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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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Jose D. Aspiras Highway
(Formerly Marcos Highway)














Marcos Highway, one of the access roads to Baguio City, which starts from Agoo, La Union, which starts from Bauang, La Union, have a lot of roundabout routes but are much safer than Kennon Road and is the preferred routes for coaches, buses and lorries.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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Interesting however I'm surprised that the highway is only two lanes?
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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #3
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The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (also known as the STAR Tollway) is a four-lane 22 km expressway in the Philippines. It runs from Santo Tomas to Lipa City in the province of Batangas. The expressway is part of the South Luzon Expressway, though it is not yet connected with SLEx. But soon enough though, it will be connected with the new and improved South Luzon Expressway and be widened to 6 lanes (3 lanes each side)

The expressway starts at the intersection with the Maharlika Highway in Santo Tomas and runs southward, west of the Maharlika Highway. It passes through areas under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Malvar and Tanauan City, then rejoins the Maharlika Highway with an interchange in Lipa City.

The project was funded by Japan Bank for International Cooperation and implemented by the Urban Roads Project Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways. On June 6, 2005, the House of Representatives approved a bill to rename the STAR Tollway to Apolinario Mabini Superhighway. [1]
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Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, abbreviated EDSA, is the main highway in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is an important commuting hub between the northern and southern parts of the metropolis. EDSA is a partially controlled access, 10-lane divided highway (expressway) with many interchanges along its length that eliminate the need for traffic lights, but with a few traffic lights where there is insufficient space or funds for a complete interchange. EDSA typically handles around 225,000 cars every day,Manila Times 14 February 2006 typical of major freeways in other large cities.

EDSA forms a major portion of one of the circumferential roads in Metro Manila, C-4. It runs in a rough semicircle around Metropolitan Manila and, from the south, passes through the cities of Pasay, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Quezon City, and Caloocan. Its southern endpoint is at the rotunda near the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay and its northern terminus is at Monumento, a monument to Andres Bonifacio, in Caloocan. When the avenue was constructed during the presidency of Manuel L. Quezon, it was named Junio 19, after national hero Jose Rizal's date of birth. It was later renamed Highway 54, and because of a Republic Act in 1959 was further renamed in honor of Epifanio de los Santos, a noted historian. "Epifanio de los Santos" also means, the gathering of the Saints. It is also named the battleground of advertising billboards.

The Metro Rail Transit or MRT, Line 3 of the metropolis's railway system, runs along most of EDSA, from Taft Avenue in the south to North Avenue near the SM City North Edsa Mall in northern EDSA. Future expansion of the MRT will extend it all the way to Monumento.

EDSA also figures prominently in the recent history of the Philippines for being the site of two peaceful demonstrations that toppled the administration of two presidents, Ferdinand Marcos and Joseph Estrada (See EDSA Revolution and EDSA II.), as well as major rallies of the political opposition which have twice rocked Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's term, first in her earlier months, then most recently in February 2006, the 20th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, as she proposed sweeping political changes.

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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #5
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The Coastal Road (Manila-Cavite Expressway - Ongoing Project)




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Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
is a modern road running from CCP Complex, Pasay City to Marina Subdivision, Paranaque City, both in Metro Manila. It is located in the Reclamation Areas, and is one of the many scenic roads in the Philippines. The boulevard passes through the World Trade Center, Philippine National Bank, Metropolitan Park, Bay Gardens condominium, and Le Pavillon. It is also the way to the Pope John Paul II World Youth Day Chapel, also located in the reclamation areas. Several restaurants line the boulevard, mostly catering to the rich, such as Blue Wave, a cluster of restaurants, Yellow Cab Pizza, and Pizza Hut. It is being extended to the more southern reclamation areas and finally to Cavite province. The boulevard is also hailed recently as the 'gateway to the Philippines', as it was used in the recently held Inter-Parliamentary Union, April 4-8, in the Philippines. This road has 3 major bridges, crossing the 'channels', of which the largest is the Libertad Channel, where the Libertad Water Pumping Station is situated. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard is very popular, especially in Manila's elite and foreigners, who trip here during weekends.

The Boulevard is also subject to several criticism, such as the former executives of the Public Estates Authority, officials of the Commission on Audit, and the provate contractor on the boulevard on the alleged overpricing of the 1.1 billion construction of the road, dubbed by the government's critics as the 'road to perdition'.
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Bataan Provincial Road





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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #8
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Zambales Provincial Road



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Pampanga Provincial Road



Power Transmission Lines and Towers Galore
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Roxas Boulevard is a prime highway along Manila Bay. It was named after former President Manuel Roxas, the first President after Philippine Independence in 1946.





Commerce Avenue in Filinvest Corporate City (FiliCity), Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila



Quezon Avenue leading to Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Metro Manila

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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #11
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wow, i really miss the Philippines
I can still remember some of those areas
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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #12
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More on Roxas Boulevard





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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #13
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Metro Cebu



Cebu South Coastal Road

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Skyway


The South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) or (SLE), also called South Superhighway, is a network of three expressways that connects Metro Manila with the provinces of the CALABARZON region in the Philippines. The first two expressways are operated by the Philippine National Construction Corporation (PNCC), while the third expressway is operated by the Star Infrastructure Development Corporation.

Development

Starting in May 2006, the expressway will undergo a major rehabilitation similar to the recently rehabilitated North Luzon Expressway and will eventually connect with its Batangas section, the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, also known as the STAR Tollway. Phase 1 of the expressway project includes the replacement of the already shaky Alabang Viaduct, the rehabilitation and widening of the Alabang-Calamba segment, construction of the missing link(Calamba-Santo Tomas segment) and the integration of the Skyway, South Luzon Expressway and the STAR Expressway as a single toll road. Phase 2 involves the rehabilitation of the Santo Tomas-Lipa segment and the extension of the expressway to Batangas City. Phase 3 involves another extension from Santo Tomas to Lucena City in Quezon. PNCC and MTD Capital of Malaysia has formed a joint venture, called South Luzon Tollways Corporation or SLTC. After rehabilitation has completed, SLTC will takeover the management and operations of the South Luzon Expressway. It is said that the expressway will have qualities similar to that of a modern Malaysian expressway.

When rehabilitation is complete, driving time from Manila to the Port of Batangas should be reduced to roughly one hour.
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The North Luzon Expressway (NLE or NLEx), also called North Diversion Road, is a limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. It is one of the two branches of the R-8 major radial road of Metro Manila (Quirino Highway is the other).

The expressway begins in Quezon City at a cloverleaf interchange with EDSA: a logical continuation of Andres Bonifacio Avenue. It then passes through the cities/municipalities of Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto, Plaridel, Pulilan, San Simon, San Fernando, Mexico and Angeles City. The expressway ends at Mabalacat and merges with the MacArthur Highway, which continues northward into the rest of Central and Northern Luzon.

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The Coastal Road (Manila-Cavite Expressway - Ongoing Project)

Regarding the land in the bottom left hand corner of the photo. Is this the reclaimed land that will start the over water section of the R-1 extension ?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #17
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kinda like indian highways
it looks like beautiful
the one pic with the acura integra..ish car
i thauhgt that it was a florida highway in the us

anyway i was wonderin do u speak spanish in the philipines as well
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:24 AM   #18
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spanish used to be spoken in the Philippines.. The new generation speak both Filipino and English. But there's a city in southern Philippines w/c still uses the language. A dialect called Chavacano.
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Is the motorway sign used in Philipines?


Motorway sign, used in Europe

Is there a speed limit on motorways in Philipines?
How often does it happen, that slow vehicles as bikes or rikshas uses the expressway, which may be as in Europe prohibited?

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Is the motorway sign used in Philipines?


Motorway sign, used in Europe

Is there a speed limit on motorways in Philipines?
How often does it happen, that slow vehicles as bikes or rikshas uses the expressway, which may be as in Europe prohibited?
I saw that sign on the North Luzon Expressway.

The maximum speed limit is supposed to be 100 kph but it's not implemented. I see alot of vehicles going over the speed limit. But I think speed limits are now being implemented on the NLEX
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