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Transportation In The Philippines
Transportation in the Philippines
Philippines
is relatively underdeveloped, partly due to the country's mountainous areas and scattered islands, and partly as a result of the government's persistent underinvestment in the nation's infrastructure. In recent years, however, the Philippine government has been pushing to improve the transportation system in the country through various infrastructure projects.[1] Jeepneys are the most popular mode of public transportation in the Philippines, they have also become a ubiquitous symbol of the Philippine culture.[2] Another popular mode of public transportation in the country is the motorized tricycle; they are especially common in rural areas.[3] Trains are also becoming a popular mode of public transportation in the country especially in the bustling metropolis of Manila
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Transport
Transport
Transport
or transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport
Modes of transport
include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport
Transport
is important because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations. Transport
Transport
infrastructure consists of the fixed installations including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports
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Taft Avenue
Roads in the PhilippinesHighways ExpresswaysList Taft Avenue
Taft Avenue
(Filipino: Abenida Taft) and (Spanish: Avenida Taft) is a major road thoroughfare in Metro Manila. It crosses through three major cities of the capital region: Manila, Pasay
Pasay
and Parañaque. The road was named after the former Governor-General of the Philippines and U.S President, William Howard Taft
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Caloocan
Caloocan
Caloocan
(Filipino: Kalookan) is the fourth most populous city in the Philippines. It is divided into two geographical locations with a total combined area of 5,333.40 hectares. It was formerly part of the Province of Rizal
Rizal
of the Philippines' Southern Luzon Region. According to the 2015 census, it had a population of 1,583,978.[4] The city's name is colloquially spelled as Kalookan. It comprises what is known as the CAMANAVA area along with cities Malabon, Navotas
Navotas
and Valenzuela. The word caloocan comes from the Tagalog root word lo-ok; kalook-lookan (or kaloob-looban) means "innermost area"
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Quezon City
Quezon
Quezon
City (/ˈkɛzɒn/ KEZ-on;[5] Filipino: Lungsod Quezon, Tagalog pronunciation: [luŋˈsod ˈkɛːson]; Spanish: Ciudad Quezón [sjuˈðað keˈson]; also known as QC or Kyusi[6]) is the most populous city in the Philippines. It was founded by and named after Manuel L. Quezon, the 2nd President of the Philippines, to replace Manila
Manila
as the national capital. The city eventually became the capital of the Philippines
Philippines
from 1948 until 1976.[7] It is the largest city in terms of population and land area in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines
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Mandaluyong
Mandaluyong
Mandaluyong
City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is a city in the Philippines
Philippines
located directly east of Manila. It is one of the sixteen cities which, along with the Municipality of Pateros, make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. It is known for the Ortigas Center, a commercial and business center that is also shared with Pasig. Notable institutions and establishments in the city include the Asian Development Bank, the headquarters of Banco De Oro
Banco De Oro
and San Miguel Corporation and shopping malls like Shangri-La Plaza
Shangri-La Plaza
and SM Megamall. The city is bordered by Manila
Manila
to the west, San Juan to the north, Quezon City
Quezon City
to the northeast, Pasig
Pasig
to the east, and Makati
Makati
to the south
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San Juan, Metro Manila
San Juan City (Filipino: Lungsod ng San Juan) is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines
Philippines
located in the center of Metropolitan Manila (also known as Metro Manila). It is historically known as the site of the first battle of the Katipunan, the organization which led the 1896 Philippine Revolution
Philippine Revolution
against the Spanish Empire. It is a part of Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 122,180.[6]Contents1 Etymology 2 History2.1 Presidential ties3 Geography3.1 Barangays4 Demographics 5 Transportation 6 Education 7 Culture7.1 Religion8 Notable people 9 Sister cities9.1 Local 9.2 International10 References 11 External linksEtymology[edit] "San Juan City" is a contraction of the city's traditional name of "San Juan del Monte" (lit. Saint John of the Mountain)
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Makati
Makati
Makati
(/məˈkɑːti/ mə-KAH-tee Tagalog pronunciation: [maˈkati]), officially the City of Makati (Filipino: Lungsod ng Makati), in the Philippines, is one of the sixteen cities that make up Metro Manila. Makati
Makati
is the financial center of the Philippines; it has the highest concentration of multinational and local corporations in the country.[3] Major banks, corporations, department stores as well as foreign embassies are based in Makati. The biggest trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange
Philippine Stock Exchange
is situated along the city's Ayala Avenue.[4][5] Makati
Makati
is also known for being a major cultural and entertainment hub in Metro Manila.[6] With a population of 582,602, Makati
Makati
is the 17th-largest city in the country and ranked as the 41st most densely populated city in the world with 19,336 inhabitants per square kilometer
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Pasay
Nickname(s): The Travel City City of Angels of the PhilippinesMotto(s): Aim High Pasay!Anthem: Pasay, Mabuhay Ka!Location within Metro ManilaPasayLocation within the PhilippinesCoordinates: 14°33′N 121°00′E / 14.55°N 121°E / 14.55; 121Coordinates: 14°33′N 121°00′E / 14.55°N 121°E / 14.55; 121Country PhilippinesRegion National Capital RegionDistricts Lone District of Pasay
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Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City
Roads in the PhilippinesHighways ExpresswaysListCommonwealth Avenue (Filipino: Abenida Komonwelt), formerly known as Don Mariano Marcos Avenue (Tagalog: Abenida Don Mariano Marcos), named after the father of President Ferdinand Marcos, is a 12.4 km (7.7 mi) highway located in Quezon City, Philippines, which spans from 6 to 18 lanes and is the widest in the Philippines
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España Boulevard
Roads in the PhilippinesHighways ExpresswaysList España Boulevard
España Boulevard
is an 8-lane major thoroughfare in Metro Manila named after the Spanish name of Spain, the Philippines' colonial power for 333 years. True to its name, several Spanish names abound the street. It starts at the Welcome Rotonda
Welcome Rotonda
at the boundary of Quezon City and Manila
Manila
and ends with a Y-intersection with Lerma and Nicanor B. Reyes Street in Manila.Contents1 History 2 Notable landmarks2.1 Quezon City 2.2 Manila3 Notable events and trivia 4 Intersections 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] España Boulevard
España Boulevard
near University of Santo TomasThe Welcome Rotonda, also called the Mabuhay RotondaBefore becoming what it is today, the boulevard was a part of the Hacienda de Sulucan, one of the ten barrios which formed Sampaloc
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Quezon Avenue
Roads in the PhilippinesHighways ExpresswaysListManuel L. Quezon Avenue, more often called as Quezon Avenue, is a 7.1-kilometer (4.4 mi), 6-14 lane major thoroughfare in Metro Manila
Manila
named after President Manuel Luis Quezon, the second president of the Philippines. The avenue starts at the Quezon Memorial Circle and runs through to the Welcome Rotonda
Welcome Rotonda
at the boundary of Quezon City and Manila. Most drivers call the avenue Quezon Ave (pronounced Ke-zon-Av). It is one of the most comfortable roads in Quezon City, lined with palm trees on its center island. Many government and commercial buildings line the road. At its north end, the Triangle Park, one of Quezon City's CBDs, is the third most important industrial center in the city
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Alabang–Zapote Road
Roads in the PhilippinesHighways ExpresswaysList← N410N413 → Alabang–Zapote Road
Alabang–Zapote Road
is a four-lane national road which travels east–west through the southern limits of Metro Manila, Philippines. It runs parallel to Dr. Santos Avenue
Dr. Santos Avenue
in the north and is named for the two barangays that it links: Alabang
Alabang
in Muntinlupa
Muntinlupa
and Zapote in Las Piñas. From its eastern terminus at an interchange with South Luzon Expressway and the Skyway, the road runs westwards for 10.2 kilometers (6.3 mi) to the junction with Diego Cera Avenue
Diego Cera Avenue
and Aguinaldo Highway
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Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City, officially the City of Zamboanga, (Chavacano: Ciudad de Zamboanga, Filipino: Lungsod ng Zamboanga), is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 861,799 people.[3] It is the 6th most populous and 3rd largest city by land area in the Philippines.[3][4] It is the commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula
Zamboanga Peninsula
Region.[5] Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
is an independent, chartered city and was designated highly urbanized on November 22, 1983. Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
used to be known as Samboangan in historical records. The area was inhabited by the Subanen people
Subanen people
during pre-Hispanic times and was the site of trade among the Chinese, Malays and different native ethnic groups around the area
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MacArthur Highway
MacArthur or Macarthur may refer to:Contents1 Places 2 Other uses 3 See alsoPlaces[edit]Macarthur, Australian Capital Territory, a suburb of Canberra, Australia Macarthur, New South Wales, a region of Metropolitan Sydney, AustraliaDivision of MacarthurMacarthur, Victoria, Australia MacArthur, Leyte, Philippines MacArthur, West Virginia, U.S.Other uses[edit] MacArthur (surname) Douglas MacArthur, a U.S
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Guiguinto, Bulacan
Guiguinto
Guiguinto
is a first class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 99,730 people.[3] Guiguinto
Guiguinto
is one of the fast-growing municipalities. From a predominating agricultural economy, it gradually urbanized and developed, now part of the Metro Manila
Manila
conurbation. Guiguinto
Guiguinto
is 34 kilometres (21 mi) from Manila
Manila
and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Malolos
Malolos
City. It is the birthplace of composer Constancio De Guzman, known for writing songs like "Maalaala Mo Kaya". It also houses the Immaculate Conception Seminary, a Diocesan Seminary of the Diocese of Malolos located in barangay Tabe
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