Valenzuela City, Philippines
Barangays of Valenzuela City within the 3rd District in the Metro Manila Area, Philippines
Arkong Bato • Bagbaguin • Balangkas • Bignay • Bisig • Canumay • Canumay East • Coloong • Dalandanan • Hon. T. De Leon • Isla • Karuhatan • Lawang Bato • Lingunan • Mabolo • Malanday • Malinta • Mapulang Lupa • Marulas • Maysan • Palasan • Parada • Pariancillo Villa • Paso De Blas • Pasolo • Poblacion • Pulo • Punturin • Rincon • Tagalag • Ugong • Viente Reales • Wawang Pulo
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Valenzuela City Seal
|Interactive Google Satellite Map of Valenzuela City, Metro Manila|
Valenzuela City Map Locator
Valenzuela City Legislative Building
|Valenzuela City Convention Center|
Arkong Bato Valenzuela City
Valenzuela City Police Department Building
Residence of Dr. Pio Valenzuela
Bell tower of San Diego De Alcala Church
Valenzuela City Museum
|Our Lady of Fatima Shrine|
Valenzuela City, Philippines
Geography of Valenzuela City, Philippines
Geography of Valenzuela City
Location of Valenzuela City, Philippines
- Source: LGU of Valenzuela City - Verbatim
The city is bordered by Quezon City and northern Caloocan City to the east; Malabon City and southern Caloocan City to the south; Obando in Bulacan province to the west; and Meycauayan City, also in Bulacan province, to the north.
Its global position is between 14"39' N latitude and 120"54' and 121"02 E longitude. The city’s highest elevation point is 38m above sea level, with an average elevation of 2.0m above sea level, and a surface gradient of 0.55%. The slope is level to gently undulating. Valenzuela has a total land area of 4,459.4 hectares, or 44.59 square kilometers.
History of Valenzuela City, Philippines
- Source: LGU of Valenzuela City - Verbatim
Valenzuela’s long and colorful history dates back to the pre-colonial era, and traces the city’s evolution from a rural provincial town to a vibrant city, as well as its important role in the development of northern Metro Manila.
Prior to Spanish rule, and for centuries before Valenzuela’s urbanization, the city was located in a flourishing agricultural and fishing town, and part of a large land area that included parts of present-day Quezon City, Novaliches, and Obando, Bulacan.
Several bodies of water bound the area—the Tullahan River, which connects to the Pasig River on the south, and a number of connecting rivers, including the Rio Grande de Pampanga on the north. Because of the unique geography of the area, early inhabitants considered it as a separate island or "pulo", which became the area’s namesake until it was changed to the more Hispanic "Polo" during colonial rule.
A call to arms
For a long time, the early settlers of Polo resisted Spanish rule, taking part in a series of epic battles against the Spanish forces of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. The Spaniards were dead set on conquering Rajah Sulayman’s Maynila kingdom, which included Polo, Tambobong (now Malabon City), and the mountains of San Mateo.
In the infamous Battle of Bangkusay on June 3, 1571, Sulayaman enlisted local warriors and seafarers from his kingdom and neighboring Bulacan province, and battled the Spaniards. Sulayman's forces were vanquished, with the Maynila king killed in battle. After destroying Sulayman's army and forging friendly ties with Rajah Lakandula, the Spaniards captured Maynila and its neighboring towns, including Polo. The vast sitio was then incorporated into the township of Catangalan (now Meycauayan) in the Bulacan alcaldia.
The first revolution
Seventeen years later, local leaders plotted what was considered as the first Filipino revolution against Spain. In 1587, the Cabeza de Barangay of Catangalan, Tassi Bassi, and Polo Chief Felipe Salonga joined the revolutionary forces of Magat Salamat, in an alliance dubbed as the Tondo Conspiracy of the Maharlikas.
This planned insurrection included kin-related noblemen, or maharlikas, who were based in Tondo, Polo, Pandacan, Candaba, Taguig, Misil, Caranglan, Navotas and other localities in Manila. However, an informant leaked the secret to the Spaniards, unraveling the plot and quelling the uprising.
Interestingly, history would unwittingly repeat itself three centuries later, when Andres Bonifacio established the Katipunan; this revered movement was also discovered and quashed by the Spaniards. And just like the Tondo Conspiracy, the Katipunan revolution was also supported by the local inteligencia and political leaders, including Dr. Pio Valenzuela, whom the present-day Polo is named after.
An independent town
After the Spaniards established the Manila archdiocese on August 14, 1595, the friars who had set up churches in Catangalan called for further division of the vast town, to enhance efforts to convert locals into the Catholic faith.
In 1623, Spanish Governor-General Alonso Fajardo de Entenza ordered the separation of sitio Polo from Catangalan and its establishment as an independent town. Both of these towns, however, still fell under the Bulacan alcaldia. From the time of its establishment, the town of Polo served as a Spanish garrison, friar hacienda, and political settlement.
The first Polo Cabeza de Barangay was Don Juan Monsod, who worked with Spanish friar Juan Taranco to make the separation from Catangalan possible. Taranco operated the parish of San Diego de Alcala, and the church stood in what is present-day Barangay Poblacion, the center of the old town of Polo.
The ruins of the church that remain today—the belfry and entrance arch—serve as a reminder of the long and rich history of the town, and a relic of a bygone era.
People of Valenzuela City, Philippines
Total Population of Valenzuela City
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected government officials of Valenzuela City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Valenzuela City: Rexlon Ting Gatchalian - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Vice-Mayor of Valenzuela City: Eric Morales Martinez - LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Valenzuela City in the 1st District:
- ESPIRITU, TONY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 60264 12.30%
- MORELOS, MAR (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 57890 11.82%
- FELICIANO, ROVIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 55175 11.27%
- CORTEZ, CORA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 52816 10.78%
- ALEJANDRINO, MARLON IDOL (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 50909 10.39%
- ESPLANA, GENNY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 49242 10.05%
- Councilors of Valenzuela City in the 2nd District:
- NATIVIDAD-BORJA, LORIE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 66781 11.21%
- NOLASCO, LAI (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 63680 10.69%
- GALANG, KIM (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 61627 10.35%
- PINEDA, CHAREE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 58399 9.80%
- ESTEBAN, LOTLOT (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 56044 9.41%
- SY, TYSON (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 53253 8.94%
- House of Representative in the 1st District: Sherwin Ting Gatchalian - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- House of Representative in the 2nd District: Magtanggol I Tanjuan Gunigundo - LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
- Elected government officials of Valenzuela City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Valenzuela City: Sherwin Ting Gatchalian
- Vice-Mayor of Valenzuela City: Eric Morales Martinez
- Councilors of Valenzuela City:
- 1st District
- 2nd District
Barangay Elected Officials of Valenzuela City
Businesses in Valenzuela City, Philippines
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- Businesses in Valenzuela City
- Valenzuela City Realty
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Valenzuela City, Philippines
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Schools in Valenzuela City, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Valenzuela City can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Valenzuela City, Philippines
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If you have a job available and that job is within Valenzuela City, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Valenzuela City, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Valenzuela City, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Valenzuela City, Philippines
Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Valenzuela City.
Featured News of The Philippines
- Index hits fresh 14-month high
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - With market confidence boosted by expectations of an improved gross domestic product (GDP) outcome in the second quarter, the benchmark stock index rose anew to its highest in 14 months.
- The Philippine Stock Exchange index went up 0.79 percent or 55.17 points to 7,082.75 yesterday, its best finish since ending at 7,228.57 on May 29, 2013. The broader All Shares index climbed 0.62 percent or 25.91 points to 4,197.63 ........................ Full Story»
- Economy seen growing at faster pace in Q2
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The country likely expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter with gross domestic product seen returning to the seven-percent growth pace, driven by gains in manufacturing.
- Gil Beltran, Finance Undersecretary and the country’s chief economist, said the rise in manufacturing growth to 13 percent from April to June “foreshadows a possible return to seven percent real growth in the second quarter.” ........................ Full Story»
- Carabao Festival
- Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
- Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
- Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
- Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.
- Pinoy shooter all loaded for elims
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am
- NANJING, Philippines – Filipino shooter Celdon Jude Arellano can’t wait to pull the trigger for the actual competition of the second Youth Olympic Games here.
- Arellano will see action Wednesday morning in the qualifications of the men’s 10-meter air rifle at the Fangshan Shooting Hall ............................. Full Story»
Your Story about Valenzuela City, Philippines
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Valenzuela City, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
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