The Philippines is full of scary stories that involve roads. Balete Drive, located in New Manila, Quezon City, is perhaps the most popular haunted street in the country owing to the appearance of a 'white lady'. Carmudi Philippines have come up with the list of the spookiest roads in the Philippines As part of the Halloween celebration.
1. Halsema Highway, Baguio: Dubbed as one of the top 20 most dangerous roads in the world, this 241 kilometers long highway leads to the summer capital of the Philippines. Its narrow roads and steep cliffs with minimal guard rails and other safety devices is a recipe for any road accidents to happen. And with a drop-off height of more than 300 meters, this highway is sure to give any road user a heavy dose of scare.
2. San Juanico Bridge, Samar: Considered as the longest bridge in the Philippines at 2,200 meters in length, the San Juanico Bridge has its fair share of urban legends.One of the most controversial involves the concept of “padugo” or spilling the blood of children (presumably street children and babies) to strengthen the foundation of the bridge.
The said urban tradition was also made into the film “Shake, Rattle, and Roll 6.” The plot: lost and vengeful spirits of victims attract unwary children to be their “playmates” and encourage them to jump off the bridge.
3. Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City: Gaining the moniker “Killer Highway,” Commonwealth is perhaps the most accident-prone road in Metro Manila, if not the country. To date, more than 7,000 people died in this road and climbing. The larger portions of the victims are pedestrians.
On a daily basis, hundreds of thousands of vehicles passes through this 12 kilometers long highway known as the widest in the Philippines (up to 18 lanes in some part). This highway connects to some of the largest residential and commercial areas such as Manila, Bulacan, Marikina and Caloocan, making it an indispensable route in many of our countrymen’s daily commute.
4. EDSA, Metro Manila: The busiest road in the country is also the most accident prone. On average, at least 5,000 road accidents are recorded each year in this almost 24 kilometers long road. What is so horrific about this road is the traffic situation that most passing motorists face when taking this road.
Other factors contributing to this strenuous “only in the Philippines” headache are: the constant flooding accidents in the area, congestion cause by improper bus stops, distracting billboard lights, and the provincial bus terminals that all contribute to its dire condition.
5. Laguna- Siniloan Road: Similar to the case of Balete Drive, a white lady was also reported to haunt this road. According to urban stories, the ghost of a woman accompanied by two young children would seek the aid of passing motorists only to vanish later. This said occurrence was also sought as the cause of some of the accidents that happened in this highway.
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