The history of the City of San Juan begins in a large pre-colonial kingdom ruled by Lacantagean and his wife Bouan. Their main residence was in a settlement named Namayan (in what is now known as Santa Ana, Manila), but their kingdom encompassed several other settlements along the Pasig River and in the nearby hills. Read more…

San Juan, officially the City of San Juan (Tagalog: Lungsod ng San Juan), is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 122,180 people. [4] It is geographically located at Metro Manila’s approximate center and is also the country’s smallest city in terms of land area.

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. Notable landmarks today such as Pinaglabanan Shrine and heritage homes are located in the city. Other locations include Greenhills and Santolan Town Plaza, making the city a major shopping hub with a range of upscale, boutique and bargain retail. Wikipedia

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