"Malinis, Makatao, Hindi Mapang-abuso."
("Clean, Humane, Non-abusive.")
|Region||National Capital Region|
|District||2nd Congressional District|
|• Barangay Captain||Nomie S. Veloria|
|• Total||1.913 km2 (0.739 sq mi)|
|• Land||1.9130000 km2 (0.73861343 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
Pinagsama (Tagalog: [pinag'sama], is an administrative division in Metro Manila, the Philippines. It is an urban barangay located in the western portion of Taguig City.
From a thriving community of mixed residential and commercial developments along Circumferential Road 5 (C5), the area has become an important residential, commercial and industrial center in Taguig, and is the second most populated barangay in the city.
The McKinley Hill development adjacent to Bonifacio Global City can be found in the barangay, as well as the Arca South mixed-use development.
It is bordered by the barangays of Fort Bonifacio to the north, Central Signal Village to the southeast, North Signal Village to the east, Ususan on the northeast and Western Bicutan on the west and southwest. Pinagsama Creek, a tributary of the Taguig River cuts through the northern half of Pinagsama and Ususan.
Barangay Pinagsama was split from Barangay Western Bicutan by virtue of Taguig City Ordinance No. 67 Series of 2008 dated September 15, 2008. The name was conceived by the adjoining existence of territorial villages of Wildcat Village, 16th ISU Village, ISG Central Village, G2 Village, Upper West Village, PANAM Village, PALAR Village, Pinagsama Village Phase 1 and Phase 2, AFP EP Village Phase 1 and Phase 2, Heritage Park, Parcel of the Inner-Fort Bonifacio and McKinley Hill.
An official plebiscite was held in Barangay Western Bicutan on December 18, 2008 with an overwhelming majority in favor for the creation of the new barangay. The first set of barangay officials were appointed by then-mayor, Sigfrido R. Tiñga on April 4, 2009.
ROLANDO B. REGALADO Punong Barangay
-Jomil Bryan Serna SK Kagawad
-Simon Jude Miñoza SK Kagawad
-Marlon Tugada SK Kagawad
-Ana Romina Marmol SK Kagawad
-Joanne Veloria SK Kagawad
-Hazel Guillermo SK Kagawad
The above-named officials held office up to November 30, 2010 and subsequent assumption into office of the First Elected Barangay Officials after the Nationwide Barangay and SK Elections last October 25, 2010, with the following duly elected barangay officials sworn into office effective December 1, 2010 to December 1, 2013:
PUNONG BARANGAY JESUS S. MERILO †
SK CHAIRMAN BERNARDO “NONOY” M. MORTEL III
BARANGAY PINAGSAMA UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF PUNONG BARNAGAY NOMIES. VELORIA AND THE 4TH SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY
The following names are new Brgy. Pinagsama officials who held office on June 30, 2018 after being elected during the Barangay Elections in the Philippines on May 14, 2018.
PUNONG BARANGAY: NOMIE S. VELORIA
Elections for the reformed Sangguniang Kabataan (SK; youth councils) were also held at the same date and it was the first SK elections since 2010. Following names are the SK officials in Brgy. Pinagsama:
SK CHAIRMAN: JOMIL BRYAN SERNA(2018-2020)
JOVYANN B. MABUNGA
Barangay Pinagsama is home to the Venice Grand Canal Mall, British Embassy, Korean Embassy, Embassy of the State of Qatar and the Embassy of UAE, International Schools and Colleges located in McKinley Hill. It has been called "The International Gateway of Taguig City".
Accordingly, Barangay Pinagsama having satisfied all requisites for creation into a new barangay, with an initial population of 32,777 based on the survey of the National Statistics Office (NSO) as of Year 2008; with its appropriate territorial Jurisdiction defined by permanent natural boundaries as approved. A technical description of the newly constituted Barangay Pinagsama is as shown:
North: American Battle Monument (Manila American Cemetery)
East : Pres. Carlos P. Garcia (C-5), Diego Silang (BCDA)
South East: Palakol Area (BCDA), Former Brgy. Signal Village (Now North Signal Village)
North & North West : American Battle Monument and M.R.T. Ave. (Bayani Road)
South & South West : M.R.T. Ave., Pres. Carlos P. Garcia (C-5), Proclamation #172 Western Bicutan and Veterans Center Area.
B. Land area of villages and private territories:
1. AFP EP Village 38.5 Hectares
2. 7 Villages (BHIT) Zone 59.2 Hectares
3. Heritage Park 70 Hectares
4. McKinley Hill 50 Hectares
5. Pinagsama Village 1 & 2 30.7 Hectares
1. Total Population 57,343 (2015)
2. Total Nos. of Household 25,562 (2015)
3. Total Nos. of Registered Voters 30,224 (2016)
4. Total Nos. of Voting Precinct 72
5. Senior Citizens (60 year old and above) 1500 (2016)
1. Peace and Order
a. Barangay Security Force and Peace Makers b. Telephone Operator Hotline # 553 9170
2. Barangay Pinagsama Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
a. Barangay Pinagsama Fire and Rescue Team b. Ambulance and Medic
3. Monitoring and Security Facilities
a. 24/7 CCTV Cameras b. Public Address System
A. Public Basic Education Schools
1.Kapitan Eddie T. Reyes Integrated School Pinagsama Village Phase 2 2.PALAR Integrated School PALAR Village 3. Western Bicutan National High School EP Village Phase 1
B. Private Basic Education Schools
1.D’ Carmelite School EP Village Phase 1 2.Merry Mount Preparatory School EP Village Phase 1 3.EP Ville Integrated Academy EP Village Phase 1 4.Academia de San Isidro EP Village Phase 1 5.Progressive Christian Academy EP Village Phase 1 6.Gabby's Christian School EP Village Phase 1 7.Promise land Baptist Learning School EP Village Phase 1 8. God's Grace Christian Academy EP Village Phase 2 9.Army's Angels Integrated School EP Village Phase 2 10.Spring of Kerith Montessori School EP Village Phase 2 11.St. Andre Academy Pinagsama Village Ph1 12. Geres Academy of Taguig Pinagsama Village Ph1 13.Eastern Achiever Academy of Taguig Pinagsama Village Ph1 14.Morning Glory Christian Academy Pinagsama Village Ph2 15. God's Grace Christian Academy Pinagsama Village Ph2 16.St. Bernard Academy of Taguig Pinagsama Village Ph2 17.Our Lady of Snow Excel School Pinagsama Village Ph2 18.Bloomfield Academy of Makati Pinagsama Village Ph2 19.Mary Lourdes Academy Pinagsama Village Ph2 20.Balmor Christian School Pinagsama Village Ph2 21.Phil. Army Officers Ladies Foundation School Bayani Road 22.Abba's Orchard Montessori School McKinley Hill 23.Taguig Christian Learning School G2 Village
C. Tertiary Educational Institutions
1. The Fisher Valley College Pinagsama Village Phase 2
2. Enderun Colleges McKinley Hill
3. Meridian International College McKinley Hill
D. International Schools
1. Korean International School McKinley Hill
2. Chinese International School McKinley Hill
There are four (4) foreign embassies located in Barangay Pinagsama:
1. Embassy of the Republic of Korea
2. Embassy of the State of Qatar
3. Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
4. Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
In the October 2013 Barangay Elections, Ma. Victoria M. Mortel-Balidoy or “Vic Mortel” was decisively elected Barangay Captain over five (5) other opponents for the position. Seven (7) Members of the council who won in the said elections were:
1. Rachiel Ann R. Azarcon (Re-elected)
2. Nomie S. Veloria (Retired Police)
3. Susan C. Aquino (Former City Social Worker)
4. Jomil Bryan C. Serna (Former Sangguniang Kabataan Kagawad)
5. Romualdo T. Gamet (Retired Military)
6. Felix W. Anggaco (Re-elected/Retired Military)
7. Joviliza Gayle E. Merca (Re-elected)
They were sworn into office on November 27, 2013 before Taguig City Mayor Ma. Laarni L. Cayetano and assumed the office on December 1, 2013 which was also the start of the 3rd Barangay Council of Pinagsama.
The third barangay council focuses on the upliftment of the barangay economy and of its populace as a result of inclusive governance. That includes partnering with the business community of McKinley Hill and Bonifacio Global City, providing livelihood programs, job opportunities, feeding program, youth and sports development projects, environmental cleanliness, supporting childhood education through Early Childhood Care and Development Centers and maintaining peace and order. Since June 2016, upon the assumption of Rodrigo Duterte as President of the Philippines, the Barangay Government of Pinagsama has been actively compliant to the President's campaign to fight against illegal drugs in the community. In December 2016, Taguig City Police awarded Barangay Pinagsama as one of the most outstanding barangays in relation to “Oplan Tokhang”.
Barangay Pinagsama is in strong partnership with the City Government of Taguig when it comes to infrastructure projects, social services and peace and order. Likewise, as part of the council's vision to include the business community in the development of our Barangay, they also created networks with the stakeholders of McKinley Hill and Bonifacio Global City for possible partnership projects such as Corporate-Social Responsibility (CSR) and Community Service Activities.
A livelihood training center was also established to empower our people through trainings on reducing garbage and producing reusable hand-made crafts from the recyclable materials.
Although Barangay Pinagsama faces a bright future for the rising businesses within its jurisdiction, some public service projects are hindered by its greatest present challenge which is the absence of Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA)- Barangay share of revenues from the national government. There are several reasons why Pinagsama has no IRA yet; First, Barangay Pinagsama is a newly created Barangay; second, Barangay Pinagsama is one of the barangays affected by the territorial dispute of Makati vs. Taguig thus a status quo order of the higher court pertaining the territorial dispute hampers the legislation for the creation of a law creating Barangay Pinagsama providing its share from the national revenue. For the time being, the Barangay Government's source of fund relies on its miscellaneous income on barangay business permits, barangay clearance, user charges on barangay facilities, city aid and share from the real property tax (RPT) from the city government.
As of 2018, the Barangay Government has a total of Two Hundred Seventy Eight (278) Employees composed of Brgy Officials, Employees & Admin Staffs, Zone Leaders, Purok Leaders, Drivers, Mediators, Lupong Tagapamayapa, Barangay Security Force, Traffic Enforcers, Peace Makers & Volunteers, Brgy. Health Workers, Day Care Teachers and Utility Personnel.
We envision an esteemed and stable barangay of dynamic leadership, perfectly acquainted of their duties and responsibilities in command of a responsive local government, exhibiting respectful attitude to duly constituted authorities, with moral ascendancy to lead, guided with godly conduct on virtues of harmonious relationship amongst constituent, morality and integrity as concrete example of concern, assuming more active roles in providing basic public and social services, towards attainment of a stable political, social and economic environment, imperative of people in pursuit to fulfillment of mutual goals and common aspirations.
To achieve this vision, we fully commit ourselves to our common shared aspirations adopting changes on our present state of affairs in our community, upgrading and enhancing quality of local leadership:
1. Develop a strong, well-managed and secured Barangay Pinagsama through good governance, of accountability, efficiency in implementing its functional organizational structure, attending to priority needs of the community.
2. Achieve sustainable development of its primordial plans and projects, specifically:
a. construction of Barangay Satellite Offices in all Zones
b. roads networks and street developments
c. construction of community parks
d. development of drainage and creeks or flood water ways system.
3. Electrification connection and potable water linkages for villages without Meralco and established NGOS for capability building and livelihood projects that helps economic and social wellbeing of the populace.
4. Actively support all programs, projects of the city and national government that addresses the enhanced plight of our populace.
1. THE GOLDEN SHIELD IN A BLUE BACKGROUND
The shield represents the protection that the Barangay Government gives to its constituents.
The gold color of the shield represents the genuine leadership of the barangay government in all corners of the community. The royal blue represents wisdom and peace.
2. THE PEOPLE
The first part of the quadrant represents a family that is bonded as one for the community.
3. THE BUSINESSES AND THE ELEVEN ZONES
The second part of the quadrant represents the businesses and the eleven zones of the barangay. The Venice Piazza Tower is present in the seal recognized as the most famous landmark of the Barangay.
The three rectangles in different sizes represent the small and big enterprises in Pinagsama. It also represents all the rising infrastructures in the community.
The industry icon “gear” with eleven (11) spikes represents the eleven zones of the barangay namely:
Zone 1- AFP EP Village Phase 1
Zone 2- AFP EP Village Phase 2
Zone 3- Pinagsama Village Phase 1
Zone 4- Pinagsama Village Phase 2
Zone 5- PANAM Village
Zone 6- ISG Central Village
Zone 7- Upperwest Village
Zone 8- G2 Village
Zone 9- 16th ISU Village
Zone 10- Wildcat Village
Zone 11- PALAR Village
4. THE C.P. GARCIA AVENUE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The highway icon represents the Circumferential 5 Road (C.P. Garcia Avenue) which plays a big role in the barangay's progress. It is also one of the major thoroughfares in Metro Manila making Pinagsama a gateway to progress.
The trees symbolize the importance of the environment in the development of the barangay. The four trees represent the four elements of nature namely: Earth, Water, Fire and Air.
5. THE WEIGHING SCALE AND THE LAUREL WREATH
The weighing scale symbolizes justice. The Barangay Government is always just and fair to all. The laurel wreath symbolizes victory in justice and governance.
6. THE YEAR BARANGAY PINAGSAMA WAS ESTABLISHED
Also indicated in the seal is “2009” the year Barangay Pinagsama was established.
7. BARANGAY PINAGSAMA CITY OF TAGUIG IN ROYAL BLUE FONT COLOR
Barangay Pinagsama City of Taguig in Royal Blue font color represents peace, passion and power.
8. THE ICONS IN WHITE COLOR
The icons in white color represent purity, goodness and success.
9. THE THREE GOLDEN STARS AND THE GOLDEN LINE
The three stars symbolize Discipline, Public Service and Excellence. The gold line symbolizes stability in governance.
Chairman: Ma. Victoria M. Mortel-Balidoy
Sangguniang Barangay Members
Brgy. Councilor Rachiel Ann R. Azarcon
Brgy. Councilor Nomie S. Veloria
Brgy. Councilor Jomil Bryan C. Serna,MPM
Brgy. Councilor Susan C. Aquino
Brgy. Councilor Romualdo T. Gamet,MPM
Brgy. Councilor Felix W. Anggaco
Brgy. Councilor Joviliza Gayle E. Merca
Brgy. Secretary Martin M. Balunos
Brgy. Treasurer Sonia B. Aguilar
Brgy. Administrator Maria Diosabellee B. Abella