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Bagong Pag-asa
Magsaysay District
North Avenue
Map of Quezon City showing Bagong Pag-asa
Map of Quezon City showing Bagong Pag-asa
Coordinates: 14°39′44″N 121°1′59″E / 14.66222°N 121.03306°E / 14.66222; 121.03306
RegionNational Capital Region
CityQuezon City
District1st District of Quezon City
EstablishedApril 7, 1970[1]
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay ChairmanFranze Russele “Chinggay” O. Bilaos[2]
 • Total29,389
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Zip Code
Area code2

Bagong Pag-asa, also known as the Magsaysay District, is an administrative division in eastern Metro Manila. It is an urban barangay of Quezon City with low-density housing and is known for its shopping malls, transport hubs and office buildings.

Neighboring barangays include Project 6 and Vasra in the northeast; Bahay Toro in the north; Pinyahan in the east; Veterans Village, Bungad and Sto. Cristo in the northwest; Phil-Am in the west; West Triangle in the southwest; and South Triangle in the south.


The land that is now occupied by the barangay was a cogon grassland with rice paddies, bamboo groves, and fruit-bearing trees that were said to be part of the Diliman Estate, a 1,600 ha (16 km2) property then in San Juan del Monte owned by the Tuazon family that was sold to the Philippine government in 1938.[4][5] It was included in the newly-founded Quezon City in 1939.[6][7]

New housing development

In 1954, the Social Welfare Administration (now the Department of Social Welfare and Development), offered informal settlers from Barrio Tatalon (now Barangay Tatalon) in Quezon City an opportunity for permanent residential housing in a new residential development north of the area. Some settlers did not move into the new development, and relocated instead to the areas around the University of the Philippines Diliman campus and other places in the city, while others moved to the Malate district of the City of Manila.[7]

As army engineers, the Philippine Homesite and Housing Corporation, and other government entities implemented the relocation and settlement of the informal settlers, the development was named the Magsaysay District. It eventually became known as Bagong Pag-asa, which is Filipino for "a new hope" as a way for its early residents to signify the hope for a better life. It was said to have originated from a speech of then-President Ramon Magsaysay, who was also responsible for the relocation program itself, as he was quoted for saying, "there is new hope" for the Philippines.[7]

Barangay established

The residential development was incorporated as a barrio through Quezon City Ordinance No. 4386 series of 1960, which was approved on April 7, 1960, by Vice Mayor Vicente O. Novales. There was a lack of basic utilities at the time, resulting in drinking water having to be rationed by the city fire department, and its early pioneers had to walk through unpaved road to reach city transportation networks.[7]

Barrio Bagong Pag-asa was later recognized as a barangay on June 25, 1975, through Executive Order No. 24 by then-Mayor Norberto S. Amoranto, which converted existing barrios into barangays. Its first barangay elections were held that same year.[7]


Triangle Park (North Triangle) corridor

Main article: Triangle Park (Quezon City)

TriNoma along with the entire Vertis North development of Ayala Malls, the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center and the PAGASA Garden are all found inside the Triangle Park.

Other notable landmarks

The SM City North EDSA complex is predominantly located within the barangay, excluding The Annex which is under the jurisdiction of Barangay Sto. Cristo. It will be further expanded in size once the five Business Process Outsourcing and hotel towers are completed, replacing the former site of the Super Sale Club.

Bagong Lipunan Pag-asa Condominiums, an Urban Bliss site and Golden Acres (Home for the Aged), projects of former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos during her husband's presidency are both located behind the SM City North EDSA complex.

Future development

Upon the completion of the Unified Grand Central Station, it will connect the existing stations of the LRT Line 1 and MRT Line 3 to the soon-to-be-completed MRT Line 7 and the planned Metro Manila Subway.

Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials

Members of Sangguniang Barangay

Title Name
Barangay Captain
Punong Barangay
Franze Russele “Chinggay” O. Bilaos[8]
SK Chairperson
Sangguniang Kabataan
Yshea Regina “Ishi” A. Mabini
Jamaica Marie C. Fortunado
Ingat Yaman
Maricel M. Solo
Barangay Councilors
Eduardo “Ed” B. Alcoy
Frenze Roesheene “Shin-Shin” O. Bilaos
Rhoderick “Ricky” D. Bajarias
Dino Aldo D. Fortuno
Michael “Coach Mike” S. Canceran
Danilo T. Benzon
Rodel Neil C. Navarro

The new Barangay and SK Councils were elected on October 31, 2023.


The seat of government of Bagong Pag-asa is located at the intersection of Road 9 and Road 11.[2]


Barangay Bagong Pag-asa is the 27th most-populated barangay in Quezon City, with a population of 29,389 according to the 2020 census,[3] up from a population of 32,267 in the 2015 census.[9]

See also


  1. ^ "QC : Barangay Profiles". Quezon City Public Library. Archived from the original on March 14, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Quezon City Barangay Officials". Quezon City Government. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020 CPH) Population Counts Declared Official by the President". Philippine Statistics Authority. July 7, 2021. Archived from the original on July 7, 2021. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "History of Caloocan". City of Caloocan. Retrieved February 23, 2024.
  5. ^ Commonwealth Act No. 502 (October 12, 1939), "Charter of Quezon City", Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, retrieved July 1, 2023
  6. ^ "Statement: President Quezon on Purchase of the Diliman Estate and another hacienda, October 8, 1938 GOVPH". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e History of QC Barangays: Journey to Early Beginnings of Quezon City Barangays. Vol. 1. Quezon City: Quezon City Public Library. 2019.
  8. ^ "Barangay Officials". Quezon City Government. Archived from the original on March 14, 2020. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  9. ^ "". Retrieved July 12, 2018.