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Veterans Village
Barangay
A welcome arch of Veterans Village
A welcome arch of Veterans Village
Map of Quezon City showing Veterans Village
Map of Quezon City showing Veterans Village
Veterans Village is located in Metro Manila
Veterans Village
Veterans Village
Location of Veterans Village within Metro Manila
Coordinates: 14°39′15″N 121°1′26″E / 14.65417°N 121.02389°E / 14.65417; 121.02389Coordinates: 14°39′15″N 121°1′26″E / 14.65417°N 121.02389°E / 14.65417; 121.02389
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityQuezon City
District1st District of Quezon City
Government
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay ChairmanJosefina Landingin
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Zip Code
1105
Area code(s)02

Veterans Village, (PSGC: 137404130) more commonly known as Project 7 and Muñoz, is a barangay located in Quezon City with an approximate land area of 51.941 hectares (128.35 acres) bounded by Barangay San Antonio in the Southwest, Roosevelt Avenue in the West, Barangay Bungad in the Southeast and EDSA in the North.

Other neighboring barangays include Bahay Toro, Katipunan, Sto, Cristo, Alicia, Paltok, Phil-Am, Del Monte and Bagong Pag-Asa under the first Legislative district.

History

People’s Homesite and Housing Corporation (PHHC)

The People's Homesite and Housing Corporation played a major role in the development of Quezon City after the city's inauguration as the nation's Capital on October 22, 1949.[1] It was responsible for the development of the 1,572-hectare land purchased as early as 1938 belonging to the Diliman Estate of the Tuason family. Construction of the Roxas Homesite (originally called Project One) along Diliman creek commenced the series of in-city housing projects namely: Quirino District (Projects 2, 3, and 4); Magsaysay District (Project 6), with the very first “Newsmen row” in the country; Bagong Pag-asa, which was the first informal settlers’ resettlement area; Veterans Village (Project 7); and Toro Hills Homesite (Project 8).

From the original land appropriated to Project 7, PHHC decided to split the area into North Bago Bantay and South Bago Bantay. The northern portion is now Barangay Ramon Magsaysay while the southern part officially becomes Veterans Village after a Quezon City resolution was passed in 1956.

Development of North Edsa corridor

After the completion of SM City North EDSA as the country's first SM Supermall, the area has developed into a commercial strip of office buildings, car dealerships, a community-based mall, an LRT station and transport hub for commuters going to and from Northern Quezon City, CaMaNava and Bulacan areas.

Notable landmarks (mostly along Dangay Street) include the St. Peter Corporate Center, WalterMart North Edsa mall and corporate offices, Cityland's North Residences Condominium, Panorama Development Corporation's Panorama Technocenter Building, Robinsons Land Corporation-Roxaco Vanguard Hotel Corporation' Go Hotels North Edsa, Eurotel North Edsa, Muñoz Market, Congressional Arcade, North Metro Hotel Apartelle, Chut's Badminton and Sports Center and service stations of Shell, UniOil, Phoenix Petroleum and PTT.

Some private schools have been established in the vicinity such as St. Augustine School of Nursing, Our Lady of Montichiari School, Castle Ville Academy, Hope Christian Academy as well as government-run Esteban Abada Elementary School and Lukresia Kasilag Senior High School.

A Maynilad joint sewage and septage treatment plant has been in operation at the corner of Road A and Anahaw Extension since October 18, 2013.[2]

Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials

List of Punong Barangay

Full Name Term Began Term Ended
Josefina L. Landingin[3] June 30, 2018 December 31, 2022[4]
Clarito "Sonny" De Jesus November 30, 2013 June 30, 2018
Engr. Gideon F. Gener November 2002 November 2013

Members of Sangguniang Barangay

Title Name
Barangay Captain
Punong Barangay
Josefina L. Landingin
Barangay councilors
Kagawad
Gideon F. Gener (deceased)
Gabrielle Ann Gener
Manuel D. Mallillin
Rolando B. Lichauco
Raul R. Pascual
Roberto A. Suntay
Reynaldo U. Arrienda
Perlito C. Oteyza
Secretary
Kalihim
Jaime M. Corpus Jr
Treasurer
Ingat Yaman
Angelito M. Balitaan

SK Council

Title Name
SK Chairperson Jesslyn J. Marata
SK Councilors
SK Kagawad
Jeremiah Costales
Sofia Grande
Jemina Shilyn Alnas
Franchette Lichauco
Julian Flores
Tom Brian Meris
Duke Denzell Padilla
Secretary
Kalihim
Keelet Jude Trucio
Treasurer
Ingat Yaman
Rosebeth Aguhob

The new Barangay and SK Councils were elected on May 14, 2018.

Demographics

As of the 2015 census of the National Statistics Office (Philippines), the population of Barangay Veterans Village is 11,520.[5]

Facilities

Veterans Village maintains a Quezon City public library branch, Social and Hygiene clinic and recreational facilities such as a barangay sports center and covered basketball court located a few blocks away from the barangay hall.

Places of worship

Coincidentally, a number of religious places and/or churches are located in the vicinity of EDSA Southbound, Bansalangin and Anahaw streets. These are Word of Hope Church, Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ, Jesus Is Lord, Church of Christ, Ang Dating Daan – Lokal ng Muñoz, National Shrine of Ina Poon Bato under Apostolic Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic parish church of Christ The King.

Peace and order

Barangay Captain De Jesus was sued for gross neglect of duty complaint by MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos at the Office of the Ombudsman on April 10, 2017. The barangay chief was found careless and indifferent in preventing the return of road obstructions after the MMDA helped the barangay in the clearing operations of illegally parked and junk vehicles in sidewalks 2 months prior.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "QC: A Saga of Continuing Progress". Quezon City Public Library. 2007. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  2. ^ "Maynilad inaugurates 200 million peso sewage and septage treatment plant in Quezon City". Maynilad Water Services, Inc. October 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Barangay Officials". Quezon City Local Government. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "RA 11462. An Act Postponing the May 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Population of the National Capital Region (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)". Philippine Statistics Authority. May 31, 2016.
  6. ^ Cayabyab, Marc Jayson (April 7, 2017). "MMDA sues 2 QC barangay chiefs for neglect in parking issue". newsinfo.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2020-05-12.