Radial Road 5
Ortigas Avenue looking eastwards in Rosario, Pasig, part of R-5 road
Route information
Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways (entire route) and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (Metro Manila segments only)
Length97.9 km (60.8 mi)
Major junctions
North end N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard) in the City of Manila
South end N66 (Calamba–Pagsanjan Road) / N603 (Pagsanjan–Cavinti Road) in Pagsanjan, Laguna
Major citiesManila, Mandaluyong, and Pasig
TownsCainta, Taytay, Angono, Binangonan, Cardona, Morong, Baras, Tanay, Pililla, Mabitac, Famy, Siniloan, Pangil, Pakil, Paete, Kalayaan, Lumban, Pagsanjan
Highway system
  • Roads in the Philippines

Radial Road 5, more commonly referred to as R-5, is a network of roads and bridges that all together form the fifth radial road of Manila in the Philippines.[1] The road links the City of Manila with Mandaluyong and Pasig in the east, leading out of Metro Manila into the province of Rizal and south towards Laguna. It is the only arterial road traversing the east side of Laguna de Bay.

Current route

Currently, Radial Road 5 officially consists of Ortigas Avenue from the Ortigas Interchange to the Metro Manila-Rizal border at the Sapang Bato-Buli Creek based on 2024 data from the Department of Public Works and Highways.[2]

For traffic management purposes, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority designates its Radial Road 5 separately, which is the same as the DPWH alignment.[3]

Original route

The route was originally planned outwards from Manila towards Rizal province, consisting of Victorino Mapa Street, P. Sanchez Street, Shaw Boulevard, Pasig Boulevard until the Circumferential Road 5–Ortigas Avenue Interchange, and Ortigas Avenue in Metro Manila. It then continues on Ortigas Avenue into Rizal province as Ortigas Avenue Extension, Taytay Diversion Road, and Manila East Road, which goes further into the province.

Victorino Mapa Street

Main article: Victorino Mapa Street

R-5 begins as Victorino Mapa Street in Santa Mesa, Manila from the intersection with Magsaysay Boulevard to where it connects to P. Sanchez Street at a junction with Victorino Mapa Street Extension. It is the main north–south road of Santa Mesa.

P. Sanchez Street

R-5 is known as P. Sanchez Street along the rest of the route in Santa Mesa. Named after Francisco de Paula Sanchez, a Jesuit priest from the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, it links Santa Mesa to Mandaluyong east of the San Juan River.

Shaw Boulevard

Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong

Main article: Shaw Boulevard

The main segment of R-5 in Mandaluyong and Pasig is known as Shaw Boulevard. Padre Sanchez Street merges with Shaw Boulevard at the intersection with General Kalentong Street. It travels east-southeast near the border with San Juan and passes through the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club before arriving at the intersection with Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (C-4). East of EDSA, R-5 forms the southern boundary of the Ortigas Center business district and quickly enters the city of Pasig after crossing San Miguel Avenue. It passes through the Capitol Commons development at the former Rizal Provincial Capitol complex before turning south on Pasig Boulevard at the junction with Hillcrest Drive in Bagong Ilog, Pasig.

Pasig Boulevard

Between Shaw Boulevard and Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5), R-5 is known as Pasig Boulevard. It marks the boundary between barangays Kapitolyo and Bagong Ilog running north–south towards the Pasig River before turning east towards C-5 by the Rizal Medical Center.

Ortigas Avenue

Ortigas Avenue in Cainta, Rizal

Main article: Ortigas Avenue

The area of the old city proper of Pasig (Malinao, etc.) east of Bagong Ilog from Pasig Boulevard has a short and narrow street layout. Hence, R-5 follows C-5 northbound and continues its eastward route instead along Ortigas Avenue towards Rizal. From Rosario, Pasig, R-5 passes through the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay turning south on Taytay Diversion Road at the Tikling Junction.

Taytay Diversion Road

Between Ortigas Avenue Extension and the Manila East Road, R-5 is known as the Taytay Diversion Road. It runs north–south traversing the Taytay poblacion of Dolores where SM City Taytay is located.

Manila East Road

Manila East Road in Pililla, Rizal

Main article: Manila East Road

R-5 in the rest of southern Rizal and eastern Laguna province is known as the Manila East Road. It travels east-southeast mostly along the shore of Laguna de Bay from Angono to Pililla. It crosses the Sierra Madre border between Rizal and Laguna and continues along the lakeshore from Mabitac south towards Pagsanjan.

See also


  1. ^ "Metro Manila Infrastructure Development" (PDF). University of the Philippines Diliman. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ DPWH-NCR Planning and Design Division (2024). National Capital Region Radial and Circumferential Roads (Map). 1:173500. Manila.
  3. ^ MMDA Resolution No. 16-12-A (Map). Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Retrieved March 8, 2024 – via Twitter.