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Gil Puyat Avenue
Buendia Avenue
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Gil Puyat Avenue westbound from Gil Puyat LRT Station, Pasay
Route information
Maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways
Length5.4 km (3.4 mi)
  • N190 from Roxas Boulevard to EDSA
  • C-3 C-3 from Roxas Boulevard to Ayala Avenue
Major junctions
West endJose W. Diokno Boulevard / Atang Dela Rama Street / Zoilo Hilario Street in Pasay
Major intersections
East end AH 26 (N1) (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) in Makati
Major citiesMakati and Pasay
Highway system
  • Roads in the Philippines
Gil Puyat Avenue eastbound in Makati

Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue,[1] also known simply as Gil Puyat Avenue and by its former official name Buendia Avenue, is a major arterial thoroughfare which travels east–west through the cities of Makati and Pasay in western Metro Manila, Philippines. It is one of the busiest avenues in Metro Manila linking the Makati Central Business District with the rest of the metropolis.

The avenue begins at Jose W. Diokno Boulevard on the west as a continuation of Zoilo Hilario Street near the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex and continues through the district of San Isidro, Pasay until intersecting with Taft Avenue.[2] Past the intersection with the elevated Gil Puyat LRT Station, the road runs through Tramo Street and Barangays Palanan and San Isidro in Makati. East of Osmeña Highway, Gil Puyat intersects with the busy streets of the Makati Central Business District before finally reaching its terminus on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). The avenue also has an extension into the gated Forbes Park in Makati as Buendia Avenue Extension.

Part of the avenue from Roxas Boulevard to EDSA is designated as a component of Circumferential Road 3 of the Metro Manila Arterial Road System, while the entire route forms part of National Route 190 (N190) of the Philippine highway network.

It is also part of clearway scheme from Roxas Boulevard in Pasay to Edison Avenue in Makati. The Pasay streets of Leveriza, Harrison Avenue, Donada/A. Luna, Taft Avenue, Sandejas, Dominga/P. Burgos, Tramo Street, and Emilia Street are not allowed to cross the avenue, instead the motorists can use the U-turn slots 100 meters (330 ft) away to reach their destinations. The section between Edison and Ayala Avenue are not allowed to left turn. Instead, motorists use other streets as the section does not have any u-turn slots especially at the Palanan area with four lanes each.[3]


Since 1982, this 4- to 12-lane divided avenue takes its name from Gil J. Puyat, a Filipino senator who served from 1951 to 1972. It was originally named Buendia Avenue after Nicolas Buendia, a Katipunero, another Filipino senator, and governor of Bulacan.[1][4]

Alternate names

According to the Department of Public Works and Highways, the avenue's extension from Roxas Boulevard to Jose W. Diokno Boulevard in Pasay also has alternative names that vary per segment. Its segment from Roxas Boulevard to the zipper lane of Magdalena Jalandoni Street is alternatively known as Spine Road, while its segment from thereon to Atang Dela Rama Street is alternatively known as Manila Film Center Main Road, after the Manila Film Center. Both are designated as national tertiary roads.[5]

Route description

The avenue begins at an unsignaled intersection with Jose W. Diokno Boulevard and Atang Dela Rama Street as the continuation of Zoilo HIlario Street in Pasay. It traverses the Pasay roads of Roxas Boulevard, Harrison Avenue, Leveriza, Donada, and A. Luna Street. Before its intersection with Taft Avenue, several Bus Terminals are located along the avenue including JAC Liner and DLTB Co.

It enters the city of Makati after Tramo Street and Emilia Street. It narrows as a four-lane road from Edison Street to Osmeña Highway and intersects the Palanan and San Isidro streets of Batangas, Bautista, Dian, and Filmore. After its intersection with Osmeña Highway it enters the barangays of San Antonio and Pio del Pilar, the section from Medina Street and Mayapis Street to Ayala Avenue were lined with residential buildings and universities. Past Ayala Avenue, it enters barangay Bel-Air and several office buildings were located along the avenue including Petron Megaplaza and Pacific Star Building, both were used to the tallest buildings from 1989 to 1992 and 1998 to 2000, respectively.

JAC Liner Bus Terminal, Pasay

Gil Puyat Avenue travels between the neighborhoods of Leveriza, San Jose, San Isidro, and Santa Clara in Pasay and barangays Palanan, San Isidro, San Antonio, Pio del Pilar, San Lorenzo, Bel-Air, and Urdaneta in Makati. It is the site of some of the tallest buildings in Metro Manila, such as RCBC Plaza on the junction with Ayala Avenue and Petron Megaplaza, the country's tallest building from 1998 to 2000. It also hosts the Pacific Star Building, Grand Soho Makati, The World Centre, One Central Makati, Exportbank Plaza, as well as the headquarters of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Tourism, which recently moved from its previous location in Rizal Park after it was converted into the National Museum of Natural History. Its last intersection was Paseo de Roxas before Kalayaan Flyover and its eastern terminus at EDSA in barangays Bel-Air and Urdaneta.[citation needed]

The stretch of Gil Puyat between Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas hosts the headquarters of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company and Development Bank of the Philippines on Roxas Triangle. Several educational institutions are also located on the avenue such as Pasay City Academy, Andres Bonifacio Elementary School, and the Makati campuses of Far Eastern University, Centro Escolar University, De La Salle University, and iAcademy; Mapúa University used to have its Makati campus along the avenue. The avenue's other notable landmarks in Makati are the Makati Central Post Office, One Pacific Place, Burgundy Tower, West of Ayala Tower, Teleperformance Center, and SM Cyber Makati. The avenue is also the location of Bureau of Internal Revenue's district offices serving Pasay, Makati, and south National Capital Region, respectively.[6]

Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay is the site of Networld Hotel Spa and Casino. The intersection with Taft Avenue is the location of several provincial bus terminals, including DLTBCo, JAM Liner, JAC Liner, and Green Star Express.


Buendia PNR Station at the junction with Osmeña Highway in Makati

Gil Puyat Avenue is a major stop on three lines of the Metro Manila Transit System.

Green Frog Transport Corp. operate hybrid buses serving the route between Gil Puyat and Kalayaan Avenue, as well as the bus transit between Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange and Bonifacio Global City.[7][8] It is also served by provincial buses with terminals along the avenue's section in Pasay, as well as regular and air-conditioned jeepneys.

Intersections and junctions

Here is a list of junctions and distances according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. Rizal Park in Manila is designated as kilometer zero

PasayJose W. Diokno Boulevard / Atang Dela Rama StreetWestern terminus. Continues west as Zoilo Hilario Street.
Macapagal Boulevard / Magdalena Jalandoni StreetTraffic light intersection
3.2862.042 AH 26 (N120) (Roxas Boulevard)Former traffic light intersection. C-3 and N190 segments of Gil Puyat Avenue start here.
Harrison AvenueAccess from opposite directions via U-turn slot. Former unsignalized intersection.
Leveriza StreetAccess from opposite directions via U-turn slot
Donada Street / A. Luna StreetAccess from opposite directions via U-turn slot; no entry to Donada Street
N170 (Taft Avenue)Traffic light intersection beneath Gil Puyat station; no left turn allowed from Gil Puyat westbound.
Sandejas StreetWestbound entrance
F. Fernando StreetEastbound entrance
Dominga Street / P. Burgos StreetTurn to Dominga or P. Burgos via U-turn
Tramo StreetU-turn slot and unsignaled intersection. No left turn allowed from Gil Puyat westbound.
Emilia StreetWestbound entrance
MakatiPasay boundary4.7242.935Tripa de Gallina Bridge
MakatiMarconi StreetWestbound access only
Edison StreetEastbound exit. Alternative route to Skyway (southbound).
Bautista StreetTraffic light intersection
Dian StreetTraffic light intersection
Filmore Street / Batangas StreetTraffic light intersection
N145 (Osmeña Highway)Traffic light intersection. Also provides access to Skyway. No left turn allowed from Gil Puyat westbound and eastbound.
Mayapis Street / Medina StreetWestbound and eastbound entrance. No access from opposite directions.
Washington StreetSouthbound entrance and exit. Provides access into Barangay Pio del Pilar.
Chino Roces AvenueTraffic light intersection
Tindalo Street / Urban AvenueNo access from opposite direction
Ayala AvenueTraffic light intersection. No left turn allowed on both sides. C-3 segment of Gil Puyat Avenue ends here.
Zuellig Loop / Geronimo StreetNo access from opposite directions
Malugay Street / Tordesillas StreetTraffic light intersection. No left turn allowed from Gil Puyat Avenue eastbound.
Nicanor Garcia Street / Calle ReposoTraffic light intersection
Buendia Extension Access RoadEastbound entrance and exit only
Makati AvenueTraffic light intersection
Paseo de RoxasTraffic light intersection
Urdaneta AvenueEastbound entrance and exit only; access to Urdaneta Village
West end of N191 (Kalayaan Flyover)
Zodiac StreetWestbound entrance and exit only
AH 26 (N1) (EDSA) – BaclaranEastern terminus. Eastern terminus of N190. Continues eastward into Forbes Park North village as Buendia Avenue Extension.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Batas Pambansa Blg. 312 (1982), An Act Changing the Name of Buendia Avenue in the Municipality of Makati and Pasay City, Both in Metro Manila, to Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, retrieved May 2, 2021
  2. ^ Republic Act No. 9468 (May 15, 2007), An Act Renaming Bay Boulevard Located in Pasay City, Extending Up to Parañaque City, as Jose W. Diokno Boulevard, retrieved June 10, 2023
  3. ^ Dizon, Nikko (January 15, 2004). "MMDA schemes, Makati don't mix". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  4. ^ "Nicolas Buendia (1916-1919)". Bulacan, Philippines.
  5. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved May 31, 2023.
  6. ^ "Regional/District Offices". Bureau of Internal Revenue. Retrieved June 13, 2023.
  7. ^ Gonzales, Iris (May 13, 2013). "Hybrid buses ply Makati's streets". Philippine Star. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  8. ^ "Resolution No. 99 Series of 2020" (PDF). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. May 27, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  9. ^ "South Manila". DPWH Road Atlas. Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2016.

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