Circumferential Road 5

The Circumferential Road 5, more commonly known as the C-5 Road or C-5, is a network of roads and bridges that altogether forms the fifth beltway of the City of Manila. The road currently spans 32.5 kilometres (20.2 mi) as it connects the cities of ParaƱaque, Taguig, Makati, Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City and Valenzuela. The entire road is within the boundaries of the National Capital Region, more commonly known as Metro Manila, in the Philippines. It serves as the second most important north to south transportation corridor, effectively serving as a reliever road for the Circumferential Road 4, better known as Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA.

The C-5 Road consists of the following segments: the Mindanao Avenue, Congressional Avenue, Tandang Sora Avenue, Luzon Avenue, Katipunan Avenue, Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue and the C-5 Road Extension. Not these entire roads are designated as the C-5 Road itself, hence, only the portion of them that are necessary to form a north-south circumferential road are labelled as parts of the C-5 road. Under the power of the Republic Act 8224, all these segments, and therefore the entire Circumferential Road 5, were being labelled as the President Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, honoring the eighth president of the Republic of the Philippines, Carlos P. Garcia.

The road is a subject of controversy, along the Senate, since the planned route passes much of the private properties of the Senator Manny Villar and the wide slums and squatter areas of the Culiat and Tandang Sora districts of Quezon City. Due to these controversies, the Circumferential Road 5 is currently uncompleted, although the 32.5 kilometres (20.2 mi) portion of the road is already open and is already utilized by the public.

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