Location of Socorro within Metro Manila
|Region||National Capital Region|
|Established (as barrio)||November 6, 1961|
|Declared as barangay||September 21, 1974|
|• Type||Barangay council|
|• Barangay Captain||Teodulo "Ted" Santos|
|• Total||115.6968 ha (285.8930 acres)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
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.
Socorro is also home to Araneta City and Smart Araneta Coliseum, one of the largest indoor arenas in the world.
Socorro, derived from a Portuguese-Spanish word "succor", which means "help" or "relief", is named after its patron saint, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
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. 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'. 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.
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.
The seat of government of Socorro is located at 15th Avenue cor. Bonny Serrano Avenue. It is built within a property of MWSS, beside the two water tanks, which was built approximately in 1930s before World War II.
The current Barangay Captain is Teodulo "Ted" Santos.
|Teodulo "Ted" Santos|
|Mark Adrienne A. Constantino|
|Maria Isabel D. Mesia|
|Engilbert L. Bangal|
|Famela B. Galang|
|Leonido G. Mendoza|
|Valeriano Rey S. Bartolay|
|Alfredo T. Navarra|
|Cesar M. Sioson|
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.
|15th Avenue Elementary School||139 15th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City|
|ABE International College of Business and Accountancy (Cubao Campus)||878 Rempson Bldg., Aurora Blvd., Cubao, Quezon City|
|STI College - Cubao||STI Academic Center Cubao, P. Tuazon Blvd. corner 5th Ave., Cubao, Quezon City|
|Pail and Shovel Integrated School||107 14th Avenue, Murphy, Cubao, Quezon City|
|Starland International School (Cubao Branch)||93 12th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City|
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).
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.