Location of Balingasa within Metro Manila
|Region||National Capital Region|
|District||1st District of Quezon City|
|• Barangay Captain||Ma. Teresa Montalbo|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
Balingasa, (PSGC: 137404013) more commonly known as Balintawak and Cloverleaf, is one of many barangays located in the west portion of Quezon City sharing a boundary with Caloocan.
Neighboring barangays include Unang Sigaw in the north; Pag-Ibig Sa Nayon, and Damar in the south, Manresa in the southeast; and Apolonio Samson in the east.
See also: Cry of Pugad Lawin
Balingasa was originally a part of Caloocan, but it was carved out of the city in 1939 pursuant to Commonwealth Act 502, which created Quezon City as the capital of the Philippines, along with the following sitios and barrios: Kaingin, Kangkong, La Loma, Malamig, Matalahib, Masambong, San Isidro, San Jose, Santol and Tatalon.
A monument to the Cry of Balintawak or Cry of Pugad Lawin (a lone Katipunero popularly identified with Andres Bonifacio) was erected in the area, which was transferred to another location.
The Balintawak Interchange, a road network shaped like a cloverleaf, connects the regions of South Luzon, Islands in the Visayas-Mindanao and Metro Manila to provinces in the north under the jurisdiction of both Barangays Balingasa and Unang Sigaw.
Also, Skyway Stage 3 runs through the barangay above A. Bonifacio Avenue, connecting South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) and North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) while avoiding the traffic-torn street of Metro Manila.
Other notable landmarks (mostly along EDSA) include the Balintawak Market, the LRT Balintawak station and transport hubs to and from Downtown Manila, Northern Quezon City, CaMaNava and Bulacan areas.
The Cloverleaf, an Ayala Land estate and the former site of Central Textile Mills purchased in 2013, is predominantly within the area of Balingasa while the rest is under the jurisdiction of Barangay Apolonio Samson. Once fully developed, the township will include Alveo and Avida Land residential condominiums, a Qualimed hospital facility, commercial buildings for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) locators and Ayala Malls Cloverleaf (opened on October 25, 2017).
Another condominium project, The Celandine project of DMCI Properties, is located just south of The Cloverleaf along A. Bonifacio Avenue.
The entrance to the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Balintawak substation, which hosts various distribution and transmission lines operated and maintained by Meralco and NGCP such as the Sucat–Paco–Araneta–Balintawak and Hermosa–Duhat–Balintawak transmission lines, is also located along EDSA.
|Full Name||Term Began||Term Ended|
|MA. TERESA V. MONTALBO||June 30, 2018||June 30, 2020|
|November 30, 2013||June 30, 2018|
|Ma. Teresa V. Montalbo|
|Aaron T. Eser|
The new Barangay and SK Councils were elected on May 14, 2018.
As of the 2015 census of the National Statistics Office (Philippines), the population of Barangay Balingasa is 20,609.
The barangay maintains a Quezon City public library, while government-run Balingasa High School is under the Department of Education.