Carmona, Makati

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Carmona
Isidro Carmona
Barangay
Country Philippines
Region National Capital Region
City Makati City
District 1st district of Makati City
Established 1960
Government
 • Type Barangay
 • Punong Barangay Joselito "Jojo" M. Salvador
 • Sangguniang Barangay (Barangay Council)
Area
 • Total 0.34 km2 (0.13 sq mi)
Population (2015[1])
 • Total 3,109
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Postal Code 1207
Area code(s) 02
PSGC 137602000

Carmona is a barangay located in the northern part of Makati City. It is a residential area with a population of 3,109 recorded by the 2015 census. The barangay was named after Comandante Isidro Carmona, a Filipino soldier who fought during the Philippine Revolution against Spaniards.

Carmona is the 2nd least populous barangay in Makati with 3,109 residents.[2]

History[edit]

The full, official name of this barangay is Isidro Carmona. Its namesake was a Filipino commander who participated in several revolts during the 1896 Philippine Revolution against the Spanish Empire.

From the American period and under a sovereign Republic of the Philippines, the barrio was a sitio of Barrio Tejeros until the early 1960s. The late Barrio Captains Miling Mangahas and Emiliano San Pascual, along with their respective Barrio Councils, worked to have Carmona secede from Tejeros as an independent barangay during the same period.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Circuit Makati, a 21-hectare mixed-use development on the former Sta. Ana Racetrack property of the Philippine Racing Club Inc. (PRCI). Soon to rise as Makati’s entertainment district, a collaboration among Ayala Land, Inc., PRCI and the City of Makati, which completes the vision for Makati to be a leading city for entertainment, lifestyle and business.[4]
  • Maximo Estrella Elementary School, the only public Elementary School in the Barangay, located on J. Magsaysay Street.
  • Carmona Sports Complex, located at A. P. Reyes Avenue, is a mixed-use sports facility with parking space, maintained by the Barangay Government.
  • Carmona Multi-purpose Hall, is the seat of the Barangay Government of Carmona, located at A. P. Reyes Avenue.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 14°34′N 121°01′E / 14.567°N 121.017°E / 14.567; 121.017