23 Sep 2012
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|
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.
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 TrainRoute #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 TrainRoute #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 TrainRoute #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 TrainRoute #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.
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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