Mandaluyong City
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The City of Mandaluyong (Filipino
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: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila
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 in the Philippines
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. It is bordered on the west by the country's capital, Manila
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, to the north by San Juan City, to the east by Quezon City
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 and Pasig City
Pasig City
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, and by Makati City
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 to the south. At present, its nicknames are "Tiger City of the Philippines", "Metro Manila's Heart", and the "Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines".

Mandaluyong City is located right at the center of Metro Manila.
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The City of Mandaluyong (Filipino
Filipino language
This move has drawn much criticism from other regional groups.In 1987, a new constitution introduced many provisions for the language.Article XIV, Section 6, omits any mention of Tagalog as the basis for Filipino, and states that:...

: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

 in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

. It is bordered on the west by the country's capital, Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

, to the north by San Juan City, to the east by Quezon City
Quezon City
Quezon City is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L...

 and Pasig City
Pasig City
The City of Pasig is one of the city municipalities of Metro Manila in the Philippines and was the former capital of the province of Rizal prior to the formation of this grouping of cities designated as the National Capital Region...

, and by Makati City
Makati City
The City of Makati is one of the 17 cities that make up Metro Manila, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Makati is the financial center of the Philippines and one of the major financial, commercial and economic hubs in Asia...

 to the south. At present, its nicknames are "Tiger City of the Philippines", "Metro Manila's Heart", and the "Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines".

Mandaluyong City is located right at the center of Metro Manila. Among the many attractions in the city is the western half of the Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center is Metro Manila's second most important Philippine financial district-cum-central business district after the Makati Financial and Central Business District in Makati City. With an area of at least 100 hectares, the district is located at the boundaries of Pasig City, Mandaluyong...

, one of the major centers of business and commerce in the metropolis (the eastern half is in Pasig City). Found within the Mandaluyong portion of the Ortigas Center is the main headquarters of the Asian Development Bank
Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 22 August 1966 to facilitate economic development of countries in Asia...

, Banco De Oro, and the headquarters of San Miguel Corporation
San Miguel Corporation
Established in 1890 as a brewery, San Miguel Corporation is Southeast Asia's largest publicly listed food, beverage and packaging company with over 17,000 employees in over 100 major facilities throughout the Asia-Pacific....

, Southeast Asia's largest food and beverage company. One of the most prominent pharmaceutical laboratories and factories, the UniLab, is located here.

Etymology

There are different stories on the origin of the name “Mandaluyong”. One tells of the early days when the place abound with a kind of tree called luyong from which beautiful canes and home furniture were made. Another claimed that the Spaniards named the place Mandaluyong based on the report of what a navigator named Acapulco saw that the rolling hills were frequently lashed at by daluyong (“big waves from the sea”). This seems to give credence to traditional stories before the coming of the Spaniards that giant waves from the sea lashed at the adjoining hills of the vast lowland, referred to as “Salpukan ng Alon”. Father Felix dela Huerta, a Franciscan Historian, observed that the rolling topography of this land resembled giant waves of the sea. Hence, natives replying to the question of strangers as to what the place was called, used to answer Madaluyong, later hispanized by Spanish writers into Mandaluyong by affixing the consonant “n” to the first syllable.

Romantic residents, however, peddled the story of a Maharlika named Luyong who fell in love with Manda, the lovely daughter of a barangay chieftain. The chieftain had no personal liking for Luyong and forbade his daughter’s marriage to him. Luyong overcame the objection of Manda’s father by winning a series of tribal contests which was the custom at the time. The couple settled thereafter in a place which was later called “Mandaluyong” literally named after “Manda” and “Luyong”.

History

Mandaluyong formed part of what was once the Kingdom of Sapa of the Great Majapahit Empire
Majapahit Empire
Majapahit was a vast archipelagic empire based on the island of Java from 1293 to around 1500. Majapahit reached its peak of glory during the era of Hayam Wuruk, whose reign from 1350 to 1389 marked by conquest which extended through Southeast Asia. His achievement is also credited to his prime...

 around 1300. More than a century later, around 1470, it expanded and was called the Kingdom of Namayan. The vast kingdom comprised what are now Quiapo
Quiapo, Manila
Quiapo is a district and city square of Manila. Referred as the "Old Downtown", Quiapo in known for where cheap buys or goods are being sold at rock-bottom prices and was the home of the Quiapo Church, where the feast for the Black Nazarene is held, with over millions of people attending...

, San Miguel
San Miguel, Manila
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, Sta. Mesa, Paco
Paco, Manila
Paco, is a district of Manila, Philippines. It is located south of Pasig River, and San Miguel, west of Santa Ana, southwest of Pandacan, north of Malate, northwest of San Andres, and east of Ermita. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 64,184 people in 13,438 households...

, Pandacan, Malate
Malate
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 and Sta. Ana
Santa Ana, Manila
Santa Ana is a district of the City of Manila in the Philippines, located at the southeast banks of the Pasig River, bounded on the northeast by Mandaluyong City, Makati City to the east, southwest is the Manila district of Paco, and to the west, Pandacan....

 in Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

, and Mandaluyong, San Juan
San Juan, Metro Manila
The City of San Juan or simply San Juan is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. Before the creation of Metro Manila, it was part of Rizal Province. Currently the smallest city in the region and the country in terms of area, San Juan is one of the smallest among the cities and municipalities...

, Makati, Pasay, Pateros
Pateros, Metro Manila
The Municipality of Pateros is a First-class municipality in Metro Manila, Philippines. This small town is famous for its duck-raising industry and especially for producing balut, a Filipino delicacy that is boiled duck egg...

, Taguig, Parañaque, and portions of Pasig and Quezon City
Quezon City
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 up to Diliman.

Mandaluyong was first known as a barrio of Sta. Ana de Sapa which was part of the District of Paco, Province of Tondo. Named San Felipe Neri by the Spaniards in honor of the Patron Saint of Rome, it was separated from Sta. Ana de Sapa in 1841.

During the American period, San Felipe Neri was consolidated with the municipality of San Juan del Monte. For several months in 1904, San Felipe Neri became the capital of Rizal province.

However in 1907, San Felipe Neri became an independent municipality with its separation from San Juan. It was renamed the Municipality of Mandaluyong by virtue of House Bill No. 3836. It achieved city status in 1994.

Culture and Tourism

Mandaluyong is deemed as the "Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines" because of its notable number of shopping and entertainment hubs. Located in Ortigas Center is Shangri-La Place, a residential and entertainment district owned by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts runs the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands of hotels.-Companies:*Shangri-La Asia Limited is incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability...

. It comprises Edsa Shangri-La Manila, St. Francis Towers (one of the tallest residential towers in the Philippines when built) and Shangri-La Plaza (the only retail arm of the Shangri-La Group in the world) with stores like Gucci
Gucci
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, Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein
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, Burberry
Burberry
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, Dolce and Gabbana, Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss
Hugo Ferdinand Boss was the founder of clothing company Hugo Boss.-Early life:Boss was born in Metzingen, Germany. After completing his apprenticeship and one year of employment, he founded his own company in Metzingen in 1923.-Support of Nazism:Boss joined the Nazi Party in 1931, two years before...

 and Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren
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. To the north is St. Francis Square, SM Megamall
SM Megamall
SM Megamall is a huge shopping mall located in the Ortigas business district of Metro Manila, Philippines. It is the 3rd SM Supermall developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall operator in the Philippines owned by Henry Sy Sr. The mall has two buildings interconnected with a bridge...

 (one of the biggest shopping malls and the premier mall of the largest mall chain in Asia) and the upscale retail arm of SM Malls, the Podium.For the blue-collar and low-cost consumers, there's EDSA Central and Star Mall to the Southwest. The Shaw Boulevard MRT Station
Shaw Boulevard MRT Station
Shaw Boulevard MRT Station, also called Shaw for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line . Shaw Boulevard station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line and is also considered as the "central terminal" of the MRT3/Blue Line. Also, this is the only station with 2...

 of the MRT
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
The Metro Rail Transit is Metro Manila's third rapid transit line. It forms part of the Strong Republic Transit System, which includes the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line operates under the name Metrostar Express and is colored blue on rail maps.The line is located along the Epifanio de...

 is a shopping hub itself, besides the fact that the station is connected to three other malls (Star Mall, Shangri-La Plaza and the newly renovated EDSA Central). Along EDSA is the Robinson's Place Pioneer, owned by the second largest retail company in the country. Another entertainment hub is Liberty Center along Shaw Boulevard, which consists of Puregold supermarket, Yonex Badminton Court, a row of restaurants and establishments and home to the newly-constructed Liberty Park which holds nightly performances from different bands and musicians. Along Shaw Boulevard is the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club
Wack Wack Golf and Country Club
Wack Wack Golf and Country Club is a golf and country club resort complex located in the city of Mandaluyong in the Philippines. The complex features two 18-hole championship courses, landscaped terrains, gardens and villas.-External links:*...

, considered as one of the finest golf courses in the world.

Among locals, Mandaluyong City is often used in jokes and puns pertaining to a person's mental health (e.g., a person whose mental well-being is suspect is often labeled as coming from Mandaluyong, the joke going "sa loob o sa labas?, which translated, means "inside or outside?"). This is because the National Center for Mental Health, the country's premier mental health center, is found within the city.

Commercial Activities

Typical of cities in metropolitan areas, Mandaluyong has its own share of commercial strips and a central business district.

The former, consisting mostly of banks (Map ~ Financial Institutions), offices and service establishments, stretch along public transport routes thereby serving both local consumers and passers-by from the neighboring localities.

Major commercial strips of the city include the stretch of Boni Avenue, Shaw Boulevard, Libertad-Sierra Madre area, Kalentong, San Francisco, part of Martinez, Sgt. Bumatay towards Barangka Drive and Pinatubo towards EDSA.

Shopping Malls
  • SM Megamall
  • Shangri-La Plaza
  • The Podium
  • Robinson's Place Pioneer Forum
  • EDSA Central Pavilion
  • StarMall
  • Liberty Center
  • Madison Square
  • Marketplace Mall
  • Robinson's Place Galeria
  • St. Francis Square Mall


Hotels
  • Edsa Shangri-La Manila
  • Legend Villas
  • New Horizon Hotel
  • Lancaster Hotel
  • Sogo Hotel
  • Nice Hotel
  • Bermuda Hotel and Restaurant


Real Estates
  • California Garden Square
  • San Francisco Gardens
  • DMCI Homes
  • SMDC Light Residences Pioneer
  • Mahogany Mansion
  • Palo Verde Dansalan Gardens
  • Bonifacio Residences
  • Sunshine 100 Pioneer
  • Pioneer Highlands 1
  • Gateway Garden Heights
  • Axis Residences
  • Two Gateway Place
  • Pioneer Woodlands
  • Shaw Residenza


Subdivisions
  • MerryLand Subdivision
  • PrinceVille TownHomes
  • Ayala Homes
  • Acropolis Subdivision
  • DreamLand Subdivision


Supermarkets
  • Robinson's Supermarket California Garden Square
  • SM Hypermarket Shaw Boulevard
  • Puregold Supermarket Shaw Boulevard
  • Rustan's Express Supermarket
  • Topway Supermarket


Television Station
  • TV5 Media Center

Industrial Activities

These activities are mostly concentrated within the EDSA-Shaw-Pioneer area and along Pasig River.

Although prominent in the manufacture of foods, medicines and laboratory equipment, these industries are gradually declining in number, opting to relocate in newly-developed industrial zones outside Metropolitan Manila.

In the Pasig River area, particularly in Barangays Namayan and Mabini J. Rizal, areas formerly industrial are now the sites for residential subdivisions and townhouses.

In the EDSA-Shaw-Pioneer area, the transformation is toward a more economically profitable and globally competitive commercial activity.

Factories & Industries
  • Hewlett Packard Philippines
  • Commonwealth Foods, Inc.
  • United Laboratories (UNILAB)
  • Puma Spring and Rubber Industries

Barangays

Mandaluyong is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.
District Barangay Land Area
(has
Hectare
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.)
Population
(2007)
1 Addition Hills 121.19 81,221
1 Bagong Silang 14.26 3,747
2 Barangka Drive 24.54 12,134
2 Barangka Ibaba 16.92 9,372
2 Barangka Ilaya 47.45 4,185
2 Barangka Itaas 17.21 11,212
2 Buayang Bato 7.26 999
1 Burol 2.78 2,322
1 Daang Bakal 17.34 2,980
1 Hagdan Bato Itaas 18.36 9,431
1 Hagdan Bato Libis 15.48 6,241
1 Harapin Ang Bukas 4.89 4,069
1 Highway Hills 105.12 18,682
2 Hulo 29.30 20,850
2 Mabini-J. Rizal 11.88 4,826
2 Malamig 29.52 6,898
1 Mauway 60.06 21,700
2 Namayan 30.60 4,846
1 New Zañiga 21.96 5,413
2 Old Zañiga 42.48 6,674
1 Pag-Asa 12.60 3,112
2 Plainview 115.92 24,706
1 Pleasant Hills 20.33 6,495
1 Poblacion 24.12 14,778
2 San Jose 3.18 7,629
2 Vergara 15.12 4,928
1 Wack-Wack Greenhills 294.48 6,126

Health

Mandaluyong has several private and public hospitals & health center, namely the privately owned Dr. Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center along EDSA
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue , formerly known as Highway 54, is the main circumferential road and highway of Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is an important commuting artery between the northern and southern parts of the metropolitan area...

 and Unciano General Hospital on Boni Avenue, and the government hospital Mandaluyong City Medical Center also on Boni Avenue. The city is also home to the Philippine’s prime psychiatric health institution, the National Center for Mental Health located along Nueve De Febrero Street. Many residents, specifically the middle-to-upper class medical clientele visits the nearby Medical City in Ortigas Center.

The Dr. Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that has a 189-bed capacity within its 10-storey hospital building. It is the first ISO certified hospital in Metro Manila. The hospital specializes in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics – gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, oncology, and orthodontics. Its specialized centers, such as the oncology center, heart station and cardiac rehab center, respiratory care center, breast clinic, ICU, pediatric ICU, and maternal ICU, are equipped with modern medical facilities together with physicians highly trained in their fields. Complementing these is the 5-storey Physicians’ Center, which houses the doctors’ clinics and other important lectures.

Education

Three major colleges and universities are located in Mandaluyong, namely: Don Bosco Technical College
Don Bosco Technical College
Don Bosco Technical College is a private Catholic educational institution owned and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco. DBTC is deemed as the "Motherhouse of all Salesian Works in the Philippines," making it the premier Salesian institution for higher-learning in the country...

, Jose Rizal University
José Rizal University
José Rizal University is a non-sectarian, non-stock private educational institution. It is located at Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. It was founded in 1919 by Vicente Fabella, who was the first Philippine Certified Accountant.José Rizal University joined the National Collegiate...

 and Rizal Technological University (the only state-owned university in the city).

Don Bosco Technical College
Don Bosco Technical College
Don Bosco Technical College is a private Catholic educational institution owned and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco. DBTC is deemed as the "Motherhouse of all Salesian Works in the Philippines," making it the premier Salesian institution for higher-learning in the country...

 (DBTC or Don Bosco Mandaluyong) is a private Catholic higher-education institution, owned and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco
Salesians of Don Bosco
The Salesians of Don Bosco is a Roman Catholic religious order founded in the late nineteenth century by Saint John Bosco in an attempt, through works of charity, to care for the young and poor children of the industrial revolution...

 that offers all-boys
Single-sex education
Single-sex education, also known as single-gender education, is the practice of conducting education where male and female students attend separate classes or in separate buildings or schools. The practice was predominant before the mid-twentieth century, particularly in secondary education and...

 grade school and high school education, and co-educational tertiary education. The school, established in 1953, also offers vocational couses through the Manpower Skills & Training Center. Its College department specializes in engineering and technical courses, while the High School and Grade School Departments offer a dual-curriculum (Academic and Technical) and a Science specialization to help students nourish their skills in whatever field they choose to pursue in the future. It is situated on the historic grounds of the former the site of the Katipuneros
Katipunan
The Katipunan was a Philippine revolutionary society founded by anti-Spanish Filipinos in Manila in 1892, whose primary aim was to gain independence from Spain through revolution. The society was initiated by Filipino patriots Andrés Bonifacio, Teodoro Plata, Ladislao Diwa, and others on the night...

, that evolved into the San Carlos Seminary, right before housing DBTC's campus.

A good number of city officials of Mandaluyong are alumni of Don Bosco, including incumbent City Mayor, Hon. Benjamin Abalos, Jr.
Benjamin Abalos, Jr.
Benjamin Abalos, Jr. is a politician from the Republic of the Philippines and is known locally as "BenHur". He currently serves as the Mayor of Mandaluyong City. He is the son of former COMELEC chairman, Benjamin Abalos....

 (HS '79); former Vice Mayor, Hon. Renato Sta. Maria (HS '65); City Councilors Edward Bartolome (HS '96), Noel Bernardo (HS '79), and Jonathan Abalos (HS '85). Other notable alumni include "King of Pinoy Rap," Francis Magalona
Francis Magalona
Francis Michael Durango Magalona , also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, MC The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. He was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over to the mainstream...

 (HS '81); and actor Ricky Davao
Ricky Davao
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 (HS '78).

The Plaridel Campus of Arellano University
Arellano University
Arellano University is a private, nonsectarian university located in Manila, Philippines, established in 1938 by Florentino Cayco, Sr. as the Arellano Law College which was later known as Arellano Colleges...

, a private
Private university
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 nonsectarian
Nonsectarian
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 university is an institution for secondary and higher education, located along New Panaderos Extension.

Another institution for higher education in the city is Jose Rizal University
José Rizal University
José Rizal University is a non-sectarian, non-stock private educational institution. It is located at Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. It was founded in 1919 by Vicente Fabella, who was the first Philippine Certified Accountant.José Rizal University joined the National Collegiate...

 (JRU), which is a private nonsectarian university found along Shaw Boulevard. Its broad spectrum of degree programs includes the fields of engineering, economics, commercial sciences, business administration, education, nursing, and law. Prominent figures that have come from JRU include the former Philippine president Ramon Magsaysay, bankers Alfredo Antiporda and Peter Kaw Sek, Bienvenido Tantoco of the Rustan's Corporation, and former education secretary Dr. Armand V. Fabella.

Rizal Technological University
Rizal Technological University
Rizal Technological University is an educational institution situated in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. RTU was established on July 11, 1969 and formerly known as the Rizal Technological College....

 (RTU) is the city’s only state university. It was established on 11 July 1969, and is located on Boni Avenue. The university’s roster of undergraduate and graduate programs encompass the fields of pure and applied sciences, political science, psychology, statistics, public administration, business and entrepreneurial technologies, education, engineering and industrial technologies, nursing, and astronomy.

Other colleges in the city include the Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges (specializing in Medicine and Nursing), STI and AMA (both specializing in Computer Technology education, both located on Shaw Boulevard), NAMEI Polytechnic Institute (specializing in Marine Sciences), and the International Baptist College.

The city is also home to Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
Lourdes School of Mandaluyongis a private, Catholic educational institution owned and founded by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The school was established in 1959 by the Capuchins in the Philippines. The school is also known by the acronym LSM, which differentiates it from its sister school,...

 (est. 1959), a Franciscan
Franciscan
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-Marian all-boys school, located in the Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center is Metro Manila's second most important Philippine financial district-cum-central business district after the Makati Financial and Central Business District in Makati City. With an area of at least 100 hectares, the district is located at the boundaries of Pasig City, Mandaluyong...

 district managed by the OFM Capuchins; La Salle Green Hills
La Salle Green Hills
La Salle Green Hills is a private Catholic school exclusively for boys located on Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is run by the Roman Catholic Brothers of the Christian Schools- Philippine District. It was established in 1959 by the De La Salle Brothers led by the...

 (est. 1959), a private all-boys high school, managed by the De La Salle Brothers, located along Ortigas Avenue; and Saint Pedro Poveda College
Saint Pedro Poveda College
The Saint Pedro Poveda College is a private preparatory school for girls run by the Teresian Association of Lay Missionaries which was founded in Spain. It is located in the heart of Metro Manila's Ortigas Business District...

 (est. 1960), another famous all-girls institution, offering pre-school, grade school, high school, and college education. Although the official school address is Quezon City, part of the lot Poveda's campus stands on is under Mandaluyong City. Mandaluyong High School
Mandaluyong High School
Mandaluyong High School is a high school located in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. Founded in 1977 through the initiative of the late Mayor Renato I. Lopez, Mandaluyong High School is the oldest public secondary school of Mandaluyong City. Due to its lack of classrooms during its...

 (est. 1977) is the oldest public high school in the city. City of Mandaluyong Science High School
City of Mandaluyong Science High School
The City of Mandaluyong Science High School is a Secondary Public Science High School system located in E. Pantaleon St., Hulo, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. It is a DepEd-recognized science high school.- School History :THE BIRTH The City of Mandaluyong Science High School was the brain child...

 (est. 1996) is a Secondary Public Science High School system located in E. Pantaleon St., Hulo, Mandaluyong City. It is a DepEd-recognized science high school.

Other Private Schools in Mandaluyong:
  • Kidzone Learning School – located in Maysilo St., across Mandaluyong City Hall (Rotonda). They cater to early childhood development from preschool to grades 1,2 and 3.

Scholarship

The City offers free College Scholarship (CMCS) to less fortunate but deserving individuals: the City of Mandaluyong Collegiate Scholarship Program. It was the brainchild of former Mayor Benjamin Abalos, Sr. together with his son and current Mayor Benhur Abalos, Jr. Former Council Delfin M. Asistio chairs the City Education Program Executive Committee who handles the scholarship program.

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Silay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the August 1, 2007 census, it had a total population of 120,365 people...

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Itogon is a 1st class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 48,778 people in 8,588 households....

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Benguet
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2010 Local Election Results

POSITION CANDIDATE PARTY TOTAL VOTES
Representative
Lone Legislative District
Neptali M. Gonzales II
Neptali M. Gonzales, Jr.
Neptali "Boyet" Medina Gonzales, Jr. is a Filipino lawmaker. He is a current house member, representing the Lone District of Mandaluyong City in the Filipino House of Representatives. He has been a house member during the 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th Congress, respectively...

Liberal
Liberal Party (Philippines)
The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

114,971
City Mayor Benjamin D.C. Abalos Jr.
Benjamin Abalos, Jr.
Benjamin Abalos, Jr. is a politician from the Republic of the Philippines and is known locally as "BenHur". He currently serves as the Mayor of Mandaluyong City. He is the son of former COMELEC chairman, Benjamin Abalos....

Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

102,705
City Vice Mayor Danilo L. De Guzman Liberal
Liberal Party (Philippines)
The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

-Aksyon
63,756
City Councilors
1st Sanggunian District
Jonathan D.C. Abalos Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

47,410
Antonio D. Suva Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

47,143
Ayla V. Alim Liberal
Liberal Party (Philippines)
The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

-Aksyon
41,718
Luisito E. Espinosa Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

36,150
Severo N. Servillon Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

33,739
Alex I. Santos Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

32,584
2nd Sanggunian District
Edward G. Bartolome Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

37,048
Michael R. Ocampo Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

33,537
Jessie D. Garcia Independent
Independent (politician)
In politics, an independent or non-party politician is an individual not affiliated to any political party. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of major political parties, a viewpoint more extreme than any major party, or they may have a viewpoint based on issues that they do...

30,417
Noel E. Bernardo Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

27,921
Alexander C. Sta. Maria Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

27,857
Francisco O. Esteban Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

27,320

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