Asian Highway 26
|Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways - Local District Engineering Offices (DPWH) / Private Sectors (Expressway segments only)|
|Length||3,517 km (2,185 mi)|
Gen. Segundo Avenue in Laoag
|North end||N2 (Manila North Road) in Laoag, Ilocos Norte|
|South end||N120 / AH26 / N61 (Roxas Boulevard) in Pasay|
|North end||E2 / AH26 (South Luzon Expressway) / N411 (Alabang-Zapote Road) in Alabang, Muntinlupa|
|South end||N966 (Zamboanga City-Labuan-Limpapa Road) / N970 (NS Valderosa Street) / N971 (Wharf Road) – Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur|
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 the National Route 1 (N1) of the Philippine highway network. The entire highway is designated as Asian Highway 26 (AH26), as part of the Asian Highway Network.
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 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.
|Ilocos Region||Ilocos Norte||Laoag||N2 (Manila North Road)||Northernmost Terminus. Continuation of AH26|
|Cagayan Valley||Cagayan||Lal-lo||N101 (Cagayan Valley Road)|
|Tuguegarao||N51 (Santiago–Tuguegarao Road)|
|Isabela||Santiago||N51 (Santiago–Tuguegarao Road)/Cagayan–Apayao Road|
|Nueva Vizcaya||Bagabag||Nueva Vizcaya–Ifugao Road|
|Aritao||N110 (Benguet–Nueva Vizcaya Road)|
|Central Luzon||Nueva Ecija||San Jose||Rizal–San Jose Road|
|Santo Domigo||Pangasinan–Nueva Ecija Road|
|Cabanatuan||Nueva Ecija–Aurora Road|
|Santa Rosa||N58 (Tarlac–Santa Rosa Road)|
|Gapan||N3 (Jose Abad Santos Avenue)|
|Bulacan||Guiguinto||AH26 / E1 (North Luzon Expressway)||Concurrency with North Luzon Expressway.|
|Metro Manila||Quezon City||AH26 / N1 (EDSA)|
|N170 (Quezon Avenue)|
|N59 (Aurora Boulevard)|
|N60 (Ortigas Avenue)|
|Makati||N145 (South Luzon Expressway)|
|Muntinlupa||N411 (Alabang-Zapote Road)|
|AH26 / E2 (Manila South Road)|
|E3 (Manila-Cavite Expressway)|
|Calabarzon||Cavite||Carmona||N651 (Governor's Drive)|
|Laguna||Santa Rosa||Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road|
|Calamba||AH26 / E2 (Manila South Road)||Partially signed as AH26.|
|Batangas||Santo Tomas||E2 (STAR Tollway)|
|N4 (President Jose P. Laurel Highway)|
|Quezon||Tagkawayan||N68 (Andaya Highway)|
|Bicol Region||Camarines Sur||Sipocot||N68 (Andaya Highway)|
|Naga||Magsaysay Avenue/Panganiban Avenue|
|Amelda Avenue||Southern Terminus. (Luzon Island)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
|Eastern Visayas||Northern Samar||Allen||N670 (Allen–Catarman Road)||Northern Terminus. (Samar Island)|
|Samar||Calbayog||N672 (Calbayog–Catarman Road)|
|N673 (Old Calbayog National Route)|
|Calbayog-Santa Margarita Diversion Road|
|Santa Margarita||Calbayog-Santa Margarita Diversion Road|
|Gandara||N677 (Gandara Diversion Road)|
|Catbalogan||N675 (Buri Access Road)||Southern Terminus. (Samar Island)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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