Chino Roces Avenue

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Chino Roces Avenue
Pasong Tamo
Southward view of Chino Roces Avenue towards the Magallanes Interchange
Route information
Length5.8 km (3.6 mi)
Major junctions
North endJ.P. Rizal Avenue in Tejeros-Olympia
 Pablo Ocampo Street Extension
Gil Puyat Avenue
Arnaiz Avenue
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
South endLawton Avenue in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Major citiesMakati and Taguig
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines

Chino Roces Avenue, formerly known as (and still commonly referred to as) Pasong Tamo, is a prominent north-south road in the cities of Makati and Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines It runs for approximately 5.8 kilometers (3.6 miles) from Olympia and Tejeros to Fort Bonifacio. The avenue is named for Joaquin "Chino" Roces, journalist and founder of The Manila Times and ABC (now TV5).[1]

The northern end of Chino Roces is at the intersection with J.P. Rizal Avenue. It heads southwesterly across the residential and commercial barangays of Olympia, Tejeros, Santa Cruz and La Paz. After the intersection with Bagtikan Street in San Antonio, Chino Roces bends to the south, becoming more commercial as it approaches Gil Puyat Avenue. The road continues southwards through the western limits of the Makati Central Business District, bending slightly southwesterly between Rufino and Don Bosco streets. The avenue then becomes mixed commercial and industrial as it continues on a straight route to EDSA.

South of EDSA via a narrow channel under the Magallanes Interchange, Chino Roces serves as a frontage road to South Luzon Expressway. It is lined with light industries and car dealerships on both sides, as well as a few factory outlets. The road ends at Lawton Avenue within Fort Bonifacio. Chino Roces has a short extension from J.P. Rizal Avenue into Carmona and Circuit Makati (former Santa Ana Race Track) known as Aurelio Reyes Avenue. The part of Chino Roces from Rufino Street to Arnaiz Avenue is home to several Japanese restaurants and shops earning it the nickname "Little Tokyo".[2]


Alphaland Southgate Mall on EDSA and Chino Roces Avenue
Plaza Fair (Makati Square "Formerly Makati Cinema Square")


  1. ^ A resolution renaming Pasong Tamo Street published by the Makati City Government; accessed 2013-10-11.
  2. ^ The best of Little Tokyo Archived 2013-10-16 at the Wayback Machine published by Philippine Daily Inquirer; accessed 2013-10-11.

Coordinates: 14°33′17″N 121°0′49″E / 14.55472°N 121.01361°E / 14.55472; 121.01361