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1762 or 1797 – incorporated as town of Manila Province; 1901 – separated from Manila and incorporated as town in newly created province of Rizal, 1903 – incorporated with town of Parañaque; 1907 – separated from Parañaque as an independent municipality; 1975 – separated from province of Rizal, became a part of Metro Manila; 1997 – elevated from municipality to cityhood.

Almanza I and II, including Alabang West

Historical Corridor/Old Town –  Daniel Fajardo, Elias Aldana and Ilaya

Pamplona I, II, including Philamlife Village and III (including Veraville Manuela

Pilar Village

Pulang Lupa I and II , including Cittadella Executive Village

Talon I, II, III, IV and V


Power Plant Mall
Rockwell Center in Makati


Central Makati – Dasmariñas, Forbes Park and Magallanes

Circuit Makati

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Facade of Guadalupe Minor Seminary in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati

Guadalupe – Guadalupe Nuevo and Guadalupe Viejo

Eastside Makati – Comembo, East Rembo, Pembo, and Rizal

Makati CBD – Bel-Air, which includes Ayala North, Bel-Air Village and Salcedo Village; San Antonio Village; San Lorenzo, which includes Ayala Center, Legazpi Village and San Lorenzo North; and Urdaneta, which includes Roxas Triangle and Urdaneta Village.

Manila South Cemetery

North-Central Makati – Pinagkaisahan, Pitogo and South Cembo

Northeast Makati – Cembo and West Rembo

Northwest Makati – Olympia, Santa Cruz, Valenzuela

Poblacion Makati – Century City, City Hall Complex, Heritage District, Picar Place, Poblacion and San Miguel Village

Rockwell Center – a commercial center part of Poblacion

Tejeros – a part of Northwest Makati consisting of Kasilawan, La Paz, Singkamas and Tejeros

Central BBQ Boy
Central BBQ Boy in Palanan, Makati is a place for hanging out and getting wasted.

Westside Makati – Bangkal, Palanan, Pio del Pilar and San Isidro

Hulo and Barangka in Mandaluyong


It’s hard to give definitive names to areas in Malabon. Division is based on geography.


Island surrounded by Dampalit, Navotas, Tanza and Tullahan Rivers – Hulong Duhat, Flores, Bayan-bayanan, Baritan, Concepcion, Ibaba, San Agustin, Tañong

Potrero – a large barangay north and west of Caloocan and south of Valenzuela

Southeast of Tullahan River – Acacia, Catmon, Longos, Niugan, Tinajeros, Tonsuya, Tugatog

West of Polo River – Maysilo and Panghulo


Barangka – Barangka Drive, Barangka Ibaba, Barangka Ilaya, Barangka Itaas

Worldwide Corporate Center
Worldwide Corporate Center along Shaw Boulevard in Highway Hills, Mandaluyong houses many BPO companies.

Greenfield District – a redeveloped portion of Barangay Highway Hills bounded by Shaw Boulevard, Sheridan Street, Reliance Street, and EDSA.

Highway Hills – The area now called Barangay Highway Hills used to be a part of Barangka, like all the other barangays listed under Barangka. Greenfield District and a portion of the Pioneer commercial area between Pioneer Creek and Pioneer Street are also part of present Barangay Highway Hills. Because these two areas are ‘districtified’, Highway Hills is separated from other areas formerly part of Barangka

Hagdang Bato – Addition Hills, Bagong Silang, Hagdang Bato Ibaba, also known as Paso Bangkal; Hagdang Bato Itaas, also known as Makulis, Hagdang Bato Silang, also known as Mapuntod; and Pleasant Hills

Hulo – Hulo, Malamig, Mauway, including National Center for Mental Health; and Plainview

Namayan – Namayan and Vergara

Christmas 2016 at SM Megamall
The latest expansion of SM Megamall, in Mandaluyong’s side of Ortigas Center made it recapture its title as the largest mall in the Philippines.

Ortigas Center – a business district shared with the cities of Pasig and Quezon City. The portion under Mandaluyong jurisdiction is part of Barangay Wack-wack Greenhills.

Pioneer – a commercial area part of Barangka including Cybergate and other parts of Barangka Ilaya, Buayang Bato, and a part of Highway Hills

Poblacion Mandaluyong – Burol, also known as Likod Bahay Pari; Daang Bakal, also known as Likod Simbahan-Paraiso; Harapin ang Bukas; and Pag-Asa, also known as Buhangin

Wack Wack Greenhills
Wack Wack Golf & Country Club

Wack-wack-Greenhills – is a single barangay that contains the part of Ortigas Center that belongs to Mandaluyong, as well as Star Mall, Wack Wack Golf & Country Club, La Salle Green Hills, and surrounding areas. To its north is the Greenhills district of San Juan. Zañiga – a part of Poblacion consisting of Mabini-J. Rizal, New Zañiga and Old Zañiga).

Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila
Intramuros, the historic center of Manila, is surrounded by walls.


Wellington Building
Wellington Building in Binondo, Manila

Binondo, founded in 1594 as a permanent settlement for Chinese immigrants back when the Philippines was under Spanish rule. It is claimed to be the world’s oldest Chinatown and is one of the two designated Chinatowns in Metro Manila. Like many Chinatowns elsewhere in the world, its street signs and many of its establishments are in Chinese characters and a distinctly Chinese arch that welcomes visitors. It is a mecca for foodies who enjoy authentic Chinese and original Chinese-Filipino fusion cuisine.

Binondo had entrepreneurial residents ever since and it had always been a center for commerce in Manila. 5 out of the 6 blocks that comprise Escolta Street, Manila’s primary mid-century business district is in Binondo. Since the late 2000’s, Binondo has seen many new commercial and residential properties get erected and currently, the district continues to undergo urban renewal. Land values in Binondo is said to be among the highest in Metro Manila.

Divisoria, a thriving retail mecca consisting of several blocks of bargain shopping, partly lies in Binondo. Other portions of Divisoria are in neighboring San Nicolas and Tondo.

Vincent de Paul Building, Adamson University
Adamson University is one of the many universities that call Ermita home.

Ermita lies south of Intramuros. It is the home of Rizal Park (Luneta), the US Embassy, World Health Organization headquarters, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila campus and many other important buildings and institutions.Ermita used to be the city’s red light district and it is setting itself for a comeback in the past few years. Along with Malate, Ermita serves as the center of backpack tourism and bohemian night life. Antique shops and art galleries also dot several of its streets.

Ermita used to be the city’s red light district and it is setting itself for a comeback in the past few years. Along with Malate, Ermita serves as the center of backpack tourism and bohemian night life. Antique shops and art galleries also dot several of its streets.

Palacio Grande Cochero
A cochero with a colorful carriage in Plaza Grande in Plaza Grande

Intramuros is a fortified district south of the mouth of Pasig River. It is the site of the old Kingdom of Maynila which became Manila, the capital of the Philippines and the rest of the Spanish East Indies during the Spanish period. As the most ravaged part of the city during the Battle of Manila in World War II, most of the walls, as well as the buildings were restorations including the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral.

Like Rizal Park, Intramuros is not directly governed by the office of the City of Manila. It is Intramuros Administration who handle the affairs Intramuros.

Cultural attractions in Intramuros include Fort Santiago, San Agustin Museum and Botanic Garden, Casa Manila, and Bahay Tsinoy. The headquarters of the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), is also in Intramuros.

Intramuros has four tertiary institutions – Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Lyceum of the Philippines, Mapua University and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Malate is the southernmost district of Manila lies directly east of Manila Bay. Malate is a vibrant place for nightlife on its boundary with Ermita.Its southern half, which borders the cities of Pasay and Makati is like a small university town with De La Salle University, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and St. Scholastica’s College. Businesses in that area include coffee shops, Internet cafes, food courts. It has seen

Its southern half, which borders the cities of Pasay and Makati is like a small university town with De La Salle University, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and St. Scholastica’s College. Businesses in that area include coffee shops, Internet cafes, food courts. It has seen rapid construction of many high rise condominiums since 2000. Though often rented out to college students, these places lately have seen a surge of renters of Makati-based yuppies due to its proximity, connectivity through public transport, and generally cheaper rates vs neighborhoods immediately next to Makati CBD. y the bay area the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP, Central Bank), which houses the Metropolitan Museum and Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

By the bay area, one can find the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex (much of the land area is politically within Pasay) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP, Central Bank), which houses the Metropolitan Museum and Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

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Paco Park and Garden in Paco, Manila

Paco is traditionally the Japanese Quarter. Today, it is mostly a residential area. Its most prominent landmarks are the San Fernando de Dilao Catholic Church in Paz Street, Paco Park in General Luna Street and the historic Paco Railway Station of the Philippine National Railways line in Quirino Avenue.

Pandacan is primarily a residential district famous for housing oil depots of oil companies that operate in the Philippines. The oil depots have relocated recently and the areas they have vacated have been rezoned for commercial spaces.

Port Area is located west of Intramuros and south of the mouth of Pasig River. It is a reclaimed land developed after World War II to take advantage of its location in the natural harbor of Manila Bay.

Port Area is politically subdivided into 5 barangays – Barangay 649, including Baseco Compound/Engineer’s Island; and Barangays 650-653. Due to its role as a gateway to Metro Manila for Filipinos from all over the country who travel by boat, Port Area and its surrounding areas, particularly Baseco Compound, is known for being one of the largest urban poor communities in the country.

According to the 2015 census, the population of Baseco Compound is 59,847.

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San Sebastian Cathedral in Manila’s Quiapo district is the only all-steel church in the Philippines.

Quiapo is affectionately called the Heart of Manila due to its central location within the city. It is bounded by the Santa Cruz to its west and north, Sampaloc to its north, San Miguel to its east and southeast, and Pasig River to its south, across Ermita.

It is primarily known for being home to the image of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Cathedral. The Black Nazarene is a highly popular image of Jesus Christ on his way to his crucifixion. Every January 9, millions of devout Catholics, especially those from the Philippines, join Traslación, a procession of the image of the Black Nazarene from Quiapo Cathedral to its original shrine in Intramuros, Manila.

Quiapo is perhaps the most colorful, chaotic, misunderstood and beloved district in Manila. Aside from Quiapo Cathedral, it is also home to the historic Plaza Miranda, the all-steel San Sebastian Cathedral, Manila Golden Mosque, also known as Masjid al-Dahab, and Quinta Market, a large neighborhood market popular to residents from all over Metro Manila during Christmas season for its sweet Christmas hams.

A good portion of Quiapo lies within the unofficially designated “University Belt. Tertiary institutions in Quiapo include FEATI University, Technological Institute of the Philippines and National Teachers College.

16 barangays are within the boundaries of Quiapo. They are Barangays 306-309 and 383-394.

Benavidez, University of Santo Tomas
Miguel de Benavidez statue in University of Santo Tomas in Sampaloc, Manila, the oldest university in the Philippines

Sampaloc is a primarily residential district reputed for being a roughish neighborhood. Despite this, it is home to two of the most beautiful university campuses in Manila – Far Eastern University in Recto Avenue and University of Santo Tomas – the Royal, Pontifical, Catholic University of the Philippines, in España Boulevard. Other colleges in the area include Arellano University, National University, Philippine College of Health Science, Santa Catalina College, Southeast Asian College, University of the East-Manila and University of Manila.

The district is also home to the city’s largest flower market and bus terminals for rides to Northern Luzon.

San Andres Bukid lies on the southeastern end of Manila. San Andres Bukid is a primarily residential area bordered, clockwise from north, by  Paco, Pandacan and Santa Ana in Manila; Tejeros, Makati CBD and Westside Makati in Makati; San Isidro, Pasay; and Malate, Manila to its west.

San Miguel is home to Malacanan Palace, the official residence of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

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San Nicolas and Binondo along Pasig River 

San Nicolas lies directly west of Binondo. It shares with Binondo the gentrifying commercial district in front of Pasig River. Divisoria, a thriving retail mecca consisting of several blocks of bargain shopping, is shared with the districts of Binondo and Tondo.

Santa Ana Parish
Santa Ana, Manila streetscape

Santa Ana is mostly known for its hippodrome, which is now converted into commercial space, Santa Ana is a rather rundown area that has been undergoing revitalization for the past 10 years.

It is the only district of Manila that occupies areas both north and south banks of Pasig River. To its north is the confluence of Pasig and San Juan Rivers, two of the largest river systems in Metro Manila.

Santa Ana’s strategic location and access to navigable river systems allowed it to prosper prior to Spain’s the conquest of Manila and the Philippines. Recent findings in the field of history has confirmed that Santa Ana used to be the seat of an ancient kingdom called Namayan, whose dominion extends to several districts of Manila, namely, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Quiapo, San Miguel and Santa Mesa; current cities in the metropolitan region, namely Makati, Mandaluyong (Mandaluyong’s Namayan district has retained the ancient name), Parañaque, Pasay, Pateros, San Juan, and Taguig, as well as portions of Pasig and Quezon City that used to belong to Mandaluyong and/or San Juan.

The Kingdom of Namayan was larger than its 2 rival precolonial kingdoms – the Kingdom of Maynila, which was to the south of the mouth of Pasig River, only covered present-day Intramuros while the Kingdom of Tondo, which lies north of the mouth of the same river, covers San Nicolas, Santa Cruz, Binondo, Tondo, and the unreclaimed parts of Port Area.

Santa Cruz is traditionally the gateway to Manila’s Chinatown, signified by an old arch at the entrance of Ongpin Street, facing Plaza Santa Cruz. It was the chosen seat of power in the brief British Occupation of the Philippines. As the premier business district during and immediately after American rule, the area is host to many beautiful but decaying art deco buildings.

Currently, a subdistrict called San Lazaro, which lies entirely within Santa Cruz, is undergoing intense gentrification.

Synonymous to Santa Cruz is Avenida Rizal, the once-elegant avenue of beautiful shop houses and grand cinemas now living under the shadow of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1, whose northern half lies directly above the avenue.

Santa Mesa‘s southern border is composed of Pasig River, San Juan River and the confluence of those two rivers. Santa Mesa Boulevard forms its northern border and separates it from Sampaloc. Until the Jesuits built Santa Mesa’s own parish in 1911, the district was considered as a barrio of Sampaloc.

As the easternmost district of Manila, its eastern borders are the Galas-Santol district of Quezon City, and several barangays of San Juan .

Tondo is the largest district in Manila. It has the reputation of being the poorest too. Mostly residential in nature, many of its dwellers, particularly in areas close to Port Area and Manila Bay belong to the urban poor. Tondo is also home to many of Manila’s middle class.

Kingdom of Tondo, which lies north of the mouth of the same river, covers present-day districts of San Nicolas (Baaybay), Santa Cruz, Binondo and Tondo. It was allied with polities in Bulacan and Pampanga, as stated in the Laguna Copper Inscription, which is dated 900 CE.

Divisoria, a thriving retail mecca consisting of several blocks of bargain shopping, partly lies in Tondo, particularly Tutuban Mall and its surrounding areas. Other portions of Divisoria are in neighboring Binondo and San Nicolas.


City Center/Poblacion – Calumpang, San Roque, Santa Elena and Santo Niño

Foothills/Bundok – Concepcion Dos, Fortune, Marikina Heights and Parang

Newtown/Ibayo – Barangka, Industrial Valley Complex, Jesus Dela Peña and Tañong

Riverside/Tabing-Ilog – Concepcion Uno, Malanday, Nangka and Tumana, including Loyola Grand Villas

Filinvest City, Muntinlupa
Filinvest City skyline from Osmeña Highway


Alabang – a large barangay consisting of Filinvest City and the areas immediately north and south of Filinvest City

Ayala Alabang – used to be part of Alabang




Filinvest City – City Center, Civic Plaza, Northgate, Palms, South Station, Spectrum, Westgate and Woods


Putatan – including Summitville




Bangkulasi-North Bay Boulevard – Bangkulasi, North Bay Boulevard North, and North Bay Boulevard South

Central Navotas – Tangos North, Tangos South, San Roque, Daanghari, San Jose, Sipac-Almacen, Bagumbayan North and Bagumbayan South

Tanza and Pulo Island


North Caloocan is the larger, northern part of the City of Caloocan. It is geographically separated from North Caloocan by Bagbag, Nagkaisang Nayon, San Bartolome and Talipapa in Quezon City and by Bagbaguin and Ugong in Valenzuela.

Amparo – Barangay 179

Bagbaguin – Barangay 165, previously a part of Caybiga.

Bagong Silang – Barangay 176

Bagumbong – Barangay 171

Camarin – Barangays 174-175, 177-178

Caybiga – Barangay 166

Deparo – Barangays 168-170

Llano – Barangay 167

Pangarap Village – Barangays 181-182

Tala – Barangays 180, 183, 184, 185, also known as Malaria; 186, also known as Barracks; 187, also known as Barrios San Lazaro, San Jose, Santo Niño, San Roque, Santo Cristo and San Isidro

Zabarte-Congress – Barangay 172, also known as Zabarte; and 173, also known as Congress Village

1580 – founded as an independent pueblo of Palanyag; According to 1591 and 1593 census, Don Galo and Parañaque are two seperate villages that belong to Provincia de Tondo; 1903 – Las Piñas was incorporated with town of Parañaque; 1907 – Las Piñas separated from Parañaque as an independent municipality; 1975 – separated from province of Rizal, became a part of Metro Manila; 1998 – elevated from municipality to cityhood.

Baclaran – a district shared with Pasay. The portion under Parañaque jurisdiction lies south of Russel Avenue.

BF Homes – including part of BF International Village

Bicutan – San Martin De Porres

Coastal Parañaque – Don Galo, La Huerta, San Dionisio and Tambo

Don Bosco

Entertainment City – Aseana City, Asia World and Centennial City

Marcelo Green – including Westborough Homes

Moonwalk – including Airport Village and Multinational Village

NAIA – Santo Niño and Vitalez

San Antonio

Sun Valley – including Executive Heights Subdivision


Baclaran – a district shared with Parañaque. The portion under Pasay jurisdiction lies north of Russel Avenue, and Barangay Don Carlos Village

Cultural Center of the Philippines
Hanging out in CCP Complex, Pasay

CCP Complex

Entertainment City from Manila Bay
SM Mall of Asia Complex and the rest of Entertainment City from Manila Bay

Entertainment City – a district shared with Parañaque. The portion under Pasay jurisdiction is the Mall of Asia Complex.




Newport City

Our Lady of Sorrows

San Isidro

San Jose

San Rafael

San Roque

Santa Clara

Villamor Golf Course

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Downtown Pasig
Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Downtown Pasig


Central Pasig – Caniogan, including Camella Homes, Riverfront Residences and United Glorietta Subdivision; Maybunga, including Capri Oasis, Eusebio Bliss and Pasig Rainforest Water Park; Palatiw, Sagad, San Miguel, including Grand Monaco La Potenza; Santa Cruz and Santo Tomas

Downtown Pasig – Bagong Katipunan, Kapasigan, Malinao, San Jose and San Nicolas

East Pasig – Bagong Ilong, Kapitolyo, Oranbo and Pineda

North Pasig – Dela Paz, Manggahan, including Manggahan Village Condominium and Somerset Place; Santolan, including Manggahan Light Industrial Park; Rosario, including Ciudad Grande Executive Village; and Santa Lucia


Estancia Mall
Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons, a recent addition to the Pasig side of Ortigas Center 

Ortigas Center – a business district shared with the cities of Mandaluyong and Quezon City. The portion under Pasig jurisdiction is called East Ortigas, which comprise the entirety of Barangay San Antonio. Commercial area Capitol Commons, a 2011 redevelopment in the former location of Rizal Provincial Capitol in Barangay Oranbo, is regarded as an extension of Ortigas Center.

South Pasig – Bambang, Buting, Kalawaan, San Joaquin, including East Mansion Town Homes, parts of Lexington Garden Village and The Rochester; and Santa Rosa

Ugong – including Casa Verde Townhomes and Valle Verde 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5


Pateros is the only municipality in Metro Manila.

Its barangays are: Aguho, Magtanggol, Martirez del ’96, Poblacion, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Santo Rosario Kanluran, Santo Rosario Silangan (including most of Lexington Garden Village) and Tabacalera

Quezon Memorial Circle
Quezon Memorial Circle in Diliman is both a landmark and a memorial to the city’s namesake, Manuel L. Quezon.


Baesa – Baesa district of Quezon City lies northwest of South Caloocan barangays that belong to its Baesa district.

Bago Bantay – Alicia, Ramon Magsaysay and Santo Cristo

Balintawak – Apolonio Samson, including Parkway Village; Balingasa, Balong Bato, Damar, including Damar Village; Pag-ibig Sa Nayon, including Montville Place and Unang Sigaw

Bagong Silangan – including Filinvest 2 Subdivision and Spring Valley

Bagumbayan/Libis – Bagumbayan, including The Acropolis; Eastwood City and Libis

Balara – Old Balara, including Ayala Heights, Capitol Hills, Capitol Hills Golf and Country Club, Don Antonio Royale Estate, Larossa in Capitol Hills and The Manors at Celebrity Place; and Pansol, including Balara Filters Park and La Vista Village

Camp Aguinaldo/Murphy

Camp Crame

Commonwealth – Batasan Hills, including Batasang Pambansa Complex, Ciudad Regina, Filinvest1 Subdivision, New Capitol Estates 1, Northview 1 and 2, Serra Monte Villas and Tivoli Royale; Commonwealth, including Don Jose Heights, Ideal Subdivision and Jordan Park Homes; and Holy Spirit, including Don Antonio Heights, Don Enrique Heights and Mapayapa Village II

Cubao Cubao  – Araneta Center, Bagong Lipunan ng Crame, Immaculate Conception, Kaunlaran, Pinagkaisahan, San Martin de Porres and San Roque

Quezon City Hall
Quezon City Hall in Diliman, Quezon City

Diliman – Bagong Pag-asa, Botocan, Central, Krus Na Ligas, Laging Handa, Malaya, Obrero, Old Capitol Site, Paligsahan, Phil-Am, Pinyahan, including Eton Centris, SM North EDSA, Quezon Memorial Circle and TriNoMa & Vertis North; Sacred Heart, San Vicente, Sikatuna Village, South Triangle, Teachers Village East, Teachers Village West, UP Campus, including Arboretum Forest, UP-AyalaLand Technohub and UP Town Center; UP Village, VASRA and West Triangle

Fairview – Fairview, including Ciudad Verde; and North Fairview, including Sitio Seville. Fairview is usually considered a part of the district of Novaliches.

Galas-Santol – Don Manuel, Doña Aurora, Doña Josefa, Doña Imelda, San Isidro Galas, Santo Niño, Santol and Tatalon

Horseshoe and Valencia – are two barangays surrounded by New Manila (through Aurora Boulevard) to the north, Cubao to the east and southeast, Greenhills to the south (through Colonel Bonny Serrano Avenue), and Ermitaño Creek to the west.

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A colorful shophouse in East Kamias, Quezon City

Kamias/Project 5 – E. Rodriguez, East Kamias, Silangan and West Kamias

Kamuning and Roxas/Project 1 – Kalusugan, Kamuning, Kristong Hari and Roxas

La Loma – N.S. Amoranto, Paang Bundok, Salvacion, San Jose and San Isidro Labrador

Loyola Heights – including Varsity Hills and Xavierville

New Manila – Damayang Lagi and Mariana

Novaliches – an old name for a very large town that is currently recognized as part of Quezon City and Caloocan. The southern and larger half of Novaliches is incorporated into Quezon City,  including Barangays Bagbag, Capri, Greater Lagro, which includes Casa Milan, Lagro Subdivision, La Mesa Watershed and Villa Vienna Subdivision; Gulod, Kaligayahan, Nagkaisang Nayon, Novaliches Proper, also known as Bayan; Pasong Putik Proper, including The Redwoods and Sacred Heart Village 1 and 2; San Agustin, San Bartolome, Santa Lucia, Santa Monica, Sauyo and Talipapa. To the west of Talipapa is South Caloocan’s Barangay 164, which is also a part of Talipapa. Fairview is traditionally considered a part of Novaliches.

Gold's Gym Express at Holiday Inn Ortigas
Golds Gym Express at Holiday Inn Ortigas, Quezon City

Ortigas Center – a business district shared with the cities of Mandaluyong and Pasig. The portion under Quezon City jurisdiction is the part of Barangay Ugong Norte that is south of Ortigas Avenue, from Robinsons Galeria to Saint Pedro Poveda College.


Project 2 and 3/Anonas – Project 2: Quirino 2A, Quirino 2B, Quirino 2C; Project 3: Amihan, Duyan-duyan, Quirino 3A and Quirino 3B

Project 4/Escopa – Bayanihan, Blue Ridge, the ESCOPA barangays, Dioquino Zobel, Marilag, Masagana and Tagumpay

Project 6 – Barangay Project 6, including Veterans Memorial Medical Center

Project 7  – Bungad and Veterans Village

Project 8  – Bahay Toro and Sangandaan

San Francisco del Monte – also SFDM, is an old town incorporated in Quezon City. Damayan, Del Monte, Katipunan, Manresa, Mariblo, Masambong, Paltok, Paraiso, San Antonio, Santa Cruz and Talayan (also known as Quezon City Chinatown). Geographically, Bungad is considered a part of San Francisco del Monte.

Santa Mesa Heights – Lourdes, Maharlika, Saint Peter, Santa Teresita, Santo Domingo and Sienna

St. Ignatius Village and White Plains

Tandang Sora – Culiat, including Doña Faustina Village 1, Sanville Subdivision and Tierra Pura Homes; New Era, Pasong Tamo, including Doñ Petrona Subdivision, Fern Village, Ferndale Homes, Ferndale Villas, Himlayang Pilipino and Mapayapa Village 1 and 3 and Tandang Sora, including Greenview Executive Village Phase 3, NIA Village and Saint Charbel Executive Village

Triangle Park – a proposed CBD that will comprise all of Project 6, Balara, and Loyola Heights; all the barangays of Diliman east of EDSA (Bagong Pag-asa, Botocan, Central, Krus Na Ligas, Malaya, Old Capitol Site, Pinyahan, San Vicente, Sikatuna Village, Teachers Village East, Teachers Village West, UP Campus, UP Village and VASRA), and parts of Bago Bantay (Santo Cristo).

Ugong – a district shared with Pasig. The portion under Quezon City jurisdiction is Barangay Ugong Norte, including Corinthian Gardens and Green Meadows Subdivision.

San Juan skyline
Most of the highrises in San Juan are located in Greenhills.


Originally called San Juan del Monte and with a much larger land area, San Juan is the smallest city in Metro Manila and in the Philippines – in the National Capital Region, only the municipality of Pateros is smaller.

In 1904, San Juan was consolidated with San Felipe Neri. When the two municipalities were separated three years later, San Juan lost some of its territory to San Felipe Neri, which was renamed Mandaluyong.

Greenhills is a district that San Juan shares with Mandaluyong (Barangay Wack Wack Greenhills).

Central San Juan – Addition Hills, Isabelita, Kabayanan, Little Baguio, Maytunas. Onse, Saint Joseph, Santa Lucia and Tibagan

West Crame

Western San Juan – Balong Bato, Batis, Corazon de Jesus, Ermitaño, Pasadeña, Progreso, Rivera, Salapan and San Perfecto


South Caloocan is the smaller, southern part of the City of Caloocan. It is geographically separated from North Caloocan by Bagbag, Nagkaisang Nayon, San Bartolome and Talipapa in Quezon City and by Bagbaguin and Ugong in Valenzuela.

Baesa – Barangays 158, also known as Eternal Gardens; 159, 160, also known as Libis Baesa; and 161, also known as Libis Reparo. Baesa Caloocan lies northwest of Baesa district of Quezon City

Bagong Barrio East and Bagong Barrio West – Bagong Barrio East: Barangays 156 and 157; Bagong Barrio West: Barangays 132, 136, 137, 138, 142, 149, and 155

Balintawak – Barangays 95 and 99, also known as Dorotea Compound. Both are located to the west of Balintawak district of Quezon City

Barrio San Jose – situated west of Barangay San Jose in Quezon City’s La Loma district

C3 Road/Kaunlaran Village – bisected horizontally by C-3 Road, it divides the district of Dagat-dagatan into two. It includes Barangays 20-24.

Dagat-dagatan – the northern portion consists of Barangays 8, 12, 14. The southern portion is entirely Barangay 28.

Grace Park East – including La Loma Catholic Cemetery, consists of Barangays 86, also known as Calaanan Compound; 87; 88, also known as Ever Gotesco Malls; 89-90; 91, also known as Our Lady of Grace; 92, also known as Madre Ignacia; 93; 94, also known as Biglang-Awa; 96-98; 100; 101, also known as Galino; 102, also known as 9th Avenue, 103-125.

Grace Park West – Barangays 38-71

Marulas – Barangays 36 and 37. Not to be confused with Marulas in South Caloocan.

Maypajo – Barangays 25-27 and 29-35

Monumento – Barangays 72, also known as Victory Liner Compound; 73, also known as PNR Compound; 74, also known as Heroes del 96; and 78.

Morning Breeze Subdivision – Barangays 81-85

Poblacion/Apolinario Mabini – Barangays 11, 13 and 15-19

Sangandaan – Barangays 1-7, 9 and 10

University Hills – Barangay 80, including the University of the East – Caloocan campus, and University Hills Subdivision.

Federal Land Tower and 9th Street from 32nd Avenue
Federal Land Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig is the tallest building in the Philippines since its completion in 2017


Bagong Tanyag – South Daang Hari and Tanyag

Bagumbayan Bicutan – Central Bicutan, Lower Bicutan, New Lower Bicutan, and Upper Bicutan

Bonifacio Global City/BGC – Bonifacio Center, Bonifacio South, Crescent Park West, North Bonifacio, Station Square East and University Park

Hagonoy – Hagonoy and San Miguel

Maharlika Village


Santa Ana

Signal Village – Central Signal Village, Katuparan, North Signal Village and South Signal Village

Tipas – Calzada, Ibayo Tipas, Ligid Tipas, Palingon and Tuktukan

Ususan – including BCDA


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Western Bicutan – Arca South, Fort Bonifacio North, Fort Bonifacio South, Libingan ng mga Bayani, McKinley Hill, McKinley West, Pinagsama, Western Bicutan North, Western Bicutan South


Historically known as Pulo by the locals (Polo in Spanish ortography), Valenzuela was a town in the Province of Bulacan when it was incorporated into Metro Manila upon the creation of the National Capital Region. The old core of Valenzuela is comprised of barangays in the low areas in the westernmost section of the city. Traversed by Polo Muzon Rivers, they are smaller in terms of total land area and more densely populated.

Bagbaguin – southwest of North Caloocan’s Barangay 165, also known as Bagbaguin


Canumay East and West -separated by Service Roads


General T. De Leon/Torres Bugallon


Lawang Bato



Malinta and Pinalagad

Mapulang Lupa

Marulas – not to be confused with Marulas in South Caloocan


Northwest Valenzuela – Balangkas, Bisig Coloong, Tagalag and Wawang Pulo. Meycauayan River borders this area’s north and Polo River bisects it vertically.

Old Valenzuela – Arkong Bato, Isla, Mabolo, Palasan, Pariancillo, Pasolo, Poblacion, Polo and Rincon


Paso de Blas


Ugong – unrelated to the connected Ugong districts in Pasig and Quezon City

Veinte Reales

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