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CALOOCAN CITY DATA

District 1 - North

Third Most Populous City in the Philippines


Second Largest City in Metro Manila
Total Land Area: 55.80 sq. km District 2 - South
Divided into two separate areas:
o Southern Caloocan City
Lies directly north of the City of Manila
Bounded by Malabon City and Valenzuela City to the north and west, Navotas to the west,
and Quezon City to the east.
o Northern Caloocan City
the northernmost territory of Metro Manila
lies east of Valenzuela City, north of Quezon City, and south of San Jose del Monte City,
Meycauayan City and Marilao in the province of Bulacan
Considered as a 1st class highly urbanized city with 188 barangays
MAIN FOCUS OF THIS SURVEY: DISTRICT 2 SOUTH CALOOCAN

FORM
Southern Caloocan is an
irregular-shaped district.

The district is more of


like a sheet-shape district.
From this map, the district is
of grid street network or
pattern.
The distances of the
dwellings and commercial
buildings minimize the travel
time as well as between
production and supply
points of goods and
services.

As a highly-urbanized
city, the districts greeneries
are distributed along the
streets of the city as the
government implores among
all sectors the protection,
conservation, and
enhancement of the urban
environment.
The city has an extensive network of roads for transportation. Currently, some streets of Caloocan are
being repaired for better transportation and high quality pedestrian network. Moreover, street signs are all over
the sidewalks for landmarks.

The focal point of the urban spaces is the rotunda or the roundabout of the citys most celebrated landmark,
the Monument of Andres Bonifacio, at the terminus of EDSA. It connects the commercial, residential and
educational areas of the district.
The nodes and landmarks are equally distributed along the districts. The South Caloocan district has a grand
public place wherein the city plaza is located in front of the Caloocan City Hall.
The plaza has commercial hubs and above those hubs are restaurants,
shops and a rooftop garden. The commercial hubs are located near the
schools and working areas.

The major magnets in the districts busy streets are the nodes or plazas
where people can hangout and stay for a while,
whereas the oasis or the places for repose in the
district are the churches and religious centers. One of
these is the San Roque Parish Cathedral along the
Apolinario Mabini Avenue, across the Caloocan City
Hall Complex.

FEATURES

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`The principal paths of the movements on the South Caloocan District are commonly along the centralized
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COMMERCIAL
The paths are distributed well
as the commercial, residential and
educational zones are scattered in
the district. People can easily access
and achieve a 10-minute walk of
home and going to the hubs or work.

The hierarchy of the narrow streets, boulevards and alleys is disseminated as these roads function for
the residential areas. As well as the city, this district is a mix of shops, offices, schools, apartments and
houses.

PATHS
The South Caloocan district has pedestrian friendly street design - the buildings are close to the streets;
the nodes are scattered; tree-lined streets; and garages in rear lanes.

The districts feature for symbolic civic role is the Caloocan City Hall. The city hall complex has a plaza and
commercial hubs. Its greatest feature is the two bridges on the faade, connecting from the upper floor of the plaza
to the city hall building. It is the heart of the district.
GRAND PUBLIC
PLACE/PLAZA

The plaza in front of the city hall provides features meant to attract people. It is paved and raised above
the sidewalk. The cleanliness is maintained properly. There is a rooftop garden, and even restaurants and fast-food
chains where people can hangout.

The place is lively. Every month, a bazaar is held on the plaza. Thats the good feature of the city hall.
Another symbolic feature or landmark of the district is the the rotunda or the roundabout of the citys
most celebrated landmark, the Monument of Andres Bonifacio, at the terminus of EDSA.

This monument represents the City of Caloocan.

The city is historically significant because it was the center of activities for the Katipunan.

It was in a house in Caloocan where secret meetings were held by Andrs


Bonifacio and his men, and it was within the city's perimeters where the very first armed encounter
took place between the Katipunan and the Spaniards.

The word Caloocan comes from the Tagalog root word lo-ok; kalook- lookan (or kaloob-
looban) means "innermost area".