San Jose del Monte City

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San Jose del Monte City
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Government
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bulacan
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Mayor Angelito Sarmiento (Lakas-CMD)
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Barangays 59
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San Jose del Monte City (or simply San Jose) is a third class city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is bordered by Caloocan City and Quezon City, both in Metro Manila, in the south; by Rodriguez, Rizal in the east; Santa Maria and Marilao, both of Bulacan, in the west and Norzagaray, Bulacan in the north. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 315,807 people in 66,179 households.

Today, San Jose del Monte have progressed much; it is evidenced by the presence of major commercial banks, fast food chain outlets, real estates, and wide coverage of landline and cellular phone services.

It has its own representative to the House of Representative having been separated from the fourth district of Bulacan in 2004, thus an independent city. The first congressman of the Lone District of San Jose del Monte is Cong. Eduardo Roquero, M.D., incidentally its last town mayor prior to cityhood.

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Economy

Agriculture

  • Major agricultural crops are leafy vegetables, root crops (ube and cassava) pineapple, mango and coffee beans.

Livestock and Poultry

  • Major income earner of the city is still the swine production, large and small scale.
  • Major poultry producers are RFM, Vitarich and FELDAN.
  • There are a total of 60 commercial livestock and poultry farms in the city.
  • Modern "Double AA" slaughterhouse starts construction.

Trade and Commerce

  • The city has 3 major business located in Tunkong Mangga, Muzon and Sampol Market. They are into wholesale and retail trade.
  • Commercial and Thrift Banks, Pawnshop and Cooperatives provide the financial requirements of the city.

Industry

  • Major industries are iron and marble works, furniture, handicrafts, food processing, housing, etc.

Tourism

  • National tourist attraction is the Karahumi Falls, Sierra Madre Hills while the man-made among others, are the Grotto Vista Resort, Our Lady of Grotto Shrine, Palmera Resort, Ilog Malaki Riverbank Park.

Social Services

Housing

  • The city hosts four (4) resettlement projects of the national government and more than a hundred residential subdivisions.

Health

  • The Ospital ng Lungsod ng San Jose del Monte, a secondary hospital, is now being managed operated by the city government, with subsidy from the provincial government.
  • 5 Rural Health Units and sub-centers for the immediate health care needs of the community.

Education

  • To serve the educational needs of the city, there are128 schools offering elementary, secondary and tertiary education
  • The city has now its own school division in compliance with R.A. 8797.
  • The city has a tie-up with Bulacan State University to operate a branch in San Jose del Monte.

Social Welfare

  • The city complies with R.A. 6972, requiring every barangay to have a day care center. A total of 71 day care centers are operating in the city.
  • Aside from the social welfare service accessible through the local government, various non-government organizations provide social services to the socially, economically and physically disadvantage sectors in the city.

Recreational Facilities

  • The newest addition to the City's sport facility is the COVERED COURT with a sitting capacity of 2,500. This is the venue for Monday Program of the city as well as the other activities like conventions, seminars and concerts.
  • The Cattle Creek and Country Club which is a favorite hub among the retirees and business executives.

Protective Services

  • The 59-man Police Force of San Jose del Monte is reinforced by other law enforcement groups such as BANTAY BAYAN, BARANGAY POLICE, PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS ANOTHER VIGILANT RESIDENTS pursuing vigorously the peace and order in their respective places.
  • The City Police Station maintains eight (8) Kabayan Action Centers manned by police officers acting as supervisors providing bond between police and community.
  • The fire station has five (5) fire trucks to serve the city and other neighboring towns.

Infrastructure

Roads San Jose del Monte's road network has a total length of 211.43 kms. The following are the main arteries of San Jose del Monte's road network which link the 59 barangays with Metro Manila and the rest of Bulacan.

a. Quirino Highway - a vital national road which stretches from Norzagaray to South Caloocan City.
b. Sta. Maria - Tungkong Mangga Road - a vital provincial road which links the city to Sta. Maria and to the North Luzon Expressway.
c. San Jose - Marilao Road - links the Municipality of Marilao and to the North Expressway. At the moment, exit from Metro Manila and entry to Northern Luzon is allowed.
d. Sapang Palay Road - links the Sapang Palay Resettlement Project to Quirino Highway and in the opposite end to Sapang Palay Proper.
e. Igay Road - links the upper barangay to Quirino Highway and Rodriguez, Rizal.

Water The bulk of water requirement of the city is being serve by the San Jose del Monte Water District while some subdivisions have their own independent water supply system.

Power Power distribution in the city is being undertaken by the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO). The city also hosts the biggest NAPOCOR sub-station in the country located in Barangay Dulong Bayan

Telecommunications Landline telephone systems are being provided by the Digitel Communication Company (DIGITEL) and Philippines Long Distance Company (PLDT).

CELLULAR SERVICES are provided by SMART, GLOBE & SUN CELLULAR.

There are also two (2) postal offices, one radio station, one local cable provider, and one local newspaper.

Barangays

San Jose del Monte City is divided into two district for representation purposes. It is politically subdivided into 59 barangays of which 23 comprise the first district while the rest comprise the second district .

District I

  • Dulong Bayan
  • Gaya-gaya
  • Kaypian
  • Kaybanban
  • Muzon
  • Poblacion
  • Santo Cristo
  • Tungkong Mangga
  • Ciudad Real
  • Francisco Homes-Guijo
  • Francisco Homes-Mulawin
  • Francisco Homes-Narra
  • Francisco Homes-Yakal
  • Graceville
  • Gumaoc Central
  • Gumaoc East
  • Gumaoc West
  • Maharlika
  • Paradise III
  • Poblacion I
  • San Isidro
  • San Manuel
  • San Roque


District II

  • Bagong Buhay
  • Minuyan
  • Sapang Palay Proper
  • Citrus
  • San Martin
  • Santa Cruz
  • Fatima
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael
  • Santo Niño
  • Assumption
  • Bagong Buhay II
  • Bagong Buhay III
  • Fatima II
  • Fatima III
  • Fatima IV
  • Fatima V
  • Lawang Pari
  • Minuyan II
  • Minuyan III
  • Minuyan IV
  • Minuyan V
  • Minuyan Proper
  • San Martin II
  • San Martin III
  • San Martin IV
  • San Rafael I
  • San Rafael III
  • San Rafael IV
  • San Rafael V
  • Santa Cruz II
  • Santa Cruz III
  • Santa Cruz IV
  • Santa Cruz V
  • Santo Niño II
  • St. Martin de Porres


Schools

Listed below are the high schools San Jose del Monte City:

  • Academia Learning Center
  • Academia de San Lorenzo
  • Academia de Santa Maria
  • Angelic Shepherd School
  • Angels Care Learning School
  • Benedictian School
  • Berlyn Learning Center
  • Big Dipper Learning Center
  • Bulacan Higher Christian Academy
  • Bulacan Standard Academy
  • C H N I C Christian Preschool Center
  • Calvary Christian Academy
  • Carissa Homes School of St. Theresa
  • Christ Achievers Montessori
  • Christian Ecclesiastical School
  • Christian Values Development Academy
  • Clairemont Academy
  • Colegio de San Gabriel Arcangel
  • Colegio de San Jose del Monte
  • Cornerstone Learning Center
  • Dela Costa Learning Center*
  • Divine Majesty School
  • Door of Faith Christian School
  • Dr. Mahusay A V School
  • Ebenezer Montessori Christian School
  • Faith Academy of Bulacan
  • Francisco Homes College
  • Gen. Mc Arthur Memorial Academy
  • Genesis Christian Academy
  • Golden Seed Montessori School
  • Golden Valley College
  • Grace Christian School
  • Graceville Christian Learning Center
  • Graceville Sci Tech Learning Center
  • Great Abrams Christian Academy
  • Gumaok Kiddie Christian School
  • Harvardian Learning School of Bulacan
  • Hillsdale Academy
  • Holy Family School of San Jose
  • Holy Infant Jesus Montessori School
  • Homeschooled in City Of San Jose Del Monte
  • Hope Learning School
  • Household of Faith Mont. School Agape Christian School
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School
  • Immaculate Mother Academy, Inc.
  • Institute dela Jesus for Child
  • Institute dela Terese for Children
  • Jarmmeth Learning School
  • Jesus of Nazareth Learning School
  • Joyful Angels Learning School
  • Kindergarten Integrated Devt School
  • La Concepcion Learning Academy
  • La Consolacion Learning Academy
  • Leads Christian Montessori School
  • Ling Anne Learning Center
  • Little Garden Learning Center
  • Little Image Development Academy
  • Lords Educational Institute
  • Lords Grace Integrated School
  • Luz Christian Academy
  • Mary Gold Learning Center Marygold School Inc. Annex
  • Mater El Roi School, Inc.
  • Microlink Institute of Science and Technology
  • Morning Star Academy of the Phils.
  • Mother of Perpetual Help of Sta. Cruz
  • Muzon High School
  • Northwinds City American School
  • Northwoods School*
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
  • Our Lady of Montessori School
  • Paradise Farm N H S
  • Paulette School Inc.
  • Perpetual Help Learning Center
  • Rainbow Preparatory and Learning Center
  • Salvador Araneta Memorial Institute
  • San Jose Academy F. Homes
  • San Jose del Monte H S
  • San Jose del Monte Nat. Trade School
  • Sapang Palay Learning School
  • Sarmiento Homes Learning Center
  • School of Our Lady of La Salette
  • School of St. Adela
  • Shekinah Glory Christian School
  • Shepherd Christian Academy
  • Siena College of San Jose
  • Small Kids Learning Center
  • Sovereign Grace Christian School
  • Spirit of Joy Learning Center
  • St. Dominic Savio College
  • St. John School of Francisco Homes
  • St. Joseph Grade School
  • St. Joseph the Worker Christian School
  • St. Marys Brent Lyceum
  • St. Mary Goretti School
  • Sta. Monica School of Bul.
  • Steward School
  • Sto. Nino Children Educational School
  • Sto. Nino School of Palmera Homes, Inc.
  • Sto. Rosario Sapang Palay College
  • Sun Crest School
  • Sunhaven Information Academy
  • The Living Water Christian Academy
  • Tiny Tots Learning Center and Academy
  • Trinitarian All for Jesus Institute Academy
  • Village Montessori School
  • Yolas Educational School
  • Yverdonde Pestallozi School

History

Early accounts on the founding of this town, as gathered from the old people, yielded information that it was formerly a part of the town of Meycauayan. The town reportedly got its name from Saint Joseph whose statue was found was a veritable forest; the hunters called it San Jose Del Monte. In all probability, the hunters reported their find to the parish priest of Meycauayan. It was said that the priest built a stone church at the site where the town proper is now located. The statue was installed in the new church. Extant Catholic Church records reveal that the first parish priest was Father Antonio de Moral. He took charge of the parish in 1845. The first town inhabitants came from Meycauayan.

During the revolt against Spain, the town became a battleground between the Katipuneros and the Spain forces. The revolutionists lost and the vengeful Spanish soldiers burned down the settlement. The town people fled for their lives to nearby towns.

At the advent of the American rule, it was made a part of Sta. Maria until 1918 when the town was created and Ciriaco Gallardo was appointed the first municipal president. Public schools where opened at the start of the American regime but due to the scarcity of the population, the highest grade organized was the fourth grade.

During the Japanese occupation, the town became an ideal hiding place of the Filipino guerillas because of the town's hilly and wooden terrain. When the Americans came, peace reigned but not for long. At the height of the Huk activity, the town was raided on October 10,1950. The Huks burned down the town hall. The town was raided for the second time on March 21, 1951. The Huks did not succeeded because of the precautionary measures instituted by the town officials. The Huk menace was gradually eliminated until the town became peaceful and progressive as we find it today.

With the coming of recent settlers to San Jose Del Monte, its population increased tremendously. In the past few years several residential subdivisions have been established here to accommodate the spilled-over population of Metro Manila.

Its proximity to Manila and Quezon City had made San Jose del Monte an ideal place for a quite and peaceful living. The place is hilly with a mountain background, the Sierra Madre that provides a panoramic backdrop to the town. San Jose del Monte promises to become one of the industrial sites in this part of the province with the way things are going.

It became a city in 2000 through the efforts of then-Mayor [[Eduardo V. Roquero] (who served as Secretary 2002 and presidential adviser on Agricultural Modernization and is now its congressman) and the local government of San Jose del Monte.

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