San Andres
San Andres Bukid
District of Manila
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Location of San Andres
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityManila
Congressional districtsPart of the 5th district of Manila
Barangays65
Population
 (2015)
 • Total128,499

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.

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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.

Barangays

San Andres has 64 barangays.

Zones 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

History

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.[1] 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.

San Andres Street

San Andres Street
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San Andres Street looking north.
Former name(s) none
Namesake Saint Anthony
Length 2 km (1 mi)
Location Manila
North end Augusto Francisco Street in San Andres
Major
junctions
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.

Intersections

The entire route will be located in Manila

kmmiDestinationsNotes
Augusto Francisco StreetNorthern terminus.
Rubi Street
Nakar StreetShift to one-way northbound.
N145 (Osmeña Highway) R-3Traffic light intersection. Shift to two-way road.
G. Del Pilar StreetNorthbound access only.
Taal Street
Anak Bayan Street
A. Linao StreetShift to one-way northbound.
Singalong Street
Benitez Street
N181 (San Marcelino Street)
Leon Guinto Street
N140 (Quirino Avenue) C-2/ N170 (Taft Avenue) R-2Bisected by Taft Avenue.
P. Hidalgo Lim Street
Guerrero Street
Leveriza Street
Maria Orosa AvenueShift to two-way road.
Adriatico StreetTraffic light intersection.
Madre Ignacia Street
Mabini StreetTraffic light intersection.
Del Pilar StreetTraffic light intersection.
AH 26 (N120) (Roxas Boulevard) R-1Southern terminus.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ Antiqua Print Gallery (1920). Manila (Map). 1:30,000. Retrieved November 18, 2021.

Coordinates: 14°34′26″N 121°0′14″E / 14.57389°N 121.00389°E / 14.57389; 121.00389