Arkong Bato
Stone arch
Arkong Bato
Arkong Bato
Location of Arkong Bato in the 1st Valenzuela legislative district
Coordinates: 14°41′53″N 120°57′3″E / 14.69806°N 120.95083°E / 14.69806; 120.95083
Country Philippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityValenzuela
Congressional districtsPart of the 1st district of Valenzuela
Government
 • Barangay ChairmanChristina Marie M. Feliciano
Area
 • Total34.40 km2 (13.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total8,632
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
ZIP code
1444
Area code(s)2

Arkong Bato is one of the constituent barangays in the city of Valenzuela, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Arkong Bato is a historical barangay named after the famous stone arch landmark that demarcates its boundary with Barangay Santolan in Malabon. The notable stone arch was built by the Americans in 1910, originally as a boundary marker between Rizal and Bulacan provinces, which Malabon and Valenzuela were once part of, respectively.[1]

Festivals

Residents celebrate the Sta. Cruz fiesta every 3rd Sunday of May.[1]

Landmarks

Some of the landmarks of the barangay include the Arkong Bato Chapel and the statue of Delfin Belilia Navarese at Navarette Street.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Valezuela; Arkong Bato, Valenzuela Retrieved on September 22, 2012