Socorro
Araneta City
Official seal of Socorro
Nickname(s): 
Cubao
Ph quezon city socorro.png

Map showing Socorro in Quezon City
Coordinates: 14°37′04.3″N 121°03′20.7″E / 14.617861°N 121.055750°E / 14.617861; 121.055750Coordinates: 14°37′04.3″N 121°03′20.7″E / 14.617861°N 121.055750°E / 14.617861; 121.055750
Country Philippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityQuezon City
District2nd District
Established (as barrio)November 6, 1961
Declared as barangaySeptember 21, 1974
Government
 • TypeBarangay council
 • Barangay CaptainTeodulo "Ted" Santos
Area
 • Total115.6968 ha (285.8930 acres)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total25,073
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP Code
1109
Area code(s)02

Socorro (PSGC: 137404115) is a barangay located in Cubao in the third district of Quezon City, Philippines. As of May 2, 2019 census, it has a population of 25,073 people.[1]

Socorro is also home to Araneta City and Smart Araneta Coliseum, one of the largest indoor arenas in the world.

Etymology

Socorro, derived from a Portuguese-Spanish word "succor", which means "help" or "relief", is named after its patron saint, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

History

Socorro Water Towers

Barrio Socorro was established on November 6, 1961, pursuant to city ordinance no. 61–4883, signed and issued by Norberto S. Amoranto, then mayor of Quezon City.[2][3] It was created as a barangay on September 21, 1974, pursuant to Presidential decree no. 557 of President Ferdinand Marcos, 'declaring all barrios in the Philippines as barangays'.[4] By the enactment of Republic Act No. 7160 (Local Government Code), the barangay was given more powers, duties, and responsibilities as the most basic government unit.[5]

Geography

Socorro is located in the southeastern section of Quezon City. It is bounded to the north by Aurora Boulevard (R-6), separating it from Brgy. E. Rodriguez; to the south by Bonny Serrano Avenue, separating it from Camp Aguinaldo; to the east by 15th Avenue, separating it from Brgy. San Roque; and to the west by EDSA (C-4), separating it from Brgys. San Martin de Porres and Bagong Lipunan ng Crame. The area has a total of 115.6968 ha.[6]

Government

Seat

The seat of government of Socorro is located at 15th Avenue cor. Bonny Serrano Avenue.[7] It is built within a property of MWSS, beside the two water tanks, which was built approximately in 1930s before World War II.[8][9]

Barangay council

The current Barangay Captain is Teodulo "Ted" Santos.[10]

Title Name
Barangay Captain
Punong Barangay
Teodulo "Ted" Santos
Secretary
Kalihim
Omar Acosta Treasurer
Ingat Yaman
Lilia Adrias
Sangguniang Kabataan

SK Chairman

Mark Adrienne A. Constantino
Barangay councilors
Kagawad
Maria Isabel D. Mesia
Engilbert L. Bangal
Famela B. Galang
Leonido G. Mendoza
Valeriano Rey S. Bartolay
Alfredo T. Navarra
Cesar M. Sioson

Seal

The seal of Barangay Socorro features the twin pre-war water tanks, the flag of the Philippines, and the year when Socorro was established. It is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the barangay government, such as barangay clearance.

Schools

School Address
15th Avenue Elementary School[11] 139 15th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City
ABE International College of Business and Accountancy (Cubao Campus)[12] 878 Rempson Bldg., Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City
STI College - Cubao[13] STI Academic Center Cubao, P. Tuazon Blvd. corner 5th Ave., Cubao, Quezon City
Pail and Shovel Integrated School[14] 107 14th Avenue, Murphy, Cubao, Quezon City
Starland International School (Cubao Branch)[15] 93 12th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

Landmarks

The Araneta Coliseum, one of the biggest indoor domes in the world
The Araneta Coliseum, one of the biggest indoor domes in the world

Shopping places

[16][17]

Places of Worship

Transportation

West from Araneta City along EDSA (C-4) are numerous bus terminals, which serves buses to most places in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. There is also a bus terminal and a jeepney terminal built inside the commercial center. Cubao is an intersection point for two of city's commuter train lines (the MRT Line 3 and the LRT Line 2).

Fiesta

Every last Sunday of June, Socorro celebrates its fiesta and feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, its patron saint. It is usually celebrated by Holy Masses, processions, parades, concerts, pageants and various games and contests.[22]

References

  1. ^ "Quezon City Population Peaked at 2.8 Million (Results from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing)". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Quezon City Public Library - Quezonian Newsletter". Quezon City Public Library. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Barangay Socorro (p. 9)". Slideshare. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Presidential Decree No. 557, s. 1974". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  5. ^ RA 7160 dtd 10 Oct '91
  6. ^ "Socorro - Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Brgy. Socorro - Welcome to Araneta Center". Araneta Center. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "QC folk treasure Cubao water tanks as towers of history". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "QC dad pushes water towers as heritage site". Philippine Star. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  10. ^ Noa (May 7, 2019). "15th Avenue (Barangay Officials Board)". Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "15th Avenue Elementary School - Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "Colleges and Universities". Quezoncity.gov.ph. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "STI Campuses". STI College. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  14. ^ "Pail and Shovel - Contact Us". Pail and Shovel. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  15. ^ "Contact Us - Starland International School". Starland International School, Inc. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  16. ^ "SHOPPING AREAS IN QUEZON CITY". Quezoncity.gov.ph. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  17. ^ "Store Locator". FamilyMart. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  18. ^ "Iglesia ni Cristo - Murphy". Iglesia ni Cristo. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  19. ^ "About Us - Radiance of Christ Ministries". Radiance of Christ Ministries. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  20. ^ "Christ to the Philippines Inc". Christ to the Philippines Inc. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  21. ^ "Find a Church of the Nazarene". Church of the Nazarene. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  22. ^ "Quezon City Public Library - Quezonian Newsletter". Quezon City Public Library. Retrieved June 10, 2016.