History of Malabon City

MALABON CITY is part of the CAMANAVA sub-region of Metro Manila. Located north side of Manila and is primarily a residential and industrial place, thus, the city is largely populated. CAMANAVA consists of Caloocan City, Malabon City, Navotas, and Valenzuela City.

HISTORY
The Augustinian Friars founded the town of Malabon as a “Visata” of Tondo on May 21, 1599 and remained under the governance of Tondo from 1627 to 1688. Malabon was also an important literary center of the Philippine Revolution during the Spanish colonization in 1896. This is where the “La Independencia” was printed in Malabon’s Asilo de Huertanos. Then on June 11, 1901 by virtue of Philippine Act 137, Malabon was made a municipality in the province of Rizal.

A few years later by virtue of Philippine Act 942, the municipality of Malabon became a part of Navotas governance. It was only on January 6, 1906 when Malabon finally became an independent municipality upon signing of Philippine Act 1441.
Malabon remained a municipality of Rizal for 70 years, and by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824 Malabon became a part of the National Capital Region and no longer part of the Rizal province.

PROFILE

THE LAND
The city is a coastal land situated in the northern part of Metro Manila together with Navotas, Valenzuela, Pateros, Taguig, Pasig and Muntinlupa. Malabon is bounded in the north and northeast side by Valenzuela, west and southwest side by Navotas and southeast side by Caloocan City occupying a total land area of 23.4 square kilometers. The city land is generally flat with some slopes.

THE PEOPLE
With the recent population census, Malabon City has a total population of 347,484.

LOCAL PRODUCTS
Malabon is a commercial fishing center for Manila, known for “bagoong” (fish paste) production.

LIST OF “BARANGAYS” (or communities)
The city is composed of 21 communities:

* Acacia
* Baritan
* Bayan-bayanan
* Catmon
* Concepcion
* Dampalit
* Flores
* Hulong Duhat
* Ibaba
* Longos
* Maysilo

* Muzon
* Niugan
* Panghulo
* Potrero
* San Agustin
* Santolan
* Tañong
* Tinajeros
* Tonsuya
* Tugatog

MAJOR TOURIST SPOTS

ASILO DE HUERTANOS
This is where “La Independencia” was printed during the revolutionary government. The house also used to be an orphanage in 1882.

ASILO DE MAYSILO
This oldest asylum ever built in Malabon during 1580-1660 by the Augustinian missionaries.

MALABON ZOO AND AQUARIUM
The zoo houses various animals and vast array of tropical fishes which is open for public tour. It allows tourists to actually touch and pet animals.

PAGODA-CARACOL
This celebration commemorates the Feast of Our Lady Immaculate Concepcion every 8th of December, an annual celebration of the Catholic and Aglipay churches. The fluvial procession starts in Malabon to Navotas Rivers, coupled with colorful street dancing.

RIZAL SHRINE
The shrine is situated in E. Rodriguez Plaza, San Agustin community. This marker was built in honor of the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

SAN BARTOLOME CHURCH
This Church was built in 1614 by the Spaniards.


Source: 1stphilippines

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