Wondering what are these yellow posts you see along the roads in the Philippines?
As we travel, we sometimes wonder what this post is with the black numbers on it and what does it mean? We see it on the side of the road that is usually yellow.
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KILOMETER POSTThis is the "kilometer post" or also called "milestone" in other countries. It is commonly seen on the national roads or Pan Philippine Highway which crosses the entire Philippines.
What is its purpose?It serves as a guide in our journey and a great help if we lose the GPS signal on our gadgets. The numbers and letters engraved on it indicate the distance or distance we have from a place of origin and up to the place of destination.
Example in the picture: The above KM 340- it indicates the distance from KM 0. KM 0 is the reference point of distance located in Luneta Park, Manila (inset photo). The D 2 below indicates your distance to the very center of town. In the picture, you can see you are 340 kms away from Luneta and 2 kms near Daet, Camarines Norte.
Here's another infographic for you to understand the kilometer post:
On the contrary, if you are returning to Manila from Daet, you will see a marker on the other side of the road is KM 339 D 3, which means you are still 339 kms away from Luneta (KM 0) and 3 kms away from you. from Daet.
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In addition, there are other places with KM 0 reference point of distance in different parts of our archipelago.
So when you lose your GPS signal or WAZE goes crazy, don't worry. You know what to do, just look for this yellow pillar.