Chino Roces Avenue
Pasong Tamo
Chino Roces Avenue northbound towards Don Bosco
NamesakeJoaquin "Chino" Roces
TypeTertiary road[1]
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways - Metro Manila 2nd District Engineering Office[1]
Length5.80 km (3.60 mi)[1]
Includes 2.12 km (1.32 mi) extension south of EDSA
LocationMakati and Taguig
North endJ. P. Rizal Avenue and A.P. Reyes Avenue in Tejeros and Olympia, Makati
Kalayaan Avenue
Ocampo Street
N190 (Gil Puyat Avenue)
Dela Rosa Street
Arnaiz Avenue
AH 26 (N1) (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue)
South endLawton Avenue in Fort Bonifacio and Western Bicutan, Taguig

Chino Roces Avenue, formerly known as (and still commonly referred to as) Pasong Tamo, is a prominent north–south road in the cities of Makati and Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. It runs for 5.80 kilometers (3.60 miles) from Olympia and Tejeros to Fort Bonifacio.[1] The avenue is named after the Filipino journalist Joaquin "Chino" Roces. The fact that the avenue is the location of various media establishments influenced the renaming.[2][3]


The avenue is named after Joaquin "Chino" Roces, a journalist who is the founder of The Manila Times and Associated Broadcasting Company (now TV5) and an opposition figure during the Marcos Sr. administration.

It is commonly known by its former name, Pasong Tamo, which may come from:

Route description

The northern end of Chino Roces Avenue is at the intersection with J. P. Rizal Avenue. It heads southwesterly across the residential and commercial barangays of Olympia, Tejeros, Santa Cruz, and La Paz. After the intersection with Yakal Street in San Antonio, the avenue bends to the south, becoming more commercial as it approaches Gil Puyat Avenue. The road continues southwards through the western limits of the Makati CBD, bending slightly southwesterly between Dela Rosa and Don Bosco Streets. The avenue then becomes mixed commercial and industrial as it continues on a straight route to EDSA.

South of EDSA via a narrow channel under the Magallanes Interchange, its extension serves as a frontage road to South Luzon Expressway. It is lined with light industries and car dealerships on both sides, as well as a few factory outlets, in an area also known as Mantrade or Kayamanan-C.[5] The road ends at Lawton Avenue within Fort Bonifacio in Taguig, near the New Philippine Senate Building and Sales Interchange . Chino Roces has a short extension north of J. P. Rizal Avenue into Barangay Carmona as A. P. Reyes Avenue. The part of Chino Roces from Rufino Street to Arnaiz Avenue is home to several Japanese restaurants and shops, earning it the nickname "Little Tokyo".[6]


The avenue originated as a short street in what was historically known as Malolos Subdivision, a residential subdivision in Tejeros and Olympia.[7] It was then extended towards Ocampo Street in the 1940s and later towards southern Makati circa 1950s,[4] making it a major road.[5][8][9] It was later extended south of EDSA towards Taguig.[10] Originally called Pasong Tamo, it was renamed Chino Roces Avenue.


Alphaland Southgate Mall on EDSA and Chino Roces Avenue
Makati Central Square


  1. ^ a b c d "Metro Manila 2nd". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "A resolution renaming Pasong Tamo Street" (PDF). Makati City Government. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Evolution of Chino Roces". March 30, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Castro, Alex (September 12, 2017). "These Photos of Makati From the Past Will Amaze You". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Map : Makati, Philippines 1968, Map of municipality of Makati, Province of Rizal, Philippines (Map). 1:10000. Antique Vintage Reproduction. 1968. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  6. ^ The best of Little Tokyo Archived October 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine published by Philippine Daily Inquirer; accessed October 11, 2013.
  7. ^ Map of Manila and Suburbs (Map). 1:20,000. The Chief of Engineers, Washington, D.C. 1943. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  8. ^ "Vertical view of Nielson Field in Makati area of southern Manila". PacificWrecks. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  9. ^ Manila City Plan (Map). 1943. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  10. ^ Manila and Quezon City (Map). 1:50,000. S711. Washington D.C.: Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers. 1964. Retrieved July 10, 2023.

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