San Andres Bukid
District of Manila
|Region||National Capital Region|
|Congressional districts||Part of the 5th district of Manila|
San Andres (also San Andres Bukid, bukid being the Tagalog for "farm" or "[rice] field") is a district of Manila, Philippines. San Andres shares the Estero Tripa de Gallina as its western and northern border with the districts of Malate and Paco, respectively and Pedro Gil and Tejeron streets to the east with the district of Santa Ana. It borders the cities of Pasay and Makati in the south. The area is under the jurisdiction of the Fifth Congressional District of Manila, and includes the Manila South Cemetery, an exclave of the city surrounded by land administered by Makati.
Although San Andres has only a small land area, it is the most densely populated district in Manila, as of 2015, surpassing even Tondo. San Andres is divided into its eastern and western sectors by the Osmeña Highway. Mostly residential, San Andres also has some sections classified as commercial.
The majority of the district's population live just above the poverty line, mostly composed of post-World War II settlers from various provinces while the original inhabitants were middle or lower-class migrant families who had formerly settled in Tondo but found the rough working-class lifestyle less suitable for raising children. The influx of settlers into the district was unregulated, resulting in a lack of urban planning as evidenced by irregular buildings, narrow roadways, and large blocks of houses accessible only through meter-wide alleyways.
San Andres has 64 barangays.
|81||745, 746, 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, 752, 753, and 754|
|82||755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 760, 761, and 762|
|83||763, 764, 765, 766, 767, 768, and 769|
|84||770, 771, 772, 773, 774, and 775|
|85||776, 777, 778, 779, 780, 781, 782, and 783|
|86||784, 785, 786, 788, 789, 790, 791, 792, and 793|
|87||794, 795, 796, 797, 798, 799, 800, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, and 807|
|88||808 and 818-A|
What is now San Andres Bukid was carved from the pre-World War II district of Singalong as well as parts of Santa Ana, Malate, and Paco districts. Singalong district is largely absorbed into San Andres and is commemorated by a namesake street that runs perpendicular to Quirino Avenue and parallel to Taft Avenue. The street lies west of what is now the western section of San Andres. Elderly residents of Singalong believe that the area's name was derived from a Tagalog word for a cup fashioned from bamboo.
In the Spanish colonial era, Spaniards awarded the area to members of the Capuchin missionaries who thereafter converted the native population to Catholicism. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the southern section of Manila was devastated as with most of the city. San Andres was then mostly open space, and it was repopulated by migrants from nearby provinces and the Visayas.
|Length||2 km (1 mi)|
|North end||Augusto Francisco Street in San Andres|
|South end||AH 26 (N120) (Roxas Boulevard) in Malate|
San Andres Street is a road in the city of Manila. It starts from Augusto Francisco Street in San Andres. It traverses the neighborhoods of Rubi, Coral, and Nakar. It crosses N145 (Osmeña Highway).
It was bisected by Taft Avenue in front of Quirino Avenue LRT Station. It continues at the intersection of Quirino Avenue and traverses the Malate streets of Pilar Hidalgo Lim, Guerrero, Maria Orosa Avenue, Adriatico Street, Mabini, and Del Pilar Street. It terminates at N120 (Roxas Boulevard) in Malate.
The entire route will be located in Manila.
|Augusto Francisco Street||Northern terminus.|
|Nakar Street||Shift to one-way northbound.|
|N145 (Osmeña Highway) R-3||Traffic light intersection. Shift to two-way road.|
|G. Del Pilar Street||Northbound access only.|
|Anak Bayan Street|
|A. Linao Street||Shift to one-way northbound.|
|N181 (San Marcelino Street)|
|Leon Guinto Street|
|N140 (Quirino Avenue) C-2/ N170 (Taft Avenue) R-2||Bisected by Taft Avenue.|
|P. Hidalgo Lim Street|
|Maria Orosa Avenue||Shift to two-way road.|
|Adriatico Street||Traffic light intersection.|
|Madre Ignacia Street|
|Mabini Street||Traffic light intersection.|
|Del Pilar Street||Traffic light intersection.|
|AH 26 (N120) (Roxas Boulevard) R-1||Southern terminus.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|