Malabon City

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City of Malabon
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Region National Capital Region
Mayor Canuto Senen Oreta (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
Barangays 21
Website http://malabon/
Physical characteristics
Area 19.76 km²
Total (2000) 338,855
Density 17,148/km²

The City of Malabon (Lungsod ng Malabon) is one of the 17 cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila. Located just north of Manila, the city has a population of approximately 370,000 as of 2007. Malabon City is primarily a residential and industrial town and is one of the most densely populated cities in the metropolis. Malabon is part of the sub-region of Metro Manila informally called CAMANAVA consisting of Caloocan City, Malabon City, Navotas, and Valenzuela City. Caloocan lies to the south and east, Navotas to the west, and Valenzuela to the north. Malabon also borders the town of Obando in the province of Bulacan to the northwest. Under stet president Joseph Estrada’s administration, Malabon became a resettlement area for the demolished urban poor communities in the commercial cities of Metro Manila. The Estrada government developed the once desert-like area for habitation.



Originally called the town of Tambobong, Malabon was founded as a “Visita” of Tondo by the Augustinian friars on 21 May 1599 and remained under the administrative jurisdiction of the province of Tondo from 1627 to 1688. Malabon was officially made a municipality of the newly-created province of Rizal on 11 June 1901 by virtue of Philippine Commission Act 137. According to the locals, the name Malabon came from “maraming labong,” meaning plenty of bamboo shoots. When Philippine Commission Act 942 was promulgated, Malabon was merged with Navotas under a new government. On 6 January 1906, Philippine Commission Act 1441 separated Malabon from Navotas into two distinct municipalities of Rizal province. For seventy years, Malabon was a municipality of Rizal, until 7 November 1975, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 824, when Malabon became a part of Metropolitan Manila or the National Capital Region.


Like all the cities in the country, Malabon is governed by a mayor, vice mayor, lower house representatives and councilors for each district. In the 2010 national and local elections, incumbent city mayor Tito Oreta was reelected. His son Len-len Oreta was elected as the vice mayor while Rep. Josephine Veronique Lacson was reelected. They were proclaimed at the session hall located at the 6th floor of the City Hall right after the canvassing of votes was completed. On Malabon City's 7th anniversary, 21 April 2008, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated the 11-storey city hall along F. Sevilla Blvd. The building is intended to be a “potential business center of the city”.


Malabon City is composed of 21 barangays.

  • Acacia
  • Baritan
  • Bayan-bayanan
  • Catmon
  • Concepcion
  • Dampalit
  • Flores
  • Hulong Duhat
  • Ibaba
  • Longos
  • Maysilo
  • Muzon
  • Niugan
  • Panghulo
  • Potrero
  • San Agustin
  • Santolan
  • Tañong
  • Tinajeros
  • Tonsuya
  • Tugatog




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