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|Municipality of Hagonoy|
Aquaculture Capital of Bulacan
Map of Bulacan with Hagonoy highlighted
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Founded||July 26, 1581 |
|Barangays||26 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Raulito T. Manlapaz, Sr.|
|• Vice Mayor||Angel "Boy" Cruz|
|• Electorate||69,323 voters (2016)|
|• Total||103.10 km2 (39.81 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)44|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|• Revenue (2017)||PHP 274.57 million (9.9%) |
|• Expenses (2017)||PHP 253.46 million (2.9%)|
|• Total Assets (2017)||PHP 786.70 million (4.8%)|
|Electricity||Manila Electric Company|
|• Consumption||33.57 million kWh (2003)|
Hagonoy, officially the Municipality of Hagonoy, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Hagonoy), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 129,807 people.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Barangays
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Local government
- 7 Religion
- 8 Fiestas and local holidays
- 9 Social services
- 10 Education
- 11 Notable people
- 12 Gallery
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Hagonoy was first mentioned in the history of the Philippines in 1571. Even before the "blood compact" between the Spain's conqueror Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and the Philippines' Datu Sikatuna was made, the place was already known as Hagonoy. The land consists of archipelagic marsh and river tributaries going to the sea, where the first ancestors of this town probably took this way to reach Hagonoy.
Hagonoy first appeared in Philippine history when they formed part of the fleet of Rajah Soliman of Macabebe, Pampanga that met Martin de Goiti at the Battle of Bangkusay in the initial defense of the Lusong Empire against the Spaniards in 1571.
In the beginning, Hagonoy was part of Alcaldia de Calumpit as its visita together with Apalit. It has huge convent having founded in April 22, 1581 with Fray Diego Ordonez de Vivar as its first minister according to Gaspar's "Conquistas delas Islas" Book 2 (Fray Diego having credited for the christiniazation of Calumpit, Malolos and Bulakan). At first, it was also included in the territorial part of Encomienda de Calumpit that was given by Governor General Gonzalo Ronquillo to Sargento Juan de Moron for his good service and loyalty to Spanish Crown. Sargento Juan Moron once trusted his land to the Augustinian friars, and that's how it was handed to Fray Diego Vivar. It is also noted that on the primary sources documents such as Miguel de Loarca's "Relacion delas Islas" written in 1582 and Luis Perez de Dasmarinas report on King of Spain in June 1591 didn't mention Hagonoy as an independent encomienda or town, instead it is simultaneously with the much older town of Calumpit and it was officially established as a civil town in May 1671. According to records and old folks, there were already inhabitants in some places of this settlement.These places were Tibaguin and Pugad, coastal barrios sharing the coastline with the City of Malolos and towns of Bulakan, Obando and the City of Manila.
Origin of the name
The town was named after the "hagunoy" (Chromolaena odorata), a medicinal plant that used to be abundant in its river banks and along the seashores. The original populace used its leaves as their herbal remedy of choice for common illnesses and as food ingredients. Because of the medicinal value of the plant, the news of its effectiveness spread leading the people to call the place "Hagonoy".
Hagonoy's town legend
In the 15th century, some friars took a boat from Manila to the province of Bulacan and reached what was then called "Quinabaloan" (meaning "pinag-alaman" - which was then still part of the town of Calumpit). This is now the Barangays of Sta. Monica & San Jose). At that time, a very charming lass was so popular among the young men of the locality. She had many suitors and admirers. One day, she felt ill. She needed someone to get leaves of the hagonoy plant by the river (which is now called Sapang Pari---because the friars and priests used this river to commute).
A man offered to promptly get some leaves of the plant and in deep gratitude, she promised to marry him. As he was gathering the leaves of the hagonoy plant for his dearly beloved, the group of friars in a passing boat stopped to ask him, "Quien vive?" (Where are we?). The man did not understand Spanish and was extremely intimidated by the guardia civil (Spanish civil guard) that escorted the friars. Thinking that they were asking what he was grasping in his hands, he quickly retorted "Hagonoy po!" (Hagonoy, sir!) and scampered away.
These were the first Augustinian friars that got into town and they noted the place's name as "Hagonoy". Hence, the origin of the illustrious town's name.
With a total land area of 103.10 square kilometers, Hagonoy is situated at the south-west corner of the province of Bulacan. It is bounded by the municipality of Calumpit on the north, municipality of Paombong on the east, municipality of Masantol, Pampanga on the west and Manila Bay on the south. The municipality is approximately 54 kilometers from Metro Manila or about an hour and a half drive. It can be accessed via North Luzon Expressway and MacArthur Highway.
Hagonoy is a long ridge with a lake on its edge by the Manila Bay called "Wawa", which is now part of Barangays San Sebastian and San Nicolas. It is basically a fishing town with the Manila Bay as its proximate fishing ground, which extends up to the provinces of Pampanga, Bataan, and Cavite. Its more adventurous fisherfolk brave the waves of the South China Sea northward and cross into the Philippine Sea in the Pacific Ocean on the eastern seaboard where they cast their nets and haul their catch to the fishing ports of Quezon province.
Hagonoy is politically subdivided into 26 barangays grouped into 5 clusters or kumpol for statistical purposes. All barangays are classified by the Philippine Statistics Authority as urban.
|031409023||Santo Niño (Poblacion)||3.4%||4,415||3,859||2.60%|
|Population census of Hagonoy|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Hagonoy, Bulacan, was 129,807 people, with a density of 1,300 inhabitants per square kilometre or 3,400 inhabitants per square mile.
Hagonoy is mainly a fishing municipality with 7,837.65 hectares devoted to fish farming or about three-fourths of its total land area. It is home to about 1,423 fishpond operators and 55 registered consignacions – a venue for trading aquaculture products. The town offers a variety of harvest which includes prawns, shrimps, milkfish, tilapia, crabs, mussels and oysters.
With its abundant water resources and the coastal nature of the town, majority of the population is dependent on fishing industry. Even the municipal government has its own fishpond locally known as "Propyus", situated in Pugad and Tibaguin, two coastal barangays of Hagonoy along the coast of Manila Bay. It is subdivided to 7 lots with a combined lot area of 412 hectares of municipal waters.
Two local fish ports called "pundohan" – one in barrio San Nicolas and the other at the Poblacion, are the busiest commercial areas in the town. Fish traders from Lucena City, Quezon and Dagupan City, Pangasinan among other merchants of other provinces are regular bulk buyers the local ports or at the private "consignacions" (brokerage) of the large milkfish growers.
The coastal barrios are virtually 24/7 as fishermen go out to the sea at night for hours or even days while their loving families and relatives await them. Upon their return, their catch is immediately sorted out and sold at the local public markets and "talipapa" of the barangays. Their catch are also transported to the public markets in nearby towns and up to the public/private markets and supermarkets in Metro Manila.
Barangay Sto. Niño adjacent to the Poblacion is host to the numerous brokers of prawns for the domestic and export markets. The boats that sell their prawn catch at these brokers at times come from as far as the province of Capiz. A processing plant very near the brokers prepares and packages the prawns to export quality and global standards.
There are 2 “talipapa” (flea markets) in Hagonoy that also played minor central business districts – Sto. Rosario and San Agustin. Business activities include wet and dry market, grocery stores, carinderia and computer shops.
According to the Commission on Audit (COA) 2010 Annual Financial Report, Hagonoy ranked as the 8th richest municipality in Bulacan, surpassing the annual income of other 1st class municipalities like Bocaue, Calumpit, Plaridel, San Ildefonso and Balagtas.
Trade and commerce
Trade and commerce in Hagonoy is concentrated at the town center where the public market, municipal hall, church, schools, hospital, clinics, and commercial spaces are situated. Major business activities include drugstores, banks, financial institutions, private consignacions, restaurants/food shops, groceries, and construction supplies.
- Puregold Hagonoy - a hypermarket operated by Puregold Price Club, Inc., opened on October 24, 2012. It is located at Brgy. Santo Niño (Poblacion).
- Super 8 Grocery Warehouse Hagonoy
Indigenous and raw materials
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. (DIGITEL) are the main landline telephone service provider in Hagonoy with 2,134 and 1,700 subscriber respectively.
Many residents have subscribed to wireless phone services such as Globe, Smart, Talk 'N Text, TM (Touch Mobile), Sun Cellular and Red Mobile. As per Municipal Engineers Office record, there are 10 cell sites installed in strategic locations in Hagonoy to improve the signal coverage and reception.
On the other hand, telegraph and express mail services are being provided by the local post office and private companies such as LBC and RCPI-Western Union.
The following officials were elected in the Philippine Midterm Elections on May 13, 2013 to serve a three-year term.
- Elmer S. Santos – PMP
- Christopher R. Baluyot – PMP
- Jeffrey C. Reyes – Independent
- Rosemarie S. Magat – Lapiang K
- Francis Dianne T. Cervantes – Independent
- Kim Junior S. Laderas – PMP
- Ihna Alyssa Marie O. Santos – Lapiang K
- Basilio R. Cruz, Jr. – PMP
List of Former Mayors
- Angel L Cruz Jr. (2007 - 2013)
- Felix V. Ople (1998 - 2007)
- Wilhemino Sy - Alvarado (1987 - 1998)
- Hermie Perez (1972 - 1986)
- Don Francisco L Sebastian (First Mayor)
National Shrine of St. Anne in the Philippines
Hagonoy is deeply religious, in the town centre is the native's principal Church. The National Shrine of Saint Anne was originally a visita under the parish of Calumpit. It became a town church in 1731 with Fr. Juan Albarran, OSA, as its first curate. It was rebuilt in 1871 by Fr. Ignacio Manzanares. The church was taken over by the Filipino clergy in 1896 with Fr. Clemente Garcia as the first Filipino curate. He was succeeded by Fr. Dr. Mariono Sevilla from 1902-1922, Fr. Exequiel Morales, 1922-1936. Fr. Celestino Rodriguez, curate since 1936 and improved the church. It was made into a national shrine to honor St. Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This church holds the relics of St. Anne from the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, the international shrine in Quebec, Canada and also the relics of St. Joachim, the husband of St. Anne.
St. John the Baptist Parish Church
Situated in Barangay San Juan, and is composed by the barangays of San Juan, San Isidro (Bata), San Isidro (Matanda) and San Miguel. Inaugurated in March 23, 1948 through Bishop Miguel O'Doherty of Archdiocese of Manila. Fr. Elias Reyes served as its first curate. The church was step by step reconstructed in the curation of Fr. Jose Ingco, Fr. Serafin Riedo de Dios, Fr. Antonio Borlongan, and Fr. Generoso Jimenez with the cooperation of Bishop Rufino J. Santos and the good people of the community.
St. Helena Parish Church
The church became a parish on January 11, 1941 under the curation of its first curator Rev. Fr. Melchor A. Barcelona. It is composes of sub-parish churches of Sagrada Familia, Sitio Buga, Sitio Tangos, Pugad and Tibaguin.
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Church
The church is situated at Barangay Iba, Hagonoy, Bulacan.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Church
The church is situated at Barangay San Pedro, Hagonoy, Bulacan.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church
The church is situated at Barangay Santo Rosario, Hagonoy, Bulacan.
Fiestas and local holidays
Annual fiestas are held to honor the town's and each barangay's patron saints. The town's patron saint is St. Anne (the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary) or fondly called "Apo Ana" in the vernacular by the natives. She is enshrined at the church named after her in the poblacion. This church is a National Shrine. There are also small fiestas among the different puroks of the barangays, there are feasts for the: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of the Rosary, and other commemorative feasts of the Catholic Church. The Holy Week observance includes self flagellants on the road, zarzuelas, the "pabasa" (the passion sang as a psalm), the Good Friday and Easter dawn processions, in all parish churches. The Good Friday processions of the Parishes like the Poblacion and the Sto. Rosario parishes are attended by at least 15 to 30 Lenten icons. The fiestas and Holy Week rituals are deemed as a sacred tradition. Some barangays hold their feasts with extraordinary roadside decorations and buntings so elaborate that the road is almost covered with overhead decor sufficient to screen-off the sunlight at noontime.
Major Fiestas in Hagonoy such as the Sto. Niño Fiesta, Sta. Elena Fiesta, & the Town’s Fiesta & Foundation Day are some of the major festivities in town.
|1 January or Last Sunday of April||Feast of the Holy Family (Brgy. Sagrada Familia)|
|9 January||Feast of the Black Nazarene (Brgy. San Agustin – Parong-Parong)|
|20 January||Feast of St. Sebastian (Brgy. San Sebastian)|
|25 January||Feast of St. Paul, the Apostle (Brgy. San Pablo)|
|3 February||Ka Blas F. Ople Day (Commemorating the Birth of Hagonoy’s Proud of Son)|
|11 February||Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (Brgy. Abulalas)|
|2nd or 3rd Sunday of February||Feast of the Holy Child (Brgy. Sto. Niño)|
|2 April||Balagtas Day (Commemorating the birth of Francisco Baltazar)|
|10 April||Feast of Our Lady of Barangay (Brgy. San Sebastian - Peralta)|
|Last Sunday of April||Pista ng Sama-samang Pasasalamat ng Bayang Hagonoy (Brgy. Sto. Nino – Poblacion)|
|1 May||Feast of St. Joseph, the Worker (Brgy. San Jose)|
|1 May & 14 September||Feast of the Holy Cross (Brgy. Sta. Cruz)|
|4 May||Feast of St. Helena, the Empress (Brgy. Sta. Elena)|
|1st Saturday of May||Feast of St. Monica (Brgy. Sta. Monica)|
|2nd week of May & 13 June||Feast of St. Anthony (Brgy. Iba-Ibayo)|
|2nd week of May & 1st Sunday of October||Feast of the Most Holy Rosary (Brgy. Sto. Rosario)|
|8 May||Feast of St. Michael, the Archangel (Brgy. San Miguel)|
|15 May||Feast of St. Isidore the Laborer, the Farmer (Brgy. Tampok & Brgy. San Isidro)|
|17 May||Feast of St. Paschal Baylon (Brgy. San Pascual)|
|3 June||Feast of the Holy Trinity (Brgy. San Agustin - Mestiza)|
|13 June||Feast of St. Anthony of Padua (Brgy. Iba & Brgy. Palapat)|
|24 June||Feast of St. John the Baptist (Brgy. San Juan)|
|27 June||Feast of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Brgy. San Pedro)|
|29 June||Feast of St. Peter, the Apostle (Brgy. San Pedro)|
|26 July||Feast of St. Anne, Patroness of Hagonoy / Foundation Day of the town of Hagonoy / Palaisdaan Festival (Brgy. Sto. Nino – Poblacion)|
|31 July||Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Brgy. Pugad)|
|15 August||Bulacan Day (Foundation Day of the Province of Bulacan)|
|16 August||Feast of St. Roch (Brgy. San Roque)|
|28 August||Feast of St. Augustine (Brgy. San Agustin)|
|30 August||Marcelo H. Del Pilar Day (Commemorating the Birth of the Great Propagandist)|
|10 September||Feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentine (Brgy. San Nicolas)|
|11 September||Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Brgy. Tampok – Sapang Bundok)|
|1st Sunday of October||Feast of Our Lady of Rosary (Brgy. Carillo)|
|23 October||Feast of St. Raphael, the Archangel (Brgy. Tibaguin)|
|29 October||Anniversary of the National Shrine of St. Anne (Brgy. Sto. Nino – Poblacion)|
|26 November||Feast of Virgen delos Remedios (Brgy. Mercado)|
|8 December||Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Brgy. Sto. Niño – Sapang Pari)|
Palaisdaan Festival/Desposorio Festival
On July 24, 2015 the municipality formally introduce the Palaisdaan Festival (or Pangisdaan Festival) nationwide through the morning show Umagang Kay Ganda of ABS-CBN Channel 2. Aside from showcasing the main livelihood of the town, the festival also offers a variety of cultural and religious events which the town of Hagonoy is known for. It is a month-long celebration in honor of the town's patroness, Saint Anne, and the founding anniversary of Hagonoy as a pueblo way back 1581. The celebration usually starts when the image of St. Anne visits places around Hagonoy or even outside the town. The processional image is then brought back to the shrine to formally open the festivity for the 9-days novena, followed by the fluvial parade or pagoda in the river systems of Hagonoy. Indak-kalye or street dancing is also one of the highlights of the festival, where the traditional Desposorio is danced to the tune of Lerion hymn. Other activities before the fiesta include entertainment and cultural programs, games or laro ng lahi, religious activities like baptism and confirmation. The Visperas Mayores or the day before the fiesta is also a highlight, this is when the battle of marching bands happens.
Hagonoy is generally a peaceful community. Peace and order is being maintained by the Philippine National Police – Hagonoy Station manned by 29 PNP personnel. The Hagonoy PNP is equipped by 24 long firearms and 17 short firearms, with 2 patrol cars and 4 motorcycles as service vehicles. In 2009, there were 113 reported crime incidence in the municipality. The crime solution efficiency rate is registered at 97.26%.
Health and nutrition
There are 3 hospitals operating in Hagonoy – 2 private hospitals and a government-controlled district hospital. The Emilio Perez Memorial District Hospital, situated at Barangay Sto. Nino, is a 50-bed capacity hospital that offers secondary healthcare services. It is one of the district hospitals owned and controlled by the Provincial Government of Bulacan. Immediately beside it is the Mateo-Mabborang General Hospital, a private hospital which was opened on October 9, 2010. The Divine Word Hospital is a private hospital situated at Barangay San Pedro also offers secondary healthcare services.
These hospitals are being complemented by the Amado Aldaba Memorial Health Center, the main rural health unit (RHU) being operated by the municipal government. It offers primary healthcare services which also includes laboratory and dental services. Aside of this, 3 other rural health units in barangays San Juan, San Nicolas and Sto. Rosario are also under the local government, headed by the municipal officer in RHU-Aldaba, and 3 other physicians are servicing the other RHUs.
The municipality also operates two (2) physical therapy and rehabilitation centers. The first is located at the municipal compound while the other is situated at Barangay Sta. Monica.
The medical personnel of the municipal government is composed of 4 Rural Health Physicians, 4 public nurses, 26 midwives, 2 sanitary inspectors, 1 medical technologist and 2 dentists. These are aided by the 172 Barangay Health Workers at the barangay level.
On the other hand, nutrition program is being implemented by the Municipal Nutrition Office. At the barangay, they are assisted by the 29 Lingkod Lingap sa Nayon (LLNs) supported by 189 Mother Leaders. As of 2008, there were 35 identified very low and 565 low nutritional status in Hagonoy.
In Hagonoy, the primary and most dominant mode of transportation is tricycle because of its narrow roads. In 2011, there are 4,671 registered members of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) in Hagonoy servicing all barangays except Pugad and Tibaguin. Both of those barangays are being served by boats for hire.
Other modes of transportation are jeepneys and buses. There are about 565 registered jeepneys in Hagonoy divided into 3 routes – Malolos Bayan, BSU-Malolos Crossing, and Hagonoy-Calumpit. There is also a jeepney route from the poblacion going to Robinsons Place Malolos and back. Passenger buses transport passengers in Hagonoy to and from Divisoria, Monumento, Cubao and Pasay City in Metro Manila via the 2 bus companies that are presently operating in Hagonoy. The Baliwag Transit having 32 buses leaving Hagonoy every 30 minutes and the First North Luzon Transit with 11 buses leaving every 45 minutes.
- Baliwag Transit
- First North Luzon Transit
- Jeepneys (going to Paombong, Malolos Bayan, BSU, Malolos Crossing, Robinsons Place Malolos and Calumpit)
- Tricycles (most common mean of tranpostation locally)
Hanging and wooden bridges
The four hanging bridges which are now in state of disrepair are located in barangays Iba, Abulalas, Carillo and San Agustin. Barangay Abulalas' hanging bridge links it to Barangay San Isidro II in Paombong town. The bridge is about 200 meters long as it crossed the downstream of the Labangan Channel. In Barangay Carillo, residents said the hanging bridge in their village linking Barangay Abulalas was totally damaged just before the 2007 elections. Its steel cable snapped while supporters of a mayoralty candidate were crossing in April 2007. In Barangay San Agustin, residents are trying to protect what remains of their hanging bridge that links with Barangay San Pablo.
Power and water supply
The power requirement of the entire municipality is supplied by the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) including the coastal barangays of Pugad and Tibaguin. While the Hagonoy Water District provides the water requirement of Hagonoy. It supplies the daily water use of all 26 barangays using their 24 barangay pump stations.
- Hagonoy Public Cemetery
- Hagonoy Catholic Cemetery
- Hagonoy Memorial Park
- Peralta Cemetery (San Sebastian)
- Sto. Rosario Catholic Cemetery
- Sta. Elena Catholic Cemetery
- San Juan Cemetery
- Iba Cemetery
- Cherubim of Heaven Memorial Park (San Pedro)
The educational institutions in Hagonoy is composed of: 29 public elementary schools, 10 private elementary schools, 4 public secondary schools, 4 private schools, 26 Day Care Centers, 1 Technical/Vocational School and 1 satellite campus of a state university.
In School Year 2008-2009, the combined elementary school enrollment is 17,934, where 9 out of the 10 students are enrolled in public elementary school. On the other hand, secondary school enrolment is registered at 10,477 students, of which 78.45% are enrolled in public high school.
Every barangay has a Day Care Center with an assigned Day Care Worker. The total number of children enrolled is 1,315 in School Year 2008-2009, composed of 629 boys and 686 girls.
The Bulacan State University - Hagonoy Campus is a satellite university of Bulacan State University situated at Barangay Iba-Ibayo officially opened on June 7, 2011. The fourth satellite campus of BulSU offers courses on Criminology, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Technology, Hotel & Restaurant Management and Tourism Management.
- Iba National High School
- Mayor Ramona S. Trillana National High School
- Sta. Monica National High School
- San Pedro National High School
- Don Miguel High School
- Hagonoy East Central School (Sto. Niño)
- Hagonoy West Central School (Sto. Rosario)
- Abulalas Elementary School
- Carillo Elementary School
- Hangga Elementary School (San Pedro)
- Iba Elementary School
- Iba-Ibayo Elementary School
- Iba Poblacion Elementary School (Iba)
- Mercado Elementary School
- Palapat Elementary School
- Pugad Elementary School
- Sagrada Familia Elementary School
- San Agustin Elementary School
- Eugenio G. Sy Tamco Elementary School (San Isidro)
- San Jose Elementary School
- San Juan Elementary School
- San Nicolas Elementary School
- San Pablo Elementary School
- San Pascual Elementary School
- San Roque Elementary School
- San Sebastian Elementary School
- Sta. Elena Elementary School
- Sta. Monica Elementary School
- Tampok Elementary School
- Tibaguin Elementary School
- Don Miguel Elementary School (San Nicolas)
- Sitio Buga Elementary School (Sta. Elena)
- Teodora Cruz Elementary School (San Miguel)
- VCRaymundo Elementary School (Sta. Cruz)
- Godwin’s Montessori School
- Saint Anne's Catholic School (formerly known as Saint Anne's Catholic High School)
- Saint Mary's Academy of Hagonoy (or SMA, formerly known as Saint Anne's Academy)
- Mother of Perpetual Help School (offering Junior High School only)
- Godwin’s Montessori School
- Hagonoy Ecumenical School
- Holy Child School of Hagonoy
- Jesus is Lord Christian School
- Saint Mary’s Academy of Hagonoy
- Santiago Trillana Academy
- School of Wisdom for Ideal Children
- St. Anne's Catholic School
- Mother of Perpetual Help School
- Victoria-Vazquez Christian School
- Kid's Lane Learning Center
- Mother of Perpetual Help School
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