Pan-Philippine Highway

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Pan-Philippine Highway
Maharlika Highway
Asian Highway 26
Route information
Length: 3,517 km (2,185 mi)

AH26 (N1) sign.svgGen. Segundo Avenue in Laoag
AH26 (N1) sign.svgMaharlika Highway from Bacarra to Lal-lo
AH26 (N1) sign.svgCagayan Valley Road from Lal-lo to Guiguinto
AH26 (E1) sign.svg North Luzon Expressway from Guiguinto to Balintawak, Quezon City
AH26 (N1) sign.svg EDSA around Metro Manila
AH26 (E2) sign.svg South Luzon Expressway from Magallanes Interchange to Calamba
AH26 (N1) sign.svg Daang Maharlika/Manila South Road from Calamba to Matnog
AH26 (N1) sign.svgDaang Maharlika through Northern Samar, Samar, Leyte, and Southern Leyte
AH26 (N1) sign.svg Daang Maharlika from Surigao City to Davao City
Carlos P. Garcia Highway over Davao City
AH26 (N1) sign.svg Daang Maharlika/MacArthur Highway from Davao City to Davao City-Davao del Sur boundary
AH26 (N1) sign.svg Daang Maharlika from Davao City-Davao del Sur boundary to General Santos City
AH26 (N1) sign.svg Daang Maharlika from General Santos City to Zamboanga City
AH26 (N70) sign.svg Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road from Palo to Ormoc
AH26 (N10) sign.svg Davao - Bukidnon Road and Sayre Highway from Davao City to Cagayan de Oro
Alternate route:
C-4 Road from Caloocan to Navotas
Road 10 from Navotas to Del Pan Bridge
Bonifacio Drive from Del Pan Bridge to P. Burgos
Roxas Boulevard from P. Burgos to EDSA
AH26 (N1) sign.svg EDSA from Roxas Boulevard to Magallanes Interchange

Major junctions
North end: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
South end: Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
Highway system

Roads in the Philippines

The Pan-Philippine Highway, also known as the Maharlika Highway () is a 3,517 km (2,185 mi) network of roads, bridges, and ferry services that connect the islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao in the Philippines, serving as the country's principal transport backbone. It is the longest highway in the Philippines that forms the country's north–south backbone designated as N1 of the Philippine highway network.

The northern terminus of the highway is in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, and the southern terminus is in Zamboanga City.


The highway was proposed in 1965, and built under President Ferdinand Marcos's governance. Government planners believed that the motorway and other connected roads would stimulate agricultural production by reducing transport costs, encourage social and economic development outside existing major urban centres such as Manila, and expand industrial production for domestic and overseas markets. Construction was supported by loans and grants from foreign aid institutions, including the World Bank.

The highway was rehabilitated and improved in 1997 with assistance from the Japanese government, and dubbed the Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway. In 1998, the Department of Tourism designated 35 sections of the highway as "Scenic Highways", with developed amenities for travellers and tourists.

The future segment of Pan-Philippine Highway within Metro Manila is the Skyway Stage 3 from Balintawak, Quezon City to Buendia, Makati City including the existing portion of Skyway Stage 1 from Buendia to Magallanes. It will also serve as an alternate route for the motorists avoiding EDSA from North Luzon Expressway to South Luzon Expressway and vice versa.


The San Juanico Bridge carries the Pan-Philippine Highway between Samar and Leyte

Main Route:

Alternative Route

Asian Highway Network[edit]

The Pan-Philippine Highway is designated as in the Asian Highway Network, a cooperative project which seeks to improve highway systems and standards across the continent. It is currently the only highway in the system that is isolated from every other highway; island-based sections of the Asian Highway Network in Japan (), Sri Lanka (AH43) and Indonesia () are all linked to the mainland sections by ferries to South Korea (), India (Dhanushkodi), and Singapore, respectively.

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