The 0.6499 square kilometers barangay of Palanan is primarily a residential area situated at the west side of Makati. The barangay is urbanized with the construction of a public elementary school, a small fire station, a shopping center, a sports complex, and a police precinct. Palanan lies along Gil Puyat Avenue, which is the main passage going to Makati CBD, if you’re coming from Pasay area.
During the 1950’s, Palanan was hardly inhabited by people. But that was over 6 decades ago. Palanan is now one of the fastest-growing barangays in Makati City in terms of commercialization and modernity. The infrastructure is a lot better than before as evident in Dian, Filmore and Bautista streets. The community has become more dynamic more than ever with the arrivals of expats and young professionals renting within the neighborhood.
Location of the Barangay
Palanan is close to Osmena Highway (west), Zobel Roxas (north), Tripa de Gallina Creek (east), and Gil Puyat Avenue (south). It is one of the first barangays that you will pass by if you came from Buendia, Harrison or Taft Avenue. Its popular streets like Dian and Bautista are well-known for flat rentals, condominiums, and other real estate properties.
• On Filmore Street, Palanan is where Cash and Carry can be found. This shopping center is known for selling home appliances at a very affordable price.
• Palanan celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker every 1st of May.
• A couple of the barangay’s notable residents include Councilor Arnold Magpantay and Attorney Rene Saguisag.
• Various banks
• TSM Shipping Corporation
• Drug stores
• Home appliance and furniture center
• Recruitment agencies
From Buendia LRT – ride on a jeep that is going to MRT Guadalupe or PRC. Ask the driver to drop you off at Dian/Bautista/Filmore Street and then take a tricycle ride.
From Makati CBD – take a bus or jeepney ride going to Baclaran, and then ask the driver to get you off at a major street in Palanan.