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Ortigas Avenue is a highway running from eastern Metro Manila to western Rizal. It is one of the busiest highways in Metro Manila, serving as the main thoroughfare of the metro's east-west corridor, catering mainly to the traffic coming to and from the Rizal province. The western terminus of the highway is at the boundary of San Juan and Quezon City. The highway then traverses through Ortigas Center and along the cities of Mandaluyong, Quezon City, and Pasig, followed by the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay, and finally ending in the city of Antipolo. The portion of Ortigas Avenue from Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5) in Pasig to Taytay Diversion Road in Taytay is designated as a component of Radial Road 5 (R-5). The highway is also designated as National Route 60 (N60) and National Route 184 (N184) of the Philippine highway network, respectively.

Route description

Ortigas Avenue starts as a physical continuation of Granada Street past Bonny Serrano Avenue at the boundary of San Juan and Quezon City. It then passes Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan and the back of Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong. It crosses EDSA at the EDSA–Ortigas Interchange at the boundary of Mandaluyong and Quezon City, and runs through Ortigas Center, making a slight curve on Meralco Avenue. The avenue soon cuts through Ugong, enters Pasig, and crosses Circumferential Road 5 at the C5–Ortigas Interchange. Past C-5-Ortigas Interchange, it is called Ortigas Avenue Extension. It soon crosses Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway, partially becomes a single carriageway and changing back into a dual carriageway, and then enters Cainta, Rizal past SM City East Ortigas (formerly Ever Gotesco Ortigas). It crosses Bonifacio and Imelda Avenues at Cainta Junction, the original starting point of Manila East Road. It then continues to Antipolo and passes over the Kaytikling Junction with Taytay Diversion Road (towards Manila East Road) in Taytay, Rizal. Past Kaytikling, it becomes the Corazon C. Aquino Avenue, following a winding route to Antipolo, passing through some residential subdivisions before it ends at L. Sumulong Memorial Circle near Rizal Provincial Capitol. It then continues to downtown Antipolo as P. Oliveros Street, which ends near the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.

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Name

The road is named after the prominent lawyer and businessman during the American Era, Don Francisco Emilio Barcinas Ortigas Sr. (1875–1935), who was popularly known as "Don Paco". Its segment from Kaytikling Junction to its terminus in Antipolo is part of Corazon C. Aquino Avenue, named in honor of Corazon Aquino, the 11th President of the Philippines.

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See also

*List of roads in Metro Manila {{coord|14|35|45|N|121|3|17|E|type:landmark|display=title Category:Streets in Metro Manila Category:Roads in Rizal