District of Manila
|Region||National Capital Region|
|District||Part of the 5th district of Manila|
The Port Area is a district of the city of Manila, Philippines. Post-war developments at the Manila South Harbor eventually paved the way for the migration of people from the different provinces, making it one of the largest urban poor community in the Philippines.
Port Area, Manila is made up of 5 barangays, numbered 649, 650, 651, 652 and 653. Barangay 649 contains the Engineer's Island, now informally known as the Baseco Compound. The Island is regarded as one of the biggest urban poor community in the Philippines.