Taguig City, Philippines
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Taguig is situated at the northwestern shore of Laguna de Bay at the upper mouth of the legendary Pasig River, also known as the Napindan Channel. Taguig joins Laguna Lake at a shoreline stretching 7.5 kilometers from Napindan to Bagumbayan in the south. It is bounded to the north by the towns of Pateros and the City of Pasig; to the east by the towns of Taytay and Laguna Lake; to the south by Laguna Lake and the City of Muntinlupa; and in the west by cities of Parañaque, Makati and Pasay all of Metro Manila. Except for the hilly portion on the western and southern ends, Taguig is a vast plain once devoted to agriculture.
Barangays of Taguig City, in the NCR - 4th District Area, Philippines
Bagumbayan • Bambang • Calzada • Central Bicutan • Central Signal Village • Fort Bonifacio • Hagonoy • Ibayo-Tipas • Katuparan • Ligid-Tipas • Lower Bicutan • Maharlika Village • Napindan • New Lower Bicutan • North Daan Hari • North Signal Village • Palingon • Pinagsama • San Miguel • Santa Ana • South Daan Hari • South Signal Village • Tanyag • Tuktukan • Upper Bicutan • Ususan • Wawa • Western Bicutan
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The City of Taguig, Philippines
- 1 Location of Taguig City, Philippines
- 2 History of Taguig City, Philippines
- 3 People of Taguig City, Philippines
- 4 How to contact the City of Taguig
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Taguig City, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Taguig City, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Taguig City, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Taguig City, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Taguig City, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Taguig City, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Taguig City, Philippines
- 12 Tourist Attractions, Parks, Landmarks and Resorts of Taguig City, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Taguig City, Philippines
- 14 Your Story about Taguig City, Philippines
- 15 The oldest man or woman in Taguig City, Philippines
- 16 Featured News of The Philippines
- 17 Taguig City, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 18 Taguig City, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 19 Disclaimer
Location of Taguig City, Philippines
- 14.5500° N, 121.0833° E - Taguig, Coordinates
Taguig is situated at the northwestern shore of Laguna de Bay at the upper mouth of the legendary Pasig River, also known as the Napindan Channel. Taguig joins Laguna Lake at a shoreline stretching 7.5 kilometers from Napindan to Bagumbayan in the south.
It is bounded to the north by the towns of Pateros and the City of Pasig; to the east by the towns of Taytay and Laguna Lake; to the south by Laguna Lake and the City of Muntinlupa; and in the west by cities of Parañaque, Makati and Pasay all of Metro Manila.
Except for the hilly portion on the western and southern ends, Taguig is a vast plain once devoted to agriculture.
Taguig enjoys the nation's tropical months of rain and even longer months of sun. It has two major rivers that feed from the Laguna Lake - the Taguig River and the Napindan Channel. Taguig River runs through barangays Wawa, Sta. Ana, Bambang, Tuktukan and enters the town of Pateros through Ususan. Napindan Channel is part of the Pasig River. Five other rivers flow across Taguig - The Bagumbayan River, Mauling/Tabacuhan Creek, Hagunoy Creek, Tipas/Labasan River and the Sta. Ana River.
As of the year 2003 Census, Taguig is home to 532,641 people with mixed cultural backgrounds. Its population density of approximately 8,000-person/sq. km. in 1999 is believed to grow by 4.45% annually, mostly by the tremendous in-migration. The native Taguigeños is now a minority with only 30% of the population and the new settlers comprise the majority at 70% of the population.
As highly urbanized city, Taguig is home to Fort Bonifacio Global City and five (5) thriving industrial centers - (1) the Mañalac Estate in Bagumbayan; 2) the Food Terminal, Inc., the nation's food center, is situated in Western Bicutan. It boasts of over 300 medium scale companies with businesses covering food manufacturing, electronics, garments and service industries; (3) the Veteran's Center and the (4) RSBS in Western Bicutan are also home to industrial companies. (5) The Napindan-Elizalde Industrial compound produces steel.
- source of article: Taguig City Government
History of Taguig City, Philippines
Before Taguig came to be, there was a part of the Kingdom of Tondo with a population counting 800 tributes, believed to be mixed with Chinese settlers as revealed by archaeological artifacts like glasses, cups, porcelain plates and utensils bearing Chinese characters dug in the area.
The Spaniards, subjugating the islands in 1571, formally ordered Taguig a part of the Encomienda del Tondo headed by an Alcalde Mayor, Captain Vergara. In 1587, it was turned over to the Augustinian friars to Christianize. On April 25, 1587, Taguig was decreed a pueblo or town of the province of Manila. Kapitan Juan Basi ruled it until 1588. It was comprised with nine (9) barrios, namely: Bagumbayan, Ususan, Hagonoy, Wawa, Bambang, Toctocan (now Tuktukan), Sta. Ana, Palingon, and Tipas. In later years, during the Spanish occupation, Ibayo-Tipas, Napindan, and Bicutan grew to be separate and distinct barangays.
Taguig moved through history in impact political developments:
- Taguig was proclaimed as an independent municipality with the promulgation of General Order No. 40 on March 29, 1900 during the American regime.
- Taguig was incorporated to the newly created province of Rizal by virtue of Philippine Commission Act No. 137.
- Taguig was merged with the towns of Muntinlupa and Pateros, with Taguig as the center of government under Philippine Commission Act No. 142.
- Under Philippine Commission Act 1308, Pateros was separated. Muntinlupa remained part of Taguig
- Executive Order No. 20, Taguig was again declared an independent Municipality
- PD 824, Taguig becomes part of Metro Manila
- Taguig became a highly urbanized city on December 8, 2004 as a result of the recount of the results of the city plebiscite held in 1998
- source of article: Taguig City Government
The History of Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
It was also during the American colonial period when the US government acquired a 2,578 hectare property of Taguig for military purposes. This large piece of land, which had a TCT dated 1902, was turned into a camp and was then known as Fort McKinley after the 25th US President, William McKinley.
After the Philippines gained its political independence from the United States on July 4, 1946, the US surrendered to the Republic of the Philippines all rights of possession, jurisdiction, supervision and control over the Philippine territory except the use of military bases. On May 14, 1949, Fort McKinley was finally turned over to the Philippine government by virtue of US Embassy Note No. 0570.
Fort McKinley was made the permanent headquarters of the Philippine Army in 1957 and was subsequently renamed Fort Bonifacio after the Father of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, Andres Bonifacio, whose father, Santiago Bonifacio, was a native of Tipas, Taguig.
Following the nationwide implementation of the Integrated Reorganization Plan (IRP) in 1972, Barangay Bicutan was subdivided into six (6) new barangays, namely, Bagong Tanyag, Lower Bicutan, Upper Bicutan, Signal Village, Maharlika Village and Western Bicutan. When Fort Bonifacio was privatized and placed under the administration of the Bases Conversion Development Authority, the whole area was restored to Taguig
- source of article: Taguig City Government
The name: Taguig
The early inhabitants of around 800 farmers-fishermen were good at threshing rice after harvest; hence they were referred to as "mga taga-giik", and their settlement "pook ng mga taga-giik". Spanish friar Fray Alonso de Alvarado, together with conquistador Rey Lopez de Villalobos who crossed Pasig River to reach Taguig in 1571 found "taga-giik" difficult to pronounce, and could only produce the word sounding like "tagui-ig". So many mispronunciations later, "tagui-ig" was shortened to the present day "Taguig".
Like most of many Philippine locales, significant characteristics of places had been the sources of the names given to the first thirteen barrios that comprised Taguig.
The center of the pueblo where the Parish of St. Anne was established came to be known as STA. ANA, which was so named to honor the town's patron saint. Barrio WAWA was so called because it was the "wawa", the mouth of the river Taguig that imbibed its waters from Laguna de Bai. The riverbanks are "bambang". The place where people wash their clothes was called "tuktukan", and the area where the river drains or slides as "ususan". And so when settlements grow in the areas along the Taguig River, the inhabitants called their barrios as WAWA, BAMBANG, TUKTUKAN, and USUSAN.
Almost parallel to the Taguig River, at about two kilometers to the northeast, is the Tipas River, which had a loop where Sta. Ana River is joined. People following the course of the loop detour or in Tagalog "tumitipas" or "lumiligid". Early settlers who were said to be from Pasig escaping from the harsh policy of their ruler settled at this area and called it TIPAS. When a community grew at the other side of Tipas River, they called the settlement IBAYO-TIPAS.
There was a time when the faithful of Tipas were disgruntled over the administration of an assigned priest of Taguig. They preferred to be under Pasig. The parochial jurisdiction over Tipas had to be settled through the sound of the bells, which rang simultaneously from the churches of Pasig and Taguig. The inhabitants walking to Pasig heard the bells of Taguig and turned their heads towards the source. The place where they turned their heads as in "napalingon" was later called PALINGON. A road to the Spanish is "calzada". When the road linking Tipas to Sta. Ana became populated, they named the barrio CALZADA.
To Tagalogs, being pierced through is "napindang". At the northeastern tip of Taguig, the periodical swelling and overflow of Laguna Lake created a channel piercing through the land area. The barrio, as well as the channel, was later called NAPINDAN.
A particular kind of plant called "hagunoy" abounds in an area south of Wawa. The place later came to be known as HAGUNOY.
South of barrio Hagunoy was a wooded area known to be the hiding place of robbers and pirates. When the area was taken over by the Spanish and later the American soldiers, the robbers and pirates were said to have left behind buried treasures in the area. Many inhabitants came to dig for treasures. The place came to be known as "pinagbicutan" later shortened to BICUTAN.
To Tagalogs, new is "bago" and the settlement is "bayan". When a new settlement grew south of Bicutan, the same was called BAGUMBAYAN.
In the course of time, after World War II, the old Barangay of Bicutan was divided- Bagong Tanyag, because it was a newly known barrio and named after the longest serving town Mayor Monico Tanyag; Lower Bicutan, because it is on the low-lying portion of Bicutan, and it embraces the Laguna Lake; Maharlika Village, so-called because it was especially created for Muslims from Mindanao; Signal Village, because it was created for enlisted men of the armed forces; Upper Bicutan and Western Bicutan. A portion of Bicutan fell into the situs of Palanyag, now Paranaque City. This is why the SM City Mall located in Paranaque City across the South Luzon Expressway is called SM Bicutan.
- source of article: Taguig City Government
People of Taguig City, Philippines
- Population of Taguig City as of 2015 census: 804,915
- Population of Taguig City as of (as of 2010): 644,473
- Registered Voters (2010): 326,027
- Population of Taguig City as of (as of Aug 1, 2007): 613,343
How to contact the City of Taguig
- Dial 011-2-
|Taguig City Hall Trunkline / HOTLINE||011-2-555-7800||Police Radio Patrol||642-3582|
|Fire Department||542-3695 / 642-9982||Police Taguig Mobile Patrol||640-7046|
|Fire Volunteer||521-8450 / 160-16||Public Order & Safety Police||642-1261|
|FTI Fire Department||837-0740 / 837-4496||Traffic Enforcement Unit||838-4301 loc 7112|
|Lake / River Patrol||628-1377||Taguig Environmental Police||642-7557 Office House|
|Office of Social Welfare & Development||542-3693||Traffic Management Office||640-7006 24/7 operation|
|PNP Taguig TOC COP||642-2060||Taguig-Pateros District Hospital||837-2144 Medical Assistance|
|Investigation||542-4015||Taguig Rescue Hotline||623-5244 24/7 operation|
|Police||117 / Emergency 1623||Taguig Emergency Hotline||165-7777|
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.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state"..
|Elected Officials of Taguig City for the term of of 2016-2019|
|Councilors of Taguig City|
- Elected Officials of Taguig City for the term of of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Taguig City: Maria Laarni Lopez Cayetano
- Vice-Mayor of Taguig City: Ricardo "Ading" Samonte Cruz Jr. - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Councilors in the 1st District
- ICAY, DARWIN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 20813 8.23%
- LABAMPA, JAIME (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 19651 7.77%
- SAN PEDRO, GAMALIEL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 19097 7.55%
- TANYAG, ROMMEL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 18960 7.50%
- OGALINOLA, CARLITO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 18828 7.45%
- MARCELINO, RODIL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 18671 7.38%
- SANTOS, FERDINAND (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 17170 6.79%
- SANTOS, DELIO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 16840 6.66%
- Councilors in the 2nd District
- ALIT, ARVIN IAN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 36672 8.73%
- MANALILI, ERWIN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 31214 7.43%
- ERON, JOJO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 30581 7.28%
- ZAMORA, PAMMY (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 30449 7.25%
- DIZON, NOEL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 29371 6.99%
- GONZALES, ATE CHE CHE (KDT) KILUSANG DIWA NG TAGUIG 29027 6.91%
- JORDAN, RIC PAUL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 28888 6.87%
- SUPAN, MHER (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 27531 6.55%
- House of Representative in the 1st District of Taguig and Pateros: Arnel Mendiola Cerafica - LIBERAL PARTY
- House of Representative in the 2nd District of Taguig only: Lino Schramm Cayetano - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Elected Officials of Taguig City for the term of of 2010-2013
- Mayor Maria Laarni Lopez Cayetano
- Vice-Mayor George Aquino Elias
- 1st District
- 2nd District
Barangay Elected Officials of Taguig City
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The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress, not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.
When roads need to be built or any infrastructure within the barangay is needed, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and demand for it from the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Information is power. Be informed.
The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.
The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.
Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible.
- BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
- The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
- The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
- Imperial Manila does not exist anymore. Budgetary planning has been .
- DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. After the election they forget you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.
Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of . Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state".
Businesses in Taguig City, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center
- Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
- Possible Businesses
- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Taguig City, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
- If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Taguig City, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via.
- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in Taguig City, Philippines
- Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (email@example.com) or message me via . I will then post the pictures in this page.
School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in Taguig 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
You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.
- Colegio de Santa Ana: A Private, Catholic (Parochial) institution located in Liwayway Street, Sta. Ana, Taguig City. Founded in 1980 by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Augurio I. Juta
Economy of Taguig City, Philippines
- If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Taguig City you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Taguig City, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.
If you have a job available and that job is within Taguig City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Taguig City" page.
Natural Resources of Taguig 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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
- Help us post some interesting pictures. This will help boost the local economy of the community. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
- Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Send your pictures via email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via .
- Dambanang Kawayan
A century old church with altar, wall sidings, ceiling and benches that are made of pure, native bamboo, located in Ligid, Brgy. Tipas. This symbol of Filipino design and artistry stood in history as the site where over 500 men were gathered and brutalized during the tragic "sona" of December 1, 1944 conducted by the Japanese forces. The men were later imprisoned in the dungeons of Fort Santiago in Intramuros -- never to be seen again, alive or dead.
- Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne
Built during the term of Fr. Diego Alvarez of the Augustinian Friars in 1587, this is definitely one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. Located in Liwayway st, Brgy Sta. Ana, this was destroyed by an earthquake in 1645 and reconstructed in 1848. It was destroyed again by another earthquake and rebuilt in 1896.
Standing as centerpiece of the Sta. Ana Catholic Cemetery is the Simboryo, located in Brgy Tuktukan. It was constructed through Filipino labor and supervised by Spanish friars in the year 1700. The dome is made of tiles and the walls of stones. The structure is 12 meters in diameter. It has retained its quaint mysterious appeal despite the minor repairs it has undergone in 1980 and in 1993.
Built in the 17th century, it stands guard at the mouth of Napindan Channel where the Pasig River crosses into the Laguna Lake. It became the secret rendezvous point of the Katipunan as it planned its moves to achieve Philippine's Independence. The Parola was chosen by KKK Supremo, Gat Andres Bonifacio, as a meeting place because of its strategic location being the most accessible channel from Tondo, Manila and from the Municipios along the Pasig River and the Province of Laguna.
- The VFP Museum
At this Museum located in Veteran's Road, Western Bicutan, history comes alive in life-sized tableaus depicting ambuscades and encounters between invading Japanese and the defending Filipinos. War stories are retold here using all forms of art fused with state-of-the-art technology. It has a library, an archive, and an audiovisual theater. It is a place to experience, relive, learn, and appreciate the sacrifices our predecessors went through to give us the kind of life and freedom we have now.
- Fort Bonifacio Global City
A marvel on its own, this 440 hectare Global City is based on a Master Plan that has been molded after the functionality of Seoul, the excellent systems of Singapore, the innovation of Vancouver and the Visionary outlook of Paris. It is both a quiet residential paradise with areas designed for international educational tourism and is also the heart of Asian Commerce.
Large crescent gardens interspersed with a series of green ways and wide breezy lanes abound in the City. Plazas and fountains flourish in open spaces. Huge majestic trees adorn streets creating a peaceful, green dome for pedestrians. There are class shopping centers and restaurants galore for world class shopping and fine or exotically casual dining complementing every lifestyle. Numerous events are lined up year in and year out from grand parties to sports festivals and concerts to cater to various cultures.
It is the location of the Government Center for Investment, the Philippine Stock Exchange, and business headquarters of the world's largest banks, and a campus zone for institutional schools, and a seminary. It is a 5-minute drive from the current central business district of Makati and only 15 minutes from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
- Libingan ng mga Bayani
Located in Fort Bonifacio, the Libingan ng mga Bayani is the memorial ground of 33,520 Filipino soldiers who were killed in Corregidor, Bataan, and in other battlefields during World War II. It lies side by side with the American War Memorial.
- The Bantayog ng mga Bayani ng Tipas
Located in Ligid, Tipas, this is an endearing monument in memory of hundreds of men from Brgy. Tipas who were captured and killed by the Japanese in the prison cells in Intramuros, Manila. Names of victims were carved on the monument. Commemorative events of the "sona" victims are held every 23rd day of February.
- The American Cemetery and Memorial
Established in May 1947 at Fort Bonifacio, this is dedicated to American soldiers who fought in the Philippines and in New Guinea during World War 2. Set among masses of a wide variety of trees and shrubbery, the lovely and serene memorial ground is a favorite destination of tourists, war veterans, and their families and descendants.
- The Bantayog ng Bayani
Located at the City Hall Complex, this stands as a fitting tribute to the heroes of Taguig who sacrificed, died or lived in defense of freedom during the Second World War. Many of the sons of Taguig played key roles and many gave up their lives in the various battlefields during the war either as regular members of our armed forces or as guerillas. Veterans who are still alive share stories and provide witness accounts of the Taguigenos' courage and heroism.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Taguig City, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
- Article below from the LGU of Taguig
Sta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival
(July 26 - Whole day event)
A grand fluvial parade in honor and devotion to the patroness Saint Anne, the Sta. Anang Banak annual river festival rises from a wide spectrum of traditionally religious, yet culturally folk and mythical beliefs and practices that make up the unique ethnic base of the people once called "taga-giik". The festival is kept alive by a four-century-old legend of the miracle of the "banak" fishes that happened every July for countless years. The faith tells the town's patroness St. Anne gathered thousand of schools of Banak fishes in the river near Her church to give to the "taga-giiks" and the people on the lakeshore towns whose farmlands are drenched with the floods of the season and are hard up due to poor harvest from stormy seas. Every part of the legend is highlighted in the festivals events.
"Karera ng mga Bangkang Lunday" (native boat race)
Held from 6:00 am onwards. This regatta depicts the race of fisherman from all over to get the biggest "banak" catch. Participants dressed in distinctive colors come in groups of five where four are rowers and one is a drummer. The fastest rowers get cash prizes.
Boys and Girls Festival Parade
A revelry of high school students going to the streets to hang or offer fish cone streamers as gifts to happy house owners along the way. Happens amid band music and cheers from 8:00 am, passes through the main streets of the four barangays comprising the parish and through the bridges of Tuktukan and Bambang.
Banak Fish-Cone Tossing Ceremony (tossing of fish-cone streamers tied to bunches of balloons)
Led by the Mayor, the coterie of city and barangay officials, the parish priests and the townspeople, this symbolical tossing reminds people of the schools of banak literally jumping out of the waters to fill the fishermen's boats. This miracle fired the generosity that made fishermen toss their hoard to throw to the fishermen their offering of fruits and delicacies. The flying fish cone streamers are a symbol of hope for real live fishes to return to Taguig River below.
With the fish cone streamers aloft and flying, the revelers board their bancas the band start playing, and the Pagoda of the Patroness St. Anne leads the fluvial parade. From a special wharf behind St. Anne's Church, the Pagoda goes up all the way to the mouth (wawa) of Laguna de Bay and returns down to Ususan. A fluvial parade of what is used to be; people from all cultural backgrounds coming in themed boats depicting the culture and stations in life to join the river festival in honor of St. Anne, the giver of the fish banak. There is exciting exchange of gifts called "Pasubo", people in the pagoda and the revelers at the riverbanks toss or throw to each other gifts of fruits and food items like boiled eggs, balut, itlog na maalat, and various kinds of native delicacies. Be alert or be surprised with an apple crashing to your head.
Just as soon as the fluvial parade participants touch ground,the dancing procession of the image of St. Anne automatically starts, sending one and all to the sway of music or to catch more pasubo gifts from happy homeowners along the major streets of the parish. Devotees in native costumes dance to the music of the pandanggo or the wasiwas depicting how women light the riverbanks to guide their fishermen home. The general public is free to join the fun with or without the candles or lamps.
Piyesta ng Bayan, Sta. Ana, Bambang, Tuktukan, Wawa (every Sunday before Ash Wednesday - features 9-day series of cultural events highlighted by the Grand Serenata - festival of classical symphony of music by the town's bands.
Feast of St. Ignatius, Ususan (July 31)
Feast of San Bartolome, Tuktukan (Aug. 24)
Feast of San Felipe de Apostol, Sta. Ana (May 4)
Feast of Nuestra Senora de Aransazu, Sta. Ana (May 3)
Feast of San Antonio de Padua, Calzada (June 13)
Feast of Sta. Cruz, Palingon (May)
Feast of St. John the Baptist, Ligid (June 24)
Feast of St. John, Ibayo (June 24)
Feast of Sagrada Familia, Bagumbayan (Last Sunday of December)
Feast of San Isidro Labrador, Napindan (May 15)
Feast of St. John de Sahagun, Bambang (June 12)
Feast of San Sebastian, Wawa (3rd Sunday of January)
Feast of Sto. Nino, Wawa (4th Sunday of January)
Feast of St. Michael, Hagonoy (1st Sunday of May)
Feast of Sto. Nino, Signal Village (Last Sunday of January)
Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Lower Bicutan (1st Sunday of October)
Feast of St. Joseph, Upper Bicutan (2nd Sunday of March)
Feast of Our Lady of the Poor, Western Bicutan (2nd Sunday of January)
Feast of San Isidro Labrador, North Daang Hari (2nd Sunday of March)
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (February 15-16)
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Taguig City News
- Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan Third division is leaning towards keeping alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles and Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, the former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile who also got charged in the same case, at a regular jail in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.
A source from the anti-graft court said Sandigan Presiding Justice Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang and her members, Associate Justices Samuel R. Martires and Alex L. Quiroz, were satisfied with the jail facilities that they believed offered “humane conditions” for detention.
The Sandiganbayan Third Division handles the plunder charges against Enrile and his co-accused led by Napoles and Reyes.
The source said the justices were satisfied with Camp Bagong Diwa’s cleanliness although Napoles and Reyes were detained in an isolation room with no air conditioner and television sets and a little bit short of the international standard on detention cells. The two would get a daily ration of P50 for food and P3 for medicine.
The source said Napoles and Reyes were staying on separate floors for a week of “psychological adjustment” after which, they would join the rest of their female dorm mates.
The source said the Third Division would still have to decide on where to detain Enrile, who has been given 60 days to prove that his health condition warranted a stay outside a regular jail.
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