Timog Avenue
South Avenue
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Timog Avenue, looking east from the junction with Mother Ignacia Avenue
Route information
Maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways – Quezon City 2nd Engineering District Office[1]
Length2.040 km (1.268 mi)
Major junctions
West end N170 (Quezon Avenue)
East end AH 26 (N1) (EDSA)
Major citiesQuezon City
Highway system
  • Roads in the Philippines
N171 N173

Timog Avenue is a major road located in Quezon City within the Diliman area of northeastern Metro Manila, Philippines. It runs east–west through the southern edge of the barangay of South Triangle and is used to be named in English as South Avenue. The street is located in Quezon City's entertainment area, known for its trendy restaurants, bars and karaoke and comedy clubs.[2] It is also home to the GMA Network Center studios located on the avenue's junction with Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). The entire avenue is designated as National Route 172 (N172) of the Philippine highway network.

Route description

Timog Avenue is a four-lane road located at the heart of Quezon City's entertainment district. It begins at its junction with EDSA south of East Avenue by South Triangle's border with the central Diliman village of Pinyahan. It heads west from this junction to cross GMA Network Drive and Sergeant Esguerra Avenue towards the 11th World Scout Jamboree Memorial Rotonda on the intersection with Tomas Morato Avenue. Located on or near this eastern section of Timog are the GMA studios, Kamuning MRT station, Go Hotels, and Imperial Palace Suites Hotel. After crossing the Boy Scout circle, the avenue is dominated by more commercial establishments, including The Shoppes at Victoria which houses a Robinsons Supermarket, Luxent Hotel (positioned as an upscale Business and Family-friendly hotel), Torre Venezia and the Toyama Center. Located on this western section are many popular restaurants, comedy clubs, and cosmetic salons which cater to local actors working in nearby studios. The avenue terminates at the junction with Quezon Avenue south of West Avenue near West Triangle.


Timog Avenue was formerly known as South Avenue.

The avenue forms the southern boundary of the formerly proposed 400-hectare (990-acre) Diliman Quadrangle within the former Diliman Estate also known as Hacienda de Tuason, purchased by the Philippine Commonwealth government in 1939 as the new capital to replace Manila.[3] It was originally planned as the new city's Central Park housing the new national government buildings (the new presidential palace, Capitol Building, and Supreme Court complex) within the 25-hectare (62-acre) elliptical site now known as the Quezon Memorial Circle. The quadrangle is bordered on the north by North (Hilaga) Avenue, on the east by East (Silangan) Avenue, on the south by Timog (South) Avenue, and on the west by West (Kanluran) Avenue.[4] Designed by American city planner William E. Parsons and Harry Frost, in collaboration with engineer AD Williams and architects Juan Arellano and Louis Croft, the site was also to contain the 15-hectare (37-acre) national exposition grounds opposite the corner of North Avenue and EDSA (now occupied by SM North EDSA).[3] The Diliman Quadrangle had been largely undeveloped for decades due to lack of funding. After several revisions, the government planners moved the city center to Novaliches due to its higher elevation.[5]

On April 24, 1964, the Quezon City Council renamed streets in the area commemorating the delegates of 11th World Scout Jamboree that died in a plane crash en route to the event held in Greece the previous year. With this, it was to be renamed Boy Scouts Avenue, but the government disagreed.[6][7] By 1976, the country's capital had been transferred back to Manila with only the Quezon Memorial built on the supposed capitol site. In 1984, the avenue, alongside East Avenue, was renamed to President Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, after the former president.[8]


The entire route is located in Quezon City

N170 (Quezon Avenue)Traffic light intersection. Western terminus. Continues as N171 (West Avenue)
Panay Avenue
Mother Ignacia Avenue, Scout Santiago Street
Scout Tobias StreetAlternative route to E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave via Tobias—Hemady Bridge
Scout Tuazon Street
Tomas Morato Avenue11th World Scout Jamboree Memorial Rotonda
Scout Torillo Street
Scout Ybardolaza Street
Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, 11th Jamboree Street, GMA Network DriveSouthbound goes to Kamuning Road, GMA Network Drive has access to GMA Network
Samar Avenue
AH 26 (N1) (EDSA)Traffic light intersection. Eastern terminus. Continues as N174 (East Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Quezon City 2nd". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Business brings more fun in Quezon City". Quezon City Business. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Alcazaren, Paulo (August 20, 2011). "The 1946 Quezon City world's fair". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 20, 2023.
  4. ^ Manila and Suburbs (Map). July 25, 1944. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  5. ^ Alcazaren, Paulo. "25 things you didn't know about Quezon City". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 20, 2023.
  6. ^ "Today in Philippine History, July 28, 1963, 24 delegates to the 11th Boy Scout World Jamboree in Greece perished in a tragic plane crash". The Kahimyang Project. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  7. ^ Quezon City Public Library Local History Section - Blogspot
  8. ^ Batas Pambansa Blg. 685 (March 7, 1984), An Act Renaming Timog Avenue and East Avenue as Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, retrieved September 26, 2021

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