Pablo Ocampo Street

Pablo Ocampo Street is an inner city main road in Manila, Philippines. It runs west-east for about 3.4 kilometers (2.1 miles) connecting the southern districts of Malate and San Andres southeast to Makati.

Pablo Ocampo Street
Vito Cruz Street
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Length3.4 km (2.1 mi)
LocationCity of Manila
FromRoxas Boulevard in Malate
Major
junctions
Harrison Avenue
Taft Avenue
Bautista Street
Osmeña Highway (SLEX)
Kamagong Street
Chino Roces Avenue
ToSouth Avenue in Makati

Originally called Vito Cruz Street after Hermógenes Vito-Cruz, the 19th century mayor of Pineda (present-day Pasay), the street was renamed in 1989 in honor of the Filipino statesman and lawyer Pablo Ocampo.[1][2]

The Manila section runs from Roxas Boulevard near the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex heading east through the city's southern limits in Malate district. It crosses Harrison Avenue and Taft Avenue, passing beneath the Manila LRT Line 1. From there, it continues for another kilometer past the Singalong area and southwestern San Andres district toward Osmeña Highway (South Luzon Expressway). Upon entering Makati east of SLEX, the road turns southeast at Kamagong Street where it becomes Ocampo Street Extension. It passes through the northern Makati villages of La Paz and San Antonio until it meets its eastern terminus at South Avenue west of the Manila South Cemetery.

Pablo Ocampo Street is served by the Vito Cruz LRT Station along Taft Avenue and the Vito Cruz railway station along Osmeña Highway. It also extends into the CCP Complex and Bay City area west of Roxas Boulevard as Pedro Bukaneg Street.

LandmarksEdit

 
Pablo Ocampo monument beside Century Park Hotel

Pablo Ocampo Street is the site of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex with the art deco-style Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium fronting the intersection with Adriatico Street, and the Rizal Memorial Coliseum just behind it. On the opposite corner of Adriatico is Century Park Hotel and Harrison Plaza, one of Manila's first modern shopping centers. Across the street from the plaza is the Embassy of Vietnam, Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple and Orchid Garden Suites. The street also hosts the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas headquarters at the junction with Roxas Boulevard where Legaspi Towers 300 is also located. Near the intersection with Taft Avenue stand several condominium towers, such as the Cityland Vito Cruz Towers and Torre Lorenzo.

The street also provides access to the De La Salle University and De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde campuses located just north of the intersection with Taft Avenue. Arellano University-School of Law is also accessible via Donada Street, a street connected to Vito Cruz. It is also the site of Saint Scholastica's College and The School of Arts and Design of the College of Saint Benilde which houses the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. In the San Andres and San Antonio, Makati areas east of Osmeña Highway, the street hosts the Rafael Palma Elementary School, Kingswood Towers, Savana Market, Shopwise Makati, and the Manila South Cemetery at its terminus.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Republic Act No. 6731 published by Chan Robles; accessed 2013-09-28.
  2. ^ About Pasay published by Pasay City Government; accessed 2013-09-28.

Coordinates: 14°33′47″N 120°59′46″E / 14.56306°N 120.99611°E / 14.56306; 120.99611