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 Epifanio Delos Santos Monument

 Epifanio Delos Santos Elementary School, Barangay Tugatog


Generally regarded as the foremost scholar, Epifanio Delos Santos, a Malabon native, reaffirms what the Filipino can accomplish with his native genius and ability coupled with proper background and incentive. With the possible exception of Rizal, Epifanio Delos Santos went one step further than most of the brilliant minds that preceded him because of his versatility.


Gregorio Gozon Sanciangco’s Historical Marker

Sanciangco Street, Barangay Tonsuya


A native of Tonsuya, Malabon, Gregorio Gozon Sanciangco is a graduate of Bachelors Degree in Colegio San Juan de Letran and a Law graduate in University of Santo Tomas. In 1878, he left for Spain to enroll in the Universidad Central de Madrid. He wrote “El Progreso De Filipinas” which advocated reforms in the political, administrative, agrarian, revenues, property, natural resources and urban development and taxation. He was later arrested where he was accused as one of the accomplices in the Cavite Mutiny with GOMBURZA. He was however released due to lack of evidence. He died on November 17, 1897 due to fever.


Old Spanish Houses

C.    Arellano Street, Barangay Concepcion, Malabon City


Old Spanish houses are usually two-storey. The lower portion is made up of brick stones or adobe. The second floor is usually made up of wood. Roofed with red tiles and with Capiz-shells windows, and at its lower part are the ventanillas with an iron grill outside or wood balusters. Upon entering inside at the first floor, the floorings are made of stone block called peidrachina and the stairs are made of wood which are usually mulawin, yakal or narra or any hard Philippine wood decorated with balusters. On the second floor, the wooden floor is made of woods that are usually more than one foot or 12 inches wide whose length is usually twenty feet of laid wood and then the ceiling is fully decorated and elaborated.

                    Asilo de Huerfanos

The Asilo de Huerfanos de Tambobong Wall is made up of adobe and it is the only historical mark that was left after the fire that burned the second floor of the building during the war between Filipino-American. It is now the Philippine Tannery Incorporated. The Asilo de Huerfanos was established for the victims of the war on 1882. For 2800 meters, it has a wide range of a laboratory, workshop, sewing room for the ladies, and publishing and binding room. This is the place where the missionaries imprinted their works and the La Independencia, the bulletin of the revolutionary government. It was also where the orphans of the plague of 1882 were housed.


       Shrine of Don Salvador Z. Araneta

 Victoneta Avenue, Araneta Village, Potrero, Malabon City


Don Salvador Zaragosa Araneta had one of the biggest contributions in the country most particularly in the field of agriculture. He was then the Secretary of Agriculture on 1954. He was also the founder of FEATI University, Araneta University, now as the De La Salle - Araneta University, the Philippine Constitution of National Economic Protectionism Association and the White Cross, an orphanage. The Shrine of Don Salvador Araneta is known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Victory Chapel.


San Bartolome Church

Barangay San Agustin, Malabon City


This church was visited by the Parish of Tondo on May 21, 1599 until 1611. San Bartolome Church has become a parochial church on May 14, 1614 and the very first parish priest is Fr. Luis Gutierrez, OSA. The parish priests of this church were Spanish priests of Orden de San Agustin until the Revolution of 1898. The original church was built on 1813-1861 and was made up of stone, tiza, tingga, tanso and molave, which is said to be the highest and the biggest church in the entire country with Manila Cathedral. The church was ravaged and floundered during the 1898 Revolution. Only one removable silver altar was recovered of the total six. The present San Bartolome Church, in its simple white patina and ongoing restoration still remind us of its grand and rich religious past. The church is also believed as the original place for The Cry of Balintawak.


            Saint James Academy

Barangay San Agustin, Malabon City


In 1926, the Maryknoll Sisters established the school and was renamed St. James Academy after St. James the Greater, patron saint of Bishop James Anthony Walsh, M.M., the co-founder of the Maryknoll Congregation. When World War II broke out in 1941, the school ceased operation, but classes continued at the private residence of the Punzalan family managed by late teachers while the Maryknoll Sisters were interned by the Japanese in Los Banos, Laguna and the UST. St. James Academy in Malabon reopened when the war ended in 1945. In 1980, the Maryknoll Sisters, ending 54 years of management of the school turned over the administration of the school to the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena.


                       Prudential Bank and Trust Company

Prudential Bank is the first bank and one of the prominent banks in the country. This was also the first bank in Malabon City that was built along Barangay Concepcion. Prudential Bank and Trust Company, whose identity can be at one’s notice is known due to its unique architectural design, was influenced by Graeco-Roman manner wherein it was characterized by huge stone pillars, with either Ionic, Doric or Corinthian style of Greek Architecture.



                 Malabon Fish Port

Malabon Fish Port is very famous for its clean and clear water area with different species of fish for special cooked foods. Big fishing boats and motor boats travel the coast from Manila Bay for only two hours. The fishing boats seem like to be a warehouse with schools of fish. For the Malabon natives, the Malabon Fish Port is very renowned for its cleanliness.



                      Schools of Fashion


The Azucena School of Fashion is the first school of dressmaking that was endorsed by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. It was founded by Mrs. Maura Azucena Martin Gallardo on April 1935. The next one is the Chic Parisien Fashion School founded on August 23, 1496 and the last one is the Placida’s School of Fashion which was opened on March 5, 1949.


Tropicana Studio

      Gasak, Malabon City


Mang Ador, he is the Master of Photography of Malabon, who also founded the famous Tropicana Studio on 1945. He is the photographer of LVN Productions. He worked with popular stars of his generation, Gloria Romero, Helen Gamboa, Dolphy, Juancho Gutierrez and Romeo Vasquez. This studio is still at its best in the fields of advertising and commercials, book requirements, wedding and birthday coverage, corporate presentation and advertising photography.







Malabon Zoo and Aquarium

McArthur Highway, Barangay Potrero, Malabon City


It is a well kept and unique conservatory of both endemic and exotic animals, including a large variety of unusual fishes, stashed inside a one-hectare tropical rainforest environment. An amusing destination for the old and the young, it indulges its visitors with the distinct privilege to pet wild animals that normally avoid human contact. The zoo is an accommodating classroom for nature lovers as it educates people on the environmental preservation of forests and wildlife.              


Angel C. Cacnio’s Art Gallery


A depository of paintings and sculptures are done by the noted members of the Sining Tambobong Foundation. Contemporary and Modern Malabon painters and sculptors are members of this foundation. Their works are displayed in both national and international art exhibitions. Mr. Angel C. Cacnio and his son’s famous work, The Labor of Love is exclusively made for Malabon.


       Jose Rizal Statue

 Plaza Rodriguez, Barangay San Agustin, Malabon City


An effigy designed by the National Artist of the Philippines, Guillermo Tolentino for P10, 000.00 and its arc and pedestal was done by Engineer Angel Lazaro, Jr. The statue is carved by Federico Alfato for P17, 250.00 for Jose Rizal’s 100th birthday.