J. P. Rizal Avenue
J. P. Rizal Street
J.P. Rizal looking east in Poblacion, Makati
Former name(s)Guadalupe–Pateros Road (from EDSA to Pateros Bridge)
Manila East Road
NamesakeJosé P. Rizal
TypeNational Road
Length8.1 km (5.0 mi)
LocationMakati and Taguig
West endZobel Roxas Street, Delpan Street, and Tejeron Street at MakatiManila boundary
East endPateros Bridge at TaguigPateros boundary

J. P. Rizal Avenue, also known as J. P. Rizal Street, is a major local avenue in Makati and Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a contour collector road on the south bank of the Pasig River that runs east–west from Pateros Bridge at the Taguig–Pateros boundary to its intersection with Zobel Roxas, Delpan, and Tejeron Streets at the Makati–Manila boundary. It is a component of Radial Road 4 (R-4). The avenue was named after the Philippines' national hero, Dr. José P. Rizal.

J. P. Rizal extends past beneath Circumferential Road 5 into East Rembo, Comembo, and the municipality of Pateros as J. P. Rizal Avenue Extension. West of Zobel Roxas, it continues as Tejeron Street, ending at Pedro Gil Street. The eastern section and extension between Guadalupe Nuevo and Pateros was formerly called Guadalupe–Pateros Road and its section from Lawton Avenue eastwards forms part of McKinley–Pateros Road.[1]

Route description

J.P. Rizal Avenue Extension westbound in Cembo, Taguig

The road starts at Pateros Bridge, which connects Taguig and Pateros, as a continuation of Gen. B. Morcilla Street past Taguig River. It meanders through the residential communities of barangays Comembo, West Rembo, East Rembo, and Cembo. The road continues past Kalayaan Avenue. The Circumferential Road 5 (C-5) then crosses above the avenue; one cannot go into C-5 directly from J.P. Rizal Avenue, except when using Kalayaan Avenue as a conduit. It intersects with Lawton Avenue just past the University of Makati campus which connects it to Bonifacio Global City nearby. The avenue enters Makati at Guadalupe Nuevo as it crosses the San Jose Creek past the Guadalupe ferry terminal.

Barangays Comembo, Cembo, West Rembo, and East Rembo were part of Makati until 2023 when the said barangays became part of Taguig since October.

Crossing under the Guadalupe Bridge of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the road runs through Guadalupe Viejo and Rockwell Center. West of Estrella Street, it enters the Makati Población area passing through the Makati Poblacion Park before coming to an intersection with Makati Avenue. The road gradually pulls away from the river at this point as it continues on a straight path to Chino Roces Avenue and A.P. Reyes Avenue in barangays Olympia and Tejeros. The section from Makati Avenue then carries one-way traffic westbound especially during daytime and rush hour up to Pasong Tirad. Located on this section are Circuit Makati, formerly the site of Santa Ana Race Track,[2] and the country's most expensive city hall.[3][4] The avenue then curves northwest past Pasong Tirad before coming to its western terminus at Zobel Roxas and Delpan Streets at the city's border with the Manila, where it extends as Tejeron Street.


The road serves as the old main road of Makati, which was once a municipality of the Province of Manila and later of Rizal. It also traversed what was previously part of Pateros. The first Municipal Building of Makati called the Presidencia was also built along the road in 1918 at Plaza Trece de Agosto; it is now occupied today by the Museo ng Makati.[5] The road was historically part of the Manila East Road and Calle Tejeron.[6][7] Its segment from Malapad-na-bato (now East Rembo, the present-day location of Napindan Hydraulic Control System) westwards was also part of Route 21 or Highway 21 that linked Manila to Calamba, Laguna by circumscribing Laguna de Bay through Rizal, especially during the American colonial era.[8][9][10][11]


Museo ng Makati

See also


  1. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  2. ^ Lowe, Aya (January 11, 2013). "Ayala transforms race track into Broadway, football hub". Rappler. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  3. ^ Brillantes, Alberto (July 5, 2011). "Most expensive city hall". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  4. ^ Manila, Philippines map (Map). American Red Cross Service Bureau. August 1945. Retrieved August 6, 2022.
  5. ^ "Brgy. Poblacion History". Makati Web Portal. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  6. ^ Pante, Michael (July 4, 2020). "Settlements and the Heritage Dilemma in Manila". City & Society. 32 (2): 229–474. doi:10.1111/ciso.12292. S2CID 225550309.
  7. ^ Complete YMCA 1934 Manila map (Map). 1934. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  8. ^ Manila and Suburbs (Map). July 25, 1944. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  9. ^ Southern Luzon Western Sheet (Map). 1:200000. Washington D.C.: US Geodetic Survey. 1941. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  10. ^ 1944 Army Map Service Road Map of Northern Luzon, Philippines (Map). 1:500000. Washington D.C.: Army Map Service. 1944. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  11. ^ "Vertical view of Nielson Field in Makati area of southern Manila". PacificWrecks. Retrieved August 16, 2021.

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