New Era
Barangay
North Commonwealth Avenue with the INC Central Temple on the left side
North Commonwealth Avenue with the INC Central Temple on the left side
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityQuezon City
District6th District of Quezon City
EstablishedJanuary 2, 1981 (1981-01-02)
Government
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainDario M. Orencia
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Area code(s)2

New Era is a barangay in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is noted for its dominant Iglesia ni Cristo population.

Geography

The Tandang Sora Avenue is situated on the northern and eastern boundary of New Era. The barangay is also bounded on the southeast by Commonwealth Avenue and on the south by Central Avenue. Sitio Mabilog is situated on its southwest boundary while lots no. 689, 680, 678, and 689 of the Piedad Estate and San Antonio Subdivision delineates New Era's eastern boundaries.[1]

History

New Era was created by Presidential Decree No. 1760 which was issued by then-President Ferdinand Marcos on January 2, 1981. The barangay was carved from a portion of barangay Culiat.[2] The Central Temple and the New Era University of the Iglesia ni Cristo which are situated within the barangay was inaugurated in 1984.[3]

Demographics

About 95 percent of the barangay's population consists of members of the Iglesia ni Cristo. The Christian church host some of its significant facilities in the barangay such as its Central Office, Central Temple, and the New Era University. Part of the barangay is the Milton Hills Subdivision which were originally developed by Roman Catholics.[3]

References

  1. ^ "History of Quezon City Barangays". Quezonian Newsletter. Quezon City Public Library. Chapter 15 History of Quezon City Barangays. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ Presidential Decree No. 1760 (2 January 1981), Creating Barangay New Era in Quezon City, retrieved May 29, 2022
  3. ^ a b "Barangay New Era: The Iglesia enclave". Rappler. Retrieved 26 June 2019.