Taguig City
Overview
 
Taguig is a city
Cities of the Philippines
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 in Metro Manila
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 in the Philippines
Philippines
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. From a thriving fishing community along the shores of Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Tonle Sap in Cambodia and Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is on the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north...

, it is now an important residential, commercial and industrial center. The recent construction of the C-5
Circumferential Road 5
Circumferential Road 5, also known as C-5 is a beltway which stretches from Parañaque City to Valenzuela City in Metro Manila, the Philippines...

 highway and the acquisition of the Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio is a highly urbanized district in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The district is named after the main Philippine Army camp in Metro Manila, Fort Andres Bonifacio, which in turn was named after the famous Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio...

 development area has paved the way for the cityhood of the municipality. It will also be accessed by the future C-6 Road.

Taguig City lies on the western shore of Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Tonle Sap in Cambodia and Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is on the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north...

 and is bordered by Muntinlupa City
Muntinlupa City
The City of Muntinlupa is the southernmost city in Philippine National Capital Region. It is bordered on the north by Taguig City; to the northwest by Parañaque City; by Las Piñas City to the west; to the southwest by the city of Bacoor, Cavite; by the city of San Pedro, Laguna; and by Laguna de...

 to the south, Parañaque City
Parañaque City
The City of Parañaque , or simply Parañaque , is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines....

 to the southwest, Pasay City
Pasay City
The City of Pasay is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by the country's capital, Manila, to the northeast by Makati City, to the east by Taguig City, and Parañaque City to the south.Pasay City was one of the original four...

 to the west, Cainta
Cainta, Rizal
The Municipality of Cainta is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is one of the oldest , and is the town with the second smallest land area of 26.81 km² next to Angono with 26.22 km².Cainta serves as the secondary gateway to the rest of Rizal...

 and Taytay
Taytay, Rizal
The Municipality of Taytay is a first class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is currently the third second most populous town in Rizal after and Cainta. Taytay serves a the gateway of West Rizal to the cities of Pasig and Taguig...

 on the northeast and 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...

, 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...

, 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...

 to the north.
Encyclopedia
Taguig is a city
Cities of the Philippines
A city is a tier of local government in the Philippines. All Philippine cities are chartered cities, whose existence as corporate and administrative entities is governed by their own specific charters in addition to the Local Government Code of 1991, which specifies the administrative structure...

 in 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...

. From a thriving fishing community along the shores of Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Tonle Sap in Cambodia and Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is on the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north...

, it is now an important residential, commercial and industrial center. The recent construction of the C-5
Circumferential Road 5
Circumferential Road 5, also known as C-5 is a beltway which stretches from Parañaque City to Valenzuela City in Metro Manila, the Philippines...

 highway and the acquisition of the Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio is a highly urbanized district in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The district is named after the main Philippine Army camp in Metro Manila, Fort Andres Bonifacio, which in turn was named after the famous Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio...

 development area has paved the way for the cityhood of the municipality. It will also be accessed by the future C-6 Road.

Taguig City lies on the western shore of Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Tonle Sap in Cambodia and Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is on the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north...

 and is bordered by Muntinlupa City
Muntinlupa City
The City of Muntinlupa is the southernmost city in Philippine National Capital Region. It is bordered on the north by Taguig City; to the northwest by Parañaque City; by Las Piñas City to the west; to the southwest by the city of Bacoor, Cavite; by the city of San Pedro, Laguna; and by Laguna de...

 to the south, Parañaque City
Parañaque City
The City of Parañaque , or simply Parañaque , is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines....

 to the southwest, Pasay City
Pasay City
The City of Pasay is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by the country's capital, Manila, to the northeast by Makati City, to the east by Taguig City, and Parañaque City to the south.Pasay City was one of the original four...

 to the west, Cainta
Cainta, Rizal
The Municipality of Cainta is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is one of the oldest , and is the town with the second smallest land area of 26.81 km² next to Angono with 26.22 km².Cainta serves as the secondary gateway to the rest of Rizal...

 and Taytay
Taytay, Rizal
The Municipality of Taytay is a first class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is currently the third second most populous town in Rizal after and Cainta. Taytay serves a the gateway of West Rizal to the cities of Pasig and Taguig...

 on the northeast and 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...

, 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...

, 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...

 to the north. Taguig River, a tributary of the Pasig River
Pasig River
The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

 cuts through the northern half of the municipality and Napindan River, also a tributary of the Pasig forms the common border of Taguig with Pasig City.

The city ranked first among Philippine cities in the Ease of Doing Business Index
Ease of Doing Business Index
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, conducted by the World Bank
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's International Finance Corporation
International Finance Corporation
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.

History

Before the Spaniards came, Taguig was a part of the Kingdom of Tondo ruled by Rajah Soliman. There were also accounts that Chinese
Han Chinese
Han Chinese are an ethnic group native to China and are the largest single ethnic group in the world.Han Chinese constitute about 92% of the population of the People's Republic of China , 98% of the population of the Republic of China , 78% of the population of Singapore, and about 20% of the...

 settlements were once present in the area as revealed by the recent archeological diggings of various artifacts like cups, plates and other utensils, which bear Chinese characters. This was believed to have originated from China's Ming dynasty
Ming Dynasty
The Ming Dynasty, also Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644, following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty. The Ming, "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history", was the last dynasty in China ruled by ethnic...

.

Taguig was one of the earliest known territories to have been Christianized when the Spaniards succeeded in subjugating mainland Luzon through the Legazpi
Miguel López de Legazpi
Miguel López de Legazpi , also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo , was a Spanish conquistador who established one of the first European settlements in the East Indies and the Pacific Islands in 1565. He is the first Governor-General in the Philippines...

 expedition in 1571. Between the years 1582 and 1583, Taguig was of the encomienda of Tondo headed by an Alcalde Mayor, Captain Vergara. It was in 1587 when Taguig was established as a separate "pueblo
Pueblo
Pueblo is a term used to describe modern communities of Native Americans in the Southwestern United States of America. The first Spanish explorers of the Southwest used this term to describe the communities housed in apartment-like structures built of stone, adobe mud, and other local material...

" (town) of the then province of 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,...

. Captain Juan Basi was its Kapitan from 1587 to 1588. According to records, Taguig had nine (9) barrios then namely, Bagumbayan, Bambang, Hagonoy, Palingon, Sta. Ana, Tipas, Tuktukan, Ususan, and Wawa. Records show that Tipas had once petitioned to become an independent town but was denied by the Spanish government. (What records? What Source? Tipas originally belong to Pasig from 1573 until circa 1800, the petition to become an independent Municipality came in the 1920s and was not granted by the American Government)

During that time, Taguig was accessible via the Pasig River
Pasig River
The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

, which was connected to two large bodies of water, the Manila Bay
Manila Bay
Manila Bay is a natural harbor which serves the Port of Manila , in the Philippines.The bay is considered to be one of the best natural harbors in Southeast Asia and one of the finest in the world...

 and Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay
Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Tonle Sap in Cambodia and Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is on the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north...

. The population then was estimated to be 800 tributes. The town produced more than enough rice for their consumption but had less sugar cane to mill. The men lived through fishing while women wove cotton cloth and "sawali" from bamboo strips.

The people of Taguig were known to have resisted both Spanish and American colonial rule. During that early period of Spanish colonition. Don Juan Basi, "Kapitan" of Taguig from 1587 to 1588, attempted to overthrow the Spanish government but failed, being exiled for two years as punishment. When then Katipunan was on its early years, many from Taguig became followers and later joined the uprising. The people of Taguig also joined the revolutionary government of General Emilio Aguinaldo on August 6, 1898.

During the American
United States
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 occupation, they struggled against the forces of General Wheaton under the command of General Pio del Pilar. It was recorded that on February 6, 1898, Filipino forces including Taguig "revolutionarios" dislodged an American position in the hills of Taguig, now a portion of 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...

 and Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio is a highly urbanized district in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The district is named after the main Philippine Army camp in Metro Manila, Fort Andres Bonifacio, which in turn was named after the famous Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio...

. They were defeated eventually by the Americans with superiority in the armaments and training. Taguig finally fell to the contingent of the First Washington Volunteer Infantry led by Col. Wholly.

The defeat of the Filipinos after two years of struggle against the American forces subsequently subjected the Philippines to another system of governance. On August 14, 1898, United States occupied the islands and established a military government with General Wesley Meritt as the First Military Governor. He exercised legislative powers until September 1, 1900.

At the start of American regime, Taguig was proclaimed as an independent municipality with the promulgation of General Order No. 4 on March 29, 1900. The town was subsequently incorporated to the newly created province of Rizal when the Philippine Commission promulgated Act. No. 137 on June 11, 1901. On October 12, 1903, Taguig, Muntinlupa and 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...

 were merged by the virtue of Act. No. 942 with Pateros hosting the seat of the municipal government. The merger did not last long as a month later Muntinlupa was segregated from it and made part of Biñan when Act. No. 1008 was enacted on November 25, 1903. However it was returned to Taguig on March 22, 1905 with the promulgation Act. No. 1308. On February 29, 1908, Taguig was again declared an independent municipality through Executive Order No. 20. Eventually, Pateros separated from Taguig and both became independent municipalities of Rizal province on January 1, 1918.

It was also during the American Colonial Period that the US government acquired a 25.78 km² property of Taguig for military purposes. This large piece of land which had a TCT dated 1902, was turned into a camp and was then known as Fort McKinley (named after the 25th president of U.S. President William McKinley
William McKinley
William McKinley, Jr. was the 25th President of the United States . He is best known for winning fiercely fought elections, while supporting the gold standard and high tariffs; he succeeded in forging a Republican coalition that for the most part dominated national politics until the 1930s...

). When the Japanese occupied the Philippines in 1942, Fort McKinley was taken over by the Japanese Imperial Army. They occupied the military camp until the end of the war in 1945.

After the Philippines gained its political independence from the United States
United States
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 on July 4, 1946, the US surrendered the Republic of the Philippines all right of possession, jurisdiction, supervision and control over the Philippine territory except the use of the military bases. On May 14, 1949, Fort McKinley
Fort McKinley
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 was turned over to the Philippine government by virtue of the US embassy Note No. 0570.

Fort McKinley was made the permanent headquarters of the Philippine Army in 1957 and was subsequently renamed Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio is a highly urbanized district in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The district is named after the main Philippine Army camp in Metro Manila, Fort Andres Bonifacio, which in turn was named after the famous Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio...

 after the Father of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, Andres Bonifacio.

The town's political subdivision was changed to barangays following the nationwide implementation of the Integrated Reorganization Plan (IRP) in the 1970s when the country was under Martial Law
Martial law
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. The IRP has increased its subdivisions into 18 barangays, namely, Bagong Tanyag, Bagumbayan, Bambang, Calzada, Hagonoy, Ibayo-Tipas, Ligid-Tipas, Lower Bicutan, Maharlika, Napindan, Palingon, Signal Village, Sta. Ana, Tuktukan, Upper Bicutan, Ususan, Wawa, and Western Bicutan. In the year 2009, Taguig re-organized and re-arranged there barangays making a total of 28, the 10 added being Central Bicutan, Fort Bonifacio, South Daanghari, North Daanghari, San Miguel, New Lower Bicutan, South Signal,Katuparan, North Signal, Pinagsama and Tanyag. On November 7, 1975, Taguig was carved out from the province of Rizal to form the National Capital Region through Presidential Decree No. 824. Today, Taguig is still one of the seventeen (17) cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila.

In 1998, a bill was passed in Congress pushing for the cityhood of Taguig. The resulting plebiscite in April showed that the citizens were against cityhood. A recent petition to the Supreme Court sought a recount of the plebiscite and the Supreme Court on February 19, 2004 ordered the Commission on Elections to conduct a recount. The recount showed that the residents did want the municipality of Taguig to become a city (21,105 'yes' and 19,460 'no'). Subsequently, Taguig became a city on December 8, 2004.

Education

Educational Institutions
Public - Primary
  • Silangan Elementary School
  • Taguig Elementary School
  • Tipas Elementary School
  • Ususan Elementary School
  • Dr. A. Natividad Elementary School
  • Napindan Elementary School
  • E.C. Santos Elementary School
  • R.P. Cruz Elementary School
  • C.P. Tiñga Elementary School
  • Sta. Teresa Elementary School
  • Upper Bicutan Elementary School
  • Bagong Tanyag Elementary School
  • Daang Hari Elementary School
  • EM's Signal Village Elementary School
  • Tenement Elementary School



Public - Secondary
  • Taguig National High School
    Taguig National High School
    Taguig National High School commonly abbreviated as T.N.H.S is a state-owned secondary high school institution in the Philippines...

  • Taguig Science High School
    Taguig Science High School
    Taguig Science High School is a public specialized secondary science school in the Philippines.- History :Formerly known as a Science Special class, Taguig Science High School is located at C.P. Tiñga Sports Complex, Hagonoy, Taguig City. Its establishment was made possible by the City Mayor...

  • Senator Rene Cayetano Science and Technology High School
    Senator Rene Cayetano Science and Technology High School
    Senator Renato "Compañero" Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School is a special public secondary school in Taguig City that has a special science and technology curriculum....

  • Western Bicutan National High School
  • Signal Village National High School
  • Gen. R. Papa Memorial High School
  • Marichu R. Tiñga High School-TNHS Annex
  • Upper Bicutan National High School
    Upper Bicutan National High School
    Upper Bicutan National High School , commonly abbreviated as U.B.N.H.S is a secondary high school institution located at General Santos Avenue, Barangay Upper Bicutan, Taguig City in the Philippines.- School Profile :...

  • Tipas National High School
  • Bagumbayan National High School



Public - Tertiary
  • Philippine Public Safety College
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Taguig
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Taguig
    The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Taguig Campus also known as PUP-Taguig is a 10-hectare campus that is located at Gen. Santos Ave., Lower Bicutan, Taguig City. This site was reserved in 1967 through a presidential declaration for the university's use...

     campus
  • Technological University of the Philippines-Taguig Campus
  • Taguig City University
  • TESDA
    Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Philippines)
    The Philippines' Technical Education and Skills Development Authority , abbreviated as TESDA, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Labor and Employment responsible for managing and supervising technical education and skills development in the Philippines.-History:The...




Private - Primary to Secondary
  • Academia de San Bartolome de Taguig
  • Academia De San Isidro
  • Athens Academy
  • Battlefield Baptist Academy
  • Bicutan Parochial School
  • Christian Harvest Academy Taguig
  • Christian Light Academy
  • Colegio De Sta. Ana (Sta. Ana Parochial School)
  • DEJAN Integrated School
  • E.P. Ville Integrated Academy
  • Gracel Christian College Foundation Inc.
  • Grants Apostolic Institute
  • Heritage Christian Academy of Bicutan
  • HSL – BRAILLE Integrated School
  • Integrated Montessori Center
  • Leaders International Christian School
  • Learn & Explore Montessori School
  • Mary Lourdes Academy
  • Mt. Moriah Christian Academy
  • Maharlika Bandara-Inged Integrated School
  • Maharlika Village, Islamic Madrasa
  • MCA Montessori School
  • MGC-New Life Christian Academy
    MGC-New Life Christian Academy
    MGC New Life Christian Academy is a Christian school situated in Lot 2, Block 18 University Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The school principal is Helen Kwong Villanueva. The school offers courses of study from pre-nursery to high school 4.Every year, the...

  • Mere Academy
  • Noah's Academy Icorporated
  • Philippine Army Officer’s Ladies Found School
  • Fredreach Preparatory School of Taguig Inc.
  • Zinah Christian Academy
  • Gabby Christian Academy
  • St. Andre Academy of Taguig
  • Eastern Achiever Academy of Taguig
  • St. Patricia Foundation School
  • Regis Grace Montessori
  • Royal Era Academy
  • SDLj Montessori School
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola School
  • St. Ives School
  • St. John Kenneth Academy of Taguig
  • St. Peter Parochial School
  • St. Vincent Learning Center
  • Sto. Niño Catholic School
  • Sto. Niño of Lower Bicutan School
  • Southville Woodland School
  • Summit School
    Summit School
    Summit School is an independent, co-educational day school for pre-kindergarten through ninth grade, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Summit is nationally recognized for the quality of its academic programs, its attention to individualized education, and the strength of its...

  • Total Concept Integrated School
  • Victory Leadership Institute
  • Go and shine Learning School



Private - Primary to Tertiary
  • The Fisher Valley College
    The Fisher Valley College
    The Fisher Valley College is a private Christian university in Taguig City, Philippines. TFVC offers pre-school, elementary, secondary, vocational-technical, and college levels. It is located in Barangay Hagonoy, Taguig City...

  • Saint Francis of Assisi College System
    Saint Francis of Assisi College System
    Saint Francis of Assisi College is a system of private, Catholic-oriented but non-sectarian Philippine educational institutions, offering complete education from pre-school up to the graduate or masteral level of education...




Private - Tertiary
  • Global City Innovative College
    Global City Innovative College
    GLOBAL City Innovative College is a private college at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. It began in 2002 when group of entrepreneurs joined to establish the first collegiate education center in what was then the Fort Bonifacio Special Economic Zone. It is non-denominational,...

  • STI College
    STI College
    Systems Technology Institute College is the largest network of for-profit information technology-based colleges in the Philippines. This private college system offers a curriculum including business studies, computer science, education, engineering and health care.STI uses a trimestral calendar as...

  • St. Chamuel Institute of Technology
  • AMA Computer Learning Center
  • Enderun Colleges



Private - International Schools
  • British School Manila
    British School Manila
    The British School Manila, is a private international school in the Philippines. The school provides a British education, following the English National Curriculum from Nursery to Year 13. Children are prepared for National Curriculum Tests at age 7, 11, and 14, GCSE at 16 and International...

  • International School Manila
    International School Manila
    International School Manila is a private school in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is non-denominational and co-educational, and primarily serves Manila's multinational community...

  • Leaders International Christian School of Manila
  • Everest Academy Manila
  • Chinese International School Manila
    Chinese International School Manila
    The Chinese International School Manila, is a private, non-sectarian, K-12 international school in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is famous for its exceptional academic program. Students are immersed in Western and Chinese cultures and the Mandarin and English languages...

  • Korean International School Philippines
  • Manila Japanese School
    Manila Japanese School
    The Manila Japanese School is an international school catering mainly to Japanese people who are residing in Taguig City, Philippines.-Location:...



Taguig City is home to several prestigious international schools such as the British School Manila
British School Manila
The British School Manila, is a private international school in the Philippines. The school provides a British education, following the English National Curriculum from Nursery to Year 13. Children are prepared for National Curriculum Tests at age 7, 11, and 14, GCSE at 16 and International...

, International School Manila
International School Manila
International School Manila is a private school in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is non-denominational and co-educational, and primarily serves Manila's multinational community...

, and Manila Japanese School
Manila Japanese School
The Manila Japanese School is an international school catering mainly to Japanese people who are residing in Taguig City, Philippines.-Location:...

, which are all located in the University Parkway of Bonifacio Global City. The Chinese International School Manila
Chinese International School Manila
The Chinese International School Manila, is a private, non-sectarian, K-12 international school in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is famous for its exceptional academic program. Students are immersed in Western and Chinese cultures and the Mandarin and English languages...

, Enderun Colleges, and Korean International School Philippines are in the nearby area of McKinley Hill.

Other schools in Fort Bonifacio are the Global City Innovative College
Global City Innovative College
GLOBAL City Innovative College is a private college at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. It began in 2002 when group of entrepreneurs joined to establish the first collegiate education center in what was then the Fort Bonifacio Special Economic Zone. It is non-denominational,...

, Leaders International School of Manila (Christian based curriculum), Everest Academy Manila (a Catholic-run international school), Victory Leadership Institute, and MGC-New Life Christian Academy
MGC-New Life Christian Academy
MGC New Life Christian Academy is a Christian school situated in Lot 2, Block 18 University Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The school principal is Helen Kwong Villanueva. The school offers courses of study from pre-nursery to high school 4.Every year, the...

.

Two of the top state universities are also in Taguig City—the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines commonly known as PUP is a public research university in the Philippines. It was founded on October 19, 1904 as the Manila Business School, offering commerce-related courses...

, and the Technological University of the Philippines
Technological University of the Philippines
The Technological University of the Philippines -History:The Technological University of the Philippines was established upon the enactment of Organic Act No. 74 by the Philippine Commission in 1901. TUP was known then as the Manila Trade School with the primary intention of developing the dignity...

. Both universities are located in Bicutan, Taguig City.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was established through the enactment of "Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994", which was signed into law by President Fidel V. Ramos
Fidel V. Ramos
Fidel "Eddie" Valdez Ramos , popularly known as FVR, was the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. During his six years in office, Ramos was widely credited and admired by many for revitalizing and renewing international confidence in the Philippine economy.Prior to his election as...

. This Act aims to encourage the full participation of and mobilize the industry, labor, local government units, and technical-vocational institutions in the skills development of the country's human resource. The TESDA complex and facilities are located at the East Service Road of the South Luzon Expressway in Taguig City.

The Philippine Public Safety College in Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio is a highly urbanized district in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The district is named after the main Philippine Army camp in Metro Manila, Fort Andres Bonifacio, which in turn was named after the famous Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio...

 is an educational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs for the training, human resource development, and continuing education of police, fire and jail personnel.

Taguig City has two Islamic educational institutions located in Maharlika Village—the Maharlika Bandara-Inged Integrated School and the Maharlika Village Islamic Madrasah.

Other notable schools in Taguig City are the city-run Taguig Science High School
Taguig Science High School
Taguig Science High School is a public specialized secondary science school in the Philippines.- History :Formerly known as a Science Special class, Taguig Science High School is located at C.P. Tiñga Sports Complex, Hagonoy, Taguig City. Its establishment was made possible by the City Mayor...

 in Hagonoy, Taguig National High School
Taguig National High School
Taguig National High School commonly abbreviated as T.N.H.S is a state-owned secondary high school institution in the Philippines...

, a state-owned secondary institution in New Lower Bicutan, the Catholic Church-owned Colegio de Sta. Ana (formerly Sta. Ana Parochial School), The Fisher Valley College
The Fisher Valley College
The Fisher Valley College is a private Christian university in Taguig City, Philippines. TFVC offers pre-school, elementary, secondary, vocational-technical, and college levels. It is located in Barangay Hagonoy, Taguig City...

, a Christian school in Hagonoy, and Saint Francis of Assisi College System
Saint Francis of Assisi College System
Saint Francis of Assisi College is a system of private, Catholic-oriented but non-sectarian Philippine educational institutions, offering complete education from pre-school up to the graduate or masteral level of education...

, a Catholic school in Bagumbayan.

The Taguig City University started their operations in November 2006 with night classes at two of the city's larger secondary schools. Construction of a school building will follow soon at a lot beside Taguig City Hall of Justice in Lower Bicutan. It is now the largest public college in the area. In the auditorium of TCU (Taguig City University) there is the city's musical Kilos Kabataan.

Conflict

Makati City and Taguig have recently fought over the jurisdiction of Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio is a highly urbanized district in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The district is named after the main Philippine Army camp in Metro Manila, Fort Andres Bonifacio, which in turn was named after the famous Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio...

. This Philippine military base, most of which has been converted to a modern commercial and residential development area, lies in an ambiguous area. A portion of the base, including the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Libingan ng mga Bayani
is a national cemetery within Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City, Metro Manila in the Philippines. It was established as a fitting resting place for Filipino military personnel from privates to generals, as well as heroes and martyrs...

(Cemetery for the Heroes) and the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City in Metro Manila, Philippines.The cemetery, or 615,000 square metres in area, is located on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. With a total of 17,206 graves, it is the largest...

 lies within Taguig, while the northern portion where the development center is now located used to be considered part of Makati. A 2003 ruling by a judge in the Pasig Regional Trial Court has upheld the jurisdiction of Taguig over the whole of Fort Bonifacio, including the Fort Bonifacio Global City.

Ruling

The Supreme Court on June 27, 2008 per Leonardo Quisumbing
Leonardo Quisumbing
Leonardo A. Quisumbing was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed by President Fidel Ramos in 1998 and retired as the most senior Associate Justice of the Court on his 70th birthday in 2009....

, dismissed the suit of the 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...

, seeking to nullify Special Patents 3595 and 3596 signed by Fidel Ramos conveying to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority public land in Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio is a highly urbanized district in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The district is named after the main Philippine Army camp in Metro Manila, Fort Andres Bonifacio, which in turn was named after the famous Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio...

, Taguig City. Because of a pending civil case filed by the Taguig City government asking the court to define its territorial boundaries, Makati therefore cannot stop Taguig from collecting taxes on land located in Fort Bonifacio. Taguig City is competing with Makati City where round-the-clock construction of office and residential towers, as well as hotels and retail and commercial areas, BPO and Call Centers are now transferring to Taguig City.

Landmarks

  • Food Terminal, Inc.
    Food Terminal, Inc.
    Food Terminal Incorporated is a 120-hectare industrial estate located at East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City. It was a priority project of then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos to revolutionize the agricultural sector of the country....

     (FTI) - the business center that boasts of over 300 medium scale companies in food manufacturing, electronics, garments and service industries.
  • Camp Bagong Diwa - The camp is in Lower Bicutan, it is where NCRPO headquarters, prison complex and drug rehabilitation centers are located.
  • Department of Science and Technology
    Department of Science and Technology (Philippines)
    The Philippines' Department of Science and Technology , abbreviated as the DOST, is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the Philippines and to formulate policies and projects in the fields of science...

     - A mini forest and eco-tourism park in Bicutan suitable for camping and bivouac activity. It is the national headquarters of the DOST.
  • Veterans' Museum - A museum where war stories in life-sized tableaus are retold using all forms of art fused with high-end technology.
  • The Blue Mosque - A religious center and a socio-civic rendezvous for both Filipino and foreign Muslims in Maharlika Village.
  • Bantayog ng Bayani - A fitting tribute to the heroes of Taguig during World War I at Fort Bonifacio.
  • Shrine of St. Anne - Built in 1587 in Sta. Ana, one of the Philippines' oldest churches.
  • Dambanang Kawayan
    Dambanang Kawayan
    Dambanang Kawayan, officially known as Saint John the Baptist Parish, is a Roman Catholic parish-church located in Barangay Ligid-Tipas in Taguig City, Philippines....

     - A century old church in Tipas made of pure, native bamboo. It was inaugurated as a parish in 1969, comprising barangays Ligid-Tipas, Ibayo-Tipas, Calzada, and Palingon.
  • Museo de Sta. Ana - A museum at the Shrine of St. Anne. The repository of artifacts detailing the rich religious culture and history of Taguig since 1857.

Barangays

Taguig City is politically subdivided into 28 barangays. In December 2008, ten new barangays were created in the city after a successful plebiscite by virtue of City Ordinance Nos. 24-27, 57-61, 67-69, and 78, Series of 2008.
First District
Barangay Brgy. Chairman Population (2007)
Bagumbayan Delio J. Santos 31,777
Bambang Danilo P. Manaloto 6,199
Calzada Rommel B. Tanyag 14,822
Hagonoy Tomas R. Cuevas 14,748
Ibayo-Tipas Reynaldo D.G. Flores 18,031
Ligid-Tipas Lamberto M. Mañosca 7,839
Lower Bicutan Ricardo S. Cruz Jr. 44,088
New Lower Bicutan Aurelio S. Padilla 35,798
Napindan Mario M. Esguerra 11,623
Palingon Jerome M. Mendiola 10,625
San Miguel Vicente G. hospital 6,433
Santa Ana Roberto M. Floles 14,946
Tuktukan Eduardo T. Cruz 8,011
Ususan Sonny C. Marcelino 25,182
Wawa Phillip E. Buenaflor 8,662

  • Parts of Hagonoy became under the jurisdiction of a new barangay San Miguel
  • Lower Bicutan was divided into two, the other one to be known as Barangay New Lower Bicutan

Second District
Legislative district of Taguig City
The Legislative district of Taguig City is the representation of the Second Councilor District of the City of Taguig in the Philippine House of Representatives. It was established under on February 11, 1998, which converted Taguig into a highly-urbanized city, but it did not take effect until...

Barangay Brgy. Chairman Population (2007)
Central Bicutan Jennifer F. Alit 24,291
Central Signal Village Pat Henry A. Duenas 31,364
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio is a highly urbanized district in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The district is named after the main Philippine Army camp in Metro Manila, Fort Andres Bonifacio, which in turn was named after the famous Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio...

Lino Edgardo S. Cayetano 20,741
Katuparan Olympia Q. de la Cruz 14,885
Maharlika Village Yasser G. Pangandaman 16,474
North Daang Hari Lorenzo O. Fortuno 10,049
North Signal Village Richard Paul T. Jordan 27,960
Pinagsama Jesus S. Merilo 32,777
South Daang Hari Willie D. Hernandez 15,119
South Signal Village Henry I. Duenas Sr. 33,697
Tanyag Joseph S. Sucaldito 18,284
Upper Bicutan Myrna M. Dela Peña 38,279
Western Bicutan Nicky C. Supan 70,639

  • Signal Village was divided into four barangays, Central Signal Village (originating barangay), Katuparan, North Signal Village, and South Signal Village.
  • Bagong Tanyag was divided into three barangays, North Daang Hari, South Daang Hari, and Tanyag proper (originating barangay)
  • Parts of Upper Bicutan became under the jurisdiction of a new barangay Central Bicutan
  • Western Bicutan was divided into three barangays, Fort Bonifacio, Pinagsama and Western Bicutan (originating barangay)

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