Upper Bicutan
Barangay Hall of Upper Bicutan
Barangay Hall of Upper Bicutan
Upper Bicutan is located in Metro Manila
Upper Bicutan
Upper Bicutan
Coordinates: 14°29′14.29″N 121°3′0.98″E / 14.4873028°N 121.0502722°E / 14.4873028; 121.0502722
RegionNational Capital Region
District2nd Legislative district of Taguig
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainFrancis Pamintuan Sunga
 • Total44,592[1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Postal Code

Upper Bicutan (PSGC: 137 607 015) is one of the 38 barangays of Taguig, Metro Manila in the Philippines.


In 1909, Bicutan is land surrounded by Pasig, Taguig, and Parañaque. A large part of it was covered by Fort William McKinley. Powered by Proclamation No. 423 signed by Carlos P. Garcia on July 12, 1957, the land was initially allocated only for soldiers.[2]

Due to the requests of citizens as well as by Pasig, Parañaque and Taguig governments that Bicutan not be included in the areas stated in the Proclamation 423, then-President Diosdado Macapagal signed Proclamation No. 246 that directed Bicutan to not be included in the operation of Proclamation No. 423.[3] In the years 1964 and early 1965, the occupiers had their status as owners of their own land confirmed.

The formerly vacant area was soon filled with houses. Before the end of the year, the population of Bicutan has not dropped below 3,600 families.

Gradually the population rose until a lack of schools was recognized for this area, which was still remote from other urban areas. Therefore, on July 16, 1966, a collaborative effort led to the erection of a school.

The Sangguniang Barangay Upper Bicutan was under the management of Barangay Captain Venancio Osano. Upper Bicutan's Osano Park was named after him.

Osano Park in Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Soon the community had a large water tank, an elementary school and a few paved roads, as well as the availability of electricity.

As a result, City Ordinances number 24-27, 57–61, 67–69, and 78, series of 2008 and the resulting plebiscite on December 28 of the same year, Purok 1, 2a, 3 and 4 were separated from the barangay and reconstituted as a new barangay, Central Bicutan.[4] The barangay retained Purok 2b, 5 and 6.


  1. ^ "2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020 CPH) Population Counts Declared Official by the President | Philippine Statistics Authority". psa.gov.ph. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  2. ^ Presidential Proclamation No. 423, s. 1957 (July 12, 1957), Reserving for military purposes certain parcels of the public domain situated in the Municipalities of Pasig, Taguig, Parañaque, Province of Rizal and Pasay City, retrieved May 1, 2023
  3. ^ Presidential Proclamation No. 246, s. 1964 (May 26, 1964), Excluding from the operation of Proclamation No. 423, dated July 12, 1957, which established the military reservation known as Fort William Mckinley (now Fort Bonifacio) situated in the Municipalities of Pasig, Taguig, Parañaque, Pateros, Province of Rizal, and Pasay City, a certain portion of the land embraced therein situated in the Municipality of Pateros and declaring the same open to disposition under the provisions of Act 3038 in relation to the provisions of the Public Land Act, retrieved May 1, 2023
  4. ^ "Taguig City has added 10 new barangays". Positive News Media. July 7, 2011. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved May 1, 2023.