All you need to know about C-5 Road in Taguig!

What is C-5 Road?

Circumferential Road 5 (C-5), commonly referred to as C-5 Road, forms a crucial part of Metro Manila's transportation network, serving as the fifth beltway in the region. Stretching across approximately 43.87 kilometers (27.26 mi), it links several key cities including Las Piñas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, Taguig, and Valenzuela.

Running parallel to the four other beltways encircling Metro Manila, C-5 Road stands out as one of the region's primary transportation arteries, second only to Circumferential Road 4 in importance.

C-5 McKinley Hill Intersection

Originally designed to extend from Navotas in the north, C-5 Road remains incomplete due to various challenges related to right-of-way issues. However, segments of the road are already operational, facilitating public travel within the metro.

Read more about the Major Roads in Metro Manila to know more.

C-5 Road is maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and NLEX Corporation.


The genesis of C-5 Road dates back to 1986 when construction efforts commenced to forge this vital artery of connectivity. Combining new alignments with existing roads, including the venerable Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue constructed in the 1960s, the project aimed to enhance mobility and accessibility within Metro Manila.

The inauguration of the initial phase from Taguig to Pasig marked a milestone in the project's history, symbolizing progress and modernization in the region. Republic Act No. 8224 bestowed upon C-5 Road the legal appellation of President Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, honoring the eighth President of the Philippines for his contributions to the nation.

Carlos P. Garcia Avenue (C-5 Road Southbound) approaching Market! Market (BGC)

Carlos P. Garcia Avenue

Upon crossing the C.P. Garcia Bridge spanning the Pasig River, C-5 Road transitions into Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, a bustling thoroughfare that serves as the primary artery in western Taguig. Spanning approximately 7.5 kilometers (4.7 mi) with fourteen lanes, this divided roadway navigates through Taguig, circumventing Bonifacio Global City and intersecting with exit ramps to the C-5 Southlink Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway. Its trajectory culminates at the intersection with East Service Road, facilitating seamless connectivity within the city.

Carlos P. Garcia Memorial Bridge

C-5 Road Extension

Extending its reach beyond Taguig, C-5 Road continues its journey as C-5 Road Extension, traversing diverse landscapes and communities. Spanning from West Service Road near the Merville Exit of the South Luzon Expressway in Pasay, this extension intersects with various thoroughfares, including Kaingin Road in Parañaque and the Manila–Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) in Las Piñas. Envisioned as a vital conduit for transportation and commerce, C-5 Road Extension embodies the spirit of progress and connectivity in the metropolitan landscape.

Navigating Exits and Intersections Along C-5 Road in Taguig

As motorists traverse through Taguig via the bustling C-5 Road, they encounter a myriad of exits and intersections, each serving as vital access points to various destinations within the city.

Bayani Road intersection

Here's a comprehensive guide to the exits and intersections along C-5 Road in Taguig:

  • East Service Road: Positioned at the southern end, this intersection serves as a crucial access point to the East Service Road, facilitating smooth transit for vehicles entering or exiting this thoroughfare.

  • E2 (C-5 Southlink Expressway) – Pasay: A pivotal interchange offering southbound exit and northbound entrance, this six-lane tolled flyover seamlessly connects motorists to the C-5 Extension across the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Also recognized as the C-5 Southlink Expressway Segment 3A-1, it provides convenient access to Pasay and beyond.

  • AH 26 (E2) (SLEX) – Alabang, Batangas: Situated at the south end, this half-Y interchange marks the C-5 exit of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), facilitating connectivity to Alabang, Batangas, and adjacent locales.

  • Bayani Road, Marichu Rodriguez Tiñga Avenue: This half-diamond and half-partial cloverleaf interchange offer access to significant landmarks such as the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Positioned strategically, it serves as a gateway to important destinations within Taguig.

  • Pamayanang Diego Silang Avenue: An at-grade intersection facilitating transit, albeit with no southbound access. It holds promise as a future exit for the Southeast Metro Manila Expressway (SEMME), enhancing connectivity within the region.

  • Scorpion Street: Although lacking a northbound entrance, this intersection offers northbound access via Pamayanang Diego Silang Avenue/C-5 Service Road. Commonly referred to as the Palar Underpass, it plays a pivotal role in alleviating traffic congestion in the area.

  • Alligator Street: Providing access to Barangay Rizal, this intersection serves as a vital link for residents and commuters navigating through the neighborhood.

  • Blue Voz Street: Offering access to Barangays Rizal and Pembo, this intersection plays a crucial role in facilitating transit for local residents and commuters.

  • Upper McKinley Road: A traffic light intersection formerly serving as a half-diamond interchange, it grants access to McKinley Hill, a bustling commercial and residential hub within Taguig.

  • 26th Street, Sampaguita Street, Target Street: This diamond interchange serves as a gateway to prominent destinations such as Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, and Barangay Pembo, enhancing connectivity for motorists traversing through Taguig.

  • Market-Market Service Road: Offering a southbound exit only, this intersection provides access to Market! Market! and the BGC Bus Market! Market! Bus Station, catering to the needs of commuters and shoppers.

  • 32nd Street: A directional T interchange facilitating access to Bonifacio Global City, this intersection serves as a vital gateway to one of Metro Manila's premier business districts.

  • N190 (Kalayaan Avenue) – C-5-Kalayaan Interchange: This interchange, formerly a traffic light intersection, offers access to Kalayaan Avenue westbound from C-5 northbound via an elevated U-turn slot. Similarly, it provides access to Kalayaan Avenue eastbound from C-5 southbound, enhancing connectivity within Taguig and adjacent areas.

President Carlos P. Garcia Monument

Standing tall at the southern end of  Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, also known as C-5 Road, in Taguig City, is a magnificent 75-foot monument dedicated to the memory of the late President Carlos P. Garcia. This awe-inspiring structure features a commanding bust of the esteemed leader atop its grand pedestal, surrounded by symbols of historical significance and natural beauty. 

Carlos P. Garcia Monument

The monument, initiated by former MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, underwent a remarkable transformation in 2015. What was once a neglected area, marred by garbage and neglect, has been revitalized into a source of pride for Boholanos and all Filipinos traveling along Carlos P. Garcia Avenue. Tolentino's vision and dedication to restoring the monument's surroundings have turned it into a beacon of national heritage and respect.

As the nation celebrated the 119th birth anniversary of President Carlos P. Garcia on November 4, 2015, the completion of the monument's makeover served as a fitting tribute to his enduring legacy. Garcia, the 8th President of the Republic of the Philippines, is remembered for his steadfast leadership and dedication to advancing the interests of the Filipino people.

The monument's base is adorned with monuments of six historical figures, each representing pivotal moments and personalities in Philippine history. Among these are:

  1. The Leyte Landing Historical Marker and General Douglas MacArthur Monument, commemorating the historic return of General MacArthur to the Philippines during World War II.

  2. The Battle of Manila Bay Historical Marker and George Dewey Monument, honoring the American admiral who played a crucial role in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

  3. Datu Lapu-Lapu Monument, paying homage to the brave Datu who led the native warriors in the Battle of Mactan, where Ferdinand Magellan met his defeat.

  4. Pantaleon Villegas "Leon Kilat" Historical Marker and Leon Kilat Monument, commemorating the heroism of Leon Kilat in the Philippine Revolution against Spanish colonial rule.

  5. The Fall of Bataan Historical Marker and Monument, remembering the sacrifices of Filipino and American soldiers during the Battle of Bataan in World War II.

Surrounded by flowering plants and assorted ornamental trees, the monument exudes a sense of grandeur and reverence. It serves not only as a reminder of President Carlos P. Garcia's contributions to the nation but also as a testament to the resilience and valor of the Filipino people throughout history.

Position on the West Valley Fault

Research carried out by PHIVOLCS indicates that a significant stretch of C-5 is constructed directly above the West Valley Fault. A map delineating the fault line, released on May 18, 2015, highlights C-5 in Taguig situated adjacent to the fault line. Due to its proximity to the fault, C-5 is susceptible to liquefaction.


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