|Maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways|
|Length||5.4 km (3.4 mi)|
|West end||Jose W. Diokno Boulevard / Atang Dela Rama Street in Pasay|
|East end||AH 26 (N1) (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) in Makati|
|Major cities||Makati and Pasay|
Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, 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 and continues through the district of San Isidro, Pasay until intersecting with Taft Avenue. 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 Forbes Park in Makati as Buendia Avenue Extension.
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 and politician from Bulacan. 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.
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. It is also served by provincial buses with terminals along the avenue's section in Pasay, as well as regular and air-conditioned jeepneys.
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.
|Pasay||Jose W. Diokno Boulevard / Atang Dela Rama Street||Western terminus. Continues west as Zoilo Hilario Street.|
|Macapagal Boulevard / Magdalena Jalandoni Street||Traffic light intersection|
|3.286||2.042||AH 26 (N120) (Roxas Boulevard)||Former traffic light intersection. C-3 and N190 segments of Gil Puyat Avenue start here.|
|Harrison Avenue||Access from opposite directions via U-turn slot. Former unsignalized intersection.|
|Leveriza Street||Access from opposite directions via U-turn slot|
|Donada Street / A. Luna Street||Access 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 Street||Westbound entrance|
|F. Fernando Street||Eastbound entrance|
|Dominga Street / P. Burgos Street||Turn to Dominga or P. Burgos via U-turn|
|Tramo Street||U-turn slot and unsignaled intersection. No left turn allowed from Gil Puyat westbound.|
|Emilia Street||Westbound entrance|
|Makati–Pasay boundary||4.724||2.935||Tripa de Gallina Bridge|
|Makati||Marconi Street||Westbound access only|
|Edison Street||Eastbound exit. Alternative route to Skyway (southbound).|
|Bautista Street||Traffic light intersection|
|Dian Street||Traffic light intersection|
|Filmore Street / Batangas Street||Traffic 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 Street||Westbound and eastbound entrance. No access from opposite directions.|
|Washington Street||Southbound entrance and exit. Provides access into Barangay Pio del Pilar.|
|Chino Roces Avenue||Traffic light intersection|
|Tindalo Street / Urban Avenue||No access from opposite direction|
|Ayala Avenue||Traffic light intersection. No left turn allowed on both sides. C-3 segment of Gil Puyat Avenue ends here.|
|Zuellig Loop / Geronimo Street||No access from opposite directions|
|Malugay Street / Tordesillas Street||Traffic light intersection. No left turn allowed from Gil Puyat Avenue eastbound.|
|Nicanor Garcia Street / Calle Reposo||Traffic light intersection|
|Buendia Extension Access Road||Eastbound entrance and exit only|
|Makati Avenue||Traffic light intersection|
|Paseo de Roxas||Traffic light intersection|
|Urdaneta Avenue||Eastbound entrance and exit only; access to Urdaneta Village|
|West end of N191 (Kalayaan Flyover)|
|Zodiac Street||Westbound entrance and exit only|
|AH 26 (N1) (EDSA) – Baclaran||Eastern 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|
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.
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.
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.