Poblacion
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; 121.0290333Coordinates: 14°23′7.48″N 121°1′44.52″E / 14.3854111°N 121.0290333°E / 14.3854111; 121.0290333
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityMuntinlupa
District1st Legislative district of Muntinlupa
Government
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainAllen Ampaya
Area
 • Total6.131 km2 (2.367 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total120,115
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Postal Code
1776
Area code(s)02
RangeMarikina Valley Fault Ridge

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

The barangay houses the NBP Reservation which in turn contains the National Bilibid Prison and some of the historical sites in the city including the Memorial Grotto and the Director's Quarter. It also has a public secondary school, Muntinlupa National High School, and the sole public tertiary school, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa.

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 the Laguna de Bay.

Subdivisions

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

References

  1. ^ "LIST OF SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MUNTINLUPA".
  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.