NEWS - 17 February 2021

The Future of Commuting and Traveling from the East

With simultaneous infrastructure projects currently in full-swing construction under the government’s “Build, Build, Build” agenda, mobility for commuters and motorists will be faster and much convenient more than ever in the coming years, especially in the traffic-infested Metro Manila. And with Rizal Province’s anticipated enhanced connectivity to the National Capital Region, the East will be closer and more accessible to key urban locations that will surely drive economic progress and provide comfort to its residents.


One residential community rising in the East that will definitely benefit from the on-going infrastructure developments is the 24-hectare Empire East Highland City at the convergence of Pasig City, Metro Manila, and Cainta, Rizal. Strategically set along the bustling Felix Avenue, this elevated township easily connects to the major thoroughfares of Marcos Highway in the north and Ortigas Avenue Extension in the south, offering numerous transportation systems that can comfortably bring residents to vital destinations in the metro.


Going to the Central Business Districts


Approximately 1.6 kilometers from Empire East Highland City, at the southbound of Felix Avenue, is the famous intersection at Ortigas Avenue Extension fondly called by many as the “Junction,” which has also been a major landmark as well as a drop-off and pick-up point for city buses and jeepneys. In this area will rise the Cainta Junction Station of the upcoming MRT Line 4 which will connect Quezon City, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Cainta and Taytay, Rizal. By 2025, this will be the easiest ride from Empire East Highland City going to the Ortigas CBD and the Greenhills area.


The passengers of MRT-4 will also be able to transfer via Ortigas Station to the existing MRT-3 along EDSA which is commonly taken by those working in Quezon City and Makati. But what’s more exciting is that by 2026, MRT-4 will also have a transfer concourse connecting to the Metro Manila Subway, the first underground rapid transit line in the Philippines when completed. Subway passengers can easily reach various areas of Quezon City and there will be stations passing through the Bonifacio Global City. At the subway’s Kalayaan Station, there will be a link to the Makati Intra-City Subway which can quickly bring passengers to the heart of the Makati CBD. The subway will also reach the three terminals of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, allowing airport-bound passengers to have a more affordable option to commute instead of taking taxis or transport network vehicles that are too costly.


Reaching the Topnotch Universities


A young college student living at Empire East Highland City can safely and comfortably commute to his or her school via LRT Line 2 whose East Extension has recently been completed. The new Emerald Station along Marcos Highway at the north end of Felix Avenue is more or less two kilometers away from Empire East Highland City. Students of the University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College and other business schools in Quezon City, can simply alight at the LRT-2 Katipunan Station.


At the last two stations of LRT-2, Legarda and Recto, a multitude of prestigious schools and universities can be found at the well-known “university belt” of Manila, including the University of Santo Tomas, University of the East, Far Eastern University, San Beda University, San Sebastian College Recoletos, Centro Escolar University, among others. Recto Station also connects to Doroteo Jose Station of LRT-1 that can transport students to the schools in Intramuros area and along the stretch of Taft Avenue, such as the University of the Philippines Manila and De La Salle University.


Driving Out of Town


If ever you and your family will be longing for a quick escapade outside Metro Manila, going north or south from the east will be faster and smoother because you don’t have to drive along EDSA and C5 Road and suffer from the heavily congested traffic even before you reach the tollgates of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Empire East Highland City will just be approximately 5.4 kilometers to the Ortigas Avenue Extension Interchange of the upcoming 32-kilometer Southeast Metro Manila Expressway, or simply known as C-6 Expressway.


Upon entry to this elevated expressway, you will just have to swiftly drive 18.2 kilometers going to the FTI Bicutan Exit, which will connect you to the Metro Skyway up to Alabang, Muntinlupa, and easily enter SLEX. Going northbound of C-6 Expressway, you will reach after driving only 10.9 kilometers the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City that will eventually have a link to NLEX. Currently, NLEX is now connected to SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway) and TPLEX (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway) that give you options to have a vacation in numerous provinces and even quickly reach the country’s Summer Capital, Baguio City.


Township Living in the East


With all these infrastructure projects in close proximity to Empire East Highland City, comfort in commuting and faster mobility in traveling will be the benefits that its future residents will enjoy. But they will not only enjoy premium mobility and accessibility. Above all, living right within this uphill township in Pasig-Cainta will become the new standard in urban lifestyle.


Residents will enjoy wide open spaces in a nature-rich setting. There will be a sprawling elevated green park called the Highland Park at the frontage along Felix Avenue. This will be filled with landscaped gardens, water features, walking trails, cafés and retail shops, a 500-seater church, and a grand Spanish steps leading up to the Highland Mall. This high-end shopping mall under the luxurious brand of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls will cater to the daily conveniences of the residents. There will be restaurants, specialty shops, a supermarket, and cinemas.


The township’s quiet side will host the high-rise towers of Highland Residences, expected to be the tallest structures to be built in the area that will surely reshape the skyline of the East. In the middle of the residential complex is an exclusive sports club called The Chartered Club where residents who will apply for membership can enjoy five-star recreational amenities and facilities.


Learn more about this luxurious uphill community in the East that will be more accessible in the future because of the upcoming transportation systems and infrastructures being built nearby. Call Empire East at (02) 8810-3333 or 0917-8-EMPIRE (367473), and follow us on social media for promos and updates.


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