Barangay Hall of Tunasan
Barangay Hall of Tunasan
Coordinates: 14°22′21.16″N 121°2′10.96″E / 14.3725444°N 121.0363778°E / 14.3725444; 121.0363778Coordinates: 14°22′21.16″N 121°2′10.96″E / 14.3725444°N 121.0363778°E / 14.3725444; 121.0363778
RegionNational Capital Region
District1st Legislative district of Muntinlupa
EstablishedJune 28, 1964
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainWalter Arcilla
 • SK ChairpersonSeth Laureta
 • Total9.596 km2 (3.705 sq mi)
 • Total61,374[1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Postal Code
1774 (Susana Heights)
Area code(s)02
RangeMarikina Valley Fault Ridge

Tunasan is a barangay in Muntinlupa, Philippines. It is the southernmost barangay of Metro Manila located in the southern section of the city bordering the province of Laguna. The total land area of the barangay is 9.596 km2 (3.705 sq mi), largest in the city. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 61,374.[1]

Tunasan is located 27 kilometers (17 mi) south of the City of Manila. It is bounded by Poblacion, Muntinlupa on the north, the Laguna de Bay on the east, the San Pedro barangays of San Antonio and Cuyab on the south; the Las Piñas barangay of Almanza Uno on the west; and Dasmariñas barangay of Salapan, province of Cavite, on the southwest.


Tunasan got its name from a medicinal plant locally called tunas (Nymphaea nouchali), which was abundant on the Tunasan River and the shoreline of Laguna de Bay.

There are also three legends or myths that possibly explain the origin of Tunasan's name:[2]


Tunasan was called "Tunasancillo" during the Spanish colonial period and it was a barrio and also a part of the vast hacienda owned by the Augustinian Recollects in the pueblo or town of San Pedro Tunasan in the province of La Laguna.[3] San Pedro Tunasan was later annexed to the town of Biñan in 1903.[4] Eventually, the barrio became part of Muntinlupa, which was then a municipio of the province of Rizal when the town of San Pedro Tunasan sold it in 1907 during the American period.[5] After the separation, the town of San Pedro Tunasan simply changed its name to San Pedro and the sold barangay of Tunasancillo was called Tunasan.


Victoria Homes Elementary Homes inside Victoria Homes Subdivision
Victoria Homes Elementary Homes inside Victoria Homes Subdivision

While barangays are the administrative divisions of the city, and are legally part of the addresses of establishments and homes, residents also include their subdivision. Listed below are subdivisions in this barangay.[6]

Laguerta Compound

SM Development Corporation donated an 8,348-square-meter (89,860 sq ft) property in Laguerta, Barangay Tunasan for residential use .[7] Several government offices and buildings are also planned in this area.[8]

Tunasan Baywalk

The Tunasan Baywalk is a reclaimed area behind the Muntinlupa Science High School where the Muntinlupa Sports Complex is located.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Philippine Standard Geographic Code (PSGC)". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  2. ^ "Brgy. Tunasan". City Government of Muntinlupa. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  3. ^ Buzeta, Manuel (1831). Diccionario geografico, estadistico, historico de las islas Filipinas. p. 464.
  4. ^ Act No. 1008 of November 25, 1903. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  5. ^ Cruz-Araneta, Gemma (October 20, 2008). "Part of History". With One's Past. Retrieved February 28, 2016.[self-published source]
  6. ^ "LIST OF SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MUNTINLUPA". Archived from the original on January 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Gamil, Jaymee. "Low-cost homes set for Muntinlupa gov't workers, squatters". Inquirer.net.
  8. ^ Hicap, Jonathan. "Earthquake-proof, self sustaining city government building rises in Muntinlupa". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved August 24, 2015.