Intersection of Katihan Road and Manila South Road
Intersection of Katihan Road and Manila South Road
Coordinates: 14°23′7.48″N 121°1′44.52″E / 14.3854111°N 121.0290333°E / 14.3854111; 121.0290333
RegionNational Capital Region
District1st Legislative district of Muntinlupa
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainAllen F. Ampaya
 • Total6.131 km2 (2.367 sq mi)
 • Total120,115
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Postal Code
Area code02
RangeMarikina Valley Fault Ridge

Poblacion is one of the nine barangays of Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is also the center of the city, hence the name which translates to center in Spanish.

The barangay encompasses the NBP Reservation, which houses the National Bilibid Prison along with several historical sites in the city, including the Memorial Grotto, the Japanese Cemetery, and the Director's Quarter. Within the barangay, there are public primary schools such as Muntinlupa Elementary School and Itaas Elementary School, a public secondary school known as Muntinlupa National High School, and the city's sole public tertiary institution, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa. Additionally, there are private schools in the area, namely Our Lady of The Abandoned Catholic School and Southernside Montessori School.

The total land area of the barangay is 6.131 m2 (65.99 sq ft) of which 5.51 m2 (59.3 sq ft) is part of the NBP Reservation. It has a population of 103,104 which makes this the most populated barangay in the City of Muntinlupa. It is located in the southern section of the city close to Metro Manila's border with Laguna. It is bounded on the north by the Muntinlupa barangays of Putatan and Ayala Alabang, on the south by the Muntinlupa barangay of Tunasan, on the west by the Las Piñas barangay of Almanza Dos, and on the east by Laguna de Bay.


While barangays are the administrative divisions of the city, and are legally part of the addresses of establishments and homes, residents usually indicate subdivisions. Listed below are subdivisions in this barangay.[1]

Poblacion has several streets where people reside including the streets of Amparo and Quezon as well as the lakeshore community called "Aplaya".

NBP Reservation

Main article: New Bilibid Prison

On 1936, the Commonwealth of the Philippines enacted Commonwealth Act No. 67 and a new prison was built in Muntinlupa on 551 hectares of land.

On June 5, 2014, Department of Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III, supervising official on the Bureau of Corrections and the NBP, said that the National Penitentiary will be moved to Barangay San Isidro in Laur, Nueva Ecija.[2][3] The Government plans to create a regional prison on Nueva Ecija through Public-Private Partnership.[4][5]

There are several landmarks in the reservation where the following could be seen:

Katarungan Village

On September 5, 1991, President Corazon C. Aquino issued Presidential Proclamation No. 792, which was amended by Presidential Proclamation No. 120 on December 15, 1992, to the effect that 104.22 hectares of land be developed into housing for employees of the Department of Justice and other government agencies. This housing project is known as the Katarungan ("Justice") Village.[6]

See also


  2. ^ "DOJ to transfer Bilibid to Nueva Ecija".
  3. ^ "Manila Standard - Google News Archive Search".
  4. ^ "http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/656899/new-p50-b-prison-to-rise-in-nueva-ecija | publisher=Inquirer.net | accessdate=December 20, 2014
  5. ^ "http://www.mb.com.ph/after-one-in-nueva-ecija-govt-plans-modern-prisons-in-visayas-mindanao/ | publisher=ManilaBulletin | accessdate=March 20, 2015
  6. ^ "Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council". Retrieved May 26, 2008.