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The Francis Bowes Sayre Sr. Highway or simply the Sayre Highway is a four-lane, 192-kilometre (119 mi), primary national highway that connects Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental[1] to Kabacan, North Cotabato.[2] It traverses the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon[3][4][5] and North Cotabato.[6]

AH26 (N10) sign.svg N943 (Philippines).svg

Sayre Highway
Portion of the Sayre Highway in Valencia, Bukidnon
Route information
Auxiliary route of AH26
Length192.0 km (119.3 mi)
Major junctions
North end N9 (Butuan–Cagayan de Oro–Iligan–Tukuran Road) – Puerto, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
South end N75 (Davao–Cotabato Road) – Kabacan, Cotabato
Major citiesCagayan de Oro, Malaybalay, Valencia
TownsManolo Fortich, Sumilao, Maramag, Don Carlos, Kitaotao, Dangcagan, Kibawe, Damulog, Carmen, Kabacan
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines

The highway's name was Route 3 but was changed to Sayre Highway, in honor of Francis Bowes Sayre, Sr., the U.S. Philippine High Commissioner who spearheaded its construction.[7] It extends southward through central Mindanao for a distance of about 161 kilometers (100 mi), linking the northern and southern arms of Route 1 (Digos–Butuan Highway). This section of the Philippine national highway was constructed during the American occupation of the Philippines.

The parts of the highway are composed of National Route 10 (N10), a spur route of Asian Highway 26 in the north; and National Route 943 (N943) in the southern portion of the Philippine highway network.

Route descriptionEdit


Intersections are numbered by kilometre post, with the Rizal Park in Manila designated as kilometre 0

Misamis OrientalCagayan de Oro  N9 (Butuan–Cagayan de Oro–Iligan Road)Northern terminus
BukidnonValencia  N912 (Kapalong–Talaingod–Valencia Road)
Maramag  N945 (Maramag–Maradugao Road)
   N10 (Bukidnon–Davao Road) / AH26Route number changes from N10 to N943.
CotabatoKabacan  N75 (Davao–Cotabato Road)Southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition


  1. ^ "Cagayan de Oro 2nd". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  2. ^ "Cotabato 2nd". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  3. ^ "Bukidnon 1st". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  4. ^ "Bukidnon 2nd". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  5. ^ "Bukidnon 3rd". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  6. ^ "Southern Philippines".
  7. ^ "HyperWar: US Army in WWII: Fall of the Philippines [Chapter 28]".