Abad Santos Avenue
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The intersection of Abad Santos Avenue and Batangas Street in Tondo
Former name(s)Calle Palomar
Calle Manuguit
NamesakeJosé Abad Santos
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways - North Manila District Engineering Office[1]
Length3 km (1.9 mi)
North end N150 (Rizal Avenue)
South end N145 (Recto Avenue)

Abad Santos Avenue is a major north–south arterial road located in the district of Tondo in northern Manila, Philippines. It is a divided roadway with four lanes in each direction running through the eastern edge of Tondo from the intersection with Rizal Avenue near the Manila Chinese Cemetery at its north end to Recto Avenue near the Tutuban railway station at the district boundary of Tondo and Binondo at the south.


Abad Santos Avenue was originally built in the early 19th century under Spanish rule as a narrow residential street in the pueblo of Tondo called Calle Manuguit. The street was believed to have been named after a pre-Hispanic ruling clan of Tondo whose members included Don Agustin Manuguit, a local minister who participated in the Revolt of the Lakans. It was extended south to Barrio Palomar[2] to link with Calle Palomar from just south of Calle Mayhaligue to its terminus at Calle Azcarraga (now Recto Avenue). In 1955, through Republic Act 1256, Manuguit Street was renamed in honor of José Abad Santos, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, who was executed by the Japanese invading forces during World War II.[3]


Abad Santos Avenue begins at a split from Rizal Avenue just south of Hermosa Street near the San Jose Manggagawa de Manuguit Church and the Manila Chinese Cemetery at Tondo's border with Santa Cruz district. It runs south across the mostly residential area of Manuguit crossing Solis Street and the Philippine National Railways line at Antipolo Street. The avenue then enters the Tayuman area and intersects with Yuseco Street (formerly Calle Tayabas), Tayuman Street (Calle Morga), and Quiricada Street. South of Bambang Street (Calle Trozo), Abad Santos traverses the Tutuban area that is home to Seng Guan Temple, Chiang Kai Shek College, the Philippine Cultural College, as well as General Hizon Elementary School and Gregorio del Pilar Elementary School. The road ends at the junction with Recto Avenue (Calle Azcarraga) close to the Divisoria shopping district.

Abad Santos Avenue has a short extension into Binondo and Plaza San Lorenzo Ruíz south of Recto Avenue as Reina Regente Street. It is served by the Abad Santos station at Rizal Avenue.


The entire route is located in Manila

N150 (Rizal Avenue), Hermosa StreetNorthern terminus. Traffic light intersection. Continues north as N150 (Rizal Avenue)
Morong StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Dinalupihan StreetNorthbound only.
Corregidor StreetSouthbound only.
Solis StreetTraffic light intersection.
Tecson StreetTraffic light intersection.
Antipolo Street, Old Antipolo StreetTraffic light intersection. Railroad crossing.
Batangas StreetUnsignaled intersection.
Yuseco StreetTraffic light intersection.
N140 (Tayuman Street)Traffic light intersection.
Villaruel Street
Quiricada StreetTraffic light intersection.
Bambang Street / Bambang ExtensionTraffic light intersection.
G. Araneta StreetNorthbound only.
Mayhaligue StreetTraffic light intersection.
La Torre Street
Padre Algue StreetTraffic light intersection.
N145 (Claro M. Recto Avenue)Southern terminus. Traffic light intersection. Continues southward as Reina Regente Street.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi



  1. ^ "North Manila". Archived from the original on June 6, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "Andres Bonifacio: Biographical notes. Part I: 1863-1891 - Katipunan: Documents and Studies". www.kasaysayan-kkk.info. p. 10. Retrieved November 16, 2017. ... in the Tondo barrio of Palomar, which was situated on an estero-ringed island just to the east of Tutuban.
  3. ^ Republic Act No. 1256 (June 10, 1955), "An Act Changing The Name Of Manuguit Street, A National Highway In The City Of Manila, To Jose Abad Santos Street", LawCenter Philippines, archived from the original on December 19, 2013, retrieved May 16, 2020

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