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Information about Tunasan

Type
Sublocality Level 1
Location
Tunasan, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
Distance From City Center
1.0 km
Family Friendly
No
Area
9.596 sq km
Established date
June 28, 1964
Average rating
5.0

Tunasan is a barangay in Muntinlupa, Philippines. It is the southernmost barangay of Metro Manila located in the southern section of the city bordering the province of Laguna. The total land area of the barangay is 9.596 km2, largest in the city. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,033.

Tunasan is located 27 kilometers south of the City of Manila. It is bounded by Poblacion, Muntinlupa on the north, the Laguna de Bay on the east, the San Pedro barangays of San Antonio and Cuyab on the south; and the Bacoor barangay of Molino IV, province of Cavite, on the west.

History

Tunasan got its name from a medicinal plant locally called tunas (Nymphaea nouchali) which was abundant on the Tunasan river and the shoreline of Laguna de Bay. It was called "Tunasancillo" during the Spanish colonial period, and it was a barrio and also a part of the vast hacienda owned by the Augustinian Recollects in the pueblo or town of San Pedro Tunasan in the province of La Laguna. Eventually, it became part of the Municipio of Muntinlupa which was a part of the province of Manila when the town of San Pedro Tunasan sold it in 1907 during the American period. After the separation, the town of San Pedro Tunasan simply changed its name to San Pedro and the sold barangay of Tunasancillo was called Tunasan.

Subdivisions

While barangays are the administrative divisions of the city, and are legally part of the addresses of establishments and homes, residents also include their subdivision. Listed below are subdivisions in this barangay.

Laguerta Compound

SM Development Corporation donated an 8,348-square metre property in Laguerta, Barangay Tunasan for residential use . Several government offices and buildings are also planned in this area.

Department of Education - Muntinlupa

Tunasan High School

Muntinlupa City Health Office

Muntinlupa City Police headquarters

Tunasan Baywalk

The Tunasan Baywalk is a reclaimed area behind the Muntinlupa Science High School where the Muntinlupa Sports Complex is located.

Content is taken from Wikipedia