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Pinagsama
Barangay Hall of Pinagsama
Motto(s): 
"Malinis, Makatao, Hindi Mapang-abuso."
("Clean, Human, Non-abusive.")
Pinagsama
Pinagsama
Coordinates: 14°31′22.28″N 121°3′19.95″E / 14.5228556°N 121.0555417°E / 14.5228556; 121.0555417Coordinates: 14°31′22.28″N 121°3′19.95″E / 14.5228556°N 121.0555417°E / 14.5228556; 121.0555417
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityTaguig
District2nd Congressional District
Government
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainNomie S. Veloria
Area
 • Total1.913 km2 (0.739 sq mi)
 • Land1.9130000 km2 (0.73861343 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total57,343[1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Postal Code
1630

Pinagsama (Tagalog: [pinag'sama], officially the Barangay Government of Pinagsama Filipino: Pamahalaang Barangay ng Pinagsama), is a commercial-residential barangay located in western portion of Taguig City in the Philippines. From a thriving residential-commercial community along C5 road CP Garcia Avenue, it is now an important residential, commercial and industrial center. Pinagsama is the second most populous Barangay in the City of Taguig with a total population of 57,343 in 2015. (Barangay Western Bicutan is the most populous with the population of 91,158 in 2015) [2]

The Barangay Government of Pinagsama administers McKinley Hill, which is considered one of the city's central business areas alongside Bonifacio Global City and the soon-to-rise Arca South.

Pinagsama 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, also a tributary of the Ilog Taguig forms the common border of Pinagsama and Ususan.


Historical background

Barangay Pinagsama originated from Barangay Western Bicutan-its mother barangay, having been separated by virtue of R.A. 7160, Local Government Code of the Philippines 1991, section 385, empowering the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) of Taguig City to pass City Ordinance Nr. 67 Series of 2008 dated September 15, 2008 creating a new Barangay Pinagsama in Taguig City. The name “PINAGSAMA” is from the adjoining existence of territorial villages combined (PINAGSAMA) including the Seven (7) Villages; 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 the McKinley Hill to compose the new Barangay. Upon creation of Barangay Pinagsama, a Plebiscite was conducted, supervised by the Commission on Elections, resulting to a majority votes of the qualified voters of Barangay Western Bicutan on December 18, 2008 to an overwhelming “YES” votes in favor for the creation of the New Barangay. The first set of Barangay Officials were appointed by the then City Mayor, SIGFRIDO R. TIÑGA effective April 4, 2009:

ROLANDO B. REGALADO Punong Barangay

  1. MA. VICTORIA M. MORTEL Brgy. Kagawad
  2. RACHIEL ANN R. AZARCON Brgy. Kagawad
  3. JOVILIZA GAYLE E. MERCA Brgy. Kagawad
  4. FELIX W. ANGGACO Brgy. Kagawad
  5. EMMANUEL CLEMENTE Brgy. Kagawad
  6. ISABEL M. MORTEL SK Chairman

-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 following were the first elected Barangay officials during the conduct of the National Barangay Election held last OCtober 25, 2010 and served for period December 1, 2010 to December 1, 2013:


PUNONG BARANGAY JESUS S. MERILO †

BARANGAY KAGAWAD

  1. MA. VICTORIA M. MORTEL- BALIDOY
  2. RACHIEL ANN R. AZARCON
  3. JOVILIZA GAYLE E. MERCA
  4. JULITA S. QUIÑONES
  5. FELIX W. ANGGACO
  6. FELIX “JOJO” L. MOJADO
  7. GLENN C. SACAY

SK CHAIRMAN BERNARDO “NONOY” M. MORTEL III

SK KAGAWAD

  1. JOHN PAUL R. AZARCON
  2. JOMIL BRYAN C. SERNA
  3. GEMMALYN GONZALES
  4. MARLON V. TUGADE
  5. RHEENA P. ESPIRITU
  6. AMILLE RHIETH F. MADIA
  7. PAULA MARIE A. REYES


Barangay Chairman Jesus Merilo died in February 6, 2011 and served the 1st Barangay Kagawad Ma. Victoria M. Balidoy assumed office as Barangay Chairperson and held office up to October 2013


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

BRGY. KAGAWAD:

  1. SUSAN C. AQUINO
  2. RACHIEL ANN R. AZARCON
  3. ROMUALDO T. GAMET, MPM
  4. PRUDENCIO A. CUARESMA
  5. ROMEO C. RUADO
  6. JULITA S. QUIÑONES
  7. FELIX W. ANGGACO


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

SK KAGAWAD:

  1. MARK ABELLA
  2. ALBERT CRUZ
  3. NANETTE AMONGOL
  4. JOMARIE LAGGUI
  5. AMILLE MADIA
  6. JEREMY HUBAHIB

Barangay Pinagsama: The International Gateway of Taguig City

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".[citation needed]

The Creation of Barangay Pinagsama

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:

GEOGRAPHY:

A. Boundaries

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

DEMOGRAPHY

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)

Barangay Services

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

Educational Institutions

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

Foreign embassies

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

2nd Barangay Pinagsama Council

In the October 2013 Barangay Elections, Ma. Victoria M. Mortel-Balidoy or “Vic Mortel” won an overwhelming votes over her opponents and with the seven members of the Barangay Council:

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.

Mission, vision and goals

VISION:

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.

MISSION:

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:

GOALS:

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.

Official seal

The Official Seal of Barangay Pinagsama, Taguig City
The Official Seal of Barangay Pinagsama, Taguig City
Seal of Barangay Pinagsama from 2012 to 2017
Seal of Barangay Pinagsama from 2012 to 2017
Seal of Barangay Pinagsama from 2009 to 2012
Seal of Barangay Pinagsama from 2009 to 2012

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.[citation needed]

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.

Officials of the Third Barangay Council (2013-2018)

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

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Brgy. Secretary Martin M. Balunos

Brgy. Treasurer Sonia B. Aguilar

Brgy. Administrator Maria Diosabellee B. Abella

Officials of the Fourth Barangay Council (2018-Present)

Chairman: Nomie S. Veloria

Sangguniang Barangay Members

Brgy. Councilor Susan C. Aquino

Brgy. Councilor Rachielann R. Azarcon

Brgy. Councilor Romualdo T. Gamet, MPM

Brgy. Councilor Prudencio A. Cuaresma

Brgy. Councilor Romeo C. Ruado

Brgy. Councilor Julita S. Quiñones

Brgy. Councilor Felix W. Anggaco

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Brgy. Secretary Martin M. Balunos

Brgy. Treasurer Jessica F. Eriguel MAEd

Brgy. Administrator Virgilio G. Florano

References

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-02-02. Retrieved 2018-02-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Taguig names heads of city's 10 new barangays".