Metro Manila, Philippines, is located in the hydraulically complex Pasig RiverMarikina RiverLaguna de Bay watershed, which includes more than thirty tributaries within the urban area.[1]

The following list is sorted by name, with a brief description of each.

Name Description Image
Alabang River Drains water from Alabang (up to Ayala Alabang Village and Festival Supermall). Dumps water into Laguna de Bay via Pasong Diablo River.
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Amorsolo Creek Drains water from Amorsolo Street in Makati starting from the area around the Makati Medical Center. A section of has been built over by the developers of the Amorsolo on-ramp of the Manila Skyway. Passes through San Lorenzo Village and Don Bosco Church. Dumps water into Estero de Tripa de Gallina.
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Anaran Creek Quezon City.
Balaba Creek Quezon City
Balingasa Creek Quezon City. Dumps water into the San Francisco River.
Batasan River Drains water from Malabon and Navotas. Dumps water to Tanza River which leads to Manila Bay via Tangos River.
Bayan Creek Quezon City.
Bayanan Creek Drains water from Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
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Buwaya Creek Project 4, Quezon City
Campupot Creek Quezon City.
Canal de Balete / Estero de Balete A waterway in Ermita, Manila, which traversed the four barangays of 660, 660A, 661, and 664 of Zone 71, District V, Ermita, Manila. The Canal de Balete, also known as the Estero de Balete, had a length of 550 meter long. It was adjacent to the Estero de Provisor and its river outfall was the Pasig River.
Canal de la Reina (Estero de la Reina) Drains water from Manila as far as Tayuman Street, Recto Avenue, and Binondo. Ends in Binondo and there is a floodgate or pumping station in that end at Muelle de Binondo. Dumps water into Pasig River at its southern tip. Dumps water into Manila Bay via Estero de Vitas in its northern tip.
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Centerville Creek Quezon City.
Culiat Creek Quezon City.
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Dampalit River Drains water from Malabon and Navotas and dumps it to Tangos River.
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Dario River Quezon City. Tributary of the San Francisco River.
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Dilimán Creek Quezon City.
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Dongalo River
Estero de Aviles
Estero de Bilibid
Estero de Binondo
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Estero de Concordia Pandacan.
Estero de Curtidor
Estero de Dulumbayan
Estero de Gunao
Estero de Magdalena Tondo.
Estero de Maypad Drains water from Manila, Navotas and Caloocan. Dumps water to Navotas River.
Estero de Meysig Binondo. Now part of Estero de Magdalena.
Estero de Paco Drains Paco and Pandacan. Connected to the left bank of the Pasig River.[2]
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Estero de Pandacan Drains Pandacan and Paco. Dumps water into Pasig River.
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Estero de Provisor
Estero de Quiapo
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Estero de Quinta
Estero de Quiotan
Estero de Sampaloc Minor tributary of the Pasig River. Forms confluence with Estero de Aviles in its end.[3]
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Estero de San Antonio Abad Malate. North of Fort San Antonio Abad
Estero de San Jacinto Now part of Estero de la Reina.
Estero de San Lazaro Tondó.
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Estero de San Miguel Located in the Manila district of San Miguel along its boundary with Quiapo, Sampaloc and Santa Mesa. Drains into Pasig River.
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Estero de Santa Cruz Santa Cruz.
Estero de San Sebastian Quiapo.
Estero de Santa Clara Santa Ana-Makati.
Estero de Santibañez Pandacan.
Estero de Sibacon
Estero de Sunog Apog Drains water from Manila. Dumps water to Manila Bay via Estero de Vitas.
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Estero de Tanduay
Estero de Tanque Paco.
Estero de Tripa de Gallina Drains water from Manila (Paco and San Andres), Makati as far as Forbes Park and Fort Bonifacio and then through Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati and Pasay (including Bangkal and Don Bosco Makati) and then in Parañaque. Dumps water into Manila Bay via the Parañaque River at an intersection near western side of the NAIA runway.
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Estero de Trozo Binondo. now part of Estero de San Lazaro
Estero de Tutuban
Estero de Uli-Uli
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Estero de Valencia Drains water from Sampaloc and Santa Mesa, Manila. Dumps water to Pasig River.
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Estero de Vitas Drains water from Manila (as far as Tayuman Street). Dumps water directly to Manila Bay.
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Gabe Creek Quezon City.
Ilang Ilang Creek Barangay Santa Monica, Quezon City.
Kalamiong Creek Barangay Payatas, Quezon City.
Kamias Creek Quezon City. Tributary of the Dilimán Creek.
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Katipunan Creek Quezon City.
Laguna River Major channel. Drains water from Makati, Pateros, and Taguig. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Las Piñas River Major channel. Drains water from Las Piñas and dumps it directly to Manila Bay.
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Magdaong River Drains water from Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Mangangate River Drains water from Alabang and Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa and empties into the Laguna de Bay.
Mariblo Creek Quezon City.
Marikina River Major channel. Drains water from Marikina, Cainta, Rodriguez, San Mateo and Antipolo in Rizal. as well as some parts of Quezon City. It leads to Pasig River.
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Marilao River Major channel. Drains water from Marilao, Meycauayan and as far as the northwestern side of the La Mesa Dam area. Two other rivers, the Meycuayan River and Polo River that drains Malabon and Valenzuela dump their water here. Another great rivers, the Santa Maria River and Balagtas River meet up with the Marilao River in the Obando area before reaching Manila Bay.
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Matalahib Creek Quezon City.
Maytunas Creek Drains Mandaluyong and San Juan. Dumps water into San Juan River.
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Meycauayan River Major channel. Drains water from Valenzuela and Meycauayan in Bulacan. Dumps water into Manila Bay via Marilao River.
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Muzon River Drains water from Malabon and Bulacan. Dumps water to Manila Bay via the entrance of Marilao River in Bulacan.
Nangka River Tributary of Marikina River.
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Napindan Channel
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Navotas River Major channel. Drains water from Navotas, Caloocan and Manila. Intersects with Tullahan River at the middle. Dumps water directly to Manila Bay (southern end) and to Tangos River (northern end).
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Paltok Creek Barangay Fairview, Quezon City.
Pansól Creek Quezon City.
Parañaque River Major channel. Drains Parañaque, Pasay and Manila areas. Dumps water directly into Manila Bay.
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Pasig River Major channel. Drains water from Laguna de Bay and Marikina River, and also Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Quezon City and San Juan (including San Juan River). Dumps water directly to Manila Bay.
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Pasong Diablo River Drains water from Alabang, Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Pasong Tamo Creek Quezon City.
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Pateros River Major channel. Drains water from Pateros and Makati area (Guadalupe and Bonifacio Global City). Dumps most of its water into Laguna de Bay via Laguna River at its southeastern tip. Dumps some of its water into Pasig River in Guadalupe.
Pingkian Creek Quezon City.
Poblacion River Drains water from Muntinlupa (Poblacion). Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Polo River Alternatively known as Santolan River. Drains water from Malabon, Valenzuela and Bulacan. Connects both Tullahan and Meycauayan Rivers.
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Salapan River Quezon City.
San Francisco River Quezon City.
San Juan River Major channel. Drains water from Quezon City (including Tandang Sora and as far as Sauyo and Fairview), San Juan and Manila. Dumps water into Pasig River.
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Sapang Baho River Its headwaters are in the Sierra Madre in Antipolo crossing the northern portion of Marikina and nearby municipalities in Rizal before emptying into the Laguna de Bay.
Satopan Creek Quezon City. Tributary of the San Juan River.
Sucat River Major channel. Drains water from Parañaque and Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Taguig River
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Tangos River Drains water from Navotas. Dumps water directly to Manila Bay.
Tangue Creek Quezon City.
Tanza River Drains water from Navotas. Connects with Dampalit River. Dumps water to Tangos River.
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Tullahan River Major channel. Drains water from La Mesa Dam, as well as the northern part of Quezon City, Valenzuela, Malabon and Navotas. Mouth is at Navotas.
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Tunasan River Drains water from Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
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Zapote River Major channel. Drains water from Las Piñas and parts of Bacoor, Cavite. Dumps water into Manila Bay directly.
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See also

References

  1. ^ River systems and other waterways in Metro Manila Filipino Aegis Society. Retrieved on 14 April 2012.
  2. ^ Bank, Asian Development (2016). From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions. Asian Development Bank. ISBN 9789292574161. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "AR-Rehabilitation and Inauguration of Estero de Sampaloc (Package 2) City of Manila". www.prrc.gov.ph. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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