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Barangay Batasan Hills
Batasan Hills
Nickname(s): Batasan, Formerly known as "Constitution Hills, a part of Barangay Matandan Balara"
Country Philippines
Region National Capital Region
District 2nd District of Quezon City
City Quezon City
Established February 25, 1983
Government
 - Type Barangay
 - Barangay Captain Ranulfo Z. Ludovica
Population (2007)
 - Total 148,624
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Postal Code 1126
Area code(s) 2

Batasan Hills is a barangay located in the 2nd District of Quezon City, Philippines. It borders the barangays of Payatas, Commonwealth and Bagong Silangan to the north, Barangay Holy Spirit to the west, Barangay Old (Matandang) Balara to the south, and the town of San Mateo, Rizal to the east. Two major government establishments are located in the barangay, these are the Batasang Pambansa and Sandiganbayan. The current barangay captain is Ranulfo "Rannie" Z. Ludovica.[1]

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Background

Barangay Batasan Hills is a portion of Barangay Matandang Balara separated and constituted into a new barangay by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 343 or An act creating Barangay Batasan Hills on February 25, 1983. It is bounded by the National Government Center-Batasan Complex to the boundary line of Barangay Bagong Silangan on the north; by the Marikina River on the east; by the Don Mariano Marcos Ave. on the west; and by the Capitol Homes to the Marikina river on the south. A plebiscite was conducted and ratified by the majority of the votes casts by the residents. And in 1986 after the People Power Revolution and 3 years after the approval of Batas Pambansa Blg. 343, the first set of barangay officials were appointed by the president thru , the then Secretary of Local Government Aquilino Pimentel Jr. Mr. Manuel D. Laxina was the first appointed Barangay Chairman and 6 Barangay Kagawads of Barangay Batasan Hills The barangay was established in 1983 with the name Constitution Hills in reference to the Batasang Pambansa which is located in the barangay. The barangay was to be home of many government establishments as there were plans to move the capital from Manila to Quezon City, but the capital remained in Manila and the barangay was renamed Batasan Hills. Today, most of Batasan Hills is residential. Batasan Hills has one of the largest urban poor populations in the country as most of the residents are living in poor houses. But there are also residential parts for the middle and upper class like Filinvest 1 and 2, Northview 1 and 2, and Treviso which were developed by real estate firm Filinvest Land[2]. As of 2007, the current population of the barangay stands at 148,624.[3].

Government Offices

Buildings and structures

The barangay holds two major government establishments namely the Batasang Pambansa which houses the House of Representatives or Congress, and the Sandiganbayan which is one of the major courts in the country. The Ever Gotesco Commonwealth mall is also located in the barangay. A Convergy's site is also located in Commonwealth Avenue. The Commission on Audit is also located besides Sandiganbayan. Also the St. Peter's Parish located along Commonwealth Avenue is located in the barangay. A Convergys site is also located neighboring the St. Peter's Parish. Also the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Social Welfare and Development are also located in the barangay.

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Villages/Subdivisions

The barangay is mostly residential with a lot of subdivisions and villages which include:

  • Northview 1 Subdivision
  • Northview 2 Subdivision
  • Sugartowne Housing Project
  • Treviso
  • Spring Country Subdivision
  • Capitol Ridge Executive Subdivision
  • New Capitol Estates
  • Sunnyside Heights Subdivision
  • Villa Amor Subdivision
  • Capitol Estates 2
  • other subdividions

Schools

There are schools located along the barangay namely:

  • Batasan National High School
  • Batasan Hills Elementary School
  • Diliman Preparatory School
  • Capitol Hills Christian School
  • Our Lady of Mercy School
  • Academia de Sta. Faustina
  • Mary the Queen College
  • Fairhope Academy

-Batasan Chunan Christian School

Churches

St. Peter Parish
  • St. Peter's Parish[4]
  • San Antonio De Padua Parish
  • Capitol Hills Christian Church
  • Protestant Parishes
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[Mormons]
  • Batasan Hills International Baptist Church

Sub-Parishes

  • Holy Family Sub-Parish
  • Mary the Queen Sub-Parish

Roads/Bridges

Batasan Road, one of the major roads of Batasan Hills.

There are three major roads inside the barangay, these are Commonwealth Avenue which is the widest road in the Philippines at 18 lanes (9 on both sides), the Batasan (IBP) Road which is the main route in to the barangay, Also the road has a tunnel which connects the southbound side of the road to Commonwealth Avenue. The third major route is the Batasan-San Mateo Road which connects the barangay to the town of San Mateo, Rizal where the Batasan-San Mateo Bridge in the Marikina River connects the two areas. Also there are smaller roads like Filinvest 2 Road which connects with the Batasan-San Mateo Road and the Filinvest 1 Road which connects with Batasan Road.

Incidents

See also

References

www.batasanhillsibc.multiply.com


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