Forbes Park
Gate along EDSA
Gate along EDSA

Map
Map of Makati with Forbes Park highlighted
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityMakati
DistrictPart of the 1st district of Makati
Founded1940s
Named forWilliam Cameron Forbes
Government
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainEvangeline Manotok
 • Barangay Councilors
Members
  • Ana Maria Borromeo
  • Maria Micaela Remulla
  • Marcus Leslie Suntay
  • Nicolo Villonco
  • Carlo Felicito Bernardino
  • Maria Monica Teresa Concepcion
 • SK ChairpersonRosanna Mercedes Periquet
 • SK Councilors
Members
  • Tanya Michelle Go
  • Joaquin Juan Paulo Mabanta
  • Mariel Alexander Yulo
  • Ryanne Cristina Uy
  • Maria Christina Lourdes Montelibano
  • Rafael Luis Alfonso Montelibano
Area
 • Total2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,715
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP Code
1219 (Forbes Park North)
1220 (Forbes Park South)
Area code2
PSGC137602008

Forbes Park is a private subdivision, gated community, and barangay in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. Established in 1940s partly out of the nearby barangay Pinagkaisahan,[1] Forbes Park was named after William Cameron Forbes, the fifth American Governor-General of the Philippines during the American Insular Government.

The subdivision is divided into Forbes Park North and Forbes Park South by McKinley Road[2] and is bounded roughly by barangay Pinagkaisahan to the north, Bel-Air and Urdaneta Villages across Epifanio de los Santos Avenue to the northwest, Taguig (Fort Bonifacio which includes Bonifacio Global City) to the east, the Maricaban Creek to the south, and Dasmariñas Village to the west.[3] With an area of 2.5 square kilometers (0.97 sq mi), it is Makati's largest barangay in terms of land area since the transfer of the previous holder, Post Proper Southside, to Taguig in 2023.[4]

It was the first gated village in the Philippines to be developed by Ayala Corporation,[5] Forbes Park was a catalyst for urban development in Makati.[6] Forbes Park is home to the Manila Golf and Country Club and the Manila Polo Club. It has been called the "Beverly Hills of Manila"[7] and many of the country's wealthiest families, as well as foreign diplomats, live there.[8][9]

The Santuario de San Antonio Parish, a Franciscan church, and San Antonio Plaza, a small commercial center, lie between North and South Forbes Park. Meanwhile, the Church of the Holy Trinity, an Anglican-Episcopalian pro-cathedral, is just across the road.

References

  1. ^ "Barangay Pinagkaisahan". Makati Web Portal. Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  2. ^ "Demography". Brgy Forbes Park. Barangay Forbes Park Government. Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Barangay Forbes Park". Makati Web Portal. Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  4. ^ Argosino, Faith (November 8, 2023). "DILG-Taguig to handle programs, projects in 10 former Makati barangays". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved November 11, 2023.
  5. ^ Peter J.M. Nas (March 10, 2005). Directors of Urban Change in Asia. Routledge. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-134-26737-8.
  6. ^ Limos, Mario Alvaro (January 11, 2019). "A History of Forbes Park, the Philippines' Wealthiest and First Gated Subdivision". Townandcountry.ph. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  7. ^ Balan Moses, "A country of contradictions", New Straits Times, July 9, 2002.
  8. ^ Hannah Torregoza, "Stronger police visibility asked by posh Makati village officials", Manila Bulletin, June 27, 2004.
  9. ^ Cathy Yamsuan, "Forbes Park feud continues–health fears or better signal?", Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 28, 2015.

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