbank Plaza, with telephone number 878-0000 connecting all departments, is formerly known as Urban Bank Plaza. It's the headquarters of Export and Industry Bank, simply known as Exportbank. Situated at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue, formerly known as Buendia Avenue and Chino Roces Avenue, formerly known as Pasong Tamo, Exportbank Plaza can be easily reached from any locations both outside and inside Metro Manila through major roads such as EDSA, Taft Avenue, Gil Puyat and Ayala Avenue. You can commute to Exportbank Plaza either by bus or combination of LRT/MRT and bus. If you want to go to it's location by car, the route are very easy as well. Going to Exportbank Plaza by car and by commuting are both discussed in this post.

    How to commute to Exportbank Plaza:

    Route #1

    From Cavite, Tagaytay, Imus, Bacoor, Dasmarinas and Baclaran. This is also the route and direction on how to get to Chino Roces aka Pasong Tamo from these locations. Ride a bus or jeepney bound to Baclaran. In Baclaran, along service road of Roxas Boulevard near Redemptorist Church, ride a bus with this sign: "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Monumento" or "Ayala Leveriza Fairview". Don't ride bus with "Ayala-Monumento" or "Ayala-Cubao" or "Ayala-Fairview". It's important that "Ayala-Leveriza" is written in the sign whatever the destination of the bus is.

    This bus passes through at the exact location of Exportbank Plaza. Ask the conductor to drop you off at Pasong Tamo. Once there, you will see the tall building of Exportbank at the corner of Gil Puyat and Chino Roces.

    Route #2

    From Alabang, Pacita, Metropolis Starmall, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Sucat, Bicutan and nearby areas. This is also the route and direction on how to get to Chino Roces or Pasong Tamo from any of these locations. Ride any bus going to north of Metro Manila such as Monumento, Novaliches, Cubao and Fairview. Get off at unloading zone in MRT Magallanes Station where Alpha Southgate Mall is also located. It's the first bus stop after the bus turns to EDSA from Osmena Highway aka SLEX or from skyway if the bus takes the Skyway.

    Once you got off the bus, walk towards Southgate Mall. This is the big building which is connected to the MRT Magallanes Station. Pass the mall and head towards the road intersecting EDSA beneath the EDSA-Magallanes flyover. That road is Chino Roces aka Pasong Tamo. Along Chino Roces ride a jeepney with "PRC" sign. Pay minimum fare and ask the driver to drop you off at Gil Puyat. Once you're at the corner of Gil Puyat and Chino Roces, you will see the tall building of Exportbank Plaza opposite McDonald's.

    Route #3

    From Monumento, Balintawak, Roosevelt, Project 7, Project 8, Congressional, Munoz, Novaliches, Tondo, Binondo, Sta Cruz, SM Manila, Manila City Hall and nearby areas. Take LRT-1 through any nearest station such as Roosevelt, Balintawak, Monumento, R. Papa, 5th Avenue, Jose Abad Santos, Blumentritt, Doroteo Jose, Central Terminal etc. This is how to get to Exportbank from LRT-1. Ride a "Baclaran" bound train. Get off at Gil Puyat Station formerly Buendia.

    Along Gil Puyat Avenue formerly Buendia near corner of Taft, ride any bus that passes through Ayala Avenue. This buses' destinations are Cubao, Monumento, Fairview, etc. Or you can ride a jeepney with this sign: "Bel-Air Guadalupe" Ask the conductor or driver to drop you off at Chino Roces or the most familiar to driver which is Pasong Tamo. You can easily see the tall building of Exportbank right at the corner of Gil Puyat and Pasong Tamo.

    Route #4

    From Fairview, UP-Ayala Land TechnoHub, UP-Diliman, Commonwealth, Quezon City Hall, Philcoa, Quezon City Memorial Circle and nearby areas. Ride a bus with this sign: "Ayala LRT Leveriza". This bus passes through the exact location of Exportbank. Ask the conductor to drop you off at Pasong Tamo. Once there, you can easily see the tall building of Exportbank Plaza at the opposite corner of Gil Puyat.

    Route #5

    From SM City North EDSA, Trinoma, Project 6, West Avenue, Timog, Quezon Avenue, Centris, Cubao, SM Megamall, EDSA Shaw, Shangri-la Plaza, EDSA Crossing, Boni, Pioneer, Pasig, Mandaluyong and nearby areas. Take the MRT-3. This is how to go to Exportbank Plaza from MRT. Go to any nearest MRT Station such as North, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, Araneta Center, Ortigas, Shaw, Boni and Santolan. Ride a train bound to Taft. Get off at Buendia Station also known as Gil Puyat.

    From Buendia Station of MRT-3, take the exit towards the corner of Gil Puyat and EDSA where you will see SM Cybertwo building. This is how to get to SM Cybertwo from MRT. Located at the groundfloor of Cybertwo is McDonald's, next to it is KFC. There's a terminal of jeepneys in front of SM Cybertwo near KFC. The jeepney sign is "Bel-Air Washington" or "LRT Leveriza Taft". Ride one of these jeepneys and get off at the corner of Chino Roces, where you will see Exportbank at the opposite corner. You can ask the driver to drop you off at Pasong Tamo.

    Route #6

    From Bulacan, Pampanga, Subic, Olongapo and other areas in the North. This is also the route and direction on how to go to Chino Roces formerly Pasong Tamo from these provinces. All you need to do is ride a bus or an FX that will brought you to any of the following: SM City North EDSA, Trinoma, Balintawak or Blumentritt.

    If you ride an FX to Trinoma or SM North EDSA, walk towards North Station of MRT-3 and follow the direction given in Route #5.

    If you ride a bus, a jeepney or an FX and you get off at Balintawak, walk towards Balintawak Station of LRT-1 and follow the directions given in Route #3. If you get off at Blumentritt then walk towards Blumentritt Station of LRT-1 and follow direction also given in Route #3.

    Route #7

    From Marikina, Antipolo, Sta. Lucia, Pasig-Santolan and other nearby areas including Anonas, Katipunan, Ateneo de Manila, etc. This is also the route and direction to take to get to Chino Roces Avenue also known as Pasong Tamo. Take a bus, a jeepney, a tricycle or a taxi and get to the nearest LRT-2 Station such as Santolan, Katipunan and Anonas. Ride a train going to Recto Station. Get off at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Walk towards MRT-3 Araneta Center Station via Gateway Mall and the footbridge that connects it to Farmers Plaza where MRT-3 is connected. Ride a train going to Taft Station of MRT-3 and follow the direction given in Route #5.


    How to get to Exportbank Plaza by car:

    Route #1

    From Baclaran and Coastal Road as well as Mall of Asia or MOA and World Trade Center. From Coastal Road and Baclaran, take Roxas Boulevard and drive northward going to Manila passing through EDSA-Roxas Boulevard flyover, then turn right onto Gil Puyat Avenue. From MOA, take Seaside Boulevard, turn left on Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and turn right onto Gil Puyat Avenue where World Trade Center is located. From World Trade Center, take Gil Puyat and drive towards Roxas Boulevard.

    Stay to the middle of Gil Puyat Avenue and drive all the way to Makati, passing through the LRT-1 Gil Puyat Station. Drive all the way in Gil Puyat, crossing Bautista, Dian, Batangas and Osmena Highway aka South Super Highway, where you will pass through underneath Buendia Osmena flyover followed by PNR rail track. Next intersection with traffic lights is Chino Roces. Turn right onto Chino Roces and immediately turn right onto the driveway leading to frontage of Exportbank Plaza. By this time, you're already seeing the ramp of the parking to the left of the building. Just follow the direction to the entrance of parking. There are lots of security personnels to assist you.

    Route #2

    From Alabang, Filinvest City, Metropolis Starmall, Sucat, SM Bicutan and nearby areas. Take the Skyway and exit via Buendia Exit. Turn right onto Gil Puyat. Next intersection with traffic lights is C. Roces. Turn right onto Chino Roces and immediately turn right onto the driveway leading to frontage of Exportbank Plaza. By this time, you're already seeing the ramp of the parking to the left of the building. Just follow the direction to the entrance of parking. There are lots of security personnels to assist you.

    Route #3

    From Bulacan, Pampanga, Novaliches, and nearby areas. Drive all the way to Balintawak and take EDSA going to Makati. From Novaliches, you can take Congressional Avenue then EDSA. Drive all the way on EDSA and turn right onto Gil Puyat Avenue formerly Buendia. Drive all the way along Gil Puyat and cross intersections of Paseo de Roxas, Makati Avenue, Malugay Street and Ayala Avenue.

    Next intersection with traffic lights after Ayala is your destination - Chino Roces Avenue formerly Pasong Tamo where Exportbank Plaza is located to your left opposite side of C. Roces. But there's no left turn on C. Roces. So, cross C. Roces and after you cross C. Roces change lane to the rightmost of Gil Puyat. At the corner of C. Roces after you cross is Petron, followed by Caltex. Turn right onto Caltex to pass through and then turn right onto the street that borders it to the other side. That street is Malugay. Drive on Malugay and immediately turn right onto C. Roces. On C. Roces at this time, you're looking at the tall building of Exportbank to your right and opposite Gil Puyat. Cross Gil Puyat and exactly at the corner of Gil Puyat and C. Roces is the Exportbank Plaza. Turn right onto the driveway of Exportbank. By this time, you're already seeing the ramp of the parking to the left of the building. Just follow the direction to the entrance of parking. There are lots of security personnels to assist you.

    Route #4

    From SM North EDSA, Trinoma, Centris, Quezon Avenue, Fairview, UP Diliman, Ayala TechoHub, Philcoa, Cubao, Ortigas, SM Megamall, Shangri-la Plaza, EDSA Shaw and areas near EDSA. This route is via EDSA. Take EDSA and drive towards Makati. Turn right onto Gil Puyat Avenue formerly Buendia. Drive all the way along Gil Puyat and cross intersections of Paseo de Roxas, Makati Avenue, Malugay Street and Ayala Avenue.

    Next intersection with traffic lights after Ayala is your destination - Chino Roces Avenue formerly Pasong Tamo where Exportbank Plaza is located to your left opposite side of C. Roces. But there's no left turn on C. Roces. So, cross C. Roces and after you cross C. Roces change lane to the rightmost of Gil Puyat. At the corner of C. Roces after you cross is Petron, followed by Caltex. Turn right onto Caltex to pass through and then turn right onto the street that borders it to the other side. That street is Malugay. Drive on Malugay and immediately turn right onto C. Roces. On C. Roces at this time, you're looking at the tall building of Exportbank to your right and opposite Gil Puyat. Cross Gil Puyat and exactly at the corner of Gil Puyat and C. Roces is the Exportbank Plaza. Turn right onto the driveway of Exportbank. By this time, you're already seeing the ramp of the parking to the left of the building. Just follow the direction to the entrance of parking. There are lots of security personnels to assist you.


    Location Map of Exportbank Plaza

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    26 Feb 2011

    Direction Bytes: Baclaran Mabini Jeepney Route

  • 26 Feb 2011
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  • There's no particular route of jeepneys from Baclaran to Mabini or Kalaw. To get to Mabini from Baclaran, you need to ride a jeepney with any of the following signs: "Quiapo Mabini", "Monumento Mabini" and "Divisoria Mabini".

    You can ride one of these jeepneys along service road of Roxas Boulevard near McDonald Roxas Boulevard Baclaran branch. This jeeneys take F.B. Harrison Street, turn right onto EDSA and make a U-Turn, turn right onto Harrison Street, cross Libertad Street now known as Arnaiz Avenue, turn right onto Gil Puyat and make a U-Turn, turn right again onto Harrison, cross intersection of Vito Cruz now known as Pablo Ocampo, and along Mabini cross intersections of Quirino Avenue, San Andres, Remedios, Pedto Gil, Padre Faura, and U.N. Avenue.

    From Baclaran, these are the important places, in this order, that can be found along this route up to Mabini corner T.M. Kalaw:

    Copacabana Apartelle and Music 21 - located next to each other along EDSA near corner Harrison Street to the left, Sogo Hotel - to the right of Harrison before EDSA.

    From EDSA to Libertad now known as Arnaiz, along F.B. Harrison Street:

    EDSA Entertainment Complex - located at the corner of EDSA and Harrison to the left, Auto Mall - located to the right corner of Harrison and EDSA. From corner of EDSA and F.B. Harrison Street, you will pass by Queensland Motel, Philippine School for the Deaf, PLDT and Pasay City Hall in that order to your right; and to your left is Gideon Academy followed by U.S. Embassy Seafront Company. Next to it is the Pasay City Sport Complex and Cuneta Astrodome.

    From Libertad also known as Arnaiz up to corner of Mabini and Kalaw, along Harrison Street and Mabini Street:

    Miss Universal Night Club, Harrison Lodge, Harrison Mansion Condominium, Our Lady of Sorrow Church, OWWA or Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Harrison House of Wine, Chinese Temple, Longwood Gardens Hotel, Central Bank of the Philippines, CCP Complex, HP Village Square, Harrison Plaza, ShopWise, Malate Police Station-9, Ospital ng Maynila, Sogo Hotel Malate, Echelon Towers, Malate Church, Rajah Sulayman Park, Remedios Circle, Riviera Mansion, Las Palmas Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Robinson's Place Manila, Citystate Tower, G-Point Bar, City Garden Suites, Mabini Mansion, U.S. Embassy, Rizal Park or Luneta, National Library and Manila Ocean Park.

    To avoid delays, always ask driver's assistance and ask him to drop you off at your destination.
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    24 Feb 2011

    Direction Bytes: LRT-2 To Quiapo

  • 24 Feb 2011
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  • You can go to Quiapo via LRT-2 train if you live in Marikina, Pasig, Antipolo, Project 4, Cubao, Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, San Juan, Santa Mesa, SM Centerpoint, Kalentong , Mandaluyong, Sampaloc and nearby vicinities. Today, I'm going to discuss how to get to Quiapo as well as Quiapo Church from LRT-2.

    From your location, ride a jeep, a bus, a taxi or tricycle to the nearest LRT-2 station. Here are the stations of LRT-2 from Pasig: Santolan, Katipunan, Araneta Center Cubao, Betty Go Belmonte, Gilmore, J. Ruiz, V. Mapa, Pureza, Legarda and Recto. Depending on your location, get to one of these stations, the nearest one to you.

    Get a ticket up to Recto Station and get off right there. After you get off at Recto Station, get out of the station via Exit near Isetann Mall, it's the colored orange big mall that you see to the left of the elevated track of the train and can be seen even when the train is approaching Recto Station.

    Once in the ground, you will notice a road between Isetann and LRT-2 Recto Station building. This road is perpendicularly intersecting Recto Avenue. This is Evangelista Street. Get into this street and walk onwards until you cross an intersection called Raon Street also known as Gonzalo Puyat. You're now in Quiapo. Continuously walk and after crossing another street, Paterno Street, up ahead you will see statues of Santo Ninos and Saints being sold. Next to these sidewalk stores is the Quiapo Church. This route is the most practical way to get to Quiapo from LRT-2 even if it takes approximately .5 km to walk from LRT-2 Station up to Quiapo Church.

    If you don't want to walk, you can ride a jeepney that passes by Recto from Divisoria with "Quiapo" sign but it will take you a long wait because there are only a few of them that plies this route.
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    22 Feb 2011

    Direction Bytes: How To Get To Pasong Tamo Aka Chino Roces From Ayala Avenue

  • 22 Feb 2011
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  • There are two options in going to Pasong Tamo which is now known as Chino Roces Avenue from Ayala Avenue.

    If you're going to Pasong Tamo corner Buendia now known as Gil Puyat or any establishments and buildings near it, then you must ride a bus with "LRT Leveriza" sign or jeepney with "Washington" sign at the loading zone along Ayala Avenue near Ayala Tower One and Ayala Triangle Garden or any loading zone along Ayala Avenue. Get off at Gil Puyat corner Chino Roces formerly Pasong Tamo and walk to your destination or ride another jeepney that passes through Chino Roces. Important places in this vicinity are: Comfoods Building, Pryce Center, Avida Towers, Export and Industry Bank, King's Court, JAKA Center, Dela Rosa Square, Marvin Plaza and Saint Illian's Inn among others.

    Now, if you're going to any of these places: Columns Legaspi, Sunvar Plaza, The Beacon Arnaiz Tower, MCS, Little Tokyo, Herald Suites, The Gallery, Eurotel Makati, Waltermart Makati, Don Bosco Technical Institute, Splash Mountain, Asian Massage, Wilcon Builders, Citi Motors, Laureno di Trevi, Makati Executive Suites, PDIC, The Beacon International School, Wyeth Philippines, Philippine School of Interior Design, Living & Style, Coca Cola Sales Office, Kodak Philippines Limited, Molave Building, Alegra Building, Mantrade, Auto Zone, Roche Incorporated, Levi's Philippines, Glaxo Smith Kline, Singer and Alphaland Southgate Mall among others; you need to take a different route.

    Ride a jeepney with "Mantrade Pasong Tamo" sign at the loading station along Ayala Avenue opposite Ayala Triangle and near McDonald's. This jeepney turns right from Paseo de Roxas onto Ayala Avenue, picks up passengers at the loading zone, then turns right again onto Makati Avenue on its way to Pasong Tamo or Chino Roces Avenue.
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    20 Feb 2011

    Direction Bytes: How To Get To GMA Kamuning from Malate

  • 20 Feb 2011
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  • GMA Kamuning refers to the area in EDSA, Timog and Kamuning vicinities. Located here are provincial bus terminals e.g. JAC Liner, Lucena Bus, Tritran and Victory Liner. It's here where Kapuso Network, GMA Channel 7 is located, specifically at the corner of Timog Avenue and EDSA, Diliman. Most importantly, GMA Kamuning is the gateway to the entertainment district of Quezon city by virtue of the fact that Timog Avenue begins here.

    GMA Kamuning also refers to the eleventh MRT-3 Station from Taft. Aptly called GMA Kamuning Station, it is where most commuters going to Timog get off from different locations in the south as well as central and eastern parts of Metro Manila.

    And now, for the routes and directions to GMA Kamuning from Malate. There are two options to take. One is by jeepney, the other is by train.

    By Jeepney:

    From Malate, go to either Taft or Mabini and ride a jeepney with "Quiapo" sign. Get off at Quiapo and ride another jeepney with "Project 2-3" sign. Ask the driver to drop you off at EDSA corner Kamuning. Once you're in EDSA corner Kamuning where a Chow King is located, walk across the road towards the opposite corner. From that corner walk along EDSA northward or towards the opposite direction of vehicles passing through EDSA. Now, you're already in GMA Kamuning area. Continuously walk until you get to Timog Avenue where GMA Network Channel 7 is located. From there you can get to your destination in GMA Kamuning.

    By LRT and MRT

    There are four stations of LRT-1 located in Malate and Ermita Districts - Vito Cruz Station, Quirino Avenue Station, Pedro Gil Station and U.N. Avenue Station. Depending on where is your current location, go to any of these stations, the nearest one to you.

    Route #1

    This route will only be available in the future, once the LRT-1 North Station, which will also serve as common terminal for MRT-3 and LRT-1, is already constructed in SM City North EDSA. Ride a train going to North Station. Get off at North Station and ride an MRT-3 train going to Taft Station. In the future as I've said, North Station of LRT-1 will serve as common terminal for LRT-1 and MRT-3, all you need to do is walk a few meters from LRT-1 train and ride a MRT-3 train. Get off at GMA Kamuning Station of MRT-3. You would have arrived in GMA Kamuning.

    Note: This idea is based on my research in Wikipedia and other reputable websites about LRT-1 North Station. As much as I believe these are going to happen, I don't guarantee 100% that they do become reality as I've descrived. This is Government Project and in my opinion subject to changes.

    Route #2

    This is how we commute to GMA Kamuning from Malate by train today. Ride a "Baclaran" bound train and get off at EDSA Station. Use the footbridge or crossway that connects LRT-1 and MRT-3 and go to Taft Station of MRT-3. Ride a "North Station" bound train and get off at GMA Kamuning Station. Note: Single journey commuters, mention to the card seller your destination which is GMA Kamuning. Get off at GMA Kamuning Station and walk towards your destination.
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    16 Feb 2011

    How To Get To Atrium Building Makati And PAG-IBIG Corporate Headquarters?

  • 16 Feb 2011
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  • PAG-IBIG FUND Corporate Headquarters' address is Atrium of Makati, Makati Avenue, Makati City with telephone numbers (02) 811-4401 to 07 connecting all departments.

    We have separate post on how to get to PAG-IBIG Office located at Justine Building along Gil Puyat. If that's what you're looking for, go to How To Get To PAGIBIG Justine Building. Click here.

    If you want to commute to go to Makati Atrium Building and PAG-IBIG, here are the routes from different locations of Metro Manila:

    If you're coming from areas of Alabang, Sucat, Pacita and southern Tagalog provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon. Ride a bus going to Cubao or Monumento or Fairview but wth "Ayala Ibabaw" sign. There are two options: Get off at Ayala Avenue or Buendia Avenue also known as Gil Puyat. I will explain later the next route or ride to take.

    From Cavite, Tagaytay, Bacoor and nearby areas. Ride a jeep or bus to Baclaran. From Baclaran, ride a bus going to Cubao or Monumento or Fairview but wth "Ayala Ibabaw" sign. There are two options: Get off at Ayala Avenue or Buendia also known as Gil Puyat. I will explain later the next route or ride to take.

    From Pasay Taft Rotonda and Mall of Asia or MOA. From MOA, ride a jeep to Taft. Ride a north bound train in Taft Station of MRT-3. You have two options: Get off at Ayala Station or Buendia Station also known as Gil Puyat. I will explain directions from both stations to Atrium building and make a comparison.

    From Cubao, Trinoma, SM North EDSA, West Avenue, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue and Centris Walk, Shaw-EDSA, Boni and nearby areas. Ride a south bound train or train going to Taft in any MRT-3 Station e.g. Araneta Center Cubao Station, North Station or Quezon Avenue Staion. You have two options: Get off at Ayala Station or Buendia Station also known as Gil Puyat. I will explain directions from both stations to Atrium buiding and make a comparison.

    Explanations and comparison:

    If you choose to get off at Ayala Avenue or Ayala Station of MRT-3, walk towards the corner of EDSA and McKinley Road. McKinley is the road opposite Ayala Avenue. It's the road going to Forbes Park. Your landmark here is the Shell Gasoline Station. There's a terminal of jeepneys with "Washington-Ayala" sign at the back of Shell. Ride one of these jeepneys. Or you can ride right there at McKinley if there's a jeepney with "Washington-Ayala" sign.

    Now, this one is important. There's strict ordinance in Makati. You need to get off at designated unloading zone. So, you must remind the driver that you're going to Makati Atrium Building and tell him to "Please" drop you off at the unloading zone nearest to your destination. Because if not, and you go beyond the first unloading zone, you will walk way too far.

    The first unloading zone is at Rustan's or Glorietta. Get off right there. You need to walk. Here's the route to take. See the map below, then follow the direction next to the map:




    Walk towards the direction of "Washington-Ayala" jeepneys and turn right onto the next small street before Peninsula Hotel, which is Fonda. Turn left on the service road which is Apartment Ridge Road. Follow the red line you see on the map until you reach the back entrance of Atrium Building.

    If you get off at Buendia Avenue also known as Gil Puyat or Buendia Station of MRT-3, here's the route. Go to the terminal of jeepneys with "Washington Bel-Air MRT" sign. The terminal is located between SM Cyberzone 2 building and Shell Gasoline Station. Shell is located exactly at the corner of EDSA and Buendia. To get there from MRT, upon exit turn left and use the footbridge. From unloading station of buses, climb the stairs of MRT-3 Buendia Station, and go across EDSA. You will easily see the SM Cyborzone 2, the moment you get to the opposite side.

    Ride a jeepney right there, and ask the driver to drop you off at Makati Avenue corner Buendia now known as Gil Puyat.

    At the corner of Makati Avenue and Gil Puyat formerly Buendia is Petron Gas Station and opposite it is the Pacific Star Building. Ride a jeepney with "J.P. Rizal Zapote Ayala Avenue" sign along Makati Avenue, either at Petron side or Pacific Star building side. Ask the driver to drop you off at Makati Atrium Building.

    In comparison, route via Buendia is better than via Ayala Station for a simple reason that you don't need to walk way too far to get to your destination.

    From Gil Puyat Station of LRT-1. This is the route to take for commuters riding this train from Quiapo, Sta. Cruz, Monumento, Roosevelt, Pedro Gil, Padre Faura, U.N. Avenue and vicinity of Manila, Caloocan, Tondo, Divisoria and Pasay. Along Gil Puyat Avenue near corner Taft, ride a jeepney with "Guadalupe" or "Bel-Air MRT" sign. Get off at the corner of Gil Puyat and Makati Avenue where Pacific Star Building is exactly located. Ride a jeepney with "J.P. Rizal Zapote Ayala Avenue" sign along Makati Avenue near corner of Gil Puyat. Ask the driver to drop you off at Makati Atrium Building.

    From Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, ride a jeepney along Kalayaan Avenue with "Ayala Avenue Zapote J.P. Rizal sign and ask the driver to drop you off at Makati Atrium Building.


    Location Map of Atrium Building Makati
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    13 Feb 2011

    Valentine's Weekend at Tomas Morato: Food Fiesta Non Stop Dance Music

  • 13 Feb 2011
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  • These videos were taken last night during a Quezon City Valentine Celebration. Tomas Morato became a party ground on February 12, 2011. A large portion of the road got closed off as early as 1 pm in preparation for what they called "Banchetto Food Fiesta Non Stop Dance Music" scheduled from 5pm to 12 midnight. Three intersections were impassable to all vehicles - Scout Madrinan, Scout Borromeo and Scout Bayoran. As it was, it's already 1:30 am of February 13, and the crowd were still having a ball.

    There were lots of food and drinks sold in makeshifts, complete with barbecue grille and different dishes. It was a Valentine's weekend mixed with Fiesta celebration with those performers throwing out popular songs from the 80's. Three bands gave their best to make this event memorable with their performances - Flintstones and The Gang, Route 70 and Rockin' Revival.

















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    11 Feb 2011

    How To Get To Harrison Plaza

  • 11 Feb 2011
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  • Harrison Plaza is the oldest shopping mall in the Philippines. It opened to the public in 1976 and underwent major reconstruction in the early 1980's. When it reopened, two major department stores added more prestige to its unique status. SM Department Stores and Rustan's completed the 75,000 square meters of retails, dining and entertainment hub that was considered as one of the major destinations during that period. Cinemas, activity area, and a spacious lobby like of a hotel's teemed with both aristocratic and general masses were the major crowd drawer. There were bars outside and arcades inside. We can say that it's the place to be seen during those days.

    Harrison Plaza Shopping Mall of today has changed. For the better, and to get attuned with the needs of the spending market. The grandeur lobby much like of a big hotel was gone. Not quite literally, though. The entire floor used to be an indoor promenade is now being occupied by various stalls of small entrepreneurs who lease commercial spaces so that the generation of today can have access to many choices of products, most of them are not yet invented when this mall was erected - cellphones, ipods, DVDs, PSPs, e-book readers, laptops and IPADs. We can say that HP has aged gracefully. It becomes more popular today because of its transformation.

    Everything you need, under one roof at affordable prices. This is what Harrison Plaza Shopping Mall today. SM Department Stores got a new interior look, Rustan's has to give way for Shop Wise and the most hippiest supermarket has just opened. SM Hypermart now occupies an annex building of Harrison Plaza Shopping Mall Complex to give more choices and comfort to the buying public. Cinemas were gone. A theater called super cinema is now being occupied by a religious group called Victory Christian Fellowship. Fast food and restaurants grew in numbers as more establishments opened.

    Harrison Plaza
    Harrison Plaza is located at the southern tip of Manila near boundary of Pasay. It borders to the west by Mabini Street and Central Bank of the Philippines, to east by M. Adriatico Street and Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, to the north by Manila Zoo and to the south by Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz and Century Park Hotel.

    As some users ask, this is "how to go to Harrizon Plaza". This is how to commute to get down there.

    If you live way too far in Metro Manila like Marikina, Pasig, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Balintawak, Novaliches, Bagong Barrio, Project 7 and Project 8, here's the best and fastest way to commute to Harrison Plaza.

    Ride an MRT or LRT train. First you need to get to the nearest station of MRT or LRT.

    Route #1

    From Marikina and Santolan Pasig, get to Santolan Station or Katipunan Station of LRT-2.

    Route #2

    From Pasig Kapitolyo or Mangghan and nearby areas you can get to Shaw Station of MRT-3

    Route #3

    From Libis, Cubao, Araneta Center, Project 4, Sta Mesa, San Juan, SM Centerpoint, V. Mapa, Kalentong and nearby areas. Ride a jeep, bus or tricycle to a nearest station of LRT-2, the Purple Line.

    Route #4

    From Munoz, Congressional, Roosevelt, Project 7, Project 8, Balintawak, Bagong Barrio, Novaliches, Bulacan, Pampanga and nearby areas. Ride any public transportation and go to the nearest station of LRT-1, the Yellow Line. The nearest stations are Balintawak Station and Roosevelt Station.

    Route #5

    From Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela and nearby areas. Ride any jeep, bus, tricycle or taxi and go to the nearest station of LRT-1 like Monumento Station or 5th Avenue Station.

    Route #6

    From Project 2-3, Project 6, Trinoma, SM City North Edsa, West, Timog, Centris Walk, Veterans Village, Philcoa, U.P. Diliman, East Avenue and nearby areas. Go to the nearest MRT Station, the Blue Line. Depends on your location, you can go to any of the following: North Avenue Station, Quezon Avenue Station or GMA Kamuning Station.

    Route #7

    From Antipolo, Ortigas, Ever Gotesco Ortigas, Tiendesitas and nearby areas. Go to Ortigas Station of MRT-3. Ride a bus or jeep bound to Quiapo or Greenhills, get off at EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, then walk towards Ortigas Station of MRT-3

    Route #8

    From Mandaluyong, EDSA-Shaw, Gabby's, EDSA-Pioneer, Boni, Libertad-Mandaluyong and nearby areas. Go to the nearest MRT-3 Station: Shaw Station or Boni Station.

    Route #9

    From Guadalupe, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Rockwell Power Plant Mall. Go to MRT Guadalupe Station.

    Details

    Ride a south bound train. MRT-3 commuters must ride train going to Taft and get off at Taft Station. LRT-2 commuters must ride train going to Recto and get off at Recto Station. LRT-1 commuters must ride train going to Baclaran Station and get off at Quirino Avenue Station or Vito Cruz Station.

    LRT-2 passengers. From Recto Station walk your way towartd Doroteo Station of LRT-1 via the crossway or footbridge that connects LRT-1 to LRT-2. Ride a south bound LRT-1 train or train going to Baclaran. Get off at Quirino Avenue Station or Vito Cruz Station.

    MRT-3 passengers. From Taft Station walk towards EDSA Station of LRT-1 via crossway or footbridge that links MRT to LRT. Ride a north bound train or train going to Monumento or Roosevelt at EDSA Station. Get off at Quirino Station or Vito Cruz Station.

    The difference of Vito Cruz and Quirino Avenue stations with regards to going to Harrison Plaza is the distance it takes you need to walk to get to the entrance of Harrison Plaza.

    If you take Vito Cruz route, you need to walk around 174 meters from LRT Station up to the terminal of CCP shuttles that pass by Harrison Street where you still need to walk around 230 meters to get to an entrance of Harrison Plaza. You can hire a pedicab that will take you to the main entrance of Harrison Plaza along Adriatico Street but these pedicabs charge more, about three times the regular fare.

    On the other hand, if you take the route of Quirino Avenue, you just need to ride a jeepney that passes through LRT-1 Quirino Avenue Station and get off at the exact location of Harrison Plaza entrance. For me, the most practical way to get to Harrison Plaza is via LRT-1 Quirino Avenue Station.

    Nevertheless, here's how to get to Harrison Plaza from both stations of LRT.

    From LRT-1 Vito Cruz Station, the Yellow Line, walk southward towards Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. Turn right onto Pablo Ocampo and walk towards the terminal of CCP Complex shuttles. These are colored orange jeepney version of public transportation that ply the route of CCP Complex. Ride one of these shuttles and ask driver to drop you off at Harrison Street. At the corner of Pablo Ocampo formerly Vito Cruz where you get off, that intersection is Harrison Street to the left and Mabini to the right but most people including drivers don't know that. They still refer to that street as Harrison Street. You can't blame them because Harrison Plaza is located there. Now walk from that corner along Mabini Street until you see Harrison Plaza. You can also get off in front of Mang Inasal Restaurant and walk towards parking area of Harrison Plaza. There you will see the entrance of Harrison Plaza.

    From LRT-1 Quirino Avenue Station, ride a jeepney with "Harrison Dakota Vito Cruz" sign. They take San Andres Street to get to Harrison Plaza via Adriatico Street. If you're from north or Monumento, you can ride right at the foot of the elevated Quirino Station. If you're riding a train from Baclaran Terminal, you need to walk across Taft Avenue. These jeepneys come from Quiapo and Cubao. Their destination is Harrison Plaza but they go all the way to Vito Cruz to get back to Cubao. Some of them parks at their terminal in front of Harrison Plaza along Adriatico. Either way, just get off when you see Harrison Plaza signage. Harrison Plaza main entrance is located next to SM Hypermart.

    Route #10

    From Baclaran, you can go to Harrison Plaza by only one jeepney ride. There's a lot of jeepneys going to Quiapo, Monumento, Divisoria, etc. They're all pass by Harrison Plaza. Ride one of these jeepneys and ask driver to drop you off at Harrison Plaza.


    Driving Directions to Harrison Plaza Shopping Mall from Different Parts of Metro Manila:

    Route #1

    From Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela. This include Monumento, Tondo, Recto, Divisoria, Binondo, Sta Cruz. Take Rizal Avenue then turn right onto Jose Abad Santos Avenue. Drive all the way and cross C.M. Recto Avenue. Once you cross C.M. Recto Avenue, road name changes to Reina Regente. Stay to the middle of Reina Regente until you reach Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz. Go with the flow of the traffic of Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz by turning right a little bit and immediately turn left on Juan Luna. Follow the route of public jeepneys until you get to Lawton, crossing Pasig River via Jones Bridge. You're now driving on Padre Burgos Street. Upon approach to the first intersection with traffic lights after Lawton, you must be driving to the right lane of Padre Burgos to avoid getting onto the Lagusnilad Underpass. Stay on Padre Burgos and turn left on Roxas Boulevard.

    Drive all the way on Roxas Boulevard. Cross intersections of U.N. Avenue, Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue. Turn right onto CCP Complex. Make a U-Turn to get back towards Roxas Boulevard. Cross Roxas Boulevard. Next intersection is Harrison Street to the right and Mabini to the left. Cross that intersection. You will see KFC and Mang Inasal to your left. Next to them is a service road that serves as driveway to the parking of Harrison Plaza. Turn left on that road towards Harrison Plaza parking lot. You must turn right onto the street that borders the parking lot because it's one way traffic counter clockwise around the parking lot. Turn left on SM to park your car.

    Route #2

    From Bulacan, Pampanga, Novaliches, Balintawak, Bagong Barrio and nearby areas. Take NLEX and Quirino Highway onto A. Bonifacio Avenue. From A. Bonifacio get to Quezon Boulevard. Take Quezon Boulevard all the way to Lawton, passing through Quezon Boulevard underpass and Quezon Bridge. Road name changes to Padre Burgos Street and the road bends to the left. Upon approach to the first intersection with traffic lights after Lawton, you must be driving to the right lane of Padre Burgos to avoid getting onto the Lagusnilad Underpass. Stay on Padre Burgos and turn left on Roxas Boulevard.

    Drive all the way on Roxas Boulevard. Cross intersections of U.N. Avenue, Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue. Turn right onto CCP Complex. Make a U-Turn to get back towards Roxas Boulevard. Cross Roxas Boulevard. Next intersection is Harrison Street to the right and Mabini to the left. Cross that intersection. You will see KFC and Mang Inasal to your left. Next to them is a service road that serves as driveway to the parking of Harrison Plaza. Turn left on that road towards Harrison Plaza parking lot. You must turn right onto the street that borders the parking lot because it's one way traffic counter clockwise around the parking lot. Turn left on SM to park your car.

    Route #3

    From Munoz, Roosevelt, Congressional, Project 7 and 8, SFDM and other nearby areas. Take Del Monte Avenue and head to A. Bonifacio Avenue then follow route #2 or you can take Roosevelt Avenue up to Quezon Avenue. Turn right onto Quezon Avenue and drive all the way to Quiapo and Lawton, passing through Quezon Boulevard underpass and Quezon Bridge. Road name changes to Padre Burgos Street and the road bends to the left. Upon approach to the first intersection with traffic lights after Lawton, you must be driving to the right lane of Padre Burgos to avoid getting onto the Lagusnilad Underpass. Stay on Padre Burgos and turn left on Roxas Boulevard.

    Drive all the way on Roxas Boulevard. Cross intersections of U.N. Avenue, Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue. Turn right onto CCP Complex. Make a U-Turn to get back towards Roxas Boulevard. Cross Roxas Boulevard. Next intersection is Harrison Street to the right and Mabini to the left. Cross that intersection. You will see KFC and Mang Inasal to your left. Next to them is a service road that serves as driveway to the parking of Harrison Plaza. Turn left on that road towards Harrison Plaza parking lot. You must turn right onto the street that borders the parking lot because it's one way traffic counter clockwise around the parking lot. Turn left on SM to park your car.

    Route #4

    From Alabang, Muntinlupa, Pacita, Sucat, Metropolis Starmall and other nearby areas as well as southern Tagalog provinces of Laguna, Batangas and Quezon. Take the Skyway or President Osmena Highway also known as South Luzon Expressway all the way to Makati. Turn left on Gil Puyat Avenue. Drive all the way to Pasay, crossing intersections of Filmore, Dian, Bautista, Marconi and Dominga Street. Pass through elevated Gil Puyat Station of LRT-1. Cross intersections of Leveriza and Harrison Street, then turn right onto Roxas Boulevard. Roxas Boulevard is the road with flyover. Stay on Roxas Boulevard and turn right onto Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz which is opposite CCP Complex. In Pablo Ocampo Street, next intersection is Harrison Street to the right and Mabini to the left. Cross that intersection. You will see KFC and Mang Inasal to your left. Next to them is a service road that serves as driveway to the parking of Harrison Plaza. Turn left on that road towards Harrison Plaza parking lot. You must turn right onto the street that borders the parking lot because it's one way traffic counter clockwise around the parking lot. Turn left on SM to park your car.

    Route #5

    Route #5

    From Cavite, Tagaytay, Bacoor, Imus, and nearby areas. This is also an alternative route from Alabang, Paranaque, South Mall, Paranaque, Filinvest City, Sucat and other areas to the south of Metro Manila. Take Emilio Aguinaldo Highway or Alabang-Zapote Road and head toward the Coastal Road also known as Manila-Cavite Expressway or Aguinaldo Boulevard. Take Coastal road and drive all the way without any turns. Road name changes to Roxas Boulevard after crossing NAIA Road. Stay on Roxas Boulevard. Pass through EDSA-Roxas Boulevard flyover and Gil Puyat-Roxas Boulevard flyover. Turn right onto Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz which is opposite CCP Complex. In Pablo Ocampo Street, next intersection is Harrison Street to the right and Mabini to the left. Cross that intersection. You will see KFC and Mang Inasal to your left. Next to them is a service road that serves as driveway to the parking of Harrison Plaza. Turn left on that road towards Harrison Plaza parking lot. You must turn right onto the street that borders the parking lot because it's one way traffic counter clockwise around the parking lot. Turn left on SM to park your car.


    Harrison Plaza Location Map
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    10 Feb 2011

    How To Get To Gateway Mall and Araneta Coliseum

  • 10 Feb 2011
  • Lag alag


  • Gateway Mall and Araneta Coliseum are the main destinations in Araneta Center Cubao. Araneta Center is a 35 hectare commercial land owned by Araneta Family that links MRT-2 and LRT-2 making it the most visited hub in Metro Manila with an estimated 1 million visitors per day.


    Gateway Mall, a world class shopping center, having won international awards such as shopping mall of the year for 2006-2007, among others, opened to the public in 2004. Araneta Coliseum, on the other hand, opened as the world’s biggest indoor arena in 1960, with seating capacity of 15,000.

    Parking areas in Araneta Center are located in strategic locations. Four parking entrances located around Araneta Coliseum, one parking entrance to the basement parking of Gateway Mall, one parking entrance each for SM Cubao and Ali Mall, a parking lot outside Shopwise with another one parking entrance to the covered parking area for its shoppers. There's also parking lot between Farmers Plaza and Farmers Market.

    Here are the routes to take in going to Araneta Center Cubao by car:

    Route #1

    From north of Metro Manila, e.g. Alabang, Pacita, Sucat, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Metropolis Starmall, SM Bicutan, SM South Mall, Festival Mall, Filinvest City and southern Tagalog provinces such as Laguna, Batangas, Quezon and nearby areas along the way. Take the skyway or President Osmena Highway also known as SLEX and drive all the way to Makati. Once in Makati, turn right onto EDSA via the flyover in Makati interchange going to EDSA Ayala and Cubao.

    Stay to the middle of EDSA and drive all the way to Quezon City, passing through Ayala tunnel, Guadalupe Bridge, EDSA-Shaw underpass, Ortigas flyover and Santolan-EDSA flyover. After passing through Santolan, turn right onto the next street which is Main Avenue. There's a Shell Gasoline Station at the corner of EDSA and Main.

    In Main Avenue, turn left on the fourth street with EDSA being the first. That street is 9th Avenue. In 9th Avenue, next intersection is P. Tuazon. Cross P. Tuazon. Once you cross P. Tuazon, you're already inside Araneta Center and the road you're taking is General Aguinaldo Avenue. To get to Araneta Coliseum or Gateway Mall parking areas, stay to the middle of General Aguinaldo Avenue and cross General Mc Arthur Avenue. No U-turn along General Aguinaldo, so turn right onto street next to Shop Wise. This street is General Roxas Avenue. Make a U-Turn to get back towards Gateway Mall. Turn left on General Aguinaldo. Now, you're in your destination. Entrance of basement parking of Gateway Mall is located just before the Araneta Coliseum. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance. There are four entrance parking around the coliseum.

    Route #2

    From north of Metro Manila, e.g. Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Balintawak, Roosevelt and provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga. Take EDSA and drive all the way to Quezon City, passing through EDSA-Quezon Avenue flyover and EDSA-Kamuning flyover.

    Avoid getting onto the Cubao underpass, take the ground level lane of EDSA. Turn left on Aurora Boulevard. In Aurora Boulevard, cross the first intersection which is General Araneta. You'll pass through the elevated station of MRT-3 Araneta Center, then, turn right onto the next street which is General Aguinaldo. You're now in Araneta Center. After crossing General Malvar and General Roxas Avenue, respectively, gazebo of Gateway Mall appears. Next to it is the entrance to the basement parking of Gateway Mall. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance.

    Route #3

    From Manila areas, e.g. Ermita, Malate, Roxas Boulevard, Taft, Recto, Quiapo, T.M. Kalaw, Maria Orosa, Padre Burgos, Intramuros, Padre Faura, SM City Manila, Robinson's Place Manila, Pedro Gil and areas along the way such as Santa Mesa, Legarda, etc. Take Roxas Boulevard or Taft towards Padre Burgos, the road that borders Manila City Hall. Drive all the way to Quiapo, crossing Pasig River via Quezon Bridge. Avoid getting onto the Quezon underpass, take the ground level lane of Quezon Boulevard. Turn right onto C.M. Recto and turn left on Legarda. Stay on Legarda Street and pass through Ramon Magsaysay flyover. After that, keep driving underneath the elevated tracks of LRT-2. Road name changes to Aurora Boulevard once you get to Quezon City. Drive all the way to Cubao. Cross EDSA. Next intersection after EDSA is General Araneta, followed by General Aguinaldo. Cross General Araneta and turn right onto General Aguinaldo. You're now in Araneta Center. After crossing General Malvar and General Roxas Avenue, respectively, gazebo of Gateway Mall appears. Next to it is the entrance to the basement parking of Gateway Mall. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance.

    Route #4

    From Quezon City, e.g. Fairview, Commonwealth, U.P. Diliman, Philcoa, Project 6, Tandang Sora, Congressional Avenue, Mindanao Avenue, North Avenue, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City Hall and nearby areas along the way. Head towards Quezon City Memorial Circle. Take the Elliptical Road. Turn right onto Kalayaan Avenue, the street next to Quezon City Hall. Drive all the way to Kamias Road. Turn right onto Kamias. There's Petron and Caltex at both opposite corners of Kalayaan and Kamias. In Kamias, you will pass by a road that runs to the left. This road is K-I. Next to K-I is K-H. K-H has an opposite street to the right of Kamias which is Maliksi Street.

    Turn left on K-H. Drive all the way, passing a small bridge and a colony of informal settlers. Turn right onto New York Street. In New York Street, turn left on the next street which is Imperial. Drive all the way up to Aurora Boulevard intersection. Once you cross Aurora Boulevard, the street becomes General Aguinaldo and you're already in Araneta Center.

    After crossing General Malvar and General Roxas Avenue, respectively, gazebo of Gateway Mall appears and the big dome of Araneta Coliseum stands alongside. Next to gazebo is the entrance to the basement parking of Gateway Mall. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance.

    Route #5

    From Libis and Eastwood. Take Boni Serrano Avenue and turn right onto 9th Avenue. In 9th Avenue, drive all the way, crossing Liberty, Main Avenue and P. Tuazon. Once you cross P. Tuazon, you're already inside Araneta Center and the road you're taking is General Aguinaldo Avenue. To get to Araneta Coliseum or Gateway Mall parking areas, stay to the middle of General Aguinaldo Avenue and cross General Mc Arthur Avenue. No U-turn along General Aguinaldo, so turn right onto street next to Shop Wise. This street is General Roxas Avenue. Make a U-Turn to get back towards Gateway Mall. Turn left on General Aguinaldo. Now, you're in your destination. Entrance of basement parking of Gateway Mall is located just before the Araneta Coliseum. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance. There are four entrance parking around the coliseum.


    How to commute to Gateway Mall and Araneta Coliseum

    Since Araneta Center is located where two mass transit systems are linked, the best way to commute to Araneta Center is by LRT and MRT.

    However if you're from south of Metro Manila like Alabang, then you can have one bus ride all the way. Get off exactly at Araneta Center. Just remember, the sign of the bus must contain "Cubao Ibabaw" route. Alternatively, you can get off at Magallanes and ride a MRT north bound and get off at Araneta Center Station.

    From Province of Cavite and other parts of Metro Manila in Paranaque, you can take a bus to Baclaran, ride a jeepney with "Nichols" sign along Roxas Boulevard, get off at Pasay Rotonda and ride an MRT north bound. Get off at Araneta Center.

    If you're from north of Metro Manila like Caloocan, Malabaon, Navotas and Valenzuela, ride a bus to North Avenue Station of MRT. Ride a train right there and get off at Araneta Center.

    From Manila and Marikina as well as Santolan Pasig. You have the option of taking a jeepney to Cubao or just ride a train in any LRT-2 Station nearest to your location.

    Once you're already in Araneta Center, you can easily get to Gateway Mall and Araneta Coliseum as they're connected to both MRT-3 and LRT-2.
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    8 Feb 2011

    How To Get To Bellagio Square Malate

  • 8 Feb 2011
  • Lag alag


  • Bellagio Square Malate is a new entertainment Center in Malate and Ermita districts. With different choices of a good night out from videoke bars, chinese and italian restaurants, spas, live band performers, booze etc., Bellagio Square Malate is an ultimate entertainment destination in this part of the metropolis. Located at Jeorge Bacobo Street near corner Pedro Gil Street, getting here either by commuting or driving is easy.

    How to commute to Bellagio Square Malate from different parts of Metro Manila?

    From north of Metro Manila: Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Bulacan, Pampanga, Novaliches, Balintawak, Bagong Barrio, Roosevelt, Congresional, Munoz, Project 7, Project 8 and nearby areas.

    Ride a bus or jeepney that will pass by or going to a nearest LRT-1 Station, the Yellow Line.

    Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela areas - nearest station to you is Monumento or 5th Avenue. There are passenger jeepneys from Navotas to Monumento and buses from Letre that will pass by 5th Avenue Station. Ride a Baclaran bound train in either 5th Avenue Station or Monumento Station.

    Bulacan and Pampanga as well as Novaliches - nearest LRT-1 Station is Balintawak Station. Manila bound buses and FX pass by Balintawak. From Novaliches, ride a jeepney, bus or FX going to Blumentrit, Doroteo Jose or Santa Cruz. Get off at unloading zone in Balintawak and walk your way to Balintawak Station. Ride a Baclaran bound train.

    Bagong Barrio - ride a bus or jeep along EDSA going to SM North EDSA. Get off at Balintawak Station and ride a Baclaran bound train.

    Roosevelt, Congresional, Munoz, Project 7 and Project 8 nearest station to you is Roosevelt Station - ride a jeepney, bus or FX to Roosevelt Station, ride a Baclaran bound train.

    You have now two options.

    First option, get off at U.N. Avenue Station walk approximately 276 meters to Padre Faura, ride a jeepney with "Robinson's-Paco" or "San Andres" sign and get off at the corner of Pedro Gil and Jeorge Bacobo. Walk another approximately 35 meters to Bellagio Square.

    Second option, get off at Pedro Gil Station, and walk approximately 495 meters all the way to Bellagio Square.

    Explanations:

    In first option, from U.N. Avenue Station, walk along Taft Avenue southward to toward Baclaran up to the corner of Padre Faura. Ride a jeepney going to Robinson's Place Mall with "Paco", "Sta. Ana" or "San Andress" sign. Ask the driver to drop you off at the corner of Pedro Gil and Jeorge Bacobo Street. Walk along Jeorge Bacobo until you see Bellagio Square to your left.

    In second option, from Pedro Gil Station, walk toward Pedro Gil Street. Turn right onto Pedro Gil Street. Walk to the left side of Pedro Gil Street. Cross 4 streets. You will pass by Saint Paul University. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo which is opposite Midtown Robinson's Place Mall. Turn left on Jeorge Bacobo. Continue walking until you see Bellagio Square to your left.


    From south of Metro Manila: Alabang, Pacita, Muntinlupa, Sucat, Metropolis Starmall and nearby areas. There are terminals of jeepneys going to Pasay Rotonda and Mall of Asia located in Alabang near Metropolis Star Mall. Some of them just pick up passengers along East Service Road near corner Montillano Street. Ride one of these jeepneys.

    You have two options:

    First option, get off at Pasay Rotonda, ride a Monumento bound train at LRT-1 Edsa Station, get off at Pedro Gil Station and walk approximately 495 meters all the way to Bellagio Square.

    Second option, get off at Harrison Street, ride a Mabini bound jeep, get off at Pedro Gil, ride another jeep at Pedro Gil and get off at Jeorge Bacobo.

    Explanations:

    In first option, from Pedro Gil Station, walk toward Pedro Gil Street. Turn right onto Pedro Gil Street. Walk to the left side of Pedro Gil Street. Cross 4 streets. You will pass by Saint Paul University. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo which is opposite Midtown Robinson's Place Mall. Turn left on Jeorge Bacobo. Continue walking until you see Bellagio Square to your left.

    In second option, ride a jeepney with "Mabini" word in its sign and ask driver to drop you off at Pedro Gil Street. Along Pedro Gil Street corner Mabini Street, ride a jeepney with "Paco", "Santa Ana" or "San Andres" sign. Ask driver to drop you off at Jeorge Bacobo Street. Walk along Jeorge Bacobo until you see Bellagio Square to your left.


    From Southern Tagalog provinces: Batangas, Laguna, Cavite and Quezon including Bacoor, Imus, Tagaytay, Zapote-Alabang Road, Paranaque, SM South Mall and nearby areas.

    Ride a bus or FX bound for Metro Manila. Depending on terminal you're getting off, ride a jeepney that will pass by Pedro Gil.

    If you're getting off at Gil Puyat Terminal like JAC Transit, JAM, etc., ride a jeepney going to Quiapo, Monumento or Divisoria. Get off at Pedro Gil and walk across Taft. Walk along Pedro Gil westward or toward Roxas Boulevard. Cross 4 streets. You will pass by Saint Paul University. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo which is opposite Midtown Robinson's Place Mall. Turn left on Jeorge Bacobo. Continue walking until you see Bellagio Square to your left.

    If the terminal of the bus you're riding is in Lawton, then get off at Pedro Gil Street and walk across Taft Avenue. Walk along Pedro Gil westward or toward Roxas Boulevard. Cross 4 streets. You will pass by Saint Paul University. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo which is opposite Midtown Robinson's Place Mall. Turn left on Jeorge Bacobo. Continue walking until you see Bellagio Square to your left.


    From Quezon City: Fairview, U.P. Diliman, Philcoa, Project 2&3, SM City North EDSA, Trinoma. West Avenue, Timog Avenue, San Francisco Del Monte, Project 6, Kamuning, Kamias, Tomas Morato, Roces Avenue, Pantranco, Araneta Avenue, Araneta Center Cubao, Project 4 and nearby areas

    You have two options:

    First option is to ride an MRT train, get off at Taft Station, take another train in LRT-1 EDSA Station, get off at Pedro Gil Station and walk up to Bellagio Square.

    Second option is to ride a Quiapo bound jeepney or bus. Take another jeepney bound to Baclaran or Vito Cruz via "Mabini" and walk a little bit up to Bellagio Square.

    Explanations:

    First option - Fairview, U.P. Diliman, Philcoa: Ride a Quiapo or Welcome Rotonda bound jeepney. Get off at EDSA Highway - Quezon Avenue intersection. Ride a south bound train at MRT-3 Quezon Avenue station and get off at Taft Avenue. Project 2&3 and Kamias: Ride a Quiapo or Welcome Rotonda bound jeepney. Get off at GMA-Kamuning Station of MRT-3. Tomas Morato, Kamuning, Timog: Ride a jeepney bound to Project 2 & 3. Get off at GMA-Kamuning Statio of MRT-3. Project 6: Ride a Quiapo or Pier bound jeepney. Get off at EDSA corner West Avenue, walk toward North Station of MRT-3. From West Avenue: Ride a Project 6 bound jeepney, get off at MRT-3 North Station. Cubao and Araneta Center: Go to Araneta Center Cubao Station of MRT-3. From these stations, ride a south bound train and get off at Taft Avenue Station.

    From Taft Station of MRT, walk toward EDSA Station of LRT-1, ride a north bound train or Monumento bound and get off at Pedro Gil Station and walk across Taft. Walk along Pedro Gil westward or toward Roxas Boulevard. Cross 4 streets. You will pass by Saint Paul University. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo which is opposite Midtown Robinson's Place Mall. Turn left on Jeorge Bacobo. Continue walking until you see Bellagio Square to your left.

    Second option - From area, ride a Quiapo bound jeepney, FX or bus. From Quiapo ride a Baclaran or Vito Cruz bound jeepney or FX via "M.H. Del Pilar". Ask driver to drop you off at the corner of M.H. Del Pilar and Pedro Gil streets. Along Pedro Gil corner M.H. Del Pilar, ride a Paco, Santa Ana or San Andres bound jeepney. Ask driver to drop you at the corner of Jeorge Bacobo and Pedro Gil streets. Walk along Jeorge Bacobo Street until you see Bellagio Square to your left.


    From EDSA-Shaw Crossing and Boni-EDSA: Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA Central, Greenfield District, Starmall Mandaluyong, Mega Mall, Boni Avenue, Pioneer, Go Hotel, Reliance, Boni-Pioneer Robinson's and nearby areas

    Go to Shaw Station or Boni Station of MRT-3 depending on your location. Ride a south bound train and get off at Taft Station. From Taft Station of MRT, walk toward EDSA Station of LRT-1, ride a north bound train or Monumento bound and get off at Pedro Gil Station and walk across Taft. Walk along Pedro Gil westward or toward Roxas Boulevard. Cross 4 streets. You will pass by Saint Paul University. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo which is opposite Midtown Robinson's Place Mall. Turn left on Jeorge Bacobo. Continue walking until you see Bellagio Square to your left.


    From Makati: Guadalupe, Rockwell, Makati Avenue, A-venue, Burgos, Makati City Hall, J.P. Rizal, Zapote, PRC, Pasong Tamo now known as Chino Roces Avenue

    Ride a jeepney with "Paco-Taft" sign anywhere along J.P. Rizal Street. Get off at the terminal along Pedro Gil. Walk along Pedro Gil westward or toward Roxas Boulevard. Cross Taft Avenue and 4 more streets. You will pass by Saint Paul University. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo which is opposite Midtown Robinson's Place Mall. Turn left on Jeorge Bacobo. Continue walking until you see Bellagio Square to your left.


    From Marikina, Santolan Pasig, Katipunan, Anonas, Aurora Boulevard, Go-Belmonte, Gilmore, J. Ruiz, V. Mapa, SM Centerpoint, Pureza, Magsaysay Boulevard, UERMM Medical, MEZZA, Santa Mesa and nearby areas

    Go to the nearest station of LRT-2, the Purple Line e.g., Santolan Station, Katipunan Station, Anonas Station, Araneta Center Cubao Station, Go-Belmonte Station, J. Ruiz Station, Gimore Station, V. Mapa Station and Pureza Station.

    Ride a train bound to Recto. Get off at Recto Station, then walk up to Doroteo Jose Station of LRT-1 via crossway that links Recto Station to Doroteo Station. Go across Doroteo Station via escalator or stairs and then ride a Baclaran bound train.

    You have two options.

    First option, get off at U.N. Avenue Station walk approximately 276 meters to Padre Faura, ride a jeepney with "Robinson's-Paco" or "San Andres" sign and get off at the corner of Pedro Gil and Jeorge Bacobo. Walk another approximately 35 meters to Bellagio Square.

    Second option, get off at Pedro Gil Station, and walk approximately 495 meters all the way to Bellagio Square.

    Explanations:

    In first option, from U.N. Avenue Station, walk along Taft Avenue southward to toward Baclaran up to the corner of Padre Faura. Ride a jeepney going to Robinson's Place Mall with "Paco", "Sta. Ana" or "San Andress" sign. Ask the driver to drop you off at the corner of Pedro Gil and Jeorge Bacobo Street. Walk along Jeorge Bacobo until you see Bellagio Square to your left.

    In second option, from Pedro Gil Station, walk toward Pedro Gil Street. Turn right onto Pedro Gil Street. Walk to the left side of Pedro Gil Street. Cross 4 streets. You will pass by Saint Paul University. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo which is opposite Midtown Robinson's Place Mall. Turn left on Jeorge Bacobo. Continue walking until you see Bellagio Square to your left.


    How to get to Bellagio Square Malate by car

    Parking in front of Bellagio Square along Jeorge Bacobo Street is limited. If you want to park your car near Bellagio Square, you need to arrive as early as possible. Otherwise, you can park your car at the basement parking of Robinson's Place Mall which is very near. Jeorge Bacobo Street is one-way from the opposite end toward Pedro Gil, so you can't turn right from Pedro Gil onto Jeorge Bacobo. If you're coming in from Roxas Boulevard via Pedro Gil, just pass by Jeorge Bacobo Street and turn right onto the next street which is Maria Orosa. Eurotel is right before Maria Orosa Street. From Maria Orosa Street turn right onto Malvar Street then finally, turn right onto Jeorge Bacobo. Drive on, until you see Belagio Square to your right, next to Manila Manor Hotel.

    You can park at the basement parking of Robinson's Place Ermita from Jeorge Bacobo by turning right onto Pedro Gil toward the left side of Pedro Gil, then immediately turn left on the driveway of Midtown Robinson's Place which runs counter clockwise from Pedro Gil. Just follow the direction until you descend to the Parking Entrance.

    From north of Metro Manila, get down in Malate and Ermita districts via Roxas Boulevard. If you're from Quezon City, take Espana toward Quiapo, and then Padre Burgos. If you're from Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela, take Jose Abad Santos, cross C.M. Recto to take Reina Regente, then take Juan Luna. Follow where Baclaran bound public jeepneys turn and take Padre Burgos Street. If you're from Pampanga, Bulacan, Novaliches and other nearby areas, take Bonifacio Avenue, Quezon Boulevard, then Quiapo toward Padre Burgos. For detailed directions on these route search "direction to roxas boulevard route" on the search direction box in the sidebar, then read from a post on the results.

    Turn left on Pedro Gil. Stay to the middle of Pedro Gil. Cross intersections of M.H. Del Pilar, Mabini and Adriatico. Next to Adriatico is Jeorge Bacobo followed by Maria Orosa Street. Follow the direction given above.

    From South of Metro Manila, still the best way is via Roxas Boulevard. From Cavite, Tagaytay, Imus, Bacoor, Las Pinas, Paranaque, SM South Mall. Take Coastal Road or Manila-Cavite Expressway. Drive all the way to Roxas Boulevard and turn right onto Pedro Gil. Follow direction just mentioned above. For detailed information on this route, search "coastal road to roxas boulevard route" on the Search Direction Box locate in the sidebar.

    If you're coming in from south of Metro Manila like Alabang, Sucat, Bicutan, Taguig, Muntinlupa and other areas via Skyway or President Osmena Highway, turn left on Quirino Avenue, then turn right onto Roxas Boulevard and follow the directions given above. Or from Quirino Avenue, turn right onto Leon Guinto Street, cross Remedios Street, then turn left on Julio Nakpil. Cross Taft Avenue, then count four street intersecting Julio Nakpil. The fifth street is Jeorge Bacobo. Turn right onto Jeorge Bacobo, cross Malvar Street, until you see Bellagio Square to your right next to Manila Manor Hotel. Follow direction on how to park your car mentioned above.


    Location Map of Bellagio Square Malate
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    7 Feb 2011

    LRT-1 U.N. Avenue Station Routes & Destinations

  • 7 Feb 2011
  • Lag alag


  • U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1, the Yellow Line serves Ermita District. It is located at the corner of Taft Avenue and United Nations Avenue and near to Rizal Park and Government offices as well as school, universities, hospitals, malls and hotels. If you're coming from a far distant area in the north like Bulacan, Pampanga, Novaliches, Balintawak, U.P. Diliman, Fairview, CAMANAVA, etc or east of Metro Manila like Pasig, Antipolo, Marikina, etc, and you're going to U.S. Embassy, the best route to take is via MRT and LRT. Get off at U.N. Avenue Station and ride a taxi to get to the U.S. Embassy, which is located exactly at the southwest tip of Roxas Boulevard. It's approximately 940 meters from U.N. Avenue Station to the gate of U.S. Embassy, a good walk exercise if you will. Especially in the early morning when most of visa applicants go there.

    This post will tell you how to get to different places in the surrounding areas of LRT-1 U.N. Avenue Station. You can go to Robinson's Place Manila more faster from a far flung location if you get off here rather than in Pedro Gil Station where you need to walk towards the direction of Robinson's. If you take this route to get to Robinson's, you still need to walk but not that far. Of course, the reason is there's a jeepney route along Padre Faura that passes through all wings of Robinson's Place Manila. U.N. Avenue Station is also the best route if you're going to Bellagio Square if you're coming from a far distant location and you're commuting by LRT and MRT. To get to Bellagio Square, you only need to walk a little bit towards Padre Faura, ride a jeepney and ask the driver to drop you off at Pedro Gil corner Jeorge Bacobo. For a complete direction guide on how to go to Bellagio Square, type how to get to bellagio square inside Search Direction Here box that you see in our side bar - above, right. Then click "Search" or just press enter on your keyboard.

    Here are the places, buildings and institutions you can get to via U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1. For your reference, I've also measure their distances from corner of Taft Avenue and United Nations Avenue. They're listed below in alphabetical order:





    Araullo High School - located just outside of the U.N. Avenue Station, northeast corner of Taft Avenue and U.N. Avenue intersection.




    Barrio Fiesta - a popular Filipino Restaurant located at the left corner of United Nations Avenue and Alhambra street, around 728 meters from U.N. Avenue Station toward southwest near Roxas Boulevard.



    Bayview Park Hotel Manila - a three star hotel located next to Barrio Fiesta. Exact location is Roxas Boulevard corner United Nations Avenue. Approximate distance is 798 meters from U.N. Station to the main lobby entrance which is located along Roxas Boulevard service road.



    Casa Bacobo Hotel - located to the right corner of United Nations Avenue and Jeorge Bacobo from Taft going southwest or Roxas Boulevard. Approximate distance from Taft Avenue to the main entrance which is locate along Bacobo Street is 450 meters.



    Cowboy Grill - a popular bar with live band performers nightly located to the left side of U.N. Avenue from Taft going southwest or Roxas Boulevard approximately 400 meters from Taft.


    Crewcare Bldg - Crew Care, Inc. is a seafarers' company giving services not only to seafarers but to their families as well. This building also houses King's Manpower Services. Located to the right of United Nations Avenue going to Roxas Boulevard. Approximately 732 meters from Taft Avenue. Exact Address: 415 U.N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

    Department of Justice - located along Padre Faura Street. From U.N. Avenue Station, walk southward along Taft Anvenue to Padre Faura pass NBI, about 276 meters. Ride a jeepney going to Robinson's Place mall and ask driver to drop you off right at Department of Justice.

    Department of Tourism - located at Rizal Park. See how to get to Rizal Park below.

    Emilio Aguinaldo College - located at the corner of San Marcelino and Gonzales streeet, which is to the east of U.N. Avenue Station. Between U.N. Avenue and Taft Avenue another road runs through. This road is General Luna Street. Take that road up to Gonzales Street. Turn left on Gonzales Street. Approximate distance from U.N. Station to Emilio Aguinaldo College is 260 meters.



    Don Alfonso Sycip Condominium - located to the left of U.N. Avenue around 660 meters from Taft Avenue going to Roxas Boulevard or toward southwest. Border by M.H. Del Pilar, U.N. Avenue and Guerrero Street.



    G.E. Antonio Building is actually located at T.M. Kalaw Avenue corner Jeorge Bacobo Street. But you can easily reach its main entrance which is located along Jeorge Bacobo if you pass through U.N. Avenue, turning left onto Bacobo Street. A short walk of about 510 meters toward southwest or Roxas Boulevard.



    Hiraya Gallery - is a small museum of Philippine arts created by young but talented Filipino artists. Located to the left of U.N. Avenue about 475 meters from Taft Avenue going southwest or toward Roxas Boulevard.




    Manila Doctors Hospital - located to the right of U.N. Avenue approximately 162 meters from Taft going southwest or toward Roxas Boulevard.



    Manila Pavilion Hotel - located to the right of U.N. Avenue next to Manila Doctors Hospital around 270 meters from Taft Avenue. Exactly located at the corner of Maria Orosa Street and U.N. Avenue. Manila Pavilion houses a PAGCOR Casino. This 4-star hotel is a Waterfront Hotels & Casinos member hotel.




    Manila Police Precint #5 - located to the left of U.N. Avenue 115 meters from corner of Taft Avenue going southwest or Roxas Boulevard.

    Manila Prince Hotel - 4 Star Hotel with 5 Star Hotel furnitures, facilities and amenities. Located at #1000 San Marcelino Street. Walking direction: From U.N. Station, walk along U.N. Avenue toward northeast end of U.N. Avenue. Turn left on the next street which is San Marcelino. Manila Prince is to the right of San Marcelino about 110 meters from corner of U.N. Avenue and San Marcelino Street. Approximate distance from Taft is 385 meters.



    Mayfair Tower - a condominium with magnificient view inside and out. Located at the left corner of U.N. Avenue and Mabini Street approximately 515 meters from U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1.




    Medical Center Manila - is located just around 28 meters from U.N. Avenue Station north bound side of LRT or to the east of Taft Avenue.

    Miramar Hotel - a 3-star hotel built in 1930, renovated to restore its former glory. One of the few remaining art deco buildings along Roxas Boulevard. Approximately 795 meters from U.N. Avenue Station going southwest. You can get there by taxi from Taft or just walk the distance, turning right onto the service road of Roxas Boulevard. Miramar is next to the corner building which is occupied by a Starbuck's and Yellow Cab.


    National Bureau of Investigation Headquarters - located along Taft Avenue, southbound, approximately 108 meters from U.N. Avenue Station.

    National Library of the Philippines - also known as Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas, located along T.M. Kalaw in Rizal Park. You can get there by walking about 650 meters from Taft Avenue, taking southwest direction of U.N. Avenue or toward Roxas Boulevard. Turn right onto Mabini Street and cross T.M. Kalaw.




    Philam Life Building - located to the left of U.N. Avenue next to Manila Police Precint #5 around 178 meters from Taft going to Roxas Boulevard.




    Physician's Tower - is an old building located to the right of U.N. Avenue approximately 480 meters from Taft going southwest or toward Roxas Boulevard.



    Puso ng Maynila building - located at the corner of U.N. Avenue and Mabini Street. Approximately 529 meters from Taft Avenue up to the entrance which is located along Mabini Street. Direction is toward southwest or Roxas Boulevard.

    Rizal Park or Luneta Park - national park of the Philippines where Manila Ocean Park and H20 Hotel is also located at the back of Quirino Grandstand. Best way from U.N. Avenue by walking is toward T.M. Kalaw. Walk along Taft Avenue nortward. Or you can take the road running 25 degrees from Taft Avenue northward. This road is General Luna. If you take General Luna, crossing T.M. Kalaw and staying on this road will take you first to the Department of Tourism building and then to the Agrifina Circle where Sultan Kudarat Statue stands and is already part of Rizal Park. Walking from Agrifina Circle toward west will take you to Luneta Dancing Music Fountain which is about 587 meters from U.N. Avenue Station of LRT, Jose Rizal Monument - 855 meters, Quirino Grandstad - 1186 meters, and Manila Ocean Park approximately 1.3 kilometers from U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1, the Yellow Line. You can take a taxi along T.M. Kalaw corner General Luna Street to get to Manila Ocean Park faster.

    Robinson's Place Mall - you can get here faster via U.N. Avenue Station, walk approximately 273 meters southward along Taft Avenue pass NBI toward corner of Padre Faura where you ride a "Paco San Andres" bound jeepney. Get off right on Robinson's Place depending on your destination in Robinson's Place. If you're going to Midtown part of Robinson's get off at Pedro Gil Wing. You see, jeepneys plying this route pass through 3 roads that border Robinson's Place Mall - Padre Faura, then they turn left on M.H. Del Pilar Street, and finally turn left on Pedro Gil Street. Robinson's Place Ermita is so big. You must know what part of Robinson's your going to, so that you know where to get of. If you're in doubt, ask the driver to drop you off.



    Roxas Boulevard - this picture was taken during the parade of Santo Nino Festival along Roxas Boulevard on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Roxas Boulevard is approximately 800 meters from U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1 which is located in Taft Avenue - U.N. Avenue intersection.




    Royal Bay Terrace - a condominium located to the right of U.N. Avenue going southwest or toward Roxas Boulevard, approximately 560 meters from Taft Avenue.


    San Carlos Mansion - is a budget apartelle or apartment hotel that caters to foreign tourists. It is located along a small road called San Carlos which is next to Jeorge Bacobo Street. From U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1, walk to the right of U.N. Avenue toward Roxas Boulevard or southwest, then turn right onto San Carlos Street. Approximate distance from U.N. Station is 510 meters.


    Seafarers Place - is a meeting place of seafarers looking for jobs in foreign vessels. Located at a part of Rizal Park adjoining T.M. Kalaw Street. From U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1, walk toward T.M. Kalaw via General Luna Street, the road that runs northwwest 25 degrees from Taft Avenue. Walk along T.M. Kalaw pass Maria Orosa Street until you see their marker.



    Segundina Building - this is where Vizcarra Diagnostic Center is located. As it is the building is now known as Vizcarra. Located to the left of U.N. Avenue approximately 565 meters from Taft Avenue going southwest or toward Roxas Boulevard.




    Shakeys - stands alongside Cowboy Grill to the left of U.N. Avenue opposite McDonals approximately 365 meters from U.N. Avenue Station of LRT.




    Starbucks Coffee and Yellow Cab Pizza - located at the corner of Roxas Boulevard service road and U.N. Avenue to the right. Approximately 773 meters from Taft Avenue.

    Jade Vine - is a popular Filipino restaurant which was started as a small coffee shop in M.H. Del Pilar in 1960 and because of its popularity had moved in here in 1963 to accommodate its growing number of customers. With official address at 537 United Nations Avenue, it is located at the right corner of U.N. Avenue and Jeorge Bacobo Street. Approximately 438 meters from Taft Avenue in the direction of Roxas Boulevard.




    The Pearl Manila - is a hotel located along Taft Avenue's southbound side, approximately
    780 meters from U.N. Avenue Station of LRT.




    Times Plaza - is an office building with commercial establishments connected to the southbound lane of LRT-1, the Yellow Line.


    U.S. Embassy - is located where U.N. Avenue ends in Roxas Boulevard, at the opposite side. This picture was taken during parade of Festival of Santo Nino on January 30, 2011. At the background is the American embassy. You can get to the U.S. Embassy via U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1 by riding a taxi right near the corner of U.N. Avenue and Taft Avenue.



    Victoria Bldg - located to the right of U.N. Avenue approximately 700 meters from Taft going southwest or toward Roxas Boulevard. Complete address is 429 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila.




    WHO - Asia-Pacific Regional Headquarters of World Health Organization. Located opposite Times Plaza, approximately just 10 meters from U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1, the Yellow Line.



    United Nations Avenue Map from LRT-1 U.N. Station
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