Guiguinto, Bulacan
Guiguinto is one of the fast growing municipalities in the province of Bulacan. From a predominating agricultural economy, it gradually urbanized and developed. It is now a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines
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. It's now conurbated with Metro Manilla. According to the latest census, it has a population of 89,225 in 14,513 households. It is the Birthplace of the Composer Constancio De Guzman, known for writing songs like "Maala ala mo kaya". It also houses the Immaculate Conception Seminary, a Diocesan Seminary of the Diocese of Malolos
Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos
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 located in barangay Tabe

Built up area

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila
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, the municipality is now included in Manila built up area which reaches San Ildefonso in its Northernmost part.

Halamanan Festival

On January 23, 2010, Guiguinto celebrated the 11th Halamanan or Garden Festival with Guiguinto Foundation day. 1/4 of its 2,512 hectares was converted into nurseries giving livelihood to 500 families of gardeners and landscapers. Mayor Isagani Pascual announced that the landscaping business in Guiguinto is now a P 50 million industry. Jojo Sebastian, chair of the Guiguinto Garden City Cooperative stated that their garden stores sell P 100,000 to P 300,000 plants and contracts for garden and landscapes designs a month.

Town of the Champion

Since 2008, Guiguinto has been known as the "Town of the Champion". It is primarily because the town is the home of Alvin Clemente, the bodybuilder from Barangay Tiaong who emerged as the champion in the 2007 World Super Bodies contest. Many fitness experts here and abroad considers Clemente as the next Arnold Schwarzenegger
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. Clemente is being managed by former GNK (Gym Ni Konsehal) middleweight champion John Paul Limpo, a former resident of Barangay Ilang-Ilang, Guiguinto.


Guiguinto is politically subdivided into 14 barangay
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  • Cutcut
  • Daungan
  • Ilang-Ilang
  • Malis
  • Panginay
  • Poblacion
  • Pritil
  • Pulong Gubat
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Rita
  • Tabang
  • Tabe
  • Tiaong
  • Tuktukan

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