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Macapagal Boulevard
President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
Macapagal Avenue
Macapagal Boulevard in Central Business Park I-A, Pasay
NamesakeDiosdado Macapagal
Maintained byPhilippine Reclamation Authority[a] and Department of Public Works and Highways – South Manila District Engineering Office[b]
Length5.38 km (3.34 mi)
Approximate length
LocationPasay and Parañaque
North endGil Puyat Avenue Extension in Pasay
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
Bradco Drive
Asean Avenue (Solaire Boulevard)
E6 (NAIA Expressway)
Seaside Drive
South endAsiaworld, Don Galo, Parañaque
Construction start2000[3]
InaugurationApril 5, 2002

Macapagal Boulevard, also known as President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and Macapagal Avenue,[1] is an eight-lane road in Metro Manila, Philippines, running parallel to Roxas Boulevard from the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay to Asia World City in Parañaque. It was named after former Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal. This road has three major bridges, crossing the 'channels', of which the largest is the Libertad Channel, where the Libertad Water Pumping Station is situated. Thanks to intersection reconfiguring around EDSA to relieve traffic, Macapagal Boulevard is now often used to access the SM Mall of Asia to the north and Cavite to the south. It is also the main major road in Metro Manila's reclamation area called Bay City.

Route description

Macapagal Boulevard northbound as seen from the NAIA Expressway off-ramp.

Macapagal Boulevard commences at the intersection with Gil Puyat Avenue Extension near the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay as the logical continuation of Magdalena Jalandoni Street. It heads south across Financial Center consisting of the World Trade Center Metro Manila at the intersection and Philippine National Bank headquarters. South of the Libertad channel, the boulevard enters Central Business Park 1-A, the location of Metropolitan Park and the SM Central Business Park, intersecting with Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) before entering the Aseana City development. At Asean Avenue, Macapagal traverses the Entertainment City gaming complex with Solaire Resort & Casino and City of Dreams Manila (formerly Belle Grande Manila) dominating this stretch up to Seaside Drive, an extension of NAIA Road. Near the Seaside Boulevard junction at Central Business Park 2 are the NAIA Expressway ramps that provide access to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and connect it to the Metro Manila Skyway. It crosses Pacific Avenue near Marina Baytown East village, where most traffic turns left towards the Manila–Cavite Expressway. Macapagal Boulevard ends at the southern coast of Asiaworld, with the Las Piñas–Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area as the terminating vista.



  1. ^ Philippine Reclamation Authority maintains Macapagal Boulevard's section from the Redemptorist Channel to the former site of Uniwide Coastal Mall in Parañaque.[1]
  2. ^ The Department of Public Works and Highways through its South Manila District Engineering Office maintains Macapagal Boulevard's national tertiary road section from Jose W. Diokno Boulevard to the Libertad Channel in Pasay.[2]


  1. ^ a b "PRA, DPWH COMPLETE ROAD REPAIR WORKS IN PARAÑAQUE CITY" (PDF). Philippine Reclamation Authority. January 29, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  2. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  3. ^ "Why we don't have enough roads: P600 million overpricing of Macapagal section". Philippine Daily Inquirer. February 7, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2023.

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