Cluster 2 of Makati City wouldn’t be complete without Pio del Pilar. The barangay is located at the western side of the city alongside barangays San Antonio, San Lorenzo and San Isidro. One advantage of residing in Pio del Pilar is that fact that you will be close to Makati CBD and the Pasay business district. Another advantage is that you can easily get to Alabang, Muntinlupa City or to Santa Mesa, Manila by taking a ride on the Philippine National Railways Pasay Road Station.
Culi-Culi is a rather odd name for a barangay, so lawyer Ponciano Binay decided to change it. Pio del Pilar is a famous Filipino general during the Spanish occupation who used to live in the area. Hence, the barangay was named after him in 1962. Additionally, what looked like a vast field of fruit bearing trees and rice crops in the early days is now a progressive residential and commercial area.
Location of the Barangay
By street boundaries, Pio del Pilar is limited within the junctions of Dallas Street to the south, Gil Puyat Avenue to the north, Tripa de Gallina Creek to the west and Don Chino Roces Avenue to the east. And being so close to the Makati CBD some parts of the barangay are a commercial district with businesses starting from P. Media to Pasong Tamo which extends to Washington Street, Evangelista, South Superhighway and Arnaiz Avenue.
- The barangay residents celebrate the feast of San Ildefonso every 23rd of January
- Another feast takes place in the barangay, which is the Feast of St. John Don Bosco every January 30th.
- You can find the former residence of Philippines’ First Republic President, Emilio Aguinaldo, at J. Victor corner Jacinto Street.
- San Ildefonso Parish