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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #525 on: February 25, 2021, 12:00:21 PM »

Forgive my ignorance on matters related to the Philippines, but as I look at some of these pictures, it seems that all of the highway signs are in English and apparently English only.  Isn't the native Filipino language more commonly spoken than English?  Why aren't there more signs in Filipino or at least bilingual English/Filipino signs?
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #526 on: February 25, 2021, 12:56:23 PM »

Forgive my ignorance on matters related to the Philippines, but as I look at some of these pictures, it seems that all of the highway signs are in English and apparently English only.  Isn't the native Filipino language more commonly spoken than English?  Why aren't there more signs in Filipino or at least bilingual English/Filipino signs?
The "Motorsiklo" signs along EDSA are in Tagalog but yeah that is absolutely noticeable.

English is prevalent enough in the Philippines that my guess is that they are attempting to go for international signage standards, where some of the words are going to be the same in English and Tagalog (i.e. exit, km).  Some filipino English quirks can be seen in the location signs (i.e. "You are now in San Juan River" on SS3)

The new Skyway overhead signage San Miguel Corporation has installed between NAIAX and Nagtahan all are to modern Interstate standards, but north of there it is still mostly small pole-mounted stuff that will eventually be hard to read once fully freeway speeds of 80km/50 MPH are allowed in Stage 3.

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #527 on: February 25, 2021, 12:58:24 PM »

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #528 on: February 25, 2021, 01:01:35 PM »

Forgive my ignorance on matters related to the Philippines, but as I look at some of these pictures, it seems that all of the highway signs are in English and apparently English only.  Isn't the native Filipino language more commonly spoken than English?  Why aren't there more signs in Filipino or at least bilingual English/Filipino signs?


Technically Philippines is a multilingual country I know in some areas of Clark I seen some streets have their signs in Korean due to the number of immigrants from South Korea are in the Pampanga area. Yes the official language is Tagalog but there are others such as Ilocano, Kapampangan, Bicolano,  Visayan in other parts of the country.
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #529 on: February 26, 2021, 12:17:56 AM »

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/2/15/New-expressway-in-Central-Luzon-to-open-on-May-15.html
Here is a proposed date for May 15th to open the Central Luzon Link Expressway.
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #530 on: March 01, 2021, 11:22:08 PM »




Here is an update on the Skyway.
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #531 on: March 04, 2021, 12:06:08 PM »


Here is a night tour by Pinoy Joyride.


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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #532 on: March 10, 2021, 12:28:38 AM »

Cool on-the-ground footage of the under-construction Nagtahan Interchange on Skyway Stage 3 (which will connect to the Mabini Bridge and potentially to the future Pasig River Expressway/PAREX west segment)

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #533 on: March 13, 2021, 11:12:01 AM »


Here is a tour on the Skyway.




And here is a tour on the Cebu Cordova Bridge


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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #534 on: March 15, 2021, 10:17:53 AM »

Skyway Stage 3 ordered to be closed indefinitely by the TRB starting March 16th, until all ramps are completed (I presume this means Sgt. Rivera, Nagtahan, Plaza Dilao junctions and the Landargun/E. Rodriguez and Quirino onramps and not the Tomas Claudio/NLEX Connector interchange)

https://www.facebook.com/490189280996519/posts/4375321582483250/

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #535 on: March 15, 2021, 08:27:42 PM »

TRB apparently contradicts San Miguel's earlier notice and says Skyway Stage 3 is not being closed down at the moment

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #536 on: March 17, 2021, 02:07:48 PM »

Skyway video where one can see the current temporary contraflow lane on the southbound portion of SLEX in Alabang, where the left lane is currently used as a northbound offramp from SLEX.  This will become a southbound onramp from Skyway once the northbound portion of the Skyway Extension is opened

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #537 on: March 18, 2021, 05:27:42 AM »

Video of ongoing construction for the Sgt. Rivera/5th Avenue interchange off Skyway Stage 3 at the Caloocan/Quezon City border:

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #538 on: March 23, 2021, 01:20:47 PM »

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #539 on: March 29, 2021, 07:36:11 AM »

Ramp paving works at the Landargun (E. Rodriguez) northbound onramp to Skyway Stage 3
https://www.facebook.com/pinoyjoyride/posts/4418038248211583

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #540 on: March 29, 2021, 02:26:12 PM »



Here is an update on the Cebu Expressway as of March 2021.

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #541 on: March 30, 2021, 10:51:15 AM »


Here is the Calax Expressway Update

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #542 on: March 31, 2021, 01:08:21 AM »

Courtesy Alvingod at Skyscrapercity:  Interesting DPWH map of official expressway projects in Metro Manila.
https://www.skyscrapercity.com/threads/philippine-highways-and-major-roadways.841178/post-172730722


Notable for the inclusion of the Port Link Expressway between Navotas (Harbor Link/R10 junction) and CAVITEX in Paranaque/Pasay. 

Current proposals not shown on here include the Skyway Stage 3 extension to New Manila International Airport in Bulakan, the Shoreline expressway, and the Marilao Airport Spur.
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #543 on: April 11, 2021, 01:27:07 AM »

Skyway Extension northbound carriageway is soft-opening today!

This 3 mile viaduct in Muntinlupa connects from SLEX in Susana Heights to the existing Alabang exit of Skyway Stage 2.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=external&v=281639456746193
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #544 on: April 12, 2021, 04:28:42 AM »

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #545 on: April 12, 2021, 10:50:59 AM »

60 KPH (37 MPH) speed limit to be retained on parts of Skyway Stage 3, due to a planned movable barrier setup:
https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/skyway-stage-3-60-km-h-zone-from-now-on.html

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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #546 on: April 12, 2021, 11:23:53 AM »

60 KPH (37 MPH) speed limit to be retained on parts of Skyway Stage 3, due to a planned movable barrier setup:
https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/skyway-stage-3-60-km-h-zone-from-now-on.html

37 MPH are local roads with at-grade parts with higher ones?

What an joke no one will do that anyways?
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Re: Philippine expressway system
« Reply #547 on: April 12, 2021, 11:30:57 AM »

60 KPH (37 MPH) speed limit to be retained on parts of Skyway Stage 3, due to a planned movable barrier setup:
https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/skyway-stage-3-60-km-h-zone-from-now-on.html

37 MPH are local roads with at-grade parts with higher ones?

What an joke no one will do that anyways?

You're not wrong!  I've seen quite a few Youtube videos of Skyway Stage 3 since it opened in late december and it feels like most folks are in the 70-75 KPH range (though SMC is trying to enforce the limits more strictly with CCTV cameras, and with patrolling around the Quezon Avenue exit).

Having said that, 37 MPH on this highway is still an improvement over the traditional gridlock along the EDSA ring road.  From my trips to the Philippines I do get the sense that the average driver on the expressways out goes a little slower than say here in California.

In PH two-lane roads are probably closer to 60 KPH/37 MPH in general (rather than California's standard 55 MPH), and multi-lane boulevards that would be 40 MPH in the US are probably closer to 30 MPH or less in Metro Manila.
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