Brgy, Teachers Village East background
Barangay, derived from the Spanish term “barrio”, is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the Filipino term for a village or district. These barangays are the local government untis (LGU) in each city and can be said to be the backbone of the development of society.
Barangay Teachers Village was found in 1975 as an offshoot of the Marcos regime. As Mayor of Quezon City, Norberto S. Amoranto declared that Quezon City be politically subdivided into several barangays, one of which became Barangay Teachers Village. Barangay Teachers Village, then, was halved into east and west; and in November of 1975, Barangay Teachers Village East was found.
Barangay Teachers Village East is situated in District 4 of Quezon City; it is one of the 142 barangays in the city. It is bound by parts of Maginhawa and Magiting Streets in the North, boundary line of Central District and UP n the East, Malingap Street, southward to Mahiyain Sreet, westward to Madasalin Street in the South, and Mapagkawanggawa Street to the West.
The street boundaries of Barangay Teachers Village East is as follows:
• Maginhawa – from house #74 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #138 (Malingap)
• Matimtiman – from house #24 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #89 (Malingap)
• Mahiyain – from house #20 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #87 (certain portions of Madasalin)
• Magiting – from house #19 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #60 (Masinsinsan)
• Mabait – from house #30 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to # 58 (Mahiyain)
• Mahabagin – from house #27 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #61 (Maginhawa)
• Maalalahanin – from house #28 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #49 (Mahiyain)
• Malingap – from house #30 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #46, then #49 & #51 including Bayantel
• Masambahin – from house #25 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #44 (Mahiyain)
• Maningning – from house #86 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to #108 (Mahiyan)
• Madasalin (odd numbers only) – from house #55 (Mapagkawanggawa) up to # 89 (Mahiyain)
• Masinsinan – from house #1 (Magiting) up to #9 (Maginhawa)
• Mapagkawanggawa (even numbers only) – from house #28 (Madasalin) up to #68 (Maginhawa)
The total population as of year 2002 is 6,000. There are 686 households in Barangay Teacher’s Village East. 2,500 of the total population are registered voters; and only 19 are Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council) registered voters. There is only one voting center in Barangay Teachers Village East and this voting center has 12 precincts.
The governing body which is composed of a chairman, councilors, a Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer for a barangay is called a Barangay Council. In Barangay Teachers Village East, the Barangay Chairman is Robert G. Bautista. His councilors are Melinda P. Miguel, Rafael F. Urbano, Charito Vae G. Querubin, Marcelino P. Bayona, Nathaniel P. Merin, Mark David B. Pablo, and Emelita R. Usi. The Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson is Marian M. Martin. The secretary of the Barangay Council is Arnel D. Cabrera; and the treasurer is Ma. Jessica S. Mendiola.
There are four alleys in Barangay Teachers Village East. The barangay holds 23.6147 hectares of urban land area therefore the barangay is classified as an urban barangay. There is only one church situated in Barangay Teachers Village East, DIliman Bible Church; and there is no health center. The nearest health center is under Barangay San Vicente.
There are no public schools, wet markets, supermarkets, libraries, fire stations or police stations in Barangay Teachers Village East. There is, though, a private puppet museum, Teatro Ni Amelia, which is positioned in Mapagkawanggawa Street. There are, also, educational institutions placed in the barangay – these are St. Vincent School in Maginhawa Street, Diliman Bible Pre-School also in Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village East Pre-School, and P.E.B.B.L.E. School in Maalalahanin Street.
Utilities also exist in Barangay Teachers Village East – Manila Water Co. for water, Meralco for electricity, and PLDT and Bayantel for telephone communication. There are three fire hydrants and eight deep wells in the barangay. Means of public transportation in the barangay are limited to tricycles with the barangay and nearby barangays.
Barangay Teachers Village East also holds non-government organizations (NGOs) in their area. These NGOs are:
• Teachers Village East Senior Citizen Organization under Engr. Bernabe Urbano
• Teachers Village East Ladies Brigade under Mrs. Ramon Miguel
• Maalalahanin – Mahiyain Homeowners Association under Mr. Pete Salamat
• Women in Action under Mrs. Loida del Rosario
• Matimtiman – Mahabagin Neighborhood Association under Mr. Francisco Santiago
• Matimtiman Neighborhood Association under Gen. Manuel Oxales
• Malingap Neighborhood Association under Ms. Joanne Gualberto
• Maningning Neighborhood Association under Mr. Rolando Cusio
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