Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue
Santolan Road
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Bonny Serrano Avenue looking east from 8th Avenue in Cubao
Route information
Maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways
Length4.418 km[1] (2.745 mi)
  • N185 from EDSA to Katipunan Avenue
  • N11 from Katipunan Avenue to E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue[2]
  • C-5 C-5 from Katipunan Avenue to E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue
Major junctions
West endP. Guevarra Street / Pinaglabanan Street in San Juan
Major intersections
East end N11 (Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue) / FVR Road in Quezon City
Major citiesQuezon City and San Juan
Highway system
  • Roads in the Philippines

Colonel Bonny Serrano Avenue (also spelled Boni Serrano Avenue), formerly named and still colloquially known as and referred to as Santolan Road, is a major east–west thoroughfare in the Eastern Manila District of Metro Manila, Philippines, between San Juan and Quezon City. It forms the northern limit of San Juan and the southern limit of Quezon City's New Manila district. It also links the PNP hq in Camp Crame with the AFP hq in Camp Aguinaldo. The avenue runs from the border of barangays Corazón de Jesús, St. Joseph (Halo-Halo), Pasadena, and Little Baguio in San Juan to barangays Libís and Blue Ridge B near the Quezon City-Marikina border in the east. It was named after the decorated Korean War hero, Venancio "Bonny" Serrano.[3]

Route description

The Philippine National Police Headquarters on Bonny Serrano Avenue

The four-lane avenue begins as a continuation of Pinaglabanan Street at P. Guevarra Street in the Corazon De Jesus area of San Juan. It proceeds due east and runs through the boundary between barangays Bagong Lipunan ng Crame in Quezon City and West Crame in San Juan, passing through the San Juan Municipal Cemetery before arriving at the northern side of Camp Crame. East of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue junction, the avenue runs the northern boundary of Camp Aguinaldo with the barangays Socorro, San Roque, and Bayanihan, and intersecting with 15th Avenue at Camp Aguinaldo Gate 1. It then intersects with Katipunan Avenue (C-5) via an overpass, passing through barangays Blue Ridge A, Blue Ridge B, and Saint Ignatius before terminating at Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5) in Libis near Camp Atienza where it continues as FVR Road all the way to the Marikina–Infanta Highway in Calumpang, Marikina and Santolan, Pasig. This section of the avenue connecting Katipunan and Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenues is designated as a component of Circumferential Road 5 (C-5) and National Route 11 (N11), while its section from EDSA to Katipunan Avenue is designated as National Route 185 (N185).

The Avenue is a problematic major road that has frequent traffic jams.


Bonny Serrano Avenue was formerly called the Carretera de Santolan (Santolan Road) which ran from the Santolan pumping station on the Mariquina River to El Deposito water reservoir in San Juan del Monte, the main source of water for Manila residents during the Spanish colonial period. It was built around 1901 during the early years of the American colonial period at a cost of $150 (150 pesos).[4] In 1935, the road, also known as the San Juan–Santolan Road and San Juan–Santolan Pumping Station Road,[5] became the location of Camp Murphy, home of the United States Army Philippine Department, and eventually the Philippine Commonwealth Army, which was named after then Governor-General Frank Murphy. The military camp eventually became Camp Aguinaldo and Camp Crame when the Philippines gained independence after World War II. The road was then renamed after Colonel Bonny Merioles Serrano in 1970, three months after the war hero's death.[6]


San JuanPinaglabanan Street, P. Guevarra StreetWestern terminus. Continues westward as Pinaglabanan Street. Only Santolan Road is used as name for this segment.
Jose Abad Santos StreetExit to Santolan Road only
M. Paterno Street, Pasadena DriveTraffic light intersection.
San JuanQuezon City boundaryDon Gonzalo StreetGated community road
N184 (Granada Street/Ortigas Avenue)Traffic light intersection. Access to N180 (Aurora Boulevard) & New Manila via Granada Street, AH 26 (N1) (EDSA), Greenhills, Pasig & Antipolo via Ortigas Avenue. Both names of the road are in use beginning this intersection.
Main Horseshoe DriveOne-way from Horseshoe Drive
C. Benitez StreetAccess to Cubao via P. Tuazon & N. Domingo
Sunrise DriveLoops back to road
Tyler StreetNorth Greenhills community road
5th West Crame
4th West Crame
3rd West Crame
2nd West Crame
1st West Crame
Quezon CityGeneral Castañeda StreetCamp Crame Gate 3
1st StreetOne-way exit to Bonny Serrano Avenue. Only Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue is the name used beginning this segment of the road.
2nd StreetOne-way exit from Bonny Serrano Avenue
3rd StreetOne-way exit to Bonny Serrano Avenue
Gen. J. Delos Reyes StreetCamp Crame Gate 2
4th AvenueOne-way, westbound only exit from Bonny Serrano Avenue
AH 26 (N1) (EDSA)Traffic light intersection. Northbound goes to Cubao & Balintawak, southbound goes to Mandaluyong & Makati. Beginning of N185 designation.
5th Avenue
6th AvenueOne-way exit to Bonny Serrano Avenue
7th AvenueOne-way exit to Bonny Serrano Avenue
8th AvenueOne-way exit to Bonny Serrano Avenue
9th AvenueOne-way exit from Bonny Serrano Avenue. Access to Araneta Center.
10th Avenue
11th Avenue
12th AvenueOne-way exit to Bonny Serrano Avenue
13th AvenueOne-way exit from Bonny Serrano Avenue. Access to Araneta Center.
14th AvenueOne-way exit to Bonny Serrano Avenue
15th Avenue/Delos Reyes AvenueTraffic light intersection. No entry to 15th Avenue. Camp Aguinaldo Gate 1.
5th Camarilla
6th Camarilla
18th Avenue
19th Avenue
20th AvenueTraffic light intersection. Access to Projects 2, 3 & 4
Arturo Enrile AvenueCamp Aguinaldo Gate 6
Pedro Martinez Street (P. Pelaez St. Extension)Access to pedestrians only
N11 (Katipunan Avenue)Traffic light intersection. Northbound goes to Commonwealth & Tandang Sora Avenues, Cubao & Marikina via Aurora Boulevard; southbound goes to Pasig, White Plains & Greenmeadows. Route changes from N185 to N11. C-5 segment of Bonny Serrano Avenue starts here.
Highland DriveWestbound service road only
Riviera StreetSaint Ignatius Village community road. No entry allowed.
N11 (Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue)No left turn from E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue. Eastern terminus. Continues eastward as FVR Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on October 22, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "NCR". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "Bikol awardees give back to their birthplaces". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Public laws and resolutions passed by the United States Philippine Commission, during the quarter". United States Philippine Commission. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Republic Act No. 311 (December 17, 1940), Establishing the Classification of Roads, retrieved November 6, 2021
  6. ^ "Introducing Mrs. Bonny Serrano". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 16, 2015.

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