Marikina–Infanta Highway

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Marikina–Infanta Highway
Marcos Highway
Lansangang Marikina–Infanta
Lansangang Marcos
View of the eastbound Infanta Highway near Calumpang in Marikina
Route information
Length: 44.0 km (27.3 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Aurora Boulevard at Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City
East end: Brgy. Poblacion 1, Infanta, Quezon
Highway system
Highways in the Philippines

The Marikina–Infanta Highway, also known as the Marcos Highway or MARILAQUE Highway (MARILAQUE stands for Manila-Rizal-Laguna-Quezon), is a scenic mountain 44-kilometer highway that connects Metro Manila with Infanta, Quezon in the Philippines.

The highway starts in Marikina near Katipunan Avenue, the Loyola Heights segment of Circumferential Road 5, in Quezon City. It traverses the Marikina Valley and passes through Antipolo, where it intersects the Sumulong Highway (at Masinag). After Masinag the road starts its ascent towards the Sierra Madre passing through Tanay, Rizal, Santa Maria, Laguna, finally to Infanta, Quezon.

Sights and Places along the Highway[edit]

The highway is one of the most scenic routes in the Philippines, alongside the Halsema Highway in the Cordilleras, and the Pan-Philippine Highway (AH26) in Southern Luzon. Among the sights that the highway passes through are the Boso Boso Highlands Resort in Antipolo, the Sampaloc Highlands and Pranjetto Hills Resort, and the Garden Cottages Residences Look-Out Point in Tanay.

Upon reaching Barangay Sampaloc, the Sampaloc Highway intersects the highway. To the left of the intersection is the main campus of the University of Rizal System. To the right is the town proper of Tanay, leading to the Daranak Falls and the lakeshore route along Laguna de Bay leading to the easternmost municipalities of Laguna.[1]

Marikina[edit]

SM City Marikina[edit]

SM City Marikina is a shopping mall owned and managed by SM Prime Holdings, and is located along the highway in Calumpang, Marikina. It is situated near the Riverbanks Center and the Marikina River area which is currently being rehabilitated and developed. This mall has a total of 60,000 square meter land area and a total of 124,877.85 square meter gross floor area. Currently, SM City Marikina is one of the largest malls in Metro Manila and the 2nd largest mall in the eastern region of Metro Manila in terms of land area and also its floor areas thereby aligning it with the GFA of nearby malls Sta. Lucia East Grandmall (largest), Robinsons Place Metro East and Riverbanks Centermall, all situated on Marcos Highway.

MRT-2 Santolan Station[edit]

Main article: Santolan LRT Station

Santolan Station is a station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (MRT-2). Santolan Station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located on the stretch of the Marcos Highway and is named after the adjacent barangay of Pasig. However, the compound is located within the territory of Marikina.

Pasig[edit]

Robinsons Metro East[edit]

Robinsons Metro East (formerly known as Robinsons Place Metro East) is a shopping mall owned by Robinsons Malls. Robinsons Metro East is situated along Marikina–Infanta Highway, located at the boundaries between Barangay Dela Paz in Pasig, Barangay San Isidro in Cainta, Rizal, and Barangay San Roque in Marikina. The mall, opened in 2001, is currently the 3rd largest mall in the Philippines owned by Robinsons Malls.

Cainta, Rizal[edit]

Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall[edit]

Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall (or simply Sta. Lucia East Mall) is a large shopping mall in the Philippines.

The mall is owned by Sta. Lucia Realty & Development Inc and is the largest shopping mall in the Eastern District of Metro Manila. The mall is situated along Marcos Highway cor. Felix Avenue (formerly Imelda Avenue), located at the boundaries between barangay San Isidro, in Cainta, Rizal and Barangay San Roque in Marikina City. The mall has 2 buildings near Robinsons Place Metro East, Sta. Lucia Residenze and is interconnected by a footbridge.

Antipolo, Rizal[edit]

Sumulong Highway[edit]

Main article: Sumulong Highway

The Sumulong Highway, constructed in 1960, is the highway in the Philippines that connects Marikina with Antipolo and the municipalities of Teresa and Morong in the province of Rizal. It was named after Don Juan Sumulong, a former President of the Democrata Party.

SM City Masinag[edit]

SM City Masinag is a shopping mall located along the highway, Antipolo. This is the only Philippine SM Supermall branch to be opened by the company in 2011 and the second SM Supermall to be opened in the Province of Rizal after SM City Taytay. It was designed by Architectonica and Point Design Inc. SM Masinag is also the second SM Supermall located in Marcos Highway after SM City Marikina.

Heaven's Gate Memorial Gardens 1[edit]

Heaven's Gate Memorial Gardens 1 (cemetery), simply known as Heaven's Gate 1, was the first project of Heaven's Gate Memorial Gardens, Inc. that was originally planned as a residential subdivision to be developed by Pasig Properties, Inc.

Boso-Boso Highlands Resort[edit]

Boso Boso Highlands Resort and Convention Center is located at Antipolo's old township, Sitio Boso-Boso in Barangay San Jose. It was owned and operated by Femar Realty Development Corporation. The name Boso-Boso which is properly pronounced as Buso-Buso came after the name of a historical church – Boso-Boso church, a remnant of the 16th century. Franciscan missionaries arrived in Antipolo area in pre-Spanish colonization era, 1578, and established the oldest church in Antipolo. In 1591 they were replaced by the Jesuits who organized the village into a parish. It was destroyed during the Second World War. The newly restored church stands in the grandeur of old stone with wild vines and plants growing around; a remnant of wars and geo-physical alterations, enduring all that with its full magnificence; conducive spot for educational trips and a site for a moment of peace and quiet. A historical marker was put on its facade in October 2001 for the rehabilitation of the beautiful, centuries-old Boso-Boso church.

Boso boso Highlands Resort and Convention Center has been operating since 2004 and located in 10 hectares of land of Sitio Cabading Brgy. San Jose Antipolo. It is located at the top of the ridge along the Marcos Highway overlooking the deep Boso-Boso Valley, facing the verdant Sierra Madre Mountain ranges.

Tanay, Rizal[edit]

University of the Rizal System (URS)[edit]

The University of Rizal System (U.R.S. or URS) is a system of colleges located in the Rizal province, Philippines. It operates multiple campuses, with the main campus being in Tanay, Rizal.

The university has expanded from its Main campus in Tanay to offer programs to students in the campuses: Antipolo, Angono, Binangonan, Cainta, Cardona, Morong, Pililla, Rodriguez, and Taytay.

Santa Maria, Laguna[edit]

Silangan Railway Express 2000[edit]

Also known as the MARILAQUE Railway.

Real and Infanta, Quezon[edit]

Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges[edit]

The Sierra Madre is a mountain range in the Philippines. It is located along the north-eastern coast of Luzon Island, running north/south. Quezon National Forest Park and this highway (from Masinag to Quezon) is situated in the range.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fullerton, Laurie (1995). Philippines Handbook. Moon Publications.