Malabon City Founding Anniversary is celebrated in Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines every May 21. The date can be declared a special holiday (such as Proclamation 1144 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2021).
The city also celebrates the Malabon City Charter Anniversary every April 21st.
History of Malabon City
Malabon’s name comes from bamboo shoots called labong, an edible young bamboo shoot and an exquisite ingredient in some known recipes of Philippine cuisine. In the past it was called Tambobong, a name that came from the tambo trees or a barn made of bamboo.
Its people found livelihood in fishing from the marine resources offered by major rivers that flowed through its lands. Until now, fish trading remains an important aspect of its local economy.
In pre-colonial era, it formed part of the vast domain ruled by Rajah Soliman. When the Spaniards came, the Augustinians erected a church, spread Christianity among the natives, and organized the settlement as a Spanish colony on May 21, 1599. This is the date that the founding anniversary remembers in its history annually.
Its church was a visita of Tondo, and the town itself was considered part of the historical province of Tondo (later called Manila) between 1627 and 1901. Meanwhile, the church whose patron is St. Bartholomew the Apostle was declared an important cultural heritage by the National Museum of the Philippines in April 2022.
On June 11, 1901, it joined the province of Rizal and separated from the nearby town of Navotas by virtue of Act No. 137. And yet Navotas was combined with Malabon once again through Act No. 942 that was passed in October 1903. It was not until three years later that Navotas became an independent again again pursuant to Act No. 1442 that was passed on January 16, 1906.
One historic development came to the town when Metro Manila was created through Presidential Decree No. 824 that was signed on November 7, 1975. It separated from Rizal and was one of the areas that formed Metro Manila.
Finally, Malabon was declared a highly urbanized city by virtue of Republic Act No. 9019 that came into effect on April 21, 2023.
How to reach Malabon City
From Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you can get a ride to Malabon City which is about over twenty kilometers away and might take you about an hour to reach.
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Malabon City Founding Anniversary Summary
Name Malabon City Founding Anniversary Celebration Founding anniversary Contact 8-281 4999 loc. 6001-6002 Country Philippines Date May 21 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook www.facebook.com Historical event Founding of Malabon on May 21, 1599 Location Malabon City, Metro Manila Organizer City Government of Malabon Twitter twitter.com Website malabon.gov.ph
|Name||Malabon City Founding Anniversary|
|Contact||8-281 4999 loc. 6001-6002|
|Historical event||Founding of Malabon on May 21, 1599|
|Location||Malabon City, Metro Manila|
|Organizer||City Government of Malabon|