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SAN JUAN : A City that is Rich in Culture and History

Mayor Guia Gomez 

Press and Bloggers was invited by San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez to tour the San Juan City early Wednesday morning. Mayor Guia, handed us the coffee book of the city and even signed it at her room in San Juan City Hall. 

Mayor Guia with San Juan’s Coffee Book

We also had the chance to check the important places in the City Hall. 

At the room of Mayor’s Guia Gomez

at the CEDOC Room

San Juan City Hall Justice Room

"San Juan City" is a contraction of the city's traditional name of "San Juan del Monte" (lit. Saint John of the Mountain). As with numerous other places in the Philippines, the name combines a patron saint and a toponym; in this case Saint John the Baptist with the locale's hilly terrain and relatively higher elevation compared to surrounding areas. The city's official name is "Dakilang Lungsód ng San Juan. 


It’s a Notable landmarks today and heritage homes are located in the city. 


Located at the Pinaglabanan Shrine grounds, Museo El Deposito lets you in on the history of the 1882 Carriedo Waterworks, which provided potable water to Manila during the 19th century. 


The Museo ng Katipunan provides an educational approach to understand the Katipunan, its primary movers, and their actions. Apart from Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto, and other renowned revolutionaries.

Santuario del Santo Cristo

In 1602, the Dominicans built a retreat house in the vicinity for their immediate use, where ageing or convalescing friars stayed. Later, the Order constructed a convent and stone church dedicated to the Holy Cross. To this day, the thrice-rebuilt Santuario del Santo Cristo stands on the same site, adjacent to Aquinas School and Dominican College.

The city is known historically for the site of the first battle of the Katipunan, the organization which led the 1896 Philippine Revolution against the Spanish Empire

From the past Mayor like Senator JV Ejercito to current Mayor Guia Gomez, we can see the improvement of San Juan City. We can names famous establishments located in San Juan: 

• Greenhills Shopping Center - Apparels, Cellphones etc. can be seen here

• Santolan Town Plaza - Upscale mall in the City

• Flying V Center - Volleyball and Basketball tournament are held here, such as NCAA, UAAP, PSL and PVL and many more.

I am happy that I was able to attend the invitation of Mayor Guia Gomez. The place is fantastic and I’ve learned a lot from this tour. 

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