31 Dec 2012

Parking Areas & Driving Directions To Quezon Memorial Circle

  • 31 Dec 2012
  • Lagalag


  • In this guide, you will learn different driving routes from various locations to one of our national parks situated in Quezon City where the remains of our former President Manuel L Quezon had been put to rest inside a mausoleum of the 66-meter tall monument eponym for the first President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

    Parking Areas


    Quezon Memorial Circle 
    Parking fee for medium vehicle is Php 15 flat rate. Because Quezon Memorial Circle is so massive, measuring up to 80 hectares, it is important that you know where to park your vehicle in relation to your immediate destination inside the complex so that you get there on time. That's why I have done all the work to give you the information on Parking Areas. For example, if you're headed to QMC Restaurants, Mabini Hall or the Basketball Court, you must use the entrance opposite East Ave. Pay the parking fee. park your car and walk a little bit to your destination. Peoples Hall, on the other hand is located near to the next entrance which is opposite Commonwealth Ave. Now these pieces of information are good only if you're in a hurry and you are in an appointment. You see, QMC is not only for recreation. There are some places here which are good for business meeting, especially in QMC Restaurants. So, if it's your first time to get there by car and you have an appointment, these guides will definitely help you. Another thing, if your destination is at Quezon City Hall, this is the best parking because it's hard to park at Quezon City Hall ground. I've had experienced it before and it's really inconvenient for me looking for available parking slot there. In QMC, you just use the Quezon City Hall pedestrian underpass and you're at the City Hall in a breeze.

    Now if you're in an excursion with your family or friends, you might prefer to park anywhere allowed, stroll around, enjoy the trip, then back to your vehicle when you get tired and want to go home. Right?

    Well, there's a way you can get the most out of your QMC trip without exhausting yourselves and getting droopy quickly. You see, QMC has a lot of attractions to offer and you can move your vehicle from one spot to another so that you don't need to walk far to your next area of interest.

    Let's say your family is enjoying it now at Circle of Joy with your car parked near its entrance and there are lots of kids with you. Although, Pedal & Paddle is just opposite Circle of Joy and Zipline is adjacent, a big ride attraction called Circle of Fun is conveniently located along the one way Path Parking that goes around the strategic locations within QMC. You can move your car to the frontage of Circle of Fun, buy tickets and enjoy all the rides. Later on, move your car again to another slot near to other attractions such as Tropical Garden, Fanomart Organic Market if it's open or the Fountain, QMC Stage and the QMC Shrine itself. The one way vehicular pathway with parking slots on the left side runs through the woodlands of Quezon Memorial Circle and crosses between the Fountain and the Shrine. It passes by the back of QMC Restaurants and Mabini Hall and then passes through Food Stalls and the Picnic Areas where you can park your vehicle side by side with a concrete picnic table. Below are the major spots inside Quezon Memorial Circle, followed by a map with clickable red pins that reveal the attractions when clicked.

    Circle of Joy
    Circle of Fun
    Pedal & Paddle
    QMC Zip-Line
    QMC Restaurants
    Basketball Court
    Picnic Area 1
    Picnic Area 2
    Tropical Garden
    Fountain
    QMC Monument (Shrine)
    QMC Bicycles
    Peoples Hall
    Mabini Hall
    Fern Garden
    Food Stalls
    QMC Stage aka Grandstand
    Fanomart Organic Market


    Shown in the map, aside from red pins are blue shades, parking signs and red directional arrows. Blue shades are areas where parking slots are abundant and so parking signs are embedded in the map. Arrow signs represent the flow of traffic both inside the Parking Lots and the roads outside the parking lots. The road that goes around the center of QMC is the vehicular pathway with parking slots on the left side. The only road that has no parking is the two-way that connects the first large parking lot and the road that encircles QMC center.

    How To Get To Quezon Memorial Circle By Car From:


    Route #1: Norther Luzon provinces, e.g., Pampanga, Bulacan, Subic, Clark, SCTEX, etc.

    Take NLEX and use Mindanao Exit. Stay to the middle of Mindanao Ave and drive all the way to North Ave. Turn left on North Ave and turn right where it ends, Elliptical road. Change lane to the left and use your preferred entrance.

    Route #2: Southern Luzon provinces, e.g., Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, etc as well as from Alabang, Sucat, Festival Mall, Metropolis Starmall, etc via SLEX.

    Take SLEX aka Osmena Highway and then choose from three options: EDSA, C-5 and Taft Ave. Via EDSA: Drive all the way to East Ave. Details: Keep driving under road signs that read Monumento from Magallanes up to Aurora Blvd Underpass in Cubao. You must pass through Ayala Tunnel, Shaw Blvd Underpass, Ortigas Flyover, Santolan Flyover and then Aurora Blvd Underpass. Next to Aurora Blvd Underpass is EDSA-Kamuning Flyover. Don't take the flyover. Drive to the rightmost lane of EDSA, cross Kamias Road ang turn right onto East Ave. Drive all the way to its end and turn right (Elliptical Road). Change lane to the left and take the entrance opposite Commonwealth Ave or drive further past this entrance, make one complete circle and take the entrance opposite East Ave. Read the next routes for C-5 and Taft Ave.

    Route #3: Via C-5 from Bonifacio Global City, Tiendesitas, Pasig, Taguig, Ugong, Ortigas and other areas nearby.

    Take northbound lane of C-5 and drive under road signs that read NLEX then turn left on Commonwealth Ave. Details: You must pass through Ortigas Flyover and after passing by Eastwood City, you must pass through C5/Boni Serrano-Katipunan Ave Interchange followed immediately by a tunnel. Then you will take the Aurora Blvd-C5/Katipunan Flyover. You will be passing by Manila Water Company and MWSS, to your right, and the road becomes part of Tandang Sora Ave. Turn left on Commonwealth Ave, the widest road of Metro Manila. A flyover is located there (Tandang Sora-Commonwealth Flyover). Commonwealth Ave ends in Elliptical Road which encircles QMC. Make left. Change lane to the leftmost until you get to the entrance. Take either East Ave or Commonwealth Ave entrance (you would have completely encircled the QMC before entering via the entrance opposite Commonwealth Ave.

    Route #4: Via Taft Ave from SLEX/Skyway, La Salle Taft, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Harrison Plaza, etc.

    Turn left from SLEX to Quirino Ave where SLEX ends. Turn right onto Taft Ave. Drive under LRT-1 elevated track. You will pass through between Manila City Hall and SM City Manila. Road ends in the uphill ramp of Quezon Bridge. Make right. Next to Quezon Bridge is Quezon Blvd Underpass. Down the underpass, turn right onto the Lerma Underpass and take Espana Blvd. Drive past UST (to your left) and cross Lacson Ave. Road name becomes Quezon Ave after Welcome or Mabuhay Rotunda. Drive under road signs that read QMC until the road ends in Elliptical Road that encircles QMC. You will pass through Araneta Ave-Quezon Ave Underpass and EDSA-Quezon Ave Tunnel. Turn right onto Elliptical Road and immediately change lane to the leftmost. First entrance you get to see is the one opposite East Ave, followed by the one opposite Commonwealth Ave.

    Route #5: Via Roxas Blvd from Cavitex, Cavite, Coastal Mall, SM Mall of Asia, World Trade Center, Macapagal Blvd, Baclaran, Heritage Hotel, Aseana City, etc.

    You just drive from Cavitex or Coastal Road along the whole stretch of Roxas Blvd, the road the continues Cavitex, until you get to TM Kalaw, the road before Rizal Park and next to UN Ave. Turn right onto TM Kalaw and drive all the way to Taft Ave. Make left. From SM MOA, Macapagal Blvd and World Trade Center, take CCP then Roxas Blvd, turn right onto Kalaw and left on Taft Ave. Drive under the elevated track of LRT-1 and followed the rest of direction given on Route #4.
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    18 Nov 2012

    Ayala Triangle Gardens Restaurants & Parking Areas

  • 18 Nov 2012
  • Lagalag


  • This article is a sequel of our post entitled "How To Get To Ayala Triangle Gardens". In that article as the title implies, people who don't have any idea of its location will learn how to commute and drive from different parts of Metro Manila to one of Makati's premier attractions which is also the site of annual lights & sounds show which happens every holiday season in the Philippines. This second part gives motorists the information on the location of Ayala Triangle parking area and how to get there after dropping off passengers at the drop-off area along Ayala Ave frontage of Ayala Triangle Gardens. Directions to alternative parking area near to Glorietta are also given here. We also have the list of Restaurants at Ayala Triangle Gardens for those who want to know if their favorite dining destination is located there.

    Where To Park In Ayala Triangle Gardens


    The parking area available for those who want to visit Ayala Triangle Gardens is located at the basement of Ayala Triangle Tower One & Exchange Plaza where the Philippine Stock Exchange is currently housed.

    If you're taking Ayala Ave from EDSA or Makati Ave, drop off your companions at the drop-off area of Tower One & Exchange Plaza, then as soon as you get back on Ayala Ave, turn right onto Paseo de Roxas, and you will immediately see the entrance of the Parking which is available 24/7 according to my source. We don't have any information as to how much is their rate as of this moment.

    Parking Near Glorietta And Short Walk Away To Ayala Triangle Gardens


    Some people might prefer to park in any parking available at Glorietta area for variety of reasons. There are those who want to go shopping or watch a movie after seeing the light & sound show and they don't want to incur double expenses on parking fees. While others want to save on gas and prefer to walk a little bit to and from Ayala Triangle Gardens. If you are among them, here is an alternate parking located at Glorietta area.

    The car park conveniently accessible for those coming to Ayala Triangle Gardens but situated at Glorietta and Landmark Makati is located at The Link, the middle rise building located between Makati Shangri-La Hotel and Landmark Makati along Makati Ave.

    Here's how to get there. From BGC, take McKinley Rd and cross EDSA to take Ayala Ave. From EDSA's northbound lane, turn left on Ayala Ave. From EDSA's southbound lane, turn right onto Ayala Ave.

    Now in Ayala Ave, change lane to the left and take any of these two directions. First direction: Turn left on Courtyard Drive, the road between Glorietta 5 and Rustan's. There's also a road sign that reads "Courtyard Drive" attached to the traffic light post. Immediately, you will see a sign that reads "The Link Carpark" at the next corner of the street paralleled to Ayala Ave. Turn right onto that one way street and drive all the way past one intersection. the road bends to the left and you will immediately see the the signage of the building which reads "The Link". The parking entrance is easy to see as well. Second direction: If traffic along left-turn lane to Courtyard Dr is a bit heavy, you might drive past it and take the next street perpendicular to the left of Ayala Ave which is "Parkway Drive". There's also sign attached to the traffic post that reads "Parkway Drive". Make left and turn right onto the next street where you will immediately see The Link building. Drive towards it and turn right onto the parking entrance.

    Walk direction to Ayala Triangle Gardens from The Link Carpark. Use the elevator to get to the ground and walk towards Makati Ave. Walk along Makati Ave towards Ayala Ave. Use the pedestrian underpasses first to get to the other corner of Ayala Ave and Makati Ave and second to get to the right side of Ayala Ave then walk towards Tower One, the tall building at the corner of Ayala Ave and Paseo de Roxas. Once there, you will immediately see Ayala Triangle Gardens.

    Note: There are times that you don't need to use underpasses along Makati Ave and Ayala Ave especially during weekend and after seven pm on weekdays, if I am not mistaken. I have tried them already. Here's how. In front of PLDT Building along Makati Avenue which is opposite Shangri-la Hotel, there's this small gap on the island fencing that they open on off-peak hours for pedestrians. Watch for it and use it with care. Vehicular traffic might block the view to that small gate so you might look for it a little longer. Another similar opening on the island fence along Ayala Ave is located between Makati Ave and Paseo de Roxas. There's a handicap pedestrian symbol attached to that gap on the island fence and pedestrians can only use it during off-peak hours unless you are on a handicapped wheelchair. Important: I don't recommend the use of these small gaps on the island fences if you are accompanying children and youngsters for obvious reasons. Pedestrian underpasses in Makati are well-maintained and with upward escalators. For your family's safety, use the underpass. On the other hand, if you are an adult, it is on your own discretion.

    Restaurants At Ayala Triangle Gardens


    Here are the restaurants inside Ayala Triangle Gardens as they stand next to each other from Light & Sound Show towards Makati Ave: Golden Spoon, Banapple, BFast, Bon Chon, Coffeebean, Momo Cafe, Bread Talk, Wee Nam Kee, Kanin Club, Omakase, Amici and Caramia.

    Note: The list is based on what I see on my last visit to Ayala Triangle Gardens which is today. Restaurant businesses come and go so the restaurants that you actually see at ATG might differ to the ones on my list as restaurants are also subject to change.

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    14 Oct 2012

    LRT-1 Quirino Station Routes & Destinations

  • 14 Oct 2012
  • Lagalag


  • There are so many maritime corporations and seaman-hiring companies as well as POEA accredited recruitment agencies located around LRT-1 Quirino Station. Some of them have their own buildings while others are housed in multi-story buildings. I created this guide for job seekers that don't know how to get to their respective recruiter's address here. Aside from OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) destinations, scores of restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs are also accessible via this train station. By commute, it's much nearer to use Quirino Station if you're headed to Remedios Circle as there are jeepneys you can take to Adriatico St and other paralleled roads from which Malate's nightlife attraction is a stone's throw away. You can also get to Malate Church faster from this station, just take jeepney with "Dakota Harrison Plaza" sign with its loading bay located right below the station.

    Marc 2000 Tower
    It's always best to get to where you're headed as fast as you can. Especially if you're from outside of Metro Manila, e.g., Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Quezon Province, etc. After a bus route to Manila, nothing compares to taking a LRT train to get to your destination. In this article, I will guide you to buildings and institutions that can be reached on foot or a short jeepney ride from LRT-1 Quirino Ave Station.





    Check if your destination is listed below and then read the rest of this article to guide yourself in getting there. Important: If your destination is listed, please read the whole article until you get to the part in which your destination is given direction. I created this to help you out so please be patient while reading. Use the maps I created for your convenience and to help you even more. There are eight maps in this guide including the zoomed out version where you can see how far a building is from LRT-1 Quirino Station.


    Adriatico Executive Center
    Amf Puyat Bowling
    AMF-Puyat Bowling Inn
    Ang Bistro sa Remedios
    Apotolic Nunciature
    Arthur's
    Aurora Quezon Elem School
    BSM
    Bureau of Plant Industry
    Casa de Antonio Pension Inn
    Club Socialista
    Commission on Filipinos Overseas
    COMPASS - Competent Maritime Professionals & Sea Staff
    Cowboy Grill Remedios
    Dematisse
    Diamond Rose Human Resources & Services Corp
    Dona Felisa Syjuco Bldg
    Dona Mercedes Bldg
    Dulo-Zobel Roxas bound jeepneys
    E-Games by Philweb
    Eligardi Building
    Estrella Condominium
    FBIC Reefer Center
    Felisas Building
    FFW Bldg
    FILHIGH-GNS INC
    Forex Building
    FSR Building
    Full Speed
    Garden Brew Pension Inn
    Green Residences
    Guieb Building
    Ideal Placement
    Insomnia
    Jollibee San Andres
    Junnil Building
    Korean Palace
    Leon Guinto Townhomes III
    Leonis Bldg
    Lolo Dad's
    M&M Placement Int'l Inc
    Malate Bayview Mansion
    Malate Crown Plaza
    Man Maritime Inc
    Manila Int'l Recruitment Services Inc MIRSI
    Manila Zoo

    Marc 1971 Taft Ave
    Marc 2000
    Marlow Navigation Dormitory
    McDonald's
    Medbulk Maritime Management Corp
    Mercury Drug
    Metro view
    Minerva Marine Agency Inc
    NAESS House
    Natasha
    NICFUR Building
    Ninoy Aquino Stadium
    Only You Bar & Music Lounge
    Our Lady of Remedies Catholic Center
    Our Lady of Remedies Parish aka Malate Church
    Our Lady of Remedios School
    Pearl Grace Ship Management Inc
    Philippine Academy of Family Physicians
    PRC-Zapote and Guadalupe bound jeepneys
    Puregold San Andres
    Remedios Circle
    Rosario Reyes Health Center
    Royal Medicheck Inc
    Ruby Ann Building
    RVA Building
    San Andres bound jeepneys
    San Andres Market
    San Andres Sports Complex
    San Marcelino Medical Clinic
    Sherwood Plaza
    SMS Valesco Strategic Manpower Solutions
    Stardust Bar & Resto
    Stargazer KTV Bar
    STI College
    Sundance
    Sunway Int'l Manpower Services Inc
    Taft Business Center
    The Hue House Massage
    The M-Bay Health Spa
    Tropical Harbour Bar
    V-Zone KTV
    Vegetarian Food Center
    Vellagio Tower
    Victoria Manor
    Zigo Bar & Restaurant

    How To Get To Buildings And Institutions Around LRT-1 Quirino Station


    Commission on Filipinos Overseas
    Below is the vicinity map where LRT-1 Quirino Station is located. As you can see, it's the intersection of Taft Ave and President Quirino Ave.




    The two main thoroughfares intersect each other in letter X form. San Andres St served as strike-through of letter X intersection. So you're looking at a letter X (Taft and Quirino avenues) with a horizontal line (San Andres) through its center.


    Walk or ride a jeepney along San Andres St to get to these places:


    Along San Andres St from Taft Ave towards Manila Bay (west of Taft Ave)

    San Andres Sports Complex
    San Andres left side from Taft: Bureau of Plant Industry, followed by San Andres Market which followed by a commercial building where a Mercury Drug is situated. San Andres Sports Complex is next and Dona Mercedes Bldg followed it.

    Malate Crown Plaza - Man Maritime & V-Zone
    San Andres right side from Taft: Marc 2000 Tower is at the corner of Taft and San Andres, followed by an open space and a building then Antonio Vasquez St. Another property of Bureau of Plant Industry and next to it is Aurora Quezon Elem School. Luis Maria Guerero St and at the corner is Puregold San Andres. Take Guerero St to get to Medbulk Maritime Management Corp which is located at the unfinished twin towers tall building you see from afar. Malate Crown Plaza (Man Maritime and V-Zone are located here) is the tall building that you see towards the other end of San Andres but located exactly at the left corner of Adriatico St. You can ride a jeepney in getting there if you hate walking, the sign of jeepney is "Dakota Harrison" and it will ultimately pass by Manila Zoo, ask driver to drop you off there. Loading is at the corner of Taft and San Andres.

    Malate Bayview Mansion
    There's a Jollibee (corner of Maria Orosa St) after Puregold. Rosario Reyes Health Center is up ahead. Next intersection is Jorge Bacobo, alight here from the jeepney if you're riding, walk along Bacobo to get to Remedios Circle. Bacobo is followed by Adriatico St. The jeepney will turn left to Adriatico on its way to Manila Zoo, so alight at this corner where Malate Crown Plaza is located. Take Adriatico St, right side of San Andres to get to Malate Bayview Mansion, the tall building with its name you can make out even while still on the train. The building is located opposite Remedios Circle.

    Korean Palace is opposite Tropical Harbour in Remedios Circle
    At the right corner of Adriatico and San Andres is a bank, second building is Adriatico Executive Center while on the left side of Adreatico is FBIC Reefer Center. As you walk towards Malate Bayview Mansion - Stardust, Stargazer and Only you are next to each other, right side of Adriatico St before Remedios Circle. Once you get to Remedios Circle, Korean Palace is visible from the distance (corner of Remedios St). Ang Bistro sa Remedios is to your left followed by Tropical Harbour. Turn left to Remedios St and you'll immediately see Cowboy Grill, Insomnia, Dematisse and Club Socialista. The Hue House Massage is seen from Remedios Circle Park.

    If you walk along San Andres straight past Adriatico, you get to Catholic Center Our Lady of Remedies, Our Lady of Remedios Catholic School and Our Lady of Remedies Parish aka Malate Church located at the corner of Mabini and San Andres.

    Click each red pin to reveal building names.

    Quirino Ave West of Taft Ave


    Left side of Quirino Ave from Taft towards Manila Bay: Second building is where E-Games Philweb is located. Zigo Bar is next and up ahead is M-Bay Health Spa.

    The M-Bay Health Spa

    Click each red pin to get building names.

    Quirino Ave East of Taft Ave


    Walk along the left side of Quirino Ave from the train station towards SLEX or Osmena Highway: NICFUR Building is at the corner of Taft and Quirino. Lolo Dad's is not far from Taft. BSM entrance is along Leon Guinto St, next to Taft, just turn left from Quirino and you'll see the tall building up ahead, left of Leon Guinto. Jeepneys bound for San Andres Bukid, PRC and Guadalupe take Leon Guinto and cross Quirino Ave.

    BSM Building in Leon Guinto near Quirino Ave

    Leonis Bldg is located at the corner of Guinto and Quirino, you'll see its name from afar. It is followed by the big building of Metro View where Royal Medicheck Inc and FILHIGH-GNS INC are also located. Victoria Manor is located at the next corner which is Agoncillo St. Pearl Grace Ship Management Inc is next to Victoria Manor along Agoncillo St. Next important building along Quirino Ave is Guieb Building followed by Forex Building which is at the corner of Marcelino St. Vegetarian Food Center is located at this building. M&M PLACEMENT INT'L INC is up ahead, located at the corner of Singalong St. Jeepneys with "Dulo-Zobel Roxas" sign take Singalong and cross Quirino Ave.

    Metro View - Royal Medicheck Inc & FILHIGH-GNS INC

    If your destination is the Commission on Filipinos Overseas building, walk further as it is located near corner of SLEX aka Osmena Highway which is perpendicular to the right of Quirino Ave. You get to pass by Ideal Placement and Junnil Building, in that order after San Bartolome St, before Commission on Filipinos Overseas. There are no jeepneys from Taft to Osmena via Quirino so you need to walk approximately 750 meters from Taft Ave to its location. There are areas with informal settlers so be alert and cautious.

    Sunway Int'l Manpower Services

    Walk along the right side of Quirino Ave from the train station towards SLEX: McDonald's is the first establishment, followed by Vellagio Tower located at the corner of Leon Guinto and Quirino Ave. Felisa Bldg is located at the corner of San Pascual St. Diamond Human Resources Services Corp is located at the ground floor of this building. MIRSI or Manila Int'l Recruitment Services Inc is at the corner of San Marcelino St and Eligardi Bldg is situated at the corner of Modesto St. Sunway Int'l Manpower Services is visible from the distance because of its striking signage. Full Speed building is located at the corner of the last street before Osmena Highway which is Anak Bayan.

    Full Speed Building

    Click red pins to reveal more information.

    San Andres St East of LRT-1 Quirino Station


    Estrella Condominium is next to Jollibee along the right side of San Andres, it is opposite McDonald's. Ruby Ann Building is along the left side of San Andres corner of Leon Guinto St. Turn right to Leon Guinto St from San Andres to get to these buildings: Left side of Leon Guinto - Marlow Navigation Dormitory, San Marcelino Medical Clinic and Leon Guinto Townhomes III. Right side of Leon Guinto - just walk from the corner of San Andres past the gates of Apostolic Nunciature until you get to NAESS House.

    Marlow Navigation Dormitory as seen from LRT Quirino Station

    Click the red pins on the map.

    Along Taft Ave Towards Baclaran


    Left side from Quirino: A commercial building is located at the corner of San Andres. Apostolic Nunciature is the third building from Quirino Ave. Walk further until you get to Philippine Academy of Family Physicians. Immediately next to it is the Sherwood Place.

    Philippine Academy of Family Physicians building along Taft Ave

    Sherwood Place along Taft Ave near La Salle

    Right side from Quirino Ave: Two buildings at the corner of Quirino Ave. Then there's the STI College, followed by Taft Business Center. Garden Brew Pension Inn is next. Walk further till you get to Arthur's. And then there'w the under construction Green Residences.

    Taft Business Center

    Arthur's Tailoring building along Taft Ave

    Please click the red pins on the map.

    Along Taft Ave Towards Monumento


    At the northwest corner of Taft Ave and San Andres, is the tall building of Marc 2000 Tower with its name visible from the train station. Next to it is Marc Taft 1971 followed by a building where SMS Valesco Strategic Manpower Solutions Inc and Minerva Marine Agency Inc are located. As you walk further, these buildings come next to each other in this order: Natasha, FFW Building, AMF-Puyat Bowling Inn and Billiard Center, Sundance (F/X Fashion Exchange) and COMPASS Competent Maritime Professionals & Sea Staff Training Center Inc. Dona Felisa Syjuco Building is located at the northeast corner of Taft Ave and Remedios St, the road next to Quirino Ave. RVA Building is at southeast corner of Remedios and Taft opposite Dona Felisa Syjuco Building.

    COMPASS Competent Maritime Professionals Training Center

    SMS Valesco Strategic Manpower Solutions Inc

    AMP-Puyat Bowling & Billiard Center

    Dona Felisa Syjuco Building

    RVA Building

    Clicking the red pins on the map will reveal building names.

    Photos of other buildings and establishments


    McDonald's Quirino Ave-Taft-San Andres Branch

    Vellagio Tower

    Pearl Grace Ship Management Inc

    Ang Bistro Sa Remedios

    Guieb Building

    Estrella Condominium

    Leonis Building

    Marlow Navigation Dormitory

    MIRSI - Manila Int'l Recruitment Services Inc

    Bureau of Plant Industry

    Remedios Circle Park

    Ruby Ann Building

    Victoria Manor Building in Qurino Ave near LRT Station

    Building Map Around Lrt-1 Quirino Station







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    28 Sep 2012

    Araneta Ave-Quezon Ave Underpass Grand Opening

  • 28 Sep 2012
  • Lagalag


  • Today, September 28, 2012, Araneta Ave-Quezon Ave underpass aka C3-Quezon Ave Tunnel opens doors to the public. Commuters and motorists celebrate as the approximately 15-month stressful traffic in the intersection of Araneta Ave and Quezon Ave caused by the underpass construction that started June of last year has finally come to an end. It was a long wait and the daily traffic jam have had put patience of drivers and commuters to the test.

    G Araneta-Quezon Ave Underpass
    The much awaited opening of Php 430 million peso government project which aimed to improve traffic situation in the area was inaugurated by no less than President Benigno Nonoy Aquino III. Prior to opening day, clamors of jeepney drivers and private car owners were seen on prime time news as the project couldn't open yet even if it's already finished as of last week. Well, that's the way it goes folks. We have schedule to follow. What can I say, the tunnel is now passable. And since the underpass is already operational, let's enjoy the ride to our work or school whether by commuting or driving. As for me, I'm now excited to have "Araneta Ave-Quezon Ave Underpass" on my upcoming posts in giving you guys directions and guides in your daily commute and drive.

    G Araneta Underpass vertical clearance is 5.2 meters
    With the Araneta Ave-Quezon Ave Underpass now completed and it will be known simply as G Araneta Underpass, a motorist headed to Philcoa, Quezon City Memorial Circle or Quezon City Hall can now go and take the whole stretch of Quezon Ave from Welcome Rotunda without the worry of getting stuck in the traffic. For those who drive big trucks and other tall vehicles, vertical clearance of Araneta Underpass is 5.2 meters only. So, check the height of your vehicle before passing through the tunnel to avoid accident. We've seen scores of accident in the roads which involved overhead structures and tall transport trucks with drivers that overlooked height limit.

    Traffic in Quezon Ave before Araneta Underpass opens
    This photo shows the volume of traffic along Quiapo bound lane of Quezon Ave prior to the opening of the underpass. Look at that! The tail-end of this traffic jam was extended beyond Caltex Station located before the bridge of San Juan River. And it's taken on a Sunday. I took it myself on Sept 23. Went there, strolled the entire EDSA-bound lane of the tunnel and backed via Quiapo-bound lane taking some pictures. C3-Quezon Ave Underpass has four lanes, two on each of the opposite directions.



    Araneta Ave-Quezon Ave Tunnel Inauguration
    - Sept 28, 2012. Photo taken 5 days before the inaugural
    The completion of Araneta Ave-Quezon Ave Underpass makes the total number of tunnels along Quezon Ave to two. EDSA-Quezon Ave Underpass project has been operational ever since I wasn't born yet. LOL. That's a joke. I was still not a Manilenio when it got opened. So, which intersection is next? Hopefully, they also build a tunnel in Lacson-Espana intersection. I think everybody agrees when I say that's another traffic hotspot. And can you imagine if there's already a "Lacson-Espana Underpass"? The commute and drive time involved in going to school and work? Whoa! That would be amazing. It's gonna be a whole lot of comfort for drivers as driving from UST to Commonwealth Ave via Espana and Quezon Ave would be in a breeze. I just hope it materialize. And I'm gonna be the first one to publish a blog entry with the title - "Lacson Ave-Espana Blvd Underpass Opens Today".
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    23 Sep 2012

    How To Commute To DOST Bicutan

  • 23 Sep 2012
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  • A lot of commuters have been asking through email (not advisable) how to get to DOST or Department of Science & Technology in Bicutan by bus routes, jeepney routes and train routes. So, to serve these people, I headed out to its location and got all commute directions bound to the sprawling government agency. A map is available at the bottom of this post.

    DOST NCR Regional Office is situated approximately 240 meters away east of President Osmena Highway (SLEX/Skyway) in Bicutan, Taguig where bus stops, jeepney loading/unloading areas and PNR Bicutan Station are all located. Its opposite landmark is SM City Bicutan which touches the West Service Road of SLEX.

    DOST sign is visible from footbridge right before the downhill ramp 

    Bus & Jeepney Unloading Areas And Train Station Nearest To DOST







    By Bus - From any point of EDSA as well as from Novaliches and Fairvew, ride a bus bound for Alabang or Sucat that must have a secondary sign that reads "Bicutan". Get off the bus at SM Bicutan unloading area. From any point of SLEX northbound lane, just ride a bus with secondary sign that reads "Bicutan".





    By Jeepney - The jeepneys that pass by and unload passengers here are those come from MOA, Pasay Rotunda and any point of EDSA between Taft Ave and Magallanes. The sign of jeepneys are any of these: "Alabang", "Sucat" and "Bicutan". Get off the jeep at SM Bicutan unloading zone. From Alabang, FTI and Sucat, board a jeepney with "Pasay Rotunda SM Mall of Asia" sign and alight at Bicutan.

    By Train - PNR Bicutan Station is where to get off the Metro Commuter train from south of Metro Manila, e.g., Alabang Station, Sucat Station and Binan Station. If you come from Bicol Region or the provinces of Quezon, Batangas and Laguna on board Bicol Express Train, just alight at Bicutan Station which is next to Sucat Station, the station after Alabang. Now, if you're in an area of Manila, Pasay and Makati that's near to a PNR Station, you can opt for a train ride instead of bus or jeepney. Here are the stations you might use: Tutuban, Blumentritt (transfer from LRT-1 Blumentritt Station), Laong-Laan, Espana, Sta Mesa, Paco, Pandacan, San Andres, Vito Cruz, Buendia (Gil Puyat Ave), Pasay Road (Arnaiz Ave), Magallanes (transfer from MRT-3 Magallanes Station) Nichols and FTI. Get off the train at Bicutan Station.

    Walk Direction To DOST Gate






    One thing to remember: Use the interconnected pedestrian footbridges and a pedestrian lane from any point: Bus Unloading, Jeepney Stop and Train Station. Avoid Php 200 pesos penalty or time consuming seminar. From SM City Bicutan jeepney and bus unloading areas and Osmena Highway service road jeepney stops, climb the footbridge stairs and get to the other side of Osmena Highway. From Bicutan Station, climb the footbridge instead of crossing the train track. You can easily see DOST signage from the footbridge, one good reason why you need to use the footbridge even if you're just from train station. Go down at the other end of the footbridge which leads to roadside market place. Use the pedestrian lane past the big roundabout (rotunda) to get to the other side of General Santos Ave. Walk past the overhead DOST signage and follow the direction of the sidewalk as it turns right until you get to Gate-4 of DOST complex. There's a walkway inside that leads to the DOST building. Talk to the security officer at the gate.

    Here are directions from different locations to DOST NCR Office in Taguig


    SM City Bicutan is situated along SLEX (Skyway) opposite DOST

    Route #1

    From Pasay Rotunda, Mall of Asia, DFA and Baclaran.

    You only need one jeepney ride from anywhere along EDSA in Pasay. So, if you're in Baclaran, ride a jeepney to EDSA and from DFA, ride a jeepney to Baclaran, then, another one to EDSA. You can use this route from LRT-1 EDSA Station coming from all stations, e.g., Roosevelt, Balintawak. Monumento, etc.





    The sign of jeepney that you must ride from EDSA and MOA is any of the following: "Bicutan", "Sucat", "Alabang". Alight at SM City Bicutan. Read Walk Direction above.

    Route #2

    One bus ride from EDSA points of Monumento, Balintawak, Roosevelt-Munoz, SM City North EDSA, Trinoma, Quezon Ave, Centris, Timog, Kamuning, Cubao, Santolan, Annapolis, Ortigas, SM Megamall, Shaw, Boni-Pioneer, Guadalupe, Gil Puyat aka Buendia, Ayala and Magallanes.

    Ride a southbound bus with any of these signs: "Alabang Bicutan", "Sucat Bicutan", "SM City Bicutan", etc. There must be a secondary sign that reads "Bicutan" attached to the front of the bus. Alight at the unloading area in Bicutan and use the interconnected footbridges to get to the other side of Osmena Highway. Follow walk direction above.

    LRT-1 Plus PNR Metro Commuter Train

    Route #3

    One ride of LRT-1 and one ride of PNR Train.





    This is good from any of these locations: Munoz-EDSA, Balintawak, Monumento, R. Papa, 5th Ave, Jose Abad Santo-Rizal Ave and other locations near to LRT-1. Just ride a LRT-1 train bound for Baclaran and alight at Blumentritt Station.

    You can also opt for this route if you're in Pedro Gil, UN Ave, SM City Manila via Central Station, Carriedo, Doroteo Jose and Bambang. Ride a LRT-1 Train bound for Roosevelt and then alight at Blumentritt.

    In Blumentritt, go to PNR Blumentritt Station which is just a few meters away from LRT-1. Ride PNR Train bound for Alabang and alight at Bicutan Station. Follow walk direction given above.

    MRT-3 Plus PNR Commuter Train

    Route #4

    If you want to get to DOST by two train rides from Trinoma, SM City North, Timog, Cubao, Santolan-EDSA, Megamall, Ortigas Center, Shaw (Starmall and Shangri-La), Robinson's Pioneer, Guadalupe, Buendia-EDSA and Ayala: Ride a train bound for Taft and alight at Magallanes Station. From Taft, ride a MRT-3 bound for North and alight at Magallanes.





    Walk your way to PNR Magallanes Station located under Magallanes Bridge (flyover). Ride a train bound for Alabang and then alight at Bicutan Station. Before Bicutan, the train stops at Nichols and FTI. Follow walk direction given above.

    LRT-2 Plus LRT-1 Plus PNR Train

    Route #5

    This is good if you're in SM City Sta Mesa (V Mapa Station), Pureza and Legarda. Just board a LRT-2 to Recto Station, walk to LRT-1 Doroteo Station via footbridges (follow direction sign), then ride another train bound for Roosevelt and alight at Blumentritt Station. Go to PNR Blumentritt Station, ride a PNR Train to Alabang and alight at Bicutan. Use the walk directions given above.

    LRT-2 Plus MRT-3 Plus PNR Train

    Route #7

    Alternative from SM City Sta Mesa via V Mapa Station and practical from J Ruiz, Gilmore and Betty Go Belmonte stations of LRT-2: Board a train bound for Santolan and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station.

    From east of Metro Manila, e.g., SM City Marikina, Cainta, SSS Village, Robinson's Metro East, Riverbank, etc - via Santolan Station. You can also use Katipunan and Anonas stations. Board a train bound for Recto Station and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station.

    From Araneta Center Cubao Station, get inside Gateway Mall. Walk straight towards Smart Araneta Coliseum. Follow direction signs pointing to MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station. Ride a train bound for Taft Station and alight at Magallanes Station, next to Ayala Station. Go to PNR Station located under Magallanes Flyover. Board your third train ride which is bound for Alabang and alight at Bicutan Station. Follow walk direction given at the start of this article.

    Route #8

    From Bulacan, Pampanga, Subic, Olongapo and other provinces in Northern Luzon.





    Board a bus, jeepney or FX bound for Manila, Cubao or Balintawak. There are FXs and vans headed to SM City North and Trinoma Transport Terminals. Depending on your chosen terminal, you can take any of these routes: Balintawak Terminal - Choose either Route #2 or #3. Cubao - Route #2 or #4. SM City North and Trinoma as well as Bust Terminals located in EDSA Kamuning - You can take Route #2 or #4.

    DOST NCR Regional Office Taguig Map
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    29 Aug 2012

    Commute To Roxas Blvd Buildings & Destinations Malate-Ermita Districts

  • 29 Aug 2012
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  • Directions on this post will guide you on how to commute to the buildings and institutions that dotted the whole stretch of Roxas Blvd of Malate and Ermita districts from Pablo Ocampo Sr Ave formerly Vito Cruz (south) all the way up to T.M. Kalaw (north). Check if your destination is included then continue reading to get the best route from your location. For visual guide, I provided you with a full map at the bottom of this post aside from the small ones in between directions.

    Buildings & Destinations Along Roxas Blvd Malate-Ermita Destricts


    1332 Golden Empire Tower
    Admiral Bay Suites
    Aloha Hotel
    Aristocrat Restaurant
    Avenue of the Arts
    Bal-Air Apartment
    Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
    Baypark Malate
    Bayview Park Hotel
    Boulevard Mansion
    Brothers Burger
    Carmen Apartments
    Culinary Institute of Aristocrat
    Cultural Center of the Philippines
    Dept of Energy & Natural Resources DENR
    Emerald Garden Restaurant
    Ermita Center
    Eton Baypark
    G-Hotel
    Gedisco Terraces
    Jose P Laurel Foundation Bldg

    L&S Bldg
    Manila Diamond Hotel
    Manila Finest Grill
    Manila Vice
    Manila Yatch Club
    Marbella Manila
    Max's Restaurant
    Metropolitan Museum of Manila
    Miramar Hotel
    MJ's Cafe Bar
    Museo Pambata
    Ocean Tower
    Ospital ng Maynila
    Pearl of the Orient
    Philippine Navy Headquarters
    Philtrust Bank
    Plaza Ferguson
    Rajah Sulayman
    Ramon Magsaysay Center
    S&L Bldg
    VIP Bldg

    Different Choices Of Route In Going To These Places






    For quick result on getting direction to your building or spot destination, choose from the following Routes, then click it to read the particular direction to where you're headed.

    Roxas Blvd skyline
    Route #1 - Jeepney from Baclaran: You can take this route if you're from Paranaque by riding a jeepney from Baclaran that passes through Mabini from Vito Cruz which is now Pablo Ocampo Sr to T.M. Kalaw. If you're in SM MOA, ride a jeepney bound for "Gil Puyat LRT Buendia" or "Malibay" and alight at Harrison St and wait for a jeepney with any of the following signs: "Divisoria Mabini", "Monumento Mabini", "Quiapo Mabini", "Sta Crus Mabini" or "TM Kalaw Mabini". In Baclaran, wait for a jeepney with these signs along Roxas Blvd service road near McDonald's or Chowking. Click here for complete direction.

    Building row along Roxas Blvd
    Route #2 - One jeepney ride from Monumento: This route is slow, so use only this if you're not in a hurry, otherwise, take a LRT-1 train. Read Route #3. You can take this route if you're from Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela (CAMANAVA), Tondo, 5th Ave, SM City San Lazaro, Tayuman, Ongpin, Recto, Sta Cruz, Quiapo or anywhere near Rizal Avenue aka Avenida. Just wait for a jeep below LRT-1. The sign of the jeepney must be "Baclaran M.H. Del Pilar (Mabini)" and the jeep passes through M.H. Del Pilar from T.M. Kalaw to Vito Cruz. Click here for complete direction.

    Museo Pambata aka Children's Museum
    Route #3 - One jeepney ride from LRT-1 U.N. Avenue Station: This is fast alternative to Route #2 and can also be taken by commuters from Bulacan, Pampanga, Subic, Clark and other provinces of Northern Luzon. Just take a jeepney or FX bound for Balintawak or EDSA and ride a train bound for "Baclaran" at either Roosevelt Station or Balintawak Station. Get off the train at U.N. Avenue Station. You just need to walk approximately 280 meters from U.N. Ave Station to the loading area of jeepneys that pass through M.H. Del Pilar St, the road paralleled to Roxas Blvd. Click here for next direction on this route.

    Metropolitan Museum of Manila
    Route #4 - Walk approx 830 meters from LRT Pedro Gil Station to Roxas Blvd: This is only good if your destination is near the corner of Roxas Blvd service road and Pedro Gil St. See map below this post. Click here for walk direction to your destination. You will pass by Robinson's Place Manila, cross intersections of Adriatico St and A. Mabini (with traffic lights). Next to Mabini St is M.H. Del Pilar St. The entire block of M.H. Del Pilar, Pedro Gil and Roxas Blvd, left-side, is occupied by Jose P Laurel Foundation Bldg.

    Rajah Sulayman Park
    Route #5 - One jeepney ride from LRT-1 Libertad Station: Below Libertad Station at the corner of Taft and Libertad now known as Arnaiz Ave, jeepney with "Pier" sign makes stopover to pick up passengers. Wait for this jeepney outside Philtrust Bank Bldg. The jeepney turns right from Taft Ave onto Libertad aka Arnaiz Ave. So, you can actually ride this jeep before it turns right. From Taft Ave, the jeepney turns right onto Harrison St. It takes Mabini from Vito Cruz to Kalaw. Click here for complete direction.

    RM Center, Landbank Plaza and Alpha Grandview
    Route #6 - Two rides from MRT-3 Taft Station: This is good if you're from Ortigas Center, SM Mega Mall, EDSA-Shaw Crossing, Pasig, Boni Pioneer, Fort Bonifacio aka Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Rockwell, Greenhills, etc. From Taft Station, just ride a jeepney or bus bound for SM Mall of Asia and alight at Harrison St. Take another jeepney with any of these signs: "Divisoria Mabini", "Monumento Mabini" or "Quiapo Mabini". Click here to continue. Note: You can take a one bus ride from any point along EDSA and then alight at the corner of EDSA and Harrison St.

    Manila Vice in Baypark food & drink strip Malate
    Route #7 - One jeepney ride from Araneta Center Cubao: This is slower so use this only if you're not in a hurry. Otherwise take either LRT-2 or MRT-3 train from Araneta Center Cubao Station and alight at either Recto Station or Taft Station. If you prefer this route, wait for a jeepney with "Vito Cruz M.H. Del Pilar Mabini Harrison" signs on its both sides and "Vito Cruz" on the front along Aurora Blvd. It takes M.H. Del Pilar from Kalaw to Vito Cruz. But unlike jeepney from Monumento this jeepney gets around Harrison Plaza before it takes Vito Cruz and turns right onto Mabini on the way back to Cubao. Click here for complete direction on this route.

    Palacio de Maynila
    Route #8 - One jeepney ride from LRT-2 Recto Station: This is for commuters from the eastern part of Metro Manila, i.e., SM City Marikina, Cainta, Santolan Pasig, Robinson's East, Sta Lusia East, SSS Village, etc. Just take the train from Santolan Station and alight at Recto Station. You can also take this route from Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan and Araneta Center Cubao. Other stations are: Katipunan, Anonas, Araneta Center Cubao, Betty Go Belmonte, Gilmore, J Ruiz, V. Mapa which is outside SM City Sta Mesa, etc. From Recto Station, walk to Avenida and take a jeepney with "Baclaran M.H. Del Pilar Mabini" sign. It takes M.H. Del Pilar from Kalaw to Vito Cruz. Or take a Baclaran bound train at LRT Doroteo Jose Station and follow Route #3. Click here to get complete directions.




    Direction #1






    For Route #1, Route #5 & Route#6


    The jeepney traverses F.B. Harrison St and crosses Pablo Ocampo Sr aka Vito Cruz. Mabini St starts at Pablo Ocampo and ends in T.M. Kalaw. It is paralleled to Roxas Blvd and one-way from Pres Quirino Ave to T.M. Kalaw. The street that serves as its opposite lane is M.H. Del Pilar which is one-way from T.M. Kalaw to Pres Quirino Ave. M.H. Del Pilar St is between Roxas Blvd and Mabini St.

    Alight at Vito Cruz aka Pablo Ocampo:


    Ask driver to drop you there, walk along Vito Cruz towards Roxas Blvd. The building at the left corner of Vito Cruz and Roxas Blvd service road is Legaspi Tower 300, next to it is Traders Hotel which is already part of Pasay. Cultural Center of the Philippines is opposite Legaspi Tower. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is the entire complex bounded by Mabini (the road that continues Harrison), Vito Cruz and Roxas Blvd. Bangko Sentral is located to the right of Vito Cruz. Note: If your destination is Bangko Sentral or Central Bank of the Philippines, get off the jeep past Vito Cruz to get near visitors' gate which is opposite Harrison Plaza. Metropolitan Museum of Manila is located at the back of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, just turn right to Roxas Blvd service road from Vito Cruz, walk further until you get there. Philippine Navy Headquarters is located to the other side or Roxas Blvd opposite Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Next to Philippine Navy is the Manila Yacht Club. See map #1 below.

    Map #1. Click red pins to know the building names.



    Alight at President Quirino Ave:





    Next intersection to Vito Cruz is Pres Quirino Ave. Walk from the corner towards Roxas Blvd. Ospital ng Maynila is located at the left corner of Quirino Ave and Roxas Blvd service road. You can also use this route to get to Manila Yacht Club which is located opposite Ospital ng Maynila. Aloha Hotel is located at the right corner of Quirino Ave and Roxas Blvd service road, followed by Admiral Bay Suites. Next to Admiral is G-Hotel. Marbella Manila is next to G-Hotel, followed by Ocean Tower. Note: It's nearer to get to the last five buildings that I have mentioned if you alight at the next street to the left of Mabini Street, then use the street next to Quirino Ave along M.H. Del Pilar St. See map #1 above.


    Alight at San Andres St:


    After Quirino Ave, next main intersection with traffic lights is San Andres where Malate Church is located. Walk towards Roxas Blvd. Culinary Institute of Aristocrat is located at the other left corner of M.H. Del Pilar and San Andres. Aristocrat Restaurant is located past Culinary Institute to the left of San Andres. Rajah Sulayman is located to your right. Turn left on Roxas Blvd service road to get to Carmen Apartments, located next to the abandoned building of Grand Boulevard Hotel. See map #2 below.

    Map #2. Click red pins to know the building names.


    Alight at Remedios St:


    This street immediately follows San Andres and bounded Malate Church to the north. Max's Restaurant is at the right corner of Roxas Blvd service road and Remedios St.




    Next to Max's along Roxas Blvd service road is Philtrust Bank and Patio de Manila which is situated inside Bay Park Malate, where scores of bars and restaurants are also located. Among these eating and drinking joints are Bothers Burger, MJ's Cafe Bar, Manila Finest Grill and Manila Vice. See map #2 above.

    Alight at Sinagoga St:


    Next street to the left of Mabini St is Sinagoga. Alight here and walk along Sinagoga until you get to M.H. Del Pilar st. Palacio de Maynila is right in front of you the moment you get to M.H. Del Pilar. See map #3 below.

    Map #3. Click red pins to know the building names.


    Alight at J Quintos Sr St:


    This is the next street to your left. Get off the jeep here. Landmark here is the tall building of Landbank of the Philippines. Walk along J Quintos Sr St towards Roxas Blvd.



    Ramon Magsaysay Center is located at the left corner of J Quintos Sr St and Roxas Blvd service road. Manila Diamond Hotel at located at the right corner of J Quintos Sr St and Roxas Blvd service road. See map #3 above.

    Alight at Pedro Gil St:


    This is another main intersection with traffic lights. Landmark at the corner of Mabini and Pedro Gil is Hyatt Hotel. Walk along Pedro Gil towards Roxas Blvd. Jose P Laurel Foundation Bldg is located at the right corner of Pedro Gil St and Roxas Blvd service road. Turn right to Roxas Blvd service road, walk past vacant lot until you get to a narrow street which is Cuarteles. Department of Energy and Natural Resources (DENR) is the old building at the next corner of Cuarteles and Roxas Blvd service road. Next to DENR is S&L Bldg. See map #4 below.

    Map #4. Click red pins to know the building names.


    Alight at Sta Monica St:


    After the jeepney drove past cross-intersection of Salas St, alight at the next cross-intersection of Sta Monica. Walk along Sta Monica past M.H. Del Pilar until you get to Roxas Blvd service road. Avenue of the Arts is located at the left corner of Sta Monica St and Roxas Blvd service road. If you turn left, next to Avenue of the Arts is L&S Building, followed by Boulevard Mansion. Ermita Center is located at the right corner of Sta Monica St and Roxas Blvd service road, followed by PAGCOR. See map #4 above.

    Alight at Padre Faura St:


    This is a main intersection with traffic lights. Get off the jeepney here and walk past M.H. Del Pilar until you get to Roxas Blvd service road. 1332 Golden Empire is the tall building at the left corner of Faura and Roxas Blvd. At the right corner is Grand Riviera Suites, followed by Pearl of the Orient. See map #5 below.

    Map #5. Click red pins to know the building names.


    Alight at Arquiza St:


    Next to Faura is the cross-intersection of Arquiza. Walk from the corner of Mabini past M.H. Del Pilar until you get to the corner of Arquiza and Roxas Blvd service road. At the right corner of Arquiza and Roxas Blvd service road is Emerald Garden, followed by Gedisco Terrace which is followed by VIP Building. See map #5 above.

    Alight at A. Flores St:


    Walk from the corner of Flores St and Mabini towards Roxas Blvd. Flores ends in M.H. Del Pilar. Plaza Ferguson is the park you get to see at the other side of M.H. Del Pilar opposite Ermita Church.




    Walk to Roxas Blvd via Plaza Ferguson to get to US Embassy via pedestrian lane. See map #6 below.

    Map #6. Click red pins to know the building names.


    Alight at United Nations Ave (U.N. Ave):


    Walk along U.N. Ave past M.H. Del Pilar until you get to the service road of Roxas Blvd. At the left corner of U.N. Ave is Bayview Park Hotel. At the right corner is Yellow Cab and Starbucks Coffee. If you turn right to the service road, next to Yellow Cab is Miramar Hotel, followed by Bel-Air Apartment. Next to Bel-Air Apartment and located at the corner of T.M. Kalaw ang Roxas Blvd service road is Eton Baypark Manila. Note: If your destination is Eton Baypark, it's better to alight at T.M. Kalaw, walk past M.H. Del Pilar until you get to the corner of Roxas Blvd service road where Eton stands. U.S. Embassy is located across Roxas Blvd. Museo Pambata is located at the other corner of Roxas Blvd and T.M. Kalaw opposite Eton Baypark. See map #6 above.


    Direction #2


    For Route #2, Route #7 and Route #8


    The jeepney will pass through Rizal Park via Maria Orosa St. Then it will turn right onto T.M. Kalaw. From T.M. Kalaw, the jeepney will turn left on M.H. Del Pilar. Below are walk directions from strategic locations along M.H. Del Pilar to the location of buildings and institutions along Roxas Blvd service road.


    From T.M. Kalaw:


    Alight at the corner of Kalaw ang M.H. Del Pilar. Walk towards Roxas Blvd. Eton Baypark Manila is located at the corner of Kalaw and Roxas Blvd service road. Turn left to the service road to get to Bel-Air Apartment which is next to Eton Baypark. Across Roxas Blvd opposite Eton Baypark and Bel-Air Apartment is Museo Pambata. See map #7 below.


    From U.N. Ave:


    Next to Kalaw is United Nations Ave, main intersection with traffic lights. Alight at the corner of M.H. Del Pilar and U.N. Ave. Walk to Roxas Blvd. Bayview Park Hotel Manila is located at the left corner of U.N. Ave and Roxas Blvd service road. Yellow Cab and Starbucks Coffee is at the right corner of U.N. Ave and Roxas Blvd. Turn right to the service road to get to Miramar Hotel which is next to Yellow Cab. See map #7 below.



    From Plaza Ferguson:


    Next to U.N. Ave is Plaza Ferguson, a small park to your right in front of Ermita Church. Alight there and walk towards Roxas Blvd. To get to US Embassy, use the pedestrian lane near Plaza Ferguson.




    VIP Bldg is located at the left corner of Roxas Blvd service road and Plaza Ferguson. Turn left on the service road. Next to VIP Bldg is Gedisco Terrace, followed by Emerald Garden which is located at the corner of Roxas Blvd service road and Arquiza St which makes it more comfortable to alight at Arquiza St, the intersection next to Plaza Ferguson. See map #7 below.


    From Padre Faura:


    After U.N. Ave, the next main intersection with traffic lights is Padre Faura. Alight at the corner of Faura and Del Pilar. Walk to Roxas Blvd. Grand Riviera Suites is located at the right corner of Faura and Roxas Blvd service road. Turn right to the service road to get to Pearl of the Orient which is next to Grand Riviera. 1332 Golden Empire Tower is located at the left corner of Faura and Roxas Blvd service road. Turn left to the service road to get to PAGCOR located next to 1332 Golden Empire Tower. See map #7 below.

    Map #7. Click red pins to know the building names.


    From Sta Monica St:


    Next intersection to Padre Faura is Sta Monica. Get off the jeepney at the corner of Sta Monica and M.H. Del Pilar, walk to Roxas Blvd. Ermita Center is located at the right corner of Sta Monica and Roxas Blvd service road. Avenue of the Arts is located at the left corner of Sta Monica and Roxas Blvd service road. Turn left to the service road to get to the next building which is L&S Bldg, followed by Boulevard Mansion. See map #8 below.


    From Salas St:


    Get off the jeepney at the next intersection after Sta Monica which is Salas St. Walk to Roxas Blvd along Salas St. S&L Bldg is located at the left corner of Salas and Roxas Blvd service road. See map #8 below.


    From Cuarteles St:


    After Salas is Cuarteles, a small road to the right of M.H. Del Pilar. Walk from the corner of M.H. Del Pilar to Roxas Blvd. At the right corner of Cuarteles and Roxas Blvd service road is the Department of Energy and Natural Resources or DENR. See map #8 below.


    From Pedro Gil St:


    Get off the jeepney at Pedro Gil St, the next main intersection with traffic lights after Cuarteles. Jose P Laurel Foundation Bldg is located at the left side of Pedro Gil St. It occupies the entire block bounded by Pedro Gil, M.H. Del Pilar and Roxas Blvd service road. If your destination is Diamond Hotel which is next to Jose Laurel Foundation, then alight after the jeepney drove past Jose P Laurel Foundation Bldg. Next to Diamond Hotel is Ramon Magsaysay Center located next to J Quintos Sr St. Palacio de Maynila is located at the left side of Pasaje Del Carmen St, the road next to Ramon Magsaysay St. See map #8 below.

    Map #8. Click red pins to know the building names.


    Bay Park Malate:


    Next to Palacio de Maynila is the open space where you can pass through to get to Patio de Manila and the different bars and restaurants inside Bay Park Malate. Among the eating and drinking joints located along Roxas Blvd service road side of Baypark are Manila Finest Grill, MJ's Cafe Bar, Manila Vice and Brothers Burger. Note: If you can't get to the other side of Baypark (Roxas Blvd service road) from here, walk your way to Rajah Sulayman and get around the area. See map #9 below.


    Rajah Sulayman:


    It's the small park to the right of M.H. Del Pilar and in front of Malate Church. Alight here to get to Max's Restaurants and Aristocrat Restaurants which is opposite Max's. Between them is Rajah Sulayman Park. Culinary Institute of Aristocrat is located at the corner of M.H. Del Pilar and San Andres, the road that bounded Rajah Sulayman Park to the south. To get to Carmen Apartments, walk along Roxas Blvd service road southward from Aristocrat Restaurant. Carmen Apartment is located next to the old and abandoned building of Grand Boulevard Hotel. See map #9 below.


    From Quirino Avenue:


    The jeepney will cross San Andres St, the road that bounded Rajah Sulayman. M.H. Del Pilar ends in Quirino Ave. Get off the jeep at the road before Quirino Ave where Admiral Bay Suites is located. Walk to Roxas Blvd. Turn right on Roxas Bldv service road. Next to Admiral Bay Suites is G-Hotel, followed by Marbella Manila.




    Next to Marbella Mannila is Ocean Tower. Aloha Hotel is located at the right corner of Quirino Ave and Roxas Blvd service road. Across Quirino Ave at the left corner of Roxas Blvd service road and Quirino Ave is Ospital ng Maynila. Across Roxas Blvd is the Manila Yacht Club. See map #9 below.


    From Vito Cruz corner Mabini St:


    If your destination is Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, alight before the jeepney gets to Vito Cruz. To get to Legaspi Tower 300, walk along Vito Cruz to Roxas Blvd. Legaspi Tower 300 is located at the left corner of Vito Cruz aka Pablo Ocampo and Roxas Blvd service road. Turn left on the service road to get to Traders Hotel which is next to Legaspi Tower. Turn right to Roxas Blvd service road from Vito Cruz to get to Metropolitan Museum which is at the back of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. You can also get there via Quirino Ave, just turn left to Roxas Blvd service road from Quirino Ave. Cultural Center of the Philippines is across Roxas Blvd opposite Legaspi Tower 300. Philippine Navy Headquarters is located across Roxas Blvd opposite Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Next to Philippine Navy is Manila Yacht Club. See map #9 below.

    Map #9. Click red pins to know the building names.



    Direction #3


    For Route #3


    Walk past NBI from LRT-1 U.N. Avenue Station along Taft Ave's southbound lane until you reach the corner of Padre Faura (main intersection with traffic lights). Take a jeepney with "Sta Ana Robinson's Place Pedro Gil" or "Paco Robinson's San Andres Bukid" sign. Make sure to ask the driver if he will take M.H. Del Pilar St because some drivers make detour and go off route. Alight at the following locations to get to the nearest buildings and spots.

    Padre Faura cor M.H. Del Pilar:





    Walk along Padre Faura to Roxas Blvd. Grand Riviera Suites is located at the right corner of Faura and Roxas Blvd service road. Next to it is the Pearl of the Orient. Then these buildings follow: Emerald Garden, Gedisco Terraces, VIP Bldg, Plaza Ferguson (small park), Bayview Park Hotel, U.N. Avenue (street), Yellow Cab & Starbucks Coffee, Miramar Hotel, Bel-Air Apartment and Eton Baypark Manila, in that order. 1332 Golden Empire Tower is located at the left corner of Faura and Roxas Blvd service road. It is followed by PAGCOR. Located to the other side of Roxas Blvd opposite Eton Baypar and Bel-Air Apartment is Museo Pambata. If your destination is US Embassy, use the pedestrian overpass or the nearest pedestrian lane. US Embassy is located across Roxas Blvd. See map #10 below.

    Map #10. Click red pins to know the building names.


    Sta Monica cor M.H. Del Pilar:


    Walk along Sta Monica to Roxas Blvd. Ermita Center is located at the right corner of Sta Monica and Roxas Blvd service road. Avenue of the Arts is located at the left corner of Sta Monica and Roxas Blvd service road. Turn left to the service road to get to the next building which is L&S Bldg, followed by Boulevard Mansion. See map #11 below.

    Salas St cor M.H. Del Pilar:


    Walk along Salas to Roxas Blvd. S&L Bldg is located at the left corner of Salas and Roxas Blvd service road. See map #11 below.

    Cuarteles cor M.H. Del Pilar


    Cuarteles St is the road to the right of M.H. Del Pilar before the main intersection with traffic lights which is Pedro Gil. Walk along Cuarteles to Roxas Blvd.




    Department of Energy & Natural Resources or DENR Region IV is located at the right corner of Cuarteles and Roxas Blvd service road. See map #11 below.

    Pedro Gil cor M.H. Del Pilar


    The jeepney turns left to Pedro Gil from M.H. Del Pilar so you must alight here. Jose P Laurel Foundation Bldg is the building situated at the southwest corner of Pedro Gil and Del Pilar opposite Hyatt Hotel which is located at the southeast corner of Pedro Gil and Del Pilar. If your destination is any of these buildings: Diamond Hotel, Ramon Magsaysay Center or Palacio de Maynila, walk along M.H. Del Pilar southward. Diamond Hotel is next to Jose P Laurel Foundation, followed by Ramon Magsaysay Center which is across J Quintos Sr St, the road next to Pedro Gil. Walk further to get to Palacio de Maynila which is located across the next street to the right of Del Pilar. See map #11 below.

    Map #11. Click red pins to know the building names.


    One more jeepney ride to these buildings:


    If your destinations is any of the following, then alight at the corner of Faura and M.H. Del Pilar and take another jeepney with "Baclaran" or "Libertad Luna" sign.

    Patio de Manila, Philtrust Bank, Bay Park Malate, Rajah Sulayman, Aristocrat Restaurants, Culinary Institute of Aristocrat, Carmen Apartments, Admiral Bay Suites, Admiral Bay Suites, G-Hotel,, Marbella Manila, Ocean Tower, Aloha Hotel, Ospital ng Maynila, Manila Yacht Club, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Legaspi Tower 300, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Metropolitan Museum and Philippine Navy Headquarters.

    Read Direction #2 to know where to alight to get to these buildings, click here.


    Direction #4


    For Route #4





    There are only few buildings nearer to Pedro Gil cor Roxas Blvd service road. Going to these building on foot from Pedro Gil Station of LRT is faster if you're fond of walking. Pedro Gil is one way from M.H. Del Pilar to Taft. See map #12 below. The buildings nearer to Pedro Gil corner Roxas Blvd are:

    Jose P Laurel Foundation - located at the corner of Roxas Blvd and Pedro Gil, also bounded by M.H. Del Pilar St so the building also occupies the corner of M.H. Del Pilar and Pedro Gil.

    Diamond Hotel - next to Jose P Laurel Foundation bldg, access is located at M.H. Del Pilar. There's no entrance along Roxas Blvd. Entrance for employees, visitors and suppliers is located along M.H. Del Pilar. Hotel Lobby Entrance for guests is located along J Quintos Sr St, the road next to Pedro Gil.

    Ramon Magsaysay Center - next to Diamond Hotel but across J Quintos Sr St.

    Dept of Energy & Natural Resources (DENR) - Walk towards Roxas Blvd. Turn right at Roxas Blvd service road, walk past the vacant lot toward the next street which is Cuarteles St. DENR is located across Cuarteles St. It occupies the corner of Roxas Blvd service road and Cuarteles.

    S&L Bldg - next to DENR.

    Map #12. Click red pins to know the building names.


    For other buildings located away from the corner of Roxas Blvd service road and Pedro Gil St, read Directions #1, #2 and #3. Choose which direction is best for you.


    1332 Golden Empire Tower

    Aloha Hotel

    Aristocrat Restaurants

    Avenue of the Arts

    Bayview Park Hotel Manila

    Bel-Air Apartment

    Boulevard Mansion

    Brothers Burgers Baypark Roxas Blvd Malate

    Carmen Apartments

    CCP - Cultural Center of the Philippines

    Central Bank of the Philippines - Bangko Sentral

    Culinary Institute of Aristocrat

    DENR - Department of Energy & Natural Resources

    Emerald Garden

    Ermita Center

    Eton Baypark Manila

    Food & drink strip Baypark Roxas Blvd

    Gedisco Terraces

    G-Hotel

    Grand Boulevard Hotel old & abandoned building

    Jose P Laurel Foundation Bldg

    L&S Building

    Legaspi Tower 300 and Traders Hotel

    Manila Diamond Hotel

    Manila Finest Grill in Baypark

    Manila Yacht Club

    Max's Restaurant

    Miramar Hotel

    MJ's Cafe Bar in Baypark Roxas Blvd

    Ocean Tower and Marbella Manila

    Ospital ng Maynila

    Pearl of the Orient

    Pearl of the Orient

    Philippine Navy Headquarters

    Philtrust Bank in Baypark

    Ramon Magsaysay Center

    S&L Building

    VIP Building

    Full map of Roxas Blvd Ermita & Malate districts. Click each red pin to get building name.
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