Barangay Pembo is part of the Cluster 5 alongside East Rembo, Rizal and Comembo. Pembo is located at the east side of Makati. It is famous for a historical site called The War Tunnel that can be visited at Morning Glory St. It is in fact considered as a heritage site because of its relevance to Manila’s history during the World War II. Within its 0.640 square kilometers land area, the barangay is considered as the second biggest community of the city’s second congressional district.
Similar to Rembo and Comembo, Pembo is also a relocation site for the enlisted military men of the Philippine Ground Forces in the 1940’s. PEMBO actually stands for Panther’s Enlisted Men’s Barrio, where servicemen of the AFP and their families have occupied the area. Today, the big barangay consists of 14 territorial enclaves, including the Ospital ng Makati (Makati Hospital).
Location of the Barangay
By location, you can easily find Pembo near the corners of C-5 Road to the west, Xyris Streeet to the south, Cadena de Amor Extension to the north and Cadena de Amor Street to the east. By barangay boundaries, it is bounded by Comembo (east), C-5 Road (west), East Rembo (north) and Rizal (south).
• The War Tunnel – A major tourist destination of Makati City. The main entrance of the tunnel starts with Fort Bonifacio and ends within the vicinity of Pembo, particularly in Morning Glory Street. It is a stretch of about 2.24 km long. Historians believed that the tunnel was used as an underground street to transport military supplies from and to their camps.
• Pembo celebrates 2 different fiestas. First is the Barangay Day or the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in May 1. Secondly, they celebrate the Feast of St. John of Cross every December 14.
• Pembo was the most recent awardee of the 2011 Most-Child Friendly Barangay of Makati.