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Pan-Philippine Highway

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Pan-Philippine Highway



Pan-Philippine Highway
Maharlika Highway
Route information
Length: 3,517 km (2,185 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
South end: Zamboanga City
Highway system
Highways in the Philippines

The Pan-Philippine Highway, also known as the Maharlika ("Nobility/freeman") Highway (AH26) 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.

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

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

Development

The highway was proposed in 1965, and built under President Ferdinand Marcos's governance. Government planners believed that the motorway and other

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