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Bagong Silangan
Barangay
Bagong Silangan Barangay Hall
Bagong Silangan Barangay Hall
Map of Quezon City showing Bagong Silangan
Map of Quezon City showing Bagong Silangan
Bagong Silangan is located in Metro Manila
Bagong Silangan
Bagong Silangan
Location of Bagong Silangan within Metro Manila
Coordinates: 14°42′34″N 121°6′0″E / 14.70944°N 121.10000°E / 14.70944; 121.10000Coordinates: 14°42′34″N 121°6′0″E / 14.70944°N 121.10000°E / 14.70944; 121.10000
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityQuezon City
District2nd District of Quezon City
Government
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainWilfredo "Willy" L. Cara
Population
 (2018)
 • Total145,352
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Postal Code
1119
Area code2

Bagong Silangan is a barangay located in the 2nd district of Quezon City, Philippines. Nearby barangays are Commonwealth, Batasan Hills and Payatas. Separated by a river in the east, the barangay leads to the Municipality of San Mateo in the province of Rizal.

Geography

The Barangay is divided geographically by having high and low areas. The border between these two areas is the Marikina Valley Fault System that runs parallel with the Marikina River. The High area western part of the Barangay is the edge of the Guadalupe plateau where most of Quezon City lies while the lower area, the eastern side of Barangay lies at the west bank of the Marikina River. Lying directly on the Marikina fault line, Bagong Silangan is considered as a high risk area for earthquake.[1] Many residential building, commercial and institutional buildings lies directly or lies near the fault. While the lower part of Bagong Silangan lying near the bank of the river is prone to heavy flooding.[2] While most of the areas in Barangay is considered urban in density and infrastructure, about a quarter of Barangay's area are actually farmland the last remaining in Quezon City.

History

Bagong Silangan shares its history with San Mateo, Rizal as it was once part of the municipality until it was ceded to Quezon City in the 1930s. In fact, notable events such as the Battle of San Mateo took place here. In the early 1960s, Bagong Silangan was known as a rich agricultural area where rice was the main product. In 1968, it is the relocation site given by Mayor Norberto Amoranto to selected families coming from Barangay East Triangle in Quezon City who refused to be resettled in Carmona, Cavite, thousand families was relocated but a selected hundred families plead to Mayor Amoranto that if there is a vacant land here in Quezon City, they begged off to relocate, with the bold decision headed by former Teniente del Barrio Laureano Ramos this pioneering families courageously settled here having no water supply, electricity and no accessible roads. Pioneering residents built their houses beside the creek in front of big rice fields.

Bagong Silangan is divided into different main areas like Purok, Sitio, Villages, Subdivisions, and Compound.

Purok

Sitio

Subdivisions

Villages

Compounds

Other areas

Establishments

Bagong Silangan High School
Bagong Silangan High School

Elementary schools

High schools

Parks and plazas

Barangay centers

Place of worship

Business establishments

Infrastructures such as public markets and commercial places lack in the barangay. Commercial businesses are mostly rented from private owners. Talipapa or commercial areas are not concentrated in one place. Commercial areas in the barangay are mostly found near the area of transportation or near school. Currently almost each sitio has its own talipapa or local commercial area. E

Transportation

Bagong Silangan is serviced by its lone jeepney line that has a route from Bagong Silangan proper to Ever Gotesco Commonwealth and Sandiganbayan. Numerous tricycle lines are also present in the Baranggay such as Sitio Veterans route and Barangay Proper Route. Beside the usual route from Batasan, one way of accessing the Barangay is through San Mateo, Rizal. The Route is linked by Bagong Silangan-San Mateo foot bridge in Purok Uno.

Population

As of 2016, the estimated population of the barangay has reached 132,501. It is one of the most densely populated barangays in the 2nd district of Quezon City. The casualties brought by the tropical storm Ondoy have caused several families to relocate in Batangas and Laguna, thus decreasing the population especially in flood-affected areas.[3]

Politics

The first Barrio Captain of Barangay Bagong Silangan was the late Army Captain (ret) Laureano S. Ramos

Barangay Captain

People and culture

Bagong Silangan is a growing barangay in Quezon City composed of people who came from different parts of the country. Tagalog is the primary language being spoken. Also numerous in the area are minority of Ilocano, Bisaya, Kapampangan, and Pangasinan speakers.

Bagong Silangan as an originally considered part of Rizal province shares its culture with the once homogeneous agricultural culture of the people from San Mateo. However, due to saturation of numerous cultures Bagong Silangan's cultural identity is evolved currently as more of heterogeneous which are mixed beliefs that are still expounding and evolving. [4]

With the Predominantly Catholic Population Bagong Silangan Hosts Cultural events that are heavily themed by their religion such as Fiestas which are celebrated every May to give homage to their patron San Isidro Labrador. Additionally minority religions such as INC, Protestants, Agnostics and others have their own celebration based on their discretion. [4]

The barangay is also the home to informal settlers who occupy not only vast tracts of public and private lands but also riverbanks, creeksides, aqueducts and transmission lines.[5]

References

  1. ^ gma news, Jun Obille. "The hidden, fractured earth under Metro Manila's streets". GMA News online. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. ^ Manila Bulletin, RIO ROSE RIBAYA. "Ondoy's flood worst in history PAGASA". Manila Bulletin online. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-08-20.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "District II - the Official Website of the Quezon City Government". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  4. ^ a b Sandoval, Eulogio_The_Baranggay_system
  5. ^ [1] https://web.archive.org/web/20080413061116/http://info.worldbank.org/etools/library/latestversion.asp?239522

[1]

  1. ^ History of QC barangays. Quezon City Public Library, Quezon City Public Library. Publication Services. [Quezon City, Philippines]. 2019. ISBN 978-621-96215-0-2. OCLC 1290723117.((cite book)): CS1 maint: others (link)