Lungsod ng Malabon
|— Highly-Urbanized City —|
|City of Malabon|
|Region||National Capital Region|
|Districts||Lone District of Malabon City|
|Cityhood||May 7, 2001|
|• Mayor||Antolin A. Oreta III|
|• Vice mayor||Jeannie Sandoval (UNA)|
|• Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Total||19.76 km2 (7.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||17,881/km2 (46,310/sq mi)|
The City of Malabon is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. Located just north of Manila, the city has a population of 353,337 as of 2010. It is primarily a residential and industrial town and is one of the most densely populated cities in the metropolis. It has a total land area of 19.714 square kilometers.
Malabon is part of the sub-region of Metro Manila informally called CAMANAVA. CAMANAVA consists of Caloocan City, Malabon City, Navotas City, and Valenzuela City. Caloocan lies to the south and east, Navotas to the west, and Valenzuela to the north. Malabon also borders the town of Obando in the province of Bulacan to the northwest.
Malabon, per legend, came from the words maraming labong which means "plenty of labong", the edible bamboo shoots. Originally called the town of Tambobong, Malabon was founded as a “Visita” of Tondo by the Augustinian friars on May 21, 1599 and remained under the administrative jurisdiction of the province of Tondo from 1627 to 1688.
Malabon was officially made a municipality of the newly-created province of Rizal on June 11, 1901 by virtue of Philippine Commission Act No. 137. When Act No. 942 was promulgated, Malabon was merged with Navotas under a new government. On January 16, 1906, Act No. 1441 separated Malabon from Navotas into two distinct municipalities of the Rizal province. The first Mayor of Malabon was Vicente Villongco.
For 70 years, Malabon was a municipality of Rizal, until November 7, 1975, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, when Malabon became a part of Metropolitan Manila or the National Capital Region. Malabon became a city on April 21, 2001, under Republic Act No. 9019 when Malabon was 407 years old.
Former Mayor Tito Oreta, who died in office in 2012, was credited with building some of Malabon's most important modern infrastructure projects, including the new eleven-story Malabon City Hall, the Oreta Sports Complex Building and a Government Center Annex.
Politics and government 
On April 21, 2008, Malabon City’s newly-constructed 11-storey city hall building along F. Sevilla Blvd. in Barangay San Agustin, was inaugurated by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Malabon’s 7th City anniversary. It was dubbed as a “potential business center of the city,” a one-stop shop for government transactions, due to its state-of-the-art facilities such as 3 high-speed elevators and the new city hall building and its offices' “digital system.”
- Hulong Duhat
- Hulong Flores
- San Agustin
- La Penya
Malabon City is now divided into 21 barangays.
|Population census of Malabon|
|Source: National Statistics Office |
Roman Catholicism - Malabon belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan. Almost 80% of the people here adhere to this religion. The seat of the Bishop of Kalookan in Malabon is in San Bartolome Parish, is one of the oldest Augustinian church in the Philippines dating back to 1700. Today there are eight Roman Catholic Parish in Malabon: San Bartolome, Sto. Rosario, Immaculate Conception, Exaltation of the Cross, San Antonio de Padua, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sts. Peter and John. Another parish church, Santa Clara of Assisi in Barangay Longos, is under planning stages.
Iglesia Filipina Independiente - known as the Aglipayan Church; located along C. Arellano St. They have one parish belongs to the Diocese of Rizal and Pampanga: The Parish of La Purisima Concepcion, home to the renowned image of the Immaculate Conception that the folks called it "Impong Maria."
Malabon International Baptist Church - Dr. Pio Tica leads Laging May Pag-asa Foundation (LAMPF) and in the creation of Malabon Ministers for Moral Values (MMMV). He is currently the National Capital Region Chaplain Director of the National Auxiliary Chaplaincy Philippines (NACPHIL).
Jesus the Living Stone Assembly of God - in barangay Panghulo led by Rev. Andy Alcoba. Currently, Chaplain Rev. Andy Alcoba is the International Chaplaincy Director (ASIA PACIFIC) of the National Auxiliary Chaplaincy Philippines (NACPHIL).
Iglesia ni Cristo - Another notable religious group here is the Philippine based (Church of Christ).
Members Church of God International - A group led by Bro. Eli Soriano (Ang Dating Daan) they have a small community here (local ng Tugatog).
Malabon industries include sugar refinery, patis making, cigar making, fishing and Ilang-ilang trees flower extract production where the distilled perfume is exported.
The city is considered as the local Venice, due to year long floods and gradual sinking. The City of Malabon is a place famous for its Pancit Malabon and its predominantly Atlantic ambience. It is also famous for other variety of foods, such as puto sulot, puto bumbong, sapin-sapin, broas, bibingka and camachile. The culinary delights are abundant in its specialty eateries such as Nanay’s Pancit Malabon, Rosy’s Pancit Malabon, the Pescadores Restaurant and the Balsa sa Niugan, a floating restaurant with 350 seats. Malabon is also the home of the famous Dolor's Kakanin. It is also known for the Bulungan at Tañong Market, the "bulungan" system or whispered bidding in fish trading.
Its most famous festival is the "Pagoda-Caracol", a fluvial procession with street dancing to commemorate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception every 8 December.
The city of Malabon is also home for famous personalities. It includes Epifanio de los Santos (historian and hero), Timoteo Paez (hero), Nonoy Marcelo (cartoonist), Ildefonso Santos (poet), Gregorio Sanciangco (writer), Loren Legarda (senator), Angelika de la Cruz (artist), Erik Santos (artist and singer), Rochelle Pangilinan (artist), Phil Younghusband (football player).
Heritage houses 
Malabon houses several old homes of historical value: the Dionisio family home, the Rivera house, the Villongco house, the Luna house, the Martinez house, the Chikiamco house, the Rojas-Borja house, the Santos-Lapus house, the Luna house, the Pantaleon Bautista house, the SyJuco (formerly Gaza) house, and the Raymundo house, considered to be the oldest located on Cayetano Arellano Street. Other old but well preserved heritage houses in Malabon include the Asilo de Huérfanos, the Paez House, and the Nepomuceno House.
- The De La Salle Araneta University is the seventh campus of De La Salle Philippines. It was formerly known as the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation which was established in 1946 as the Araneta Institute of Agriculture in Bulacan, then transferred to Malabon the year after. In 1978 it was renamed as the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation. Integration of the university to the DLS System started since 1987 and in 2002 became an official member of the system. The university specializes in Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences.
- As an agricultural University - Salikneta Farm (formerly known as Saliksik-Araneta)located at the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Its total land area is 64 hectares of farm land owned by Gregorio Araneta University Foundation (now known as De La Salle Araneta University). The wide farmland is used for forestry and agricultural operations for student training purposes.
Aside from serving as a laboratory and research facility, an agricultural-forestryecology- tourism-integrated farm complete with recreational facilities such as horse back riding, carabao cart-pulling for passengers, fishing, camping, mini-zoo and conference area is envisioned in Salikneta.
The City of Malabon University or CMU is the city university and the only government-owned tertiary school. It is located in Barangay Longos, Malabon City.
On the other hand, Malabon National High School or MNHS is the pilot secondary school and the most populous school in the city while Malabon Elementary School or MES for the primary school. They are both located in M. Naval st., Barangay Hulong-Duhat, Malabon City.
There are other eight secondary schools in Malabon namely the Malabon National High School-Acacia Annex, Concepcion Vocational Technical High School, Longos National High School, Panghulo National High School, Potrero National High School, Tanong National High School, Tinajeros National High School, and Tugatog National High School.
Jose F. Oreta Hall of Justice Courts, Br. 73 & Br. 74, (presided by now SC Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes from 1990-2001) RTC (Catmon)
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- PGMA to inaugurate new 11-storey Malabon City Hall building tomorrow
- Inauguration of the new Malabon City Hall Building
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