Makati Science High School in Cembo
Barangay Cembo is part of Makati City’s North East Cluster in the second congressional district. It is situated near West Rembo and Guadalupe Viejo. And Cembo is one of the many barangays in Manila that sits right next to Pasig River, where the Guadalupe Ferry station is just a few minutes away. According to the census, the barangay has 28,000 residents and thus it shares 5.3% of the city’s overall population.
Location of the Barangay
Being situated at the north eastern side of Makati, Cembo’s street boundaries include the Pasig River (north), Lawton Avenue (east) and San Jose Creek (south and west). It is also near EDSA highway and the Guadalupe MRT station so you can easily have access to the main public means of transportation of Metro Manila.
A street in Cembo
Established as Central Enlisted Men’s Barrio (CEMBO) in 1949, Cembo used to be a dedicated residential place for some enlisted soldiers who came all the way from Florida Blanca, Pampanga. They were servicemen who served the Infantry Group of the Philippine Ground Force.
Cembo at that time was nothing but a vast plain of cogon grass that was later developed to accommodate the growing number of military men residing there. So, don’t be surprised when you’re newly renting there and found most households either an office employee or a military man.
• Makati Science High School
• Cembo Talipapa market
• Magpantay Bakery
• Cembo Bliss
Cembo celebrates a couple of fiestas, which is highly suggestive of their strong community spirit. They celebrate the Feast of Saint John Marie de Vianney in August 1 and the Feast of Santo Nino every last Sunday of January. During these celebrations, there would be a Holy Mass, a street parade and exciting contests.