San Jose del Monte


San Jose del Monte
City of San Jose del Monte
Lungsod ng San Jose del Monte
—  Suburban city  —
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Church

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Nickname(s): SJDM / CSJDM
The First City of Bulacan, The Evergreen City
Map of Bulacan showing the location of San Jose del Monte City coordinates: 12°34' N 128° E
City of San Jose del Monte is located in Philippines
City of San Jose del Monte
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°48′50″N 121°2′43″E / 14.81389°N 121.04528°E / 14.81389; 121.04528Coordinates: 14°48′50″N 121°2′43″E / 14.81389°N 121.04528°E / 14.81389; 121.04528
Country  Philippines
Region Region III
Province Bulacan
Districts Lone District of San Jose del Monte City
Barangays 59
Founded March 2, 1752
Cityhood September 10, 2000
Lone Congressional District December 18, 2003
Government
 – Mayor Reynaldo S. San Pedro (2010–2013)
 – Vice Mayor Eduardo S. Roquero, Jr. (2010–2013)
Area
 – Suburban city 105.53 km2 (40.7 sq mi)
Elevation 100 m (328 ft)
Population (2007)
 – Suburban city 439,090
 – Metro Manila
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip code SJDM 3023
Sapang Palay 3024
Area code(s) Bulacan Code (044) / Manila Code (02)
Income Class 1st Class
Classification Component City; Urban
Demonym San Joseños
Website www.bulacan.gov.ph/sjdm/index.php
Population Census of CSJDM
Census Pop. Rate
1995 201,394
2000 315,807 10.14%
2007 439,090 4.65%

The City of San Jose del Monte (CSJDM) (Filipino: Lungsod ng San Jose del Monte) is a first class suburban component city[1] 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 2007 census, it has a population of 439,090 inhabitants marking it the 19th most populated city in the Philippines.

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Overview

San Jose del Monte has experienced bullish economic growth, evidenced by the presence of major commercial banks, fast food chain outlets, real estates, and wide coverage of landline and cellular phone services.

The city is being governed by Mayor Reynaldo S. San Pedro, while Vice-Mayor Eduardo S. Roquero heads the Sangguniang Panglungsod; it is represented in the House of Representatives by Congressman Arthur B. Robes.

Economy

Agriculture

Major agricultural crops are leafy vegetables, root crops (cassava as its OTOP), pineapple, mango and coffee beans.

Livestock and poultry

The major income earner of the city is large- and small-scale swine production. There are 60 commercial livestock and poultry farms in the city. The major poultry producers are RFM, Vitarich and FELDAN.

Modern "Double AA" slaughterhouse started its operation in Pakulis, Bgy. Poblacion

Trade and commerce

  • The city has three major business district growth areas: Tunkong Mangga, Muzon and Sampol Market. They are in wholesale and retail trade.
  • Minor business district Towerville in Minuyan Proper, Palmera in Sto. Cristo, Northgate in Sto. Cristo, Citrus, Poblacion I, Grotto in Graceville, Francisco Homes, Gumaoc and San Rafael III
  • Commercial and thrift banks, pawnshop and cooperatives provide the financial requirements of the city.

Income

The city has experienced tremendous flood of revenues in the past few years. The P607,782,085.98 gross income surpassing the gross income of Meycauayan City and Malolos City (capital) reported by the city treasury office and Commission on Audit for the 2008 fiscal year represented an increase of 15.96% from the 524,135,505.09 total in 2007 three years after.

The income in 2008 has put the city at par with the major cities and municipalities in Bulacan like Meycauayan City, Malolos City, Baliuag and Santa Maria.

Social services

Housing

The city hosts four NHA resettlement projects of the national government and more than 150 residential subdivisions, including Pabahay 2000.

Health

The Ospital ng Lungsod ng San Jose del Monte, a public hospital, is managed and operated by the city government, with subsidy from the provincial government. Five rural health units and sub-centers service the immediate health care needs of the community.

Programs addressed by city health officials include campaign drives against dengue, rabies, malnutrition, and smoking in public. There is a drive for regular garbage collection.

Education

There are 128 schools offering elementary, secondary and tertiary education.

The city has now its own school division in compliance with R.A. 8797.

Bulacan State University-Sarmiento Campus. The city has a tie-up with Bulacan State University to operate a branch in San Jose del Monte.

The city has a polytechnic — Bulacan Polytechnic College commonly known as BPC — at new site in Barangay Graceville.

Social welfare

The city complies with R.A. 6972, requiring every barangay to have a daycare center; 71 daycare centers are operating in the city.

Aside from the social welfare service accessible through the local government, 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 government as well as the other activities like conventions, seminars and concerts.
  • The Cattle Creek Golf and Country Club, which is a favorite hub among retirees and business executives.

Protective services

  • The 65-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 peace and order.
  • The city Police Station maintains eight Kabayan Action Centers manned by officers acting as supervisors providing bond between police and community.
  • The fire station has five fire trucks to serve the city and other neighboring towns.

Transportation

Santrans Bus Corp. — one of the bus companies based in SJDM

The city is serviced by bus routes going to and from, among others, Sapang Palay, Baclaran district in Pasay City, Muntinlupa (Alabang), Taguig City (FTI), Makati City, Quiapo and Sta. Cruz districts in Manila, Novaliches district in Quezon City and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA. Jeepney routes also ply the roads between the city and neighboring cities and towns in Metro Manila and Bulacan province.

Infrastructure

Roads

San Jose del Monte's road network has a total length of 211.43 km. (except the BRMCREx). 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.

  • Quirino Highway is a vital national road which stretches from the town of Norzagaray to North Caloocan City and the rest of Quezon City.
  • Bocaue - San Jose Road, also called Gov. Fortunato Halili Avenue, is a vital provincial road which links the city passing through Tungkong Mangga (Tungko) via Muzon to the town of Sta. Maria, Bocaue and to the North Luzon Expressway.
  • Sapang Palay Road - Sta. Maria Road links the Sapang Palay Resettlement Project to town of Sta. Maria passing through Brgy. Bulac, Brgy. Catmon & Brgy. Patag in the said town.
  • San Jose - Marilao Road links the city with the municipality of Marilao and to the North Luzon Expressway. This is now a permanent full exit.
  • Sapang Palay Road links the Sapang Palay Resettlement Project to Quirino Highway and in the opposite end to Sapang Palay Proper.
  • Igay Road links the upper barangay to Quirino Highway and Rodriguez, Rizal (formerly town of Montalban, Rizal).
  • Bulacan-Rizal-Manila-Cavite Regional Expressway is under construction. It can go to Rizal, Metro Manila, and Cavite.

Water

The bulk of the water requirement of the city is being served by the City Water District while some subdivisions have their own independent water supply system.

Power

Power distribution is being undertaken by the Manila Electric Company Meralco. The city hosts the biggest Transco (Napocor) sub-station in the country in Barangay Dulong Bayan

Telecommunications/communications

Landline telephone systems are provided by the Digitel, PLDT, BayanTel and Globelines.

Internet service is available through SmartBro, Digitel, PLDT myDSL and Globe Broadband.

Mobile telephone services are provided by Smart, Globe Telecom and Sun Cellular.

Postal codes

  • 3023 San Jose del Monte City
  • 3024 Sapang Palay District

Cable television providers

City government

Like other cities in the Philippines, San Jose del Monte is governed by a mayor and vice mayor elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the city's departments in executing the city ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council consisting of 12 members 6 from District I and 6 from District II. The council is in charge of creating the city's policies.

City of San Jose del Monte, being a part of the Bulacan province, has its mayor in the city council headed the Area Integrated Development Authority (AIDA). This council formulates development plans that seeks to solve the problems and improve the conditions in the metropolis.

The city is divided into 59 barangays which handle governance in a much smaller area. These barangays are grouped into two districts and the city has Lone District where district is duly represented by a congressman in the country's House of Representatives.

The city aims to continuously provide its constituents with basic services such as social services, health services, economic services, environmental protection, tourism, peace and order, infrastructure and human resources development.

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City of San Jose del Monte seal

Current city officials (2010–2013)

Position Name Party
Mayor Reynaldo S. San Pedro Lakas-Kampi-CMD/Team Key
Vice Mayor Eduardo S. Roquero Jr. M.D. Lakas-Kampi-CMD/Team Key
Representative Arthur B. Robes Liberal/Team Key[2]
1st District
Councilors Efren Bartolome Jr. Liberal/K4 Team
Janet Reyes Lakas-Kampi-CMD/Team Key
Allan Ray Baluyot Liberal/K4 Team
Glen Villano Liberal/K4 Team
Giovanny Capricho Liberal/K4 Team
Eladio Ramos Lakas-Kampi-CMD/Team Key
2nd District
Councilors Romeo Agapito Liberal/K4 Team
Eumir Samera Liberal/K4 Team
Benjamin Acibal Jr. Lakas-Kampi-CMD/Team Key
John Levi Daluz Liberal/K4 Team
Roger Drio Liberal/K4 Team
Thelma San Pedro Liberal/K4 Team
Ex-Officio Members
ABC President Reynaldo Policarpio Abante San Jose
SK President Re-ann Mae Mendoza Abante San Jose

^ He replace Noli Concepcion who won Barangay Captain in Muzon.

List of municipal and city mayors

Municipal Mayors Term
Eduardo V. Roquero M.D.
1988 - 1992
Reynaldo P. Villano
1988 - 1992
Eduardo V. Roquero M.D.
1995 - 2000
City Mayors Term
Eduardo V. Roquero M.D.
2000 - 2004
Angelito M. Sarmiento
2004 - 2007
Eduardo V. Roquero M.D.[3]
2007 - 2009
Reynaldo S. San Pedro (Acting)
2009
Angelito M. Sarmiento[4][5]
2009-2010
Reynaldo S. San Pedro
2010–present

Barangays and population

San Jose del Monte City is divided into two districts for representation purposes. It is politically subdivided into 59 barangays of which 23 barangays comprise the first district while 36 for the second district.

No. Barangay Captain SK Chairman
(as of October 25, 2010 elections)
District Postal code Population
01-May-00
Population
01-Aug-07
Population
growth rate
1 Ciudad Real Herminio C. Buguis 1st 3023 1,935 1,798 -7.08%
2 Dulong Bayan Dante A. Bartolome 1st 3023 5,440 7,299 34.71%
3 Francisco Homes-Guijo Gaylord B. Almalbis Jerome Montero 1st 3023 5,242 5,384 2.71%
4 Francisco Homes-Mulawin Jerry L. Omaña Chad Delamide 1st 3023 9,263 10,677 15.27%
5 Francisco Homes-Narra Jose Daniel V. Jandonero John Wilfred C. Angeles 1st 3023 5,425 7,379 36.02%
6 Francisco Homes-Yakal William R. Doctolero Shean Philip Hebron 1st 3023 2,875 3,329 15.79%
7 Gaya-Gaya Eladio S. Bijasa Cielo Tapado 1st 3023 7,148 9,901 38.51%
8 Graceville Melencio I. Garcia 1st 3023 22,671 32,670 44.10%
9 Gumaoc - Central Alfredo D. Monares Eliezer S. Rabadon 1st 3023 2,704 3,410 26.11%
10 Gumaoc - East Gloria P. Hermoso Danielle Mamburang 1st 3023 3,854 5,262 36.53%
11 Gumaoc - West Antonio B. Gaddi Xyrus Ambray 1st 3023 5,288 7,186 35.89%
12 Kaybanban Benedicta E. Lopez 1st 3023 1,643 2,416 47.05%
13 Kaypian Cenon G. Nolasco 1st 3023 18,530 26,308 41.98%
14 Maharlika Ma. Lourdes Dl. Piñera Norvie Ann Taperla 1st 3023 2,793 3,120 11.71%
15 Muzon Noli Concepcion 1st 3023 47,010 82,851 76.24%
16 Paradise III Reynaldo D. Cardona 1st 3023 2,186 3,221 47.35%
17 Poblacion Carminia C. Robes 1st 3023 1,886 2,173 15.22%
18 Poblacion I Jose J. Abela Roviceint A. Española 1st 3023 2,882 3,978 38.03%
19 San Isidro Marcial G. Gannaban Earvin Catacutan 1st 3023 1,811 2,301 27.06%
20 San Manuel Manuel C. Reyes 1st 3023 8,107 10,362 27.82%
21 San Roque Matias S. Walinsundin 1st 3023 1,000 1,319 31.90%
22 Sto. Cristo Noel Sagala 1st 3023 17,840 25,669 43.88%
23 Tungkong Mangga Bernardo DS. Medina Joshua Baluto 1st 3023 6,097 8,209 34.64%
24 Minuyan I Araceli R. Malic 2nd 3024 3,079 3,409 10.72%
25 Minuyan II Ricardo SM. Flores 2nd 3024 4,532 4,746 4.72%
26 Minuyan III Godofredo P. Ramos Diana Rose Obog 2nd 3024 2,327 2,751 18.22%
27 Minuyan IV 2nd 3024 3,492 4,331 24.03%
28 Minuyan V Luisito Rodolfo G. Rocha Janine Marie p. Balbaboco 2nd 3024 2,535 2,380 9.75%
29 Bagong Buhay I 2nd 3024 5,621 6,770 20.44%
30 Bagong Buhay II 2nd 3024 3,521 4,201 19.31%
31 Bagong Buhay III 2nd 3024 3,903 4,677 19.83%
32 San Martin I 2nd 3024 3,207 4,026 25.54%
33 San Martin II 2nd 3024 2,771 3,306 19.31%
34 San Martin III 2nd 3024 2,609 2,972 13.91%
35 San Martin IV Ricardo(Bobby) Y. Tamayo 3024 2,939 3,765 28.10%
36 Sta. Cruz I 2nd 3024 2,997 3,904 7.5%
37 Sta. Cruz II 2nd 3024 2,798 3,092 10.51%
38 Sta. Cruz III William Badeo 2nd 3024 2,058 2,463 19.68%
39 Sta. Cruz IV 2nd 3024 2,623 3,248 23.83%
40 Sta .Cruz V 2nd 3024 3,128 3,653 16.78%
41 Fatima I Jay Ann Española 2nd 3024 2,850 3,128 9.75%
42 Fatima II Reynaldo Agapito 2nd 3024 1,785 1,996 11.82%
43 Fatima III Narcisa Robles Irish Murillo Dizon 2nd 3024 1,461 1,800 23.20%
44 Fatima IV Carmelita de Leon 2nd 3024 1,837 2,148 16.93%
45 Fatima V 2nd 3024 2,029 2,717 33.91%
46 San Pedro Ben Pacquing, RN 2nd 3024 12,096 13,668 13%
47 Citrus Arnel Aspile 3024 13,066 19,044 45.75%
48 San Rafael I 2nd 3024 6,080 7,806 28.39%
49 San Rafael II 2nd 3024 3,457 3,391 -1.91%
50 San Rafael III 2nd 3024 3,112 2,941 -5.49%
51 San Rafael IV 2nd 3024 5,308 5,446 2.60%
52 San Rafael V 2nd 3024 2,544 2,795 9.87%
53 Assumption Re-Ann Mae F. Mendoza 2nd 3024 3,424 3,929 14.75%
54 Lawang Pare Celso Bataller 3024 3,264 4,183 28.16%
55 Sto. Niño I 2nd 3024 2,363 2,339 -1.02%
56 Sto. Niño II Reynaldo Francisco Raymond S.P. Mananghaya 2nd 3024 2807 2893 3.06%
57 St. Martin de Porres 2nd 3024 2,050 2,572 25.46%
58 Sapang Palay Proper Fabian Nicolas 2nd 3024 3,576 4,466 24.89%
59 Minuyan Proper Reynaldo Policarpio Junie Cama 3024 4,928 21,912 344.64%

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